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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 86 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -6
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1121 1390 1484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.10% 2.90% 2.97%
As % of the General category 5.44% 6.89% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 1088 1148
Average daily rate
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£575 £568 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.32% -1.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
Average hourly rate - £87.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +337.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £25.17
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +257.56%
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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
20621 20176 22126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.68% 42.11% 44.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13152 13062 13410
Average daily rate £444 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 532 676
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.33 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 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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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 -5 1103 £575 - 196
East Midlands +7 6 £425 -5.55% 3
South East -45 4 £413 -2.94% 3
West Midlands -28 3 £675 +132.75% 1
South West -40 2 £400 +45.62% 1
East of England -19 1 £450 +50.00% 1
North East - 1 - -
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 989 (45.12%) Banking
2 743 (33.90%) Finance
3 672 (30.66%) Java
4 658 (30.02%) Investment Banking
5 593 (27.05%) SQL
6 591 (26.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 539 (24.59%) C#
8 443 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
9 434 (19.80%) Derivative
10 422 (19.25%) Fixed Income
11 397 (18.11%) Multithreading
12 372 (16.97%) Low Latency
13 325 (14.83%) Oracle
14 319 (14.55%) C++
15 295 (13.46%) UNIX
16 289 (13.18%) .NET
17 248 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
18 244 (11.13%) Risk Management
19 235 (10.72%) Degree
20 228 (10.40%) Equities
21 206 (9.40%) SQL Server
22 205 (9.35%) Linux
23 204 (9.31%) Back Office
24 196 (8.94%) Business Analysis
25 190 (8.67%) TDD
26 175 (7.98%) Python
27 173 (7.89%) OO
28 169 (7.71%) WPF
29 163 (7.44%) Windows
30 162 (7.39%) Analytics

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 63 (2.87%) Oracle Coherence
2 25 (1.14%) WebSphere
3 21 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 18 (0.82%) TIBCO EMS
5 17 (0.78%) Apache
5 17 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 16 (0.73%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.68%) Confluence
8 14 (0.64%) IIS
9 11 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
10 10 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (0.41%) JBoss
12 7 (0.32%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.32%) Node.js
13 6 (0.27%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 77 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.69%) MS Office
3 19 (0.87%) MS Project
4 14 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 28 (1.28%) RMDS
2 27 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (1.14%) Markit EDM
4 24 (1.09%) ION MarketView
5 16 (0.73%) Oracle Retail
5 16 (0.73%) Summit
6 9 (0.41%) Murex MxG2000
7 7 (0.32%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 6 (0.27%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.27%) Endur
9 5 (0.23%) SAP SRM
9 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.18%) Global One
10 4 (0.18%) LatentZero
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.14%) Front Arena
12 2 (0.091%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.091%) 3000 Xtra
13 1 (0.046%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.046%) Force.com
2 1 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.046%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.82%) TCP/IP
1 18 (0.82%) Firewall
2 13 (0.59%) Intranet
3 11 (0.50%) DNS
4 9 (0.41%) HTTP
5 8 (0.36%) LDAP
5 8 (0.36%) BIG-IP
6 7 (0.32%) Multicast
7 6 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (0.23%) NetScaler
8 5 (0.23%) 2G
8 5 (0.23%) LAN
9 4 (0.18%) VPN
9 4 (0.18%) SAN
9 4 (0.18%) SSH
9 4 (0.18%) 3G
9 4 (0.18%) LTE
10 3 (0.14%) 4G
10 3 (0.14%) Wireless
10 3 (0.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 106 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 48 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (1.87%) KDB
5 38 (1.73%) Oracle Database
6 24 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (1.05%) MongoDB
8 21 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 19 (0.87%) Big Data
10 14 (0.64%) QlikView
11 13 (0.59%) NoSQL
11 13 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
11 13 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (0.55%) Hazelcast
13 10 (0.46%) MS Access
14 9 (0.41%) OLAP
14 9 (0.41%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.32%) Data Mart
15 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 45 (2.05%) TeamCity
2 44 (2.01%) JIRA
3 43 (1.96%) Subversion
4 35 (1.60%) Visual Studio
5 29 (1.32%) JUnit
6 25 (1.14%) Git (software)
7 23 (1.05%) Maven
8 20 (0.91%) NUnit
9 17 (0.78%) CruiseControl
10 16 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (0.68%) Rhino Mocks
12 13 (0.59%) Grunt
13 12 (0.55%) WebDriver
13 12 (0.55%) Jenkins
13 12 (0.55%) Eclipse
14 11 (0.50%) Ant
15 10 (0.46%) jMock
15 10 (0.46%) Hudson
16 9 (0.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
17 8 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 989 (45.12%) Banking
2 743 (33.90%) Finance
3 658 (30.02%) Investment Banking
4 204 (9.31%) Back Office
5 76 (3.47%) Financial Institution
6 45 (2.05%) Retail
7 37 (1.69%) Legal
8 10 (0.46%) Advertising
9 9 (0.41%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.36%) Marketing
11 7 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (0.27%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.23%) Billing
14 4 (0.18%) Publishing
14 4 (0.18%) French Language
15 3 (0.14%) Law
15 3 (0.14%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.091%) German Language
17 1 (0.046%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1066 (48.63%) Developer
2 554 (25.27%) Analyst
3 365 (16.65%) Java Developer
4 324 (14.78%) Business Analyst
5 261 (11.91%) C# Developer
6 167 (7.62%) Project Manager
7 164 (7.48%) Senior Developer
8 140 (6.39%) Support Analyst
9 104 (4.74%) Front Office Developer
10 102 (4.65%) Applications Support
11 81 (3.70%) C++ Developer
12 64 (2.92%) Senior Java Developer
13 63 (2.87%) .NET Developer
14 56 (2.55%) Consultant
15 53 (2.42%) Quantitative Developer
16 50 (2.28%) C# .NET Developer
17 46 (2.10%) Python Developer
18 44 (2.01%) Applications Support Analyst
18 44 (2.01%) WPF Developer
18 44 (2.01%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (13.18%) .NET
2 169 (7.71%) WPF
3 148 (6.75%) HTML
4 126 (5.75%) WCF
5 119 (5.43%) HTML5
5 119 (5.43%) Spring
5 119 (5.43%) XML
6 83 (3.79%) Middleware
7 76 (3.47%) FIX Protocol
8 73 (3.33%) JMS
9 72 (3.28%) Web Services
10 58 (2.65%) WinForms
11 55 (2.51%) ASP.NET
12 49 (2.24%) Hibernate
13 48 (2.19%) AngularJS
14 43 (1.96%) CSS
14 43 (1.96%) Rendezvous
15 40 (1.82%) RESTful
16 36 (1.64%) jQuery
17 35 (1.60%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 591 (26.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 434 (19.80%) Derivative
3 422 (19.25%) Fixed Income
4 248 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
5 228 (10.40%) Equities
6 144 (6.57%) Computer Science
7 100 (4.56%) Credit Risk
8 99 (4.52%) Credit Derivative
9 95 (4.33%) Market Risk
10 94 (4.29%) Mathematics
11 63 (2.87%) Equity Derivative
12 53 (2.42%) Management Information System
13 45 (2.05%) User Experience
14 42 (1.92%) Data Structures
15 41 (1.87%) Algorithms
16 39 (1.78%) Physics
17 37 (1.69%) Hedge funds
18 36 (1.64%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 26 (1.19%) Grid Computing
20 22 (1.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 295 (13.46%) UNIX
2 205 (9.35%) Linux
3 163 (7.44%) Windows
4 29 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 26 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (0.87%) Windows XP
7 16 (0.73%) Solaris
8 15 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.14%) AIX
12 3 (0.14%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.091%) SUSE
13 2 (0.091%) HPUX
13 2 (0.091%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
2 397 (18.11%) Multithreading
3 372 (16.97%) Low Latency
4 244 (11.13%) Risk Management
5 196 (8.94%) Business Analysis
6 190 (8.67%) TDD
7 173 (7.89%) OO
8 162 (7.39%) Analytics
9 129 (5.89%) Project Management
10 126 (5.75%) Electronic Trading
11 120 (5.47%) Algorithmic Trading
12 116 (5.29%) E-Commerce
13 110 (5.02%) Asset Management
14 108 (4.93%) User Acceptance Testing
15 104 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
16 95 (4.33%) Investment Management
17 78 (3.56%) Migration
18 68 (3.10%) Unit Testing
19 67 (3.06%) Workflow
20 63 (2.87%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 672 (30.66%) Java
2 593 (27.05%) SQL
3 539 (24.59%) C#
4 319 (14.55%) C++
5 175 (7.98%) Python
6 131 (5.98%) JavaScript
7 105 (4.79%) VBA
8 88 (4.01%) Perl
9 56 (2.55%) Scala
10 39 (1.78%) VB
11 38 (1.73%) PL/SQL
12 30 (1.37%) Bash Shell
13 29 (1.32%) PowerShell
13 29 (1.32%) Shell Script
14 27 (1.23%) T-SQL
15 21 (0.96%) C
16 16 (0.73%) XAML
17 10 (0.46%) R
18 9 (0.41%) Ruby
18 9 (0.41%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 235 (10.72%) Degree
2 31 (1.41%) PhD
3 21 (0.96%) PMI Certification
4 18 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (0.59%) PMP
6 12 (0.55%) Security Cleared
7 9 (0.41%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.36%) MCSE
9 6 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.18%) ISEB
10 4 (0.18%) MCP
10 4 (0.18%) MCSD
11 3 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.091%) CIMA
12 2 (0.091%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.091%) MCITP
12 2 (0.091%) CFA
13 1 (0.046%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.046%) MBA
13 1 (0.046%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.51%) QA
2 34 (1.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 33 (1.51%) EMIR
4 10 (0.46%) SLA
5 9 (0.41%) Basel III
6 7 (0.32%) MiFID
7 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.23%) COREP
8 4 (0.18%) Basel II
9 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.14%) FATCA
10 2 (0.091%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.091%) UCITS
11 1 (0.046%) CRD IV
System Software
1 29 (1.32%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.32%) VMware ESX
3 6 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.091%) NFS
5 2 (0.091%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.091%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.091%) XenApp
6 1 (0.046%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.046%) Firmware
6 1 (0.046%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.046%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 59 (2.69%) ITRS Geneos
2 19 (0.87%) Control-M
3 18 (0.82%) BladeLogic
4 10 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.41%) SCCM
5 9 (0.41%) ARCserve
6 8 (0.36%) Nagios
7 7 (0.32%) WMI
8 6 (0.27%) Puppet
9 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.18%) Salt
11 2 (0.091%) Kibana
11 2 (0.091%) logstash
11 2 (0.091%) BMC Marimba
12 1 (0.046%) ServiceCenter
12 1 (0.046%) CA SiteMinder
12 1 (0.046%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.046%) Oozie
Vendors
1 325 (14.83%) Oracle
2 126 (5.75%) Sybase
3 109 (4.97%) Microsoft
4 84 (3.83%) TIBCO
5 70 (3.19%) Bloomberg
6 64 (2.92%) Charles River
7 59 (2.69%) 29West
8 56 (2.55%) Murex
9 53 (2.42%) thinkFolio
10 47 (2.14%) Fidessa
11 42 (1.92%) Reuters
12 37 (1.69%) SAP
13 36 (1.64%) ION Trading
14 29 (1.32%) Citrix
15 28 (1.28%) Adobe
16 25 (1.14%) Red Hat
17 23 (1.05%) Informatica
18 18 (0.82%) Tradeweb
19 17 (0.78%) Tableau
20 15 (0.68%) DataSynapse
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £999.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £80000 - £110000 per annum + or £600pd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £340 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago