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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 95 87 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing Front Office 33 36 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.13% 1.39% 2.04%
As % of the General category 2.17% 3.55% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 29
Average daily rate
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£440 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £493 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1522 1015 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 52.11% 39.17% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 526 552
Average daily rate £375 £388 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 19 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £8.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £26.75 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.16% -2.00%

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 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
Glasgow +1 25 £425 +13.33% 1
Edinburgh -5 7 £450 -30.76% 5
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 43 (64.18%) Finance
2 33 (49.25%) Banking
3 30 (44.78%) Java
4 28 (41.79%) Investment Banking
5 26 (38.81%) Sybase
6 25 (37.31%) Spring
7 19 (28.36%) Investment Management
8 16 (23.88%) Hibernate
9 15 (22.39%) Linux
10 14 (20.90%) UNIX
11 13 (19.40%) Perl
11 13 (19.40%) SQL
11 13 (19.40%) SDLC
12 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (16.42%) Asset Management
14 10 (14.93%) Fixed Income
14 10 (14.93%) HTML
14 10 (14.93%) OO
14 10 (14.93%) XML
14 10 (14.93%) Multithreading
15 9 (13.43%) HTML5
15 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
15 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
15 9 (13.43%) OOD
15 9 (13.43%) RDBMS
15 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
15 9 (13.43%) Derivative
16 8 (11.94%) JMS
16 8 (11.94%) HTTP

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 1 (1.49%) IIS
1 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Office
1 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.49%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.49%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) HTTP
2 1 (1.49%) CTI
2 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) RDBMS
1 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.94%) DB2
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) KDB
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) JUnit
2 2 (2.99%) Subversion
3 1 (1.49%) Selenium
3 1 (1.49%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.49%) JBehave
3 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.49%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.49%) QUnit
3 1 (1.49%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.49%) Calabash
3 1 (1.49%) Appium
3 1 (1.49%) NUnit
3 1 (1.49%) CruiseControl
General
1 43 (64.18%) Finance
2 33 (49.25%) Banking
3 28 (41.79%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.97%) Legal
5 3 (4.48%) Back Office
6 1 (1.49%) Advertising
6 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Developer
2 25 (37.31%) Java Developer
3 19 (28.36%) Senior Developer
4 16 (23.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (20.90%) Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) Project Manager
6 8 (11.94%) Business Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) Development Specialist
7 5 (7.46%) Solutions Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Risk Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Senior C++ Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Business Project Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Business Manager
9 2 (2.99%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) C++ Developer
9 2 (2.99%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (37.31%) Spring
2 16 (23.88%) Hibernate
3 10 (14.93%) XML
3 10 (14.93%) HTML
4 9 (13.43%) HTML5
5 8 (11.94%) REST
5 8 (11.94%) AngularJS
5 8 (11.94%) J2SE
5 8 (11.94%) JMS
6 3 (4.48%) WPF
7 2 (2.99%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (2.99%) Apache Flex
7 2 (2.99%) .NET
7 2 (2.99%) CSS
8 1 (1.49%) SOAP
8 1 (1.49%) Struts
8 1 (1.49%) Web Services
8 1 (1.49%) J2EE
8 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.49%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.93%) Fixed Income
3 9 (13.43%) Derivative
4 7 (10.45%) Equity Derivative
5 5 (7.46%) Equities
6 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.49%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.49%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.49%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) Linux
2 14 (20.90%) UNIX
3 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Investment Management
2 13 (19.40%) SDLC
3 12 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (16.42%) Asset Management
5 10 (14.93%) OO
5 10 (14.93%) Multithreading
6 9 (13.43%) OOD
6 9 (13.43%) Software Engineering
7 8 (11.94%) Database Tuning
7 8 (11.94%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (8.96%) Wealth Management
8 6 (8.96%) Risk Management
9 5 (7.46%) Project Management
9 5 (7.46%) Business Process Improvement
10 4 (5.97%) Project Planning
10 4 (5.97%) CRM
10 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (4.48%) TDD
11 3 (4.48%) MVVM
11 3 (4.48%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.78%) Java
2 13 (19.40%) Perl
2 13 (19.40%) SQL
3 9 (13.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.45%) C#
5 6 (8.96%) C++
6 5 (7.46%) Python
7 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.49%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (38.81%) Sybase
2 5 (7.46%) Charles River
3 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle
5 1 (1.49%) SAP
5 1 (1.49%) Yardi
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