The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
England / West Midlands
Rank 117 121 119
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2  
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.043% 0.15% 0.080%
As % of the General category 0.14% 0.59% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £475 £375 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -18.91%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £440
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.65 - -

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 West Midlands with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 693 681 753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 30.07% 25.38% 30.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 397 378
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 23 62
Median hourly rate £24.50 £19.81 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.70% -31.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £39.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office in the West Midlands

Front Office
Contractor 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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Birmingham -5 1 £475 +26.66% 1
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 6 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Quantitative Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Quantitative Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Six Sigma