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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 116 89 58
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -31
Contract jobs citing Front Office 920 1091 1428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.84% 2.24% 3.19%
As % of the General category 4.70% 5.80% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 882 1124
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.54% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -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 England region.

General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19560 18812 19426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.11% 38.70% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12881 11993 12193
Average daily rate £441 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 536 582
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.82 £42.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -6.12%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -8 882 £580 -3.33% 210
South East -11 23 £600 +20.00% 6
East Midlands -3 7 £475 +18.75% 1
West Midlands -3 4 £375 -37.50%
North West -26 2 - - 4
South West -10 1 £121 -62.76%
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 838 (42.43%) Banking
2 761 (38.53%) Finance
3 599 (30.33%) Investment Banking
4 597 (30.23%) SQL
5 591 (29.92%) Java
6 573 (29.01%) C#
7 442 (22.38%) Derivative
8 427 (21.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 420 (21.27%) Agile Software Development
10 390 (19.75%) Multithreading
11 373 (18.89%) Fixed Income
12 300 (15.19%) Low Latency
13 294 (14.89%) .NET
14 292 (14.78%) C++
15 283 (14.33%) UNIX
16 267 (13.52%) Equities
17 256 (12.96%) SQL Server
18 249 (12.61%) TDD
19 226 (11.44%) Python
20 207 (10.48%) Linux
21 190 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
22 188 (9.52%) WPF
22 188 (9.52%) OO
23 186 (9.42%) Oracle
23 186 (9.42%) Risk Management
24 170 (8.61%) FIX Protocol
25 163 (8.25%) VBA
26 160 (8.10%) Degree
27 158 (8.00%) Electronic Trading
28 149 (7.54%) Back Office

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 41 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
2 16 (0.81%) WebSphere
3 13 (0.66%) JBoss
4 12 (0.61%) IIS
5 11 (0.56%) Apache
6 10 (0.51%) WebLogic
6 10 (0.51%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.41%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.35%) MTS
9 6 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.25%) IPython
10 5 (0.25%) Node.js
11 4 (0.20%) Lync
12 3 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.15%) Confluence
12 3 (0.15%) Apache ServiceMix
12 3 (0.15%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.15%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 99 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
3 17 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (0.76%) MS Office
5 12 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.56%) MS Project
7 3 (0.15%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 44 (2.23%) thinkFolio
2 35 (1.77%) ION MarketView
3 24 (1.22%) Summit
4 20 (1.01%) LatentZero
5 17 (0.86%) RMDS
5 17 (0.86%) Markit EDM
6 16 (0.81%) SimCorp Dimension
7 13 (0.66%) Global One
8 8 (0.41%) Front Arena
9 7 (0.35%) Tesseract
9 7 (0.35%) Minerva
9 7 (0.35%) Sentinel
10 4 (0.20%) Endur
10 4 (0.20%) Eikon
11 3 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
11 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
12 2 (0.10%) SAP SD
12 2 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.051%) Boomi
2 1 (0.051%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.86%) TCP/IP
2 14 (0.71%) Firewall
3 8 (0.41%) Internet
4 6 (0.30%) LDAP
5 5 (0.25%) Intranet
5 5 (0.25%) Multicast
6 4 (0.20%) Skype
6 4 (0.20%) HTTP
7 3 (0.15%) SNMP
7 3 (0.15%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.15%) Network Security
7 3 (0.15%) LAN
7 3 (0.15%) VoIP
7 3 (0.15%) WAN
7 3 (0.15%) SMTP
7 3 (0.15%) VPN
7 3 (0.15%) DNS
7 3 (0.15%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (0.15%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 100 (5.06%) Relational Database
3 49 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (2.28%) Oracle Database
5 37 (1.87%) KDB
6 32 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (1.37%) RDBMS
8 24 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (0.86%) Big Data
12 16 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (0.66%) MS Access
14 12 (0.61%) Data Mining
14 12 (0.61%) Hadoop
15 8 (0.41%) QlikView
16 7 (0.35%) DB2
17 6 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
17 6 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 81 (4.10%) Subversion
2 42 (2.13%) TeamCity
3 38 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 35 (1.77%) NUnit
5 33 (1.67%) Visual Studio
6 31 (1.57%) JIRA
7 29 (1.47%) Maven
8 26 (1.32%) JUnit
9 19 (0.96%) Eclipse
10 17 (0.86%) CruiseControl
11 14 (0.71%) Ant
11 14 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (0.56%) Cucumber
12 11 (0.56%) Jenkins
13 10 (0.51%) Gradle
13 10 (0.51%) Moq
14 9 (0.46%) Hudson
15 8 (0.41%) JBehave
16 7 (0.35%) Selenium
16 7 (0.35%) jMock
General
1 838 (42.43%) Banking
2 761 (38.53%) Finance
3 599 (30.33%) Investment Banking
4 149 (7.54%) Back Office
5 64 (3.24%) Financial Institution
6 44 (2.23%) Legal
7 33 (1.67%) Retail
8 19 (0.96%) French Language
9 13 (0.66%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.41%) Advertising
10 8 (0.41%) Marketing
10 8 (0.41%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
11 7 (0.35%) Publishing
12 6 (0.30%) German Language
12 6 (0.30%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.25%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.15%) Portuguese Language
14 3 (0.15%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1010 (51.14%) Developer
2 508 (25.72%) Analyst
3 321 (16.25%) Java Developer
4 294 (14.89%) C# Developer
5 282 (14.28%) Business Analyst
6 194 (9.82%) Senior Developer
7 144 (7.29%) Applications Support
8 132 (6.68%) Support Analyst
9 131 (6.63%) Project Manager
10 110 (5.57%) C++ Developer
11 89 (4.51%) Senior C# Developer
12 85 (4.30%) Python Developer
13 75 (3.80%) Front Office Developer
14 68 (3.44%) Applications Support Analyst
15 52 (2.63%) .NET Developer
15 52 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
16 50 (2.53%) Senior Analyst
17 46 (2.33%) Excel Developer
18 45 (2.28%) WPF Developer
19 41 (2.08%) RAD Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 294 (14.89%) .NET
2 188 (9.52%) WPF
3 170 (8.61%) FIX Protocol
4 105 (5.32%) WCF
5 103 (5.22%) HTML
6 92 (4.66%) XML
7 72 (3.65%) WinForms
7 72 (3.65%) HTML5
8 61 (3.09%) Middleware
9 47 (2.38%) AngularJS
10 42 (2.13%) JMS
11 39 (1.97%) Spring
12 35 (1.77%) ASP.NET
12 35 (1.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 32 (1.62%) Reactive Extensions
13 32 (1.62%) RESTful
14 31 (1.57%) Web Services
15 30 (1.52%) STL
15 30 (1.52%) Rendezvous
15 30 (1.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 442 (22.38%) Derivative
2 427 (21.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 373 (18.89%) Fixed Income
4 267 (13.52%) Equities
5 190 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
6 95 (4.81%) Equity Derivative
7 80 (4.05%) Credit Risk
8 72 (3.65%) Market Risk
9 67 (3.39%) Computer Science
10 61 (3.09%) Algorithms
11 55 (2.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 55 (2.78%) Credit Derivative
12 54 (2.73%) Data Structures
13 52 (2.63%) Hedge funds
14 46 (2.33%) Mathematics
15 28 (1.42%) Grid Computing
16 24 (1.22%) Management Information System
17 19 (0.96%) Swaptions
18 17 (0.86%) N-Tier
18 17 (0.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 283 (14.33%) UNIX
2 207 (10.48%) Linux
3 145 (7.34%) Windows
4 7 (0.35%) Solaris
5 6 (0.30%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.15%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.051%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.051%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.051%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (21.27%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (19.75%) Multithreading
3 300 (15.19%) Low Latency
4 249 (12.61%) TDD
5 188 (9.52%) OO
6 186 (9.42%) Risk Management
7 158 (8.00%) Electronic Trading
8 138 (6.99%) Business Analysis
9 127 (6.43%) Asset Management
10 106 (5.37%) Project Management
11 102 (5.16%) Analytics
12 99 (5.01%) SDLC
13 95 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
14 89 (4.51%) Algorithmic Trading
15 88 (4.46%) Investment Management
15 88 (4.46%) E-Commerce
16 82 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 82 (4.15%) Unit Testing
17 78 (3.95%) RAD
18 77 (3.90%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 597 (30.23%) SQL
2 591 (29.92%) Java
3 573 (29.01%) C#
4 292 (14.78%) C++
5 226 (11.44%) Python
6 163 (8.25%) VBA
7 113 (5.72%) JavaScript
8 110 (5.57%) Perl
9 55 (2.78%) Scala
10 40 (2.03%) Shell Script
11 31 (1.57%) T-SQL
12 30 (1.52%) VB
13 29 (1.47%) C
14 21 (1.06%) Go
15 19 (0.96%) R
16 14 (0.71%) PowerShell
16 14 (0.71%) F#
17 11 (0.56%) XAML
17 11 (0.56%) PHP
18 10 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 160 (8.10%) Degree
2 12 (0.61%) PMI Certification
3 11 (0.56%) PMP
4 5 (0.25%) PhD
4 5 (0.25%) ISEB
5 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.15%) CFA
6 2 (0.10%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.10%) CISA
6 2 (0.10%) CISSP
6 2 (0.10%) IIBA
6 2 (0.10%) CBAP
7 1 (0.051%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.051%) MCP
7 1 (0.051%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.051%) MCSE
7 1 (0.051%) MCSA
7 1 (0.051%) CISM
7 1 (0.051%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.14%) QA
2 36 (1.82%) MiFID
3 28 (1.42%) Dodd-Frank
4 27 (1.37%) EMIR
5 6 (0.30%) SLA
5 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.30%) FATCA
6 5 (0.25%) AIFMD
7 4 (0.20%) Basel III
8 2 (0.10%) Basel II
9 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (0.66%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.20%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.051%) GridGain
4 1 (0.051%) HDFS
4 1 (0.051%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (1.06%) ITRS Geneos
2 17 (0.86%) Control-M
3 10 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.35%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.15%) OpenView
5 3 (0.15%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.10%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.10%) Netcool
7 1 (0.051%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.051%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.051%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.051%) WSUS
7 1 (0.051%) SCCM
7 1 (0.051%) Nagios
Vendors
1 186 (9.42%) Oracle
2 126 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 110 (5.57%) Sybase
4 60 (3.04%) TIBCO
5 49 (2.48%) Bloomberg
6 45 (2.28%) Murex
7 39 (1.97%) ION Trading
8 34 (1.72%) DevExpress
8 34 (1.72%) Charles River
9 26 (1.32%) Fidessa
10 25 (1.27%) Reuters
11 21 (1.06%) Tradeweb
12 18 (0.91%) SimCorp
13 15 (0.76%) Perforce
13 15 (0.76%) Solace
14 14 (0.71%) Citrix
14 14 (0.71%) SunGard
15 12 (0.61%) Calypso
16 10 (0.51%) SAP
16 10 (0.51%) Syncfusion
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