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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 90 78 79
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1051 1131 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.10% 2.32% 2.29%
As % of the General category 5.39% 5.67% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 916 788
Average daily rate
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£575 £575 £558
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.71%
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
19491 19939 18376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.90% 40.82% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12492 12401 10949
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +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 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 589 690
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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
England -16 1007 £575 - 214
London -3 973 £575 - 202
City of London -7 277 £588 - 90
Scotland -6 32 £440 -4.86% 3
Glasgow +3 16 £440 -2.22% 1
South East -8 13 £450 +93.54% 2
East of England +10 11 £400 - 2
Edinburgh -14 9 £475 -11.62% 1
Berkshire +4 8 £500 +96.07%
Docklands, London +5 7 £638 +26.23% 1
Canary Wharf +9 6 £538 +7.50%
Bedfordshire - 6 £355 -
North West 0 3 £473 +57.50% 3
Reading +10 2 - -
East Midlands +17 1 £400 -11.11%
West Midlands -18 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £575 - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £575 -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Luton - - - -
Malmesbury - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Basingstoke - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Bromley - - - -
Cheltenham - - - - 1

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 942 (42.57%) Banking
2 753 (34.03%) Java
3 750 (33.89%) Finance
4 652 (29.46%) SQL
5 638 (28.83%) Investment Banking
6 571 (25.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 514 (23.23%) Derivative
8 497 (22.46%) C#
9 451 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
10 409 (18.48%) Fixed Income
11 405 (18.30%) Multithreading
12 353 (15.95%) UNIX
13 332 (15.00%) Low Latency
14 309 (13.96%) C++
15 278 (12.56%) .NET
16 272 (12.29%) Oracle
17 261 (11.79%) Equities
18 245 (11.07%) Linux
19 218 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
20 217 (9.81%) Degree
21 211 (9.53%) SQL Server
22 206 (9.31%) Risk Management
23 193 (8.72%) TDD
24 186 (8.40%) Business Analysis
25 176 (7.95%) OO
26 175 (7.91%) WPF
27 170 (7.68%) HTML
28 167 (7.55%) Back Office
29 160 (7.23%) Sybase
30 156 (7.05%) Python

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 37 (1.67%) Oracle Coherence
2 36 (1.63%) TIBCO EMS
3 29 (1.31%) WebSphere
4 24 (1.08%) WebLogic
5 13 (0.59%) Node.js
6 10 (0.45%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.45%) Confluence
7 8 (0.36%) MQSeries
7 8 (0.36%) Apache
8 7 (0.32%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.32%) JBoss
9 4 (0.18%) IIS
10 3 (0.14%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.090%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.090%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.090%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.090%) FileNet
11 2 (0.090%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.090%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.090%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 65 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.45%) MS Office
3 23 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 46 (2.08%) ION MarketView
2 43 (1.94%) Markit EDM
3 23 (1.04%) Summit
4 14 (0.63%) RMDS
5 12 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 12 (0.54%) LatentZero
6 11 (0.50%) Murex MxG2000
7 10 (0.45%) Endur
8 7 (0.32%) ZaiNet
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (0.23%) SAP SRM
9 5 (0.23%) Global One
10 4 (0.18%) SAP HR
10 4 (0.18%) Front Arena
10 4 (0.18%) SAP BPC
11 3 (0.14%) Aligne
11 3 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
12 2 (0.090%) BusinessWorks
12 2 (0.090%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.090%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.045%) Force.com
