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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 57 45 48
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 9 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.01% 3.26% 3.01%
As % of the General category 3.23% 7.45% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 4
Average daily rate
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£438 £260 £219
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.26% +18.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £177 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £422 £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+1.45% -44.17%
General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
279 416 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.17% 43.70% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 163 155
Average daily rate £400 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £523 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +103.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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 12 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 10 (33.33%) Retail
2 10 (33.33%) DNS
3 9 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
4 8 (26.67%) GGSN
4 8 (26.67%) SGSN
4 8 (26.67%) MGW
5 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (20.00%) Broadband
6 5 (16.67%) Cisco
6 5 (16.67%) CRM
6 5 (16.67%) 3G
6 5 (16.67%) Huawei
6 5 (16.67%) Billing
7 4 (13.33%) 4G
7 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (13.33%) Juniper
7 4 (13.33%) Oracle
8 3 (10.00%) SDH
8 3 (10.00%) DWDM
8 3 (10.00%) Change Management
8 3 (10.00%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (10.00%) BT
8 3 (10.00%) ATM
9 2 (6.67%) LTE
9 2 (6.67%) Logistics
9 2 (6.67%) Marketing

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) DNS
2 8 (26.67%) GGSN
2 8 (26.67%) SGSN
2 8 (26.67%) MGW
3 6 (20.00%) Broadband
4 5 (16.67%) 3G
5 4 (13.33%) 4G
5 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (10.00%) ATM
6 3 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (10.00%) DWDM
6 3 (10.00%) SDH
7 2 (6.67%) DHCP
7 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.67%) VoLTE
7 2 (6.67%) LTE
7 2 (6.67%) 2G
8 1 (3.33%) BIG-IP
8 1 (3.33%) IMAP
8 1 (3.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (33.33%) Retail
2 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (16.67%) Billing
4 2 (6.67%) Marketing
4 2 (6.67%) Finance
5 1 (3.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) CS Core Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) IP Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Transmission Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Project Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) IT Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) Classic ASP
1 1 (3.33%) SOAP
1 1 (3.33%) XML
1 1 (3.33%) MAPI
1 1 (3.33%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Firmware
1 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.33%) Clustering
1 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
1 2 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 5 (16.67%) CRM
4 3 (10.00%) Change Management
4 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) Business Transformation
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Logistics
6 1 (3.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.33%) ITSM
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) VB
1 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
1 1 (3.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) HNC
1 2 (6.67%) HND
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) OCA
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) NDS
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (16.67%) Huawei
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco
3 4 (13.33%) Juniper
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) BT
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.67%) Ericsson
5 2 (6.67%) Nokia
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.33%) BMC
6 1 (3.33%) NEC
6 1 (3.33%) ATG
6 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.33%) Endeca
6 1 (3.33%) F5
Reading, Berkshire
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