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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 242 225 181
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -44
Contract jobs citing Front Office 13 8 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.095% 0.47%
As % of the General category 0.42% 0.27% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
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£450 £233 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% -12.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £251 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Front Office
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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
3128 3005 2804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.87% 35.75% 36.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1498 1243
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £239 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 134 168
Average hourly rate £22.25 £18.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £21.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+24.70% -15.00%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015. 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
Berkshire +1 8 £500 +96.07%
Oxfordshire - 1 £575 - 2
Surrey - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 4 (23.53%) Back Office
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Revenue Management
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (17.65%) Investment Management
3 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) UNIX
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) HTTP
4 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
4 2 (11.76%) Apache
4 2 (11.76%) SAP
4 2 (11.76%) XML
4 2 (11.76%) C
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Huawei
4 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) 2G
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 2 (11.76%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) 2G
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
1 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.88%) GSM
2 1 (5.88%) 3G
2 1 (5.88%) SSH
2 1 (5.88%) LTE
2 1 (5.88%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Back Office
3 3 (17.65%) Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Financial Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SAP Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Products Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Data Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) AS400
3 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.88%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Investment Management
2 3 (17.65%) Revenue Management
3 2 (11.76%) Procure-to-pay
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.88%) Predictive Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
1 2 (11.76%) Huawei
1 2 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (5.88%) Dell
2 1 (5.88%) Nortel
2 1 (5.88%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (5.88%) Nokia
2 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.88%) Charles River
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle