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 27 June 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.

Front Office
London / Canary Wharf
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 19 14
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5  
Contract jobs citing Front Office 17 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 15.04% 4.84% 8.77%
As % of the General category 19.10% 7.32% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 15
Median daily rate £650 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -4.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £525
% change year-on-year +3.65% -21.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 - £65.00

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 89 82 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 78.76% 66.13% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 63 98
Median daily rate £575 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £638 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office in Canary Wharf.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 11 (47.83%) HTML
1 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
1 11 (47.83%) HTML5
2 10 (43.48%) AngularJS
2 10 (43.48%) Banking
3 9 (39.13%) Front End Development
4 8 (34.78%) Investment Banking
4 8 (34.78%) Big Data
5 7 (30.43%) Java
6 6 (26.09%) SQL
6 6 (26.09%) TDD
6 6 (26.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (26.09%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) Multithreading
7 5 (21.74%) TypeScript
8 4 (17.39%) Sybase
8 4 (17.39%) JUnit
9 3 (13.04%) DB2
9 3 (13.04%) Perl
9 3 (13.04%) C#
9 3 (13.04%) Unix
9 3 (13.04%) Linux
9 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (13.04%) Derivative
9 3 (13.04%) Electronic Trading
9 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
9 3 (13.04%) Scala
9 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
9 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
9 3 (13.04%) Spring

Front Office
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Big Data
2 3 (13.04%) DB2
3 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) KDB
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) JUnit
2 2 (8.70%) Grunt
2 2 (8.70%) gulp
2 2 (8.70%) jspm
2 2 (8.70%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
2 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.35%) IntelliJ
General
1 10 (43.48%) Banking
2 8 (34.78%) Investment Banking
3 6 (26.09%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) JavaScript Developer
3 8 (34.78%) Angular Developer
3 8 (34.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (34.78%) HTML Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Front Office Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Java Swing Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Scala Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Data Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Front Office Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Front Office C++ Developer
7 1 (4.35%) GUI Web Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) HTML
1 11 (47.83%) HTML5
2 10 (43.48%) AngularJS
3 3 (13.04%) Spring
4 2 (8.70%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (8.70%) CSS
4 2 (8.70%) CSS3
4 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
4 2 (8.70%) J2SE
4 2 (8.70%) React
4 2 (8.70%) REST
4 2 (8.70%) Swing
5 1 (4.35%) Ext JS
5 1 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (4.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) Derivative
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Equities
3 2 (8.70%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (8.70%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.35%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Front End Development
2 6 (26.09%) TDD
3 5 (21.74%) Multithreading
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.70%) Algorithmic Trading
5 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Functional Programming
5 2 (8.70%) Kanban
5 2 (8.70%) Low Latency
5 2 (8.70%) MVC
5 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) SDLC
5 2 (8.70%) SOLID
6 1 (4.35%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (4.35%) Market Making
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) TypeScript
5 3 (13.04%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) Perl
5 3 (13.04%) Scala
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) MiFID
2 1 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Sybase
2 1 (4.35%) GigaSpaces
2 1 (4.35%) GoldenSource
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Sencha