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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 72 67 56
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing Front Office 9 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.80% 0.63%
As % of the General category 1.09% 1.78% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £650 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% +46.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £650 £419
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £650 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
825 563 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 56.39% 45.04% 47.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 283 154
Average daily rate £395 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £562 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.50 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.04 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -5.50%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015, 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 10 (58.82%) Finance
1 10 (58.82%) Investment Management
2 8 (47.06%) Asset Management
3 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
3 5 (29.41%) Business Process Improvement
3 5 (29.41%) Derivative
4 4 (23.53%) Project Planning
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Banking
5 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
6 2 (11.76%) Change Control
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) MS Office
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (5.88%) C
7 1 (5.88%) SQL
7 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
7 1 (5.88%) Charles River
7 1 (5.88%) Advertising
7 1 (5.88%) Migration
7 1 (5.88%) Back Office
7 1 (5.88%) TDD
7 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) JBehave
1 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
1 1 (5.88%) Calabash
1 1 (5.88%) Appium
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Project Manager
3 5 (29.41%) Solutions Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Business Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Business Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Derivative
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.88%) Equity Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Investment Management
2 8 (47.06%) Asset Management
3 5 (29.41%) Project Management
3 5 (29.41%) Risk Management
3 5 (29.41%) Business Process Improvement
4 4 (23.53%) Project Planning
4 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Business Transformation
5 2 (11.76%) Change Control
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Data Management
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
2 1 (5.88%) Charles River
2 1 (5.88%) RIMES