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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 111 106 82
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -24
Contract jobs citing Front Office 23 30 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.93% 0.94% 2.03%
As % of the General category 2.09% 1.71% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 20
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £480 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-20.47% +31.25%
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
1101 1756 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 44.48% 54.88% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 864 537
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £288 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 31 17
Median hourly rate £10.44 £30.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.20% +172.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.88 £10.38 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £45.02 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.67 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.55% +3.02%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +11 18 £400 +23.07% 4
Edinburgh -11 4 £363 -14.70%
Front Office
UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 35 (53.03%) Banking
2 33 (50.00%) Java
3 29 (43.94%) Finance
4 28 (42.42%) Spring
5 27 (40.91%) Investment Banking
6 26 (39.39%) SQL
6 26 (39.39%) OO
6 26 (39.39%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (37.88%) Linux
7 25 (37.88%) Sybase
8 24 (36.36%) JUnit
8 24 (36.36%) Unix
9 23 (34.85%) DB2
9 23 (34.85%) Perl
9 23 (34.85%) RDBMS
9 23 (34.85%) Relational Database
10 22 (33.33%) SDLC
10 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (31.82%) OOD
11 21 (31.82%) J2SE
12 17 (25.76%) Software Engineering
13 15 (22.73%) JMS
14 14 (21.21%) Database Tuning
14 14 (21.21%) Performance Tuning
15 12 (18.18%) Charles River
15 12 (18.18%) Equities
16 11 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
16 11 (16.67%) Multithreading
16 11 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (15.15%) 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 (6.06%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Markit EDM
2 4 (6.06%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.52%) Capstone
3 1 (1.52%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (34.85%) DB2
1 23 (34.85%) RDBMS
1 23 (34.85%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.06%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (36.36%) JUnit
2 5 (7.58%) Subversion
3 4 (6.06%) CruiseControl
3 4 (6.06%) Fiddler
3 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.06%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (53.03%) Banking
2 29 (43.94%) Finance
3 27 (40.91%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.06%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (62.12%) Developer
2 25 (37.88%) Java Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Analyst
3 10 (15.15%) C++ Developer
4 8 (12.12%) Senior Developer
4 8 (12.12%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Coordinator
7 4 (6.06%) MongoDB Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Service Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Test Coordinator
8 3 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) HTML Developer
8 3 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Programme Manager
8 3 (4.55%) T-SQL Developer
8 3 (4.55%) UI Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (42.42%) Spring
2 21 (31.82%) J2SE
3 15 (22.73%) JMS
4 10 (15.15%) HTML
5 9 (13.64%) HTML5
6 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
6 7 (10.61%) Hibernate
7 6 (9.09%) XML
7 6 (9.09%) XSLT
8 4 (6.06%) DOM
8 4 (6.06%) Entity Framework
8 4 (6.06%) JSON
8 4 (6.06%) RESTful
8 4 (6.06%) SOAP
8 4 (6.06%) Web Services
8 4 (6.06%) WSDL
9 2 (3.03%) JSP
10 1 (1.52%) CSS
10 1 (1.52%) Java SE
10 1 (1.52%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (39.39%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (18.18%) Equities
3 11 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
4 9 (13.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (9.09%) Fixed Income
6 4 (6.06%) N-Tier
7 3 (4.55%) Derivative
8 1 (1.52%) Pricing Data
8 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.88%) Linux
2 24 (36.36%) Unix
3 4 (6.06%) Windows
4 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (39.39%) OO
2 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.33%) SDLC
3 21 (31.82%) OOD
4 17 (25.76%) Software Engineering
5 14 (21.21%) Database Tuning
5 14 (21.21%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 11 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (15.15%) Investment Management
8 9 (13.64%) Wealth Management
9 4 (6.06%) Change Management
9 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.06%) ITIL
9 4 (6.06%) Unit Testing
10 3 (4.55%) Asset Management
10 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.55%) Service Management
10 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 33 (50.00%) Java
2 26 (39.39%) SQL
3 23 (34.85%) Perl
4 10 (15.15%) C++
5 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.03%) Scala
8 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) MCP
2 3 (4.55%) MCSE
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.52%) ISEB
3 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (1.52%) MiFID
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 25 (37.88%) Sybase
2 12 (18.18%) Charles River
3 3 (4.55%) Fidessa
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.55%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (1.52%) Actimize
5 1 (1.52%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.52%) Cognos
5 1 (1.52%) FactSet
5 1 (1.52%) HP
5 1 (1.52%) Reuters
5 1 (1.52%) TIBCO