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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 44 42 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing Front Office 992 1031 1477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.12% 4.24% 5.90%
As % of the General category 8.76% 9.44% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 823 1157
Average daily rate
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£600 £588 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £434
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £90.00
% change year-on-year
+209.52% -76.66%
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
11319 10916 12688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.99% 44.86% 50.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8082 7583 8959
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 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 155 171
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.09 £37.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 +5 308 £600 +2.56% 103
Docklands, London +8 23 £610 -0.40% 1
Canary Wharf -5 5 £513 -14.58%
Mayfair - 1 £250 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 853 (46.71%) Banking
2 792 (43.37%) Finance
3 604 (33.08%) Investment Banking
4 572 (31.33%) C#
5 552 (30.23%) Java
6 544 (29.79%) SQL
7 419 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
8 416 (22.78%) Derivative
9 384 (21.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 347 (19.00%) Multithreading
11 324 (17.74%) Fixed Income
12 297 (16.27%) .NET
13 293 (16.05%) C++
14 261 (14.29%) Equities
15 253 (13.86%) SQL Server
16 241 (13.20%) TDD
17 227 (12.43%) Low Latency
18 224 (12.27%) UNIX
19 217 (11.88%) Risk Management
20 212 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
21 206 (11.28%) Python
22 205 (11.23%) WPF
23 200 (10.95%) Linux
24 192 (10.51%) Oracle
25 166 (9.09%) OO
26 162 (8.87%) FIX Protocol
27 145 (7.94%) Windows
28 140 (7.67%) Degree
29 138 (7.56%) Electronic Trading
30 137 (7.50%) VBA

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 61 (3.34%) Oracle Coherence
2 13 (0.71%) WebSphere
3 11 (0.60%) IIS
4 9 (0.49%) WebLogic
4 9 (0.49%) Apache
5 8 (0.44%) JBoss
6 7 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (0.33%) MTS
7 6 (0.33%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.27%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.16%) WebSphere Process Server
9 3 (0.16%) Confluence
9 3 (0.16%) Node.js
9 3 (0.16%) GemFire
10 2 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.11%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.11%) SmartSockets
Applications
1 98 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
3 32 (1.75%) MS Office
4 17 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.82%) MS Project
6 11 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 34 (1.86%) thinkFolio
2 17 (0.93%) Markit EDM
3 15 (0.82%) ION MarketView
4 13 (0.71%) SimCorp Dimension
5 12 (0.66%) Global One
5 12 (0.66%) LatentZero
6 10 (0.55%) Summit
7 5 (0.27%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.22%) Tesseract
8 4 (0.22%) Minerva
8 4 (0.22%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
9 3 (0.16%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
9 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.16%) Endur
10 2 (0.11%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.11%) Front Arena
10 2 (0.11%) Kondor+
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.055%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.71%) TCP/IP
1 13 (0.71%) Firewall
2 8 (0.44%) Internet
3 7 (0.38%) HTTP
4 5 (0.27%) LDAP
5 4 (0.22%) FTP
5 4 (0.22%) Multicast
6 3 (0.16%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.16%) Network Security
7 2 (0.11%) SSH
7 2 (0.11%) VPN
7 2 (0.11%) DNS
7 2 (0.11%) SSL
8 1 (0.055%) SAN
8 1 (0.055%) NAS
8 1 (0.055%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.11%) Relational Database
3 56 (3.07%) Oracle Database
4 54 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (1.92%) KDB
6 33 (1.81%) RDBMS
7 29 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 25 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (1.10%) Big Data
11 18 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.60%) DB2
15 11 (0.60%) Hadoop
16 10 (0.55%) MS Access
17 8 (0.44%) Data Mining
17 8 (0.44%) QlikView
17 8 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 81 (4.44%) Subversion
2 48 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 41 (2.25%) Maven
4 34 (1.86%) TeamCity
5 31 (1.70%) Visual Studio
6 30 (1.64%) NUnit
7 25 (1.37%) JIRA
8 17 (0.93%) Gradle
9 16 (0.88%) Jenkins
9 16 (0.88%) Eclipse
10 14 (0.77%) JUnit
10 14 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.55%) Ant
12 9 (0.49%) CruiseControl
12 9 (0.49%) Moq
13 8 (0.44%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.44%) Hudson
14 7 (0.38%) MSBuild
15 6 (0.33%) Selenium
15 6 (0.33%) jMock
General
1 853 (46.71%) Banking
2 792 (43.37%) Finance
3 604 (33.08%) Investment Banking
4 102 (5.59%) Back Office
5 69 (3.78%) Financial Institution
6 41 (2.25%) Legal
7 35 (1.92%) Retail
8 13 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
9 9 (0.49%) Retail Banking
9 9 (0.49%) Advertising
10 8 (0.44%) Publishing
10 8 (0.44%) French Language
10 8 (0.44%) Private Banking
10 8 (0.44%) Spanish Language
11 7 (0.38%) Marketing
12 5 (0.27%) German Language
12 5 (0.27%) Italian Language
12 5 (0.27%) International Banking
13 4 (0.22%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.22%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 994 (54.44%) Developer
2 454 (24.86%) Analyst
3 308 (16.87%) C# Developer
4 261 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 257 (14.07%) Business Analyst
6 200 (10.95%) Senior Developer
7 144 (7.89%) Project Manager
8 102 (5.59%) C++ Developer
9 100 (5.48%) Applications Support
10 96 (5.26%) Support Analyst
11 91 (4.98%) Senior C# Developer
12 83 (4.55%) Python Developer
13 77 (4.22%) Front Office Developer
14 65 (3.56%) WPF Developer
15 55 (3.01%) Senior Java Developer
16 53 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
17 52 (2.85%) Quantitative Developer
18 46 (2.52%) Scala Developer
19 44 (2.41%) .NET Developer
20 43 (2.35%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (16.27%) .NET
2 205 (11.23%) WPF
3 162 (8.87%) FIX Protocol
4 111 (6.08%) WCF
5 105 (5.75%) HTML
6 101 (5.53%) XML
7 72 (3.94%) HTML5
8 64 (3.50%) WinForms
9 60 (3.29%) Middleware
10 48 (2.63%) JMS
11 46 (2.52%) AngularJS
12 41 (2.25%) RESTful
13 40 (2.19%) Web Services
14 38 (2.08%) Spring
15 37 (2.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 33 (1.81%) STL
17 29 (1.59%) NumPy
17 29 (1.59%) .NET Framework
18 28 (1.53%) Reactive Extensions
19 26 (1.42%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 416 (22.78%) Derivative
2 384 (21.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 324 (17.74%) Fixed Income
4 261 (14.29%) Equities
5 212 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
6 110 (6.02%) Equity Derivative
6 110 (6.02%) Credit Risk
7 85 (4.65%) Market Risk
8 71 (3.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 68 (3.72%) Computer Science
10 66 (3.61%) Data Structures
11 61 (3.34%) Mathematics
12 60 (3.29%) Algorithms
13 43 (2.35%) Hedge funds
14 41 (2.25%) Grid Computing
15 37 (2.03%) Credit Derivative
16 28 (1.53%) Physics
17 23 (1.26%) N-Tier
17 23 (1.26%) Management Information System
18 18 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 224 (12.27%) UNIX
2 200 (10.95%) Linux
3 145 (7.94%) Windows
4 13 (0.71%) Solaris
5 6 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.27%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.27%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.16%) SUSE
7 3 (0.16%) Android
7 3 (0.16%) Windows NT
7 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.055%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.055%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.055%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
2 347 (19.00%) Multithreading
3 241 (13.20%) TDD
4 227 (12.43%) Low Latency
5 217 (11.88%) Risk Management
6 166 (9.09%) OO
7 138 (7.56%) Electronic Trading
8 126 (6.90%) Project Management
9 125 (6.85%) Asset Management
10 115 (6.30%) Analytics
11 114 (6.24%) Business Analysis
12 108 (5.91%) SDLC
13 94 (5.15%) Unit Testing
14 88 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
15 87 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
16 81 (4.44%) Investment Management
17 80 (4.38%) Algorithmic Trading
18 67 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
19 61 (3.34%) MVVM
19 61 (3.34%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 572 (31.33%) C#
2 552 (30.23%) Java
3 544 (29.79%) SQL
4 293 (16.05%) C++
5 206 (11.28%) Python
6 137 (7.50%) VBA
7 122 (6.68%) Perl
8 97 (5.31%) JavaScript
9 93 (5.09%) Scala
10 48 (2.63%) Shell Script
11 37 (2.03%) VB
12 29 (1.59%) T-SQL
13 22 (1.20%) C
13 22 (1.20%) R
14 17 (0.93%) PowerShell
15 16 (0.88%) Bash Shell
16 15 (0.82%) F#
17 13 (0.71%) Go
18 12 (0.66%) XAML
18 12 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 140 (7.67%) Degree
2 22 (1.20%) PMI Certification
3 16 (0.88%) PhD
4 14 (0.77%) PMP
5 7 (0.38%) ISEB
6 4 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.16%) IIBA
7 3 (0.16%) CFA
8 2 (0.11%) CBAP
8 2 (0.11%) APMP
8 2 (0.11%) CISA
8 2 (0.11%) CIMA
8 2 (0.11%) CISSP
9 1 (0.055%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.055%) ACCA
9 1 (0.055%) MBA
9 1 (0.055%) CISM
9 1 (0.055%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.055%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.72%) QA
2 47 (2.57%) MiFID
3 30 (1.64%) EMIR
4 29 (1.59%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.49%) AIFMD
6 6 (0.33%) FATCA
7 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.27%) Basel III
8 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.055%) SLA
9 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.055%) P3O
9 1 (0.055%) COREP
System Software
1 7 (0.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.22%) Platform Symphony
2 4 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (0.11%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.11%) Samba
3 2 (0.11%) NFS
3 2 (0.11%) HDFS
4 1 (0.055%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.055%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
2 14 (0.77%) Control-M
3 12 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (0.55%) Tivoli
5 5 (0.27%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.16%) OpenView
6 3 (0.16%) Nagios
7 2 (0.11%) Netcool
7 2 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.11%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.11%) Puppet
7 2 (0.11%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.055%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.055%) logstash
8 1 (0.055%) Icinga
8 1 (0.055%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (0.055%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.055%) WSUS
8 1 (0.055%) SCCM
Vendors
1 192 (10.51%) Oracle
2 122 (6.68%) Microsoft
3 103 (5.64%) Sybase
4 51 (2.79%) Bloomberg
5 48 (2.63%) TIBCO
6 40 (2.19%) Murex
7 31 (1.70%) Charles River
8 28 (1.53%) DevExpress
9 26 (1.42%) Fidessa
10 21 (1.15%) Solace
11 20 (1.10%) Reuters
11 20 (1.10%) ION Trading
12 17 (0.93%) Perforce
12 17 (0.93%) Citrix
13 15 (0.82%) SimCorp
14 12 (0.66%) Tradeweb
15 10 (0.55%) DataSynapse
15 10 (0.55%) SAP
16 9 (0.49%) SunGard
16 9 (0.49%) HP
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per week
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £620 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600 - £800 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £388.30 - £425.29 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago