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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 231 259 222
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -37
Contract jobs citing Front Office 47 8 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.079% 0.35%
As % of the General category 1.49% 0.23% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 4
Median daily rate £650 - £438
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £900 - £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £440 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
3157 3469 3293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 32.81% 34.39% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 1787 1737
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 88 125
Median hourly rate £24.50 £20.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.51% -12.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.02 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.76%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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
Berkshire +36 36 £825 - 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £444 -
Hampshire - 5 £425 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 36 (40.91%) SLA
1 36 (40.91%) Incident Management
1 36 (40.91%) Ticket Management
2 32 (36.36%) ITIL
2 32 (36.36%) Service Management
3 27 (30.68%) Back Office
4 25 (28.41%) CRM
5 22 (25.00%) Billing
6 21 (23.86%) Huawei
7 20 (22.73%) Statistics
8 17 (19.32%) Validation
8 17 (19.32%) Capacity Management
9 16 (18.18%) Network Design
10 14 (15.91%) Finance
10 14 (15.91%) Diameter Protocol
11 12 (13.64%) Project Management
12 11 (12.50%) Fault Management
12 11 (12.50%) Configuration Management
12 11 (12.50%) Functional Testing
13 8 (9.09%) People Management
13 8 (9.09%) VoIP
13 8 (9.09%) SMTP
13 8 (9.09%) SNMP
13 8 (9.09%) TCP/IP
13 8 (9.09%) DNS
13 8 (9.09%) Problem Management
13 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (7.95%) SQL
14 7 (7.95%) Change Management
14 7 (7.95%) Business Transformation

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 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.14%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) Diameter Protocol
2 8 (9.09%) DNS
2 8 (9.09%) SMTP
2 8 (9.09%) SNMP
2 8 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 8 (9.09%) VoIP
3 6 (6.82%) 3G
3 6 (6.82%) 4G
3 6 (6.82%) INAP
3 6 (6.82%) LDAP
3 6 (6.82%) SIGTRAN
4 5 (5.68%) LTE
4 5 (5.68%) MGW
5 3 (3.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.27%) KDB
3 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.14%) QlikView
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Maven
2 1 (1.14%) ERwin
General
1 27 (30.68%) Back Office
2 22 (25.00%) Billing
3 14 (15.91%) Finance
4 3 (3.41%) Banking
4 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (40.91%) Incident Manager
2 13 (14.77%) Analyst
3 12 (13.64%) Back Office Engineer
3 12 (13.64%) ICT Manager
4 5 (5.68%) Data Analyst
4 5 (5.68%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.55%) Developer
5 4 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
5 4 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (3.41%) Business Analyst
6 3 (3.41%) IT Manager
6 3 (3.41%) Mobile Engineer
6 3 (3.41%) Services Director
6 3 (3.41%) Transformation Director
7 2 (2.27%) Data Integration Analyst
7 2 (2.27%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (2.27%) Service Analyst
7 2 (2.27%) SQL Data Analyst
7 2 (2.27%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) SOAP
1 6 (6.82%) SPML
2 4 (4.55%) .NET
2 4 (4.55%) WCF
3 3 (3.41%) WPF
4 2 (2.27%) AngularJS
4 2 (2.27%) Esper
4 2 (2.27%) NumPy
4 2 (2.27%) Pandas
4 2 (2.27%) Pyramid
4 2 (2.27%) SciPy
4 2 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.73%) Statistics
2 4 (4.55%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.41%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.41%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.27%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.27%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.14%) Derivative
5 1 (1.14%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.14%) Physics
5 1 (1.14%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.91%) Incident Management
1 36 (40.91%) Ticket Management
2 32 (36.36%) ITIL
2 32 (36.36%) Service Management
3 25 (28.41%) CRM
4 17 (19.32%) Capacity Management
4 17 (19.32%) Validation
5 16 (18.18%) Network Design
6 12 (13.64%) Project Management
7 11 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 11 (12.50%) Fault Management
7 11 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (9.09%) People Management
8 8 (9.09%) Problem Management
9 7 (7.95%) Business Transformation
9 7 (7.95%) Change Management
9 7 (7.95%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (6.82%) High Availability
10 6 (6.82%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.95%) SQL
2 4 (4.55%) C#
3 2 (2.27%) C
3 2 (2.27%) C++
3 2 (2.27%) Java
3 2 (2.27%) Python
3 2 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (6.82%) HNC
1 6 (6.82%) HND
2 2 (2.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (40.91%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (23.86%) Huawei
2 6 (6.82%) Nokia
3 3 (3.41%) Tableau
4 2 (2.27%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.27%) Charles River
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle
5 1 (1.14%) Murex
5 1 (1.14%) OpenLink
5 1 (1.14%) Wall Street Systems