The table below looks at the statistics for Front Arena skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Arena 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
SunGard Front Arena
Rank 555 544 505
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -39
Contract jobs citing Front Arena 9 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.004% 0.022%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.22% 0.050% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 5
Average daily rate
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£650 £425 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.94% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £425 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £425 £670
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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 Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4096 3961 3490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.60% 8.66% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2410 2168 1817
Average daily rate £450 £438 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 48
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.20 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.83% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.95 £59.90 £77.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-21.73% -39.15%

Front Arena
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Arena across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Front Arena Jobs Demand Trend in England

Front Arena
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front Arena across the England region.

Front Arena Daily Rate Trend in England

Front Arena
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Arena across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Front Arena Daily Rate Histogram in England

Front Arena
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Arena within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -9 8 £650 +52.94% 1
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Front Arena
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Front Arena 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 Arena.

1 9 (90.00%) Python
2 7 (70.00%) Murex
2 7 (70.00%) Front Office
3 6 (60.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) Fixed Income
4 5 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) Hedge funds
5 3 (30.00%) Swaptions
5 3 (30.00%) Release Management
5 3 (30.00%) Calypso
5 3 (30.00%) SunGard
5 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (20.00%) Workflow
6 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
6 2 (20.00%) C++
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) thinkFolio
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (20.00%) DevExpress
6 2 (20.00%) WPF
6 2 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (10.00%) R
7 1 (10.00%) Quantitative Analysis

Front Arena
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Front Arena 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 Arena. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (70.00%) Front Office
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (10.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Quantitative Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Front Arena Support
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
1 2 (20.00%) WPF
1 2 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 5 (50.00%) Hedge funds
2 3 (30.00%) Swaptions
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (10.00%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Risk Management
1 3 (30.00%) Release Management
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Quantitative Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Python
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) VBA
4 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (10.00%) R
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Murex
2 3 (30.00%) Calypso
2 3 (30.00%) SunGard
3 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) DevExpress
4 1 (10.00%) Wall Street Systems