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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 88 83 62
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -21
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1026 1038 1180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.15% 2.27% 2.90%
As % of the General category 5.54% 5.70% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 837 945
Average daily rate
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£575 £575 £575
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £388 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.54% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £90.00 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+350.00% -42.85%
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
18531 18225 17068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.91% 39.84% 41.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11837 11263 10619
Average daily rate £440 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 593 555
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -6.79%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -1 990 £575 - 217
South East -35 16 £475 +50.79% 1
East of England +15 11 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -12 4 £300 -33.33%
North West -11 3 £475 +375.00% 3
West Midlands -21 1 - -
East Midlands - - - - 3
South West - - - - 3
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 888 (42.05%) Banking
2 733 (34.71%) Java
3 695 (32.91%) Finance
4 626 (29.64%) SQL
5 611 (28.93%) Investment Banking
6 571 (27.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 524 (24.81%) C#
8 499 (23.63%) Derivative
9 443 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
10 421 (19.93%) Fixed Income
11 410 (19.41%) Multithreading
12 357 (16.90%) UNIX
13 354 (16.76%) Low Latency
14 316 (14.96%) C++
15 288 (13.64%) .NET
16 261 (12.36%) Equities
17 241 (11.41%) Oracle
17 241 (11.41%) Linux
18 226 (10.70%) SQL Server
19 202 (9.56%) Degree
20 200 (9.47%) Risk Management
20 200 (9.47%) TDD
21 190 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
22 183 (8.66%) WPF
23 170 (8.05%) OO
24 169 (8.00%) Business Analysis
25 168 (7.95%) Python
26 165 (7.81%) Back Office
27 160 (7.58%) VBA
28 145 (6.87%) FIX Protocol

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 36 (1.70%) TIBCO EMS
2 27 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
3 24 (1.14%) WebSphere
4 20 (0.95%) WebLogic
5 10 (0.47%) Confluence
6 9 (0.43%) JBoss
7 8 (0.38%) MQSeries
7 8 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.38%) Node.js
8 7 (0.33%) Apache
9 5 (0.24%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.19%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.14%) IIS
12 2 (0.095%) MTS
12 2 (0.095%) FileNet
12 2 (0.095%) CMS
12 2 (0.095%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.095%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.095%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 64 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.28%) MS Office
3 25 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 69 (3.27%) thinkFolio
2 59 (2.79%) ION MarketView
3 35 (1.66%) Markit EDM
4 27 (1.28%) Summit
5 22 (1.04%) RMDS
6 17 (0.80%) LatentZero
7 10 (0.47%) Endur
8 7 (0.33%) ZaiNet
8 7 (0.33%) Murex MxG2000
8 7 (0.33%) Front Arena
9 5 (0.24%) SAP SRM
9 5 (0.24%) Global One
10 4 (0.19%) Sentinel
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
10 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.19%) Aligne
11 3 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
11 3 (0.14%) Tesseract
11 3 (0.14%) Minerva
11 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 13 (0.62%) Firewall
3 8 (0.38%) DNS
4 6 (0.28%) HTTP
5 5 (0.24%) Internet
6 3 (0.14%) DHCP
6 3 (0.14%) Intranet
7 2 (0.095%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.095%) Multicast
7 2 (0.095%) 2G
8 1 (0.047%) SSH
8 1 (0.047%) RNC
8 1 (0.047%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.047%) LTE
8 1 (0.047%) 3G
8 1 (0.047%) FTP
8 1 (0.047%) GSM
8 1 (0.047%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.047%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 101 (4.78%) Relational Database
3 42 (1.99%) KDB
3 42 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (1.14%) Hadoop
7 19 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 18 (0.85%) Big Data
9 16 (0.76%) QlikView
10 13 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (0.62%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (0.52%) MS Access
12 11 (0.52%) DB2
13 10 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.38%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.33%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.28%) Data Mart
16 6 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 51 (2.41%) TeamCity
2 46 (2.18%) Subversion
3 43 (2.04%) JUnit
4 41 (1.94%) JIRA
5 34 (1.61%) Visual Studio
6 26 (1.23%) CruiseControl
6 26 (1.23%) Maven
7 23 (1.09%) Ant
8 22 (1.04%) NUnit
8 22 (1.04%) Git (software)
9 13 (0.62%) Mockito
10 11 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.47%) Cucumber
12 9 (0.43%) Hudson
12 9 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
12 9 (0.43%) Moq
13 7 (0.33%) jMock
13 7 (0.33%) WebDriver
13 7 (0.33%) ClearQuest
14 6 (0.28%) Eclipse
General
1 888 (42.05%) Banking
2 695 (32.91%) Finance
3 611 (28.93%) Investment Banking
4 165 (7.81%) Back Office
5 62 (2.94%) Financial Institution
6 47 (2.23%) Legal
7 28 (1.33%) Retail
8 11 (0.52%) French Language
9 10 (0.47%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.43%) Marketing
11 7 (0.33%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.28%) Advertising
13 4 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.19%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.14%) Billing
14 3 (0.14%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.095%) Publishing
