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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SunGard Front Arena
Rank 586 549 556
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +7
Contract jobs citing Front Arena 2 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.023% 0.016%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.046% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 3
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£650 £665 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +20.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £510
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £730 £630
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
4365 4170 4791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.21% 8.67% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2601 2338 2531
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 73 91
Average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% -38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.04 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £45.00 £52.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.75 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+32.22% -35.71%

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
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 20 October 2014. 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 +5 2 £650 -2.25% 1
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Front Arena
Top 22 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) thinkFolio
2 4 (44.44%) Investment Management
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Investment Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Front Office
3 3 (33.33%) Python
3 3 (33.33%) LongView
3 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 3 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) VBA
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) Murex
5 1 (11.11%) Calypso
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (11.11%) Back Office
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
5 1 (11.11%) Wall Street Systems
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008

Front Arena
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 3 (33.33%) LongView
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
1 4 (44.44%) Investment Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Front Office
3 1 (11.11%) Back Office
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Applications Support
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Front Arena Support
4 1 (11.11%) Front Arena Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Python Developer
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Investment Management
2 3 (33.33%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C++
2 3 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) VBA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) thinkFolio
2 1 (11.11%) Wall Street Systems
2 1 (11.11%) Murex
2 1 (11.11%) Calypso