The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 66 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.31% 0.29% -
As % of the General category 1.96% 1.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£110 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-75.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +150.00%
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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 North East region.

General Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
102 98 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.57% 28.24% 28.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 50 53
Average daily rate £350 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £587
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £382 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.59% +1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.25 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.58% +93.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.85 £6.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £31.65 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.82 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+3.14% -24.77%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Front Office
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) HPUX
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Back Office
2 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (50.00%) WF
2 1 (50.00%) AppFabric
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) CA SiteMinder
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) WF
1 1 (50.00%) AppFabric
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle