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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 162 125 104
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -21
Contract jobs citing Front Office 798 1010 1132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.61% 1.83% 2.01%
As % of the General category 4.48% 4.72% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 768 932
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £413 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
17807 21414 21732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 35.92% 38.85% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11794 13560 13936
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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 £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 578 511
Median hourly rate £22.84 £26.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.06% +19.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.67 £47.69 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.92 £27.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.01% +14.58%

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 9 December 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 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 9 December 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 -41 773 £600 - 129
London -24 744 £600 - 124
City of London -10 194 £600 +2.12% 47
South East +24 23 £375 +7.14%
Berkshire +4 18 £250 -23.07%
Reading +7 17 £250 -23.07%
Canary Wharf 0 17 £550 +4.76%
Belfast - 17 £365 -
Northern Ireland - 17 £365 -
County Antrim - 17 £365 -
Docklands, London -5 7 £515 -3.73%
Oxfordshire - 4 £500 -
East of England - 4 £625 -
Oxford - 3 £500 -
Scotland +6 2 £350 -24.32% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £625 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £625 -
Edinburgh +19 1 £350 -24.32%
Hampshire +15 1 £375 +4.16%
Basingstoke +2 1 £375 +4.16%
Glasgow +2 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 £300 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
North West - 1 £338 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £338 -
Merseyside - 1 £338 -
Colchester - 1 £300 -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 594 (41.19%) Finance
2 519 (35.99%) Banking
3 389 (26.98%) Java
4 360 (24.97%) Agile Software Development
5 345 (23.93%) SQL
6 341 (23.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 330 (22.88%) C#
8 311 (21.57%) Investment Banking
9 302 (20.94%) Derivative
10 279 (19.35%) Fixed Income
11 232 (16.09%) Equities
11 232 (16.09%) Multithreading
12 197 (13.66%) Risk Management
13 194 (13.45%) C++
14 187 (12.97%) .NET
15 185 (12.83%) Electronic Trading
16 169 (11.72%) Linux
17 168 (11.65%) Unix
18 159 (11.03%) Python
19 152 (10.54%) SQL Server
20 141 (9.78%) TDD
20 141 (9.78%) Low Latency
21 139 (9.64%) OO
22 136 (9.43%) Oracle
23 135 (9.36%) Asset Management
24 134 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
25 132 (9.15%) Back Office
26 124 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
27 119 (8.25%) Degree
28 116 (8.04%) Project 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 71 (4.92%) Apache Spark
2 35 (2.43%) Apache
3 21 (1.46%) Confluence
4 18 (1.25%) IIS
5 15 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
6 14 (0.97%) Apache Pig
6 14 (0.97%) Oracle Coherence
6 14 (0.97%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.55%) OpenStack
7 8 (0.55%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.42%) JBoss
9 5 (0.35%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.21%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.14%) Drupal
12 2 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 66 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.32%) MS Office
3 14 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.49%) MS Project
7 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.069%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.069%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.069%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 42 (2.91%) RMDS
2 23 (1.60%) Summit
3 21 (1.46%) thinkFolio
4 11 (0.76%) Minerva
4 11 (0.76%) SimCorp Dimension
5 7 (0.49%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.42%) Endur
7 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.28%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 4 (0.28%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.28%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.21%) Beauchamp
9 3 (0.21%) LatentZero
9 3 (0.21%) Orchestrade
9 3 (0.21%) Sophis RISQUE
9 3 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.14%) Front Arena
10 2 (0.14%) Global One
10 2 (0.14%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.14%) Boomi
4 2 (0.14%) GitHub
5 1 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.069%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.069%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.28%) LTE
2 4 (0.28%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (0.28%) snoop
3 3 (0.21%) AMQP
3 3 (0.21%) DHCP
3 3 (0.21%) Diameter Protocol
3 3 (0.21%) DMZ
3 3 (0.21%) DNS
3 3 (0.21%) Firewall
3 3 (0.21%) GGSN
3 3 (0.21%) GPRS
3 3 (0.21%) GSM
3 3 (0.21%) Multicast
3 3 (0.21%) SAN
3 3 (0.21%) SMTP
3 3 (0.21%) SNMP
3 3 (0.21%) UMTS
3 3 (0.21%) VoIP
3 3 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (10.54%) SQL Server
2 87 (6.03%) Big Data
3 70 (4.85%) Hadoop
4 54 (3.74%) NoSQL
5 47 (3.26%) MongoDB
6 45 (3.12%) Relational Database
7 41 (2.84%) KDB
8 38 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 26 (1.80%) RDBMS
11 25 (1.73%) Apache Hive
12 20 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (1.39%) Tick Data
13 19 (1.32%) Oracle Database
14 18 (1.25%) DB2
15 17 (1.18%) HBase
15 17 (1.18%) QlikView
16 14 (0.97%) Data Lake
16 14 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (0.83%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 59 (4.09%) JIRA
2 48 (3.33%) JUnit
3 47 (3.26%) Subversion
4 36 (2.50%) Maven
5 33 (2.29%) Git (software)
6 29 (2.01%) TeamCity
7 26 (1.80%) NUnit
8 25 (1.73%) Jenkins
9 14 (0.97%) Grunt
10 12 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (0.69%) Eclipse
11 10 (0.69%) NCrunch
11 10 (0.69%) ReSharper
12 9 (0.62%) FishEye
12 9 (0.62%) Gradle
12 9 (0.62%) Mockito
12 9 (0.62%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.55%) Bower
13 8 (0.55%) Cucumber
13 8 (0.55%) NuGet
General
1 594 (41.19%) Finance
2 519 (35.99%) Banking
3 311 (21.57%) Investment Banking
4 132 (9.15%) Back Office
5 42 (2.91%) Financial Institution
6 29 (2.01%) Retail
7 22 (1.53%) Legal
8 12 (0.83%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.69%) Advertising
9 10 (0.69%) Marketing
10 9 (0.62%) French Language
11 5 (0.35%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.35%) Publishing
11 5 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.28%) Automotive
13 3 (0.21%) Billing
13 3 (0.21%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.069%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 703 (48.75%) Developer
2 376 (26.07%) Analyst
3 268 (18.59%) Business Analyst
4 255 (17.68%) Java Developer
5 193 (13.38%) C# Developer
6 135 (9.36%) Front Office Developer
7 117 (8.11%) Project Manager
7 117 (8.11%) Senior Developer
8 93 (6.45%) C++ Developer
9 70 (4.85%) Senior Java Developer
10 65 (4.51%) MiFID Business Analyst
11 62 (4.30%) .NET Developer
12 57 (3.95%) Front Office Business Analyst
13 53 (3.68%) Support Analyst
14 51 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
15 48 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
16 47 (3.26%) Risk Analyst
17 46 (3.19%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 46 (3.19%) Python Developer
18 44 (3.05%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (12.97%) .NET
2 115 (7.98%) WPF
3 92 (6.38%) HTML
4 89 (6.17%) FIX Protocol
5 84 (5.83%) AngularJS
6 77 (5.34%) HTML5
7 63 (4.37%) Spring
8 52 (3.61%) XML
9 51 (3.54%) Rendezvous
10 49 (3.40%) CSS
11 45 (3.12%) WCF
12 44 (3.05%) ASP.NET
13 36 (2.50%) .NET Framework
14 32 (2.22%) Web Services
15 31 (2.15%) JMS
16 30 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (2.08%) Middleware
16 30 (2.08%) WinForms
17 29 (2.01%) REST
18 28 (1.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 341 (23.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 302 (20.94%) Derivative
3 279 (19.35%) Fixed Income
4 232 (16.09%) Equities
5 134 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
6 88 (6.10%) Equity Derivative
7 78 (5.41%) Market Risk
8 75 (5.20%) Algorithms
9 61 (4.23%) Mathematics
10 55 (3.81%) Hedge funds
11 53 (3.68%) Data Structures
12 50 (3.47%) Computer Science
13 46 (3.19%) User Experience
14 35 (2.43%) Visualisation
15 33 (2.29%) Credit Risk
15 33 (2.29%) Fintech
15 33 (2.29%) Virtual Team
16 32 (2.22%) Statistics
17 31 (2.15%) Credit Derivative
18 27 (1.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 169 (11.72%) Linux
2 168 (11.65%) Unix
3 97 (6.73%) Windows
4 14 (0.97%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.55%) Solaris
7 7 (0.49%) CentOS
8 4 (0.28%) Android
8 4 (0.28%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.21%) AIX
9 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.069%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (24.97%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (16.09%) Multithreading
3 197 (13.66%) Risk Management
4 185 (12.83%) Electronic Trading
5 141 (9.78%) Low Latency
5 141 (9.78%) TDD
6 139 (9.64%) OO
7 135 (9.36%) Asset Management
8 124 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 116 (8.04%) Project Management
10 115 (7.98%) Business Analysis
11 104 (7.21%) Analytics
12 103 (7.14%) SDLC
13 100 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
14 98 (6.80%) Investment Management
15 92 (6.38%) Scrum
16 80 (5.55%) Algorithmic Trading
17 64 (4.44%) Migration
18 60 (4.16%) OOD
19 58 (4.02%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 389 (26.98%) Java
2 345 (23.93%) SQL
3 330 (22.88%) C#
4 194 (13.45%) C++
5 159 (11.03%) Python
6 111 (7.70%) JavaScript
7 76 (5.27%) Scala
8 48 (3.33%) Perl
8 48 (3.33%) VBA
9 37 (2.57%) XAML
10 33 (2.29%) C
11 27 (1.87%) T-SQL
12 21 (1.46%) PL/SQL
12 21 (1.46%) VB
13 18 (1.25%) Shell Script
14 17 (1.18%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.18%) MATLAB
15 16 (1.11%) TypeScript
16 15 (1.04%) Haskell
17 13 (0.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 119 (8.25%) Degree
2 30 (2.08%) PhD
3 20 (1.39%) PMP
4 18 (1.25%) PMI Certification
5 12 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (0.35%) ISEB
7 4 (0.28%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.14%) CFA
8 2 (0.14%) MOS
8 2 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.069%) CBAP
9 1 (0.069%) CCNA
9 1 (0.069%) CCNP
9 1 (0.069%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.069%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (7.98%) MiFID
2 67 (4.65%) QA
3 34 (2.36%) EMIR
4 31 (2.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 17 (1.18%) SLA
6 10 (0.69%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.49%) Basel III
8 3 (0.21%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.21%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.21%) SDET
9 2 (0.14%) FATCA
10 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (1.94%) Docker
2 19 (1.32%) HDFS
3 10 (0.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.35%) Apache Flume
5 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.14%) SRDF
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.14%) XenApp
7 1 (0.069%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.069%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 25 (1.73%) Puppet
2 19 (1.32%) Ansible
3 18 (1.25%) ITRS Geneos
4 14 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.49%) Oracle ZFS
6 6 (0.42%) Control-M
6 6 (0.42%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.28%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.28%) Mesos
7 4 (0.28%) Terraform
8 3 (0.21%) Nagios
8 3 (0.21%) Salt
9 2 (0.14%) Ambari
9 2 (0.14%) logstash
9 2 (0.14%) Oozie
10 1 (0.069%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.069%) Icinga
10 1 (0.069%) Kibana
10 1 (0.069%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 136 (9.43%) Oracle
2 82 (5.69%) Microsoft
3 75 (5.20%) TIBCO
4 64 (4.44%) Sybase
5 55 (3.81%) Murex
6 49 (3.40%) Reuters
7 41 (2.84%) Bloomberg
7 41 (2.84%) Charles River
8 38 (2.64%) ION Trading
9 37 (2.57%) Fidessa
10 23 (1.60%) DevExpress
11 17 (1.18%) IBM
12 16 (1.11%) Calypso
12 16 (1.11%) Huawei
13 14 (0.97%) FXall
13 14 (0.97%) Informatica
13 14 (0.97%) Solace
14 13 (0.90%) SimCorp
15 12 (0.83%) Currenex
15 12 (0.83%) Tableau
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