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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
London / City of London
Rank 31 21 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing Front Office 165 235 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.57% 7.49% 5.07%
As % of the General category 10.91% 13.41% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 216 236
Median daily rate £600 £600 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £443 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £713 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £445
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.65 - -

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
1513 1753 2679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 51.06% 55.86% 51.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1194 1390 2083
Median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 14
Median hourly rate £19.60 £32.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.76% +79.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £55.00 £24.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.30 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.92% +48.00%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017, 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 (43.30%) Finance
2 150 (41.90%) Banking
3 110 (30.73%) Java
4 101 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
5 97 (27.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 96 (26.82%) Investment Banking
7 88 (24.58%) SQL
7 88 (24.58%) Derivative
8 74 (20.67%) Multithreading
9 71 (19.83%) Fixed Income
10 66 (18.44%) Equities
11 64 (17.88%) C#
12 53 (14.80%) Risk Management
13 51 (14.25%) MiFID
14 47 (13.13%) .NET
15 44 (12.29%) Linux
15 44 (12.29%) Electronic Trading
16 43 (12.01%) Unix
16 43 (12.01%) TDD
17 39 (10.89%) Asset Management
17 39 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (10.89%) Scrum
17 39 (10.89%) SQL Server
17 39 (10.89%) Business Analysis
18 38 (10.61%) C++
19 37 (10.34%) Oracle
20 34 (9.50%) Big Data
20 34 (9.50%) Low Latency
21 32 (8.94%) Investment Management
21 32 (8.94%) Scala

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 27 (7.54%) Apache Spark
2 19 (5.31%) Oracle Coherence
3 10 (2.79%) Apache Pig
4 9 (2.51%) Apache
5 7 (1.96%) IIS
6 4 (1.12%) DataSynapse
7 3 (0.84%) Confluence
8 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.68%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.40%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.84%) MS Office
5 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.96%) Minerva
1 7 (1.96%) thinkFolio
2 6 (1.68%) RMDS
3 4 (1.12%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.12%) Sentinel
3 4 (1.12%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.84%) Summit
5 2 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.56%) Global One
5 2 (0.56%) Sophis RISQUE
5 2 (0.56%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.28%) Endur
6 1 (0.28%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.28%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.96%) Firewall
2 5 (1.40%) snoop
3 4 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.84%) NAS
4 3 (0.84%) SAN
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.28%) LAN
5 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.50%) Big Data
3 32 (8.94%) Hadoop
4 18 (5.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 13 (3.63%) HBase
6 12 (3.35%) Data Lake
6 12 (3.35%) Oracle Database
6 12 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (3.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (3.07%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.07%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.79%) MongoDB
9 9 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.51%) RDBMS
10 8 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.68%) KDB
12 5 (1.40%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (1.12%) Spark SQL
14 3 (0.84%) Flink
Development Applications
1 15 (4.19%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.63%) JUnit
3 12 (3.35%) JIRA
4 10 (2.79%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.79%) NUnit
5 9 (2.51%) TeamCity
6 8 (2.23%) Subversion
7 5 (1.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 5 (1.40%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.40%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.40%) Maven
7 5 (1.40%) Mockito
7 5 (1.40%) NCrunch
7 5 (1.40%) ReSharper
8 4 (1.12%) EasyMock
8 4 (1.12%) Eclipse
8 4 (1.12%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.12%) JSUnit
8 4 (1.12%) PHPUnit
9 3 (0.84%) CruiseControl
General
1 155 (43.30%) Finance
2 150 (41.90%) Banking
3 96 (26.82%) Investment Banking
4 19 (5.31%) Back Office
5 12 (3.35%) Advertising
5 12 (3.35%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.56%) French Language
6 2 (0.56%) Legal
6 2 (0.56%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (0.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.28%) International Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Publishing
7 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 192 (53.63%) Developer
2 96 (26.82%) Analyst
3 86 (24.02%) Java Developer
4 74 (20.67%) Business Analyst
5 61 (17.04%) Senior Developer
6 47 (13.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 46 (12.85%) Front Office Developer
8 36 (10.06%) C# Developer
9 34 (9.50%) MiFID Business Analyst
10 24 (6.70%) .NET Developer
11 21 (5.87%) C++ Developer
12 20 (5.59%) Project Manager
13 18 (5.03%) Big Data Developer
13 18 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
14 16 (4.47%) Market Risk Developer
14 16 (4.47%) Market Risk Java Developer
14 16 (4.47%) Senior Analyst
15 15 (4.19%) Front Office Business Analyst
16 14 (3.91%) Scala Developer
16 14 (3.91%) Senior Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.13%) .NET
2 26 (7.26%) AngularJS
3 25 (6.98%) WPF
4 22 (6.15%) HTML
5 20 (5.59%) FIX Protocol
6 19 (5.31%) HTML5
7 17 (4.75%) Spring
8 14 (3.91%) .NET Framework
9 13 (3.63%) Hibernate
9 13 (3.63%) Middleware
9 13 (3.63%) React
10 12 (3.35%) ASP.NET
11 11 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (2.51%) Akka
12 9 (2.51%) JMS
12 9 (2.51%) Kafka
12 9 (2.51%) Rendezvous
12 9 (2.51%) WinForms
12 9 (2.51%) XML
13 8 (2.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 97 (27.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 88 (24.58%) Derivative
3 71 (19.83%) Fixed Income
4 66 (18.44%) Equities
5 27 (7.54%) Market Risk
6 25 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (5.59%) Equity Derivative
8 17 (4.75%) User Experience
9 13 (3.63%) Algorithms
9 13 (3.63%) Credit Derivative
10 9 (2.51%) Computer Science
10 9 (2.51%) Credit Risk
11 7 (1.96%) Fintech
11 7 (1.96%) OTC Derivatives
12 6 (1.68%) Hedge funds
13 5 (1.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 5 (1.40%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.40%) N-Tier
14 4 (1.12%) CUDA
14 4 (1.12%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.29%) Linux
2 43 (12.01%) Unix
3 21 (5.87%) Windows
4 7 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.84%) Android
6 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.28%) CentOS
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (20.67%) Multithreading
3 53 (14.80%) Risk Management
4 44 (12.29%) Electronic Trading
5 43 (12.01%) TDD
6 39 (10.89%) Asset Management
6 39 (10.89%) Business Analysis
6 39 (10.89%) Scrum
6 39 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (9.50%) Low Latency
8 32 (8.94%) Investment Management
9 30 (8.38%) Mathematics
10 29 (8.10%) Analytics
10 29 (8.10%) Project Management
11 25 (6.98%) SDLC
12 20 (5.59%) OO
13 17 (4.75%) MapReduce
14 16 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (4.19%) MVC
15 15 (4.19%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (30.73%) Java
2 88 (24.58%) SQL
3 64 (17.88%) C#
4 38 (10.61%) C++
5 32 (8.94%) Scala
6 28 (7.82%) JavaScript
7 27 (7.54%) Python
8 14 (3.91%) VBA
9 12 (3.35%) C
10 11 (3.07%) T-SQL
10 11 (3.07%) XAML
11 10 (2.79%) TypeScript
12 9 (2.51%) Haskell
12 9 (2.51%) PowerShell
12 9 (2.51%) VB
12 9 (2.51%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.96%) ES6
13 7 (1.96%) Perl
14 6 (1.68%) MATLAB
15 5 (1.40%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 19 (5.31%) Degree
2 7 (1.96%) PhD
3 5 (1.40%) PMP
4 1 (0.28%) CFA
4 1 (0.28%) IIBA
4 1 (0.28%) ISEB
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (14.25%) MiFID
2 13 (3.63%) QA
3 4 (1.12%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (1.12%) EMIR
4 2 (0.56%) SLA
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) FATCA
5 1 (0.28%) SDET
5 1 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (3.07%) HDFS
2 5 (1.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.56%) Docker
4 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.40%) Control-M
1 5 (1.40%) Puppet
2 3 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.28%) Ansible
4 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.28%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (10.34%) Oracle
2 16 (4.47%) Murex
3 15 (4.19%) TIBCO
4 14 (3.91%) Bloomberg
4 14 (3.91%) Fidessa
5 11 (3.07%) DevExpress
5 11 (3.07%) Microsoft
6 7 (1.96%) Adobe
6 7 (1.96%) Charles River
6 7 (1.96%) Reuters
6 7 (1.96%) Sybase
7 6 (1.68%) ION Trading
8 5 (1.40%) IBM
8 5 (1.40%) Infragistics
8 5 (1.40%) SimCorp
8 5 (1.40%) Telerik
9 4 (1.12%) Solace
10 3 (0.84%) Hortonworks
10 3 (0.84%) Tableau
11 2 (0.56%) Calypso
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