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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office Developer
Rank 547 518 512
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Front Office Developer 39 58 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 45 40
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£600 £588 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £435 £523
10% offered a daily rate of more than £760 £650 £653
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £550
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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 December 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 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 Office Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 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 -3 39 £600 +2.12% 5
England -49 39 £600 +2.12% 5
City of London -7 8 £606 +7.77% 5

Front Office Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 100 (100.00%) Front Office
2 62 (62.00%) C#
3 47 (47.00%) Finance
4 43 (43.00%) Java
5 37 (37.00%) C++
6 36 (36.00%) .NET
7 28 (28.00%) Banking
8 24 (24.00%) SQL
8 24 (24.00%) Fixed Income
9 21 (21.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (21.00%) Risk Management
10 20 (20.00%) Degree
11 19 (19.00%) WPF
12 18 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (17.00%) VBA
13 17 (17.00%) Multithreading
13 17 (17.00%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (16.00%) Mathematics
15 15 (15.00%) SQL Server
15 15 (15.00%) Investment Banking
16 13 (13.00%) OO
16 13 (13.00%) Derivative
16 13 (13.00%) Computer Science
17 12 (12.00%) Oracle
17 12 (12.00%) XML
17 12 (12.00%) JMS
17 12 (12.00%) Analytics
18 11 (11.00%) ASP.NET
18 11 (11.00%) UNIX
18 11 (11.00%) Murex

Front Office Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 7 (7.00%) WebLogic
1 7 (7.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.00%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (2.00%) Confluence
4 1 (1.00%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.00%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.00%) JBoss
4 1 (1.00%) Apache
4 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.00%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Endur
1 6 (6.00%) ZaiNet
2 5 (5.00%) Murex MxG2000
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.00%) Big Data
4 1 (1.00%) DB2
4 1 (1.00%) OLAP
4 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.00%) IDOL
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.00%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Subversion
2 6 (6.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.00%) ClearQuest
3 4 (4.00%) JIRA
4 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.00%) MSTest
5 2 (2.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.00%) NUnit
6 1 (1.00%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.00%) JUnit
6 1 (1.00%) jMock
6 1 (1.00%) NSubstitute
6 1 (1.00%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 100 (100.00%) Front Office
2 47 (47.00%) Finance
3 28 (28.00%) Banking
4 15 (15.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.00%) Back Office
6 1 (1.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (36.00%) .NET
2 19 (19.00%) WPF
3 12 (12.00%) XML
3 12 (12.00%) JMS
4 11 (11.00%) WinForms
4 11 (11.00%) ASP.NET
5 10 (10.00%) WCF
6 9 (9.00%) HTML
7 8 (8.00%) Spring
7 8 (8.00%) Rendezvous
8 7 (7.00%) XSLT
8 7 (7.00%) Web Services
8 7 (7.00%) Hibernate
8 7 (7.00%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (7.00%) Java SE
9 6 (6.00%) Java EE
9 6 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (6.00%) Spring Integration
10 5 (5.00%) Murex Flex
10 5 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (24.00%) Fixed Income
2 21 (21.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 17 (17.00%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (16.00%) Mathematics
5 13 (13.00%) Computer Science
5 13 (13.00%) Derivative
6 10 (10.00%) Equities
7 7 (7.00%) Data Structures
8 6 (6.00%) Physics
9 4 (4.00%) Algorithms
10 3 (3.00%) Credit Derivative
11 2 (2.00%) Client/Server
11 2 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (2.00%) User Experience
12 1 (1.00%) Market Risk
12 1 (1.00%) Open Source
12 1 (1.00%) Hedge funds
12 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
12 1 (1.00%) Grid Computing
12 1 (1.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.00%) UNIX
2 8 (8.00%) Linux
3 6 (6.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.00%) Risk Management
2 18 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (17.00%) Multithreading
4 13 (13.00%) OO
5 12 (12.00%) Analytics
6 10 (10.00%) RAD
6 10 (10.00%) TDD
7 9 (9.00%) Low Latency
8 8 (8.00%) MVC
8 8 (8.00%) OOD
9 7 (7.00%) Greeks
10 6 (6.00%) ETRM
10 6 (6.00%) MVVM
10 6 (6.00%) Business Analysis
10 6 (6.00%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.00%) Change Management
10 6 (6.00%) ITIL
10 6 (6.00%) OOP
11 5 (5.00%) Asset Management
11 5 (5.00%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 62 (62.00%) C#
2 43 (43.00%) Java
3 37 (37.00%) C++
4 24 (24.00%) SQL
5 17 (17.00%) VBA
6 6 (6.00%) Scala
6 6 (6.00%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.00%) Python
8 4 (4.00%) XAML
9 2 (2.00%) C++/CLI
9 2 (2.00%) Haskell
9 2 (2.00%) R
9 2 (2.00%) VC++
9 2 (2.00%) Perl
9 2 (2.00%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.00%) C
10 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (20.00%) Degree
2 6 (6.00%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (12.00%) Oracle
2 11 (11.00%) Murex
3 8 (8.00%) TIBCO
3 8 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.00%) Bloomberg
4 7 (7.00%) Reuters
5 6 (6.00%) Adobe
5 6 (6.00%) Sybase
5 6 (6.00%) Trayport
6 4 (4.00%) 29West
7 2 (2.00%) Perforce
8 1 (1.00%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.00%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.00%) EMC
8 1 (1.00%) Interwoven