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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
England / London
Rank 58 46 39
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing Front Office 731 898 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.82% 4.29% 4.69%
As % of the General category 8.82% 9.31% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 718 825
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £726 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.65 - -

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
8290 9647 9641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 43.35% 46.06% 45.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5931 6726 6999
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 106 100
Median hourly rate £32.75 £27.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.40% +38.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.40 £59.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £33.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-18.79% +27.88%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 -6 170 £600 - 52
Canary Wharf +13 22 £550 +2.32%
Docklands, London -2 7 £533 +1.42%
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 578 (42.38%) Finance
2 506 (37.10%) Banking
3 368 (26.98%) Java
4 340 (24.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 338 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
6 334 (24.49%) SQL
7 333 (24.41%) Derivative
8 322 (23.61%) Investment Banking
9 317 (23.24%) Fixed Income
10 304 (22.29%) C#
11 254 (18.62%) Equities
12 238 (17.45%) Multithreading
13 203 (14.88%) C++
14 188 (13.78%) Electronic Trading
15 180 (13.20%) Linux
15 180 (13.20%) Risk Management
16 174 (12.76%) .NET
17 170 (12.46%) SQL Server
18 162 (11.88%) Asset Management
19 160 (11.73%) Unix
20 151 (11.07%) MiFID
21 149 (10.92%) Oracle
22 134 (9.82%) Python
23 133 (9.75%) OO
24 130 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
25 129 (9.46%) Low Latency
26 124 (9.09%) TDD
27 122 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
28 114 (8.36%) Analytics
29 113 (8.28%) Windows

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 64 (4.69%) Apache Spark
2 29 (2.13%) Apache
3 21 (1.54%) Oracle Coherence
4 18 (1.32%) Apache Pig
4 18 (1.32%) IIS
5 17 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
6 15 (1.10%) Confluence
7 12 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.37%) JBoss
8 5 (0.37%) OpenStack
8 5 (0.37%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (0.22%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.15%) Drupal
11 2 (0.15%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.073%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 64 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (0.73%) MS Office
4 9 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.44%) MS Project
5 6 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.073%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.073%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.073%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 45 (3.30%) RMDS
2 21 (1.54%) thinkFolio
3 18 (1.32%) Summit
4 10 (0.73%) Minerva
4 10 (0.73%) SimCorp Dimension
5 9 (0.66%) Endur
6 7 (0.51%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.37%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.29%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.22%) Sophis RISQUE
9 3 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 2 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
10 2 (0.15%) Global One
10 2 (0.15%) LatentZero
10 2 (0.15%) Orchestrade
10 2 (0.15%) Tesseract
11 1 (0.073%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (0.29%) Route 53
5 2 (0.15%) GitHub
5 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.073%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.59%) Firewall
3 4 (0.29%) DHCP
3 4 (0.29%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (0.29%) DNS
3 4 (0.29%) GGSN
3 4 (0.29%) GPRS
3 4 (0.29%) GSM
3 4 (0.29%) LTE
3 4 (0.29%) SMTP
3 4 (0.29%) SNMP
3 4 (0.29%) snoop
3 4 (0.29%) UMTS
3 4 (0.29%) VoIP
4 3 (0.22%) AMQP
4 3 (0.22%) DMZ
4 3 (0.22%) Multicast
4 3 (0.22%) SAN
5 1 (0.073%) DSL
5 1 (0.073%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 87 (6.38%) Big Data
3 69 (5.06%) Hadoop
4 49 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 45 (3.30%) NoSQL
6 43 (3.15%) KDB
7 37 (2.71%) Tick Data
8 36 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (2.57%) MongoDB
10 32 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
11 30 (2.20%) Oracle Database
12 28 (2.05%) RDBMS
12 28 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 23 (1.69%) QlikView
14 22 (1.61%) Apache Hive
14 22 (1.61%) HBase
15 18 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 17 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
17 16 (1.17%) Data Lake
18 14 (1.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 51 (3.74%) JIRA
2 49 (3.59%) Subversion
3 38 (2.79%) JUnit
4 34 (2.49%) TeamCity
5 33 (2.42%) Git (software)
6 31 (2.27%) NUnit
7 29 (2.13%) Maven
8 17 (1.25%) Grunt
9 16 (1.17%) Jenkins
10 13 (0.95%) Visual Studio
11 10 (0.73%) gulp
11 10 (0.73%) Mockito
11 10 (0.73%) NCrunch
11 10 (0.73%) ReSharper
11 10 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
12 9 (0.66%) Eclipse
12 9 (0.66%) Gradle
13 8 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (0.59%) Bower
14 7 (0.51%) NuGet
General
1 578 (42.38%) Finance
2 506 (37.10%) Banking
3 322 (23.61%) Investment Banking
4 107 (7.84%) Back Office
5 39 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.03%) Legal
7 12 (0.88%) Advertising
7 12 (0.88%) Retail
8 9 (0.66%) French Language
9 8 (0.59%) Marketing
10 6 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.37%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.29%) Automotive
12 4 (0.29%) Publishing
12 4 (0.29%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.29%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.22%) Law
13 3 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
13 3 (0.22%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 701 (51.39%) Developer
2 378 (27.71%) Analyst
3 280 (20.53%) Business Analyst
4 256 (18.77%) Java Developer
5 182 (13.34%) C# Developer
6 149 (10.92%) Front Office Developer
7 111 (8.14%) C++ Developer
8 108 (7.92%) Senior Developer
9 96 (7.04%) MiFID Business Analyst
10 95 (6.96%) Project Manager
11 72 (5.28%) Front Office Business Analyst
12 70 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
13 64 (4.69%) .NET Developer
14 56 (4.11%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 54 (3.96%) C# .NET Developer
15 54 (3.96%) Support Analyst
16 52 (3.81%) Quantitative Developer
17 49 (3.59%) SQL Developer
18 48 (3.52%) Python Developer
19 47 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (12.76%) .NET
2 100 (7.33%) HTML
3 94 (6.89%) WPF
4 81 (5.94%) HTML5
5 80 (5.87%) AngularJS
6 74 (5.43%) FIX Protocol
7 59 (4.33%) CSS
8 52 (3.81%) Spring
9 48 (3.52%) Rendezvous
10 40 (2.93%) XML
11 38 (2.79%) .NET Framework
12 37 (2.71%) WCF
13 35 (2.57%) ASP.NET
14 33 (2.42%) Middleware
15 32 (2.35%) REST
16 31 (2.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
17 30 (2.20%) STL
18 29 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
19 28 (2.05%) React
20 26 (1.91%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 340 (24.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 333 (24.41%) Derivative
3 317 (23.24%) Fixed Income
4 254 (18.62%) Equities
5 130 (9.53%) Analytical Skills
6 88 (6.45%) Equity Derivative
7 73 (5.35%) Algorithms
8 67 (4.91%) Market Risk
9 56 (4.11%) Computer Science
10 55 (4.03%) Mathematics
11 49 (3.59%) Data Structures
11 49 (3.59%) User Experience
12 42 (3.08%) Hedge funds
13 38 (2.79%) Fintech
14 36 (2.64%) Virtual Team
15 32 (2.35%) Management Information System
16 31 (2.27%) OTC Derivatives
17 30 (2.20%) Credit Risk
18 27 (1.98%) Credit Derivative
19 26 (1.91%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 180 (13.20%) Linux
2 160 (11.73%) Unix
3 113 (8.28%) Windows
4 18 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.59%) Solaris
6 5 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.29%) Android
7 4 (0.29%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.29%) CentOS
8 3 (0.22%) AIX
9 2 (0.15%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
2 238 (17.45%) Multithreading
3 188 (13.78%) Electronic Trading
4 180 (13.20%) Risk Management
5 162 (11.88%) Asset Management
6 133 (9.75%) OO
7 129 (9.46%) Low Latency
8 124 (9.09%) TDD
9 122 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 114 (8.36%) Analytics
11 110 (8.06%) Business Analysis
12 106 (7.77%) Investment Management
13 102 (7.48%) SDLC
14 101 (7.40%) Scrum
15 100 (7.33%) Project Management
16 76 (5.57%) Algorithmic Trading
17 70 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
18 69 (5.06%) Migration
19 52 (3.81%) User Acceptance Testing
20 47 (3.45%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 368 (26.98%) Java
2 334 (24.49%) SQL
3 304 (22.29%) C#
4 203 (14.88%) C++
5 134 (9.82%) Python
6 100 (7.33%) JavaScript
7 78 (5.72%) Scala
8 51 (3.74%) Perl
8 51 (3.74%) VBA
9 35 (2.57%) C
10 34 (2.49%) T-SQL
11 32 (2.35%) PowerShell
12 31 (2.27%) Bash Shell
13 30 (2.20%) XAML
14 20 (1.47%) MATLAB
14 20 (1.47%) PL/SQL
15 19 (1.39%) TypeScript
16 18 (1.32%) Shell Script
17 15 (1.10%) Haskell
18 14 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (6.16%) Degree
2 40 (2.93%) PhD
3 18 (1.32%) PMP
4 15 (1.10%) PMI Certification
5 11 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.22%) ISEB
6 3 (0.22%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.15%) CFA
8 1 (0.073%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.073%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (11.07%) MiFID
2 72 (5.28%) QA
3 39 (2.86%) EMIR
4 36 (2.64%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.66%) SLA
6 5 (0.37%) AIFMD
7 4 (0.29%) Basel III
7 4 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.22%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.22%) SDET
9 2 (0.15%) FATCA
10 1 (0.073%) GDPR
10 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.073%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (1.61%) Docker
2 20 (1.47%) HDFS
3 11 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.22%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.15%) SRDF
6 1 (0.073%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.073%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (1.32%) Puppet
2 14 (1.03%) Ansible
2 14 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
3 12 (0.88%) Control-M
4 8 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.51%) Hadoop YARN
6 6 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.29%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.29%) Mesos
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (0.29%) Terraform
8 2 (0.15%) Ambari
8 2 (0.15%) Oozie
9 1 (0.073%) Kibana
9 1 (0.073%) logstash
9 1 (0.073%) Salt
9 1 (0.073%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 149 (10.92%) Oracle
2 75 (5.50%) TIBCO
3 74 (5.43%) Sybase
4 59 (4.33%) Reuters
5 58 (4.25%) Microsoft
6 52 (3.81%) Bloomberg
6 52 (3.81%) Murex
7 46 (3.37%) Charles River
8 41 (3.01%) ION Trading
9 39 (2.86%) Fidessa
10 19 (1.39%) DevExpress
11 14 (1.03%) Solace
12 13 (0.95%) IBM
12 13 (0.95%) SimCorp
13 12 (0.88%) Currenex
13 12 (0.88%) FXall
13 12 (0.88%) Google
14 11 (0.81%) Calypso
14 11 (0.81%) Tableau
15 9 (0.66%) Hortonworks
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 - £950 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £900 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
FDM Group
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £650.00 - £750.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FDM Group
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago