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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 46 41 37
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Front Office 917 983 1033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.33% 4.64% 4.69%
As % of the General category 9.52% 10.17% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 816 855
Average daily rate £600 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £685 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £445 £413
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average 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
9634 9668 10479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.49% 45.59% 47.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6776 6971 7346
Average daily rate £500 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 103 181
Average hourly rate £26.59 £20.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.90% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.66 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+31.98% +10.86%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Front Office across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office within the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +10 240 £600 +3.44% 72
Canary Wharf +6 11 £619 +15.11%
Docklands, London +7 7 £600 -4.19% 1
Romford - 1 £350 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Front Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Front Office.

1 852 (45.22%) Banking
2 823 (43.68%) Finance
3 597 (31.69%) Investment Banking
4 540 (28.66%) SQL
5 533 (28.29%) C#
6 528 (28.03%) Java
7 524 (27.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 457 (24.26%) Derivative
9 402 (21.34%) Agile Software Development
10 325 (17.25%) Multithreading
11 284 (15.07%) C++
12 281 (14.92%) Fixed Income
13 280 (14.86%) Equities
14 262 (13.91%) .NET
15 254 (13.48%) SQL Server
16 251 (13.32%) Risk Management
17 226 (12.00%) Unix
17 226 (12.00%) Low Latency
18 225 (11.94%) Electronic Trading
19 220 (11.68%) Linux
20 211 (11.20%) Oracle
21 208 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
22 184 (9.77%) Degree
23 176 (9.34%) TDD
24 171 (9.08%) WPF
25 170 (9.02%) Windows
26 168 (8.92%) Python
27 147 (7.80%) Business Analysis
28 143 (7.59%) HTML
29 140 (7.43%) JavaScript

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Front Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Front Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 72 (3.82%) Oracle Coherence
2 14 (0.74%) Apache
2 14 (0.74%) Node.js
3 12 (0.64%) Tomcat
4 11 (0.58%) Apache Spark
5 9 (0.48%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.42%) GemFire
6 8 (0.42%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.37%) Confluence
7 7 (0.37%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (0.27%) IIS
9 5 (0.27%) JBoss
10 4 (0.21%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.16%) Jetty
11 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.11%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.053%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.053%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 74 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.96%) MS Office
3 23 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
5 17 (0.90%) MS Project
6 14 (0.74%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 17 (0.90%) Endur
2 16 (0.85%) ION MarketView
2 16 (0.85%) RMDS
3 15 (0.80%) Front Arena
3 15 (0.80%) thinkFolio
4 11 (0.58%) Summit
5 7 (0.37%) LatentZero
6 6 (0.32%) Sentinel
7 5 (0.27%) Kondor
8 4 (0.21%) Global One
8 4 (0.21%) Sonata
8 4 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
8 4 (0.21%) Tercero
9 3 (0.16%) Loan IQ
9 3 (0.16%) Markit EDM
9 3 (0.16%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.11%) Eagle PACE
10 2 (0.11%) Eikon
10 2 (0.11%) Minerva
10 2 (0.11%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.053%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.12%) TCP/IP
2 16 (0.85%) Firewall
3 12 (0.64%) DNS
3 12 (0.64%) Multicast
4 11 (0.58%) Internet
5 9 (0.48%) HTTP
6 8 (0.42%) DHCP
7 7 (0.37%) SSH
7 7 (0.37%) VPN
8 4 (0.21%) Wireshark
9 3 (0.16%) LDAP
9 3 (0.16%) PBX
9 3 (0.16%) Unicast
9 3 (0.16%) Wireless
10 2 (0.11%) Diameter Protocol
10 2 (0.11%) FTP
10 2 (0.11%) Skype
10 2 (0.11%) SMTP
10 2 (0.11%) SNMP
10 2 (0.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.93%) Relational Database
3 44 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (1.91%) NoSQL
5 35 (1.86%) Big Data
6 32 (1.70%) Oracle Database
6 32 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (1.65%) MongoDB
8 30 (1.59%) RDBMS
9 29 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (1.27%) KDB
12 21 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 20 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (0.90%) Hadoop
14 17 (0.90%) QlikView
15 13 (0.69%) MS Access
16 12 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 44 (2.34%) Maven
2 42 (2.23%) Git (software)
3 38 (2.02%) JIRA
4 35 (1.86%) TeamCity
5 33 (1.75%) Subversion
6 29 (1.54%) Visual Studio
7 19 (1.01%) Jenkins
8 18 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (0.85%) JUnit
10 14 (0.74%) NUnit
11 12 (0.64%) Cucumber
12 10 (0.53%) Grunt
12 10 (0.53%) Selenium
13 9 (0.48%) GDB
14 8 (0.42%) Ant
14 8 (0.42%) Eclipse
14 8 (0.42%) gulp
14 8 (0.42%) WebDriver
15 7 (0.37%) InstallShield
15 7 (0.37%) MSI
General
1 852 (45.22%) Banking
2 823 (43.68%) Finance
3 597 (31.69%) Investment Banking
4 120 (6.37%) Back Office
5 45 (2.39%) Financial Institution
6 24 (1.27%) Legal
7 22 (1.17%) Retail
8 19 (1.01%) International Banking
9 15 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
10 9 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.37%) Private Banking
12 6 (0.32%) Games
13 5 (0.27%) Advertising
13 5 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
14 4 (0.21%) Billing
14 4 (0.21%) Electronics
15 3 (0.16%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.16%) Marketing
15 3 (0.16%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 983 (52.18%) Developer
2 492 (26.11%) Analyst
3 341 (18.10%) Java Developer
4 334 (17.73%) Business Analyst
5 291 (15.45%) C# Developer
6 237 (12.58%) Front Office Developer
7 148 (7.86%) Senior Developer
8 135 (7.17%) Project Manager
9 112 (5.94%) C++ Developer
10 90 (4.78%) SQL Developer
11 85 (4.51%) Support Analyst
12 81 (4.30%) Front Office Business Analyst
13 74 (3.93%) WPF Developer
14 72 (3.82%) Applications Support
15 69 (3.66%) Banking Analyst
16 66 (3.50%) C# WPF Developer
17 65 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
18 64 (3.40%) Quantitative Developer
19 60 (3.18%) Risk Analyst
19 60 (3.18%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (13.91%) .NET
2 171 (9.08%) WPF
3 143 (7.59%) HTML
4 124 (6.58%) FIX Protocol
5 107 (5.68%) AngularJS
6 101 (5.36%) HTML5
7 97 (5.15%) WCF
8 86 (4.56%) Spring
9 84 (4.46%) XML
10 54 (2.87%) .NET Framework
10 54 (2.87%) JMS
11 53 (2.81%) ASP.NET
12 49 (2.60%) WinForms
13 45 (2.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 45 (2.39%) CSS
14 39 (2.07%) STL
15 38 (2.02%) jQuery
16 35 (1.86%) React
17 33 (1.75%) RESTful
18 31 (1.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 524 (27.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 457 (24.26%) Derivative
3 281 (14.92%) Fixed Income
4 280 (14.86%) Equities
5 208 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
6 123 (6.53%) Equity Derivative
7 112 (5.94%) Market Risk
8 97 (5.15%) Computer Science
9 88 (4.67%) Hedge funds
10 86 (4.56%) Mathematics
11 72 (3.82%) Credit Risk
12 56 (2.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 50 (2.65%) Data Structures
14 48 (2.55%) Grid Computing
15 39 (2.07%) Credit Derivative
16 38 (2.02%) Physics
17 36 (1.91%) User Experience
18 35 (1.86%) Algorithms
19 34 (1.80%) Management Information System
20 26 (1.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 226 (12.00%) Unix
2 220 (11.68%) Linux
3 170 (9.02%) Windows
4 33 (1.75%) Windows 7
5 29 (1.54%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.38%) Solaris
7 12 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.64%) Windows 8
8 9 (0.48%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.32%) Android
9 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.27%) SUSE
10 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.16%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.11%) AIX
14 1 (0.053%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 402 (21.34%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (17.25%) Multithreading
3 251 (13.32%) Risk Management
4 226 (12.00%) Low Latency
5 225 (11.94%) Electronic Trading
6 176 (9.34%) TDD
7 147 (7.80%) Business Analysis
8 124 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 122 (6.48%) OO
10 121 (6.42%) Asset Management
11 114 (6.05%) Analytics
12 111 (5.89%) Algorithmic Trading
12 111 (5.89%) Project Management
13 93 (4.94%) SDLC
14 87 (4.62%) User Acceptance Testing
15 84 (4.46%) Investment Management
16 81 (4.30%) Market Making
17 71 (3.77%) Migration
18 64 (3.40%) Software Engineering
19 62 (3.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 540 (28.66%) SQL
2 533 (28.29%) C#
3 528 (28.03%) Java
4 284 (15.07%) C++
5 168 (8.92%) Python
6 140 (7.43%) JavaScript
7 117 (6.21%) VBA
8 82 (4.35%) Perl
9 58 (3.08%) Scala
10 47 (2.49%) Bash Shell
11 40 (2.12%) PowerShell
12 38 (2.02%) Shell Script
13 34 (1.80%) T-SQL
14 30 (1.59%) VB
14 30 (1.59%) XAML
15 22 (1.17%) VC++
16 17 (0.90%) C
17 16 (0.85%) PL/SQL
18 15 (0.80%) MATLAB
18 15 (0.80%) R
Qualifications
1 184 (9.77%) Degree
2 32 (1.70%) PhD
3 23 (1.22%) PMI Certification
4 16 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (0.69%) PMP
6 5 (0.27%) ISEB
6 5 (0.27%) RHCE
6 5 (0.27%) RHCSA
7 3 (0.16%) Postgraduate
7 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.11%) CFA
8 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.11%) MBA
8 2 (0.11%) MCP
8 2 (0.11%) MCSE
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.053%) CAPM
9 1 (0.053%) IIBA
9 1 (0.053%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.053%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.72%) QA
2 78 (4.14%) MiFID
3 45 (2.39%) Dodd-Frank
4 40 (2.12%) EMIR
5 12 (0.64%) SLA
6 11 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.53%) FATCA
8 8 (0.42%) AIFMD
9 6 (0.32%) UCITS
10 5 (0.27%) Basel III
10 5 (0.27%) SDET
11 1 (0.053%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.053%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (1.38%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.27%) HDFS
3 5 (0.27%) NFS
3 5 (0.27%) Squid
4 4 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
5 3 (0.16%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.16%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.11%) Samba
6 2 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.053%) KVM
7 1 (0.053%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.053%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (1.01%) ITRS Geneos
2 10 (0.53%) Control-M
2 10 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.42%) Nagios
3 8 (0.42%) Puppet
4 6 (0.32%) Cobbler
5 5 (0.27%) Ansible
5 5 (0.27%) CFEngine
5 5 (0.27%) SCCM
6 2 (0.11%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.053%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.053%) Foglight
Vendors
1 211 (11.20%) Oracle
2 111 (5.89%) Microsoft
3 86 (4.56%) Sybase
4 83 (4.41%) Murex
5 57 (3.03%) Bloomberg
6 43 (2.28%) TIBCO
7 38 (2.02%) Reuters
8 36 (1.91%) Fidessa
8 36 (1.91%) ION Trading
9 34 (1.80%) Charles River
10 32 (1.70%) DataSynapse
11 30 (1.59%) Calypso
12 24 (1.27%) DevExpress
13 21 (1.11%) SunGard
14 20 (1.06%) VMware
15 16 (0.85%) HP
16 15 (0.80%) OpenLink
17 13 (0.69%) Citrix
17 13 (0.69%) IBM
18 12 (0.64%) Adobe
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