The 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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 15 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Front Office 4 9 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 4.40% 5.08% 10.57%
As % of the General category 6.78% 7.20% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 32
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£550 £398 £638
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.36% -37.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £250 £528
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £738 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.54% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

General Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
59 125 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 64.84% 70.62% 79.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 78 197
Average daily rate £475 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £266 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.86 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -7.35%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
4 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) C
4 3 (33.33%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (33.33%) Equities
4 3 (33.33%) Fixed Income
4 3 (33.33%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) OO
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Back Office
6 1 (11.11%) OOP
6 1 (11.11%) C++
6 1 (11.11%) JBoss
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) JMS
6 1 (11.11%) SOA
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
6 1 (11.11%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (11.11%) Middleware

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (11.11%) JBoss
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) Confluence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (11.11%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) BusinessWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
1 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Back Office
4 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Programme Test Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Risk Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Risk Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Business Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Business Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Programme Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Developer
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
2 1 (11.11%) C++ Quantitative Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Operational Risk Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Operational Risk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Operational Risk Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) JMS
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
1 1 (11.11%) COM
1 1 (11.11%) EJB
1 1 (11.11%) JSP
1 1 (11.11%) STL
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (11.11%) Spring
1 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Equities
1 3 (33.33%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Risk Management
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) OO
5 1 (11.11%) OOP
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Monte Carlo Method
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) TIBCO
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Atlassian