The table below looks at the statistics for the Front Office Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office Developer
Rank 554 508 526
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Front Office Developer 58 78 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 51 69
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£600 £625 £558
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £500 £530
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £700 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £625
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Front Office Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Office Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Front Office Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Front Office Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Front Office Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Front Office Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Front Office Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Front Office Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office Developer within the UK.

Front Office Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Front Office Developer
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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 -8 56 £600 -4.00% 13
England -31 56 £600 -4.00% 13
City of London +21 16 £550 -8.33% 11
Canary Wharf - - - -

Front Office Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Front Office Developer in their job title 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 with Front Office Developer in their job title.

1 99 (100.00%) Front Office
2 55 (55.56%) Java
3 46 (46.46%) C++
4 42 (42.42%) Finance
4 42 (42.42%) C#
5 35 (35.35%) Banking
6 33 (33.33%) Multithreading
7 30 (30.30%) Computer Science
7 30 (30.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 29 (29.29%) Mathematics
9 28 (28.28%) Risk Management
9 28 (28.28%) Fixed Income
10 26 (26.26%) Degree
10 26 (26.26%) .NET
10 26 (26.26%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (25.25%) Investment Banking
12 24 (24.24%) Low Latency
13 23 (23.23%) Spring
14 22 (22.22%) Derivative
15 20 (20.20%) SQL
16 19 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
17 16 (16.16%) Scala
18 15 (15.15%) XML
19 14 (14.14%) SQL Server
19 14 (14.14%) JMS
19 14 (14.14%) WPF
20 13 (13.13%) UNIX
20 13 (13.13%) OO
20 13 (13.13%) TDD
20 13 (13.13%) Interest Rate Derivative

Front Office Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Front Office Developer in their job title 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 with Front Office Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (10.10%) WebSphere
1 10 (10.10%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.02%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (2.02%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (2.02%) Confluence
3 1 (1.01%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (1.01%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.01%) Documentum
3 1 (1.01%) Apache
3 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.01%) Global One
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.02%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.01%) Big Data
5 1 (1.01%) KDB
5 1 (1.01%) DB2
5 1 (1.01%) OLAP
5 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.01%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.01%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Visual Studio
1 5 (5.05%) JIRA
2 4 (4.04%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (3.03%) Subversion
4 2 (2.02%) NUnit
4 2 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.02%) MSTest
4 2 (2.02%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.01%) NSubstitute
5 1 (1.01%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.01%) jMock
5 1 (1.01%) JUnit
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.01%) CruiseControl
General
1 99 (100.00%) Front Office
2 42 (42.42%) Finance
3 35 (35.35%) Banking
4 25 (25.25%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.02%) Back Office
6 1 (1.01%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.26%) .NET
2 23 (23.23%) Spring
3 15 (15.15%) XML
4 14 (14.14%) JMS
4 14 (14.14%) WPF
5 12 (12.12%) WinForms
5 12 (12.12%) ASP.NET
6 11 (11.11%) WCF
7 10 (10.10%) Java SE
7 10 (10.10%) XSLT
8 9 (9.09%) Java EE
9 8 (8.08%) Hibernate
9 8 (8.08%) HTML
10 7 (7.07%) Web Services
11 6 (6.06%) Spring Integration
12 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (5.05%) Murex Flex
12 5 (5.05%) JNI
13 4 (4.04%) MDX
13 4 (4.04%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 30 (30.30%) Computer Science
1 30 (30.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (29.29%) Mathematics
3 28 (28.28%) Fixed Income
4 26 (26.26%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (22.22%) Derivative
6 13 (13.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 11 (11.11%) Open Source
7 11 (11.11%) Physics
8 7 (7.07%) Equities
9 4 (4.04%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (3.03%) Visualisation
10 3 (3.03%) Grid Computing
11 2 (2.02%) Client/Server
11 2 (2.02%) User Experience
12 1 (1.01%) Hedge funds
12 1 (1.01%) Market Risk
12 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.13%) UNIX
2 10 (10.10%) Linux
3 8 (8.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 28 (28.28%) Risk Management
3 24 (24.24%) Low Latency
4 19 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (13.13%) OO
5 13 (13.13%) TDD
6 12 (12.12%) Analytics
7 9 (9.09%) MVC
7 9 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 9 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (8.08%) OOD
9 6 (6.06%) Software Engineering
9 6 (6.06%) OOP
9 6 (6.06%) Greeks
9 6 (6.06%) MVVM
10 5 (5.05%) Electronic Trading
10 5 (5.05%) Data Modelling
11 4 (4.04%) Workflow
11 4 (4.04%) Automated Testing
11 4 (4.04%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 55 (55.56%) Java
2 46 (46.46%) C++
3 42 (42.42%) C#
4 20 (20.20%) SQL
5 16 (16.16%) Scala
6 11 (11.11%) VBA
7 7 (7.07%) Python
8 5 (5.05%) JavaScript
9 4 (4.04%) XAML
10 2 (2.02%) VC++
10 2 (2.02%) Perl
10 2 (2.02%) C++/CLI
10 2 (2.02%) Haskell
10 2 (2.02%) R
11 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (26.26%) Degree
2 9 (9.09%) PhD
3 3 (3.03%) MCSD
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Oracle
2 9 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.07%) Sybase
3 7 (7.07%) Reuters
3 7 (7.07%) Bloomberg
4 6 (6.06%) Murex
4 6 (6.06%) Adobe
4 6 (6.06%) 29West
5 5 (5.05%) TIBCO
6 4 (4.04%) JBoss
6 4 (4.04%) DevExpress
7 3 (3.03%) Infragistics
8 2 (2.02%) Perforce
9 1 (1.01%) Interwoven
9 1 (1.01%) EMC
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