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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 46 45 60
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +15
Contract jobs citing Front Office 26 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 3.05% 2.29% 0.36%
As % of the General category 7.83% 5.98% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £381 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +150.00%
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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
332 251 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 38.92% 38.38% 45.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 129 169
Average daily rate £388 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £11.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+195.45% -31.25%
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 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

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 19 September 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 39 (76.47%) Java
2 26 (50.98%) Finance
3 25 (49.02%) Banking
4 22 (43.14%) Multithreading
5 20 (39.22%) C#
6 19 (37.25%) Linux
6 19 (37.25%) KDB
7 18 (35.29%) SQL
7 18 (35.29%) Equities
8 16 (31.37%) Spring
9 15 (29.41%) Perl
9 15 (29.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 13 (25.49%) .NET
11 12 (23.53%) Sybase
11 12 (23.53%) UNIX
11 12 (23.53%) OO
12 11 (21.57%) WPF
13 10 (19.61%) FIX Protocol
13 10 (19.61%) Python
14 9 (17.65%) Algorithmic Trading
14 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
15 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
15 8 (15.69%) Performance Tuning
15 8 (15.69%) RDBMS
15 8 (15.69%) C++
15 8 (15.69%) Hibernate
15 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (15.69%) Investment Banking
16 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (13.73%) DB2

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.88%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (3.92%) GemFire
3 1 (1.96%) TWiki
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) KDB
2 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 8 (15.69%) RDBMS
4 7 (13.73%) DB2
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.76%) JUnit
2 2 (3.92%) JIRA
General
1 26 (50.98%) Finance
2 25 (49.02%) Banking
3 8 (15.69%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Back Office
5 2 (3.92%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (78.43%) Developer
2 22 (43.14%) Java Developer
3 12 (23.53%) C# Developer
4 11 (21.57%) WPF Developer
5 10 (19.61%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (19.61%) Senior Developer
6 5 (9.80%) C++ Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) Banking Business Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (1.96%) .NET Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Data Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Development Specialist
9 1 (1.96%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (31.37%) Spring
2 13 (25.49%) .NET
3 11 (21.57%) WPF
4 10 (19.61%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (15.69%) Hibernate
6 6 (11.76%) J2SE
7 5 (9.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 5 (9.80%) JMS
7 5 (9.80%) Middleware
8 4 (7.84%) WinForms
9 3 (5.88%) Task Parallel Library
9 3 (5.88%) HTML
9 3 (5.88%) J2EE
10 2 (3.92%) XML
10 2 (3.92%) jQuery
11 1 (1.96%) JPA
11 1 (1.96%) HTML5
11 1 (1.96%) REST
11 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
11 1 (1.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) Equities
2 15 (29.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (11.76%) Derivative
5 4 (7.84%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (7.84%) Visualisation
6 2 (3.92%) Fixed Income
6 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.92%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) Linux
2 12 (23.53%) UNIX
3 5 (9.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Multithreading
2 12 (23.53%) OO
3 9 (17.65%) Algorithmic Trading
4 8 (15.69%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (11.76%) OOD
7 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
7 5 (9.80%) Low Latency
8 4 (7.84%) Project Management
8 4 (7.84%) Data Visualisation
8 4 (7.84%) Database Tuning
9 3 (5.88%) Investment Management
9 3 (5.88%) Business Analysis
9 3 (5.88%) Memory Management
9 3 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (5.88%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Asset Management
10 2 (3.92%) Migration
10 2 (3.92%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 39 (76.47%) Java
2 20 (39.22%) C#
3 18 (35.29%) SQL
4 15 (29.41%) Perl
5 10 (19.61%) Python
6 8 (15.69%) C++
7 5 (9.80%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
1 1 (1.96%) PMP
1 1 (1.96%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
1 1 (1.96%) MiFID
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Sybase
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle
2 2 (3.92%) StreamBase
3 1 (1.96%) Charles River
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
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