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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 56 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +4
Contract jobs citing Front Office 138 303 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.94% 5.72% 5.19%
As % of the General category 7.44% 10.74% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 277 262
Median daily rate £575 £600 £585
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £475 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £413
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +209.52%
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
1856 2821 2941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.95% 53.22% 50.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1509 2194 2177
Median daily rate £489 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 28
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.14 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £40.00 £31.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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.

1 131 (44.56%) Banking
2 114 (38.78%) Finance
3 91 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (30.95%) Investment Banking
4 83 (28.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 82 (27.89%) Java
6 74 (25.17%) SQL
7 69 (23.47%) C#
8 65 (22.11%) Fixed Income
9 56 (19.05%) Multithreading
10 46 (15.65%) Derivative
11 44 (14.97%) .NET
11 44 (14.97%) Linux
12 43 (14.63%) Unix
12 43 (14.63%) TDD
12 43 (14.63%) Equities
13 35 (11.90%) Low Latency
14 33 (11.22%) Risk Management
15 32 (10.88%) Asset Management
16 31 (10.54%) C++
17 29 (9.86%) SQL Server
17 29 (9.86%) Electronic Trading
17 29 (9.86%) WPF
18 28 (9.52%) Oracle
19 27 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
20 26 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
21 24 (8.16%) Scrum
21 24 (8.16%) OO
21 24 (8.16%) Project Management
22 23 (7.82%) Algorithmic Trading

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 16 (5.44%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.06%) Apache
3 8 (2.72%) Confluence
4 7 (2.38%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.70%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.36%) IIS
7 2 (0.68%) Jetty
7 2 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.34%) JBoss
8 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.02%) MS Office
3 3 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) thinkFolio
2 3 (1.02%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.02%) Summit
3 2 (0.68%) Beauchamp
3 2 (0.68%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.68%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.68%) Minerva
4 1 (0.34%) Eikon
4 1 (0.34%) Kondor
4 1 (0.34%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.34%) RMDS
4 1 (0.34%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.02%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.68%) FTP
3 1 (0.34%) Firewall
3 1 (0.34%) HTTP
3 1 (0.34%) Internet
3 1 (0.34%) LAN
3 1 (0.34%) NGN
3 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.44%) Hadoop
3 15 (5.10%) KDB
4 12 (4.08%) Big Data
5 10 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (3.40%) MongoDB
6 8 (2.72%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.70%) HBase
7 5 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.02%) MS Access
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.68%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.68%) Kdb+
9 2 (0.68%) Spark SQL
10 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.40%) JIRA
2 10 (3.40%) Maven
2 10 (3.40%) TeamCity
3 7 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.04%) MSBuild
5 5 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (1.70%) FishEye
5 5 (1.70%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.70%) Subversion
6 4 (1.36%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.36%) JUnit
7 3 (1.02%) Ant
8 2 (0.68%) Gradle
8 2 (0.68%) Hudson
8 2 (0.68%) Selenium
8 2 (0.68%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.34%) NuGet
9 1 (0.34%) PHPUnit
General
1 131 (44.56%) Banking
2 114 (38.78%) Finance
3 91 (30.95%) Investment Banking
4 12 (4.08%) Back Office
5 10 (3.40%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.04%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Retail
7 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 142 (48.30%) Developer
2 61 (20.75%) Analyst
3 54 (18.37%) Java Developer
4 50 (17.01%) C# Developer
5 49 (16.67%) Senior Developer
6 38 (12.93%) Front Office Developer
6 38 (12.93%) Project Manager
7 32 (10.88%) Business Analyst
8 27 (9.18%) Senior C# Developer
9 21 (7.14%) Applications Support
10 19 (6.46%) WPF Developer
11 18 (6.12%) C# WPF Developer
11 18 (6.12%) Support Analyst
12 17 (5.78%) Senior Java Developer
13 15 (5.10%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
14 14 (4.76%) C++ Developer
15 12 (4.08%) Senior WPF Developer
16 11 (3.74%) Banking Analyst
16 11 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
17 10 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (14.97%) .NET
2 29 (9.86%) WPF
3 23 (7.82%) FIX Protocol
4 19 (6.46%) HTML
5 14 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 13 (4.42%) .NET Framework
6 13 (4.42%) Reactive Extensions
7 12 (4.08%) HTML5
7 12 (4.08%) XML
8 11 (3.74%) Middleware
9 9 (3.06%) Task Parallel Library
9 9 (3.06%) WCF
10 8 (2.72%) WinForms
11 7 (2.38%) Spring
12 6 (2.04%) JMS
13 5 (1.70%) ASP.NET
13 5 (1.70%) Swing
14 4 (1.36%) Kafka
14 4 (1.36%) Velocity
14 4 (1.36%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 83 (28.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 65 (22.11%) Fixed Income
3 46 (15.65%) Derivative
4 43 (14.63%) Equities
5 22 (7.48%) Market Risk
6 17 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (5.44%) Algorithms
8 15 (5.10%) Equity Derivative
9 13 (4.42%) Hedge funds
10 12 (4.08%) Data Structures
11 7 (2.38%) Credit Derivative
11 7 (2.38%) Visualisation
12 6 (2.04%) Mathematics
12 6 (2.04%) Reference Data
12 6 (2.04%) User Experience
13 5 (1.70%) Computer Science
13 5 (1.70%) Fintech
13 5 (1.70%) Swaptions
14 4 (1.36%) Credit Risk
14 4 (1.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.97%) Linux
2 43 (14.63%) Unix
3 10 (3.40%) Windows
4 5 (1.70%) CentOS
4 5 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.02%) Solaris
5 3 (1.02%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.68%) Android
6 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (19.05%) Multithreading
3 43 (14.63%) TDD
4 35 (11.90%) Low Latency
5 33 (11.22%) Risk Management
6 32 (10.88%) Asset Management
7 29 (9.86%) Electronic Trading
8 27 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (8.16%) OO
10 24 (8.16%) Project Management
10 24 (8.16%) Scrum
11 23 (7.82%) Algorithmic Trading
12 22 (7.48%) DevOps
12 22 (7.48%) MVVM
13 21 (7.14%) Investment Management
14 20 (6.80%) Analytics
15 16 (5.44%) Business Analysis
16 14 (4.76%) Migration
16 14 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 82 (27.89%) Java
2 74 (25.17%) SQL
3 69 (23.47%) C#
4 31 (10.54%) C++
5 20 (6.80%) VBA
6 19 (6.46%) JavaScript
6 19 (6.46%) Python
7 14 (4.76%) Scala
8 12 (4.08%) XAML
9 10 (3.40%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.38%) Haskell
10 7 (2.38%) VB
11 6 (2.04%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.70%) Perl
13 3 (1.02%) C
13 3 (1.02%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.34%) Clojure
15 1 (0.34%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (5.10%) Degree
2 8 (2.72%) PhD
3 5 (1.70%) PMP
4 3 (1.02%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.34%) ACCA
6 1 (0.34%) CIMA
6 1 (0.34%) MBA
6 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.74%) MiFID
2 5 (1.70%) QA
3 3 (1.02%) Basel III
3 3 (1.02%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.68%) EMIR
4 2 (0.68%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) UCITS
System Software
1 7 (2.38%) Docker
2 5 (1.70%) HDFS
3 4 (1.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.34%) vCloud
4 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (3.74%) Puppet
2 7 (2.38%) Ansible
3 6 (2.04%) ITRS Geneos
3 6 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.70%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (1.02%) Nagios
6 1 (0.34%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.34%) Control-M
6 1 (0.34%) Grafana
6 1 (0.34%) Graphite
6 1 (0.34%) Icinga
6 1 (0.34%) logstash
Vendors
1 28 (9.52%) Oracle
2 19 (6.46%) Bloomberg
2 19 (6.46%) Murex
3 18 (6.12%) Charles River
4 17 (5.78%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.06%) DevExpress
6 8 (2.72%) Reuters
7 7 (2.38%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.70%) ION Trading
8 5 (1.70%) Sybase
9 4 (1.36%) Calypso
10 3 (1.02%) FactSet
10 3 (1.02%) Fidessa
10 3 (1.02%) FXall
10 3 (1.02%) Splunk
10 3 (1.02%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.68%) DataSynapse
11 2 (0.68%) Linedata
11 2 (0.68%) MarketAxess
12 1 (0.34%) Redback
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