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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Front Office
Rank 206 123 105
Rank change year-on-year
-83 -18
Contract jobs citing Front Office 679 1067 1130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.83% 2.00%
As % of the General category 3.44% 4.54% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 840 844
Median daily rate £581 £596 £579
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.51% +3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £513 £400
% change year-on-year
-17.07% +28.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £65.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% +209.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £65.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +209.52%

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
19757 23515 21812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.52% 40.26% 38.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13117 14980 13401
Median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £624 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 496 638 531
Median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £21.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £48.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +11.11%

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 August 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 August 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 -71 658 £598 -0.37% 141
London -52 607 £600 - 132
City of London -29 137 £575 -4.16% 55
South East +14 26 £418 -25.77% 4
Scotland 0 18 £425 -5.55% 4
Glasgow +16 14 £413 -8.33% 1
East of England - 12 £488 -
Oxfordshire - 10 £410 - 2
Oxford - 10 £410 -
Berkshire 0 8 - -
North West +15 7 £252 -44.11% 3
Reading +11 7 - -
East Midlands +2 7 £500 +33.33% 1
Cambridgeshire - 7 £355 -
Northamptonshire +1 6 £500 +33.33% 1
Manchester -2 6 £252 - 2
Surrey +10 5 £400 -33.33%
Canary Wharf +4 5 £590 +21.02%
Guildford - 4 £250 -
Cambridge - 4 £183 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £501 -
Docklands, London -4 3 - -
Edinburgh -10 3 £550 +29.41% 3
Corby - 3 £575 - 1
Peterborough - 2 £575 -
West Yorkshire +8 1 £356 -
Northampton +3 1 £500 +33.33%
Yorkshire -1 1 £356 -
Hampshire -9 1 £425 -17.07% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 557 (37.51%) Banking
2 518 (34.88%) Finance
3 389 (26.20%) C#
4 382 (25.72%) Java
5 379 (25.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 361 (24.31%) Investment Banking
7 346 (23.30%) SQL
8 313 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
9 240 (16.16%) Fixed Income
10 231 (15.56%) Derivative
11 223 (15.02%) .NET
12 218 (14.68%) Multithreading
13 188 (12.66%) C++
14 187 (12.59%) Equities
15 185 (12.46%) Unix
16 177 (11.92%) Linux
16 177 (11.92%) Electronic Trading
16 177 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
17 170 (11.45%) SQL Server
18 163 (10.98%) Risk Management
19 160 (10.77%) Low Latency
20 159 (10.71%) Oracle
21 149 (10.03%) OO
22 140 (9.43%) Back Office
23 137 (9.23%) WPF
24 134 (9.02%) HTML
25 132 (8.89%) Project Management
26 122 (8.22%) JavaScript
27 121 (8.15%) TDD
28 118 (7.95%) Asset 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 37 (2.49%) Apache Spark
2 31 (2.09%) Apache
3 30 (2.02%) WebSphere
4 19 (1.28%) Confluence
5 15 (1.01%) WebLogic
6 14 (0.94%) IIS
7 10 (0.67%) JBoss
7 10 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
8 9 (0.61%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.54%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.40%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.34%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.20%) Jetty
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.13%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.13%) GemFire
13 2 (0.13%) MS Exchange
14 1 (0.067%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.067%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 53 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.75%) MS Office
3 21 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.20%) MS Project
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.13%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.067%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 33 (2.22%) RMDS
2 19 (1.28%) ION MarketView
2 19 (1.28%) thinkFolio
3 8 (0.54%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.47%) Summit
5 4 (0.27%) LatentZero
6 3 (0.20%) Beauchamp
6 3 (0.20%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.20%) FINCAD Analytics
6 3 (0.20%) Minerva
7 2 (0.13%) Endur
7 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.13%) SunGard GMI
8 1 (0.067%) Kondor
8 1 (0.067%) Murex MxG2000
8 1 (0.067%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.067%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.067%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.067%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.13%) Apcera
3 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.067%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.067%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.067%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.41%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.54%) 3G
2 8 (0.54%) 4G
2 8 (0.54%) Diameter Protocol
2 8 (0.54%) Firewall
2 8 (0.54%) INAP
2 8 (0.54%) LDAP
2 8 (0.54%) SIGTRAN
3 7 (0.47%) LTE
3 7 (0.47%) MGW
4 5 (0.34%) VPN
5 4 (0.27%) Internet
5 4 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (0.27%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.20%) FTP
6 3 (0.20%) SAN
6 3 (0.20%) SSL
7 2 (0.13%) BGP
7 2 (0.13%) HTTP
7 2 (0.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.50%) KDB
3 49 (3.30%) Relational Database
4 43 (2.90%) Hadoop
4 43 (2.90%) MongoDB
5 40 (2.69%) Big Data
6 34 (2.29%) NoSQL
7 31 (2.09%) RDBMS
8 29 (1.95%) DB2
9 23 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (1.14%) Data Mart
13 16 (1.08%) Apache Hive
14 15 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (0.94%) Oracle Database
16 13 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
16 13 (0.88%) QlikView
17 12 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (0.81%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 44 (2.96%) JUnit
2 42 (2.83%) Maven
3 41 (2.76%) Subversion
4 40 (2.69%) JIRA
5 26 (1.75%) TeamCity
6 25 (1.68%) Jenkins
7 23 (1.55%) NUnit
8 21 (1.41%) Grunt
9 20 (1.35%) Visual Studio
10 18 (1.21%) Git (software)
11 15 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 12 (0.81%) gulp
13 12 (0.81%) NuGet
13 12 (0.81%) Selenium
14 10 (0.67%) Ant
15 9 (0.61%) MSBuild
16 8 (0.54%) Bower
17 7 (0.47%) FishEye
18 6 (0.40%) Eclipse
General
1 557 (37.51%) Banking
2 518 (34.88%) Finance
3 361 (24.31%) Investment Banking
4 140 (9.43%) Back Office
5 35 (2.36%) Retail
6 29 (1.95%) Legal
7 27 (1.82%) Financial Institution
8 13 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 9 (0.61%) Marketing
10 8 (0.54%) Advertising
10 8 (0.54%) French Language
11 6 (0.40%) Billing
12 5 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.34%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.27%) International Banking
13 4 (0.27%) Publishing
14 3 (0.20%) Private Banking
14 3 (0.20%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 700 (47.14%) Developer
2 346 (23.30%) Analyst
3 247 (16.63%) C# Developer
4 224 (15.08%) Java Developer
5 204 (13.74%) Business Analyst
6 141 (9.49%) Project Manager
7 134 (9.02%) Front Office Developer
8 131 (8.82%) Senior Developer
9 82 (5.52%) C++ Developer
10 61 (4.11%) .NET Developer
11 56 (3.77%) Support Analyst
12 55 (3.70%) Risk Analyst
13 53 (3.57%) Applications Support
13 53 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
14 52 (3.50%) WPF Developer
15 51 (3.43%) Banking Analyst
16 48 (3.23%) C# WPF Developer
17 47 (3.16%) Senior C# Developer
18 46 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
18 46 (3.10%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (15.02%) .NET
2 137 (9.23%) WPF
3 134 (9.02%) HTML
4 105 (7.07%) AngularJS
5 101 (6.80%) Spring
6 97 (6.53%) HTML5
7 89 (5.99%) FIX Protocol
8 70 (4.71%) XML
9 52 (3.50%) ASP.NET
10 47 (3.16%) CSS
11 46 (3.10%) Hibernate
12 43 (2.90%) WCF
13 42 (2.83%) Rendezvous
14 41 (2.76%) JMS
15 40 (2.69%) WinForms
16 35 (2.36%) Web Services
17 30 (2.02%) Middleware
18 29 (1.95%) .NET Framework
18 29 (1.95%) J2EE
18 29 (1.95%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 379 (25.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 240 (16.16%) Fixed Income
3 231 (15.56%) Derivative
4 187 (12.59%) Equities
5 177 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
6 83 (5.59%) Hedge funds
7 73 (4.92%) Algorithms
7 73 (4.92%) Equity Derivative
8 63 (4.24%) Market Risk
9 47 (3.16%) User Experience
10 44 (2.96%) Computer Science
11 43 (2.90%) Credit Derivative
11 43 (2.90%) Data Structures
12 35 (2.36%) Statistics
13 33 (2.22%) Mathematics
14 30 (2.02%) Visualisation
15 26 (1.75%) Management Information System
15 26 (1.75%) Reference Data
16 19 (1.28%) Credit Risk
17 16 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 185 (12.46%) Unix
2 177 (11.92%) Linux
3 72 (4.85%) Windows
4 13 (0.88%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.61%) Solaris
7 6 (0.40%) CentOS
8 4 (0.27%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.20%) Android
10 2 (0.13%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.067%) AIX
11 1 (0.067%) HPUX
11 1 (0.067%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.067%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.067%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.067%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (14.68%) Multithreading
3 177 (11.92%) Electronic Trading
4 163 (10.98%) Risk Management
5 160 (10.77%) Low Latency
6 149 (10.03%) OO
7 132 (8.89%) Project Management
8 121 (8.15%) TDD
9 118 (7.95%) Asset Management
10 101 (6.80%) Investment Management
11 94 (6.33%) Algorithmic Trading
12 93 (6.26%) Analytics
12 93 (6.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 90 (6.06%) Business Analysis
14 76 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
14 76 (5.12%) SDLC
15 66 (4.44%) Migration
16 63 (4.24%) Scrum
17 59 (3.97%) Market Making
18 55 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 389 (26.20%) C#
2 382 (25.72%) Java
3 346 (23.30%) SQL
4 188 (12.66%) C++
5 122 (8.22%) JavaScript
6 116 (7.81%) Python
7 70 (4.71%) VBA
8 54 (3.64%) Perl
9 40 (2.69%) Scala
10 33 (2.22%) Shell Script
11 32 (2.15%) VB
12 30 (2.02%) XAML
13 24 (1.62%) T-SQL
14 22 (1.48%) C
15 20 (1.35%) PowerShell
16 18 (1.21%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.81%) Haskell
18 7 (0.47%) MATLAB
18 7 (0.47%) PHP
18 7 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 115 (7.74%) Degree
2 24 (1.62%) PhD
3 21 (1.41%) PMP
4 18 (1.21%) PMI Certification
5 8 (0.54%) HNC
5 8 (0.54%) HND
5 8 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (0.40%) ISEB
7 5 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.067%) ACCA
10 1 (0.067%) CBAP
10 1 (0.067%) CIMA
10 1 (0.067%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.067%) MBA
10 1 (0.067%) MOS
10 1 (0.067%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.067%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.30%) MiFID
2 36 (2.42%) QA
3 35 (2.36%) SLA
4 13 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (0.74%) EMIR
6 9 (0.61%) COREP
6 9 (0.61%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.47%) Basel III
8 6 (0.40%) Basel II
8 6 (0.40%) FINREP
9 3 (0.20%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.20%) FATCA
10 2 (0.13%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.067%) ISO20022
11 1 (0.067%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.067%) SEPA
11 1 (0.067%) UCITS
System Software
1 21 (1.41%) Docker
2 7 (0.47%) HDFS
3 6 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.067%) NFS
6 1 (0.067%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.067%) vCloud
6 1 (0.067%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.067%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.067%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.067%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (1.62%) ITRS Geneos
2 20 (1.35%) Puppet
3 15 (1.01%) Ansible
4 12 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (0.61%) Nagios
6 6 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.40%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (0.27%) Control-M
7 4 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.27%) Icinga
7 4 (0.27%) logstash
8 3 (0.20%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.20%) Dollar Universe
8 3 (0.20%) Grafana
9 2 (0.13%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.13%) Graphite
9 2 (0.13%) Salt
9 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.13%) yum
10 1 (0.067%) OpenView
Vendors
1 159 (10.71%) Oracle
2 83 (5.59%) Microsoft
3 78 (5.25%) Murex
4 73 (4.92%) Bloomberg
5 69 (4.65%) Sybase
6 68 (4.58%) Charles River
7 52 (3.50%) TIBCO
8 51 (3.43%) ION Trading
9 49 (3.30%) Reuters
10 29 (1.95%) Calypso
11 20 (1.35%) Fidessa
12 16 (1.08%) DevExpress
13 15 (1.01%) Splunk
14 13 (0.88%) FactSet
14 13 (0.88%) HP
14 13 (0.88%) IBM
14 13 (0.88%) Informatica
15 12 (0.81%) Atlassian
16 10 (0.67%) Adobe
16 10 (0.67%) FXall
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £751 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Rate: £55000 - £70000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Excellent Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £800.00 - £920.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Elevate Direct
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Finshore Partners
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago