Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Back Office
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 128 159
Rank change year-on-year -8 +31 -1
Contract jobs citing Back Office 33 51 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.80% 1.19% 0.50%
As % of the General category 2.02% 3.10% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 7
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £250 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -41.18% +88.89%
10th Percentile £285 £225 £384
90th Percentile £610 £411 £720
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £13.00
South East median hourly rate £15.23 £11.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +38.45% -35.29% +33.33%

Back Office is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1633 1643 2068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 39.76% 38.21% 41.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 744 1029
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £215 £204
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 65 57
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% +30.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £40.25 £46.15
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +32.35%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Back Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Back Office in Berkshire

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in Berkshire

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Back Office in Berkshire

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in Berkshire

Back Office
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 18 £250 - 2
Slough +3 3 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Back Office
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Back Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 20 (60.61%) Telecoms
2 8 (24.24%) Front Office
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.21%) ITIL
3 7 (21.21%) Validation
3 7 (21.21%) Office 365
4 6 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Capacity Management
4 6 (18.18%) Statistics
4 6 (18.18%) Huawei
4 6 (18.18%) Fault Management
4 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 6 (18.18%) Project Management
4 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (18.18%) Remedy
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (15.15%) Linux
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (15.15%) VoIP
5 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (12.12%) Release Management
6 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.12%) Project Governance
6 4 (12.12%) Data Quality
6 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
6 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
7 3 (9.09%) LAN

Back Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) VoIP
2 3 (9.09%) DHCP
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) Firewall
2 3 (9.09%) LAN
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.09%) VLAN
2 3 (9.09%) WAN
3 2 (6.06%) 3G
3 2 (6.06%) 4G
3 2 (6.06%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (6.06%) ISUP
3 2 (6.06%) LTE
3 2 (6.06%) Megaco
3 2 (6.06%) MGW
3 2 (6.06%) VoLTE
3 2 (6.06%) VoWiFi
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.03%) MIMO
4 1 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Power BI
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 20 (60.61%) Telecoms
2 8 (24.24%) Front Office
3 3 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Back Office Engineer
1 14 (42.42%) Junior
2 9 (27.27%) Telecoms Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Coordinator
5 3 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 3 (9.09%) IT Services Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Service Transition Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Transition Manager
6 2 (6.06%) 4G Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Support
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Operations Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.03%) FMCG
4 1 (3.03%) iPad
4 1 (3.03%) iPhone
4 1 (3.03%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
2 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
1 7 (21.21%) Validation
2 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (18.18%) Capacity Management
2 6 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 6 (18.18%) Fault Management
2 6 (18.18%) Functional Testing
2 6 (18.18%) Project Management
2 6 (18.18%) Statistics
3 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (12.12%) Project Governance
4 4 (12.12%) Release Management
4 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
5 3 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
5 3 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
5 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 3 (9.09%) Service Management
6 2 (6.06%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
1 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) PMP
2 2 (6.06%) HNC
2 2 (6.06%) HND
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) Data Quality
2 3 (9.09%) PMO
2 3 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (3.03%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (9.09%) XenApp
1 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Huawei
2 6 (18.18%) Remedy
3 3 (9.09%) Apple
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) Forcepoint
3 3 (9.09%) Symantec
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) Canon
4 2 (6.06%) MobileIron
4 2 (6.06%) Nokia
4 2 (6.06%) Nokia Networks
4 2 (6.06%) Polycom
4 2 (6.06%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) Avaya
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) FIS
5 1 (3.03%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle