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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
UK / England
Rank 135 113 94
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -19
Contract jobs citing Front Office 766 972 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.83% 2.07% 2.16%
As % of the General category 4.91% 5.40% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 769 850
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £713 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £445
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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
15588 18015 18377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.26% 38.41% 38.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10287 11811 11876
Median daily rate £455 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 467 413
Median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.45 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £33.30 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.92% +48.00%

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 February 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
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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 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 -11 744 £600 - 156
South East -15 15 £500 +17.64% 1
East of England -1 4 £563 +15.38%
South West +9 1 - - 5
East Midlands - 1 £538 -
Front Office
UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 621 (41.43%) Finance
2 542 (36.16%) Banking
3 405 (27.02%) Java
4 369 (24.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 351 (23.42%) Derivative
6 348 (23.22%) SQL
7 347 (23.15%) Investment Banking
7 347 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
7 347 (23.15%) Fixed Income
8 335 (22.35%) C#
9 286 (19.08%) Equities
10 243 (16.21%) C++
11 242 (16.14%) Multithreading
12 219 (14.61%) Electronic Trading
13 194 (12.94%) Linux
14 184 (12.27%) Risk Management
14 184 (12.27%) MiFID
15 176 (11.74%) .NET
16 174 (11.61%) SQL Server
16 174 (11.61%) Unix
17 161 (10.74%) Oracle
17 161 (10.74%) Asset Management
18 158 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
19 150 (10.01%) Python
20 149 (9.94%) Low Latency
21 128 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
22 127 (8.47%) Back Office
22 127 (8.47%) OO
23 124 (8.27%) Windows
24 122 (8.14%) Business Analysis

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 62 (4.14%) Apache Spark
2 35 (2.33%) Oracle Coherence
3 21 (1.40%) Apache Pig
4 20 (1.33%) Apache
5 19 (1.27%) IIS
6 18 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
7 11 (0.73%) Confluence
8 10 (0.67%) DataSynapse
9 7 (0.47%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.40%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.20%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.20%) JBoss
12 3 (0.20%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.13%) Drupal
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 65 (4.34%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.80%) MS Office
3 11 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.40%) MS Project
5 6 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.067%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.067%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 43 (2.87%) RMDS
2 24 (1.60%) thinkFolio
3 19 (1.27%) Summit
4 10 (0.67%) Endur
4 10 (0.67%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.67%) Minerva
4 10 (0.67%) SimCorp Dimension
5 7 (0.47%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.27%) FINCAD Analytics
7 4 (0.27%) LatentZero
7 4 (0.27%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.27%) Sophis RISQUE
8 3 (0.20%) Orchestrade
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.13%) Global One
9 2 (0.13%) SunGard APT
9 2 (0.13%) SunGard GMI
9 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.13%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (0.27%) Boomi
4 4 (0.27%) Route 53
5 2 (0.13%) GitHub
5 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 14 (0.93%) Firewall
3 6 (0.40%) LTE
3 6 (0.40%) SAN
4 5 (0.33%) DHCP
4 5 (0.33%) Diameter Protocol
4 5 (0.33%) DNS
4 5 (0.33%) GGSN
4 5 (0.33%) GPRS
4 5 (0.33%) GSM
4 5 (0.33%) SMTP
4 5 (0.33%) SNMP
4 5 (0.33%) snoop
4 5 (0.33%) UMTS
4 5 (0.33%) VoIP
5 4 (0.27%) FTP
6 3 (0.20%) DMZ
6 3 (0.20%) Multicast
6 3 (0.20%) NAS
7 2 (0.13%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 97 (6.47%) Big Data
3 76 (5.07%) Hadoop
4 60 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 52 (3.47%) KDB
6 47 (3.14%) Tick Data
7 41 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
8 35 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 35 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (2.13%) Oracle Database
10 31 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 31 (2.07%) RDBMS
11 30 (2.00%) MongoDB
12 24 (1.60%) Apache Hive
12 24 (1.60%) QlikView
13 23 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 22 (1.47%) HBase
15 21 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (1.20%) DB2
17 17 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 48 (3.20%) Subversion
2 45 (3.00%) JIRA
2 45 (3.00%) TeamCity
3 41 (2.74%) Git (software)
4 37 (2.47%) NUnit
5 36 (2.40%) JUnit
6 24 (1.60%) Maven
7 17 (1.13%) Visual Studio
8 14 (0.93%) Jenkins
8 14 (0.93%) Mockito
9 13 (0.87%) Grunt
10 12 (0.80%) gulp
10 12 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (0.73%) Gradle
11 11 (0.73%) NCrunch
11 11 (0.73%) ReSharper
12 9 (0.60%) Eclipse
13 8 (0.53%) IntelliJ
13 8 (0.53%) webpack
14 7 (0.47%) Cucumber
General
1 621 (41.43%) Finance
2 542 (36.16%) Banking
3 347 (23.15%) Investment Banking
4 127 (8.47%) Back Office
5 36 (2.40%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.00%) Retail
7 14 (0.93%) Advertising
8 13 (0.87%) Marketing
9 12 (0.80%) Legal
10 8 (0.53%) French Language
11 7 (0.47%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
12 6 (0.40%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.27%) Automotive
14 4 (0.27%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.20%) Billing
15 3 (0.20%) Law
15 3 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 776 (51.77%) Developer
2 406 (27.08%) Analyst
3 305 (20.35%) Business Analyst
4 264 (17.61%) Java Developer
5 198 (13.21%) C# Developer
6 182 (12.14%) Front Office Developer
7 129 (8.61%) C++ Developer
8 107 (7.14%) MiFID Business Analyst
9 103 (6.87%) Senior Developer
10 97 (6.47%) Project Manager
11 89 (5.94%) Front Office Business Analyst
12 74 (4.94%) Senior Java Developer
13 71 (4.74%) .NET Developer
13 71 (4.74%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 63 (4.20%) Quantitative Developer
15 61 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
16 55 (3.67%) Support Analyst
17 53 (3.54%) Python Developer
18 52 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
19 50 (3.34%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (11.74%) .NET
2 113 (7.54%) HTML
3 109 (7.27%) WPF
4 95 (6.34%) HTML5
5 87 (5.80%) AngularJS
6 75 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
7 64 (4.27%) Spring
8 61 (4.07%) CSS
9 49 (3.27%) Rendezvous
10 44 (2.94%) Middleware
11 43 (2.87%) React
12 40 (2.67%) WCF
13 36 (2.40%) .NET Framework
14 35 (2.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 35 (2.33%) XML
15 32 (2.13%) STL
16 31 (2.07%) ASP.NET
17 28 (1.87%) Node.js
18 27 (1.80%) JMS
19 26 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 369 (24.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 351 (23.42%) Derivative
3 347 (23.15%) Fixed Income
4 286 (19.08%) Equities
5 158 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
6 92 (6.14%) Equity Derivative
7 71 (4.74%) Computer Science
8 68 (4.54%) Algorithms
9 63 (4.20%) User Experience
10 62 (4.14%) Market Risk
11 43 (2.87%) Fintech
12 38 (2.54%) Data Structures
12 38 (2.54%) Management Information System
12 38 (2.54%) Virtual Team
13 31 (2.07%) OTC Derivatives
14 30 (2.00%) Credit Risk
15 28 (1.87%) Credit Derivative
16 27 (1.80%) Hedge funds
17 25 (1.67%) N-Tier
18 23 (1.53%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 194 (12.94%) Linux
2 174 (11.61%) Unix
3 124 (8.27%) Windows
4 22 (1.47%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.47%) Solaris
6 5 (0.33%) Android
7 4 (0.27%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.20%) AIX
8 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.067%) CentOS
10 1 (0.067%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (16.14%) Multithreading
3 219 (14.61%) Electronic Trading
4 184 (12.27%) Risk Management
5 161 (10.74%) Asset Management
6 149 (9.94%) Low Latency
7 128 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 127 (8.47%) OO
9 122 (8.14%) Business Analysis
10 121 (8.07%) TDD
11 116 (7.74%) Investment Management
11 116 (7.74%) Project Management
12 115 (7.67%) Analytics
13 113 (7.54%) SDLC
14 103 (6.87%) Scrum
15 93 (6.20%) Mathematics
16 76 (5.07%) Algorithmic Trading
17 71 (4.74%) Migration
18 65 (4.34%) Continuous Integration
19 52 (3.47%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 405 (27.02%) Java
2 348 (23.22%) SQL
3 335 (22.35%) C#
4 243 (16.21%) C++
5 150 (10.01%) Python
6 110 (7.34%) JavaScript
7 77 (5.14%) Scala
8 66 (4.40%) VBA
9 62 (4.14%) Perl
10 45 (3.00%) T-SQL
11 38 (2.54%) C
12 34 (2.27%) PowerShell
12 34 (2.27%) XAML
13 29 (1.93%) Bash Shell
14 25 (1.67%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.53%) MATLAB
15 23 (1.53%) TypeScript
16 21 (1.40%) PL/SQL
17 20 (1.33%) ES6
17 20 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (6.40%) Degree
2 41 (2.74%) PhD
3 21 (1.40%) PMP
4 17 (1.13%) PMI Certification
5 12 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.20%) ISEB
7 2 (0.13%) CFA
7 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.067%) CCNA
8 1 (0.067%) CCNP
8 1 (0.067%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.067%) IIBA
8 1 (0.067%) MBA
8 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.067%) MOS
8 1 (0.067%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.067%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (12.27%) MiFID
2 76 (5.07%) QA
3 41 (2.74%) EMIR
4 38 (2.54%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.53%) SLA
6 6 (0.40%) AIFMD
7 5 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.27%) SDET
9 3 (0.20%) Basel III
9 3 (0.20%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.13%) FATCA
10 2 (0.13%) SEPA
10 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.067%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.067%) GDPR
11 1 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (1.67%) HDFS
2 13 (0.87%) Docker
3 11 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.40%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.20%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.13%) SRDF
6 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.067%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.067%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.067%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (1.00%) Control-M
2 14 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
3 13 (0.87%) Puppet
4 9 (0.60%) Ansible
5 7 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.20%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.20%) Mesos
8 3 (0.20%) Terraform
9 2 (0.13%) Ambari
9 2 (0.13%) Oozie
9 2 (0.13%) Salt
9 2 (0.13%) SCCM
10 1 (0.067%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.067%) Kibana
10 1 (0.067%) logstash
10 1 (0.067%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.067%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.067%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 161 (10.74%) Oracle
2 81 (5.40%) Sybase
3 76 (5.07%) TIBCO
4 59 (3.94%) Reuters
5 56 (3.74%) Microsoft
6 55 (3.67%) Bloomberg
7 53 (3.54%) Murex
8 50 (3.34%) ION Trading
9 47 (3.14%) Charles River
10 41 (2.74%) Fidessa
11 21 (1.40%) DevExpress
12 18 (1.20%) Huawei
13 15 (1.00%) Solace
14 14 (0.93%) Calypso
15 13 (0.87%) Google
16 12 (0.80%) SimCorp
17 11 (0.73%) Citrix
17 11 (0.73%) Tableau
18 10 (0.67%) IBM
19 9 (0.60%) Adobe
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