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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 64 61 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 4 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.47% 1.42% 1.85%
As % of the General category 1.47% 3.33% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate
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£575 £256 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+124.60% -43.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £315 £375
% change year-on-year
+26.98% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.25 £24.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-58.16% +53.12%
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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
273 421 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.74% 42.57% 49.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 193 142
Average daily rate £413 £390 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £213 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £513 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 18
Average hourly rate £42.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) XHTML
2 2 (33.33%) HTTP
2 2 (33.33%) 3G
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) 4G
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (16.67%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (16.67%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) LTE
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) NHS
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) 3G
1 2 (33.33%) 4G
2 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (16.67%) LTE
2 1 (16.67%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (16.67%) PerformancePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) OLAP
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Web Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Web Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Solution Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Service Transition Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Transition Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) XHTML
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
1 1 (16.67%) Nokia
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) Huawei