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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 64 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing Back Office 10 23 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.97% 2.17% 0.39%
As % of the General category 3.62% 5.60% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +10.00%
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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
276 411 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.85% 38.70% 43.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 172 125
Average daily rate £410 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £171 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £524 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 25
Average hourly rate £19.00 £26.13 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +74.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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
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 17 April 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 4 (33.33%) SQL
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) XHTML
2 3 (25.00%) HTTP
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 3 (25.00%) XML
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) Front Office
2 3 (25.00%) BT
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 2 (16.67%) Resource Management
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Billing
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) ERP
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (8.33%) Apache
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) OLAP
4 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) HTTP
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) OLAP
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Front Office
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Billing
3 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) IP Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Process Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Business Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Business Process Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Web Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Web Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Products Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Business Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
1 3 (25.00%) XML
1 3 (25.00%) XHTML
2 1 (8.33%) LAMP
2 1 (8.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) CRM
2 2 (16.67%) ERP
2 2 (16.67%) Resource Management
2 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (8.33%) Product Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) SOA
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITSM
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Ericsson
1 3 (25.00%) BT
2 1 (8.33%) Huawei
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) SAP