Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 150 151
Rank change year-on-year -22 +1 -17
Contract jobs citing Front Office 36 24 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.65% 0.56% 1.01%
As % of the General category 1.68% 1.28% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 43
Scotland median daily rate £463 £513 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.76% +28.13% -7.51%
10th Percentile £321 £413 £330
90th Percentile £579 £586 £556
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year +18.52% -70.97% -40.00%

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 2,142 1,873 2,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 38.94% 43.42% 45.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,073 993 1,316
Scotland median daily rate £424 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £285 £260 £260
90th Percentile £549 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 25
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £28.80 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.31% +30.91% -26.67%
10th Percentile £10.21 £11.25 £9.56
90th Percentile £49.50 £45.40 £45.40
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +4.03%

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 -7 28 £450 -18.18% 1
Glasgow -21 8 £550 +29.41% 2
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 25 (69.44%) Finance
2 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (33.33%) Java
4 10 (27.78%) HTML
4 10 (27.78%) HTML5
4 10 (27.78%) React
5 9 (25.00%) Spring
5 9 (25.00%) Derivative
5 9 (25.00%) OOP
5 9 (25.00%) OO
5 9 (25.00%) Python
5 9 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 8 (22.22%) Scrum
6 8 (22.22%) Asset Management
6 8 (22.22%) CSS
6 8 (22.22%) Oracle
6 8 (22.22%) Data Analysis
6 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (19.44%) Oracle BPM
7 7 (19.44%) AquaLogic BPM
7 7 (19.44%) Apache MINA
7 7 (19.44%) Apache Camel
7 7 (19.44%) XPath
7 7 (19.44%) BPMN
7 7 (19.44%) Reference Data
7 7 (19.44%) .NET
7 7 (19.44%) JMS
7 7 (19.44%) Charles River
7 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
7 7 (19.44%) SOAP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (19.44%) AquaLogic BPM
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (13.89%) Markit EDM
3 3 (8.33%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) npm
1 2 (5.56%) Yarn
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.56%) JUnit
1 2 (5.56%) Maven
1 2 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (69.44%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Back Office
3 3 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Billing
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Developer
2 12 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 8 (22.22%) Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Architect
3 8 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (19.44%) React Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Business Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (11.11%) Asset Management Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) Asset Management Business Analyst
6 4 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
7 3 (8.33%) HTML Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Node.js Developer
7 3 (8.33%) UI Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Investment Management Business Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.56%) Regulatory Business Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) HTML
1 10 (27.78%) HTML5
1 10 (27.78%) React
2 9 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 9 (25.00%) Spring
3 8 (22.22%) CSS
4 7 (19.44%) .NET
4 7 (19.44%) Apache Camel
4 7 (19.44%) Apache MINA
4 7 (19.44%) JMS
4 7 (19.44%) SOAP
4 7 (19.44%) XML
5 6 (16.67%) WPF
6 4 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (8.33%) Node.js
7 3 (8.33%) OpenFin
8 2 (5.56%) Redux
8 2 (5.56%) Spring Boot
8 2 (5.56%) Spring Integration
8 2 (5.56%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Derivative
2 8 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (19.44%) Reference Data
3 7 (19.44%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
4 6 (16.67%) User Experience
5 5 (13.89%) Equities
6 3 (8.33%) Fixed Income
7 2 (5.56%) Data Structures
7 2 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (2.78%) Credit Risk
8 1 (2.78%) DTCC
8 1 (2.78%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Linux
1 2 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) OO
2 9 (25.00%) OOP
3 8 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 8 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 8 (22.22%) Scrum
4 7 (19.44%) BPMN
4 7 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 6 (16.67%) Migration
5 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.11%) Fund Management
6 4 (11.11%) Investment Management
7 3 (8.33%) SDLC
8 2 (5.56%) Data Integration
8 2 (5.56%) Garbage Collection
8 2 (5.56%) Microservices
8 2 (5.56%) SOLID
8 2 (5.56%) Target Operating Model
8 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) Java
2 9 (25.00%) Python
3 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 7 (19.44%) XPath
4 3 (8.33%) SQL
5 2 (5.56%) C#
5 2 (5.56%) ES6
5 2 (5.56%) Java 8
5 2 (5.56%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) MiFID
2 2 (5.56%) FATCA
2 2 (5.56%) GDPR
2 2 (5.56%) Solvency II
3 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Oracle
2 7 (19.44%) Charles River
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.78%) CODA
4 1 (2.78%) Hyperion