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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 27 - 12
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Front Office 4 0 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 2.04% - 13.65%
As % of the General category 2.88% - 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 34
Average daily rate
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£450 - £650
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 - £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 - £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £90.00
% change year-on-year
+209.52% -76.66%
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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
139 89 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 70.92% 76.07% 74.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 32 161
Average daily rate £450 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+1.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Average hourly rate £35.75 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.61% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%

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 August 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 August 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 20 (86.96%) Finance
2 14 (60.87%) Banking
3 12 (52.17%) SQL
4 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (43.48%) Investment Banking
5 9 (39.13%) Degree
5 9 (39.13%) SDLC
6 8 (34.78%) C#
7 7 (30.43%) Risk Management
7 7 (30.43%) Derivative
8 6 (26.09%) QA
8 6 (26.09%) Migration
8 6 (26.09%) C++
8 6 (26.09%) .NET
8 6 (26.09%) UNIX
9 5 (21.74%) Analytics
10 4 (17.39%) Multithreading
10 4 (17.39%) Java
10 4 (17.39%) Perl
10 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (17.39%) Equities
10 4 (17.39%) TDD
10 4 (17.39%) Project Management
10 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
11 3 (13.04%) PMP
11 3 (13.04%) PMI Certification
11 3 (13.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (13.04%) UniData
11 3 (13.04%) UniBasic
11 3 (13.04%) SQL Server

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Global One
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) UniData
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.35%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 20 (86.96%) Finance
2 14 (60.87%) Banking
3 10 (43.48%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Retail
5 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Legal
5 1 (4.35%) Back Office
5 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) C# Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Core Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Front Office Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) XML
3 2 (8.70%) Middleware
4 1 (4.35%) FpML
4 1 (4.35%) Spring
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.35%) WCF
4 1 (4.35%) Swing
4 1 (4.35%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Derivative
2 4 (17.39%) Equities
3 3 (13.04%) Visualisation
3 3 (13.04%) N-Tier
3 3 (13.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (8.70%) Fixed Income
4 2 (8.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 2 (8.70%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (4.35%) Hedge funds
5 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
5 1 (4.35%) Market Risk
5 1 (4.35%) Grid Computing
5 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) UNIX
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) SDLC
3 7 (30.43%) Risk Management
4 6 (26.09%) Migration
5 5 (21.74%) Analytics
6 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (17.39%) TDD
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
6 4 (17.39%) Multithreading
7 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) SOA
7 3 (13.04%) OOP
7 3 (13.04%) OO
7 3 (13.04%) Test Management
7 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
8 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Change Management
8 2 (8.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) C++
4 4 (17.39%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) Perl
4 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
5 3 (13.04%) UniBasic
5 3 (13.04%) VBA
5 3 (13.04%) Python
5 3 (13.04%) C
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.35%) R
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) VBScript
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) PMP
2 3 (13.04%) PMI Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CISA
3 1 (4.35%) CISM
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (26.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) SunGard
1 3 (13.04%) Solace
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg
3 1 (4.35%) Charles River
3 1 (4.35%) DataSynapse
3 1 (4.35%) Tradeweb