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 17 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 32 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Front Office 302 483 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.21% 6.75% 6.85%
As % of the General category 10.07% 11.52% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 370 453
Average daily rate
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£575 £556 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.37% -3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +150.00%
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
2998 4191 4812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.68% 58.60% 60.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2222 3094 3573
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 69 75
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.96 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.74% +4.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.73 £57.75 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+4.65% -24.56%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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.

1 305 (47.07%) Banking
2 227 (35.03%) Finance
3 225 (34.72%) Java
4 202 (31.17%) SQL
5 193 (29.78%) Investment Banking
6 176 (27.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 158 (24.38%) C#
8 155 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
9 135 (20.83%) Fixed Income
10 133 (20.52%) Derivative
11 125 (19.29%) Multithreading
12 104 (16.05%) Oracle
13 96 (14.81%) Low Latency
14 90 (13.89%) C++
15 89 (13.73%) UNIX
16 82 (12.65%) Linux
17 79 (12.19%) Risk Management
18 75 (11.57%) Degree
19 73 (11.27%) TDD
20 68 (10.49%) Spring
21 66 (10.19%) .NET
22 64 (9.88%) SQL Server
23 60 (9.26%) Python
24 56 (8.64%) OO
25 55 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
26 54 (8.33%) Windows
26 54 (8.33%) E-Commerce
26 54 (8.33%) Sybase
27 53 (8.18%) Back Office
28 50 (7.72%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 32 (4.94%) Oracle Coherence
2 9 (1.39%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.08%) TIBCO EMS
4 6 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (0.62%) Confluence
6 3 (0.46%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.31%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.31%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.31%) Apache
8 1 (0.15%) GemFire
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) Mule
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.15%) IIS
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.15%) SAS
8 1 (0.15%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 12 (1.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.93%) MS Office
2 6 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 17 (2.62%) RMDS
2 9 (1.39%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.08%) LatentZero
3 7 (1.08%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 7 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.93%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.46%) Endur
6 2 (0.31%) Summit
6 2 (0.31%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (0.31%) Aligne
6 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.31%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.31%) Tesseract
6 2 (0.31%) Minerva
6 2 (0.31%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.15%) Eikon
7 1 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.15%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.15%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.08%) Firewall
2 4 (0.62%) HTTP
2 4 (0.62%) NetScaler
2 4 (0.62%) Multicast
3 3 (0.46%) Internet
3 3 (0.46%) DNS
3 3 (0.46%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.15%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.15%) LDAP
4 1 (0.15%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.94%) Relational Database
3 18 (2.78%) KDB
4 16 (2.47%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.23%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.62%) Big Data
10 3 (0.46%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.46%) Sybase ASE
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.46%) OLAP
10 3 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (3.24%) JUnit
2 16 (2.47%) TeamCity
3 14 (2.16%) JIRA
4 9 (1.39%) Maven
5 8 (1.23%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.23%) Subversion
6 7 (1.08%) NUnit
6 7 (1.08%) CruiseControl
7 6 (0.93%) WebDriver
7 6 (0.93%) Mockito
7 6 (0.93%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.93%) jMock
7 6 (0.93%) Grunt
7 6 (0.93%) Bower
8 5 (0.77%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.62%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (0.46%) Moq
10 3 (0.46%) Hudson
General
1 305 (47.07%) Banking
2 227 (35.03%) Finance
3 193 (29.78%) Investment Banking
4 53 (8.18%) Back Office
5 15 (2.31%) Advertising
5 15 (2.31%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.54%) Legal
7 5 (0.77%) Retail
8 2 (0.31%) German Language
