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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 104 106 115
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Front Office 11 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.44% 0.69% 0.37%
As % of the General category 1.03% 1.73% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate
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£600 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1065 1039 1031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 42.16% 39.90% 42.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 461 361
Average daily rate £400 £356 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £201 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 33
Average hourly rate £15.75 £20.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.17% +20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £24.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.00% -3.84%

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 28 May 2015. 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +6 8 - -
Windsor - 3 £600 -
Front Office
South East

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 13 (61.90%) Back Office
2 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (23.81%) Huawei
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) UNIX
4 4 (19.05%) HTTP
4 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (19.05%) SLA
4 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 4 (19.05%) Apache
4 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
4 4 (19.05%) Service Management
4 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
4 4 (19.05%) XML
4 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (19.05%) Skype
5 3 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 3 (14.29%) Capacity Management
5 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 3 (14.29%) Fault Management
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Revenue Management
5 3 (14.29%) Firewall
5 3 (14.29%) Finance
5 3 (14.29%) Validation

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 4 (19.05%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) HTTP
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
1 4 (19.05%) Skype
2 3 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) SNMP
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) VoIP
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
2 3 (14.29%) SMTP
3 1 (4.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 13 (61.90%) Back Office
2 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Incident Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Back Office Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) IP Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Products Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (14.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) UNIX
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
2 4 (19.05%) Service Management
2 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
2 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 3 (14.29%) Fault Management
3 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Revenue Management
3 3 (14.29%) Validation
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Network Design
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Management
4 1 (4.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
1 3 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Huawei
2 3 (14.29%) BT
2 3 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle