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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 101 81 83
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Contract jobs citing Front Office 26 47 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.87% 1.77% 1.46%
As % of the General category 1.59% 4.44% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 18
Average daily rate
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£440 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £373 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £588 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £549 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+37.18% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - -
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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
1639 1058 1114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 54.87% 39.82% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 819 534 552
Average daily rate £375 £388 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 35
Average hourly rate £30.00 £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.50 £9.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £22.50 £20.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
- -3.05%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -9 15 £388 +3.33% 1
Edinburgh +1 8 £450 -30.76% 3
Stirling -5 2 - -
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 41 (63.08%) Finance
2 31 (47.69%) Java
2 31 (47.69%) Banking
3 28 (43.08%) Investment Banking
4 27 (41.54%) Sybase
5 26 (40.00%) Spring
6 17 (26.15%) SQL
6 17 (26.15%) SDLC
7 16 (24.62%) Hibernate
7 16 (24.62%) Investment Management
7 16 (24.62%) Linux
8 15 (23.08%) UNIX
9 14 (21.54%) Perl
9 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (18.46%) OO
12 11 (16.92%) RDBMS
12 11 (16.92%) Asset Management
12 11 (16.92%) Fixed Income
12 11 (16.92%) Relational Database
13 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
13 10 (15.38%) OOD
14 9 (13.85%) J2SE
14 9 (13.85%) JMS
14 9 (13.85%) DB2
14 9 (13.85%) JUnit
14 9 (13.85%) Multithreading
14 9 (13.85%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (13.85%) Database Tuning
15 8 (12.31%) Equity Derivative

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (1.54%) IIS
1 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Office
1 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) thinkFolio
2 2 (3.08%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.54%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.54%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (1.54%) CTI
2 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) RDBMS
1 11 (16.92%) Relational Database
2 9 (13.85%) DB2
3 1 (1.54%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.54%) KDB
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (13.85%) JUnit
2 2 (3.08%) Subversion
3 1 (1.54%) Selenium
3 1 (1.54%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.54%) JBehave
3 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.54%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.54%) QUnit
3 1 (1.54%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.54%) Calabash
3 1 (1.54%) Appium
3 1 (1.54%) NUnit
3 1 (1.54%) CruiseControl
General
1 41 (63.08%) Finance
2 31 (47.69%) Banking
3 28 (43.08%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.15%) Legal
5 3 (4.62%) Back Office
6 1 (1.54%) Advertising
6 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (50.77%) Developer
2 26 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 20 (30.77%) Senior Developer
4 19 (29.23%) Analyst
5 17 (26.15%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (16.92%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Development Specialist
7 5 (7.69%) Solutions Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.08%) C++ Developer
9 2 (3.08%) Senior C++ Developer
9 2 (3.08%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) WPF Developer
10 1 (1.54%) Charles River Business Analyst
10 1 (1.54%) Senior C# Developer
10 1 (1.54%) SAP ISU Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (40.00%) Spring
2 16 (24.62%) Hibernate
3 9 (13.85%) J2SE
3 9 (13.85%) JMS
4 7 (10.77%) XML
5 6 (9.23%) HTML
5 6 (9.23%) HTML5
6 5 (7.69%) REST
6 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 3 (4.62%) WPF
8 2 (3.08%) .NET
8 2 (3.08%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (1.54%) Dojo
9 1 (1.54%) Apache Flex
9 1 (1.54%) DOM
9 1 (1.54%) XSLT
9 1 (1.54%) Ajax
9 1 (1.54%) NHibernate
9 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.54%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (16.92%) Fixed Income
3 8 (12.31%) Equity Derivative
4 7 (10.77%) Derivative
5 6 (9.23%) Equities
6 2 (3.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.54%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.54%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (1.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Linux
2 15 (23.08%) UNIX
3 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) SDLC
2 16 (24.62%) Investment Management
3 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (18.46%) OO
5 11 (16.92%) Asset Management
6 10 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 10 (15.38%) OOD
7 9 (13.85%) Database Tuning
7 9 (13.85%) Multithreading
7 9 (13.85%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (7.69%) Wealth Management
9 3 (4.62%) MVVM
9 3 (4.62%) CRM
9 3 (4.62%) Data Management
9 3 (4.62%) Test Planning
10 2 (3.08%) Portfolio Management
10 2 (3.08%) TDD
10 2 (3.08%) Systems Analysis
10 2 (3.08%) Business Analysis
10 2 (3.08%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (47.69%) Java
2 17 (26.15%) SQL
3 14 (21.54%) Perl
4 7 (10.77%) C#
5 6 (9.23%) C++
5 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.69%) Python
7 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.54%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (41.54%) Sybase
2 7 (10.77%) Charles River
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle
5 1 (1.54%) Yardi
5 1 (1.54%) Reuters
5 1 (1.54%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.54%) SAP