The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 40 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1055 1453 1364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.47% 5.99% 5.17%
As % of the General category 9.98% 11.70% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1149 1109
Average daily rate
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£600 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +309.09%
General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
10574 12419 13623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.84% 51.20% 51.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7370 8725 9259
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 £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 184 215
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 £43.45 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%
Front Office
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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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 -6 331 £600 +9.09% 131
Docklands, London -2 8 £600 +4.34%
Canary Wharf - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 951 (46.39%) Banking
2 684 (33.37%) Finance
3 632 (30.83%) Investment Banking
4 592 (28.88%) Java
5 553 (26.98%) SQL
6 514 (25.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 505 (24.63%) C#
8 464 (22.63%) Fixed Income
9 425 (20.73%) Derivative
10 326 (15.90%) C++
11 296 (14.44%) Low Latency
12 295 (14.39%) Multithreading
13 282 (13.76%) Oracle
14 281 (13.71%) .NET
15 266 (12.98%) Risk Management
16 246 (12.00%) Equities
17 235 (11.46%) UNIX
18 220 (10.73%) SQL Server
18 220 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
19 207 (10.10%) Linux
20 205 (10.00%) Python
21 198 (9.66%) Degree
22 185 (9.02%) Back Office
23 179 (8.73%) TDD
24 178 (8.68%) Business Analysis
25 177 (8.63%) OO
26 163 (7.95%) Windows
26 163 (7.95%) Analytics
27 146 (7.12%) WPF
28 141 (6.88%) Project Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 70 (3.41%) Oracle Coherence
2 18 (0.88%) TIBCO EMS
2 18 (0.88%) SharePoint
3 16 (0.78%) WebSphere
4 14 (0.68%) Confluence
4 14 (0.68%) IIS
5 13 (0.63%) Tomcat
6 11 (0.54%) Apache
6 11 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
7 9 (0.44%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.34%) MQSeries
8 7 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.15%) SAS
11 3 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.15%) Node.js
11 3 (0.15%) GemFire
Applications
1 74 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.56%) MS Office
3 23 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.68%) MS Project
6 13 (0.63%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.098%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.098%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 63 (3.07%) RMDS
2 32 (1.56%) ION MarketView
3 16 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.78%) LatentZero
4 12 (0.59%) Summit
4 12 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
5 10 (0.49%) Markit EDM
6 8 (0.39%) Endur
7 6 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.20%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 3 (0.15%) Advent Geneva
9 3 (0.15%) Sophis RISQUE
10 2 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.098%) Tesseract
10 2 (0.098%) Minerva
10 2 (0.098%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.098%) Front Arena
10 2 (0.098%) Global One
10 2 (0.098%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.098%) GitHub
2 1 (0.049%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.049%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.07%) Firewall
2 18 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 15 (0.73%) Intranet
4 11 (0.54%) DNS
5 10 (0.49%) Multicast
5 10 (0.49%) HTTP
6 9 (0.44%) LAN
7 8 (0.39%) Internet
8 7 (0.34%) VPN
9 6 (0.29%) LDAP
9 6 (0.29%) FTP
9 6 (0.29%) BIG-IP
10 5 (0.24%) NetScaler
10 5 (0.24%) WAN
11 4 (0.20%) SSH
12 3 (0.15%) Wireless
12 3 (0.15%) WLAN
12 3 (0.15%) BGP
13 2 (0.098%) EIGRP
13 2 (0.098%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 50 (2.44%) KDB
5 45 (2.20%) Oracle Database
6 41 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (1.46%) MongoDB
8 28 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (0.98%) NoSQL
12 16 (0.78%) Big Data
13 15 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (0.68%) Hazelcast
15 13 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
16 12 (0.59%) MS Access
17 11 (0.54%) QlikView
18 10 (0.49%) OLAP
19 9 (0.44%) Data Mart
20 7 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 43 (2.10%) JUnit
2 41 (2.00%) Visual Studio
2 41 (2.00%) JIRA
3 36 (1.76%) Subversion
4 29 (1.41%) TeamCity
5 26 (1.27%) Jenkins
6 22 (1.07%) Maven
7 20 (0.98%) Ant
7 20 (0.98%) Git (software)
7 20 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (0.73%) Mockito
9 13 (0.63%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.49%) NUnit
10 10 (0.49%) jMock
10 10 (0.49%) WebDriver
10 10 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
10 10 (0.49%) Grunt
11 9 (0.44%) Bower
12 7 (0.34%) QuickTest Pro
13 6 (0.29%) CruiseControl
General
1 951 (46.39%) Banking
2 684 (33.37%) Finance
3 632 (30.83%) Investment Banking
4 185 (9.02%) Back Office
5 77 (3.76%) Financial Institution
6 32 (1.56%) Retail
7 31 (1.51%) Legal
8 16 (0.78%) Advertising
9 12 (0.59%) Publishing
10 8 (0.39%) Private Banking
11 6 (0.29%) Marketing
11 6 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.24%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.20%) Games
14 3 (0.15%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.15%) French Language
14 3 (0.15%) German Language
15 1 (0.049%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.049%) International Banking
15 1 (0.049%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 937 (45.71%) Developer
2 558 (27.22%) Analyst
3 354 (17.27%) Business Analyst
4 296 (14.44%) Java Developer
5 250 (12.20%) C# Developer
6 178 (8.68%) Project Manager
7 142 (6.93%) Senior Developer
8 98 (4.78%) Support Analyst
9 97 (4.73%) C++ Developer
10 83 (4.05%) .NET Developer
11 75 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
12 69 (3.37%) Front Office Developer
13 63 (3.07%) Applications Support
14 60 (2.93%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 59 (2.88%) Quantitative Developer
16 56 (2.73%) Python Developer
17 55 (2.68%) SQL Developer
17 55 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
18 51 (2.49%) Senior Java Developer
19 48 (2.34%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (13.71%) .NET
2 146 (7.12%) WPF
3 124 (6.05%) Spring
4 116 (5.66%) WCF
5 84 (4.10%) HTML
5 84 (4.10%) Middleware
6 79 (3.85%) XML
7 73 (3.56%) JMS
8 68 (3.32%) HTML5
9 54 (2.63%) Rendezvous
10 52 (2.54%) FIX Protocol
11 46 (2.24%) WinForms
12 39 (1.90%) ASP.NET
13 36 (1.76%) Hibernate
14 35 (1.71%) CSS
15 33 (1.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 33 (1.61%) AngularJS
16 31 (1.51%) Web Services
16 31 (1.51%) jQuery
17 29 (1.41%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 514 (25.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 464 (22.63%) Fixed Income
3 425 (20.73%) Derivative
4 246 (12.00%) Equities
5 127 (6.20%) Computer Science
6 115 (5.61%) Credit Risk
7 114 (5.56%) Market Risk
8 83 (4.05%) Credit Derivative
9 82 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
10 66 (3.22%) Mathematics
11 49 (2.39%) Hedge funds
12 47 (2.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 42 (2.05%) Management Information System
14 30 (1.46%) Open Source
15 27 (1.32%) Grid Computing
16 26 (1.27%) Physics
17 19 (0.93%) Blackberry
18 18 (0.88%) PMI
19 16 (0.78%) Reference Data
19 16 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 235 (11.46%) UNIX
2 207 (10.10%) Linux
3 163 (7.95%) Windows
4 44 (2.15%) Solaris
5 42 (2.05%) Windows 7
6 40 (1.95%) Windows XP
7 25 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.24%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.15%) AIX
12 2 (0.098%) SUSE
12 2 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.098%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (14.44%) Low Latency
2 295 (14.39%) Multithreading
3 266 (12.98%) Risk Management
4 220 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
5 179 (8.73%) TDD
6 178 (8.68%) Business Analysis
7 177 (8.63%) OO
8 163 (7.95%) Analytics
9 141 (6.88%) Project Management
10 128 (6.24%) Electronic Trading
11 115 (5.61%) Asset Management
12 104 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 103 (5.02%) E-Commerce
14 91 (4.44%) Investment Management
15 87 (4.24%) Software Engineering
16 80 (3.90%) Migration
17 73 (3.56%) Workflow
17 73 (3.56%) User Acceptance Testing
18 68 (3.32%) Scrum
19 66 (3.22%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 592 (28.88%) Java
2 553 (26.98%) SQL
3 505 (24.63%) C#
4 326 (15.90%) C++
5 205 (10.00%) Python
6 102 (4.98%) VBA
7 97 (4.73%) Perl
8 82 (4.00%) JavaScript
9 53 (2.59%) Scala
10 48 (2.34%) VB
11 28 (1.37%) Bash Shell
12 25 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 25 (1.22%) C
12 25 (1.22%) PL/SQL
13 23 (1.12%) Shell Script
14 19 (0.93%) PowerShell
15 8 (0.39%) Tcl
15 8 (0.39%) R
15 8 (0.39%) VC++
16 7 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 198 (9.66%) Degree
2 31 (1.51%) PhD
3 24 (1.17%) PMI Certification
4 17 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (0.49%) PMP
6 9 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (0.29%) Security Cleared
8 5 (0.24%) SC Cleared
8 5 (0.24%) ISEB
8 5 (0.24%) MCSE
9 4 (0.20%) MCSD
10 3 (0.15%) MCP
10 3 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.15%) CIMA
10 3 (0.15%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.098%) CFA
11 2 (0.098%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.098%) CCSP
11 2 (0.098%) CCNP
11 2 (0.098%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (2.98%) EMIR
2 56 (2.73%) QA
3 54 (2.63%) Dodd-Frank
4 15 (0.73%) Basel III
5 10 (0.49%) FATCA
5 10 (0.49%) Basel II
6 8 (0.39%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.15%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.098%) MiFID
9 1 (0.049%) SLA
9 1 (0.049%) GCP
9 1 (0.049%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (1.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.34%) VMware ESX
3 6 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.15%) XenApp
4 3 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.098%) NFS
6 1 (0.049%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 46 (2.24%) ITRS Geneos
2 16 (0.78%) BladeLogic
3 11 (0.54%) Control-M
4 9 (0.44%) ARCserve
5 8 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.34%) WMI
6 7 (0.34%) Nagios
7 6 (0.29%) SCCM
8 5 (0.24%) Puppet
8 5 (0.24%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
9 3 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.098%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.098%) Salt
10 2 (0.098%) BMC Marimba
11 1 (0.049%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 282 (13.76%) Oracle
2 109 (5.32%) Sybase
3 108 (5.27%) Microsoft
4 101 (4.93%) TIBCO
5 90 (4.39%) Bloomberg
6 75 (3.66%) 29West
7 64 (3.12%) ION Trading
8 63 (3.07%) Charles River
9 51 (2.49%) Reuters
10 46 (2.24%) Murex
10 46 (2.24%) Fidessa
11 35 (1.71%) thinkFolio
12 29 (1.41%) Red Hat
13 27 (1.32%) Citrix
14 22 (1.07%) SAP
15 20 (0.98%) Adobe
16 17 (0.83%) JBoss
16 17 (0.83%) Perforce
17 16 (0.78%) Tradeweb
17 16 (0.78%) Calypso
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