The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 18 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 West Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 113 102 102
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Front Office 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.055% 0.13%
As % of the General category 0.65% 0.18% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.88%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
772 541 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 32.46% 29.53% 34.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 236 342
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £184 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 71 51
Average hourly rate £25.50 £37.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.08% +54.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £15.31 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Front Office
England

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 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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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -8 2 £300 - 2
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 16 (66.67%) CRM
1 16 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 14 (58.33%) Northgate
3 13 (54.17%) MS Office
4 12 (50.00%) Migration
5 10 (41.67%) SQL
6 8 (33.33%) .NET
7 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (25.00%) IIS
7 6 (25.00%) Web Services
7 6 (25.00%) Internet
7 6 (25.00%) WCF
8 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
9 4 (16.67%) SOAP
9 4 (16.67%) HTML
9 4 (16.67%) HTML5
9 4 (16.67%) REST
10 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
10 3 (12.50%) ITIL
10 3 (12.50%) SLA
10 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 2 (8.33%) 3G
11 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
11 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (8.33%) A+ Certification
11 2 (8.33%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 6 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (54.17%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) 3G
2 2 (8.33%) 2G
2 2 (8.33%) LTE
2 2 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (4.17%) RNC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst Programmer
1 11 (45.83%) Programmer
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) Junior
3 6 (25.00%) Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Junior Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst Programmer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Programmer
5 3 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Junior Analyst Programmer
5 3 (12.50%) Junior Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Analyst Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) Junior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (25.00%) Web Services
2 6 (25.00%) WCF
3 4 (16.67%) SOAP
3 4 (16.67%) HTML
3 4 (16.67%) HTML5
3 4 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) CRM
1 16 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Service Continuity Management
4 1 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Release Management
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Validation
4 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Northgate
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (4.17%) Sybase
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
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