The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the South West region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 122 - 133
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Front Office 20 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% - 0.39%
As % of the General category 1.85% - 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 6
Average daily rate £325 - £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.88%
General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1079 819 1475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.88% 34.91% 41.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 554 973
Average daily rate £400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 88
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.75 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.25 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Front Office
England

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front Office across the South West region.

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the South West region.

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Somerset - 17 £325 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 22 (91.67%) ITIL
1 22 (91.67%) Windows
1 22 (91.67%) VMware
1 22 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 22 (91.67%) Windows 7
2 21 (87.50%) MCP
2 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 19 (79.17%) Back Office
3 19 (79.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (79.17%) Statistics
4 18 (75.00%) Risk Analysis
4 18 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
4 18 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (70.83%) Management Information System
6 15 (62.50%) Service Management
6 15 (62.50%) ITSM
7 14 (58.33%) Service Delivery
8 13 (54.17%) SLA
8 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
9 12 (50.00%) SC Cleared
10 10 (41.67%) Workflow
11 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
12 3 (12.50%) Nortel Meridian
12 3 (12.50%) Software Packaging
12 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
12 3 (12.50%) Change Management
12 3 (12.50%) Nortel
12 3 (12.50%) MS Office
12 3 (12.50%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Nortel Meridian
1 3 (12.50%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 19 (79.17%) Back Office
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Network Support
2 11 (45.83%) Support Engineer
3 8 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 8 (33.33%) Network Engineer
4 7 (29.17%) Lead Network Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (16.67%) Service Manager
5 4 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (4.17%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (79.17%) Statistics
2 17 (70.83%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Windows
1 22 (91.67%) Windows 7
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) ITIL
2 19 (79.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (75.00%) Risk Analysis
3 18 (75.00%) Capacity Planning
4 15 (62.50%) Service Management
4 15 (62.50%) ITSM
5 14 (58.33%) Service Delivery
6 10 (41.67%) Workflow
7 3 (12.50%) Change Management
8 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
9 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
Qualifications
1 21 (87.50%) MCP
2 18 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (54.17%) Security Cleared
4 12 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (54.17%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) VMware
2 21 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Nortel
3 3 (12.50%) Apple