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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 118 97 88
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1005 1067 1116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.95% 2.06% 2.24%
As % of the General category 5.06% 5.30% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 866 902
Average daily rate £600 £566 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -1.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £445 £413
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
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
19873 20114 20062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.63% 38.84% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 12747 12764 12386
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 541 453 620
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.77% +0.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.90 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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 -18 976 £600 +4.34% 213
London -5 917 £600 +4.34% 200
City of London +10 240 £600 +3.44% 81
South East +42 41 £425 -5.55% 5
Berkshire +31 32 £800 +60.00% 1
Reading +26 31 £550 -
Scotland -16 24 £400 -9.09% 3
Canary Wharf +6 11 £619 +15.11% 1
Edinburgh -12 11 £550 +4.76% 2
Stirling +8 7 £375 -11.24%
Docklands, London +7 7 £600 -4.19% 1
West Midlands -6 7 £370 - 1
Hampshire - 7 £419 - 1
Birmingham - 7 £370 - 1
Basingstoke - 6 £419 -
North West -14 5 £350 -25.92%
Glasgow -6 3 £100 -77.27%
Manchester - 3 £350 -
East of England -7 2 £488 +21.87% 3
South West - 2 £388 - 3
Oxfordshire +5 1 £725 +26.08% 3
Essex -1 1 £350 -15.66%
Cheshire -6 1 £225 -47.05%
Surrey -8 1 £850 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £625 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £575 - 1
North East - 1 £575 - 1
Windsor - 1 £825 -
Romford - 1 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £575 -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 887 (43.69%) Banking
2 869 (42.81%) Finance
3 615 (30.30%) Investment Banking
4 567 (27.93%) SQL
5 544 (26.80%) Java
6 543 (26.75%) C#
7 537 (26.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 469 (23.10%) Derivative
9 423 (20.84%) Agile Software Development
10 327 (16.11%) Multithreading
11 289 (14.24%) Fixed Income
11 289 (14.24%) C++
12 286 (14.09%) Equities
13 272 (13.40%) .NET
14 265 (13.05%) SQL Server
15 252 (12.41%) Risk Management
16 229 (11.28%) Unix
17 228 (11.23%) Electronic Trading
18 227 (11.18%) Low Latency
19 225 (11.08%) Linux
20 219 (10.79%) Oracle
21 217 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
22 192 (9.46%) Degree
23 177 (8.72%) TDD
24 174 (8.57%) Windows
25 172 (8.47%) WPF
26 168 (8.28%) Python
27 156 (7.68%) HTML
28 154 (7.59%) Business Analysis
29 153 (7.54%) JavaScript

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 73 (3.60%) Oracle Coherence
2 14 (0.69%) Apache
2 14 (0.69%) Node.js
3 12 (0.59%) Tomcat
4 11 (0.54%) Apache Spark
5 10 (0.49%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.44%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.39%) GemFire
8 7 (0.34%) Confluence
8 7 (0.34%) Skype for Business
8 7 (0.34%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.30%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.25%) IIS
10 5 (0.25%) JBoss
11 4 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.15%) Jetty
13 2 (0.099%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.049%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 81 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 43 (2.12%) MS Office
3 28 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (0.89%) MS Project
6 16 (0.79%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 22 (1.08%) thinkFolio
2 19 (0.94%) Endur
3 18 (0.89%) Markit EDM
4 16 (0.79%) ION MarketView
4 16 (0.79%) RMDS
5 15 (0.74%) Front Arena
6 11 (0.54%) Summit
7 7 (0.34%) LatentZero
8 6 (0.30%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.25%) Kondor
10 4 (0.20%) Global One
10 4 (0.20%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.20%) Sonata
10 4 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
10 4 (0.20%) Tercero
11 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.15%) Loan IQ
11 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
12 2 (0.099%) Eagle PACE
12 2 (0.099%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.049%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 22 (1.08%) DNS
3 16 (0.79%) Firewall
4 14 (0.69%) Internet
5 13 (0.64%) VoIP
6 12 (0.59%) Diameter Protocol
6 12 (0.59%) Multicast
6 12 (0.59%) SMTP
6 12 (0.59%) SNMP
7 9 (0.44%) HTTP
8 8 (0.39%) DHCP
9 7 (0.34%) SSH
9 7 (0.34%) VPN
10 5 (0.25%) Wireless
11 4 (0.20%) FTP
11 4 (0.20%) Intranet
11 4 (0.20%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.15%) LDAP
12 3 (0.15%) PBX
12 3 (0.15%) Unicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (13.05%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.19%) Relational Database
3 52 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (1.77%) NoSQL
5 36 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 36 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (1.72%) Big Data
7 33 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 31 (1.53%) MongoDB
8 31 (1.53%) RDBMS
9 29 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (1.18%) KDB
12 21 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 20 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (0.84%) Hadoop
14 17 (0.84%) QlikView
15 14 (0.69%) MS Access
16 12 (0.59%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 44 (2.17%) Maven
2 42 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 38 (1.87%) JIRA
4 36 (1.77%) Subversion
5 35 (1.72%) TeamCity
6 29 (1.43%) Visual Studio
7 19 (0.94%) Jenkins
8 18 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (0.79%) JUnit
10 14 (0.69%) NUnit
11 13 (0.64%) Cucumber
12 11 (0.54%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.54%) Selenium
13 10 (0.49%) Grunt
14 9 (0.44%) GDB
14 9 (0.44%) WebDriver
15 8 (0.39%) Ant
15 8 (0.39%) gulp
16 7 (0.34%) Gradle
16 7 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 887 (43.69%) Banking
2 869 (42.81%) Finance
3 615 (30.30%) Investment Banking
4 144 (7.09%) Back Office
5 47 (2.32%) Financial Institution
6 29 (1.43%) Legal
6 29 (1.43%) Retail
7 24 (1.18%) Billing
8 19 (0.94%) International Banking
9 15 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
10 12 (0.59%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.34%) Private Banking
12 6 (0.30%) Games
13 5 (0.25%) Advertising
13 5 (0.25%) Marketing
13 5 (0.25%) Wholesale Banking
14 4 (0.20%) Electronics
15 3 (0.15%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.15%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1010 (49.75%) Developer
2 538 (26.50%) Analyst
3 357 (17.59%) Business Analyst
4 347 (17.09%) Java Developer
5 293 (14.43%) C# Developer
6 239 (11.77%) Front Office Developer
7 151 (7.44%) Senior Developer
8 148 (7.29%) Project Manager
9 116 (5.71%) C++ Developer
10 91 (4.48%) SQL Developer
10 91 (4.48%) Support Analyst
11 82 (4.04%) Front Office Business Analyst
12 76 (3.74%) Banking Analyst
13 74 (3.65%) WPF Developer
14 72 (3.55%) Applications Support
15 67 (3.30%) Senior Java Developer
16 66 (3.25%) C# WPF Developer
17 64 (3.15%) Quantitative Developer
18 63 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
19 61 (3.00%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (13.40%) .NET
2 172 (8.47%) WPF
3 156 (7.68%) HTML
4 124 (6.11%) AngularJS
4 124 (6.11%) FIX Protocol
5 114 (5.62%) HTML5
6 98 (4.83%) WCF
7 91 (4.48%) Spring
8 90 (4.43%) XML
9 58 (2.86%) ASP.NET
10 56 (2.76%) .NET Framework
11 54 (2.66%) JMS
12 50 (2.46%) WinForms
13 49 (2.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 49 (2.41%) CSS
14 40 (1.97%) jQuery
15 39 (1.92%) STL
16 35 (1.72%) React
16 35 (1.72%) RESTful
17 34 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 537 (26.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 469 (23.10%) Derivative
3 289 (14.24%) Fixed Income
4 286 (14.09%) Equities
5 217 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
6 127 (6.26%) Equity Derivative
7 112 (5.52%) Market Risk
8 97 (4.78%) Computer Science
9 88 (4.33%) Hedge funds
10 86 (4.24%) Mathematics
11 72 (3.55%) Credit Risk
12 56 (2.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 50 (2.46%) Data Structures
14 48 (2.36%) Grid Computing
15 42 (2.07%) Statistics
16 40 (1.97%) Credit Derivative
17 38 (1.87%) Physics
17 38 (1.87%) User Experience
18 37 (1.82%) Management Information System
19 35 (1.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 229 (11.28%) Unix
2 225 (11.08%) Linux
3 174 (8.57%) Windows
4 37 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 29 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.28%) Solaris
7 12 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.59%) Windows 8
8 11 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.30%) Android
9 6 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.25%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.25%) SUSE
10 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.15%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.099%) AIX
14 1 (0.049%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (20.84%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (16.11%) Multithreading
3 252 (12.41%) Risk Management
4 228 (11.23%) Electronic Trading
5 227 (11.18%) Low Latency
6 177 (8.72%) TDD
7 154 (7.59%) Business Analysis
8 141 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 140 (6.90%) Asset Management
10 130 (6.40%) Project Management
11 122 (6.01%) OO
12 114 (5.62%) Algorithmic Trading
12 114 (5.62%) Analytics
13 99 (4.88%) Investment Management
13 99 (4.88%) SDLC
14 98 (4.83%) User Acceptance Testing
15 85 (4.19%) Market Making
16 77 (3.79%) Migration
17 73 (3.60%) ITIL
18 71 (3.50%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 567 (27.93%) SQL
2 544 (26.80%) Java
3 543 (26.75%) C#
4 289 (14.24%) C++
5 168 (8.28%) Python
6 153 (7.54%) JavaScript
7 120 (5.91%) VBA
8 91 (4.48%) Perl
9 59 (2.91%) Scala
10 48 (2.36%) Bash Shell
11 40 (1.97%) PowerShell
12 38 (1.87%) Shell Script
13 35 (1.72%) T-SQL
14 32 (1.58%) VB
15 30 (1.48%) XAML
16 22 (1.08%) VC++
17 17 (0.84%) C
18 16 (0.79%) PL/SQL
19 15 (0.74%) MATLAB
19 15 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 192 (9.46%) Degree
2 35 (1.72%) PhD
3 23 (1.13%) PMI Certification
4 16 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (0.64%) PMP
6 7 (0.34%) ISEB
7 5 (0.25%) RHCE
7 5 (0.25%) RHCSA
8 4 (0.20%) MCP
8 4 (0.20%) MCSE
8 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.15%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.15%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.099%) CFA
10 2 (0.099%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.099%) MBA
10 2 (0.099%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.049%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.049%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.58%) QA
2 78 (3.84%) MiFID
3 45 (2.22%) Dodd-Frank
4 40 (1.97%) EMIR
5 39 (1.92%) SLA
6 12 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.49%) FATCA
8 8 (0.39%) AIFMD
9 6 (0.30%) UCITS
10 5 (0.25%) Basel III
10 5 (0.25%) SDET
11 1 (0.049%) COREP
11 1 (0.049%) FINREP
11 1 (0.049%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
System Software
1 30 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.25%) HDFS
3 5 (0.25%) NFS
3 5 (0.25%) Squid
4 4 (0.20%) Platform Symphony
5 3 (0.15%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.15%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.099%) Samba
6 2 (0.099%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.099%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.049%) KVM
7 1 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.049%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (0.94%) ITRS Geneos
2 12 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (0.49%) Control-M
4 8 (0.39%) Nagios
4 8 (0.39%) Puppet
5 6 (0.30%) Cobbler
6 5 (0.25%) Ansible
6 5 (0.25%) CFEngine
6 5 (0.25%) SCCM
7 2 (0.099%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.099%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.099%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.099%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.099%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 2 (0.099%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.049%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.049%) Foglight
Vendors
1 219 (10.79%) Oracle
2 122 (6.01%) Microsoft
3 91 (4.48%) Sybase
4 84 (4.14%) Murex
5 58 (2.86%) Bloomberg
6 45 (2.22%) Charles River
7 43 (2.12%) TIBCO
8 38 (1.87%) Reuters
9 36 (1.77%) Fidessa
9 36 (1.77%) ION Trading
10 32 (1.58%) DataSynapse
11 30 (1.48%) Calypso
12 24 (1.18%) DevExpress
13 21 (1.03%) SunGard
13 21 (1.03%) VMware
14 19 (0.94%) HP
14 19 (0.94%) Huawei
15 17 (0.84%) OpenLink
16 15 (0.74%) Citrix
17 13 (0.64%) IBM
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