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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 87 71 77
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +6
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1031 1098 1009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.23% 2.47% 2.45%
As % of the General category 5.76% 6.00% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 896 769
Average daily rate
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£575 £575 £558
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
17910 18292 16725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.74% 41.10% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11767 11624 10165
Average daily rate £440 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 563 656
Average hourly rate £23.38 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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 January 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 January 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 -1 997 £575 - 197
South East -15 13 £450 +93.54% 2
East of England +9 11 £400 - 2
North West -11 3 £473 +57.50% 3
East Midlands +10 1 £400 -11.11%
West Midlands -24 1 - - 1
South West - - - - 4
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 923 (43.07%) Banking
2 732 (34.16%) Java
3 718 (33.50%) Finance
4 644 (30.05%) SQL
5 631 (29.44%) Investment Banking
6 573 (26.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 496 (23.15%) C#
8 494 (23.05%) Derivative
9 430 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
10 408 (19.04%) Fixed Income
11 402 (18.76%) Multithreading
12 349 (16.29%) UNIX
13 342 (15.96%) Low Latency
14 320 (14.93%) C++
15 276 (12.88%) .NET
16 272 (12.69%) Oracle
17 260 (12.13%) Equities
18 244 (11.39%) Linux
19 217 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
20 213 (9.94%) Degree
21 211 (9.85%) SQL Server
22 203 (9.47%) Risk Management
23 189 (8.82%) Business Analysis
24 188 (8.77%) TDD
25 172 (8.03%) Back Office
26 171 (7.98%) WPF
27 164 (7.65%) OO
28 157 (7.33%) Python
29 149 (6.95%) Windows
30 143 (6.67%) HTML

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 38 (1.77%) Oracle Coherence
2 36 (1.68%) TIBCO EMS
3 28 (1.31%) WebSphere
4 25 (1.17%) WebLogic
5 11 (0.51%) Node.js
6 10 (0.47%) Confluence
7 9 (0.42%) Apache
8 8 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.37%) MQSeries
9 7 (0.33%) SharePoint
9 7 (0.33%) JBoss
10 5 (0.23%) IIS
11 3 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.14%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.093%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.093%) FileNet
12 2 (0.093%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.093%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.093%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.047%) Alfresco
Applications
1 64 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.49%) MS Office
3 21 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.75%) MS Project
5 16 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 45 (2.10%) ION MarketView
2 40 (1.87%) Markit EDM
3 24 (1.12%) Summit
4 15 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.61%) RMDS
6 12 (0.56%) LatentZero
7 11 (0.51%) Murex MxG2000
7 11 (0.51%) Endur
8 7 (0.33%) ZaiNet
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.23%) SAP SRM
10 5 (0.23%) Global One
11 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.19%) SAP BPC
12 3 (0.14%) Aligne
12 3 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 3 (0.14%) Front Arena
13 2 (0.093%) BusinessWorks
13 2 (0.093%) Sentinel
13 2 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.047%) Force.com
1 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.047%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.07%) TCP/IP
2 15 (0.70%) Firewall
3 9 (0.42%) DNS
4 6 (0.28%) Multicast
5 4 (0.19%) Intranet
5 4 (0.19%) HTTP
5 4 (0.19%) DHCP
5 4 (0.19%) 2G
6 3 (0.14%) LTE
6 3 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.14%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.14%) LDAP
6 3 (0.14%) Internet
6 3 (0.14%) 3G
7 2 (0.093%) FTP
7 2 (0.093%) 4G
8 1 (0.047%) SSH
8 1 (0.047%) RNC
8 1 (0.047%) VPN
8 1 (0.047%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 95 (4.43%) Relational Database
3 48 (2.24%) KDB
4 42 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (1.12%) Oracle Database
7 22 (1.03%) Big Data
7 22 (1.03%) Hadoop
8 20 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (0.84%) QlikView
10 17 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (0.56%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.51%) DB2
14 9 (0.42%) MongoDB
14 9 (0.42%) MS Access
15 7 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.28%) NoSQL
16 6 (0.28%) HBase
16 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (2.15%) JUnit
1 46 (2.15%) TeamCity
2 42 (1.96%) Subversion
3 34 (1.59%) JIRA
4 33 (1.54%) Visual Studio
5 30 (1.40%) CruiseControl
6 27 (1.26%) Ant
7 25 (1.17%) Maven
8 18 (0.84%) NUnit
8 18 (0.84%) Git (software)
9 13 (0.61%) Mockito
10 9 (0.42%) WebDriver
10 9 (0.42%) Rhino Mocks
11 8 (0.37%) Hudson
11 8 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.37%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 7 (0.33%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.33%) Moq
12 7 (0.33%) ClearQuest
13 6 (0.28%) Jenkins
General
1 923 (43.07%) Banking
2 718 (33.50%) Finance
3 631 (29.44%) Investment Banking
4 172 (8.03%) Back Office
5 67 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 49 (2.29%) Legal
7 35 (1.63%) Retail
8 9 (0.42%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.37%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.33%) Marketing
10 7 (0.33%) Advertising
11 6 (0.28%) French Language
12 4 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.14%) Billing
13 3 (0.14%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.093%) Law
14 2 (0.093%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.047%) Wholesale Banking
15 1 (0.047%) International Banking
15 1 (0.047%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1061 (49.51%) Developer
2 548 (25.57%) Analyst
3 416 (19.41%) Java Developer
4 308 (14.37%) Business Analyst
5 224 (10.45%) C# Developer
6 180 (8.40%) Support Analyst
7 155 (7.23%) Senior Developer
8 152 (7.09%) Project Manager
9 149 (6.95%) Applications Support
10 106 (4.95%) C++ Developer
11 95 (4.43%) Front Office Developer
12 70 (3.27%) Applications Support Analyst
13 64 (2.99%) Senior Java Developer
14 54 (2.52%) Quantitative Developer
15 49 (2.29%) Excel Developer
16 48 (2.24%) Banking Business Analyst
17 47 (2.19%) .NET Developer
18 45 (2.10%) Senior C# Developer
19 41 (1.91%) Architect
20 40 (1.87%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (12.88%) .NET
2 171 (7.98%) WPF
3 143 (6.67%) HTML
3 143 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
4 130 (6.07%) XML
5 107 (4.99%) WCF
6 97 (4.53%) HTML5
7 96 (4.48%) Spring
8 71 (3.31%) Middleware
9 64 (2.99%) JMS
10 55 (2.57%) Web Services
11 53 (2.47%) WinForms
12 51 (2.38%) Hibernate
13 45 (2.10%) XSLT
14 43 (2.01%) ASP.NET
14 43 (2.01%) Rendezvous
15 38 (1.77%) AngularJS
15 38 (1.77%) RESTful
15 38 (1.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 36 (1.68%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 573 (26.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 494 (23.05%) Derivative
3 408 (19.04%) Fixed Income
4 260 (12.13%) Equities
5 217 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
6 118 (5.51%) Credit Derivative
7 98 (4.57%) Equity Derivative
8 94 (4.39%) Mathematics
8 94 (4.39%) Computer Science
9 73 (3.41%) Credit Risk
10 68 (3.17%) Market Risk
11 52 (2.43%) Management Information System
12 40 (1.87%) Data Structures
12 40 (1.87%) Algorithms
13 38 (1.77%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 25 (1.17%) Grid Computing
15 23 (1.07%) User Experience
16 21 (0.98%) Physics
17 20 (0.93%) Hedge funds
18 16 (0.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 349 (16.29%) UNIX
2 244 (11.39%) Linux
3 149 (6.95%) Windows
4 22 (1.03%) Solaris
5 11 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (0.51%) Windows 7
5 11 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (0.28%) Windows XP
6 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.14%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.093%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.093%) SUSE
9 2 (0.093%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.047%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.047%) AIX
10 1 (0.047%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
2 402 (18.76%) Multithreading
3 342 (15.96%) Low Latency
4 203 (9.47%) Risk Management
5 189 (8.82%) Business Analysis
6 188 (8.77%) TDD
7 164 (7.65%) OO
8 141 (6.58%) Analytics
9 130 (6.07%) Electronic Trading
10 122 (5.69%) Project Management
11 115 (5.37%) Algorithmic Trading
12 108 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
13 95 (4.43%) Asset Management
14 94 (4.39%) E-Commerce
15 86 (4.01%) Stakeholder Management
16 79 (3.69%) Investment Management
17 69 (3.22%) Data Modelling
18 67 (3.13%) ITIL
19 61 (2.85%) Data Analysis
19 61 (2.85%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 732 (34.16%) Java
2 644 (30.05%) SQL
3 496 (23.15%) C#
4 320 (14.93%) C++
5 157 (7.33%) Python
6 138 (6.44%) VBA
7 123 (5.74%) JavaScript
8 78 (3.64%) Perl
9 48 (2.24%) Scala
10 37 (1.73%) Shell Script
11 35 (1.63%) C
12 31 (1.45%) T-SQL
13 30 (1.40%) VB
14 27 (1.26%) PL/SQL
15 18 (0.84%) PowerShell
15 18 (0.84%) Bash Shell
16 17 (0.79%) XAML
17 15 (0.70%) Ruby
18 10 (0.47%) Clojure
19 9 (0.42%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 213 (9.94%) Degree
2 13 (0.61%) PMI Certification
3 12 (0.56%) PMP
4 11 (0.51%) PhD
5 6 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.14%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.14%) CCA
6 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.093%) ISEB
7 2 (0.093%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.093%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.093%) CFA
8 1 (0.047%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.047%) MCSE
8 1 (0.047%) MCP
8 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (2.19%) QA
2 17 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
3 13 (0.61%) EMIR
4 6 (0.28%) MiFID
5 5 (0.23%) COREP
5 5 (0.23%) Basel III
5 5 (0.23%) SLA
6 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.093%) FATCA
7 2 (0.093%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.093%) UCITS
8 1 (0.047%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.047%) Basel II
System Software
1 10 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.093%) NFS
2 2 (0.093%) XenApp
2 2 (0.093%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.047%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.047%) HDFS
3 1 (0.047%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.047%) GridGain
3 1 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.047%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
2 19 (0.89%) Control-M
3 15 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.23%) SCCM
4 5 (0.23%) Puppet
5 3 (0.14%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.14%) Salt
5 3 (0.14%) Nagios
6 2 (0.093%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.093%) Kibana
6 2 (0.093%) logstash
7 1 (0.047%) Oozie
7 1 (0.047%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.047%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 272 (12.69%) Oracle
2 142 (6.63%) Sybase
3 91 (4.25%) TIBCO
4 90 (4.20%) Microsoft
5 81 (3.78%) Bloomberg
6 75 (3.50%) thinkFolio
7 73 (3.41%) Murex
8 64 (2.99%) ION Trading
9 48 (2.24%) Charles River
10 46 (2.15%) Fidessa
10 46 (2.15%) 29West
11 32 (1.49%) Reuters
12 27 (1.26%) SAP
13 19 (0.89%) Informatica
14 18 (0.84%) Calypso
14 18 (0.84%) Adobe
14 18 (0.84%) Tradeweb
15 17 (0.79%) DevExpress
16 16 (0.75%) Tableau
17 15 (0.70%) DataSynapse
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