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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 12 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Front Office 10 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 8.20% 6.00% 4.86%
As % of the General category 10.99% 8.70% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Average daily rate £638 £538 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.60% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £490 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £701 £568 £770
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £445 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Front Office
London

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
91 69 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 74.59% 69.00% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 56 88
Average daily rate £500 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £298 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £593 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 15 (50.00%) Finance
1 15 (50.00%) Banking
2 13 (43.33%) Investment Banking
3 12 (40.00%) C#
4 11 (36.67%) Java
4 11 (36.67%) SQL
5 8 (26.67%) .NET
5 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
6 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
7 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.00%) Equities
7 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
8 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (16.67%) Derivative
8 5 (16.67%) Degree
8 5 (16.67%) WCF
8 5 (16.67%) PMI Certification
8 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 5 (16.67%) Perl
8 5 (16.67%) XML
8 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 4 (13.33%) Windows
9 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
9 4 (13.33%) CSS
9 4 (13.33%) HTML
9 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
9 4 (13.33%) Change Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) Skype
2 1 (3.33%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (10.00%) DB2
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (10.00%) MS Access
5 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (10.00%) Spotfire
6 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (3.33%) Big Data
6 1 (3.33%) DTS
6 1 (3.33%) HBase
6 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (10.00%) Selenium
2 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.67%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) JUnit
4 1 (3.33%) Maven
4 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.33%) NUnit
4 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (50.00%) Banking
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 13 (43.33%) Investment Banking
3 4 (13.33%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Developer
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Developer
3 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Front Office Developer
3 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Fidessa Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Fidessa Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior SQL Developer
5 2 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Developer in Test
5 2 (6.67%) Front Office C++ Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Risk Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Test Programme Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) WCF
2 5 (16.67%) XML
3 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (13.33%) CSS
3 4 (13.33%) HTML
3 4 (13.33%) jQuery
4 3 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (10.00%) XSL
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.67%) ATL
5 2 (6.67%) MFC
5 2 (6.67%) WPF
6 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET
6 1 (3.33%) COM
6 1 (3.33%) J2SE
6 1 (3.33%) SOAP
6 1 (3.33%) STL
6 1 (3.33%) Swing
6 1 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (20.00%) Equities
2 5 (16.67%) Derivative
3 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.33%) Clustering
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) PMI
5 1 (3.33%) Reference Data
5 1 (3.33%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 5 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 5 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.33%) BDD
3 4 (13.33%) Change Management
3 4 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Data Management
4 3 (10.00%) OO
4 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.00%) TDD
4 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (10.00%) Time Management
5 2 (6.67%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 2 (6.67%) OOP
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) C#
2 11 (36.67%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) Perl
4 3 (10.00%) C++
4 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) Ruby
4 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (10.00%) Tcl
4 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.00%) VBA
5 2 (6.67%) VC++
6 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.33%) Korn
6 1 (3.33%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) VB
6 1 (3.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
1 5 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 4 (13.33%) PMP
3 1 (3.33%) MCP
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) SDET
3 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) DevExpress
2 3 (10.00%) Fidessa
2 3 (10.00%) Sybase
2 3 (10.00%) Syncfusion
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) OpenLink
4 1 (3.33%) Perforce
4 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow