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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 241 246 245
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Front Office 26 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.30% 0.075%
As % of the General category 0.92% 0.83% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 6
Median daily rate £418 £563 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £412 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £730 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +209.52%
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
2813 3515 3204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.09% 35.91% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1606 2051 1738
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.06% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 116 91
Median hourly rate £23.68 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.13% +19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £11.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.32 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.80 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.80% +11.11%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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
Oxfordshire - 10 £410 - 2
Berkshire +7 8 - -
Surrey -2 5 £400 -33.33%
Hampshire -11 1 £425 -17.07% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 35 (43.75%) Back Office
2 24 (30.00%) Statistics
3 22 (27.50%) Finance
4 21 (26.25%) Network Design
5 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (21.25%) Service Management
6 17 (21.25%) ITIL
7 16 (20.00%) SLA
7 16 (20.00%) Capacity Management
8 15 (18.75%) Functional Testing
8 15 (18.75%) Fault Management
8 15 (18.75%) Ticket Management
8 15 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 15 (18.75%) Validation
8 15 (18.75%) Incident Management
9 14 (17.50%) People Management
10 13 (16.25%) Visualisation
11 12 (15.00%) Java
12 11 (13.75%) Oracle
12 11 (13.75%) Project Management
12 11 (13.75%) Maven
12 11 (13.75%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (13.75%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (12.50%) Hedge funds
13 10 (12.50%) Open Source
13 10 (12.50%) SciPy
13 10 (12.50%) NumPy
13 10 (12.50%) MongoDB
13 10 (12.50%) AngularJS
13 10 (12.50%) Esper

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 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.25%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.25%) Sage CRM
1 1 (1.25%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.25%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) 3G
1 8 (10.00%) 4G
1 8 (10.00%) Diameter Protocol
1 8 (10.00%) INAP
1 8 (10.00%) LDAP
1 8 (10.00%) SIGTRAN
2 7 (8.75%) LTE
2 7 (8.75%) MGW
3 4 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) KDB
1 10 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (13.75%) Maven
2 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.25%) ERwin
2 1 (1.25%) JBehave
2 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.25%) JIRA
2 1 (1.25%) JUnit
2 1 (1.25%) TestComplete
General
1 35 (43.75%) Back Office
2 22 (27.50%) Finance
3 10 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.25%) Billing
5 3 (3.75%) Banking
5 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (21.25%) Developer
2 15 (18.75%) Incident Manager
3 11 (13.75%) Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Quantitative Developer
5 9 (11.25%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Database Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Packet Switch Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Problem Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Switch Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) ITIL Incident Manager
8 3 (3.75%) ITIL Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Mobile Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Voice Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) Business Process Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 10 (12.50%) Esper
1 10 (12.50%) NumPy
1 10 (12.50%) Pandas
1 10 (12.50%) Pyramid
1 10 (12.50%) SciPy
2 8 (10.00%) SOAP
2 8 (10.00%) SPML
3 1 (1.25%) .NET
3 1 (1.25%) Drools
3 1 (1.25%) FpML
3 1 (1.25%) J2EE
3 1 (1.25%) J2SE
3 1 (1.25%) RESTful
3 1 (1.25%) Spring
3 1 (1.25%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.25%) WCF
3 1 (1.25%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) WPF
3 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (30.00%) Statistics
2 13 (16.25%) Visualisation
3 10 (12.50%) Algorithms
3 10 (12.50%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.50%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.25%) BYOD
6 1 (1.25%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (1.25%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) Network Design
2 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (21.25%) ITIL
3 17 (21.25%) Service Management
4 16 (20.00%) Capacity Management
5 15 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 15 (18.75%) Fault Management
5 15 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 15 (18.75%) Incident Management
5 15 (18.75%) Ticket Management
5 15 (18.75%) Validation
6 14 (17.50%) People Management
7 11 (13.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (13.75%) Project Management
7 11 (13.75%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (12.50%) OO
8 10 (12.50%) Refactoring
8 10 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.00%) Java
2 10 (12.50%) C
2 10 (12.50%) C++
2 10 (12.50%) Python
3 6 (7.50%) SQL
3 6 (7.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.50%) VBA
5 1 (1.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) HNC
1 8 (10.00%) HND
2 7 (8.75%) Degree
3 1 (1.25%) ISEB
3 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.25%) PMP
3 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.00%) SLA
2 4 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Oracle
2 8 (10.00%) Nokia
3 7 (8.75%) Huawei
4 5 (6.25%) Tableau
5 3 (3.75%) Bloomberg
5 3 (3.75%) Charles River
6 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.50%) Reuters
6 2 (2.50%) SunGard
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco
7 1 (1.25%) Citrix
7 1 (1.25%) FactSet
7 1 (1.25%) FrontRange
7 1 (1.25%) HP
7 1 (1.25%) Lagan
7 1 (1.25%) Murex
7 1 (1.25%) Northgate
7 1 (1.25%) Oneserve
7 1 (1.25%) Sage
7 1 (1.25%) SAP