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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 41 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1057 1316 1558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.37% 6.09% 5.56%
As % of the General category 9.51% 11.88% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 1053 1240
Average daily rate £600 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.98% -13.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £12.99 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.00 £37.00 £38.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.88%
General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
11112 11076 14904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.93% 51.27% 53.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7820 7859 10105
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 122 241
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £21.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Front Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 376 £600 +9.09% 125
Docklands, London +5 16 £525 -11.76% 2
Canary Wharf -7 8 £270 -55.00%
Mayfair - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1062 (50.31%) Banking
2 737 (34.91%) Investment Banking
3 714 (33.82%) Finance
4 571 (27.05%) SQL
5 548 (25.96%) C#
6 513 (24.30%) Java
7 511 (24.21%) Derivative
8 478 (22.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 422 (19.99%) Fixed Income
10 356 (16.86%) C++
11 340 (16.11%) .NET
12 280 (13.26%) Multithreading
13 273 (12.93%) Oracle
14 267 (12.65%) Equities
15 254 (12.03%) SQL Server
16 245 (11.61%) Risk Management
17 215 (10.18%) UNIX
18 211 (10.00%) Low Latency
19 210 (9.95%) Windows
20 201 (9.52%) Linux
21 199 (9.43%) WPF
22 198 (9.38%) OO
23 187 (8.86%) Degree
24 176 (8.34%) Project Management
25 175 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
26 166 (7.86%) Back Office
27 163 (7.72%) Business Analysis
28 156 (7.39%) Python
29 154 (7.30%) Analytics
30 135 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 74 (3.51%) Oracle Coherence
2 29 (1.37%) TIBCO EMS
3 11 (0.52%) MQSeries
3 11 (0.52%) WebSphere
4 10 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.47%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.33%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.33%) Confluence
5 7 (0.33%) GemFire
6 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.14%) IIS
7 3 (0.14%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.14%) Node.js
7 3 (0.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 3 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.095%) MTS
8 2 (0.095%) SAS
8 2 (0.095%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.047%) CMS
9 1 (0.047%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 96 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 54 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 49 (2.32%) MS Office
4 36 (1.71%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.95%) MS Project
6 14 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 53 (2.51%) RMDS
2 38 (1.80%) ION MarketView
3 23 (1.09%) Summit
4 22 (1.04%) LatentZero
5 12 (0.57%) Markit EDM
6 9 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (0.38%) Capstone
7 8 (0.38%) Tesseract
7 8 (0.38%) Minerva
8 6 (0.28%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 6 (0.28%) Rolfe and Nolan
8 6 (0.28%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.24%) Endur
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (0.19%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.047%) GitHub
1 1 (0.047%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.047%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.52%) TCP/IP
2 12 (0.57%) Multicast
2 12 (0.57%) Firewall
3 10 (0.47%) LAN
3 10 (0.47%) WAN
4 7 (0.33%) Internet
4 7 (0.33%) HTTP
5 6 (0.28%) FTP
5 6 (0.28%) IP Telephony
6 5 (0.24%) Intranet
6 5 (0.24%) VoIP
7 4 (0.19%) DNS
8 3 (0.14%) Extranet
8 3 (0.14%) VPN
9 2 (0.095%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.095%) Network Security
9 2 (0.095%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.095%) FWSM
9 2 (0.095%) MPLS
9 2 (0.095%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (12.03%) SQL Server
2 73 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 64 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 55 (2.61%) Relational Database
5 46 (2.18%) KDB
5 46 (2.18%) Oracle Database
6 38 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
10 17 (0.81%) RDBMS
11 15 (0.71%) QlikView
12 14 (0.66%) NoSQL
13 13 (0.62%) MongoDB
14 11 (0.52%) MS Access
15 10 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.43%) Big Data
17 7 (0.33%) Spotfire
17 7 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
18 6 (0.28%) BODI
Development Applications
1 44 (2.08%) JUnit
2 41 (1.94%) Visual Studio
3 36 (1.71%) Maven
4 33 (1.56%) Subversion
5 29 (1.37%) Ant
6 27 (1.28%) Jenkins
7 25 (1.18%) JIRA
8 22 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (0.85%) TeamCity
10 16 (0.76%) Eclipse
10 16 (0.76%) NUnit
11 14 (0.66%) Hudson
11 14 (0.66%) Mockito
12 10 (0.47%) Git (software)
12 10 (0.47%) Moq
13 9 (0.43%) CruiseControl
13 9 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
14 8 (0.38%) jMock
14 8 (0.38%) ClearCase
General
1 1062 (50.31%) Banking
2 737 (34.91%) Investment Banking
3 714 (33.82%) Finance
4 166 (7.86%) Back Office
5 83 (3.93%) Financial Institution
6 70 (3.32%) Legal
7 29 (1.37%) Marketing
8 19 (0.90%) Retail
8 19 (0.90%) Private Banking
9 18 (0.85%) Publishing
10 16 (0.76%) Advertising
11 14 (0.66%) Games
12 10 (0.47%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.38%) International Banking
14 6 (0.28%) French Language
14 6 (0.28%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.14%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.095%) German Language
16 2 (0.095%) Manufacturing
17 1 (0.047%) Law
Job Titles
1 938 (44.43%) Developer
2 574 (27.19%) Analyst
3 409 (19.37%) Business Analyst
4 286 (13.55%) C# Developer
5 237 (11.23%) Java Developer
6 212 (10.04%) Project Manager
7 175 (8.29%) C++ Developer
8 129 (6.11%) Senior Developer
9 112 (5.31%) .NET Developer
10 109 (5.16%) C# .NET Developer
11 85 (4.03%) Support Analyst
12 78 (3.69%) Front Office Developer
13 72 (3.41%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
13 72 (3.41%) WPF Developer
14 57 (2.70%) Applications Support
15 54 (2.56%) SQL Developer
16 53 (2.51%) Banking Business Analyst
17 44 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
18 42 (1.99%) Senior Manager
19 41 (1.94%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (16.11%) .NET
2 199 (9.43%) WPF
3 129 (6.11%) WCF
4 91 (4.31%) Spring
5 82 (3.88%) Middleware
6 72 (3.41%) XML
6 72 (3.41%) JMS
7 54 (2.56%) Rendezvous
8 53 (2.51%) HTML
9 47 (2.23%) STL
10 46 (2.18%) WinForms
11 39 (1.85%) HTML5
12 34 (1.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 34 (1.61%) FIX Protocol
13 32 (1.52%) ASP.NET
14 31 (1.47%) LINQ
14 31 (1.47%) Hibernate
15 28 (1.33%) CSS
16 26 (1.23%) Java EE
17 23 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 511 (24.21%) Derivative
2 478 (22.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 422 (19.99%) Fixed Income
4 267 (12.65%) Equities
5 127 (6.02%) Credit Risk
6 123 (5.83%) Market Risk
7 108 (5.12%) Credit Derivative
8 99 (4.69%) Equity Derivative
9 83 (3.93%) Computer Science
10 62 (2.94%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 55 (2.61%) Hedge funds
12 49 (2.32%) Grid Computing
13 47 (2.23%) Mathematics
14 26 (1.23%) Management Information System
15 25 (1.18%) Reference Data
16 18 (0.85%) Physics
17 17 (0.81%) Open Source
18 15 (0.71%) Blackberry
18 15 (0.71%) Visualisation
19 14 (0.66%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 215 (10.18%) UNIX
2 210 (9.95%) Windows
3 201 (9.52%) Linux
4 62 (2.94%) Solaris
5 41 (1.94%) Windows XP
6 33 (1.56%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.047%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.047%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.047%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (13.26%) Multithreading
2 245 (11.61%) Risk Management
3 211 (10.00%) Low Latency
4 198 (9.38%) OO
5 176 (8.34%) Project Management
6 175 (8.29%) Agile Software Development
7 163 (7.72%) Business Analysis
8 154 (7.30%) Analytics
9 135 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
10 128 (6.06%) TDD
11 123 (5.83%) Asset Management
12 95 (4.50%) Investment Management
13 93 (4.41%) Electronic Trading
14 90 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
15 68 (3.22%) E-Commerce
16 66 (3.13%) Algorithmic Trading
17 63 (2.98%) Migration
18 60 (2.84%) Workflow
19 59 (2.79%) Software Engineering
20 56 (2.65%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 571 (27.05%) SQL
2 548 (25.96%) C#
3 513 (24.30%) Java
4 356 (16.86%) C++
5 156 (7.39%) Python
6 98 (4.64%) Perl
7 84 (3.98%) VBA
8 49 (2.32%) Scala
9 44 (2.08%) JavaScript
10 34 (1.61%) C
11 31 (1.47%) T-SQL
11 31 (1.47%) Shell Script
12 28 (1.33%) VB
13 15 (0.71%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.66%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.38%) Tcl
16 7 (0.33%) VBScript
17 5 (0.24%) VC++
18 4 (0.19%) Groovy
18 4 (0.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 187 (8.86%) Degree
2 18 (0.85%) PMI Certification
3 14 (0.66%) CIMA
4 10 (0.47%) PhD
4 10 (0.47%) ACCA
5 6 (0.28%) PMP
5 6 (0.28%) ISEB
6 4 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.14%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.14%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.14%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.095%) CFA
8 2 (0.095%) MCP
8 2 (0.095%) CCSP
8 2 (0.095%) CCNP
8 2 (0.095%) CCNA
8 2 (0.095%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.095%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.047%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.41%) EMIR
2 82 (3.88%) Dodd-Frank
3 62 (2.94%) QA
4 22 (1.04%) MiFID
5 16 (0.76%) Basel III
6 13 (0.62%) FATCA
7 7 (0.33%) Basel II
8 6 (0.28%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.14%) SLA
9 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.047%) GCP
System Software
1 21 (0.99%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.095%) XenApp
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.14%) Control-M
3 3 (0.14%) SCCM
3 3 (0.14%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.095%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.095%) Puppet
4 2 (0.095%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.047%) MOM
5 1 (0.047%) Nagios
Vendors
1 273 (12.93%) Oracle
2 117 (5.54%) Microsoft
3 107 (5.07%) TIBCO
4 103 (4.88%) Bloomberg
5 97 (4.59%) Sybase
6 78 (3.69%) ION Trading
7 61 (2.89%) 29West
8 57 (2.70%) Charles River
9 53 (2.51%) Reuters
10 52 (2.46%) DataSynapse
10 52 (2.46%) Murex
11 50 (2.37%) Fidessa
12 34 (1.61%) thinkFolio
13 24 (1.14%) Calypso
14 20 (0.95%) Sophis
15 18 (0.85%) SAP
16 17 (0.81%) Perforce
17 16 (0.76%) Adobe
17 16 (0.76%) Business Objects
18 15 (0.71%) Tradeweb
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per annum + based on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £522 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago