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 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
England / London
Rank 57 46 40
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing Front Office 744 911 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.84% 4.32% 4.63%
As % of the General category 8.74% 9.52% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 741 831
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £746 £713 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £445
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.75 - -
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 London region.

General Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
8512 9571 9741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.93% 45.37% 45.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6043 6757 7000
Median daily rate £500 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% +4.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 106 99
Median hourly rate £29.38 £26.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% +43.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.40 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.00 £55.00 £39.25
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 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 20 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the London region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Front Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 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
City of London -10 165 £600 - 55
Canary Wharf +2 10 £525 -18.31%
Docklands, London -4 4 £550 -8.33%
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

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 London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 611 (42.11%) Finance
2 540 (37.22%) Banking
3 403 (27.77%) Java
4 369 (25.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 351 (24.19%) Derivative
6 347 (23.91%) Fixed Income
7 346 (23.85%) Investment Banking
8 345 (23.78%) SQL
9 344 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
10 335 (23.09%) C#
11 286 (19.71%) Equities
12 243 (16.75%) C++
13 242 (16.68%) Multithreading
14 219 (15.09%) Electronic Trading
15 192 (13.23%) Linux
16 184 (12.68%) Risk Management
16 184 (12.68%) MiFID
17 176 (12.13%) .NET
18 172 (11.85%) Unix
19 169 (11.65%) SQL Server
20 161 (11.10%) Oracle
20 161 (11.10%) Asset Management
21 156 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
22 149 (10.27%) Low Latency
23 146 (10.06%) Python
24 126 (8.68%) OO
24 126 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
25 122 (8.41%) Windows
25 122 (8.41%) Business Analysis
26 121 (8.34%) TDD

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 61 (4.20%) Apache Spark
2 35 (2.41%) Oracle Coherence
3 20 (1.38%) Apache
3 20 (1.38%) Apache Pig
4 19 (1.31%) IIS
5 18 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
6 11 (0.76%) Confluence
7 10 (0.69%) DataSynapse
8 7 (0.48%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.34%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.21%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.21%) JBoss
11 3 (0.21%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.14%) Drupal
12 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 64 (4.41%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (0.69%) MS Office
4 6 (0.41%) MS Project
4 6 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.41%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.069%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.069%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 43 (2.96%) RMDS
2 24 (1.65%) thinkFolio
3 19 (1.31%) Summit
4 10 (0.69%) Endur
4 10 (0.69%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.69%) Minerva
4 10 (0.69%) SimCorp Dimension
5 7 (0.48%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.28%) FINCAD Analytics
7 4 (0.28%) LatentZero
7 4 (0.28%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.28%) Sophis RISQUE
8 3 (0.21%) Orchestrade
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.14%) Global One
9 2 (0.14%) SunGard APT
9 2 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
9 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.14%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (0.28%) Route 53
4 2 (0.14%) GitHub
4 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.069%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.24%) TCP/IP
2 14 (0.96%) Firewall
3 6 (0.41%) SAN
4 5 (0.34%) DHCP
4 5 (0.34%) Diameter Protocol
4 5 (0.34%) DNS
4 5 (0.34%) GGSN
4 5 (0.34%) GPRS
4 5 (0.34%) GSM
4 5 (0.34%) LTE
4 5 (0.34%) SMTP
4 5 (0.34%) SNMP
4 5 (0.34%) snoop
4 5 (0.34%) UMTS
4 5 (0.34%) VoIP
5 3 (0.21%) DMZ
5 3 (0.21%) Multicast
5 3 (0.21%) NAS
6 2 (0.14%) AMQP
7 1 (0.069%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 94 (6.48%) Big Data
3 75 (5.17%) Hadoop
4 59 (4.07%) Relational Database
5 52 (3.58%) KDB
6 47 (3.24%) Tick Data
7 36 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
8 35 (2.41%) NoSQL
9 32 (2.21%) Oracle Database
10 31 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 30 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
11 30 (2.07%) MongoDB
11 30 (2.07%) RDBMS
12 24 (1.65%) QlikView
13 23 (1.59%) Apache Hive
14 22 (1.52%) HBase
15 21 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 18 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (1.17%) DB2
17 17 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (3.24%) Subversion
2 45 (3.10%) TeamCity
3 44 (3.03%) JIRA
4 40 (2.76%) Git (software)
5 37 (2.55%) NUnit
6 35 (2.41%) JUnit
7 23 (1.59%) Maven
8 17 (1.17%) Visual Studio
9 14 (0.96%) Mockito
10 13 (0.90%) Grunt
10 13 (0.90%) Jenkins
11 12 (0.83%) gulp
11 12 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (0.76%) Gradle
12 11 (0.76%) NCrunch
12 11 (0.76%) ReSharper
13 9 (0.62%) Eclipse
14 8 (0.55%) IntelliJ
14 8 (0.55%) webpack
15 7 (0.48%) Bitbucket
General
1 611 (42.11%) Finance
2 540 (37.22%) Banking
3 346 (23.85%) Investment Banking
4 107 (7.37%) Back Office
5 36 (2.48%) Financial Institution
6 14 (0.96%) Advertising
7 12 (0.83%) Legal
7 12 (0.83%) Marketing
7 12 (0.83%) Retail
8 8 (0.55%) French Language
9 6 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
9 6 (0.41%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.34%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.28%) Automotive
11 4 (0.28%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.21%) Law
12 3 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
12 3 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 766 (52.79%) Developer
2 400 (27.57%) Analyst
3 302 (20.81%) Business Analyst
4 262 (18.06%) Java Developer
5 198 (13.65%) C# Developer
6 182 (12.54%) Front Office Developer
7 129 (8.89%) C++ Developer
8 107 (7.37%) MiFID Business Analyst
9 102 (7.03%) Senior Developer
10 95 (6.55%) Project Manager
11 89 (6.13%) Front Office Business Analyst
12 73 (5.03%) Senior Java Developer
13 71 (4.89%) .NET Developer
13 71 (4.89%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 63 (4.34%) Quantitative Developer
15 61 (4.20%) C# .NET Developer
16 55 (3.79%) Support Analyst
17 51 (3.51%) Python Developer
18 49 (3.38%) Senior Analyst
18 49 (3.38%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (12.13%) .NET
2 113 (7.79%) HTML
3 109 (7.51%) WPF
4 95 (6.55%) HTML5
5 86 (5.93%) AngularJS
6 75 (5.17%) FIX Protocol
7 62 (4.27%) Spring
8 61 (4.20%) CSS
9 49 (3.38%) Rendezvous
10 44 (3.03%) Middleware
11 43 (2.96%) React
12 40 (2.76%) WCF
13 36 (2.48%) .NET Framework
14 35 (2.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 35 (2.41%) XML
15 32 (2.21%) STL
16 31 (2.14%) ASP.NET
17 28 (1.93%) Node.js
18 26 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
18 26 (1.79%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 369 (25.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 351 (24.19%) Derivative
3 347 (23.91%) Fixed Income
4 286 (19.71%) Equities
5 156 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
6 92 (6.34%) Equity Derivative
7 71 (4.89%) Computer Science
8 68 (4.69%) Algorithms
9 63 (4.34%) User Experience
10 62 (4.27%) Market Risk
11 43 (2.96%) Fintech
12 38 (2.62%) Data Structures
12 38 (2.62%) Management Information System
12 38 (2.62%) Virtual Team
13 31 (2.14%) OTC Derivatives
14 30 (2.07%) Credit Risk
15 28 (1.93%) Credit Derivative
16 27 (1.86%) Hedge funds
17 25 (1.72%) N-Tier
18 23 (1.59%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 192 (13.23%) Linux
2 172 (11.85%) Unix
3 122 (8.41%) Windows
4 21 (1.45%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.48%) Solaris
6 4 (0.28%) Android
7 3 (0.21%) AIX
7 3 (0.21%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.069%) CentOS
9 1 (0.069%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
2 242 (16.68%) Multithreading
3 219 (15.09%) Electronic Trading
4 184 (12.68%) Risk Management
5 161 (11.10%) Asset Management
6 149 (10.27%) Low Latency
7 126 (8.68%) OO
7 126 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 122 (8.41%) Business Analysis
9 121 (8.34%) TDD
10 116 (7.99%) Investment Management
11 113 (7.79%) SDLC
12 112 (7.72%) Project Management
13 110 (7.58%) Analytics
14 103 (7.10%) Scrum
15 93 (6.41%) Mathematics
16 76 (5.24%) Algorithmic Trading
17 70 (4.82%) Migration
18 64 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
19 52 (3.58%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 403 (27.77%) Java
2 345 (23.78%) SQL
3 335 (23.09%) C#
4 243 (16.75%) C++
5 146 (10.06%) Python
6 109 (7.51%) JavaScript
7 76 (5.24%) Scala
8 65 (4.48%) VBA
9 61 (4.20%) Perl
10 40 (2.76%) T-SQL
11 38 (2.62%) C
12 34 (2.34%) PowerShell
12 34 (2.34%) XAML
13 29 (2.00%) Bash Shell
14 25 (1.72%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.59%) MATLAB
15 23 (1.59%) TypeScript
16 21 (1.45%) PL/SQL
17 20 (1.38%) ES6
17 20 (1.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (6.62%) Degree
2 41 (2.83%) PhD
3 21 (1.45%) PMP
4 17 (1.17%) PMI Certification
5 12 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.21%) ISEB
7 2 (0.14%) CFA
7 2 (0.14%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.069%) IIBA
8 1 (0.069%) MBA
8 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.069%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (12.68%) MiFID
2 76 (5.24%) QA
3 41 (2.83%) EMIR
4 38 (2.62%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.55%) SLA
6 6 (0.41%) AIFMD
7 5 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.28%) SDET
9 3 (0.21%) Basel III
9 3 (0.21%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.14%) FATCA
10 2 (0.14%) SEPA
10 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.069%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.069%) GDPR
11 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (1.72%) HDFS
2 13 (0.90%) Docker
3 11 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.14%) SRDF
7 1 (0.069%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.069%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (1.03%) Control-M
2 14 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
3 12 (0.83%) Puppet
4 8 (0.55%) Ansible
5 7 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.21%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.21%) Mesos
7 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.21%) Terraform
8 2 (0.14%) Ambari
8 2 (0.14%) Oozie
9 1 (0.069%) Kibana
9 1 (0.069%) logstash
9 1 (0.069%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.069%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.069%) Salt
9 1 (0.069%) SCCM
9 1 (0.069%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 161 (11.10%) Oracle
2 80 (5.51%) Sybase
3 76 (5.24%) TIBCO
4 59 (4.07%) Reuters
5 55 (3.79%) Bloomberg
6 54 (3.72%) Microsoft
7 53 (3.65%) Murex
8 50 (3.45%) ION Trading
9 47 (3.24%) Charles River
10 41 (2.83%) Fidessa
11 21 (1.45%) DevExpress
12 15 (1.03%) Solace
13 13 (0.90%) Calypso
13 13 (0.90%) Google
14 12 (0.83%) SimCorp
15 11 (0.76%) Tableau
16 10 (0.69%) Citrix
16 10 (0.69%) IBM
17 9 (0.62%) Adobe
17 9 (0.62%) Hortonworks
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