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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 50 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing Front Office 132 293 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.97% 5.02% 5.47%
As % of the General category 7.42% 9.53% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 271 285
Median daily rate £613 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £538 £375
% change year-on-year
-23.72% +43.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £80.00 - -
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
1780 3076 3044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 53.52% 52.67% 51.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1481 2415 2338
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £316 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 42 24
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.36 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +1.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £36.33 £45.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%

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 June 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 June 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.

1 156 (44.32%) Banking
2 133 (37.78%) Finance
3 125 (35.51%) Java
4 117 (33.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 107 (30.40%) SQL
6 104 (29.55%) Investment Banking
7 99 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
8 78 (22.16%) C#
9 72 (20.45%) Derivative
10 67 (19.03%) Multithreading
10 67 (19.03%) Fixed Income
11 54 (15.34%) TDD
12 53 (15.06%) .NET
13 52 (14.77%) Oracle
13 52 (14.77%) Unix
13 52 (14.77%) Equities
14 49 (13.92%) Linux
15 48 (13.64%) C++
15 48 (13.64%) Low Latency
16 38 (10.80%) Electronic Trading
17 36 (10.23%) Risk Management
18 33 (9.38%) Asset Management
18 33 (9.38%) SQL Server
19 31 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (8.52%) Algorithmic Trading
21 28 (7.95%) Spring
22 27 (7.67%) WPF
22 27 (7.67%) Degree
23 25 (7.10%) FIX Protocol
23 25 (7.10%) 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 19 (5.40%) Oracle Coherence
2 5 (1.42%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.14%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.85%) Confluence
4 3 (0.85%) Jetty
5 2 (0.57%) JBoss
5 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.28%) Apache
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.28%) GemFire
6 1 (0.28%) IIS
6 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.57%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.70%) ION MarketView
1 6 (1.70%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.85%) LatentZero
2 3 (0.85%) Minerva
2 3 (0.85%) SimCorp Dimension
2 3 (0.85%) Summit
3 2 (0.57%) Misys Opics
4 1 (0.28%) Eikon
4 1 (0.28%) Endur
4 1 (0.28%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.28%) Kondor
4 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.28%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.42%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.57%) FTP
3 1 (0.28%) DHCP
3 1 (0.28%) DNS
3 1 (0.28%) Firewall
3 1 (0.28%) HTTP
3 1 (0.28%) LAN
3 1 (0.28%) Multicast
3 1 (0.28%) NGN
3 1 (0.28%) VLAN
3 1 (0.28%) VPN
3 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.97%) KDB
3 12 (3.41%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 8 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.14%) Big Data
8 4 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.14%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.14%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.85%) Data Mart
9 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.85%) MS Access
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.99%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.99%) Maven
3 6 (1.70%) JIRA
4 5 (1.42%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.14%) Artifactory
5 4 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.14%) Selenium
6 3 (0.85%) Ant
6 3 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.85%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.57%) Gradle
7 2 (0.57%) Hudson
7 2 (0.57%) Subversion
8 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.28%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.28%) Grunt
8 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.28%) NuGet
8 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
General
1 156 (44.32%) Banking
2 133 (37.78%) Finance
3 104 (29.55%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.98%) Back Office
5 7 (1.99%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.57%) Advertising
6 2 (0.57%) Retail
7 1 (0.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.28%) Publishing
7 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 191 (54.26%) Developer
2 84 (23.86%) Java Developer
3 77 (21.88%) Analyst
4 55 (15.63%) Front Office Developer
5 53 (15.06%) Senior Developer
6 49 (13.92%) C# Developer
7 37 (10.51%) Business Analyst
8 31 (8.81%) Applications Support
9 25 (7.10%) Project Manager
9 25 (7.10%) Senior C# Developer
10 24 (6.82%) Support Analyst
11 23 (6.53%) C++ Developer
12 19 (5.40%) WPF Developer
13 18 (5.11%) C# WPF Developer
13 18 (5.11%) Senior Java Developer
14 16 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
15 15 (4.26%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
16 14 (3.98%) Senior WPF Developer
17 10 (2.84%) Architect
18 8 (2.27%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.06%) .NET
2 28 (7.95%) Spring
3 27 (7.67%) WPF
4 25 (7.10%) FIX Protocol
5 16 (4.55%) Reactive Extensions
6 15 (4.26%) HTML
7 13 (3.69%) .NET Framework
7 13 (3.69%) XML
8 12 (3.41%) AngularJS
8 12 (3.41%) Middleware
8 12 (3.41%) Task Parallel Library
8 12 (3.41%) WCF
9 8 (2.27%) HTML5
10 6 (1.70%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.14%) FIXML
11 4 (1.14%) FpML
11 4 (1.14%) Velocity
11 4 (1.14%) WebSockets
12 3 (0.85%) Murex Flex
12 3 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 117 (33.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 72 (20.45%) Derivative
3 67 (19.03%) Fixed Income
4 52 (14.77%) Equities
5 31 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (5.40%) Algorithms
7 17 (4.83%) Equity Derivative
8 16 (4.55%) Grid Computing
8 16 (4.55%) Market Risk
9 13 (3.69%) Data Structures
10 10 (2.84%) Hedge funds
10 10 (2.84%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.70%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.70%) Credit Derivative
11 6 (1.70%) Credit Risk
12 5 (1.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 5 (1.42%) Reference Data
12 5 (1.42%) User Experience
13 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.85%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 52 (14.77%) Unix
2 49 (13.92%) Linux
3 19 (5.40%) Windows
4 6 (1.70%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.85%) Solaris
5 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.28%) Android
7 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (19.03%) Multithreading
3 54 (15.34%) TDD
4 48 (13.64%) Low Latency
5 38 (10.80%) Electronic Trading
6 36 (10.23%) Risk Management
7 33 (9.38%) Asset Management
8 30 (8.52%) Algorithmic Trading
9 25 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (6.82%) Business Analysis
10 24 (6.82%) OO
11 23 (6.53%) Project Management
12 20 (5.68%) Analytics
12 20 (5.68%) MVVM
13 19 (5.40%) Investment Management
14 18 (5.11%) Migration
14 18 (5.11%) Scrum
15 17 (4.83%) Market Making
15 17 (4.83%) SDLC
16 15 (4.26%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 125 (35.51%) Java
2 107 (30.40%) SQL
3 78 (22.16%) C#
4 48 (13.64%) C++
5 23 (6.53%) Python
5 23 (6.53%) VBA
6 15 (4.26%) JavaScript
7 12 (3.41%) Shell Script
8 8 (2.27%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.70%) Perl
9 6 (1.70%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.70%) Scala
10 5 (1.42%) ANSI SQL
10 5 (1.42%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.14%) VB
12 3 (0.85%) C
12 3 (0.85%) Haskell
12 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.85%) VC++
13 2 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (7.67%) Degree
2 17 (4.83%) PhD
3 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.57%) PMP
4 1 (0.28%) ACCA
4 1 (0.28%) CIMA
4 1 (0.28%) MBA
4 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.41%) MiFID
2 8 (2.27%) QA
3 5 (1.42%) EMIR
4 4 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (1.14%) SLA
5 1 (0.28%) AIFMD
5 1 (0.28%) Basel III
5 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) UCITS
System Software
1 2 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (0.57%) HDFS
2 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) Docker
2 1 (0.28%) vCloud
2 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.70%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.42%) Puppet
3 2 (0.57%) Ansible
3 2 (0.57%) Control-M
3 2 (0.57%) Nagios
4 1 (0.28%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.28%) Grafana
4 1 (0.28%) Graphite
4 1 (0.28%) Icinga
4 1 (0.28%) logstash
4 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (14.77%) Oracle
2 19 (5.40%) Bloomberg
2 19 (5.40%) Murex
3 17 (4.83%) Charles River
4 16 (4.55%) DataSynapse
5 14 (3.98%) Microsoft
6 13 (3.69%) Sybase
7 12 (3.41%) DevExpress
8 10 (2.84%) ION Trading
9 9 (2.56%) Fidessa
10 7 (1.99%) Reuters
11 4 (1.14%) Calypso
11 4 (1.14%) FactSet
11 4 (1.14%) SimCorp
12 3 (0.85%) OpenLink
12 3 (0.85%) Splunk
13 2 (0.57%) HP
13 2 (0.57%) Misys
13 2 (0.57%) SunGard
13 2 (0.57%) TIBCO
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