1 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.045%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.04%) HTTP
2 22 (0.99%) TCP/IP
3 15 (0.68%) Firewall
4 10 (0.45%) DNS
5 5 (0.23%) 2G
5 5 (0.23%) DHCP
6 4 (0.18%) 3G
6 4 (0.18%) Intranet
6 4 (0.18%) Internet
6 4 (0.18%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (0.18%) Multicast
7 3 (0.14%) 4G
7 3 (0.14%) LTE
8 2 (0.090%) LDAP
8 2 (0.090%) FTP
8 2 (0.090%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.090%) RNC
9 1 (0.045%) SHDSL
9 1 (0.045%) SSH
9 1 (0.045%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (9.53%) SQL Server
2 101 (4.56%) Relational Database
3 48 (2.17%) KDB
4 42 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (1.08%) Hadoop
7 22 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (0.99%) Oracle Database
8 21 (0.95%) Big Data
9 19 (0.86%) RDBMS
10 18 (0.81%) QlikView
11 17 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (0.68%) DB2
13 13 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.54%) NoSQL
15 9 (0.41%) MongoDB
15 9 (0.41%) HBase
15 9 (0.41%) MS Access
16 8 (0.36%) Apache Hive
17 7 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 50 (2.26%) JUnit
2 46 (2.08%) TeamCity
3 41 (1.85%) Subversion
4 32 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 32 (1.45%) JIRA
5 30 (1.36%) CruiseControl
6 27 (1.22%) Ant
7 25 (1.13%) Maven
8 18 (0.81%) NUnit
9 16 (0.72%) Git (software)
10 13 (0.59%) Mockito
11 9 (0.41%) Rhino Mocks
11 9 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.41%) WebDriver
12 8 (0.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 8 (0.36%) Hudson
13 7 (0.32%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.32%) Moq
13 7 (0.32%) ClearQuest
14 6 (0.27%) Eclipse
General
1 942 (42.57%) Banking
2 750 (33.89%) Finance
3 638 (28.83%) Investment Banking
4 167 (7.55%) Back Office
5 65 (2.94%) Financial Institution
6 54 (2.44%) Legal
7 33 (1.49%) Retail
8 12 (0.54%) Advertising
9 10 (0.45%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.36%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.32%) Marketing
12 6 (0.27%) French Language
13 4 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.14%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.14%) Billing
15 2 (0.090%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.090%) Law
15 2 (0.090%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.045%) International Banking
16 1 (0.045%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 1088 (49.16%) Developer
2 565 (25.53%) Analyst
3 432 (19.52%) Java Developer
4 316 (14.28%) Business Analyst
5 222 (10.03%) C# Developer
6 179 (8.09%) Support Analyst
7 170 (7.68%) Senior Developer
8 165 (7.46%) Project Manager
9 149 (6.73%) Applications Support
10 104 (4.70%) C++ Developer
11 92 (4.16%) Front Office Developer
12 73 (3.30%) Senior Java Developer
13 69 (3.12%) Applications Support Analyst
14 53 (2.39%) Quantitative Developer
15 49 (2.21%) Excel Developer
16 47 (2.12%) Banking Business Analyst
16 47 (2.12%) .NET Developer
17 45 (2.03%) Senior C# Developer
18 41 (1.85%) Architect
19 40 (1.81%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (12.56%) .NET
2 175 (7.91%) WPF
3 170 (7.68%) HTML
4 153 (6.91%) XML
5 143 (6.46%) FIX Protocol
6 122 (5.51%) HTML5
7 109 (4.93%) Spring
8 107 (4.84%) WCF
9 68 (3.07%) Middleware
10 67 (3.03%) JMS
11 59 (2.67%) Hibernate
12 58 (2.62%) AngularJS
13 56 (2.53%) WinForms
13 56 (2.53%) Web Services
14 49 (2.21%) XSLT
15 44 (1.99%) Rendezvous
16 43 (1.94%) ASP.NET
17 39 (1.76%) RESTful
18 36 (1.63%) Swing
18 36 (1.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 571 (25.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 514 (23.23%) Derivative
3 409 (18.48%) Fixed Income
4 261 (11.79%) Equities
5 218 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
6 119 (5.38%) Credit Derivative
7 105 (4.74%) Equity Derivative
8 98 (4.43%) Computer Science
9 93 (4.20%) Mathematics
10 71 (3.21%) Credit Risk
11 66 (2.98%) Market Risk
12 53 (2.39%) Management Information System
13 43 (1.94%) Data Structures
14 42 (1.90%) Algorithms
15 35 (1.58%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 24 (1.08%) Grid Computing
17 23 (1.04%) User Experience
18 22 (0.99%) Hedge funds
19 21 (0.95%) Physics
20 18 (0.81%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 353 (15.95%) UNIX
2 245 (11.07%) Linux
3 146 (6.60%) Windows
4 22 (0.99%) Solaris
5 13 (0.59%) Windows 7
6 10 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
7 8 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.32%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.18%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.14%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.090%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.045%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.045%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.045%) AIX
13 1 (0.045%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 451 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (18.30%) Multithreading
3 332 (15.00%) Low Latency
4 206 (9.31%) Risk Management
5 193 (8.72%) TDD
6 186 (8.40%) Business Analysis
7 176 (7.95%) OO
8 141 (6.37%) Analytics
9 130 (5.87%) Project Management
10 128 (5.78%) Electronic Trading
11 121 (5.47%) Asset Management
12 113 (5.11%) Algorithmic Trading
13 104 (4.70%) User Acceptance Testing
14 101 (4.56%) Investment Management
15 94 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
15 94 (4.25%) E-Commerce
16 67 (3.03%) Data Modelling
17 66 (2.98%) ITIL
18 61 (2.76%) Data Analysis
18 61 (2.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 753 (34.03%) Java
2 652 (29.46%) SQL
3 497 (22.46%) C#
4 309 (13.96%) C++
5 156 (7.05%) Python
6 147 (6.64%) JavaScript
7 140 (6.33%) VBA
8 81 (3.66%) Perl
9 51 (2.30%) Scala
10 38 (1.72%) Shell Script
11 33 (1.49%) C
12 31 (1.40%) T-SQL
13 28 (1.27%) VB
14 27 (1.22%) PL/SQL
15 20 (0.90%) Clojure
16 17 (0.77%) PowerShell
16 17 (0.77%) XAML
17 15 (0.68%) Bash Shell
18 13 (0.59%) Haskell
18 13 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 217 (9.81%) Degree
2 13 (0.59%) PMP
2 13 (0.59%) PMI Certification
3 9 (0.41%) PhD
4 7 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.14%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.14%) CCA
5 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.090%) ISEB
6 2 (0.090%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.090%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.090%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.090%) CFA
7 1 (0.045%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.045%) MCSE
7 1 (0.045%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.17%) QA
2 18 (0.81%) EMIR
3 17 (0.77%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (0.32%) MiFID
5 6 (0.27%) SLA
6 5 (0.23%) COREP
6 5 (0.23%) Basel III
7 3 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.090%) FATCA
8 2 (0.090%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.090%) UCITS
9 1 (0.045%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.045%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.045%) Basel II
System Software
1 9 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.090%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.045%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (0.045%) GridGain
3 1 (0.045%) HDFS
3 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.045%) XenApp
3 1 (0.045%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.045%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 30 (1.36%) ITRS Geneos
2 19 (0.86%) Control-M
3 15 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.18%) SCCM
5 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.14%) Salt
5 3 (0.14%) Puppet
5 3 (0.14%) Nagios
6 2 (0.090%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.090%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.090%) Kibana
6 2 (0.090%) logstash
7 1 (0.045%) Oozie
7 1 (0.045%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.045%) Netcool
7 1 (0.045%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 272 (12.29%) Oracle
2 160 (7.23%) Sybase
3 93 (4.20%) Microsoft
4 92 (4.16%) TIBCO
5 83 (3.75%) Bloomberg
6 76 (3.43%) thinkFolio
7 71 (3.21%) Murex
8 65 (2.94%) ION Trading
9 59 (2.67%) Charles River
10 45 (2.03%) 29West
10 45 (2.03%) Fidessa
11 33 (1.49%) Reuters
12 24 (1.08%) SAP
13 18 (0.81%) Informatica
13 18 (0.81%) Adobe
13 18 (0.81%) DevExpress
14 17 (0.77%) Tradeweb
14 17 (0.77%) Calypso
15 14 (0.63%) Tableau
16 13 (0.59%) DataSynapse
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