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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 48 47 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing Front Office 16 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.19% 1.94% 0.57%
As % of the General category 5.19% 4.55% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
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£458 £450 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £400 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
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
308 264 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 42.25% 42.79% 36.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 120 141
Average daily rate £400 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £6.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 26 (65.00%) Finance
2 21 (52.50%) Java
3 16 (40.00%) Banking
3 16 (40.00%) Spring
4 13 (32.50%) Sybase
5 11 (27.50%) Multithreading
6 10 (25.00%) Investment Banking
7 9 (22.50%) XML
7 9 (22.50%) UNIX
7 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
7 9 (22.50%) HTML
7 9 (22.50%) Linux
7 9 (22.50%) HTTP
7 9 (22.50%) HTML5
7 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
7 9 (22.50%) REST
8 8 (20.00%) SQL
8 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (20.00%) Hibernate
9 7 (17.50%) DB2
10 6 (15.00%) C#
10 6 (15.00%) OO
10 6 (15.00%) J2SE
10 6 (15.00%) OOD
10 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (12.50%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (12.50%) JMS
11 5 (12.50%) RDBMS
11 5 (12.50%) Perl
11 5 (12.50%) JUnit

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (2.50%) TWiki
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) DB2
2 5 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.50%) KDB
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) JUnit
2 2 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 26 (65.00%) Finance
2 16 (40.00%) Banking
3 10 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Developer
2 17 (42.50%) Java Developer
3 10 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 9 (22.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 9 (22.50%) Development Specialist
5 5 (12.50%) Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
6 3 (7.50%) WPF Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.50%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) Spring
2 9 (22.50%) HTML5
2 9 (22.50%) REST
2 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
2 9 (22.50%) XML
2 9 (22.50%) HTML
3 8 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 6 (15.00%) J2SE
5 5 (12.50%) JMS
6 3 (7.50%) Middleware
6 3 (7.50%) WPF
7 2 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (5.00%) J2EE
8 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Equity Derivative
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Equities
3 3 (7.50%) Fixed Income
4 2 (5.00%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.50%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.50%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) UNIX
1 9 (22.50%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Multithreading
2 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (15.00%) OO
3 6 (15.00%) OOD
4 5 (12.50%) Database Tuning
4 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (10.00%) Market Making
5 4 (10.00%) Algorithmic Trading
6 3 (7.50%) Wealth Management
6 3 (7.50%) Low Latency
6 3 (7.50%) CRM
6 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Change Management
7 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.00%) MVVM
7 2 (5.00%) Investment Management
7 2 (5.00%) Time Management
7 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) Java
2 9 (22.50%) JavaScript
3 8 (20.00%) SQL
4 6 (15.00%) C#
5 5 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) MiFID
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Sybase
2 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Actimize
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft