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 30 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 170 129 93
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -36
Contract jobs citing Front Office 809 940 1175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.51% 1.71% 2.17%
As % of the General category 4.08% 4.37% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 772 939
Median daily rate £600 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £441 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £80.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
19806 21519 20957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.91% 39.06% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13209 13583 13266
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £283 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 536 567
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.49 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.06 £24.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -3.00%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -38 770 £600 +4.34% 136
London -17 704 £613 +6.52% 128
City of London +1 156 £600 +4.34% 56
South East +33 57 £425 -29.16% 3
Berkshire +14 35 £900 +50.00% 1
Scotland -13 35 £400 -9.09% 2
Reading +10 28 - - 1
Glasgow +5 22 £400 -5.88% 2
Oxfordshire - 13 £424 -
Edinburgh -1 12 £425 -5.55%
Oxford - 12 £410 -
Canary Wharf -6 8 £500 -4.76%
Hampshire +4 5 £425 -
Surrey -4 4 £418 -
Basingstoke - 4 £425 -
North East - 3 £540 -
Windsor +4 1 £675 +12.50%
Northamptonshire +3 1 £315 -30.00% 1
East Midlands +1 1 £315 -33.68% 1
Birmingham 0 1 £360 -
Docklands, London -4 1 £600 -5.88%
West Midlands -18 1 £360 -4.00% 1
East of England - 1 £488 - 1
North West - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £488 - 1
Chiswick - 1 £350 -
Halifax - 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £400 - 1
Manchester - 1 - -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 686 (37.65%) Banking
2 680 (37.32%) Finance
3 548 (30.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 498 (27.33%) C#
5 494 (27.11%) Java
6 482 (26.45%) Investment Banking
7 456 (25.03%) SQL
8 343 (18.83%) Derivative
9 332 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
10 307 (16.85%) Multithreading
11 305 (16.74%) Fixed Income
12 282 (15.48%) C++
13 249 (13.67%) .NET
14 246 (13.50%) Electronic Trading
15 245 (13.45%) SQL Server
15 245 (13.45%) Equities
16 238 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
17 220 (12.07%) Oracle
17 220 (12.07%) Unix
17 220 (12.07%) Low Latency
18 204 (11.20%) Linux
19 202 (11.09%) Risk Management
20 164 (9.00%) Back Office
21 163 (8.95%) OO
22 156 (8.56%) Degree
23 151 (8.29%) WPF
24 150 (8.23%) HTML
25 148 (8.12%) TDD
26 140 (7.68%) Project Management
27 138 (7.57%) Windows

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 39 (2.14%) Oracle Coherence
2 23 (1.26%) WebSphere
3 13 (0.71%) Node.js
3 13 (0.71%) WebLogic
4 12 (0.66%) Apache
4 12 (0.66%) Confluence
4 12 (0.66%) Tomcat
5 10 (0.55%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.49%) Apache Spark
6 9 (0.49%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.44%) JBoss
8 6 (0.33%) GemFire
8 6 (0.33%) IIS
8 6 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.27%) Jetty
10 4 (0.22%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.055%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.055%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.055%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 72 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.59%) MS Office
3 24 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 22 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.44%) MS Project
7 2 (0.11%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.055%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 34 (1.87%) RMDS
2 33 (1.81%) ION MarketView
3 25 (1.37%) thinkFolio
4 21 (1.15%) Markit EDM
5 19 (1.04%) Endur
6 7 (0.38%) LatentZero
7 5 (0.27%) Summit
8 4 (0.22%) Front Arena
8 4 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
9 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.16%) Eikon
9 3 (0.16%) FINCAD Analytics
9 3 (0.16%) Global One
9 3 (0.16%) Minerva
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.16%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.11%) Kondor
10 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.055%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.36%) TCP/IP
2 15 (0.82%) Diameter Protocol
3 14 (0.77%) Firewall
4 13 (0.71%) DNS
5 12 (0.66%) Internet
6 9 (0.49%) VPN
7 8 (0.44%) 3G
7 8 (0.44%) 4G
7 8 (0.44%) INAP
7 8 (0.44%) LDAP
7 8 (0.44%) SIGTRAN
7 8 (0.44%) VoIP
8 7 (0.38%) LTE
8 7 (0.38%) MGW
8 7 (0.38%) SMTP
8 7 (0.38%) SNMP
9 6 (0.33%) FTP
9 6 (0.33%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.27%) DHCP
10 5 (0.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 86 (4.72%) Relational Database
3 53 (2.91%) KDB
4 51 (2.80%) RDBMS
5 38 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 37 (2.03%) NoSQL
7 31 (1.70%) MongoDB
7 31 (1.70%) Oracle Database
8 26 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 26 (1.43%) Data Mart
9 25 (1.37%) DB2
10 23 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (0.99%) Big Data
14 16 (0.88%) Tick Data
15 15 (0.82%) QlikView
15 15 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (0.60%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (1.87%) NUnit
2 33 (1.81%) Maven
2 33 (1.81%) Subversion
3 28 (1.54%) JIRA
3 28 (1.54%) Visual Studio
4 27 (1.48%) JUnit
4 27 (1.48%) TeamCity
5 19 (1.04%) Git (software)
5 19 (1.04%) Grunt
5 19 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (0.93%) gulp
7 12 (0.66%) GDB
7 12 (0.66%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.38%) Ant
9 7 (0.38%) Eclipse
9 7 (0.38%) InstallShield
9 7 (0.38%) MSI
9 7 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.33%) Selenium
General
1 686 (37.65%) Banking
2 680 (37.32%) Finance
3 482 (26.45%) Investment Banking
4 164 (9.00%) Back Office
5 32 (1.76%) Retail
6 30 (1.65%) Legal
7 24 (1.32%) Billing
8 20 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.60%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
11 7 (0.38%) International Banking
12 5 (0.27%) Advertising
12 5 (0.27%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.22%) Electronics
13 4 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.16%) Marketing
15 2 (0.11%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.11%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.11%) Publishing
15 2 (0.11%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 904 (49.62%) Developer
2 444 (24.37%) Analyst
3 325 (17.84%) Java Developer
4 247 (13.56%) Business Analyst
5 244 (13.39%) C# Developer
6 225 (12.35%) Front Office Developer
7 153 (8.40%) Senior Developer
8 129 (7.08%) Project Manager
9 109 (5.98%) C++ Developer
10 90 (4.94%) Support Analyst
11 78 (4.28%) SQL Developer
12 75 (4.12%) Applications Support
13 66 (3.62%) WPF Developer
14 62 (3.40%) Senior Java Developer
15 61 (3.35%) C# WPF Developer
16 59 (3.24%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 57 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
18 55 (3.02%) Murex Analyst
19 51 (2.80%) Front Office Business Analyst
20 48 (2.63%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (13.67%) .NET
2 151 (8.29%) WPF
3 150 (8.23%) HTML
4 127 (6.97%) AngularJS
5 122 (6.70%) FIX Protocol
6 120 (6.59%) Spring
7 103 (5.65%) HTML5
8 78 (4.28%) XML
9 52 (2.85%) ASP.NET
10 49 (2.69%) WCF
11 48 (2.63%) CSS
12 43 (2.36%) JMS
13 41 (2.25%) Hibernate
14 39 (2.14%) Middleware
15 38 (2.09%) WinForms
16 36 (1.98%) Rendezvous
17 32 (1.76%) Reactive Extensions
18 31 (1.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 30 (1.65%) .NET Framework
19 30 (1.65%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 548 (30.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 343 (18.83%) Derivative
3 305 (16.74%) Fixed Income
4 245 (13.45%) Equities
5 238 (13.06%) Analytical Skills
6 88 (4.83%) Hedge funds
7 85 (4.67%) Computer Science
8 72 (3.95%) Market Risk
9 66 (3.62%) Equity Derivative
10 60 (3.29%) Credit Derivative
10 60 (3.29%) Mathematics
11 51 (2.80%) Algorithms
12 50 (2.74%) User Experience
13 47 (2.58%) Statistics
14 44 (2.41%) Credit Risk
15 35 (1.92%) Data Structures
16 33 (1.81%) Management Information System
17 27 (1.48%) Grid Computing
18 24 (1.32%) Reference Data
19 20 (1.10%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 220 (12.07%) Unix
2 204 (11.20%) Linux
3 138 (7.57%) Windows
4 28 (1.54%) Windows 7
5 25 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 16 (0.88%) Solaris
7 9 (0.49%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.33%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.11%) Android
12 1 (0.055%) AIX
12 1 (0.055%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.055%) HPUX
12 1 (0.055%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.055%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.055%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (18.22%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (16.85%) Multithreading
3 246 (13.50%) Electronic Trading
4 220 (12.07%) Low Latency
5 202 (11.09%) Risk Management
6 163 (8.95%) OO
7 148 (8.12%) TDD
8 140 (7.68%) Project Management
9 134 (7.35%) Asset Management
10 119 (6.53%) Algorithmic Trading
11 116 (6.37%) Analytics
12 106 (5.82%) Business Analysis
13 104 (5.71%) Investment Management
14 84 (4.61%) Migration
14 84 (4.61%) SDLC
14 84 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 84 (4.61%) User Acceptance Testing
15 83 (4.56%) ITIL
16 82 (4.50%) Market Making
17 78 (4.28%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 498 (27.33%) C#
2 494 (27.11%) Java
3 456 (25.03%) SQL
4 282 (15.48%) C++
5 119 (6.53%) Python
6 118 (6.48%) JavaScript
7 104 (5.71%) VBA
8 68 (3.73%) Perl
9 41 (2.25%) PowerShell
10 40 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 39 (2.14%) T-SQL
12 35 (1.92%) VB
13 29 (1.59%) XAML
14 28 (1.54%) Scala
15 22 (1.21%) PL/SQL
16 20 (1.10%) VC++
17 16 (0.88%) C
17 16 (0.88%) MATLAB
18 15 (0.82%) VB6
19 12 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 156 (8.56%) Degree
2 40 (2.20%) PhD
3 17 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (0.66%) PMI Certification
4 12 (0.66%) PMP
5 8 (0.44%) HNC
5 8 (0.44%) HND
6 5 (0.27%) ISEB
6 5 (0.27%) MCP
6 5 (0.27%) MCSE
6 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.16%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.11%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.055%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.055%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.055%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.055%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.84%) QA
2 57 (3.13%) MiFID
3 53 (2.91%) SLA
4 20 (1.10%) Dodd-Frank
5 15 (0.82%) EMIR
6 10 (0.55%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.49%) COREP
8 8 (0.44%) AIFMD
8 8 (0.44%) UCITS
9 6 (0.33%) Basel II
9 6 (0.33%) FINREP
10 3 (0.16%) Basel III
10 3 (0.16%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.11%) ISO20022
11 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.055%) FATCA
12 1 (0.055%) SAS 70
12 1 (0.055%) SEPA
System Software
1 28 (1.54%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.27%) Docker
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.16%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.11%) HDFS
5 2 (0.11%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.11%) vSphere
6 1 (0.055%) KVM
6 1 (0.055%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.055%) NFS
6 1 (0.055%) vCloud
6 1 (0.055%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.055%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.055%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (1.48%) ITRS Geneos
2 12 (0.66%) Control-M
3 8 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.38%) Nagios
5 5 (0.27%) SCCM
6 3 (0.16%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.16%) Dollar Universe
6 3 (0.16%) Grafana
6 3 (0.16%) Icinga
6 3 (0.16%) logstash
6 3 (0.16%) Puppet
6 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.11%) Graphite
7 2 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.11%) OpenView
7 2 (0.11%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 2 (0.11%) yum
8 1 (0.055%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.055%) Foglight
8 1 (0.055%) OVSD
Vendors
1 220 (12.07%) Oracle
2 110 (6.04%) Microsoft
3 106 (5.82%) Murex
4 88 (4.83%) Bloomberg
5 85 (4.67%) Sybase
6 73 (4.01%) ION Trading
7 59 (3.24%) Charles River
8 56 (3.07%) Reuters
9 53 (2.91%) TIBCO
10 45 (2.47%) Fidessa
11 34 (1.87%) Calypso
12 23 (1.26%) DataSynapse
13 20 (1.10%) Huawei
14 18 (0.99%) VMware
15 17 (0.93%) OpenLink
16 16 (0.88%) DevExpress
16 16 (0.88%) FactSet
17 15 (0.82%) Citrix
17 15 (0.82%) HP
18 14 (0.77%) SunGard
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £595.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + Long term rolling contract
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £800 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Development and Infrastructure
Rate: £500 - 650 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Development and Infrastructure
Rate: £350 - 450 per day + bonus & benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £288.64 - £414.92 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Posted: 19 days ago