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 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 38 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1106 1252 1166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.63% 5.01% 5.20%
As % of the General category 10.29% 10.05% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 1021 918
Average daily rate
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£575 £575 £575
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 £425 £435 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +24.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.34
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
10749 12462 11478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.98% 49.88% 51.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7948 8818 7962
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £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 125 162 182
Average hourly rate £21.56 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.80% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.50 £51.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -9 330 £577 +0.30% 104
Docklands, London +14 5 £588 -9.61% 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 973 (45.90%) Banking
2 722 (34.06%) Finance
3 711 (33.54%) Java
4 655 (30.90%) Investment Banking
5 618 (29.15%) SQL
6 578 (27.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 540 (25.47%) C#
8 441 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
9 425 (20.05%) Fixed Income
9 425 (20.05%) Derivative
10 395 (18.63%) Multithreading
11 360 (16.98%) Low Latency
12 331 (15.61%) C++
13 306 (14.43%) Oracle
14 299 (14.10%) UNIX
15 279 (13.16%) .NET
16 239 (11.27%) Equities
17 238 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
18 226 (10.66%) Risk Management
19 225 (10.61%) Degree
20 213 (10.05%) Linux
21 203 (9.58%) SQL Server
22 191 (9.01%) Business Analysis
23 185 (8.73%) TDD
24 175 (8.25%) Back Office
25 165 (7.78%) WPF
26 163 (7.69%) Analytics
27 162 (7.64%) Python
28 156 (7.36%) OO
29 148 (6.98%) Windows

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 58 (2.74%) Oracle Coherence
2 29 (1.37%) TIBCO EMS
3 25 (1.18%) WebSphere
4 21 (0.99%) WebLogic
5 17 (0.80%) Confluence
6 15 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 15 (0.71%) Apache
6 15 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
7 11 (0.52%) IIS
8 7 (0.33%) MQSeries
8 7 (0.33%) Node.js
9 6 (0.28%) JBoss
10 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.094%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.094%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 79 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.56%) MS Office
3 20 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
4 19 (0.90%) MS Project
5 17 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (1.56%) Markit EDM
2 28 (1.32%) ION MarketView
3 20 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.94%) RMDS
4 17 (0.80%) Summit
5 11 (0.52%) Murex MxG2000
6 10 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
7 8 (0.38%) LatentZero
7 8 (0.38%) Endur
8 7 (0.33%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 6 (0.28%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.19%) ZaiNet
10 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.14%) SAP HR
11 3 (0.14%) Global One
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
11 3 (0.14%) SAP SRM
11 3 (0.14%) Front Arena
12 2 (0.094%) 3000 Xtra
12 2 (0.094%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.094%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.047%) Force.com
2 1 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.047%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.04%) Firewall
2 20 (0.94%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.66%) DNS
4 13 (0.61%) Intranet
5 8 (0.38%) LDAP
5 8 (0.38%) HTTP
5 8 (0.38%) BIG-IP
6 7 (0.33%) Multicast
7 5 (0.24%) NetScaler
7 5 (0.24%) LAN
8 4 (0.19%) DHCP
8 4 (0.19%) VPN
8 4 (0.19%) SSH
9 3 (0.14%) Wireless
9 3 (0.14%) WLAN
10 1 (0.047%) WAN
10 1 (0.047%) FTP
10 1 (0.047%) UMTS
10 1 (0.047%) GPRS
10 1 (0.047%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 99 (4.67%) Relational Database
3 46 (2.17%) KDB
4 39 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (1.56%) Oracle Database
6 22 (1.04%) Big Data
6 22 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (1.04%) MongoDB
7 20 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (0.71%) QlikView
10 12 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
11 10 (0.47%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.47%) DB2
11 10 (0.47%) Hadoop
11 10 (0.47%) NoSQL
12 9 (0.42%) OLAP
13 8 (0.38%) MS Access
13 8 (0.38%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 48 (2.26%) Subversion
2 44 (2.08%) JIRA
3 39 (1.84%) TeamCity
4 33 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 32 (1.51%) JUnit
6 24 (1.13%) Maven
7 22 (1.04%) Git (software)
8 19 (0.90%) NUnit
9 17 (0.80%) CruiseControl
10 13 (0.61%) Ant
11 11 (0.52%) Mockito
11 11 (0.52%) Jenkins
12 10 (0.47%) Rhino Mocks
13 9 (0.42%) Hudson
13 9 (0.42%) Grunt
13 9 (0.42%) WebDriver
13 9 (0.42%) jMock
14 8 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (0.38%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 973 (45.90%) Banking
2 722 (34.06%) Finance
3 655 (30.90%) Investment Banking
4 175 (8.25%) Back Office
5 66 (3.11%) Financial Institution
6 47 (2.22%) Legal
7 35 (1.65%) Retail
8 9 (0.42%) Advertising
9 8 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (0.33%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.14%) French Language
12 2 (0.094%) Marketing
12 2 (0.094%) International Banking
12 2 (0.094%) Publishing
12 2 (0.094%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.094%) Law
13 1 (0.047%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.047%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.047%) Billing
13 1 (0.047%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1081 (50.99%) Developer
2 527 (24.86%) Analyst
3 385 (18.16%) Java Developer
4 293 (13.82%) Business Analyst
5 251 (11.84%) C# Developer
6 168 (7.92%) Senior Developer
7 154 (7.26%) Support Analyst
8 152 (7.17%) Project Manager
9 109 (5.14%) Applications Support
10 105 (4.95%) Front Office Developer
11 88 (4.15%) C++ Developer
12 69 (3.25%) Senior Java Developer
13 52 (2.45%) .NET Developer
13 52 (2.45%) Quantitative Developer
14 51 (2.41%) Applications Support Analyst
15 46 (2.17%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
16 45 (2.12%) Senior C# Developer
17 44 (2.08%) C# .NET Developer
18 41 (1.93%) Python Developer
18 41 (1.93%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (13.16%) .NET
2 165 (7.78%) WPF
3 146 (6.89%) FIX Protocol
4 144 (6.79%) HTML
5 124 (5.85%) Spring
6 118 (5.57%) XML
7 117 (5.52%) WCF
8 111 (5.24%) HTML5
9 90 (4.25%) Middleware
10 71 (3.35%) JMS
11 55 (2.59%) Web Services
11 55 (2.59%) WinForms
12 53 (2.50%) Rendezvous
13 52 (2.45%) Hibernate
14 45 (2.12%) ASP.NET
15 38 (1.79%) AngularJS
16 35 (1.65%) RESTful
17 30 (1.42%) Java EE
17 30 (1.42%) XSLT
18 29 (1.37%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 578 (27.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 425 (20.05%) Fixed Income
2 425 (20.05%) Derivative
3 239 (11.27%) Equities
4 238 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
5 119 (5.61%) Computer Science
6 107 (5.05%) Credit Derivative
7 97 (4.58%) Credit Risk
8 90 (4.25%) Mathematics
9 84 (3.96%) Market Risk
10 62 (2.92%) Equity Derivative
11 46 (2.17%) Management Information System
12 44 (2.08%) Data Structures
13 36 (1.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 33 (1.56%) Physics
14 33 (1.56%) User Experience
15 32 (1.51%) Algorithms
16 28 (1.32%) Hedge funds
17 20 (0.94%) Reference Data
18 19 (0.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 299 (14.10%) UNIX
2 213 (10.05%) Linux
3 148 (6.98%) Windows
4 26 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 14 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
7 13 (0.61%) Solaris
8 12 (0.57%) Windows XP
9 10 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.14%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.14%) AIX
11 3 (0.14%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.094%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.094%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.094%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.094%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (18.63%) Multithreading
3 360 (16.98%) Low Latency
4 226 (10.66%) Risk Management
5 191 (9.01%) Business Analysis
6 185 (8.73%) TDD
7 163 (7.69%) Analytics
8 156 (7.36%) OO
9 130 (6.13%) Electronic Trading
10 126 (5.94%) Algorithmic Trading
11 125 (5.90%) Project Management
12 110 (5.19%) E-Commerce
13 101 (4.76%) Asset Management
14 95 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
15 88 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 82 (3.87%) Investment Management
17 68 (3.21%) Migration
18 63 (2.97%) Workflow
19 60 (2.83%) Data Modelling
20 57 (2.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 711 (33.54%) Java
2 618 (29.15%) SQL
3 540 (25.47%) C#
4 331 (15.61%) C++
5 162 (7.64%) Python
6 120 (5.66%) JavaScript
7 112 (5.28%) VBA
8 80 (3.77%) Perl
9 46 (2.17%) VB
10 44 (2.08%) Scala
11 42 (1.98%) PL/SQL
12 33 (1.56%) Shell Script
13 31 (1.46%) PowerShell
14 27 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 24 (1.13%) Bash Shell
16 22 (1.04%) C
17 13 (0.61%) XAML
17 13 (0.61%) Ruby
18 10 (0.47%) R
19 9 (0.42%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 225 (10.61%) Degree
2 29 (1.37%) PhD
3 14 (0.66%) PMI Certification
4 13 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (0.47%) PMP
6 4 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.14%) MCSE
7 3 (0.14%) ISEB
7 3 (0.14%) CCA
7 3 (0.14%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.094%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.094%) CIMA
8 2 (0.094%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.094%) CFA
8 2 (0.094%) MCP
9 1 (0.047%) MCSD
9 1 (0.047%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.047%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.36%) QA
2 26 (1.23%) Dodd-Frank
3 23 (1.08%) EMIR
4 8 (0.38%) Basel III
5 7 (0.33%) MiFID
6 5 (0.24%) COREP
7 4 (0.19%) FATCA
8 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.094%) Basel II
9 2 (0.094%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.094%) UCITS
10 1 (0.047%) CRD IV
System Software
1 25 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.33%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.094%) XenApp
5 2 (0.094%) NFS
6 1 (0.047%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.047%) HDFS
6 1 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.047%) Firmware
6 1 (0.047%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 53 (2.50%) ITRS Geneos
2 22 (1.04%) Control-M
3 18 (0.85%) BladeLogic
4 14 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.42%) SCCM
6 7 (0.33%) WMI
6 7 (0.33%) Nagios
7 6 (0.28%) Puppet
8 5 (0.24%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.19%) ARCserve
9 4 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.19%) Salt
10 2 (0.094%) Kibana
10 2 (0.094%) logstash
10 2 (0.094%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.094%) BMC Marimba
11 1 (0.047%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.047%) Oozie
Vendors
1 306 (14.43%) Oracle
2 139 (6.56%) Sybase
3 106 (5.00%) TIBCO
4 98 (4.62%) Microsoft
5 79 (3.73%) Bloomberg
6 66 (3.11%) Murex
7 64 (3.02%) thinkFolio
8 56 (2.64%) 29West
8 56 (2.64%) Charles River
9 46 (2.17%) ION Trading
10 41 (1.93%) Reuters
11 39 (1.84%) Fidessa
12 28 (1.32%) SAP
13 25 (1.18%) Adobe
13 25 (1.18%) Red Hat
14 24 (1.13%) Informatica
15 22 (1.04%) Citrix
16 20 (0.94%) Tradeweb
17 17 (0.80%) Tableau
18 14 (0.66%) DataSynapse
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £675 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Global {M}
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Global {M}
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago