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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank - 53 40
Contract jobs citing Front Office 0 30 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 2.95% 4.50%
As % of the General category - 6.56% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 4
Average daily rate
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- £250 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
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
257 457 659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.57% 44.94% 47.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 209 144
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.98% +118.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 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 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (100.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Remedy
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Physics
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Huawei

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 4 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Head of Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Support
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Physics
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (100.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) Huawei