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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 29 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Front Office 304 438 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.44% 6.59% 6.17%
As % of the General category 10.65% 11.79% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 376 313
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£588 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
2855 3716 3357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.07% 55.88% 55.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2252 2819 2577
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 53 52
Average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.45 £38.40 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 December 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 December 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.

1 251 (41.83%) Banking
2 241 (40.17%) Java
3 202 (33.67%) Finance
4 192 (32.00%) SQL
5 165 (27.50%) Investment Banking
6 158 (26.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 148 (24.67%) C#
8 143 (23.83%) Derivative
9 135 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
10 129 (21.50%) Multithreading
11 125 (20.83%) Fixed Income
12 106 (17.67%) Low Latency
13 97 (16.17%) UNIX
14 94 (15.67%) C++
15 90 (15.00%) Linux
16 79 (13.17%) Oracle
17 70 (11.67%) .NET
18 65 (10.83%) Risk Management
19 63 (10.50%) SQL Server
20 60 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
21 59 (9.83%) Equities
22 58 (9.67%) TDD
22 58 (9.67%) Degree
23 52 (8.67%) WPF
24 49 (8.17%) Back Office
24 49 (8.17%) Windows
25 47 (7.83%) E-Commerce
26 45 (7.50%) Sybase
27 44 (7.33%) OO
27 44 (7.33%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (3.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 7 (1.17%) TIBCO EMS
3 6 (1.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (0.67%) Confluence
4 4 (0.67%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.33%) FileNet
5 2 (0.33%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.17%) Node.js
6 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.17%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.17%) IIS
6 1 (0.17%) Apache
6 1 (0.17%) MTS
6 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.83%) MS Office
3 7 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.83%) MS Project
6 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 12 (2.00%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 6 (1.00%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.83%) RMDS
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.83%) Summit
5 3 (0.50%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.33%) Global One
6 2 (0.33%) Murex MxG2000
6 2 (0.33%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.17%) Endur
7 1 (0.17%) Tesseract
7 1 (0.17%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.17%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.33%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.00%) Firewall
3 3 (0.50%) Internet
3 3 (0.50%) Multicast
4 2 (0.33%) DNS
5 1 (0.17%) Intranet
5 1 (0.17%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.17%) LDAP
5 1 (0.17%) DHCP
5 1 (0.17%) FTP
5 1 (0.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.67%) KDB
2 22 (3.67%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.17%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.17%) Big Data
5 7 (1.17%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.67%) QlikView
7 4 (0.67%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.67%) DB2
8 3 (0.50%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.33%) MySQL
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.33%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.17%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.17%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 22 (3.67%) TeamCity
2 21 (3.50%) JUnit
3 14 (2.33%) Subversion
4 13 (2.17%) JIRA
4 13 (2.17%) CruiseControl
5 10 (1.67%) Ant
5 10 (1.67%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.50%) NUnit
7 7 (1.17%) Maven
7 7 (1.17%) Mockito
8 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.67%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.50%) Toad
10 3 (0.50%) jMock
11 2 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (0.33%) MSI
11 2 (0.33%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.33%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.33%) Hudson
General
1 251 (41.83%) Banking
2 202 (33.67%) Finance
3 165 (27.50%) Investment Banking
4 49 (8.17%) Back Office
5 13 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.67%) Legal
7 9 (1.50%) Advertising
8 3 (0.50%) Retail
9 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.17%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 317 (52.83%) Developer
2 154 (25.67%) Java Developer
3 135 (22.50%) Analyst
4 66 (11.00%) Business Analyst
5 65 (10.83%) Senior Developer
6 63 (10.50%) C# Developer
7 51 (8.50%) Support Analyst
7 51 (8.50%) Applications Support
8 44 (7.33%) Project Manager
9 31 (5.17%) C++ Developer
10 28 (4.67%) Applications Support Analyst
11 27 (4.50%) Senior Java Developer
12 26 (4.33%) Front Office Developer
13 21 (3.50%) Senior C# Developer
14 15 (2.50%) Architect
15 13 (2.17%) Python Developer
16 12 (2.00%) IT Business Analyst
16 12 (2.00%) WPF Developer
17 11 (1.83%) Support Engineer
17 11 (1.83%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (11.67%) .NET
2 52 (8.67%) WPF
3 44 (7.33%) XML
4 43 (7.17%) Spring
5 40 (6.67%) HTML
6 39 (6.50%) FIX Protocol
7 33 (5.50%) WCF
8 27 (4.50%) WinForms
9 23 (3.83%) Hibernate
10 22 (3.67%) HTML5
11 21 (3.50%) Middleware
12 17 (2.83%) JMS
12 17 (2.83%) Web Services
13 15 (2.50%) JDBC
14 12 (2.00%) Swing
15 11 (1.83%) RESTful
16 10 (1.67%) ASP.NET
17 9 (1.50%) .NET Framework
18 8 (1.33%) FpML
19 7 (1.17%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 158 (26.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 143 (23.83%) Derivative
3 125 (20.83%) Fixed Income
4 60 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (9.83%) Equities
6 36 (6.00%) Credit Derivative
7 26 (4.33%) Equity Derivative
8 24 (4.00%) Market Risk
9 21 (3.50%) Credit Risk
10 19 (3.17%) Computer Science
11 18 (3.00%) Data Structures
12 16 (2.67%) Mathematics
12 16 (2.67%) Grid Computing
13 13 (2.17%) Algorithms
14 9 (1.50%) Management Information System
15 8 (1.33%) N-Tier
15 8 (1.33%) Hedge funds
16 6 (1.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 4 (0.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 4 (0.67%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 97 (16.17%) UNIX
2 90 (15.00%) Linux
3 49 (8.17%) Windows
4 13 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
5 8 (1.33%) Solaris
6 6 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.17%) AIX
9 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (21.50%) Multithreading
3 106 (17.67%) Low Latency
4 65 (10.83%) Risk Management
5 58 (9.67%) TDD
6 47 (7.83%) E-Commerce
7 44 (7.33%) OO
8 40 (6.67%) Business Analysis
9 39 (6.50%) Project Management
10 36 (6.00%) Analytics
11 34 (5.67%) Electronic Trading
11 34 (5.67%) Asset Management
12 26 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (4.17%) Investment Management
14 24 (4.00%) Algorithmic Trading
15 20 (3.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
16 19 (3.17%) RAD
17 18 (3.00%) Migration
18 17 (2.83%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 241 (40.17%) Java
2 192 (32.00%) SQL
3 148 (24.67%) C#
4 94 (15.67%) C++
5 33 (5.50%) Python
6 32 (5.33%) VBA
7 25 (4.17%) JavaScript
8 14 (2.33%) Perl
8 14 (2.33%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.17%) PL/SQL
10 12 (2.00%) Scala
11 11 (1.83%) VB
12 8 (1.33%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.17%) C
14 6 (1.00%) XAML
15 4 (0.67%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.50%) Korn
17 2 (0.33%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
18 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (9.67%) Degree
2 10 (1.67%) PhD
3 2 (0.33%) ISEB
3 2 (0.33%) CCA
3 2 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.50%) QA
2 6 (1.00%) EMIR
3 4 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.67%) COREP
4 2 (0.33%) MiFID
5 1 (0.17%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.17%) Basel III
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) Basel II
System Software
1 9 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (0.67%) Control-M
2 4 (0.67%) SCCM
3 3 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.33%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.17%) logstash
5 1 (0.17%) Salt
5 1 (0.17%) Kibana
5 1 (0.17%) Puppet
5 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.17%) Nagios
5 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 79 (13.17%) Oracle
2 45 (7.50%) Sybase
3 41 (6.83%) Bloomberg
4 35 (5.83%) TIBCO
5 29 (4.83%) Microsoft
6 25 (4.17%) Charles River
6 25 (4.17%) thinkFolio
7 20 (3.33%) Murex
8 17 (2.83%) ION Trading
9 14 (2.33%) Reuters
10 11 (1.83%) Fidessa
11 10 (1.67%) 29West
12 7 (1.17%) Citrix
12 7 (1.17%) DevExpress
13 6 (1.00%) DataSynapse
13 6 (1.00%) Tradeweb
13 6 (1.00%) Adobe
14 5 (0.83%) Red Hat
14 5 (0.83%) MarketAxess
15 4 (0.67%) Microgen
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