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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 89 47 41
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -6
Contract jobs citing Front Office 599 931 1028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.70% 3.94% 4.42%
As % of the General category 6.24% 8.38% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 780 829
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 £675 £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 -
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
9593 11106 10443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.32% 47.01% 44.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6944 8041 7277
Median daily rate £485 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.13% +4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 125 132
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.18 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.81% +23.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.69 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.25 £57.66 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.35 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-0.66% -

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -32 122 £600 - 55
Canary Wharf +1 2 £550 +22.22%
Westminster - 1 £375 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 587 (40.04%) Banking
2 507 (34.58%) Finance
3 455 (31.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 441 (30.08%) C#
5 390 (26.60%) Java
6 388 (26.47%) Investment Banking
7 341 (23.26%) SQL
8 268 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
9 266 (18.14%) Fixed Income
10 256 (17.46%) Derivative
11 243 (16.58%) .NET
12 233 (15.89%) Multithreading
13 215 (14.67%) Electronic Trading
14 213 (14.53%) C++
15 204 (13.92%) Equities
16 191 (13.03%) SQL Server
17 189 (12.89%) Low Latency
18 175 (11.94%) Risk Management
19 174 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
20 172 (11.73%) Oracle
21 165 (11.26%) Unix
22 159 (10.85%) WPF
23 155 (10.57%) Linux
24 136 (9.28%) HTML
25 132 (9.00%) Project Management
26 121 (8.25%) TDD
27 119 (8.12%) JavaScript
28 116 (7.91%) Python
29 112 (7.64%) Asset Management
29 112 (7.64%) Degree

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 26 (1.77%) Apache Spark
2 22 (1.50%) Apache
2 22 (1.50%) WebSphere
3 20 (1.36%) Confluence
4 18 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
5 15 (1.02%) WebLogic
6 12 (0.82%) JBoss
7 11 (0.75%) IIS
8 8 (0.55%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.34%) GemFire
9 5 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.27%) Jetty
10 4 (0.27%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.27%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.14%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.068%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.068%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.068%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 61 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.57%) MS Office
3 19 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.89%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.48%) MS Project
7 2 (0.14%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 37 (2.52%) RMDS
2 31 (2.11%) ION MarketView
3 16 (1.09%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.48%) Summit
5 6 (0.41%) LatentZero
6 5 (0.34%) Endur
6 5 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.34%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.27%) Minerva
8 3 (0.20%) FINCAD Analytics
8 3 (0.20%) Global One
9 2 (0.14%) Beauchamp
9 2 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 2 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.068%) Front Arena
10 1 (0.068%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.068%) Sophis RISQUE
10 1 (0.068%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.068%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.068%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.068%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.57%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.55%) Firewall
3 6 (0.41%) VPN
4 4 (0.27%) SSL
5 3 (0.20%) FTP
5 3 (0.20%) HTTP
5 3 (0.20%) Internet
5 3 (0.20%) Multicast
5 3 (0.20%) SAN
6 2 (0.14%) BGP
6 2 (0.14%) DHCP
6 2 (0.14%) DNS
6 2 (0.14%) LAN
7 1 (0.068%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.068%) Intranet
7 1 (0.068%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.068%) NGN
7 1 (0.068%) VLAN
7 1 (0.068%) WAN
7 1 (0.068%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.27%) KDB
3 46 (3.14%) Relational Database
4 33 (2.25%) Big Data
4 33 (2.25%) NoSQL
5 32 (2.18%) Hadoop
6 28 (1.91%) Data Mart
7 27 (1.84%) MongoDB
8 22 (1.50%) Oracle Database
9 18 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (1.16%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (1.02%) Tick Data
13 14 (0.95%) Apache Hive
14 13 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (0.82%) QlikView
16 11 (0.75%) Data Mining
17 10 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
17 10 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 34 (2.32%) JIRA
2 32 (2.18%) NUnit
3 30 (2.05%) Maven
3 30 (2.05%) Subversion
4 28 (1.91%) Visual Studio
5 26 (1.77%) TeamCity
6 21 (1.43%) Jenkins
7 18 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (1.16%) Grunt
9 16 (1.09%) gulp
10 14 (0.95%) JUnit
11 12 (0.82%) Git (software)
12 11 (0.75%) Selenium
13 10 (0.68%) Ant
14 9 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.61%) MSBuild
15 6 (0.41%) Artifactory
15 6 (0.41%) Eclipse
16 5 (0.34%) FishEye
16 5 (0.34%) Gradle
General
1 587 (40.04%) Banking
2 507 (34.58%) Finance
3 388 (26.47%) Investment Banking
4 102 (6.96%) Back Office
5 35 (2.39%) Retail
6 24 (1.64%) Financial Institution
7 21 (1.43%) Legal
8 7 (0.48%) French Language
9 6 (0.41%) Marketing
10 5 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
10 5 (0.34%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.27%) Advertising
11 4 (0.27%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.27%) International Banking
11 4 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.20%) Billing
12 3 (0.20%) Publishing
12 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.14%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.068%) German Language
Job Titles
1 735 (50.14%) Developer
2 352 (24.01%) Analyst
3 256 (17.46%) C# Developer
4 233 (15.89%) Java Developer
5 202 (13.78%) Business Analyst
6 185 (12.62%) Front Office Developer
7 137 (9.35%) Senior Developer
8 130 (8.87%) Project Manager
9 81 (5.53%) C++ Developer
10 67 (4.57%) WPF Developer
11 66 (4.50%) Support Analyst
12 63 (4.30%) Applications Support
13 62 (4.23%) C# WPF Developer
14 60 (4.09%) .NET Developer
15 55 (3.75%) SQL Developer
16 52 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
16 52 (3.55%) Risk Analyst
17 51 (3.48%) Electronic Trading Developer
18 48 (3.27%) Senior Java Developer
19 45 (3.07%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (16.58%) .NET
2 159 (10.85%) WPF
3 136 (9.28%) HTML
4 105 (7.16%) FIX Protocol
5 101 (6.89%) AngularJS
6 91 (6.21%) HTML5
7 88 (6.00%) Spring
8 65 (4.43%) XML
9 61 (4.16%) ASP.NET
10 49 (3.34%) Rendezvous
11 46 (3.14%) WinForms
12 45 (3.07%) CSS
12 45 (3.07%) Hibernate
13 41 (2.80%) WCF
14 35 (2.39%) Middleware
15 31 (2.11%) Reactive Extensions
16 30 (2.05%) .NET Framework
17 29 (1.98%) Spring Integration
17 29 (1.98%) Web Services
18 28 (1.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 455 (31.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 266 (18.14%) Fixed Income
3 256 (17.46%) Derivative
4 204 (13.92%) Equities
5 174 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
6 68 (4.64%) Hedge funds
7 64 (4.37%) Market Risk
8 55 (3.75%) Equity Derivative
9 51 (3.48%) Algorithms
9 51 (3.48%) User Experience
10 50 (3.41%) Computer Science
11 48 (3.27%) Credit Derivative
12 33 (2.25%) Mathematics
13 30 (2.05%) Data Structures
14 28 (1.91%) Reference Data
15 26 (1.77%) Management Information System
16 23 (1.57%) Credit Risk
17 13 (0.89%) Statistics
17 13 (0.89%) Virtual Team
18 12 (0.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 165 (11.26%) Unix
2 155 (10.57%) Linux
3 76 (5.18%) Windows
4 15 (1.02%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.82%) Solaris
6 10 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.48%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.27%) CentOS
8 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.20%) Android
10 2 (0.14%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.068%) AIX
11 1 (0.068%) HPUX
11 1 (0.068%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.068%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.068%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.068%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (15.89%) Multithreading
3 215 (14.67%) Electronic Trading
4 189 (12.89%) Low Latency
5 175 (11.94%) Risk Management
6 132 (9.00%) Project Management
7 121 (8.25%) TDD
8 112 (7.64%) Asset Management
9 110 (7.50%) OO
10 96 (6.55%) Analytics
11 94 (6.41%) Algorithmic Trading
12 89 (6.07%) Business Analysis
13 87 (5.93%) Investment Management
13 87 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
14 73 (4.98%) Migration
15 68 (4.64%) Market Making
15 68 (4.64%) MVVM
16 61 (4.16%) Scrum
16 61 (4.16%) SDLC
17 56 (3.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 441 (30.08%) C#
2 390 (26.60%) Java
3 341 (23.26%) SQL
4 213 (14.53%) C++
5 119 (8.12%) JavaScript
6 116 (7.91%) Python
7 77 (5.25%) VBA
8 39 (2.66%) Shell Script
9 38 (2.59%) Perl
9 38 (2.59%) VB
10 35 (2.39%) XAML
11 27 (1.84%) Scala
12 23 (1.57%) PL/SQL
13 22 (1.50%) PowerShell
13 22 (1.50%) T-SQL
14 12 (0.82%) VB6
15 11 (0.75%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.75%) Tcl
16 9 (0.61%) C
16 9 (0.61%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 112 (7.64%) Degree
2 28 (1.91%) PhD
3 17 (1.16%) PMP
4 15 (1.02%) PMI Certification
5 12 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (0.20%) ISEB
8 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.14%) MCP
8 2 (0.14%) MCSE
8 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.068%) ACCA
9 1 (0.068%) CBAP
9 1 (0.068%) CIMA
9 1 (0.068%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.068%) MBA
9 1 (0.068%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.068%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.068%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.82%) MiFID
2 41 (2.80%) QA
3 17 (1.16%) EMIR
4 15 (1.02%) Dodd-Frank
4 15 (1.02%) SLA
5 6 (0.41%) Basel II
5 6 (0.41%) Basel III
5 6 (0.41%) COREP
5 6 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.20%) AIFMD
6 3 (0.20%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.20%) FATCA
6 3 (0.20%) FINREP
6 3 (0.20%) UCITS
7 1 (0.068%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.068%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.068%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (0.89%) Docker
2 9 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.27%) HDFS
5 3 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.14%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.14%) vSphere
7 1 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.068%) NFS
7 1 (0.068%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.068%) vCloud
7 1 (0.068%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.068%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 29 (1.98%) ITRS Geneos
2 13 (0.89%) Puppet
3 9 (0.61%) Ansible
3 9 (0.61%) Nagios
4 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.27%) Control-M
6 4 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.27%) Icinga
6 4 (0.27%) logstash
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (0.20%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.20%) Dollar Universe
7 3 (0.20%) Grafana
8 2 (0.14%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.14%) Graphite
8 2 (0.14%) OpenView
8 2 (0.14%) SCCM
8 2 (0.14%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.14%) yum
Vendors
1 172 (11.73%) Oracle
2 103 (7.03%) Murex
3 99 (6.75%) Microsoft
4 84 (5.73%) Bloomberg
5 72 (4.91%) ION Trading
6 60 (4.09%) TIBCO
7 56 (3.82%) Sybase
8 53 (3.62%) Reuters
9 45 (3.07%) Charles River
10 36 (2.46%) Calypso
11 35 (2.39%) Fidessa
12 21 (1.43%) DevExpress
13 15 (1.02%) Splunk
14 14 (0.95%) FactSet
14 14 (0.95%) HP
14 14 (0.95%) Informatica
15 12 (0.82%) Adobe
16 10 (0.68%) Atlassian
16 10 (0.68%) DataSynapse
16 10 (0.68%) Sophis
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