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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 40 37 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Front Office 995 1060 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.74% 4.84% 4.91%
As % of the General category 10.36% 9.96% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 873 744
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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 £445 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+27.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
9608 10646 9371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.74% 48.62% 48.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6929 7528 6560
Average daily rate £475 £500 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 164 168
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £21.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.50 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £70.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -5 285 £588 +2.17% 74
Canary Wharf +6 7 £550 +2.32%
Docklands, London +4 7 £638 +26.23% 3
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 913 (43.68%) Banking
2 728 (34.83%) Java
3 714 (34.16%) Finance
4 629 (30.10%) SQL
5 627 (30.00%) Investment Banking
6 570 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 488 (23.35%) C#
8 487 (23.30%) Derivative
9 421 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
10 411 (19.67%) Fixed Income
11 397 (19.00%) Multithreading
12 345 (16.51%) UNIX
13 341 (16.32%) Low Latency
14 319 (15.26%) C++
15 270 (12.92%) .NET
16 269 (12.87%) Oracle
17 260 (12.44%) Equities
18 239 (11.44%) Linux
19 213 (10.19%) Degree
20 210 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
21 203 (9.71%) SQL Server
22 201 (9.62%) Risk Management
23 185 (8.85%) TDD
24 182 (8.71%) Business Analysis
25 173 (8.28%) WPF
26 164 (7.85%) OO
27 158 (7.56%) Back Office
28 157 (7.51%) Python
29 144 (6.89%) Windows
29 144 (6.89%) FIX Protocol

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 37 (1.77%) Oracle Coherence
2 36 (1.72%) TIBCO EMS
3 26 (1.24%) WebSphere
4 24 (1.15%) WebLogic
5 11 (0.53%) Node.js
6 10 (0.48%) Confluence
7 8 (0.38%) MQSeries
8 7 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.33%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.29%) JBoss
9 6 (0.29%) Apache
10 5 (0.24%) IIS
11 3 (0.14%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.096%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.096%) FileNet
12 2 (0.096%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.096%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.096%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.048%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 62 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.48%) MS Office
3 21 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.77%) MS Project
6 15 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 45 (2.15%) ION MarketView
2 40 (1.91%) Markit EDM
3 22 (1.05%) Summit
4 15 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.62%) RMDS
6 12 (0.57%) LatentZero
7 11 (0.53%) Murex MxG2000
7 11 (0.53%) Endur
8 7 (0.33%) ZaiNet
9 6 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.24%) Global One
11 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.19%) SAP BPC
12 3 (0.14%) Aligne
12 3 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 3 (0.14%) SAP SRM
12 3 (0.14%) Front Arena
13 2 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 2 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
13 2 (0.096%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.048%) Force.com
1 1 (0.048%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.10%) TCP/IP
2 16 (0.77%) Firewall
3 10 (0.48%) DNS
4 6 (0.29%) Multicast
5 5 (0.24%) Intranet
6 4 (0.19%) DHCP
7 3 (0.14%) LDAP
7 3 (0.14%) Internet
7 3 (0.14%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.096%) FTP
8 2 (0.096%) HTTP
9 1 (0.048%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.048%) VPN
9 1 (0.048%) LAN
9 1 (0.048%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 94 (4.50%) Relational Database
3 48 (2.30%) KDB
4 41 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 22 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (1.05%) Big Data
7 21 (1.00%) Hadoop
8 19 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (0.86%) QlikView
10 17 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.57%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.53%) DB2
13 9 (0.43%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.43%) MS Access
14 7 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.29%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.29%) HBase
16 5 (0.24%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 46 (2.20%) JUnit
1 46 (2.20%) TeamCity
2 42 (2.01%) Subversion
3 34 (1.63%) JIRA
4 32 (1.53%) Visual Studio
5 30 (1.44%) CruiseControl
6 27 (1.29%) Ant
7 23 (1.10%) Maven
8 18 (0.86%) NUnit
9 16 (0.77%) Git (software)
10 11 (0.53%) Mockito
11 9 (0.43%) Rhino Mocks
11 9 (0.43%) WebDriver
12 8 (0.38%) Hudson
12 8 (0.38%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 7 (0.33%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.33%) Moq
13 7 (0.33%) jMock
13 7 (0.33%) ClearQuest
14 6 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 913 (43.68%) Banking
2 714 (34.16%) Finance
3 627 (30.00%) Investment Banking
4 158 (7.56%) Back Office
5 69 (3.30%) Financial Institution
6 47 (2.25%) Legal
7 32 (1.53%) Retail
8 7 (0.33%) Advertising
8 7 (0.33%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.29%) Marketing
10 5 (0.24%) French Language
11 4 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.096%) Law
12 2 (0.096%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.048%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.048%) Automotive
13 1 (0.048%) Publishing
13 1 (0.048%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.048%) Billing
13 1 (0.048%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1052 (50.33%) Developer
2 529 (25.31%) Analyst
3 411 (19.67%) Java Developer
4 291 (13.92%) Business Analyst
5 222 (10.62%) C# Developer
6 179 (8.56%) Support Analyst
7 154 (7.37%) Senior Developer
8 148 (7.08%) Applications Support
9 145 (6.94%) Project Manager
10 105 (5.02%) C++ Developer
11 93 (4.45%) Front Office Developer
12 69 (3.30%) Applications Support Analyst
13 64 (3.06%) Senior Java Developer
14 54 (2.58%) Quantitative Developer
15 49 (2.34%) Excel Developer
16 46 (2.20%) .NET Developer
17 45 (2.15%) Banking Business Analyst
18 44 (2.11%) Senior C# Developer
19 43 (2.06%) Architect
20 41 (1.96%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (12.92%) .NET
2 173 (8.28%) WPF
3 144 (6.89%) FIX Protocol
4 140 (6.70%) HTML
5 128 (6.12%) XML
6 106 (5.07%) WCF
7 96 (4.59%) HTML5
8 95 (4.55%) Spring
9 72 (3.44%) Middleware
10 62 (2.97%) JMS
11 54 (2.58%) Web Services
11 54 (2.58%) WinForms
12 52 (2.49%) Hibernate
13 44 (2.11%) XSLT
14 43 (2.06%) Rendezvous
15 41 (1.96%) ASP.NET
16 38 (1.82%) AngularJS
16 38 (1.82%) RESTful
17 37 (1.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 36 (1.72%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 570 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 487 (23.30%) Derivative
3 411 (19.67%) Fixed Income
4 260 (12.44%) Equities
5 210 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
6 117 (5.60%) Credit Derivative
7 96 (4.59%) Equity Derivative
8 95 (4.55%) Computer Science
9 92 (4.40%) Mathematics
10 74 (3.54%) Credit Risk
11 70 (3.35%) Market Risk
12 45 (2.15%) Management Information System
13 40 (1.91%) Data Structures
14 38 (1.82%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 37 (1.77%) Algorithms
16 25 (1.20%) Grid Computing
17 24 (1.15%) User Experience
18 21 (1.00%) Hedge funds
19 20 (0.96%) Physics
20 16 (0.77%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 345 (16.51%) UNIX
2 239 (11.44%) Linux
3 144 (6.89%) Windows
4 22 (1.05%) Solaris
5 12 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
6 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.29%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.14%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.096%) SUSE
11 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
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
1 421 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
2 397 (19.00%) Multithreading
3 341 (16.32%) Low Latency
4 201 (9.62%) Risk Management
5 185 (8.85%) TDD
6 182 (8.71%) Business Analysis
7 164 (7.85%) OO
8 138 (6.60%) Analytics
9 127 (6.08%) Electronic Trading
10 119 (5.69%) Project Management
11 116 (5.55%) Algorithmic Trading
12 102 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 94 (4.50%) Asset Management
14 90 (4.31%) E-Commerce
15 81 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
16 75 (3.59%) Investment Management
17 68 (3.25%) Data Modelling
18 61 (2.92%) Data Analysis
19 59 (2.82%) ITIL
19 59 (2.82%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 728 (34.83%) Java
2 629 (30.10%) SQL
3 488 (23.35%) C#
4 319 (15.26%) C++
5 157 (7.51%) Python
6 134 (6.41%) VBA
7 122 (5.84%) JavaScript
8 77 (3.68%) Perl
9 47 (2.25%) Scala
10 36 (1.72%) Shell Script
11 30 (1.44%) C
11 30 (1.44%) T-SQL
11 30 (1.44%) VB
12 27 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 18 (0.86%) Bash Shell
13 18 (0.86%) PowerShell
14 17 (0.81%) XAML
15 15 (0.72%) Ruby
16 10 (0.48%) Clojure
17 9 (0.43%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 213 (10.19%) Degree
2 11 (0.53%) PhD
2 11 (0.53%) PMI Certification
3 10 (0.48%) PMP
4 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.14%) CCA
6 2 (0.096%) CFA
6 2 (0.096%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.096%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.096%) ISEB
7 1 (0.048%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.048%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.048%) MCP
7 1 (0.048%) MCSE
7 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.20%) QA
2 17 (0.81%) Dodd-Frank
3 13 (0.62%) EMIR
4 6 (0.29%) MiFID
5 5 (0.24%) COREP
5 5 (0.24%) Basel III
6 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.096%) UCITS
7 2 (0.096%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.096%) FATCA
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.048%) Basel II
System Software
1 10 (0.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.096%) NFS
2 2 (0.096%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.096%) XenApp
3 1 (0.048%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.048%) GridGain
3 1 (0.048%) HDFS
3 1 (0.048%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.048%) Firmware
3 1 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 31 (1.48%) ITRS Geneos
2 19 (0.91%) Control-M
3 15 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.24%) Puppet
4 5 (0.24%) SCCM
5 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.14%) Salt
5 3 (0.14%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.14%) Nagios
6 2 (0.096%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.096%) logstash
6 2 (0.096%) Kibana
7 1 (0.048%) Oozie
7 1 (0.048%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 269 (12.87%) Oracle
2 140 (6.70%) Sybase
3 91 (4.35%) TIBCO
4 87 (4.16%) Microsoft
5 82 (3.92%) Bloomberg
6 74 (3.54%) thinkFolio
7 71 (3.40%) Murex
8 64 (3.06%) ION Trading
9 47 (2.25%) 29West
9 47 (2.25%) Charles River
10 46 (2.20%) Fidessa
11 33 (1.58%) Reuters
12 22 (1.05%) SAP
13 19 (0.91%) Adobe
14 18 (0.86%) Calypso
14 18 (0.86%) Informatica
15 17 (0.81%) Tradeweb
15 17 (0.81%) DevExpress
16 16 (0.77%) Tableau
17 14 (0.67%) DataSynapse
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