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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 217 250 233
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -17
Contract jobs citing Front Office 40 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.17% 0.082%
As % of the General category 1.33% 0.50% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 1
Average daily rate £425 £450 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +76.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £445 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Front Office
England

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
3006 3202 3049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.60% 34.02% 35.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1644 1686 1532
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 88 147
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +33 31 £800 +60.00% 1
Hampshire - 7 £419 - 1
Oxfordshire +2 1 £725 +26.08% 3
Surrey -3 1 £850 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 24 (38.10%) SLA
1 24 (38.10%) Incident Management
1 24 (38.10%) Ticket Management
2 20 (31.75%) ITIL
2 20 (31.75%) CRM
2 20 (31.75%) Service Management
3 17 (26.98%) Billing
3 17 (26.98%) Huawei
4 16 (25.40%) Back Office
5 15 (23.81%) Validation
5 15 (23.81%) Statistics
5 15 (23.81%) Capacity Management
6 10 (15.87%) Problem Management
6 10 (15.87%) VoIP
6 10 (15.87%) SMTP
6 10 (15.87%) SNMP
6 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
6 10 (15.87%) DNS
6 10 (15.87%) Diameter Protocol
7 9 (14.29%) Finance
8 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (12.70%) Configuration Management
8 8 (12.70%) Fault Management
8 8 (12.70%) Functional Testing
8 8 (12.70%) Network Design
9 7 (11.11%) SQL
10 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
10 6 (9.52%) Banking
10 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (9.52%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Endur
2 1 (1.59%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) Diameter Protocol
1 10 (15.87%) DNS
1 10 (15.87%) SMTP
1 10 (15.87%) SNMP
1 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
1 10 (15.87%) VoIP
2 2 (3.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 17 (26.98%) Billing
2 16 (25.40%) Back Office
3 9 (14.29%) Finance
4 6 (9.52%) Banking
5 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (38.10%) Incident Manager
2 15 (23.81%) Back Office Engineer
3 10 (15.87%) Analyst
3 10 (15.87%) ICT Manager
4 6 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) IT Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) IT Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.17%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Data Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Data Integration Manager
6 2 (3.17%) Data Manager
6 2 (3.17%) Developer
6 2 (3.17%) Integration Manager
6 2 (3.17%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) .NET
2 4 (6.35%) AngularJS
2 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.17%) CSS
3 2 (3.17%) CSS3
3 2 (3.17%) Entity Framework
3 2 (3.17%) HTML
3 2 (3.17%) HTML5
3 2 (3.17%) jQuery
4 1 (1.59%) WCF
4 1 (1.59%) Web Services
4 1 (1.59%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Statistics
2 4 (6.35%) Data Integration
3 3 (4.76%) Derivative
3 3 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Fixed Income
4 2 (3.17%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.59%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) Incident Management
1 24 (38.10%) Ticket Management
2 20 (31.75%) CRM
2 20 (31.75%) ITIL
2 20 (31.75%) Service Management
3 15 (23.81%) Capacity Management
3 15 (23.81%) Validation
4 10 (15.87%) Problem Management
5 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.70%) Configuration Management
5 8 (12.70%) Fault Management
5 8 (12.70%) Functional Testing
5 8 (12.70%) Network Design
6 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.52%) Waterfall
7 5 (7.94%) Asset Management
8 4 (6.35%) Data Governance
8 4 (6.35%) Data Management
8 4 (6.35%) Data Migration
8 4 (6.35%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.76%) C#
4 2 (3.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (38.10%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) Huawei
2 2 (3.17%) Charles River
2 2 (3.17%) HP
2 2 (3.17%) OpenLink
3 1 (1.59%) Bloomberg
3 1 (1.59%) Murex
3 1 (1.59%) Wall Street Systems
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