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 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 107 64 82
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +18
Contract jobs citing Front Office 35 68 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.05% 2.47% 1.27%
As % of the General category 1.89% 6.00% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 15
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£463 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £374 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £90.00
% change year-on-year
+209.52% -76.66%
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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
1849 1133 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 55.61% 41.20% 43.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 914 509 474
Average daily rate £385 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 13 33
Average hourly rate £30.50 £16.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.62% +52.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £88.13 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -

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 August 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 31 August 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
Edinburgh -11 19 £425 -12.82% 6
Glasgow -22 9 £450 +12.50%
Stirling -1 5 - -
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 40 (59.70%) Finance
2 29 (43.28%) Java
3 23 (34.33%) Spring
4 21 (31.34%) Banking
5 20 (29.85%) Sybase
6 19 (28.36%) Asset Management
7 18 (26.87%) SQL
8 17 (25.37%) Investment Banking
9 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (23.88%) Linux
10 15 (22.39%) Hibernate
11 14 (20.90%) SDLC
12 13 (19.40%) Relational Database
12 13 (19.40%) RDBMS
12 13 (19.40%) OO
12 13 (19.40%) UNIX
13 12 (17.91%) Perl
13 12 (17.91%) Derivative
14 11 (16.42%) Investment Management
14 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (16.42%) Markit EDM
15 9 (13.43%) Charles River
16 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
16 8 (11.94%) C++
16 8 (11.94%) OOD
17 7 (10.45%) JMS
17 7 (10.45%) J2SE
17 7 (10.45%) C#
17 7 (10.45%) DB2
17 7 (10.45%) JUnit

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (1.49%) IIS
1 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Markit EDM
2 3 (4.48%) Eagle PACE
2 3 (4.48%) LatentZero
2 3 (4.48%) Front Arena
2 3 (4.48%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.49%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.49%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) CTI
1 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) RDBMS
1 13 (19.40%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.45%) DB2
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.49%) KDB
4 1 (1.49%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) JUnit
2 1 (1.49%) NUnit
2 1 (1.49%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.49%) Subversion
2 1 (1.49%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.49%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.49%) QUnit
2 1 (1.49%) Jasmine
General
1 40 (59.70%) Finance
2 21 (31.34%) Banking
3 17 (25.37%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.97%) Legal
5 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.49%) Back Office
6 1 (1.49%) Advertising
6 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (47.76%) Developer
2 24 (35.82%) Analyst
3 23 (34.33%) Java Developer
4 21 (31.34%) Senior Developer
5 16 (23.88%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (17.91%) Business Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.48%) Tester
9 3 (4.48%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Systems Integration Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Integration Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Senior C++ Developer
10 2 (2.99%) IT Business Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Solutions Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) C++ Developer
10 2 (2.99%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.99%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (34.33%) Spring
2 15 (22.39%) Hibernate
3 7 (10.45%) J2SE
3 7 (10.45%) JMS
4 3 (4.48%) WPF
5 2 (2.99%) .NET
5 2 (2.99%) XML
5 2 (2.99%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.49%) Dojo
6 1 (1.49%) DOM
6 1 (1.49%) XSLT
6 1 (1.49%) Ajax
6 1 (1.49%) NHibernate
6 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.49%) JSON
6 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.49%) CSS
6 1 (1.49%) SOAP
6 1 (1.49%) Web Services
6 1 (1.49%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Derivative
2 11 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.45%) Equity Derivative
3 7 (10.45%) Fixed Income
4 5 (7.46%) Equities
5 3 (4.48%) Swaptions
5 3 (4.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.49%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.49%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.49%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.49%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Linux
2 13 (19.40%) UNIX
3 2 (2.99%) Windows
4 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) Asset Management
2 16 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.90%) SDLC
4 13 (19.40%) OO
5 11 (16.42%) Investment Management
6 8 (11.94%) OOD
6 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
7 7 (10.45%) Database Tuning
7 7 (10.45%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (8.96%) Test Planning
8 6 (8.96%) Data Management
9 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.46%) Software Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Multithreading
10 4 (5.97%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Data Management
10 4 (5.97%) Wealth Management
10 4 (5.97%) Test Scripting
11 3 (4.48%) MVVM
11 3 (4.48%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.28%) Java
2 18 (26.87%) SQL
3 12 (17.91%) Perl
4 8 (11.94%) C++
5 7 (10.45%) C#
6 5 (7.46%) Python
7 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (29.85%) Sybase
2 9 (13.43%) Charles River
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle
3 2 (2.99%) TSYS
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.49%) Reuters
4 1 (1.49%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.49%) SAP
4 1 (1.49%) Yardi
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