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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
London / City of London
Rank 30 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Front Office 173 231 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.87% 7.52% 5.73%
As % of the General category 11.29% 13.36% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 204 258
Median daily rate £600 £600 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
1533 1729 2663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 52.05% 56.28% 51.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1348 2098
Median daily rate £525 £501 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 19
Median hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +67.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.16 £20.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £55.00 £28.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

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 January 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 January 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.

1 158 (45.66%) Finance
2 141 (40.75%) Banking
3 105 (30.35%) Java
4 101 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (28.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 91 (26.30%) Investment Banking
7 87 (25.14%) SQL
8 85 (24.57%) Derivative
9 76 (21.97%) Multithreading
10 71 (20.52%) Fixed Income
11 66 (19.08%) C#
12 60 (17.34%) Equities
13 53 (15.32%) Risk Management
14 48 (13.87%) .NET
15 46 (13.29%) TDD
16 45 (13.01%) Electronic Trading
17 43 (12.43%) SQL Server
17 43 (12.43%) Linux
18 40 (11.56%) Asset Management
19 39 (11.27%) Scrum
20 38 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
20 38 (10.98%) Unix
20 38 (10.98%) MiFID
21 35 (10.12%) Big Data
21 35 (10.12%) Business Analysis
22 34 (9.83%) Oracle
22 34 (9.83%) Hadoop
23 33 (9.54%) C++
24 32 (9.25%) Scala
24 32 (9.25%) Apache Spark

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 32 (9.25%) Apache Spark
2 14 (4.05%) Apache
3 12 (3.47%) Oracle Coherence
4 9 (2.60%) Apache Pig
4 9 (2.60%) IIS
5 5 (1.45%) Confluence
6 4 (1.16%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.45%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.58%) MS Office
6 1 (0.29%) MS Project
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.02%) Minerva
1 7 (2.02%) RMDS
2 5 (1.45%) thinkFolio
3 4 (1.16%) Sentinel
3 4 (1.16%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.87%) Summit
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.58%) Global One
5 2 (0.58%) Sophis RISQUE
5 2 (0.58%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.29%) Beauchamp
6 1 (0.29%) Endur
6 1 (0.29%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.29%) Orchestrade
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.16%) snoop
2 2 (0.58%) Firewall
2 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 35 (10.12%) Big Data
3 34 (9.83%) Hadoop
4 20 (5.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 15 (4.34%) NoSQL
6 14 (4.05%) HBase
6 14 (4.05%) MongoDB
7 12 (3.47%) Data Lake
7 12 (3.47%) Oracle Database
7 12 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (3.18%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.60%) RDBMS
10 7 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.45%) KDB
11 5 (1.45%) Spark SQL
12 4 (1.16%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (4.34%) JUnit
2 14 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.05%) JIRA
3 9 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.60%) NUnit
3 9 (2.60%) Subversion
4 8 (2.31%) Maven
5 7 (2.02%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.45%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 4 (1.16%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.16%) FishEye
7 4 (1.16%) JSUnit
7 4 (1.16%) Mockito
7 4 (1.16%) NCrunch
7 4 (1.16%) PHPUnit
7 4 (1.16%) ReSharper
7 4 (1.16%) TestDirector
8 3 (0.87%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.87%) IntelliJ
General
1 158 (45.66%) Finance
2 141 (40.75%) Banking
3 91 (26.30%) Investment Banking
4 18 (5.20%) Back Office
5 16 (4.62%) Financial Institution
6 12 (3.47%) Advertising
7 2 (0.58%) French Language
7 2 (0.58%) Legal
7 2 (0.58%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 183 (52.89%) Developer
2 94 (27.17%) Analyst
3 83 (23.99%) Java Developer
4 70 (20.23%) Business Analyst
5 61 (17.63%) Senior Developer
6 46 (13.29%) Front Office Developer
7 43 (12.43%) Senior Java Developer
8 40 (11.56%) C# Developer
9 29 (8.38%) MiFID Business Analyst
10 24 (6.94%) .NET Developer
10 24 (6.94%) Project Manager
11 19 (5.49%) C# .NET Developer
12 18 (5.20%) Big Data Developer
12 18 (5.20%) C++ Developer
13 16 (4.62%) Market Risk Developer
13 16 (4.62%) Market Risk Java Developer
13 16 (4.62%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (4.05%) Senior Big Data Developer
14 14 (4.05%) Senior Business Analyst
14 14 (4.05%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.87%) .NET
2 27 (7.80%) AngularJS
3 24 (6.94%) WPF
4 22 (6.36%) HTML
5 21 (6.07%) FIX Protocol
6 19 (5.49%) HTML5
7 15 (4.34%) .NET Framework
7 15 (4.34%) XML
8 13 (3.76%) ASP.NET
9 11 (3.18%) Akka
9 11 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (3.18%) JMS
9 11 (3.18%) Kafka
9 11 (3.18%) React
9 11 (3.18%) Spring
10 10 (2.89%) Rendezvous
11 9 (2.60%) Web Services
11 9 (2.60%) WinForms
12 8 (2.31%) CSS
12 8 (2.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 98 (28.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 85 (24.57%) Derivative
3 71 (20.52%) Fixed Income
4 60 (17.34%) Equities
5 31 (8.96%) Market Risk
6 23 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (6.07%) Mathematics
8 19 (5.49%) Equity Derivative
9 15 (4.34%) Algorithms
10 14 (4.05%) Credit Derivative
11 12 (3.47%) User Experience
12 9 (2.60%) Computer Science
12 9 (2.60%) Hedge funds
13 8 (2.31%) Credit Risk
13 8 (2.31%) OTC Derivatives
13 8 (2.31%) Visualisation
14 7 (2.02%) Fintech
15 6 (1.73%) Data Structures
15 6 (1.73%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 6 (1.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 43 (12.43%) Linux
2 38 (10.98%) Unix
3 19 (5.49%) Windows
4 7 (2.02%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.16%) CentOS
5 4 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.87%) Android
6 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (29.19%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (21.97%) Multithreading
3 53 (15.32%) Risk Management
4 46 (13.29%) TDD
5 45 (13.01%) Electronic Trading
6 40 (11.56%) Asset Management
7 39 (11.27%) Scrum
8 38 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 35 (10.12%) Business Analysis
10 29 (8.38%) Analytics
10 29 (8.38%) Investment Management
10 29 (8.38%) Low Latency
11 27 (7.80%) OO
11 27 (7.80%) Project Management
12 25 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (6.07%) SDLC
14 16 (4.62%) MVC
14 16 (4.62%) Wealth Management
15 14 (4.05%) Migration
16 12 (3.47%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 105 (30.35%) Java
2 87 (25.14%) SQL
3 66 (19.08%) C#
4 33 (9.54%) C++
5 32 (9.25%) Scala
6 27 (7.80%) Python
7 26 (7.51%) JavaScript
8 13 (3.76%) VBA
9 11 (3.18%) Haskell
9 11 (3.18%) XAML
10 10 (2.89%) C
10 10 (2.89%) TypeScript
10 10 (2.89%) VB
11 9 (2.60%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.60%) VB.NET
12 8 (2.31%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.02%) Perl
14 5 (1.45%) ECMAScript
14 5 (1.45%) ES6
14 5 (1.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (5.20%) Degree
2 6 (1.73%) PhD
3 5 (1.45%) PMP
4 2 (0.58%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.29%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (10.98%) MiFID
2 11 (3.18%) QA
3 4 (1.16%) EMIR
4 3 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.29%) Basel III
5 1 (0.29%) FATCA
5 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.89%) HDFS
2 6 (1.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 6 (1.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.31%) Puppet
2 5 (1.45%) Control-M
2 5 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.16%) Ansible
3 4 (1.16%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (0.87%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 34 (9.83%) Oracle
2 21 (6.07%) Murex
3 17 (4.91%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.34%) TIBCO
5 14 (4.05%) Bloomberg
6 12 (3.47%) Fidessa
7 10 (2.89%) DevExpress
8 9 (2.60%) Charles River
9 8 (2.31%) Reuters
10 7 (2.02%) Sybase
11 6 (1.73%) Adobe
12 5 (1.45%) IBM
12 5 (1.45%) ION Trading
13 4 (1.16%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.16%) Infragistics
13 4 (1.16%) SimCorp
13 4 (1.16%) Solace
13 4 (1.16%) Telerik
14 3 (0.87%) Hortonworks
14 3 (0.87%) Tableau
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