Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 62 102
Rank change year-on-year -10 +40 -5
Contract jobs citing Back Office 18 36 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.44% 2.45% 0.57%
As % of the General category 4.02% 6.14% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Reading median daily rate £250 £250 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -61.54% +33.33%
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £250 £425
% change year-on-year +75.00% -41.18% +88.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £13.00

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 Reading with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 448 586 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 35.75% 39.86% 35.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 257 366
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.55% +12.19%
10th Percentile £268 £214 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £548
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 10
Reading median hourly rate £12.50 £22.35 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.07% -24.24% +47.50%
10th Percentile £10.64 £14.93 £13.00
90th Percentile £17.80 £37.18 £66.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -20.00% +30.43%

Back Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 19 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 Reading region with a requirement for Back Office.

1 11 (61.11%) Telecoms
2 7 (38.89%) Front Office
2 7 (38.89%) Validation
3 6 (33.33%) Fault Management
3 6 (33.33%) Huawei
3 6 (33.33%) Statistics
3 6 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 6 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Remedy
3 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 5 (27.78%) VoIP
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (5.56%) VB
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing

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 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) VoIP
2 1 (5.56%) Radio Access Network
General
1 11 (61.11%) Telecoms
2 7 (38.89%) Front Office
3 2 (11.11%) Finance
4 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Back Office Engineer
1 14 (77.78%) Junior
2 9 (50.00%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Business Support Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
3 1 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Validation
2 6 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 6 (33.33%) Fault Management
2 6 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Statistics
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Huawei
1 6 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft