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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Front Office
Rank 125 96 62
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -34
Contract jobs citing Front Office 982 1133 1476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 2.14% 3.00%
As % of the General category 4.43% 5.55% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 901 1145
Average daily rate
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£575 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +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 £538 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - -

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
22180 20430 21265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.72% 38.60% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14229 12729 12946
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 559 634
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.80 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 3 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 29 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 3 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 -27 939 £580 -3.33% 223
London -6 901 £583 -2.91% 210
City of London -4 301 £575 -4.16% 115
Scotland -17 26 £440 +17.33% 4
South East -1 23 £600 +20.00% 6
Glasgow -12 15 £388 +3.33% 1
Berkshire +24 14 £600 +26.31% 2
Docklands, London -1 14 £614 +2.29% 1
Canary Wharf - 12 £523 -
Reading +12 8 - -
Edinburgh +1 8 £450 -30.76% 3
East Midlands -1 7 £475 +18.75% 1
Hampshire +5 6 £513 -2.38%
West Midlands -6 4 £375 -37.50%
Northamptonshire +7 3 £450 +20.00%
Birmingham -7 3 - -
Windsor - 3 £600 -
Southampton - 3 £513 -
Hook - 3 - -
Surrey -5 2 £600 - 2
Stirling -7 2 - -
Manchester -16 2 - - 4
North West -25 2 - - 4
Bournemouth +1 1 £121 -
Dorset +1 1 £121 -
Buckinghamshire -1 1 - -
South West -18 1 £121 -62.76%
Bracknell - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 - -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 892 (42.95%) Banking
2 820 (39.48%) Finance
3 650 (31.30%) Investment Banking
4 630 (30.33%) Java
5 626 (30.14%) SQL
6 589 (28.36%) C#
7 461 (22.20%) Derivative
8 448 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
9 426 (20.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 406 (19.55%) Multithreading
11 392 (18.87%) Fixed Income
12 302 (14.54%) C++
12 302 (14.54%) .NET
13 299 (14.40%) Low Latency
14 297 (14.30%) UNIX
15 272 (13.10%) Equities
16 263 (12.66%) SQL Server
17 258 (12.42%) TDD
18 231 (11.12%) Python
19 226 (10.88%) Linux
20 207 (9.97%) OO
20 207 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
21 196 (9.44%) Risk Management
22 194 (9.34%) WPF
23 192 (9.24%) Oracle
24 172 (8.28%) FIX Protocol
25 167 (8.04%) Degree
26 166 (7.99%) VBA
27 158 (7.61%) Electronic Trading
28 154 (7.41%) Back Office

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 44 (2.12%) Oracle Coherence
2 16 (0.77%) WebSphere
3 13 (0.63%) IIS
3 13 (0.63%) JBoss
4 12 (0.58%) Apache
5 10 (0.48%) WebLogic
5 10 (0.48%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.43%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.34%) Node.js
7 7 (0.34%) MTS
7 7 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.24%) IPython
10 4 (0.19%) GemFire
10 4 (0.19%) Lync
10 4 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.14%) WebSphere Process Server
11 3 (0.14%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 103 (4.96%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
3 23 (1.11%) MS Office
4 22 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.53%) MS Project
7 3 (0.14%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 47 (2.26%) thinkFolio
2 33 (1.59%) ION MarketView
3 24 (1.16%) Summit
4 20 (0.96%) LatentZero
5 19 (0.91%) Markit EDM
6 17 (0.82%) RMDS
7 16 (0.77%) SimCorp Dimension
8 13 (0.63%) Global One
9 8 (0.39%) Front Arena
10 7 (0.34%) Tesseract
10 7 (0.34%) Minerva
10 7 (0.34%) Sentinel
11 4 (0.19%) Endur
11 4 (0.19%) Eikon
12 3 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
12 3 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
12 3 (0.14%) SAP FI
12 3 (0.14%) SAP CO
13 2 (0.096%) SAP SD
13 2 (0.096%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.048%) Force.com
3 1 (0.048%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 18 (0.87%) TCP/IP
2 14 (0.67%) Firewall
3 9 (0.43%) HTTP
4 8 (0.39%) Internet
5 6 (0.29%) LDAP
6 5 (0.24%) Intranet
6 5 (0.24%) Multicast
7 4 (0.19%) Skype
7 4 (0.19%) DNS
8 3 (0.14%) FTP
8 3 (0.14%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.14%) LAN
8 3 (0.14%) VoIP
8 3 (0.14%) WAN
8 3 (0.14%) SMTP
8 3 (0.14%) SNMP
8 3 (0.14%) VPN
8 3 (0.14%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (0.14%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 116 (5.58%) Relational Database
3 50 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 48 (2.31%) Oracle Database
5 42 (2.02%) RDBMS
6 36 (1.73%) KDB
7 32 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (0.96%) Big Data
11 19 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (0.77%) DB2
14 13 (0.63%) MS Access
14 13 (0.63%) Data Mining
14 13 (0.63%) Hadoop
15 8 (0.39%) QlikView
16 7 (0.34%) NoSQL
17 6 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 87 (4.19%) Subversion
2 44 (2.12%) TeamCity
3 40 (1.93%) Git (software)
4 37 (1.78%) NUnit
5 35 (1.69%) JUnit
6 34 (1.64%) JIRA
7 33 (1.59%) Visual Studio
8 30 (1.44%) Maven
9 20 (0.96%) Eclipse
10 18 (0.87%) CruiseControl
11 15 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
12 14 (0.67%) Ant
13 12 (0.58%) Cucumber
14 11 (0.53%) Moq
14 11 (0.53%) Jenkins
15 10 (0.48%) Gradle
16 9 (0.43%) Hudson
16 9 (0.43%) JBehave
17 8 (0.39%) Selenium
18 7 (0.34%) jMock
General
1 892 (42.95%) Banking
2 820 (39.48%) Finance
3 650 (31.30%) Investment Banking
4 154 (7.41%) Back Office
5 65 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 50 (2.41%) Legal
7 36 (1.73%) Retail
8 19 (0.91%) French Language
9 15 (0.72%) Telecoms
10 10 (0.48%) Advertising
11 8 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.39%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.39%) Marketing
12 7 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
12 7 (0.34%) Publishing
13 6 (0.29%) German Language
13 6 (0.29%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.24%) Italian Language
15 3 (0.14%) Portuguese Language
15 3 (0.14%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1061 (51.08%) Developer
2 531 (25.57%) Analyst
3 353 (17.00%) Java Developer
4 303 (14.59%) C# Developer
5 300 (14.44%) Business Analyst
6 216 (10.40%) Senior Developer
7 145 (6.98%) Applications Support
8 139 (6.69%) Project Manager
9 130 (6.26%) Support Analyst
10 112 (5.39%) C++ Developer
11 88 (4.24%) Senior C# Developer
11 88 (4.24%) Python Developer
12 75 (3.61%) Front Office Developer
13 70 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
14 69 (3.32%) Applications Support Analyst
15 55 (2.65%) .NET Developer
16 51 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
17 48 (2.31%) WPF Developer
18 45 (2.17%) Excel Developer
19 40 (1.93%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (14.54%) .NET
2 194 (9.34%) WPF
3 172 (8.28%) FIX Protocol
4 113 (5.44%) HTML
5 107 (5.15%) WCF
6 106 (5.10%) XML
7 81 (3.90%) HTML5
8 74 (3.56%) WinForms
9 68 (3.27%) Spring
10 60 (2.89%) Middleware
11 54 (2.60%) AngularJS
12 53 (2.55%) JMS
13 36 (1.73%) ASP.NET
13 36 (1.73%) RESTful
14 35 (1.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 34 (1.64%) Web Services
16 33 (1.59%) Reactive Extensions
17 32 (1.54%) .NET Framework
18 30 (1.44%) STL
18 30 (1.44%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 461 (22.20%) Derivative
2 426 (20.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 392 (18.87%) Fixed Income
4 272 (13.10%) Equities
5 207 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
6 108 (5.20%) Equity Derivative
7 87 (4.19%) Credit Risk
8 74 (3.56%) Market Risk
9 72 (3.47%) Computer Science
10 63 (3.03%) Algorithms
11 60 (2.89%) Credit Derivative
12 57 (2.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 56 (2.70%) Data Structures
14 52 (2.50%) Hedge funds
15 49 (2.36%) Mathematics
16 31 (1.49%) Grid Computing
17 26 (1.25%) Management Information System
18 19 (0.91%) Swaptions
19 18 (0.87%) N-Tier
20 17 (0.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 297 (14.30%) UNIX
2 226 (10.88%) Linux
3 149 (7.17%) 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%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.14%) Windows NT
8 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.096%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.048%) Android
10 1 (0.048%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (21.57%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (19.55%) Multithreading
3 299 (14.40%) Low Latency
4 258 (12.42%) TDD
5 207 (9.97%) OO
6 196 (9.44%) Risk Management
7 158 (7.61%) Electronic Trading
8 147 (7.08%) Business Analysis
9 141 (6.79%) Asset Management
10 119 (5.73%) Project Management
10 119 (5.73%) SDLC
11 107 (5.15%) Investment Management
12 105 (5.06%) Analytics
13 100 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
14 88 (4.24%) Algorithmic Trading
14 88 (4.24%) E-Commerce
15 86 (4.14%) Unit Testing
16 85 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
17 80 (3.85%) Scrum
18 77 (3.71%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 630 (30.33%) Java
2 626 (30.14%) SQL
3 589 (28.36%) C#
4 302 (14.54%) C++
5 231 (11.12%) Python
6 166 (7.99%) VBA
7 123 (5.92%) Perl
8 122 (5.87%) JavaScript
9 61 (2.94%) Scala
10 42 (2.02%) Shell Script
11 32 (1.54%) T-SQL
12 30 (1.44%) VB
12 30 (1.44%) C
13 20 (0.96%) Go
14 19 (0.91%) R
15 14 (0.67%) PowerShell
15 14 (0.67%) F#
16 12 (0.58%) PHP
17 11 (0.53%) XAML
18 10 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 167 (8.04%) Degree
2 15 (0.72%) PMI Certification
3 14 (0.67%) PMP
4 5 (0.24%) PhD
4 5 (0.24%) ISEB
5 4 (0.19%) CFA
6 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.14%) IIBA
7 2 (0.096%) CBAP
7 2 (0.096%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.096%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.096%) CISSP
7 2 (0.096%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.096%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.096%) CISA
8 1 (0.048%) CISM
8 1 (0.048%) MBA
8 1 (0.048%) CAPM
8 1 (0.048%) MCP
8 1 (0.048%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.08%) QA
2 39 (1.88%) MiFID
3 32 (1.54%) Dodd-Frank
4 30 (1.44%) EMIR
5 6 (0.29%) SLA
5 6 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.29%) FATCA
6 5 (0.24%) AIFMD
7 4 (0.19%) Basel III
8 2 (0.096%) Basel II
9 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.048%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.048%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.24%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.048%) GridGain
4 1 (0.048%) HDFS
4 1 (0.048%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
2 17 (0.82%) Control-M
3 11 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.34%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.14%) OpenView
5 3 (0.14%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.096%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.096%) Netcool
6 2 (0.096%) SCCM
7 1 (0.048%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.048%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.048%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.048%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.048%) WSUS
7 1 (0.048%) Nagios
Vendors
1 192 (9.24%) Oracle
2 138 (6.64%) Sybase
3 135 (6.50%) Microsoft
4 61 (2.94%) TIBCO
5 51 (2.46%) Bloomberg
6 45 (2.17%) Murex
7 44 (2.12%) Charles River
8 37 (1.78%) ION Trading
9 34 (1.64%) DevExpress
10 27 (1.30%) Reuters
11 26 (1.25%) Fidessa
12 21 (1.01%) Tradeweb
13 18 (0.87%) SimCorp
14 15 (0.72%) Perforce
14 15 (0.72%) Citrix
14 15 (0.72%) Solace
15 14 (0.67%) SunGard
16 13 (0.63%) SAP
17 12 (0.58%) Calypso
18 10 (0.48%) Business Objects
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