The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 29 July 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 City of London 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 25 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Front Office 331 484 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.68% 6.81% 6.74%
As % of the General category 11.15% 11.69% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 377 440
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£600 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £650 £678
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +309.09%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2968 4139 4697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.97% 58.24% 59.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2229 3108 3567
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 75 59
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.93 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% +2.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £48.00 £49.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -16.66%
Front Office
London

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 308 (45.70%) Banking
2 240 (35.61%) Finance
3 220 (32.64%) Java
4 199 (29.53%) C#
5 190 (28.19%) Investment Banking
6 188 (27.89%) SQL
7 183 (27.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 158 (23.44%) Fixed Income
9 154 (22.85%) Derivative
10 121 (17.95%) Multithreading
11 100 (14.84%) C++
12 99 (14.69%) Oracle
13 90 (13.35%) Low Latency
14 86 (12.76%) Risk Management
15 81 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
16 80 (11.87%) .NET
17 75 (11.13%) Linux
18 73 (10.83%) TDD
19 72 (10.68%) Degree
19 72 (10.68%) UNIX
20 71 (10.53%) SQL Server
21 67 (9.94%) Spring
22 65 (9.64%) Analytics
23 64 (9.50%) Python
24 63 (9.35%) OO
25 59 (8.75%) Back Office
26 58 (8.61%) Equities
27 57 (8.46%) WPF
28 54 (8.01%) Sybase
29 51 (7.57%) Windows

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 33 (4.90%) Oracle Coherence
2 11 (1.63%) TIBCO EMS
3 7 (1.04%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (0.74%) Confluence
6 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.45%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.30%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.30%) Apache
7 2 (0.30%) MTS
7 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.30%) Mule
8 1 (0.15%) GemFire
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.15%) IIS
8 1 (0.15%) SAS
8 1 (0.15%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 14 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.89%) MS Office
2 6 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (2.23%) RMDS
2 10 (1.48%) ION MarketView
3 7 (1.04%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.89%) LatentZero
5 5 (0.74%) Summit
6 4 (0.59%) Endur
6 4 (0.59%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.30%) Front Arena
8 2 (0.30%) Aligne
8 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.30%) Advent Geneva
9 1 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.15%) Global One
9 1 (0.15%) Tesseract
9 1 (0.15%) Minerva
9 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.15%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.74%) HTTP
2 4 (0.59%) NetScaler
3 3 (0.45%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.45%) FTP
3 3 (0.45%) Internet
3 3 (0.45%) Firewall
4 2 (0.30%) DNS
5 1 (0.15%) Intranet
5 1 (0.15%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.15%) LDAP
5 1 (0.15%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.41%) Relational Database
3 22 (3.26%) KDB
4 18 (2.67%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.59%) Big Data
9 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.59%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.45%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.45%) OLAP
10 3 (0.45%) Hazelcast
11 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 28 (4.15%) JUnit
2 14 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.93%) Mockito
4 12 (1.78%) Maven
5 11 (1.63%) JIRA
6 9 (1.34%) TeamCity
6 9 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.34%) Ant
6 9 (1.34%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.04%) Subversion
8 6 (0.89%) NUnit
9 5 (0.74%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.74%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.74%) Grunt
9 5 (0.74%) Bower
9 5 (0.74%) jMock
9 5 (0.74%) Moq
10 3 (0.45%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (0.45%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
General
1 308 (45.70%) Banking
2 240 (35.61%) Finance
3 190 (28.19%) Investment Banking
4 59 (8.75%) Back Office
5 23 (3.41%) Financial Institution
6 15 (2.23%) Advertising
7 14 (2.08%) Legal
8 5 (0.74%) Retail
9 3 (0.45%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.30%) German Language
10 2 (0.30%) Games
11 1 (0.15%) Military
11 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 355 (52.67%) Developer
2 155 (23.00%) Analyst
3 129 (19.14%) Java Developer
4 97 (14.39%) Business Analyst
5 86 (12.76%) C# Developer
6 52 (7.72%) Project Manager
7 50 (7.42%) Senior Developer
8 40 (5.93%) C++ Developer
9 32 (4.75%) Support Analyst
10 24 (3.56%) Applications Support
10 24 (3.56%) Python Developer
11 23 (3.41%) Quantitative Developer
