The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Back Office
Rank 22 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing Back Office 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.63% 0.34% 1.26%
As % of the General category 3.09% 0.75% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate - £375 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -46.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
- +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -21.21%
Back Office
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough region.

General Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
97 133 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 52.72% 45.08% 52.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 78 77
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £189 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £30.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.66% +71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.88%

Back Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Back Office Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Back Office
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Back Office across the Slough region.

Back Office Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Back Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Back Office across the Slough region.

Back Office Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) ZTE
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia Networks
3 1 (33.33%) 4G
3 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (33.33%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (33.33%) Tellabs
3 1 (33.33%) Virgin Media
3 1 (33.33%) Arqiva
3 1 (33.33%) Telindus
3 1 (33.33%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) BT
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) Cramer
3 1 (33.33%) NetCracker

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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.

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) 2G
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) 4G
2 1 (33.33%) LTE
2 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Deskside Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Deskside Support
2 1 (33.33%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (33.33%) Arqiva
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Cramer
2 1 (33.33%) Ericsson
2 1 (33.33%) Huawei
2 1 (33.33%) NetCracker
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia Networks
2 1 (33.33%) Nortel
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) Siemens
2 1 (33.33%) Telindus
2 1 (33.33%) Tellabs
2 1 (33.33%) Virgin Media
2 1 (33.33%) ZTE