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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 61 43 44
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing Front Office 798 933 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.50% 4.15% 4.30%
As % of the General category 7.96% 9.08% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 799 836
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 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £440 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £80.00 £90.00 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -28.00%
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
10019 10273 10684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.96% 45.67% 45.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7435 7260 7547
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £290
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 94 125 164
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £25.00 £26.74
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -6.48%

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 6 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 6 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 +7 181 £600 +4.34% 62
Canary Wharf -4 11 £500 -4.76%
Docklands, London -3 1 £600 -5.88% 1
Chiswick - 1 £350 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 699 (40.62%) Banking
2 686 (39.86%) Finance
3 547 (31.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 522 (30.33%) C#
5 485 (28.18%) Investment Banking
6 483 (28.07%) Java
7 439 (25.51%) SQL
8 367 (21.32%) Derivative
9 328 (19.06%) Multithreading
10 311 (18.07%) Fixed Income
11 306 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
12 281 (16.33%) C++
13 263 (15.28%) Equities
14 252 (14.64%) .NET
15 248 (14.41%) Electronic Trading
16 243 (14.12%) Low Latency
17 242 (14.06%) SQL Server
18 215 (12.49%) Analytical Skills
19 214 (12.43%) Risk Management
20 203 (11.80%) Unix
21 202 (11.74%) Oracle
22 184 (10.69%) Linux
23 163 (9.47%) Degree
24 161 (9.36%) WPF
25 153 (8.89%) TDD
26 148 (8.60%) HTML
27 134 (7.79%) OO
27 134 (7.79%) Windows
28 127 (7.38%) Python
28 127 (7.38%) FIX Protocol

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 (2.67%) Oracle Coherence
2 17 (0.99%) Node.js
3 14 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 11 (0.64%) Apache
4 11 (0.64%) Confluence
4 11 (0.64%) MS Exchange
5 10 (0.58%) WebSphere
6 8 (0.46%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.46%) GemFire
6 8 (0.46%) JBoss
7 7 (0.41%) IIS
8 6 (0.35%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.29%) Jetty
9 5 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.29%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.17%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 69 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.74%) MS Office
3 25 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
4 23 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.64%) MS Project
7 4 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 33 (1.92%) ION MarketView
2 31 (1.80%) RMDS
3 20 (1.16%) Endur
4 16 (0.93%) thinkFolio
5 10 (0.58%) Summit
6 9 (0.52%) LatentZero
7 7 (0.41%) Front Arena
8 6 (0.35%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.29%) Global One
9 5 (0.29%) Markit EDM
10 4 (0.23%) Kondor
10 4 (0.23%) Minerva
10 4 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
10 4 (0.23%) SunGard GMI
11 3 (0.17%) Eikon
11 3 (0.17%) FINCAD Analytics
11 3 (0.17%) Temenos T24
12 2 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
12 2 (0.12%) Loan IQ
12 2 (0.12%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.12%) Office 365
4 1 (0.058%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 14 (0.81%) Firewall
3 10 (0.58%) Internet
3 10 (0.58%) Multicast
4 7 (0.41%) DNS
4 7 (0.41%) HTTP
4 7 (0.41%) VPN
5 6 (0.35%) DHCP
6 4 (0.23%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.17%) FTP
7 3 (0.17%) SAN
7 3 (0.17%) Wireless
8 2 (0.12%) BGP
8 2 (0.12%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.12%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.12%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.12%) LAN
8 2 (0.12%) Unicast
9 1 (0.058%) SSL
9 1 (0.058%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 73 (4.24%) Relational Database
3 43 (2.50%) KDB
4 40 (2.32%) NoSQL
5 38 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (1.92%) RDBMS
7 32 (1.86%) Oracle Database
8 27 (1.57%) MongoDB
9 26 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
9 26 (1.51%) Data Mart
9 26 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (1.22%) Big Data
11 20 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 18 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (0.81%) QlikView
14 14 (0.81%) Tick Data
15 13 (0.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 12 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
17 10 (0.58%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 33 (1.92%) Maven
2 31 (1.80%) NUnit
3 30 (1.74%) Subversion
4 29 (1.69%) Visual Studio
5 28 (1.63%) JIRA
6 26 (1.51%) TeamCity
7 22 (1.28%) Git (software)
8 18 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (0.87%) Grunt
10 14 (0.81%) Jenkins
11 13 (0.76%) gulp
12 12 (0.70%) GDB
13 10 (0.58%) Eclipse
14 9 (0.52%) Ant
14 9 (0.52%) JUnit
15 8 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 7 (0.41%) Hudson
16 7 (0.41%) InstallShield
16 7 (0.41%) MSI
16 7 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 699 (40.62%) Banking
2 686 (39.86%) Finance
3 485 (28.18%) Investment Banking
4 122 (7.09%) Back Office
5 27 (1.57%) Retail
6 25 (1.45%) Legal
7 21 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 13 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
9 7 (0.41%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.35%) International Banking
10 6 (0.35%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.29%) Billing
12 4 (0.23%) Electronics
12 4 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
13 3 (0.17%) Advertising
14 2 (0.12%) Games
14 2 (0.12%) Marketing
14 2 (0.12%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.12%) Publishing
14 2 (0.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 908 (52.76%) Developer
2 433 (25.16%) Analyst
3 322 (18.71%) Java Developer
4 261 (15.17%) Business Analyst
5 259 (15.05%) C# Developer
6 233 (13.54%) Front Office Developer
7 147 (8.54%) Senior Developer
8 124 (7.21%) Project Manager
9 101 (5.87%) C++ Developer
10 86 (5.00%) Support Analyst
11 80 (4.65%) Applications Support
12 72 (4.18%) SQL Developer
13 70 (4.07%) WPF Developer
14 65 (3.78%) C# WPF Developer
15 63 (3.66%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 60 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
17 58 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
18 57 (3.31%) Murex Analyst
19 50 (2.91%) Banking Analyst
20 49 (2.85%) Front Office Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (14.64%) .NET
2 161 (9.36%) WPF
3 148 (8.60%) HTML
4 127 (7.38%) FIX Protocol
5 115 (6.68%) AngularJS
6 98 (5.69%) HTML5
7 95 (5.52%) Spring
8 80 (4.65%) XML
9 55 (3.20%) ASP.NET
10 53 (3.08%) WCF
11 49 (2.85%) CSS
12 41 (2.38%) WinForms
13 39 (2.27%) JMS
14 38 (2.21%) Middleware
15 34 (1.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 33 (1.92%) Reactive Extensions
16 33 (1.92%) Rendezvous
17 31 (1.80%) .NET Framework
18 30 (1.74%) STL
19 29 (1.69%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 547 (31.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 367 (21.32%) Derivative
3 311 (18.07%) Fixed Income
4 263 (15.28%) Equities
5 215 (12.49%) Analytical Skills
6 100 (5.81%) Computer Science
7 88 (5.11%) Hedge funds
8 85 (4.94%) Market Risk
9 64 (3.72%) Equity Derivative
10 63 (3.66%) Mathematics
11 62 (3.60%) Credit Derivative
12 51 (2.96%) Credit Risk
13 49 (2.85%) User Experience
14 44 (2.56%) Data Structures
15 40 (2.32%) Algorithms
16 32 (1.86%) Grid Computing
17 31 (1.80%) Management Information System
18 25 (1.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 24 (1.39%) Statistics
20 23 (1.34%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 203 (11.80%) Unix
2 184 (10.69%) Linux
3 134 (7.79%) Windows
4 26 (1.51%) Windows 7
5 25 (1.45%) Windows Server
6 15 (0.87%) Solaris
7 10 (0.58%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.29%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.17%) Android
11 3 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.12%) SUSE
12 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.058%) AIX
13 1 (0.058%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.058%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (19.06%) Multithreading
2 306 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
3 248 (14.41%) Electronic Trading
4 243 (14.12%) Low Latency
5 214 (12.43%) Risk Management
6 153 (8.89%) TDD
7 134 (7.79%) OO
8 127 (7.38%) Algorithmic Trading
9 125 (7.26%) Asset Management
10 120 (6.97%) Analytics
11 110 (6.39%) Business Analysis
12 108 (6.28%) Project Management
13 90 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 89 (5.17%) Market Making
15 84 (4.88%) Migration
16 80 (4.65%) Investment Management
17 76 (4.42%) SDLC
18 71 (4.13%) User Acceptance Testing
19 61 (3.54%) MVVM
20 56 (3.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 522 (30.33%) C#
2 483 (28.07%) Java
3 439 (25.51%) SQL
4 281 (16.33%) C++
5 127 (7.38%) Python
6 124 (7.21%) JavaScript
7 107 (6.22%) VBA
8 56 (3.25%) Perl
9 42 (2.44%) PowerShell
10 36 (2.09%) Shell Script
11 34 (1.98%) VB
12 33 (1.92%) XAML
13 32 (1.86%) Scala
14 31 (1.80%) T-SQL
15 25 (1.45%) Bash Shell
16 23 (1.34%) PL/SQL
16 23 (1.34%) VC++
17 19 (1.10%) MATLAB
18 14 (0.81%) VB6
19 11 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 163 (9.47%) Degree
2 42 (2.44%) PhD
3 15 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (0.58%) PMI Certification
5 8 (0.46%) PMP
6 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.12%) ISEB
7 2 (0.12%) MCP
7 2 (0.12%) MCSE
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.058%) ACCA
8 1 (0.058%) CIMA
8 1 (0.058%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.058%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.058%) MBA
8 1 (0.058%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.058%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.058%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.058%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.18%) QA
2 68 (3.95%) MiFID
3 30 (1.74%) Dodd-Frank
4 27 (1.57%) EMIR
5 17 (0.99%) SLA
6 8 (0.46%) AIFMD
6 8 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.46%) UCITS
7 5 (0.29%) Basel II
7 5 (0.29%) COREP
8 4 (0.23%) Basel III
9 3 (0.17%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.12%) FINREP
10 2 (0.12%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.058%) FATCA
11 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.058%) SDET
11 1 (0.058%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.17%) NFS
3 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.17%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.12%) HDFS
4 2 (0.12%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.12%) vSphere
5 1 (0.058%) Docker
5 1 (0.058%) KVM
5 1 (0.058%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.058%) vCloud
5 1 (0.058%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (1.10%) ITRS Geneos
2 13 (0.76%) Control-M
3 10 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.29%) SCCM
5 3 (0.17%) Dollar Universe
5 3 (0.17%) Nagios
5 3 (0.17%) Puppet
5 3 (0.17%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.12%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.12%) Grafana
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 (0.058%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.058%) Foglight
7 1 (0.058%) Graphite
7 1 (0.058%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.058%) OVSD
Vendors
1 202 (11.74%) Oracle
2 117 (6.80%) Murex
3 105 (6.10%) Microsoft
4 80 (4.65%) Bloomberg
5 70 (4.07%) ION Trading
6 69 (4.01%) Sybase
7 59 (3.43%) TIBCO
8 55 (3.20%) Reuters
9 47 (2.73%) Fidessa
10 42 (2.44%) Charles River
11 41 (2.38%) Calypso
12 25 (1.45%) DataSynapse
13 19 (1.10%) DevExpress
13 19 (1.10%) VMware
14 17 (0.99%) Adobe
14 17 (0.99%) OpenLink
15 15 (0.87%) FactSet
15 15 (0.87%) SunGard
16 14 (0.81%) Citrix
17 12 (0.70%) HP
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £425 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
Searchability
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Searchability
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Searchability
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Quant Capital
Rate: £450 - £500+ per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
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City of London
iKas International
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City of London
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Rate: £500 - £700 per day
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London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
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London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
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London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
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London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £600.00 - £630.00 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
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