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 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 77 77 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 -25
Contract jobs citing Front Office 7 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.48% 0.49% 0.96%
As % of the General category 0.81% 1.06% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £650 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +36.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £381
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
865 567 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 59.78% 46.71% 47.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 300 181
Average daily rate £375 £409 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 7
Average hourly rate £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -1.96%

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 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 27 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 11 (61.11%) Finance
1 11 (61.11%) Investment Management
2 8 (44.44%) Asset Management
3 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 5 (27.78%) Business Process Improvement
4 5 (27.78%) Project Management
5 4 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (22.22%) Banking
5 4 (22.22%) Derivative
6 3 (16.67%) Business Transformation
7 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (11.11%) Change Control
7 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) MS Office
7 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.56%) TDD
8 1 (5.56%) Retail
8 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (5.56%) QA
8 1 (5.56%) Selenium
8 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
8 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
8 1 (5.56%) ETL

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (11.11%) MS Office
1 2 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
1 1 (5.56%) JBehave
1 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
1 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.56%) Calabash
1 1 (5.56%) Appium
General
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Project Manager
3 5 (27.78%) Solutions Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Risk Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Business Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Business Manager
5 2 (11.11%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Derivative
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Investment Management
2 8 (44.44%) Asset Management
3 6 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 5 (27.78%) Business Process Improvement
4 5 (27.78%) Project Management
5 4 (22.22%) Project Planning
5 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Business Transformation
7 2 (11.11%) Change Control
7 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
8 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (5.56%) Matrix Management
8 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Charles River
2 1 (5.56%) Yardi
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