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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 91 58 63
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +5
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1083 1529 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.07% 3.17% 2.83%
As % of the General category 5.33% 7.45% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 1150 1144
Average daily rate
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£575 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Average hourly rate - £87.50 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +194.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +150.00%
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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
20321 20514 23481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.89% 42.53% 44.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12663 13063 14186
Average daily rate £438 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 508 549 688
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £26.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -15.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.01 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 -11 1053 £575 +2.22% 217
South East -45 9 £525 +117.61% 2
South West -47 7 £350 +84.52%
East Midlands +5 3 £438 -2.77%
West Midlands -21 3 - -
North West -4 2 £480 -
Midlands -1 1 £730 -
East of England -22 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 969 (44.09%) Banking
2 723 (32.89%) Finance
3 656 (29.85%) Java
4 649 (29.53%) Investment Banking
5 587 (26.71%) SQL
6 563 (25.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 495 (22.52%) C#
8 449 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
9 443 (20.15%) Fixed Income
10 420 (19.11%) Derivative
11 351 (15.97%) Multithreading
12 338 (15.38%) Low Latency
13 324 (14.74%) Oracle
14 316 (14.38%) C++
15 276 (12.56%) UNIX
16 270 (12.28%) .NET
17 249 (11.33%) Risk Management
18 246 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
19 233 (10.60%) Back Office
20 225 (10.24%) Degree
21 224 (10.19%) Equities
22 217 (9.87%) SQL Server
23 213 (9.69%) Linux
24 199 (9.05%) Business Analysis
25 197 (8.96%) TDD
26 195 (8.87%) Python
27 184 (8.37%) OO
28 171 (7.78%) Windows
29 155 (7.05%) Analytics
30 143 (6.51%) Computer Science

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 74 (3.37%) Oracle Coherence
2 23 (1.05%) WebSphere
3 22 (1.00%) SharePoint
4 17 (0.77%) Tomcat
4 17 (0.77%) Apache
5 16 (0.73%) IIS
6 14 (0.64%) Confluence
7 13 (0.59%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
8 11 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (0.45%) TIBCO EMS
10 9 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (0.36%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.27%) MQSeries
12 6 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.27%) Node.js
13 5 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
14 3 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.14%) SAS
14 3 (0.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 69 (3.14%) MS Excel
2 42 (1.91%) MS Office
3 19 (0.86%) MS Project
4 16 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.59%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 56 (2.55%) RMDS
2 27 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 26 (1.18%) ION MarketView
4 25 (1.14%) Markit EDM
5 16 (0.73%) Oracle Retail
6 14 (0.64%) LatentZero
7 12 (0.55%) Summit
8 7 (0.32%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 6 (0.27%) Murex MxG2000
9 6 (0.27%) Endur
9 6 (0.27%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
12 3 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
12 3 (0.14%) Tesseract
12 3 (0.14%) Minerva
12 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
12 3 (0.14%) Front Arena
12 3 (0.14%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.091%) GitHub
3 1 (0.045%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.045%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.05%) Firewall
2 18 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 17 (0.77%) DNS
4 13 (0.59%) Intranet
5 10 (0.45%) LDAP
5 10 (0.45%) HTTP
6 9 (0.41%) Multicast
7 8 (0.36%) BIG-IP
8 5 (0.23%) NetScaler
8 5 (0.23%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (0.23%) 2G
8 5 (0.23%) LAN
8 5 (0.23%) VPN
8 5 (0.23%) Internet
9 4 (0.18%) 3G
9 4 (0.18%) SAN
9 4 (0.18%) SSH
9 4 (0.18%) 4G
10 3 (0.14%) LTE
10 3 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 89 (4.05%) Relational Database
3 62 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (1.91%) Oracle Database
5 41 (1.87%) KDB
6 32 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (1.18%) MongoDB
8 24 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (0.91%) Big Data
11 18 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (0.77%) NoSQL
13 14 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (0.55%) Hazelcast
15 11 (0.50%) QlikView
16 10 (0.45%) OLAP
16 10 (0.45%) MS Access
17 8 (0.36%) RDBMS
17 8 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 45 (2.05%) JIRA
2 42 (1.91%) TeamCity
3 40 (1.82%) Subversion
4 37 (1.68%) JUnit
5 35 (1.59%) Visual Studio
6 24 (1.09%) Git (software)
7 19 (0.86%) Maven
8 17 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.68%) Eclipse
10 14 (0.64%) NUnit
10 14 (0.64%) Jenkins
10 14 (0.64%) Grunt
10 14 (0.64%) Rhino Mocks
10 14 (0.64%) WebDriver
11 12 (0.55%) CruiseControl
11 12 (0.55%) jMock
12 10 (0.45%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 10 (0.45%) Bower
13 9 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (0.36%) MSTest
General
1 969 (44.09%) Banking
2 723 (32.89%) Finance
3 649 (29.53%) Investment Banking
4 233 (10.60%) Back Office
5 79 (3.59%) Financial Institution
6 44 (2.00%) Retail
7 41 (1.87%) Legal
8 15 (0.68%) Advertising
9 13 (0.59%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.50%) Marketing
11 9 (0.41%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.32%) Publishing
13 6 (0.27%) Private Banking
14 5 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.18%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.18%) French Language
16 3 (0.14%) German Language
16 3 (0.14%) Billing
16 3 (0.14%) Law
17 1 (0.045%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 1017 (46.27%) Developer
2 579 (26.34%) Analyst
3 344 (15.65%) Java Developer
4 337 (15.33%) Business Analyst
5 244 (11.10%) C# Developer
6 172 (7.83%) Project Manager
7 160 (7.28%) Senior Developer
8 133 (6.05%) Support Analyst
9 96 (4.37%) Front Office Developer
10 95 (4.32%) Applications Support
11 84 (3.82%) C++ Developer
12 72 (3.28%) .NET Developer
13 61 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
14 59 (2.68%) Python Developer
14 59 (2.68%) Senior Java Developer
15 58 (2.64%) Quantitative Developer
16 57 (2.59%) Consultant
17 49 (2.23%) Senior Analyst
17 49 (2.23%) SQL Developer
18 44 (2.00%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (12.28%) .NET
2 132 (6.01%) WPF
3 121 (5.51%) HTML
4 118 (5.37%) Spring
5 116 (5.28%) WCF
6 107 (4.87%) XML
7 96 (4.37%) HTML5
8 83 (3.78%) Middleware
9 77 (3.50%) FIX Protocol
10 74 (3.37%) JMS
11 68 (3.09%) Web Services
12 59 (2.68%) ASP.NET
13 45 (2.05%) WinForms
14 43 (1.96%) Hibernate
14 43 (1.96%) Rendezvous
15 42 (1.91%) AngularJS
16 41 (1.87%) CSS
17 36 (1.64%) DOM
17 36 (1.64%) jQuery
18 32 (1.46%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 563 (25.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 443 (20.15%) Fixed Income
3 420 (19.11%) Derivative
4 246 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
5 224 (10.19%) Equities
6 143 (6.51%) Computer Science
7 103 (4.69%) Credit Risk
8 101 (4.60%) Market Risk
9 90 (4.09%) Credit Derivative
10 85 (3.87%) Mathematics
11 78 (3.55%) Management Information System
12 72 (3.28%) Equity Derivative
13 52 (2.37%) User Experience
14 45 (2.05%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 38 (1.73%) Hedge funds
16 31 (1.41%) Open Source
17 30 (1.36%) Physics
18 24 (1.09%) Grid Computing
19 18 (0.82%) Statistics
20 17 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 276 (12.56%) UNIX
2 213 (9.69%) Linux
3 171 (7.78%) Windows
4 45 (2.05%) Windows 7
5 29 (1.32%) Solaris
6 27 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (0.91%) Windows XP
8 15 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
10 11 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.14%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.14%) AIX
13 2 (0.091%) HPUX
13 2 (0.091%) SUSE
13 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (15.97%) Multithreading
3 338 (15.38%) Low Latency
4 249 (11.33%) Risk Management
5 199 (9.05%) Business Analysis
6 197 (8.96%) TDD
7 184 (8.37%) OO
8 155 (7.05%) Analytics
9 134 (6.10%) Project Management
10 123 (5.60%) Electronic Trading
11 121 (5.51%) Asset Management
12 115 (5.23%) User Acceptance Testing
13 111 (5.05%) E-Commerce
14 109 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 109 (4.96%) Algorithmic Trading
15 99 (4.50%) Investment Management
16 82 (3.73%) Workflow
17 81 (3.69%) Unit Testing
18 78 (3.55%) Software Engineering
19 74 (3.37%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 656 (29.85%) Java
2 587 (26.71%) SQL
3 495 (22.52%) C#
4 316 (14.38%) C++
5 195 (8.87%) Python
6 112 (5.10%) JavaScript
7 103 (4.69%) VBA
8 81 (3.69%) Perl
9 61 (2.78%) Scala
10 36 (1.64%) VB
11 31 (1.41%) PL/SQL
12 29 (1.32%) Bash Shell
13 23 (1.05%) PowerShell
13 23 (1.05%) Shell Script
14 21 (0.96%) T-SQL
15 19 (0.86%) C
16 13 (0.59%) XAML
17 10 (0.45%) VC++
17 10 (0.45%) R
18 9 (0.41%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 225 (10.24%) Degree
2 32 (1.46%) PhD
3 29 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (1.00%) Security Cleared
5 19 (0.86%) SC Cleared
6 18 (0.82%) MCP
7 17 (0.77%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (0.41%) PMP
10 7 (0.32%) MCSE
10 7 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.18%) MCSD
12 3 (0.14%) CIMA
12 3 (0.14%) ISEB
13 2 (0.091%) MCITP
13 2 (0.091%) CFA
14 1 (0.045%) IIBA
14 1 (0.045%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.045%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.32%) EMIR
2 49 (2.23%) QA
3 44 (2.00%) Dodd-Frank
4 19 (0.86%) SLA
5 12 (0.55%) Basel III
6 8 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.27%) Basel II
8 4 (0.18%) FATCA
9 3 (0.14%) MiFID
9 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.091%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.091%) COREP
10 2 (0.091%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.045%) UCITS
System Software
1 31 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.32%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.14%) XenApp
6 2 (0.091%) NFS
6 2 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.091%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.045%) HDFS
7 1 (0.045%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.045%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 50 (2.27%) ITRS Geneos
2 18 (0.82%) BladeLogic
3 12 (0.55%) Control-M
4 9 (0.41%) SCCM
4 9 (0.41%) ARCserve
5 8 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.32%) WMI
6 7 (0.32%) Nagios
7 6 (0.27%) Puppet
8 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.18%) Salt
9 4 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.091%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.091%) BMC Marimba
11 1 (0.045%) Oozie
11 1 (0.045%) ServiceCenter
11 1 (0.045%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 324 (14.74%) Oracle
2 122 (5.55%) Microsoft
3 116 (5.28%) Sybase
4 84 (3.82%) Bloomberg
5 81 (3.69%) TIBCO
6 76 (3.46%) Charles River
7 73 (3.32%) 29West
8 59 (2.68%) Murex
9 54 (2.46%) Reuters
10 51 (2.32%) Fidessa
11 49 (2.23%) thinkFolio
12 40 (1.82%) ION Trading
13 33 (1.50%) SAP
14 29 (1.32%) Citrix
14 29 (1.32%) Adobe
15 27 (1.23%) Red Hat
16 25 (1.14%) VMware
17 22 (1.00%) Informatica
18 18 (0.82%) Tableau
19 17 (0.77%) DataSynapse
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