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 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 76 94
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 25 48 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.36% 2.03% 0.89%
As % of the General category 3.06% 5.38% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 12
Median daily rate £438 £225 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +94.44% -50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £206 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £385 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +150.00% +13.33%  

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 817 892 1092
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 44.55% 37.75% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 413 520
Median daily rate £450 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £507 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 20
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.86 £11.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £25.00 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Back Office in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +3 16 £250 -
Newbury +3 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Back Office
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 21 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 11 (30.56%) Service Delivery
3 10 (27.78%) ITIL
4 8 (22.22%) 4G
4 8 (22.22%) 3G
4 8 (22.22%) Project Management
5 7 (19.44%) Service Management
5 7 (19.44%) Front Office
6 6 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
6 6 (16.67%) Diameter Protocol
6 6 (16.67%) ITIL V3
7 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
7 5 (13.89%) Megaco
7 5 (13.89%) ISUP
7 5 (13.89%) Unix
7 5 (13.89%) Change Management
7 5 (13.89%) Nokia
7 5 (13.89%) Linux
7 5 (13.89%) High Availability
7 5 (13.89%) Nokia Networks
7 5 (13.89%) Capacity Management
7 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
7 5 (13.89%) Fault Management
7 5 (13.89%) LTE
7 5 (13.89%) MGW
7 5 (13.89%) Degree
8 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Statistics
8 4 (11.11%) HNC
8 4 (11.11%) HND

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:

Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) 3G
1 8 (22.22%) 4G
2 6 (16.67%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (13.89%) ISUP
3 5 (13.89%) LTE
3 5 (13.89%) Megaco
3 5 (13.89%) MGW
4 4 (11.11%) VoIP
5 3 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (5.56%) DNS
6 2 (5.56%) VoLTE
6 2 (5.56%) VoWiFi
7 1 (2.78%) Broadband
7 1 (2.78%) HTTP
7 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.78%) MPLS
7 1 (2.78%) OSPF
7 1 (2.78%) SCCP
7 1 (2.78%) SNMP
7 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
General
1 21 (58.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (19.44%) Front Office
3 3 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Back Office Engineer
1 11 (30.56%) Junior
2 9 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Service Manager
3 7 (19.44%) Service Transition Manager
3 7 (19.44%) Transition Manager
4 6 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Operations Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 4G Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.56%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Linux Support
6 2 (5.56%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Network Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Network Services Manager
6 2 (5.56%) VoLTE Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) FMCG
1 1 (2.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
1 5 (13.89%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Service Delivery
2 10 (27.78%) ITIL
3 8 (22.22%) Project Management
4 7 (19.44%) Service Management
5 6 (16.67%) ITIL V3
5 6 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
6 5 (13.89%) Capacity Management
6 5 (13.89%) Change Management
6 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
6 5 (13.89%) Fault Management
6 5 (13.89%) Functional Testing
6 5 (13.89%) High Availability
7 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Statistics
7 4 (11.11%) Validation
8 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.56%) Network Design
9 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) HNC
2 4 (11.11%) HND
3 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.78%) CCIP
4 1 (2.78%) CCNP
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Nokia
1 5 (13.89%) Nokia Networks
2 3 (8.33%) Huawei
2 3 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco
3 1 (2.78%) F5
3 1 (2.78%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.78%) Juniper
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
3 1 (2.78%) Symantec
3 1 (2.78%) VMware