The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office 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 Office over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 110 94 59
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -35
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1025 1045 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.93% 2.08% 3.25%
As % of the General category 4.87% 5.38% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 823 1189
Average daily rate
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£600 £579 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £90.00
% change year-on-year
+209.52% -76.66%
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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 England region.

General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21050 19417 20534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.61% 38.59% 42.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13759 12255 13046
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 586 497 537
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.23 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.83 £22.50 £22.47
% change year-on-year
+14.80% +0.15%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in England

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in England

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in England

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the England region.

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in England

Front Office
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 Office within the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 976 £600 +2.12% 242
South East +4 31 £563 - 3
North West -27 7 £450 -6.25% 5
East Midlands -7 4 £375 -11.76%
South West -15 3 £163 -53.42%
West Midlands -1 2 £475 - 2
North East -26 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Front Office
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 852 (44.77%) Banking
2 809 (42.51%) Finance
3 604 (31.74%) Investment Banking
4 570 (29.95%) C#
5 565 (29.69%) Java
6 550 (28.90%) SQL
7 419 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
7 419 (22.02%) Derivative
8 381 (20.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 346 (18.18%) Multithreading
10 326 (17.13%) Fixed Income
11 291 (15.29%) .NET
11 291 (15.29%) C++
12 266 (13.98%) Equities
13 251 (13.19%) SQL Server
14 240 (12.61%) TDD
15 235 (12.35%) Low Latency
16 224 (11.77%) UNIX
17 218 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
18 216 (11.35%) Python
19 211 (11.09%) Risk Management
20 202 (10.61%) Linux
21 198 (10.40%) WPF
22 197 (10.35%) Oracle
23 169 (8.88%) OO
24 167 (8.78%) FIX Protocol
25 148 (7.78%) Windows
26 147 (7.72%) Degree
27 140 (7.36%) Electronic Trading
28 138 (7.25%) VBA

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 60 (3.15%) Oracle Coherence
2 13 (0.68%) WebSphere
3 11 (0.58%) IIS
4 9 (0.47%) WebLogic
4 9 (0.47%) Apache
4 9 (0.47%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
5 8 (0.42%) JBoss
6 6 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (0.32%) MTS
6 6 (0.32%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.26%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.21%) Lync
8 4 (0.21%) Node.js
9 3 (0.16%) GemFire
9 3 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.16%) Confluence
9 3 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 100 (5.25%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
3 30 (1.58%) MS Office
4 16 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.79%) MS Project
6 10 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 38 (2.00%) thinkFolio
2 17 (0.89%) SimCorp Dimension
2 17 (0.89%) Markit EDM
3 15 (0.79%) ION MarketView
4 14 (0.74%) LatentZero
5 12 (0.63%) Global One
6 10 (0.53%) Summit
7 5 (0.26%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.21%) Tesseract
8 4 (0.21%) Minerva
8 4 (0.21%) Eikon
8 4 (0.21%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
9 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.16%) Front Arena
9 3 (0.16%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.16%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.053%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.79%) TCP/IP
1 15 (0.79%) Firewall
2 8 (0.42%) Internet
3 6 (0.32%) DNS
3 6 (0.32%) LDAP
3 6 (0.32%) HTTP
4 4 (0.21%) SNMP
4 4 (0.21%) SMTP
4 4 (0.21%) VoIP
4 4 (0.21%) Intranet
4 4 (0.21%) Multicast
4 4 (0.21%) Diameter Protocol
5 3 (0.16%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.16%) WAN
5 3 (0.16%) LAN
5 3 (0.16%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.16%) Network Security
6 2 (0.11%) SSL
6 2 (0.11%) SAN
6 2 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.10%) Relational Database
3 57 (3.00%) Oracle Database
4 56 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 37 (1.94%) KDB
6 33 (1.73%) RDBMS
7 32 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 27 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 25 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (1.05%) Big Data
11 18 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (0.58%) DB2
14 11 (0.58%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.53%) MS Access
16 9 (0.47%) Data Mining
17 8 (0.42%) QlikView
17 8 (0.42%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 82 (4.31%) Subversion
2 48 (2.52%) Git (software)
3 42 (2.21%) Maven
4 36 (1.89%) TeamCity
5 31 (1.63%) Visual Studio
5 31 (1.63%) NUnit
6 24 (1.26%) JIRA
7 17 (0.89%) Gradle
7 17 (0.89%) Jenkins
8 16 (0.84%) Eclipse
9 15 (0.79%) JUnit
10 14 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.53%) Moq
11 10 (0.53%) Ant
11 10 (0.53%) CruiseControl
12 9 (0.47%) Hudson
13 8 (0.42%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.37%) MSBuild
15 6 (0.32%) Build Forge
15 6 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 852 (44.77%) Banking
2 809 (42.51%) Finance
3 604 (31.74%) Investment Banking
4 131 (6.88%) Back Office
5 68 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 42 (2.21%) Retail
7 41 (2.15%) Legal
8 12 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
9 10 (0.53%) Retail Banking
9 10 (0.53%) Advertising
10 9 (0.47%) Publishing
11 8 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.42%) Telecoms
11 8 (0.42%) Billing
11 8 (0.42%) French Language
11 8 (0.42%) Marketing
11 8 (0.42%) Spanish Language
12 7 (0.37%) Private Banking
13 5 (0.26%) German Language
13 5 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 998 (52.44%) Developer
2 474 (24.91%) Analyst
3 300 (15.76%) C# Developer
4 269 (14.14%) Business Analyst
5 263 (13.82%) Java Developer
6 194 (10.19%) Senior Developer
7 149 (7.83%) Project Manager
8 103 (5.41%) Applications Support
8 103 (5.41%) C++ Developer
9 98 (5.15%) Support Analyst
10 88 (4.62%) Senior C# Developer
11 82 (4.31%) Python Developer
12 79 (4.15%) Front Office Developer
13 63 (3.31%) WPF Developer
14 59 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
15 52 (2.73%) Senior Java Developer
16 50 (2.63%) Quantitative Developer
17 46 (2.42%) .NET Developer
17 46 (2.42%) Scala Developer
18 44 (2.31%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (15.29%) .NET
2 198 (10.40%) WPF
3 167 (8.78%) FIX Protocol
4 109 (5.73%) HTML
5 104 (5.47%) WCF
6 100 (5.25%) XML
7 76 (3.99%) HTML5
8 60 (3.15%) Middleware
9 57 (3.00%) WinForms
10 50 (2.63%) AngularJS
11 48 (2.52%) JMS
12 42 (2.21%) RESTful
13 41 (2.15%) Web Services
14 39 (2.05%) Spring
15 37 (1.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 33 (1.73%) STL
17 30 (1.58%) .NET Framework
18 29 (1.52%) NumPy
18 29 (1.52%) Reactive Extensions
19 26 (1.37%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 419 (22.02%) Derivative
2 381 (20.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 326 (17.13%) Fixed Income
4 266 (13.98%) Equities
5 218 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
6 113 (5.94%) Equity Derivative
7 108 (5.68%) Credit Risk
8 82 (4.31%) Market Risk
9 70 (3.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 70 (3.68%) Data Structures
10 68 (3.57%) Computer Science
11 61 (3.21%) Mathematics
11 61 (3.21%) Algorithms
12 44 (2.31%) Hedge funds
13 41 (2.15%) Grid Computing
14 38 (2.00%) Credit Derivative
15 28 (1.47%) Physics
16 26 (1.37%) Management Information System
17 19 (1.00%) User Experience
18 18 (0.95%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 224 (11.77%) UNIX
2 202 (10.61%) Linux
3 148 (7.78%) Windows
4 13 (0.68%) Solaris
5 6 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.26%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.26%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.16%) Windows NT
7 3 (0.16%) Android
7 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.053%) SUSE
9 1 (0.053%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.053%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.053%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
2 346 (18.18%) Multithreading
3 240 (12.61%) TDD
4 235 (12.35%) Low Latency
5 211 (11.09%) Risk Management
6 169 (8.88%) OO
7 140 (7.36%) Electronic Trading
8 135 (7.09%) Asset Management
9 131 (6.88%) Project Management
10 119 (6.25%) Business Analysis
11 112 (5.89%) Analytics
12 111 (5.83%) SDLC
13 96 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 95 (4.99%) Unit Testing
15 92 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
16 87 (4.57%) Investment Management
17 83 (4.36%) Algorithmic Trading
18 69 (3.63%) User Acceptance Testing
19 63 (3.31%) E-Commerce
20 62 (3.26%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 570 (29.95%) C#
2 565 (29.69%) Java
3 550 (28.90%) SQL
4 291 (15.29%) C++
5 216 (11.35%) Python
6 138 (7.25%) VBA
7 121 (6.36%) Perl
8 103 (5.41%) JavaScript
9 94 (4.94%) Scala
10 49 (2.57%) Shell Script
11 36 (1.89%) VB
12 29 (1.52%) T-SQL
13 23 (1.21%) C
14 22 (1.16%) R
15 21 (1.10%) PowerShell
16 17 (0.89%) Bash Shell
17 15 (0.79%) F#
17 15 (0.79%) Go
18 12 (0.63%) PL/SQL
19 10 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 147 (7.72%) Degree
2 23 (1.21%) PMI Certification
3 16 (0.84%) PMP
3 16 (0.84%) PhD
4 7 (0.37%) ISEB
5 4 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.16%) CFA
7 2 (0.11%) CISSP
7 2 (0.11%) IIBA
7 2 (0.11%) CBAP
7 2 (0.11%) APMP
7 2 (0.11%) CISA
7 2 (0.11%) CIMA
8 1 (0.053%) MBA
8 1 (0.053%) CISM
8 1 (0.053%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.053%) ACCA
8 1 (0.053%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.053%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.52%) QA
2 46 (2.42%) MiFID
3 30 (1.58%) EMIR
4 29 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (0.68%) SLA
6 9 (0.47%) AIFMD
7 6 (0.32%) FATCA
8 5 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.26%) Basel III
9 4 (0.21%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.053%) P3O
10 1 (0.053%) COREP
System Software
1 13 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.11%) HDFS
4 1 (0.053%) NDS
4 1 (0.053%) Docker
4 1 (0.053%) vSphere
4 1 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (1.00%) ITRS Geneos
2 14 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.74%) Control-M
3 10 (0.53%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.16%) OpenView
4 3 (0.16%) Nagios
4 3 (0.16%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.11%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.11%) Puppet
5 2 (0.11%) Cobbler
5 2 (0.11%) Netcool
6 1 (0.053%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.053%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.053%) logstash
6 1 (0.053%) Icinga
6 1 (0.053%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.053%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.053%) WSUS
6 1 (0.053%) SCCM
Vendors
1 197 (10.35%) Oracle
2 129 (6.78%) Microsoft
3 103 (5.41%) Sybase
4 54 (2.84%) Bloomberg
5 51 (2.68%) TIBCO
6 42 (2.21%) Murex
7 36 (1.89%) Charles River
8 28 (1.47%) DevExpress
9 26 (1.37%) Fidessa
10 24 (1.26%) Reuters
11 21 (1.10%) Solace
12 20 (1.05%) ION Trading
13 19 (1.00%) SimCorp
14 17 (0.89%) Perforce
14 17 (0.89%) Citrix
15 13 (0.68%) Tradeweb
16 10 (0.53%) DataSynapse
16 10 (0.53%) SunGard
16 10 (0.53%) SAP
17 9 (0.47%) HP
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