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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 42 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1065 1343 1397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.32% 5.40% 5.55%
As % of the General category 9.56% 10.73% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 861 1048 1148
Average daily rate
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£575 £575 £575
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £400 £345
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £25.17
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +257.56%
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
11139 12520 13264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.18% 50.36% 52.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7945 8835 9167
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 166 222
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -31.03%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 298 £575 - 97
Docklands, London +5 6 £544 -3.33% 4
Canary Wharf -7 3 £600 -2.59%
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 964 (46.01%) Banking
2 699 (33.37%) Finance
3 645 (30.79%) Java
4 636 (30.36%) Investment Banking
5 585 (27.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 583 (27.83%) SQL
7 502 (23.96%) C#
8 436 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
9 423 (20.19%) Fixed Income
10 416 (19.86%) Derivative
11 366 (17.47%) Multithreading
12 360 (17.18%) Low Latency
13 308 (14.70%) C++
14 306 (14.61%) Oracle
15 278 (13.27%) UNIX
16 269 (12.84%) .NET
17 246 (11.74%) Risk Management
18 241 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
19 230 (10.98%) Equities
20 226 (10.79%) Degree
21 210 (10.02%) Linux
22 199 (9.50%) SQL Server
23 192 (9.16%) Business Analysis
24 188 (8.97%) TDD
25 183 (8.74%) Back Office
26 182 (8.69%) Python
27 174 (8.31%) OO
28 151 (7.21%) Analytics
29 149 (7.11%) WPF
30 143 (6.83%) Windows

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 73 (3.48%) Oracle Coherence
2 20 (0.95%) WebSphere
3 18 (0.86%) SharePoint
4 16 (0.76%) IIS
5 15 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 15 (0.72%) Apache
5 15 (0.72%) WebLogic
6 14 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
7 12 (0.57%) Confluence
8 11 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
9 10 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.29%) MQSeries
10 6 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.29%) Node.js
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.14%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 63 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.58%) MS Office
3 19 (0.91%) MS Project
4 13 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 50 (2.39%) RMDS
2 27 (1.29%) ION MarketView
2 27 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (1.15%) Markit EDM
4 16 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
5 15 (0.72%) Summit
6 10 (0.48%) LatentZero
7 8 (0.38%) Murex MxG2000
8 7 (0.33%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 7 (0.33%) Endur
9 6 (0.29%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
12 3 (0.14%) SAP SRM
12 3 (0.14%) Front Arena
12 3 (0.14%) Tesseract
12 3 (0.14%) Minerva
12 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
12 3 (0.14%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.048%) Force.com
2 1 (0.048%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.95%) Firewall
2 18 (0.86%) TCP/IP
3 13 (0.62%) Intranet
3 13 (0.62%) DNS
4 10 (0.48%) HTTP
5 8 (0.38%) LDAP
5 8 (0.38%) BIG-IP
5 8 (0.38%) Multicast
6 5 (0.24%) NetScaler
6 5 (0.24%) LAN
7 4 (0.19%) VPN
7 4 (0.19%) SSH
8 3 (0.14%) Wireless
8 3 (0.14%) Internet
8 3 (0.14%) WLAN
9 2 (0.095%) DHCP
10 1 (0.048%) AMQP
10 1 (0.048%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.048%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.048%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 93 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 58 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (1.86%) KDB
5 37 (1.77%) Oracle Database
6 28 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 24 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (1.15%) MongoDB
8 22 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (0.95%) Big Data
10 15 (0.72%) NoSQL
10 15 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
12 12 (0.57%) Hazelcast
12 12 (0.57%) QlikView
13 10 (0.48%) OLAP
14 9 (0.43%) MS Access
14 9 (0.43%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 41 (1.96%) TeamCity
2 40 (1.91%) Subversion
3 39 (1.86%) JIRA
4 34 (1.62%) Visual Studio
5 32 (1.53%) JUnit
6 23 (1.10%) Git (software)
7 19 (0.91%) Maven
8 16 (0.76%) NUnit
8 16 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.72%) Grunt
9 15 (0.72%) WebDriver
9 15 (0.72%) Rhino Mocks
10 13 (0.62%) Jenkins
10 13 (0.62%) CruiseControl
11 11 (0.53%) jMock
11 11 (0.53%) Bower
11 11 (0.53%) Eclipse
12 10 (0.48%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 9 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (0.38%) MSTest
General
1 964 (46.01%) Banking
2 699 (33.37%) Finance
3 636 (30.36%) Investment Banking
4 183 (8.74%) Back Office
5 73 (3.48%) Financial Institution
6 39 (1.86%) Legal
7 37 (1.77%) Retail
8 10 (0.48%) Advertising
9 8 (0.38%) Marketing
10 7 (0.33%) Publishing
11 6 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.19%) French Language
12 4 (0.19%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.14%) Law
14 2 (0.095%) German Language
15 1 (0.048%) International Banking
15 1 (0.048%) Wholesale Banking
15 1 (0.048%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.048%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1016 (48.50%) Developer
2 544 (25.97%) Analyst
3 343 (16.37%) Java Developer
4 320 (15.27%) Business Analyst
5 244 (11.65%) C# Developer
6 162 (7.73%) Project Manager
7 160 (7.64%) Senior Developer
8 127 (6.06%) Support Analyst
9 98 (4.68%) Front Office Developer
10 95 (4.53%) Applications Support
11 84 (4.01%) C++ Developer
12 66 (3.15%) .NET Developer
13 59 (2.82%) Senior Java Developer
14 55 (2.63%) Quantitative Developer
15 54 (2.58%) C# .NET Developer
16 51 (2.43%) Python Developer
17 50 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
17 50 (2.39%) Consultant
18 48 (2.29%) SQL Developer
19 44 (2.10%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (12.84%) .NET
2 149 (7.11%) WPF
3 128 (6.11%) HTML
4 119 (5.68%) WCF
5 112 (5.35%) Spring
5 112 (5.35%) XML
6 104 (4.96%) HTML5
7 85 (4.06%) Middleware
8 77 (3.68%) FIX Protocol
9 74 (3.53%) JMS
10 60 (2.86%) ASP.NET
11 59 (2.82%) Web Services
12 48 (2.29%) WinForms
13 46 (2.20%) AngularJS
14 45 (2.15%) Hibernate
14 45 (2.15%) Rendezvous
15 42 (2.00%) CSS
16 37 (1.77%) jQuery
17 34 (1.62%) RESTful
18 31 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 585 (27.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 423 (20.19%) Fixed Income
3 416 (19.86%) Derivative
4 241 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
5 230 (10.98%) Equities
6 140 (6.68%) Computer Science
7 97 (4.63%) Market Risk
8 94 (4.49%) Credit Risk
9 88 (4.20%) Mathematics
9 88 (4.20%) Credit Derivative
10 68 (3.25%) Equity Derivative
11 50 (2.39%) Management Information System
12 48 (2.29%) Algorithms
13 46 (2.20%) User Experience
14 42 (2.00%) Data Structures
15 40 (1.91%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 35 (1.67%) Hedge funds
17 30 (1.43%) Physics
18 28 (1.34%) Open Source
19 25 (1.19%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 278 (13.27%) UNIX
2 210 (10.02%) Linux
3 143 (6.83%) Windows
4 28 (1.34%) Windows 7
5 26 (1.24%) Solaris
5 26 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (0.91%) Windows XP
7 12 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.14%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.14%) AIX
12 2 (0.095%) SUSE
12 2 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (17.47%) Multithreading
3 360 (17.18%) Low Latency
4 246 (11.74%) Risk Management
5 192 (9.16%) Business Analysis
6 188 (8.97%) TDD
7 174 (8.31%) OO
8 151 (7.21%) Analytics
9 120 (5.73%) Electronic Trading
10 117 (5.58%) Project Management
11 115 (5.49%) E-Commerce
11 115 (5.49%) Algorithmic Trading
12 114 (5.44%) Asset Management
13 104 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 97 (4.63%) Investment Management
15 95 (4.53%) User Acceptance Testing
16 73 (3.48%) Unit Testing
17 72 (3.44%) Migration
17 72 (3.44%) Software Engineering
18 67 (3.20%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 645 (30.79%) Java
2 583 (27.83%) SQL
3 502 (23.96%) C#
4 308 (14.70%) C++
5 182 (8.69%) Python
6 119 (5.68%) JavaScript
7 101 (4.82%) VBA
8 83 (3.96%) Perl
9 60 (2.86%) Scala
10 32 (1.53%) PL/SQL
10 32 (1.53%) VB
11 29 (1.38%) Bash Shell
12 24 (1.15%) T-SQL
13 23 (1.10%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.00%) Shell Script
15 17 (0.81%) C
16 14 (0.67%) XAML
17 11 (0.53%) Haskell
18 10 (0.48%) VC++
18 10 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 226 (10.79%) Degree
2 31 (1.48%) PhD
3 15 (0.72%) PMI Certification
3 15 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (0.38%) PMP
5 6 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (0.29%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.24%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.24%) ISEB
6 5 (0.24%) MCSE
7 4 (0.19%) MCSD
8 2 (0.095%) CIMA
8 2 (0.095%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.095%) CFA
9 1 (0.048%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.048%) IIBA
9 1 (0.048%) MBA
9 1 (0.048%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.048%) CCA
9 1 (0.048%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.39%) QA
2 47 (2.24%) EMIR
3 40 (1.91%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (0.48%) Basel III
5 8 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.24%) MiFID
7 4 (0.19%) Basel II
7 4 (0.19%) FATCA
8 3 (0.14%) COREP
8 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.095%) UCITS
9 2 (0.095%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
System Software
1 30 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.33%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.095%) NFS
4 2 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.095%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.095%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.095%) XenApp
5 1 (0.048%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.048%) HDFS
5 1 (0.048%) Firmware
5 1 (0.048%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 51 (2.43%) ITRS Geneos
2 18 (0.86%) BladeLogic
3 14 (0.67%) Control-M
4 9 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.43%) ARCserve
5 8 (0.38%) Nagios
5 8 (0.38%) SCCM
6 7 (0.33%) WMI
7 6 (0.29%) Puppet
8 5 (0.24%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.19%) Salt
9 4 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.095%) Kibana
10 2 (0.095%) logstash
10 2 (0.095%) BMC Marimba
11 1 (0.048%) ServiceCenter
11 1 (0.048%) Oozie
11 1 (0.048%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 306 (14.61%) Oracle
2 108 (5.16%) Sybase
3 98 (4.68%) Microsoft
4 80 (3.82%) Bloomberg
5 79 (3.77%) TIBCO
6 72 (3.44%) 29West
7 67 (3.20%) Charles River
8 57 (2.72%) Murex
9 49 (2.34%) Reuters
10 48 (2.29%) thinkFolio
11 44 (2.10%) Fidessa
12 38 (1.81%) ION Trading
13 32 (1.53%) SAP
14 31 (1.48%) Adobe
15 27 (1.29%) Citrix
16 26 (1.24%) Red Hat
17 23 (1.10%) Informatica
18 18 (0.86%) DataSynapse
19 17 (0.81%) Tableau
20 15 (0.72%) Tradeweb
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £720 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £585 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £575 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago