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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 81 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -8
Contract jobs citing Front Office 632 897 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 2.93% 3.83% 4.43%
As % of the General category 6.66% 8.26% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 761 853
Median daily rate £600 £580 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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 £410 £538 £375
% change year-on-year
-23.72% +43.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £46.50 - -
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
9491 10855 10483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.97% 46.36% 45.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6957 7848 7395
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
- +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 120 129
Median hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £52.17 £37.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%

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 30 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office across the London region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Front Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 June 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 -18 132 £613 +6.52% 44
Canary Wharf -4 3 £500 -4.76%
Westminster - 1 £375 -
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 614 (39.18%) Banking
2 557 (35.55%) Finance
3 508 (32.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 492 (31.40%) C#
5 437 (27.89%) Java
6 420 (26.80%) Investment Banking
7 384 (24.51%) SQL
8 303 (19.34%) Derivative
9 287 (18.32%) Fixed Income
10 281 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
11 264 (16.85%) Multithreading
12 257 (16.40%) .NET
13 246 (15.70%) C++
14 241 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
15 225 (14.36%) SQL Server
16 208 (13.27%) Equities
17 205 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
18 198 (12.64%) Low Latency
19 194 (12.38%) Oracle
20 189 (12.06%) Risk Management
21 182 (11.61%) Unix
22 163 (10.40%) Linux
23 157 (10.02%) WPF
24 143 (9.13%) HTML
25 136 (8.68%) TDD
26 130 (8.30%) OO
27 128 (8.17%) Degree
28 124 (7.91%) Project Management
28 124 (7.91%) Asset Management
29 119 (7.59%) JavaScript

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 30 (1.91%) Oracle Coherence
2 23 (1.47%) WebSphere
3 18 (1.15%) Confluence
4 16 (1.02%) WebLogic
5 13 (0.83%) Apache
5 13 (0.83%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.70%) JBoss
7 10 (0.64%) MS Exchange
8 9 (0.57%) IIS
9 8 (0.51%) SharePoint
10 7 (0.45%) GemFire
11 4 (0.26%) Jetty
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.13%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.064%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.064%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.064%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.064%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 60 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
3 22 (1.40%) MS Office
4 18 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.32%) MS Project
7 2 (0.13%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 37 (2.36%) RMDS
2 33 (2.11%) ION MarketView
3 16 (1.02%) thinkFolio
4 13 (0.83%) Endur
5 6 (0.38%) LatentZero
6 5 (0.32%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.32%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.26%) Minerva
7 4 (0.26%) Summit
8 3 (0.19%) FINCAD Analytics
8 3 (0.19%) Global One
9 2 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.13%) Kondor
9 2 (0.13%) Misys Opics
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.064%) Front Arena
10 1 (0.064%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.064%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.064%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.064%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.91%) TCP/IP
2 15 (0.96%) Firewall
3 8 (0.51%) VPN
4 6 (0.38%) DNS
5 5 (0.32%) DHCP
6 4 (0.26%) Multicast
6 4 (0.26%) SSL
6 4 (0.26%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.19%) FTP
7 3 (0.19%) HTTP
7 3 (0.19%) Internet
7 3 (0.19%) SAN
8 2 (0.13%) BGP
8 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.13%) LAN
9 1 (0.064%) Intranet
9 1 (0.064%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.064%) NGN
9 1 (0.064%) VLAN
9 1 (0.064%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.89%) Relational Database
3 50 (3.19%) KDB
4 39 (2.49%) NoSQL
5 30 (1.91%) RDBMS
6 29 (1.85%) Big Data
7 28 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 28 (1.79%) Oracle Database
8 27 (1.72%) Data Mart
9 24 (1.53%) MongoDB
10 23 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (1.34%) Hadoop
12 15 (0.96%) QlikView
12 15 (0.96%) Tick Data
13 14 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.70%) Apache Hive
15 11 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
16 10 (0.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 38 (2.43%) NUnit
2 32 (2.04%) Visual Studio
3 31 (1.98%) Maven
4 29 (1.85%) JIRA
5 26 (1.66%) Subversion
6 25 (1.60%) TeamCity
7 19 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (1.15%) Grunt
9 17 (1.08%) gulp
10 16 (1.02%) Jenkins
11 15 (0.96%) Git (software)
12 13 (0.83%) JUnit
13 12 (0.77%) Selenium
14 9 (0.57%) Ant
15 8 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (0.51%) GDB
16 7 (0.45%) MSBuild
17 6 (0.38%) Artifactory
17 6 (0.38%) Eclipse
17 6 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 614 (39.18%) Banking
2 557 (35.55%) Finance
3 420 (26.80%) Investment Banking
4 112 (7.15%) Back Office
5 33 (2.11%) Retail
6 21 (1.34%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.08%) Legal
8 7 (0.45%) International Banking
9 6 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
10 5 (0.32%) French Language
10 5 (0.32%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.26%) Electronics
11 4 (0.26%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.19%) Billing
12 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.13%) Advertising
13 2 (0.13%) Marketing
13 2 (0.13%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.13%) Publishing
13 2 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 811 (51.75%) Developer
2 389 (24.82%) Analyst
3 273 (17.42%) Java Developer
4 264 (16.85%) C# Developer
5 223 (14.23%) Business Analyst
6 218 (13.91%) Front Office Developer
7 141 (9.00%) Senior Developer
8 119 (7.59%) Project Manager
9 94 (6.00%) C++ Developer
10 80 (5.11%) Support Analyst
11 74 (4.72%) Applications Support
12 72 (4.59%) SQL Developer
13 65 (4.15%) WPF Developer
14 59 (3.77%) C# WPF Developer
15 56 (3.57%) .NET Developer
15 56 (3.57%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 51 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
17 50 (3.19%) Murex Analyst
17 50 (3.19%) Risk Analyst
17 50 (3.19%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (16.40%) .NET
2 157 (10.02%) WPF
3 143 (9.13%) HTML
4 111 (7.08%) FIX Protocol
5 107 (6.83%) AngularJS
6 96 (6.13%) Spring
7 94 (6.00%) HTML5
8 72 (4.59%) XML
9 57 (3.64%) ASP.NET
10 47 (3.00%) CSS
11 46 (2.94%) Rendezvous
12 44 (2.81%) WinForms
13 43 (2.74%) WCF
14 40 (2.55%) Hibernate
15 37 (2.36%) Middleware
16 34 (2.17%) Reactive Extensions
17 33 (2.11%) .NET Framework
18 28 (1.79%) XSLT
19 27 (1.72%) JMS
19 27 (1.72%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 508 (32.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 303 (19.34%) Derivative
3 287 (18.32%) Fixed Income
4 208 (13.27%) Equities
5 205 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
6 71 (4.53%) Computer Science
6 71 (4.53%) Hedge funds
7 63 (4.02%) Market Risk
8 60 (3.83%) Equity Derivative
9 54 (3.45%) Credit Derivative
10 53 (3.38%) User Experience
11 48 (3.06%) Algorithms
12 45 (2.87%) Mathematics
13 37 (2.36%) Credit Risk
14 29 (1.85%) Data Structures
15 28 (1.79%) Management Information System
16 27 (1.72%) Reference Data
17 20 (1.28%) Grid Computing
18 17 (1.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 15 (0.96%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 182 (11.61%) Unix
2 163 (10.40%) Linux
3 101 (6.45%) Windows
4 23 (1.47%) Windows Server
5 15 (0.96%) Solaris
6 14 (0.89%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.32%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.13%) Android
10 1 (0.064%) AIX
10 1 (0.064%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.064%) HPUX
10 1 (0.064%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.064%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.064%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.064%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (16.85%) Multithreading
3 241 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
4 198 (12.64%) Low Latency
5 189 (12.06%) Risk Management
6 136 (8.68%) TDD
7 130 (8.30%) OO
8 124 (7.91%) Asset Management
8 124 (7.91%) Project Management
9 107 (6.83%) Algorithmic Trading
10 102 (6.51%) Analytics
11 101 (6.45%) Business Analysis
12 89 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 88 (5.62%) Investment Management
14 80 (5.11%) Market Making
15 76 (4.85%) Migration
16 68 (4.34%) SDLC
17 60 (3.83%) E-Commerce
17 60 (3.83%) MVVM
18 59 (3.77%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 492 (31.40%) C#
2 437 (27.89%) Java
3 384 (24.51%) SQL
4 246 (15.70%) C++
5 119 (7.59%) JavaScript
6 114 (7.28%) Python
7 91 (5.81%) VBA
8 40 (2.55%) Perl
9 39 (2.49%) Shell Script
10 38 (2.43%) VB
11 29 (1.85%) XAML
12 28 (1.79%) PowerShell
13 27 (1.72%) T-SQL
14 21 (1.34%) Scala
15 19 (1.21%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.89%) VB6
17 13 (0.83%) VC++
18 12 (0.77%) C
19 11 (0.70%) Bash Shell
20 10 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 128 (8.17%) Degree
2 35 (2.23%) PhD
3 15 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
3 15 (0.96%) PMI Certification
4 14 (0.89%) PMP
5 5 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.13%) ISEB
6 2 (0.13%) MCP
6 2 (0.13%) MCSE
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.064%) ACCA
7 1 (0.064%) CIMA
7 1 (0.064%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.064%) MBA
7 1 (0.064%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.064%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.064%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.32%) MiFID
2 51 (3.25%) QA
3 19 (1.21%) Dodd-Frank
4 16 (1.02%) SLA
5 14 (0.89%) EMIR
6 8 (0.51%) AIFMD
6 8 (0.51%) UCITS
7 7 (0.45%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.38%) Basel II
8 6 (0.38%) COREP
9 4 (0.26%) Basel III
10 3 (0.19%) CRD IV
10 3 (0.19%) FINREP
11 1 (0.064%) FATCA
11 1 (0.064%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.064%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.064%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (1.02%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.45%) Docker
4 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.19%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.13%) HDFS
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.13%) vSphere
6 1 (0.064%) KVM
6 1 (0.064%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.064%) NFS
6 1 (0.064%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.064%) vCloud
6 1 (0.064%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.064%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.064%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (1.91%) ITRS Geneos
2 8 (0.51%) Nagios
3 7 (0.45%) Control-M
3 7 (0.45%) Puppet
4 5 (0.32%) SCCM
5 4 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.26%) Icinga
5 4 (0.26%) logstash
6 3 (0.19%) Ansible
6 3 (0.19%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.19%) Dollar Universe
6 3 (0.19%) Grafana
6 3 (0.19%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.13%) Cobbler
7 2 (0.13%) Graphite
7 2 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.13%) OpenView
7 2 (0.13%) yum
8 1 (0.064%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.064%) OVSD
Vendors
1 194 (12.38%) Oracle
2 107 (6.83%) Murex
3 105 (6.70%) Microsoft
4 81 (5.17%) Bloomberg
5 75 (4.79%) ION Trading
6 63 (4.02%) Sybase
7 60 (3.83%) TIBCO
8 53 (3.38%) Reuters
9 43 (2.74%) Charles River
10 36 (2.30%) Calypso
10 36 (2.30%) Fidessa
11 19 (1.21%) DataSynapse
11 19 (1.21%) DevExpress
12 15 (0.96%) Splunk
13 13 (0.83%) Adobe
13 13 (0.83%) FactSet
13 13 (0.83%) HP
14 11 (0.70%) OpenLink
15 10 (0.64%) VMware
16 9 (0.57%) SimCorp
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