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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office Developer
Rank 556 497 509
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Front Office Developer 44 78 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 54 70
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£575 £600 £558
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £530
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate - £500 £625
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
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
51265 49491 54504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31026 29372 30573
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2145 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -38 41 £575 -4.16% 16
England -51 41 £575 -4.16% 16
City of London +8 9 £551 -8.12% 13
Canary Wharf - - - -

Front Office Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 80 (100.00%) Front Office
2 46 (57.50%) Java
3 42 (52.50%) C++
4 37 (46.25%) Finance
5 33 (41.25%) Multithreading
6 29 (36.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 28 (35.00%) C#
7 28 (35.00%) Computer Science
8 27 (33.75%) Banking
9 26 (32.50%) Mathematics
10 25 (31.25%) Fixed Income
11 24 (30.00%) Risk Management
12 22 (27.50%) Low Latency
13 21 (26.25%) Degree
13 21 (26.25%) Spring
14 20 (25.00%) Investment Banking
14 20 (25.00%) .NET
15 19 (23.75%) Derivative
16 18 (22.50%) SQL
17 13 (16.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 12 (15.00%) WPF
18 12 (15.00%) JMS
18 12 (15.00%) UNIX
18 12 (15.00%) Scala
19 11 (13.75%) Open Source
19 11 (13.75%) Analytics
19 11 (13.75%) XML
19 11 (13.75%) VBA
19 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
19 11 (13.75%) Physics

Front Office Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 9 (11.25%) WebLogic
1 9 (11.25%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (2.50%) Confluence
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (1.25%) Global One
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.25%) Big Data
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.25%) KDB
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (1.25%) OLAP
5 1 (1.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.75%) JIRA
3 2 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 80 (100.00%) Front Office
2 37 (46.25%) Finance
3 27 (33.75%) Banking
4 20 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.25%) Spring
2 20 (25.00%) .NET
3 12 (15.00%) JMS
3 12 (15.00%) WPF
4 11 (13.75%) XML
5 9 (11.25%) XSLT
5 9 (11.25%) WinForms
5 9 (11.25%) Java SE
6 8 (10.00%) Java EE
7 7 (8.75%) WCF
8 6 (7.50%) Hibernate
8 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET
9 5 (6.25%) Spring Integration
10 4 (5.00%) Murex Flex
10 4 (5.00%) MDX
10 4 (5.00%) Web Services
10 4 (5.00%) Middleware
10 4 (5.00%) JNI
11 3 (3.75%) Spring MVC
11 3 (3.75%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 29 (36.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 28 (35.00%) Computer Science
3 26 (32.50%) Mathematics
4 25 (31.25%) Fixed Income
5 19 (23.75%) Derivative
6 13 (16.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 11 (13.75%) Physics
7 11 (13.75%) Open Source
8 3 (3.75%) Visualisation
8 3 (3.75%) Grid Computing
8 3 (3.75%) Equities
9 2 (2.50%) Credit Derivative
9 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
10 1 (1.25%) Market Risk
10 1 (1.25%) Hedge funds
10 1 (1.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.00%) UNIX
2 8 (10.00%) Linux
3 5 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.25%) Multithreading
2 24 (30.00%) Risk Management
3 22 (27.50%) Low Latency
4 11 (13.75%) Analytics
5 9 (11.25%) OO
5 9 (11.25%) TDD
6 8 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (8.75%) Unit Testing
8 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
8 6 (7.50%) OOD
9 5 (6.25%) OOP
9 5 (6.25%) MVC
10 4 (5.00%) Data Modelling
10 4 (5.00%) Workflow
10 4 (5.00%) Electronic Trading
10 4 (5.00%) Greeks
10 4 (5.00%) Automated Testing
11 3 (3.75%) Web Development
11 3 (3.75%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 46 (57.50%) Java
2 42 (52.50%) C++
3 28 (35.00%) C#
4 18 (22.50%) SQL
5 12 (15.00%) Scala
6 11 (13.75%) VBA
7 4 (5.00%) Python
8 3 (3.75%) XAML
9 2 (2.50%) C++/CLI
9 2 (2.50%) VC++
9 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (26.25%) Degree
2 9 (11.25%) PhD
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.75%) MCSD
3 3 (3.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) Oracle
2 6 (7.50%) Sybase
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) Reuters
2 6 (7.50%) Bloomberg
2 6 (7.50%) 29West
3 5 (6.25%) Murex
4 4 (5.00%) Adobe
4 4 (5.00%) JBoss
5 3 (3.75%) Infragistics
5 3 (3.75%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.75%) DevExpress
6 2 (2.50%) Perforce
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