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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 31 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing Front Office 297 464 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.03% 6.40% 7.10%
As % of the General category 9.77% 11.01% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 359 455
Average daily rate
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£575 £563 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £25.17
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +257.56%
Front Office
London

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
3039 4214 4684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.45% 58.09% 60.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2268 3106 3466
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 73 69
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.58% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.22 £54.50 £53.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.35 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -29.20%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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.

1 302 (48.01%) Banking
2 230 (36.57%) Finance
3 218 (34.66%) Java
4 196 (31.16%) SQL
5 190 (30.21%) Investment Banking
6 174 (27.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 151 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
8 150 (23.85%) C#
9 136 (21.62%) Derivative
10 131 (20.83%) Fixed Income
11 129 (20.51%) Multithreading
12 100 (15.90%) Oracle
12 100 (15.90%) Low Latency
13 83 (13.20%) C++
14 82 (13.04%) UNIX
15 77 (12.24%) Linux
15 77 (12.24%) Degree
16 76 (12.08%) Risk Management
17 68 (10.81%) TDD
18 66 (10.49%) .NET
19 61 (9.70%) Spring
20 58 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
21 56 (8.90%) Python
22 55 (8.74%) SQL Server
23 54 (8.59%) E-Commerce
24 53 (8.43%) WPF
25 50 (7.95%) Windows
25 50 (7.95%) OO
26 49 (7.79%) Back Office
26 49 (7.79%) Business Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 30 (4.77%) Oracle Coherence
2 9 (1.43%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.27%) TIBCO EMS
4 6 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.32%) Apache
6 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.32%) Confluence
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.16%) GemFire
7 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.16%) Mule
7 1 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.16%) SAS
7 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.16%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (2.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.11%) MS Office
3 6 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 16 (2.54%) RMDS
2 8 (1.27%) Markit EDM
3 7 (1.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 7 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.95%) LatentZero
4 6 (0.95%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.64%) Summit
6 3 (0.48%) Endur
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.32%) Murex MxG2000
7 2 (0.32%) Tesseract
7 2 (0.32%) Minerva
7 2 (0.32%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.32%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.32%) Aligne
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.16%) Global One
8 1 (0.16%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.16%) Force.com
1 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.79%) Firewall
2 4 (0.64%) HTTP
2 4 (0.64%) NetScaler
2 4 (0.64%) Multicast
3 3 (0.48%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.48%) Internet
4 1 (0.16%) LDAP
4 1 (0.16%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.16%) DNS
4 1 (0.16%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.61%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.38%) KDB
3 15 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (2.23%) Oracle Database
5 7 (1.11%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.64%) Big Data
9 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.48%) Data Mart
9 3 (0.48%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.48%) Sybase ASE
9 3 (0.48%) OLAP
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.32%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 17 (2.70%) JUnit
2 14 (2.23%) TeamCity
3 12 (1.91%) JIRA
4 8 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.27%) Maven
5 7 (1.11%) NUnit
5 7 (1.11%) CruiseControl
5 7 (1.11%) Subversion
5 7 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.95%) WebDriver
6 6 (0.95%) Grunt
6 6 (0.95%) Bower
7 5 (0.79%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.79%) jMock
7 5 (0.79%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (0.64%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.48%) Ant
9 3 (0.48%) Mockito
9 3 (0.48%) Hudson
General
1 302 (48.01%) Banking
2 230 (36.57%) Finance
3 190 (30.21%) Investment Banking
4 49 (7.79%) Back Office
5 14 (2.23%) Financial Institution
6 12 (1.91%) Advertising
7 9 (1.43%) Legal
8 5 (0.79%) Retail
9 2 (0.32%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) French Language
10 1 (0.16%) German Language
10 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 335 (53.26%) Developer
2 138 (21.94%) Java Developer
3 136 (21.62%) Analyst
4 78 (12.40%) Business Analyst
5 62 (9.86%) C# Developer
6 54 (8.59%) Senior Developer
7 46 (7.31%) Project Manager
8 43 (6.84%) Applications Support
9 36 (5.72%) Support Analyst
10 31 (4.93%) C++ Developer
11 23 (3.66%) Front Office Developer
12 22 (3.50%) Python Developer
13 20 (3.18%) Applications Support Analyst
14 19 (3.02%) Quantitative Developer
15 17 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
16 15 (2.38%) WPF Developer
17 14 (2.23%) C++ Quantitative Developer
18 13 (2.07%) Programme Manager
19 12 (1.91%) Consultant
19 12 (1.91%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (10.49%) .NET
2 61 (9.70%) Spring
3 53 (8.43%) WPF
4 36 (5.72%) XML
5 34 (5.41%) WCF
6 33 (5.25%) HTML
7 30 (4.77%) JMS
8 24 (3.82%) WinForms
8 24 (3.82%) FIX Protocol
9 23 (3.66%) HTML5
9 23 (3.66%) Hibernate
10 19 (3.02%) Web Services
10 19 (3.02%) Middleware
11 15 (2.38%) ASP.NET
12 12 (1.91%) JDBC
12 12 (1.91%) AngularJS
12 12 (1.91%) RESTful
12 12 (1.91%) LINQ
13 11 (1.75%) Rendezvous
14 10 (1.59%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 174 (27.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 136 (21.62%) Derivative
3 131 (20.83%) Fixed Income
4 58 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (6.68%) Equities
6 36 (5.72%) Credit Risk
7 30 (4.77%) Computer Science
8 26 (4.13%) Market Risk
9 24 (3.82%) Credit Derivative
10 22 (3.50%) Equity Derivative
11 18 (2.86%) Data Structures
12 16 (2.54%) Algorithms
13 15 (2.38%) Mathematics
14 14 (2.23%) Grid Computing
15 12 (1.91%) User Experience
16 9 (1.43%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 8 (1.27%) iPad
17 8 (1.27%) Open Source
18 7 (1.11%) Hedge funds
18 7 (1.11%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 82 (13.04%) UNIX
2 77 (12.24%) Linux
3 50 (7.95%) Windows
4 10 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
5 8 (1.27%) Solaris
6 6 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.32%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (20.51%) Multithreading
3 100 (15.90%) Low Latency
4 76 (12.08%) Risk Management
5 68 (10.81%) TDD
6 54 (8.59%) E-Commerce
7 50 (7.95%) OO
8 49 (7.79%) Business Analysis
9 44 (7.00%) Asset Management
9 44 (7.00%) Analytics
10 33 (5.25%) Electronic Trading
11 30 (4.77%) Project Management
12 28 (4.45%) Investment Management
13 26 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (4.13%) Software Engineering
14 23 (3.66%) Algorithmic Trading
14 23 (3.66%) Scrum
15 21 (3.34%) Stakeholder Management
16 19 (3.02%) Fund Management
17 18 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 218 (34.66%) Java
2 196 (31.16%) SQL
3 150 (23.85%) C#
4 83 (13.20%) C++
5 56 (8.90%) Python
6 30 (4.77%) VBA
7 26 (4.13%) Perl
8 22 (3.50%) JavaScript
9 16 (2.54%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.75%) Scala
10 11 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.59%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.27%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.95%) XAML
13 6 (0.95%) C
14 5 (0.79%) VB
15 4 (0.64%) PHP
16 3 (0.48%) Korn
17 2 (0.32%) Haskell
17 2 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 77 (12.24%) Degree
2 8 (1.27%) PhD
3 4 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (0.48%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.32%) ISEB
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.16%) MCSD
6 1 (0.16%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.16%) MCSE
6 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.16%) PMP
6 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.16%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.07%) EMIR
2 12 (1.91%) QA
3 9 (1.43%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (1.27%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.79%) Basel III
6 3 (0.48%) Basel II
6 3 (0.48%) MiFID
7 2 (0.32%) COREP
8 1 (0.16%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.16%) FATCA
System Software
1 9 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.32%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 8 (1.27%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (0.79%) Nagios
2 5 (0.79%) SCCM
3 4 (0.64%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (0.64%) Control-M
4 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
4 2 (0.32%) BMC Marimba
5 1 (0.16%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.16%) Puppet
5 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.16%) logstash
5 1 (0.16%) Salt
5 1 (0.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 100 (15.90%) Oracle
2 48 (7.63%) Sybase
3 39 (6.20%) Bloomberg
4 36 (5.72%) Charles River
5 34 (5.41%) TIBCO
6 24 (3.82%) Microsoft
7 22 (3.50%) Murex
8 20 (3.18%) 29West
9 19 (3.02%) thinkFolio
10 15 (2.38%) Reuters
11 11 (1.75%) ION Trading
11 11 (1.75%) Fidessa
11 11 (1.75%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.43%) Adobe
12 9 (1.43%) DataSynapse
13 7 (1.11%) Citrix
14 6 (0.95%) DevExpress
15 5 (0.79%) MarketAxess
16 4 (0.64%) JBoss
16 4 (0.64%) OpenLink
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