Period
to 10 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 6 months to 10 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
London > Central London
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 22 55
Rank change year-on-year -37 +33 -29
Contract jobs citing Front Office 391 656 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.19% 7.64% 4.29%
As % of the General category 8.75% 14.33% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 555 286
Central London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £494 £463 £425
90th Percentile £775 £750 £738
London median daily rate £650 £620 £600
% change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Central London median hourly rate £22.93 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% - -
London median hourly rate £22.93 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +1.91% +73.08% -

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 Central London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 4,471 4,578 3,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 47.88% 53.29% 49.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,351 3,602 3,020
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +4.71%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 46 20
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +6.25% -5.33%
10th Percentile £14.90 £14.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.70 £46.00 £57.68
London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £20.28
% change year-on-year -2.17% +13.44% -7.84%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in Central London

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office in Central London

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in Central London over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front Office in Central London

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office in Central London

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -26 368 £650 +4.00% 76
West End of London -25 7 - - 1
City of Westminster -8 1 £275 -32.31%
Front Office
London

For the 6 months to 10 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 Central London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 192 (49.10%) Banking
2 188 (48.08%) Java
3 184 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 150 (38.36%) Finance
5 100 (25.58%) Fixed Income
6 92 (23.53%) Multithreading
7 84 (21.48%) Electronic Trading
8 77 (19.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 75 (19.18%) Derivative
10 74 (18.93%) Equities
10 74 (18.93%) Investment Banking
11 71 (18.16%) Greenfield Project
12 66 (16.88%) SQL
13 62 (15.86%) C#
13 62 (15.86%) Low Latency
14 58 (14.83%) SDLC
15 49 (12.53%) SQL Server
16 43 (11.00%) TDD
17 42 (10.74%) Python
18 40 (10.23%) Asset Management
19 37 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
19 37 (9.46%) Linux
20 36 (9.21%) JavaScript
21 33 (8.44%) .NET
21 33 (8.44%) JSP
21 33 (8.44%) Bloomberg
21 33 (8.44%) JSF
21 33 (8.44%) PrimeFaces
22 29 (7.42%) Windows
22 29 (7.42%) C++

Front Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 15 (3.84%) Apache Spark
2 13 (3.32%) Confluence
3 10 (2.56%) Apache
4 5 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (0.77%) CMS
6 2 (0.51%) JBoss
6 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.26%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.26%) Content Management Server
7 1 (0.26%) Jetty
7 1 (0.26%) MTS
7 1 (0.26%) Mule
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (6.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (3.32%) ION MarketView
2 7 (1.79%) Eikon
3 5 (1.28%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 3 (0.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.77%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.26%) Endur
5 1 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.26%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.26%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.26%) Summit
5 1 (0.26%) SunGard Martini
5 1 (0.26%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.30%) Office 365
4 5 (1.28%) GitHub
5 2 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.51%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Apigee
6 1 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.26%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.02%) DNS
2 2 (0.51%) VoIP
3 1 (0.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.53%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 17 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.07%) Hadoop
5 8 (2.05%) Big Data
6 7 (1.79%) Apache Kudu
6 7 (1.79%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.79%) Impala
7 6 (1.53%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.53%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.28%) MS Access
8 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.02%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.77%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.77%) KDB
10 3 (0.77%) OLAP
11 2 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (5.88%) JIRA
2 22 (5.63%) Maven
3 19 (4.86%) Subversion
4 18 (4.60%) Git (software)
5 16 (4.09%) JUnit
6 11 (2.81%) Cucumber
6 11 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (2.56%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.05%) jMock
9 7 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (1.79%) FishEye
9 7 (1.79%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.53%) NUnit
10 6 (1.53%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.02%) Mocha
12 4 (1.02%) Selenium
12 4 (1.02%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.77%) Eclipse
General
1 192 (49.10%) Banking
2 150 (38.36%) Finance
3 74 (18.93%) Investment Banking
4 25 (6.39%) Back Office
5 9 (2.30%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.28%) Legal
7 4 (1.02%) Law
8 3 (0.77%) Advertising
8 3 (0.77%) International Banking
8 3 (0.77%) Retail
8 3 (0.77%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.51%) Marketing
9 2 (0.51%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 273 (69.82%) Developer
2 160 (40.92%) Java Developer
3 78 (19.95%) Front Office Developer
4 58 (14.83%) Analyst
5 38 (9.72%) Full Stack Developer
6 37 (9.46%) C# Developer
7 33 (8.44%) JSP Developer
8 32 (8.18%) Senior Developer
9 26 (6.65%) Business Analyst
10 25 (6.39%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 20 (5.12%) Senior Java Developer
12 19 (4.86%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 18 (4.60%) Python Developer
14 15 (3.84%) Support Analyst
14 15 (3.84%) VBA Developer
15 13 (3.32%) .NET Developer
16 12 (3.07%) Quantitative Developer
17 11 (2.81%) C# .NET Developer
18 10 (2.56%) IT Analyst
19 9 (2.30%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.44%) .NET
1 33 (8.44%) JSF
1 33 (8.44%) JSP
1 33 (8.44%) PrimeFaces
2 27 (6.91%) AngularJS
3 25 (6.39%) FIX Protocol
4 22 (5.63%) HTML
5 21 (5.37%) HTML5
6 19 (4.86%) XML
7 15 (3.84%) Node.js
7 15 (3.84%) React
7 15 (3.84%) Spring
8 14 (3.58%) RESTful
9 13 (3.32%) WPF
10 11 (2.81%) WCF
11 10 (2.56%) JMS
11 10 (2.56%) JSON
11 10 (2.56%) REST
12 9 (2.30%) Kafka
13 8 (2.05%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 100 (25.58%) Fixed Income
2 77 (19.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 75 (19.18%) Derivative
4 74 (18.93%) Equities
5 71 (18.16%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (6.39%) Equity Derivative
7 17 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (3.32%) Hedge funds
10 9 (2.30%) Credit Risk
11 7 (1.79%) Market Risk
11 7 (1.79%) Robotics
12 6 (1.53%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.53%) Fintech
13 5 (1.28%) Blackberry
13 5 (1.28%) OTC Derivatives
13 5 (1.28%) Reference Data
13 5 (1.28%) User Experience
14 3 (0.77%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.46%) Linux
2 29 (7.42%) Windows
3 25 (6.39%) Unix
4 10 (2.56%) Windows 10
4 10 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.28%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (23.53%) Multithreading
3 84 (21.48%) Electronic Trading
4 62 (15.86%) Low Latency
5 58 (14.83%) SDLC
6 43 (11.00%) TDD
7 40 (10.23%) Asset Management
8 37 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (6.91%) Analytics
10 25 (6.39%) Open Source
11 24 (6.14%) Scrum
12 23 (5.88%) Business Analysis
12 23 (5.88%) OO
12 23 (5.88%) Test Automation
13 22 (5.63%) BDD
13 22 (5.63%) Client Onboarding
14 21 (5.37%) Algorithmic Trading
14 21 (5.37%) Change Control
15 19 (4.86%) Time Management
16 18 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 188 (48.08%) Java
2 66 (16.88%) SQL
3 62 (15.86%) C#
4 42 (10.74%) Python
5 36 (9.21%) JavaScript
6 29 (7.42%) C++
7 25 (6.39%) Java 8
8 24 (6.14%) VBA
9 7 (1.79%) R
10 5 (1.28%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.28%) Perl
10 5 (1.28%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.28%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.28%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.77%) Scala
12 2 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.51%) ES6
12 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.51%) VBScript
13 1 (0.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (3.58%) Degree
2 9 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (1.28%) ISTQB
3 5 (1.28%) PhD
4 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.77%) PMP
5 2 (0.51%) ISEB
5 2 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.26%) CCNA
6 1 (0.26%) CFA
6 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.79%) QA
2 5 (1.28%) MiFID
2 5 (1.28%) SLA
3 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) EMIR
4 1 (0.26%) PSD2
System Software
1 9 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.05%) Docker
3 7 (1.79%) HDFS
4 4 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (1.28%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.02%) Ansible
2 4 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.77%) HP ALM
4 2 (0.51%) Control-M
4 2 (0.51%) Perfmon
4 2 (0.51%) SCCM
5 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.26%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (8.44%) Bloomberg
2 24 (6.14%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.63%) Reuters
4 21 (5.37%) ION Trading
5 20 (5.12%) Sybase
6 17 (4.35%) Oracle
7 14 (3.58%) TIBCO
8 12 (3.07%) FactSet
9 9 (2.30%) Atlassian
9 9 (2.30%) ServiceNow
10 8 (2.05%) FXall
11 7 (1.79%) Charles River
12 5 (1.28%) Murex
12 5 (1.28%) Speakerbus
12 5 (1.28%) Tableau
12 5 (1.28%) Wallstreet Suite
13 4 (1.02%) Calypso
13 4 (1.02%) HP
13 4 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.02%) Sony