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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 28 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Front Office 376 378 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.83% 6.07% 6.58%
As % of the General category 10.90% 10.75% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 316 424
Average daily rate £600 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £668
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £9.99 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.19% -65.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.88%
General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
3450 3516 4918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 53.46% 56.42% 60.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2548 2719 3655
Average daily rate £485 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 43 74
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £13.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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.

1 372 (48.95%) Banking
2 254 (33.42%) Finance
3 231 (30.39%) Investment Banking
4 225 (29.61%) C#
5 210 (27.63%) Derivative
6 206 (27.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 198 (26.05%) Java
8 181 (23.82%) SQL
9 140 (18.42%) C++
10 137 (18.03%) Fixed Income
11 115 (15.13%) Oracle
12 114 (15.00%) Multithreading
13 112 (14.74%) .NET
14 80 (10.53%) Risk Management
15 78 (10.26%) Windows
16 77 (10.13%) SQL Server
16 77 (10.13%) Equities
17 74 (9.74%) Low Latency
18 72 (9.47%) OO
19 71 (9.34%) WPF
20 67 (8.82%) UNIX
21 62 (8.16%) Linux
22 61 (8.03%) Agile Software Development
23 55 (7.24%) Degree
24 53 (6.97%) TDD
25 51 (6.71%) WCF
26 49 (6.45%) Microsoft
27 48 (6.32%) Business Analysis
28 46 (6.05%) Asset Management
28 46 (6.05%) Market Risk

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 37 (4.87%) Oracle Coherence
2 19 (2.50%) TIBCO EMS
3 5 (0.66%) Confluence
4 3 (0.39%) GemFire
4 3 (0.39%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.26%) MTS
5 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.13%) Mule
6 1 (0.13%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.13%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.13%) IIS
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.13%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (1.18%) MS Office
3 6 (0.79%) MS Project
4 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (2.24%) ION MarketView
1 17 (2.24%) RMDS
2 11 (1.45%) Summit
3 7 (0.92%) LatentZero
4 6 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.79%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.53%) Capstone
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (0.39%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 3 (0.39%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 3 (0.39%) Eikon
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.39%) Tesseract
6 3 (0.39%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.13%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.66%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.39%) Multicast
2 3 (0.39%) FTP
3 2 (0.26%) Firewall
3 2 (0.26%) HTTP
3 2 (0.26%) DNS
3 2 (0.26%) LAN
3 2 (0.26%) WAN
4 1 (0.13%) SSL
4 1 (0.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 13 (1.71%) KDB
4 11 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (0.92%) QlikView
8 6 (0.79%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.79%) BODI
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.53%) SQLPlus
10 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.39%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.39%) Hazelcast
11 3 (0.39%) MS Access
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.26%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 21 (2.76%) JUnit
2 14 (1.84%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.71%) Maven
4 12 (1.58%) Ant
4 12 (1.58%) Subversion
5 11 (1.45%) JIRA
6 10 (1.32%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.32%) Mockito
7 8 (1.05%) NUnit
8 7 (0.92%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.92%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.79%) Moq
10 5 (0.66%) Hudson
10 5 (0.66%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.39%) Rhino Mocks
11 3 (0.39%) CruiseControl
12 2 (0.26%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.26%) FitNesse
12 2 (0.26%) jMock
General
1 372 (48.95%) Banking
2 254 (33.42%) Finance
3 231 (30.39%) Investment Banking
4 42 (5.53%) Back Office
5 35 (4.61%) Financial Institution
6 21 (2.76%) Legal
7 15 (1.97%) Advertising
8 9 (1.18%) Private Banking
9 7 (0.92%) Marketing
10 4 (0.53%) Retail
11 3 (0.39%) French Language
11 3 (0.39%) Games
12 2 (0.26%) German Language
12 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.26%) International Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 381 (50.13%) Developer
2 173 (22.76%) Analyst
3 119 (15.66%) Business Analyst
4 109 (14.34%) C# Developer
5 106 (13.95%) Java Developer
6 64 (8.42%) C++ Developer
7 61 (8.03%) Project Manager
8 37 (4.87%) Senior Developer
9 31 (4.08%) Support Analyst
10 27 (3.55%) WPF Developer
11 20 (2.63%) .NET Developer
12 19 (2.50%) Applications Support
12 19 (2.50%) Front Office Developer
12 19 (2.50%) Python Developer
13 14 (1.84%) Development Manager
13 14 (1.84%) Senior Manager
13 14 (1.84%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 14 (1.84%) Banking Business Analyst
14 13 (1.71%) C# .NET Developer
14 13 (1.71%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (14.74%) .NET
2 71 (9.34%) WPF
3 51 (6.71%) WCF
4 41 (5.39%) JMS
5 38 (5.00%) Spring
6 23 (3.03%) Rendezvous
7 22 (2.89%) Middleware
8 21 (2.76%) STL
9 18 (2.37%) HTML
10 16 (2.11%) LINQ
10 16 (2.11%) ASP.NET
11 15 (1.97%) XML
12 14 (1.84%) HTML5
13 12 (1.58%) WinForms
14 10 (1.32%) Web Services
15 9 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (1.18%) CSS
15 9 (1.18%) Hibernate
16 8 (1.05%) .NET Framework
16 8 (1.05%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 210 (27.63%) Derivative
2 206 (27.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 137 (18.03%) Fixed Income
4 77 (10.13%) Equities
5 46 (6.05%) Market Risk
6 41 (5.39%) Credit Risk
7 40 (5.26%) Equity Derivative
8 28 (3.68%) Credit Derivative
8 28 (3.68%) Computer Science
9 23 (3.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 15 (1.97%) Grid Computing
11 13 (1.71%) Mathematics
12 9 (1.18%) Hedge funds
13 7 (0.92%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.79%) N-Tier
14 6 (0.79%) Physics
15 5 (0.66%) Open Source
16 4 (0.53%) Blackberry
17 3 (0.39%) iPad
17 3 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 78 (10.26%) Windows
2 67 (8.82%) UNIX
3 62 (8.16%) Linux
4 18 (2.37%) Solaris
5 6 (0.79%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.13%) Android
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (15.00%) Multithreading
2 80 (10.53%) Risk Management
3 74 (9.74%) Low Latency
4 72 (9.47%) OO
5 61 (8.03%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (6.97%) TDD
7 48 (6.32%) Business Analysis
8 46 (6.05%) Asset Management
8 46 (6.05%) Analytics
9 45 (5.92%) Project Management
10 40 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (3.68%) Software Engineering
12 25 (3.29%) UML
12 25 (3.29%) Investment Management
13 23 (3.03%) OOD
14 22 (2.89%) E-Commerce
14 22 (2.89%) Electronic Trading
15 21 (2.76%) Greeks
15 21 (2.76%) Scrum
16 18 (2.37%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 225 (29.61%) C#
2 198 (26.05%) Java
3 181 (23.82%) SQL
4 140 (18.42%) C++
5 46 (6.05%) Python
6 27 (3.55%) VBA
7 25 (3.29%) Perl
8 18 (2.37%) T-SQL
9 14 (1.84%) JavaScript
10 12 (1.58%) C
11 11 (1.45%) Scala
11 11 (1.45%) VB
12 8 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.53%) VC++
14 2 (0.26%) XAML
14 2 (0.26%) PHP
14 2 (0.26%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.13%) R
15 1 (0.13%) ActionScript 3.0
15 1 (0.13%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 55 (7.24%) Degree
2 7 (0.92%) PhD
3 3 (0.39%) ACCA
3 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (0.39%) CIMA
4 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.26%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.13%) ISEB
5 1 (0.13%) PMP
5 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.08%) EMIR
2 28 (3.68%) Dodd-Frank
3 22 (2.89%) QA
4 5 (0.66%) FATCA
5 4 (0.53%) Basel III
6 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.39%) SLA
7 2 (0.26%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.13%) MiFID
8 1 (0.13%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.26%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.13%) XenApp
3 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (0.39%) SCVMM
2 2 (0.26%) SCCM
2 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.13%) Puppet
3 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.13%) Nagios
3 1 (0.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 115 (15.13%) Oracle
2 49 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 45 (5.92%) TIBCO
4 42 (5.53%) Sybase
5 37 (4.87%) Bloomberg
6 33 (4.34%) ION Trading
7 29 (3.82%) 29West
8 26 (3.42%) Charles River
9 22 (2.89%) DataSynapse
10 15 (1.97%) Reuters
11 13 (1.71%) thinkFolio
12 11 (1.45%) JBoss
12 11 (1.45%) Murex
13 10 (1.32%) Fidessa
14 9 (1.18%) Business Objects
15 8 (1.05%) Calypso
16 5 (0.66%) Adobe
17 4 (0.53%) HP
17 4 (0.53%) MarketAxess
18 3 (0.39%) Tradeweb
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per annum + based on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £700.00 - £850.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £675 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £610.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - London
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £610.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 11 days ago