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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 198 119 99
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -20
Contract jobs citing Front Office 639 1025 1045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.27% 1.93% 2.08%
As % of the General category 3.51% 4.87% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 814 823
Median daily rate £596 £600 £579
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £413
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +209.52%
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
18193 21049 19420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.26% 39.59% 38.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12233 13758 12258
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 586 497
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.71 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.83 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-22.57% +14.80%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -55 593 £600 - 110
South East +3 22 £400 -28.88% 1
East of England - 11 £501 -
North West +20 7 £252 -44.11% 1
East Midlands +1 7 £500 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire +4 1 £356 -
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 531 (37.47%) Banking
2 495 (34.93%) Finance
3 373 (26.32%) C#
4 371 (26.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 346 (24.42%) Java
6 340 (23.99%) Investment Banking
7 321 (22.65%) SQL
8 287 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
9 239 (16.87%) Fixed Income
10 230 (16.23%) Derivative
11 216 (15.24%) .NET
12 205 (14.47%) Multithreading
13 173 (12.21%) Electronic Trading
14 172 (12.14%) Equities
15 171 (12.07%) C++
16 168 (11.86%) SQL Server
17 165 (11.64%) Risk Management
18 161 (11.36%) Unix
19 160 (11.29%) Oracle
20 155 (10.94%) Low Latency
21 151 (10.66%) Linux
22 147 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
23 140 (9.88%) Back Office
24 136 (9.60%) WPF
25 131 (9.24%) Project Management
26 126 (8.89%) OO
27 123 (8.68%) HTML
28 121 (8.54%) TDD
29 117 (8.26%) Python
30 116 (8.19%) JavaScript

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 39 (2.75%) Apache Spark
2 31 (2.19%) Apache
3 30 (2.12%) WebSphere
4 19 (1.34%) Confluence
5 15 (1.06%) WebLogic
6 14 (0.99%) IIS
7 9 (0.64%) JBoss
7 9 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
8 8 (0.56%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.42%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.35%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.35%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.21%) Jetty
13 2 (0.14%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.14%) GemFire
13 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 55 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.83%) MS Office
3 22 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.28%) MS Project
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.14%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.071%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 35 (2.47%) RMDS
2 19 (1.34%) ION MarketView
3 16 (1.13%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.49%) Summit
5 4 (0.28%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.21%) Beauchamp
6 3 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.21%) Minerva
7 2 (0.14%) Endur
7 2 (0.14%) FINCAD Analytics
7 2 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
8 1 (0.071%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.071%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.071%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.071%) Sophis RISQUE
8 1 (0.071%) SunGard Martini
8 1 (0.071%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 1 (0.071%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.14%) Apcera
3 2 (0.14%) Office 365
3 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.071%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.55%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.56%) 3G
2 8 (0.56%) 4G
2 8 (0.56%) Diameter Protocol
2 8 (0.56%) Firewall
2 8 (0.56%) INAP
2 8 (0.56%) LDAP
2 8 (0.56%) SIGTRAN
3 7 (0.49%) LTE
3 7 (0.49%) MGW
4 5 (0.35%) VPN
5 4 (0.28%) Internet
5 4 (0.28%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.21%) SAN
6 3 (0.21%) SSL
7 2 (0.14%) BGP
7 2 (0.14%) FTP
7 2 (0.14%) HTTP
7 2 (0.14%) LAN
8 1 (0.071%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.60%) KDB
3 45 (3.18%) Hadoop
4 43 (3.03%) Big Data
5 37 (2.61%) MongoDB
6 32 (2.26%) NoSQL
7 25 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (1.55%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (1.20%) Apache Hive
11 17 (1.20%) Data Mart
12 15 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (0.99%) QlikView
14 13 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
15 12 (0.85%) Oracle Database
16 11 (0.78%) Data Mining
16 11 (0.78%) Tick Data
17 10 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 40 (2.82%) JIRA
1 40 (2.82%) Maven
2 35 (2.47%) Subversion
3 24 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 24 (1.69%) NUnit
4 22 (1.55%) TeamCity
5 21 (1.48%) JUnit
6 20 (1.41%) Visual Studio
7 18 (1.27%) Grunt
8 15 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (0.99%) Git (software)
10 13 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (0.85%) NuGet
11 12 (0.85%) Selenium
12 11 (0.78%) gulp
13 10 (0.71%) Ant
14 9 (0.64%) MSBuild
15 7 (0.49%) Bower
15 7 (0.49%) FishEye
16 6 (0.42%) Artifactory
General
1 531 (37.47%) Banking
2 495 (34.93%) Finance
3 340 (23.99%) Investment Banking
4 140 (9.88%) Back Office
5 36 (2.54%) Retail
6 30 (2.12%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.76%) Legal
8 13 (0.92%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.64%) Marketing
10 8 (0.56%) Advertising
10 8 (0.56%) French Language
11 6 (0.42%) Billing
12 5 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.28%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.28%) International Banking
14 3 (0.21%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.21%) Publishing
14 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.21%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 658 (46.44%) Developer
2 340 (23.99%) Analyst
3 243 (17.15%) C# Developer
4 200 (14.11%) Business Analyst
4 200 (14.11%) Java Developer
5 140 (9.88%) Project Manager
6 132 (9.32%) Front Office Developer
7 124 (8.75%) Senior Developer
8 71 (5.01%) C++ Developer
9 62 (4.38%) .NET Developer
10 59 (4.16%) Support Analyst
11 54 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
11 54 (3.81%) Risk Analyst
12 52 (3.67%) WPF Developer
13 50 (3.53%) Applications Support
13 50 (3.53%) Banking Analyst
14 48 (3.39%) C# WPF Developer
15 47 (3.32%) SQL Developer
16 46 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
16 46 (3.25%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (15.24%) .NET
2 136 (9.60%) WPF
3 123 (8.68%) HTML
4 100 (7.06%) AngularJS
5 90 (6.35%) FIX Protocol
6 88 (6.21%) HTML5
7 73 (5.15%) Spring
8 63 (4.45%) XML
9 50 (3.53%) ASP.NET
10 44 (3.11%) Rendezvous
11 43 (3.03%) CSS
12 42 (2.96%) WCF
13 39 (2.75%) Hibernate
13 39 (2.75%) WinForms
14 32 (2.26%) Web Services
15 29 (2.05%) J2EE
15 29 (2.05%) Middleware
16 28 (1.98%) .NET Framework
16 28 (1.98%) REST
17 26 (1.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 371 (26.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 239 (16.87%) Fixed Income
3 230 (16.23%) Derivative
4 172 (12.14%) Equities
5 147 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
6 82 (5.79%) Hedge funds
7 73 (5.15%) Algorithms
8 65 (4.59%) Market Risk
9 62 (4.38%) Equity Derivative
10 45 (3.18%) User Experience
11 44 (3.11%) Computer Science
12 43 (3.03%) Credit Derivative
12 43 (3.03%) Data Structures
13 36 (2.54%) Statistics
14 35 (2.47%) Mathematics
15 32 (2.26%) Visualisation
16 24 (1.69%) Management Information System
16 24 (1.69%) Reference Data
17 20 (1.41%) Credit Risk
18 17 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 161 (11.36%) Unix
2 151 (10.66%) Linux
3 73 (5.15%) Windows
4 13 (0.92%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.64%) Solaris
7 6 (0.42%) CentOS
8 4 (0.28%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.21%) Android
10 2 (0.14%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.071%) AIX
11 1 (0.071%) HPUX
11 1 (0.071%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.071%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.071%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (14.47%) Multithreading
3 173 (12.21%) Electronic Trading
4 165 (11.64%) Risk Management
5 155 (10.94%) Low Latency
6 131 (9.24%) Project Management
7 126 (8.89%) OO
8 121 (8.54%) TDD
9 115 (8.12%) Asset Management
10 93 (6.56%) Investment Management
11 92 (6.49%) Algorithmic Trading
11 92 (6.49%) Analytics
12 88 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 86 (6.07%) Business Analysis
14 73 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
15 67 (4.73%) Migration
16 63 (4.45%) Scrum
17 58 (4.09%) Market Making
18 56 (3.95%) SDLC
19 55 (3.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 373 (26.32%) C#
2 346 (24.42%) Java
3 321 (22.65%) SQL
4 171 (12.07%) C++
5 117 (8.26%) Python
6 116 (8.19%) JavaScript
7 67 (4.73%) VBA
8 38 (2.68%) Scala
9 31 (2.19%) XAML
10 30 (2.12%) Shell Script
11 28 (1.98%) Perl
12 26 (1.83%) VB
13 23 (1.62%) C
14 20 (1.41%) PowerShell
14 20 (1.41%) T-SQL
15 18 (1.27%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.85%) Haskell
17 7 (0.49%) MATLAB
18 6 (0.42%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.42%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 113 (7.97%) Degree
2 23 (1.62%) PhD
3 22 (1.55%) PMP
4 19 (1.34%) PMI Certification
5 9 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (0.56%) HNC
6 8 (0.56%) HND
7 5 (0.35%) ISEB
8 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.071%) ACCA
10 1 (0.071%) CBAP
10 1 (0.071%) CIMA
10 1 (0.071%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.071%) MOS
10 1 (0.071%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.071%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.39%) MiFID
2 37 (2.61%) QA
3 35 (2.47%) SLA
4 11 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (0.71%) EMIR
6 9 (0.64%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.56%) COREP
8 7 (0.49%) Basel III
9 6 (0.42%) Basel II
10 5 (0.35%) FINREP
11 3 (0.21%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.21%) FATCA
12 2 (0.14%) AIFMD
12 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.071%) ISO20022
13 1 (0.071%) SAS 70
13 1 (0.071%) SEPA
13 1 (0.071%) UCITS
System Software
1 21 (1.48%) Docker
2 8 (0.56%) HDFS
3 7 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.42%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.21%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.071%) NFS
8 1 (0.071%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.071%) vCloud
8 1 (0.071%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.071%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.071%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.071%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (1.69%) ITRS Geneos
2 20 (1.41%) Puppet
3 15 (1.06%) Ansible
4 12 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.64%) Nagios
6 6 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.42%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (0.28%) Control-M
7 4 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.28%) Icinga
7 4 (0.28%) logstash
8 3 (0.21%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.21%) Dollar Universe
8 3 (0.21%) Grafana
9 2 (0.14%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.14%) Graphite
9 2 (0.14%) Salt
9 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.14%) yum
10 1 (0.071%) OpenView
Vendors
1 160 (11.29%) Oracle
2 82 (5.79%) Microsoft
3 77 (5.43%) Murex
4 71 (5.01%) Bloomberg
5 55 (3.88%) Charles River
6 54 (3.81%) TIBCO
7 52 (3.67%) ION Trading
8 50 (3.53%) Reuters
9 47 (3.32%) Sybase
10 29 (2.05%) Calypso
11 19 (1.34%) Fidessa
12 17 (1.20%) DevExpress
13 15 (1.06%) Splunk
14 14 (0.99%) IBM
14 14 (0.99%) Informatica
15 13 (0.92%) FactSet
16 12 (0.85%) Atlassian
16 12 (0.85%) HP
17 11 (0.78%) FXall
18 10 (0.71%) Tableau
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