The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
London / Canary Wharf
Rank 20 14 15
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Contract jobs citing Front Office 7 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 5.30% 8.66% 7.08%
As % of the General category 7.00% 11.34% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 6
Median daily rate £500 £643 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.20% +11.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £371 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £701 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £440
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.65 - -

Front Office is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 100 97 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 75.76% 76.38% 64.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 82 47
Median daily rate £555 £480 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.62% -2.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £700 £705
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.79% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Canary Wharf citing Front Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in Canary Wharf

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office in Canary Wharf

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in Canary Wharf over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front Office in Canary Wharf

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office in Canary Wharf.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office in Canary Wharf

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 across the Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 19 (76.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) Banking
2 13 (52.00%) Investment Banking
3 11 (44.00%) SQL
4 8 (32.00%) Sybase
4 8 (32.00%) DB2
5 7 (28.00%) Java
6 6 (24.00%) Derivative
7 5 (20.00%) Degree
7 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.00%) Linux
8 4 (16.00%) HTML
8 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
8 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (16.00%) Perl
8 4 (16.00%) C#
8 4 (16.00%) Unix
8 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (16.00%) Fixed Income
8 4 (16.00%) Mathematics
8 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
8 4 (16.00%) Multithreading
8 4 (16.00%) HTML5
8 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (16.00%) Logical Data Model
8 4 (16.00%) SDLC
8 4 (16.00%) Project Management
9 3 (12.00%) Escalation Management
9 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
9 3 (12.00%) AngularJS

Front Office
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Eikon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) DB2
2 3 (12.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) KDB
3 1 (4.00%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Grunt
1 2 (8.00%) gulp
1 2 (8.00%) jspm
1 2 (8.00%) JUnit
1 2 (8.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 2 (8.00%) Selenium
1 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) NUnit
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 19 (76.00%) Finance
2 13 (52.00%) Banking
2 13 (52.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Front Office Developer
3 7 (28.00%) Java Developer
4 6 (24.00%) Analyst
5 5 (20.00%) Project Manager
6 4 (16.00%) Business Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) C# Developer
6 4 (16.00%) SQL Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (12.00%) Core Java Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Programme Manager
7 3 (12.00%) Senior Manager
7 3 (12.00%) Senior Programme Manager
7 3 (12.00%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (8.00%) Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (8.00%) C++ Developer
8 2 (8.00%) Front Office Business Analyst
8 2 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (8.00%) Linux Developer
8 2 (8.00%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
1 4 (16.00%) HTML5
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (12.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (8.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (8.00%) CSS3
3 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (8.00%) J2SE
3 2 (8.00%) JMS
3 2 (8.00%) Middleware
3 2 (8.00%) React
3 2 (8.00%) REST
3 2 (8.00%) Spring
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Derivative
2 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (16.00%) Fixed Income
3 3 (12.00%) Equities
4 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (8.00%) Grid Computing
5 1 (4.00%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (4.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (4.00%) Market Risk
5 1 (4.00%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (16.00%) Logical Data Model
2 4 (16.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (16.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (16.00%) Project Management
2 4 (16.00%) SDLC
2 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (12.00%) Change Management
3 3 (12.00%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (12.00%) Escalation Management
3 3 (12.00%) OO
4 2 (8.00%) Kanban
4 2 (8.00%) Multithreaded Programming
4 2 (8.00%) MVC
4 2 (8.00%) OOD
4 2 (8.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) Perl
4 3 (12.00%) Python
4 3 (12.00%) Scala
5 2 (8.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) MiFID
1 1 (4.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Sybase
2 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (4.00%) FactSet
3 1 (4.00%) Fidessa
3 1 (4.00%) Infragistics
3 1 (4.00%) Reuters
3 1 (4.00%) Solace
3 1 (4.00%) Talarian
3 1 (4.00%) TIBCO