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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
London / Canary Wharf
Rank 17 13 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Front Office 8 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 6.40% 8.00% 3.19%
As % of the General category 8.51% 10.64% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 2
Median daily rate £525 £648 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.98% +26.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £381 £483
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £701 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.65 - -

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
94 94 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 75.20% 75.20% 67.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 74 50
Median daily rate £550 £480 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.79% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +44.44%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 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 Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 13 (50.00%) Banking
2 13 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 10 (38.46%) SQL
4 8 (30.77%) Sybase
5 7 (26.92%) DB2
5 7 (26.92%) Java
5 7 (26.92%) Derivative
6 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (23.08%) Degree
7 5 (19.23%) Project Management
7 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
8 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
8 4 (15.38%) Multithreading
8 4 (15.38%) HTML5
8 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (15.38%) Fixed Income
8 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
8 4 (15.38%) C#
8 4 (15.38%) HTML
8 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 4 (15.38%) Linux
8 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
8 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (15.38%) Logical Data Model
9 3 (11.54%) SDLC
9 3 (11.54%) Escalation Management
9 3 (11.54%) Python
9 3 (11.54%) Unix
9 3 (11.54%) CSS

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 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) DB2
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) KDB
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (3.85%) PowerPivot
4 1 (3.85%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Grunt
1 2 (7.69%) gulp
1 2 (7.69%) jspm
1 2 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium
1 2 (7.69%) SpecFlow
1 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) JUnit
2 1 (3.85%) NUnit
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 19 (73.08%) Finance
2 13 (50.00%) Banking
2 13 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Front Office Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Java Developer
4 6 (23.08%) Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
6 4 (15.38%) Business Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) C# Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) Core Java Developer
7 3 (11.54%) Programme Manager
7 3 (11.54%) Senior Manager
7 3 (11.54%) Senior Programme Manager
7 3 (11.54%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (11.54%) SQL Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) C++ Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Front Office Business Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Linux Developer
8 2 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) HTML
1 4 (15.38%) HTML5
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
2 3 (11.54%) CSS
3 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (7.69%) CSS3
3 2 (7.69%) Entity Framework
3 2 (7.69%) Middleware
3 2 (7.69%) React
3 2 (7.69%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) J2SE
4 1 (3.85%) JMS
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) STL
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Derivative
2 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
3 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (15.38%) Fixed Income
4 2 (7.69%) Data Structures
4 2 (7.69%) Equities
4 2 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (7.69%) Grid Computing
4 2 (7.69%) Market Risk
5 1 (3.85%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (3.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (3.85%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (3.85%) Taxonomies
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 4 (15.38%) Logical Data Model
3 4 (15.38%) Mathematics
3 4 (15.38%) Multithreading
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Change Management
4 3 (11.54%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (11.54%) Escalation Management
4 3 (11.54%) SDLC
5 2 (7.69%) Analytics
5 2 (7.69%) Kanban
5 2 (7.69%) MVC
5 2 (7.69%) OO
5 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 2 (7.69%) Scrum
5 2 (7.69%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 7 (26.92%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) C#
3 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.54%) Perl
4 3 (11.54%) Python
4 3 (11.54%) Scala
5 2 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) C
6 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) MiFID
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Sybase
2 2 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.85%) FactSet
3 1 (3.85%) Fidessa
3 1 (3.85%) GoldenSource
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Infragistics
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Reuters
3 1 (3.85%) Solace
3 1 (3.85%) Talarian
3 1 (3.85%) TIBCO