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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 113 119 117
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Front Office 5 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.36% 0.041%
As % of the General category 0.62% 0.85% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £500 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
-11.05% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.00
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
805 1060 980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 36.71% 42.15% 40.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 553 409
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 19
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.79% +13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £43.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £30.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-29.48% +18.81%

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 25 September 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 3 - -
Maidenhead -8 1 £500 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Front Office
South East

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 20 (60.61%) Back Office
2 17 (51.52%) Network Design
3 15 (45.45%) Capacity Management
4 14 (42.42%) Functional Testing
4 14 (42.42%) Validation
4 14 (42.42%) Fault Management
4 14 (42.42%) Configuration Management
5 13 (39.39%) People Management
6 12 (36.36%) SLA
6 12 (36.36%) Statistics
7 11 (33.33%) Incident Management
7 11 (33.33%) Service Management
7 11 (33.33%) ITIL
7 11 (33.33%) Ticket Management
8 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
9 6 (18.18%) Change Management
9 6 (18.18%) SOAP
9 6 (18.18%) Nokia
9 6 (18.18%) 3G
9 6 (18.18%) HNC
9 6 (18.18%) HND
9 6 (18.18%) LDAP
9 6 (18.18%) Project Management
9 6 (18.18%) INAP
9 6 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
9 6 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
9 6 (18.18%) Integration Testing
9 6 (18.18%) SPML
9 6 (18.18%) 4G
9 6 (18.18%) High Availability

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 6 (18.18%) 3G
1 6 (18.18%) 4G
1 6 (18.18%) Diameter Protocol
1 6 (18.18%) INAP
1 6 (18.18%) LDAP
1 6 (18.18%) SIGTRAN
2 5 (15.15%) LTE
2 5 (15.15%) MGW
General
1 20 (60.61%) Back Office
2 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.12%) Billing
4 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Incident Manager
2 9 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Packet Switch Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Switch Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL Incident Manager
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Back Office Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) BSS Architect
6 1 (3.03%) BSS Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) IT Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) OSS Architect
6 1 (3.03%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) SOAP
1 6 (18.18%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Network Design
2 15 (45.45%) Capacity Management
3 14 (42.42%) Configuration Management
3 14 (42.42%) Fault Management
3 14 (42.42%) Functional Testing
3 14 (42.42%) Validation
4 13 (39.39%) People Management
5 11 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 11 (33.33%) ITIL
5 11 (33.33%) Service Management
5 11 (33.33%) Ticket Management
6 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
7 6 (18.18%) Change Management
7 6 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (18.18%) High Availability
7 6 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 6 (18.18%) Project Management
7 6 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (9.09%) CRM
9 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) HNC
1 6 (18.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (36.36%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Nokia
2 5 (15.15%) Huawei