The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 246 201 185
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -16
Contract jobs citing Front Office 4 31 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.041% 0.36% 0.75%
As % of the General category 0.12% 1.00% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 7
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£413 £425 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £210 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £800 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £25.17
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +257.56%
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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 South East region.

General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3243 3106 3605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.37% 36.13% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1789 1627 1515
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 116 163
Average hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the South East region.

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -13 1 £270 -44.61% 1
Berkshire -14 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (17.65%) User Experience
3 3 (17.65%) Huawei
3 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 3 (17.65%) Marketing
3 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
3 3 (17.65%) FMCG
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 3 (17.65%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 3 (17.65%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) Back Office
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) 2G
4 2 (11.76%) Spring
4 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
4 2 (11.76%) IVR
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (11.76%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) SAP
4 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 2 (11.76%) JSP
4 2 (11.76%) Web Services
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (11.76%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP SRM
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (5.88%) SunGard AvantGard
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (11.76%) 2G
3 1 (5.88%) LTE
3 1 (5.88%) 4G
3 1 (5.88%) GSM
3 1 (5.88%) 3G
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (17.65%) Back Office
3 3 (17.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Head of Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
3 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
3 2 (11.76%) SAP Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
2 2 (11.76%) JSP
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) Hibernate
2 2 (11.76%) Spring
2 2 (11.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) FMCG
1 3 (17.65%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Social Media
2 2 (11.76%) IVR
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Change Management
1 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
1 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) OO
2 2 (11.76%) CRM
2 2 (11.76%) Service Management
2 2 (11.76%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
3 1 (5.88%) ERP
3 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) PDM
3 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Huawei
2 2 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (11.76%) Remedy
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) Siebel
2 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
3 1 (5.88%) Nokia
3 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) StatPro
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) SunGard
3 1 (5.88%) Nortel
3 1 (5.88%) Charles River