The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the East of England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 145 112 133
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +21
Contract jobs citing Front Office 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.12% 0.22% 0.032%
As % of the General category 0.37% 0.64% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £360 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.88%
General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1073 786 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 33.31% 34.08% 35.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 385 474
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 71 88
Average hourly rate £28.50 £31.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Front Office
England

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire -18 1 - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (50.00%) Back Office
2 2 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Use Case
2 2 (33.33%) WPF
2 2 (33.33%) MVVM
2 2 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (16.67%) LINQ
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Billing
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) DevExpress
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (16.67%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Law
3 1 (16.67%) Legal

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (16.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Back Office
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Billing
3 1 (16.67%) Law
3 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 2 (33.33%) WPF Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) WPF
2 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (16.67%) LINQ
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Use Case
1 2 (33.33%) MVVM
1 2 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (16.67%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) XAML
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) DevExpress
1 1 (16.67%) SAP