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 24 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 45 60
Rank change year-on-year +4 +15  
Contract jobs citing Back Office 16 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.79% 3.12% 0.81%
As % of the General category 6.25% 8.13% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £250 - £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Reading with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 256 332 328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 44.60% 38.38% 38.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 159 135
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.40% +40.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.72 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.38 £22.67
% change year-on-year +23.07% +7.54%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Back Office in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Back Office in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 13 (59.09%) Telecoms
2 6 (27.27%) Front Office
3 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
3 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 5 (22.73%) Fault Management
3 5 (22.73%) Capacity Management
3 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
4 4 (18.18%) VoIP
4 4 (18.18%) Validation
4 4 (18.18%) Statistics
5 3 (13.64%) Retail
5 3 (13.64%) Remedy
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Finance
5 3 (13.64%) Huawei
6 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) 4G
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) 3G
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (9.09%) Network Design
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.55%) Service Management
7 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.55%) Change Management
7 1 (4.55%) ICMP
7 1 (4.55%) Telnet
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis

Back Office
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) VoIP
2 2 (9.09%) 3G
2 2 (9.09%) 4G
3 1 (4.55%) BGP
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.55%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (4.55%) HSRP
3 1 (4.55%) HTTP
3 1 (4.55%) ICMP
3 1 (4.55%) ISUP
3 1 (4.55%) Megaco
3 1 (4.55%) MGW
3 1 (4.55%) MPLS
3 1 (4.55%) OSPF
3 1 (4.55%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (4.55%) SNMP
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) Telnet
3 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
General
1 13 (59.09%) Telecoms
2 6 (27.27%) Front Office
3 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 3 (13.64%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Back Office Engineer
1 11 (50.00%) Junior
2 9 (40.91%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Problem Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Project Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Capacity Management
1 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
1 5 (22.73%) Fault Management
1 5 (22.73%) Functional Testing
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Statistics
2 4 (18.18%) Validation
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design
4 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Use Case
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) CCIP
1 1 (4.55%) CCNP
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Huawei
1 3 (13.64%) Remedy
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco
2 1 (4.55%) F5
2 1 (4.55%) Juniper
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Nokia
2 1 (4.55%) Nokia Networks