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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 76 63 50
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Contract jobs citing Front Office 8 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.54% 0.96% 0.73%
As % of the General category 1.02% 2.16% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £538 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% +30.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.33% +15.38%
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
781 556 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 52.91% 44.34% 47.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 254 131
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £19.50 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.71% +116.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.68 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.06% -20.00%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 16 (61.54%) Asset Management
2 15 (57.69%) Finance
3 13 (50.00%) Investment Management
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
5 8 (30.77%) Charles River
6 6 (23.08%) Derivative
7 5 (19.23%) Business Process Improvement
7 5 (19.23%) Project Management
7 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
7 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (15.38%) Banking
8 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
8 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (11.54%) Markit EDM
9 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Data Management
9 3 (11.54%) Data Management
9 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
10 2 (7.69%) MS Office
10 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
10 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
10 2 (7.69%) Bloomberg
10 2 (7.69%) Back Office
10 2 (7.69%) Advertising
10 2 (7.69%) Migration
10 2 (7.69%) Fixed Income
10 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (7.69%) Equity Derivative

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (7.69%) MS Office
1 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Selenium
1 1 (3.85%) JBehave
1 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
1 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.85%) Calabash
1 1 (3.85%) Appium
General
1 15 (57.69%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Advertising
3 2 (7.69%) Back Office
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Analyst
2 8 (30.77%) Systems Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Project Manager
4 5 (19.23%) Solutions Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Business Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.85%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Derivative
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) Fixed Income
4 2 (7.69%) Equity Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Asset Management
2 13 (50.00%) Investment Management
3 5 (19.23%) Business Process Improvement
3 5 (19.23%) Project Management
3 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
3 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
5 3 (11.54%) Data Management
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Data Management
6 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Change Control
6 2 (7.69%) Business Transformation
6 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.85%) Test Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Testing
7 1 (3.85%) TDD
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Charles River
2 2 (7.69%) RIMES
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Bloomberg