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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 39 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1075 1307 1415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.42% 5.18% 5.74%
As % of the General category 9.81% 10.34% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 1036 1160
Average daily rate
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£575 £575 £575
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £697
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
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
10958 12642 12948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.10% 50.07% 52.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7943 8939 8978
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 £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 159 210
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £47.00 £51.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%

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 22 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 22 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
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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 -6 315 £575 - 94
Docklands, London +8 6 £544 -8.61% 1
Canary Wharf -7 3 £600 -2.59%
Hammersmith - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 975 (46.36%) Banking
2 708 (33.67%) Finance
3 657 (31.24%) Java
4 648 (30.81%) Investment Banking
5 583 (27.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 578 (27.48%) SQL
7 522 (24.82%) C#
8 431 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
9 425 (20.21%) Derivative
10 414 (19.69%) Fixed Income
11 390 (18.54%) Multithreading
12 367 (17.45%) Low Latency
13 312 (14.84%) C++
14 303 (14.41%) Oracle
15 287 (13.65%) UNIX
16 279 (13.27%) .NET
17 242 (11.51%) Risk Management
17 242 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
18 230 (10.94%) Degree
19 222 (10.56%) Equities
20 200 (9.51%) Linux
21 198 (9.42%) SQL Server
22 195 (9.27%) Business Analysis
23 188 (8.94%) TDD
24 176 (8.37%) Back Office
25 172 (8.18%) Python
26 168 (7.99%) OO
27 165 (7.85%) WPF
28 159 (7.56%) Analytics
29 153 (7.28%) Windows

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 63 (3.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 22 (1.05%) WebSphere
3 18 (0.86%) TIBCO EMS
3 18 (0.86%) SharePoint
4 17 (0.81%) WebLogic
5 15 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 15 (0.71%) Apache
6 14 (0.67%) Confluence
6 14 (0.67%) IIS
7 11 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
8 10 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.33%) Node.js
10 6 (0.29%) JBoss
10 6 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (0.29%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.14%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.095%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 69 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.52%) MS Office
3 18 (0.86%) MS Project
4 14 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 29 (1.38%) RMDS
2 27 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (1.19%) ION MarketView
4 23 (1.09%) Markit EDM
5 16 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
5 16 (0.76%) Summit
6 8 (0.38%) Murex MxG2000
7 7 (0.33%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 6 (0.29%) SAP BPC
8 6 (0.29%) Endur
9 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.19%) Global One
10 4 (0.19%) LatentZero
11 3 (0.14%) Front Arena
11 3 (0.14%) SAP SRM
12 2 (0.095%) 3000 Xtra
12 2 (0.095%) Sentinel
13 1 (0.048%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.048%) Force.com
2 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.048%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.86%) TCP/IP
1 18 (0.86%) Firewall
2 13 (0.62%) Intranet
3 11 (0.52%) DNS
4 9 (0.43%) HTTP
5 8 (0.38%) LDAP
5 8 (0.38%) BIG-IP
6 7 (0.33%) Multicast
7 5 (0.24%) LAN
7 5 (0.24%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.19%) VPN
8 4 (0.19%) SSH
9 3 (0.14%) Wireless
9 3 (0.14%) WLAN
10 2 (0.095%) DHCP
10 2 (0.095%) Internet
11 1 (0.048%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.048%) BGP
11 1 (0.048%) FTP
11 1 (0.048%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 104 (4.95%) Relational Database
3 48 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (1.95%) KDB
5 37 (1.76%) Oracle Database
6 23 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (1.00%) MongoDB
9 19 (0.90%) Big Data
10 14 (0.67%) QlikView
11 13 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
12 12 (0.57%) Hazelcast
12 12 (0.57%) NoSQL
13 9 (0.43%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.43%) OLAP
14 8 (0.38%) MS Access
15 7 (0.33%) Data Mart
15 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (2.04%) TeamCity
1 43 (2.04%) JIRA
2 41 (1.95%) Subversion
3 34 (1.62%) Visual Studio
4 30 (1.43%) JUnit
5 23 (1.09%) Git (software)
6 22 (1.05%) Maven
7 19 (0.90%) NUnit
8 17 (0.81%) CruiseControl
9 16 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (0.67%) Rhino Mocks
11 13 (0.62%) Grunt
12 12 (0.57%) WebDriver
13 11 (0.52%) Ant
13 11 (0.52%) Jenkins
14 10 (0.48%) Hudson
14 10 (0.48%) jMock
14 10 (0.48%) Eclipse
15 9 (0.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
16 8 (0.38%) Bower
General
1 975 (46.36%) Banking
2 708 (33.67%) Finance
3 648 (30.81%) Investment Banking
4 176 (8.37%) Back Office
5 75 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 40 (1.90%) Retail
7 37 (1.76%) Legal
8 10 (0.48%) Advertising
9 7 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.24%) Marketing
12 4 (0.19%) French Language
12 4 (0.19%) Publishing
13 3 (0.14%) Law
13 3 (0.14%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.095%) German Language
14 2 (0.095%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.048%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.048%) Billing
15 1 (0.048%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1039 (49.41%) Developer
2 540 (25.68%) Analyst
3 358 (17.02%) Java Developer
4 318 (15.12%) Business Analyst
5 253 (12.03%) C# Developer
6 160 (7.61%) Project Manager
6 160 (7.61%) Senior Developer
7 134 (6.37%) Support Analyst
8 102 (4.85%) Front Office Developer
9 96 (4.56%) Applications Support
10 79 (3.76%) C++ Developer
11 63 (3.00%) Senior Java Developer
12 61 (2.90%) .NET Developer
13 53 (2.52%) Quantitative Developer
14 50 (2.38%) Consultant
15 48 (2.28%) C# .NET Developer
16 46 (2.19%) Python Developer
17 44 (2.09%) Senior Analyst
17 44 (2.09%) Scala Developer
18 43 (2.04%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (13.27%) .NET
2 165 (7.85%) WPF
3 143 (6.80%) HTML
4 123 (5.85%) WCF
5 117 (5.56%) HTML5
6 115 (5.47%) XML
6 115 (5.47%) Spring
7 81 (3.85%) Middleware
8 74 (3.52%) FIX Protocol
9 71 (3.38%) JMS
10 62 (2.95%) Web Services
11 57 (2.71%) WinForms
12 55 (2.62%) ASP.NET
13 46 (2.19%) Hibernate
13 46 (2.19%) AngularJS
14 44 (2.09%) Rendezvous
15 40 (1.90%) RESTful
16 39 (1.85%) CSS
17 36 (1.71%) jQuery
18 33 (1.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 583 (27.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 425 (20.21%) Derivative
3 414 (19.69%) Fixed Income
4 242 (11.51%) Analytical Skills
5 222 (10.56%) Equities
6 141 (6.70%) Computer Science
7 99 (4.71%) Credit Risk
8 98 (4.66%) Credit Derivative
9 95 (4.52%) Market Risk
10 90 (4.28%) Mathematics
11 62 (2.95%) Equity Derivative
12 47 (2.23%) Management Information System
13 42 (2.00%) Data Structures
14 41 (1.95%) User Experience
15 40 (1.90%) Algorithms
16 38 (1.81%) Physics
17 37 (1.76%) Hedge funds
18 35 (1.66%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 24 (1.14%) Grid Computing
20 21 (1.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 287 (13.65%) UNIX
2 200 (9.51%) Linux
3 153 (7.28%) Windows
4 28 (1.33%) Windows 7
5 26 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (0.86%) Windows XP
7 15 (0.71%) Solaris
8 12 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
9 10 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.14%) AIX
11 3 (0.14%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.14%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.095%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.095%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.095%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (20.49%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (18.54%) Multithreading
3 367 (17.45%) Low Latency
4 242 (11.51%) Risk Management
5 195 (9.27%) Business Analysis
6 188 (8.94%) TDD
7 168 (7.99%) OO
8 159 (7.56%) Analytics
9 124 (5.90%) Project Management
10 123 (5.85%) Electronic Trading
11 120 (5.71%) Algorithmic Trading
12 114 (5.42%) E-Commerce
13 108 (5.14%) Asset Management
14 102 (4.85%) User Acceptance Testing
15 101 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
16 91 (4.33%) Investment Management
17 75 (3.57%) Migration
18 66 (3.14%) Workflow
18 66 (3.14%) Unit Testing
19 61 (2.90%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 657 (31.24%) Java
2 578 (27.48%) SQL
3 522 (24.82%) C#
4 312 (14.84%) C++
5 172 (8.18%) Python
6 127 (6.04%) JavaScript
7 102 (4.85%) VBA
8 87 (4.14%) Perl
9 55 (2.62%) Scala
10 37 (1.76%) VB
11 36 (1.71%) PL/SQL
12 29 (1.38%) Bash Shell
13 28 (1.33%) PowerShell
13 28 (1.33%) Shell Script
14 25 (1.19%) T-SQL
15 19 (0.90%) C
16 16 (0.76%) XAML
17 10 (0.48%) R
18 9 (0.43%) VC++
18 9 (0.43%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 230 (10.94%) Degree
2 31 (1.47%) PhD
3 16 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (0.76%) PMI Certification
4 9 (0.43%) PMP
5 6 (0.29%) MCSE
5 6 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.19%) MCSD
6 4 (0.19%) ISEB
7 3 (0.14%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.095%) CFA
8 2 (0.095%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.095%) MCP
8 2 (0.095%) CIMA
8 2 (0.095%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.048%) MBA
9 1 (0.048%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.048%) CCA
9 1 (0.048%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.048%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.47%) QA
2 34 (1.62%) Dodd-Frank
3 33 (1.57%) EMIR
4 9 (0.43%) Basel III
5 7 (0.33%) MiFID
6 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.24%) COREP
7 4 (0.19%) Basel II
8 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.14%) FATCA
9 2 (0.095%) UCITS
10 1 (0.048%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
System Software
1 29 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.33%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.095%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.095%) XenApp
4 2 (0.095%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.095%) NFS
5 1 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.048%) Firmware
5 1 (0.048%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.048%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.048%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 57 (2.71%) ITRS Geneos
2 18 (0.86%) BladeLogic
2 18 (0.86%) Control-M
3 10 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.43%) ARCserve
4 9 (0.43%) SCCM
5 8 (0.38%) Nagios
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
Vendors
1 303 (14.41%) Oracle
2 122 (5.80%) Sybase
3 104 (4.95%) Microsoft
4 84 (3.99%) TIBCO
5 70 (3.33%) Bloomberg
6 59 (2.81%) Charles River
7 58 (2.76%) 29West
8 52 (2.47%) Murex
9 50 (2.38%) thinkFolio
10 45 (2.14%) Fidessa
11 42 (2.00%) Reuters
12 37 (1.76%) ION Trading
13 32 (1.52%) SAP
14 28 (1.33%) Citrix
14 28 (1.33%) Adobe
15 25 (1.19%) Red Hat
16 23 (1.09%) Informatica
17 18 (0.86%) Tradeweb
18 17 (0.81%) Tableau
19 15 (0.71%) DataSynapse
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