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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Front Office
Rank 90 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +8
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1152 1587 1541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.11% 3.10% 2.67%
As % of the General category 5.46% 7.23% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 1213 1150
Average daily rate
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£600 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £674
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 12
Average hourly rate £21.00 £87.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.00% +297.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £90.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-76.66% +309.09%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21094 21965 25794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.55% 42.97% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12991 13432 15344
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 £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 618 732
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.66 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £43.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -18.18%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 -25 1083 £600 +9.09% 229
London -15 1043 £600 +6.66% 221
City of London -6 332 £600 +9.09% 131
Scotland -1 56 £375 -11.76% 3
Glasgow +11 32 £375 -16.66% 1
South East -47 13 £525 +110.00% 2
Edinburgh -22 11 £525 +5.00% 1
North West +5 8 £480 - 2
Stirling +1 8 £375 +7.14%
Manchester 0 8 £480 - 2
Docklands, London -1 7 £613 +6.52%
Hampshire -6 5 £600 +84.61%
West Midlands -27 4 £450 -
Berkshire -35 4 £475 +109.94%
East Midlands +3 3 £425 -29.16% 1
Reading -11 3 - -
Birmingham -9 2 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £438 -
East of England - 2 - - 2
Northampton +3 1 £375 -37.50%
Northamptonshire -3 1 £375 -37.50% 1
Nottingham - 1 £450 -
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 989 (43.30%) Banking
2 775 (33.93%) Finance
3 650 (28.46%) Java
4 648 (28.37%) Investment Banking
5 599 (26.23%) SQL
6 543 (23.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 541 (23.69%) C#
8 485 (21.23%) Fixed Income
9 463 (20.27%) Derivative
10 339 (14.84%) C++
11 317 (13.88%) Multithreading
12 310 (13.57%) Oracle
13 306 (13.40%) Low Latency
14 303 (13.27%) .NET
15 283 (12.39%) Risk Management
16 270 (11.82%) Equities
17 257 (11.25%) UNIX
18 247 (10.81%) Back Office
19 237 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
19 237 (10.38%) Linux
20 235 (10.29%) SQL Server
21 217 (9.50%) Python
22 209 (9.15%) Degree
23 199 (8.71%) OO
24 194 (8.49%) Windows
25 190 (8.32%) Business Analysis
26 184 (8.06%) TDD
27 165 (7.22%) Analytics
28 164 (7.18%) WPF
29 161 (7.05%) Project Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.24%) Oracle Coherence
2 28 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.09%) WebSphere
4 15 (0.66%) Confluence
4 15 (0.66%) WebLogic
5 14 (0.61%) IIS
5 14 (0.61%) TIBCO EMS
6 13 (0.57%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.53%) Apache
8 11 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
10 7 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.31%) MQSeries
10 7 (0.31%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.13%) SAS
13 3 (0.13%) Node.js
Applications
1 95 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.97%) MS Office
3 28 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.83%) MS Project
5 17 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.088%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.088%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 63 (2.76%) RMDS
2 31 (1.36%) ION MarketView
3 17 (0.74%) LatentZero
3 17 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.66%) Markit EDM
5 14 (0.61%) Summit
6 13 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
7 8 (0.35%) Endur
8 7 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.18%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 4 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
10 3 (0.13%) Advent Geneva
10 3 (0.13%) Sophis RISQUE
10 3 (0.13%) Murex MxG2000
11 2 (0.088%) Global One
11 2 (0.088%) Tesseract
11 2 (0.088%) Minerva
11 2 (0.088%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.088%) Front Arena
