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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 89 86 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing Front Office 39 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.31% 1.39% 1.82%
As % of the General category 2.69% 3.69% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 26
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£433 £385 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.33% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £545 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.50
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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
1448 1003 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 48.59% 37.72% 41.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 497 495
Average daily rate £400 £396 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 14 16
Average hourly rate £20.69 £11.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.09% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.35 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.70 £25.00 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +3 27 £440 +17.33% 1
Edinburgh -3 9 £425 -34.61% 1
Stirling -10 3 - -
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 43 (59.72%) Finance
2 33 (45.83%) Banking
3 31 (43.06%) Java
4 27 (37.50%) Sybase
4 27 (37.50%) Investment Banking
5 21 (29.17%) Spring
6 19 (26.39%) Investment Management
7 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (20.83%) SQL
8 15 (20.83%) HTML
9 14 (19.44%) UNIX
9 14 (19.44%) Linux
9 14 (19.44%) Hibernate
10 13 (18.06%) Fixed Income
10 13 (18.06%) Asset Management
10 13 (18.06%) HTML5
10 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (16.67%) Perl
12 11 (15.28%) XML
12 11 (15.28%) Multithreading
12 11 (15.28%) Derivative
13 10 (13.89%) AngularJS
13 10 (13.89%) REST
13 10 (13.89%) JavaScript
13 10 (13.89%) HTTP
14 8 (11.11%) OOD
14 8 (11.11%) OO
14 8 (11.11%) Equity Derivative
14 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
15 7 (9.72%) Database Tuning

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Office
1 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) thinkFolio
1 3 (4.17%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) DB2
1 7 (9.72%) RDBMS
1 7 (9.72%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) KDB
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) JUnit
2 3 (4.17%) Subversion
3 2 (2.78%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.39%) Selenium
4 1 (1.39%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.39%) Build Forge
4 1 (1.39%) JBehave
4 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.39%) Calabash
4 1 (1.39%) Appium
General
1 43 (59.72%) Finance
2 33 (45.83%) Banking
3 27 (37.50%) Investment Banking
4 5 (6.94%) Back Office
5 3 (4.17%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (44.44%) Developer
2 27 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 18 (25.00%) Analyst
4 16 (22.22%) Senior Developer
5 14 (19.44%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (13.89%) Business Analyst
6 10 (13.89%) Development Specialist
7 7 (9.72%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.94%) Solutions Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Systems Integration Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (2.78%) Data Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) C++ Developer
10 2 (2.78%) C# Developer
10 2 (2.78%) Risk Manager
10 2 (2.78%) WPF Developer
10 2 (2.78%) Senior C++ Developer
10 2 (2.78%) Business Project Manager
10 2 (2.78%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.17%) Spring
2 15 (20.83%) HTML
3 14 (19.44%) Hibernate
4 13 (18.06%) HTML5
5 11 (15.28%) XML
6 10 (13.89%) REST
6 10 (13.89%) AngularJS
7 7 (9.72%) J2SE
7 7 (9.72%) JMS
8 5 (6.94%) Apache Flex
9 2 (2.78%) WPF
9 2 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (1.39%) JSF
10 1 (1.39%) .NET
10 1 (1.39%) J2EE
10 1 (1.39%) CSS
10 1 (1.39%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Fixed Income
1 13 (18.06%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.28%) Derivative
3 8 (11.11%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (6.94%) Equities
5 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.39%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (1.39%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.44%) UNIX
1 14 (19.44%) Linux
2 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) Investment Management
2 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.06%) Asset Management
4 11 (15.28%) Multithreading
5 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 8 (11.11%) OO
5 8 (11.11%) OOD
6 7 (9.72%) Database Tuning
6 7 (9.72%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (8.33%) Risk Management
8 5 (6.94%) Project Management
8 5 (6.94%) Business Process Improvement
8 5 (6.94%) Wealth Management
9 4 (5.56%) Project Planning
9 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.17%) Business Analysis
10 3 (4.17%) Data Management
10 3 (4.17%) TDD
10 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Data Management
11 2 (2.78%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.06%) Java
2 15 (20.83%) SQL
3 12 (16.67%) Perl
4 10 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 6 (8.33%) C#
5 6 (8.33%) C++
6 5 (6.94%) Python
7 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.39%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
Vendors
1 27 (37.50%) Sybase
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle
3 5 (6.94%) Charles River
4 2 (2.78%) RIMES
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.78%) Bloomberg