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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 69 81 103
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +22
Contract jobs citing Front Office 63 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.27% 1.15% 0.46%
As % of the General category 5.64% 2.67% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 9
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £380 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +150.00%
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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
1118 1050 1324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 40.20% 43.23% 50.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 468 635
Average daily rate £413 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 29 36
Average hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.00 £21.00 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -27.19%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Glasgow -2 27 £400 -11.11% 2
Edinburgh +5 17 £475 +11.76% 1
Stirling +2 16 - -
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 55 (51.89%) Java
2 44 (41.51%) Finance
3 39 (36.79%) Banking
4 36 (33.96%) Derivative
5 32 (30.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 29 (27.36%) SQL
7 26 (24.53%) Asset Management
8 25 (23.58%) C#
9 23 (21.70%) Equities
10 22 (20.75%) Multithreading
11 21 (19.81%) Spring
11 21 (19.81%) XML
12 20 (18.87%) Linux
12 20 (18.87%) OO
13 19 (17.92%) KDB
14 18 (16.98%) Sybase
14 18 (16.98%) Fixed Income
15 17 (16.04%) Perl
15 17 (16.04%) Project Management
16 15 (14.15%) UNIX
17 14 (13.21%) .NET
17 14 (13.21%) Investment Banking
18 13 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (12.26%) Investment Management
19 12 (11.32%) Relational Database
19 12 (11.32%) WPF
20 11 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
20 11 (10.38%) Hibernate
20 11 (10.38%) HTML
20 11 (10.38%) XSLT

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 6 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.83%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.89%) GemFire
3 2 (1.89%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.94%) TWiki
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.77%) MS Project
4 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.94%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (0.94%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.94%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.92%) KDB
2 12 (11.32%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.55%) RDBMS
4 7 (6.60%) DB2
4 7 (6.60%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.89%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (6.60%) JUnit
2 2 (1.89%) JIRA
3 1 (0.94%) Selenium
3 1 (0.94%) MSTest
3 1 (0.94%) Moq
3 1 (0.94%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.94%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.94%) JMeter
General
1 44 (41.51%) Finance
2 39 (36.79%) Banking
3 14 (13.21%) Investment Banking
4 8 (7.55%) Back Office
5 6 (5.66%) Legal
6 5 (4.72%) Advertising
7 2 (1.89%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (58.49%) Developer
2 31 (29.25%) Java Developer
3 21 (19.81%) Project Manager
4 20 (18.87%) Analyst
5 16 (15.09%) Senior Developer
6 15 (14.15%) Business Analyst
7 13 (12.26%) C# Developer
8 12 (11.32%) WPF Developer
9 10 (9.43%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (6.60%) C++ Developer
11 6 (5.66%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (5.66%) Project Delivery Manager
12 5 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
13 4 (3.77%) UI Programmer
13 4 (3.77%) PMO Analyst
13 4 (3.77%) UI Developer
14 3 (2.83%) Data Analyst
14 3 (2.83%) Development Specialist
14 3 (2.83%) Front Office Developer
15 2 (1.89%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.81%) XML
1 21 (19.81%) Spring
2 14 (13.21%) .NET
3 12 (11.32%) WPF
4 11 (10.38%) XSLT
4 11 (10.38%) Hibernate
4 11 (10.38%) HTML
5 10 (9.43%) FIX Protocol
5 10 (9.43%) Java SE
6 9 (8.49%) HTML5
7 8 (7.55%) REST
7 8 (7.55%) AngularJS
8 7 (6.60%) JMS
9 6 (5.66%) J2SE
10 5 (4.72%) Middleware
10 5 (4.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 4 (3.77%) WinForms
11 4 (3.77%) J2EE
12 3 (2.83%) Java EE
12 3 (2.83%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 36 (33.96%) Derivative
2 32 (30.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 23 (21.70%) Equities
4 18 (16.98%) Fixed Income
5 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.77%) Visualisation
6 4 (3.77%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (3.77%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.89%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.94%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.94%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.87%) Linux
2 15 (14.15%) UNIX
3 5 (4.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.53%) Asset Management
2 22 (20.75%) Multithreading
3 20 (18.87%) OO
4 17 (16.04%) Project Management
5 13 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (12.26%) Investment Management
6 11 (10.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (8.49%) Algorithmic Trading
8 8 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (5.66%) Functional Programming
9 6 (5.66%) Business Analysis
9 6 (5.66%) OOD
10 5 (4.72%) Risk Management
10 5 (4.72%) Software Engineering
10 5 (4.72%) Low Latency
11 4 (3.77%) Data Visualisation
11 4 (3.77%) Automated Testing
11 4 (3.77%) Database Tuning
11 4 (3.77%) Data Management
12 3 (2.83%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 55 (51.89%) Java
2 29 (27.36%) SQL
3 25 (23.58%) C#
4 17 (16.04%) Perl
5 11 (10.38%) Python
6 10 (9.43%) C++
6 10 (9.43%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.60%) Clojure
8 5 (4.72%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.77%) Haskell
9 4 (3.77%) Scala
10 2 (1.89%) Lisp
10 2 (1.89%) VBA
11 1 (0.94%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 1 (0.94%) PhD
1 1 (0.94%) PMP
1 1 (0.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) EMIR
2 1 (0.94%) MiFID
2 1 (0.94%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 18 (16.98%) Sybase
2 11 (10.38%) Charles River
3 9 (8.49%) Oracle
4 8 (7.55%) Bloomberg
5 5 (4.72%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.77%) Reuters
7 2 (1.89%) StreamBase
8 1 (0.94%) Nintex
8 1 (0.94%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.94%) Adobe
8 1 (0.94%) Murex
8 1 (0.94%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.94%) CA
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