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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 114 92 106
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Contract jobs citing Front Office 4 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.55% 0.14%
As % of the General category 0.56% 1.81% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +309.09%
General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
717 607 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 29.27% 30.49% 33.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 281 331
Average daily rate £350 £381 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £542 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 51 36
Average hourly rate £33.55 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.56% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.74 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £47.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
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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 30 July 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) UNIX
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Investment Banking
3 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (36.36%) Sybase
4 3 (27.27%) MS Office
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) SLA
4 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (27.27%) 3G
4 3 (27.27%) 2G
4 3 (27.27%) LTE
4 3 (27.27%) Capacity Management
5 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (18.18%) Network Design
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
5 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
5 2 (18.18%) Release Management
5 2 (18.18%) BCP
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) 3G
1 3 (27.27%) 2G
1 3 (27.27%) LTE
2 2 (18.18%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (9.09%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Technical Leader
1 3 (27.27%) Technical Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Service Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX Support
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) AS400
2 1 (9.09%) Reference Data
2 1 (9.09%) Derivative
2 1 (9.09%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (9.09%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (27.27%) Capacity Management
3 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
3 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) BCP
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Validation
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Fault Management
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VB
2 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Sybase
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Ericsson
5 1 (9.09%) Fidessa
5 1 (9.09%) Charles River