The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Front Office
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 227 249
Rank change year-on-year +3 +22  
Contract jobs citing Front Office 14 50 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.57% 0.22%
As % of the General category 0.51% 1.81% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 6
Median daily rate £425 £425 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £375 £513
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £524 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £525
% change year-on-year +4.93% -22.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 - £65.00

Front Office is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2750 2768 3266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 36.00% 31.42% 34.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1522 1580 1760
Median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +1.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 96 94
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.18 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.54% +0.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.06 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £52.50 £47.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Front Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in the South East

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front Office in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office in the South East

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in the South East over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front Office in the South East

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office in the South East

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -3 6 £625 -
Surrey +4 5 £425 +1.79%
Hampshire +7 3 £311 -26.82%
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 14 (58.33%) Back Office
2 10 (41.67%) Finance
3 7 (29.17%) Facilities Management
4 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (25.00%) Banking
5 5 (20.83%) Oracle
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 4 (16.67%) Validation
6 4 (16.67%) Statistics
6 4 (16.67%) Fault Management
6 4 (16.67%) Capacity Management
6 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Business Transformation
7 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (12.50%) Huawei
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (12.50%) IBM Blueworks
7 3 (12.50%) Coaching
7 3 (12.50%) Planning and Forecasting
7 3 (12.50%) IBM
7 3 (12.50%) Six Sigma
7 3 (12.50%) Remedy
7 3 (12.50%) BPR
7 3 (12.50%) SharePoint

Front Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (8.33%) Boomi
3 1 (4.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) FTP
2 1 (4.17%) 3G
2 1 (4.17%) 4G
2 1 (4.17%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (4.17%) ISUP
2 1 (4.17%) Megaco
2 1 (4.17%) MGW
2 1 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 14 (58.33%) Back Office
2 10 (41.67%) Finance
3 6 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Business Development Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Database Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Development Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Environment And Release Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Environment Manager
3 2 (8.33%) ETL Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (8.33%) IT Trainer
3 2 (8.33%) Junior
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Business Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Release Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Trainer
4 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) Ajax
2 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
2 1 (4.17%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.17%) Derivative
3 1 (4.17%) FMCG
3 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.17%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Facilities Management
2 4 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (16.67%) Fault Management
2 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 4 (16.67%) Statistics
2 4 (16.67%) Validation
3 3 (12.50%) BPR
3 3 (12.50%) Business Transformation
3 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (12.50%) Coaching
3 3 (12.50%) Planning and Forecasting
3 3 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 3 (12.50%) Six Sigma
4 2 (8.33%) Analytics
4 2 (8.33%) ETL
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
1 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) Perl
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.17%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PMO
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Huawei
3 3 (12.50%) IBM
3 3 (12.50%) Remedy
4 2 (8.33%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) JD Edwards
5 1 (4.17%) Nokia
5 1 (4.17%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Sybase