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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 38 39 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Front Office 995 968 1171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.75% 4.49% 5.98%
As % of the General category 10.34% 9.61% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 834 802 964
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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 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.54% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £90.00 £20.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+350.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.50
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
9625 10077 9920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.94% 46.71% 50.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6857 6980 7126
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 £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £643 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 184 122
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -6 266 £588 -2.08% 98
Docklands, London -1 12 £626 +23.09% 4
Canary Wharf +5 4 £550 +38.36%
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 871 (42.22%) Banking
2 729 (35.34%) Java
3 686 (33.25%) Finance
4 627 (30.39%) SQL
5 605 (29.33%) Investment Banking
6 564 (27.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 532 (25.79%) C#
8 505 (24.48%) Derivative
9 436 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
10 420 (20.36%) Fixed Income
11 406 (19.68%) Multithreading
12 363 (17.60%) Low Latency
13 346 (16.77%) UNIX
14 318 (15.41%) C++
15 288 (13.96%) .NET
16 261 (12.65%) Equities
17 234 (11.34%) Oracle
18 232 (11.25%) Linux
19 223 (10.81%) SQL Server
20 202 (9.79%) TDD
21 200 (9.69%) Degree
22 196 (9.50%) Risk Management
23 186 (9.02%) WPF
24 179 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
25 178 (8.63%) Python
26 175 (8.48%) OO
27 166 (8.05%) VBA
28 161 (7.80%) Business Analysis
29 154 (7.46%) Back Office
30 151 (7.32%) FIX Protocol

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 38 (1.84%) TIBCO EMS
2 23 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
3 22 (1.07%) WebSphere
4 18 (0.87%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.44%) JBoss
5 9 (0.44%) Confluence
6 8 (0.39%) Node.js
6 8 (0.39%) MQSeries
6 8 (0.39%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.29%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.19%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.15%) Apache
10 3 (0.15%) IIS
11 2 (0.097%) MTS
11 2 (0.097%) FileNet
11 2 (0.097%) CMS
11 2 (0.097%) Alfresco
11 2 (0.097%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.097%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 64 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.26%) MS Office
3 25 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 69 (3.34%) thinkFolio
2 58 (2.81%) ION MarketView
3 33 (1.60%) Markit EDM
4 26 (1.26%) Summit
5 23 (1.11%) RMDS
6 17 (0.82%) LatentZero
7 10 (0.48%) Endur
8 7 (0.34%) ZaiNet
9 6 (0.29%) Murex MxG2000
9 6 (0.29%) Front Arena
10 5 (0.24%) Global One
10 5 (0.24%) Sentinel
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
11 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.19%) Tesseract
11 4 (0.19%) Minerva
11 4 (0.19%) Aligne
12 3 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
12 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.16%) TCP/IP
2 10 (0.48%) Firewall
3 7 (0.34%) DNS
4 5 (0.24%) Internet
5 3 (0.15%) Intranet
5 3 (0.15%) DHCP
6 2 (0.097%) HTTP
6 2 (0.097%) Multicast
7 1 (0.048%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.048%) FTP
7 1 (0.048%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 101 (4.90%) Relational Database
3 43 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (2.04%) KDB
5 29 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (1.21%) Hadoop
8 19 (0.92%) Oracle Database
9 18 (0.87%) Big Data
10 16 (0.78%) QlikView
10 16 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 13 (0.63%) RDBMS
12 12 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (0.53%) MS Access
13 11 (0.53%) DB2
14 10 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.39%) MongoDB
15 8 (0.39%) Data Mining
16 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (2.47%) TeamCity
2 49 (2.38%) Subversion
3 44 (2.13%) JUnit
4 39 (1.89%) JIRA
5 36 (1.75%) Visual Studio
6 27 (1.31%) Maven
7 25 (1.21%) NUnit
7 25 (1.21%) CruiseControl
8 23 (1.11%) Git (software)
9 22 (1.07%) Ant
10 13 (0.63%) Mockito
11 11 (0.53%) Moq
12 10 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
13 9 (0.44%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.39%) Hudson
15 7 (0.34%) Karma Test Runner
15 7 (0.34%) jMock
15 7 (0.34%) ClearQuest
16 6 (0.29%) Eclipse
General
1 871 (42.22%) Banking
2 686 (33.25%) Finance
3 605 (29.33%) Investment Banking
4 154 (7.46%) Back Office
5 61 (2.96%) Financial Institution
6 43 (2.08%) Legal
7 22 (1.07%) Retail
8 12 (0.58%) French Language
9 7 (0.34%) Marketing
9 7 (0.34%) Advertising
10 5 (0.24%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.15%) Publishing
12 3 (0.15%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.097%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.097%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.048%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.048%) Automotive
14 1 (0.048%) Law
14 1 (0.048%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1072 (51.96%) Developer
2 524 (25.40%) Analyst
3 432 (20.94%) Java Developer
4 292 (14.15%) Business Analyst
5 232 (11.25%) C# Developer
6 180 (8.73%) Support Analyst
7 155 (7.51%) Applications Support
8 150 (7.27%) Senior Developer
9 125 (6.06%) Project Manager
10 117 (5.67%) C++ Developer
11 90 (4.36%) Front Office Developer
12 76 (3.68%) Applications Support Analyst
13 60 (2.91%) Senior Java Developer
14 56 (2.71%) Excel Developer
15 53 (2.57%) RAD Developer
16 49 (2.38%) Senior C# Developer
16 49 (2.38%) Quantitative Developer
17 46 (2.23%) .NET Developer
17 46 (2.23%) Python Developer
18 39 (1.89%) Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (13.96%) .NET
2 186 (9.02%) WPF
3 151 (7.32%) FIX Protocol
4 126 (6.11%) HTML
5 107 (5.19%) XML
6 106 (5.14%) WCF
7 85 (4.12%) HTML5
8 78 (3.78%) Spring
9 67 (3.25%) Middleware
10 61 (2.96%) WinForms
11 56 (2.71%) JMS
12 48 (2.33%) Rendezvous
13 45 (2.18%) Web Services
14 42 (2.04%) ASP.NET
15 40 (1.94%) .NET Framework
16 38 (1.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 35 (1.70%) Hibernate
18 34 (1.65%) STL
18 34 (1.65%) XSLT
19 32 (1.55%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 564 (27.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 505 (24.48%) Derivative
3 420 (20.36%) Fixed Income
4 261 (12.65%) Equities
5 179 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
6 113 (5.48%) Equity Derivative
7 101 (4.90%) Credit Derivative
8 85 (4.12%) Computer Science
9 84 (4.07%) Mathematics
10 67 (3.25%) Market Risk
11 63 (3.05%) Credit Risk
12 39 (1.89%) Algorithms
13 38 (1.84%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 36 (1.75%) Management Information System
15 35 (1.70%) Hedge funds
16 33 (1.60%) Data Structures
17 24 (1.16%) Physics
18 22 (1.07%) Grid Computing
19 19 (0.92%) User Experience
20 15 (0.73%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 346 (16.77%) UNIX
2 232 (11.25%) Linux
3 134 (6.50%) Windows
4 25 (1.21%) Solaris
5 8 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
7 5 (0.24%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.15%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.097%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.048%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.048%) AIX
11 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.048%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (19.68%) Multithreading
3 363 (17.60%) Low Latency
4 202 (9.79%) TDD
5 196 (9.50%) Risk Management
6 175 (8.48%) OO
7 161 (7.80%) Business Analysis
8 133 (6.45%) Analytics
9 132 (6.40%) Electronic Trading
10 110 (5.33%) E-Commerce
11 104 (5.04%) Project Management
12 101 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
13 99 (4.80%) Algorithmic Trading
14 98 (4.75%) Asset Management
15 80 (3.88%) RAD
16 77 (3.73%) Investment Management
17 75 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
18 74 (3.59%) Scrum
19 66 (3.20%) ITIL
20 62 (3.01%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 729 (35.34%) Java
2 627 (30.39%) SQL
3 532 (25.79%) C#
4 318 (15.41%) C++
5 178 (8.63%) Python
6 166 (8.05%) VBA
7 126 (6.11%) JavaScript
8 67 (3.25%) Perl
9 40 (1.94%) Scala
10 35 (1.70%) T-SQL
11 34 (1.65%) Shell Script
11 34 (1.65%) C
12 29 (1.41%) VB
13 22 (1.07%) XAML
14 21 (1.02%) PL/SQL
15 13 (0.63%) PowerShell
15 13 (0.63%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.58%) Ruby
16 12 (0.58%) VBScript
17 11 (0.53%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 200 (9.69%) Degree
2 20 (0.97%) VCP4
3 13 (0.63%) PMI Certification
4 12 (0.58%) PMP
5 6 (0.29%) PhD
6 4 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.15%) CCA
8 2 (0.097%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.097%) ISEB
8 2 (0.097%) MCP
8 2 (0.097%) MCSE
8 2 (0.097%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.097%) CFA
9 1 (0.048%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.048%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.048%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.048%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.048%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (1.94%) QA
2 22 (1.07%) Dodd-Frank
3 15 (0.73%) EMIR
4 10 (0.48%) MiFID
5 4 (0.19%) FATCA
6 3 (0.15%) COREP
6 3 (0.15%) Basel II
7 2 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.097%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.097%) Basel III
7 2 (0.097%) UCITS
8 1 (0.048%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.048%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.048%) GridGain
3 1 (0.048%) HDFS
3 1 (0.048%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 32 (1.55%) ITRS Geneos
2 19 (0.92%) Control-M
3 16 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.15%) Nagios
5 2 (0.097%) SCCM
5 2 (0.097%) Puppet
5 2 (0.097%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.097%) logstash
5 2 (0.097%) Salt
5 2 (0.097%) Kibana
5 2 (0.097%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 234 (11.34%) Oracle
2 133 (6.45%) Sybase
3 94 (4.56%) Microsoft
4 90 (4.36%) TIBCO
5 75 (3.64%) ION Trading
6 71 (3.44%) Bloomberg
7 68 (3.30%) Murex
8 47 (2.28%) 29West
9 34 (1.65%) Fidessa
10 32 (1.55%) Charles River
11 31 (1.50%) Reuters
12 24 (1.16%) DevExpress
13 20 (0.97%) Tradeweb
14 18 (0.87%) Calypso
15 15 (0.73%) Informatica
16 13 (0.63%) Trayport
17 11 (0.53%) MarketAxess
18 10 (0.48%) Actimize
18 10 (0.48%) SAP
19 9 (0.44%) IBM
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