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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 43 46 57
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Front Office 17 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.37% 1.68% 1.23%
As % of the General category 5.72% 4.15% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
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£425 £450 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £380 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £450 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £435 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +24.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.34
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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
297 241 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 41.36% 40.44% 35.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 99 113
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £238 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £24.25 - £15.86
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 - £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 - £24.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+17.20% -14.68%

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 27 November 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 30 (61.22%) Java
2 29 (59.18%) Finance
3 21 (42.86%) Banking
4 19 (38.78%) Multithreading
5 15 (30.61%) Spring
6 13 (26.53%) Linux
7 12 (24.49%) Sybase
8 11 (22.45%) C#
8 11 (22.45%) SQL
8 11 (22.45%) Investment Banking
8 11 (22.45%) KDB
9 10 (20.41%) UNIX
10 9 (18.37%) Equities
10 9 (18.37%) Algorithmic Trading
11 8 (16.33%) WPF
11 8 (16.33%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (16.33%) Hibernate
11 8 (16.33%) HTML
11 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
12 7 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
12 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (12.24%) AngularJS
13 6 (12.24%) HTML5
13 6 (12.24%) REST
13 6 (12.24%) HTTP
13 6 (12.24%) RDBMS
13 6 (12.24%) Perl
13 6 (12.24%) XML
13 6 (12.24%) DB2

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (6.12%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (4.08%) GemFire
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) TWiki
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) MS Office
1 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) KDB
2 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.24%) RDBMS
3 6 (12.24%) DB2
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) JUnit
2 2 (4.08%) JIRA
General
1 29 (59.18%) Finance
2 21 (42.86%) Banking
3 11 (22.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (65.31%) Developer
2 22 (44.90%) Java Developer
3 12 (24.49%) Senior Developer
4 11 (22.45%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (16.33%) WPF Developer
5 8 (16.33%) C# Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Business Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Development Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Applications Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Front Office Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) Spring
2 8 (16.33%) WPF
2 8 (16.33%) Hibernate
2 8 (16.33%) HTML
3 6 (12.24%) AngularJS
3 6 (12.24%) HTML5
3 6 (12.24%) REST
3 6 (12.24%) XML
4 5 (10.20%) Middleware
4 5 (10.20%) .NET
4 5 (10.20%) J2SE
5 4 (8.16%) WinForms
5 4 (8.16%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (8.16%) JMS
6 2 (4.08%) jQuery
6 2 (4.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Equities
2 7 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.16%) Visualisation
4 4 (8.16%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (4.08%) Hedge funds
5 2 (4.08%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.04%) Market Risk
6 1 (2.04%) Derivative
6 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Linux
2 10 (20.41%) UNIX
3 5 (10.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Multithreading
2 9 (18.37%) Algorithmic Trading
3 8 (16.33%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.20%) OO
6 5 (10.20%) OOD
6 5 (10.20%) Market Making
6 5 (10.20%) Low Latency
7 4 (8.16%) Database Tuning
7 4 (8.16%) Data Visualisation
7 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.12%) Asset Management
8 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.12%) Memory Management
9 2 (4.08%) MVVM
9 2 (4.08%) TDD
9 2 (4.08%) Automated Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Web Development
9 2 (4.08%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (61.22%) Java
2 11 (22.45%) C#
2 11 (22.45%) SQL
3 8 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (12.24%) Perl
5 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.04%) PhD
1 1 (2.04%) PMP
1 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
1 1 (2.04%) MiFID
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Sybase
2 2 (4.08%) StreamBase
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.04%) Charles River
3 1 (2.04%) Actimize