The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 217 215 169
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -46
Contract jobs citing Front Office 33 22 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.26% 0.75%
As % of the General category 0.97% 0.70% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 16
Average daily rate £438 £225 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -26.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.88%
General Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3416 3156 3992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 35.27% 37.71% 37.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1779 1477 1760
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 187 213
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Front Office
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +13 31 £438 +94.44% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £253 -
Surrey - 1 £525 - 4
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 25 (59.52%) Problem Management
3 24 (57.14%) Change Management
4 20 (47.62%) Configuration Management
4 20 (47.62%) Fault Management
5 18 (42.86%) Performance Management
6 14 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 13 (30.95%) DNS
8 12 (28.57%) Juniper
9 11 (26.19%) 3G
9 11 (26.19%) 2G
9 11 (26.19%) 4G
10 10 (23.81%) GGSN
10 10 (23.81%) SGSN
10 10 (23.81%) L2TP
10 10 (23.81%) LDAP
10 10 (23.81%) Velocent
11 9 (21.43%) SS7
12 8 (19.05%) SLA
13 7 (16.67%) MGW
14 6 (14.29%) MPLS
15 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (11.90%) Radio Access Network
15 5 (11.90%) Network Architecture
15 5 (11.90%) GSM
15 5 (11.90%) SDH
15 5 (11.90%) Performance Monitoring
16 4 (9.52%) Cisco
16 4 (9.52%) SONET
16 4 (9.52%) DWDM

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (2.38%) CMS
1 1 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) DNS
2 11 (26.19%) 3G
2 11 (26.19%) 2G
2 11 (26.19%) 4G
3 10 (23.81%) GGSN
3 10 (23.81%) SGSN
3 10 (23.81%) L2TP
3 10 (23.81%) LDAP
4 9 (21.43%) SS7
5 7 (16.67%) MGW
6 6 (14.29%) MPLS
7 5 (11.90%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (11.90%) GSM
7 5 (11.90%) SDH
8 4 (9.52%) SONET
8 4 (9.52%) DWDM
8 4 (9.52%) NGN
8 4 (9.52%) RNC
9 3 (7.14%) Ethernet
10 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) NOC Engineer
2 11 (26.19%) Network Support
3 4 (9.52%) Incident Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) NOC Manager
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com Architect
4 1 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (2.38%) C# Programmer
4 1 (2.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (2.38%) Data Integration Specialist
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Programmer
4 1 (2.38%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) IP Engineer
4 1 (2.38%) Integration Specialist
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Developer
4 1 (2.38%) C# Developer
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (2.38%) Architect
4 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) WAP
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (2.38%) Visualforce
3 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Physics
1 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.38%) Replication
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) UNIX
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
1 2 (4.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (59.52%) Problem Management
2 24 (57.14%) Change Management
3 20 (47.62%) Configuration Management
3 20 (47.62%) Fault Management
4 18 (42.86%) Performance Management
5 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (11.90%) Network Architecture
5 5 (11.90%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.14%) Network Management
7 3 (7.14%) Service Management
7 3 (7.14%) ITIL
8 2 (4.76%) CRM
8 2 (4.76%) SOA
8 2 (4.76%) Project Management
8 2 (4.76%) Workflow
8 2 (4.76%) User Stories
8 2 (4.76%) Scrum
9 1 (2.38%) Usability Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) Apex Code
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 12 (28.57%) Juniper
3 10 (23.81%) Velocent
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) Huawei
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.76%) Amdocs
6 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.38%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.38%) Informatica