The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 49 67 49
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -18
Contract jobs citing Back Office 24 3 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.23% 0.39% 2.66%
As % of the General category 5.88% 0.91% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Average daily rate £350 - £368
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 - £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -21.05%
General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
408 331 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 37.99% 42.88% 39.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 121 123
Average daily rate £375 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +2.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £160 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £442 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 13
Average hourly rate £26.13 £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.16% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £13.50 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.08 £30.05 £23.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Back Office
Berkshire

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 13 (35.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 11 (29.73%) Telecoms
2 11 (29.73%) ATM
2 11 (29.73%) DNS
2 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
3 10 (27.03%) Service Delivery
3 10 (27.03%) MGW
3 10 (27.03%) GGSN
3 10 (27.03%) SGSN
4 8 (21.62%) Retail
5 7 (18.92%) Huawei
5 7 (18.92%) BT
5 7 (18.92%) DWDM
5 7 (18.92%) SDH
5 7 (18.92%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (16.22%) Linux
6 6 (16.22%) Oracle
6 6 (16.22%) Cisco
7 5 (13.51%) Juniper
7 5 (13.51%) UNIX
7 5 (13.51%) SQL
7 5 (13.51%) MySQL
7 5 (13.51%) Broadband
8 4 (10.81%) NSN NetAct
8 4 (10.81%) Billing
8 4 (10.81%) CRM
9 3 (8.11%) Ethernet
9 3 (8.11%) .NET
9 3 (8.11%) Perl
9 3 (8.11%) SOAP

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (2.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) ATM
1 11 (29.73%) DNS
2 10 (27.03%) MGW
2 10 (27.03%) GGSN
2 10 (27.03%) SGSN
3 7 (18.92%) DWDM
3 7 (18.92%) SDH
4 5 (13.51%) Broadband
5 3 (8.11%) Ethernet
5 3 (8.11%) 3G
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (5.41%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (5.41%) 4G
6 2 (5.41%) Wireless
6 2 (5.41%) MPLS
6 2 (5.41%) UMTS
7 1 (2.70%) DHCP
7 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.70%) VPN
7 1 (2.70%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) MySQL
2 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Subversion
General
1 11 (29.73%) Telecoms
2 8 (21.62%) Retail
3 4 (10.81%) Billing
4 1 (2.70%) Front Office
4 1 (2.70%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Support Engineer
1 10 (27.03%) CS Core Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Transmission Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) IP Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Back Office Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) OSS Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) OSS Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) PHP Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Junior
6 1 (2.70%) Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) SOAP
1 3 (8.11%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) Symfony
2 2 (5.41%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (5.41%) YUI
2 2 (5.41%) Kohana
2 2 (5.41%) Smarty
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) Classic ASP
3 1 (2.70%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Firmware
1 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.70%) Clustering
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 5 (13.51%) UNIX
3 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.41%) Windows
5 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Configuration Management
2 10 (27.03%) Service Delivery
3 7 (18.92%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (10.81%) CRM
5 2 (5.41%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) Network Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.41%) Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.41%) OOP
6 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.70%) Service Management
6 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Logistics
6 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.70%) ITSM
6 1 (2.70%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Perl
2 3 (8.11%) Korn
3 2 (5.41%) PHP
3 2 (5.41%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.41%) CCNA
3 1 (2.70%) HNC
3 1 (2.70%) HND
3 1 (2.70%) OCA
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (18.92%) Huawei
2 7 (18.92%) BT
3 6 (16.22%) Oracle
3 6 (16.22%) Cisco
4 5 (13.51%) Juniper
5 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.11%) Greenplum
5 3 (8.11%) Velocent
5 3 (8.11%) Cerion
6 2 (5.41%) Zend
6 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.70%) Apple
7 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.70%) BMC
7 1 (2.70%) Nokia
7 1 (2.70%) Lotus
7 1 (2.70%) ATG
7 1 (2.70%) Endeca
7 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat