The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 30 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 69 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing Front Office 704 867 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.25% 3.83% 4.53%
As % of the General category 7.41% 8.29% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 733 876
Median daily rate £613 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £702 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £80.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Front Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
9498 10456 10610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.81% 46.21% 45.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7072 7456 7578
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 129 142
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.43 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.32% +24.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £52.35 £41.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.06 £24.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -3.00%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in London

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front Office across the London region.

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in London

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in London

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the London region.

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in London

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
City of London +1 156 £600 +4.34% 54
Canary Wharf -6 8 £500 -4.76%
Docklands, London -4 1 £600 -5.88%
Chiswick - 1 £350 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 643 (39.59%) Banking
2 614 (37.81%) Finance
3 535 (32.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 491 (30.23%) C#
5 460 (28.33%) Java
6 451 (27.77%) Investment Banking
7 415 (25.55%) SQL
8 337 (20.75%) Derivative
9 299 (18.41%) Multithreading
10 296 (18.23%) Fixed Income
11 294 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
12 268 (16.50%) C++
13 243 (14.96%) .NET
13 243 (14.96%) Electronic Trading
14 233 (14.35%) SQL Server
15 230 (14.16%) Equities
16 219 (13.49%) Low Latency
17 211 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
18 205 (12.62%) Oracle
19 200 (12.32%) Risk Management
20 199 (12.25%) Unix
21 180 (11.08%) Linux
22 148 (9.11%) WPF
23 147 (9.05%) TDD
24 141 (8.68%) Degree
25 139 (8.56%) HTML
26 137 (8.44%) OO
27 131 (8.07%) Windows
28 122 (7.51%) FIX Protocol
29 120 (7.39%) Back Office

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 39 (2.40%) Oracle Coherence
2 19 (1.17%) WebSphere
3 13 (0.80%) Node.js
3 13 (0.80%) WebLogic
4 12 (0.74%) Apache
4 12 (0.74%) Confluence
5 10 (0.62%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.62%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.55%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.49%) JBoss
8 6 (0.37%) GemFire
8 6 (0.37%) IIS
8 6 (0.37%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.31%) Jetty
10 4 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.12%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.062%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.062%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.062%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 63 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.60%) MS Office
3 23 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
4 21 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.49%) MS Project
7 2 (0.12%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 34 (2.09%) RMDS
2 33 (2.03%) ION MarketView
3 18 (1.11%) Endur
4 15 (0.92%) thinkFolio
5 7 (0.43%) LatentZero
6 5 (0.31%) Summit
7 4 (0.25%) Front Arena
7 4 (0.25%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.25%) SunGard GMI
8 3 (0.18%) FINCAD Analytics
8 3 (0.18%) Global One
8 3 (0.18%) Minerva
8 3 (0.18%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.12%) Eikon
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.12%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.12%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.062%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.03%) TCP/IP
2 14 (0.86%) Firewall
3 9 (0.55%) Internet
4 8 (0.49%) VPN
5 6 (0.37%) DNS
6 5 (0.31%) DHCP
6 5 (0.31%) HTTP
7 4 (0.25%) Multicast
7 4 (0.25%) SSL
7 4 (0.25%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.18%) FTP
8 3 (0.18%) LAN
8 3 (0.18%) SAN
9 2 (0.12%) BGP
9 2 (0.12%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.12%) Wireless
10 1 (0.062%) Intranet
10 1 (0.062%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.062%) NGN
10 1 (0.062%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 66 (4.06%) Relational Database
3 47 (2.89%) KDB
4 37 (2.28%) NoSQL
5 34 (2.09%) RDBMS
5 34 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 26 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 26 (1.60%) Data Mart
8 23 (1.42%) MongoDB
9 18 (1.11%) Big Data
9 18 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (0.99%) Tick Data
11 15 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (0.86%) QlikView
13 12 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.68%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (2.09%) NUnit
2 28 (1.72%) Subversion
2 28 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 27 (1.66%) JIRA
3 27 (1.66%) Maven
4 25 (1.54%) TeamCity
5 19 (1.17%) Grunt
5 19 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 17 (1.05%) gulp
7 12 (0.74%) GDB
7 12 (0.74%) Jenkins
8 11 (0.68%) JUnit
9 8 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.43%) Ant
10 7 (0.43%) InstallShield
10 7 (0.43%) MSI
10 7 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.37%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.37%) MSBuild
General
1 643 (39.59%) Banking
2 614 (37.81%) Finance
3 451 (27.77%) Investment Banking
4 120 (7.39%) Back Office
5 27 (1.66%) Retail
6 22 (1.35%) Legal
7 20 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
9 7 (0.43%) International Banking
10 5 (0.31%) Billing
10 5 (0.31%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.31%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.25%) Electronics
11 4 (0.25%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.18%) Advertising
12 3 (0.18%) Marketing
13 2 (0.12%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.12%) Publishing
13 2 (0.12%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.062%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 855 (52.65%) Developer
2 400 (24.63%) Analyst
3 308 (18.97%) Java Developer
4 241 (14.84%) C# Developer
5 226 (13.92%) Business Analyst
6 225 (13.85%) Front Office Developer
7 145 (8.93%) Senior Developer
8 117 (7.20%) Project Manager
9 101 (6.22%) C++ Developer
10 84 (5.17%) Support Analyst
11 76 (4.68%) SQL Developer
12 74 (4.56%) Applications Support
13 66 (4.06%) WPF Developer
14 61 (3.76%) C# WPF Developer
15 59 (3.63%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 56 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
17 55 (3.39%) Murex Analyst
18 54 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
19 49 (3.02%) Front Office Business Analyst
20 44 (2.71%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (14.96%) .NET
2 148 (9.11%) WPF
3 139 (8.56%) HTML
4 122 (7.51%) FIX Protocol
5 110 (6.77%) AngularJS
6 100 (6.16%) Spring
7 92 (5.67%) HTML5
8 71 (4.37%) XML
9 51 (3.14%) ASP.NET
10 48 (2.96%) CSS
11 44 (2.71%) WCF
12 39 (2.40%) Middleware
13 38 (2.34%) WinForms
14 36 (2.22%) Rendezvous
15 35 (2.16%) Hibernate
16 32 (1.97%) JMS
16 32 (1.97%) Reactive Extensions
17 30 (1.85%) .NET Framework
17 30 (1.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
18 26 (1.60%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 535 (32.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 337 (20.75%) Derivative
3 296 (18.23%) Fixed Income
4 230 (14.16%) Equities
5 211 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
6 84 (5.17%) Computer Science
7 82 (5.05%) Hedge funds
8 71 (4.37%) Market Risk
9 60 (3.69%) Credit Derivative
10 58 (3.57%) Equity Derivative
11 57 (3.51%) Mathematics
12 47 (2.89%) User Experience
13 45 (2.77%) Algorithms
14 44 (2.71%) Credit Risk
15 35 (2.16%) Data Structures
16 29 (1.79%) Management Information System
17 27 (1.66%) Grid Computing
18 22 (1.35%) Reference Data
19 21 (1.29%) Statistics
20 19 (1.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 199 (12.25%) Unix
2 180 (11.08%) Linux
3 131 (8.07%) Windows
4 25 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 22 (1.35%) Windows 7
6 16 (0.99%) Solaris
7 7 (0.43%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.31%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.12%) Android
11 1 (0.062%) AIX
11 1 (0.062%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.062%) HPUX
11 1 (0.062%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.062%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.062%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (18.41%) Multithreading
2 294 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (14.96%) Electronic Trading
4 219 (13.49%) Low Latency
5 200 (12.32%) Risk Management
6 147 (9.05%) TDD
7 137 (8.44%) OO
8 120 (7.39%) Asset Management
9 117 (7.20%) Algorithmic Trading
10 114 (7.02%) Project Management
11 113 (6.96%) Analytics
12 98 (6.03%) Business Analysis
13 85 (5.23%) Investment Management
14 82 (5.05%) Market Making
15 81 (4.99%) Migration
16 78 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
17 66 (4.06%) SDLC
18 65 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
19 60 (3.69%) MVVM
20 58 (3.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 491 (30.23%) C#
2 460 (28.33%) Java
3 415 (25.55%) SQL
4 268 (16.50%) C++
5 113 (6.96%) Python
6 111 (6.83%) JavaScript
7 101 (6.22%) VBA
8 45 (2.77%) Perl
9 41 (2.52%) PowerShell
10 39 (2.40%) Shell Script
11 32 (1.97%) VB
12 31 (1.91%) T-SQL
13 29 (1.79%) XAML
14 28 (1.72%) Scala
15 22 (1.35%) PL/SQL
16 20 (1.23%) VC++
17 16 (0.99%) MATLAB
18 14 (0.86%) VB6
19 12 (0.74%) Bash Shell
20 10 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 141 (8.68%) Degree
2 39 (2.40%) PhD
3 15 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (0.68%) PMI Certification
4 11 (0.68%) PMP
5 4 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.12%) MCP
7 2 (0.12%) MCSE
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.062%) ACCA
8 1 (0.062%) CIMA
8 1 (0.062%) ISEB
8 1 (0.062%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.062%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.062%) MBA
8 1 (0.062%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.062%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.062%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.062%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.00%) QA
2 56 (3.45%) MiFID
3 20 (1.23%) Dodd-Frank
4 16 (0.99%) SLA
5 15 (0.92%) EMIR
6 10 (0.62%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.49%) AIFMD
7 8 (0.49%) UCITS
8 6 (0.37%) Basel II
8 6 (0.37%) COREP
9 3 (0.18%) Basel III
9 3 (0.18%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.18%) FINREP
10 2 (0.12%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.062%) FATCA
11 1 (0.062%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.062%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.062%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.31%) Docker
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.18%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.12%) HDFS
5 2 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.12%) vSphere
6 1 (0.062%) KVM
6 1 (0.062%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.062%) NFS
6 1 (0.062%) vCloud
6 1 (0.062%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.062%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.062%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (1.60%) ITRS Geneos
2 11 (0.68%) Control-M
3 7 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.43%) Nagios
4 5 (0.31%) SCCM
5 3 (0.18%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.18%) Dollar Universe
5 3 (0.18%) Grafana
5 3 (0.18%) Icinga
5 3 (0.18%) logstash
5 3 (0.18%) Puppet
5 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.12%) Graphite
6 2 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.12%) OpenView
6 2 (0.12%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 2 (0.12%) yum
7 1 (0.062%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.062%) Foglight
7 1 (0.062%) OVSD
Vendors
1 205 (12.62%) Oracle
2 106 (6.53%) Murex
3 100 (6.16%) Microsoft
4 83 (5.11%) Bloomberg
5 73 (4.50%) ION Trading
6 67 (4.13%) Sybase
7 53 (3.26%) Reuters
8 52 (3.20%) TIBCO
9 42 (2.59%) Fidessa
10 38 (2.34%) Charles River
11 34 (2.09%) Calypso
12 23 (1.42%) DataSynapse
13 17 (1.05%) VMware
14 16 (0.99%) DevExpress
14 16 (0.99%) OpenLink
15 14 (0.86%) Adobe
15 14 (0.86%) FactSet
15 14 (0.86%) Splunk
16 12 (0.74%) Citrix
16 12 (0.74%) SunGard
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £595.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
harringtonstarr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + Long term rolling contract
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Development and Infrastructure
Rate: £500 - 650 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Development and Infrastructure
Rate: £350 - 450 per day + bonus & benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £288.64 - £414.92 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day +
Posted: 17 days ago