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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
England / South East
Rank 221 220 254
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +34
Contract jobs citing Front Office 20 37 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.44% 0.097%
As % of the General category 0.85% 1.27% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
Median daily rate £450 £419 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £788 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £450
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.65 - -

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
2362 2917 3103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.02% 35.05% 33.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1568 1667
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 122 96
Median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +43.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +2 15 £250 -16.66%
Oxfordshire +3 5 £500 -31.03%
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 19 (57.58%) Back Office
2 17 (51.52%) Capacity Management
3 16 (48.48%) Functional Testing
3 16 (48.48%) Validation
3 16 (48.48%) Statistics
3 16 (48.48%) Fault Management
3 16 (48.48%) Configuration Management
4 13 (39.39%) Huawei
4 13 (39.39%) People Management
5 7 (21.21%) Finance
6 5 (15.15%) ITIL
7 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.12%) Service Management
7 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
7 4 (12.12%) Process Improvement
7 4 (12.12%) Analytics
7 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (12.12%) RESTful
8 3 (9.09%) Boomi
8 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (9.09%) Billing
8 3 (9.09%) Dell
8 3 (9.09%) ETL
8 3 (9.09%) FTP
9 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (6.06%) Project Management
9 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.06%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)

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 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) FTP
2 1 (3.03%) 3G
2 1 (3.03%) LTE
2 1 (3.03%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.03%) JBehave
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.03%) JUnit
1 1 (3.03%) Maven
General
1 19 (57.58%) Back Office
2 7 (21.21%) Finance
3 3 (9.09%) Billing
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Database Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Developer
3 4 (12.12%) Incident Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Incident Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Senior Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) ETL Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Salesforce Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Salesforce Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Salesforce Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Salesforce Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Finance Business Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Finance Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) IT Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL Process Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) RESTful
2 1 (3.03%) Drools
2 1 (3.03%) J2EE
2 1 (3.03%) J2SE
2 1 (3.03%) Spring
2 1 (3.03%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (48.48%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Capacity Management
2 16 (48.48%) Configuration Management
2 16 (48.48%) Fault Management
2 16 (48.48%) Functional Testing
2 16 (48.48%) Validation
3 13 (39.39%) People Management
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL
5 4 (12.12%) Analytics
5 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
5 4 (12.12%) Process Improvement
5 4 (12.12%) Service Management
6 3 (9.09%) ETL
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.06%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (6.06%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
7 2 (6.06%) Project Management
7 2 (6.06%) Reverse Engineering
8 1 (3.03%) eTOM
8 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.03%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Huawei
2 3 (9.09%) Dell
3 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.03%) Murex
4 1 (3.03%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (3.03%) TIBCO