The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 40 48 39
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Front Office 29 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.27% 2.60% 3.75%
As % of the General category 6.76% 6.82% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 23
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£440 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

General Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
429 264 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 48.37% 38.10% 45.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 128 248
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 6
Average hourly rate £32.25 £9.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+239.47% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.10 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £9.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.66%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front Office across the Glasgow region.

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the Glasgow region.

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 30 (69.77%) Finance
2 24 (55.81%) Java
3 21 (48.84%) Sybase
3 21 (48.84%) Banking
4 20 (46.51%) Spring
4 20 (46.51%) Investment Banking
5 14 (32.56%) Linux
6 13 (30.23%) Hibernate
6 13 (30.23%) UNIX
7 12 (27.91%) Perl
7 12 (27.91%) SQL
8 11 (25.58%) XML
8 11 (25.58%) Multithreading
9 10 (23.26%) HTML
9 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
9 10 (23.26%) HTTP
9 10 (23.26%) HTML5
9 10 (23.26%) REST
9 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
10 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (18.60%) OOD
11 8 (18.60%) OO
11 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
12 7 (16.28%) Fixed Income
12 7 (16.28%) Database Tuning
12 7 (16.28%) JMS
12 7 (16.28%) J2SE
12 7 (16.28%) DB2
12 7 (16.28%) JUnit
12 7 (16.28%) RDBMS

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) DB2
1 7 (16.28%) RDBMS
1 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) KDB
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) JUnit
General
1 30 (69.77%) Finance
2 21 (48.84%) Banking
3 20 (46.51%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Developer
2 21 (48.84%) Java Developer
3 16 (37.21%) Senior Developer
4 14 (32.56%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (23.26%) Development Specialist
6 4 (9.30%) Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior C++ Developer
8 2 (4.65%) C++ Developer
8 2 (4.65%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.65%) WPF Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Applications Support
9 1 (2.33%) Integration Specialist
9 1 (2.33%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) Spring
2 13 (30.23%) Hibernate
3 11 (25.58%) XML
4 10 (23.26%) HTML
4 10 (23.26%) HTML5
4 10 (23.26%) REST
4 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
5 7 (16.28%) JMS
5 7 (16.28%) J2SE
6 2 (4.65%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (4.65%) WPF
7 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (16.28%) Fixed Income
3 6 (13.95%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (11.63%) Equities
4 5 (11.63%) Derivative
5 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (2.33%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Linux
2 13 (30.23%) UNIX
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Multithreading
2 8 (18.60%) OOD
2 8 (18.60%) OO
2 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
3 7 (16.28%) Database Tuning
3 7 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.63%) Investment Management
5 5 (11.63%) Wealth Management
6 2 (4.65%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.65%) Workflow
6 2 (4.65%) Algorithmic Trading
6 2 (4.65%) Electronic Trading
6 2 (4.65%) CRM
6 2 (4.65%) MVVM
6 2 (4.65%) Market Making
7 1 (2.33%) People Management
7 1 (2.33%) Low Latency
7 1 (2.33%) Change Management
7 1 (2.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) Java
2 12 (27.91%) Perl
2 12 (27.91%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.95%) C#
4 6 (13.95%) C++
5 5 (11.63%) Python
6 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Sybase
2 1 (2.33%) Charles River