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 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 92 57 61
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +4
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1045 1565 1544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.08% 3.25% 2.91%
As % of the General category 5.38% 7.62% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 1190 1177
Average daily rate
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£579 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -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 £413 £425 £378
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +12.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
Average hourly rate - £87.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +272.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +150.00%
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
19429 20527 23479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.59% 42.68% 44.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12259 13045 14326
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 £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 538 677
Average hourly rate £21.23 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.64% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

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 August 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 28 August 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 -14 1011 £588 +4.44% 229
South East -58 9 £563 +141.93% 6
South West -31 8 £350 +133.33%
East Midlands +4 4 £425 -5.55%
North West 0 3 £480 - 2
West Midlands -8 3 - - 4
East of England -27 2 - - 1
Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Front Office
UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 953 (44.39%) Banking
2 720 (33.54%) Finance
3 642 (29.90%) Investment Banking
4 594 (27.67%) Java
5 563 (26.22%) SQL
6 523 (24.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 492 (22.92%) C#
8 454 (21.15%) Fixed Income
9 418 (19.47%) Derivative
10 321 (14.95%) Multithreading
11 317 (14.76%) Oracle
12 313 (14.58%) Low Latency
13 305 (14.21%) C++
14 268 (12.48%) .NET
15 251 (11.69%) UNIX
16 248 (11.55%) Risk Management
17 238 (11.09%) Back Office
18 234 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
19 228 (10.62%) Equities
20 221 (10.29%) SQL Server
21 207 (9.64%) Degree
22 204 (9.50%) Linux
23 193 (8.99%) Business Analysis
24 189 (8.80%) Python
25 188 (8.76%) TDD
26 178 (8.29%) Windows
26 178 (8.29%) OO
27 157 (7.31%) Analytics
28 141 (6.57%) WPF
29 134 (6.24%) Project Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 73 (3.40%) Oracle Coherence
2 23 (1.07%) WebSphere
3 22 (1.02%) SharePoint
4 16 (0.75%) IIS
4 16 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 15 (0.70%) Apache
6 13 (0.61%) Confluence
7 12 (0.56%) WebLogic
8 11 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
8 11 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (0.47%) TIBCO EMS
10 9 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (0.33%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.33%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.23%) Node.js
13 3 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.14%) SAS
13 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 73 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 43 (2.00%) MS Office
3 18 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
3 18 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (0.84%) MS Project
4 13 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 56 (2.61%) RMDS
2 24 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (1.12%) ION MarketView
3 21 (0.98%) Markit EDM
4 15 (0.70%) Oracle Retail
4 15 (0.70%) LatentZero
5 12 (0.56%) Summit
6 7 (0.33%) Endur
7 6 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.28%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 6 (0.28%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.23%) Murex MxG2000
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.14%) Global One
10 3 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
11 2 (0.093%) Tesseract
11 2 (0.093%) Minerva
11 2 (0.093%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.093%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.093%) GitHub
4 1 (0.047%) Force.com
4 1 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.12%) Firewall
2 18 (0.84%) DNS
3 16 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 16 (0.75%) Intranet
4 13 (0.61%) LDAP
5 10 (0.47%) Multicast
6 8 (0.37%) HTTP
6 8 (0.37%) BIG-IP
7 7 (0.33%) 2G
7 7 (0.33%) Internet
7 7 (0.33%) 3G
8 6 (0.28%) VPN
8 6 (0.28%) LAN
8 6 (0.28%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (0.28%) 4G
9 5 (0.23%) LTE
9 5 (0.23%) GGSN
9 5 (0.23%) SGSN
9 5 (0.23%) NetScaler
9 5 (0.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 62 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (2.10%) Oracle Database
5 42 (1.96%) KDB
6 34 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (1.30%) MongoDB
8 24 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (0.93%) Big Data
11 19 (0.88%) NoSQL
12 17 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (0.56%) MS Access
14 12 (0.56%) Hazelcast
15 11 (0.51%) OLAP
16 10 (0.47%) QlikView
17 9 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
17 9 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 42 (1.96%) JIRA
2 39 (1.82%) JUnit
3 36 (1.68%) Subversion
4 34 (1.58%) TeamCity
5 33 (1.54%) Visual Studio
6 22 (1.02%) Git (software)
7 20 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (0.88%) Maven
9 17 (0.79%) Jenkins
10 15 (0.70%) Eclipse
11 14 (0.65%) NUnit
12 13 (0.61%) WebDriver
12 13 (0.61%) Grunt
13 10 (0.47%) Rhino Mocks
13 10 (0.47%) jMock
13 10 (0.47%) CruiseControl
14 9 (0.42%) Ant
14 9 (0.42%) Mockito
14 9 (0.42%) Bower
15 8 (0.37%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 953 (44.39%) Banking
2 720 (33.54%) Finance
3 642 (29.90%) Investment Banking
4 238 (11.09%) Back Office
5 78 (3.63%) Financial Institution
6 41 (1.91%) Retail
7 38 (1.77%) Legal
8 24 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 15 (0.70%) Advertising
10 10 (0.47%) Publishing
10 10 (0.47%) Marketing
11 7 (0.33%) Private Banking
12 6 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.23%) French Language
14 3 (0.14%) German Language
14 3 (0.14%) Billing
14 3 (0.14%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.093%) Law
16 1 (0.047%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 965 (44.95%) Developer
2 570 (26.55%) Analyst
3 345 (16.07%) Business Analyst
4 308 (14.35%) Java Developer
5 245 (11.41%) C# Developer
6 175 (8.15%) Project Manager
7 150 (6.99%) Senior Developer
8 113 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 88 (4.10%) Applications Support
10 83 (3.87%) C++ Developer
11 80 (3.73%) .NET Developer
12 77 (3.59%) Front Office Developer
13 70 (3.26%) C# .NET Developer
14 58 (2.70%) Quantitative Developer
15 57 (2.65%) Python Developer
16 53 (2.47%) Consultant
17 52 (2.42%) SQL Developer
17 52 (2.42%) Senior Java Developer
18 51 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
19 48 (2.24%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (12.48%) .NET
2 141 (6.57%) WPF
3 118 (5.50%) Spring
4 116 (5.40%) WCF
5 106 (4.94%) HTML
6 98 (4.56%) XML
7 83 (3.87%) HTML5
8 78 (3.63%) Middleware
9 72 (3.35%) JMS
10 68 (3.17%) FIX Protocol
11 58 (2.70%) Web Services
12 50 (2.33%) ASP.NET
13 47 (2.19%) WinForms
14 41 (1.91%) AngularJS
15 40 (1.86%) Hibernate
16 39 (1.82%) Rendezvous
17 37 (1.72%) CSS
18 34 (1.58%) DOM
19 31 (1.44%) jQuery
19 31 (1.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 523 (24.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 454 (21.15%) Fixed Income
3 418 (19.47%) Derivative
4 228 (10.62%) Equities
5 133 (6.19%) Computer Science
6 105 (4.89%) Market Risk
7 101 (4.70%) Credit Risk
8 98 (4.56%) Credit Derivative
9 74 (3.45%) Equity Derivative
9 74 (3.45%) Mathematics
10 69 (3.21%) Management Information System
11 45 (2.10%) Hedge funds
12 44 (2.05%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 33 (1.54%) Open Source
14 27 (1.26%) Physics
15 23 (1.07%) Grid Computing
16 19 (0.88%) Blackberry
16 19 (0.88%) Statistics
17 18 (0.84%) Visualisation
18 17 (0.79%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 251 (11.69%) UNIX
2 204 (9.50%) Linux
3 178 (8.29%) Windows
4 49 (2.28%) Windows 7
5 32 (1.49%) Solaris
6 27 (1.26%) Windows XP
6 27 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.14%) AIX
12 2 (0.093%) HPUX
12 2 (0.093%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.093%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.093%) SUSE
13 1 (0.047%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (14.95%) Multithreading
2 313 (14.58%) Low Latency
3 248 (11.55%) Risk Management
4 234 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
5 193 (8.99%) Business Analysis
6 188 (8.76%) TDD
7 178 (8.29%) OO
8 157 (7.31%) Analytics
9 134 (6.24%) Project Management
10 118 (5.50%) Electronic Trading
11 117 (5.45%) Asset Management
12 108 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 101 (4.70%) User Acceptance Testing
14 98 (4.56%) E-Commerce
15 92 (4.29%) Investment Management
16 86 (4.01%) Algorithmic Trading
17 85 (3.96%) Software Engineering
18 81 (3.77%) Change Management
19 79 (3.68%) Workflow
20 75 (3.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 594 (27.67%) Java
2 563 (26.22%) SQL
3 492 (22.92%) C#
4 305 (14.21%) C++
5 189 (8.80%) Python
6 101 (4.70%) VBA
7 100 (4.66%) JavaScript
8 79 (3.68%) Perl
9 49 (2.28%) Scala
10 41 (1.91%) VB
11 28 (1.30%) PL/SQL
12 27 (1.26%) Bash Shell
13 23 (1.07%) Shell Script
14 22 (1.02%) PowerShell
15 21 (0.98%) T-SQL
16 18 (0.84%) C
17 10 (0.47%) VC++
17 10 (0.47%) XAML
18 8 (0.37%) R
19 7 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 207 (9.64%) Degree
2 32 (1.49%) PhD
3 29 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (1.07%) PMI Certification
5 22 (1.02%) Security Cleared
6 19 (0.88%) SC Cleared
7 18 (0.84%) MCP
8 16 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 10 (0.47%) PMP
10 8 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.33%) MCSE
11 7 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.19%) MCSD
12 4 (0.19%) ISEB
13 3 (0.14%) CIMA
13 3 (0.14%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.093%) MCITP
14 2 (0.093%) CFA
15 1 (0.047%) MBA
15 1 (0.047%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.56%) QA
2 49 (2.28%) EMIR
3 42 (1.96%) Dodd-Frank
4 21 (0.98%) SLA
5 17 (0.79%) Basel III
6 9 (0.42%) Basel II
7 8 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.33%) FATCA
9 2 (0.093%) COREP
9 2 (0.093%) MiFID
9 2 (0.093%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.093%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.047%) GCP
System Software
1 36 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.33%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.14%) XenApp
5 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.093%) NFS
6 2 (0.093%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.047%) HDFS
7 1 (0.047%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.047%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 50 (2.33%) ITRS Geneos
2 18 (0.84%) BladeLogic
3 13 (0.61%) Control-M
4 9 (0.42%) ARCserve
5 8 (0.37%) SCCM
6 7 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.33%) WMI
6 7 (0.33%) Nagios
7 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (0.23%) Puppet
8 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.093%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.093%) Salt
9 2 (0.093%) BMC Marimba
10 1 (0.047%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.047%) CA SiteMinder
10 1 (0.047%) Oozie
Vendors
1 317 (14.76%) Oracle
2 123 (5.73%) Microsoft
3 105 (4.89%) Sybase
4 87 (4.05%) Bloomberg
5 79 (3.68%) TIBCO
6 74 (3.45%) Charles River
7 69 (3.21%) 29West
8 57 (2.65%) Reuters
9 53 (2.47%) Murex
10 47 (2.19%) ION Trading
11 46 (2.14%) thinkFolio
11 46 (2.14%) Fidessa
12 30 (1.40%) SAP
13 28 (1.30%) Adobe
13 28 (1.30%) Citrix
14 27 (1.26%) Red Hat
15 25 (1.16%) VMware
16 19 (0.88%) Remedy
17 17 (0.79%) Informatica
18 16 (0.75%) JBoss
London
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: £730 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Finshore Partners
Rate: Market rate please state
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £720 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £585 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago