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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 22 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 63 49 56
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 1.38% 0.16%
As % of the General category 0.42% 4.19% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Average daily rate
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£675 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £25.17
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +257.56%
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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
237 215 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 31.77% 32.98% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 151 112
Average daily rate £375 £370 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -6.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.71 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £46.80 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Sybase
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Access
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Leader
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX Support
1 1 (33.33%) Business Data Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
1 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Sybase
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft