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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 191 115 97
Rank change year-on-year
-76 -18
Contract jobs citing Front Office 651 1014 1093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.31% 1.93% 2.06%
As % of the General category 3.69% 4.90% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 791 874
Median daily rate £600 £588 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £475 £438
% change year-on-year
-18.94% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.00
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
17650 20695 20665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 35.64% 39.31% 39.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11929 13402 12771
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 592 502
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £11.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +14.28%

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 September 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 30 September 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 -47 622 £600 +0.41% 133
South East +1 13 £500 +19.76% 2
North West +16 7 £200 -55.55%
East of England - 6 £243 - 1
East Midlands -11 3 £435 -8.42%
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UK

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 507 (37.64%) Banking
2 473 (35.12%) Finance
3 354 (26.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 345 (25.61%) Java
5 328 (24.35%) C#
6 323 (23.98%) Investment Banking
7 309 (22.94%) SQL
8 294 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
9 253 (18.78%) Fixed Income
10 224 (16.63%) Derivative
11 197 (14.63%) .NET
12 187 (13.88%) Multithreading
13 173 (12.84%) Electronic Trading
14 169 (12.55%) Equities
15 165 (12.25%) Linux
16 160 (11.88%) Unix
16 160 (11.88%) Oracle
16 160 (11.88%) Risk Management
17 159 (11.80%) C++
18 155 (11.51%) SQL Server
19 140 (10.39%) Low Latency
20 139 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
21 133 (9.87%) Python
22 130 (9.65%) Project Management
23 123 (9.13%) OO
24 118 (8.76%) Back Office
24 118 (8.76%) WPF
25 117 (8.69%) TDD
26 111 (8.24%) Asset Management
27 105 (7.80%) Degree

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 48 (3.56%) Apache Spark
2 32 (2.38%) Apache
3 28 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 17 (1.26%) Confluence
5 14 (1.04%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.97%) IIS
7 11 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
8 9 (0.67%) JBoss
8 9 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.45%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.45%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.37%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.22%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.15%) GemFire
13 2 (0.15%) SAS
14 1 (0.074%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.074%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 52 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.56%) MS Office
2 21 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.52%) MS Project
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.074%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.074%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.074%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (3.19%) RMDS
2 24 (1.78%) thinkFolio
3 12 (0.89%) Summit
4 8 (0.59%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.37%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 3 (0.22%) Beauchamp
7 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.22%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
8 2 (0.15%) Minerva
8 2 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.074%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.074%) Endur
9 1 (0.074%) Murex MxG2000
9 1 (0.074%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.074%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.074%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.074%) Sophis RISQUE
9 1 (0.074%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.15%) Apcera
3 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.074%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.074%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.074%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.48%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.45%) 3G
2 6 (0.45%) 4G
2 6 (0.45%) Diameter Protocol
2 6 (0.45%) INAP
2 6 (0.45%) LDAP
2 6 (0.45%) SIGTRAN
3 5 (0.37%) LTE
3 5 (0.37%) MGW
3 5 (0.37%) VPN
4 4 (0.30%) Firewall
4 4 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (0.22%) Internet
5 3 (0.22%) SSL
6 2 (0.15%) AMQP
7 1 (0.074%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.074%) Network Security
7 1 (0.074%) NGN
7 1 (0.074%) SAN
7 1 (0.074%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.31%) Hadoop
3 57 (4.23%) Big Data
4 47 (3.49%) KDB
5 43 (3.19%) MongoDB
6 38 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 28 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (1.48%) Apache Hive
10 18 (1.34%) Relational Database
11 17 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.82%) Data Mining
12 11 (0.82%) HBase
12 11 (0.82%) QlikView
12 11 (0.82%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.59%) DB2
13 8 (0.59%) MS Access
13 8 (0.59%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.59%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 45 (3.34%) JIRA
2 39 (2.90%) Maven
3 36 (2.67%) JUnit
4 34 (2.52%) Subversion
5 23 (1.71%) NUnit
6 21 (1.56%) Jenkins
7 20 (1.48%) Git (software)
8 18 (1.34%) TeamCity
9 15 (1.11%) Grunt
9 15 (1.11%) Visual Studio
10 14 (1.04%) Selenium
11 13 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.89%) NuGet
13 9 (0.67%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.67%) MSBuild
14 8 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.59%) FishEye
14 8 (0.59%) gulp
15 7 (0.52%) Bower
16 6 (0.45%) Cucumber
General
1 507 (37.64%) Banking
2 473 (35.12%) Finance
3 323 (23.98%) Investment Banking
4 118 (8.76%) Back Office
5 37 (2.75%) Retail
6 36 (2.67%) Financial Institution
7 25 (1.86%) Legal
8 12 (0.89%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.74%) Advertising
9 10 (0.74%) French Language
9 10 (0.74%) Marketing
10 4 (0.30%) Billing
10 4 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.22%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.22%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.15%) International Banking
12 2 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 617 (45.81%) Developer
2 338 (25.09%) Analyst
3 220 (16.33%) Business Analyst
4 210 (15.59%) C# Developer
5 202 (15.00%) Java Developer
6 129 (9.58%) Project Manager
7 120 (8.91%) Front Office Developer
8 118 (8.76%) Senior Developer
9 66 (4.90%) C++ Developer
10 62 (4.60%) .NET Developer
11 56 (4.16%) C# .NET Developer
12 53 (3.93%) Risk Analyst
12 53 (3.93%) Support Analyst
13 50 (3.71%) Front Office Business Analyst
13 50 (3.71%) Senior Java Developer
14 49 (3.64%) Banking Analyst
15 48 (3.56%) Senior Analyst
16 42 (3.12%) Quantitative Developer
17 40 (2.97%) SQL Developer
17 40 (2.97%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (14.63%) .NET
2 118 (8.76%) WPF
3 102 (7.57%) HTML
4 99 (7.35%) FIX Protocol
5 85 (6.31%) AngularJS
6 79 (5.86%) HTML5
7 66 (4.90%) Spring
8 54 (4.01%) XML
9 49 (3.64%) Rendezvous
10 44 (3.27%) ASP.NET
11 40 (2.97%) Hibernate
12 39 (2.90%) WCF
13 34 (2.52%) WinForms
14 33 (2.45%) CSS
15 28 (2.08%) J2EE
15 28 (2.08%) JMS
15 28 (2.08%) Web Services
16 27 (2.00%) jQuery
16 27 (2.00%) Middleware
17 26 (1.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 354 (26.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 253 (18.78%) Fixed Income
3 224 (16.63%) Derivative
4 169 (12.55%) Equities
5 139 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
6 76 (5.64%) Algorithms
7 74 (5.49%) Hedge funds
8 67 (4.97%) Market Risk
9 64 (4.75%) Equity Derivative
10 44 (3.27%) Data Structures
11 40 (2.97%) User Experience
12 38 (2.82%) Computer Science
13 32 (2.38%) Visualisation
14 31 (2.30%) Credit Derivative
15 29 (2.15%) Mathematics
15 29 (2.15%) Statistics
16 24 (1.78%) Virtual Team
17 21 (1.56%) Reference Data
18 20 (1.48%) Management Information System
19 19 (1.41%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 165 (12.25%) Linux
2 160 (11.88%) Unix
3 80 (5.94%) Windows
4 12 (0.89%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.52%) Solaris
7 6 (0.45%) CentOS
8 3 (0.22%) Android
8 3 (0.22%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.074%) AIX
10 1 (0.074%) HPUX
10 1 (0.074%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.074%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (21.83%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (13.88%) Multithreading
3 173 (12.84%) Electronic Trading
4 160 (11.88%) Risk Management
5 140 (10.39%) Low Latency
6 130 (9.65%) Project Management
7 123 (9.13%) OO
8 117 (8.69%) TDD
9 111 (8.24%) Asset Management
10 96 (7.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 95 (7.05%) Business Analysis
12 92 (6.83%) Investment Management
13 88 (6.53%) Algorithmic Trading
14 85 (6.31%) Analytics
15 72 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
16 62 (4.60%) Scrum
17 61 (4.53%) SDLC
18 55 (4.08%) Migration
19 53 (3.93%) Market Making
20 46 (3.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 345 (25.61%) Java
2 328 (24.35%) C#
3 309 (22.94%) SQL
4 159 (11.80%) C++
5 133 (9.87%) Python
6 101 (7.50%) JavaScript
7 51 (3.79%) Scala
8 50 (3.71%) VBA
9 30 (2.23%) Shell Script
10 29 (2.15%) Perl
10 29 (2.15%) XAML
11 25 (1.86%) C
12 23 (1.71%) VB
13 20 (1.48%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.41%) T-SQL
15 14 (1.04%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.89%) Haskell
17 7 (0.52%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.45%) Clojure
19 5 (0.37%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 105 (7.80%) Degree
2 23 (1.71%) PMP
3 20 (1.48%) PMI Certification
4 19 (1.41%) PhD
5 11 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (0.52%) ISEB
7 6 (0.45%) HNC
7 6 (0.45%) HND
8 5 (0.37%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.074%) ACCA
11 1 (0.074%) CBAP
11 1 (0.074%) CFA
11 1 (0.074%) CIMA
11 1 (0.074%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.074%) MOS
11 1 (0.074%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.074%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.90%) MiFID
2 52 (3.86%) QA
3 25 (1.86%) SLA
4 16 (1.19%) Dodd-Frank
4 16 (1.19%) EMIR
5 9 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.45%) Basel III
7 4 (0.30%) Basel II
7 4 (0.30%) COREP
8 3 (0.22%) FATCA
8 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.22%) SDET
9 2 (0.15%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.15%) FINREP
10 1 (0.074%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.074%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.074%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.074%) SEPA
System Software
1 23 (1.71%) Docker
2 14 (1.04%) HDFS
3 10 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.37%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.074%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.074%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.074%) vCloud
7 1 (0.074%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.074%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.074%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.074%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.074%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (1.86%) ITRS Geneos
2 24 (1.78%) Puppet
3 15 (1.11%) Ansible
4 12 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.52%) Nagios
6 6 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (0.30%) Control-M
7 4 (0.30%) Icinga
7 4 (0.30%) logstash
8 3 (0.22%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.15%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.15%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.15%) Salt
10 1 (0.074%) Grafana
10 1 (0.074%) Graphite
10 1 (0.074%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.074%) Mesos
10 1 (0.074%) Terraform
Vendors
1 160 (11.88%) Oracle
2 76 (5.64%) Microsoft
3 63 (4.68%) Murex
4 60 (4.45%) TIBCO
5 52 (3.86%) Bloomberg
6 51 (3.79%) Sybase
7 44 (3.27%) ION Trading
8 43 (3.19%) Reuters
9 40 (2.97%) Charles River
10 25 (1.86%) Calypso
11 21 (1.56%) Fidessa
12 16 (1.19%) DevExpress
12 16 (1.19%) FXall
13 15 (1.11%) Informatica
14 14 (1.04%) Currenex
14 14 (1.04%) IBM
15 13 (0.97%) Atlassian
16 12 (0.89%) Splunk
17 9 (0.67%) Sun
18 8 (0.59%) HP
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