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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 183 123 92
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -31
Contract jobs citing Front Office 696 935 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.41% 1.84% 2.24%
As % of the General category 3.89% 4.70% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 776 891
Median daily rate £600 £579 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.67% -3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £538 £375
% change year-on-year
-23.72% +43.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.50 - -
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
17870 19878 18896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 36.33% 39.02% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12114 13111 12118
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 491 532
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.81 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%

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 30 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the England region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Front Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 June 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 -32 632 £600 +3.44% 101
South East +34 49 £425 -29.16% 1
East of England - 7 £506 - 2
East Midlands +2 5 £500 +5.26% 1
North West -10 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £378 - 1
West Midlands -23 1 £360 -4.00% 1
Front Office
UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 628 (37.03%) Banking
2 602 (35.50%) Finance
3 509 (30.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 497 (29.30%) C#
5 451 (26.59%) Java
6 427 (25.18%) Investment Banking
7 401 (23.64%) SQL
8 313 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
9 307 (18.10%) Derivative
10 290 (17.10%) Fixed Income
11 264 (15.57%) Multithreading
12 262 (15.45%) .NET
13 256 (15.09%) C++
14 244 (14.39%) Electronic Trading
15 232 (13.68%) SQL Server
16 212 (12.50%) Equities
17 211 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
18 207 (12.21%) Oracle
19 198 (11.67%) Low Latency
20 189 (11.14%) Risk Management
21 186 (10.97%) Unix
22 173 (10.20%) Linux
23 161 (9.49%) Back Office
24 160 (9.43%) WPF
25 150 (8.84%) Project Management
26 143 (8.43%) HTML
27 141 (8.31%) OO
28 139 (8.20%) TDD
29 138 (8.14%) Degree
30 130 (7.67%) Asset 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 30 (1.77%) Oracle Coherence
2 23 (1.36%) WebSphere
3 18 (1.06%) Confluence
4 16 (0.94%) WebLogic
5 13 (0.77%) Apache
5 13 (0.77%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.65%) JBoss
6 11 (0.65%) SharePoint
7 10 (0.59%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.53%) IIS
9 7 (0.41%) GemFire
10 5 (0.29%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.24%) Jetty
11 4 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.059%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.059%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.059%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.059%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 65 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.42%) MS Office
2 24 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
3 20 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.29%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 37 (2.18%) RMDS
2 33 (1.95%) ION MarketView
3 17 (1.00%) thinkFolio
4 14 (0.83%) Endur
5 6 (0.35%) LatentZero
6 5 (0.29%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.29%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.24%) Minerva
7 4 (0.24%) Summit
8 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.18%) FINCAD Analytics
8 3 (0.18%) Global One
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.12%) Kondor
9 2 (0.12%) Misys Opics
10 1 (0.059%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 1 (0.059%) Sage CRM
10 1 (0.059%) SunGard GMI
10 1 (0.059%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.059%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.89%) TCP/IP
2 15 (0.88%) Firewall
3 10 (0.59%) Diameter Protocol
4 9 (0.53%) VPN
5 8 (0.47%) 3G
5 8 (0.47%) 4G
5 8 (0.47%) DNS
5 8 (0.47%) INAP
5 8 (0.47%) LDAP
5 8 (0.47%) SIGTRAN
6 7 (0.41%) LTE
6 7 (0.41%) MGW
7 6 (0.35%) FTP
8 5 (0.29%) DHCP
9 4 (0.24%) Intranet
9 4 (0.24%) Multicast
9 4 (0.24%) SSL
9 4 (0.24%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.18%) Internet
10 3 (0.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.66%) Relational Database
3 60 (3.54%) KDB
4 39 (2.30%) NoSQL
5 34 (2.00%) MongoDB
6 30 (1.77%) RDBMS
7 29 (1.71%) Big Data
8 28 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 28 (1.65%) Oracle Database
9 27 (1.59%) Data Mart
9 27 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (1.24%) Hadoop
11 19 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (0.94%) QlikView
13 15 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (0.88%) Tick Data
14 11 (0.65%) Apache Hive
14 11 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (2.42%) Maven
2 38 (2.24%) NUnit
3 32 (1.89%) Visual Studio
4 30 (1.77%) JIRA
5 26 (1.53%) Subversion
6 25 (1.47%) TeamCity
7 19 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (1.06%) Grunt
9 17 (1.00%) gulp
10 16 (0.94%) Jenkins
11 15 (0.88%) Git (software)
12 13 (0.77%) JUnit
13 12 (0.71%) Selenium
14 9 (0.53%) Ant
15 8 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (0.47%) GDB
16 7 (0.41%) MSBuild
17 6 (0.35%) Artifactory
17 6 (0.35%) Eclipse
17 6 (0.35%) SpecFlow
General
1 628 (37.03%) Banking
2 602 (35.50%) Finance
3 427 (25.18%) Investment Banking
4 161 (9.49%) Back Office
5 39 (2.30%) Retail
6 21 (1.24%) Financial Institution
6 21 (1.24%) Legal
7 17 (1.00%) Billing
8 11 (0.65%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.41%) International Banking
10 6 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
10 6 (0.35%) French Language
11 4 (0.24%) Advertising
11 4 (0.24%) Electronics
11 4 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.18%) Marketing
12 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.12%) German Language
13 2 (0.12%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 832 (49.06%) Developer
2 417 (24.59%) Analyst
3 273 (16.10%) Java Developer
4 267 (15.74%) C# Developer
5 236 (13.92%) Business Analyst
6 218 (12.85%) Front Office Developer
7 143 (8.43%) Senior Developer
8 131 (7.72%) Project Manager
9 94 (5.54%) C++ Developer
10 83 (4.89%) Support Analyst
11 75 (4.42%) Applications Support
12 73 (4.30%) SQL Developer
13 65 (3.83%) WPF Developer
14 59 (3.48%) C# WPF Developer
15 57 (3.36%) .NET Developer
16 56 (3.30%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 55 (3.24%) Senior Analyst
18 50 (2.95%) Murex Analyst
18 50 (2.95%) Risk Analyst
18 50 (2.95%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (15.45%) .NET
2 160 (9.43%) WPF
3 143 (8.43%) HTML
4 117 (6.90%) AngularJS
5 111 (6.54%) FIX Protocol
6 96 (5.66%) Spring
7 94 (5.54%) HTML5
8 73 (4.30%) XML
9 57 (3.36%) ASP.NET
10 48 (2.83%) WCF
11 47 (2.77%) CSS
12 46 (2.71%) Rendezvous
13 44 (2.59%) WinForms
14 40 (2.36%) Hibernate
15 37 (2.18%) Middleware
16 34 (2.00%) Reactive Extensions
17 33 (1.95%) .NET Framework
18 28 (1.65%) XSLT
19 27 (1.59%) JMS
19 27 (1.59%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 509 (30.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 307 (18.10%) Derivative
3 290 (17.10%) Fixed Income
4 212 (12.50%) Equities
5 211 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
6 81 (4.78%) Hedge funds
7 72 (4.25%) Computer Science
8 64 (3.77%) Market Risk
9 60 (3.54%) Equity Derivative
10 58 (3.42%) Algorithms
11 54 (3.18%) Credit Derivative
12 53 (3.13%) User Experience
13 48 (2.83%) Mathematics
14 42 (2.48%) Statistics
15 37 (2.18%) Credit Risk
16 32 (1.89%) Management Information System
17 30 (1.77%) Reference Data
18 29 (1.71%) Data Structures
19 24 (1.42%) Visualisation
20 20 (1.18%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 186 (10.97%) Unix
2 173 (10.20%) Linux
3 102 (6.01%) Windows
4 23 (1.36%) Windows Server
5 15 (0.88%) Solaris
5 15 (0.88%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.35%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.12%) Android
10 1 (0.059%) AIX
10 1 (0.059%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.059%) HPUX
10 1 (0.059%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.059%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.059%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.059%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (18.46%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (15.57%) Multithreading
3 244 (14.39%) Electronic Trading
4 198 (11.67%) Low Latency
5 189 (11.14%) Risk Management
6 150 (8.84%) Project Management
7 141 (8.31%) OO
8 139 (8.20%) TDD
9 130 (7.67%) Asset Management
10 107 (6.31%) Algorithmic Trading
11 106 (6.25%) Business Analysis
12 105 (6.19%) Analytics
13 94 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
14 93 (5.48%) Investment Management
15 80 (4.72%) Market Making
16 79 (4.66%) Migration
17 72 (4.25%) Validation
18 69 (4.07%) ITIL
18 69 (4.07%) SDLC
19 63 (3.71%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 497 (29.30%) C#
2 451 (26.59%) Java
3 401 (23.64%) SQL
4 256 (15.09%) C++
5 124 (7.31%) Python
6 119 (7.02%) JavaScript
7 94 (5.54%) VBA
8 44 (2.59%) Perl
9 40 (2.36%) Shell Script
10 39 (2.30%) VB
11 33 (1.95%) T-SQL
12 29 (1.71%) XAML
13 28 (1.65%) PowerShell
14 22 (1.30%) C
15 21 (1.24%) Scala
16 19 (1.12%) PL/SQL
17 14 (0.83%) VB6
18 13 (0.77%) VC++
19 11 (0.65%) Bash Shell
20 10 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 138 (8.14%) Degree
2 35 (2.06%) PhD
3 16 (0.94%) PMI Certification
4 15 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (0.88%) PMP
5 8 (0.47%) HNC
5 8 (0.47%) HND
6 5 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.18%) ISEB
8 2 (0.12%) MCP
8 2 (0.12%) MCSE
8 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.059%) ACCA
9 1 (0.059%) CIMA
9 1 (0.059%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.059%) MBA
9 1 (0.059%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.059%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.30%) QA
2 52 (3.07%) MiFID
3 42 (2.48%) SLA
4 19 (1.12%) Dodd-Frank
5 14 (0.83%) EMIR
6 9 (0.53%) COREP
7 8 (0.47%) AIFMD
7 8 (0.47%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.47%) UCITS
8 6 (0.35%) Basel II
8 6 (0.35%) FINREP
9 4 (0.24%) Basel III
10 3 (0.18%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.059%) FATCA
12 1 (0.059%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.059%) ISO20022
12 1 (0.059%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.059%) SEPA
System Software
1 17 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.41%) Docker
4 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.18%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.12%) HDFS
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.12%) vSphere
6 1 (0.059%) KVM
6 1 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.059%) NFS
6 1 (0.059%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.059%) vCloud
6 1 (0.059%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.059%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.059%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (1.83%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (0.47%) Control-M
2 8 (0.47%) Nagios
3 7 (0.41%) Puppet
4 5 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.29%) SCCM
5 4 (0.24%) Icinga
5 4 (0.24%) logstash
6 3 (0.18%) Ansible
6 3 (0.18%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.18%) Dollar Universe
6 3 (0.18%) Grafana
6 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.12%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.12%) Graphite
7 2 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.12%) OpenView
7 2 (0.12%) yum
8 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.059%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 207 (12.21%) Oracle
2 112 (6.60%) Microsoft
3 107 (6.31%) Murex
4 84 (4.95%) Bloomberg
5 75 (4.42%) ION Trading
6 63 (3.71%) Sybase
7 60 (3.54%) TIBCO
8 55 (3.24%) Reuters
9 47 (2.77%) Charles River
10 36 (2.12%) Calypso
10 36 (2.12%) Fidessa
11 19 (1.12%) DataSynapse
11 19 (1.12%) DevExpress
12 15 (0.88%) HP
12 15 (0.88%) Splunk
13 14 (0.83%) FactSet
14 13 (0.77%) Adobe
15 12 (0.71%) OpenLink
16 11 (0.65%) Huawei
16 11 (0.65%) VMware
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 56 minutes ago
London
Caspian One Ltd
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City
TRG
Rate: 500 Per Day Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Caspian One Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £950.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
iKas International
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Preferred Choice
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge
Mint
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago