The first 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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 23 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 North West 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 140 116 119
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +3
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.063% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the General category 0.20% 0.35% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £545 £240 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.08% -17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.88%
General Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1000 850 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.64% 34.57% 35.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 380 549
Average daily rate £390 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 56 42
Average hourly rate £31.53 £20.50 £15.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.79% +35.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £29.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Front Office
England

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester -6 2 £545 -
Cheshire - - - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) DOM
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Northgate
3 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (20.00%) WebCenter
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (20.00%) Umbraco
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Banking Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Portal Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Applications Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) DOM
2 1 (20.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Northgate