The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 44 44 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing Front Office 933 1005 1277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.15% 4.31% 5.90%
As % of the General category 9.08% 9.41% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 836 1011
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£575 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £90.00 £125.00 £9.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +1151.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Front Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
10271 10684 11089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.68% 45.78% 51.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7258 7547 7800
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 164 134
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.74 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% +0.88%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in London

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front Office across the London region.

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in London

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the London region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in London

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the London region.

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in London

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the London region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -10 245 £575 -4.16% 91
Canary Wharf +9 19 £525 +110.00%
Docklands, London 0 16 £638 +21.42% 2
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 785 (40.93%) Banking
2 707 (36.86%) Finance
3 651 (33.94%) Java
4 581 (30.29%) SQL
5 558 (29.09%) Investment Banking
6 524 (27.32%) C#
7 474 (24.71%) Derivative
8 444 (23.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 415 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
10 396 (20.65%) Fixed Income
11 378 (19.71%) Multithreading
12 306 (15.95%) Low Latency
13 299 (15.59%) UNIX
14 295 (15.38%) C++
15 271 (14.13%) Equities
16 269 (14.03%) .NET
17 245 (12.77%) SQL Server
18 237 (12.36%) TDD
19 221 (11.52%) Python
20 217 (11.31%) Linux
21 191 (9.96%) Oracle
22 190 (9.91%) OO
23 173 (9.02%) VBA
24 171 (8.92%) Degree
25 168 (8.76%) WPF
26 165 (8.60%) Risk Management
27 161 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
28 158 (8.24%) Electronic Trading
29 153 (7.98%) FIX Protocol
30 131 (6.83%) Business Analysis

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 28 (1.46%) Oracle Coherence
2 18 (0.94%) WebSphere
3 14 (0.73%) WebLogic
4 13 (0.68%) JBoss
5 8 (0.42%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.42%) Node.js
6 7 (0.36%) IIS
6 7 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.31%) MTS
7 6 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.26%) MQSeries
9 4 (0.21%) Confluence
10 3 (0.16%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.10%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.10%) Apache
12 1 (0.052%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.052%) SmartSockets
12 1 (0.052%) FileNet
12 1 (0.052%) CMS
Applications
1 66 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 24 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
3 20 (1.04%) MS Office
4 11 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.57%) MS Project
5 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 54 (2.82%) thinkFolio
2 47 (2.45%) ION MarketView
3 26 (1.36%) Markit EDM
4 20 (1.04%) LatentZero
4 20 (1.04%) RMDS
5 18 (0.94%) Summit
6 14 (0.73%) SimCorp Dimension
7 11 (0.57%) Global One
8 9 (0.47%) Endur
9 8 (0.42%) Front Arena
10 7 (0.36%) ZaiNet
10 7 (0.36%) Tesseract
10 7 (0.36%) Minerva
10 7 (0.36%) Sentinel
11 4 (0.21%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.21%) Aligne
12 3 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
13 2 (0.10%) SAP SD
13 2 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
13 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.89%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.42%) Firewall
3 6 (0.31%) Internet
4 5 (0.26%) Multicast
5 3 (0.16%) Network Security
5 3 (0.16%) FTP
5 3 (0.16%) Intranet
5 3 (0.16%) VPN
6 1 (0.052%) SSL
6 1 (0.052%) SAN
6 1 (0.052%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.052%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 81 (4.22%) Relational Database
3 57 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (2.35%) KDB
5 31 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (1.51%) Oracle Database
8 23 (1.20%) Big Data
9 21 (1.09%) Hadoop
10 18 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.68%) QlikView
13 12 (0.63%) Data Mining
13 12 (0.63%) MS Access
14 11 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.52%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.42%) OLAP
17 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
18 5 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 66 (3.44%) Subversion
2 46 (2.40%) TeamCity
3 36 (1.88%) JUnit
4 34 (1.77%) Visual Studio
4 34 (1.77%) JIRA
5 27 (1.41%) Maven
6 26 (1.36%) NUnit
7 23 (1.20%) Git (software)
8 20 (1.04%) CruiseControl
9 16 (0.83%) Ant
10 15 (0.78%) Eclipse
11 13 (0.68%) Cucumber
12 11 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.47%) Mockito
14 8 (0.42%) Moq
15 7 (0.36%) ClearQuest
15 7 (0.36%) Selenium
16 6 (0.31%) jMock
16 6 (0.31%) Karma Test Runner
17 5 (0.26%) Hudson
General
1 785 (40.93%) Banking
2 707 (36.86%) Finance
3 558 (29.09%) Investment Banking
4 127 (6.62%) Back Office
5 64 (3.34%) Financial Institution
6 40 (2.09%) Legal
7 24 (1.25%) Retail
8 14 (0.73%) French Language
9 8 (0.42%) Advertising
9 8 (0.42%) Publishing
10 7 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (0.36%) Marketing
11 6 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.16%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.10%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.10%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.10%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.052%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.052%) Automotive
14 1 (0.052%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1038 (54.12%) Developer
2 479 (24.97%) Analyst
3 392 (20.44%) Java Developer
4 262 (13.66%) Business Analyst
5 246 (12.83%) C# Developer
6 168 (8.76%) Senior Developer
7 146 (7.61%) Support Analyst
8 132 (6.88%) Applications Support
9 116 (6.05%) C++ Developer
10 115 (6.00%) Project Manager
11 83 (4.33%) Front Office Developer
12 76 (3.96%) Python Developer
13 64 (3.34%) Applications Support Analyst
14 61 (3.18%) Senior C# Developer
15 58 (3.02%) Senior Java Developer
15 58 (3.02%) Excel Developer
15 58 (3.02%) RAD Developer
16 48 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
17 46 (2.40%) .NET Developer
18 37 (1.93%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (14.03%) .NET
2 168 (8.76%) WPF
3 153 (7.98%) FIX Protocol
4 111 (5.79%) HTML
5 96 (5.01%) WCF
6 95 (4.95%) XML
7 68 (3.55%) HTML5
8 61 (3.18%) Middleware
8 61 (3.18%) WinForms
9 57 (2.97%) Spring
10 44 (2.29%) AngularJS
11 40 (2.09%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 39 (2.03%) JMS
13 38 (1.98%) ASP.NET
13 38 (1.98%) Ultra Messaging
14 36 (1.88%) .NET Framework
15 35 (1.82%) Rendezvous
15 35 (1.82%) STL
16 33 (1.72%) XSLT
17 31 (1.62%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 474 (24.71%) Derivative
2 444 (23.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 396 (20.65%) Fixed Income
4 271 (14.13%) Equities
5 161 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
6 119 (6.20%) Equity Derivative
7 74 (3.86%) Credit Derivative
8 56 (2.92%) Computer Science
9 55 (2.87%) Market Risk
10 48 (2.50%) Mathematics
10 48 (2.50%) Algorithms
11 47 (2.45%) Data Structures
12 46 (2.40%) Hedge funds
12 46 (2.40%) Credit Risk
13 44 (2.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 23 (1.20%) Management Information System
15 21 (1.09%) Grid Computing
15 21 (1.09%) Open Source
16 17 (0.89%) Visualisation
17 16 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 299 (15.59%) UNIX
2 217 (11.31%) Linux
3 119 (6.20%) Windows
4 20 (1.04%) Solaris
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.052%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.052%) AIX
7 1 (0.052%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.052%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.052%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
2 378 (19.71%) Multithreading
3 306 (15.95%) Low Latency
4 237 (12.36%) TDD
5 190 (9.91%) OO
6 165 (8.60%) Risk Management
7 158 (8.24%) Electronic Trading
8 131 (6.83%) Business Analysis
9 112 (5.84%) Analytics
10 105 (5.47%) Asset Management
11 98 (5.11%) Project Management
11 98 (5.11%) RAD
12 84 (4.38%) E-Commerce
13 83 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
14 82 (4.28%) Algorithmic Trading
15 77 (4.01%) Scrum
16 71 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
17 69 (3.60%) Investment Management
18 63 (3.28%) Unit Testing
19 59 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 651 (33.94%) Java
2 581 (30.29%) SQL
3 524 (27.32%) C#
4 295 (15.38%) C++
5 221 (11.52%) Python
6 173 (9.02%) VBA
7 114 (5.94%) JavaScript
8 73 (3.81%) Perl
9 42 (2.19%) Shell Script
10 34 (1.77%) T-SQL
11 30 (1.56%) Go
12 28 (1.46%) Scala
13 26 (1.36%) C
14 25 (1.30%) VB
15 17 (0.89%) XAML
16 15 (0.78%) VBScript
17 14 (0.73%) R
18 11 (0.57%) Bash Shell
19 10 (0.52%) Clojure
19 10 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 171 (8.92%) Degree
2 9 (0.47%) PMI Certification
3 8 (0.42%) PMP
4 3 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.10%) CCA
5 2 (0.10%) CFA
6 1 (0.052%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.052%) CAPM
6 1 (0.052%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.052%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.052%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.052%) MCP
6 1 (0.052%) MCSE
6 1 (0.052%) MCSA
6 1 (0.052%) PhD
6 1 (0.052%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.40%) QA
2 21 (1.09%) Dodd-Frank
3 18 (0.94%) MiFID
3 18 (0.94%) EMIR
4 6 (0.31%) FATCA
5 5 (0.26%) AIFMD
6 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.16%) Basel II
7 2 (0.10%) Basel III
8 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.052%) CRD IV
System Software
1 6 (0.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.052%) GridGain
4 1 (0.052%) HDFS
4 1 (0.052%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (1.09%) ITRS Geneos
2 17 (0.89%) Control-M
3 9 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.052%) Nagios
4 1 (0.052%) SCCM
4 1 (0.052%) OpenView
4 1 (0.052%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.052%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.052%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.052%) Netcool
Vendors
1 191 (9.96%) Oracle
2 111 (5.79%) Microsoft
3 103 (5.37%) Sybase
4 79 (4.12%) TIBCO
5 61 (3.18%) ION Trading
6 54 (2.82%) Bloomberg
7 51 (2.66%) Murex
8 32 (1.67%) Fidessa
9 29 (1.51%) DevExpress
10 28 (1.46%) Reuters
10 28 (1.46%) Charles River
11 21 (1.09%) Tradeweb
12 16 (0.83%) SimCorp
13 14 (0.73%) Calypso
14 12 (0.63%) SunGard
15 10 (0.52%) Trayport
16 9 (0.47%) Solace
16 9 (0.47%) Citrix
16 9 (0.47%) SAP
16 9 (0.47%) Informatica
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 minutes ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 minutes ago
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per month + Negotiable
Posted: 18 minutes ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £585 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Eximius Group Limited
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £550 to £700 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £425.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago