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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 58 65 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Back Office 20 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.04% 0.57% 1.72%
As % of the General category 6.33% 1.87% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate £550 £575 £262
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +119.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £395 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £755 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £10.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+168.29% -58.16%
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
316 268 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.24% 30.73% 42.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 125 192
Average daily rate £410 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.20% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £223 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £635 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
Average hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.47% +183.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £24.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £132.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Back Office across the Reading region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Back Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 15 (60.00%) Huawei
2 12 (48.00%) Statistics
2 12 (48.00%) Front Office
2 12 (48.00%) Validation
2 12 (48.00%) Capacity Management
3 10 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 10 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 10 (40.00%) VoIP
3 10 (40.00%) SMTP
3 10 (40.00%) SNMP
3 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (40.00%) DNS
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco
4 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (20.00%) Firewall
4 5 (20.00%) Fault Management
4 5 (20.00%) Network Design
4 5 (20.00%) BT
4 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (12.00%) Finance
6 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (8.00%) Degree
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.00%) CCNP
6 2 (8.00%) CCNA
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 10 (40.00%) DNS
1 10 (40.00%) SMTP
1 10 (40.00%) SNMP
1 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 10 (40.00%) VoIP
2 5 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) 3G
3 1 (4.00%) 4G
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.00%) OLAP
2 1 (4.00%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (4.00%) QlikView
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 12 (48.00%) Front Office
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Back Office Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) IP Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Integration Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Programme Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Programme Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Senior Systems Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Integration Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Applications Development Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Applications Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Applications Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Development Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Development Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Statistics
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (4.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Capacity Management
1 12 (48.00%) Validation
2 10 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (20.00%) Fault Management
3 5 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 5 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (8.00%) People Management
4 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Network Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
1 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) CCNA
1 2 (8.00%) CCNP
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Huawei
2 5 (20.00%) BT
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Tableau
4 1 (4.00%) VMware