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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 58 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% 0.13% 0.45%
As % of the General category 0.38% 0.41% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£450 - £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
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%
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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
260 244 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 35.28% 31.57% 30.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 152 129
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £382
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £25.25 £30.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.83% -10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £21.01 £20.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £175.00 £60.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) LDAP
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Reuters
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (75.00%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (75.00%) E-Discovery
1 3 (75.00%) Lync
1 3 (75.00%) Unified Communications
1 3 (75.00%) Yahoo!
1 3 (75.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (75.00%) Eikon
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) XMPP
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (75.00%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LDAP
1 3 (75.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Messaging Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Change Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XMPP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (75.00%) E-Discovery
1 3 (75.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Reuters
1 3 (75.00%) Yahoo!
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco