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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 197 118 90
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -28
Contract jobs citing Front Office 661 977 1070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.33% 1.89% 2.20%
As % of the General category 3.67% 4.80% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 796 852
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 -
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
18031 20344 18853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.15% 39.43% 38.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12192 13425 11962
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 519 502
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £47.83 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -42 595 £600 - 119
South East +26 43 £425 -29.16% 3
East of England - 12 £488 -
East Midlands 0 6 £500 +8.10% 1
North West +2 5 £375 -16.66% 1
Yorkshire -2 2 £378 -
Front Office
UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 603 (37.78%) Banking
2 558 (34.96%) Finance
3 459 (28.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 451 (28.26%) C#
5 410 (25.69%) Java
6 396 (24.81%) Investment Banking
7 359 (22.49%) SQL
8 300 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
9 268 (16.79%) Fixed Income
10 259 (16.23%) Derivative
11 252 (15.79%) .NET
12 237 (14.85%) Multithreading
13 228 (14.29%) C++
14 216 (13.53%) Electronic Trading
15 206 (12.91%) Equities
16 204 (12.78%) SQL Server
17 190 (11.90%) Low Latency
18 188 (11.78%) Oracle
19 182 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
20 177 (11.09%) Risk Management
21 168 (10.53%) Unix
21 168 (10.53%) Linux
22 165 (10.34%) WPF
23 160 (10.03%) Back Office
24 154 (9.65%) Project Management
25 134 (8.40%) HTML
26 128 (8.02%) Python
27 126 (7.89%) Degree
28 125 (7.83%) OO
29 124 (7.77%) TDD

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 25 (1.57%) Apache Spark
2 22 (1.38%) WebSphere
3 21 (1.32%) Apache
4 19 (1.19%) Confluence
5 18 (1.13%) Oracle Coherence
6 15 (0.94%) WebLogic
7 12 (0.75%) JBoss
8 11 (0.69%) IIS
9 9 (0.56%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.31%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.31%) GemFire
10 5 (0.31%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.31%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.25%) Jetty
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.19%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.063%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.063%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 67 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.82%) MS Office
3 21 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.44%) MS Project
7 2 (0.13%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 37 (2.32%) RMDS
2 31 (1.94%) ION MarketView
3 17 (1.07%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.44%) Endur
4 7 (0.44%) Summit
5 6 (0.38%) LatentZero
6 5 (0.31%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.31%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.25%) Minerva
8 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.19%) FINCAD Analytics
8 3 (0.19%) Global One
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.13%) Beauchamp
9 2 (0.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
10 1 (0.063%) Eikon
10 1 (0.063%) Kondor
10 1 (0.063%) Sage CRM
10 1 (0.063%) SunGard Stream Ubix
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.063%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.063%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.063%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.50%) TCP/IP
2 9 (0.56%) Firewall
3 8 (0.50%) 3G
3 8 (0.50%) 4G
3 8 (0.50%) Diameter Protocol
3 8 (0.50%) INAP
3 8 (0.50%) LDAP
3 8 (0.50%) SIGTRAN
4 7 (0.44%) LTE
4 7 (0.44%) MGW
5 6 (0.38%) VPN
6 4 (0.25%) FTP
6 4 (0.25%) Multicast
6 4 (0.25%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (0.25%) SSL
7 3 (0.19%) HTTP
7 3 (0.19%) Internet
7 3 (0.19%) Intranet
7 3 (0.19%) SAN
8 2 (0.13%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 60 (3.76%) KDB
3 48 (3.01%) Relational Database
4 37 (2.32%) MongoDB
5 33 (2.07%) Big Data
6 32 (2.01%) NoSQL
7 31 (1.94%) Hadoop
8 28 (1.75%) Data Mart
9 25 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (1.44%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 18 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (1.13%) RDBMS
12 18 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (0.94%) Tick Data
14 14 (0.88%) Apache Hive
15 13 (0.81%) QlikView
16 12 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
17 11 (0.69%) Data Mining
18 10 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (2.63%) Maven
2 34 (2.13%) JIRA
3 32 (2.01%) NUnit
4 31 (1.94%) Subversion
5 28 (1.75%) Visual Studio
6 26 (1.63%) TeamCity
7 22 (1.38%) Jenkins
8 18 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (1.07%) Grunt
10 16 (1.00%) gulp
11 15 (0.94%) JUnit
12 12 (0.75%) Git (software)
13 11 (0.69%) Selenium
14 10 (0.63%) Ant
15 9 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (0.56%) MSBuild
16 7 (0.44%) Eclipse
17 6 (0.38%) Artifactory
18 5 (0.31%) Gradle
18 5 (0.31%) NuGet
General
1 603 (37.78%) Banking
2 558 (34.96%) Finance
3 396 (24.81%) Investment Banking
4 160 (10.03%) Back Office
5 41 (2.57%) Retail
6 26 (1.63%) Legal
7 24 (1.50%) Financial Institution
8 15 (0.94%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.81%) Billing
10 8 (0.50%) French Language
10 8 (0.50%) Marketing
11 5 (0.31%) Advertising
11 5 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.31%) International Banking
12 4 (0.25%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.25%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.19%) Publishing
13 3 (0.19%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 763 (47.81%) Developer
2 378 (23.68%) Analyst
3 262 (16.42%) C# Developer
4 234 (14.66%) Java Developer
5 218 (13.66%) Business Analyst
6 186 (11.65%) Front Office Developer
7 141 (8.83%) Senior Developer
8 137 (8.58%) Project Manager
9 82 (5.14%) C++ Developer
10 70 (4.39%) Applications Support
11 68 (4.26%) WPF Developer
12 67 (4.20%) Support Analyst
13 63 (3.95%) C# WPF Developer
14 62 (3.88%) .NET Developer
15 56 (3.51%) SQL Developer
16 54 (3.38%) C# .NET Developer
17 53 (3.32%) Risk Analyst
18 51 (3.20%) Electronic Trading Developer
19 50 (3.13%) Senior Java Developer
20 49 (3.07%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (15.79%) .NET
2 165 (10.34%) WPF
3 134 (8.40%) HTML
4 111 (6.95%) AngularJS
5 107 (6.70%) FIX Protocol
6 90 (5.64%) HTML5
6 90 (5.64%) Spring
7 66 (4.14%) XML
8 61 (3.82%) ASP.NET
9 49 (3.07%) Rendezvous
10 48 (3.01%) WinForms
11 47 (2.94%) WCF
12 45 (2.82%) CSS
12 45 (2.82%) Hibernate
13 36 (2.26%) Middleware
14 32 (2.01%) Reactive Extensions
15 31 (1.94%) Web Services
16 30 (1.88%) .NET Framework
17 29 (1.82%) J2EE
17 29 (1.82%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 459 (28.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 268 (16.79%) Fixed Income
3 259 (16.23%) Derivative
4 206 (12.91%) Equities
5 182 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
6 80 (5.01%) Hedge funds
7 67 (4.20%) Market Risk
8 63 (3.95%) Algorithms
9 54 (3.38%) Equity Derivative
10 52 (3.26%) Computer Science
11 51 (3.20%) User Experience
12 48 (3.01%) Credit Derivative
13 39 (2.44%) Statistics
14 36 (2.26%) Mathematics
15 33 (2.07%) Management Information System
16 31 (1.94%) Data Structures
16 31 (1.94%) Reference Data
17 25 (1.57%) Visualisation
18 24 (1.50%) Credit Risk
19 14 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 168 (10.53%) Linux
1 168 (10.53%) Unix
2 81 (5.08%) Windows
3 16 (1.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (0.75%) Solaris
5 10 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.25%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.19%) Android
7 3 (0.19%) CentOS
8 2 (0.13%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.063%) AIX
9 1 (0.063%) HPUX
9 1 (0.063%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.063%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.063%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.063%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (14.85%) Multithreading
3 216 (13.53%) Electronic Trading
4 190 (11.90%) Low Latency
5 177 (11.09%) Risk Management
6 154 (9.65%) Project Management
7 125 (7.83%) OO
8 124 (7.77%) TDD
9 117 (7.33%) Asset Management
10 100 (6.27%) Analytics
11 97 (6.08%) Business Analysis
12 96 (6.02%) Algorithmic Trading
13 92 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 90 (5.64%) Investment Management
15 75 (4.70%) Migration
16 71 (4.45%) Market Making
16 71 (4.45%) MVVM
17 66 (4.14%) Validation
18 65 (4.07%) ITIL
19 64 (4.01%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 451 (28.26%) C#
2 410 (25.69%) Java
3 359 (22.49%) SQL
4 228 (14.29%) C++
5 128 (8.02%) Python
6 118 (7.39%) JavaScript
7 82 (5.14%) VBA
8 41 (2.57%) Shell Script
9 39 (2.44%) Perl
10 38 (2.38%) VB
11 35 (2.19%) XAML
12 32 (2.01%) T-SQL
13 27 (1.69%) Scala
14 24 (1.50%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.38%) PowerShell
16 21 (1.32%) C
17 12 (0.75%) VB6
18 11 (0.69%) Bash Shell
18 11 (0.69%) Tcl
19 9 (0.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 126 (7.89%) Degree
2 29 (1.82%) PhD
3 16 (1.00%) PMP
4 15 (0.94%) PMI Certification
5 12 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (0.50%) HNC
6 8 (0.50%) HND
7 5 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.25%) ISEB
9 3 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.13%) MCP
10 2 (0.13%) MCSE
10 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.063%) ACCA
11 1 (0.063%) CBAP
11 1 (0.063%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.063%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.063%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.51%) MiFID
2 47 (2.94%) QA
3 36 (2.26%) SLA
4 17 (1.07%) EMIR
5 15 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.63%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.56%) COREP
8 6 (0.38%) Basel II
8 6 (0.38%) Basel III
8 6 (0.38%) FINREP
9 3 (0.19%) AIFMD
9 3 (0.19%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.19%) FATCA
9 3 (0.19%) UCITS
10 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.063%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.063%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.063%) SEPA
System Software
1 12 (0.75%) Docker
2 11 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.25%) HDFS
5 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.13%) vSphere
7 1 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.063%) NFS
7 1 (0.063%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.063%) vCloud
7 1 (0.063%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.063%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.063%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (1.88%) ITRS Geneos
2 12 (0.75%) Puppet
3 10 (0.63%) Nagios
4 8 (0.50%) Ansible
5 6 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.31%) Control-M
7 4 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.25%) Icinga
7 4 (0.25%) logstash
8 3 (0.19%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.19%) Dollar Universe
8 3 (0.19%) Grafana
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (0.19%) SCCM
8 3 (0.19%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.13%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.13%) Graphite
9 2 (0.13%) OpenView
9 2 (0.13%) yum
Vendors
1 188 (11.78%) Oracle
2 109 (6.83%) Microsoft
3 105 (6.58%) Murex
4 87 (5.45%) Bloomberg
5 72 (4.51%) ION Trading
6 61 (3.82%) TIBCO
7 57 (3.57%) Sybase
8 55 (3.45%) Reuters
9 48 (3.01%) Charles River
10 37 (2.32%) Calypso
11 36 (2.26%) Fidessa
12 21 (1.32%) DevExpress
13 15 (0.94%) FactSet
13 15 (0.94%) HP
13 15 (0.94%) Splunk
14 14 (0.88%) Informatica
15 12 (0.75%) Adobe
16 10 (0.63%) DataSynapse
16 10 (0.63%) Sophis
17 9 (0.56%) SimCorp
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