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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 105 126 90
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -36
Contract jobs citing Front Office 18 3 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.70% 0.12% 1.64%
As % of the General category 1.64% 0.28% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 14
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£600 £475 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% +115.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £475 £843
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £90.00
% change year-on-year
+209.52% -76.66%
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
1098 1066 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 42.82% 42.44% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 470 421
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 23
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.30 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £34.00 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 11 £400 -
Windsor - 3 £600 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Front Office
South East

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 12 (52.17%) Back Office
2 7 (30.43%) Service Management
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) SLA
2 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
3 6 (26.09%) Huawei
3 6 (26.09%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
4 5 (21.74%) Project Management
5 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.04%) BT
6 3 (13.04%) Firewall
6 3 (13.04%) Validation
6 3 (13.04%) Migration
6 3 (13.04%) Network Design
6 3 (13.04%) Statistics
6 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
6 3 (13.04%) Fault Management
6 3 (13.04%) DNS
6 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
6 3 (13.04%) Ericsson
6 3 (13.04%) SNMP
6 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.04%) LAN
6 3 (13.04%) VoIP
6 3 (13.04%) WAN
6 3 (13.04%) SMTP
6 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
6 3 (13.04%) Diameter Protocol
6 3 (13.04%) Data Centre

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (8.70%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) LAN
2 3 (13.04%) VoIP
2 3 (13.04%) WAN
2 3 (13.04%) SMTP
2 3 (13.04%) SNMP
2 3 (13.04%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (8.70%) HTTP
3 2 (8.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 12 (52.17%) Back Office
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Incident Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Project Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Back Office Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) IP Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Project Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) XHTML
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Statistics
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Derivative
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
1 7 (30.43%) Service Management
1 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
2 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.04%) Validation
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
3 3 (13.04%) Fault Management
3 3 (13.04%) Network Design
3 3 (13.04%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (4.35%) People Management
5 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Huawei
2 3 (13.04%) Ericsson
2 3 (13.04%) BT
3 1 (4.35%) Northgate
3 1 (4.35%) Charles River