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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 121 101 112
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +11
Contract jobs citing Front Office 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.28% 0.086%
As % of the General category 0.40% 0.99% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate
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- £368 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
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 West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
753 609 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.80% 28.89% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 293 330
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £197 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 39 50
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -20.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -24.56%

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 17 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
Birmingham -5 1 - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Sybase
3 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (20.00%) 4G
5 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) LTE
5 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (20.00%) 2G
5 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (20.00%) Network Design
5 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (20.00%) Release Management
5 2 (20.00%) Fault Management
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) 4G
1 2 (20.00%) LTE
1 2 (20.00%) 2G
1 2 (20.00%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Leader
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Support
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) AS400
2 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (10.00%) Derivative
2 1 (10.00%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (10.00%) Equities
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (20.00%) Fault Management
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) BCP
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Sybase
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Fidessa
3 1 (10.00%) Charles River