8 2 (0.31%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Marketing
9 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.15%) French Language
9 1 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 339 (52.31%) Developer
2 146 (22.53%) Analyst
3 142 (21.91%) Java Developer
4 83 (12.81%) Business Analyst
5 61 (9.41%) C# Developer
6 52 (8.02%) Senior Developer
7 50 (7.72%) Project Manager
8 44 (6.79%) Applications Support
9 39 (6.02%) Support Analyst
10 32 (4.94%) C++ Developer
11 23 (3.55%) Python Developer
12 20 (3.09%) Applications Support Analyst
12 20 (3.09%) Quantitative Developer
13 18 (2.78%) Front Office Developer
14 17 (2.62%) Senior Java Developer
15 15 (2.31%) C++ Quantitative Developer
16 14 (2.16%) WPF Developer
17 13 (2.01%) Programme Manager
18 12 (1.85%) Consultant
19 11 (1.70%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (10.49%) Spring
2 66 (10.19%) .NET
3 50 (7.72%) WPF
4 38 (5.86%) WCF
5 34 (5.25%) HTML
5 34 (5.25%) XML
6 31 (4.78%) JMS
7 24 (3.70%) Hibernate
7 24 (3.70%) HTML5
7 24 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
8 22 (3.40%) WinForms
9 20 (3.09%) Middleware
10 19 (2.93%) Web Services
11 15 (2.31%) ASP.NET
12 13 (2.01%) LINQ
12 13 (2.01%) AngularJS
13 12 (1.85%) JDBC
13 12 (1.85%) RESTful
14 11 (1.70%) Java EE
14 11 (1.70%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 176 (27.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 135 (20.83%) Fixed Income
3 133 (20.52%) Derivative
4 55 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (6.33%) Equities
6 40 (6.17%) Credit Risk
7 32 (4.94%) Computer Science
8 26 (4.01%) Market Risk
9 24 (3.70%) Credit Derivative
10 22 (3.40%) Equity Derivative
11 14 (2.16%) Grid Computing
12 12 (1.85%) User Experience
12 12 (1.85%) Mathematics
13 10 (1.54%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 8 (1.23%) Open Source
14 8 (1.23%) iPad
15 7 (1.08%) Hedge funds
15 7 (1.08%) N-Tier
16 5 (0.77%) Economics
16 5 (0.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 89 (13.73%) UNIX
2 82 (12.65%) Linux
3 54 (8.33%) Windows
4 10 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
5 9 (1.39%) Solaris
6 6 (0.93%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (23.92%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (19.29%) Multithreading
3 96 (14.81%) Low Latency
4 79 (12.19%) Risk Management
5 73 (11.27%) TDD
6 56 (8.64%) OO
7 54 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 50 (7.72%) Business Analysis
9 48 (7.41%) Analytics
10 47 (7.25%) Asset Management
11 33 (5.09%) Electronic Trading
12 32 (4.94%) Project Management
13 30 (4.63%) Software Engineering
14 27 (4.17%) Investment Management
15 26 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (4.01%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (3.55%) Scrum
17 20 (3.09%) Fund Management
17 20 (3.09%) Algorithmic Trading
18 19 (2.93%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 225 (34.72%) Java
2 202 (31.17%) SQL
3 158 (24.38%) C#
4 90 (13.89%) C++
5 60 (9.26%) Python
6 30 (4.63%) Perl
6 30 (4.63%) VBA
7 24 (3.70%) JavaScript
8 16 (2.47%) PL/SQL
9 11 (1.70%) Scala
9 11 (1.70%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.54%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.23%) VB
12 6 (0.93%) C
13 5 (0.77%) XAML
14 4 (0.62%) PHP
15 3 (0.46%) Korn
16 2 (0.31%) R
16 2 (0.31%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 75 (11.57%) Degree
2 8 (1.23%) PhD
3 5 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.46%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.31%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.15%) CFA
6 1 (0.15%) MCSE
6 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.15%) MCSD
6 1 (0.15%) PMP
6 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.01%) QA
1 13 (2.01%) EMIR
2 9 (1.39%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (1.23%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.08%) Basel III
5 4 (0.62%) Basel II
6 3 (0.46%) MiFID
7 2 (0.31%) COREP
7 2 (0.31%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.15%) FATCA
System Software
1 9 (1.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.31%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 10 (1.54%) ITRS Geneos
2 6 (0.93%) Nagios
3 5 (0.77%) SCCM
4 4 (0.62%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (0.62%) Control-M
5 2 (0.31%) Puppet
5 2 (0.31%) BMC Marimba
5 2 (0.31%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.15%) Salt
6 1 (0.15%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 104 (16.05%) Oracle
2 54 (8.33%) Sybase
3 42 (6.48%) Charles River
4 37 (5.71%) Bloomberg
5 36 (5.56%) TIBCO
6 26 (4.01%) Microsoft
7 23 (3.55%) 29West
8 22 (3.40%) Murex
9 20 (3.09%) thinkFolio
10 15 (2.31%) Reuters
11 14 (2.16%) ION Trading
12 13 (2.01%) Fidessa
13 11 (1.70%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.39%) DataSynapse
14 9 (1.39%) Adobe
15 7 (1.08%) Citrix
16 6 (0.93%) JBoss
16 6 (0.93%) DevExpress
17 5 (0.77%) MarketAxess
18 4 (0.62%) OpenLink
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