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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office Developer
Rank 560 548 490
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Front Office Developer 47 34 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.065% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.070% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 48
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£600 £650 £595
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £595 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £300
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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 May 2015.

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 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 Office Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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 +5 47 £600 -7.69% 7
England -13 47 £600 -7.69% 7
City of London +17 12 £650 +10.63% 2
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £550 -

Front Office Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 71 (100.00%) Front Office
2 44 (61.97%) Java
3 38 (53.52%) C#
4 26 (36.62%) Finance
5 25 (35.21%) Multithreading
6 22 (30.99%) Banking
7 20 (28.17%) Derivative
7 20 (28.17%) Python
8 19 (26.76%) .NET
9 18 (25.35%) WPF
10 17 (23.94%) Investment Banking
10 17 (23.94%) SQL
11 15 (21.13%) VBA
11 15 (21.13%) RAD
12 14 (19.72%) Fixed Income
12 14 (19.72%) TDD
13 13 (18.31%) C++
14 12 (16.90%) Scala
15 11 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (15.49%) Oracle
15 11 (15.49%) SQL Server
16 10 (14.08%) Oracle Coherence
17 9 (12.68%) Subversion
17 9 (12.68%) WCF
17 9 (12.68%) Equities
17 9 (12.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 9 (12.68%) Low Latency
17 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (11.27%) Analytics
18 8 (11.27%) Risk Management

Front Office Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (14.08%) Oracle Coherence
2 4 (5.63%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.23%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.23%) JBoss
3 3 (4.23%) MTS
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) ZaiNet
1 3 (4.23%) Endur
2 1 (1.41%) RMDS
2 1 (1.41%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.41%) Hazelcast
4 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Subversion
2 6 (8.45%) Maven
3 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
3 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.23%) ClearQuest
5 2 (2.82%) JIRA
5 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.41%) NUnit
6 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.41%) JUnit
6 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (100.00%) Front Office
2 26 (36.62%) Finance
3 22 (30.99%) Banking
4 17 (23.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.41%) French Language
6 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.76%) .NET
2 18 (25.35%) WPF
3 9 (12.68%) WCF
4 8 (11.27%) JMS
5 6 (8.45%) Reactive Extensions
5 6 (8.45%) RESTful
6 5 (7.04%) XML
7 4 (5.63%) Rendezvous
7 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET
7 4 (5.63%) HTML
7 4 (5.63%) TIBCO EMS
7 4 (5.63%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (5.63%) HTML5
7 4 (5.63%) Ultra Messaging
8 3 (4.23%) Java EE
8 3 (4.23%) Web Services
8 3 (4.23%) XSLT
8 3 (4.23%) WinForms
9 2 (2.82%) J2SE
9 2 (2.82%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.17%) Derivative
2 14 (19.72%) Fixed Income
3 9 (12.68%) Equities
3 9 (12.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (11.27%) Equity Derivative
5 6 (8.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 3 (4.23%) User Experience
7 2 (2.82%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.82%) Economics
7 2 (2.82%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (2.82%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.41%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.41%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.41%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) UNIX
2 6 (8.45%) Linux
3 4 (5.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.21%) Multithreading
2 15 (21.13%) RAD
3 14 (19.72%) TDD
4 11 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.68%) Low Latency
6 8 (11.27%) Analytics
6 8 (11.27%) Risk Management
7 7 (9.86%) Functional Programming
8 6 (8.45%) MVVM
8 6 (8.45%) BDD
9 4 (5.63%) OO
9 4 (5.63%) Electronic Trading
9 4 (5.63%) Line Management
10 3 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (4.23%) Data Virtualisation
10 3 (4.23%) Business Analysis
10 3 (4.23%) Automated Testing
10 3 (4.23%) Quantitative Analysis
10 3 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (4.23%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 44 (61.97%) Java
2 38 (53.52%) C#
3 20 (28.17%) Python
4 17 (23.94%) SQL
5 15 (21.13%) VBA
6 13 (18.31%) C++
7 12 (16.90%) Scala
8 3 (4.23%) Go
8 3 (4.23%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.41%) Groovy
10 1 (1.41%) R
10 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Oracle
2 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.86%) TIBCO
2 7 (9.86%) Bloomberg
3 4 (5.63%) Reuters
4 3 (4.23%) Tradeweb
4 3 (4.23%) Trayport
4 3 (4.23%) Sybase
4 3 (4.23%) eSpeed
5 1 (1.41%) Solace
5 1 (1.41%) DataSynapse
5 1 (1.41%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.41%) Murex