11 2 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.088%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.088%) GitHub
3 1 (0.044%) SaaS
3 1 (0.044%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.09%) Firewall
2 23 (1.01%) DNS
3 20 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 16 (0.70%) LDAP
5 15 (0.66%) Intranet
6 13 (0.57%) GGSN
6 13 (0.57%) SGSN
7 11 (0.48%) Multicast
7 11 (0.48%) HTTP
8 10 (0.44%) L2TP
9 9 (0.39%) SS7
9 9 (0.39%) 3G
9 9 (0.39%) 2G
9 9 (0.39%) LAN
9 9 (0.39%) 4G
9 9 (0.39%) MGW
10 8 (0.35%) Internet
10 8 (0.35%) MPLS
11 7 (0.31%) VPN
12 6 (0.26%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 79 (3.46%) Relational Database
3 71 (3.11%) KDB
4 65 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 47 (2.06%) Oracle Database
6 41 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 30 (1.31%) MongoDB
8 27 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 23 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 22 (0.96%) NoSQL
12 17 (0.74%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.74%) Big Data
13 15 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (0.61%) MS Access
15 13 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (0.57%) Hazelcast
16 11 (0.48%) DB2
16 11 (0.48%) OLAP
16 11 (0.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 55 (2.41%) JUnit
2 45 (1.97%) JIRA
3 42 (1.84%) Visual Studio
4 36 (1.58%) Subversion
5 31 (1.36%) TeamCity
6 28 (1.23%) Jenkins
7 22 (0.96%) Git (software)
8 21 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (0.92%) Maven
8 21 (0.92%) Ant
9 16 (0.70%) Eclipse
10 15 (0.66%) Mockito
11 11 (0.48%) Grunt
11 11 (0.48%) WebDriver
12 10 (0.44%) jMock
12 10 (0.44%) NUnit
12 10 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
13 9 (0.39%) Bower
14 8 (0.35%) CruiseControl
14 8 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 989 (43.30%) Banking
2 775 (33.93%) Finance
3 648 (28.37%) Investment Banking
4 247 (10.81%) Back Office
5 77 (3.37%) Financial Institution
6 37 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.58%) Retail
8 34 (1.49%) Legal
9 21 (0.92%) Advertising
10 12 (0.53%) Publishing
10 12 (0.53%) Marketing
11 10 (0.44%) Private Banking
12 6 (0.26%) French Language
12 6 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.18%) Billing
14 4 (0.18%) Games
14 4 (0.18%) German Language
15 3 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1015 (44.44%) Developer
2 593 (25.96%) Analyst
3 377 (16.51%) Business Analyst
4 334 (14.62%) Java Developer
5 268 (11.73%) C# Developer
6 199 (8.71%) Project Manager
7 154 (6.74%) Senior Developer
8 103 (4.51%) C++ Developer
9 99 (4.33%) Support Analyst
10 86 (3.77%) .NET Developer
11 76 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
12 73 (3.20%) Front Office Developer
13 63 (2.76%) Applications Support
13 63 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
14 61 (2.67%) Quantitative Developer
15 60 (2.63%) Senior Java Developer
15 60 (2.63%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
15 60 (2.63%) WPF Developer
16 57 (2.50%) SQL Developer
17 56 (2.45%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (13.27%) .NET
2 164 (7.18%) WPF
3 147 (6.44%) Spring
4 118 (5.17%) WCF
5 97 (4.25%) HTML
6 93 (4.07%) XML
7 89 (3.90%) Middleware
8 80 (3.50%) JMS
9 75 (3.28%) HTML5
10 67 (2.93%) FIX Protocol
11 52 (2.28%) WinForms
12 50 (2.19%) Rendezvous
13 48 (2.10%) Hibernate
14 46 (2.01%) Web Services
15 39 (1.71%) ASP.NET
15 39 (1.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 38 (1.66%) CSS
17 36 (1.58%) Java EE
18 35 (1.53%) AngularJS
19 33 (1.44%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 543 (23.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 485 (21.23%) Fixed Income
3 463 (20.27%) Derivative
4 270 (11.82%) Equities
5 127 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 121 (5.30%) Credit Risk
7 118 (5.17%) Market Risk
8 90 (3.94%) Equity Derivative
9 89 (3.90%) Credit Derivative
10 71 (3.11%) Management Information System
11 68 (2.98%) Mathematics
12 51 (2.23%) Hedge funds
13 45 (1.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 31 (1.36%) Open Source
15 29 (1.27%) Grid Computing
16 27 (1.18%) Physics
17 23 (1.01%) Statistics
17 23 (1.01%) Reference Data
18 21 (0.92%) Visualisation
19 19 (0.83%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 257 (11.25%) UNIX
