The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 144 117 89
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -28
Contract jobs citing Front Office 864 944 1087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.70% 1.86% 2.19%
As % of the General category 4.59% 4.84% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 799 873
Median daily rate £600 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £440 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £80.00 £90.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -28.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Front Office
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

General Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
18828 19511 19423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.96% 38.55% 39.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12676 12313 12337
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 488 540
Median hourly rate £23.62 £22.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.95% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £42.50 £45.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.19 £25.00 £25.04
% change year-on-year
+8.76% -0.15%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in England

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front Office across the England region.

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in England

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in England

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the England region.

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in England

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -14 808 £600 +4.34% 155
South East +26 49 £525 -12.50% 3
North East - 3 £540 -
North West -7 1 - - 1
West Midlands -11 1 £360 -22.16%
Front Office
UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 England region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 722 (39.13%) Finance
2 716 (38.81%) Banking
3 549 (29.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 530 (28.73%) C#
5 493 (26.72%) Investment Banking
6 491 (26.61%) Java
7 455 (24.66%) SQL
8 372 (20.16%) Derivative
9 327 (17.72%) Multithreading
10 324 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
11 315 (17.07%) Fixed Income
12 283 (15.34%) C++
13 266 (14.42%) Equities
14 258 (13.98%) .NET
15 251 (13.60%) Electronic Trading
16 246 (13.33%) SQL Server
17 243 (13.17%) Low Latency
18 218 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
19 215 (11.65%) Risk Management
20 212 (11.49%) Oracle
21 208 (11.27%) Unix
22 188 (10.19%) Linux
23 168 (9.11%) Degree
24 163 (8.83%) WPF
25 160 (8.67%) Back Office
26 156 (8.46%) TDD
27 151 (8.18%) HTML
28 139 (7.53%) Windows
29 137 (7.43%) OO
30 134 (7.26%) Project Management

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 46 (2.49%) Oracle Coherence
2 18 (0.98%) Node.js
3 14 (0.76%) Tomcat
4 12 (0.65%) Confluence
5 11 (0.60%) Apache
5 11 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 10 (0.54%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.43%) GemFire
7 8 (0.43%) JBoss
7 8 (0.43%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.38%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.38%) IIS
9 6 (0.33%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.27%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.27%) Jetty
10 5 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 73 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.73%) MS Office
3 25 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
4 22 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.60%) MS Project
7 4 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.054%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 32 (1.73%) ION MarketView
2 31 (1.68%) RMDS
3 21 (1.14%) Endur
4 18 (0.98%) thinkFolio
5 10 (0.54%) Summit
6 9 (0.49%) LatentZero
7 7 (0.38%) Front Arena
8 6 (0.33%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.27%) Global One
9 5 (0.27%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.22%) Kondor
10 4 (0.22%) Minerva
10 4 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
10 4 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
11 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.16%) Eikon
11 3 (0.16%) FINCAD Analytics
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.16%) Temenos T24
12 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.11%) Office 365
4 1 (0.054%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 15 (0.81%) Diameter Protocol
2 15 (0.81%) DNS
3 14 (0.76%) Firewall
4 12 (0.65%) Internet
5 10 (0.54%) Multicast
6 9 (0.49%) VoIP
7 8 (0.43%) SMTP
7 8 (0.43%) SNMP
8 7 (0.38%) 3G
8 7 (0.38%) 4G
8 7 (0.38%) HTTP
8 7 (0.38%) INAP
8 7 (0.38%) LDAP
8 7 (0.38%) SIGTRAN
8 7 (0.38%) VPN
9 6 (0.33%) DHCP
9 6 (0.33%) FTP
9 6 (0.33%) LTE
9 6 (0.33%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.07%) Relational Database
3 45 (2.44%) KDB
4 41 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 33 (1.79%) RDBMS
7 32 (1.73%) Oracle Database
8 29 (1.57%) MongoDB
9 28 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 26 (1.41%) Data Mart
11 25 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 24 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 21 (1.14%) Big Data
14 18 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (0.81%) QlikView
16 14 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 14 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (0.76%) Tick Data
17 12 (0.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 35 (1.90%) Maven
2 32 (1.73%) Subversion
3 31 (1.68%) JIRA
3 31 (1.68%) NUnit
4 29 (1.57%) Visual Studio
5 26 (1.41%) TeamCity
6 25 (1.36%) Git (software)
7 17 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (0.81%) Grunt
8 15 (0.81%) Jenkins
9 13 (0.70%) gulp
10 12 (0.65%) GDB
11 10 (0.54%) Eclipse
12 9 (0.49%) Ant
12 9 (0.49%) JUnit
13 8 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.38%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.38%) Hudson
14 7 (0.38%) InstallShield
14 7 (0.38%) MSI
General
1 722 (39.13%) Finance
2 716 (38.81%) Banking
3 493 (26.72%) Investment Banking
4 160 (8.67%) Back Office
5 30 (1.63%) Legal
6 29 (1.57%) Retail
7 28 (1.52%) Billing
8 20 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 13 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (0.38%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.33%) International Banking
11 6 (0.33%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.33%) Telecoms
12 4 (0.22%) Electronics
12 4 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
13 3 (0.16%) Advertising
14 2 (0.11%) Games
14 2 (0.11%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.11%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 923 (50.03%) Developer
2 459 (24.88%) Analyst
3 323 (17.51%) Java Developer
4 270 (14.63%) Business Analyst
5 265 (14.36%) C# Developer
6 238 (12.90%) Front Office Developer
7 148 (8.02%) Senior Developer
8 136 (7.37%) Project Manager
9 102 (5.53%) C++ Developer
10 91 (4.93%) Support Analyst
11 81 (4.39%) Applications Support
12 74 (4.01%) SQL Developer
13 69 (3.74%) WPF Developer
14 64 (3.47%) C# WPF Developer
14 64 (3.47%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 61 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
16 58 (3.14%) Murex Analyst
16 58 (3.14%) Senior Java Developer
17 57 (3.09%) Banking Analyst
18 52 (2.82%) Front Office Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 258 (13.98%) .NET
2 163 (8.83%) WPF
3 151 (8.18%) HTML
4 127 (6.88%) FIX Protocol
5 120 (6.50%) AngularJS
6 101 (5.47%) HTML5
7 95 (5.15%) Spring
8 80 (4.34%) XML
9 57 (3.09%) WCF
10 56 (3.04%) ASP.NET
11 50 (2.71%) CSS
12 40 (2.17%) WinForms
13 39 (2.11%) JMS
14 38 (2.06%) Middleware
15 34 (1.84%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 33 (1.79%) Reactive Extensions
16 33 (1.79%) Rendezvous
17 31 (1.68%) .NET Framework
18 30 (1.63%) STL
18 30 (1.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 549 (29.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 372 (20.16%) Derivative
3 315 (17.07%) Fixed Income
4 266 (14.42%) Equities
5 218 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
6 101 (5.47%) Computer Science
7 90 (4.88%) Hedge funds
8 85 (4.61%) Market Risk
9 67 (3.63%) Mathematics
10 65 (3.52%) Equity Derivative
11 62 (3.36%) Credit Derivative
12 51 (2.76%) Credit Risk
13 50 (2.71%) User Experience
14 46 (2.49%) Statistics
15 44 (2.38%) Data Structures
16 42 (2.28%) Algorithms
17 33 (1.79%) Management Information System
18 32 (1.73%) Grid Computing
19 25 (1.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
20 24 (1.30%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 208 (11.27%) Unix
2 188 (10.19%) Linux
3 139 (7.53%) Windows
4 28 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 25 (1.36%) Windows Server
6 15 (0.81%) Solaris
7 12 (0.65%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.27%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.16%) Android
11 3 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.11%) SUSE
12 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.054%) AIX
13 1 (0.054%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.054%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (17.72%) Multithreading
2 324 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (13.60%) Electronic Trading
4 243 (13.17%) Low Latency
5 215 (11.65%) Risk Management
6 156 (8.46%) TDD
7 137 (7.43%) OO
8 134 (7.26%) Project Management
9 128 (6.94%) Asset Management
10 127 (6.88%) Algorithmic Trading
11 121 (6.56%) Analytics
12 114 (6.18%) Business Analysis
13 99 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
14 87 (4.72%) Market Making
14 87 (4.72%) Migration
15 79 (4.28%) Investment Management
16 78 (4.23%) ITIL
17 77 (4.17%) SDLC
18 76 (4.12%) Validation
19 72 (3.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 530 (28.73%) C#
2 491 (26.61%) Java
3 455 (24.66%) SQL
4 283 (15.34%) C++
5 130 (7.05%) Python
6 127 (6.88%) JavaScript
7 113 (6.12%) VBA
8 60 (3.25%) Perl
9 43 (2.33%) PowerShell
10 37 (2.01%) Shell Script
11 35 (1.90%) VB
12 34 (1.84%) T-SQL
12 34 (1.84%) XAML
13 31 (1.68%) Scala
14 26 (1.41%) Bash Shell
15 23 (1.25%) PL/SQL
15 23 (1.25%) VC++
16 19 (1.03%) MATLAB
17 15 (0.81%) VB6
18 14 (0.76%) C
Qualifications
1 168 (9.11%) Degree
2 42 (2.28%) PhD
3 15 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (0.54%) PMI Certification
5 8 (0.43%) PMP
6 7 (0.38%) HNC
6 7 (0.38%) HND
7 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.11%) ISEB
8 2 (0.11%) MCP
8 2 (0.11%) MCSE
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.054%) ACCA
9 1 (0.054%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.054%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.054%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.054%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.054%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.12%) QA
2 68 (3.69%) MiFID
3 54 (2.93%) SLA
4 30 (1.63%) Dodd-Frank
5 27 (1.46%) EMIR
6 9 (0.49%) COREP
7 8 (0.43%) AIFMD
7 8 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.43%) UCITS
8 6 (0.33%) FINREP
9 5 (0.27%) Basel II
10 4 (0.22%) Basel III
11 3 (0.16%) CRD IV
12 2 (0.11%) ISO20022
12 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.054%) FATCA
13 1 (0.054%) SDET
13 1 (0.054%) SEPA
System Software
1 24 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 18 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.16%) NFS
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.16%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.11%) vSphere
5 1 (0.054%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.054%) Docker
5 1 (0.054%) HDFS
5 1 (0.054%) KVM
5 1 (0.054%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.054%) vCloud
5 1 (0.054%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
2 14 (0.76%) Control-M
3 10 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.27%) SCCM
5 3 (0.16%) Dollar Universe
5 3 (0.16%) Nagios
5 3 (0.16%) Puppet
5 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.11%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.11%) Grafana
6 2 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.11%) OpenView
6 2 (0.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 2 (0.11%) yum
7 1 (0.054%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.054%) Foglight
7 1 (0.054%) Graphite
7 1 (0.054%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.054%) OVSD
Vendors
1 212 (11.49%) Oracle
2 118 (6.40%) Murex
3 111 (6.02%) Microsoft
4 81 (4.39%) Bloomberg
5 70 (3.79%) Sybase
6 69 (3.74%) ION Trading
7 60 (3.25%) TIBCO
8 55 (2.98%) Reuters
9 47 (2.55%) Fidessa
10 43 (2.33%) Charles River
11 41 (2.22%) Calypso
12 25 (1.36%) DataSynapse
13 21 (1.14%) Huawei
14 20 (1.08%) VMware
15 19 (1.03%) DevExpress
16 18 (0.98%) OpenLink
17 17 (0.92%) Adobe
18 16 (0.87%) Citrix
19 15 (0.81%) FactSet
19 15 (0.81%) SunGard
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £405 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Quant Capital
Rate: £450 - £500+ per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £750 - £850 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
iKas International
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
iKas International
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £600.00 - £630.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago