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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
UK
Rank 141 117 102
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -15
Contract jobs citing Front Office 808 1027 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.80% 1.98% 2.02%
As % of the General category 4.86% 5.14% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 804 858
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £721 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £16.65 - £90.00
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 across the UK.

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
16610 19986 20405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.10% 38.44% 38.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10901 12891 12819
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 525 442
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.25 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +44.44%

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 25 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Front Office within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Front Office Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Front Office
Top 28 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 25 February 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
England -20 787 £600 - 169
London -5 766 £600 - 162
City of London -9 163 £600 - 59
Northern Ireland - 16 £404 - 1
South East -12 14 £500 +17.64% 1
Belfast - 13 £388 -
County Antrim - 13 £388 -
Canary Wharf -4 8 £525 -18.98%
Docklands, London -3 5 £550 -8.33%
Reading -10 5 - -
Berkshire -18 5 - -
Edinburgh +10 4 £550 -
Oxford +4 4 £500 -
East of England +2 4 £563 +15.38%
Hertfordshire +1 4 £563 -10.00%
Oxfordshire 0 4 £500 -31.03%
Hampshire -5 4 £338 -20.58%
Scotland -6 4 £550 +37.50% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £625 -
South West +3 1 - - 6
East Midlands - 1 £538 -
West Sussex - 1 £375 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £538 -
Stevenage - 1 £300 -
Northampton - 1 £538 -
East Grinstead - 1 £375 -
Bath - 1 - -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 with a requirement for Front Office.

1 664 (42.03%) Finance
2 587 (37.15%) Banking
3 443 (28.04%) Java
4 387 (24.49%) SQL
5 379 (23.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 370 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
7 368 (23.29%) Investment Banking
8 360 (22.78%) Fixed Income
9 359 (22.72%) C#
10 358 (22.66%) Derivative
11 305 (19.30%) Equities
12 277 (17.53%) C++
13 264 (16.71%) Multithreading
14 226 (14.30%) Electronic Trading
15 210 (13.29%) Linux
16 191 (12.09%) Risk Management
16 191 (12.09%) MiFID
17 187 (11.84%) Unix
18 185 (11.71%) .NET
19 180 (11.39%) SQL Server
20 169 (10.70%) Python
20 169 (10.70%) Asset Management
21 164 (10.38%) Oracle
22 162 (10.25%) Low Latency
22 162 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
23 139 (8.80%) TDD
24 138 (8.73%) OO
25 133 (8.42%) Windows
26 127 (8.04%) Back Office
26 127 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management

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 63 (3.99%) Apache Spark
2 37 (2.34%) Oracle Coherence
3 20 (1.27%) Apache
3 20 (1.27%) Apache Pig
3 20 (1.27%) IIS
4 16 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
5 12 (0.76%) Confluence
6 10 (0.63%) DataSynapse
7 6 (0.38%) SharePoint
7 6 (0.38%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.19%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.19%) JBoss
9 3 (0.19%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.13%) Drupal
10 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 68 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.89%) MS Office
3 13 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.38%) MS Project
6 6 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.063%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.063%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 41 (2.59%) RMDS
2 25 (1.58%) thinkFolio
3 21 (1.33%) Summit
4 11 (0.70%) ION MarketView
5 10 (0.63%) Endur
5 10 (0.63%) Minerva
5 10 (0.63%) SimCorp Dimension
6 7 (0.44%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.32%) Orchestrade
8 4 (0.25%) FINCAD Analytics
8 4 (0.25%) LatentZero
8 4 (0.25%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.25%) Sophis RISQUE
9 3 (0.19%) Global One
10 2 (0.13%) Front Arena
10 2 (0.13%) Murex MxG2000
10 2 (0.13%) SunGard GMI
10 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
10 2 (0.13%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (0.25%) Boomi
3 4 (0.25%) Route 53
4 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.13%) GitHub
5 2 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.14%) TCP/IP
2 15 (0.95%) Firewall
3 7 (0.44%) LTE
4 6 (0.38%) DHCP
4 6 (0.38%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (0.38%) DNS
4 6 (0.38%) GGSN
4 6 (0.38%) GPRS
4 6 (0.38%) GSM
4 6 (0.38%) SAN
4 6 (0.38%) SMTP
4 6 (0.38%) SNMP
4 6 (0.38%) UMTS
4 6 (0.38%) VoIP
5 5 (0.32%) snoop
6 4 (0.25%) FTP
7 3 (0.19%) DMZ
7 3 (0.19%) Multicast
7 3 (0.19%) NAS
8 2 (0.13%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 100 (6.33%) Big Data
3 77 (4.87%) Hadoop
4 68 (4.30%) Relational Database
5 54 (3.42%) KDB
6 49 (3.10%) Tick Data
7 46 (2.91%) NoSQL
8 42 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 34 (2.15%) Oracle Database
10 34 (2.15%) RDBMS
11 31 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 29 (1.84%) MongoDB
13 25 (1.58%) Apache Hive
14 24 (1.52%) HBase
14 24 (1.52%) QlikView
15 23 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
16 22 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 21 (1.33%) DB2
18 18 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (3.29%) Subversion
2 49 (3.10%) TeamCity
3 47 (2.97%) JIRA
4 44 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 39 (2.47%) JUnit
5 39 (2.47%) NUnit
6 25 (1.58%) Maven
7 18 (1.14%) Visual Studio
8 17 (1.08%) Mockito
9 15 (0.95%) Jenkins
10 14 (0.89%) Grunt
11 13 (0.82%) gulp
12 12 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.70%) Gradle
13 11 (0.70%) NCrunch
13 11 (0.70%) ReSharper
14 9 (0.57%) Eclipse
15 8 (0.51%) IntelliJ
15 8 (0.51%) webpack
16 7 (0.44%) Bitbucket
General
1 664 (42.03%) Finance
2 587 (37.15%) Banking
3 368 (23.29%) Investment Banking
4 127 (8.04%) Back Office
5 37 (2.34%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.01%) Retail
7 15 (0.95%) Marketing
8 14 (0.89%) Advertising
9 13 (0.82%) Legal
9 13 (0.82%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.51%) French Language
11 6 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.32%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.25%) Automotive
13 4 (0.25%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.19%) Billing
14 3 (0.19%) Law
14 3 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 831 (52.59%) Developer
2 416 (26.33%) Analyst
3 310 (19.62%) Business Analyst
4 294 (18.61%) Java Developer
5 201 (12.72%) C# Developer
6 193 (12.22%) Front Office Developer
7 141 (8.92%) C++ Developer
8 122 (7.72%) Senior Developer
9 108 (6.84%) MiFID Business Analyst
10 96 (6.08%) Project Manager
11 93 (5.89%) Front Office Business Analyst
12 90 (5.70%) Senior Java Developer
13 76 (4.81%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 72 (4.56%) .NET Developer
15 67 (4.24%) Quantitative Developer
16 62 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
17 55 (3.48%) Support Analyst
18 53 (3.35%) Python Developer
18 53 (3.35%) Senior Analyst
19 50 (3.16%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (11.71%) .NET
2 123 (7.78%) HTML
3 114 (7.22%) WPF
4 105 (6.65%) HTML5
5 94 (5.95%) AngularJS
6 81 (5.13%) FIX Protocol
7 68 (4.30%) Spring
8 65 (4.11%) CSS
9 48 (3.04%) Rendezvous
10 47 (2.97%) React
11 45 (2.85%) Middleware
12 43 (2.72%) WCF
13 39 (2.47%) .NET Framework
14 37 (2.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 35 (2.22%) XML
16 33 (2.09%) STL
17 30 (1.90%) ASP.NET
17 30 (1.90%) Node.js
18 29 (1.84%) JMS
19 27 (1.71%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 379 (23.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 360 (22.78%) Fixed Income
3 358 (22.66%) Derivative
4 305 (19.30%) Equities
5 162 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
6 105 (6.65%) Equity Derivative
7 77 (4.87%) Computer Science
8 71 (4.49%) Algorithms
9 63 (3.99%) User Experience
10 61 (3.86%) Market Risk
11 44 (2.78%) Virtual Team
12 43 (2.72%) Fintech
13 39 (2.47%) Data Structures
13 39 (2.47%) Management Information System
14 32 (2.03%) OTC Derivatives
15 31 (1.96%) Credit Risk
16 28 (1.77%) Hedge funds
17 27 (1.71%) Credit Derivative
18 25 (1.58%) N-Tier
19 22 (1.39%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 210 (13.29%) Linux
2 187 (11.84%) Unix
3 133 (8.42%) Windows
4 24 (1.52%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.44%) Solaris
6 5 (0.32%) Android
6 5 (0.32%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.19%) AIX
7 3 (0.19%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.063%) CentOS
9 1 (0.063%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.063%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (23.42%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (16.71%) Multithreading
3 226 (14.30%) Electronic Trading
4 191 (12.09%) Risk Management
5 169 (10.70%) Asset Management
6 162 (10.25%) Low Latency
7 139 (8.80%) TDD
8 138 (8.73%) OO
9 127 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 121 (7.66%) Business Analysis
11 120 (7.59%) SDLC
12 118 (7.47%) Analytics
13 117 (7.41%) Investment Management
14 113 (7.15%) Project Management
15 111 (7.03%) Mathematics
16 107 (6.77%) Scrum
17 83 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
18 76 (4.81%) Migration
19 74 (4.68%) Algorithmic Trading
20 57 (3.61%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 443 (28.04%) Java
2 387 (24.49%) SQL
3 359 (22.72%) C#
4 277 (17.53%) C++
5 169 (10.70%) Python
6 113 (7.15%) JavaScript
7 75 (4.75%) Scala
8 71 (4.49%) VBA
9 66 (4.18%) Perl
10 48 (3.04%) T-SQL
11 41 (2.59%) C
12 36 (2.28%) PowerShell
13 33 (2.09%) XAML
14 29 (1.84%) Bash Shell
15 28 (1.77%) Shell Script
16 25 (1.58%) PL/SQL
16 25 (1.58%) TypeScript
17 22 (1.39%) MATLAB
18 21 (1.33%) ES6
19 19 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 117 (7.41%) Degree
2 42 (2.66%) PhD
3 21 (1.33%) PMP
4 17 (1.08%) PMI Certification
5 12 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (0.32%) CFA
7 4 (0.25%) MBA
8 3 (0.19%) ISEB
8 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.063%) CCNA
10 1 (0.063%) CCNP
10 1 (0.063%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.063%) IIBA
10 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.063%) MOS
10 1 (0.063%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.063%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (12.09%) MiFID
2 77 (4.87%) QA
3 42 (2.66%) EMIR
4 39 (2.47%) Dodd-Frank
5 12 (0.76%) SLA
6 8 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.51%) PMO
7 6 (0.38%) AIFMD
8 4 (0.25%) SDET
9 3 (0.19%) Basel III
9 3 (0.19%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.13%) FATCA
10 2 (0.13%) SEPA
10 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.063%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.063%) GDPR
11 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (1.65%) HDFS
2 14 (0.89%) Docker
3 11 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.38%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.19%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.13%) SRDF
7 1 (0.063%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.063%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.063%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.063%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (1.08%) Control-M
2 16 (1.01%) ITRS Geneos
3 11 (0.70%) Puppet
4 8 (0.51%) Ansible
5 7 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.19%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.19%) Mesos
7 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.19%) Terraform
8 2 (0.13%) Ambari
8 2 (0.13%) logstash
8 2 (0.13%) Oozie
8 2 (0.13%) SCCM
9 1 (0.063%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.063%) Icinga
9 1 (0.063%) Nagios
9 1 (0.063%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.063%) Salt
9 1 (0.063%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 164 (10.38%) Oracle
2 83 (5.25%) Sybase
3 76 (4.81%) TIBCO
4 62 (3.92%) Microsoft
5 58 (3.67%) Bloomberg
5 58 (3.67%) Reuters
6 56 (3.54%) Murex
7 50 (3.16%) ION Trading
8 48 (3.04%) Charles River
9 41 (2.59%) Fidessa
10 20 (1.27%) DevExpress
11 19 (1.20%) Huawei
12 15 (0.95%) Solace
13 14 (0.89%) Calypso
13 14 (0.89%) Google
14 12 (0.76%) SimCorp
14 12 (0.76%) Tableau
15 11 (0.70%) Citrix
15 11 (0.70%) Hortonworks
16 9 (0.57%) Adobe
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £680 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £601 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £575.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Durlston Partners
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day great working environment - possibility to m
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £775 - £950 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Contingency Team
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Contingency Team
Posted: 11 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £500 - £650
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Long Term Contract
Posted: 5 days ago