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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 67 105 94
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -11
Contract jobs citing Front Office 59 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.11% 0.71% 0.66%
As % of the General category 4.95% 1.68% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +32.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £450 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.17
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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
1191 1070 1144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 42.52% 42.49% 46.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 485 571
Average daily rate £413 £380 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 36
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.60 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £121.50 £27.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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
Edinburgh +12 25 £450 +5.88% 1
Glasgow +8 21 £425 -5.55% 2
Stirling +4 12 - -
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 51 (44.35%) Finance
2 43 (37.39%) Java
3 35 (30.43%) Banking
4 33 (28.70%) Asset Management
5 30 (26.09%) Derivative
6 26 (22.61%) SQL
7 22 (19.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 21 (18.26%) XML
9 19 (16.52%) Multithreading
9 19 (16.52%) Investment Management
10 18 (15.65%) C#
10 18 (15.65%) Charles River
10 18 (15.65%) Project Management
11 17 (14.78%) Fixed Income
12 16 (13.91%) HTML
13 15 (13.04%) JavaScript
13 15 (13.04%) Equities
13 15 (13.04%) Spring
14 14 (12.17%) Investment Banking
14 14 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (12.17%) Sybase
14 14 (12.17%) Linux
14 14 (12.17%) OO
14 14 (12.17%) KDB
15 13 (11.30%) HTML5
16 12 (10.43%) REST
16 12 (10.43%) AngularJS
16 12 (10.43%) UNIX
16 12 (10.43%) HTTP

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 6 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (1.74%) GemFire
4 1 (0.87%) TWiki
4 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (7.83%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.48%) MS Project
4 3 (2.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.87%) FINCAD Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.17%) KDB
2 10 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.09%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.22%) DB2
4 6 (5.22%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (4.35%) JUnit
2 2 (1.74%) JIRA
3 1 (0.87%) Selenium
3 1 (0.87%) MSTest
3 1 (0.87%) Moq
3 1 (0.87%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.87%) JMeter
General
1 51 (44.35%) Finance
2 35 (30.43%) Banking
3 14 (12.17%) Investment Banking
4 9 (7.83%) Back Office
5 6 (5.22%) Legal
5 6 (5.22%) Advertising
6 3 (2.61%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (45.22%) Developer
2 33 (28.70%) Analyst
3 25 (21.74%) Java Developer
4 22 (19.13%) Project Manager
5 17 (14.78%) Business Analyst
5 17 (14.78%) Senior Developer
6 11 (9.57%) C# Developer
6 11 (9.57%) WPF Developer
7 10 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (7.83%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) Development Specialist
10 6 (5.22%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (5.22%) Project Delivery Manager
11 5 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
12 4 (3.48%) Data Analyst
12 4 (3.48%) UI Programmer
12 4 (3.48%) PMO Analyst
12 4 (3.48%) UI Developer
13 3 (2.61%) C++ Developer
13 3 (2.61%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.26%) XML
2 16 (13.91%) HTML
3 15 (13.04%) Spring
4 13 (11.30%) HTML5
5 12 (10.43%) REST
5 12 (10.43%) AngularJS
6 11 (9.57%) WPF
7 9 (7.83%) .NET
8 8 (6.96%) Hibernate
9 7 (6.09%) Java SE
9 7 (6.09%) XSLT
10 5 (4.35%) J2SE
10 5 (4.35%) JMS
10 5 (4.35%) Middleware
10 5 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (3.48%) WinForms
12 2 (1.74%) jQuery
12 2 (1.74%) Task Parallel Library
12 2 (1.74%) J2EE
13 1 (0.87%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.09%) Derivative
2 22 (19.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (14.78%) Fixed Income
4 15 (13.04%) Equities
5 8 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.35%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (3.48%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.61%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.74%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.87%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.17%) Linux
2 12 (10.43%) UNIX
3 5 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.70%) Asset Management
2 19 (16.52%) Multithreading
2 19 (16.52%) Investment Management
3 18 (15.65%) Project Management
4 14 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (12.17%) OO
4 14 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (7.83%) Algorithmic Trading
6 8 (6.96%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (6.09%) Business Analysis
8 6 (5.22%) Functional Programming
9 5 (4.35%) Low Latency
9 5 (4.35%) Market Making
9 5 (4.35%) Data Management
9 5 (4.35%) OOD
10 4 (3.48%) Risk Management
10 4 (3.48%) Change Management
10 4 (3.48%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.48%) TDD
10 4 (3.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 43 (37.39%) Java
2 26 (22.61%) SQL
3 18 (15.65%) C#
4 15 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.57%) Perl
6 7 (6.09%) Clojure
7 5 (4.35%) C++
7 5 (4.35%) Python
8 4 (3.48%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.48%) Haskell
8 4 (3.48%) Scala
9 2 (1.74%) Lisp
9 2 (1.74%) VBA
10 1 (0.87%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 2 (1.74%) Degree
2 1 (0.87%) PhD
2 1 (0.87%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) EMIR
2 1 (0.87%) MiFID
2 1 (0.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 18 (15.65%) Charles River
2 14 (12.17%) Sybase
3 6 (5.22%) Oracle
4 5 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.35%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.74%) StreamBase
5 2 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.74%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.87%) RIMES
6 1 (0.87%) Actimize
6 1 (0.87%) CA
6 1 (0.87%) Nintex