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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 60 66 54
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing Front Office 16 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.33% 0.71% 0.66%
As % of the General category 2.68% 1.26% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £425 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £425 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +150.00%
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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 Edinburgh region.

General Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
598 634 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 49.63% 56.26% 69.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 250 353
Average daily rate £441 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.92% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 21 (87.50%) Asset Management
2 17 (70.83%) Derivative
3 11 (45.83%) Fixed Income
4 10 (41.67%) Finance
4 10 (41.67%) Investment Management
5 9 (37.50%) Charles River
6 6 (25.00%) Project Management
7 5 (20.83%) EMIR
7 5 (20.83%) Back Office
7 5 (20.83%) Advertising
8 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (12.50%) Legal
9 3 (12.50%) Banking
9 3 (12.50%) Equities
9 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
9 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
10 2 (8.33%) Data Management
10 2 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
10 2 (8.33%) Markit EDM
10 2 (8.33%) SQL
11 1 (4.17%) VBA
11 1 (4.17%) .NET
11 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
11 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
11 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
11 1 (4.17%) ETL
11 1 (4.17%) Fidessa
11 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
11 1 (4.17%) Programme Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Markit EDM
2 1 (4.17%) LatentZero
2 1 (4.17%) FINCAD Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.17%) MSTest
1 1 (4.17%) Moq
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Back Office
2 5 (20.83%) Advertising
3 3 (12.50%) Legal
3 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Project Manager
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (25.00%) Project Delivery Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Charles River Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 17 (70.83%) Derivative
2 11 (45.83%) Fixed Income
3 3 (12.50%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (87.50%) Asset Management
2 10 (41.67%) Investment Management
3 6 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (8.33%) Data Management
6 2 (8.33%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (4.17%) ETL
7 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.17%) TDD
7 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Data Management
7 1 (4.17%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBA
2 1 (4.17%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) EMIR
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Charles River
2 1 (4.17%) Fidessa
2 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
2 1 (4.17%) thinkFolio