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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 97 76 79
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1102 1248 1122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.03% 2.44% 2.30%
As % of the General category 5.29% 5.95% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 1014 834
Average daily rate
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£575 £575 £575
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
20830 20959 19870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.40% 40.94% 40.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13634 13205 11680
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 572 758
Average hourly rate £21.79 £22.00 £21.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.90 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 24 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -24 1054 £575 - 134
London -3 1021 £575 - 130
City of London -7 304 £588 +2.17% 50
Scotland +7 43 £463 +1.36% 2
Edinburgh -9 20 £500 -4.76% 1
Glasgow -1 16 £458 +1.66%
South East -31 11 £445 -34.07% 1
East of England -4 9 £400 -
Canary Wharf +3 6 £563 +9.75%
Berkshire -7 6 £500 -37.50% 1
Bedfordshire - 5 £378 -
East Midlands +11 4 £370 -17.77% 1
West Midlands -20 3 £675 +135.80%
Stirling - 3 £423 -
Reading +17 2 - - 1
North West -11 2 £520 +73.33% 1
Essex - 2 £425 -
Birmingham -12 1 £675 +650.00%
Bolton - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Slough - - - -
Havant - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 951 (42.34%) Banking
2 781 (34.77%) Finance
3 761 (33.88%) Java
4 651 (28.98%) SQL
5 642 (28.58%) Investment Banking
6 572 (25.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 523 (23.29%) C#
8 474 (21.10%) Derivative
9 454 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
10 436 (19.41%) Fixed Income
11 406 (18.08%) Multithreading
12 339 (15.09%) Low Latency
13 332 (14.78%) UNIX
14 325 (14.47%) C++
15 306 (13.62%) Oracle
16 293 (13.05%) .NET
17 251 (11.18%) Equities
18 246 (10.95%) Linux
19 243 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
20 228 (10.15%) Risk Management
21 219 (9.75%) Degree
22 209 (9.31%) SQL Server
23 190 (8.46%) Back Office
23 190 (8.46%) Business Analysis
24 182 (8.10%) TDD
25 180 (8.01%) OO
26 176 (7.84%) HTML
27 169 (7.52%) WPF
28 154 (6.86%) Windows
29 153 (6.81%) Python

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 46 (2.05%) Oracle Coherence
2 29 (1.29%) WebSphere
2 29 (1.29%) TIBCO EMS
3 24 (1.07%) WebLogic
4 17 (0.76%) Confluence
5 16 (0.71%) Apache
5 16 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 16 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 12 (0.53%) IIS
6 12 (0.53%) Node.js
7 11 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
8 9 (0.40%) MQSeries
9 5 (0.22%) JBoss
9 5 (0.22%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.089%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.089%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.089%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.089%) FileNet
Applications
1 73 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.69%) MS Office
3 23 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.80%) MS Project
6 16 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 43 (1.91%) Markit EDM
2 34 (1.51%) ION MarketView
3 21 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
4 20 (0.89%) RMDS
5 17 (0.76%) Summit
6 11 (0.49%) Murex MxG2000
6 11 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
6 11 (0.49%) Endur
7 9 (0.40%) LatentZero
8 7 (0.31%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 6 (0.27%) SAP BPC
9 6 (0.27%) ZaiNet
10 5 (0.22%) Global One
10 5 (0.22%) SAP SRM
11 4 (0.18%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
13 2 (0.089%) SAP IS-U
13 2 (0.089%) 3000 Xtra
13 2 (0.089%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.045%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.045%) Force.com
1 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.045%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.89%) TCP/IP
2 19 (0.85%) Firewall
2 19 (0.85%) HTTP
3 14 (0.62%) DNS
4 10 (0.45%) Intranet
5 8 (0.36%) LDAP
5 8 (0.36%) BIG-IP
6 7 (0.31%) 2G
6 7 (0.31%) LTE
7 6 (0.27%) 3G
8 5 (0.22%) Multicast
8 5 (0.22%) 4G
8 5 (0.22%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (0.18%) Internet
9 4 (0.18%) DHCP
10 3 (0.13%) GGSN
10 3 (0.13%) SGSN
10 3 (0.13%) RNC
11 2 (0.089%) SHDSL
11 2 (0.089%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 96 (4.27%) Relational Database
3 53 (2.36%) KDB
4 47 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (1.34%) Oracle Database
6 26 (1.16%) Big Data
7 22 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (0.80%) DB2
8 18 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (0.71%) QlikView
11 15 (0.67%) Hadoop
11 15 (0.67%) NoSQL
11 15 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 14 (0.62%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.53%) MongoDB
14 9 (0.40%) OLAP
15 8 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
17 6 (0.27%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 51 (2.27%) JIRA
2 50 (2.23%) Subversion
3 45 (2.00%) TeamCity
4 42 (1.87%) JUnit
5 37 (1.65%) Visual Studio
6 25 (1.11%) Maven
7 24 (1.07%) Git (software)
8 22 (0.98%) CruiseControl
9 20 (0.89%) Ant
10 18 (0.80%) NUnit
11 12 (0.53%) Eclipse
11 12 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (0.45%) Mockito
13 9 (0.40%) Rhino Mocks
14 8 (0.36%) Moq
14 8 (0.36%) WebDriver
15 7 (0.31%) jMock
15 7 (0.31%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.31%) Hudson
15 7 (0.31%) Jenkins
General
1 951 (42.34%) Banking
2 781 (34.77%) Finance
3 642 (28.58%) Investment Banking
4 190 (8.46%) Back Office
5 67 (2.98%) Financial Institution
6 56 (2.49%) Legal
7 42 (1.87%) Retail
8 14 (0.62%) Advertising
9 10 (0.45%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
12 7 (0.31%) Marketing
13 6 (0.27%) Billing
14 4 (0.18%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.18%) French Language
14 4 (0.18%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.13%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.089%) German Language
16 2 (0.089%) Law
16 2 (0.089%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1106 (49.24%) Developer
2 570 (25.38%) Analyst
3 426 (18.97%) Java Developer
4 312 (13.89%) Business Analyst
5 235 (10.46%) C# Developer
6 172 (7.66%) Senior Developer
7 169 (7.52%) Support Analyst
8 165 (7.35%) Project Manager
9 122 (5.43%) Applications Support
10 104 (4.63%) C++ Developer
11 100 (4.45%) Front Office Developer
12 72 (3.21%) Senior Java Developer
13 62 (2.76%) Applications Support Analyst
14 54 (2.40%) .NET Developer
15 52 (2.32%) Quantitative Developer
16 49 (2.18%) Consultant
17 45 (2.00%) Banking Business Analyst
18 44 (1.96%) Architect
19 43 (1.91%) C# .NET Developer
20 42 (1.87%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (13.05%) .NET
2 176 (7.84%) HTML
3 169 (7.52%) WPF
4 152 (6.77%) XML
5 151 (6.72%) FIX Protocol
6 132 (5.88%) HTML5
7 124 (5.52%) Spring
8 116 (5.16%) WCF
9 92 (4.10%) Middleware
10 62 (2.76%) Hibernate
10 62 (2.76%) JMS
11 56 (2.49%) AngularJS
12 54 (2.40%) Web Services
13 50 (2.23%) WinForms
14 47 (2.09%) Rendezvous
14 47 (2.09%) XSLT
15 43 (1.91%) ASP.NET
16 38 (1.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 37 (1.65%) STL
18 35 (1.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 572 (25.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 474 (21.10%) Derivative
3 436 (19.41%) Fixed Income
4 251 (11.18%) Equities
5 243 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
6 118 (5.25%) Credit Derivative
7 110 (4.90%) Computer Science
8 90 (4.01%) Credit Risk
8 90 (4.01%) Equity Derivative
9 89 (3.96%) Mathematics
10 76 (3.38%) Market Risk
11 56 (2.49%) Management Information System
12 50 (2.23%) Data Structures
13 39 (1.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 37 (1.65%) Algorithms
15 35 (1.56%) User Experience
16 27 (1.20%) Physics
17 25 (1.11%) Grid Computing
18 23 (1.02%) Reference Data
19 21 (0.93%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 332 (14.78%) UNIX
2 246 (10.95%) Linux
3 154 (6.86%) Windows
4 19 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (0.80%) Solaris
6 14 (0.62%) Windows 7
6 14 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
7 11 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.31%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.18%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.13%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.089%) HPUX
11 2 (0.089%) SUSE
11 2 (0.089%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.089%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.045%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.045%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (18.08%) Multithreading
3 339 (15.09%) Low Latency
4 228 (10.15%) Risk Management
5 190 (8.46%) Business Analysis
6 182 (8.10%) TDD
7 180 (8.01%) OO
8 146 (6.50%) Analytics
9 140 (6.23%) Project Management
10 132 (5.88%) Electronic Trading
11 125 (5.57%) Algorithmic Trading
12 116 (5.16%) Asset Management
13 111 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
14 99 (4.41%) E-Commerce
15 97 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
16 91 (4.05%) Investment Management
17 73 (3.25%) ITIL
18 68 (3.03%) Change Management
19 61 (2.72%) Workflow
20 58 (2.58%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 761 (33.88%) Java
2 651 (28.98%) SQL
3 523 (23.29%) C#
4 325 (14.47%) C++
5 153 (6.81%) Python
6 145 (6.46%) JavaScript
7 115 (5.12%) VBA
8 74 (3.29%) Perl
9 53 (2.36%) Scala
10 40 (1.78%) VB
11 39 (1.74%) Shell Script
12 37 (1.65%) PL/SQL
13 32 (1.42%) T-SQL
14 27 (1.20%) PowerShell
15 23 (1.02%) C
16 17 (0.76%) Clojure
17 16 (0.71%) Bash Shell
17 16 (0.71%) XAML
18 15 (0.67%) Ruby
19 13 (0.58%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 219 (9.75%) Degree
2 25 (1.11%) PhD
3 14 (0.62%) PMP
3 14 (0.62%) PMI Certification
4 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.18%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.13%) CCA
6 3 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.089%) ISEB
7 2 (0.089%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.089%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.089%) CFA
8 1 (0.045%) MBA
8 1 (0.045%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.045%) MCP
8 1 (0.045%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.32%) QA
2 22 (0.98%) EMIR
3 20 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (0.40%) SLA
5 7 (0.31%) MiFID
6 5 (0.22%) Basel III
6 5 (0.22%) COREP
7 4 (0.18%) FATCA
8 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.089%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.089%) UCITS
10 1 (0.045%) Basel II
10 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.18%) VMware ESX
2 4 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.089%) XenApp
3 2 (0.089%) Firmware
3 2 (0.089%) NFS
3 2 (0.089%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.045%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.045%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.045%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.045%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 41 (1.83%) ITRS Geneos
2 22 (0.98%) Control-M
3 15 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (0.58%) BladeLogic
5 7 (0.31%) SCCM
6 6 (0.27%) Puppet
7 4 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.18%) Salt
7 4 (0.18%) WMI
8 3 (0.13%) Nagios
9 2 (0.089%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.089%) Netcool
9 2 (0.089%) BMC Marimba
9 2 (0.089%) Kibana
9 2 (0.089%) logstash
10 1 (0.045%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.045%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.045%) Oozie
10 1 (0.045%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.045%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 306 (13.62%) Oracle
2 145 (6.46%) Sybase
3 96 (4.27%) TIBCO
4 94 (4.19%) Microsoft
5 92 (4.10%) Bloomberg
6 68 (3.03%) thinkFolio
7 66 (2.94%) Murex
8 60 (2.67%) Charles River
9 55 (2.45%) ION Trading
9 55 (2.45%) 29West
10 45 (2.00%) Fidessa
11 43 (1.91%) Reuters
12 36 (1.60%) SAP
13 22 (0.98%) Adobe
13 22 (0.98%) Informatica
14 20 (0.89%) Tradeweb
15 17 (0.76%) Red Hat
15 17 (0.76%) Tableau
16 15 (0.67%) Calypso
16 15 (0.67%) DataSynapse
London
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Rate: £80000 - £110000 per annum + or £600pd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £999.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £515.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £610 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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City of London
iKonnect
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London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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City, London
McGregor Boyall
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London
McGregor Boyall
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London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
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