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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 45 41 26
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Contract jobs citing Front Office 946 1046 1458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.03% 4.45% 6.01%
As % of the General category 8.57% 9.94% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 846 1152
Average daily rate
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£600 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £525 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -8.57%
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
11043 10527 12395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 47.04% 44.76% 51.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7939 7334 8690
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 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 141 188
Average hourly rate £22.36 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.19% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.71 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -3 333 £600 - 128
Docklands, London +6 20 £610 -0.40%
Canary Wharf - 4 £450 -
Mayfair - 1 £250 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 843 (44.39%) Banking
2 767 (40.39%) Finance
3 606 (31.91%) Investment Banking
4 593 (31.23%) C#
5 586 (30.86%) Java
6 564 (29.70%) SQL
7 431 (22.70%) Derivative
8 424 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
9 421 (22.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 385 (20.27%) Multithreading
11 359 (18.90%) Fixed Income
12 304 (16.01%) .NET
13 296 (15.59%) C++
14 277 (14.59%) Low Latency
15 265 (13.95%) Equities
16 257 (13.53%) SQL Server
17 245 (12.90%) UNIX
18 242 (12.74%) TDD
19 225 (11.85%) Python
20 202 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
21 200 (10.53%) Linux
21 200 (10.53%) Risk Management
22 192 (10.11%) Oracle
23 187 (9.85%) WPF
24 176 (9.27%) FIX Protocol
24 176 (9.27%) OO
25 157 (8.27%) VBA
26 150 (7.90%) Degree
27 144 (7.58%) Electronic Trading
28 139 (7.32%) Windows

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 54 (2.84%) Oracle Coherence
2 13 (0.68%) WebSphere
3 12 (0.63%) IIS
4 11 (0.58%) JBoss
5 9 (0.47%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (0.42%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.37%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.37%) Apache
7 7 (0.37%) MTS
8 6 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (0.32%) Node.js
9 5 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.16%) WebSphere Process Server
10 3 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.16%) GemFire
10 3 (0.16%) Confluence
10 3 (0.16%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (0.16%) IPython
Applications
1 98 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
3 21 (1.11%) MS Office
4 13 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.53%) MS Project
7 3 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 41 (2.16%) thinkFolio
2 27 (1.42%) ION MarketView
3 21 (1.11%) Markit EDM
4 17 (0.90%) LatentZero
4 17 (0.90%) SimCorp Dimension
5 15 (0.79%) Summit
6 13 (0.68%) Global One
7 12 (0.63%) RMDS
8 8 (0.42%) Sentinel
9 7 (0.37%) Tesseract
9 7 (0.37%) Minerva
10 5 (0.26%) Front Arena
11 3 (0.16%) SAP CO
11 3 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.16%) Endur
11 3 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
12 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
12 2 (0.11%) Kondor+
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.053%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.58%) TCP/IP
2 10 (0.53%) Firewall
3 9 (0.47%) Internet
4 4 (0.21%) HTTP
4 4 (0.21%) Multicast
5 3 (0.16%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.16%) Network Security
5 3 (0.16%) VPN
5 3 (0.16%) LDAP
6 2 (0.11%) FTP
6 2 (0.11%) SSL
7 1 (0.053%) SAN
7 1 (0.053%) Intranet
7 1 (0.053%) DNS
7 1 (0.053%) NAS
7 1 (0.053%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (13.53%) SQL Server
2 92 (4.84%) Relational Database
3 55 (2.90%) Oracle Database
4 53 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (1.90%) KDB
6 31 (1.63%) RDBMS
7 29 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (0.74%) Big Data
13 12 (0.63%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.58%) DB2
15 10 (0.53%) MS Access
16 9 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (0.47%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.37%) QlikView
18 6 (0.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 93 (4.90%) Subversion
2 49 (2.58%) Git (software)
3 44 (2.32%) TeamCity
4 37 (1.95%) NUnit
5 36 (1.90%) Maven
6 34 (1.79%) JIRA
7 30 (1.58%) Visual Studio
8 19 (1.00%) Eclipse
9 15 (0.79%) JUnit
10 13 (0.68%) Jenkins
11 12 (0.63%) Moq
11 12 (0.63%) Gradle
11 12 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (0.58%) CruiseControl
13 9 (0.47%) Ant
13 9 (0.47%) Hudson
14 8 (0.42%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.37%) MSBuild
16 5 (0.26%) SpecFlow
16 5 (0.26%) Build Forge
General
1 843 (44.39%) Banking
2 767 (40.39%) Finance
3 606 (31.91%) Investment Banking
4 125 (6.58%) Back Office
5 61 (3.21%) Financial Institution
6 49 (2.58%) Legal
7 29 (1.53%) Retail
8 16 (0.84%) French Language
9 11 (0.58%) Advertising
10 10 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
11 9 (0.47%) Publishing
12 8 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.42%) Marketing
13 7 (0.37%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.26%) German Language
14 5 (0.26%) Italian Language
14 5 (0.26%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.21%) Portuguese Language
16 2 (0.11%) Mandarin Language
16 2 (0.11%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 1023 (53.87%) Developer
2 484 (25.49%) Analyst
3 308 (16.22%) Java Developer
4 302 (15.90%) C# Developer
5 272 (14.32%) Business Analyst
6 195 (10.27%) Senior Developer
7 135 (7.11%) Project Manager
8 125 (6.58%) Applications Support
9 116 (6.11%) Support Analyst
10 109 (5.74%) C++ Developer
11 92 (4.84%) Senior C# Developer
12 88 (4.63%) Python Developer
13 76 (4.00%) Front Office Developer
14 58 (3.05%) Applications Support Analyst
15 52 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
16 51 (2.69%) .NET Developer
16 51 (2.69%) Senior Java Developer
17 43 (2.26%) C++/C# Developer
17 43 (2.26%) WPF Developer
18 41 (2.16%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (16.01%) .NET
2 187 (9.85%) WPF
3 176 (9.27%) FIX Protocol
4 111 (5.85%) HTML
5 103 (5.42%) WCF
6 90 (4.74%) XML
7 79 (4.16%) HTML5
8 59 (3.11%) Middleware
9 57 (3.00%) WinForms
10 47 (2.47%) AngularJS
11 45 (2.37%) JMS
12 36 (1.90%) RESTful
13 35 (1.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 35 (1.84%) Web Services
14 34 (1.79%) Spring
14 34 (1.79%) ASP.NET
15 33 (1.74%) Reactive Extensions
16 32 (1.69%) STL
17 29 (1.53%) NumPy
18 27 (1.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 431 (22.70%) Derivative
2 421 (22.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 359 (18.90%) Fixed Income
4 265 (13.95%) Equities
5 202 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
6 108 (5.69%) Equity Derivative
7 92 (4.84%) Credit Risk
8 79 (4.16%) Market Risk
9 70 (3.69%) Computer Science
10 64 (3.37%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 63 (3.32%) Algorithms
12 62 (3.26%) Data Structures
13 50 (2.63%) Hedge funds
14 48 (2.53%) Mathematics
15 46 (2.42%) Credit Derivative
16 38 (2.00%) Grid Computing
17 23 (1.21%) Management Information System
18 20 (1.05%) Physics
19 17 (0.90%) N-Tier
20 16 (0.84%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 245 (12.90%) UNIX
2 200 (10.53%) Linux
3 139 (7.32%) Windows
4 8 (0.42%) Solaris
5 6 (0.32%) Windows XP
6 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.16%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.11%) Android
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.053%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.053%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 424 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
2 385 (20.27%) Multithreading
3 277 (14.59%) Low Latency
4 242 (12.74%) TDD
5 200 (10.53%) Risk Management
6 176 (9.27%) OO
7 144 (7.58%) Electronic Trading
8 132 (6.95%) Asset Management
9 122 (6.42%) Business Analysis
10 112 (5.90%) Project Management
11 110 (5.79%) Analytics
12 106 (5.58%) SDLC
13 103 (5.42%) Unit Testing
14 98 (5.16%) Continuous Integration
15 91 (4.79%) Algorithmic Trading
16 83 (4.37%) Investment Management
17 78 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
18 76 (4.00%) Scrum
19 74 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
20 73 (3.84%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 593 (31.23%) C#
2 586 (30.86%) Java
3 564 (29.70%) SQL
4 296 (15.59%) C++
5 225 (11.85%) Python
6 157 (8.27%) VBA
7 114 (6.00%) Perl
8 113 (5.95%) JavaScript
9 88 (4.63%) Scala
10 42 (2.21%) Shell Script
11 32 (1.69%) T-SQL
12 31 (1.63%) VB
13 23 (1.21%) C
14 20 (1.05%) R
15 17 (0.90%) Go
16 15 (0.79%) F#
17 14 (0.74%) PowerShell
18 12 (0.63%) XAML
19 10 (0.53%) PHP
20 9 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 150 (7.90%) Degree
2 13 (0.68%) PhD
3 12 (0.63%) PMI Certification
4 11 (0.58%) PMP
5 7 (0.37%) ISEB
6 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.16%) CFA
7 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.11%) CIMA
7 2 (0.11%) CISA
7 2 (0.11%) CISSP
7 2 (0.11%) IIBA
7 2 (0.11%) CBAP
8 1 (0.053%) APMP
8 1 (0.053%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.053%) MCP
8 1 (0.053%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.053%) MCSE
8 1 (0.053%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.16%) QA
2 46 (2.42%) MiFID
3 34 (1.79%) Dodd-Frank
4 32 (1.69%) EMIR
5 8 (0.42%) AIFMD
6 7 (0.37%) FATCA
7 6 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.21%) Basel III
9 3 (0.16%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.11%) Basel II
11 1 (0.053%) SLA
11 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.053%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (0.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.053%) Docker
4 1 (0.053%) HDFS
4 1 (0.053%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
2 15 (0.79%) Control-M
3 13 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.47%) 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%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.053%) logstash
7 1 (0.053%) Icinga
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
1 192 (10.11%) Oracle
2 121 (6.37%) Microsoft
3 103 (5.42%) Sybase
4 55 (2.90%) TIBCO
5 44 (2.32%) Bloomberg
6 40 (2.11%) Murex
7 31 (1.63%) ION Trading
8 30 (1.58%) Charles River
9 27 (1.42%) Fidessa
10 26 (1.37%) DevExpress
11 19 (1.00%) Tradeweb
11 19 (1.00%) SimCorp
11 19 (1.00%) Reuters
12 18 (0.95%) Solace
13 16 (0.84%) Perforce
14 14 (0.74%) Citrix
15 12 (0.63%) SunGard
16 10 (0.53%) SAP
16 10 (0.53%) DataSynapse
17 9 (0.47%) Infragistics
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