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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 27 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Front Office 324 485 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.51% 6.83% 6.62%
As % of the General category 10.83% 11.70% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 380 433
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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 £675 £650 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.00
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
2993 4144 4683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 50.88% 58.32% 59.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2247 3125 3556
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 £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 77 61
Average hourly rate £20.50 £20.93 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.03% -0.35%
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 £48.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
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 24 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 24 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.

1 312 (46.57%) Banking
2 236 (35.22%) Finance
3 221 (32.99%) Java
4 199 (29.70%) C#
5 193 (28.81%) Investment Banking
6 190 (28.36%) SQL
7 186 (27.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 157 (23.43%) Fixed Income
9 155 (23.13%) Derivative
10 122 (18.21%) Multithreading
11 101 (15.07%) Oracle
12 98 (14.63%) C++
13 89 (13.28%) Low Latency
14 83 (12.39%) Risk Management
15 82 (12.24%) .NET
16 79 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
17 75 (11.19%) Linux
18 74 (11.04%) UNIX
18 74 (11.04%) TDD
19 71 (10.60%) SQL Server
20 70 (10.45%) Degree
21 69 (10.30%) Spring
22 65 (9.70%) OO
22 65 (9.70%) Analytics
23 64 (9.55%) Python
24 58 (8.66%) Equities
24 58 (8.66%) Back Office
25 56 (8.36%) Sybase
26 54 (8.06%) WPF
27 49 (7.31%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 (4.93%) Oracle Coherence
2 13 (1.94%) TIBCO EMS
3 7 (1.04%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (0.75%) Confluence
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.45%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.30%) GemFire
7 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.30%) Mule
7 2 (0.30%) MTS
7 2 (0.30%) Apache
7 2 (0.30%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.15%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.15%) SAS
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.15%) IIS
8 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 14 (2.09%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.75%) MS Office
4 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 15 (2.24%) RMDS
2 11 (1.64%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.90%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.90%) LatentZero
3 6 (0.90%) Summit
4 4 (0.60%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 4 (0.60%) Endur
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.30%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.30%) Aligne
6 2 (0.30%) Advent Geneva
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.15%) Global One
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.15%) Tesseract
7 1 (0.15%) Minerva
7 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.15%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.75%) HTTP
2 4 (0.60%) NetScaler
3 3 (0.45%) Firewall
3 3 (0.45%) Internet
3 3 (0.45%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.45%) FTP
4 2 (0.30%) DNS
5 1 (0.15%) Intranet
5 1 (0.15%) LDAP
5 1 (0.15%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.15%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.43%) Relational Database
3 21 (3.13%) KDB
4 18 (2.69%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.19%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.60%) Big Data
9 4 (0.60%) Hazelcast
9 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.60%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.45%) OLAP
10 3 (0.45%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (4.03%) JUnit
2 14 (2.09%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.94%) Mockito
4 12 (1.79%) Maven
5 11 (1.64%) JIRA
5 11 (1.64%) Ant
6 9 (1.34%) TeamCity
6 9 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.34%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.90%) Subversion
7 6 (0.90%) NUnit
8 5 (0.75%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.75%) WebDriver
8 5 (0.75%) Moq
8 5 (0.75%) Bower
8 5 (0.75%) Grunt
9 4 (0.60%) jMock
10 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.45%) Rhino Mocks
10 3 (0.45%) CruiseControl
General
1 312 (46.57%) Banking
2 236 (35.22%) Finance
3 193 (28.81%) Investment Banking
4 58 (8.66%) Back Office
5 24 (3.58%) Financial Institution
6 15 (2.24%) Advertising
7 14 (2.09%) Legal
8 4 (0.60%) Retail
9 3 (0.45%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.30%) French Language
10 2 (0.30%) German Language
10 2 (0.30%) Games
11 1 (0.15%) Military
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 353 (52.69%) Developer
2 153 (22.84%) Analyst
3 132 (19.70%) Java Developer
4 96 (14.33%) Business Analyst
5 83 (12.39%) C# Developer
6 51 (7.61%) Project Manager
7 49 (7.31%) Senior Developer
8 41 (6.12%) C++ Developer
9 30 (4.48%) Support Analyst
10 23 (3.43%) Python Developer
11 22 (3.28%) Applications Support
11 22 (3.28%) Quantitative Developer
12 20 (2.99%) C++ Quantitative Developer
13 16 (2.39%) WPF Developer
14 15 (2.24%) Senior Java Developer
15 13 (1.94%) Senior Analyst
16 12 (1.79%) Applications Support Analyst
16 12 (1.79%) Programme Manager
16 12 (1.79%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
17 11 (1.64%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (12.24%) .NET
2 69 (10.30%) Spring
3 54 (8.06%) WPF
4 45 (6.72%) WCF
5 35 (5.22%) JMS
6 25 (3.73%) HTML
7 23 (3.43%) Middleware
8 20 (2.99%) XML
9 18 (2.69%) Rendezvous
9 18 (2.69%) HTML5
10 17 (2.54%) LINQ
11 16 (2.39%) WinForms
12 15 (2.24%) FIX Protocol
12 15 (2.24%) Hibernate
13 13 (1.94%) Django
13 13 (1.94%) JDBC
13 13 (1.94%) Web Services
13 13 (1.94%) AngularJS
14 11 (1.64%) Java EE
15 9 (1.34%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 186 (27.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 157 (23.43%) Fixed Income
3 155 (23.13%) Derivative
4 58 (8.66%) Equities
5 42 (6.27%) Credit Risk
6 34 (5.07%) Equity Derivative
7 32 (4.78%) Computer Science
8 24 (3.58%) Market Risk
9 18 (2.69%) Credit Derivative
10 16 (2.39%) Grid Computing
11 13 (1.94%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 11 (1.64%) Mathematics
13 9 (1.34%) Open Source
14 8 (1.19%) iPad
15 7 (1.04%) Hedge funds
16 6 (0.90%) Visualisation
16 6 (0.90%) N-Tier
16 6 (0.90%) Management Information System
17 5 (0.75%) Economics
17 5 (0.75%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.19%) Linux
2 74 (11.04%) UNIX
3 49 (7.31%) Windows
4 10 (1.49%) Solaris
5 7 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.75%) 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
1 122 (18.21%) Multithreading
2 89 (13.28%) Low Latency
3 83 (12.39%) Risk Management
4 79 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (11.04%) TDD
6 65 (9.70%) OO
6 65 (9.70%) Analytics
7 47 (7.01%) E-Commerce
8 42 (6.27%) Business Analysis
9 38 (5.67%) Software Engineering
9 38 (5.67%) Asset Management
10 31 (4.63%) Electronic Trading
11 28 (4.18%) Project Management
12 25 (3.73%) UML
12 25 (3.73%) Scrum
13 23 (3.43%) Investment Management
13 23 (3.43%) Greeks
14 22 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (3.13%) Validation
16 20 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 221 (32.99%) Java
2 199 (29.70%) C#
3 190 (28.36%) SQL
4 98 (14.63%) C++
5 64 (9.55%) Python
6 32 (4.78%) Perl
7 30 (4.48%) VBA
8 19 (2.84%) JavaScript
9 15 (2.24%) VB
10 13 (1.94%) PL/SQL
11 11 (1.64%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.49%) Shell Script
13 8 (1.19%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.19%) Scala
14 7 (1.04%) C
15 4 (0.60%) PHP
16 2 (0.30%) R
16 2 (0.30%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.30%) XAML
17 1 (0.15%) Ada
Qualifications
1 70 (10.45%) Degree
2 8 (1.19%) PhD
3 6 (0.90%) 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%) MCSE
6 1 (0.15%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.15%) MCP
6 1 (0.15%) MCSD
6 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.15%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.99%) EMIR
2 17 (2.54%) Dodd-Frank
2 17 (2.54%) QA
3 8 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.90%) Basel III
5 4 (0.60%) FATCA
5 4 (0.60%) Basel II
6 2 (0.30%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.15%) SLA
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.75%) 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 (0.90%) Nagios
3 4 (0.60%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (0.60%) 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
1 101 (15.07%) Oracle
2 56 (8.36%) Sybase
3 49 (7.31%) TIBCO
4 34 (5.07%) Microsoft
4 34 (5.07%) Bloomberg
5 31 (4.63%) Charles River
6 28 (4.18%) ION Trading
7 23 (3.43%) 29West
8 19 (2.84%) Murex
9 13 (1.94%) Fidessa
10 12 (1.79%) Reuters
10 12 (1.79%) JBoss
11 9 (1.34%) DataSynapse
12 8 (1.19%) thinkFolio
12 8 (1.19%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.04%) Calypso
13 7 (1.04%) Adobe
14 6 (0.90%) Citrix
15 5 (0.75%) MarketAxess
16 4 (0.60%) DevExpress
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £601.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £700 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £900 - £1050 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £800 - £900 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £750 - £850 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 26 days ago