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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 48 41 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing Front Office 898 1034 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.83% 4.44% 5.68%
As % of the General category 8.27% 9.90% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 855 1050
Average daily rate
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£578 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - -
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
10861 10449 12022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 46.36% 44.91% 51.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7846 7352 8432
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 131 163
Average hourly rate £22.27 £18.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.70% -19.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £37.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -2 293 £575 -4.16% 126
Docklands, London -2 13 £613 +2.08% 1
Canary Wharf - 13 £525 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 819 (43.31%) Banking
2 733 (38.76%) Finance
3 586 (30.99%) Investment Banking
4 584 (30.88%) SQL
5 577 (30.51%) Java
6 567 (29.98%) C#
7 435 (23.00%) Derivative
8 423 (22.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 406 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
10 386 (20.41%) Multithreading
11 368 (19.46%) Fixed Income
12 298 (15.76%) Low Latency
13 291 (15.39%) .NET
14 290 (15.34%) C++
15 279 (14.75%) UNIX
16 264 (13.96%) Equities
17 252 (13.33%) SQL Server
18 245 (12.96%) TDD
19 224 (11.85%) Python
20 203 (10.74%) Linux
21 187 (9.89%) OO
22 186 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
22 186 (9.84%) WPF
23 183 (9.68%) Oracle
24 181 (9.57%) Risk Management
25 169 (8.94%) FIX Protocol
26 162 (8.57%) VBA
27 157 (8.30%) Degree
28 156 (8.25%) Electronic Trading
29 138 (7.30%) Windows

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 39 (2.06%) Oracle Coherence
2 13 (0.69%) JBoss
3 12 (0.63%) IIS
3 12 (0.63%) WebSphere
4 9 (0.48%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.37%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.37%) MTS
5 7 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.32%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (0.32%) Apache
7 5 (0.26%) IPython
7 5 (0.26%) Node.js
8 3 (0.16%) Confluence
8 3 (0.16%) Apache ServiceMix
8 3 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.11%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.11%) SmartSockets
9 2 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 92 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
3 16 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.74%) MS Office
5 11 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.58%) MS Project
6 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 42 (2.22%) thinkFolio
2 35 (1.85%) ION MarketView
3 24 (1.27%) Summit
4 20 (1.06%) LatentZero
5 17 (0.90%) RMDS
6 16 (0.85%) SimCorp Dimension
6 16 (0.85%) Markit EDM
7 13 (0.69%) Global One
8 7 (0.37%) Tesseract
8 7 (0.37%) Minerva
8 7 (0.37%) Sentinel
8 7 (0.37%) Front Arena
9 4 (0.21%) Endur
10 3 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
10 3 (0.16%) SAP CO
10 3 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
11 2 (0.11%) Aligne
11 2 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
11 2 (0.11%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.053%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.69%) TCP/IP
2 10 (0.53%) Firewall
3 8 (0.42%) Internet
4 5 (0.26%) Multicast
5 3 (0.16%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.16%) Network Security
5 3 (0.16%) Intranet
5 3 (0.16%) LDAP
5 3 (0.16%) VPN
6 2 (0.11%) SSL
6 2 (0.11%) FTP
7 1 (0.053%) SAN
7 1 (0.053%) NAS
7 1 (0.053%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.18%) Relational Database
3 48 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 45 (2.38%) Oracle Database
5 37 (1.96%) KDB
6 29 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (1.37%) RDBMS
8 23 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 18 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (0.90%) Big Data
12 15 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (0.63%) Hadoop
13 12 (0.63%) MS Access
13 12 (0.63%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.42%) QlikView
15 7 (0.37%) DB2
16 6 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 80 (4.23%) Subversion
2 42 (2.22%) TeamCity
3 37 (1.96%) Git (software)
4 35 (1.85%) NUnit
5 33 (1.75%) Visual Studio
6 30 (1.59%) JIRA
7 29 (1.53%) Maven
8 26 (1.37%) JUnit
9 19 (1.00%) Eclipse
10 17 (0.90%) CruiseControl
11 14 (0.74%) Ant
12 13 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.58%) Jenkins
14 10 (0.53%) Gradle
14 10 (0.53%) Moq
15 9 (0.48%) Cucumber
15 9 (0.48%) Hudson
16 7 (0.37%) JBehave
16 7 (0.37%) jMock
17 5 (0.26%) Selenium
General
1 819 (43.31%) Banking
2 733 (38.76%) Finance
3 586 (30.99%) Investment Banking
4 124 (6.56%) Back Office
5 63 (3.33%) Financial Institution
6 41 (2.17%) Legal
7 25 (1.32%) Retail
8 19 (1.00%) French Language
9 8 (0.42%) Advertising
10 7 (0.37%) Publishing
10 7 (0.37%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
11 6 (0.32%) Marketing
11 6 (0.32%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.26%) German Language
12 5 (0.26%) Italian Language
12 5 (0.26%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.16%) Portuguese Language
14 2 (0.11%) Polish Language
14 2 (0.11%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 999 (52.83%) Developer
2 485 (25.65%) Analyst
3 319 (16.87%) Java Developer
4 291 (15.39%) C# Developer
5 267 (14.12%) Business Analyst
6 191 (10.10%) Senior Developer
7 144 (7.62%) Applications Support
8 132 (6.98%) Support Analyst
9 121 (6.40%) Project Manager
10 110 (5.82%) C++ Developer
11 87 (4.60%) Senior C# Developer
12 84 (4.44%) Python Developer
13 74 (3.91%) Front Office Developer
14 68 (3.60%) Applications Support Analyst
15 52 (2.75%) .NET Developer
16 51 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
17 49 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
18 46 (2.43%) Excel Developer
19 45 (2.38%) WPF Developer
20 41 (2.17%) RAD Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 291 (15.39%) .NET
2 186 (9.84%) WPF
3 169 (8.94%) FIX Protocol
4 102 (5.39%) WCF
5 101 (5.34%) HTML
6 85 (4.49%) XML
7 72 (3.81%) WinForms
8 71 (3.75%) HTML5
9 60 (3.17%) Middleware
10 46 (2.43%) AngularJS
11 42 (2.22%) JMS
12 39 (2.06%) Spring
13 35 (1.85%) ASP.NET
13 35 (1.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 32 (1.69%) RESTful
14 32 (1.69%) Reactive Extensions
15 31 (1.64%) Web Services
16 30 (1.59%) STL
16 30 (1.59%) .NET Framework
16 30 (1.59%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 435 (23.00%) Derivative
2 423 (22.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 368 (19.46%) Fixed Income
4 264 (13.96%) Equities
5 186 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
6 93 (4.92%) Equity Derivative
7 78 (4.12%) Credit Risk
8 72 (3.81%) Market Risk
9 66 (3.49%) Computer Science
10 61 (3.23%) Algorithms
11 55 (2.91%) Credit Derivative
11 55 (2.91%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 53 (2.80%) Data Structures
13 51 (2.70%) Hedge funds
14 46 (2.43%) Mathematics
15 25 (1.32%) Grid Computing
16 21 (1.11%) Management Information System
17 19 (1.00%) Swaptions
18 17 (0.90%) N-Tier
19 16 (0.85%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 279 (14.75%) UNIX
2 203 (10.74%) Linux
3 138 (7.30%) Windows
4 7 (0.37%) Solaris
5 5 (0.26%) Windows XP
6 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.16%) Windows NT
6 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.053%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.053%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (21.47%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (20.41%) Multithreading
3 298 (15.76%) Low Latency
4 245 (12.96%) TDD
5 187 (9.89%) OO
6 181 (9.57%) Risk Management
7 156 (8.25%) Electronic Trading
8 133 (7.03%) Business Analysis
9 120 (6.35%) Asset Management
10 101 (5.34%) Analytics
11 96 (5.08%) Project Management
12 94 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
13 93 (4.92%) SDLC
14 88 (4.65%) Algorithmic Trading
15 83 (4.39%) Investment Management
16 82 (4.34%) E-Commerce
17 81 (4.28%) Unit Testing
18 78 (4.12%) RAD
19 76 (4.02%) Scrum
20 72 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 584 (30.88%) SQL
2 577 (30.51%) Java
3 567 (29.98%) C#
4 290 (15.34%) C++
5 224 (11.85%) Python
6 162 (8.57%) VBA
7 111 (5.87%) JavaScript
8 109 (5.76%) Perl
9 54 (2.86%) Scala
10 40 (2.12%) Shell Script
11 31 (1.64%) T-SQL
12 30 (1.59%) VB
13 26 (1.37%) C
14 21 (1.11%) Go
15 18 (0.95%) R
16 14 (0.74%) F#
17 11 (0.58%) XAML
18 10 (0.53%) PowerShell
18 10 (0.53%) VBScript
18 10 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 157 (8.30%) Degree
2 12 (0.63%) PMI Certification
3 11 (0.58%) PMP
4 5 (0.26%) PhD
4 5 (0.26%) ISEB
5 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.16%) CFA
6 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.11%) CISA
6 2 (0.11%) IIBA
6 2 (0.11%) CBAP
6 2 (0.11%) CISSP
7 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.053%) MCP
7 1 (0.053%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.053%) MCSE
7 1 (0.053%) MCSA
7 1 (0.053%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.053%) CISM
7 1 (0.053%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.12%) QA
2 35 (1.85%) MiFID
3 28 (1.48%) Dodd-Frank
4 27 (1.43%) EMIR
5 6 (0.32%) FATCA
6 5 (0.26%) AIFMD
7 4 (0.21%) Basel III
8 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.11%) Basel II
10 1 (0.053%) SLA
10 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (0.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.053%) GridGain
4 1 (0.053%) HDFS
4 1 (0.053%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (1.11%) ITRS Geneos
2 15 (0.79%) Control-M
3 9 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.16%) OpenView
5 3 (0.16%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.11%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.11%) Netcool
7 1 (0.053%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.053%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.053%) WSUS
7 1 (0.053%) SCCM
7 1 (0.053%) Nagios
Vendors
1 183 (9.68%) Oracle
2 119 (6.29%) Microsoft
3 110 (5.82%) Sybase
4 60 (3.17%) TIBCO
5 47 (2.49%) Bloomberg
6 43 (2.27%) Murex
7 39 (2.06%) ION Trading
8 34 (1.80%) DevExpress
9 30 (1.59%) Charles River
10 26 (1.37%) Fidessa
11 21 (1.11%) Reuters
11 21 (1.11%) Tradeweb
12 18 (0.95%) SimCorp
13 15 (0.79%) Perforce
14 14 (0.74%) Solace
14 14 (0.74%) Citrix
14 14 (0.74%) SunGard
15 12 (0.63%) Calypso
16 10 (0.53%) SAP
16 10 (0.53%) Syncfusion
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Posted: 2 hours ago
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Hays Finance Technology
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Resource Solutions - Barclays
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South West London
Red10
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TEKsystems
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Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
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City, London
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City, London
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