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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 142 104 132
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +28
Contract jobs citing Front Office 3 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.091% 0.48% 0.032%
As % of the General category 0.25% 1.49% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
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£375 £229 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.49% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £25.17
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +257.56%
Front Office
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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
1180 737 1267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 35.65% 32.07% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 514 835
Average daily rate £400 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £548 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 35 69
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.75 £18.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.74 £41.50 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 October 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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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
Wiltshire -8 1 £450 +200.00% 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) SLA
3 9 (60.00%) ITIL
3 9 (60.00%) Back Office
4 8 (53.33%) Service Management
4 8 (53.33%) Service Delivery
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (46.67%) MCP
5 7 (46.67%) Statistics
5 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
5 7 (46.67%) Risk Analysis
5 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (46.67%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (33.33%) Change Management
7 5 (33.33%) ITSM
7 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (33.33%) Workflow
7 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
8 4 (26.67%) SAN
8 4 (26.67%) HP
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) assyst
1 1 (6.67%) Eagle PACE
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (60.00%) Back Office
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Lead Network Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Network Support
2 4 (26.67%) Support Technician
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Installation Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Report Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CSS3
1 1 (6.67%) HTML5
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Statistics
1 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) UNIX
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 8 (53.33%) Service Management
2 8 (53.33%) Service Delivery
3 7 (46.67%) Risk Analysis
3 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (33.33%) Change Management
4 5 (33.33%) ITSM
4 5 (33.33%) Workflow
5 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Data Management
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.67%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (46.67%) MCP
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (13.33%) MCITP
3 2 (13.33%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) FactSet
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Reuters
4 1 (6.67%) Bloomberg