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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 12 12 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Front Office 17 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 10.97% 10.86% 4.27%
As % of the General category 17.35% 13.67% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 3
Median daily rate £550 £525 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £368 £535
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £608 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £413 £445
% change year-on-year
-10.54% -7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
98 139 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 63.23% 79.43% 72.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 109 66
Median daily rate £550 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+0.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.34 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-15.12% +10.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 20 (83.33%) Finance
2 15 (62.50%) Banking
3 12 (50.00%) Investment Banking
4 9 (37.50%) Java
5 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (29.17%) SQL
5 7 (29.17%) Sybase
6 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (20.83%) DB2
6 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) Project Management
6 5 (20.83%) Degree
6 5 (20.83%) Derivative
7 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
7 4 (16.67%) Scala
7 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (16.67%) IBM
8 3 (12.50%) Unix
8 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 3 (12.50%) Equities
8 3 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (12.50%) Change Management
8 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 3 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (12.50%) Market Risk
8 3 (12.50%) Multithreading
8 3 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
8 3 (12.50%) Escalation Management
9 2 (8.33%) Windows Server

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 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Beauchamp
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) DB2
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) KDB
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (4.17%) PowerPivot
3 1 (4.17%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
1 1 (4.17%) JUnit
1 1 (4.17%) NUnit
1 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 20 (83.33%) Finance
2 15 (62.50%) Banking
3 12 (50.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Front Office Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Programme Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Programme Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Banking Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Core Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
6 1 (4.17%) Front Office Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
1 2 (8.33%) HTML5
1 2 (8.33%) Java EE
1 2 (8.33%) Kafka
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
1 2 (8.33%) XML
1 2 (8.33%) XSD
1 2 (8.33%) XSLT
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.17%) D3.js
2 1 (4.17%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (4.17%) J2SE
2 1 (4.17%) JMS
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) Node.js
2 1 (4.17%) Spring
2 1 (4.17%) WCF
2 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Derivative
2 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.50%) Equities
3 3 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (12.50%) Market Risk
4 2 (8.33%) Fixed Income
4 2 (8.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (8.33%) Taxonomies
4 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.17%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (4.17%) Grid Computing
5 1 (4.17%) Physics
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Unix
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 3 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (12.50%) Escalation Management
3 3 (12.50%) Logical Data Model
3 3 (12.50%) Multithreading
3 3 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (8.33%) Analytics
4 2 (8.33%) BDD
4 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) TDD
4 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Scala
4 2 (8.33%) C
4 2 (8.33%) C++
4 2 (8.33%) Clojure
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) Perl
4 2 (8.33%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.17%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) Tcl
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) MiFID
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Sybase
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) GoldenSource
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Fidessa
4 1 (4.17%) Infragistics
4 1 (4.17%) Linedata
4 1 (4.17%) Solace
4 1 (4.17%) Talarian
4 1 (4.17%) TIBCO