12 20 (2.97%) C++ Quantitative Developer
13 18 (2.67%) WPF Developer
14 16 (2.37%) Senior Java Developer
15 14 (2.08%) Applications Support Analyst
16 13 (1.93%) Programme Manager
17 12 (1.78%) Senior Analyst
17 12 (1.78%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
18 11 (1.63%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (11.87%) .NET
2 67 (9.94%) Spring
3 57 (8.46%) WPF
4 46 (6.82%) WCF
5 33 (4.90%) JMS
6 25 (3.71%) HTML
7 23 (3.41%) Middleware
8 21 (3.12%) XML
9 18 (2.67%) WinForms
9 18 (2.67%) LINQ
9 18 (2.67%) HTML5
10 16 (2.37%) Rendezvous
11 15 (2.23%) FIX Protocol
12 14 (2.08%) Hibernate
13 13 (1.93%) Web Services
13 13 (1.93%) Django
13 13 (1.93%) AngularJS
14 11 (1.63%) Java EE
14 11 (1.63%) STL
14 11 (1.63%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 183 (27.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 158 (23.44%) Fixed Income
3 154 (22.85%) Derivative
4 58 (8.61%) Equities
5 42 (6.23%) Credit Risk
6 33 (4.90%) Equity Derivative
7 31 (4.60%) Computer Science
8 26 (3.86%) Market Risk
9 17 (2.52%) Credit Derivative
10 16 (2.37%) Grid Computing
11 12 (1.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 11 (1.63%) Mathematics
13 9 (1.34%) Open Source
14 8 (1.19%) iPad
14 8 (1.19%) Hedge funds
15 7 (1.04%) N-Tier
16 6 (0.89%) Management Information System
16 6 (0.89%) Visualisation
17 5 (0.74%) Economics
18 4 (0.59%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.13%) Linux
2 72 (10.68%) UNIX
3 51 (7.57%) Windows
4 10 (1.48%) Solaris
5 7 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (17.95%) Multithreading
2 90 (13.35%) Low Latency
3 86 (12.76%) Risk Management
4 81 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (10.83%) TDD
6 65 (9.64%) Analytics
7 63 (9.35%) OO
8 47 (6.97%) E-Commerce
9 43 (6.38%) Business Analysis
10 39 (5.79%) Asset Management
10 39 (5.79%) Software Engineering
11 31 (4.60%) Electronic Trading
12 29 (4.30%) Project Management
13 26 (3.86%) Scrum
14 24 (3.56%) UML
15 23 (3.41%) Investment Management
15 23 (3.41%) Greeks
16 22 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
17 21 (3.12%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (2.97%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 220 (32.64%) Java
2 199 (29.53%) C#
3 188 (27.89%) SQL
4 100 (14.84%) C++
5 64 (9.50%) Python
6 31 (4.60%) VBA
6 31 (4.60%) Perl
7 19 (2.82%) JavaScript
8 15 (2.23%) VB
9 13 (1.93%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.63%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.48%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.19%) Scala
12 8 (1.19%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.89%) C
14 4 (0.59%) PHP
15 2 (0.30%) XAML
15 2 (0.30%) R
15 2 (0.30%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.15%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 72 (10.68%) Degree
2 9 (1.34%) PhD
3 6 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.30%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.30%) PMP
5 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.15%) CFA
6 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.15%) MCP
6 1 (0.15%) MCSD
6 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.15%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.97%) EMIR
2 17 (2.52%) QA
2 17 (2.52%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.89%) Basel III
5 4 (0.59%) FATCA
5 4 (0.59%) Basel II
6 2 (0.30%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
7 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.45%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (1.19%) ITRS Geneos
2 6 (0.89%) Nagios
3 4 (0.59%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (0.59%) Control-M
4 3 (0.45%) SCCM
5 2 (0.30%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.30%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.15%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.15%) Puppet
6 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 99 (14.69%) Oracle
2 54 (8.01%) Sybase
3 46 (6.82%) TIBCO
4 34 (5.04%) Microsoft
5 33 (4.90%) Bloomberg
6 32 (4.75%) Charles River
7 27 (4.01%) ION Trading
8 21 (3.12%) 29West
9 19 (2.82%) Murex
10 13 (1.93%) Fidessa
11 12 (1.78%) JBoss
11 12 (1.78%) Reuters
12 11 (1.63%) DataSynapse
13 9 (1.34%) thinkFolio
14 8 (1.19%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.04%) Calypso
15 7 (1.04%) Adobe
16 6 (0.89%) Citrix
17 5 (0.74%) MarketAxess
18 4 (0.59%) DevExpress
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Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day
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Rate: competitive
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £650 per day + competitive
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Aston Carter
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £600 - £750 per day
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Huxley Associates
Rate: competitive
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Rate: competitive
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Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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Rate: £601.00 per day
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Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
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