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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 67 48 39
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -9
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1 28 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 2.73% 3.67%
As % of the General category 0.37% 5.89% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 4
Average daily rate
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- £250 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £378
% change year-on-year
- +12.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +150.00%
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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
273 475 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.34% 46.39% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 205 142
Average daily rate £425 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £169 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +103.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £28.70 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £48.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -24.13%

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 1 September 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 7 (100.00%) Problem Management
2 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (71.43%) Incident Management
4 4 (57.14%) Service Management
4 4 (57.14%) Change Management
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) LDAP
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Juniper
5 2 (28.57%) Remedy
5 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 2 (28.57%) L2TP
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Physics
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) GGSN
5 2 (28.57%) SGSN
5 2 (28.57%) Fault Management
5 2 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (28.57%) Velocent
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
6 1 (14.29%) MGW
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) Time Management
6 1 (14.29%) Network Planning
6 1 (14.29%) Huawei
6 1 (14.29%) SS7

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LDAP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) L2TP
1 2 (28.57%) GGSN
1 2 (28.57%) SGSN
1 2 (28.57%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (14.29%) MGW
2 1 (14.29%) SS7
General
1 6 (85.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Head of Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) CS Core Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Physics
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Problem Management
2 5 (71.43%) Incident Management
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Service Management
3 4 (57.14%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
4 2 (28.57%) Fault Management
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management
5 1 (14.29%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Juniper
1 2 (28.57%) Remedy
1 2 (28.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 2 (28.57%) Velocent
2 1 (14.29%) Huawei