The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office 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 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
Rank 94 62 69
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +7
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1159 1570 1533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.01% 2.98% 2.66%
As % of the General category 5.19% 7.02% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1170 1160
Average daily rate
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£575 £550 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £87.50 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.00% +194.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +150.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
22349 22373 25622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.80% 42.40% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13595 13890 15139
Average daily rate £430 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 600 745
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -18.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+12.19% -28.07%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Office within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend

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

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Front Office
Top 30 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 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
England -33 1083 £575 +4.54% 221
London -11 1053 £575 +2.22% 217
City of London -12 303 £575 +4.54% 107
Scotland +19 61 £425 - 3
Glasgow -1 26 £400 -11.11% 2
Edinburgh +6 16 £475 +11.76% 1
Stirling +2 16 - -
South East -45 9 £525 +117.61% 2
South West -47 7 £350 +84.52%
Docklands, London +3 5 £500 -12.08%
Hampshire - 4 £600 -
East Midlands +5 3 £438 -2.77%
Canary Wharf -9 3 £600 -7.69%
West Midlands -21 3 - -
North West -4 2 £480 -
Surrey -7 2 £270 -36.47% 1
Berkshire -39 2 £475 +104.30%
Southampton - 2 £600 -
Manchester - 2 £480 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £438 -
Northamptonshire +2 1 - -
Midlands -1 1 £730 -
Birmingham -5 1 - -
Wiltshire -11 1 £450 +200.00%
East of England -22 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £425 -
Nottingham - 1 £450 -
Reading - - - -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Front Office 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 Office.

1 1011 (43.45%) Banking
2 775 (33.30%) Finance
3 712 (30.60%) Java
4 665 (28.58%) Investment Banking
5 618 (26.56%) SQL
6 596 (25.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 525 (22.56%) C#
8 466 (20.03%) Agile Software Development
9 463 (19.90%) Fixed Income
10 457 (19.64%) Derivative
11 375 (16.12%) Multithreading
12 344 (14.78%) Low Latency
13 335 (14.40%) Oracle
14 327 (14.05%) C++
15 291 (12.51%) UNIX
16 289 (12.42%) .NET
17 254 (10.92%) Risk Management
17 254 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
18 247 (10.61%) Back Office
18 247 (10.61%) Equities
19 234 (10.06%) Linux
20 226 (9.71%) Degree
21 222 (9.54%) SQL Server
22 206 (8.85%) Python
23 205 (8.81%) OO
23 205 (8.81%) Business Analysis
24 200 (8.59%) TDD
25 179 (7.69%) Windows
26 155 (6.66%) Analytics
27 151 (6.49%) Project Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Front Office 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 Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 78 (3.35%) Oracle Coherence
2 29 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.07%) WebSphere
4 17 (0.73%) Tomcat
4 17 (0.73%) Apache
5 16 (0.69%) IIS
6 15 (0.64%) Confluence
6 15 (0.64%) WebLogic
7 11 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
7 11 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (0.43%) TIBCO EMS
9 9 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (0.39%) MS Exchange
10 7 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.26%) MQSeries
11 6 (0.26%) Node.js
12 5 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.17%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.13%) GemFire
Applications
1 82 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 47 (2.02%) MS Office
3 23 (0.99%) MS Project
4 20 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.043%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 56 (2.41%) RMDS
2 29 (1.25%) Markit EDM
3 28 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
4 26 (1.12%) ION MarketView
5 17 (0.73%) Oracle Retail
6 15 (0.64%) LatentZero
7 12 (0.52%) Summit
8 7 (0.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 7 (0.30%) Murex MxG2000
9 6 (0.26%) Endur
9 6 (0.26%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
11 4 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 3 (0.13%) Sophis RISQUE
12 3 (0.13%) Front Arena
12 3 (0.13%) Tesseract
12 3 (0.13%) Minerva
12 3 (0.13%) Sentinel
12 3 (0.13%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.086%) GitHub
3 1 (0.043%) Force.com
3 1 (0.043%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (0.99%) Firewall
2 18 (0.77%) TCP/IP
2 18 (0.77%) HTTP
3 17 (0.73%) DNS
4 13 (0.56%) Intranet
5 10 (0.43%) LDAP
6 9 (0.39%) Multicast
7 8 (0.34%) BIG-IP
8 7 (0.30%) 2G
9 6 (0.26%) 3G
9 6 (0.26%) Internet
9 6 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (0.26%) 4G
9 6 (0.26%) LTE
10 5 (0.21%) GGSN
10 5 (0.21%) SGSN
10 5 (0.21%) NetScaler
10 5 (0.21%) LAN
10 5 (0.21%) VPN
11 4 (0.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 101 (4.34%) Relational Database
3 63 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 60 (2.58%) KDB
5 43 (1.85%) Oracle Database
6 32 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (1.12%) MongoDB
8 25 (1.07%) NoSQL
9 24 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 20 (0.86%) Big Data
12 18 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (0.69%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.52%) Hazelcast
16 11 (0.47%) QlikView
17 10 (0.43%) MS Access
17 10 (0.43%) OLAP
18 9 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
18 9 (0.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 48 (2.06%) JIRA
2 44 (1.89%) JUnit
3 42 (1.80%) TeamCity
4 40 (1.72%) Subversion
5 36 (1.55%) Visual Studio
6 24 (1.03%) Git (software)
7 19 (0.82%) Maven
8 17 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.64%) Eclipse
10 14 (0.60%) NUnit
10 14 (0.60%) Rhino Mocks
10 14 (0.60%) WebDriver
10 14 (0.60%) Jenkins
10 14 (0.60%) Grunt
11 12 (0.52%) CruiseControl
11 12 (0.52%) jMock
12 10 (0.43%) Bower
12 10 (0.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 9 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
13 9 (0.39%) MSTest
General
1 1011 (43.45%) Banking
2 775 (33.30%) Finance
3 665 (28.58%) Investment Banking
4 247 (10.61%) Back Office
5 79 (3.39%) Financial Institution
6 47 (2.02%) Legal
7 46 (1.98%) Retail
8 20 (0.86%) Advertising
9 16 (0.69%) Telecoms
10 13 (0.56%) Marketing
11 9 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.34%) Private Banking
13 7 (0.30%) Publishing
14 6 (0.26%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.21%) French Language
15 5 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.17%) German Language
16 4 (0.17%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.13%) Billing
17 3 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 1086 (46.67%) Developer
2 601 (25.83%) Analyst
3 376 (16.16%) Java Developer
4 352 (15.13%) Business Analyst
5 260 (11.17%) C# Developer
6 193 (8.29%) Project Manager
7 177 (7.61%) Senior Developer
8 135 (5.80%) Support Analyst
9 99 (4.25%) Front Office Developer
10 95 (4.08%) Applications Support
11 92 (3.95%) C++ Developer
12 75 (3.22%) .NET Developer
13 69 (2.97%) Senior Java Developer
14 63 (2.71%) C# .NET Developer
15 60 (2.58%) Consultant
16 59 (2.54%) Python Developer
17 58 (2.49%) Quantitative Developer
18 54 (2.32%) Senior Analyst
19 51 (2.19%) WPF Developer
19 51 (2.19%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (12.42%) .NET
2 148 (6.36%) WPF
3 139 (5.97%) Spring
4 135 (5.80%) HTML
5 128 (5.50%) XML
6 117 (5.03%) WCF
7 108 (4.64%) HTML5
8 88 (3.78%) Middleware
9 87 (3.74%) FIX Protocol
10 81 (3.48%) JMS
11 68 (2.92%) Web Services
12 59 (2.54%) ASP.NET
13 54 (2.32%) Hibernate
14 51 (2.19%) AngularJS
15 50 (2.15%) WinForms
16 44 (1.89%) Rendezvous
16 44 (1.89%) CSS
17 38 (1.63%) jQuery
18 37 (1.59%) DOM
19 35 (1.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 596 (25.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 463 (19.90%) Fixed Income
3 457 (19.64%) Derivative
4 254 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
5 247 (10.61%) Equities
6 143 (6.15%) Computer Science
7 103 (4.43%) Credit Risk
8 101 (4.34%) Market Risk
9 91 (3.91%) Credit Derivative
10 86 (3.70%) Mathematics
11 80 (3.44%) Management Information System
12 76 (3.27%) Equity Derivative
13 52 (2.23%) User Experience
14 45 (1.93%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 40 (1.72%) Hedge funds
16 31 (1.33%) Open Source
17 30 (1.29%) Physics
18 24 (1.03%) Grid Computing
19 20 (0.86%) Reference Data
19 20 (0.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 291 (12.51%) UNIX
2 234 (10.06%) Linux
3 179 (7.69%) Windows
4 46 (1.98%) Windows 7
5 29 (1.25%) Solaris
6 27 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (0.90%) Windows XP
8 15 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.13%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.13%) AIX
12 2 (0.086%) HPUX
12 2 (0.086%) SUSE
12 2 (0.086%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 466 (20.03%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (16.12%) Multithreading
3 344 (14.78%) Low Latency
4 254 (10.92%) Risk Management
5 205 (8.81%) OO
5 205 (8.81%) Business Analysis
6 200 (8.59%) TDD
7 155 (6.66%) Analytics
8 151 (6.49%) Project Management
9 147 (6.32%) Asset Management
10 126 (5.41%) Electronic Trading
11 120 (5.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 118 (5.07%) Algorithmic Trading
13 116 (4.98%) User Acceptance Testing
14 113 (4.86%) Investment Management
15 111 (4.77%) E-Commerce
16 85 (3.65%) Workflow
17 83 (3.57%) Software Engineering
18 82 (3.52%) Unit Testing
19 79 (3.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 712 (30.60%) Java
2 618 (26.56%) SQL
3 525 (22.56%) C#
4 327 (14.05%) C++
5 206 (8.85%) Python
6 124 (5.33%) JavaScript
7 107 (4.60%) VBA
8 98 (4.21%) Perl
9 65 (2.79%) Scala
10 38 (1.63%) VB
11 31 (1.33%) PL/SQL
12 29 (1.25%) Bash Shell
13 28 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 23 (0.99%) PowerShell
15 21 (0.90%) T-SQL
16 20 (0.86%) C
17 13 (0.56%) Haskell
17 13 (0.56%) XAML
18 11 (0.47%) VC++
19 10 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 226 (9.71%) Degree
2 33 (1.42%) PhD
3 29 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (0.95%) Security Cleared
5 19 (0.82%) SC Cleared
6 18 (0.77%) MCP
7 17 (0.73%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 10 (0.43%) PMP
10 7 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.30%) MCSE
11 4 (0.17%) MCSD
12 3 (0.13%) CIMA
12 3 (0.13%) ISEB
13 2 (0.086%) CFA
13 2 (0.086%) MCITP
14 1 (0.043%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.043%) IIBA
14 1 (0.043%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (2.41%) EMIR
2 50 (2.15%) QA
3 44 (1.89%) Dodd-Frank
4 22 (0.95%) SLA
5 12 (0.52%) Basel III
6 8 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.26%) Basel II
8 4 (0.17%) FATCA
8 4 (0.17%) MiFID
9 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.086%) COREP
10 2 (0.086%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.086%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.043%) UCITS
System Software
1 32 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.30%) VMware ESX
4 6 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.13%) XenApp
6 2 (0.086%) NFS
6 2 (0.086%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.086%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.043%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.043%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.043%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 50 (2.15%) ITRS Geneos
2 18 (0.77%) BladeLogic
3 12 (0.52%) Control-M
4 9 (0.39%) SCCM
4 9 (0.39%) ARCserve
5 8 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.30%) WMI
6 7 (0.30%) Nagios
7 6 (0.26%) Puppet
8 5 (0.21%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.21%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.17%) Salt
9 4 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.086%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.086%) Netcool
10 2 (0.086%) BMC Marimba
11 1 (0.043%) ServiceCenter
11 1 (0.043%) Oozie
11 1 (0.043%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.043%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 335 (14.40%) Oracle
2 134 (5.76%) Sybase
3 132 (5.67%) Microsoft
4 95 (4.08%) Bloomberg
5 87 (3.74%) Charles River
6 82 (3.52%) TIBCO
7 75 (3.22%) 29West
8 61 (2.62%) Reuters
9 60 (2.58%) Murex
10 53 (2.28%) Fidessa
11 50 (2.15%) thinkFolio
12 41 (1.76%) ION Trading
13 34 (1.46%) SAP
14 30 (1.29%) Adobe
15 29 (1.25%) Citrix
16 27 (1.16%) Red Hat
17 25 (1.07%) VMware
18 22 (0.95%) Informatica
19 18 (0.77%) Remedy
19 18 (0.77%) Tableau
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