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 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
UK
Rank 148 125 96
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -29
Contract jobs citing Front Office 774 960 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.89% 2.09%
As % of the General category 4.78% 4.86% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 742 871
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 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £726 £700 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £450
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.65 - -
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
16176 19741 19714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.74% 38.85% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10617 12549 12763
Median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £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 407 520 454
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.33 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +25.00%

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 21 January 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
Top 26 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 21 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
England -27 757 £600 - 126
London -11 731 £600 - 121
City of London -8 170 £600 - 51
Canary Wharf +13 22 £550 +2.32%
South East -1 20 £450 +7.46% 2
Berkshire +2 15 £250 -16.66%
Reading -4 14 £250 -16.66%
Northern Ireland - 12 £360 - 2
Belfast - 12 £360 - 2
County Antrim - 12 £360 - 2
Docklands, London -1 7 £533 +1.42%
Oxfordshire +3 5 £500 -31.03%
Oxford - 4 £500 -
East of England -1 3 £625 +28.20% 2
Scotland +25 2 £413 -26.66% 1
Edinburgh +19 2 £413 -26.66% 1
Hertfordshire -1 2 £625 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £625 -
South West +12 1 - - 1
Essex 0 1 £300 -14.28%
East Midlands - 1 £538 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £538 -
Northampton - 1 £538 -
Colchester - 1 £300 -
Bath - 1 - -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for Front Office.

1 611 (41.85%) Finance
2 530 (36.30%) Banking
3 389 (26.64%) Java
4 361 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
5 358 (24.52%) SQL
6 342 (23.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 335 (22.95%) Derivative
8 331 (22.67%) Investment Banking
9 319 (21.85%) C#
10 318 (21.78%) Fixed Income
11 260 (17.81%) Equities
12 249 (17.05%) Multithreading
13 216 (14.79%) C++
14 191 (13.08%) Electronic Trading
15 187 (12.81%) Linux
16 185 (12.67%) Risk Management
17 178 (12.19%) .NET
18 175 (11.99%) SQL Server
19 167 (11.44%) Unix
20 164 (11.23%) Asset Management
21 152 (10.41%) MiFID
22 149 (10.21%) Python
22 149 (10.21%) Oracle
23 139 (9.52%) TDD
24 137 (9.38%) OO
24 137 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
25 131 (8.97%) Back Office
25 131 (8.97%) Low Latency
26 126 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
27 119 (8.15%) 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 67 (4.59%) Apache Spark
2 30 (2.05%) Apache
3 21 (1.44%) Oracle Coherence
4 19 (1.30%) Apache Pig
5 18 (1.23%) IIS
6 17 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 16 (1.10%) Confluence
8 12 (0.82%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.41%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.34%) JBoss
10 5 (0.34%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.21%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.14%) Drupal
13 2 (0.14%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.068%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 69 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (0.96%) MS Office
4 9 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.41%) MS Project
6 5 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.068%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.068%) LaTeX
9 1 (0.068%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 45 (3.08%) RMDS
2 21 (1.44%) thinkFolio
3 18 (1.23%) Summit
4 10 (0.68%) Minerva
4 10 (0.68%) SimCorp Dimension
5 9 (0.62%) Endur
6 7 (0.48%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.34%) ION MarketView
8 4 (0.27%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.21%) Sophis RISQUE
9 3 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
10 2 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 2 (0.14%) FINCAD Analytics
10 2 (0.14%) Front Arena
10 2 (0.14%) Global One
10 2 (0.14%) LatentZero
10 2 (0.14%) Orchestrade
10 2 (0.14%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 25 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (0.27%) Route 53
6 3 (0.21%) Boomi
7 2 (0.14%) GitHub
7 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.23%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.55%) Firewall
3 5 (0.34%) LTE
4 4 (0.27%) DHCP
4 4 (0.27%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (0.27%) DNS
4 4 (0.27%) GGSN
4 4 (0.27%) GPRS
4 4 (0.27%) GSM
4 4 (0.27%) SMTP
4 4 (0.27%) SNMP
4 4 (0.27%) snoop
4 4 (0.27%) UMTS
4 4 (0.27%) VoIP
5 3 (0.21%) AMQP
5 3 (0.21%) DMZ
5 3 (0.21%) FTP
5 3 (0.21%) Multicast
5 3 (0.21%) SAN
5 3 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 91 (6.23%) Big Data
3 72 (4.93%) Hadoop
4 55 (3.77%) NoSQL
5 53 (3.63%) Relational Database
6 43 (2.95%) KDB
7 41 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
8 37 (2.53%) MongoDB
8 37 (2.53%) Tick Data
9 34 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 31 (2.12%) RDBMS
10 31 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 30 (2.05%) Oracle Database
12 23 (1.58%) Apache Hive
12 23 (1.58%) QlikView
13 22 (1.51%) HBase
14 21 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 17 (1.16%) DB2
17 16 (1.10%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 54 (3.70%) JIRA
2 52 (3.56%) Subversion
3 42 (2.88%) JUnit
4 36 (2.47%) Git (software)
5 35 (2.40%) TeamCity
6 31 (2.12%) Maven
6 31 (2.12%) NUnit
7 19 (1.30%) Jenkins
8 18 (1.23%) Grunt
9 13 (0.89%) Visual Studio
10 10 (0.68%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.68%) gulp
10 10 (0.68%) Mockito
10 10 (0.68%) NCrunch
10 10 (0.68%) ReSharper
10 10 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (0.62%) Gradle
12 8 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 8 (0.55%) Bower
12 8 (0.55%) NuGet
General
1 611 (41.85%) Finance
2 530 (36.30%) Banking
3 331 (22.67%) Investment Banking
4 131 (8.97%) Back Office
5 40 (2.74%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.10%) Retail
7 15 (1.03%) Legal
8 12 (0.82%) Advertising
9 10 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 9 (0.62%) French Language
10 9 (0.62%) Marketing
11 6 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.34%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.27%) Automotive
13 4 (0.27%) Publishing
14 3 (0.21%) Billing
14 3 (0.21%) Law
14 3 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 735 (50.34%) Developer
2 394 (26.99%) Analyst
3 288 (19.73%) Business Analyst
4 276 (18.90%) Java Developer
5 186 (12.74%) C# Developer
6 151 (10.34%) Front Office Developer
7 117 (8.01%) Senior Developer
8 113 (7.74%) C++ Developer
9 97 (6.64%) Project Manager
10 96 (6.58%) MiFID Business Analyst
11 79 (5.41%) Senior Java Developer
12 73 (5.00%) Front Office Business Analyst
13 65 (4.45%) .NET Developer
14 56 (3.84%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 56 (3.84%) Support Analyst
15 55 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
16 54 (3.70%) Quantitative Developer
17 53 (3.63%) Senior Analyst
18 51 (3.49%) SQL Developer
19 50 (3.42%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (12.19%) .NET
2 102 (6.99%) HTML
3 97 (6.64%) WPF
4 83 (5.68%) HTML5
5 82 (5.62%) AngularJS
6 76 (5.21%) FIX Protocol
7 60 (4.11%) CSS
8 59 (4.04%) Spring
9 48 (3.29%) Rendezvous
10 40 (2.74%) XML
11 39 (2.67%) .NET Framework
11 39 (2.67%) WCF
12 36 (2.47%) ASP.NET
13 34 (2.33%) Middleware
14 33 (2.26%) REST
15 31 (2.12%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 30 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
16 30 (2.05%) STL
17 29 (1.99%) JMS
17 29 (1.99%) React
Miscellaneous
1 342 (23.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 335 (22.95%) Derivative
3 318 (21.78%) Fixed Income
4 260 (17.81%) Equities
5 137 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
6 98 (6.71%) Equity Derivative
7 74 (5.07%) Algorithms
8 67 (4.59%) Market Risk
8 67 (4.59%) Mathematics
9 56 (3.84%) Computer Science
10 50 (3.42%) Data Structures
11 49 (3.36%) User Experience
12 44 (3.01%) Hedge funds
13 39 (2.67%) Fintech
14 36 (2.47%) Virtual Team
15 34 (2.33%) Management Information System
16 31 (2.12%) Credit Risk
16 31 (2.12%) OTC Derivatives
16 31 (2.12%) Statistics
17 28 (1.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 187 (12.81%) Linux
2 167 (11.44%) Unix
3 119 (8.15%) Windows
4 21 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.55%) Solaris
6 6 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.34%) Android
7 5 (0.34%) CentOS
8 4 (0.27%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.21%) AIX
9 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (17.05%) Multithreading
3 191 (13.08%) Electronic Trading
4 185 (12.67%) Risk Management
5 164 (11.23%) Asset Management
6 139 (9.52%) TDD
7 137 (9.38%) OO
8 131 (8.97%) Low Latency
9 126 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 119 (8.15%) Analytics
11 114 (7.81%) Business Analysis
12 110 (7.53%) Investment Management
13 104 (7.12%) Project Management
13 104 (7.12%) SDLC
14 101 (6.92%) Scrum
15 85 (5.82%) Continuous Integration
16 77 (5.27%) Algorithmic Trading
17 71 (4.86%) Migration
18 56 (3.84%) OOD
19 55 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 389 (26.64%) Java
2 358 (24.52%) SQL
3 319 (21.85%) C#
4 216 (14.79%) C++
5 149 (10.21%) Python
6 103 (7.05%) JavaScript
7 80 (5.48%) Scala
8 54 (3.70%) VBA
9 52 (3.56%) Perl
10 38 (2.60%) T-SQL
11 35 (2.40%) C
12 33 (2.26%) PowerShell
13 31 (2.12%) Bash Shell
14 30 (2.05%) XAML
15 20 (1.37%) MATLAB
15 20 (1.37%) PL/SQL
16 19 (1.30%) TypeScript
17 18 (1.23%) Shell Script
18 15 (1.03%) Haskell
19 14 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 98 (6.71%) Degree
2 42 (2.88%) PhD
3 18 (1.23%) PMP
4 15 (1.03%) PMI Certification
5 11 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (0.21%) ISEB
6 3 (0.21%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.14%) CFA
7 2 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.14%) MOS
8 1 (0.068%) CCNA
8 1 (0.068%) CCNP
8 1 (0.068%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.068%) MBA
8 1 (0.068%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (10.41%) MiFID
2 73 (5.00%) QA
3 39 (2.67%) EMIR
4 36 (2.47%) Dodd-Frank
5 15 (1.03%) SLA
6 7 (0.48%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.34%) AIFMD
8 4 (0.27%) Basel III
9 3 (0.21%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.21%) SDET
10 2 (0.14%) FATCA
11 1 (0.068%) GDPR
11 1 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.068%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (1.64%) Docker
2 20 (1.37%) HDFS
3 11 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.21%) 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 (0.068%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 21 (1.44%) Puppet
2 17 (1.16%) Ansible
3 15 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
4 12 (0.82%) Control-M
5 11 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
7 6 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.34%) Oracle ZFS
9 4 (0.27%) Kubernetes
9 4 (0.27%) Mesos
9 4 (0.27%) Terraform
10 3 (0.21%) Salt
11 2 (0.14%) Ambari
11 2 (0.14%) logstash
11 2 (0.14%) Oozie
12 1 (0.068%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.068%) Icinga
12 1 (0.068%) Kibana
12 1 (0.068%) Nagios
12 1 (0.068%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 149 (10.21%) Oracle
2 77 (5.27%) Sybase
3 76 (5.21%) TIBCO
4 62 (4.25%) Microsoft
5 60 (4.11%) Reuters
6 54 (3.70%) Bloomberg
7 53 (3.63%) Murex
8 49 (3.36%) Charles River
9 41 (2.81%) ION Trading
10 39 (2.67%) Fidessa
11 19 (1.30%) DevExpress
12 17 (1.16%) Huawei
13 14 (0.96%) Solace
14 13 (0.89%) IBM
14 13 (0.89%) SimCorp
15 12 (0.82%) Calypso
15 12 (0.82%) Currenex
15 12 (0.82%) FXall
15 12 (0.82%) Google
16 11 (0.75%) Tableau
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