The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 84 57 64
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1082 1530 1498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.19% 3.29% 2.83%
As % of the General category 5.65% 7.63% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 1185 1139
Average daily rate
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£600 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Average hourly rate - £90.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +309.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +309.09%
General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19134 20055 23521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.76% 43.11% 44.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12145 12617 14349
Average daily rate £438 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 581 684
Average hourly rate £20.55 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.01 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%
Front Office
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 -16 1039 £600 +9.09% 235
South East -45 13 £525 +110.00% 2
North West +10 12 £438 - 1
West Midlands -20 4 £450 - 1
East Midlands -2 2 £400 -33.33%
East of England - 2 - - 2
Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Front Office
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 959 (44.23%) Banking
2 704 (32.47%) Finance
3 637 (29.38%) Investment Banking
4 596 (27.49%) Java
5 555 (25.60%) SQL
6 515 (23.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 511 (23.57%) C#
8 466 (21.49%) Fixed Income
9 427 (19.70%) Derivative
10 325 (14.99%) C++
11 296 (13.65%) Oracle
12 293 (13.51%) Multithreading
13 292 (13.47%) Low Latency
14 286 (13.19%) .NET
15 268 (12.36%) Risk Management
16 244 (11.25%) Equities
17 242 (11.16%) UNIX
18 230 (10.61%) SQL Server
18 230 (10.61%) Back Office
19 228 (10.52%) Agile Software Development
20 210 (9.69%) Linux
21 205 (9.46%) Python
22 204 (9.41%) Degree
23 186 (8.58%) Windows
24 181 (8.35%) OO
25 180 (8.30%) TDD
26 177 (8.16%) Business Analysis
27 163 (7.52%) Analytics
28 148 (6.83%) WPF
29 147 (6.78%) Project Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 70 (3.23%) Oracle Coherence
2 22 (1.01%) SharePoint
3 18 (0.83%) WebSphere
3 18 (0.83%) TIBCO EMS
4 14 (0.65%) Confluence
5 13 (0.60%) IIS
6 12 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.51%) Apache
8 10 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (0.37%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.37%) IBM HTTP Server
11 7 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.32%) MQSeries
12 6 (0.28%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.18%) GemFire
14 3 (0.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 81 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.75%) MS Office
3 24 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.65%) MS Project
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.092%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 63 (2.91%) RMDS
2 34 (1.57%) ION MarketView
3 16 (0.74%) LatentZero
4 14 (0.65%) Summit
5 13 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
6 11 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
7 9 (0.42%) Markit EDM
8 7 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.32%) Endur
9 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 3 (0.14%) Advent Geneva
10 3 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
11 2 (0.092%) Global One
11 2 (0.092%) SAP SD
11 2 (0.092%) Tesseract
11 2 (0.092%) Minerva
11 2 (0.092%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.092%) Front Arena
11 2 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.092%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.092%) GitHub
3 1 (0.046%) SaaS
3 1 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.11%) Firewall
2 23 (1.06%) DNS
3 19 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.69%) LDAP
5 14 (0.65%) Intranet
6 10 (0.46%) HTTP
6 10 (0.46%) LAN
6 10 (0.46%) L2TP
6 10 (0.46%) GGSN
6 10 (0.46%) SGSN
7 9 (0.42%) Multicast
7 9 (0.42%) SS7
8 8 (0.37%) MPLS
8 8 (0.37%) 2G
8 8 (0.37%) Internet
8 8 (0.37%) 3G
8 8 (0.37%) 4G
9 7 (0.32%) MGW
10 6 (0.28%) FTP
10 6 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 65 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (2.81%) Relational Database
4 54 (2.49%) KDB
5 46 (2.12%) Oracle Database
6 42 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 33 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (1.38%) MongoDB
9 23 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (0.97%) NoSQL
12 16 (0.74%) Big Data
12 16 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (0.69%) Hazelcast
14 14 (0.65%) MS Access
15 13 (0.60%) QlikView
16 12 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
17 10 (0.46%) OLAP
18 9 (0.42%) Data Mart
19 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 43 (1.98%) JUnit
2 41 (1.89%) Visual Studio
2 41 (1.89%) JIRA
3 34 (1.57%) Subversion
4 29 (1.34%) TeamCity
5 27 (1.25%) Jenkins
6 22 (1.01%) Maven
7 21 (0.97%) Ant
7 21 (0.97%) Git (software)
7 21 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (0.69%) Mockito
9 14 (0.65%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.46%) NUnit
10 10 (0.46%) jMock
10 10 (0.46%) WebDriver
10 10 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
10 10 (0.46%) Grunt
11 9 (0.42%) Bower
12 7 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (0.28%) CruiseControl
General
1 959 (44.23%) Banking
2 704 (32.47%) Finance
3 637 (29.38%) Investment Banking
4 230 (10.61%) Back Office
5 77 (3.55%) Financial Institution
6 36 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 33 (1.52%) Retail
8 32 (1.48%) Legal
9 16 (0.74%) Advertising
10 13 (0.60%) Publishing
11 10 (0.46%) Marketing
12 8 (0.37%) Private Banking
13 6 (0.28%) French Language
13 6 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.23%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.23%) Games
15 4 (0.18%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.18%) Billing
15 4 (0.18%) German Language
16 2 (0.092%) Law
Job Titles
1 955 (44.05%) Developer
2 568 (26.20%) Analyst
3 359 (16.56%) Business Analyst
4 298 (13.75%) Java Developer
5 253 (11.67%) C# Developer
6 183 (8.44%) Project Manager
7 147 (6.78%) Senior Developer
8 98 (4.52%) C++ Developer
9 97 (4.47%) Support Analyst
10 83 (3.83%) .NET Developer
11 76 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
12 66 (3.04%) Front Office Developer
13 64 (2.95%) Applications Support
14 60 (2.77%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 59 (2.72%) Quantitative Developer
16 57 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
17 56 (2.58%) Python Developer
18 54 (2.49%) SQL Developer
19 52 (2.40%) Senior Java Developer
20 50 (2.31%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (13.19%) .NET
2 148 (6.83%) WPF
3 124 (5.72%) Spring
4 115 (5.30%) WCF
5 90 (4.15%) HTML
6 83 (3.83%) Middleware
7 76 (3.51%) XML
8 73 (3.37%) JMS
9 70 (3.23%) HTML5
10 57 (2.63%) Rendezvous
11 56 (2.58%) FIX Protocol
12 45 (2.08%) WinForms
12 45 (2.08%) Web Services
13 40 (1.85%) ASP.NET
14 39 (1.80%) CSS
15 36 (1.66%) Hibernate
16 33 (1.52%) AngularJS
17 31 (1.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 31 (1.43%) jQuery
18 29 (1.34%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 515 (23.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 466 (21.49%) Fixed Income
3 427 (19.70%) Derivative
4 244 (11.25%) Equities
5 128 (5.90%) Computer Science
6 116 (5.35%) Credit Risk
7 114 (5.26%) Market Risk
8 84 (3.87%) Credit Derivative
9 83 (3.83%) Equity Derivative
10 68 (3.14%) Management Information System
11 66 (3.04%) Mathematics
12 49 (2.26%) Hedge funds
13 47 (2.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 29 (1.34%) Open Source
15 28 (1.29%) Physics
16 27 (1.25%) Grid Computing
17 23 (1.06%) Statistics
18 19 (0.88%) PMI
19 18 (0.83%) Blackberry
20 17 (0.78%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 242 (11.16%) UNIX
2 210 (9.69%) Linux
3 186 (8.58%) Windows
4 62 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 46 (2.12%) Solaris
6 42 (1.94%) Windows XP
7 23 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.18%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.14%) AIX
12 2 (0.092%) VMS
12 2 (0.092%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.092%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.046%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (13.51%) Multithreading
2 292 (13.47%) Low Latency
3 268 (12.36%) Risk Management
4 228 (10.52%) Agile Software Development
5 181 (8.35%) OO
6 180 (8.30%) TDD
7 177 (8.16%) Business Analysis
8 163 (7.52%) Analytics
9 147 (6.78%) Project Management
10 130 (6.00%) Electronic Trading
11 115 (5.30%) Asset Management
12 106 (4.89%) E-Commerce
13 105 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 96 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
15 95 (4.38%) Change Management
16 91 (4.20%) Investment Management
17 87 (4.01%) Software Engineering
18 84 (3.87%) Workflow
19 83 (3.83%) Migration
20 73 (3.37%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 596 (27.49%) Java
2 555 (25.60%) SQL
3 511 (23.57%) C#
4 325 (14.99%) C++
5 205 (9.46%) Python
6 103 (4.75%) VBA
7 96 (4.43%) Perl
8 85 (3.92%) JavaScript
9 52 (2.40%) Scala
10 48 (2.21%) VB
11 26 (1.20%) T-SQL
11 26 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 25 (1.15%) Bash Shell
13 24 (1.11%) C
14 23 (1.06%) Shell Script
15 17 (0.78%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.37%) XAML
16 8 (0.37%) Tcl
16 8 (0.37%) R
16 8 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 204 (9.41%) Degree
2 34 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (1.38%) PhD
4 26 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 23 (1.06%) MCP
5 23 (1.06%) Security Cleared
6 20 (0.92%) SC Cleared
7 18 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 11 (0.51%) PMP
9 9 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.32%) MCSE
11 5 (0.23%) ISEB
12 4 (0.18%) MCSD
13 3 (0.14%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.14%) CIMA
14 2 (0.092%) MCITP
14 2 (0.092%) CFA
14 2 (0.092%) CCSP
14 2 (0.092%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.81%) EMIR
2 57 (2.63%) QA
3 54 (2.49%) Dodd-Frank
4 21 (0.97%) SLA
5 15 (0.69%) Basel III
6 10 (0.46%) Basel II
6 10 (0.46%) FATCA
7 8 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.14%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.092%) MiFID
9 2 (0.092%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.046%) GCP
10 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 22 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.32%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.092%) XenApp
6 2 (0.092%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.046%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.046%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 46 (2.12%) ITRS Geneos
2 15 (0.69%) BladeLogic
3 10 (0.46%) Control-M
4 9 (0.42%) ARCserve
5 8 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.32%) WMI
6 7 (0.32%) Nagios
7 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (0.23%) SCCM
8 3 (0.14%) Puppet
8 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.092%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.092%) Salt
9 2 (0.092%) BMC Marimba
10 1 (0.046%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 296 (13.65%) Oracle
2 133 (6.13%) Microsoft
3 112 (5.17%) Sybase
4 104 (4.80%) TIBCO
5 92 (4.24%) Bloomberg
6 75 (3.46%) 29West
7 66 (3.04%) ION Trading
8 64 (2.95%) Charles River
9 52 (2.40%) Reuters
10 46 (2.12%) Murex
11 45 (2.08%) Fidessa
12 34 (1.57%) thinkFolio
13 31 (1.43%) VMware
14 27 (1.25%) Citrix
14 27 (1.25%) Red Hat
15 24 (1.11%) SAP
16 21 (0.97%) Adobe
17 19 (0.88%) JBoss
18 18 (0.83%) Remedy
19 17 (0.78%) Perforce
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