The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 144 153 125
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -28
Contract jobs citing Front Office 5 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.11% 0.40%
As % of the General category 0.42% 0.30% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £375 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 -
Front Office
England

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

General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1177 1345 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.07% 35.62% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 716 540
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 44 38
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.02 £47.71 £38.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 4 £375 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Back Office
3 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) Data Quality
4 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Cash Management
4 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (37.50%) Retail
4 3 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) VBA
5 2 (25.00%) CRM
5 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (25.00%) Intranet
5 2 (25.00%) BPR
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) Conflict Management
6 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) SAP
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) MS Access
6 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (12.50%) Legal
6 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MS Access
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Banking
3 4 (50.00%) Back Office
4 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
5 1 (12.50%) French Language
5 1 (12.50%) German Language
5 1 (12.50%) International Banking
5 1 (12.50%) Legal
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Business Analyst
3 4 (50.00%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Banking Business Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Communications Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Data Quality Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Data Quality Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Middle Office Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Middle Office Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (37.50%) Cash Management
2 3 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) BPR
3 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Business Development
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Conflict Management
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) SAP