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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 17 24 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Front Office 6 9 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 5.22% 4.66% 9.89%
As % of the General category 7.14% 6.62% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 29
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£563 £500 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £343 £464
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £574 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.34
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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
84 136 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 73.04% 70.47% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 97 201
Average daily rate £375 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £336 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.39% +2.22%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Equities
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) Back Office
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Project Management
5 2 (22.22%) C
5 2 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
5 2 (22.22%) Analytics
5 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
6 1 (11.11%) DevOps
6 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Maven
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) VBA
6 1 (11.11%) .NET
6 1 (11.11%) Ant
6 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
6 1 (11.11%) COM
6 1 (11.11%) STL
6 1 (11.11%) XML
6 1 (11.11%) Linux

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
1 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
1 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Business Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Business Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Risk Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Business Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Business Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Senior IT Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Python Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Risk Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Business Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) COM
1 1 (11.11%) STL
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) FpML
1 1 (11.11%) XML Messaging
1 1 (11.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Equities
1 2 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (22.22%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Data Mapping
4 1 (11.11%) Monte Carlo Method
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
2 1 (11.11%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Atlassian