Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Front Office
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 159 155
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 -64
Contract jobs citing Front Office 32 25 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.64% 0.57% 0.74%
As % of the General category 1.46% 1.51% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 17
Scotland median daily rate £475 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £383 £323 £348
90th Percentile £575 £505 £523
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £588
% change year-on-year - +2.13% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £65.00
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% -80.00% +209.52%

Front Office is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 2189 1653 3259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 43.97% 37.75% 52.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 899 1574
Scotland median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £259 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £467 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 24 62
Scotland median hourly rate £28.80 £29.25 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -4.10% +48.78%
10th Percentile £11.30 £9.84 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.50 £41.90 £45.93
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Front Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in Scotland

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front Office in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office in Scotland

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front Office in Scotland

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office in Scotland

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +9 21 £488 +8.33% 2
Glasgow -14 11 £425 +6.25%
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 14 (43.75%) Charles River
2 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 12 (37.50%) Equities
3 11 (34.38%) Fixed Income
4 9 (28.13%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (25.00%) Markit EDM
5 8 (25.00%) Java
5 8 (25.00%) Unix
5 8 (25.00%) Linux
5 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 8 (25.00%) MiFID
6 7 (21.88%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (21.88%) Data Analysis
6 7 (21.88%) Workflow
6 7 (21.88%) Perl
6 7 (21.88%) SQL
6 7 (21.88%) thinkFolio
6 7 (21.88%) Portfolio Management
7 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
7 6 (18.75%) RDBMS
7 6 (18.75%) Banking
8 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
8 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.50%) SDLC
9 4 (12.50%) Spring

Front Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Markit EDM
2 7 (21.88%) thinkFolio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.75%) RDBMS
2 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
1 2 (6.25%) JUnit
2 1 (3.13%) IntelliJ
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Banking
3 4 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Business Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Business Manager
3 7 (21.88%) Front Office Business Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Java Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Architect
6 3 (9.38%) C++ Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Front Office C++ Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Front Office Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
6 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Asset Management Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Asset Management Business Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Investment Management Business Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Agile Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Banking Project Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Integration Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (12.50%) Spring
3 3 (9.38%) J2SE
4 2 (6.25%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.25%) JSON
4 2 (6.25%) REST
4 2 (6.25%) WebSockets
5 1 (3.13%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Equities
2 11 (34.38%) Fixed Income
3 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (12.50%) Equity Derivative
5 3 (9.38%) Derivative
5 3 (9.38%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (6.25%) Data Structures
6 2 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (3.13%) Grid Computing
7 1 (3.13%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Linux
1 8 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 7 (21.88%) Data Analysis
2 7 (21.88%) Portfolio Management
2 7 (21.88%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (21.88%) Workflow
3 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
3 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (12.50%) ETL
4 4 (12.50%) OO
4 4 (12.50%) OOD
4 4 (12.50%) SDLC
4 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.38%) Investment Management
5 3 (9.38%) Multithreading
5 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Project Management
6 2 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) Java
2 7 (21.88%) Perl
2 7 (21.88%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) C++
4 2 (6.25%) Scala
4 2 (6.25%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) MiFID
2 2 (6.25%) FATCA
2 2 (6.25%) GDPR
2 2 (6.25%) Solvency II
3 1 (3.13%) AIFMD
3 1 (3.13%) EMIR
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Charles River
2 3 (9.38%) Sybase
3 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft