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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 225 240 242
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs citing Front Office 44 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.32% 0.13%
As % of the General category 1.57% 0.93% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 9
Median daily rate £425 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £490 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £710 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 -
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
2808 3346 3209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.65% 34.98% 35.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1586 1887 1714
Median daily rate £406 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 101 110
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 July 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 July 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 - 17 £424 -
Berkshire -5 13 - -
Surrey +2 9 £418 -30.41%
Hampshire -7 3 £425 -17.07%
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 July 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 34 (36.96%) Back Office
2 24 (26.09%) Finance
2 24 (26.09%) Statistics
3 22 (23.91%) Service Management
3 22 (23.91%) ITIL
4 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (21.74%) Network Design
5 20 (21.74%) Incident Management
5 20 (21.74%) SLA
5 20 (21.74%) Ticket Management
6 14 (15.22%) CRM
6 14 (15.22%) Validation
6 14 (15.22%) Visualisation
6 14 (15.22%) Capacity Management
7 13 (14.13%) Fault Management
7 13 (14.13%) People Management
7 13 (14.13%) Functional Testing
7 13 (14.13%) Java
7 13 (14.13%) Configuration Management
7 13 (14.13%) Project Management
8 12 (13.04%) Oracle
8 12 (13.04%) OO
8 12 (13.04%) Maven
9 11 (11.96%) Software Engineering
9 11 (11.96%) Python
9 11 (11.96%) Linux
9 11 (11.96%) C
9 11 (11.96%) C++
9 11 (11.96%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (11.96%) AngularJS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Office
2 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.09%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (1.09%) Endur
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.09%) Sage CRM
1 1 (1.09%) SAP CRM
1 1 (1.09%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) 3G
1 8 (8.70%) 4G
1 8 (8.70%) Diameter Protocol
1 8 (8.70%) INAP
1 8 (8.70%) LDAP
1 8 (8.70%) SIGTRAN
2 7 (7.61%) LTE
2 7 (7.61%) MGW
3 4 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.09%) FTP
4 1 (1.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) KDB
1 11 (11.96%) MongoDB
2 6 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.09%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Maven
2 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.09%) ERwin
2 1 (1.09%) JBehave
2 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.09%) JIRA
2 1 (1.09%) JUnit
2 1 (1.09%) TestComplete
General
1 34 (36.96%) Back Office
2 24 (26.09%) Finance
3 10 (10.87%) Billing
3 10 (10.87%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.35%) Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (21.74%) Incident Manager
2 19 (20.65%) Developer
3 13 (14.13%) Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) Quantitative Developer
5 7 (7.61%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Data Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Database Developer
7 5 (5.43%) ICT Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Packet Switch Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Problem Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Switch Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) ITIL Incident Manager
9 3 (3.26%) ITIL Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Mobile Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Services Director
9 3 (3.26%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Transformation Director
9 3 (3.26%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) AngularJS
1 11 (11.96%) Esper
1 11 (11.96%) NumPy
1 11 (11.96%) Pandas
1 11 (11.96%) Pyramid
1 11 (11.96%) SciPy
2 8 (8.70%) SOAP
2 8 (8.70%) SPML
3 4 (4.35%) .NET
3 4 (4.35%) WCF
4 3 (3.26%) WPF
5 2 (2.17%) Web Services
6 1 (1.09%) Drools
6 1 (1.09%) FpML
6 1 (1.09%) J2EE
6 1 (1.09%) J2SE
6 1 (1.09%) RESTful
6 1 (1.09%) Spring
6 1 (1.09%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.09%) Statistics
2 14 (15.22%) Visualisation
3 11 (11.96%) Algorithms
3 11 (11.96%) Hedge funds
4 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.26%) Mathematics
5 3 (3.26%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.17%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.09%) BYOD
7 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.09%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.09%) Physics
7 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.09%) Windows
2 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.91%) ITIL
1 22 (23.91%) Service Management
2 21 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (21.74%) Incident Management
3 20 (21.74%) Network Design
3 20 (21.74%) Ticket Management
4 14 (15.22%) Capacity Management
4 14 (15.22%) CRM
4 14 (15.22%) Validation
5 13 (14.13%) Configuration Management
5 13 (14.13%) Fault Management
5 13 (14.13%) Functional Testing
5 13 (14.13%) People Management
5 13 (14.13%) Project Management
6 12 (13.04%) OO
7 11 (11.96%) Data Acquisition
7 11 (11.96%) Quantitative Trading
7 11 (11.96%) Refactoring
7 11 (11.96%) Software Engineering
7 11 (11.96%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.13%) Java
2 11 (11.96%) C
2 11 (11.96%) C++
2 11 (11.96%) Python
3 8 (8.70%) SQL
4 6 (6.52%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.35%) C#
6 2 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (8.70%) Degree
1 8 (8.70%) HNC
1 8 (8.70%) HND
2 1 (1.09%) ISEB
2 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.09%) PMP
2 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.74%) SLA
2 4 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (13.04%) Oracle
2 8 (8.70%) Nokia
3 7 (7.61%) Huawei
4 5 (5.43%) Tableau
5 3 (3.26%) Bloomberg
5 3 (3.26%) Charles River
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.17%) Reuters
6 2 (2.17%) SunGard
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco
7 1 (1.09%) Citrix
7 1 (1.09%) FactSet
7 1 (1.09%) FrontRange
7 1 (1.09%) HP
7 1 (1.09%) Lagan
7 1 (1.09%) Murex
7 1 (1.09%) Northgate
7 1 (1.09%) Oneserve
7 1 (1.09%) OpenLink
7 1 (1.09%) SAP