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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 113 93 59
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -34
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1050 1164 1591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 2.13% 3.11%
As % of the General category 4.59% 5.51% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 899 1214
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £90.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+209.52% -76.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £90.00
% change year-on-year
+209.52% -76.66%

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
22893 21142 22003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.13% 38.66% 43.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14668 13052 13464
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 554 631
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.47 £41.98 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+3.02% -2.22%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -27 1000 £600 - 274
London -3 947 £600 - 266
City of London -3 334 £600 - 126
South East +8 33 £600 +14.28% 2
Scotland -25 30 £425 +13.33% 4
Docklands, London +6 20 £610 +1.66% 1
Berkshire +21 18 £600 +26.31%
Hampshire +6 12 £513 -14.58%
Edinburgh -5 12 £425 -19.04% 3
Reading +7 11 £400 -
Glasgow -12 11 £325 -13.33%
Hook - 9 - -
East Midlands -2 7 £463 +15.62% 1
Surrey 0 5 £600 -
North West -24 5 £450 -5.75% 4
Northamptonshire +6 4 £413 +10.00%
Stirling -3 4 - -
Canary Wharf - 4 £450 -
Southampton +2 3 £513 -14.58%
West Midlands 0 3 £375 -16.66%
South West -6 3 £121 -65.42% 1
Manchester -19 3 - - 4
Windsor - 3 £600 -
Birmingham +7 2 - -
Somerset +4 2 - -
Street - 2 - -
County Londonderry +1 1 £625 -10.71%
Northampton -2 1 £375 -
Northern Ireland -3 1 £625 -10.71%
Camberley - 1 - -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 891 (43.21%) Banking
2 838 (40.64%) Finance
3 650 (31.52%) Investment Banking
4 632 (30.65%) Java
5 605 (29.34%) C#
6 594 (28.81%) SQL
7 453 (21.97%) Derivative
8 447 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
9 426 (20.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 399 (19.35%) Multithreading
11 376 (18.23%) Fixed Income
12 308 (14.94%) .NET
13 306 (14.84%) C++
14 282 (13.68%) Low Latency
15 271 (13.14%) Equities
16 262 (12.71%) SQL Server
16 262 (12.71%) UNIX
17 249 (12.08%) TDD
18 231 (11.20%) Python
19 224 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
20 220 (10.67%) Linux
21 207 (10.04%) Risk Management
22 198 (9.60%) Oracle
23 195 (9.46%) OO
24 192 (9.31%) WPF
25 180 (8.73%) FIX Protocol
26 160 (7.76%) Degree
26 160 (7.76%) VBA
27 156 (7.57%) Asset Management
28 154 (7.47%) Back Office

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 54 (2.62%) Oracle Coherence
2 14 (0.68%) WebSphere
3 12 (0.58%) IIS
4 11 (0.53%) JBoss
4 11 (0.53%) WebLogic
5 10 (0.48%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.44%) Apache
6 9 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
7 8 (0.39%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.34%) Node.js
8 7 (0.34%) MTS
9 6 (0.29%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.19%) GemFire
10 4 (0.19%) Lync
11 3 (0.15%) IPython
11 3 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.15%) Apache ServiceMix
11 3 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 105 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
3 27 (1.31%) MS Office
4 17 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.48%) MS Project
7 3 (0.15%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 50 (2.42%) thinkFolio
2 29 (1.41%) Markit EDM
3 27 (1.31%) ION MarketView
4 21 (1.02%) LatentZero
5 17 (0.82%) SimCorp Dimension
6 15 (0.73%) Summit
7 13 (0.63%) RMDS
7 13 (0.63%) Global One
8 8 (0.39%) Front Arena
8 8 (0.39%) Sentinel
9 7 (0.34%) Tesseract
9 7 (0.34%) Minerva
10 4 (0.19%) Eikon
11 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
11 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.15%) Endur
11 3 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.097%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.048%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.73%) TCP/IP
2 13 (0.63%) Firewall
3 9 (0.44%) Internet
4 8 (0.39%) HTTP
5 6 (0.29%) LDAP
6 4 (0.19%) Intranet
6 4 (0.19%) Multicast
7 3 (0.15%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.15%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (0.15%) SNMP
7 3 (0.15%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.15%) Network Security
7 3 (0.15%) LAN
7 3 (0.15%) VoIP
7 3 (0.15%) WAN
7 3 (0.15%) SMTP
7 3 (0.15%) FTP
7 3 (0.15%) VPN
7 3 (0.15%) DNS
8 2 (0.097%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 111 (5.38%) Relational Database
3 57 (2.76%) Oracle Database
4 55 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 47 (2.28%) RDBMS
6 37 (1.79%) KDB
7 32 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (0.97%) DB2
10 20 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
12 17 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (0.78%) Big Data
14 13 (0.63%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.48%) MS Access
15 10 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (0.44%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.34%) NoSQL
17 7 (0.34%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 94 (4.56%) Subversion
2 47 (2.28%) Git (software)
3 45 (2.18%) TeamCity
4 38 (1.84%) NUnit
5 36 (1.75%) Maven
6 35 (1.70%) JIRA
7 30 (1.45%) Visual Studio
8 26 (1.26%) JUnit
9 20 (0.97%) Eclipse
10 14 (0.68%) CruiseControl
11 13 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (0.63%) Jenkins
12 12 (0.58%) Moq
12 12 (0.58%) Gradle
13 11 (0.53%) Hudson
14 10 (0.48%) Cucumber
15 9 (0.44%) Ant
16 8 (0.39%) MSBuild
17 7 (0.34%) JBehave
18 6 (0.29%) Build Forge
General
1 891 (43.21%) Banking
2 838 (40.64%) Finance
3 650 (31.52%) Investment Banking
4 154 (7.47%) Back Office
5 64 (3.10%) Financial Institution
6 53 (2.57%) Legal
7 37 (1.79%) Retail
8 16 (0.78%) French Language
9 13 (0.63%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.58%) Advertising
11 9 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
11 9 (0.44%) Marketing
12 8 (0.39%) Publishing
12 8 (0.39%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.34%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.29%) German Language
15 5 (0.24%) Italian Language
15 5 (0.24%) Billing
16 4 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 1072 (51.99%) Developer
2 528 (25.61%) Analyst
3 342 (16.59%) Java Developer
4 308 (14.94%) C# Developer
5 298 (14.45%) Business Analyst
6 218 (10.57%) Senior Developer
7 151 (7.32%) Project Manager
8 125 (6.06%) Applications Support
9 117 (5.67%) Support Analyst
10 111 (5.38%) C++ Developer
11 92 (4.46%) Senior C# Developer
12 88 (4.27%) Python Developer
13 76 (3.69%) Front Office Developer
14 70 (3.39%) Senior Java Developer
15 58 (2.81%) Applications Support Analyst
16 55 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
17 54 (2.62%) .NET Developer
18 45 (2.18%) WPF Developer
19 43 (2.09%) C++/C# Developer
20 40 (1.94%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (14.94%) .NET
2 192 (9.31%) WPF
3 180 (8.73%) FIX Protocol
4 117 (5.67%) HTML
5 105 (5.09%) WCF
6 102 (4.95%) XML
7 82 (3.98%) HTML5
8 65 (3.15%) Spring
9 61 (2.96%) Middleware
10 59 (2.86%) WinForms
11 56 (2.72%) JMS
12 51 (2.47%) AngularJS
13 39 (1.89%) Web Services
14 37 (1.79%) RESTful
15 35 (1.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 35 (1.70%) ASP.NET
16 33 (1.60%) Reactive Extensions
17 32 (1.55%) STL
18 29 (1.41%) .NET Framework
18 29 (1.41%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 453 (21.97%) Derivative
2 426 (20.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 376 (18.23%) Fixed Income
4 271 (13.14%) Equities
5 224 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
6 117 (5.67%) Equity Derivative
7 94 (4.56%) Credit Risk
8 79 (3.83%) Market Risk
9 73 (3.54%) Computer Science
10 64 (3.10%) Algorithms
11 63 (3.06%) Data Structures
11 63 (3.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 50 (2.42%) Credit Derivative
12 50 (2.42%) Mathematics
13 49 (2.38%) Hedge funds
14 39 (1.89%) Grid Computing
15 26 (1.26%) Management Information System
16 20 (0.97%) Physics
17 18 (0.87%) N-Tier
18 16 (0.78%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 262 (12.71%) UNIX
2 220 (10.67%) Linux
3 146 (7.08%) Windows
4 7 (0.34%) Solaris
5 6 (0.29%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (0.24%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.15%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.097%) Android
10 1 (0.048%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.048%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.048%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 447 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
2 399 (19.35%) Multithreading
3 282 (13.68%) Low Latency
4 249 (12.08%) TDD
5 207 (10.04%) Risk Management
6 195 (9.46%) OO
7 156 (7.57%) Asset Management
8 146 (7.08%) Electronic Trading
9 132 (6.40%) Business Analysis
10 130 (6.30%) Project Management
11 124 (6.01%) SDLC
12 111 (5.38%) Analytics
13 107 (5.19%) Unit Testing
14 102 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
14 102 (4.95%) Investment Management
15 91 (4.41%) Algorithmic Trading
16 86 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
17 80 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
18 79 (3.83%) Scrum
19 78 (3.78%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 632 (30.65%) Java
2 605 (29.34%) C#
3 594 (28.81%) SQL
4 306 (14.84%) C++
5 231 (11.20%) Python
6 160 (7.76%) VBA
7 127 (6.16%) Perl
8 121 (5.87%) JavaScript
9 88 (4.27%) Scala
10 43 (2.09%) Shell Script
11 32 (1.55%) T-SQL
12 31 (1.50%) VB
13 26 (1.26%) C
14 21 (1.02%) R
15 17 (0.82%) Go
15 17 (0.82%) PowerShell
16 15 (0.73%) F#
17 12 (0.58%) XAML
17 12 (0.58%) PHP
18 9 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 160 (7.76%) Degree
2 16 (0.78%) PMI Certification
3 15 (0.73%) PMP
4 13 (0.63%) PhD
5 7 (0.34%) ISEB
6 4 (0.19%) CFA
7 3 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.15%) IIBA
8 2 (0.097%) CBAP
8 2 (0.097%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.097%) CISSP
8 2 (0.097%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.097%) CIMA
8 2 (0.097%) CISA
9 1 (0.048%) CISM
9 1 (0.048%) MCP
9 1 (0.048%) MBA
9 1 (0.048%) CAPM
9 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.048%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.01%) QA
2 47 (2.28%) MiFID
3 35 (1.70%) Dodd-Frank
4 33 (1.60%) EMIR
5 10 (0.48%) SLA
6 8 (0.39%) AIFMD
7 7 (0.34%) FATCA
8 6 (0.29%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.19%) Basel III
10 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.097%) Basel II
12 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.048%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.24%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.048%) vSphere
4 1 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.048%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.048%) Docker
4 1 (0.048%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 21 (1.02%) ITRS Geneos
2 16 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.78%) Control-M
3 9 (0.44%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.15%) OpenView
4 3 (0.15%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.097%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.097%) Netcool
5 2 (0.097%) SCCM
6 1 (0.048%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.048%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.048%) logstash
6 1 (0.048%) Icinga
6 1 (0.048%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.048%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.048%) WSUS
6 1 (0.048%) Nagios
Vendors
1 198 (9.60%) Oracle
2 132 (6.40%) Microsoft
3 127 (6.16%) Sybase
4 58 (2.81%) TIBCO
5 48 (2.33%) Bloomberg
6 46 (2.23%) Charles River
7 41 (1.99%) Murex
8 31 (1.50%) ION Trading
9 27 (1.31%) Fidessa
10 26 (1.26%) DevExpress
11 24 (1.16%) Reuters
12 19 (0.92%) Tradeweb
12 19 (0.92%) SimCorp
13 18 (0.87%) Solace
14 17 (0.82%) Perforce
15 14 (0.68%) Citrix
16 13 (0.63%) SAP
17 12 (0.58%) SunGard
18 10 (0.48%) Infragistics
18 10 (0.48%) DataSynapse
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Rate: From £500 to £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £450 to £540 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Twenty Recruitment Group
Posted: 22 hours ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
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Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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