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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
England / West Midlands
Rank - 116 101
Contract jobs citing Front Office 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.29% 0.094%
As % of the General category - 1.00% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Median daily rate - £370 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -45.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £450
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
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
731 697 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 31.01% 28.72% 32.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 388 380
Median daily rate £413 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 38
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.25 £27.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% -23.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £15.82 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.50 £34.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

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