Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 25 66
Rank change year-on-year -32 +41 -31
Contract jobs citing Front Office 377 595 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.18% 7.52% 3.68%
As % of the General category 8.52% 14.32% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 480 264
Central London median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +2.13%
10th Percentile £475 £463 £425
90th Percentile £788 £738 £738
London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Central London median hourly rate £22.93 £15.00 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.87% -81.25% -
London median hourly rate £19.97 £15.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +33.10% -67.74% -

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 4,423 4,156 4,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 49.01% 52.54% 50.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,325 3,257 3,295
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £313 £320 £306
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 43 29
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +2.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £26.85 £41.27 £55.37
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -7.79%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -26 356 £625 +4.17% 56
West End of London - 10 £525 - 4
City of Westminster -5 1 £275 -32.31%
Front Office
London

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 191 (50.66%) Finance
2 149 (39.52%) Banking
3 138 (36.60%) Java
4 104 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
5 98 (25.99%) C#
6 87 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 85 (22.55%) SQL
8 76 (20.16%) Electronic Trading
9 73 (19.36%) Investment Banking
10 72 (19.10%) Multithreading
11 68 (18.04%) Fixed Income
12 62 (16.45%) SQL Server
13 60 (15.92%) Derivative
13 60 (15.92%) Low Latency
14 58 (15.38%) Equities
15 57 (15.12%) .NET
16 53 (14.06%) Python
17 51 (13.53%) Linux
18 41 (10.88%) JavaScript
19 39 (10.34%) C++
19 39 (10.34%) AngularJS
20 35 (9.28%) Windows
20 35 (9.28%) Java 8
21 34 (9.02%) Asset Management
22 32 (8.49%) Algorithmic Trading
23 30 (7.96%) Risk Management
23 30 (7.96%) Unix
24 29 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
24 29 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
25 28 (7.43%) Microsoft Excel

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 6 (1.59%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.33%) Confluence
3 4 (1.06%) Apache
4 3 (0.80%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.53%) IPython
5 2 (0.53%) JBoss
5 2 (0.53%) Mule
5 2 (0.53%) nginx
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.53%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.27%) Content Management Server
6 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.27%) Jetty
6 1 (0.27%) MTS
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (7.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (5.57%) ION MarketView
2 5 (1.33%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 5 (1.33%) thinkFolio
3 4 (1.06%) Eikon
4 3 (0.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.27%) Actimize
5 1 (0.27%) Endur
5 1 (0.27%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.27%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.27%) RMDS
5 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.27%) SunGard Martini
5 1 (0.27%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.65%) Office 365
4 6 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.06%) PaaS
6 2 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.53%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.27%) Data Lake Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) GitHub
7 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.53%) DNS
1 2 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (0.53%) TCP/IP
1 2 (0.53%) VoIP
2 1 (0.27%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.27%) DHCP
2 1 (0.27%) Extranet
2 1 (0.27%) Firewall
2 1 (0.27%) HTTP
2 1 (0.27%) Internet
2 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.27%) LAN
2 1 (0.27%) Multicast
2 1 (0.27%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.51%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.18%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.39%) Data Mining
6 8 (2.12%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.86%) KDB
7 7 (1.86%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.86%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.59%) Big Data
9 5 (1.33%) Power BI
10 4 (1.06%) Kdb+
10 4 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.80%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.80%) Data Mart
12 2 (0.53%) Apache Kudu
12 2 (0.53%) Impala
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (5.57%) Maven
2 20 (5.31%) Git (software)
3 14 (3.71%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.92%) Eclipse
5 10 (2.65%) JIRA
6 9 (2.39%) Subversion
7 7 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.86%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.59%) NUnit
8 6 (1.59%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.59%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.33%) JUnit
10 4 (1.06%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.06%) Moq
10 4 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.80%) gulp
11 3 (0.80%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.53%) Gradle
12 2 (0.53%) RStudio
12 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 191 (50.66%) Finance
2 149 (39.52%) Banking
3 73 (19.36%) Investment Banking
4 26 (6.90%) Back Office
5 17 (4.51%) Advertising
6 11 (2.92%) Financial Institution
7 10 (2.65%) Legal
8 5 (1.33%) Marketing
9 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.80%) International Banking
10 3 (0.80%) Retail
11 2 (0.53%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.27%) French Language
12 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 260 (68.97%) Developer
2 93 (24.67%) Java Developer
3 68 (18.04%) Front Office Developer
3 68 (18.04%) Senior Developer
4 66 (17.51%) C# Developer
5 61 (16.18%) Analyst
6 31 (8.22%) Senior Java Developer
7 30 (7.96%) Business Analyst
8 24 (6.37%) .NET Developer
9 23 (6.10%) C# .NET Developer
10 22 (5.84%) Python Developer
11 20 (5.31%) Quantitative Developer
12 19 (5.04%) SQL Developer
13 17 (4.51%) Senior C# Developer
14 15 (3.98%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 14 (3.71%) JavaScript Developer
15 14 (3.71%) Project Manager
16 13 (3.45%) Analyst Developer
16 13 (3.45%) Support Analyst
16 13 (3.45%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (15.12%) .NET
2 39 (10.34%) AngularJS
3 28 (7.43%) Node.js
4 23 (6.10%) FIX Protocol
5 21 (5.57%) HTML
6 20 (5.31%) WCF
6 20 (5.31%) WPF
7 19 (5.04%) HTML5
8 16 (4.24%) React
9 15 (3.98%) RESTful
10 13 (3.45%) RxJS
11 12 (3.18%) Socket.IO
11 12 (3.18%) Spring
11 12 (3.18%) Web Services
12 11 (2.92%) .NET Framework
12 11 (2.92%) JMS
12 11 (2.92%) Middleware
13 10 (2.65%) WinForms
14 8 (2.12%) ASP.NET
14 8 (2.12%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 87 (23.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 68 (18.04%) Fixed Income
3 60 (15.92%) Derivative
4 58 (15.38%) Equities
5 29 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (6.37%) Credit Risk
7 22 (5.84%) Greenfield Project
8 17 (4.51%) Hedge funds
9 15 (3.98%) Market Risk
10 14 (3.71%) Equity Derivative
11 10 (2.65%) Algorithms
12 9 (2.39%) Robotics
13 8 (2.12%) Computer Science
13 8 (2.12%) Grid Computing
14 7 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
15 6 (1.59%) Fintech
15 6 (1.59%) Reference Data
15 6 (1.59%) User Experience
16 5 (1.33%) CUDA
17 4 (1.06%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.53%) Linux
2 35 (9.28%) Windows
3 30 (7.96%) Unix
4 9 (2.39%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.59%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.53%) Solaris
7 2 (0.53%) VMS
8 1 (0.27%) Android
8 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (20.16%) Electronic Trading
3 72 (19.10%) Multithreading
4 60 (15.92%) Low Latency
5 34 (9.02%) Asset Management
6 32 (8.49%) Algorithmic Trading
7 30 (7.96%) Risk Management
8 29 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (7.16%) TDD
10 24 (6.37%) Test Automation
11 22 (5.84%) OO
12 20 (5.31%) Analytics
12 20 (5.31%) Scrum
13 19 (5.04%) Web Development
14 18 (4.77%) Performance Optimisation
15 17 (4.51%) Mathematics
15 17 (4.51%) Project Management
16 16 (4.24%) Business Analysis
16 16 (4.24%) Investment Management
16 16 (4.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 138 (36.60%) Java
2 98 (25.99%) C#
3 85 (22.55%) SQL
4 53 (14.06%) Python
5 41 (10.88%) JavaScript
6 39 (10.34%) C++
7 35 (9.28%) Java 8
8 27 (7.16%) VBA
9 22 (5.84%) TypeScript
10 19 (5.04%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.18%) Perl
11 12 (3.18%) R
12 8 (2.12%) Scala
13 7 (1.86%) Clojure
14 5 (1.33%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.33%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.06%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.80%) C
16 3 (0.80%) ES6
16 3 (0.80%) Korn
Qualifications
1 25 (6.63%) Degree
2 10 (2.65%) PhD
3 5 (1.33%) PMP
4 4 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.06%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.80%) MBA
5 3 (0.80%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (0.80%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 2 (0.53%) CCNA
6 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.27%) CCIE
7 1 (0.27%) CCNP
7 1 (0.27%) CFA
7 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.27%) ISEB
7 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.86%) MiFID
1 7 (1.86%) QA
2 3 (0.80%) EMIR
3 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (1.86%) Docker
2 6 (1.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.53%) HDFS
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.33%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.06%) Ansible
2 4 (1.06%) Control-M
3 3 (0.80%) SCCM
4 2 (0.53%) Consul
4 2 (0.53%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.53%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.27%) Kibana
5 1 (0.27%) logstash
5 1 (0.27%) Puppet
5 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (6.63%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.57%) ION Trading
2 21 (5.57%) Oracle
3 19 (5.04%) Bloomberg
4 16 (4.24%) Sybase
5 14 (3.71%) Reuters
5 14 (3.71%) TIBCO
6 7 (1.86%) Charles River
7 6 (1.59%) Calypso
7 6 (1.59%) FactSet
7 6 (1.59%) Murex
8 5 (1.33%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.06%) NVIDIA
9 4 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.06%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.80%) Currenex
11 2 (0.53%) Cisco
11 2 (0.53%) Speakerbus
11 2 (0.53%) Tradeweb
11 2 (0.53%) Wallstreet Suite