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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Back Office
Rank 54 36 65
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +29
Contract jobs citing Back Office 9 41 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.03% 4.10% 1.90%
As % of the General category 3.25% 8.82% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 1
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£488 £303 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.15% +44.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.78% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £33.75 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-52.59% -
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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
277 465 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.55% 46.50% 46.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 196 150
Average daily rate £400 £350 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +107.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £27.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £47.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 9 (40.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (31.82%) 3G
3 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 6 (27.27%) Retail
3 6 (27.27%) 4G
4 5 (22.73%) Huawei
4 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
4 5 (22.73%) DNS
4 5 (22.73%) Broadband
5 4 (18.18%) CRM
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco
5 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 4 (18.18%) Billing
5 4 (18.18%) MGW
5 4 (18.18%) GGSN
5 4 (18.18%) SGSN
5 4 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (13.64%) LTE
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (13.64%) 2G
6 3 (13.64%) Juniper
6 3 (13.64%) Ericsson
6 3 (13.64%) Nokia
7 2 (9.09%) DWDM
7 2 (9.09%) NDS
7 2 (9.09%) SDH
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle
7 2 (9.09%) HNC
7 2 (9.09%) HND
7 2 (9.09%) UNIX

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) 3G
2 6 (27.27%) 4G
3 5 (22.73%) DNS
3 5 (22.73%) Broadband
4 4 (18.18%) MGW
4 4 (18.18%) GGSN
4 4 (18.18%) SGSN
4 4 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (13.64%) LTE
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (13.64%) 2G
6 2 (9.09%) DWDM
6 2 (9.09%) SDH
6 2 (9.09%) ATM
6 2 (9.09%) VoLTE
7 1 (4.55%) IMAP
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (4.55%) Network Security
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.55%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
General
1 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
1 6 (27.27%) Retail
2 4 (18.18%) Billing
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
1 4 (18.18%) IP Engineer
1 4 (18.18%) CS Core Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Project Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Junior
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Classic ASP
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) XML
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
1 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.55%) Clustering
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
2 4 (18.18%) CRM
2 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Business Transformation
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.55%) Service Management
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Logistics
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) VB6
1 1 (4.55%) VB
1 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) HNC
1 2 (9.09%) HND
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) MCP
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) OCA
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) NDS
2 1 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 5 (22.73%) Huawei
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco
4 3 (13.64%) Juniper
4 3 (13.64%) Ericsson
4 3 (13.64%) Nokia
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) BT
6 1 (4.55%) F5
6 1 (4.55%) NEC
6 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint