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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 234 189 158
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -31
Contract jobs citing Front Office 9 59 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.097% 0.68% 0.94%
As % of the General category 0.29% 1.83% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 11
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£525 £241 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+117.61% +20.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £134 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £410 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +150.00%
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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
3134 3217 3775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.77% 36.83% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1710 1646 1595
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 102 124
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% +32.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.97 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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
Hampshire - 4 £600 -
Surrey -7 2 £270 -36.47% 1
Berkshire -39 2 £475 +104.30%
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 9 (40.91%) Problem Management
3 7 (31.82%) Change Management
4 6 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 4 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (18.18%) Fault Management
5 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
5 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) Back Office
6 3 (13.64%) Service Management
6 3 (13.64%) 2G
6 3 (13.64%) Finance
6 3 (13.64%) C#
6 3 (13.64%) .NET
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
6 3 (13.64%) FMCG
6 3 (13.64%) Marketing
6 3 (13.64%) Huawei
6 3 (13.64%) User Experience
6 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (9.09%) Velocent
7 2 (9.09%) MGW
7 2 (9.09%) Social Media
7 2 (9.09%) 4G
7 2 (9.09%) GGSN
7 2 (9.09%) SGSN
7 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
7 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (4.55%) SunGard AvantGard
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (13.64%) 2G
3 2 (9.09%) MGW
3 2 (9.09%) 4G
3 2 (9.09%) GGSN
3 2 (9.09%) SGSN
3 2 (9.09%) GSM
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) 3G
3 2 (9.09%) LDAP
3 2 (9.09%) L2TP
3 2 (9.09%) SS7
4 1 (4.55%) SONET
4 1 (4.55%) DWDM
4 1 (4.55%) MPLS
4 1 (4.55%) SDH
4 1 (4.55%) LTE
4 1 (4.55%) NGN
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.64%) Back Office
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Network Support
1 4 (18.18%) NOC Engineer
1 4 (18.18%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Head of Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Support
4 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Data Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) Spring
2 2 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (9.09%) JSP
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) HTML
2 2 (9.09%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) FMCG
1 3 (13.64%) User Experience
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Social Media
2 2 (9.09%) IVR
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Physics
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Problem Management
2 7 (31.82%) Change Management
3 4 (18.18%) Fault Management
3 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
3 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 2 (9.09%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security
6 1 (4.55%) PDM
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.55%) DSDM
6 1 (4.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
1 1 (4.55%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 3 (13.64%) Huawei
3 2 (9.09%) Velocent
3 2 (9.09%) Juniper
3 2 (9.09%) Ericsson
3 2 (9.09%) JBoss
3 2 (9.09%) Siebel
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) Remedy
4 1 (4.55%) Charles River
4 1 (4.55%) Nokia
4 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.55%) StatPro
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) SunGard
4 1 (4.55%) Nortel