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 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 247 223 180
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -43
Contract jobs citing Front Office 6 14 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.062% 0.17% 0.73%
As % of the General category 0.18% 0.47% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 12
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£426 £563 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.22% +85.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £830 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £443 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +26.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.34
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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
3254 2966 3334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 33.64% 35.08% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1781 1555 1392
Average daily rate £378 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 107 195
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%

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 November 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 26 November 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
Berkshire -7 2 - - 2
Surrey -11 1 £270 -44.61% 2
West Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 4 (26.67%) Finance
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Huawei
2 3 (20.00%) FMCG
2 3 (20.00%) Back Office
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) User Experience
3 2 (13.33%) Procure-to-pay
3 2 (13.33%) Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (13.33%) SAP SRM
3 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (13.33%) Ericsson
3 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 2 (13.33%) 2G
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) LTE
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) PDM

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SAP SRM
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (6.67%) SunGard AvantGard
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (13.33%) 2G
2 1 (6.67%) LTE
2 1 (6.67%) 3G
2 1 (6.67%) GSM
2 1 (6.67%) 4G
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Back Office
3 2 (13.33%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) SAP Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) UX Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Back Office Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) FMCG
1 3 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) IVR
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
2 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.67%) Data Management
2 1 (6.67%) Network Planning
2 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.67%) Information Security
2 1 (6.67%) PDM
2 1 (6.67%) Quality Management
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) CRM
2 1 (6.67%) ERP
2 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Huawei
2 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 2 (13.33%) Ericsson
2 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Siebel
3 1 (6.67%) Nokia
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.67%) StatPro
3 1 (6.67%) Charles River
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) SunGard
3 1 (6.67%) Nortel