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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 72 45 41
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -4
Contract jobs citing Front Office 744 977 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.45% 4.31% 4.53%
As % of the General category 8.03% 9.38% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 581 757 902
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £438 £440
% change year-on-year
-16.57% -0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
9260 10421 10623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.94% 45.97% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6671 7276 7850
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 115 116
Median hourly rate £21.03 £24.23 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.20% +12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £13.56 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £28.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +18.75%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -8 194 £600 - 47
Canary Wharf +4 17 £550 +4.76%
Docklands, London -3 8 £558 -1.76%
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 561 (41.96%) Finance
2 500 (37.40%) Banking
3 358 (26.78%) Java
4 343 (25.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 325 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
6 323 (24.16%) C#
7 317 (23.71%) SQL
8 305 (22.81%) Investment Banking
9 299 (22.36%) Derivative
10 281 (21.02%) Fixed Income
11 225 (16.83%) Equities
12 223 (16.68%) Multithreading
13 193 (14.44%) Risk Management
14 186 (13.91%) .NET
15 185 (13.84%) Electronic Trading
16 178 (13.31%) C++
17 159 (11.89%) Unix
18 156 (11.67%) Linux
19 148 (11.07%) SQL Server
20 144 (10.77%) Python
21 139 (10.40%) Low Latency
22 134 (10.02%) Oracle
23 133 (9.95%) Asset Management
24 128 (9.57%) OO
25 126 (9.42%) TDD
25 126 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
26 117 (8.75%) WPF
27 115 (8.60%) MiFID
28 114 (8.53%) JavaScript
28 114 (8.53%) Stakeholder 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 71 (5.31%) Apache Spark
2 36 (2.69%) Apache
3 24 (1.80%) Confluence
4 18 (1.35%) IIS
5 14 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
5 14 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
5 14 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 13 (0.97%) Apache Pig
7 8 (0.60%) JBoss
7 8 (0.60%) OpenStack
8 7 (0.52%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.37%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.15%) Drupal
11 2 (0.15%) SAS
11 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 60 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.82%) MS Office
3 10 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.52%) MS Project
7 4 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.075%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.075%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.075%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 42 (3.14%) RMDS
2 23 (1.72%) Summit
3 21 (1.57%) thinkFolio
4 11 (0.82%) Minerva
4 11 (0.82%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.45%) Endur
5 6 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 4 (0.30%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.30%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.22%) Beauchamp
8 3 (0.22%) LatentZero
8 3 (0.22%) Orchestrade
8 3 (0.22%) Sophis RISQUE
8 3 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.15%) Global One
9 2 (0.15%) Tesseract
10 1 (0.075%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.15%) GitHub
5 1 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.075%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.075%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.42%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.30%) snoop
3 3 (0.22%) AMQP
3 3 (0.22%) DHCP
3 3 (0.22%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (0.22%) DMZ
3 3 (0.22%) DNS
3 3 (0.22%) Firewall
3 3 (0.22%) GGSN
3 3 (0.22%) GPRS
3 3 (0.22%) GSM
3 3 (0.22%) LTE
3 3 (0.22%) Multicast
3 3 (0.22%) SAN
3 3 (0.22%) SMTP
3 3 (0.22%) SNMP
3 3 (0.22%) UMTS
3 3 (0.22%) VoIP
4 1 (0.075%) DSL
4 1 (0.075%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (11.07%) SQL Server
2 87 (6.51%) Big Data
3 73 (5.46%) Hadoop
4 45 (3.37%) NoSQL
5 44 (3.29%) MongoDB
6 36 (2.69%) Relational Database
7 34 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (2.54%) KDB
8 33 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 27 (2.02%) Apache Hive
10 18 (1.35%) Oracle Database
10 18 (1.35%) RDBMS
11 17 (1.27%) QlikView
11 17 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (1.27%) Tick Data
12 16 (1.20%) HBase
13 14 (1.05%) Data Lake
14 12 (0.90%) Qlik Sense
14 12 (0.90%) Redis
15 11 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 61 (4.56%) JIRA
2 43 (3.22%) Subversion
3 40 (2.99%) JUnit
4 35 (2.62%) Maven
5 30 (2.24%) TeamCity
6 29 (2.17%) Git (software)
7 26 (1.94%) NUnit
8 25 (1.87%) Jenkins
9 13 (0.97%) Grunt
10 12 (0.90%) Gradle
10 12 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (0.82%) Selenium
12 10 (0.75%) Eclipse
12 10 (0.75%) NCrunch
12 10 (0.75%) ReSharper
13 9 (0.67%) FishEye
13 9 (0.67%) Mockito
13 9 (0.67%) Visual Studio
14 8 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.60%) Cucumber
General
1 561 (41.96%) Finance
2 500 (37.40%) Banking
3 305 (22.81%) Investment Banking
4 90 (6.73%) Back Office
5 42 (3.14%) Financial Institution
6 24 (1.80%) Retail
7 20 (1.50%) Legal
8 10 (0.75%) Advertising
9 9 (0.67%) French Language
9 9 (0.67%) Marketing
10 5 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.30%) Publishing
11 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.30%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.22%) Automotive
12 3 (0.22%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.22%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.075%) Law
13 1 (0.075%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 664 (49.66%) Developer
2 362 (27.08%) Analyst
3 259 (19.37%) Business Analyst
4 230 (17.20%) Java Developer
5 196 (14.66%) C# Developer
6 129 (9.65%) Front Office Developer
7 110 (8.23%) Project Manager
8 105 (7.85%) Senior Developer
9 92 (6.88%) C++ Developer
10 65 (4.86%) MiFID Business Analyst
11 62 (4.64%) .NET Developer
12 60 (4.49%) Senior Java Developer
13 58 (4.34%) Front Office Business Analyst
14 53 (3.96%) Support Analyst
15 48 (3.59%) C# .NET Developer
15 48 (3.59%) Risk Analyst
16 45 (3.37%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 45 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
17 44 (3.29%) Python Developer
18 41 (3.07%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (13.91%) .NET
2 117 (8.75%) WPF
3 93 (6.96%) HTML
4 91 (6.81%) FIX Protocol
5 82 (6.13%) AngularJS
6 76 (5.68%) HTML5
7 51 (3.81%) Rendezvous
7 51 (3.81%) XML
8 50 (3.74%) Spring
9 47 (3.52%) CSS
10 45 (3.37%) ASP.NET
10 45 (3.37%) WCF
11 36 (2.69%) .NET Framework
12 32 (2.39%) WinForms
13 31 (2.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 31 (2.32%) Web Services
14 30 (2.24%) Middleware
14 30 (2.24%) REST
15 29 (2.17%) jQuery
16 26 (1.94%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 343 (25.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 299 (22.36%) Derivative
3 281 (21.02%) Fixed Income
4 225 (16.83%) Equities
5 126 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
6 79 (5.91%) Market Risk
7 77 (5.76%) Equity Derivative
8 72 (5.39%) Algorithms
9 51 (3.81%) Computer Science
9 51 (3.81%) Data Structures
10 50 (3.74%) Hedge funds
10 50 (3.74%) Mathematics
11 46 (3.44%) User Experience
12 33 (2.47%) Fintech
12 33 (2.47%) Virtual Team
13 31 (2.32%) Credit Derivative
13 31 (2.32%) Credit Risk
14 30 (2.24%) Visualisation
15 24 (1.80%) OTC Derivatives
16 22 (1.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 159 (11.89%) Unix
2 156 (11.67%) Linux
3 95 (7.11%) Windows
4 11 (0.82%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.60%) Solaris
7 7 (0.52%) CentOS
8 4 (0.30%) Android
8 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.22%) AIX
10 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.075%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.075%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (16.68%) Multithreading
3 193 (14.44%) Risk Management
4 185 (13.84%) Electronic Trading
5 139 (10.40%) Low Latency
6 133 (9.95%) Asset Management
7 128 (9.57%) OO
8 126 (9.42%) TDD
9 114 (8.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 112 (8.38%) Business Analysis
10 112 (8.38%) Project Management
11 98 (7.33%) SDLC
12 97 (7.26%) Analytics
13 94 (7.03%) Investment Management
14 93 (6.96%) Scrum
15 84 (6.28%) Continuous Integration
16 81 (6.06%) Algorithmic Trading
17 64 (4.79%) Migration
18 54 (4.04%) User Acceptance Testing
19 46 (3.44%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 358 (26.78%) Java
2 323 (24.16%) C#
3 317 (23.71%) SQL
4 178 (13.31%) C++
5 144 (10.77%) Python
6 114 (8.53%) JavaScript
7 74 (5.53%) Scala
8 43 (3.22%) VBA
9 42 (3.14%) Perl
10 37 (2.77%) XAML
11 29 (2.17%) C
12 20 (1.50%) T-SQL
12 20 (1.50%) VB
13 18 (1.35%) PL/SQL
13 18 (1.35%) Shell Script
14 17 (1.27%) Bash Shell
15 16 (1.20%) Haskell
15 16 (1.20%) MATLAB
15 16 (1.20%) TypeScript
16 12 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 103 (7.70%) Degree
2 29 (2.17%) PhD
3 20 (1.50%) PMP
4 18 (1.35%) PMI Certification
5 12 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (0.37%) ISEB
7 4 (0.30%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.15%) CFA
9 1 (0.075%) CBAP
9 1 (0.075%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (8.60%) MiFID
2 65 (4.86%) QA
3 34 (2.54%) EMIR
4 30 (2.24%) Dodd-Frank
5 12 (0.90%) SLA
6 7 (0.52%) Basel III
7 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.22%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.22%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.22%) SDET
9 2 (0.15%) FATCA
10 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (2.02%) Docker
2 18 (1.35%) HDFS
3 9 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.37%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.22%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.15%) SRDF
7 1 (0.075%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.075%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.075%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (1.94%) Puppet
2 19 (1.42%) Ansible
3 17 (1.27%) ITRS Geneos
4 12 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.52%) Oracle ZFS
6 6 (0.45%) Control-M
6 6 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.30%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.30%) Mesos
7 4 (0.30%) Terraform
8 2 (0.15%) Ambari
8 2 (0.15%) Oozie
9 1 (0.075%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.075%) Kibana
9 1 (0.075%) logstash
9 1 (0.075%) Nagios
9 1 (0.075%) Salt
9 1 (0.075%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 134 (10.02%) Oracle
2 74 (5.53%) Microsoft
3 73 (5.46%) TIBCO
4 60 (4.49%) Murex
5 57 (4.26%) Sybase
6 48 (3.59%) Reuters
7 42 (3.14%) Bloomberg
8 40 (2.99%) Charles River
9 38 (2.84%) ION Trading
10 35 (2.62%) Fidessa
11 24 (1.80%) DevExpress
12 17 (1.27%) Calypso
12 17 (1.27%) IBM
13 14 (1.05%) Atlassian
13 14 (1.05%) FXall
13 14 (1.05%) Informatica
13 14 (1.05%) Solace
14 13 (0.97%) SimCorp
15 12 (0.90%) Currenex
15 12 (0.90%) Tableau
London
Palm Mason
Rate: High
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £675 - £775 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec Associates Limited
Rate: £800 - £850 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Sidtech Info
Rate: Open Rate
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £900 - £1000 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £675.00 - £775.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Orgtel
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago