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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
South East / Berkshire
Rank 89 107 106
Rank change year-on-year +18 -1  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 11 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.60% 0.61% 0.93%
As % of the General category 1.44% 1.51% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Median daily rate £381 £220 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.29% -31.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £220 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £325 £373
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.48 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +66.55% +73.07%  

Back Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 766 995 1193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 41.81% 40.51% 41.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 420 533
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 19 30
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.93 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £49.50 £32.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Back Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +15 6 £400 - 3
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Back Office
South East

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 18 (41.86%) Huawei
2 15 (34.88%) Fault Management
2 15 (34.88%) Capacity Management
2 15 (34.88%) Functional Testing
2 15 (34.88%) Configuration Management
3 14 (32.56%) Front Office
4 13 (30.23%) ITIL
4 13 (30.23%) Statistics
4 13 (30.23%) Validation
5 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
5 12 (27.91%) 3G
6 11 (25.58%) 4G
7 10 (23.26%) Nokia Networks
7 10 (23.26%) People Management
7 10 (23.26%) Wireshark
7 10 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (23.26%) Cisco
7 10 (23.26%) CCNP
7 10 (23.26%) Juniper
8 9 (20.93%) Ericsson
8 9 (20.93%) Nokia
8 9 (20.93%) CCNA
8 9 (20.93%) CCIE
8 9 (20.93%) 2G
9 7 (16.28%) Service Management
10 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
10 6 (13.95%) Project Management
11 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
12 4 (9.30%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (9.30%) ITIL V3

Back Office
Top Related 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 2 (4.65%) Apache
1 2 (4.65%) CMS
1 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) 3G
1 12 (27.91%) TCP/IP
2 11 (25.58%) 4G
3 10 (23.26%) Wireshark
4 9 (20.93%) 2G
5 2 (4.65%) HTTP
5 2 (4.65%) LTE
6 1 (2.33%) BGP
6 1 (2.33%) Broadband
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.33%) DNS
6 1 (2.33%) HSRP
6 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.33%) ICMP
6 1 (2.33%) Internet
6 1 (2.33%) MPLS
6 1 (2.33%) OSPF
6 1 (2.33%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (2.33%) SNMP
6 1 (2.33%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) MySQL
General
1 14 (32.56%) Front Office
2 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.30%) Finance
4 1 (2.33%) Billing
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (13.95%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Consultant
2 5 (11.63%) IT Manager
2 5 (11.63%) Service Manager
2 5 (11.63%) Service Transition Manager
2 5 (11.63%) Transition Manager
3 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (4.65%) Back Office Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) IT Consultant
4 2 (4.65%) IT Programme Manager
4 2 (4.65%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (4.65%) OSS Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) PMO Manager
4 2 (4.65%) Programme Manager
4 2 (4.65%) Public Sector Programme Manager
5 1 (2.33%) Analyst
5 1 (2.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) HTML
1 1 (2.33%) XHTML
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Capacity Management
1 15 (34.88%) Configuration Management
1 15 (34.88%) Fault Management
1 15 (34.88%) Functional Testing
2 13 (30.23%) ITIL
2 13 (30.23%) Statistics
2 13 (30.23%) Validation
3 10 (23.26%) People Management
4 7 (16.28%) Service Management
5 6 (13.95%) Project Management
5 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.30%) ITIL V3
6 4 (9.30%) Performance Metrics
6 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.98%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 3 (6.98%) Workflow
8 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.65%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.33%) Perl
2 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) CCNP
1 10 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (20.93%) CCIE
2 9 (20.93%) CCNA
3 3 (6.98%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.33%) CCIP
5 1 (2.33%) HNC
5 1 (2.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (2.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Huawei
2 10 (23.26%) Cisco
2 10 (23.26%) Juniper
2 10 (23.26%) Nokia Networks
3 9 (20.93%) Ericsson
3 9 (20.93%) Nokia
4 3 (6.98%) Symantec
4 3 (6.98%) VMware
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.33%) F5
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle
6 1 (2.33%) SevOne