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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 75 72 54
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing Front Office 8 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.79% 1.13%
As % of the General category 0.80% 1.67% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £650 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £563 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £808 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - -
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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
996 600 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 68.41% 47.39% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 307 247
Average daily rate £380 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 15
Average hourly rate £10.30 £10.50 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £8.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.00 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.11
% change year-on-year
- -2.61%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 8 (47.06%) Finance
1 8 (47.06%) Asset Management
1 8 (47.06%) Investment Management
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) SDLC
3 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Data Management
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Charles River
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) MS Office
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (11.76%) Markit EDM
4 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.88%) QA
5 1 (5.88%) Fund Management
5 1 (5.88%) Selenium
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (5.88%) JBehave

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) JBehave
1 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
1 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.88%) Calabash
1 1 (5.88%) Appium
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Business Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Solutions Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Charles River Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.88%) Equities
2 1 (5.88%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Asset Management
1 8 (47.06%) Investment Management
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) SDLC
3 3 (17.65%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
4 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (11.76%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Fund Management
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Charles River
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Yardi