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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 106 112 127
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +15
Contract jobs citing Front Office 10 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.43% 0.43% 0.041%
As % of the General category 1.22% 1.01% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £700 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +47.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £513 £400
% change year-on-year
-17.07% +28.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +209.52%
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
822 1087 1050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 35.68% 42.18% 42.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 588 462
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 19
Median hourly rate £19.61 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.95% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.00 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.47% +7.95%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +15 9 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Front Office
South East

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Front 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 Front Office.

1 23 (54.76%) Back Office
2 21 (50.00%) Network Design
3 16 (38.10%) SLA
3 16 (38.10%) Capacity Management
4 15 (35.71%) Functional Testing
4 15 (35.71%) Fault Management
4 15 (35.71%) Ticket Management
4 15 (35.71%) ITIL
4 15 (35.71%) Configuration Management
4 15 (35.71%) Service Management
4 15 (35.71%) Incident Management
4 15 (35.71%) Validation
5 14 (33.33%) People Management
6 13 (30.95%) Statistics
7 9 (21.43%) Service Delivery
7 9 (21.43%) Project Management
8 8 (19.05%) INAP
8 8 (19.05%) SOAP
8 8 (19.05%) Change Management
8 8 (19.05%) HNC
8 8 (19.05%) HND
8 8 (19.05%) LDAP
8 8 (19.05%) Nokia
8 8 (19.05%) 3G
8 8 (19.05%) SIGTRAN
8 8 (19.05%) Diameter Protocol
8 8 (19.05%) 4G
8 8 (19.05%) High Availability
8 8 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis

Front Office
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) 3G
1 8 (19.05%) 4G
1 8 (19.05%) Diameter Protocol
1 8 (19.05%) INAP
1 8 (19.05%) LDAP
1 8 (19.05%) SIGTRAN
2 7 (16.67%) LTE
2 7 (16.67%) MGW
General
1 23 (54.76%) Back Office
2 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.90%) Billing
4 3 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Incident Manager
2 9 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Packet Switch Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Switch Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) ITIL Incident Manager
4 3 (7.14%) ITIL Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Mobile Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) ICT Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Services Director
5 2 (4.76%) Transformation Director
6 1 (2.38%) Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Back Office Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.38%) C# Developer - Commodities
6 1 (2.38%) Developer
6 1 (2.38%) IT Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) SOAP
1 8 (19.05%) SPML
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) WCF
2 1 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Network Design
2 16 (38.10%) Capacity Management
3 15 (35.71%) Configuration Management
3 15 (35.71%) Fault Management
3 15 (35.71%) Functional Testing
3 15 (35.71%) Incident Management
3 15 (35.71%) ITIL
3 15 (35.71%) Service Management
3 15 (35.71%) Ticket Management
3 15 (35.71%) Validation
4 14 (33.33%) People Management
5 9 (21.43%) Project Management
5 9 (21.43%) Service Delivery
6 8 (19.05%) Change Management
6 8 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (19.05%) High Availability
6 8 (19.05%) Integration Testing
6 8 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (11.90%) CRM
8 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) HNC
1 8 (19.05%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (38.10%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Nokia
2 7 (16.67%) Huawei