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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
UK / England
Rank 133 111 92
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -19
Contract jobs citing Front Office 770 950 1019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.86% 2.04% 2.19%
As % of the General category 5.03% 5.26% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 735 845
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £726 £700 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.65 - -

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
15307 18058 17930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.92% 38.83% 38.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10122 11692 11899
Median daily rate £451 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 468 429
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.99 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -13 744 £600 - 125
South East -1 20 £450 +9.09% 2
East of England +4 3 £625 +28.20% 2
South West +11 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £538 -
Front Office
UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 602 (41.75%) Finance
2 522 (36.20%) Banking
3 373 (25.87%) Java
4 346 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
5 344 (23.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 343 (23.79%) SQL
7 335 (23.23%) Derivative
8 331 (22.95%) Investment Banking
9 322 (22.33%) Fixed Income
10 313 (21.71%) C#
11 258 (17.89%) Equities
12 241 (16.71%) Multithreading
13 206 (14.29%) C++
14 190 (13.18%) Electronic Trading
15 185 (12.83%) Linux
16 182 (12.62%) .NET
17 181 (12.55%) Risk Management
18 176 (12.21%) SQL Server
19 164 (11.37%) Unix
20 163 (11.30%) Asset Management
21 154 (10.68%) MiFID
22 149 (10.33%) Oracle
23 142 (9.85%) Python
24 136 (9.43%) OO
25 134 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
26 132 (9.15%) Low Latency
27 130 (9.02%) Back Office
28 128 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
29 126 (8.74%) TDD
30 118 (8.18%) Analytics

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 66 (4.58%) Apache Spark
2 30 (2.08%) Apache
3 21 (1.46%) Oracle Coherence
4 19 (1.32%) Apache Pig
4 19 (1.32%) IIS
5 17 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
6 16 (1.11%) Confluence
7 12 (0.83%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.42%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.35%) JBoss
9 5 (0.35%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.21%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.14%) Drupal
12 2 (0.14%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.069%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 68 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.90%) MS Office
2 13 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.49%) MS Project
6 5 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.069%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.069%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.069%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 45 (3.12%) RMDS
2 21 (1.46%) thinkFolio
3 18 (1.25%) Summit
4 10 (0.69%) Minerva
4 10 (0.69%) SimCorp Dimension
5 9 (0.62%) Endur
6 7 (0.49%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.35%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.28%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.21%) Sophis RISQUE
9 3 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 2 (0.14%) FINCAD Analytics
10 2 (0.14%) Front Arena
10 2 (0.14%) Global One
10 2 (0.14%) LatentZero
10 2 (0.14%) Orchestrade
10 2 (0.14%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (0.28%) Route 53
6 3 (0.21%) Boomi
7 2 (0.14%) GitHub
7 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.14%) Office 365
8 1 (0.069%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.25%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.55%) Firewall
3 5 (0.35%) LTE
4 4 (0.28%) DHCP
4 4 (0.28%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (0.28%) DNS
4 4 (0.28%) GGSN
4 4 (0.28%) GPRS
4 4 (0.28%) GSM
4 4 (0.28%) SMTP
4 4 (0.28%) SNMP
4 4 (0.28%) snoop
4 4 (0.28%) UMTS
4 4 (0.28%) VoIP
5 3 (0.21%) AMQP
5 3 (0.21%) DMZ
5 3 (0.21%) FTP
5 3 (0.21%) Multicast
5 3 (0.21%) SAN
6 1 (0.069%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (12.21%) SQL Server
2 91 (6.31%) Big Data
3 71 (4.92%) Hadoop
4 50 (3.47%) Relational Database
5 47 (3.26%) NoSQL
6 43 (2.98%) KDB
7 40 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
8 37 (2.57%) Tick Data
9 36 (2.50%) MongoDB
10 33 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
11 31 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 30 (2.08%) Oracle Database
13 29 (2.01%) RDBMS
14 24 (1.66%) QlikView
15 23 (1.60%) Apache Hive
16 22 (1.53%) HBase
17 21 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
18 18 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 16 (1.11%) Data Lake
20 15 (1.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 55 (3.81%) JIRA
2 51 (3.54%) Subversion
3 40 (2.77%) JUnit
4 35 (2.43%) Git (software)
5 34 (2.36%) TeamCity
6 31 (2.15%) Maven
6 31 (2.15%) NUnit
7 19 (1.32%) Jenkins
8 17 (1.18%) Grunt
9 13 (0.90%) Visual Studio
10 10 (0.69%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.69%) gulp
10 10 (0.69%) Mockito
10 10 (0.69%) NCrunch
10 10 (0.69%) ReSharper
10 10 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.62%) Gradle
12 8 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (0.55%) Bower
13 7 (0.49%) FishEye
General
1 602 (41.75%) Finance
2 522 (36.20%) Banking
3 331 (22.95%) Investment Banking
4 130 (9.02%) Back Office
5 40 (2.77%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.18%) Retail
7 15 (1.04%) Legal
8 13 (0.90%) Advertising
9 9 (0.62%) French Language
9 9 (0.62%) Marketing
10 6 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (0.42%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.35%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.28%) Automotive
12 4 (0.28%) Publishing
13 3 (0.21%) Billing
13 3 (0.21%) Law
13 3 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 721 (50.00%) Developer
2 394 (27.32%) Analyst
3 287 (19.90%) Business Analyst
4 259 (17.96%) Java Developer
5 188 (13.04%) C# Developer
6 150 (10.40%) Front Office Developer
7 112 (7.77%) C++ Developer
8 110 (7.63%) Senior Developer
9 102 (7.07%) Project Manager
10 98 (6.80%) MiFID Business Analyst
11 72 (4.99%) Front Office Business Analyst
11 72 (4.99%) Senior Java Developer
12 67 (4.65%) .NET Developer
13 56 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
13 56 (3.88%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 55 (3.81%) Support Analyst
15 54 (3.74%) Quantitative Developer
16 51 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
16 51 (3.54%) SQL Developer
17 50 (3.47%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (12.62%) .NET
2 101 (7.00%) HTML
3 98 (6.80%) WPF
4 83 (5.76%) AngularJS
5 81 (5.62%) HTML5
6 76 (5.27%) FIX Protocol
7 59 (4.09%) CSS
8 55 (3.81%) Spring
9 48 (3.33%) Rendezvous
10 42 (2.91%) XML
11 41 (2.84%) WCF
12 39 (2.70%) .NET Framework
12 39 (2.70%) ASP.NET
13 33 (2.29%) Middleware
14 32 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
14 32 (2.22%) REST
15 31 (2.15%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 30 (2.08%) STL
17 29 (2.01%) React
18 27 (1.87%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 344 (23.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 335 (23.23%) Derivative
3 322 (22.33%) Fixed Income
4 258 (17.89%) Equities
5 134 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
6 89 (6.17%) Equity Derivative
7 74 (5.13%) Algorithms
8 72 (4.99%) Market Risk
9 58 (4.02%) Mathematics
10 56 (3.88%) Computer Science
11 50 (3.47%) Data Structures
12 49 (3.40%) User Experience
13 45 (3.12%) Hedge funds
14 39 (2.70%) Fintech
15 36 (2.50%) Virtual Team
16 33 (2.29%) Management Information System
17 32 (2.22%) Statistics
18 31 (2.15%) OTC Derivatives
19 30 (2.08%) Credit Risk
20 28 (1.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 185 (12.83%) Linux
2 164 (11.37%) Unix
3 116 (8.04%) Windows
4 20 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.55%) Solaris
6 6 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.35%) Android
7 5 (0.35%) CentOS
8 4 (0.28%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.21%) AIX
9 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
2 241 (16.71%) Multithreading
3 190 (13.18%) Electronic Trading
4 181 (12.55%) Risk Management
5 163 (11.30%) Asset Management
6 136 (9.43%) OO
7 132 (9.15%) Low Latency
8 128 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 126 (8.74%) TDD
10 118 (8.18%) Analytics
11 112 (7.77%) Business Analysis
12 108 (7.49%) Project Management
13 106 (7.35%) Investment Management
14 104 (7.21%) SDLC
15 101 (7.00%) Scrum
16 77 (5.34%) Algorithmic Trading
17 74 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
17 74 (5.13%) Migration
18 53 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
19 48 (3.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 373 (25.87%) Java
2 343 (23.79%) SQL
3 313 (21.71%) C#
4 206 (14.29%) C++
5 142 (9.85%) Python
6 105 (7.28%) JavaScript
7 81 (5.62%) Scala
8 54 (3.74%) VBA
9 52 (3.61%) Perl
10 39 (2.70%) T-SQL
11 35 (2.43%) C
12 32 (2.22%) PowerShell
13 31 (2.15%) Bash Shell
13 31 (2.15%) XAML
14 20 (1.39%) MATLAB
14 20 (1.39%) PL/SQL
15 19 (1.32%) TypeScript
16 18 (1.25%) Shell Script
17 15 (1.04%) Haskell
17 15 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (6.10%) Degree
2 43 (2.98%) PhD
3 19 (1.32%) PMP
4 16 (1.11%) PMI Certification
5 11 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.28%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.21%) ISEB
8 2 (0.14%) CFA
8 2 (0.14%) MOS
9 1 (0.069%) CCNA
9 1 (0.069%) CCNP
9 1 (0.069%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.069%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.069%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.069%) MBA
9 1 (0.069%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (10.68%) MiFID
2 72 (4.99%) QA
3 40 (2.77%) EMIR
4 37 (2.57%) Dodd-Frank
5 10 (0.69%) SLA
6 6 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.35%) AIFMD
8 4 (0.28%) Basel III
9 3 (0.21%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.21%) SDET
10 2 (0.14%) FATCA
11 1 (0.069%) GDPR
11 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.069%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (1.60%) Docker
2 20 (1.39%) HDFS
3 11 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.42%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.21%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.14%) SRDF
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.14%) XenApp
7 1 (0.069%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 21 (1.46%) Puppet
2 17 (1.18%) Ansible
3 14 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
4 12 (0.83%) Control-M
5 11 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
7 6 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.35%) Oracle ZFS
9 4 (0.28%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.28%) Mesos
9 4 (0.28%) Terraform
10 3 (0.21%) Salt
11 2 (0.14%) Ambari
11 2 (0.14%) Oozie
12 1 (0.069%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.069%) Kibana
12 1 (0.069%) logstash
12 1 (0.069%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 149 (10.33%) Oracle
2 76 (5.27%) TIBCO
3 75 (5.20%) Sybase
4 63 (4.37%) Microsoft
5 59 (4.09%) Reuters
6 58 (4.02%) Murex
7 53 (3.68%) Bloomberg
8 47 (3.26%) Charles River
9 41 (2.84%) ION Trading
10 39 (2.70%) Fidessa
11 19 (1.32%) DevExpress
12 17 (1.18%) Huawei
13 14 (0.97%) IBM
13 14 (0.97%) Solace
14 13 (0.90%) SimCorp
15 12 (0.83%) Calypso
15 12 (0.83%) Currenex
15 12 (0.83%) FXall
15 12 (0.83%) Google
15 12 (0.83%) Tableau
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