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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 30 33 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing Front Office 309 302 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.75% 5.19% 6.77%
As % of the General category 10.79% 10.27% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 262 375
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£600 £585 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £90.00
% change year-on-year
+209.52% -76.66%
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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
2863 2942 4243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 53.28% 50.60% 58.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2225 2178 3157
Average daily rate £500 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 65
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.02 £52.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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.

1 245 (44.22%) Banking
2 208 (37.55%) C#
3 203 (36.64%) Finance
4 187 (33.75%) SQL
5 172 (31.05%) Investment Banking
6 161 (29.06%) Java
7 159 (28.70%) Multithreading
8 144 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
9 133 (24.01%) Derivative
10 111 (20.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 107 (19.31%) .NET
12 80 (14.44%) TDD
13 77 (13.90%) SQL Server
14 75 (13.54%) Equities
14 75 (13.54%) WPF
15 71 (12.82%) Fixed Income
15 71 (12.82%) Oracle
16 64 (11.55%) C++
17 61 (11.01%) OO
18 60 (10.83%) Linux
19 59 (10.65%) Risk Management
20 52 (9.39%) Low Latency
21 51 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
22 48 (8.66%) UNIX
23 47 (8.48%) HTML
24 45 (8.12%) Electronic Trading
25 44 (7.94%) FIX Protocol
26 42 (7.58%) Windows
27 40 (7.22%) Equity Derivative
27 40 (7.22%) WCF

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 27 (4.87%) Oracle Coherence
2 4 (0.72%) IIS
3 1 (0.18%) JBoss
3 1 (0.18%) Apache
3 1 (0.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.18%) Confluence
3 1 (0.18%) Node.js
3 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (1.26%) MS Office
4 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.62%) thinkFolio
2 5 (0.90%) Global One
2 5 (0.90%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.72%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.36%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.36%) Endur
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.18%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.18%) RMDS
5 1 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.18%) Kondor+
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.26%) Firewall
2 6 (1.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.36%) VPN
4 1 (0.18%) SSL
4 1 (0.18%) Internet
4 1 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (13.90%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.50%) Relational Database
3 25 (4.51%) Oracle Database
4 23 (4.15%) RDBMS
5 17 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (2.17%) KDB
7 10 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.72%) Big Data
10 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.36%) QlikView
11 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (0.36%) MS Access
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.18%) UniData
Development Applications
1 32 (5.78%) Subversion
2 25 (4.51%) TeamCity
3 24 (4.33%) Git (software)
4 23 (4.15%) Maven
5 9 (1.62%) JIRA
6 8 (1.44%) Visual Studio
7 7 (1.26%) NUnit
8 5 (0.90%) Gradle
9 3 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.54%) JBehave
9 3 (0.54%) Moq
10 2 (0.36%) JUnit
10 2 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.36%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.36%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.18%) jMock
11 1 (0.18%) Grunt
11 1 (0.18%) Karma Test Runner
11 1 (0.18%) Bower
11 1 (0.18%) SpecFlow
General
1 245 (44.22%) Banking
2 203 (36.64%) Finance
3 172 (31.05%) Investment Banking
4 33 (5.96%) Back Office
5 13 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.62%) Legal
7 7 (1.26%) Retail
8 5 (0.90%) Advertising
9 3 (0.54%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (0.54%) German Language
9 3 (0.54%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.36%) Polish Language
10 2 (0.36%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Marketing
11 1 (0.18%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 314 (56.68%) Developer
2 137 (24.73%) Analyst
3 121 (21.84%) C# Developer
4 94 (16.97%) Senior Developer
5 89 (16.06%) Java Developer
6 65 (11.73%) Business Analyst
7 62 (11.19%) Senior C# Developer
8 31 (5.60%) Project Manager
8 31 (5.60%) Support Analyst
9 29 (5.23%) Applications Support
10 25 (4.51%) WPF Developer
11 20 (3.61%) Analyst Programmer
11 20 (3.61%) Programmer
11 20 (3.61%) C++ Developer
11 20 (3.61%) Java Analyst Programmer
11 20 (3.61%) Java Programmer
12 18 (3.25%) Python Developer
13 15 (2.71%) Senior Java Developer
13 15 (2.71%) SQL Developer
14 14 (2.53%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (19.31%) .NET
2 75 (13.54%) WPF
3 47 (8.48%) HTML
4 44 (7.94%) FIX Protocol
5 40 (7.22%) WCF
6 38 (6.86%) HTML5
7 30 (5.42%) JMS
8 29 (5.23%) RESTful
8 29 (5.23%) AngularJS
9 25 (4.51%) XML
10 20 (3.61%) WinForms
11 19 (3.43%) Reactive Extensions
12 17 (3.07%) ASP.NET
13 16 (2.89%) Web Services
14 14 (2.53%) Spring
15 13 (2.35%) LINQ
16 12 (2.17%) jQuery
16 12 (2.17%) NumPy
17 11 (1.99%) SciPy
17 11 (1.99%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 133 (24.01%) Derivative
2 111 (20.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 75 (13.54%) Equities
4 71 (12.82%) Fixed Income
5 51 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (7.22%) Equity Derivative
7 34 (6.14%) Credit Risk
8 28 (5.05%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 22 (3.97%) Market Risk
10 19 (3.43%) Data Structures
11 17 (3.07%) Credit Derivative
12 15 (2.71%) Grid Computing
13 14 (2.53%) Mathematics
13 14 (2.53%) Algorithms
14 12 (2.17%) Physics
15 11 (1.99%) SWIFT
16 10 (1.81%) Computer Science
17 6 (1.08%) N-Tier
18 5 (0.90%) User Experience
19 4 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 60 (10.83%) Linux
2 48 (8.66%) UNIX
3 42 (7.58%) Windows
4 3 (0.54%) Android
4 3 (0.54%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (28.70%) Multithreading
2 144 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (14.44%) TDD
4 61 (11.01%) OO
5 59 (10.65%) Risk Management
6 52 (9.39%) Low Latency
7 45 (8.12%) Electronic Trading
8 36 (6.50%) SDLC
9 33 (5.96%) Greeks
9 33 (5.96%) Project Management
10 29 (5.23%) Business Analysis
11 28 (5.05%) Asset Management
12 27 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (4.87%) Analytics
13 23 (4.15%) Unit Testing
13 23 (4.15%) Algorithmic Trading
14 22 (3.97%) MVVM
15 20 (3.61%) BDD
16 19 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (3.43%) Garbage Collection
Programming Languages
1 208 (37.55%) C#
2 187 (33.75%) SQL
3 161 (29.06%) Java
4 64 (11.55%) C++
5 38 (6.86%) JavaScript
5 38 (6.86%) VBA
6 32 (5.78%) Python
6 32 (5.78%) Scala
7 18 (3.25%) Perl
8 11 (1.99%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.26%) C
10 6 (1.08%) VB
10 6 (1.08%) Groovy
10 6 (1.08%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.08%) R
11 4 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.54%) CoffeeScript
12 3 (0.54%) F#
13 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (4.69%) Degree
2 7 (1.26%) PhD
3 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.18%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.89%) QA
2 11 (1.99%) MiFID
3 9 (1.62%) EMIR
4 8 (1.44%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.18%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) FATCA
System Software
1 3 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.18%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (0.90%) Control-M
2 3 (0.54%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.18%) WSUS
3 1 (0.18%) OpenView
3 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 71 (12.82%) Oracle
2 31 (5.60%) Microsoft
3 21 (3.79%) Sybase
4 18 (3.25%) TIBCO
5 8 (1.44%) Charles River
5 8 (1.44%) DevExpress
6 7 (1.26%) ION Trading
7 6 (1.08%) Fidessa
8 5 (0.90%) Murex
8 5 (0.90%) Bloomberg
9 4 (0.72%) Wall Street Systems
10 3 (0.54%) DataSynapse
10 3 (0.54%) Reuters
10 3 (0.54%) HP
10 3 (0.54%) Informatica
11 2 (0.36%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.36%) SunGard
11 2 (0.36%) Cisco
11 2 (0.36%) SAP
11 2 (0.36%) Tradeweb
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