Period
to 15 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 6 months to 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Front Office
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 22 26
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4 -
Contract jobs citing Front Office 10 66 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.99% 12.29% 5.70%
As % of the General category 6.29% 19.08% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 62 17
Belfast median daily rate £388 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +13.01% -
10th Percentile £337 £388 £286
90th Percentile £510 £499 £403
County Antrim median daily rate £388 £413 £365
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.01% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Belfast median hourly rate - - -
County Antrim median hourly rate - - -

Front Office is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 159 346 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 47.60% 64.43% 47.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 291 118
Belfast median daily rate £400 £416 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £270 £303 £188
90th Percentile £463 £550 £550
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £420 £360
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 7
Belfast median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.29% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.05 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.90 £26.95 £30.90
County Antrim median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +39.29% -17.65% -

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Front Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in Belfast

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front Office in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office in Belfast

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in Belfast over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front Office in Belfast

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 6 (60.00%) Finance
1 6 (60.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (50.00%) Project Management
3 4 (40.00%) Back Office
3 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (30.00%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (30.00%) QA
4 3 (30.00%) Wealth Management
4 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (20.00%) C++
5 2 (20.00%) Equities
6 1 (10.00%) Post-Production
6 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
6 1 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (10.00%) TestComplete
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 1 (10.00%) QlikView
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Market Making
6 1 (10.00%) Internal Audit
6 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing

Front Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) TestComplete
General
1 6 (60.00%) Banking
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (40.00%) Back Office
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Manager
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Electronic Trading Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Front Office Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Support
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Equities
3 1 (10.00%) Derivative
3 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 5 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (30.00%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Wealth Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Internal Audit
4 1 (10.00%) Low Latency
4 1 (10.00%) Market Making
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Post-Production
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Cognos