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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 118 100 68
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -32
Contract jobs citing Front Office 9 31 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.42% 0.97% 2.18%
As % of the General category 1.09% 1.80% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 16
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £463 £438
% change year-on-year
-16.75% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.00
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
825 1723 1099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.19% 54.03% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 844 517
Median daily rate £400 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 37 14
Median hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.28 £58.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £29.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-30.50% +12.38%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 7 £400 -11.11% 1
Edinburgh +4 2 £550 +29.41% 1
Front Office
UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 28 (60.87%) Java
2 25 (54.35%) Spring
3 24 (52.17%) Linux
4 23 (50.00%) OO
4 23 (50.00%) Unix
4 23 (50.00%) SQL
4 23 (50.00%) Sybase
4 23 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (47.83%) Relational Database
5 22 (47.83%) Banking
5 22 (47.83%) JUnit
6 21 (45.65%) RDBMS
6 21 (45.65%) DB2
7 20 (43.48%) Perl
7 20 (43.48%) Finance
7 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (43.48%) Investment Banking
8 19 (41.30%) J2SE
8 19 (41.30%) SDLC
9 18 (39.13%) OOD
10 14 (30.43%) JMS
10 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
11 12 (26.09%) Database Tuning
11 12 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (23.91%) Equities
13 9 (19.57%) C++
13 9 (19.57%) Multithreading
13 9 (19.57%) Equity Derivative
14 8 (17.39%) Investment Management
14 8 (17.39%) Wealth 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 (8.70%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.17%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (47.83%) Relational Database
2 21 (45.65%) DB2
2 21 (45.65%) RDBMS
3 4 (8.70%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (47.83%) JUnit
2 4 (8.70%) CruiseControl
2 4 (8.70%) Fiddler
2 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.70%) Subversion
2 4 (8.70%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.17%) Grunt
3 1 (2.17%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 22 (47.83%) Banking
2 20 (43.48%) Finance
2 20 (43.48%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (69.57%) Developer
2 22 (47.83%) Java Developer
3 9 (19.57%) C++ Developer
4 7 (15.22%) Test Manager
5 5 (10.87%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (8.70%) MongoDB Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Coordinator
7 3 (6.52%) Programme Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Test Coordinator
7 3 (6.52%) Test Programme Manager
7 3 (6.52%) T-SQL Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Front Office Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Service Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (54.35%) Spring
2 19 (41.30%) J2SE
3 14 (30.43%) JMS
4 7 (15.22%) HTML
5 6 (13.04%) HTML5
6 5 (10.87%) Hibernate
6 5 (10.87%) JSON
6 5 (10.87%) SOAP
7 4 (8.70%) DOM
7 4 (8.70%) Entity Framework
7 4 (8.70%) RESTful
7 4 (8.70%) Web Services
7 4 (8.70%) WSDL
7 4 (8.70%) XML
7 4 (8.70%) XSLT
8 2 (4.35%) CSS
9 1 (2.17%) Apache CXF
9 1 (2.17%) Apache Flex
9 1 (2.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (2.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (23.91%) Equities
3 9 (19.57%) Equity Derivative
4 4 (8.70%) Fixed Income
4 4 (8.70%) N-Tier
5 3 (6.52%) Derivative
6 2 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (2.17%) Pricing Data
7 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
7 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (52.17%) Linux
2 23 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) OO
2 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (41.30%) SDLC
4 18 (39.13%) OOD
5 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
6 12 (26.09%) Database Tuning
6 12 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (19.57%) Multithreading
8 8 (17.39%) Investment Management
8 8 (17.39%) Wealth Management
9 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
11 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
11 2 (4.35%) Data Modelling
12 1 (2.17%) Change Management
12 1 (2.17%) Information Security
12 1 (2.17%) Regression Testing
12 1 (2.17%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 28 (60.87%) Java
2 23 (50.00%) SQL
3 20 (43.48%) Perl
4 9 (19.57%) C++
5 4 (8.70%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.35%) Scala
7 1 (2.17%) C#
7 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) ISEB
2 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (2.17%) MiFID
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) Sybase
2 8 (17.39%) Charles River
3 1 (2.17%) Actimize
3 1 (2.17%) Fidessa