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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 121 123 76
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -47
Contract jobs citing Front Office 6 11 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.23% 0.42% 1.55%
As % of the General category 0.52% 1.00% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
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£500 £800 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +240.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.06% +20.08%
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
1155 1103 1240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 43.67% 42.13% 50.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 522 411
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 44
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.17% +3.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £11.98 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £43.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £21.94
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.84%

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 22 December 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 +12 2 - - 1
Slough - - - -
Front Office
South East

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Revenue Management
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) SLA
3 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 1 (14.29%) 3G
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (14.29%) 2G
3 1 (14.29%) SSH
3 1 (14.29%) Huawei
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
3 1 (14.29%) LTE
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) 3G
1 1 (14.29%) 2G
1 1 (14.29%) SSH
1 1 (14.29%) LTE
1 1 (14.29%) 4G
1 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Revenue Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
1 1 (14.29%) Huawei
1 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks