The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 87 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -3
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1185 1397 1696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.10% 2.93% 2.80%
As % of the General category 5.40% 6.84% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 1092 1277
Average daily rate £575 £575 £575
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £12.09 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.00 £36.10 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +13.88%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21931 20429 27552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.95% 42.81% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13605 12277 16315
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 643 827
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.54 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%

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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Front Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -25 1138 £593 +3.04% 280
London -16 1057 £600 +4.34% 269
City of London -6 376 £600 +9.09% 133
Scotland -12 38 £400 -3.03% 10
South East -2 33 £438 +94.44% 5
Berkshire +13 31 £438 +94.44% 1
South West - 19 £325 - 2
Glasgow -7 17 £375 -9.09% 7
Somerset - 17 £325 - 2
Docklands, London +5 16 £525 -11.76% 3
Taunton - 12 £325 - 2
Edinburgh -19 11 £650 +46.47%
Reading 0 9 - -
Canary Wharf -7 8 £270 -55.00%
Stirling +7 7 £385 +18.46% 1
West Yorkshire - 6 £300 -
Yorkshire - 6 £300 -
West Midlands -11 5 £300 - 2
East of England -25 4 £360 +69.41% 1
East Midlands - 3 £425 -
Birmingham -8 2 £300 - 2
Slough +9 1 - - 1
Manchester -13 1 £545 - 1
North West -18 1 £545 +127.08% 1
Surrey - 1 £525 - 4
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £253 -
Luton - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Altrincham - - - - 1

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1090 (46.92%) Banking
2 774 (33.32%) Finance
3 748 (32.20%) Investment Banking
4 620 (26.69%) SQL
5 569 (24.49%) C#
6 547 (23.55%) Java
7 530 (22.82%) Derivative
8 497 (21.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 434 (18.68%) Fixed Income
10 367 (15.80%) C++
11 363 (15.63%) .NET
12 287 (12.35%) Multithreading
13 283 (12.18%) Oracle
14 281 (12.10%) Equities
15 274 (11.80%) SQL Server
16 255 (10.98%) Risk Management
17 235 (10.12%) Windows
18 233 (10.03%) UNIX
19 221 (9.51%) Linux
20 215 (9.26%) Back Office
21 214 (9.21%) OO
21 214 (9.21%) Low Latency
22 209 (9.00%) WPF
23 195 (8.39%) Degree
24 194 (8.35%) Project Management
25 187 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
26 170 (7.32%) Business Analysis
27 164 (7.06%) Python
28 156 (6.72%) Analytics
29 152 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 74 (3.19%) Oracle Coherence
2 29 (1.25%) TIBCO EMS
3 15 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 14 (0.60%) WebLogic
5 12 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 11 (0.47%) MQSeries
7 9 (0.39%) IIS
8 7 (0.30%) Confluence
8 7 (0.30%) GemFire
8 7 (0.30%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.13%) Node.js
10 3 (0.13%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.086%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.086%) CMS
11 2 (0.086%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.086%) MTS
Applications
1 108 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 66 (2.84%) MS Office
3 57 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 22 (0.95%) MS Project
6 14 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 53 (2.28%) RMDS
2 38 (1.64%) ION MarketView
3 25 (1.08%) Markit EDM
4 24 (1.03%) Summit
5 23 (0.99%) LatentZero
6 11 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (0.34%) Capstone
7 8 (0.34%) Tesseract
7 8 (0.34%) Minerva
8 6 (0.26%) Sentinel
8 6 (0.26%) Rolfe and Nolan
8 6 (0.26%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 5 (0.22%) Endur
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
10 4 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.086%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.043%) Force.com
3 1 (0.043%) SaaS
3 1 (0.043%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.46%) TCP/IP
2 17 (0.73%) DNS
3 14 (0.60%) 3G
3 14 (0.60%) Firewall
3 14 (0.60%) 2G
4 13 (0.56%) Internet
5 12 (0.52%) 4G
5 12 (0.52%) Multicast
6 10 (0.43%) L2TP
6 10 (0.43%) WAN
6 10 (0.43%) LAN
6 10 (0.43%) LDAP
6 10 (0.43%) GGSN
6 10 (0.43%) SGSN
7 9 (0.39%) SDH
7 9 (0.39%) SS7
8 8 (0.34%) MPLS
8 8 (0.34%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (0.30%) MGW
9 7 (0.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 69 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 65 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 53 (2.28%) KDB
6 48 (2.07%) Oracle Database
7 39 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (1.33%) RDBMS
9 26 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (0.73%) DB2
13 15 (0.65%) QlikView
13 15 (0.65%) NoSQL
14 13 (0.56%) MongoDB
15 12 (0.52%) MS Access
16 11 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 9 (0.39%) Big Data
18 8 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
19 7 (0.30%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 57 (2.45%) JUnit
2 43 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 36 (1.55%) Maven
4 34 (1.46%) Subversion
5 30 (1.29%) JIRA
6 29 (1.25%) Ant
7 27 (1.16%) Jenkins
8 23 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (0.77%) TeamCity
10 16 (0.69%) Eclipse
10 16 (0.69%) NUnit
11 14 (0.60%) Hudson
11 14 (0.60%) Mockito
12 12 (0.52%) Git (software)
13 10 (0.43%) Moq
14 9 (0.39%) Rhino Mocks
14 9 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
14 9 (0.39%) CruiseControl
15 8 (0.34%) ClearCase
15 8 (0.34%) jMock
General
1 1090 (46.92%) Banking
2 774 (33.32%) Finance
3 748 (32.20%) Investment Banking
4 215 (9.26%) Back Office
5 84 (3.62%) Financial Institution
6 73 (3.14%) Legal
7 43 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.33%) Marketing
9 21 (0.90%) Private Banking
9 21 (0.90%) Advertising
10 20 (0.86%) Retail
11 18 (0.77%) Publishing
12 14 (0.60%) Games
13 10 (0.43%) General Ledger
14 8 (0.34%) International Banking
14 8 (0.34%) French Language
15 4 (0.17%) German Language
16 3 (0.13%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.086%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.086%) Law
Job Titles
1 991 (42.66%) Developer
2 619 (26.65%) Analyst
3 433 (18.64%) Business Analyst
4 296 (12.74%) C# Developer
5 261 (11.24%) Java Developer
6 228 (9.81%) Project Manager
7 179 (7.71%) C++ Developer
8 133 (5.73%) Senior Developer
9 114 (4.91%) .NET Developer
10 111 (4.78%) C# .NET Developer
11 86 (3.70%) Support Analyst
12 79 (3.40%) Front Office Developer
13 77 (3.31%) WPF Developer
14 72 (3.10%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 58 (2.50%) Applications Support
16 55 (2.37%) SQL Developer
17 54 (2.32%) Banking Business Analyst
18 51 (2.20%) Senior Analyst
19 45 (1.94%) Senior Manager
20 44 (1.89%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (15.63%) .NET
2 209 (9.00%) WPF
3 135 (5.81%) WCF
4 112 (4.82%) Spring
5 85 (3.66%) JMS
6 83 (3.57%) Middleware
7 80 (3.44%) XML
8 61 (2.63%) HTML
9 54 (2.32%) Rendezvous
10 47 (2.02%) STL
11 46 (1.98%) WinForms
12 45 (1.94%) HTML5
13 43 (1.85%) FIX Protocol
14 38 (1.64%) Hibernate
14 38 (1.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 34 (1.46%) ASP.NET
15 34 (1.46%) Web Services
16 32 (1.38%) LINQ
17 31 (1.33%) Java EE
17 31 (1.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 530 (22.82%) Derivative
2 497 (21.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 434 (18.68%) Fixed Income
4 281 (12.10%) Equities
5 127 (5.47%) Credit Risk
6 124 (5.34%) Market Risk
7 110 (4.74%) Credit Derivative
8 105 (4.52%) Equity Derivative
9 87 (3.75%) Computer Science
10 62 (2.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 55 (2.37%) Hedge funds
12 52 (2.24%) Management Information System
13 50 (2.15%) Mathematics
14 49 (2.11%) Grid Computing
15 27 (1.16%) Reference Data
16 24 (1.03%) Statistics
17 20 (0.86%) Physics
18 18 (0.77%) Blackberry
19 17 (0.73%) Open Source
19 17 (0.73%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 235 (10.12%) Windows
2 233 (10.03%) UNIX
3 221 (9.51%) Linux
4 62 (2.67%) Solaris
5 57 (2.45%) Windows 7
6 46 (1.98%) Windows XP
7 12 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.086%) VMS
12 1 (0.043%) Android
12 1 (0.043%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.043%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (12.35%) Multithreading
2 255 (10.98%) Risk Management
3 214 (9.21%) OO
3 214 (9.21%) Low Latency
4 194 (8.35%) Project Management
5 187 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
6 170 (7.32%) Business Analysis
7 156 (6.72%) Analytics
8 152 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 145 (6.24%) Asset Management
10 131 (5.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 129 (5.55%) TDD
12 118 (5.08%) Investment Management
13 93 (4.00%) Electronic Trading
14 85 (3.66%) Change Management
15 78 (3.36%) Migration
16 74 (3.19%) Workflow
17 69 (2.97%) Software Engineering
18 68 (2.93%) E-Commerce
19 66 (2.84%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 620 (26.69%) SQL
2 569 (24.49%) C#
3 547 (23.55%) Java
4 367 (15.80%) C++
5 164 (7.06%) Python
6 118 (5.08%) Perl
7 91 (3.92%) VBA
8 61 (2.63%) JavaScript
9 51 (2.20%) Scala
10 34 (1.46%) C
11 33 (1.42%) VB
11 33 (1.42%) Shell Script
12 32 (1.38%) T-SQL
13 16 (0.69%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.60%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.34%) Tcl
16 7 (0.30%) VBScript
17 5 (0.22%) VC++
18 4 (0.17%) XAML
18 4 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 195 (8.39%) Degree
2 23 (0.99%) MCP
3 22 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (0.90%) PMI Certification
5 16 (0.69%) Security Cleared
6 15 (0.65%) SC Cleared
7 14 (0.60%) CIMA
8 10 (0.43%) ACCA
8 10 (0.43%) PhD
9 9 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.34%) PMP
11 7 (0.30%) ISEB
12 4 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.13%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.086%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.086%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.086%) CCSP
14 2 (0.086%) CCNP
14 2 (0.086%) CCNA
14 2 (0.086%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.05%) EMIR
2 85 (3.66%) Dodd-Frank
3 63 (2.71%) QA
4 33 (1.42%) SLA
5 22 (0.95%) MiFID
6 16 (0.69%) Basel III
7 13 (0.56%) FATCA
8 7 (0.30%) Basel II
9 6 (0.26%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.043%) GCP
11 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
1 27 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
2 3 (0.13%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.086%) XenApp
3 2 (0.086%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.043%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 13 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (0.13%) SCCM
3 3 (0.13%) SCVMM
3 3 (0.13%) Control-M
4 2 (0.086%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.086%) Puppet
4 2 (0.086%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.043%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.043%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.043%) MOM
5 1 (0.043%) Nagios
Vendors
1 283 (12.18%) Oracle
2 147 (6.33%) Microsoft
3 114 (4.91%) Sybase
4 113 (4.86%) Bloomberg
5 107 (4.61%) TIBCO
6 80 (3.44%) ION Trading
7 69 (2.97%) Charles River
8 62 (2.67%) Reuters
9 61 (2.63%) 29West
10 53 (2.28%) Murex
11 52 (2.24%) DataSynapse
12 51 (2.20%) Fidessa
13 35 (1.51%) thinkFolio
14 29 (1.25%) VMware
15 26 (1.12%) Calypso
16 20 (0.86%) Sophis
17 19 (0.82%) Northgate
17 19 (0.82%) SAP
18 17 (0.73%) Perforce
18 17 (0.73%) Juniper
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Radley James Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per annum + based on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £700 - £825 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £750 - £1000 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £550 - £675 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago