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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 111 94 81
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -13
Contract jobs citing Front Office 980 1006 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.08% 2.18% 2.40%
As % of the General category 5.39% 5.63% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 824 875
Average daily rate £600 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £706 £685 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £450 £381
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Front Office
UK

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
18182 17872 18059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.53% 38.78% 40.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11922 11662 11396
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £611 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 412 573
Average hourly rate £31.42 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +18.18%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 920 £600 +4.34% 206
South East +27 42 £425 -5.55% 5
West Midlands -8 7 £370 - 2
North West -14 5 £350 -25.92% 1
East of England -9 2 £488 +21.87% 5
South West - 2 £388 - 3
North East - 1 £575 -
Front Office
UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 865 (43.95%) Banking
2 847 (43.04%) Finance
3 599 (30.44%) Investment Banking
4 554 (28.15%) SQL
5 540 (27.44%) C#
6 529 (26.88%) Java
7 511 (25.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 463 (23.53%) Derivative
9 410 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
10 325 (16.51%) Multithreading
11 285 (14.48%) Fixed Income
12 281 (14.28%) C++
13 280 (14.23%) Equities
14 272 (13.82%) .NET
15 258 (13.11%) SQL Server
16 249 (12.65%) Risk Management
17 227 (11.53%) Unix
17 227 (11.53%) Low Latency
18 224 (11.38%) Electronic Trading
19 215 (10.92%) Linux
20 214 (10.87%) Oracle
21 210 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
22 183 (9.30%) Degree
23 176 (8.94%) TDD
24 172 (8.74%) WPF
25 166 (8.43%) Windows
26 163 (8.28%) Python
27 147 (7.47%) Business Analysis
28 145 (7.37%) HTML
28 145 (7.37%) JavaScript

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 72 (3.66%) Oracle Coherence
2 14 (0.71%) Apache
2 14 (0.71%) Node.js
3 12 (0.61%) Tomcat
4 11 (0.56%) Apache Spark
5 10 (0.51%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.46%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.41%) GemFire
8 7 (0.36%) Confluence
8 7 (0.36%) Lync
9 6 (0.30%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.25%) IIS
10 5 (0.25%) JBoss
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.15%) Jetty
11 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.10%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.051%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.051%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 73 (3.71%) MS Excel
2 44 (2.24%) MS Office
3 27 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (0.86%) MS Project
6 16 (0.81%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 19 (0.97%) Endur
2 17 (0.86%) thinkFolio
3 15 (0.76%) Front Arena
3 15 (0.76%) ION MarketView
4 14 (0.71%) RMDS
5 11 (0.56%) Summit
6 8 (0.41%) LatentZero
7 6 (0.30%) Sentinel
8 5 (0.25%) Kondor
9 4 (0.20%) Global One
9 4 (0.20%) SAP CRM
9 4 (0.20%) Sonata
9 4 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
9 4 (0.20%) Tercero
10 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.15%) Loan IQ
10 3 (0.15%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
11 2 (0.10%) Eagle PACE
11 2 (0.10%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.051%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.64%) TCP/IP
2 21 (1.07%) DNS
3 16 (0.81%) Firewall
4 14 (0.71%) Internet
5 13 (0.66%) VoIP
6 12 (0.61%) Diameter Protocol
6 12 (0.61%) Multicast
6 12 (0.61%) SMTP
6 12 (0.61%) SNMP
7 10 (0.51%) HTTP
8 7 (0.36%) DHCP
8 7 (0.36%) SSH
9 6 (0.30%) VPN
10 5 (0.25%) Wireless
11 4 (0.20%) FTP
11 4 (0.20%) Intranet
11 4 (0.20%) Unicast
11 4 (0.20%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.15%) LDAP
12 3 (0.15%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 77 (3.91%) Relational Database
3 51 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (1.83%) NoSQL
5 36 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (1.78%) Big Data
7 34 (1.73%) Oracle Database
8 32 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 30 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 30 (1.52%) RDBMS
10 29 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 27 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
12 24 (1.22%) KDB
13 21 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 20 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
15 17 (0.86%) Hadoop
16 16 (0.81%) QlikView
17 13 (0.66%) MS Access
18 12 (0.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 44 (2.24%) Maven
2 43 (2.18%) Git (software)
3 38 (1.93%) JIRA
4 35 (1.78%) TeamCity
5 33 (1.68%) Subversion
6 28 (1.42%) Visual Studio
7 19 (0.97%) Jenkins
8 18 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.76%) JUnit
10 14 (0.71%) NUnit
11 13 (0.66%) Cucumber
12 11 (0.56%) Selenium
13 10 (0.51%) Grunt
14 9 (0.46%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.41%) Ant
15 8 (0.41%) Eclipse
15 8 (0.41%) GDB
15 8 (0.41%) gulp
16 7 (0.36%) Gradle
16 7 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 865 (43.95%) Banking
2 847 (43.04%) Finance
3 599 (30.44%) Investment Banking
4 140 (7.11%) Back Office
5 48 (2.44%) Financial Institution
6 28 (1.42%) Retail
7 26 (1.32%) Legal
8 24 (1.22%) Billing
9 19 (0.97%) International Banking
10 15 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
11 12 (0.61%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.36%) Private Banking
13 6 (0.30%) Advertising
13 6 (0.30%) Games
14 5 (0.25%) Marketing
14 5 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
15 4 (0.20%) Electronics
16 3 (0.15%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.15%) Manufacturing
16 3 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 985 (50.05%) Developer
2 512 (26.02%) Analyst
3 343 (17.43%) Business Analyst
4 337 (17.12%) Java Developer
5 293 (14.89%) C# Developer
6 233 (11.84%) Front Office Developer
7 146 (7.42%) Senior Developer
8 145 (7.37%) Project Manager
9 111 (5.64%) C++ Developer
10 92 (4.67%) Support Analyst
11 89 (4.52%) SQL Developer
12 81 (4.12%) Front Office Business Analyst
13 75 (3.81%) Banking Analyst
13 75 (3.81%) WPF Developer
14 72 (3.66%) Applications Support
15 67 (3.40%) C# WPF Developer
16 66 (3.35%) Quantitative Developer
17 63 (3.20%) Senior Analyst
17 63 (3.20%) Senior Java Developer
18 59 (3.00%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (13.82%) .NET
2 172 (8.74%) WPF
3 145 (7.37%) HTML
4 122 (6.20%) FIX Protocol
5 112 (5.69%) AngularJS
6 103 (5.23%) HTML5
7 98 (4.98%) WCF
8 87 (4.42%) XML
9 84 (4.27%) Spring
10 58 (2.95%) ASP.NET
11 56 (2.85%) .NET Framework
12 54 (2.74%) JMS
13 50 (2.54%) WinForms
14 48 (2.44%) CSS
15 45 (2.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 40 (2.03%) jQuery
17 39 (1.98%) STL
18 35 (1.78%) React
18 35 (1.78%) RESTful
18 35 (1.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 511 (25.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 463 (23.53%) Derivative
3 285 (14.48%) Fixed Income
4 280 (14.23%) Equities
5 210 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
6 124 (6.30%) Equity Derivative
7 111 (5.64%) Market Risk
8 97 (4.93%) Computer Science
9 87 (4.42%) Hedge funds
10 86 (4.37%) Mathematics
11 72 (3.66%) Credit Risk
12 56 (2.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 50 (2.54%) Data Structures
14 48 (2.44%) Grid Computing
15 42 (2.13%) Statistics
16 39 (1.98%) Physics
17 38 (1.93%) Credit Derivative
18 37 (1.88%) User Experience
19 35 (1.78%) Algorithms
19 35 (1.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 227 (11.53%) Unix
2 215 (10.92%) Linux
3 166 (8.43%) Windows
4 33 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 27 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 25 (1.27%) Solaris
7 14 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.61%) Windows 8
9 11 (0.56%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.30%) Android
10 6 (0.30%) SUSE
10 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.15%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.10%) AIX
15 1 (0.051%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (16.51%) Multithreading
3 249 (12.65%) Risk Management
4 227 (11.53%) Low Latency
5 224 (11.38%) Electronic Trading
6 176 (8.94%) TDD
7 147 (7.47%) Business Analysis
8 135 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 129 (6.55%) Asset Management
9 129 (6.55%) Project Management
10 121 (6.15%) OO
11 114 (5.79%) Analytics
12 108 (5.49%) Algorithmic Trading
13 93 (4.73%) SDLC
14 91 (4.62%) Investment Management
15 87 (4.42%) User Acceptance Testing
16 80 (4.07%) Market Making
17 76 (3.86%) Migration
18 68 (3.46%) ITIL
19 65 (3.30%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 554 (28.15%) SQL
2 540 (27.44%) C#
3 529 (26.88%) Java
4 281 (14.28%) C++
5 163 (8.28%) Python
6 145 (7.37%) JavaScript
7 118 (6.00%) VBA
8 85 (4.32%) Perl
9 60 (3.05%) Scala
10 47 (2.39%) Bash Shell
11 40 (2.03%) Shell Script
12 39 (1.98%) PowerShell
13 34 (1.73%) T-SQL
14 31 (1.58%) VB
15 29 (1.47%) XAML
16 22 (1.12%) VC++
17 17 (0.86%) C
17 17 (0.86%) PL/SQL
18 15 (0.76%) MATLAB
18 15 (0.76%) R
Qualifications
1 183 (9.30%) Degree
2 32 (1.63%) PhD
3 25 (1.27%) PMI Certification
4 14 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (0.71%) PMP
5 5 (0.25%) ISEB
5 5 (0.25%) RHCE
5 5 (0.25%) RHCSA
6 3 (0.15%) Postgraduate
6 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.10%) CFA
7 2 (0.10%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.10%) MBA
8 1 (0.051%) APMP
8 1 (0.051%) CAPM
8 1 (0.051%) IIBA
8 1 (0.051%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.051%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.051%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.051%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.57%) QA
2 79 (4.01%) MiFID
3 46 (2.34%) Dodd-Frank
4 41 (2.08%) EMIR
5 39 (1.98%) SLA
6 11 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.56%) FATCA
7 8 (0.41%) AIFMD
8 6 (0.30%) UCITS
9 5 (0.25%) Basel III
9 5 (0.25%) SDET
10 1 (0.051%) COREP
10 1 (0.051%) FINREP
10 1 (0.051%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.051%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.25%) HDFS
3 5 (0.25%) NFS
3 5 (0.25%) Squid
4 4 (0.20%) Platform Symphony
5 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.10%) Samba
6 2 (0.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.051%) KVM
7 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.051%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
2 12 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.51%) Control-M
4 9 (0.46%) Nagios
4 9 (0.46%) Puppet
5 7 (0.36%) Cobbler
6 5 (0.25%) Ansible
6 5 (0.25%) CFEngine
7 4 (0.20%) SCCM
8 2 (0.10%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.10%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 2 (0.10%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.051%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.051%) Foglight
Vendors
1 214 (10.87%) Oracle
2 116 (5.89%) Microsoft
3 87 (4.42%) Sybase
4 80 (4.07%) Murex
5 58 (2.95%) Bloomberg
6 41 (2.08%) TIBCO
7 39 (1.98%) Charles River
8 38 (1.93%) Reuters
9 34 (1.73%) ION Trading
10 33 (1.68%) Fidessa
11 32 (1.63%) DataSynapse
12 30 (1.52%) Calypso
13 23 (1.17%) DevExpress
14 22 (1.12%) VMware
15 21 (1.07%) SunGard
16 19 (0.97%) HP
16 19 (0.97%) Huawei
17 17 (0.86%) OpenLink
18 15 (0.76%) Citrix
19 13 (0.66%) IBM
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