The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 54 60 62
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Back Office 25 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.76% 1.00% 1.19%
As % of the General category 7.08% 2.85% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £488 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.80%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £356 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -21.21%
Back Office
Berkshire

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

General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
353 316 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 38.92% 35.23% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 131 119
Median daily rate £375 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £228 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £19.61 £10.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.41% -47.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £10.75 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.37 £10.75 £21.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.06 £24.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -3.00%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Back Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 Reading region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 24 (57.14%) Capacity Management
2 23 (54.76%) Front Office
3 22 (52.38%) Network Design
4 19 (45.24%) Validation
4 19 (45.24%) Fault Management
4 19 (45.24%) Configuration Management
4 19 (45.24%) Functional Testing
5 18 (42.86%) Statistics
6 13 (30.95%) Diameter Protocol
7 11 (26.19%) Huawei
7 11 (26.19%) People Management
8 9 (21.43%) 4G
8 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
8 9 (21.43%) 3G
9 8 (19.05%) Service Delivery
10 7 (16.67%) Problem Management
10 7 (16.67%) Nokia
10 7 (16.67%) VoIP
10 7 (16.67%) SMTP
10 7 (16.67%) SNMP
10 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 7 (16.67%) DNS
11 6 (14.29%) LDAP
11 6 (14.29%) SOAP
11 6 (14.29%) Project Management
11 6 (14.29%) INAP
11 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
11 6 (14.29%) SIGTRAN
11 6 (14.29%) LTE
11 6 (14.29%) MGW

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) Diameter Protocol
2 9 (21.43%) 3G
2 9 (21.43%) 4G
3 7 (16.67%) DNS
3 7 (16.67%) SMTP
3 7 (16.67%) SNMP
3 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (16.67%) VoIP
4 6 (14.29%) INAP
4 6 (14.29%) LDAP
4 6 (14.29%) LTE
4 6 (14.29%) MGW
4 6 (14.29%) SIGTRAN
5 4 (9.52%) DHCP
5 4 (9.52%) VLAN
6 3 (7.14%) Firewall
7 1 (2.38%) 2G
7 1 (2.38%) Node B
7 1 (2.38%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.38%) OLAP
2 1 (2.38%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (2.38%) QlikView
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 23 (54.76%) Front Office
2 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Back Office Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Mobile Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) IP Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) 4G Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Packet Switch Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Senior Systems Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Service Transition Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Switch Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Transition Manager
7 1 (2.38%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) SOAP
1 6 (14.29%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (42.86%) Statistics
2 2 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Capacity Management
2 22 (52.38%) Network Design
3 19 (45.24%) Configuration Management
3 19 (45.24%) Fault Management
3 19 (45.24%) Functional Testing
3 19 (45.24%) Validation
4 11 (26.19%) People Management
5 8 (19.05%) Service Delivery
6 7 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 6 (14.29%) Change Management
7 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (14.29%) High Availability
7 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Project Management
8 4 (9.52%) Network Management
8 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.76%) Data Cleansing
9 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
9 2 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
1 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) HNC
2 4 (9.52%) HND
3 3 (7.14%) CCNA
3 3 (7.14%) CCNP
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.38%) MCP
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Huawei
2 7 (16.67%) Nokia
3 3 (7.14%) BT
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.38%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.38%) Tableau