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 28 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 56 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 10 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.27% 0.64% 0.99%
As % of the General category 3.58% 1.68% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
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
279 358 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 35.54% 38.37% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 167 100
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £383
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 7
Median hourly rate £19.61 £14.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.07% -26.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -

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 28 July 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 21 (63.64%) Network Design
2 19 (57.58%) Capacity Management
3 18 (54.55%) Functional Testing
3 18 (54.55%) Fault Management
3 18 (54.55%) Front Office
3 18 (54.55%) Configuration Management
4 14 (42.42%) Validation
5 13 (39.39%) People Management
6 12 (36.36%) Statistics
7 10 (30.30%) 4G
7 10 (30.30%) 3G
8 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
8 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
9 7 (21.21%) Nokia
9 7 (21.21%) LTE
10 6 (18.18%) MGW
10 6 (18.18%) SPML
10 6 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
10 6 (18.18%) Integration Testing
10 6 (18.18%) High Availability
10 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
10 6 (18.18%) Change Management
10 6 (18.18%) Project Management
10 6 (18.18%) INAP
10 6 (18.18%) LDAP
10 6 (18.18%) SOAP
11 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (12.12%) HNC
11 4 (12.12%) HND

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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) 3G
1 10 (30.30%) 4G
2 7 (21.21%) LTE
3 6 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
3 6 (18.18%) INAP
3 6 (18.18%) LDAP
3 6 (18.18%) MGW
3 6 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
4 3 (9.09%) DHCP
4 3 (9.09%) VLAN
5 2 (6.06%) 2G
5 2 (6.06%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (6.06%) Wireless
6 1 (3.03%) Firewall
6 1 (3.03%) GSM
6 1 (3.03%) Node B
6 1 (3.03%) UMTS
General
1 18 (54.55%) Front Office
2 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Mobile Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Packet Switch Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Switch Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 4G Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Service Transition Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Transition Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Back Office Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) SOAP
1 6 (18.18%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Statistics
2 2 (6.06%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Network Design
2 19 (57.58%) Capacity Management
3 18 (54.55%) Configuration Management
3 18 (54.55%) Fault Management
3 18 (54.55%) Functional Testing
4 14 (42.42%) Validation
5 13 (39.39%) People Management
6 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
7 6 (18.18%) Change Management
7 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (18.18%) High Availability
7 6 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Project Management
8 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (9.09%) Network Management
10 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (6.06%) ITIL
10 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
10 2 (6.06%) Service Management
11 1 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) HNC
1 4 (12.12%) HND
2 3 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.03%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) CCNP
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Nokia
2 3 (9.09%) Huawei
3 1 (3.03%) BT
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) Ericsson
3 1 (3.03%) Samsung