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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 137 134 109
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -25
Contract jobs citing Front Office 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.094% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the General category 0.31% 0.68% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
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£121 £350 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.42% +133.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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 West region.

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
966 1026 764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.14% 33.83% 35.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 690 501
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 49 26
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +96.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.30 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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
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 28 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Somerset +1 2 - -
Dorset - 1 £121 - 1
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) LatentZero
1 2 (66.67%) thinkFolio
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Fund Accounting
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Straight-Through Processing
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Bloomberg
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (33.33%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) LatentZero
1 2 (66.67%) thinkFolio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Testing Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Fund Accounting
2 1 (33.33%) Straight-Through Processing
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Bloomberg