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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 63 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -6
Contract jobs citing Front Office 115 325 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.37% 5.49% 5.55%
As % of the General category 6.33% 10.39% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 301 278
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £475 £449
10% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 -
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
1818 3129 2951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 53.31% 52.83% 50.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1501 2442 2216
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 32 28
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.36 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% -0.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.87 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £25.64 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 25 July 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 25 July 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.

1 157 (47.87%) Banking
2 132 (40.24%) Finance
3 105 (32.01%) Java
4 102 (31.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 102 (31.10%) Investment Banking
5 97 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (27.13%) SQL
7 79 (24.09%) C#
8 67 (20.43%) Fixed Income
9 58 (17.68%) Derivative
9 58 (17.68%) Multithreading
10 57 (17.38%) .NET
11 50 (15.24%) Linux
12 48 (14.63%) Equities
13 46 (14.02%) TDD
13 46 (14.02%) Unix
14 43 (13.11%) Low Latency
15 42 (12.80%) Oracle
16 41 (12.50%) C++
17 36 (10.98%) Risk Management
18 33 (10.06%) SQL Server
18 33 (10.06%) Electronic Trading
18 33 (10.06%) WPF
19 31 (9.45%) Asset Management
20 27 (8.23%) MVVM
21 26 (7.93%) Algorithmic Trading
21 26 (7.93%) Project Management
22 24 (7.32%) FIX Protocol
22 24 (7.32%) OO
22 24 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management

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 8 (2.44%) Oracle Coherence
2 7 (2.13%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.52%) Confluence
3 5 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.91%) Apache
4 3 (0.91%) Jetty
5 2 (0.61%) IIS
5 2 (0.61%) JBoss
5 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.30%) GemFire
6 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (3.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.22%) MS Office
2 4 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.52%) ION MarketView
1 5 (1.52%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.91%) LatentZero
2 3 (0.91%) Minerva
2 3 (0.91%) SimCorp Dimension
2 3 (0.91%) Summit
3 2 (0.61%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 1 (0.30%) Beauchamp
4 1 (0.30%) Eikon
4 1 (0.30%) Endur
4 1 (0.30%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.30%) Kondor
4 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.30%) Misys Opics
4 1 (0.30%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.30%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.61%) FTP
3 1 (0.30%) DHCP
3 1 (0.30%) DNS
3 1 (0.30%) Firewall
3 1 (0.30%) HTTP
3 1 (0.30%) LAN
3 1 (0.30%) Multicast
3 1 (0.30%) NGN
3 1 (0.30%) VLAN
3 1 (0.30%) VPN
3 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.79%) KDB
3 10 (3.05%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.13%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (1.52%) Big Data
6 5 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.52%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.22%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.91%) Data Mart
8 3 (0.91%) MS Access
8 3 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (3.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.05%) TeamCity
3 7 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.13%) JIRA
3 7 (2.13%) Maven
4 6 (1.83%) MSBuild
5 4 (1.22%) Artifactory
5 4 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.91%) Ant
6 3 (0.91%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.61%) FishEye
7 2 (0.61%) Gradle
7 2 (0.61%) Hudson
7 2 (0.61%) Selenium
7 2 (0.61%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.61%) Subversion
8 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.30%) Grunt
8 1 (0.30%) NuGet
8 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 157 (47.87%) Banking
2 132 (40.24%) Finance
3 102 (31.10%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.96%) Back Office
5 8 (2.44%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.91%) Advertising
7 1 (0.30%) Marketing
7 1 (0.30%) Publishing
7 1 (0.30%) Retail
7 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 171 (52.13%) Developer
2 67 (20.43%) Java Developer
3 66 (20.12%) Analyst
4 56 (17.07%) Senior Developer
5 51 (15.55%) C# Developer
6 50 (15.24%) Front Office Developer
7 32 (9.76%) Business Analyst
8 29 (8.84%) Project Manager
9 27 (8.23%) Applications Support
10 26 (7.93%) Senior C# Developer
11 25 (7.62%) WPF Developer
12 24 (7.32%) C# WPF Developer
13 20 (6.10%) Support Analyst
14 19 (5.79%) Senior Java Developer
15 17 (5.18%) C++ Developer
15 17 (5.18%) Senior WPF Developer
16 14 (4.27%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
17 12 (3.66%) Applications Support Analyst
18 9 (2.74%) Architect
19 8 (2.44%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (17.38%) .NET
2 33 (10.06%) WPF
3 24 (7.32%) FIX Protocol
4 20 (6.10%) Spring
5 17 (5.18%) Reactive Extensions
6 15 (4.57%) HTML
7 13 (3.96%) .NET Framework
7 13 (3.96%) Task Parallel Library
8 12 (3.66%) AngularJS
8 12 (3.66%) WCF
9 11 (3.35%) Middleware
10 9 (2.74%) HTML5
10 9 (2.74%) XML
11 7 (2.13%) ASP.NET
11 7 (2.13%) WinForms
12 4 (1.22%) JMS
12 4 (1.22%) Velocity
12 4 (1.22%) WebSockets
13 3 (0.91%) ATL
13 3 (0.91%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 102 (31.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 67 (20.43%) Fixed Income
3 58 (17.68%) Derivative
4 48 (14.63%) Equities
5 23 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (6.10%) Market Risk
7 17 (5.18%) Algorithms
8 15 (4.57%) Equity Derivative
9 12 (3.66%) Data Structures
9 12 (3.66%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.83%) Credit Derivative
10 6 (1.83%) Grid Computing
10 6 (1.83%) Mathematics
11 5 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.52%) Swaptions
12 4 (1.22%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.22%) Reference Data
12 4 (1.22%) User Experience
12 4 (1.22%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.91%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 50 (15.24%) Linux
2 46 (14.02%) Unix
3 18 (5.49%) Windows
4 5 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.91%) Solaris
7 2 (0.61%) CentOS
7 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.30%) Android
8 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (17.68%) Multithreading
3 46 (14.02%) TDD
4 43 (13.11%) Low Latency
5 36 (10.98%) Risk Management
6 33 (10.06%) Electronic Trading
7 31 (9.45%) Asset Management
8 27 (8.23%) MVVM
9 26 (7.93%) Algorithmic Trading
9 26 (7.93%) Project Management
10 24 (7.32%) OO
10 24 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (6.40%) Analytics
11 21 (6.40%) Business Analysis
12 19 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (5.79%) DevOps
13 18 (5.49%) Migration
13 18 (5.49%) Scrum
14 17 (5.18%) Investment Management
15 16 (4.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 105 (32.01%) Java
2 89 (27.13%) SQL
3 79 (24.09%) C#
4 41 (12.50%) C++
5 23 (7.01%) Python
6 20 (6.10%) VBA
7 15 (4.57%) JavaScript
8 11 (3.35%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.74%) XAML
10 8 (2.44%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.44%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.13%) Perl
12 6 (1.83%) Scala
12 6 (1.83%) VB
13 5 (1.52%) ANSI SQL
13 5 (1.52%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.22%) Haskell
15 3 (0.91%) C
15 3 (0.91%) VC++
16 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (6.10%) Degree
2 13 (3.96%) PhD
3 2 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.61%) PMP
4 1 (0.30%) ACCA
4 1 (0.30%) CIMA
4 1 (0.30%) MBA
4 1 (0.30%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.96%) MiFID
2 6 (1.83%) QA
3 5 (1.52%) EMIR
4 4 (1.22%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.91%) SLA
6 2 (0.61%) Basel III
7 1 (0.30%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.30%) UCITS
System Software
1 3 (0.91%) Docker
2 2 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.61%) HDFS
3 1 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.30%) vCloud
3 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.13%) ITRS Geneos
1 7 (2.13%) Puppet
2 4 (1.22%) Ansible
3 3 (0.91%) Nagios
3 3 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.30%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.30%) Control-M
5 1 (0.30%) Grafana
5 1 (0.30%) Graphite
5 1 (0.30%) Icinga
5 1 (0.30%) logstash
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (12.80%) Oracle
2 22 (6.71%) Bloomberg
3 20 (6.10%) Murex
4 17 (5.18%) Charles River
5 16 (4.88%) Microsoft
6 13 (3.96%) Sybase
7 12 (3.66%) DevExpress
8 9 (2.74%) ION Trading
9 8 (2.44%) DataSynapse
9 8 (2.44%) Fidessa
10 7 (2.13%) Reuters
11 4 (1.22%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.22%) Calypso
11 4 (1.22%) FactSet
11 4 (1.22%) SimCorp
12 3 (0.91%) Splunk
13 2 (0.61%) FXall
13 2 (0.61%) MarketAxess
13 2 (0.61%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.61%) TIBCO
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day
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