The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 81 96 97
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing Front Office 43 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.54% 1.05% 0.50%
As % of the General category 3.37% 2.66% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 6
Average daily rate
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£445 £463 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +38.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £450 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £441 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.13% +25.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.34
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

General Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1276 979 887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.82% 39.64% 40.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 473 448
Average daily rate £400 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 29
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £15.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% +10.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £38.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £24.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +7.77%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front Office across the Scotland region.

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the Scotland region.

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
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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
Edinburgh -4 21 £463 -11.90% 1
Glasgow +4 16 £458 +1.66%
Stirling - 3 £423 -
Front Office
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 51 (49.04%) Finance
2 38 (36.54%) Java
3 31 (29.81%) Banking
4 30 (28.85%) Asset Management
5 27 (25.96%) Derivative
6 23 (22.12%) XML
7 22 (21.15%) SQL
8 21 (20.19%) Sybase
9 20 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (19.23%) Investment Management
10 19 (18.27%) HTML
11 17 (16.35%) Spring
11 17 (16.35%) HTML5
12 16 (15.38%) JavaScript
13 15 (14.42%) HTTP
13 15 (14.42%) Investment Banking
13 15 (14.42%) Fixed Income
13 15 (14.42%) REST
13 15 (14.42%) AngularJS
14 14 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (13.46%) Project Management
14 14 (13.46%) OO
15 13 (12.50%) Charles River
15 13 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (12.50%) Multithreading
16 12 (11.54%) UNIX
17 10 (9.62%) Oracle
17 10 (9.62%) Linux
17 10 (9.62%) C#
18 8 (7.69%) Hibernate

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.96%) TWiki
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.96%) MS Project
4 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.96%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.42%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.73%) NoSQL
2 7 (6.73%) DB2
3 5 (4.81%) KDB
3 5 (4.81%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) JUnit
2 2 (1.92%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.92%) JIRA
2 2 (1.92%) Subversion
3 1 (0.96%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.96%) Moq
3 1 (0.96%) MSTest
3 1 (0.96%) TestComplete
3 1 (0.96%) Build Forge
3 1 (0.96%) JMeter
3 1 (0.96%) Selenium
3 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 51 (49.04%) Finance
2 31 (29.81%) Banking
3 15 (14.42%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.73%) Back Office
5 6 (5.77%) Legal
6 5 (4.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.96%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (43.27%) Developer
2 29 (27.88%) Analyst
3 27 (25.96%) Java Developer
4 20 (19.23%) Project Manager
5 16 (15.38%) Senior Developer
6 15 (14.42%) Business Analyst
7 10 (9.62%) Development Specialist
8 9 (8.65%) Systems Analyst
8 9 (8.65%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Business Manager
9 4 (3.85%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Business Project Manager
9 4 (3.85%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) UI Developer
9 4 (3.85%) UI Programmer
9 4 (3.85%) WPF Developer
10 2 (1.92%) Senior Manager
10 2 (1.92%) Front Office Developer
10 2 (1.92%) C++/Java Developer
10 2 (1.92%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.12%) XML
2 19 (18.27%) HTML
3 17 (16.35%) Spring
3 17 (16.35%) HTML5
4 15 (14.42%) REST
4 15 (14.42%) AngularJS
5 8 (7.69%) Hibernate
6 6 (5.77%) J2SE
6 6 (5.77%) XSLT
6 6 (5.77%) JMS
6 6 (5.77%) Java SE
7 4 (3.85%) Middleware
7 4 (3.85%) WPF
8 3 (2.88%) Apache Flex
8 3 (2.88%) .NET
9 2 (1.92%) J2EE
9 2 (1.92%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.96%) Unity DI Container
10 1 (0.96%) WinForms
10 1 (0.96%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.96%) Derivative
2 15 (14.42%) Fixed Income
3 13 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (7.69%) Equities
5 7 (6.73%) Equity Derivative
6 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.88%) Reference Data
7 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.92%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.96%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.96%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.54%) UNIX
2 10 (9.62%) Linux
3 4 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.85%) Asset Management
2 20 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.23%) Investment Management
3 14 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (13.46%) Project Management
3 14 (13.46%) OO
4 13 (12.50%) Multithreading
5 8 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 6 (5.77%) OOD
6 6 (5.77%) Business Analysis
6 6 (5.77%) Algorithmic Trading
6 6 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (5.77%) Functional Programming
7 5 (4.81%) Market Making
7 5 (4.81%) Database Tuning
7 5 (4.81%) Data Management
8 4 (3.85%) Change Management
8 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Data Management
8 4 (3.85%) Business Process Improvement
8 4 (3.85%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 38 (36.54%) Java
2 22 (21.15%) SQL
3 16 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.62%) C#
5 7 (6.73%) Clojure
5 7 (6.73%) Perl
6 4 (3.85%) Haskell
6 4 (3.85%) Scala
7 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.92%) Lisp
7 2 (1.92%) C++
8 1 (0.96%) ClojureScript
8 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (1.92%) Degree
2 1 (0.96%) PhD
2 1 (0.96%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) EMIR
2 1 (0.96%) MiFID
2 1 (0.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.96%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 21 (20.19%) Sybase
2 13 (12.50%) Charles River
3 10 (9.62%) Oracle
4 6 (5.77%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.92%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.92%) thinkFolio
5 2 (1.92%) RIMES
6 1 (0.96%) Actimize
6 1 (0.96%) CA
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