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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 70 59 51
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing Front Office 11 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.80% 1.46% 0.88%
As % of the General category 1.47% 3.16% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
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£475 £550 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.54% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.50
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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
748 570 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 54.36% 46.27% 48.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 260 138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +61.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £19.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 22 (68.75%) Asset Management
2 18 (56.25%) Finance
3 17 (53.13%) Investment Management
4 11 (34.38%) Charles River
5 10 (31.25%) SQL
5 10 (31.25%) Derivative
6 7 (21.88%) Project Management
6 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (15.63%) Back Office
7 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
7 5 (15.63%) Banking
7 5 (15.63%) Business Process Improvement
8 4 (12.50%) EMIR
8 4 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (12.50%) Project Planning
8 4 (12.50%) Data Management
9 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (9.38%) Advertising
9 3 (9.38%) Migration
9 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Data Management
9 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
9 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (9.38%) Markit EDM
10 2 (6.25%) Change Control
10 2 (6.25%) Business Transformation
10 2 (6.25%) thinkFolio
10 2 (6.25%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (6.25%) RIMES
10 2 (6.25%) Change Management
10 2 (6.25%) Bloomberg

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Markit EDM
2 2 (6.25%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Selenium
1 1 (3.13%) JBehave
1 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
1 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.13%) Calabash
1 1 (3.13%) Appium
General
1 18 (56.25%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
2 5 (15.63%) Back Office
3 3 (9.38%) Advertising
4 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Analyst
2 13 (40.63%) Project Manager
3 9 (28.13%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Data Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Solutions Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Risk Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Business Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Business Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Derivative
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Fixed Income
3 2 (6.25%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (3.13%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Asset Management
2 17 (53.13%) Investment Management
3 7 (21.88%) Project Management
3 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (15.63%) Risk Management
4 5 (15.63%) Business Process Improvement
5 4 (12.50%) Data Management
5 4 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Data Management
6 3 (9.38%) Migration
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.25%) Change Management
7 2 (6.25%) Change Control
7 2 (6.25%) Business Transformation
7 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.13%) Test Planning
8 1 (3.13%) Agile Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.13%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) EMIR
2 1 (3.13%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Charles River
2 2 (6.25%) RIMES
2 2 (6.25%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft