The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 203 118 101
Rank change year-on-year
-85 -17
Contract jobs citing Front Office 670 1077 1165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.26% 1.86% 2.01%
As % of the General category 3.53% 4.66% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 829 889
Median daily rate £600 £580 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £724 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £21.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
18997 23127 22526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.59% 39.87% 38.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12680 14636 13681
Median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 647 529
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £26.38
% change year-on-year
-31.66% +13.74%

Front Office
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the General category.

Front Office Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Front Office
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Front Office within the UK.

Front Office Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Front Office Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Front Office
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office within the UK.

Front Office Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Front Office
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
England -82 654 £600 +2.12% 127
London -52 625 £600 +1.47% 124
City of London -20 155 £600 +0.41% 46
South East +5 13 £500 -16.66% 1
Scotland -7 10 £438 -2.77% 3
Glasgow +6 8 £413 -8.33% 1
North West +11 7 £200 -55.55%
Manchester +3 7 £200 -
Canary Wharf -4 7 £590 +0.42%
Docklands, London -2 6 £600 -1.63%
East of England - 6 £243 -
Surrey +8 5 £400 -33.33%
Berkshire -5 5 £500 -9.09%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £183 -
Guildford - 4 £250 -
Cambridge - 4 £183 -
Reading +18 3 - -
Northern Ireland -3 3 £385 -38.40% 2
East Midlands -8 3 £435 -8.42%
County Antrim - 3 £385 - 2
Belfast - 3 £385 - 2
Edinburgh -2 2 £550 +29.41% 2
Northamptonshire -11 2 £420 -11.57%
Camberley -9 1 £550 -
Maidenhead -9 1 £500 -
Oxfordshire -10 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 with a requirement for Front Office.

1 537 (38.22%) Banking
2 499 (35.52%) Finance
3 383 (27.26%) Java
4 357 (25.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 346 (24.63%) Investment Banking
6 340 (24.20%) SQL
7 332 (23.63%) C#
8 323 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
9 257 (18.29%) Fixed Income
10 227 (16.16%) Derivative
11 199 (14.16%) Multithreading
12 198 (14.09%) .NET
13 192 (13.67%) Linux
14 186 (13.24%) Unix
15 184 (13.10%) Equities
16 172 (12.24%) Electronic Trading
17 170 (12.10%) C++
18 166 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
19 162 (11.53%) Oracle
20 161 (11.46%) Risk Management
21 159 (11.32%) SQL Server
22 151 (10.75%) OO
23 142 (10.11%) Low Latency
24 135 (9.61%) Python
25 130 (9.25%) Project Management
26 123 (8.75%) TDD
27 121 (8.61%) Back Office
28 119 (8.47%) WPF
29 112 (7.97%) Asset Management
30 111 (7.90%) Degree

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills 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 49 (3.49%) Apache Spark
2 32 (2.28%) Apache
3 28 (1.99%) WebSphere
4 17 (1.21%) Confluence
5 14 (1.00%) WebLogic
6 13 (0.93%) IIS
7 11 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
8 9 (0.64%) JBoss
8 9 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (0.50%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.43%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.43%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.36%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.21%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.14%) GemFire
14 2 (0.14%) SAS
15 1 (0.071%) MS Exchange
15 1 (0.071%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 52 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.49%) MS Office
2 21 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.50%) MS Project
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.071%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.071%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.071%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (3.06%) RMDS
2 24 (1.71%) thinkFolio
3 12 (0.85%) Summit
4 9 (0.64%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.57%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.28%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 3 (0.21%) Beauchamp
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.21%) LatentZero
7 3 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
8 2 (0.14%) Minerva
8 2 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.071%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.071%) Eikon
9 1 (0.071%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.071%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.071%) Sage CRM
9 1 (0.071%) Sophis RISQUE
9 1 (0.071%) SunGard Martini
9 1 (0.071%) SunGard Stream Ubix
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.14%) Apcera
3 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.071%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.071%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.071%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.42%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.43%) 3G
2 6 (0.43%) 4G
2 6 (0.43%) Diameter Protocol
2 6 (0.43%) INAP
2 6 (0.43%) LDAP
2 6 (0.43%) SIGTRAN
3 5 (0.36%) LTE
3 5 (0.36%) MGW
3 5 (0.36%) VPN
4 4 (0.28%) Firewall
4 4 (0.28%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (0.28%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.21%) Internet
5 3 (0.21%) SSL
6 2 (0.14%) AMQP
7 1 (0.071%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.071%) Network Security
7 1 (0.071%) NGN
7 1 (0.071%) snoop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 59 (4.20%) Hadoop
3 58 (4.13%) Big Data
4 48 (3.42%) MongoDB
5 47 (3.35%) KDB
6 43 (3.06%) Relational Database
7 40 (2.85%) NoSQL
8 35 (2.49%) RDBMS
9 32 (2.28%) DB2
10 28 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (1.42%) Apache Hive
13 17 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (0.78%) Data Mining
14 11 (0.78%) HBase
14 11 (0.78%) QlikView
15 10 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.64%) Oracle Database
17 8 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (0.57%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 60 (4.27%) JUnit
2 44 (3.13%) JIRA
3 39 (2.78%) Maven
4 38 (2.70%) Subversion
5 24 (1.71%) Git (software)
6 23 (1.64%) NUnit
7 22 (1.57%) TeamCity
8 21 (1.49%) Jenkins
9 16 (1.14%) Grunt
10 15 (1.07%) Visual Studio
11 14 (1.00%) Selenium
12 13 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (0.85%) NuGet
14 9 (0.64%) MSBuild
15 8 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (0.57%) Eclipse
15 8 (0.57%) FishEye
15 8 (0.57%) gulp
16 7 (0.50%) Bower
17 6 (0.43%) Cucumber
General
1 537 (38.22%) Banking
2 499 (35.52%) Finance
3 346 (24.63%) Investment Banking
4 121 (8.61%) Back Office
5 38 (2.70%) Retail
6 36 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 29 (2.06%) Legal
8 12 (0.85%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.71%) Advertising
9 10 (0.71%) French Language
9 10 (0.71%) Marketing
10 4 (0.28%) Billing
10 4 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.21%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.21%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.21%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.14%) International Banking
12 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 659 (46.90%) Developer
2 342 (24.34%) Analyst
3 232 (16.51%) Java Developer
4 222 (15.80%) Business Analyst
5 212 (15.09%) C# Developer
6 130 (9.25%) Project Manager
7 127 (9.04%) Senior Developer
8 121 (8.61%) Front Office Developer
9 74 (5.27%) C++ Developer
10 62 (4.41%) .NET Developer
11 58 (4.13%) Senior Java Developer
12 56 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
13 53 (3.77%) Risk Analyst
13 53 (3.77%) Support Analyst
14 50 (3.56%) Banking Analyst
14 50 (3.56%) Front Office Business Analyst
15 48 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
16 42 (2.99%) Quantitative Developer
17 41 (2.92%) WPF Developer
18 40 (2.85%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (14.09%) .NET
2 119 (8.47%) WPF
3 110 (7.83%) HTML
4 99 (7.05%) FIX Protocol
5 94 (6.69%) Spring
6 87 (6.19%) AngularJS
7 85 (6.05%) HTML5
8 59 (4.20%) XML
9 49 (3.49%) Rendezvous
10 45 (3.20%) Hibernate
11 44 (3.13%) ASP.NET
11 44 (3.13%) JMS
12 39 (2.78%) WCF
13 35 (2.49%) CSS
14 34 (2.42%) WinForms
15 32 (2.28%) Web Services
16 29 (2.06%) J2EE
16 29 (2.06%) J2SE
17 28 (1.99%) jQuery
17 28 (1.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 357 (25.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 257 (18.29%) Fixed Income
3 227 (16.16%) Derivative
4 184 (13.10%) Equities
5 166 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
6 78 (5.55%) Equity Derivative
7 75 (5.34%) Algorithms
8 74 (5.27%) Hedge funds
9 67 (4.77%) Market Risk
10 44 (3.13%) Data Structures
11 43 (3.06%) User Experience
12 38 (2.70%) Computer Science
13 33 (2.35%) Visualisation
14 31 (2.21%) Credit Derivative
14 31 (2.21%) Mathematics
15 29 (2.06%) Statistics
16 25 (1.78%) Virtual Team
17 22 (1.57%) Reference Data
18 21 (1.49%) Management Information System
19 19 (1.35%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 192 (13.67%) Linux
2 186 (13.24%) Unix
3 80 (5.69%) Windows
4 12 (0.85%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.50%) Solaris
7 6 (0.43%) CentOS
8 3 (0.21%) Android
8 3 (0.21%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.071%) AIX
10 1 (0.071%) HPUX
10 1 (0.071%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.071%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (14.16%) Multithreading
3 172 (12.24%) Electronic Trading
4 161 (11.46%) Risk Management
5 151 (10.75%) OO
6 142 (10.11%) Low Latency
7 130 (9.25%) Project Management
8 123 (8.75%) TDD
9 112 (7.97%) Asset Management
10 100 (7.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 99 (7.05%) Investment Management
12 97 (6.90%) Business Analysis
13 87 (6.19%) Algorithmic Trading
14 86 (6.12%) Analytics
15 83 (5.91%) SDLC
16 78 (5.55%) Continuous Integration
17 62 (4.41%) Scrum
18 60 (4.27%) OOD
19 56 (3.99%) Migration
20 55 (3.91%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 383 (27.26%) Java
2 340 (24.20%) SQL
3 332 (23.63%) C#
4 170 (12.10%) C++
5 135 (9.61%) Python
6 105 (7.47%) JavaScript
7 52 (3.70%) Perl
7 52 (3.70%) Scala
8 51 (3.63%) VBA
9 31 (2.21%) Shell Script
10 29 (2.06%) XAML
11 25 (1.78%) C
12 23 (1.64%) T-SQL
12 23 (1.64%) VB
13 21 (1.49%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.00%) PowerShell
15 12 (0.85%) Haskell
16 7 (0.50%) Bash Shell
17 6 (0.43%) Clojure
18 5 (0.36%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 111 (7.90%) Degree
2 23 (1.64%) PMP
3 20 (1.42%) PMI Certification
4 19 (1.35%) PhD
5 11 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 8 (0.57%) ISEB
7 6 (0.43%) HNC
7 6 (0.43%) HND
7 6 (0.43%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.071%) ACCA
10 1 (0.071%) CBAP
10 1 (0.071%) CFA
10 1 (0.071%) CIMA
10 1 (0.071%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.071%) MOS
10 1 (0.071%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.071%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (4.70%) MiFID
2 53 (3.77%) QA
3 26 (1.85%) SLA
4 16 (1.14%) Dodd-Frank
5 15 (1.07%) EMIR
6 9 (0.64%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.43%) Basel III
8 4 (0.28%) Basel II
8 4 (0.28%) COREP
9 3 (0.21%) FATCA
9 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.21%) SDET
10 2 (0.14%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.14%) FINREP
11 1 (0.071%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.071%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.071%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.071%) SEPA
System Software
1 23 (1.64%) Docker
2 14 (1.00%) HDFS
3 10 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.36%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.21%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.071%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.071%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.071%) vCloud
7 1 (0.071%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.071%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.071%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.071%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.071%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (1.78%) ITRS Geneos
2 24 (1.71%) Puppet
3 15 (1.07%) Ansible
4 12 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.50%) Nagios
6 6 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.43%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (0.28%) Control-M
7 4 (0.28%) Icinga
7 4 (0.28%) logstash
8 3 (0.21%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.14%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.14%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.14%) Salt
10 1 (0.071%) Graphite
10 1 (0.071%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.071%) Mesos
10 1 (0.071%) Terraform
10 1 (0.071%) yum
Vendors
1 162 (11.53%) Oracle
2 77 (5.48%) Sybase
3 76 (5.41%) Microsoft
4 64 (4.56%) Murex
5 60 (4.27%) TIBCO
6 53 (3.77%) Bloomberg
7 47 (3.35%) Charles River
8 44 (3.13%) ION Trading
8 44 (3.13%) Reuters
9 25 (1.78%) Calypso
10 22 (1.57%) Fidessa
11 16 (1.14%) DevExpress
11 16 (1.14%) FXall
12 15 (1.07%) Informatica
13 14 (1.00%) Currenex
13 14 (1.00%) IBM
14 13 (0.93%) Atlassian
15 12 (0.85%) Splunk
16 9 (0.64%) HP
16 9 (0.64%) Sun
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £675 - £725 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £800 - £900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £360.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cititec Associates Limited
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £1000 - £1200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago