The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Front Arena skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front Arena over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
FIS Front Arena (formerly SunGard Front Arena)
UK
Rank 608 633 609
Rank change year-on-year +25 -24  
Contract jobs citing Front Arena 1 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.015% 0.026%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.026% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 13
Median daily rate £675 £501 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.86% -23.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Front Arena is in the business application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills.

Contract Business Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3830 4248 4653
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.56% 7.98% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2317 2559 2596
Median daily rate £450 £435 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 49 39
Median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.81% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £64.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +41.81% +52.77%  

Front Arena
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Front Arena as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Front Arena in the UK

Front Arena
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Arena in the UK

Front Arena
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Arena within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 1 £675 +34.86% 3
London +23 1 £675 +34.86% 3

Front Arena
Top 16 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Front Arena also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Front Arena.

1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) SunGard
2 2 (66.67%) Hedge funds
2 2 (66.67%) Front Office
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
3 1 (33.33%) Calypso
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 1 (33.33%) Swaptions
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Wallstreet Suite
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell

Front Arena
Top Related IT Skills 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:

General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Front Arena Developer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Hedge funds
2 1 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 1 (33.33%) Swaptions
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) SunGard
2 1 (33.33%) Calypso
2 1 (33.33%) Wallstreet Suite