The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 100 34 77
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +43
Contract jobs citing Back Office 23 128 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.94% 4.96% 2.30%
As % of the General category 2.31% 10.08% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 25 16
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£400 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-65.71% -2.77%
Back Office
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
996 1270 1593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 40.59% 49.22% 50.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 504 441
Average daily rate £375 £373 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 18
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £20.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +74.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.40 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office across the Berkshire region.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Berkshire region.

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Back Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Back Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -31 7 £400 +50.94% 5
Slough -6 4 - -
Bracknell -8 1 - -
Back Office
South East

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office.

1 16 (42.11%) Telecoms
2 9 (23.68%) 3G
3 8 (21.05%) 4G
4 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.42%) Project Management
4 7 (18.42%) Oracle
4 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
4 7 (18.42%) Finance
4 7 (18.42%) Retail
4 7 (18.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 6 (15.79%) Huawei
5 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.79%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 6 (15.79%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (13.16%) Broadband
6 5 (13.16%) MS Office
6 5 (13.16%) PRINCE
7 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
7 4 (10.53%) SAN
7 4 (10.53%) Ericsson
7 4 (10.53%) ITIL
7 4 (10.53%) CRM
7 4 (10.53%) SLA
7 4 (10.53%) Cisco
7 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
7 4 (10.53%) 2G
7 4 (10.53%) Service Management
7 4 (10.53%) Billing
7 4 (10.53%) Incident Management

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Back Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Back Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) Lync
1 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) 3G
2 8 (21.05%) 4G
3 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 6 (15.79%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (13.16%) Broadband
5 4 (10.53%) SAN
5 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
5 4 (10.53%) 2G
5 4 (10.53%) LTE
6 3 (7.89%) Firewall
6 3 (7.89%) DNS
7 2 (5.26%) DWDM
7 2 (5.26%) OSPF
7 2 (5.26%) ATM
7 2 (5.26%) SNMP
7 2 (5.26%) SDH
7 2 (5.26%) SMTP
7 2 (5.26%) BIG-IP
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
General
1 16 (42.11%) Telecoms
2 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Retail
3 4 (10.53%) Billing
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (2.63%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Project Manager
1 7 (18.42%) Support Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Deskside Support
2 4 (10.53%) IP Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Incident Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Project Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Service Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Transition Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Transmission Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Service Transition Manager
5 1 (2.63%) CS Core Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Project Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Data Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) .NET Developer
5 1 (2.63%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) Classic ASP
1 1 (2.63%) SOAP
1 1 (2.63%) XML
1 1 (2.63%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
1 4 (10.53%) iPad
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Handset
3 1 (2.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.63%) UNIX
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Project Management
2 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.16%) PRINCE
4 4 (10.53%) ITIL
4 4 (10.53%) CRM
4 4 (10.53%) Service Management
4 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.26%) ITSM
6 2 (5.26%) Change Management
6 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.26%) Change Control
6 2 (5.26%) Business Transformation
6 2 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.63%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.63%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) VB6
1 1 (2.63%) VB
1 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
1 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.26%) HNC
2 2 (5.26%) HND
3 1 (2.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (2.63%) MCP
3 1 (2.63%) CISSP
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) NDS
1 2 (5.26%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle
1 7 (18.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (15.79%) Huawei
3 4 (10.53%) Ericsson
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco
4 3 (7.89%) BT
4 3 (7.89%) Nokia
4 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.26%) BMC
5 2 (5.26%) Juniper
5 2 (5.26%) Remedy
5 2 (5.26%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.26%) F5
6 1 (2.63%) NEC
6 1 (2.63%) Avaya
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Nortel