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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 107 83 59
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -24
Contract jobs citing Front Office 964 1110 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 2.21% 3.11%
As % of the General category 4.96% 5.64% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 811 893 1073
Average daily rate
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£575 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £90.00 £20.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+350.00% +31.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.50
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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
19427 19694 18797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.44% 39.16% 42.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12261 12468 11658
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 549 590
Average hourly rate £22.43 £23.68 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -5.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.97 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

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 April 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 24 April 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 0 946 £575 -4.16% 218
South East -31 9 £575 +31.42% 5
West Midlands -15 3 £463 -26.00% 2
East Midlands +4 2 £420 -1.17% 5
East of England +19 1 £375 +4.16%
North West -20 1 £475 -12.84% 3
Yorkshire -22 1 - -
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 795 (39.91%) Banking
2 720 (36.14%) Finance
3 660 (33.13%) Java
4 600 (30.12%) SQL
5 564 (28.31%) Investment Banking
6 530 (26.61%) C#
7 493 (24.75%) Derivative
8 459 (23.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 422 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
10 417 (20.93%) Fixed Income
11 370 (18.57%) Multithreading
12 320 (16.06%) UNIX
13 308 (15.46%) C++
14 305 (15.31%) Low Latency
15 280 (14.06%) Equities
16 272 (13.65%) .NET
17 253 (12.70%) SQL Server
18 236 (11.85%) TDD
19 229 (11.50%) Linux
20 219 (10.99%) Python
21 195 (9.79%) Oracle
22 181 (9.09%) VBA
23 179 (8.99%) OO
24 176 (8.84%) Degree
25 166 (8.33%) WPF
26 163 (8.18%) Risk Management
27 161 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
28 158 (7.93%) Electronic Trading
29 150 (7.53%) FIX Protocol
30 143 (7.18%) Back Office

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (1.05%) WebSphere
1 21 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
2 17 (0.85%) WebLogic
3 13 (0.65%) JBoss
4 10 (0.50%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.40%) Node.js
6 7 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.30%) MQSeries
7 6 (0.30%) Confluence
7 6 (0.30%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.25%) Apache
8 5 (0.25%) IIS
9 4 (0.20%) MTS
10 3 (0.15%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.10%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.050%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.050%) Lync
12 1 (0.050%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.050%) Lightstreamer
12 1 (0.050%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 66 (3.31%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 23 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
3 22 (1.10%) MS Office
4 14 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.55%) MS Project
6 3 (0.15%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 58 (2.91%) thinkFolio
2 50 (2.51%) ION MarketView
3 26 (1.31%) Markit EDM
4 23 (1.15%) LatentZero
5 20 (1.00%) RMDS
6 18 (0.90%) Summit
7 14 (0.70%) SimCorp Dimension
8 11 (0.55%) Global One
9 9 (0.45%) Front Arena
9 9 (0.45%) Endur
10 7 (0.35%) ZaiNet
11 6 (0.30%) Tesseract
11 6 (0.30%) Minerva
11 6 (0.30%) Sentinel
12 4 (0.20%) SAP HR
12 4 (0.20%) Aligne
13 3 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
14 2 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
14 2 (0.10%) SAP SD
14 2 (0.10%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.050%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.05%) TCP/IP
2 13 (0.65%) Firewall
3 6 (0.30%) Internet
4 5 (0.25%) Multicast
5 4 (0.20%) HTTP
5 4 (0.20%) Skype
6 3 (0.15%) Network Security
6 3 (0.15%) FTP
6 3 (0.15%) VPN
6 3 (0.15%) DNS
6 3 (0.15%) Intranet
7 2 (0.10%) DHCP
8 1 (0.050%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.050%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.050%) SSH
8 1 (0.050%) RNC
8 1 (0.050%) LDAP
8 1 (0.050%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 77 (3.87%) Relational Database
3 57 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (2.31%) KDB
5 33 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (1.15%) Oracle Database
7 23 (1.15%) Big Data
8 22 (1.10%) Hadoop
9 18 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (0.75%) QlikView
12 13 (0.65%) MS Access
13 11 (0.55%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (0.45%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (0.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 63 (3.16%) Subversion
2 46 (2.31%) TeamCity
3 37 (1.86%) JIRA
4 36 (1.81%) JUnit
5 34 (1.71%) Visual Studio
6 26 (1.31%) NUnit
7 23 (1.15%) Maven
8 21 (1.05%) Git (software)
9 20 (1.00%) CruiseControl
10 17 (0.85%) Ant
11 14 (0.70%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.60%) Cucumber
12 12 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.50%) Mockito
14 9 (0.45%) Moq
15 8 (0.40%) Selenium
16 7 (0.35%) ClearQuest
17 6 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
18 5 (0.25%) Hudson
18 5 (0.25%) WebDriver
General
1 795 (39.91%) Banking
2 720 (36.14%) Finance
3 564 (28.31%) Investment Banking
4 143 (7.18%) Back Office
5 65 (3.26%) Financial Institution
6 42 (2.11%) Legal
7 30 (1.51%) Retail
8 13 (0.65%) French Language
9 9 (0.45%) Marketing
9 9 (0.45%) Advertising
9 9 (0.45%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.40%) Publishing
11 7 (0.35%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.15%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.10%) Billing
13 2 (0.10%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.050%) German Language
14 1 (0.050%) International Banking
14 1 (0.050%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1054 (52.91%) Developer
2 505 (25.35%) Analyst
3 391 (19.63%) Java Developer
4 274 (13.76%) Business Analyst
5 245 (12.30%) C# Developer
6 171 (8.58%) Senior Developer
7 160 (8.03%) Support Analyst
8 139 (6.98%) Applications Support
9 127 (6.38%) Project Manager
10 122 (6.12%) C++ Developer
11 79 (3.97%) Front Office Developer
12 72 (3.61%) Python Developer
13 70 (3.51%) Applications Support Analyst
14 64 (3.21%) Senior C# Developer
15 62 (3.11%) Excel Developer
16 61 (3.06%) RAD Developer
17 60 (3.01%) Senior Java Developer
18 48 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
19 47 (2.36%) .NET Developer
20 39 (1.96%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (13.65%) .NET
2 166 (8.33%) WPF
3 150 (7.53%) FIX Protocol
4 114 (5.72%) HTML
5 100 (5.02%) XML
6 95 (4.77%) WCF
7 70 (3.51%) HTML5
8 64 (3.21%) Middleware
9 62 (3.11%) WinForms
10 60 (3.01%) Spring
11 44 (2.21%) AngularJS
12 42 (2.11%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 41 (2.06%) Ultra Messaging
14 39 (1.96%) ASP.NET
14 39 (1.96%) JMS
15 38 (1.91%) Rendezvous
16 37 (1.86%) STL
17 35 (1.76%) XSLT
18 34 (1.71%) .NET Framework
19 33 (1.66%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 493 (24.75%) Derivative
2 459 (23.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 417 (20.93%) Fixed Income
4 280 (14.06%) Equities
5 161 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
6 121 (6.07%) Equity Derivative
7 80 (4.02%) Credit Derivative
8 57 (2.86%) Computer Science
9 53 (2.66%) Mathematics
10 52 (2.61%) Market Risk
11 48 (2.41%) Algorithms
12 45 (2.26%) Credit Risk
12 45 (2.26%) Hedge funds
12 45 (2.26%) Data Structures
13 42 (2.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 35 (1.76%) Management Information System
15 21 (1.05%) Open Source
16 19 (0.95%) Grid Computing
17 17 (0.85%) Visualisation
18 15 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 320 (16.06%) UNIX
2 229 (11.50%) Linux
3 130 (6.53%) Windows
4 21 (1.05%) Solaris
5 4 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.15%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.15%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.050%) Android
8 1 (0.050%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.050%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.050%) AIX
8 1 (0.050%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (18.57%) Multithreading
3 305 (15.31%) Low Latency
4 236 (11.85%) TDD
5 179 (8.99%) OO
6 163 (8.18%) Risk Management
7 158 (7.93%) Electronic Trading
8 138 (6.93%) Business Analysis
9 118 (5.92%) Analytics
10 114 (5.72%) Asset Management
11 106 (5.32%) Project Management
12 101 (5.07%) RAD
13 87 (4.37%) E-Commerce
14 86 (4.32%) Algorithmic Trading
15 80 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
16 73 (3.66%) Scrum
17 71 (3.56%) User Acceptance Testing
18 69 (3.46%) Investment Management
19 63 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
20 59 (2.96%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 660 (33.13%) Java
2 600 (30.12%) SQL
3 530 (26.61%) C#
4 308 (15.46%) C++
5 219 (10.99%) Python
6 181 (9.09%) VBA
7 117 (5.87%) JavaScript
8 77 (3.87%) Perl
9 43 (2.16%) Shell Script
10 32 (1.61%) C
10 32 (1.61%) T-SQL
11 30 (1.51%) Go
12 28 (1.41%) VB
13 25 (1.26%) Scala
14 17 (0.85%) XAML
15 14 (0.70%) VBScript
15 14 (0.70%) R
16 11 (0.55%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.55%) Clojure
16 11 (0.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 176 (8.84%) Degree
2 10 (0.50%) PMI Certification
3 9 (0.45%) PMP
4 4 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (0.20%) PhD
5 3 (0.15%) CCA
5 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.10%) CFA
7 1 (0.050%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.050%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.050%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.050%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.050%) CAPM
7 1 (0.050%) ISEB
7 1 (0.050%) MCP
7 1 (0.050%) MCSE
7 1 (0.050%) MCSA
7 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.06%) QA
2 20 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
3 17 (0.85%) EMIR
4 14 (0.70%) MiFID
5 6 (0.30%) FATCA
6 5 (0.25%) AIFMD
7 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.15%) Basel II
9 2 (0.10%) Basel III
10 1 (0.050%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.050%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.050%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.050%) GridGain
4 1 (0.050%) HDFS
4 1 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.050%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
2 17 (0.85%) Control-M
3 9 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.050%) SCCM
5 1 (0.050%) OpenView
5 1 (0.050%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.050%) Netcool
5 1 (0.050%) Nagios
5 1 (0.050%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 195 (9.79%) Oracle
2 111 (5.57%) Sybase
2 111 (5.57%) Microsoft
3 85 (4.27%) TIBCO
4 65 (3.26%) ION Trading
5 58 (2.91%) Murex
6 57 (2.86%) Bloomberg
7 34 (1.71%) Fidessa
8 30 (1.51%) Reuters
8 30 (1.51%) Charles River
9 27 (1.36%) DevExpress
10 20 (1.00%) Tradeweb
11 16 (0.80%) SimCorp
12 15 (0.75%) Calypso
13 13 (0.65%) Solace
14 12 (0.60%) SunGard
15 11 (0.55%) Trayport
15 11 (0.55%) SAP
15 11 (0.55%) Informatica
16 9 (0.45%) Actimize
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Harrington Starr
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day + or VP Perm
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £60,000 to 90,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £630.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago