The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 18 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 Reading 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 64 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing Front Office 9 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.84% 0.78% 2.29%
As % of the General category 2.21% 1.81% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Average daily rate - £225 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.88%
General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
408 331 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 37.99% 42.88% 39.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 121 123
Average daily rate £375 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +2.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £160 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £442 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 13
Average hourly rate £26.13 £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.16% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £13.50 £8.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.08 £30.05 £23.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Front Office
Berkshire

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (80.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (60.00%) Fault Management
2 6 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 6 (60.00%) GGSN
2 6 (60.00%) SGSN
2 6 (60.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 6 (60.00%) LDAP
2 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (60.00%) L2TP
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
2 6 (60.00%) Change Management
2 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (60.00%) Velocent
3 3 (30.00%) SS7
3 3 (30.00%) MGW
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Physics
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) 2G
4 2 (20.00%) 3G
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) Back Office
5 1 (10.00%) SLA
5 1 (10.00%) GSM

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) GGSN
1 6 (60.00%) SGSN
1 6 (60.00%) LDAP
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
1 6 (60.00%) L2TP
2 3 (30.00%) SS7
2 3 (30.00%) MGW
3 2 (20.00%) 2G
3 2 (20.00%) 3G
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) GSM
4 1 (10.00%) 4G
4 1 (10.00%) LTE
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) NOC Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Support
2 3 (30.00%) Incident Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IP Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) CS Core Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Physics
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (60.00%) Fault Management
2 6 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 6 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (60.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 6 (60.00%) Juniper
1 6 (60.00%) Velocent