16 1 (0.047%) International Banking
16 1 (0.047%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.047%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1063 (50.33%) Developer
2 542 (25.66%) Analyst
3 433 (20.50%) Java Developer
4 307 (14.54%) Business Analyst
5 229 (10.84%) C# Developer
6 182 (8.62%) Support Analyst
7 153 (7.24%) Applications Support
8 149 (7.05%) Senior Developer
9 141 (6.68%) Project Manager
10 115 (5.45%) C++ Developer
11 88 (4.17%) Front Office Developer
12 76 (3.60%) Applications Support Analyst
13 62 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
14 52 (2.46%) Quantitative Developer
15 51 (2.41%) Excel Developer
16 47 (2.23%) Senior C# Developer
16 47 (2.23%) RAD Developer
17 46 (2.18%) .NET Developer
18 43 (2.04%) Python Developer
19 41 (1.94%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (13.64%) .NET
2 183 (8.66%) WPF
3 145 (6.87%) FIX Protocol
4 128 (6.06%) HTML
5 113 (5.35%) XML
6 109 (5.16%) WCF
7 85 (4.02%) HTML5
8 81 (3.84%) Spring
9 67 (3.17%) Middleware
10 59 (2.79%) WinForms
11 58 (2.75%) JMS
12 48 (2.27%) Rendezvous
13 44 (2.08%) Web Services
14 43 (2.04%) ASP.NET
15 39 (1.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 38 (1.80%) .NET Framework
17 37 (1.75%) Hibernate
18 36 (1.70%) XSLT
19 34 (1.61%) STL
20 31 (1.47%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 571 (27.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 499 (23.63%) Derivative
3 421 (19.93%) Fixed Income
4 261 (12.36%) Equities
5 190 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
6 110 (5.21%) Equity Derivative
7 100 (4.73%) Credit Derivative
8 88 (4.17%) Computer Science
9 86 (4.07%) Mathematics
10 69 (3.27%) Market Risk
11 67 (3.17%) Credit Risk
12 44 (2.08%) Management Information System
13 39 (1.85%) Algorithms
14 37 (1.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 33 (1.56%) Hedge funds
16 29 (1.37%) Data Structures
17 24 (1.14%) Physics
18 23 (1.09%) Grid Computing
19 18 (0.85%) User Experience
20 15 (0.71%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 357 (16.90%) UNIX
2 241 (11.41%) Linux
3 136 (6.44%) Windows
4 25 (1.18%) Solaris
5 8 (0.38%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (0.24%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000
8 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.14%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.047%) AIX
10 1 (0.047%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.047%) Android
10 1 (0.047%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.047%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.047%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
2 410 (19.41%) Multithreading
3 354 (16.76%) Low Latency
4 200 (9.47%) TDD
4 200 (9.47%) Risk Management
5 170 (8.05%) OO
6 169 (8.00%) Business Analysis
7 135 (6.39%) Analytics
8 132 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
9 120 (5.68%) Project Management
10 109 (5.16%) E-Commerce
11 107 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
12 101 (4.78%) Algorithmic Trading
12 101 (4.78%) Asset Management
13 83 (3.93%) Investment Management
14 82 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 72 (3.41%) RAD
16 71 (3.36%) ITIL
17 70 (3.31%) Scrum
18 64 (3.03%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 733 (34.71%) Java
2 626 (29.64%) SQL
3 524 (24.81%) C#
4 316 (14.96%) C++
5 168 (7.95%) Python
6 160 (7.58%) VBA
7 123 (5.82%) JavaScript
8 72 (3.41%) Perl
9 39 (1.85%) Scala
10 36 (1.70%) C
11 35 (1.66%) Shell Script
12 34 (1.61%) T-SQL
13 29 (1.37%) VB
14 24 (1.14%) PL/SQL
15 21 (0.99%) XAML
16 14 (0.66%) PowerShell
17 12 (0.57%) Ruby
17 12 (0.57%) Bash Shell
17 12 (0.57%) VBScript
18 10 (0.47%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 202 (9.56%) Degree
2 15 (0.71%) PMI Certification
3 14 (0.66%) PMP
4 8 (0.38%) VCP4
5 7 (0.33%) PhD
6 6 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.14%) CCA
8 2 (0.095%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.095%) ISEB
8 2 (0.095%) MCP
8 2 (0.095%) MCSE
8 2 (0.095%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.095%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.095%) CFA
9 1 (0.047%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.047%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.047%) MCSA
9 1 (0.047%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.08%) QA
2 23 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
3 16 (0.76%) EMIR
4 10 (0.47%) MiFID
5 4 (0.19%) FATCA
6 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.14%) Basel II
6 3 (0.14%) COREP
7 2 (0.095%) UCITS
7 2 (0.095%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.095%) SLA
7 2 (0.095%) Basel III
7 2 (0.095%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.047%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.047%) GridGain
3 1 (0.047%) HDFS
3 1 (0.047%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (1.42%) ITRS Geneos
2 18 (0.85%) Control-M
3 16 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.14%) Puppet
4 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.14%) Nagios
4 3 (0.14%) Salt
5 2 (0.095%) Kibana
5 2 (0.095%) logstash
5 2 (0.095%) SCCM
5 2 (0.095%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 241 (11.41%) Oracle
2 138 (6.53%) Sybase
3 94 (4.45%) Microsoft
4 90 (4.26%) TIBCO
5 76 (3.60%) ION Trading
6 71 (3.36%) Bloomberg
6 71 (3.36%) Murex
7 45 (2.13%) 29West
8 35 (1.66%) Fidessa
9 33 (1.56%) Charles River
10 31 (1.47%) Reuters
11 22 (1.04%) DevExpress
12 20 (0.95%) Tradeweb
13 17 (0.80%) Calypso
14 16 (0.76%) Informatica
15 15 (0.71%) SAP
16 13 (0.62%) Trayport
17 11 (0.52%) MarketAxess
18 10 (0.47%) DataSynapse
18 10 (0.47%) Actimize
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £750 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £450 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £590 - £640 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago