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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 112 88 58
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -30
Contract jobs citing Front Office 989 1070 1533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.91% 2.17% 3.30%
As % of the General category 4.85% 5.60% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 852 1188
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £432
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - -
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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
20383 19124 20037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 39.44% 38.72% 43.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13466 12128 12605
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £383 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 511 584
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.59 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% -10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £12.00 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £44.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -3 936 £600 - 227
South East +5 33 £600 +14.28% 2
East Midlands +4 7 £463 +23.33% 1
North West -27 5 £450 +2.85% 3
West Midlands -2 3 £375 -16.66%
South West -3 3 £121 -65.42% 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 826 (42.51%) Banking
2 777 (39.99%) Finance
3 599 (30.83%) Investment Banking
4 596 (30.67%) C#
5 578 (29.75%) Java
6 563 (28.98%) SQL
7 425 (21.87%) Derivative
8 415 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
9 414 (21.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 389 (20.02%) Multithreading
11 359 (18.48%) Fixed Income
12 305 (15.70%) .NET
13 297 (15.29%) C++
14 278 (14.31%) Low Latency
15 262 (13.48%) Equities
16 257 (13.23%) SQL Server
17 242 (12.45%) UNIX
18 237 (12.20%) TDD
19 227 (11.68%) Python
20 201 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
21 199 (10.24%) Risk Management
22 198 (10.19%) Linux
23 190 (9.78%) WPF
24 184 (9.47%) Oracle
25 175 (9.01%) OO
26 174 (8.96%) FIX Protocol
27 157 (8.08%) VBA
28 153 (7.87%) Degree
29 147 (7.57%) Back Office
30 143 (7.36%) Electronic Trading

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 49 (2.52%) Oracle Coherence
2 14 (0.72%) WebSphere
3 11 (0.57%) IIS
3 11 (0.57%) JBoss
3 11 (0.57%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.51%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.46%) Apache
5 9 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (0.41%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.36%) MTS
8 6 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (0.31%) Node.js
9 5 (0.26%) IPython
9 5 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.21%) Lync
11 3 (0.15%) GemFire
11 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.15%) Apache ServiceMix
11 3 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 102 (5.25%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
3 21 (1.08%) MS Office
4 13 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.57%) MS Project
6 3 (0.15%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 46 (2.37%) thinkFolio
2 28 (1.44%) ION MarketView
3 20 (1.03%) Markit EDM
4 19 (0.98%) LatentZero
5 17 (0.87%) SimCorp Dimension
6 16 (0.82%) Summit
7 14 (0.72%) RMDS
8 13 (0.67%) Global One
9 8 (0.41%) Sentinel
10 7 (0.36%) Tesseract
10 7 (0.36%) Minerva
10 7 (0.36%) Front Arena
11 4 (0.21%) Eikon
12 3 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
12 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
12 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
12 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
12 3 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
12 3 (0.15%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.051%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.77%) TCP/IP
2 13 (0.67%) Firewall
3 9 (0.46%) Internet
4 6 (0.31%) LDAP
5 5 (0.26%) Intranet
5 5 (0.26%) HTTP
6 4 (0.21%) Multicast
7 3 (0.15%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.15%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (0.15%) SNMP
7 3 (0.15%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.15%) Network Security
7 3 (0.15%) LAN
7 3 (0.15%) VoIP
7 3 (0.15%) WAN
7 3 (0.15%) SMTP
7 3 (0.15%) VPN
7 3 (0.15%) DNS
8 2 (0.10%) SSL
8 2 (0.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 94 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 54 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 54 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (1.85%) KDB
5 31 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (1.54%) RDBMS
7 26 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (0.72%) Big Data
13 12 (0.62%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.57%) DB2
15 10 (0.51%) MS Access
15 10 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (0.46%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.36%) QlikView
18 6 (0.31%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 90 (4.63%) Subversion
2 47 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 41 (2.11%) TeamCity
4 37 (1.90%) NUnit
5 32 (1.65%) Maven
5 32 (1.65%) JIRA
6 30 (1.54%) Visual Studio
7 18 (0.93%) Eclipse
8 15 (0.77%) JUnit
9 13 (0.67%) Jenkins
10 12 (0.62%) CruiseControl
10 12 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (0.62%) Moq
11 11 (0.57%) Gradle
12 10 (0.51%) Hudson
13 9 (0.46%) Cucumber
13 9 (0.46%) Ant
14 7 (0.36%) MSBuild
15 6 (0.31%) Build Forge
15 6 (0.31%) JBehave
General
1 826 (42.51%) Banking
2 777 (39.99%) Finance
3 599 (30.83%) Investment Banking
4 147 (7.57%) Back Office
5 59 (3.04%) Financial Institution
6 50 (2.57%) Legal
7 35 (1.80%) Retail
8 16 (0.82%) French Language
9 11 (0.57%) Telecoms
10 10 (0.51%) Advertising
11 9 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
11 9 (0.46%) Marketing
12 8 (0.41%) Publishing
12 8 (0.41%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.31%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.31%) German Language
15 5 (0.26%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.26%) Billing
16 3 (0.15%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 1014 (52.19%) Developer
2 494 (25.42%) Analyst
3 304 (15.65%) Java Developer
3 304 (15.65%) C# Developer
4 277 (14.26%) Business Analyst
5 194 (9.98%) Senior Developer
6 141 (7.26%) Project Manager
7 121 (6.23%) Applications Support
8 114 (5.87%) Support Analyst
9 110 (5.66%) C++ Developer
10 91 (4.68%) Senior C# Developer
11 90 (4.63%) Python Developer
12 74 (3.81%) Front Office Developer
13 57 (2.93%) Applications Support Analyst
14 53 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
15 51 (2.62%) .NET Developer
16 50 (2.57%) Senior Java Developer
17 43 (2.21%) C++/C# Developer
17 43 (2.21%) WPF Developer
18 39 (2.01%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 305 (15.70%) .NET
2 190 (9.78%) WPF
3 174 (8.96%) FIX Protocol
4 110 (5.66%) HTML
5 104 (5.35%) WCF
6 90 (4.63%) XML
7 79 (4.07%) HTML5
8 60 (3.09%) WinForms
9 59 (3.04%) Middleware
10 48 (2.47%) AngularJS
11 39 (2.01%) JMS
12 36 (1.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 34 (1.75%) Web Services
13 34 (1.75%) ASP.NET
14 33 (1.70%) Reactive Extensions
15 32 (1.65%) STL
15 32 (1.65%) Spring
15 32 (1.65%) RESTful
16 29 (1.49%) NumPy
17 27 (1.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 425 (21.87%) Derivative
2 414 (21.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 359 (18.48%) Fixed Income
4 262 (13.48%) Equities
5 201 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
6 105 (5.40%) Equity Derivative
7 91 (4.68%) Credit Risk
8 76 (3.91%) Market Risk
9 69 (3.55%) Computer Science
10 64 (3.29%) Algorithms
11 62 (3.19%) Data Structures
12 59 (3.04%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 51 (2.62%) Hedge funds
14 48 (2.47%) Mathematics
15 47 (2.42%) Credit Derivative
16 38 (1.96%) Grid Computing
17 25 (1.29%) Management Information System
18 20 (1.03%) Physics
19 17 (0.87%) N-Tier
19 17 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 242 (12.45%) UNIX
2 198 (10.19%) Linux
3 139 (7.15%) Windows
4 7 (0.36%) Solaris
5 6 (0.31%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.15%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.10%) Android
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.051%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.051%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (21.36%) Agile Software Development
2 389 (20.02%) Multithreading
3 278 (14.31%) Low Latency
4 237 (12.20%) TDD
5 199 (10.24%) Risk Management
6 175 (9.01%) OO
7 143 (7.36%) Electronic Trading
8 138 (7.10%) Asset Management
9 123 (6.33%) Business Analysis
10 119 (6.12%) Project Management
11 111 (5.71%) Analytics
12 104 (5.35%) SDLC
13 102 (5.25%) Unit Testing
14 96 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
15 88 (4.53%) Algorithmic Trading
16 86 (4.43%) Investment Management
17 84 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
18 77 (3.96%) E-Commerce
19 76 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
20 73 (3.76%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 596 (30.67%) C#
2 578 (29.75%) Java
3 563 (28.98%) SQL
4 297 (15.29%) C++
5 227 (11.68%) Python
6 157 (8.08%) VBA
7 113 (5.82%) Perl
8 111 (5.71%) JavaScript
9 83 (4.27%) Scala
10 39 (2.01%) Shell Script
11 32 (1.65%) T-SQL
12 30 (1.54%) VB
13 26 (1.34%) C
14 21 (1.08%) R
15 17 (0.87%) Go
15 17 (0.87%) PowerShell
16 15 (0.77%) F#
17 12 (0.62%) XAML
18 11 (0.57%) PHP
19 9 (0.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 153 (7.87%) Degree
2 14 (0.72%) PMI Certification
3 13 (0.67%) PhD
3 13 (0.67%) PMP
4 7 (0.36%) ISEB
5 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.15%) CFA
6 2 (0.10%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.10%) CISA
6 2 (0.10%) CISSP
6 2 (0.10%) IIBA
6 2 (0.10%) CBAP
7 1 (0.051%) APMP
7 1 (0.051%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.051%) MCP
7 1 (0.051%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.051%) MCSE
7 1 (0.051%) MCSA
7 1 (0.051%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.04%) QA
2 46 (2.37%) MiFID
3 34 (1.75%) Dodd-Frank
4 32 (1.65%) EMIR
5 10 (0.51%) SLA
6 8 (0.41%) AIFMD
7 7 (0.36%) FATCA
8 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.21%) Basel III
10 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.10%) Basel II
12 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.051%) P3O
System Software
1 14 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.051%) vSphere
4 1 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.051%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.051%) Docker
4 1 (0.051%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
2 16 (0.82%) Control-M
3 15 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.36%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.15%) OpenView
5 3 (0.15%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.10%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.10%) Netcool
7 1 (0.051%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.051%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.051%) logstash
7 1 (0.051%) Icinga
7 1 (0.051%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.051%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.051%) WSUS
7 1 (0.051%) SCCM
7 1 (0.051%) Nagios
Vendors
1 184 (9.47%) Oracle
2 125 (6.43%) Microsoft
3 96 (4.94%) Sybase
4 57 (2.93%) TIBCO
5 44 (2.26%) Bloomberg
6 40 (2.06%) Murex
7 31 (1.60%) Charles River
7 31 (1.60%) ION Trading
8 27 (1.39%) DevExpress
9 25 (1.29%) Fidessa
10 23 (1.18%) Reuters
11 19 (0.98%) SimCorp
11 19 (0.98%) Tradeweb
12 18 (0.93%) Solace
13 16 (0.82%) Perforce
14 14 (0.72%) Citrix
15 13 (0.67%) SunGard
16 10 (0.51%) SAP
16 10 (0.51%) DataSynapse
17 9 (0.46%) Syncfusion
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