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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 54 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 24 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.35% 1.13% 1.83%
As % of the General category 6.40% 3.81% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
- +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -18.75%
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
375 289 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 36.76% 29.73% 35.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 114 153
Median daily rate £388 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.48% +12.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £243 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £620 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% -7.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.19 £25.00 £25.04
% change year-on-year
+8.76% -0.15%

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 5 May 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 22 (48.89%) Capacity Management
2 21 (46.67%) Front Office
3 19 (42.22%) Network Design
4 17 (37.78%) Statistics
4 17 (37.78%) Validation
5 16 (35.56%) Configuration Management
5 16 (35.56%) Functional Testing
5 16 (35.56%) Fault Management
6 14 (31.11%) Diameter Protocol
6 14 (31.11%) Huawei
7 10 (22.22%) 4G
7 10 (22.22%) Telecoms
7 10 (22.22%) 3G
8 8 (17.78%) VoIP
8 8 (17.78%) SMTP
8 8 (17.78%) SNMP
8 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
8 8 (17.78%) DNS
8 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
8 8 (17.78%) People Management
8 8 (17.78%) Problem Management
9 7 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (15.56%) Nokia
10 6 (13.33%) Project Management
10 6 (13.33%) INAP
10 6 (13.33%) LDAP
10 6 (13.33%) SOAP
10 6 (13.33%) Change Management
10 6 (13.33%) High Availability
10 6 (13.33%) SPML

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 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) Diameter Protocol
2 10 (22.22%) 3G
2 10 (22.22%) 4G
3 8 (17.78%) DNS
3 8 (17.78%) SMTP
3 8 (17.78%) SNMP
3 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
3 8 (17.78%) VoIP
4 6 (13.33%) INAP
4 6 (13.33%) LDAP
4 6 (13.33%) LTE
4 6 (13.33%) MGW
4 6 (13.33%) SIGTRAN
5 5 (11.11%) Firewall
6 3 (6.67%) DHCP
6 3 (6.67%) VLAN
7 1 (2.22%) 2G
7 1 (2.22%) Node B
7 1 (2.22%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.22%) OLAP
2 1 (2.22%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (2.22%) QlikView
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 21 (46.67%) Front Office
2 10 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Back Office Engineer
1 11 (24.44%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) IP Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Mobile Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (6.67%) Service Manager
3 3 (6.67%) Service Transition Manager
3 3 (6.67%) Transition Manager
4 2 (4.44%) 4G Engineer
4 2 (4.44%) Developer
4 2 (4.44%) Integration Manager
4 2 (4.44%) Programme Delivery Manager
4 2 (4.44%) Programme Manager
4 2 (4.44%) Senior Developer
4 2 (4.44%) Senior Systems Developer
4 2 (4.44%) Systems Delivery Manager
4 2 (4.44%) Systems Developer
4 2 (4.44%) Systems Integration Manager
5 1 (2.22%) Applications Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) SOAP
1 6 (13.33%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (37.78%) Statistics
2 3 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.22%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Capacity Management
2 19 (42.22%) Network Design
3 17 (37.78%) Validation
4 16 (35.56%) Configuration Management
4 16 (35.56%) Fault Management
4 16 (35.56%) Functional Testing
5 8 (17.78%) People Management
5 8 (17.78%) Problem Management
5 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
6 7 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (13.33%) Change Management
7 6 (13.33%) High Availability
7 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 6 (13.33%) Project Management
8 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.67%) ITIL
9 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
9 3 (6.67%) Network Management
9 3 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) SQL
1 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
1 4 (8.89%) HNC
1 4 (8.89%) HND
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) CCNA
2 3 (6.67%) CCNP
2 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) MCP
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Huawei
2 7 (15.56%) Nokia
3 5 (11.11%) BT
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.22%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.22%) Tableau