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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 52 48 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Front Office 21 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.63% 2.01% 0.90%
As % of the General category 6.93% 5.39% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
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£425 £450 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +37.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £25.17
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +257.56%
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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
303 241 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 37.88% 37.31% 43.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 121 153
Average daily rate £388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+195.45% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £15.16 £17.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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 1 October 2014, 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 35 (72.92%) Java
2 25 (52.08%) Finance
3 24 (50.00%) Banking
4 20 (41.67%) Multithreading
5 17 (35.42%) KDB
5 17 (35.42%) C#
5 17 (35.42%) Linux
6 15 (31.25%) SQL
6 15 (31.25%) Equities
7 14 (29.17%) Spring
8 13 (27.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (25.00%) Perl
10 11 (22.92%) .NET
10 11 (22.92%) Sybase
11 10 (20.83%) UNIX
11 10 (20.83%) OO
11 10 (20.83%) WPF
12 9 (18.75%) Algorithmic Trading
12 9 (18.75%) Investment Banking
13 8 (16.67%) Python
13 8 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
13 8 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (16.67%) Relational Database
14 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (14.58%) RDBMS
14 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
15 6 (12.50%) DB2
15 6 (12.50%) C++

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 3 (6.25%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (4.17%) GemFire
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) TWiki
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) KDB
2 8 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 7 (14.58%) RDBMS
4 6 (12.50%) DB2
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) JUnit
2 2 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 25 (52.08%) Finance
2 24 (50.00%) Banking
3 9 (18.75%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Back Office
5 2 (4.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (75.00%) Developer
2 20 (41.67%) Java Developer
3 11 (22.92%) C# Developer
4 10 (20.83%) WPF Developer
5 9 (18.75%) Senior Java Developer
5 9 (18.75%) Senior Developer
6 6 (12.50%) Analyst
6 6 (12.50%) Business Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) C++ Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Java Software Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Data Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Development Specialist
9 1 (2.08%) Applications Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Front Office Developer
9 1 (2.08%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.17%) Spring
2 11 (22.92%) .NET
3 10 (20.83%) WPF
4 8 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
6 5 (10.42%) Middleware
6 5 (10.42%) J2SE
7 4 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 4 (8.33%) JMS
7 4 (8.33%) WinForms
8 3 (6.25%) HTML
9 2 (4.17%) jQuery
9 2 (4.17%) Task Parallel Library
9 2 (4.17%) J2EE
9 2 (4.17%) XML
10 1 (2.08%) XSLT
10 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
10 1 (2.08%) REST
10 1 (2.08%) HTML5
10 1 (2.08%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Equities
2 13 (27.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.42%) Derivative
5 4 (8.33%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (8.33%) Visualisation
6 2 (4.17%) Hedge funds
6 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (4.17%) Fixed Income
7 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 17 (35.42%) Linux
2 10 (20.83%) UNIX
3 5 (10.42%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Multithreading
2 10 (20.83%) OO
3 9 (18.75%) Algorithmic Trading
4 8 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.42%) OOD
6 5 (10.42%) Low Latency
7 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (8.33%) Database Tuning
7 4 (8.33%) Project Management
8 3 (6.25%) Memory Management
8 3 (6.25%) Investment Management
8 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
9 2 (4.17%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (4.17%) Web Development
9 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.17%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 35 (72.92%) Java
2 17 (35.42%) C#
3 15 (31.25%) SQL
4 12 (25.00%) Perl
5 8 (16.67%) Python
6 6 (12.50%) C++
7 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
8 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) PMP
1 1 (2.08%) PhD
1 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
1 1 (2.08%) MiFID
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) Sybase
2 2 (4.17%) StreamBase
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Charles River
3 1 (2.08%) Actimize