The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 45 25 33
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing Front Office 155 280 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.53% 6.03% 5.12%
As % of the General category 8.80% 11.47% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 238 262
Median daily rate £600 £598 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% +3.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £439
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
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 City of London region.

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1762 2442 3035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.51% 52.61% 51.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1414 1886 2258
Median daily rate £495 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 31
Median hourly rate £19.92 £21.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.34% +16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £27.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.38
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.74%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 City of London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 129 (44.95%) Banking
2 113 (39.37%) Finance
3 90 (31.36%) Investment Banking
4 85 (29.62%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (29.62%) Java
5 84 (29.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 73 (25.44%) SQL
7 66 (23.00%) Fixed Income
8 61 (21.25%) C#
9 56 (19.51%) Multithreading
10 50 (17.42%) Linux
11 47 (16.38%) Derivative
12 45 (15.68%) Risk Management
13 43 (14.98%) TDD
14 40 (13.94%) Unix
14 40 (13.94%) Equities
15 37 (12.89%) .NET
15 37 (12.89%) Electronic Trading
16 35 (12.20%) Low Latency
17 32 (11.15%) C++
18 29 (10.10%) Oracle
19 28 (9.76%) FIX Protocol
20 27 (9.41%) SQL Server
20 27 (9.41%) OO
20 27 (9.41%) Project Management
20 27 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
20 27 (9.41%) Asset Management
21 25 (8.71%) WPF
21 25 (8.71%) Market Risk
22 24 (8.36%) Hadoop

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 22 (7.67%) Apache Spark
2 13 (4.53%) Apache
3 8 (2.79%) Confluence
4 6 (2.09%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.74%) IIS
5 5 (1.74%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.74%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.70%) MS Office
3 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
4 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (2.09%) thinkFolio
2 5 (1.74%) RMDS
3 3 (1.05%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.70%) Beauchamp
4 2 (0.70%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 1 (0.35%) Eikon
5 1 (0.35%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.35%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.35%) Minerva
5 1 (0.35%) Sophis RISQUE
5 1 (0.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.35%) Firewall
2 1 (0.35%) FTP
2 1 (0.35%) Internet
2 1 (0.35%) LAN
2 1 (0.35%) NGN
2 1 (0.35%) snoop
2 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.36%) Hadoop
3 20 (6.97%) Big Data
4 15 (5.23%) KDB
5 13 (4.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (4.53%) MongoDB
6 11 (3.83%) HBase
6 11 (3.83%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.74%) Spark SQL
7 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.39%) Data Lake
8 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.05%) Kdb+
9 3 (1.05%) MS Access
9 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.70%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.53%) JIRA
2 12 (4.18%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.83%) Maven
3 11 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (3.48%) JUnit
5 9 (3.14%) Subversion
5 9 (3.14%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.09%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.09%) MSBuild
7 5 (1.74%) FishEye
7 5 (1.74%) NUnit
8 4 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.39%) JSUnit
8 4 (1.39%) PHPUnit
8 4 (1.39%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.70%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.70%) Gradle
9 2 (0.70%) Selenium
10 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
General
1 129 (44.95%) Banking
2 113 (39.37%) Finance
3 90 (31.36%) Investment Banking
4 12 (4.18%) Financial Institution
5 11 (3.83%) Back Office
6 7 (2.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) French Language
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 141 (49.13%) Developer
2 62 (21.60%) Analyst
3 61 (21.25%) Java Developer
4 51 (17.77%) Senior Developer
5 43 (14.98%) C# Developer
6 41 (14.29%) Business Analyst
7 33 (11.50%) Project Manager
8 31 (10.80%) Front Office Developer
9 25 (8.71%) Senior Java Developer
10 20 (6.97%) Senior C# Developer
11 15 (5.23%) C++ Developer
11 15 (5.23%) Support Analyst
12 14 (4.88%) WPF Developer
13 13 (4.53%) C# WPF Developer
13 13 (4.53%) Senior Analyst
14 12 (4.18%) Banking Analyst
14 12 (4.18%) Big Data Developer
15 11 (3.83%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
16 10 (3.48%) Apache Spark Developer
16 10 (3.48%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.89%) .NET
2 28 (9.76%) FIX Protocol
3 25 (8.71%) WPF
4 22 (7.67%) HTML
5 14 (4.88%) AngularJS
5 14 (4.88%) HTML5
6 13 (4.53%) .NET Framework
7 11 (3.83%) XML
8 10 (3.48%) Middleware
9 9 (3.14%) JMS
9 9 (3.14%) WinForms
10 8 (2.79%) Akka
10 8 (2.79%) Kafka
10 8 (2.79%) Reactive Extensions
11 6 (2.09%) ASP.NET
11 6 (2.09%) Rendezvous
12 5 (1.74%) Task Parallel Library
12 5 (1.74%) WCF
13 4 (1.39%) RESTful
13 4 (1.39%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 84 (29.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 66 (23.00%) Fixed Income
3 47 (16.38%) Derivative
4 40 (13.94%) Equities
5 25 (8.71%) Market Risk
6 19 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (5.57%) Algorithms
7 16 (5.57%) Equity Derivative
8 13 (4.53%) Hedge funds
9 10 (3.48%) Data Structures
10 9 (3.14%) Credit Derivative
11 8 (2.79%) User Experience
11 8 (2.79%) Visualisation
12 7 (2.44%) Mathematics
13 6 (2.09%) Computer Science
13 6 (2.09%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 6 (2.09%) Reference Data
14 5 (1.74%) Credit Risk
14 5 (1.74%) Fintech
14 5 (1.74%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.42%) Linux
2 40 (13.94%) Unix
3 15 (5.23%) Windows
4 5 (1.74%) CentOS
4 5 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.39%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.05%) Android
6 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (29.62%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (19.51%) Multithreading
3 45 (15.68%) Risk Management
4 43 (14.98%) TDD
5 37 (12.89%) Electronic Trading
6 35 (12.20%) Low Latency
7 27 (9.41%) Asset Management
7 27 (9.41%) OO
7 27 (9.41%) Project Management
7 27 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (8.36%) Scrum
9 23 (8.01%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (7.67%) Business Analysis
11 19 (6.62%) Algorithmic Trading
12 18 (6.27%) Analytics
12 18 (6.27%) BDD
12 18 (6.27%) Investment Management
13 17 (5.92%) DevOps
14 15 (5.23%) MVVM
15 14 (4.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (29.62%) Java
2 73 (25.44%) SQL
3 61 (21.25%) C#
4 32 (11.15%) C++
5 22 (7.67%) Python
6 21 (7.32%) JavaScript
7 20 (6.97%) Scala
8 16 (5.57%) VBA
9 14 (4.88%) XAML
10 8 (2.79%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.79%) VB
11 7 (2.44%) Haskell
12 5 (1.74%) C
13 4 (1.39%) Perl
13 4 (1.39%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.05%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.70%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (3.83%) Degree
2 6 (2.09%) PMP
3 5 (1.74%) PhD
4 3 (1.05%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.35%) ACCA
6 1 (0.35%) CFA
6 1 (0.35%) CIMA
6 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.88%) MiFID
2 12 (4.18%) QA
3 3 (1.05%) Basel III
4 2 (0.70%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (3.83%) HDFS
2 8 (2.79%) Docker
3 7 (2.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.35%) vCloud
4 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (4.88%) Puppet
2 7 (2.44%) Ansible
3 6 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.74%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (1.74%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.70%) Nagios
6 1 (0.35%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.35%) Control-M
6 1 (0.35%) Icinga
6 1 (0.35%) logstash
Vendors
1 29 (10.10%) Oracle
2 18 (6.27%) Murex
3 16 (5.57%) Microsoft
4 14 (4.88%) Bloomberg
5 9 (3.14%) Charles River
6 8 (2.79%) DevExpress
7 7 (2.44%) Atlassian
8 6 (2.09%) ION Trading
8 6 (2.09%) Reuters
8 6 (2.09%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.74%) Fidessa
10 4 (1.39%) FXall
11 3 (1.05%) Sybase
12 2 (0.70%) Adobe
12 2 (0.70%) Calypso
12 2 (0.70%) Currenex
12 2 (0.70%) IBM
12 2 (0.70%) Linedata
12 2 (0.70%) MarketAxess
12 2 (0.70%) Splunk
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