The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 71 66 75
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.11% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the General category 0.29% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £225 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £381
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Front Office
North West

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

General Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
350 331 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 37.59% 44.79% 40.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 192 176
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 30
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.83% -50.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Front Office
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) JD Edwards
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) JD Edwards
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware