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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 112 97 89
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing Front Office 35 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.19% 1.12% 1.32%
As % of the General category 2.61% 2.18% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 18
Median daily rate £400 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +17.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.22% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Front Office
UK

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
1341 1517 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 45.67% 51.27% 38.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 777 525
Median daily rate £400 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £270 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 35 19
Median hourly rate £12.58 £13.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.23% +23.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow 0 22 £400 -5.88% 2
Edinburgh +3 12 £425 -5.55%
Front Office
UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 27 (43.55%) Banking
2 26 (41.94%) Finance
3 23 (37.10%) SQL
4 22 (35.48%) Java
5 21 (33.87%) Investment Banking
6 19 (30.65%) Perl
6 19 (30.65%) OO
6 19 (30.65%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (29.03%) Linux
7 18 (29.03%) Sybase
7 18 (29.03%) Spring
8 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (27.42%) DB2
8 17 (27.42%) Unix
8 17 (27.42%) RDBMS
8 17 (27.42%) Charles River
8 17 (27.42%) Relational Database
8 17 (27.42%) Markit EDM
8 17 (27.42%) SDLC
9 16 (25.81%) OOD
9 16 (25.81%) JUnit
9 16 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (24.19%) J2SE
11 13 (20.97%) Investment Management
12 11 (17.74%) Software Engineering
12 11 (17.74%) Equities
12 11 (17.74%) JMS
13 10 (16.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (14.52%) HTML
14 9 (14.52%) HTML5

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (27.42%) Markit EDM
2 8 (12.90%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.61%) Capstone
3 1 (1.61%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (27.42%) DB2
1 17 (27.42%) RDBMS
1 17 (27.42%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (25.81%) JUnit
2 3 (4.84%) Subversion
3 2 (3.23%) CruiseControl
3 2 (3.23%) Fiddler
3 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (43.55%) Banking
2 26 (41.94%) Finance
3 21 (33.87%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (51.61%) Developer
2 16 (25.81%) Analyst
2 16 (25.81%) Java Developer
3 9 (14.52%) Business Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) C++ Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Senior Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (8.06%) HTML Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Test Manager
6 5 (8.06%) UI Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Coordinator
7 4 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Service Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Test Coordinator
8 3 (4.84%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Programme Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (29.03%) Spring
2 15 (24.19%) J2SE
3 11 (17.74%) JMS
4 9 (14.52%) AngularJS
4 9 (14.52%) HTML
4 9 (14.52%) HTML5
5 4 (6.45%) Hibernate
5 4 (6.45%) XML
5 4 (6.45%) XSLT
6 2 (3.23%) DOM
6 2 (3.23%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.23%) JSON
6 2 (3.23%) JSP
6 2 (3.23%) RESTful
6 2 (3.23%) SOAP
6 2 (3.23%) Web Services
6 2 (3.23%) WSDL
7 1 (1.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (1.61%) REST
7 1 (1.61%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (17.74%) Equities
3 10 (16.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (12.90%) Equity Derivative
5 5 (8.06%) Fixed Income
6 2 (3.23%) Derivative
6 2 (3.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.03%) Linux
2 17 (27.42%) Unix
3 4 (6.45%) Windows
4 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) OO
2 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.42%) SDLC
3 16 (25.81%) OOD
3 16 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (20.97%) Investment Management
5 11 (17.74%) Software Engineering
6 9 (14.52%) Database Tuning
6 9 (14.52%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (12.90%) Multithreading
8 6 (9.68%) Asset Management
9 5 (8.06%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (8.06%) Wealth Management
9 5 (8.06%) Web Application Development
10 4 (6.45%) ITIL
11 3 (4.84%) Change Management
11 3 (4.84%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (4.84%) Data Modelling
11 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
11 3 (4.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.10%) SQL
2 22 (35.48%) Java
3 19 (30.65%) Perl
4 8 (12.90%) C++
5 7 (11.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.23%) C#
6 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Degree
2 3 (4.84%) ISEB
2 3 (4.84%) MCP
2 3 (4.84%) MCSE
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) MiFID
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Sybase
2 17 (27.42%) Charles River
3 3 (4.84%) Fidessa
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.84%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (1.61%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.61%) Cognos
5 1 (1.61%) FactSet
5 1 (1.61%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) Reuters
5 1 (1.61%) TIBCO