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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 100 110 95
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing Back Office 15 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.68% 0.56% 0.92%
As % of the General category 1.84% 1.32% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £400 £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £19.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +60.41%
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
817 1060 959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 37.14% 42.06% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 549 389
Median daily rate £380 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £207 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 18
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.79% +13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £43.50 £100.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +28 12 - - 4
Bracknell -5 1 £425 -
Maidenhead - 1 £375 - 1
Back Office
South East

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 25 (43.86%) 4G
2 24 (42.11%) 3G
2 24 (42.11%) Network Design
3 22 (38.60%) Fault Management
3 22 (38.60%) Functional Testing
4 21 (36.84%) Capacity Management
5 20 (35.09%) Configuration Management
5 20 (35.09%) Front Office
6 17 (29.82%) Telecoms
6 17 (29.82%) Nokia
7 16 (28.07%) Service Delivery
8 15 (26.32%) Validation
9 14 (24.56%) LTE
10 13 (22.81%) People Management
11 12 (21.05%) Radio Access Network
11 12 (21.05%) Huawei
11 12 (21.05%) Statistics
12 11 (19.30%) 2G
12 11 (19.30%) HNC
13 10 (17.54%) Project Management
13 10 (17.54%) Ericsson
13 10 (17.54%) High Availability
13 10 (17.54%) Nokia Networks
14 9 (15.79%) SPML
14 9 (15.79%) Diameter Protocol
14 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
14 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
14 9 (15.79%) LDAP
14 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
14 9 (15.79%) SIGTRAN

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.75%) IIS
1 1 (1.75%) K2 blackpearl
1 1 (1.75%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (10.53%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.86%) 4G
2 24 (42.11%) 3G
3 14 (24.56%) LTE
4 12 (21.05%) Radio Access Network
5 11 (19.30%) 2G
6 9 (15.79%) Diameter Protocol
6 9 (15.79%) LDAP
6 9 (15.79%) SIGTRAN
6 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
7 8 (14.04%) INAP
8 7 (12.28%) MGW
9 6 (10.53%) Wireless
9 6 (10.53%) Wireshark
10 3 (5.26%) DHCP
10 3 (5.26%) Ethernet
10 3 (5.26%) SAN
10 3 (5.26%) VLAN
11 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (3.51%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (3.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (8.77%) MS Access
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (35.09%) Front Office
2 17 (29.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Billing
5 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 6 (10.53%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (7.02%) Mobile Engineer
3 4 (7.02%) Packet Switch Engineer
3 4 (7.02%) Switch Engineer
3 4 (7.02%) Telecoms Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Back Office Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (5.26%) Service Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Service Transition Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Transition Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) 4G Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Analyst
5 2 (3.51%) Deskside Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) IP Engineer
5 2 (3.51%) IP Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) SPML
2 8 (14.04%) SOAP
3 1 (1.75%) .NET
3 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.75%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Statistics
2 6 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.26%) iPad
3 3 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) Network Design
2 22 (38.60%) Fault Management
2 22 (38.60%) Functional Testing
3 21 (36.84%) Capacity Management
4 20 (35.09%) Configuration Management
5 16 (28.07%) Service Delivery
6 15 (26.32%) Validation
7 13 (22.81%) People Management
8 10 (17.54%) High Availability
8 10 (17.54%) Project Management
9 8 (14.04%) Change Management
9 8 (14.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing
10 7 (12.28%) ITIL
11 6 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (8.77%) Dashboard Development
13 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
13 3 (5.26%) Data Protection
13 3 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) HNC
2 7 (12.28%) Degree
3 6 (10.53%) CCNP
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (10.53%) HND
4 4 (7.02%) CCIE
4 4 (7.02%) CCNA
4 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.51%) CCSA
6 2 (3.51%) CCSE
6 2 (3.51%) CISSP
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.51%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (3.51%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (29.82%) Nokia
2 12 (21.05%) Huawei
3 10 (17.54%) Ericsson
3 10 (17.54%) Nokia Networks
4 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 6 (10.53%) Cisco
5 6 (10.53%) Citrix
5 6 (10.53%) Cramer
5 6 (10.53%) Nortel
5 6 (10.53%) Remedy
5 6 (10.53%) Tellabs
6 5 (8.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 5 (8.77%) Arqiva
6 5 (8.77%) BT
6 5 (8.77%) NetCracker
6 5 (8.77%) Siemens
6 5 (8.77%) Telindus
6 5 (8.77%) Virgin Media
6 5 (8.77%) ZTE
7 4 (7.02%) Juniper
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