2 237 (10.38%) Linux
3 194 (8.49%) Windows
4 62 (2.71%) Windows 7
5 45 (1.97%) Solaris
6 41 (1.80%) Windows XP
7 25 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.13%) AIX
12 2 (0.088%) VMS
12 2 (0.088%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.088%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.088%) SUSE
13 1 (0.044%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (13.88%) Multithreading
2 306 (13.40%) Low Latency
3 283 (12.39%) Risk Management
4 237 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
5 199 (8.71%) OO
6 190 (8.32%) Business Analysis
7 184 (8.06%) TDD
8 165 (7.22%) Analytics
9 161 (7.05%) Project Management
10 136 (5.95%) Asset Management
11 131 (5.74%) Electronic Trading
12 115 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 103 (4.51%) E-Commerce
14 101 (4.42%) Investment Management
15 99 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
16 98 (4.29%) Change Management
17 96 (4.20%) Software Engineering
18 90 (3.94%) Workflow
19 86 (3.77%) Migration
20 78 (3.42%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 650 (28.46%) Java
2 599 (26.23%) SQL
3 541 (23.69%) C#
4 339 (14.84%) C++
5 217 (9.50%) Python
6 119 (5.21%) Perl
7 108 (4.73%) VBA
8 91 (3.98%) JavaScript
9 53 (2.32%) VB
9 53 (2.32%) Scala
10 28 (1.23%) Shell Script
10 28 (1.23%) Bash Shell
11 26 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 26 (1.14%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.01%) C
13 19 (0.83%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.39%) VC++
15 8 (0.35%) XAML
15 8 (0.35%) R
15 8 (0.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 209 (9.15%) Degree
2 34 (1.49%) PhD
2 34 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (1.14%) PMI Certification
4 23 (1.01%) MCP
4 23 (1.01%) Security Cleared
5 20 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 18 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (0.48%) PMP
8 9 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.31%) MCSE
10 6 (0.26%) ISEB
11 4 (0.18%) MCSD
12 3 (0.13%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.13%) CIMA
13 2 (0.088%) MCITP
13 2 (0.088%) CFA
13 2 (0.088%) CCSP
13 2 (0.088%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (2.63%) EMIR
2 57 (2.50%) QA
3 53 (2.32%) Dodd-Frank
4 23 (1.01%) SLA
5 17 (0.74%) Basel III
6 10 (0.44%) Basel II
6 10 (0.44%) FATCA
7 8 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.13%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.088%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.044%) MiFID
10 1 (0.044%) GCP
10 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (0.31%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.13%) XenApp
5 3 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.088%) NFS
6 2 (0.088%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.044%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 47 (2.06%) ITRS Geneos
2 16 (0.70%) BladeLogic
3 11 (0.48%) Control-M
4 9 (0.39%) ARCserve
5 8 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.31%) WMI
6 7 (0.31%) Nagios
7 6 (0.26%) SCCM
8 5 (0.22%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (0.22%) Puppet
9 3 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.088%) BMC Marimba
10 2 (0.088%) Salt
10 2 (0.088%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.044%) Netcool
11 1 (0.044%) ServiceCenter
11 1 (0.044%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 310 (13.57%) Oracle
2 141 (6.17%) Microsoft
3 128 (5.60%) Sybase
4 101 (4.42%) Bloomberg
5 95 (4.16%) TIBCO
6 81 (3.55%) Charles River
7 73 (3.20%) 29West
8 64 (2.80%) ION Trading
9 62 (2.71%) Reuters
10 51 (2.23%) Murex
11 47 (2.06%) Fidessa
12 34 (1.49%) thinkFolio
13 30 (1.31%) VMware
14 29 (1.27%) Red Hat
15 28 (1.23%) Citrix
16 26 (1.14%) SAP
17 24 (1.05%) Adobe
18 21 (0.92%) Remedy
19 19 (0.83%) Calypso
19 19 (0.83%) JBoss
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
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Rate: £650 - £720 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £650.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £525 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Resolve Recruitment
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
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City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day
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