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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 157 114 98
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -16
Contract jobs citing Front Office 766 1000 1105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.65% 2.00% 2.11%
As % of the General category 4.55% 5.14% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 764 928
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £438 £440
% change year-on-year
-15.65% -0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
16845 19450 20195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.30% 38.85% 38.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11276 12597 13171
Median daily rate £451 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 518 491
Median hourly rate £22.84 £27.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.40% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £28.69 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +17.10%

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 December 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 December 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
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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 -27 738 £600 - 136
South East +9 21 £375 +7.14%
East of England - 4 £625 -
North West - 2 £269 -
Front Office
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Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 574 (41.18%) Finance
2 503 (36.08%) Banking
3 368 (26.40%) Java
4 337 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
5 336 (24.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 326 (23.39%) SQL
7 324 (23.24%) C#
8 306 (21.95%) Investment Banking
9 294 (21.09%) Derivative
10 276 (19.80%) Fixed Income
11 219 (15.71%) Multithreading
12 218 (15.64%) Equities
13 189 (13.56%) Risk Management
14 188 (13.49%) .NET
15 183 (13.13%) Electronic Trading
16 179 (12.84%) C++
17 159 (11.41%) Linux
18 155 (11.12%) Unix
19 152 (10.90%) SQL Server
20 148 (10.62%) Python
21 137 (9.83%) Oracle
22 135 (9.68%) Low Latency
23 133 (9.54%) OO
24 132 (9.47%) Asset Management
25 128 (9.18%) TDD
25 128 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
26 126 (9.04%) Back Office
27 119 (8.54%) Project Management
28 118 (8.46%) WPF
29 116 (8.32%) Stakeholder 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 68 (4.88%) Apache Spark
2 34 (2.44%) Apache
3 23 (1.65%) Confluence
4 18 (1.29%) IIS
5 16 (1.15%) WebSphere
6 14 (1.00%) Oracle Coherence
7 13 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
8 12 (0.86%) Apache Pig
9 8 (0.57%) JBoss
10 7 (0.50%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.50%) OpenStack
10 7 (0.50%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
14 2 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.14%) Drupal
14 2 (0.14%) SAS
14 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 64 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.43%) MS Office
3 12 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.43%) MS Project
6 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.072%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.072%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.072%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 43 (3.08%) RMDS
2 23 (1.65%) Summit
3 21 (1.51%) thinkFolio
4 11 (0.79%) Minerva
4 11 (0.79%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.43%) Endur
5 6 (0.43%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.29%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 4 (0.29%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.29%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.22%) Beauchamp
8 3 (0.22%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.22%) Orchestrade
8 3 (0.22%) Sophis RISQUE
8 3 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.14%) Front Arena
9 2 (0.14%) Global One
9 2 (0.14%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.14%) GitHub
5 1 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.072%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.072%) Boomi
5 1 (0.072%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.29%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.29%) LTE
2 4 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (0.29%) snoop
3 3 (0.22%) AMQP
3 3 (0.22%) DHCP
3 3 (0.22%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (0.22%) DMZ
3 3 (0.22%) DNS
3 3 (0.22%) Firewall
3 3 (0.22%) GGSN
3 3 (0.22%) GPRS
3 3 (0.22%) GSM
3 3 (0.22%) Multicast
3 3 (0.22%) SAN
3 3 (0.22%) SMTP
3 3 (0.22%) SNMP
3 3 (0.22%) UMTS
3 3 (0.22%) VoIP
4 1 (0.072%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 88 (6.31%) Big Data
3 71 (5.09%) Hadoop
4 47 (3.37%) MongoDB
5 42 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 38 (2.73%) KDB
6 38 (2.73%) Relational Database
7 36 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 27 (1.94%) Apache Hive
10 20 (1.43%) RDBMS
11 19 (1.36%) Oracle Database
12 18 (1.29%) QlikView
12 18 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (1.22%) Tick Data
14 16 (1.15%) HBase
15 13 (0.93%) Data Lake
15 13 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (0.86%) Qlik Sense
16 12 (0.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 62 (4.45%) JIRA
2 44 (3.16%) Subversion
3 42 (3.01%) JUnit
4 40 (2.87%) Maven
5 31 (2.22%) Git (software)
6 29 (2.08%) TeamCity
7 28 (2.01%) Jenkins
8 27 (1.94%) NUnit
9 13 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (0.86%) Gradle
10 12 (0.86%) Grunt
11 11 (0.79%) Eclipse
11 11 (0.79%) Selenium
12 10 (0.72%) NCrunch
12 10 (0.72%) ReSharper
12 10 (0.72%) Visual Studio
13 9 (0.65%) Mockito
14 8 (0.57%) Bower
14 8 (0.57%) Cucumber
14 8 (0.57%) FishEye
General
1 574 (41.18%) Finance
2 503 (36.08%) Banking
3 306 (21.95%) Investment Banking
4 126 (9.04%) Back Office
5 42 (3.01%) Financial Institution
6 30 (2.15%) Retail
7 21 (1.51%) Legal
8 11 (0.79%) Marketing
9 10 (0.72%) Advertising
9 10 (0.72%) French Language
10 8 (0.57%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.29%) Publishing
12 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.22%) Automotive
13 3 (0.22%) Billing
14 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.072%) German Language
Job Titles
1 668 (47.92%) Developer
2 374 (26.83%) Analyst
3 267 (19.15%) Business Analyst
4 228 (16.36%) Java Developer
5 197 (14.13%) C# Developer
6 129 (9.25%) Front Office Developer
7 116 (8.32%) Project Manager
8 103 (7.39%) Senior Developer
9 88 (6.31%) C++ Developer
10 63 (4.52%) MiFID Business Analyst
11 62 (4.45%) .NET Developer
12 59 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
13 58 (4.16%) Front Office Business Analyst
14 51 (3.66%) Support Analyst
15 50 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
16 48 (3.44%) C# .NET Developer
16 48 (3.44%) Risk Analyst
17 45 (3.23%) Electronic Trading Developer
18 44 (3.16%) Quantitative Developer
19 43 (3.08%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (13.49%) .NET
2 118 (8.46%) WPF
3 93 (6.67%) HTML
4 91 (6.53%) FIX Protocol
5 88 (6.31%) AngularJS
6 77 (5.52%) HTML5
7 55 (3.95%) Spring
8 53 (3.80%) Rendezvous
9 50 (3.59%) XML
10 46 (3.30%) WCF
11 45 (3.23%) ASP.NET
11 45 (3.23%) CSS
12 35 (2.51%) .NET Framework
13 33 (2.37%) Web Services
14 32 (2.30%) WinForms
15 31 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (2.15%) Middleware
17 29 (2.08%) jQuery
18 28 (2.01%) REST
19 26 (1.87%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 336 (24.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 294 (21.09%) Derivative
3 276 (19.80%) Fixed Income
4 218 (15.64%) Equities
5 128 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
6 78 (5.60%) Market Risk
7 77 (5.52%) Equity Derivative
8 76 (5.45%) Algorithms
9 54 (3.87%) Hedge funds
10 51 (3.66%) Data Structures
11 49 (3.52%) Computer Science
11 49 (3.52%) Mathematics
12 46 (3.30%) User Experience
13 33 (2.37%) Fintech
13 33 (2.37%) Virtual Team
13 33 (2.37%) Visualisation
14 32 (2.30%) Credit Derivative
14 32 (2.30%) Statistics
15 31 (2.22%) Credit Risk
16 24 (1.72%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 159 (11.41%) Linux
2 155 (11.12%) Unix
3 95 (6.81%) Windows
4 13 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.57%) Solaris
7 6 (0.43%) CentOS
8 4 (0.29%) Android
8 4 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.22%) AIX
9 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.072%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (15.71%) Multithreading
3 189 (13.56%) Risk Management
4 183 (13.13%) Electronic Trading
5 135 (9.68%) Low Latency
6 133 (9.54%) OO
7 132 (9.47%) Asset Management
8 128 (9.18%) TDD
9 119 (8.54%) Project Management
10 116 (8.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 112 (8.03%) Business Analysis
12 98 (7.03%) SDLC
13 95 (6.81%) Analytics
14 94 (6.74%) Scrum
15 92 (6.60%) Investment Management
16 91 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
17 79 (5.67%) Algorithmic Trading
18 64 (4.59%) Migration
19 52 (3.73%) User Acceptance Testing
20 46 (3.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 368 (26.40%) Java
2 326 (23.39%) SQL
3 324 (23.24%) C#
4 179 (12.84%) C++
5 148 (10.62%) Python
6 114 (8.18%) JavaScript
7 72 (5.16%) Scala
8 46 (3.30%) VBA
9 40 (2.87%) Perl
10 37 (2.65%) XAML
11 31 (2.22%) C
12 25 (1.79%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.43%) VB
14 19 (1.36%) PL/SQL
15 18 (1.29%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.15%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.15%) MATLAB
16 16 (1.15%) TypeScript
17 15 (1.08%) Haskell
18 10 (0.72%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 104 (7.46%) Degree
2 29 (2.08%) PhD
3 20 (1.43%) PMP
4 18 (1.29%) PMI Certification
5 12 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (0.36%) ISEB
7 4 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.14%) CFA
8 2 (0.14%) MOS
8 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.072%) CBAP
9 1 (0.072%) CCNA
9 1 (0.072%) CCNP
9 1 (0.072%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.072%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (7.82%) MiFID
2 66 (4.73%) QA
3 34 (2.44%) EMIR
4 30 (2.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (0.93%) SLA
6 9 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.50%) Basel III
8 3 (0.22%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.22%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.22%) SDET
9 2 (0.14%) FATCA
10 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (1.87%) Docker
2 18 (1.29%) HDFS
3 9 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.36%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.36%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.14%) SRDF
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.14%) XenApp
7 1 (0.072%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.072%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 27 (1.94%) Puppet
2 20 (1.43%) Ansible
3 17 (1.22%) ITRS Geneos
4 13 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.43%) Control-M
6 6 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.43%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (0.29%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.29%) Mesos
7 4 (0.29%) Terraform
8 3 (0.22%) Salt
9 2 (0.14%) Ambari
9 2 (0.14%) Nagios
9 2 (0.14%) Oozie
10 1 (0.072%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.072%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.072%) Kibana
10 1 (0.072%) logstash
10 1 (0.072%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 137 (9.83%) Oracle
2 81 (5.81%) Microsoft
3 76 (5.45%) TIBCO
4 58 (4.16%) Murex
5 53 (3.80%) Sybase
6 47 (3.37%) Reuters
7 40 (2.87%) Charles River
8 39 (2.80%) Bloomberg
8 39 (2.80%) ION Trading
9 35 (2.51%) Fidessa
10 24 (1.72%) DevExpress
11 18 (1.29%) Calypso
11 18 (1.29%) IBM
12 15 (1.08%) Huawei
12 15 (1.08%) Informatica
13 14 (1.00%) FXall
13 14 (1.00%) Solace
14 13 (0.93%) Atlassian
14 13 (0.93%) SimCorp
14 13 (0.93%) Tableau
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