The 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 138 99 131
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +32
Contract jobs citing Front Office 8 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.31% 0.032%
As % of the General category 0.71% 0.96% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
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£350 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £378
% change year-on-year
- +12.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +150.00%
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 West region.

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1126 731 1294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 34.77% 32.50% 41.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 485 867
Average daily rate £393 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.65% +3.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 29 75
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.42% -51.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.79 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -24.13%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Wiltshire -13 2 £319 +112.50%
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) ITIL
2 19 (76.00%) Back Office
3 17 (68.00%) Statistics
3 17 (68.00%) Capacity Planning
3 17 (68.00%) MCP
4 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (64.00%) Windows 7
4 16 (64.00%) Risk Analysis
4 16 (64.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (64.00%) Management Information System
5 15 (60.00%) VMware
5 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (60.00%) SLA
5 15 (60.00%) Service Management
5 15 (60.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (52.00%) Service Delivery
7 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
8 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
8 12 (48.00%) ITSM
9 10 (40.00%) Workflow
10 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (20.00%) Change Management
10 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (16.00%) SAN
11 4 (16.00%) HP
11 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
12 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) assyst
1 1 (4.00%) Eagle PACE
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (76.00%) Back Office
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Network Support
2 11 (44.00%) Support Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Network Engineer
3 8 (32.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 7 (28.00%) Lead Network Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Support Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Support Technician
6 3 (12.00%) Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Technician
8 1 (4.00%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Installation Technician
8 1 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Developer
8 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (4.00%) Report Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Data Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) HTML5
1 1 (4.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (68.00%) Statistics
2 16 (64.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 16 (64.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) UNIX
5 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) ITIL
2 17 (68.00%) Capacity Planning
3 16 (64.00%) Risk Analysis
3 16 (64.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (60.00%) Service Management
5 13 (52.00%) Service Delivery
6 12 (48.00%) ITSM
7 10 (40.00%) Workflow
8 5 (20.00%) Change Management
9 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
10 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (4.00%) Data Management
10 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
10 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
10 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
10 1 (4.00%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (68.00%) MCP
2 15 (60.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (48.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) MCITP
6 2 (8.00%) MCSE
7 1 (4.00%) A+ Certification
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (60.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (60.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) Reuters
4 1 (4.00%) Bloomberg
4 1 (4.00%) FactSet
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle