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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 56 59 64
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 12 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.64% 1.81% 0.89%
As % of the General category 3.99% 5.50% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £400 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -15.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £27.50 £9.10
% change year-on-year
-33.63% +202.36%

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
301 327 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 41.18% 32.90% 29.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 148 113
Median daily rate £425 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £202 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £565 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £27.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.85% +42.10%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.30 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.92% +48.00%

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 20 February 2017, 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 22 (59.46%) Huawei
2 19 (51.35%) Fault Management
2 19 (51.35%) Capacity Management
2 19 (51.35%) Functional Testing
3 18 (48.65%) Configuration Management
4 15 (40.54%) Front Office
4 15 (40.54%) TCP/IP
4 15 (40.54%) Statistics
4 15 (40.54%) Validation
5 14 (37.84%) Wireshark
5 14 (37.84%) 4G
5 14 (37.84%) ITIL
5 14 (37.84%) Cisco
5 14 (37.84%) CCNP
5 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (37.84%) Juniper
5 14 (37.84%) 3G
6 13 (35.14%) 2G
6 13 (35.14%) Ericsson
6 13 (35.14%) Nokia
6 13 (35.14%) CCIE
6 13 (35.14%) CCNA
6 13 (35.14%) Nokia Networks
7 12 (32.43%) People Management
8 4 (10.81%) Network Design
9 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
10 1 (2.70%) Investment Management
10 1 (2.70%) Data Entry
10 1 (2.70%) F5
10 1 (2.70%) ITIL V3

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 (2.70%) Apache
1 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) TCP/IP
2 14 (37.84%) 3G
2 14 (37.84%) 4G
2 14 (37.84%) Wireshark
3 13 (35.14%) 2G
4 1 (2.70%) BGP
4 1 (2.70%) Broadband
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) HSRP
4 1 (2.70%) HTTP
4 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.70%) ICMP
4 1 (2.70%) MPLS
4 1 (2.70%) OSPF
4 1 (2.70%) SNMP
4 1 (2.70%) Telnet
General
1 15 (40.54%) Front Office
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Billing
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Support Engineer
2 2 (5.41%) Back Office Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) Administrator
3 1 (2.70%) Analyst
3 1 (2.70%) Business Analyst
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Support
3 1 (2.70%) IP Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) Network Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) Network Support
3 1 (2.70%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (2.70%) Project Administrator
3 1 (2.70%) Service Manager
3 1 (2.70%) Transition Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Capacity Management
1 19 (51.35%) Fault Management
1 19 (51.35%) Functional Testing
2 18 (48.65%) Configuration Management
3 15 (40.54%) Statistics
3 15 (40.54%) Validation
4 14 (37.84%) ITIL
5 12 (32.43%) People Management
6 4 (10.81%) Network Design
7 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.70%) CRM
7 1 (2.70%) Data Entry
7 1 (2.70%) Investment Management
7 1 (2.70%) Project Management
7 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.70%) Service Management
7 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.70%) Use Case
7 1 (2.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) CCNP
1 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (35.14%) CCIE
2 13 (35.14%) CCNA
3 1 (2.70%) CCIP
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) Huawei
2 14 (37.84%) Cisco
2 14 (37.84%) Juniper
3 13 (35.14%) Ericsson
3 13 (35.14%) Nokia
3 13 (35.14%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (2.70%) F5