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 9 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 31 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing Front Office 194 254 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.13% 7.38% 5.32%
As % of the General category 11.89% 13.53% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 211 276
Median daily rate £600 £588 £580
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £675 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £413 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.54% -8.33%
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 City of London region.

General Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1632 1877 2962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.56% 54.55% 51.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1281 1468 2310
Median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £320 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 21
Median hourly rate £20.34 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.62% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.84 £17.40 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.35 £50.00 £27.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.92 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.01% +14.58%

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 9 December 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 9 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 City of London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 155 (47.26%) Finance
2 138 (42.07%) Banking
3 99 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (29.88%) Java
5 91 (27.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 86 (26.22%) Investment Banking
7 84 (25.61%) SQL
8 77 (23.48%) Derivative
9 73 (22.26%) Fixed Income
10 67 (20.43%) C#
11 62 (18.90%) Multithreading
12 61 (18.60%) Equities
13 56 (17.07%) Risk Management
14 48 (14.63%) TDD
15 47 (14.33%) .NET
16 43 (13.11%) Electronic Trading
17 40 (12.20%) SQL Server
18 39 (11.89%) Linux
19 38 (11.59%) Scrum
20 37 (11.28%) Asset Management
20 37 (11.28%) Unix
21 35 (10.67%) Hadoop
22 34 (10.37%) Big Data
22 34 (10.37%) Apache Spark
23 32 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
24 31 (9.45%) Oracle
24 31 (9.45%) Scala
25 30 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
25 30 (9.15%) Market Risk
25 30 (9.15%) WPF

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 34 (10.37%) Apache Spark
2 16 (4.88%) Apache
3 8 (2.44%) Apache Pig
3 8 (2.44%) Confluence
4 7 (2.13%) IIS
4 7 (2.13%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (1.83%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.22%) MS Office
2 4 (1.22%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.22%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.44%) Minerva
2 7 (2.13%) RMDS
3 5 (1.52%) thinkFolio
4 4 (1.22%) Sentinel
4 4 (1.22%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (1.22%) Summit
5 3 (0.91%) Sophis RISQUE
6 2 (0.61%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.61%) Beauchamp
6 2 (0.61%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (0.61%) Global One
6 2 (0.61%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.61%) Tesseract
7 1 (0.30%) Endur
7 1 (0.30%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.30%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.22%) snoop
1 4 (1.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.67%) Hadoop
3 34 (10.37%) Big Data
4 20 (6.10%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (5.18%) MongoDB
6 16 (4.88%) NoSQL
7 14 (4.27%) HBase
8 11 (3.35%) Data Lake
9 9 (2.74%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (2.44%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.44%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (2.13%) KDB
11 7 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.52%) Spark SQL
13 4 (1.22%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.91%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.91%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (4.88%) JIRA
2 15 (4.57%) JUnit
3 14 (4.27%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.05%) TeamCity
5 9 (2.74%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.74%) Maven
5 9 (2.74%) NUnit
5 9 (2.74%) Subversion
6 8 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.83%) FishEye
8 5 (1.52%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.52%) MSBuild
9 4 (1.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (1.22%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.22%) JSUnit
9 4 (1.22%) Mockito
9 4 (1.22%) NCrunch
9 4 (1.22%) PHPUnit
9 4 (1.22%) ReSharper
9 4 (1.22%) TestDirector
General
1 155 (47.26%) Finance
2 138 (42.07%) Banking
3 86 (26.22%) Investment Banking
4 17 (5.18%) Back Office
5 15 (4.57%) Financial Institution
6 9 (2.74%) Advertising
7 2 (0.61%) Legal
7 2 (0.61%) Retail
7 2 (0.61%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 170 (51.83%) Developer
2 82 (25.00%) Analyst
3 77 (23.48%) Java Developer
4 60 (18.29%) Senior Developer
5 59 (17.99%) Business Analyst
6 39 (11.89%) C# Developer
6 39 (11.89%) Front Office Developer
7 38 (11.59%) Senior Java Developer
8 31 (9.45%) Project Manager
9 20 (6.10%) .NET Developer
10 17 (5.18%) Big Data Developer
10 17 (5.18%) Support Analyst
11 14 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (4.27%) Market Risk Developer
11 14 (4.27%) Market Risk Java Developer
11 14 (4.27%) MiFID Business Analyst
11 14 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (4.27%) Senior C# Developer
11 14 (4.27%) WPF Developer
12 13 (3.96%) Senior Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (14.33%) .NET
2 30 (9.15%) WPF
3 28 (8.54%) FIX Protocol
4 26 (7.93%) AngularJS
5 21 (6.40%) HTML
6 18 (5.49%) HTML5
7 15 (4.57%) XML
8 14 (4.27%) .NET Framework
9 12 (3.66%) JMS
9 12 (3.66%) WinForms
10 11 (3.35%) Akka
10 11 (3.35%) ASP.NET
10 11 (3.35%) Kafka
10 11 (3.35%) Web Services
11 10 (3.05%) Rendezvous
12 9 (2.74%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (2.74%) React
13 7 (2.13%) CSS
13 7 (2.13%) CSS3
13 7 (2.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 91 (27.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 77 (23.48%) Derivative
3 73 (22.26%) Fixed Income
4 61 (18.60%) Equities
5 30 (9.15%) Market Risk
6 20 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (5.49%) Equity Derivative
8 17 (5.18%) Algorithms
8 17 (5.18%) Credit Derivative
9 16 (4.88%) Mathematics
10 13 (3.96%) User Experience
11 11 (3.35%) Computer Science
11 11 (3.35%) Visualisation
12 10 (3.05%) Hedge funds
13 8 (2.44%) Credit Risk
14 7 (2.13%) Data Structures
15 6 (1.83%) Fintech
15 6 (1.83%) Management Information System
15 6 (1.83%) OTC Derivatives
15 6 (1.83%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 39 (11.89%) Linux
2 37 (11.28%) Unix
3 18 (5.49%) Windows
4 6 (1.83%) CentOS
4 6 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.22%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.91%) Android
6 3 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (30.18%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (18.90%) Multithreading
3 56 (17.07%) Risk Management
4 48 (14.63%) TDD
5 43 (13.11%) Electronic Trading
6 38 (11.59%) Scrum
7 37 (11.28%) Asset Management
8 32 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (9.15%) Business Analysis
9 30 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (8.84%) Project Management
11 27 (8.23%) OO
12 25 (7.62%) Investment Management
12 25 (7.62%) Low Latency
13 24 (7.32%) Analytics
14 17 (5.18%) BDD
14 17 (5.18%) SDLC
15 15 (4.57%) MVVM
16 14 (4.27%) MVC
17 13 (3.96%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (29.88%) Java
2 84 (25.61%) SQL
3 67 (20.43%) C#
4 31 (9.45%) Scala
5 29 (8.84%) Python
6 26 (7.93%) JavaScript
7 24 (7.32%) C++
8 19 (5.79%) XAML
9 16 (4.88%) VBA
10 11 (3.35%) Haskell
10 11 (3.35%) VB
11 10 (3.05%) C
12 8 (2.44%) TypeScript
13 7 (2.13%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.83%) Perl
14 6 (1.83%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.52%) MATLAB
15 5 (1.52%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.22%) ECMAScript
16 4 (1.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (5.49%) Degree
2 6 (1.83%) PMP
3 3 (0.91%) PhD
3 3 (0.91%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.30%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.40%) MiFID
2 12 (3.66%) QA
3 3 (0.91%) Basel III
4 2 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.61%) EMIR
System Software
1 10 (3.05%) HDFS
2 8 (2.44%) Docker
3 6 (1.83%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 10 (3.05%) Puppet
2 7 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.83%) Ansible
3 6 (1.83%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.61%) Control-M
6 1 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 31 (9.45%) Oracle
2 21 (6.40%) Murex
3 18 (5.49%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.57%) Bloomberg
4 15 (4.57%) TIBCO
5 12 (3.66%) Fidessa
6 11 (3.35%) DevExpress
7 9 (2.74%) Charles River
8 8 (2.44%) Reuters
8 8 (2.44%) Sybase
9 6 (1.83%) Adobe
9 6 (1.83%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.83%) ION Trading
10 5 (1.52%) IBM
11 4 (1.22%) FXall
11 4 (1.22%) Infragistics
11 4 (1.22%) SimCorp
11 4 (1.22%) Solace
11 4 (1.22%) Telerik
12 3 (0.91%) Tableau
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