Period
to 21 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 6 months to 21 February 2020 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 519 590 544
Rank change year-on-year +71 -46 +8
Contract jobs citing Front Office 23 64 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.060% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the General category 0.18% 0.35% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 36 77
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £386 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.74% -14.17% +16.88%
10th Percentile £248 £173 £354
90th Percentile £880 £594 £576
UK median daily rate £650 £650 £625
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK median hourly rate £28.97 £15.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +93.10% -33.33% +35.14%

Front Office is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 12,594 18,390 19,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 33.07% 34.71% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,310 11,102 11,672
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.23% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £225 £269 £250
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £478 £470
% change year-on-year -0.52% +1.60% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 838 840
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.16 £20.24 £21.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.41% -6.30% +8.00%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.00 £48.75 £48.21
UK median hourly rate £22.36 £22.00 £21.85
% change year-on-year +1.64% +0.71% +4.02%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Front Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in the UK excluding London

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office in the UK excluding London

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front Office in the UK excluding London

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office in the UK excluding London

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 21 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Scotland +4 9 £375 -6.25% 2
South East +81 6 £420 -20.19% 2
North of England +65 5 £700 +47.37% 1
North East - 4 £738 - 1
South West +29 2 - -
North West +30 1 £700 +47.37%
Northern Ireland +11 1 £460 +18.71%
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 10 (43.48%) Back Office
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) Degree
3 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
3 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
4 4 (17.39%) System Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Test Management
4 4 (17.39%) Publishing
4 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 4 (17.39%) Cisco
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.04%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) WAN
5 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
5 3 (13.04%) RIP
5 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.04%) OSPF
5 3 (13.04%) BGP
5 3 (13.04%) Firewall
5 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
5 3 (13.04%) Selenium
5 3 (13.04%) Java
5 3 (13.04%) IGMP
5 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
5 3 (13.04%) Fortinet
5 3 (13.04%) Azure
5 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture

Front Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 1 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) Markit EDM
1 1 (4.35%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Azure
1 3 (13.04%) Serverless
2 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) BGP
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
1 3 (13.04%) IGMP
1 3 (13.04%) Multicast
1 3 (13.04%) OSPF
1 3 (13.04%) RIP
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.04%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) 3G
2 1 (4.35%) 4G
2 1 (4.35%) 5G
2 1 (4.35%) CTI
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
2 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
1 3 (13.04%) Selenium
1 3 (13.04%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (43.48%) Back Office
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
3 4 (17.39%) Publishing
4 2 (8.70%) Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Public Sector
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Automation Tester
2 4 (17.39%) Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Deployment Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Qualitative Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Quantitative Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) CRM Manager
5 1 (4.35%) CRM Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (4.35%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) CSS3
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) HTML5
1 1 (4.35%) Node.js
1 1 (4.35%) React
1 1 (4.35%) WCF
1 1 (4.35%) WF
1 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Derivative
1 2 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
3 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
3 4 (17.39%) System Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Test Management
4 3 (13.04%) High-Frequency Trading
4 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
4 3 (13.04%) Low Latency
4 3 (13.04%) Network Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
4 3 (13.04%) SDET
5 2 (8.70%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (8.70%) Machine Learning
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) OO
5 2 (8.70%) Project Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Validation
5 2 (8.70%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) ISEB
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.70%) PhD
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.35%) PMP
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Ansible
1 3 (13.04%) Endace
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) Arista
2 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
2 3 (13.04%) Fortinet
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
3 1 (4.35%) Huawei
3 1 (4.35%) Nokia
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle