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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 40 38 36
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1035 1187 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.49% 4.89% 4.97%
As % of the General category 9.94% 9.97% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 986 832
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 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £441 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.13% +25.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
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
10408 11903 10538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.14% 49.08% 49.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7677 8437 7298
Average daily rate £475 £490 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.06% +3.15%
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 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 159 179
Average hourly rate £21.56 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £51.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -9 308 £588 +2.17% 70
Canary Wharf +6 6 £563 +12.50%
Hammersmith - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 931 (44.59%) Banking
2 723 (34.63%) Java
3 715 (34.24%) Finance
4 639 (30.60%) Investment Banking
5 625 (29.93%) SQL
6 568 (27.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 510 (24.43%) C#
8 448 (21.46%) Derivative
9 430 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
10 427 (20.45%) Fixed Income
11 391 (18.73%) Multithreading
12 339 (16.24%) Low Latency
13 322 (15.42%) C++
14 312 (14.94%) UNIX
15 284 (13.60%) Oracle
16 281 (13.46%) .NET
17 245 (11.73%) Equities
18 233 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
19 225 (10.78%) Risk Management
20 223 (10.68%) Linux
21 211 (10.11%) Degree
22 203 (9.72%) SQL Server
23 179 (8.57%) TDD
23 179 (8.57%) Business Analysis
24 173 (8.29%) Back Office
25 166 (7.95%) OO
25 166 (7.95%) WPF
26 157 (7.52%) Python
27 149 (7.14%) HTML
28 146 (6.99%) Windows

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 46 (2.20%) Oracle Coherence
2 29 (1.39%) TIBCO EMS
3 27 (1.29%) WebSphere
4 23 (1.10%) WebLogic
5 16 (0.77%) Confluence
6 15 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.67%) Apache
8 12 (0.57%) IIS
9 11 (0.53%) Node.js
9 11 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
10 10 (0.48%) SharePoint
11 9 (0.43%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.19%) JBoss
13 4 (0.19%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.096%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.096%) FileNet
14 2 (0.096%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.096%) Exchange Server 2010
14 2 (0.096%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 69 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.58%) MS Office
3 18 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.81%) MS Project
5 15 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.72%) 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 39 (1.87%) Markit EDM
2 33 (1.58%) ION MarketView
3 20 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 20 (0.96%) RMDS
4 17 (0.81%) Summit
5 11 (0.53%) Murex MxG2000
5 11 (0.53%) Endur
6 10 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
7 9 (0.43%) LatentZero
8 7 (0.34%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 6 (0.29%) ZaiNet
9 6 (0.29%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.24%) Global One
11 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 3 (0.14%) SAP SRM
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
12 3 (0.14%) Front Arena
13 2 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
13 2 (0.096%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.048%) GitHub
1 1 (0.048%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.048%) Force.com
1 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (0.91%) Firewall
2 17 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.67%) DNS
4 10 (0.48%) Intranet
5 8 (0.38%) LDAP
5 8 (0.38%) BIG-IP
6 5 (0.24%) Multicast
7 4 (0.19%) DHCP
8 3 (0.14%) HTTP
8 3 (0.14%) Internet
9 2 (0.096%) FTP
10 1 (0.048%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.048%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.048%) SSH
10 1 (0.048%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.048%) VPN
10 1 (0.048%) GPRS
10 1 (0.048%) GSM
10 1 (0.048%) LAN
10 1 (0.048%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 89 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 50 (2.39%) KDB
4 46 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (1.44%) Oracle Database
6 24 (1.15%) Big Data
7 20 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (0.72%) QlikView
11 13 (0.62%) MongoDB
11 13 (0.62%) Hadoop
12 11 (0.53%) DB2
13 9 (0.43%) OLAP
13 9 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (0.43%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.34%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 48 (2.30%) Subversion
1 48 (2.30%) JIRA
2 46 (2.20%) TeamCity
3 36 (1.72%) Visual Studio
4 35 (1.68%) JUnit
5 24 (1.15%) Maven
6 23 (1.10%) Git (software)
7 22 (1.05%) CruiseControl
8 20 (0.96%) Ant
9 18 (0.86%) NUnit
10 10 (0.48%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.43%) WebDriver
11 9 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
11 9 (0.43%) Mockito
12 8 (0.38%) Grunt
13 7 (0.34%) Jenkins
13 7 (0.34%) Moq
13 7 (0.34%) Hudson
13 7 (0.34%) jMock
General
1 931 (44.59%) Banking
2 715 (34.24%) Finance
3 639 (30.60%) Investment Banking
4 173 (8.29%) Back Office
5 67 (3.21%) Financial Institution
6 49 (2.35%) Legal
7 35 (1.68%) Retail
8 9 (0.43%) Advertising
9 8 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.29%) Marketing
12 3 (0.14%) French Language
13 2 (0.096%) Law
13 2 (0.096%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.096%) International Banking
13 2 (0.096%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.048%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.048%) German Language
14 1 (0.048%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.048%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1058 (50.67%) Developer
2 531 (25.43%) Analyst
3 399 (19.11%) Java Developer
4 286 (13.70%) Business Analyst
5 231 (11.06%) C# Developer
6 167 (8.00%) Support Analyst
7 154 (7.38%) Senior Developer
8 143 (6.85%) Project Manager
9 120 (5.75%) Applications Support
10 99 (4.74%) Front Office Developer
11 95 (4.55%) C++ Developer
12 63 (3.02%) Senior Java Developer
13 60 (2.87%) Applications Support Analyst
14 50 (2.39%) Quantitative Developer
15 49 (2.35%) .NET Developer
16 44 (2.11%) Python Developer
17 43 (2.06%) Banking Business Analyst
18 42 (2.01%) C# .NET Developer
19 41 (1.96%) Architect
19 41 (1.96%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (13.46%) .NET
2 166 (7.95%) WPF
3 149 (7.14%) HTML
4 146 (6.99%) FIX Protocol
5 125 (5.99%) XML
6 115 (5.51%) WCF
7 110 (5.27%) HTML5
8 108 (5.17%) Spring
9 91 (4.36%) Middleware
10 56 (2.68%) JMS
11 53 (2.54%) Hibernate
12 52 (2.49%) Web Services
13 49 (2.35%) WinForms
14 47 (2.25%) Rendezvous
15 43 (2.06%) ASP.NET
16 40 (1.92%) AngularJS
17 39 (1.87%) XSLT
18 35 (1.68%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 34 (1.63%) RESTful
19 34 (1.63%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 568 (27.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 448 (21.46%) Derivative
3 427 (20.45%) Fixed Income
4 245 (11.73%) Equities
5 233 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
6 116 (5.56%) Credit Derivative
7 105 (5.03%) Computer Science
8 90 (4.31%) Credit Risk
9 89 (4.26%) Mathematics
10 78 (3.74%) Equity Derivative
11 75 (3.59%) Market Risk
12 50 (2.39%) Data Structures
13 46 (2.20%) Management Information System
14 39 (1.87%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 37 (1.77%) Algorithms
16 34 (1.63%) User Experience
17 28 (1.34%) Physics
18 24 (1.15%) Grid Computing
19 21 (1.01%) N-Tier
20 19 (0.91%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 312 (14.94%) UNIX
2 223 (10.68%) Linux
3 146 (6.99%) Windows
4 19 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (0.67%) Windows 7
5 14 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
6 13 (0.62%) Solaris
7 10 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.29%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.14%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.096%) SUSE
11 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.096%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.048%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.048%) AIX
12 1 (0.048%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (18.73%) Multithreading
3 339 (16.24%) Low Latency
4 225 (10.78%) Risk Management
5 179 (8.57%) TDD
5 179 (8.57%) Business Analysis
6 166 (7.95%) OO
7 146 (6.99%) Analytics
8 132 (6.32%) Electronic Trading
9 123 (5.89%) Project Management
10 122 (5.84%) Algorithmic Trading
11 105 (5.03%) User Acceptance Testing
12 101 (4.84%) E-Commerce
13 91 (4.36%) Asset Management
14 82 (3.93%) Stakeholder Management
15 73 (3.50%) Investment Management
16 62 (2.97%) Workflow
17 61 (2.92%) ITIL
18 57 (2.73%) Data Modelling
18 57 (2.73%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 723 (34.63%) Java
2 625 (29.93%) SQL
3 510 (24.43%) C#
4 322 (15.42%) C++
5 157 (7.52%) Python
6 126 (6.03%) JavaScript
7 113 (5.41%) VBA
8 65 (3.11%) Perl
9 46 (2.20%) Scala
10 42 (2.01%) VB
11 37 (1.77%) PL/SQL
11 37 (1.77%) Shell Script
12 31 (1.48%) T-SQL
13 28 (1.34%) PowerShell
14 22 (1.05%) C
15 17 (0.81%) Bash Shell
15 17 (0.81%) XAML
16 15 (0.72%) Ruby
17 9 (0.43%) R
17 9 (0.43%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 211 (10.11%) Degree
2 25 (1.20%) PhD
3 11 (0.53%) PMI Certification
4 10 (0.48%) PMP
5 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.14%) ISEB
7 3 (0.14%) CCA
8 2 (0.096%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.096%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.096%) CFA
9 1 (0.048%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.048%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.048%) MBA
9 1 (0.048%) MCP
9 1 (0.048%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.44%) QA
2 20 (0.96%) Dodd-Frank
3 17 (0.81%) EMIR
4 6 (0.29%) MiFID
5 5 (0.24%) COREP
5 5 (0.24%) Basel III
6 4 (0.19%) FATCA
7 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.096%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.096%) UCITS
9 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.048%) Basel II
System Software
1 21 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.24%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.096%) NFS
4 2 (0.096%) XenApp
5 1 (0.048%) HDFS
5 1 (0.048%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.048%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.048%) Firmware
5 1 (0.048%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 42 (2.01%) ITRS Geneos
2 22 (1.05%) Control-M
3 15 (0.72%) BladeLogic
3 15 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.38%) SCCM
5 6 (0.29%) Puppet
6 5 (0.24%) WMI
7 4 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.19%) Salt
8 3 (0.14%) Nagios
9 2 (0.096%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.096%) BMC Marimba
9 2 (0.096%) logstash
9 2 (0.096%) Kibana
10 1 (0.048%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.048%) Oozie
10 1 (0.048%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.048%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 284 (13.60%) Oracle
2 122 (5.84%) Sybase
3 97 (4.65%) TIBCO
4 90 (4.31%) Microsoft
5 85 (4.07%) Bloomberg
6 67 (3.21%) thinkFolio
7 65 (3.11%) Murex
8 57 (2.73%) 29West
9 54 (2.59%) ION Trading
10 48 (2.30%) Charles River
11 42 (2.01%) Reuters
11 42 (2.01%) Fidessa
12 29 (1.39%) SAP
13 24 (1.15%) Informatica
14 23 (1.10%) Adobe
15 21 (1.01%) Tradeweb
16 17 (0.81%) Tableau
16 17 (0.81%) Red Hat
17 16 (0.77%) Citrix
18 15 (0.72%) DataSynapse
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