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 26 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 96 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
-53 0
Contract jobs citing Front Office 617 977 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.69% 4.24% 4.34%
As % of the General category 6.39% 9.10% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 782 851
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
-13.68% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.00
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
9649 10740 10997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.07% 46.56% 44.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6916 7604 7779
Median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 132 148
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.13 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% +0.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £12.69 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.42 £44.25 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.20%

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 26 September 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 26 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
City of London -25 153 £600 - 35
Canary Wharf -4 7 £590 -3.67%
Docklands, London -1 6 £600 -1.63%
Bromley - 1 - -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 498 (39.87%) Banking
2 437 (34.99%) Finance
3 359 (28.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 330 (26.42%) Java
5 328 (26.26%) C#
6 319 (25.54%) Investment Banking
7 296 (23.70%) SQL
8 262 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
9 252 (20.18%) Fixed Income
10 219 (17.53%) Derivative
11 197 (15.77%) .NET
12 184 (14.73%) Multithreading
13 169 (13.53%) Electronic Trading
14 164 (13.13%) Equities
15 161 (12.89%) Unix
16 155 (12.41%) Linux
16 155 (12.41%) Risk Management
17 153 (12.25%) Oracle
18 148 (11.85%) SQL Server
19 147 (11.77%) C++
20 144 (11.53%) Low Latency
21 137 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
22 122 (9.77%) WPF
23 120 (9.61%) Python
24 118 (9.45%) OO
25 113 (9.05%) Project Management
26 112 (8.97%) TDD
27 107 (8.57%) JavaScript
28 106 (8.49%) HTML
29 103 (8.25%) Asset Management

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 46 (3.68%) Apache Spark
2 33 (2.64%) Apache
3 28 (2.24%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.28%) Confluence
5 14 (1.12%) IIS
5 14 (1.12%) WebLogic
6 11 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
7 9 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (0.64%) JBoss
9 6 (0.48%) OpenStack
9 6 (0.48%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.24%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.16%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.16%) GemFire
12 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.16%) SAS
13 1 (0.080%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 45 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (1.04%) MS Office
5 12 (0.96%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.48%) MS Project
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.080%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.080%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 44 (3.52%) RMDS
2 23 (1.84%) thinkFolio
3 12 (0.96%) Summit
4 9 (0.72%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.32%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 4 (0.32%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.24%) Beauchamp
6 3 (0.24%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.24%) SunGard GMI
7 2 (0.16%) Minerva
8 1 (0.080%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.080%) Eikon
8 1 (0.080%) Endur
8 1 (0.080%) Murex MxG2000
8 1 (0.080%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.080%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.080%) Sophis RISQUE
8 1 (0.080%) SunGard Martini
8 1 (0.080%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 1 (0.080%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.16%) Apcera
3 2 (0.16%) Office 365
3 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.080%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.84%) TCP/IP
2 5 (0.40%) Firewall
3 4 (0.32%) Internet
3 4 (0.32%) VPN
4 3 (0.24%) SSL
5 2 (0.16%) LAN
5 2 (0.16%) SAN
6 1 (0.080%) AMQP
6 1 (0.080%) DSL
6 1 (0.080%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.080%) FTP
6 1 (0.080%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.080%) Network Security
6 1 (0.080%) NGN
6 1 (0.080%) snoop
6 1 (0.080%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 55 (4.40%) Hadoop
3 53 (4.24%) Big Data
4 41 (3.28%) KDB
5 37 (2.96%) NoSQL
6 31 (2.48%) MongoDB
7 24 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (1.52%) Apache Hive
10 17 (1.36%) Relational Database
11 13 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (0.88%) Data Mining
12 11 (0.88%) QlikView
13 10 (0.80%) HBase
13 10 (0.80%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.72%) Data Mart
14 9 (0.72%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.72%) Tick Data
15 8 (0.64%) DB2
15 8 (0.64%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 38 (3.04%) JIRA
2 32 (2.56%) JUnit
3 30 (2.40%) Subversion
4 29 (2.32%) Maven
5 23 (1.84%) NUnit
6 19 (1.52%) TeamCity
7 18 (1.44%) Git (software)
7 18 (1.44%) Jenkins
8 16 (1.28%) Grunt
9 15 (1.20%) Visual Studio
10 14 (1.12%) Selenium
11 13 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.96%) NuGet
13 9 (0.72%) gulp
13 9 (0.72%) MSBuild
14 8 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (0.56%) Bower
15 7 (0.56%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.56%) FishEye
16 6 (0.48%) Ant
General
1 498 (39.87%) Banking
2 437 (34.99%) Finance
3 319 (25.54%) Investment Banking
4 74 (5.92%) Back Office
5 35 (2.80%) Financial Institution
6 32 (2.56%) Retail
7 22 (1.76%) Legal
8 9 (0.72%) French Language
9 8 (0.64%) Marketing
10 7 (0.56%) Advertising
11 4 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.24%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.24%) Publishing
12 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.24%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.24%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.080%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.080%) Law
13 1 (0.080%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 599 (47.96%) Developer
2 322 (25.78%) Analyst
3 215 (17.21%) C# Developer
4 208 (16.65%) Business Analyst
5 200 (16.01%) Java Developer
6 119 (9.53%) Project Manager
7 117 (9.37%) Front Office Developer
7 117 (9.37%) Senior Developer
8 64 (5.12%) C++ Developer
9 61 (4.88%) .NET Developer
10 55 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
11 54 (4.32%) Support Analyst
12 51 (4.08%) Risk Analyst
13 50 (4.00%) Front Office Business Analyst
14 46 (3.68%) Banking Analyst
14 46 (3.68%) Senior Java Developer
15 42 (3.36%) Senior Analyst
15 42 (3.36%) SQL Developer
15 42 (3.36%) WPF Developer
16 39 (3.12%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (15.77%) .NET
2 122 (9.77%) WPF
3 106 (8.49%) HTML
4 98 (7.85%) FIX Protocol
5 81 (6.49%) HTML5
6 77 (6.16%) AngularJS
7 66 (5.28%) Spring
8 54 (4.32%) XML
9 49 (3.92%) Rendezvous
10 43 (3.44%) ASP.NET
11 41 (3.28%) Hibernate
12 37 (2.96%) WCF
13 35 (2.80%) CSS
13 35 (2.80%) WinForms
14 29 (2.32%) Web Services
15 27 (2.16%) JMS
15 27 (2.16%) jQuery
15 27 (2.16%) REST
16 25 (2.00%) .NET Framework
16 25 (2.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 359 (28.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 252 (20.18%) Fixed Income
3 219 (17.53%) Derivative
4 164 (13.13%) Equities
5 137 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
6 66 (5.28%) Market Risk
7 64 (5.12%) Algorithms
7 64 (5.12%) Hedge funds
8 63 (5.04%) Equity Derivative
9 42 (3.36%) Data Structures
9 42 (3.36%) User Experience
10 39 (3.12%) Computer Science
11 31 (2.48%) Credit Derivative
12 29 (2.32%) Mathematics
13 22 (1.76%) Virtual Team
14 21 (1.68%) Visualisation
15 19 (1.52%) Reference Data
16 17 (1.36%) Credit Risk
17 16 (1.28%) Fintech
17 16 (1.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 161 (12.89%) Unix
2 155 (12.41%) Linux
3 77 (6.16%) Windows
4 12 (0.96%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.56%) Solaris
7 6 (0.48%) CentOS
8 4 (0.32%) Android
9 3 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.080%) AIX
11 1 (0.080%) HPUX
11 1 (0.080%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.080%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.080%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (20.98%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (14.73%) Multithreading
3 169 (13.53%) Electronic Trading
4 155 (12.41%) Risk Management
5 144 (11.53%) Low Latency
6 118 (9.45%) OO
7 113 (9.05%) Project Management
8 112 (8.97%) TDD
9 103 (8.25%) Asset Management
10 91 (7.29%) Business Analysis
11 89 (7.13%) Algorithmic Trading
12 88 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 83 (6.65%) Analytics
14 82 (6.57%) Investment Management
15 62 (4.96%) Scrum
16 57 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
17 55 (4.40%) Market Making
17 55 (4.40%) Migration
17 55 (4.40%) SDLC
18 44 (3.52%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 330 (26.42%) Java
2 328 (26.26%) C#
3 296 (23.70%) SQL
4 147 (11.77%) C++
5 120 (9.61%) Python
6 107 (8.57%) JavaScript
7 49 (3.92%) Scala
8 46 (3.68%) VBA
9 33 (2.64%) Shell Script
10 29 (2.32%) XAML
11 27 (2.16%) Perl
12 23 (1.84%) VB
13 19 (1.52%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.36%) C
15 15 (1.20%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.96%) Haskell
17 9 (0.72%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.48%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.48%) Clojure
19 5 (0.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 98 (7.85%) Degree
2 21 (1.68%) PMP
3 19 (1.52%) PhD
4 18 (1.44%) PMI Certification
5 10 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (0.48%) ISEB
7 4 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.080%) ACCA
10 1 (0.080%) CBAP
10 1 (0.080%) CFA
10 1 (0.080%) CIMA
10 1 (0.080%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (5.28%) MiFID
2 44 (3.52%) QA
3 16 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
3 16 (1.28%) EMIR
4 15 (1.20%) SLA
5 6 (0.48%) Basel III
6 5 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.32%) Basel II
7 4 (0.32%) COREP
8 3 (0.24%) FATCA
9 2 (0.16%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.16%) FINREP
9 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.16%) SDET
10 1 (0.080%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.080%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.080%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.080%) SEPA
System Software
1 23 (1.84%) Docker
2 13 (1.04%) HDFS
3 10 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.24%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.080%) NFS
6 1 (0.080%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.080%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.080%) vCloud
6 1 (0.080%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.080%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.080%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (2.00%) ITRS Geneos
2 21 (1.68%) Puppet
3 13 (1.04%) Ansible
4 10 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.64%) Nagios
6 6 (0.48%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.32%) Icinga
7 4 (0.32%) logstash
8 3 (0.24%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.24%) Control-M
8 3 (0.24%) Grafana
9 2 (0.16%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.16%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (0.16%) Graphite
9 2 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.16%) yum
10 1 (0.080%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.080%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.080%) Mesos
Vendors
1 153 (12.25%) Oracle
2 68 (5.44%) Microsoft
3 64 (5.12%) Murex
4 59 (4.72%) TIBCO
5 52 (4.16%) Bloomberg
5 52 (4.16%) Sybase
6 45 (3.60%) ION Trading
7 42 (3.36%) Reuters
8 37 (2.96%) Charles River
9 25 (2.00%) Calypso
10 20 (1.60%) Fidessa
11 17 (1.36%) FXall
12 16 (1.28%) DevExpress
13 15 (1.20%) Currenex
13 15 (1.20%) IBM
13 15 (1.20%) Splunk
14 14 (1.12%) Informatica
15 12 (0.96%) Atlassian
16 8 (0.64%) HP
16 8 (0.64%) Sophis
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