The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 24 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Front Office 7 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 4.09% 6.49% 2.61%
As % of the General category 5.65% 9.02% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 3
Median daily rate £590 £563 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.88% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £488 £580
10% offered a daily rate of more than £656 £656 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £463 £438
% change year-on-year
-16.75% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.00
Front Office
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

General Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
124 133 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 72.51% 71.89% 75.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 90 38
Median daily rate £441 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.75% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £624 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £27.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.55% -22.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £29.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-30.50% +12.38%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front Office across the Canary Wharf region.

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Sybase
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) XSD
4 2 (25.00%) XSLT
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Apache
4 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (25.00%) GoldenSource
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Derivative
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 2 (25.00%) Java EE
4 2 (25.00%) Taxonomies
4 2 (25.00%) Degree

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Beauchamp
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (12.50%) PowerPivot
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Front Office Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Banking Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Change Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Excel Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Fidessa Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Scala Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Payments Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Scala Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Excel Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Fidessa Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Java EE
1 2 (25.00%) Kafka
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) XML
1 2 (25.00%) XSD
1 2 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Derivative
1 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (25.00%) Market Risk
1 2 (25.00%) Taxonomies
2 1 (12.50%) Equities
2 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (12.50%) Functional Programming
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C
2 2 (25.00%) Clojure
2 2 (25.00%) Scala
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) GoldenSource
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Sybase
3 1 (12.50%) Fidessa
3 1 (12.50%) Linedata