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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 51 40 57
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +17
Contract jobs citing Front Office 15 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.77% 3.53% 1.95%
As % of the General category 3.59% 8.26% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 9
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £368 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - -
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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
418 327 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 49.35% 42.75% 41.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 154 190
Average daily rate £373 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 9
Average hourly rate £60.00 £9.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+566.66% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £9.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £9.00 £17.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-2.17% -6.12%

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
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 2 July 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 32 (78.05%) Finance
2 29 (70.73%) Java
3 26 (63.41%) Sybase
4 25 (60.98%) Spring
5 23 (56.10%) Banking
6 22 (53.66%) Investment Banking
7 16 (39.02%) Linux
8 15 (36.59%) UNIX
8 15 (36.59%) Hibernate
9 14 (34.15%) Perl
9 14 (34.15%) SQL
10 11 (26.83%) OO
10 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (24.39%) Relational Database
11 10 (24.39%) SDLC
11 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
11 10 (24.39%) RDBMS
11 10 (24.39%) OOD
12 9 (21.95%) JMS
12 9 (21.95%) J2SE
12 9 (21.95%) DB2
12 9 (21.95%) JUnit
12 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (21.95%) Multithreading
12 9 (21.95%) Database Tuning
12 9 (21.95%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (19.51%) Equity Derivative
14 7 (17.07%) C#
14 7 (17.07%) XML
15 6 (14.63%) C++

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) IIS
1 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) HTTP
2 1 (2.44%) CTI
2 1 (2.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) RDBMS
1 10 (24.39%) Relational Database
2 9 (21.95%) DB2
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) KDB
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) JUnit
2 1 (2.44%) NUnit
2 1 (2.44%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.44%) Subversion
2 1 (2.44%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.44%) QUnit
2 1 (2.44%) Jasmine
General
1 32 (78.05%) Finance
2 23 (56.10%) Banking
3 22 (53.66%) Investment Banking
4 3 (7.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (73.17%) Developer
2 25 (60.98%) Java Developer
3 19 (46.34%) Senior Developer
4 16 (39.02%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Development Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.88%) C++ Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior C++ Developer
7 2 (4.88%) WPF Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Agile C# Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Integration Specialist
8 1 (2.44%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Applications Support
8 1 (2.44%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (60.98%) Spring
2 15 (36.59%) Hibernate
3 9 (21.95%) J2SE
3 9 (21.95%) JMS
4 7 (17.07%) XML
5 5 (12.20%) HTML
5 5 (12.20%) AngularJS
5 5 (12.20%) HTML5
5 5 (12.20%) REST
6 3 (7.32%) WPF
7 2 (4.88%) .NET
7 2 (4.88%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (2.44%) Dojo
8 1 (2.44%) DOM
8 1 (2.44%) XSLT
8 1 (2.44%) Ajax
8 1 (2.44%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.44%) JSON
8 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (19.51%) Equity Derivative
3 6 (14.63%) Fixed Income
4 5 (12.20%) Derivative
5 4 (9.76%) Equities
6 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.44%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (2.44%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Linux
2 15 (36.59%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) OO
2 10 (24.39%) OOD
2 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
2 10 (24.39%) SDLC
3 9 (21.95%) Database Tuning
3 9 (21.95%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (21.95%) Multithreading
3 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.20%) Wealth Management
5 4 (9.76%) Investment Management
6 3 (7.32%) MVVM
7 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.88%) CRM
8 1 (2.44%) TDD
8 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.44%) SOA
8 1 (2.44%) MVC
8 1 (2.44%) Workflow
8 1 (2.44%) Electronic Trading
8 1 (2.44%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 29 (70.73%) Java
2 14 (34.15%) Perl
2 14 (34.15%) SQL
3 7 (17.07%) C#
4 6 (14.63%) C++
4 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.20%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Sybase
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Charles River
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle