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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 31 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Front Office 301 326 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.16% 5.66% 6.49%
As % of the General category 9.79% 11.14% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 287 362
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£575 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - -
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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 City of London region.

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3074 2927 4005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.68% 50.85% 57.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2392 2226 3060
Average daily rate £500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 73
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.99 £40.29 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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.

1 249 (44.39%) Banking
2 210 (37.43%) SQL
3 199 (35.47%) C#
4 192 (34.22%) Finance
5 170 (30.30%) Investment Banking
6 160 (28.52%) Java
7 152 (27.09%) Multithreading
8 142 (25.31%) Derivative
8 142 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
9 126 (22.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 111 (19.79%) .NET
11 82 (14.62%) UNIX
12 81 (14.44%) SQL Server
13 78 (13.90%) Fixed Income
13 78 (13.90%) TDD
14 74 (13.19%) Equities
15 71 (12.66%) WPF
16 63 (11.23%) Linux
16 63 (11.23%) Low Latency
17 62 (11.05%) OO
18 55 (9.80%) Oracle
18 55 (9.80%) Electronic Trading
19 53 (9.45%) VBA
20 52 (9.27%) Risk Management
21 50 (8.91%) C++
22 49 (8.73%) Windows
22 49 (8.73%) WCF
23 44 (7.84%) HTML
24 39 (6.95%) JavaScript
24 39 (6.95%) FIX Protocol

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 19 (3.39%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (0.53%) IIS
2 3 (0.53%) JBoss
3 2 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.18%) MTS
4 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.18%) Confluence
4 1 (0.18%) Node.js
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.18%) IPython
Applications
1 23 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.89%) MS Office
4 3 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.32%) thinkFolio
2 6 (1.07%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.89%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.89%) Global One
3 5 (0.89%) LatentZero
4 3 (0.53%) Tesseract
4 3 (0.53%) Minerva
4 3 (0.53%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.36%) Summit
5 2 (0.36%) Endur
5 2 (0.36%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.18%) Adaptiv
6 1 (0.18%) RMDS
6 1 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (0.89%) Firewall
3 3 (0.53%) VPN
4 1 (0.18%) SSL
4 1 (0.18%) Internet
4 1 (0.18%) Network Security
4 1 (0.18%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (14.44%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 17 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 14 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.60%) KDB
7 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.71%) Big Data
10 2 (0.36%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.36%) QlikView
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (0.36%) MS Access
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (4.46%) TeamCity
2 23 (4.10%) Subversion
3 17 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 13 (2.32%) Maven
5 10 (1.78%) JIRA
5 10 (1.78%) JUnit
5 10 (1.78%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.43%) CruiseControl
7 7 (1.25%) NUnit
8 6 (1.07%) Ant
9 5 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.71%) JBehave
11 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.36%) Gradle
12 2 (0.36%) WebDriver
12 2 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.36%) Moq
12 2 (0.36%) Selenium
12 2 (0.36%) jMock
13 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
General
1 249 (44.39%) Banking
2 192 (34.22%) Finance
3 170 (30.30%) Investment Banking
4 29 (5.17%) Back Office
5 14 (2.50%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.78%) Legal
7 7 (1.25%) Retail
8 4 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.53%) Advertising
9 3 (0.53%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.53%) German Language
9 3 (0.53%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.36%) Polish Language
10 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Marketing
10 2 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.36%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 305 (54.37%) Developer
2 155 (27.63%) Analyst
3 117 (20.86%) C# Developer
4 100 (17.83%) Java Developer
5 93 (16.58%) Senior Developer
6 68 (12.12%) Business Analyst
7 61 (10.87%) Senior C# Developer
8 46 (8.20%) Support Analyst
9 43 (7.66%) Applications Support
10 26 (4.63%) Applications Support Analyst
11 24 (4.28%) Project Manager
12 21 (3.74%) Front Office Developer
13 19 (3.39%) WPF Developer
14 17 (3.03%) C++ Developer
15 15 (2.67%) Java Analyst Programmer
15 15 (2.67%) Analyst Programmer
15 15 (2.67%) Programmer
15 15 (2.67%) Java Programmer
16 14 (2.50%) IT Business Analyst
16 14 (2.50%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (19.79%) .NET
2 71 (12.66%) WPF
3 49 (8.73%) WCF
4 44 (7.84%) HTML
5 39 (6.95%) FIX Protocol
6 34 (6.06%) HTML5
7 27 (4.81%) AngularJS
8 25 (4.46%) WinForms
9 23 (4.10%) JMS
10 22 (3.92%) RESTful
11 21 (3.74%) XML
12 20 (3.57%) ASP.NET
13 19 (3.39%) Web Services
14 16 (2.85%) Reactive Extensions
15 15 (2.67%) LINQ
16 13 (2.32%) .NET Framework
17 11 (1.96%) TIBCO EMS
18 10 (1.78%) Spring
18 10 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
19 9 (1.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 142 (25.31%) Derivative
2 126 (22.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 78 (13.90%) Fixed Income
4 74 (13.19%) Equities
5 39 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (6.77%) Equity Derivative
7 31 (5.53%) Credit Risk
8 22 (3.92%) Market Risk
9 18 (3.21%) Credit Derivative
10 15 (2.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 13 (2.32%) Grid Computing
11 13 (2.32%) Data Structures
11 13 (2.32%) Algorithms
12 10 (1.78%) SWIFT
12 10 (1.78%) Computer Science
13 9 (1.60%) Mathematics
13 9 (1.60%) Physics
14 6 (1.07%) N-Tier
14 6 (1.07%) Swaptions
14 6 (1.07%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 82 (14.62%) UNIX
2 63 (11.23%) Linux
3 49 (8.73%) Windows
4 4 (0.71%) Solaris
5 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.53%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (27.09%) Multithreading
2 142 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (13.90%) TDD
4 63 (11.23%) Low Latency
5 62 (11.05%) OO
6 55 (9.80%) Electronic Trading
7 52 (9.27%) Risk Management
8 34 (6.06%) Business Analysis
9 32 (5.70%) SDLC
10 29 (5.17%) Project Management
11 28 (4.99%) Greeks
12 25 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (4.46%) Asset Management
13 23 (4.10%) OOD
14 22 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (3.74%) Algorithmic Trading
16 20 (3.57%) Unit Testing
17 19 (3.39%) BDD
17 19 (3.39%) Ultra-Low Latency
17 19 (3.39%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 210 (37.43%) SQL
2 199 (35.47%) C#
3 160 (28.52%) Java
4 53 (9.45%) VBA
5 50 (8.91%) C++
6 39 (6.95%) JavaScript
7 29 (5.17%) Python
8 19 (3.39%) Perl
9 18 (3.21%) Scala
10 14 (2.50%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.14%) C
12 7 (1.25%) VBScript
12 7 (1.25%) VB
13 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.89%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.71%) XAML
15 3 (0.53%) Groovy
15 3 (0.53%) CoffeeScript
16 2 (0.36%) Cython
16 2 (0.36%) F#
Qualifications
1 29 (5.17%) Degree
2 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (0.53%) PhD
3 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.18%) ISEB
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.18%) MCP
4 1 (0.18%) MCSE
4 1 (0.18%) MCSA
4 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.03%) QA
2 9 (1.60%) EMIR
2 9 (1.60%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (1.43%) MiFID
4 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) Basel II
System Software
1 5 (0.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.07%) Control-M
2 3 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.18%) WSUS
3 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.18%) OpenView
3 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (9.80%) Oracle
2 38 (6.77%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.74%) TIBCO
4 15 (2.67%) Sybase
5 13 (2.32%) Bloomberg
6 12 (2.14%) DevExpress
7 8 (1.43%) Charles River
8 7 (1.25%) ION Trading
9 6 (1.07%) Reuters
9 6 (1.07%) Fidessa
10 4 (0.71%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.71%) Wall Street Systems
11 3 (0.53%) Tradeweb
11 3 (0.53%) DataSynapse
11 3 (0.53%) MarketAxess
11 3 (0.53%) Murex
11 3 (0.53%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.53%) HP
12 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.36%) SunGard
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