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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 108 101 66
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -35
Contract jobs citing Front Office 18 34 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.80% 1.04% 2.35%
As % of the General category 1.82% 1.87% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 18
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £400
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £65.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +209.52%
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
990 1823 1125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 44.24% 55.63% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 905 506
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 36 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £30.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.09% +90.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £12.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £88.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%

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 August 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 August 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 +16 14 £413 -8.33% 1
Edinburgh -12 3 £550 +29.41% 3
Front Office
UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (54.72%) Java
2 26 (49.06%) OO
2 26 (49.06%) Banking
2 26 (49.06%) Spring
3 25 (47.17%) Linux
3 25 (47.17%) Sybase
3 25 (47.17%) Finance
3 25 (47.17%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (45.28%) JUnit
4 24 (45.28%) SQL
4 24 (45.28%) Unix
5 23 (43.40%) Perl
5 23 (43.40%) DB2
5 23 (43.40%) RDBMS
5 23 (43.40%) Investment Banking
5 23 (43.40%) Relational Database
6 22 (41.51%) SDLC
6 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (39.62%) J2SE
7 21 (39.62%) OOD
8 17 (32.08%) Software Engineering
9 15 (28.30%) JMS
10 14 (26.42%) Database Tuning
10 14 (26.42%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (22.64%) Equities
12 11 (20.75%) Charles River
12 11 (20.75%) Equity Derivative
13 10 (18.87%) Multithreading
13 10 (18.87%) C++
14 9 (16.98%) Investment Management

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 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.89%) Capstone
2 1 (1.89%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (43.40%) DB2
1 23 (43.40%) RDBMS
1 23 (43.40%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.55%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (45.28%) JUnit
2 4 (7.55%) CruiseControl
2 4 (7.55%) Fiddler
2 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.55%) Subversion
2 4 (7.55%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.89%) Grunt
3 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.89%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 26 (49.06%) Banking
2 25 (47.17%) Finance
3 23 (43.40%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.55%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (62.26%) Developer
2 22 (41.51%) Java Developer
3 10 (18.87%) C++ Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Test Manager
5 6 (11.32%) Senior Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Coordinator
6 4 (7.55%) MongoDB Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Programme Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Test Coordinator
7 3 (5.66%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Test Programme Manager
7 3 (5.66%) T-SQL Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Test Manager
9 1 (1.89%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (49.06%) Spring
2 21 (39.62%) J2SE
3 15 (28.30%) JMS
4 6 (11.32%) HTML
5 5 (9.43%) Hibernate
5 5 (9.43%) HTML5
6 4 (7.55%) DOM
6 4 (7.55%) Entity Framework
6 4 (7.55%) JSON
6 4 (7.55%) RESTful
6 4 (7.55%) SOAP
6 4 (7.55%) Web Services
6 4 (7.55%) WSDL
6 4 (7.55%) XML
6 4 (7.55%) XSLT
7 2 (3.77%) CSS
8 1 (1.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (1.89%) D3.js
8 1 (1.89%) Highcharts JS
8 1 (1.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (47.17%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (22.64%) Equities
3 11 (20.75%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (9.43%) Fixed Income
5 4 (7.55%) N-Tier
6 3 (5.66%) Derivative
7 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.89%) Pricing Data
7 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (47.17%) Linux
2 24 (45.28%) Unix
3 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (49.06%) OO
2 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (41.51%) SDLC
3 21 (39.62%) OOD
4 17 (32.08%) Software Engineering
5 14 (26.42%) Database Tuning
5 14 (26.42%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (18.87%) Multithreading
7 9 (16.98%) Investment Management
7 9 (16.98%) Wealth Management
8 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.55%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.66%) Asset Management
11 2 (3.77%) Change Management
11 2 (3.77%) Data Modelling
11 2 (3.77%) Portfolio Management
12 1 (1.89%) Automation Testing
12 1 (1.89%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 29 (54.72%) Java
2 24 (45.28%) SQL
3 23 (43.40%) Perl
4 10 (18.87%) C++
5 4 (7.55%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.77%) Scala
7 1 (1.89%) C#
7 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) ISEB
2 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) MiFID
2 1 (1.89%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) Sybase
2 11 (20.75%) Charles River
3 2 (3.77%) Fidessa
4 1 (1.89%) Actimize
4 1 (1.89%) HP