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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
England / North West
Rank - 155 138
Contract jobs citing Front Office 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.079% 0.065%
As % of the General category - 0.25% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £288 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -44.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £394 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.65 - -

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
771 1210 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.57% 31.82% 35.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 766 644
Median daily rate £403 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 56 47
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £13.36 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.08 £40.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £35.00 £27.17
% change year-on-year
-24.28% +28.84%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Back Office
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (33.33%) Cash Management
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (16.67%) International Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) Legal
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Teradata
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System

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 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Back Office
3 2 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) International Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Legal
4 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Middle Office Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Middle Office Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management Officer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Officer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) J2SE
1 1 (16.67%) JMS
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Cash Management
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) BPR
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) OOD
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Sybase
1 1 (16.67%) Teradata