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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 83 57 65
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +8
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1086 1537 1500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.20% 3.30% 2.83%
As % of the General category 5.70% 7.66% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 1191 1137
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 £426 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 10
Average hourly rate - £87.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +297.72%
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
19066 20058 23595
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.63% 43.05% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12069 12619 14383
Average daily rate £438 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 560 680
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.21 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.67% -3.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.12 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £44.97 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
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 30 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 30 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 1046 £600 +6.66% 216
South East -51 13 £525 +110.00% 3
North West +11 8 £480 - 1
West Midlands -22 4 £450 -
East Midlands +1 3 £425 -29.16% 1
East of England - 2 - - 3
Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Front Office
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 (43.83%) Banking
2 721 (32.95%) Finance
3 638 (29.16%) Investment Banking
4 597 (27.29%) Java
5 564 (25.78%) SQL
6 517 (23.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 514 (23.49%) C#
8 467 (21.34%) Fixed Income
9 435 (19.88%) Derivative
10 331 (15.13%) C++
11 303 (13.85%) Oracle
12 302 (13.80%) Low Latency
13 298 (13.62%) Multithreading
14 286 (13.07%) .NET
15 273 (12.48%) Risk Management
16 245 (11.20%) Equities
17 243 (11.11%) UNIX
18 242 (11.06%) Back Office
19 234 (10.69%) SQL Server
20 232 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
21 213 (9.73%) Linux
22 207 (9.46%) Degree
23 205 (9.37%) Python
24 188 (8.59%) Windows
25 185 (8.46%) Business Analysis
26 181 (8.27%) TDD
27 180 (8.23%) OO
28 167 (7.63%) Analytics
29 149 (6.81%) Project Management
30 148 (6.76%) WPF

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 72 (3.29%) Oracle Coherence
2 22 (1.01%) SharePoint
3 19 (0.87%) WebSphere
4 16 (0.73%) TIBCO EMS
5 14 (0.64%) Confluence
5 14 (0.64%) IIS
6 13 (0.59%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.55%) Apache
8 11 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (0.41%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
10 7 (0.32%) MQSeries
10 7 (0.32%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.14%) SAS
13 3 (0.14%) GemFire
Applications
1 83 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 42 (1.92%) MS Office
3 23 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.69%) MS Project
6 14 (0.64%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.091%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.046%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 63 (2.88%) RMDS
2 31 (1.42%) ION MarketView
3 17 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.73%) LatentZero
5 14 (0.64%) Summit
6 13 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
7 10 (0.46%) Markit EDM
8 8 (0.37%) Endur
9 7 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.14%) Sophis RISQUE
11 3 (0.14%) Advent Geneva
12 2 (0.091%) IntelliMatch
12 2 (0.091%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 2 (0.091%) Temenos T24
12 2 (0.091%) SAP BPC
12 2 (0.091%) Aligne
12 2 (0.091%) Rolfe and Nolan
12 2 (0.091%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.091%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.091%) GitHub
3 1 (0.046%) SaaS
3 1 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.14%) Firewall
2 23 (1.05%) DNS
3 20 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.73%) LDAP
5 15 (0.69%) Intranet
6 11 (0.50%) Multicast
7 10 (0.46%) GGSN
7 10 (0.46%) SGSN
7 10 (0.46%) L2TP
7 10 (0.46%) HTTP
8 9 (0.41%) LAN
8 9 (0.41%) SS7
9 8 (0.37%) 4G
9 8 (0.37%) 2G
9 8 (0.37%) MPLS
9 8 (0.37%) 3G
9 8 (0.37%) Internet
10 7 (0.32%) VPN
10 7 (0.32%) MGW
11 6 (0.27%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (10.69%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 63 (2.88%) Relational Database
4 51 (2.33%) KDB
5 47 (2.15%) Oracle Database
6 43 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (1.37%) MongoDB
8 29 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (0.96%) NoSQL
12 17 (0.78%) Big Data
13 15 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (0.64%) Hazelcast
14 14 (0.64%) MS Access
15 13 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
16 11 (0.50%) OLAP
16 11 (0.50%) QlikView
17 9 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.41%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 44 (2.01%) JUnit
1 44 (2.01%) JIRA
2 42 (1.92%) Visual Studio
3 38 (1.74%) Subversion
4 30 (1.37%) TeamCity
5 28 (1.28%) Jenkins
6 23 (1.05%) Git (software)
7 22 (1.01%) Maven
8 21 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 20 (0.91%) Ant
10 16 (0.73%) Eclipse
11 15 (0.69%) Mockito
12 11 (0.50%) WebDriver
12 11 (0.50%) Grunt
13 10 (0.46%) jMock
13 10 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
13 10 (0.46%) NUnit
14 9 (0.41%) Bower
15 7 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
15 7 (0.32%) CruiseControl
General
1 959 (43.83%) Banking
2 721 (32.95%) Finance
3 638 (29.16%) Investment Banking
4 242 (11.06%) Back Office
5 77 (3.52%) Financial Institution
6 37 (1.69%) Retail
7 36 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.46%) Legal
9 16 (0.73%) Advertising
10 12 (0.55%) Publishing
11 10 (0.46%) Marketing
12 8 (0.37%) Private Banking
13 6 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.23%) French Language
14 5 (0.23%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.18%) German Language
15 4 (0.18%) Games
15 4 (0.18%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.18%) Billing
16 2 (0.091%) Law
Job Titles
1 961 (43.92%) Developer
2 576 (26.33%) Analyst
3 364 (16.64%) Business Analyst
4 301 (13.76%) Java Developer
5 256 (11.70%) C# Developer
6 185 (8.46%) Project Manager
7 147 (6.72%) Senior Developer
8 99 (4.52%) Support Analyst
9 97 (4.43%) C++ Developer
10 85 (3.88%) .NET Developer
11 77 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
12 69 (3.15%) Front Office Developer
13 65 (2.97%) Applications Support
14 61 (2.79%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 60 (2.74%) Quantitative Developer
16 57 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
17 56 (2.56%) Python Developer
17 56 (2.56%) SQL Developer
18 53 (2.42%) Senior Java Developer
19 51 (2.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (13.07%) .NET
2 148 (6.76%) WPF
3 124 (5.67%) Spring
4 117 (5.35%) WCF
5 93 (4.25%) HTML
6 84 (3.84%) Middleware
7 83 (3.79%) XML
8 72 (3.29%) HTML5
8 72 (3.29%) JMS
9 56 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
10 53 (2.42%) Rendezvous
11 47 (2.15%) WinForms
12 46 (2.10%) Web Services
13 40 (1.83%) ASP.NET
14 39 (1.78%) CSS
15 37 (1.69%) Hibernate
16 34 (1.55%) AngularJS
17 33 (1.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 31 (1.42%) jQuery
19 30 (1.37%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 517 (23.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 467 (21.34%) Fixed Income
3 435 (19.88%) Derivative
4 245 (11.20%) Equities
5 128 (5.85%) Computer Science
6 120 (5.48%) Credit Risk
7 118 (5.39%) Market Risk
8 85 (3.88%) Credit Derivative
9 84 (3.84%) Equity Derivative
10 70 (3.20%) Management Information System
11 67 (3.06%) Mathematics
12 49 (2.24%) Hedge funds
13 47 (2.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 30 (1.37%) Open Source
15 29 (1.33%) Grid Computing
16 27 (1.23%) Physics
17 23 (1.05%) Statistics
18 19 (0.87%) PMI
18 19 (0.87%) Blackberry
19 18 (0.82%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 243 (11.11%) UNIX
2 213 (9.73%) Linux
3 188 (8.59%) Windows
4 62 (2.83%) Windows 7
5 45 (2.06%) Solaris
6 41 (1.87%) Windows XP
7 25 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.14%) AIX
12 2 (0.091%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.091%) SUSE
12 2 (0.091%) VMS
13 1 (0.046%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (13.80%) Low Latency
2 298 (13.62%) Multithreading
3 273 (12.48%) Risk Management
4 232 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
5 185 (8.46%) Business Analysis
6 181 (8.27%) TDD
7 180 (8.23%) OO
8 167 (7.63%) Analytics
9 149 (6.81%) Project Management
10 129 (5.90%) Electronic Trading
11 115 (5.26%) Asset Management
12 106 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 103 (4.71%) E-Commerce
14 98 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
15 96 (4.39%) Change Management
16 91 (4.16%) Investment Management
17 88 (4.02%) Software Engineering
18 87 (3.98%) Workflow
19 85 (3.88%) Migration
20 76 (3.47%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 597 (27.29%) Java
2 564 (25.78%) SQL
3 514 (23.49%) C#
4 331 (15.13%) C++
5 205 (9.37%) Python
6 102 (4.66%) VBA
7 98 (4.48%) Perl
8 87 (3.98%) JavaScript
9 53 (2.42%) Scala
10 50 (2.29%) VB
11 28 (1.28%) Bash Shell
12 26 (1.19%) T-SQL
12 26 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 25 (1.14%) C
14 23 (1.05%) Shell Script
15 19 (0.87%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.37%) R
16 8 (0.37%) XAML
16 8 (0.37%) Tcl
16 8 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 207 (9.46%) Degree
2 34 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (1.46%) PhD
4 26 (1.19%) PMI Certification
5 23 (1.05%) MCP
5 23 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 20 (0.91%) SC Cleared
7 18 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 11 (0.50%) PMP
9 9 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 9 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.32%) MCSE
11 5 (0.23%) ISEB
12 4 (0.18%) MCSD
13 3 (0.14%) CIMA
13 3 (0.14%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.091%) CFA
14 2 (0.091%) MCITP
14 2 (0.091%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.091%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (2.74%) EMIR
2 57 (2.61%) QA
3 53 (2.42%) Dodd-Frank
4 21 (0.96%) SLA
5 16 (0.73%) Basel III
6 10 (0.46%) FATCA
6 10 (0.46%) Basel II
7 8 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.14%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.091%) MiFID
9 2 (0.091%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.046%) GCP
10 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (1.78%) 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%) XenApp
5 3 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.091%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.091%) NFS
7 1 (0.046%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.046%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 47 (2.15%) ITRS Geneos
2 16 (0.73%) BladeLogic
3 11 (0.50%) Control-M
4 9 (0.41%) ARCserve
5 8 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.32%) Nagios
6 7 (0.32%) WMI
7 6 (0.27%) SCCM
8 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (0.23%) Puppet
9 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.091%) Salt
10 2 (0.091%) BMC Marimba
10 2 (0.091%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.046%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 303 (13.85%) Oracle
2 135 (6.17%) Microsoft
3 111 (5.07%) Sybase
4 100 (4.57%) TIBCO
5 89 (4.07%) Bloomberg
6 74 (3.38%) 29West
7 65 (2.97%) Charles River
8 62 (2.83%) ION Trading
9 53 (2.42%) Reuters
10 49 (2.24%) Murex
11 47 (2.15%) Fidessa
12 34 (1.55%) thinkFolio
13 31 (1.42%) VMware
14 29 (1.33%) Red Hat
15 28 (1.28%) Citrix
16 26 (1.19%) SAP
17 21 (0.96%) Adobe
18 19 (0.87%) JBoss
18 19 (0.87%) Remedy
19 18 (0.82%) Calypso
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Resolve Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £400 - £540 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago