The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Canary Wharf 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 16 9 17
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Front Office 8 56 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 5.19% 15.82% 10.10%
As % of the General category 7.48% 19.79% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 51 31
Average daily rate £270 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £525 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £770 £700 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.88%
General Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
107 283 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 69.48% 79.94% 68.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 231 177
Average daily rate £500 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £371 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.11% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Front Office
London

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front Office across the Canary Wharf region.

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the Canary Wharf region.

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Degree
3 6 (40.00%) Banking
4 5 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (33.33%) Resource Management
4 5 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) C#
6 3 (20.00%) Derivative
6 3 (20.00%) Fixed Income
7 2 (13.33%) Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (13.33%) Perl
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) Sybase
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) Python
7 2 (13.33%) WPF
7 2 (13.33%) Project Management
7 2 (13.33%) JIRA
8 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
8 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (6.67%) FxCop
8 1 (6.67%) Reactive Extensions
8 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
8 1 (6.67%) Jenkins

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) FxCop
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (73.33%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 5 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Project Coordinator
1 5 (33.33%) Coordinator
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Front Office Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Support Coordinator
4 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) WPF Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Production Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Test Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modeller
4 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Release Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) WPF
2 1 (6.67%) Reactive Extensions
2 1 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Derivative
1 3 (20.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (6.67%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (6.67%) PMI
3 1 (6.67%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (6.67%) Equities
3 1 (6.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) Physics
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Resource Management
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) OO
3 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) OOD
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.67%) Requirements Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Perl
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) EMIR
1 1 (6.67%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Sybase
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) OpenLink
3 1 (6.67%) Murex
3 1 (6.67%) Perforce
3 1 (6.67%) ION Trading