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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 112 82 59
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -23
Contract jobs citing Front Office 893 1110 1298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.82% 2.31% 3.06%
As % of the General category 4.68% 5.93% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 893 1027
Average daily rate
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£575 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
19088 18732 18269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.80% 39.05% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12243 12033 11324
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 536 622
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.64 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -8 867 £578 -3.75% 206
South East -27 13 £600 +20.00% 4
West Midlands -12 6 £375 -37.50% 2
East Midlands -8 5 £475 +11.76% 4
South West -10 1 £121 -62.76% 1
Front Office
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 787 (41.38%) Banking
2 704 (37.01%) Finance
3 611 (32.12%) Java
4 571 (30.02%) SQL
5 565 (29.71%) Investment Banking
6 503 (26.45%) C#
7 451 (23.71%) Derivative
8 428 (22.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 395 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
10 387 (20.35%) Fixed Income
11 365 (19.19%) Multithreading
12 302 (15.88%) UNIX
13 293 (15.40%) Low Latency
14 284 (14.93%) C++
15 258 (13.56%) .NET
15 258 (13.56%) Equities
16 242 (12.72%) SQL Server
17 233 (12.25%) Python
18 226 (11.88%) TDD
19 223 (11.72%) Linux
20 191 (10.04%) OO
21 180 (9.46%) Oracle
22 172 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
23 170 (8.94%) Risk Management
24 163 (8.57%) Degree
25 161 (8.46%) VBA
26 159 (8.36%) Electronic Trading
27 158 (8.31%) FIX Protocol
28 153 (8.04%) WPF
29 143 (7.52%) Back Office

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (1.42%) Oracle Coherence
2 20 (1.05%) WebSphere
3 12 (0.63%) WebLogic
4 11 (0.58%) IIS
4 11 (0.58%) JBoss
5 9 (0.47%) Node.js
5 9 (0.47%) Apache
6 7 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.32%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.32%) MTS
7 6 (0.32%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.26%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.21%) Lync
10 3 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.16%) Confluence
10 3 (0.16%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.11%) MQSeries
Applications
1 82 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
3 20 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.84%) MS Office
5 8 (0.42%) MS Project
5 8 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 48 (2.52%) thinkFolio
2 44 (2.31%) ION MarketView
3 20 (1.05%) LatentZero
4 19 (1.00%) Markit EDM
4 19 (1.00%) RMDS
5 18 (0.95%) Summit
6 14 (0.74%) SimCorp Dimension
7 11 (0.58%) Global One
8 9 (0.47%) Front Arena
9 7 (0.37%) Tesseract
9 7 (0.37%) Minerva
9 7 (0.37%) Sentinel
10 5 (0.26%) Endur
11 4 (0.21%) Eikon
12 3 (0.16%) Aligne
12 3 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
12 3 (0.16%) ZaiNet
13 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
13 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
13 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.053%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.05%) TCP/IP
2 10 (0.53%) Firewall
3 9 (0.47%) Internet
4 6 (0.32%) LDAP
5 5 (0.26%) Multicast
6 4 (0.21%) HTTP
6 4 (0.21%) Skype
7 3 (0.16%) Network Security
7 3 (0.16%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.16%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (0.16%) SNMP
7 3 (0.16%) VPN
7 3 (0.16%) DNS
7 3 (0.16%) LAN
7 3 (0.16%) VoIP
7 3 (0.16%) WAN
7 3 (0.16%) SMTP
7 3 (0.16%) FTP
7 3 (0.16%) Intranet
7 3 (0.16%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (12.72%) SQL Server
2 86 (4.52%) Relational Database
3 55 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (2.21%) KDB
5 34 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 32 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (1.10%) Big Data
9 20 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 17 (0.89%) Hadoop
12 13 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (0.68%) MS Access
12 13 (0.68%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.63%) Data Mining
13 12 (0.63%) QlikView
14 11 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.32%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.26%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 67 (3.52%) Subversion
2 47 (2.47%) TeamCity
3 35 (1.84%) Visual Studio
4 32 (1.68%) JUnit
5 30 (1.58%) Git (software)
6 29 (1.52%) NUnit
7 28 (1.47%) JIRA
8 26 (1.37%) Maven
9 19 (1.00%) CruiseControl
10 17 (0.89%) Eclipse
11 16 (0.84%) Ant
12 13 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (0.63%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.42%) Moq
15 7 (0.37%) Selenium
15 7 (0.37%) Karma Test Runner
16 6 (0.32%) JBehave
17 5 (0.26%) Mockito
17 5 (0.26%) jMock
17 5 (0.26%) Gradle
General
1 787 (41.38%) Banking
2 704 (37.01%) Finance
3 565 (29.71%) Investment Banking
4 143 (7.52%) Back Office
5 62 (3.26%) Financial Institution
6 37 (1.95%) Legal
7 35 (1.84%) Retail
8 16 (0.84%) French Language
9 12 (0.63%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.47%) Marketing
11 8 (0.42%) Advertising
12 7 (0.37%) Publishing
12 7 (0.37%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.26%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.16%) Billing
14 3 (0.16%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.11%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.11%) Mandarin Language
16 1 (0.053%) German Language
Job Titles
1 985 (51.79%) Developer
2 495 (26.03%) Analyst
3 358 (18.82%) Java Developer
4 276 (14.51%) Business Analyst
5 241 (12.67%) C# Developer
6 160 (8.41%) Senior Developer
7 146 (7.68%) Applications Support
8 136 (7.15%) Support Analyst
9 117 (6.15%) Project Manager
10 114 (5.99%) C++ Developer
11 81 (4.26%) Python Developer
12 71 (3.73%) Front Office Developer
13 68 (3.58%) Applications Support Analyst
14 59 (3.10%) Senior C# Developer
15 53 (2.79%) Senior Java Developer
15 53 (2.79%) Excel Developer
16 52 (2.73%) RAD Developer
17 49 (2.58%) Senior Analyst
17 49 (2.58%) .NET Developer
18 37 (1.95%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (13.56%) .NET
2 158 (8.31%) FIX Protocol
3 153 (8.04%) WPF
4 107 (5.63%) HTML
5 89 (4.68%) XML
6 86 (4.52%) WCF
7 70 (3.68%) HTML5
8 63 (3.31%) WinForms
9 61 (3.21%) Middleware
10 45 (2.37%) AngularJS
11 43 (2.26%) Spring
12 40 (2.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 37 (1.95%) JMS
14 35 (1.84%) .NET Framework
14 35 (1.84%) STL
14 35 (1.84%) ASP.NET
15 31 (1.63%) Ultra Messaging
15 31 (1.63%) XSLT
16 30 (1.58%) Rendezvous
17 25 (1.31%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 451 (23.71%) Derivative
2 428 (22.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 387 (20.35%) Fixed Income
4 258 (13.56%) Equities
5 172 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
6 111 (5.84%) Equity Derivative
7 66 (3.47%) Credit Derivative
8 65 (3.42%) Computer Science
9 59 (3.10%) Market Risk
10 54 (2.84%) Algorithms
11 49 (2.58%) Data Structures
12 48 (2.52%) Hedge funds
13 46 (2.42%) Mathematics
14 45 (2.37%) Credit Risk
15 44 (2.31%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 25 (1.31%) Management Information System
17 23 (1.21%) Grid Computing
18 21 (1.10%) Open Source
19 19 (1.00%) Visualisation
20 16 (0.84%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 302 (15.88%) UNIX
2 223 (11.72%) Linux
3 130 (6.83%) Windows
4 19 (1.00%) Solaris
5 4 (0.21%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.16%) Windows NT
6 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.053%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.053%) Android
8 1 (0.053%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.053%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (19.19%) Multithreading
3 293 (15.40%) Low Latency
4 226 (11.88%) TDD
5 191 (10.04%) OO
6 170 (8.94%) Risk Management
7 159 (8.36%) Electronic Trading
8 141 (7.41%) Business Analysis
9 104 (5.47%) Asset Management
10 101 (5.31%) Analytics
11 97 (5.10%) Project Management
12 89 (4.68%) RAD
12 89 (4.68%) E-Commerce
13 82 (4.31%) Algorithmic Trading
14 79 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
14 79 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
15 75 (3.94%) Investment Management
16 73 (3.84%) Scrum
17 67 (3.52%) Unit Testing
18 66 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 611 (32.12%) Java
2 571 (30.02%) SQL
3 503 (26.45%) C#
4 284 (14.93%) C++
5 233 (12.25%) Python
6 161 (8.46%) VBA
7 115 (6.05%) JavaScript
8 90 (4.73%) Perl
9 47 (2.47%) Shell Script
10 36 (1.89%) Scala
11 34 (1.79%) T-SQL
12 29 (1.52%) C
13 28 (1.47%) VB
13 28 (1.47%) Go
14 19 (1.00%) R
15 17 (0.89%) XAML
16 15 (0.79%) VBScript
17 12 (0.63%) Bash Shell
18 11 (0.58%) PHP
19 10 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 163 (8.57%) Degree
2 8 (0.42%) PMI Certification
3 7 (0.37%) PMP
4 4 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.11%) ISEB
5 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.11%) PhD
6 1 (0.053%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.053%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.053%) CAPM
6 1 (0.053%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.053%) MCSE
6 1 (0.053%) MCSA
6 1 (0.053%) MCP
6 1 (0.053%) CCA
6 1 (0.053%) CISSP
6 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.053%) CISA
6 1 (0.053%) CISM
6 1 (0.053%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (2.94%) QA
2 21 (1.10%) MiFID
3 19 (1.00%) Dodd-Frank
3 19 (1.00%) EMIR
4 5 (0.26%) FATCA
4 5 (0.26%) AIFMD
4 5 (0.26%) SLA
5 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.16%) Basel III
6 3 (0.16%) Basel II
7 1 (0.053%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.053%) CRD IV
System Software
1 12 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.053%) HDFS
4 1 (0.053%) GridGain
4 1 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.053%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (1.31%) ITRS Geneos
2 14 (0.74%) Control-M
3 9 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.21%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.16%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.053%) SCCM
6 1 (0.053%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.053%) OpenView
6 1 (0.053%) Nagios
6 1 (0.053%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.053%) Netcool
6 1 (0.053%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 180 (9.46%) Oracle
2 119 (6.26%) Microsoft
3 102 (5.36%) Sybase
4 65 (3.42%) TIBCO
5 53 (2.79%) ION Trading
6 50 (2.63%) Bloomberg
7 45 (2.37%) Murex
8 32 (1.68%) Fidessa
9 31 (1.63%) DevExpress
10 30 (1.58%) Reuters
11 27 (1.42%) Charles River
12 20 (1.05%) Tradeweb
13 16 (0.84%) SimCorp
14 12 (0.63%) SunGard
14 12 (0.63%) Citrix
15 11 (0.58%) Calypso
16 9 (0.47%) Wall Street Systems
16 9 (0.47%) Solace
16 9 (0.47%) SAP
16 9 (0.47%) Perforce
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