The 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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
England / West Midlands
Rank - 126 111
Contract jobs citing Front Office 0 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.23% 0.044%
As % of the General category - 0.86% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £365 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £445
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.65 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
702 701 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.15% 26.79% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 418 379
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 52
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £15.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +37.85%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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