The 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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 45 71 77
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +6
Contract jobs citing Front Office 31 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.15% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the General category 9.63% 0.38% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £445 £413
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Front Office
Berkshire

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

General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
322 264 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 32.69% 30.14% 41.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 122 189
Average daily rate £400 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 11
Average hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.47% +183.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £42.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the Reading region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 23 (60.53%) SLA
1 23 (60.53%) Incident Management
1 23 (60.53%) Ticket Management
2 19 (50.00%) ITIL
2 19 (50.00%) Service Management
3 17 (44.74%) Huawei
4 16 (42.11%) CRM
4 16 (42.11%) Billing
5 12 (31.58%) Validation
5 12 (31.58%) Statistics
5 12 (31.58%) Back Office
5 12 (31.58%) Capacity Management
6 10 (26.32%) Diameter Protocol
6 10 (26.32%) VoIP
6 10 (26.32%) SMTP
6 10 (26.32%) SNMP
6 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
6 10 (26.32%) DNS
6 10 (26.32%) Problem Management
7 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Fault Management
7 5 (13.16%) Network Design
7 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.26%) Change Management
8 2 (5.26%) HP
8 2 (5.26%) OpenLink
8 2 (5.26%) Endur
8 2 (5.26%) VBA
8 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Diameter Protocol
1 10 (26.32%) DNS
1 10 (26.32%) SMTP
1 10 (26.32%) SNMP
1 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
1 10 (26.32%) VoIP
General
1 16 (42.11%) Billing
2 12 (31.58%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (60.53%) Incident Manager
2 12 (31.58%) Back Office Engineer
3 9 (23.68%) ICT Manager
4 1 (2.63%) Banking Project Manager
4 1 (2.63%) Business Process Owner
4 1 (2.63%) Business Process Support
4 1 (2.63%) Endur Manager
4 1 (2.63%) Finance Manager
4 1 (2.63%) Finance Project Manager
4 1 (2.63%) IT Finance Manager
4 1 (2.63%) IT Manager
4 1 (2.63%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (2.63%) OpenLink Manager
4 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
4 1 (2.63%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Statistics
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Incident Management
1 23 (60.53%) Ticket Management
2 19 (50.00%) ITIL
2 19 (50.00%) Service Management
3 16 (42.11%) CRM
4 12 (31.58%) Capacity Management
4 12 (31.58%) Validation
5 10 (26.32%) Problem Management
6 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
6 5 (13.16%) Fault Management
6 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Network Design
7 2 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (5.26%) People Management
7 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.63%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (60.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Huawei
2 2 (5.26%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) OpenLink