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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 60 30 66
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +36
Contract jobs citing Back Office 7 57 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.81% 5.60% 2.52%
As % of the General category 2.77% 12.45% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £265 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -1.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-65.71% -2.77%
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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
253 458 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.21% 45.03% 47.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 209 145
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.98% +118.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -27.58%

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 22 September 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 7 (41.18%) 3G
2 6 (35.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (35.29%) 4G
3 5 (29.41%) Huawei
3 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
3 5 (29.41%) Retail
4 4 (23.53%) Broadband
4 4 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (17.65%) LTE
5 3 (17.65%) CRM
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) Ericsson
5 3 (17.65%) Nokia
5 3 (17.65%) Billing
5 3 (17.65%) 2G
6 2 (11.76%) DWDM
6 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) ATM
6 2 (11.76%) Juniper
6 2 (11.76%) DNS
6 2 (11.76%) NDS
6 2 (11.76%) SDH
6 2 (11.76%) HNC
6 2 (11.76%) HND
6 2 (11.76%) BT
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (11.76%) VoLTE
7 1 (5.88%) Relational Database

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) 3G
2 6 (35.29%) 4G
3 4 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (23.53%) Broadband
4 3 (17.65%) 2G
4 3 (17.65%) LTE
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (11.76%) VoLTE
5 2 (11.76%) SDH
5 2 (11.76%) DWDM
5 2 (11.76%) ATM
5 2 (11.76%) DNS
6 1 (5.88%) Firewall
6 1 (5.88%) POP3
6 1 (5.88%) SMTP
6 1 (5.88%) DHCP
6 1 (5.88%) SNMP
6 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
6 1 (5.88%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
1 5 (29.41%) Retail
2 3 (17.65%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Project Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) IP Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Transmission Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Service Transition Manager
3 1 (5.88%) CS Core Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Transition Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) MAPI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) CRM
2 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Logistics
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) VB
1 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
1 1 (5.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) HNC
1 2 (11.76%) HND
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) NDS
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (29.41%) Huawei
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Ericsson
3 3 (17.65%) Nokia
4 2 (11.76%) BT
4 2 (11.76%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) NEC
5 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.88%) F5