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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 68 55 46
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing Front Office 3 20 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.34% 2.05% 3.24%
As % of the General category 1.12% 5.03% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 6
Average daily rate
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- £255 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.00
General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
268 398 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 30.42% 40.86% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 153 151
Average daily rate £400 £368 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +103.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
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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 22 July 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 11 (91.67%) Problem Management
2 8 (66.67%) Change Management
2 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (50.00%) LDAP
3 6 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (50.00%) Juniper
3 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (50.00%) L2TP
3 6 (50.00%) GGSN
3 6 (50.00%) SGSN
3 6 (50.00%) Fault Management
3 6 (50.00%) Performance Management
3 6 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 6 (50.00%) Velocent
4 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Service Management
6 3 (25.00%) SS7
6 3 (25.00%) MGW
7 2 (16.67%) Remedy
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) Physics
7 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (8.33%) C
8 1 (8.33%) GSM
8 1 (8.33%) 3G
8 1 (8.33%) MPLS

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) LDAP
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
1 6 (50.00%) GGSN
1 6 (50.00%) SGSN
1 6 (50.00%) L2TP
2 3 (25.00%) SS7
2 3 (25.00%) MGW
3 2 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (8.33%) 2G
4 1 (8.33%) 4G
4 1 (8.33%) 3G
4 1 (8.33%) MPLS
4 1 (8.33%) GSM
General
1 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) NOC Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Support
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Head of Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IP Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) CS Core Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Physics
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Problem Management
2 8 (66.67%) Change Management
3 6 (50.00%) Fault Management
3 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (50.00%) Performance Management
4 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Service Management
6 2 (16.67%) Project Management
7 1 (8.33%) Time Management
7 1 (8.33%) Network Planning
7 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Juniper
1 6 (50.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 6 (50.00%) Velocent
2 2 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) Huawei