The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 56 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.43% 0.28% -
As % of the General category 1.16% 0.79% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£420 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.50
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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 Essex region.

General Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
172 252 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 36.75% 35.29% 32.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 129 59
Average daily rate £420 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 31
Average hourly rate £16.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.65% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £39.25 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Back Office
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (25.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Back Office
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Wealth Management
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle