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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Back Office
Rank 76 58 38
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -20
Contract jobs citing Back Office 2 9 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.20% 1.04% 4.08%
As % of the General category 0.57% 3.35% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £488 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% +62.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -61.42%
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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
350 269 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 34.48% 31.21% 46.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 108 198
Average daily rate £413 £406 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £583 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -37.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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 31 August 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 6 (54.55%) Front Office
2 4 (36.36%) Validation
2 4 (36.36%) VoIP
2 4 (36.36%) SMTP
2 4 (36.36%) SNMP
2 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
2 4 (36.36%) Network Design
2 4 (36.36%) Huawei
2 4 (36.36%) Statistics
2 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
2 4 (36.36%) Fault Management
2 4 (36.36%) Capacity Management
2 4 (36.36%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) User Experience
4 2 (18.18%) Business Transformation
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone
5 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) VoIP
1 4 (36.36%) SMTP
1 4 (36.36%) SNMP
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
1 4 (36.36%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (54.55%) Front Office
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Business Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Back Office Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IP Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Process Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Process Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Statistics
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
1 4 (36.36%) Validation
1 4 (36.36%) Network Design
1 4 (36.36%) Problem Management
1 4 (36.36%) Fault Management
1 4 (36.36%) Capacity Management
2 2 (18.18%) Business Transformation
2 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) ERP
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITSM
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Huawei
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
3 1 (9.09%) BT
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle