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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 223 234 260
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +26
Contract jobs citing Front Office 23 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.31% 0.091%
As % of the General category 0.91% 0.93% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 4
Median daily rate £375 £350 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -21.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £421
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £413 £445
% change year-on-year
-10.54% -7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
2521 3131 3316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.57% 33.22% 33.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1385 1672 1794
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 105 118
Median hourly rate £27.00 £26.02 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +23.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-15.12% +10.00%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +9 18 £250 -23.07%
Oxfordshire - 4 £500 -
Hampshire +13 1 £375 +4.16%
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 22 (53.66%) Back Office
2 19 (46.34%) Statistics
3 16 (39.02%) Capacity Management
4 15 (36.59%) Functional Testing
4 15 (36.59%) Fault Management
4 15 (36.59%) Validation
4 15 (36.59%) Configuration Management
5 14 (34.15%) People Management
6 13 (31.71%) Huawei
7 10 (24.39%) Finance
8 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (14.63%) Service Management
9 6 (14.63%) ITIL
10 5 (12.20%) Java
10 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
10 5 (12.20%) Maven
11 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
11 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
11 4 (9.76%) Refactoring
11 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
11 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
11 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (9.76%) KDB
11 4 (9.76%) Visualisation
11 4 (9.76%) Open Source
11 4 (9.76%) AngularJS
11 4 (9.76%) Esper
11 4 (9.76%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (9.76%) Hedge funds
11 4 (9.76%) SciPy

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (4.88%) FTP
3 1 (2.44%) 3G
3 1 (2.44%) LTE
3 1 (2.44%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) KDB
1 4 (9.76%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Maven
2 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.44%) JBehave
2 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.44%) JUnit
General
1 22 (53.66%) Back Office
2 10 (24.39%) Finance
3 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Support Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Incident Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Problem Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Quantitative Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Incident Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Database Developer
6 2 (4.88%) ETL Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Salesforce Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Salesforce Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Salesforce Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Salesforce Business Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Change Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) AngularJS
1 4 (9.76%) Esper
1 4 (9.76%) NumPy
1 4 (9.76%) Pandas
1 4 (9.76%) Pyramid
1 4 (9.76%) SciPy
2 3 (7.32%) RESTful
3 1 (2.44%) Drools
3 1 (2.44%) J2EE
3 1 (2.44%) J2SE
3 1 (2.44%) Spring
3 1 (2.44%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (46.34%) Statistics
2 4 (9.76%) Algorithms
2 4 (9.76%) Hedge funds
2 4 (9.76%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Capacity Management
2 15 (36.59%) Configuration Management
2 15 (36.59%) Fault Management
2 15 (36.59%) Functional Testing
2 15 (36.59%) Validation
3 14 (34.15%) People Management
4 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (14.63%) ITIL
5 6 (14.63%) Service Management
6 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.76%) Data Acquisition
6 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
6 4 (9.76%) OO
6 4 (9.76%) Open Source
6 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
6 4 (9.76%) Quantitative Trading
6 4 (9.76%) Refactoring
6 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.76%) Time Series Analysis
6 4 (9.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) Java
2 4 (9.76%) C
2 4 (9.76%) C++
2 4 (9.76%) Python
3 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Huawei
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) Dell
3 2 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.44%) Murex
4 1 (2.44%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (2.44%) TIBCO