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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 48 50 65
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Front Office 17 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.24% 1.87% 0.65%
As % of the General category 5.72% 4.49% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
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£440 £450 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
297 245 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 39.18% 41.60% 39.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 109 183
Average daily rate £383 £369 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £6.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 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 23 (62.16%) Finance
2 17 (45.95%) Banking
3 14 (37.84%) Java
4 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
4 13 (35.14%) HTML
4 13 (35.14%) XML
4 13 (35.14%) HTTP
4 13 (35.14%) Spring
4 13 (35.14%) HTML5
4 13 (35.14%) REST
4 13 (35.14%) AngularJS
5 12 (32.43%) Sybase
6 11 (29.73%) Investment Banking
7 10 (27.03%) Multithreading
8 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
9 6 (16.22%) SQL
10 5 (13.51%) UNIX
10 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (13.51%) Wealth Management
10 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (10.81%) Database Tuning
11 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
11 4 (10.81%) Investment Management
11 4 (10.81%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
11 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (10.81%) Linux
11 4 (10.81%) OO
11 4 (10.81%) J2SE

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.70%) TWiki
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (35.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
1 4 (10.81%) DB2
1 4 (10.81%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) JUnit
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 23 (62.16%) Finance
2 17 (45.95%) Banking
3 11 (29.73%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) Development Specialist
2 13 (35.14%) Java Developer
3 10 (27.03%) Senior Developer
4 9 (24.32%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (16.22%) Business Analyst
5 6 (16.22%) Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) WPF Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.70%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) HTML
1 13 (35.14%) XML
1 13 (35.14%) Spring
1 13 (35.14%) HTML5
1 13 (35.14%) REST
1 13 (35.14%) AngularJS
2 9 (24.32%) Hibernate
3 4 (10.81%) J2SE
3 4 (10.81%) JMS
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) J2EE
4 1 (2.70%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Equity Derivative
3 3 (8.11%) Fixed Income
3 3 (8.11%) Equities
4 1 (2.70%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) UNIX
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Multithreading
2 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.51%) Wealth Management
3 4 (10.81%) Database Tuning
3 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (10.81%) Investment Management
3 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
3 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.81%) OO
3 4 (10.81%) OOD
3 4 (10.81%) CRM
4 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.41%) Algorithmic Trading
5 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.41%) Workflow
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) Time Management
5 2 (5.41%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (5.41%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) Java
2 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
3 6 (16.22%) SQL
4 4 (10.81%) Perl
5 3 (8.11%) C#
6 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) MiFID
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Sybase
2 2 (5.41%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.70%) Charles River
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Actimize