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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 96 44 45
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +1
Contract jobs citing Front Office 612 960 991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.64% 4.10% 4.16%
As % of the General category 6.19% 8.74% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 787 785
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +209.52%
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
9881 10981 10707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.67% 46.92% 44.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7109 7822 7432
Median daily rate £477 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 118 150
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.21 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.27 £70.00 £37.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.30 £23.38 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-4.59% +6.25%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 -24 140 £575 -4.16% 63
Canary Wharf +3 4 £590 +21.02%
Docklands, London -3 3 - -
Westminster - 1 £375 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 519 (39.35%) Banking
2 464 (35.18%) Finance
3 393 (29.80%) C#
4 374 (28.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 330 (25.02%) Java
5 330 (25.02%) Investment Banking
6 301 (22.82%) SQL
7 255 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
8 232 (17.59%) Fixed Income
9 231 (17.51%) Derivative
10 225 (17.06%) .NET
11 207 (15.69%) Multithreading
12 176 (13.34%) Electronic Trading
13 172 (13.04%) C++
14 171 (12.96%) Equities
15 161 (12.21%) Risk Management
16 160 (12.13%) Low Latency
17 159 (12.05%) SQL Server
18 153 (11.60%) Unix
19 149 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
20 143 (10.84%) Oracle
21 136 (10.31%) Linux
22 135 (10.24%) WPF
23 129 (9.78%) HTML
24 122 (9.25%) JavaScript
25 114 (8.64%) Project Management
26 112 (8.49%) OO
26 112 (8.49%) TDD
27 108 (8.19%) Asset Management
28 105 (7.96%) Python

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 34 (2.58%) Apache Spark
2 30 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 29 (2.20%) Apache
4 20 (1.52%) Confluence
5 15 (1.14%) WebLogic
6 11 (0.83%) IIS
7 10 (0.76%) JBoss
8 9 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
9 8 (0.61%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.45%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.23%) Jetty
13 2 (0.15%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.15%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.15%) GemFire
13 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.076%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.076%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (3.56%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.44%) MS Office
3 18 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) MS Project
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.15%) LaTeX
7 1 (0.076%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 32 (2.43%) RMDS
2 20 (1.52%) ION MarketView
3 17 (1.29%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.53%) Summit
5 4 (0.30%) Endur
5 4 (0.30%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.23%) Beauchamp
6 3 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 3 (0.23%) FINCAD Analytics
6 3 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.23%) Minerva
7 2 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
8 1 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.076%) Eikon
8 1 (0.076%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.076%) Kondor
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.076%) SunGard Martini
8 1 (0.076%) SunGard Stream Ubix
8 1 (0.076%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.15%) Apcera
3 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.076%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.076%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.52%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.61%) Firewall
3 4 (0.30%) Internet
3 4 (0.30%) VPN
4 3 (0.23%) FTP
4 3 (0.23%) SAN
4 3 (0.23%) SSL
5 2 (0.15%) BGP
5 2 (0.15%) HTTP
5 2 (0.15%) LAN
6 1 (0.076%) AMQP
6 1 (0.076%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.076%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.076%) Network Security
6 1 (0.076%) NGN
6 1 (0.076%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.11%) KDB
3 40 (3.03%) Hadoop
4 38 (2.88%) Big Data
5 33 (2.50%) NoSQL
6 28 (2.12%) MongoDB
6 28 (2.12%) Relational Database
7 20 (1.52%) Data Mart
8 16 (1.21%) Apache Hive
9 15 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (0.91%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (0.91%) Tick Data
13 11 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (0.83%) Data Mining
13 11 (0.83%) QlikView
14 10 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
14 10 (0.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (2.81%) JIRA
2 32 (2.43%) Subversion
3 30 (2.27%) Maven
4 24 (1.82%) NUnit
5 23 (1.74%) TeamCity
6 22 (1.67%) Jenkins
7 21 (1.59%) Visual Studio
8 20 (1.52%) Grunt
9 18 (1.36%) JUnit
10 17 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (0.91%) gulp
12 12 (0.91%) NuGet
12 12 (0.91%) Selenium
13 11 (0.83%) Git (software)
14 10 (0.76%) Ant
15 9 (0.68%) MSBuild
16 8 (0.61%) Bower
17 7 (0.53%) FishEye
18 6 (0.45%) Artifactory
General
1 519 (39.35%) Banking
2 464 (35.18%) Finance
3 330 (25.02%) Investment Banking
4 82 (6.22%) Back Office
5 32 (2.43%) Retail
6 25 (1.90%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.52%) Legal
8 7 (0.53%) French Language
8 7 (0.53%) Marketing
9 5 (0.38%) Advertising
9 5 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (0.38%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.23%) International Banking
10 3 (0.23%) Private Banking
10 3 (0.23%) Publishing
10 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.23%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.23%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.076%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.076%) German Language
Job Titles
1 643 (48.75%) Developer
2 316 (23.96%) Analyst
3 242 (18.35%) C# Developer
4 196 (14.86%) Java Developer
5 183 (13.87%) Business Analyst
6 132 (10.01%) Front Office Developer
7 130 (9.86%) Project Manager
8 123 (9.33%) Senior Developer
9 75 (5.69%) C++ Developer
10 60 (4.55%) .NET Developer
11 57 (4.32%) Risk Analyst
11 57 (4.32%) Support Analyst
12 53 (4.02%) WPF Developer
13 52 (3.94%) C# .NET Developer
14 49 (3.71%) Applications Support
14 49 (3.71%) C# WPF Developer
15 48 (3.64%) Banking Analyst
16 46 (3.49%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
17 44 (3.34%) Senior C# Developer
17 44 (3.34%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (17.06%) .NET
2 135 (10.24%) WPF
3 129 (9.78%) HTML
4 95 (7.20%) AngularJS
5 92 (6.97%) HTML5
6 90 (6.82%) FIX Protocol
7 72 (5.46%) Spring
8 63 (4.78%) XML
9 54 (4.09%) ASP.NET
10 44 (3.34%) CSS
11 41 (3.11%) Rendezvous
11 41 (3.11%) WCF
12 39 (2.96%) Hibernate
12 39 (2.96%) WinForms
13 30 (2.27%) REST
13 30 (2.27%) Web Services
14 29 (2.20%) .NET Framework
14 29 (2.20%) Middleware
15 27 (2.05%) jQuery
16 26 (1.97%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 374 (28.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 232 (17.59%) Fixed Income
3 231 (17.51%) Derivative
4 171 (12.96%) Equities
5 149 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
6 72 (5.46%) Hedge funds
7 65 (4.93%) Market Risk
8 60 (4.55%) Algorithms
8 60 (4.55%) Equity Derivative
9 44 (3.34%) Computer Science
10 43 (3.26%) User Experience
11 42 (3.18%) Credit Derivative
12 39 (2.96%) Data Structures
13 30 (2.27%) Mathematics
14 22 (1.67%) Management Information System
14 22 (1.67%) Reference Data
15 20 (1.52%) Credit Risk
16 16 (1.21%) Visualisation
17 13 (0.99%) Virtual Team
18 12 (0.91%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 153 (11.60%) Unix
2 136 (10.31%) Linux
3 72 (5.46%) Windows
4 12 (0.91%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (0.76%) Solaris
6 6 (0.45%) CentOS
7 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.15%) Android
10 1 (0.076%) AIX
10 1 (0.076%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.076%) HPUX
10 1 (0.076%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.076%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.076%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.076%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (15.69%) Multithreading
3 176 (13.34%) Electronic Trading
4 161 (12.21%) Risk Management
5 160 (12.13%) Low Latency
6 114 (8.64%) Project Management
7 112 (8.49%) OO
7 112 (8.49%) TDD
8 108 (8.19%) Asset Management
9 91 (6.90%) Algorithmic Trading
10 90 (6.82%) Analytics
11 84 (6.37%) Investment Management
12 82 (6.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 79 (5.99%) Business Analysis
14 65 (4.93%) Migration
15 60 (4.55%) Scrum
16 58 (4.40%) Market Making
17 57 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
18 54 (4.09%) MVVM
19 51 (3.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 393 (29.80%) C#
2 330 (25.02%) Java
3 301 (22.82%) SQL
4 172 (13.04%) C++
5 122 (9.25%) JavaScript
6 105 (7.96%) Python
7 63 (4.78%) VBA
8 35 (2.65%) Scala
9 32 (2.43%) Shell Script
10 30 (2.27%) Perl
11 29 (2.20%) VB
11 29 (2.20%) XAML
12 21 (1.59%) PowerShell
13 16 (1.21%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.91%) C
14 12 (0.91%) T-SQL
15 11 (0.83%) Haskell
16 7 (0.53%) MATLAB
16 7 (0.53%) PHP
17 6 (0.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 101 (7.66%) Degree
2 25 (1.90%) PhD
3 20 (1.52%) PMP
4 17 (1.29%) PMI Certification
5 8 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.30%) ISEB
6 4 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.15%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.076%) ACCA
8 1 (0.076%) CBAP
8 1 (0.076%) CIMA
8 1 (0.076%) MBA
8 1 (0.076%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.076%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.41%) MiFID
2 33 (2.50%) QA
3 18 (1.36%) SLA
4 12 (0.91%) EMIR
5 11 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.53%) Basel III
7 6 (0.45%) Basel II
7 6 (0.45%) COREP
8 5 (0.38%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.23%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.23%) FATCA
9 3 (0.23%) FINREP
10 1 (0.076%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.076%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.076%) SAS 70
10 1 (0.076%) SEPA
10 1 (0.076%) UCITS
System Software
1 20 (1.52%) Docker
2 6 (0.45%) HDFS
3 5 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.30%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.15%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.076%) NFS
7 1 (0.076%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.076%) vCloud
7 1 (0.076%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.076%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.076%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (1.67%) ITRS Geneos
2 18 (1.36%) Puppet
3 13 (0.99%) Ansible
4 10 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.61%) Nagios
6 6 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
7 5 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (0.30%) Icinga
8 4 (0.30%) logstash
9 3 (0.23%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.23%) Control-M
9 3 (0.23%) Dollar Universe
9 3 (0.23%) Grafana
10 2 (0.15%) Cobbler
10 2 (0.15%) Graphite
10 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.15%) yum
11 1 (0.076%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.076%) Mesos
Vendors
1 143 (10.84%) Oracle
2 83 (6.29%) Murex
3 77 (5.84%) Microsoft
4 69 (5.23%) Bloomberg
5 53 (4.02%) Charles River
6 51 (3.87%) ION Trading
7 50 (3.79%) TIBCO
8 45 (3.41%) Reuters
9 44 (3.34%) Sybase
10 30 (2.27%) Calypso
11 19 (1.44%) Fidessa
12 15 (1.14%) DevExpress
12 15 (1.14%) Splunk
13 13 (0.99%) Informatica
14 12 (0.91%) Atlassian
14 12 (0.91%) FactSet
14 12 (0.91%) IBM
15 11 (0.83%) HP
16 10 (0.76%) Adobe
17 9 (0.68%) FXall
London
Red10
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £751 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Rate: £55000 - £70000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Excellent Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Elevate Direct
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Finshore Partners
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £630 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday