The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 79 76 63
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.19% 1.01% 1.42%
As % of the General category 0.40% 1.53% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 9
Median daily rate £550 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -5.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
-13.68% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.00
Front Office
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

General Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
497 1113 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 47.29% 65.82% 49.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 557 311
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Median hourly rate £27.75 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.75% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.55 £12.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £30.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front Office across the Edinburgh region.

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the Edinburgh region.

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Front Office
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 8 (66.67%) Charles River
2 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 6 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Markit EDM
4 3 (25.00%) Investment Management
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Fidessa
5 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
6 1 (8.33%) Capstone
6 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (8.33%) MiFID
6 1 (8.33%) thinkFolio
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Service Design
6 1 (8.33%) Back Office
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security
6 1 (8.33%) ISEB
6 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Markit EDM
2 1 (8.33%) Capstone
2 1 (8.33%) thinkFolio
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
1 6 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Coordinator
2 3 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Test Coordinator
2 3 (25.00%) Test Programme Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Charles River Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Investment Management
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Design
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) MiFID
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Charles River
2 2 (16.67%) Fidessa