The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 122 81 55
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -26
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2 45 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.080% 1.79% 2.75%
As % of the General category 0.19% 3.58% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 8
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£475 £233 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.30% +16.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £380
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +233.33%
Front Office
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

General Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1069 1256 1547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 42.64% 49.92% 50.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 497 466
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 22
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £39.60 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front Office across the Berkshire region.

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -17 1 - -
Slough - - - -
Front Office
South East

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Front Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Front Office.

1 20 (83.33%) Problem Management
2 19 (79.17%) Telecoms
3 18 (75.00%) Change Management
4 13 (54.17%) Configuration Management
4 13 (54.17%) Fault Management
5 12 (50.00%) Performance Management
6 10 (41.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 8 (33.33%) DNS
7 8 (33.33%) Juniper
8 7 (29.17%) LDAP
8 7 (29.17%) L2TP
8 7 (29.17%) GGSN
8 7 (29.17%) SGSN
8 7 (29.17%) Velocent
9 6 (25.00%) SS7
9 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
10 5 (20.83%) Service Management
10 5 (20.83%) MGW
11 4 (16.67%) ITIL
11 4 (16.67%) MPLS
11 4 (16.67%) 4G
12 3 (12.50%) GSM
12 3 (12.50%) SDH
12 3 (12.50%) 3G
12 3 (12.50%) SONET
12 3 (12.50%) DWDM
12 3 (12.50%) 2G
12 3 (12.50%) Huawei
12 3 (12.50%) NGN
12 3 (12.50%) Cloud Computing

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Front Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Front Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) DNS
2 7 (29.17%) LDAP
2 7 (29.17%) L2TP
2 7 (29.17%) GGSN
2 7 (29.17%) SGSN
3 6 (25.00%) SS7
4 5 (20.83%) MGW
5 4 (16.67%) 4G
5 4 (16.67%) MPLS
6 3 (12.50%) 2G
6 3 (12.50%) NGN
6 3 (12.50%) GSM
6 3 (12.50%) SDH
6 3 (12.50%) 3G
6 3 (12.50%) SONET
6 3 (12.50%) DWDM
7 2 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (4.17%) INAP
8 1 (4.17%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 19 (79.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) NOC Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Network Support
3 2 (8.33%) Incident Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Head of Service Management
3 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com Architect
4 1 (4.17%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Data Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Support
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) J2EE
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) WAP
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Flex
1 1 (4.17%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Physics
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Problem Management
2 18 (75.00%) Change Management
3 13 (54.17%) Fault Management
3 13 (54.17%) Configuration Management
4 12 (50.00%) Performance Management
5 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (20.83%) Service Management
7 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (12.50%) Network Architecture
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (8.33%) ERP
9 2 (8.33%) Project Management
10 1 (4.17%) Quality Management
10 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
10 1 (4.17%) SOA
10 1 (4.17%) UML
10 1 (4.17%) CRM
10 1 (4.17%) Usability Testing
10 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
1 1 (4.17%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 8 (33.33%) Juniper
3 7 (29.17%) Velocent
4 3 (12.50%) Huawei
5 2 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (8.33%) Remedy
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle
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