The 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 29 24 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Front Office 312 453 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.25% 6.21% 7.05%
As % of the General category 10.20% 11.01% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 363 438
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£575 £575 £575
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.87% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £25.17
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +257.56%
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 City of London region.

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3060 4114 4425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.52% 56.43% 59.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2330 3053 3322
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 64 60
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £52.25 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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.

1 301 (47.63%) Banking
2 240 (37.97%) Finance
3 222 (35.13%) Java
4 193 (30.54%) Investment Banking
5 188 (29.75%) SQL
6 179 (28.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 155 (24.53%) C#
8 152 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
9 143 (22.63%) Derivative
10 135 (21.36%) Fixed Income
11 131 (20.73%) Multithreading
12 107 (16.93%) Low Latency
13 96 (15.19%) Oracle
14 88 (13.92%) UNIX
15 87 (13.77%) C++
16 78 (12.34%) Linux
17 75 (11.87%) Risk Management
18 73 (11.55%) Degree
19 70 (11.08%) .NET
20 67 (10.60%) TDD
21 64 (10.13%) SQL Server
22 61 (9.65%) Spring
22 61 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
23 59 (9.34%) E-Commerce
24 55 (8.70%) Windows
25 54 (8.54%) Sybase
25 54 (8.54%) WPF
26 52 (8.23%) Back Office
27 51 (8.07%) Python
28 50 (7.91%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 26 (4.11%) Oracle Coherence
2 10 (1.58%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.27%) TIBCO EMS
4 6 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (0.63%) Confluence
6 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.32%) JBoss
7 2 (0.32%) Apache
7 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.16%) GemFire
8 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.16%) SAS
8 1 (0.16%) FileNet
8 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.27%) MS Office
2 8 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.63%) MS Project
4 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (1.42%) RMDS
2 8 (1.27%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 7 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.79%) Summit
5 4 (0.63%) LatentZero
5 4 (0.63%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.32%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.32%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.32%) Global One
7 2 (0.32%) Murex MxG2000
7 2 (0.32%) Endur
8 1 (0.16%) Tesseract
8 1 (0.16%) Minerva
8 1 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.16%) Aligne
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.16%) Force.com
1 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.95%) Firewall
2 4 (0.63%) HTTP
2 4 (0.63%) NetScaler
2 4 (0.63%) Multicast
3 3 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.32%) Internet
5 1 (0.16%) LDAP
5 1 (0.16%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.16%) DNS
5 1 (0.16%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.75%) Relational Database
3 16 (2.53%) KDB
4 15 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (2.06%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.79%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.63%) Big Data
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.47%) Data Mart
11 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.47%) Sybase ASE
11 3 (0.47%) OLAP
11 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.32%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 16 (2.53%) JUnit
1 16 (2.53%) TeamCity
2 12 (1.90%) JIRA
3 11 (1.74%) NUnit
4 10 (1.58%) Subversion
5 8 (1.27%) Maven
6 7 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.11%) CruiseControl
6 7 (1.11%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.79%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.79%) jMock
7 5 (0.79%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.79%) Grunt
7 5 (0.79%) Bower
8 4 (0.63%) Mockito
8 4 (0.63%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.47%) Hudson
9 3 (0.47%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.47%) Ant
9 3 (0.47%) Jenkins
General
1 301 (47.63%) Banking
2 240 (37.97%) Finance
3 193 (30.54%) Investment Banking
4 52 (8.23%) Back Office
5 13 (2.06%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.58%) Advertising
7 8 (1.27%) Legal
8 6 (0.95%) Retail
9 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.16%) Law
9 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Marketing
9 1 (0.16%) French Language
9 1 (0.16%) German Language
9 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 331 (52.37%) Developer
2 138 (21.84%) Java Developer
3 137 (21.68%) Analyst
4 76 (12.03%) Business Analyst
5 64 (10.13%) C# Developer
6 58 (9.18%) Senior Developer
7 50 (7.91%) Project Manager
8 46 (7.28%) Applications Support
9 39 (6.17%) Support Analyst
10 29 (4.59%) C++ Developer
11 27 (4.27%) Front Office Developer
12 23 (3.64%) Applications Support Analyst
13 21 (3.32%) Senior Java Developer
14 19 (3.01%) Python Developer
15 18 (2.85%) Quantitative Developer
16 15 (2.37%) Architect
17 13 (2.06%) Consultant
17 13 (2.06%) WPF Developer
18 12 (1.90%) C++ Quantitative Developer
18 12 (1.90%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (11.08%) .NET
2 61 (9.65%) Spring
3 54 (8.54%) WPF
4 42 (6.65%) XML
5 40 (6.33%) HTML
6 33 (5.22%) WCF
7 29 (4.59%) WinForms
8 27 (4.27%) HTML5
9 26 (4.11%) JMS
10 25 (3.96%) Hibernate
11 24 (3.80%) FIX Protocol
12 20 (3.16%) Middleware
12 20 (3.16%) Web Services
13 13 (2.06%) RESTful
14 12 (1.90%) JDBC
15 11 (1.74%) ASP.NET
15 11 (1.74%) AngularJS
16 10 (1.58%) Rendezvous
16 10 (1.58%) LINQ
17 9 (1.42%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 179 (28.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 143 (22.63%) Derivative
3 135 (21.36%) Fixed Income
4 61 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (6.49%) Equities
6 32 (5.06%) Credit Risk
7 29 (4.59%) Computer Science
8 27 (4.27%) Credit Derivative
9 26 (4.11%) Market Risk
10 21 (3.32%) Equity Derivative
11 17 (2.69%) Mathematics
11 17 (2.69%) Data Structures
12 14 (2.22%) Algorithms
13 13 (2.06%) Grid Computing
14 10 (1.58%) User Experience
15 9 (1.42%) N-Tier
16 7 (1.11%) Hedge funds
17 6 (0.95%) iPad
17 6 (0.95%) Open Source
17 6 (0.95%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 88 (13.92%) UNIX
2 78 (12.34%) Linux
3 55 (8.70%) Windows
4 10 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (1.58%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (0.95%) Windows 7
5 6 (0.95%) Solaris
6 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (20.73%) Multithreading
3 107 (16.93%) Low Latency
4 75 (11.87%) Risk Management
5 67 (10.60%) TDD
6 59 (9.34%) E-Commerce
7 50 (7.91%) Business Analysis
8 46 (7.28%) OO
9 45 (7.12%) Analytics
10 40 (6.33%) Asset Management
11 36 (5.70%) Project Management
12 33 (5.22%) Electronic Trading
13 30 (4.75%) Investment Management
14 25 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (3.80%) Software Engineering
16 23 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (3.16%) Migration
17 20 (3.16%) Algorithmic Trading
18 19 (3.01%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 222 (35.13%) Java
2 188 (29.75%) SQL
3 155 (24.53%) C#
4 87 (13.77%) C++
5 51 (8.07%) Python
6 31 (4.91%) VBA
7 27 (4.27%) Perl
8 25 (3.96%) JavaScript
9 17 (2.69%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.74%) Scala
10 11 (1.74%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.58%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.58%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.11%) VB
12 7 (1.11%) C
13 6 (0.95%) XAML
14 3 (0.47%) Korn
14 3 (0.47%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.32%) R
15 2 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 73 (11.55%) Degree
2 9 (1.42%) PhD
3 4 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.32%) ISEB
4 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.16%) CFA
5 1 (0.16%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.16%) MCSD
5 1 (0.16%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.16%) MCSE
5 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.16%) PMP
5 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.69%) QA
2 11 (1.74%) EMIR
3 9 (1.42%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.95%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.63%) Basel III
5 4 (0.63%) COREP
6 3 (0.47%) Basel II
6 3 (0.47%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.32%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 9 (1.42%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (0.79%) Control-M
2 5 (0.79%) Nagios
2 5 (0.79%) SCCM
3 4 (0.63%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.32%) BMC Marimba
6 1 (0.16%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.16%) Puppet
6 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.16%) logstash
6 1 (0.16%) Salt
6 1 (0.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 96 (15.19%) Oracle
2 54 (8.54%) Sybase
3 34 (5.38%) TIBCO
4 33 (5.22%) Charles River
5 32 (5.06%) Bloomberg
6 28 (4.43%) Microsoft
7 22 (3.48%) Murex
7 22 (3.48%) thinkFolio
8 15 (2.37%) 29West
9 13 (2.06%) Reuters
10 11 (1.74%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.58%) ION Trading
12 9 (1.42%) Adobe
12 9 (1.42%) Fidessa
13 8 (1.27%) Citrix
13 8 (1.27%) DataSynapse
14 7 (1.11%) DevExpress
15 4 (0.63%) Microgen
15 4 (0.63%) Cognizant
16 3 (0.47%) SAP
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