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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 200 126 94
Rank change year-on-year
-74 -32
Contract jobs citing Front Office 687 1022 1135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.79% 2.11%
As % of the General category 3.48% 4.48% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 819 874
Median daily rate £600 £600 £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £525 £400
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 -

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
19738 22818 20888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.55% 40.06% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13109 14617 12909
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £380
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 566 537
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.24 £49.19 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -79 661 £600 - 123
London -42 595 £600 - 115
City of London -34 116 £600 - 53
South East +26 43 £425 -29.16% 3
Scotland -5 24 £400 -8.57% 2
Glasgow +12 18 £400 +23.07% 2
Oxfordshire - 17 £424 -
Oxford - 16 £410 -
Berkshire -5 12 - -
East of England - 12 £488 -
Reading +9 10 - -
Surrey +1 9 £418 -30.41%
Cambridgeshire - 7 £355 -
East Midlands 0 6 £500 +8.10% 1
Northamptonshire -1 6 £500 +21.21%
North West +2 5 £375 -16.66% 1
Edinburgh -4 5 £369 -13.23%
Hertfordshire - 5 £488 -
Manchester -4 4 £375 -
Guildford - 4 £250 -
Cambridge - 4 £183 -
Hampshire -4 3 £425 -17.07%
Corby - 3 £575 -
West Yorkshire +6 2 £378 -
Canary Wharf +3 2 £550 +18.91%
Yorkshire -2 2 £378 -
Peterborough - 2 £575 -
Basingstoke - 2 £425 -
Halifax - 2 £378 -
Northampton 0 1 £500 +33.33%

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 639 (38.22%) Banking
2 590 (35.29%) Finance
3 470 (28.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 453 (27.09%) C#
5 446 (26.67%) Java
6 423 (25.30%) Investment Banking
7 389 (23.27%) SQL
8 324 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
9 274 (16.39%) Fixed Income
10 262 (15.67%) Derivative
11 252 (15.07%) .NET
12 248 (14.83%) Multithreading
13 239 (14.29%) C++
14 220 (13.16%) Equities
15 216 (12.92%) Electronic Trading
16 211 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
17 209 (12.50%) SQL Server
18 193 (11.54%) Oracle
18 193 (11.54%) Linux
19 192 (11.48%) Unix
19 192 (11.48%) Low Latency
20 179 (10.71%) Risk Management
21 165 (9.87%) WPF
22 162 (9.69%) Back Office
23 156 (9.33%) Project Management
24 150 (8.97%) OO
25 146 (8.73%) HTML
26 133 (7.95%) Degree
27 128 (7.66%) Python
28 125 (7.48%) JavaScript

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 26 (1.56%) Apache Spark
1 26 (1.56%) WebSphere
2 21 (1.26%) Apache
3 19 (1.14%) Confluence
4 18 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
5 15 (0.90%) WebLogic
6 12 (0.72%) JBoss
7 11 (0.66%) IIS
8 9 (0.54%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.54%) Tomcat
9 7 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.30%) Apache Solr
10 5 (0.30%) GemFire
10 5 (0.30%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.24%) Jetty
11 4 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.18%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.060%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.060%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.060%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 71 (4.25%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.73%) MS Office
3 21 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.42%) MS Project
7 2 (0.12%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 37 (2.21%) RMDS
2 31 (1.85%) ION MarketView
3 21 (1.26%) thinkFolio
4 15 (0.90%) Markit EDM
5 7 (0.42%) Endur
5 7 (0.42%) Summit
6 6 (0.36%) LatentZero
7 5 (0.30%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.24%) Minerva
9 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.18%) FINCAD Analytics
9 3 (0.18%) Global One
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.12%) Beauchamp
10 2 (0.12%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 2 (0.12%) Eikon
10 2 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
10 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.060%) Sage CRM
11 1 (0.060%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.12%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.060%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.060%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.060%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.50%) TCP/IP
2 9 (0.54%) Firewall
3 8 (0.48%) 3G
3 8 (0.48%) 4G
3 8 (0.48%) Diameter Protocol
3 8 (0.48%) INAP
3 8 (0.48%) LDAP
3 8 (0.48%) SIGTRAN
4 7 (0.42%) LTE
4 7 (0.42%) MGW
5 6 (0.36%) VPN
6 5 (0.30%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.24%) FTP
7 4 (0.24%) Internet
7 4 (0.24%) Multicast
7 4 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (0.24%) SSL
8 3 (0.18%) HTTP
8 3 (0.18%) Intranet
8 3 (0.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.31%) Relational Database
3 60 (3.59%) KDB
4 42 (2.51%) MongoDB
5 40 (2.39%) RDBMS
6 34 (2.03%) Big Data
7 32 (1.91%) Hadoop
7 32 (1.91%) NoSQL
8 28 (1.67%) Data Mart
8 28 (1.67%) DB2
9 27 (1.61%) Oracle Database
10 25 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
11 20 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (0.90%) Tick Data
14 14 (0.84%) Apache Hive
15 13 (0.78%) QlikView
15 13 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 42 (2.51%) Maven
2 38 (2.27%) JUnit
2 38 (2.27%) Subversion
3 34 (2.03%) JIRA
4 32 (1.91%) NUnit
5 30 (1.79%) TeamCity
6 28 (1.67%) Visual Studio
7 22 (1.32%) Jenkins
8 18 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 17 (1.02%) Grunt
10 16 (0.96%) Git (software)
10 16 (0.96%) gulp
11 11 (0.66%) Selenium
12 10 (0.60%) Ant
13 9 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.54%) MSBuild
14 7 (0.42%) Eclipse
15 6 (0.36%) Artifactory
16 5 (0.30%) Gradle
16 5 (0.30%) NuGet
General
1 639 (38.22%) Banking
2 590 (35.29%) Finance
3 423 (25.30%) Investment Banking
4 162 (9.69%) Back Office
5 41 (2.45%) Retail
6 30 (1.79%) Legal
7 24 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 16 (0.96%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.78%) Billing
10 8 (0.48%) French Language
10 8 (0.48%) Marketing
11 5 (0.30%) Advertising
11 5 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.30%) International Banking
12 4 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.24%) Publishing
12 4 (0.24%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.18%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.12%) German Language
14 2 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 805 (48.15%) Developer
2 392 (23.44%) Analyst
3 262 (15.67%) C# Developer
4 259 (15.49%) Java Developer
5 226 (13.52%) Business Analyst
6 187 (11.18%) Front Office Developer
7 149 (8.91%) Senior Developer
8 140 (8.37%) Project Manager
9 92 (5.50%) C++ Developer
10 70 (4.19%) Applications Support
11 68 (4.07%) Support Analyst
11 68 (4.07%) WPF Developer
12 63 (3.77%) C# WPF Developer
13 62 (3.71%) .NET Developer
14 58 (3.47%) Senior Java Developer
15 56 (3.35%) SQL Developer
16 54 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
17 53 (3.17%) Risk Analyst
18 51 (3.05%) Electronic Trading Developer
19 50 (2.99%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (15.07%) .NET
2 165 (9.87%) WPF
3 146 (8.73%) HTML
4 120 (7.18%) AngularJS
5 119 (7.12%) Spring
6 107 (6.40%) FIX Protocol
7 101 (6.04%) HTML5
8 75 (4.49%) XML
9 61 (3.65%) ASP.NET
10 54 (3.23%) Hibernate
11 49 (2.93%) Rendezvous
12 48 (2.87%) WinForms
13 47 (2.81%) WCF
14 46 (2.75%) CSS
15 41 (2.45%) JMS
16 37 (2.21%) XSLT
17 36 (2.15%) Middleware
18 35 (2.09%) Web Services
19 32 (1.91%) Reactive Extensions
19 32 (1.91%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 470 (28.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 274 (16.39%) Fixed Income
3 262 (15.67%) Derivative
4 220 (13.16%) Equities
5 211 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
6 80 (4.78%) Hedge funds
7 67 (4.01%) Market Risk
8 64 (3.83%) Equity Derivative
9 63 (3.77%) Algorithms
10 54 (3.23%) User Experience
11 52 (3.11%) Computer Science
12 48 (2.87%) Credit Derivative
13 39 (2.33%) Statistics
14 36 (2.15%) Mathematics
15 34 (2.03%) Management Information System
16 32 (1.91%) Reference Data
17 31 (1.85%) Data Structures
18 25 (1.50%) Visualisation
19 24 (1.44%) Credit Risk
20 15 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 193 (11.54%) Linux
2 192 (11.48%) Unix
3 85 (5.08%) Windows
4 16 (0.96%) Windows Server
5 13 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 12 (0.72%) Solaris
7 10 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.24%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.18%) Android
9 3 (0.18%) CentOS
10 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.060%) AIX
11 1 (0.060%) HPUX
11 1 (0.060%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.060%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.060%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.060%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (19.38%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (14.83%) Multithreading
3 216 (12.92%) Electronic Trading
4 192 (11.48%) Low Latency
5 179 (10.71%) Risk Management
6 156 (9.33%) Project Management
7 150 (8.97%) OO
8 125 (7.48%) TDD
9 123 (7.36%) Asset Management
10 100 (5.98%) Analytics
10 100 (5.98%) Investment Management
11 99 (5.92%) Business Analysis
12 97 (5.80%) Algorithmic Trading
13 95 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
14 85 (5.08%) SDLC
15 75 (4.49%) Migration
16 72 (4.31%) ITIL
17 71 (4.25%) Market Making
17 71 (4.25%) MVVM
18 66 (3.95%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 453 (27.09%) C#
2 446 (26.67%) Java
3 389 (23.27%) SQL
4 239 (14.29%) C++
5 128 (7.66%) Python
6 125 (7.48%) JavaScript
7 83 (4.96%) VBA
8 63 (3.77%) Perl
9 42 (2.51%) Shell Script
10 39 (2.33%) VB
11 36 (2.15%) T-SQL
12 35 (2.09%) XAML
13 29 (1.73%) Scala
14 25 (1.50%) PL/SQL
15 22 (1.32%) PowerShell
16 21 (1.26%) C
17 13 (0.78%) VB6
18 11 (0.66%) Bash Shell
18 11 (0.66%) Tcl
19 9 (0.54%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 133 (7.95%) Degree
2 29 (1.73%) PhD
3 16 (0.96%) PMP
4 15 (0.90%) PMI Certification
5 14 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (0.48%) HNC
6 8 (0.48%) HND
7 6 (0.36%) ISEB
8 5 (0.30%) MCP
8 5 (0.30%) MCSE
8 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.18%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.12%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.060%) ACCA
11 1 (0.060%) CBAP
11 1 (0.060%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.060%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.41%) MiFID
2 48 (2.87%) QA
3 38 (2.27%) SLA
4 17 (1.02%) EMIR
5 16 (0.96%) Dodd-Frank
6 10 (0.60%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.54%) COREP
8 6 (0.36%) Basel II
8 6 (0.36%) Basel III
8 6 (0.36%) FINREP
9 3 (0.18%) AIFMD
9 3 (0.18%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.18%) FATCA
9 3 (0.18%) UCITS
10 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.060%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.060%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.060%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.72%) Docker
3 6 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.24%) HDFS
5 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.060%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.060%) NFS
7 1 (0.060%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.060%) vCloud
7 1 (0.060%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.060%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.060%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (1.79%) ITRS Geneos
2 12 (0.72%) Puppet
3 10 (0.60%) Nagios
4 8 (0.48%) Ansible
5 6 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.30%) Control-M
7 4 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.24%) Icinga
7 4 (0.24%) logstash
8 3 (0.18%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.18%) Dollar Universe
8 3 (0.18%) Grafana
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (0.18%) SCCM
8 3 (0.18%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.12%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.12%) Graphite
9 2 (0.12%) OpenView
9 2 (0.12%) yum
Vendors
1 193 (11.54%) Oracle
2 112 (6.70%) Microsoft
3 105 (6.28%) Murex
4 89 (5.32%) Bloomberg
5 81 (4.84%) Sybase
6 72 (4.31%) ION Trading
7 62 (3.71%) TIBCO
8 61 (3.65%) Charles River
9 57 (3.41%) Reuters
10 39 (2.33%) Fidessa
11 37 (2.21%) Calypso
12 21 (1.26%) DevExpress
13 17 (1.02%) HP
14 16 (0.96%) FactSet
15 15 (0.90%) Splunk
16 14 (0.84%) Informatica
17 12 (0.72%) Adobe
18 10 (0.60%) DataSynapse
18 10 (0.60%) Sophis
19 9 (0.54%) SimCorp
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