The first table below looks at the demand for Front Arena skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Arena over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SunGard Front Arena
Rank 582 533 583
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +50
Contract jobs citing Front Arena 5 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.023% 0.008%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.10% 0.25% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate £400 £625 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +8.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4825 4317 5606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.57% 9.05% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2739 2206 2779
Average daily rate £425 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £433
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 78
Average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £63.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.80 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.69% +89.00%

Front Arena
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Arena within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

Front Arena Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Front Arena
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front Arena within the UK.

Front Arena Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Front Arena
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Arena within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -26 4 £400 -36.00% 3
England -91 4 £400 -36.00% 3
Oxfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
South East - - - -

Front Arena
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Front Arena 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 Arena.

1 3 (37.50%) Murex
1 3 (37.50%) SunGard
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
1 3 (37.50%) Derivative
2 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
2 2 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (25.00%) Equities
2 2 (25.00%) Summit
2 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (25.00%) ACCA
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Back Office
2 2 (25.00%) CIMA
2 2 (25.00%) Calypso
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Swaptions
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Reference Data
2 2 (25.00%) Microgen
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Murex MxML
3 1 (12.50%) Market Risk
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management

Front Arena
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Front Arena 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 Arena. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Mart
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
2 2 (25.00%) Back Office
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Hebrew Language
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Front Arena Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Murex Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Finance Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Derivative
2 2 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (25.00%) Equities
2 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (25.00%) Swaptions
2 2 (25.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (12.50%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ACCA
1 2 (25.00%) CIMA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Murex
1 3 (37.50%) SunGard
2 2 (25.00%) Calypso
2 2 (25.00%) Microgen
3 1 (12.50%) Sybase