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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SunGard Front Arena
Rank 586 560 579
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +19
Contract jobs citing Front Arena 8 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.020% 0.009%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.16% 0.22% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 1
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£525 £575 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £600 -
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
5098 4568 5325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.32% 8.94% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2638 2343 2593
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 76 55
Average hourly rate £32.03 £19.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.25% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.67 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £22.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+42.22% -21.73%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Arena within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Front Arena Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Front Arena
Top 3 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 31 July 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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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
London +19 8 £525 -8.69% 1
England -27 8 £525 -8.69% 1
City of London +26 5 £550 -

Front Arena
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Asset Management
2 5 (38.46%) thinkFolio
3 4 (30.77%) Investment Management
4 3 (23.08%) SunGard
4 3 (23.08%) LongView
4 3 (23.08%) UNIX
4 3 (23.08%) Python
4 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Derivative
4 3 (23.08%) Fixed Income
4 3 (23.08%) C++
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
5 2 (15.38%) Front Office
5 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Swaptions
6 1 (7.69%) Market Risk
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Murex MxML
6 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (7.69%) Murex
6 1 (7.69%) VBA
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 1 (7.69%) Sybase
6 1 (7.69%) Hebrew Language
6 1 (7.69%) Data Mart

Front Arena
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (23.08%) LongView
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) Data Mart
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
1 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Front Office
3 1 (7.69%) Back Office
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Hebrew Language
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Applications Support
4 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Front Arena Support
5 1 (7.69%) Front Arena Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Python Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Murex Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Front Arena Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (7.69%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Fixed Income
1 3 (23.08%) Derivative
2 2 (15.38%) Swaptions
3 1 (7.69%) Market Risk
3 1 (7.69%) Equities
3 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Asset Management
2 4 (30.77%) Investment Management
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) VBA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) thinkFolio
2 3 (23.08%) SunGard
3 1 (7.69%) Sybase
3 1 (7.69%) Murex