Period
to 22 May 2019

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 22 May 2019 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
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 50 30
Rank change year-on-year -23 -20 +11
Contract jobs citing Front Office 295 432 423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.49% 4.74% 5.86%
As % of the General category 7.63% 9.42% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 378 320
Central London median daily rate £650 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £500 £425 £463
90th Percentile £843 £775 £738
London median daily rate £650 £650 £600
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 - £13.50
London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% +9.26% -83.13%

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 3,865 4,587 3,648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.72% 50.34% 50.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,823 3,553 2,808
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.83%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £691 £675
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 50 33
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +25.00% -20.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.57
90th Percentile £38.85 £54.40 £30.01
London median hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year -19.23% +19.54% -3.33%

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 22 May 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in Central London over the 6 months to 22 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 May 2019. 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 -25 267 £650 +4.00% 28
West End of London +15 21 £300 -42.86%
City of Westminster -11 2 £600 +4.35%
Front Office
London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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.

1 154 (52.20%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (47.46%) Java
3 139 (47.12%) Finance
4 129 (43.73%) Banking
5 60 (20.34%) Python
6 58 (19.66%) C#
7 51 (17.29%) Multithreading
8 50 (16.95%) Analytics
9 49 (16.61%) SQL
9 49 (16.61%) Equities
9 49 (16.61%) Derivative
10 48 (16.27%) SDLC
11 45 (15.25%) C++
12 44 (14.92%) Fixed Income
13 42 (14.24%) TDD
14 39 (13.22%) SQL Server
15 35 (11.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 35 (11.86%) JIRA
16 34 (11.53%) Greenfield Project
17 33 (11.19%) Equity Derivative
18 30 (10.17%) Spring
18 30 (10.17%) OO
19 28 (9.49%) Linux
20 27 (9.15%) BDD
20 27 (9.15%) Investment Banking
21 26 (8.81%) .NET
21 26 (8.81%) JavaScript
22 25 (8.47%) Unix
23 24 (8.14%) Asset Management
23 24 (8.14%) Electronic Trading

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 20 (6.78%) Confluence
2 15 (5.08%) Apache Spark
3 8 (2.71%) CMS
4 7 (2.37%) JBoss
5 6 (2.03%) Apache
6 2 (0.68%) Mule
7 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (5.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.34%) InVision
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.34%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (3.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.68%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.68%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.34%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.71%) Power Platform
4 7 (2.37%) Azure Functions
4 7 (2.37%) Serverless
5 6 (2.03%) Office 365
6 5 (1.69%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.36%) GitHub
8 3 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.34%) IaaS
9 1 (0.34%) SaaS
9 1 (0.34%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.36%) AMQP
1 4 (1.36%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.34%) LAN
2 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.76%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.41%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.73%) Spotfire
5 8 (2.71%) Big Data
5 8 (2.71%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.71%) Power BI
6 7 (2.37%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.37%) MySQL
7 6 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.69%) KDB
9 4 (1.36%) Apache Kudu
9 4 (1.36%) Impala
9 4 (1.36%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.02%) MS Access
10 3 (1.02%) OLAP
11 2 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 35 (11.86%) JIRA
2 17 (5.76%) Maven
3 16 (5.42%) JUnit
4 15 (5.08%) Git (software)
5 13 (4.41%) Subversion
6 10 (3.39%) jMock
7 9 (3.05%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (2.71%) FishEye
8 8 (2.71%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.37%) Hudson
10 5 (1.69%) Mocha
10 5 (1.69%) NUnit
10 5 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (1.69%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (1.36%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.02%) HP UFT
12 3 (1.02%) JSUnit
12 3 (1.02%) webpack
General
1 139 (47.12%) Finance
2 129 (43.73%) Banking
3 27 (9.15%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.71%) Back Office
5 5 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.36%) Advertising
7 3 (1.02%) Retail
8 2 (0.68%) French Language
8 2 (0.68%) Games
8 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (63.05%) Developer
2 101 (34.24%) Java Developer
3 44 (14.92%) Analyst
4 42 (14.24%) Front Office Developer
5 28 (9.49%) Full Stack Developer
6 23 (7.80%) Python Developer
7 21 (7.12%) C++ Developer
7 21 (7.12%) Quantitative Developer
8 19 (6.44%) JSP Developer
9 18 (6.10%) Business Analyst
10 17 (5.76%) Senior Developer
11 14 (4.75%) C# Developer
11 14 (4.75%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 14 (4.75%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 13 (4.41%) Project Manager
13 12 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
14 11 (3.73%) Energy Trading Developer
15 10 (3.39%) Junior
15 10 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
15 10 (3.39%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (10.17%) Spring
2 26 (8.81%) .NET
3 19 (6.44%) JSF
3 19 (6.44%) JSP
3 19 (6.44%) PrimeFaces
4 18 (6.10%) HTML
4 18 (6.10%) React
5 17 (5.76%) HTML5
6 14 (4.75%) AngularJS
6 14 (4.75%) REST
6 14 (4.75%) Web Services
7 13 (4.41%) CSS
7 13 (4.41%) Redux
8 12 (4.07%) FIX Protocol
9 11 (3.73%) Kafka
9 11 (3.73%) Spring Boot
10 10 (3.39%) Hibernate
11 9 (3.05%) Node.js
12 8 (2.71%) ASP.NET
12 8 (2.71%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.61%) Derivative
1 49 (16.61%) Equities
2 44 (14.92%) Fixed Income
3 35 (11.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 34 (11.53%) Greenfield Project
5 33 (11.19%) Equity Derivative
6 20 (6.78%) Hedge funds
7 18 (6.10%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (4.75%) Fintech
9 13 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (2.37%) Algorithms
10 7 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (2.03%) CUDA
12 4 (1.36%) User Experience
13 3 (1.02%) Credit Derivative
13 3 (1.02%) Tandem
14 2 (0.68%) Credit Risk
14 2 (0.68%) Market Risk
14 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.49%) Linux
2 25 (8.47%) Unix
3 21 (7.12%) Windows
4 8 (2.71%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.03%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.03%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.34%) Solaris
6 1 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (52.20%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (17.29%) Multithreading
3 50 (16.95%) Analytics
4 48 (16.27%) SDLC
5 42 (14.24%) TDD
6 30 (10.17%) OO
7 27 (9.15%) BDD
8 24 (8.14%) Asset Management
8 24 (8.14%) Electronic Trading
8 24 (8.14%) Low Latency
8 24 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (7.46%) Machine Learning
10 21 (7.12%) Visualisation
11 15 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (5.08%) Mathematics
11 15 (5.08%) Microservices
12 14 (4.75%) DevOps
12 14 (4.75%) Risk Management
12 14 (4.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 140 (47.46%) Java
2 60 (20.34%) Python
3 58 (19.66%) C#
4 49 (16.61%) SQL
5 45 (15.25%) C++
6 26 (8.81%) JavaScript
7 17 (5.76%) Java 8
8 16 (5.42%) VBA
9 8 (2.71%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.71%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.69%) IronPython
10 5 (1.69%) Perl
11 4 (1.36%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.02%) R
12 3 (1.02%) Scala
12 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.34%) Clojure
13 1 (0.34%) ClojureScript
13 1 (0.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (7.46%) Degree
2 11 (3.73%) PhD
3 8 (2.71%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.69%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.69%) PMP
6 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.71%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) SEPA
3 1 (0.34%) GDPR
3 1 (0.34%) MiFID
System Software
1 15 (5.08%) Docker
2 4 (1.36%) HDFS
3 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (3.05%) Ansible
2 5 (1.69%) Puppet
3 2 (0.68%) Kibana
3 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (6.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.08%) Sybase
3 13 (4.41%) Oracle
4 9 (3.05%) Bloomberg
4 9 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (2.71%) Atlassian
6 7 (2.37%) FactSet
7 6 (2.03%) FXall
7 6 (2.03%) ION Trading
7 6 (2.03%) NVIDIA
7 6 (2.03%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.69%) Charles River
8 5 (1.69%) Murex
8 5 (1.69%) Reuters
8 5 (1.69%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.36%) Databricks
10 3 (1.02%) Tableau
11 2 (0.68%) Sonatype
11 2 (0.68%) Talend
11 2 (0.68%) Temenos