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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 40 36 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing Front Office 989 1008 1303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.63% 4.50% 6.31%
As % of the General category 10.02% 9.69% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 833 839 1068
Average daily rate
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.54% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £90.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+350.00% -19.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.50
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
9872 10399 10549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.17% 46.41% 51.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6975 7278 7569
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 202 118
Average hourly rate £19.01 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.60% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.87 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.18%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -11 254 £583 -2.91% 90
Docklands, London -1 12 £638 +21.42% 2
Canary Wharf +7 10 £525 +94.44%
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 823 (41.15%) Banking
2 702 (35.10%) Finance
3 687 (34.35%) Java
4 613 (30.65%) SQL
5 584 (29.20%) Investment Banking
6 544 (27.20%) C#
7 510 (25.50%) Derivative
8 496 (24.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 420 (21.00%) Fixed Income
10 416 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
11 384 (19.20%) Multithreading
12 342 (17.10%) Low Latency
13 325 (16.25%) UNIX
14 315 (15.75%) C++
15 283 (14.15%) .NET
16 266 (13.30%) Equities
17 237 (11.85%) SQL Server
18 228 (11.40%) Linux
19 214 (10.70%) TDD
20 212 (10.60%) Oracle
21 199 (9.95%) Python
22 180 (9.00%) Degree
23 179 (8.95%) Risk Management
23 179 (8.95%) WPF
24 173 (8.65%) VBA
24 173 (8.65%) OO
25 156 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
26 151 (7.55%) Business Analysis
27 147 (7.35%) Back Office
28 146 (7.30%) Electronic Trading

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 42 (2.10%) TIBCO EMS
2 21 (1.05%) WebSphere
3 19 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
4 17 (0.85%) WebLogic
5 10 (0.50%) JBoss
6 9 (0.45%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.40%) MQSeries
7 8 (0.40%) Node.js
8 7 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.30%) Confluence
9 6 (0.30%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.20%) MTS
11 3 (0.15%) IIS
11 3 (0.15%) Apache ServiceMix
12 2 (0.10%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.10%) FileNet
12 2 (0.10%) CMS
13 1 (0.050%) Alfresco
13 1 (0.050%) Liferay
13 1 (0.050%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 64 (3.20%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
3 22 (1.10%) MS Office
4 15 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.50%) MS Project
6 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.050%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 65 (3.25%) thinkFolio
2 52 (2.60%) ION MarketView
3 30 (1.50%) Markit EDM
4 21 (1.05%) Summit
5 19 (0.95%) LatentZero
5 19 (0.95%) RMDS
6 14 (0.70%) SimCorp Dimension
7 9 (0.45%) Endur
8 7 (0.35%) ZaiNet
8 7 (0.35%) Front Arena
9 5 (0.25%) Global One
10 4 (0.20%) Sentinel
10 4 (0.20%) Murex MxG2000
10 4 (0.20%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.20%) Aligne
11 3 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
11 3 (0.15%) Tesseract
11 3 (0.15%) Minerva
11 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.15%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.15%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.30%) Internet
2 6 (0.30%) Firewall
3 3 (0.15%) DNS
3 3 (0.15%) FTP
3 3 (0.15%) Network Security
3 3 (0.15%) Intranet
4 2 (0.10%) Multicast
4 2 (0.10%) DHCP
5 1 (0.050%) VPN
5 1 (0.050%) SSL
5 1 (0.050%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.50%) Relational Database
3 46 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (2.05%) KDB
5 29 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 21 (1.05%) Big Data
7 21 (1.05%) Oracle Database
8 18 (0.90%) QlikView
8 18 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (0.60%) MS Access
11 10 (0.50%) Data Mining
11 10 (0.50%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.45%) DB2
13 8 (0.40%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 51 (2.55%) Subversion
2 45 (2.25%) TeamCity
3 41 (2.05%) JUnit
4 37 (1.85%) JIRA
5 33 (1.65%) Visual Studio
6 29 (1.45%) NUnit
7 26 (1.30%) Maven
8 25 (1.25%) CruiseControl
9 22 (1.10%) Ant
10 19 (0.95%) Git (software)
11 12 (0.60%) Mockito
12 10 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (0.50%) Eclipse
12 10 (0.50%) Cucumber
12 10 (0.50%) Moq
13 8 (0.40%) Hudson
14 7 (0.35%) Karma Test Runner
14 7 (0.35%) ClearQuest
14 7 (0.35%) Selenium
15 5 (0.25%) jMock
General
1 823 (41.15%) Banking
2 702 (35.10%) Finance
3 584 (29.20%) Investment Banking
4 147 (7.35%) Back Office
5 66 (3.30%) Financial Institution
6 42 (2.10%) Legal
7 20 (1.00%) Retail
8 13 (0.65%) French Language
9 9 (0.45%) Advertising
10 7 (0.35%) Marketing
11 6 (0.30%) Publishing
12 4 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.10%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.10%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.10%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.10%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.050%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.050%) Automotive
14 1 (0.050%) Billing
14 1 (0.050%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1050 (52.50%) Developer
2 506 (25.30%) Analyst
3 403 (20.15%) Java Developer
4 285 (14.25%) Business Analyst
5 245 (12.25%) C# Developer
6 167 (8.35%) Support Analyst
7 156 (7.80%) Senior Developer
8 145 (7.25%) Applications Support
9 122 (6.10%) Project Manager
10 120 (6.00%) C++ Developer
11 74 (3.70%) Front Office Developer
12 71 (3.55%) Applications Support Analyst
13 59 (2.95%) Senior Java Developer
13 59 (2.95%) Excel Developer
14 58 (2.90%) RAD Developer
15 56 (2.80%) Python Developer
16 55 (2.75%) Senior C# Developer
17 48 (2.40%) Quantitative Developer
18 47 (2.35%) Senior Analyst
19 46 (2.30%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (14.15%) .NET
2 179 (8.95%) WPF
3 145 (7.25%) FIX Protocol
4 119 (5.95%) HTML
5 105 (5.25%) XML
6 101 (5.05%) WCF
7 79 (3.95%) HTML5
8 74 (3.70%) Spring
9 65 (3.25%) Middleware
10 62 (3.10%) WinForms
11 46 (2.30%) Rendezvous
12 44 (2.20%) JMS
13 42 (2.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 38 (1.90%) AngularJS
15 37 (1.85%) STL
16 36 (1.80%) ASP.NET
16 36 (1.80%) .NET Framework
17 34 (1.70%) XSLT
18 30 (1.50%) Web Services
19 29 (1.45%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 510 (25.50%) Derivative
2 496 (24.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 420 (21.00%) Fixed Income
4 266 (13.30%) Equities
5 156 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
6 113 (5.65%) Equity Derivative
7 98 (4.90%) Credit Derivative
8 69 (3.45%) Mathematics
9 68 (3.40%) Computer Science
10 61 (3.05%) Market Risk
11 56 (2.80%) Credit Risk
12 43 (2.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 43 (2.15%) Data Structures
12 43 (2.15%) Hedge funds
13 42 (2.10%) Algorithms
14 27 (1.35%) Management Information System
15 22 (1.10%) Grid Computing
16 20 (1.00%) Physics
17 17 (0.85%) Open Source
18 16 (0.80%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 325 (16.25%) UNIX
2 228 (11.40%) Linux
3 133 (6.65%) Windows
4 21 (1.05%) Solaris
5 5 (0.25%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.20%) Windows 2000
6 4 (0.20%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.15%) Windows NT
7 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.050%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.050%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (20.80%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (19.20%) Multithreading
3 342 (17.10%) Low Latency
4 214 (10.70%) TDD
5 179 (8.95%) Risk Management
6 173 (8.65%) OO
7 151 (7.55%) Business Analysis
8 146 (7.30%) Electronic Trading
9 134 (6.70%) Analytics
10 105 (5.25%) Asset Management
11 103 (5.15%) Project Management
12 95 (4.75%) E-Commerce
13 93 (4.65%) RAD
14 84 (4.20%) Algorithmic Trading
14 84 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
15 72 (3.60%) Scrum
16 69 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
17 68 (3.40%) Investment Management
18 63 (3.15%) Continuous Integration
18 63 (3.15%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 687 (34.35%) Java
2 613 (30.65%) SQL
3 544 (27.20%) C#
4 315 (15.75%) C++
5 199 (9.95%) Python
6 173 (8.65%) VBA
7 119 (5.95%) JavaScript
8 63 (3.15%) Perl
9 36 (1.80%) Shell Script
10 33 (1.65%) C
11 30 (1.50%) T-SQL
11 30 (1.50%) VB
12 26 (1.30%) Scala
13 23 (1.15%) Golang
14 20 (1.00%) XAML
15 19 (0.95%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.60%) VBScript
16 12 (0.60%) Ruby
16 12 (0.60%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 180 (9.00%) Degree
2 12 (0.60%) PMP
2 12 (0.60%) PMI Certification
3 4 (0.20%) PhD
4 3 (0.15%) ISEB
4 3 (0.15%) CCA
4 3 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.10%) MCP
5 2 (0.10%) MCSE
5 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.10%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (0.10%) CFA
6 1 (0.050%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.050%) CAPM
6 1 (0.050%) MCSA
6 1 (0.050%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.050%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.050%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.10%) QA
2 21 (1.05%) Dodd-Frank
3 12 (0.60%) EMIR
4 8 (0.40%) MiFID
5 6 (0.30%) FATCA
6 3 (0.15%) Basel II
7 2 (0.10%) COREP
8 1 (0.050%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.050%) Basel III
8 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.050%) CRD IV
System Software
1 5 (0.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.050%) GridGain
4 1 (0.050%) HDFS
4 1 (0.050%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 35 (1.75%) ITRS Geneos
2 21 (1.05%) Control-M
3 13 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.15%) Nagios
5 2 (0.10%) SCCM
5 2 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 212 (10.60%) Oracle
2 128 (6.40%) Sybase
3 97 (4.85%) TIBCO
4 96 (4.80%) Microsoft
5 70 (3.50%) Bloomberg
6 69 (3.45%) ION Trading
7 64 (3.20%) Murex
8 39 (1.95%) 29West
9 32 (1.60%) Reuters
10 31 (1.55%) Charles River
10 31 (1.55%) Fidessa
11 27 (1.35%) DevExpress
12 25 (1.25%) Tradeweb
13 16 (0.80%) SimCorp
13 16 (0.80%) Calypso
14 12 (0.60%) SAP
14 12 (0.60%) Trayport
14 12 (0.60%) MarketAxess
15 11 (0.55%) Informatica
16 10 (0.50%) Actimize
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Posted: 2 days ago
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London
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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