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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 40 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing Front Office 243 362 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.48% 5.75% 6.03%
As % of the General category 8.55% 10.78% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 321 322
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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 £453 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £9.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +90.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.50
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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
2842 3359 3581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.36% 53.37% 56.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2207 2492 2749
Average daily rate £475 £482 £476
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 41
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.79% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.50 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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.

1 209 (39.58%) Banking
2 188 (35.61%) SQL
3 178 (33.71%) C#
3 178 (33.71%) Java
4 165 (31.25%) Finance
5 148 (28.03%) Derivative
6 138 (26.14%) Investment Banking
7 127 (24.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 122 (23.11%) Agile Software Development
9 113 (21.40%) Multithreading
10 96 (18.18%) UNIX
11 90 (17.05%) .NET
12 88 (16.67%) Fixed Income
13 85 (16.10%) Linux
14 75 (14.20%) SQL Server
15 73 (13.83%) Low Latency
16 69 (13.07%) TDD
17 68 (12.88%) C++
18 64 (12.12%) Equities
19 61 (11.55%) WPF
20 52 (9.85%) VBA
21 50 (9.47%) Electronic Trading
22 48 (9.09%) Equity Derivative
22 48 (9.09%) HTML
23 47 (8.90%) Windows
24 45 (8.52%) OO
25 41 (7.77%) WCF
26 40 (7.58%) JavaScript
26 40 (7.58%) Oracle
26 40 (7.58%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (0.38%) MQSeries
2 2 (0.38%) MTS
2 2 (0.38%) JBoss
2 2 (0.38%) Confluence
3 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.19%) Node.js
3 1 (0.19%) FileNet
3 1 (0.19%) IIS
3 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 20 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.52%) MS Office
3 7 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.65%) thinkFolio
2 7 (1.33%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.33%) ION MarketView
3 6 (1.14%) LatentZero
4 3 (0.57%) Summit
4 3 (0.57%) Tesseract
4 3 (0.57%) Minerva
4 3 (0.57%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.38%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.19%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.19%) Global One
6 1 (0.19%) RMDS
6 1 (0.19%) Endur
6 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.57%) VPN
3 2 (0.38%) Internet
3 2 (0.38%) Firewall
4 1 (0.19%) Network Security
4 1 (0.19%) Multicast
4 1 (0.19%) DHCP
4 1 (0.19%) FTP
4 1 (0.19%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (14.20%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.22%) Relational Database
2 17 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.84%) KDB
3 15 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.70%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.33%) Big Data
7 6 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.95%) QlikView
9 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.57%) DB2
11 2 (0.38%) MySQL
11 2 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.19%) Data Mart
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 26 (4.92%) TeamCity
2 22 (4.17%) JUnit
3 14 (2.65%) CruiseControl
3 14 (2.65%) Subversion
4 13 (2.46%) Ant
5 12 (2.27%) Visual Studio
6 11 (2.08%) JIRA
7 7 (1.33%) Mockito
8 6 (1.14%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.14%) NUnit
9 5 (0.95%) Maven
10 4 (0.76%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.57%) Selenium
11 3 (0.57%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.57%) Toad
12 2 (0.38%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.38%) Moq
13 1 (0.19%) ReSharper
General
1 209 (39.58%) Banking
2 165 (31.25%) Finance
3 138 (26.14%) Investment Banking
4 27 (5.11%) Back Office
5 17 (3.22%) Financial Institution
6 11 (2.08%) Legal
7 7 (1.33%) Retail
8 4 (0.76%) Advertising
9 3 (0.57%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 298 (56.44%) Developer
2 137 (25.95%) Analyst
3 122 (23.11%) Java Developer
4 94 (17.80%) C# Developer
5 79 (14.96%) Senior Developer
6 58 (10.98%) Support Analyst
7 55 (10.42%) Business Analyst
8 46 (8.71%) Applications Support
9 45 (8.52%) Senior C# Developer
10 30 (5.68%) Applications Support Analyst
11 29 (5.49%) C++ Developer
12 20 (3.79%) Project Manager
12 20 (3.79%) Senior Java Developer
13 16 (3.03%) Front Office Developer
14 13 (2.46%) IT Business Analyst
14 13 (2.46%) WPF Developer
14 13 (2.46%) VBA Developer
15 12 (2.27%) C++/Java Developer
15 12 (2.27%) RAD Developer
16 10 (1.89%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (17.05%) .NET
2 61 (11.55%) WPF
3 48 (9.09%) HTML
4 41 (7.77%) WCF
5 39 (7.39%) FIX Protocol
6 30 (5.68%) HTML5
7 20 (3.79%) AngularJS
7 20 (3.79%) WinForms
8 18 (3.41%) ASP.NET
9 17 (3.22%) XML
10 15 (2.84%) JDBC
10 15 (2.84%) Swing
11 14 (2.65%) Web Services
11 14 (2.65%) Spring
11 14 (2.65%) TIBCO EMS
12 13 (2.46%) .NET Framework
13 12 (2.27%) Rendezvous
13 12 (2.27%) JMS
13 12 (2.27%) Ultra Messaging
13 12 (2.27%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 148 (28.03%) Derivative
2 127 (24.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 88 (16.67%) Fixed Income
4 64 (12.12%) Equities
5 48 (9.09%) Equity Derivative
6 26 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (3.79%) Credit Derivative
8 18 (3.41%) Market Risk
9 13 (2.46%) Computer Science
10 12 (2.27%) Grid Computing
11 10 (1.89%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.89%) Credit Risk
12 8 (1.52%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.52%) Mathematics
12 8 (1.52%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.14%) SWIFT
14 5 (0.95%) Physics
14 5 (0.95%) Data Structures
15 4 (0.76%) Swaptions
15 4 (0.76%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 96 (18.18%) UNIX
2 85 (16.10%) Linux
3 47 (8.90%) Windows
4 11 (2.08%) Solaris
5 4 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.19%) AIX
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (23.11%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (21.40%) Multithreading
3 73 (13.83%) Low Latency
4 69 (13.07%) TDD
5 50 (9.47%) Electronic Trading
6 45 (8.52%) OO
7 36 (6.82%) Risk Management
8 30 (5.68%) RAD
8 30 (5.68%) Business Analysis
9 28 (5.30%) Analytics
10 26 (4.92%) Ultra-Low Latency
11 24 (4.55%) Asset Management
12 23 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (3.98%) Project Management
13 21 (3.98%) Greeks
14 20 (3.79%) Algorithmic Trading
15 18 (3.41%) ITIL
16 17 (3.22%) BDD
17 16 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (3.03%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 188 (35.61%) SQL
2 178 (33.71%) C#
2 178 (33.71%) Java
3 68 (12.88%) C++
4 52 (9.85%) VBA
5 40 (7.58%) JavaScript
6 32 (6.06%) Python
7 18 (3.41%) T-SQL
8 14 (2.65%) Perl
9 12 (2.27%) VB
10 9 (1.70%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.70%) C
11 7 (1.33%) XAML
12 6 (1.14%) VBScript
13 5 (0.95%) Scala
14 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.38%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.38%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 34 (6.44%) Degree
2 3 (0.57%) PhD
3 2 (0.38%) CCA
4 1 (0.19%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.19%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.19%) MCP
4 1 (0.19%) MCSE
4 1 (0.19%) MCSA
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.70%) QA
2 5 (0.95%) EMIR
3 4 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.38%) Basel II
4 2 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.38%) MiFID
5 1 (0.19%) CRD IV
System Software
1 5 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (0.95%) Control-M
2 3 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (7.58%) Oracle
1 40 (7.58%) Microsoft
2 38 (7.20%) TIBCO
3 22 (4.17%) Bloomberg
4 21 (3.98%) Sybase
5 16 (3.03%) ION Trading
6 13 (2.46%) Fidessa
7 11 (2.08%) DevExpress
8 9 (1.70%) Reuters
9 8 (1.52%) Murex
9 8 (1.52%) Charles River
10 4 (0.76%) Tradeweb
10 4 (0.76%) MarketAxess
11 3 (0.57%) DataSynapse
11 3 (0.57%) Wall Street Systems
11 3 (0.57%) Solace
12 2 (0.38%) Talarian
12 2 (0.38%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.38%) SAP
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