The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Back Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Back Office over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Back Office
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 57 66 66
Rank change year-on-year +9 0  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 6 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.90% 1.49% 0.81%
As % of the General category 2.08% 4.21% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.33%  
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 Reading with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 288 356 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 43.05% 35.28% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 153 113
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £234 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -18.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Back Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Back Office in Reading

Back Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in Reading

Back Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 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 Reading region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 18 (62.07%) Huawei
2 15 (51.72%) Fault Management
2 15 (51.72%) Capacity Management
2 15 (51.72%) Functional Testing
2 15 (51.72%) Configuration Management
3 13 (44.83%) Front Office
3 13 (44.83%) Statistics
3 13 (44.83%) Validation
4 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
5 10 (34.48%) ITIL
5 10 (34.48%) Cisco
5 10 (34.48%) CCNP
5 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (34.48%) Juniper
5 10 (34.48%) 3G
5 10 (34.48%) Wireshark
5 10 (34.48%) 4G
5 10 (34.48%) People Management
6 9 (31.03%) CCNA
6 9 (31.03%) Nokia Networks
6 9 (31.03%) 2G
6 9 (31.03%) Ericsson
6 9 (31.03%) Nokia
6 9 (31.03%) CCIE
7 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
8 2 (6.90%) Network Design
9 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (3.45%) Use Case
9 1 (3.45%) Degree

Back Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) TCP/IP
2 10 (34.48%) 3G
2 10 (34.48%) 4G
2 10 (34.48%) Wireshark
3 9 (31.03%) 2G
4 1 (3.45%) BGP
4 1 (3.45%) Broadband
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.45%) HSRP
4 1 (3.45%) HTTP
4 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
4 1 (3.45%) ICMP
4 1 (3.45%) MPLS
4 1 (3.45%) OSPF
4 1 (3.45%) SNMP
4 1 (3.45%) Telnet
General
1 13 (44.83%) Front Office
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Billing
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Support Engineer
2 2 (6.90%) Back Office Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (3.45%) Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco Support
3 1 (3.45%) IP Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Juniper Support
3 1 (3.45%) Network Support
3 1 (3.45%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) OSS Engineer
3 1 (3.45%) Project Administrator
3 1 (3.45%) Service Manager
3 1 (3.45%) Service Transition Manager
3 1 (3.45%) Transition Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Capacity Management
1 15 (51.72%) Configuration Management
1 15 (51.72%) Fault Management
1 15 (51.72%) Functional Testing
2 13 (44.83%) Statistics
2 13 (44.83%) Validation
3 10 (34.48%) ITIL
3 10 (34.48%) People Management
4 2 (6.90%) Network Design
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.45%) CRM
5 1 (3.45%) Data Entry
5 1 (3.45%) High Availability
5 1 (3.45%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Use Case
5 1 (3.45%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) CCNP
1 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (31.03%) CCIE
2 9 (31.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.45%) CCIP
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Huawei
2 10 (34.48%) Cisco
2 10 (34.48%) Juniper
3 9 (31.03%) Ericsson
3 9 (31.03%) Nokia
3 9 (31.03%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (3.45%) F5