The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 72 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.12% 0.40% 0.90%
As % of the General category 0.35% 1.13% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £360 - £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £525 £375
% change year-on-year
-22.85% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 -
Front Office
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
284 266 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.85% 35.80% 33.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 184 138
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £224 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £37.00 £15.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.70% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £13.70 £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front Office across the Birmingham region.

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the Birmingham region.

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Perl
3 3 (60.00%) Virtual Team
3 3 (60.00%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (60.00%) Fintech
3 3 (60.00%) Fixed Income
3 3 (60.00%) Equities
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Data Management
3 3 (60.00%) Derivative
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) VBA
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) RAD
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) MS Access
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Sun
4 1 (20.00%) Control-M
4 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Banking Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Unix Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Unix Support
1 3 (60.00%) Unix Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Access Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Access VBA Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Excel Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Excel VBA Developer
2 1 (20.00%) RAD Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) VBA Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Derivative
1 3 (60.00%) Equities
1 3 (60.00%) Fintech
1 3 (60.00%) Fixed Income
1 3 (60.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Data Management
1 3 (60.00%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Internal Audit
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (20.00%) RAD
2 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
1 1 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Control-M
1 1 (20.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Sun