Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 54 22
Rank change year-on-year -19 -32 +42
Contract jobs citing Front Office 250 403 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.29% 4.43% 7.85%
As % of the General category 7.23% 8.62% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 342 519
Central London median daily rate £625 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -
10th Percentile £418 £464 £450
90th Percentile £800 £775 £738
London median daily rate £650 £650 £600
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Central London median hourly rate £19.47 £22.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.11% +52.87% -81.25%
London median hourly rate £19.47 £19.97 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% +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 3,458 4,673 4,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.48% 51.33% 55.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,606 3,503 3,525
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +2.94% +7.37%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £688 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 76 47
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.60% -6.50%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.16 £12.73
90th Percentile £31.50 £37.09 £33.69
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -4.44% +2.27% +10.00%

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 17 October 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
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 17 October 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 -26 216 £650 +4.00% 57
West End of London +20 6 £525 -2.33%
City of Westminster -1 3 £900 +227.27%
Front Office
London

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 132 (52.80%) Finance
2 99 (39.60%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (37.60%) Java
4 70 (28.00%) Python
5 68 (27.20%) Banking
6 60 (24.00%) C#
7 56 (22.40%) SQL
8 49 (19.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 41 (16.40%) JavaScript
10 37 (14.80%) TDD
11 35 (14.00%) Derivative
12 33 (13.20%) SQL Server
12 33 (13.20%) Analytics
12 33 (13.20%) AngularJS
13 32 (12.80%) HTML
14 30 (12.00%) .NET
15 29 (11.60%) Microsoft
15 29 (11.60%) Fixed Income
15 29 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (11.20%) OO
16 28 (11.20%) Oracle
17 27 (10.80%) C++
17 27 (10.80%) Visualisation
18 26 (10.40%) Multithreading
18 26 (10.40%) HTML5
18 26 (10.40%) SDLC
19 25 (10.00%) CSS
19 25 (10.00%) Low Latency
19 25 (10.00%) TeamCity
20 24 (9.60%) React

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 14 (5.60%) Confluence
2 9 (3.60%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.40%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.40%) WebLogic Integration
4 4 (1.60%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (9.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.40%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (2.40%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (1.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (1.20%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.80%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.40%) Bloomberg AIM
5 1 (0.40%) FINCAD Analytics
5 1 (0.40%) Global One
5 1 (0.40%) Minerva
5 1 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.40%) Azure
2 13 (5.20%) Power Platform
3 12 (4.80%) AWS
4 9 (3.60%) GitHub
5 7 (2.80%) Office 365
6 4 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.20%) Amazon ECS
7 3 (1.20%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.20%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.20%) Serverless
8 2 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.80%) Azure Functions
8 2 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.80%) GCP
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.40%) npm
9 1 (0.40%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.20%) Multicast
2 2 (0.80%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.40%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.40%) HTTP
3 1 (0.40%) Network Security
3 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.60%) Big Data
3 13 (5.20%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (5.20%) Power BI
4 11 (4.40%) KDB
4 11 (4.40%) Spotfire
5 9 (3.60%) Hadoop
5 9 (3.60%) Kdb+
6 8 (3.20%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.20%) QlikView
6 8 (3.20%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (2.40%) DB2
8 6 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.60%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 25 (10.00%) TeamCity
2 22 (8.80%) JIRA
3 17 (6.80%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.80%) Maven
5 9 (3.60%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (3.20%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.80%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.40%) NUnit
8 6 (2.40%) webpack
8 6 (2.40%) YourKit
9 5 (2.00%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.00%) Selenium
10 3 (1.20%) GitLab
10 3 (1.20%) JConsole
10 3 (1.20%) JProfiler
10 3 (1.20%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.20%) VisualVM
11 2 (0.80%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 132 (52.80%) Finance
2 68 (27.20%) Banking
3 23 (9.20%) Investment Banking
4 13 (5.20%) Back Office
4 13 (5.20%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.60%) Retail
6 2 (0.80%) International Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) Legal
7 1 (0.40%) Marketing
7 1 (0.40%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 158 (63.20%) Developer
2 41 (16.40%) Java Developer
3 38 (15.20%) Analyst
4 35 (14.00%) Senior Developer
5 28 (11.20%) C# Developer
6 26 (10.40%) Front Office Developer
7 22 (8.80%) Python Developer
8 20 (8.00%) Business Analyst
9 15 (6.00%) React Developer
10 14 (5.60%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (5.60%) Quantitative Developer
11 12 (4.80%) Senior Java Developer
12 11 (4.40%) .NET Developer
12 11 (4.40%) Energy Trading Developer
13 10 (4.00%) Project Manager
14 9 (3.60%) Excel Developer
14 9 (3.60%) KDB Developer
14 9 (3.60%) VBA Developer
15 8 (3.20%) Quantitative Analyst
15 8 (3.20%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.20%) AngularJS
2 32 (12.80%) HTML
3 30 (12.00%) .NET
4 26 (10.40%) HTML5
5 25 (10.00%) CSS
6 24 (9.60%) React
7 14 (5.60%) FIX Protocol
7 14 (5.60%) Spring
8 13 (5.20%) Web Services
9 12 (4.80%) Redux
10 9 (3.60%) CSS3
10 9 (3.60%) J2EE
10 9 (3.60%) Node.js
10 9 (3.60%) RESTful
11 8 (3.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (3.20%) Middleware
11 8 (3.20%) Spring Boot
12 7 (2.80%) Angular 2
13 6 (2.40%) MSMQ
13 6 (2.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (19.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 35 (14.00%) Derivative
3 29 (11.60%) Fixed Income
4 24 (9.60%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (8.80%) Equities
6 15 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (5.60%) Equity Derivative
7 14 (5.60%) Market Risk
8 12 (4.80%) Data Structures
8 12 (4.80%) Hedge funds
9 10 (4.00%) Algorithms
10 8 (3.20%) Credit Risk
10 8 (3.20%) iPad
10 8 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (2.40%) Reinsurance
12 5 (2.00%) Cloud Native
13 4 (1.60%) User Experience
14 3 (1.20%) Wiki
15 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
15 2 (0.80%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.80%) Linux
1 17 (6.80%) Windows
2 9 (3.60%) Unix
3 6 (2.40%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.80%) Solaris
7 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (39.60%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (14.80%) TDD
3 33 (13.20%) Analytics
4 29 (11.60%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (11.20%) OO
6 27 (10.80%) Visualisation
7 26 (10.40%) Multithreading
7 26 (10.40%) SDLC
8 25 (10.00%) Low Latency
9 18 (7.20%) Asset Management
9 18 (7.20%) Mathematics
10 17 (6.80%) Risk Management
11 16 (6.40%) ETL
11 16 (6.40%) Software Engineering
11 16 (6.40%) Test Automation
12 15 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (6.00%) Computer Science
12 15 (6.00%) Electronic Trading
12 15 (6.00%) Scrum
12 15 (6.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (37.60%) Java
2 70 (28.00%) Python
3 60 (24.00%) C#
4 56 (22.40%) SQL
5 41 (16.40%) JavaScript
6 27 (10.80%) C++
7 17 (6.80%) VBA
8 14 (5.60%) TypeScript
9 12 (4.80%) Scala
10 7 (2.80%) ES6
10 7 (2.80%) Java 8
11 6 (2.40%) IronPython
12 5 (2.00%) R
13 3 (1.20%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.80%) C
14 2 (0.80%) Perl
14 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.80%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 20 (8.00%) Degree
2 7 (2.80%) PhD
3 6 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.60%) ISEB
5 3 (1.20%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.40%) MCSA
6 1 (0.40%) MCSE
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.00%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.80%) EMIR
3 2 (0.80%) MiFID
4 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (5.20%) Docker
2 2 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) XenApp
3 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.80%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.20%) Terraform
3 2 (0.80%) Ansible
3 2 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.80%) Kibana
4 1 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 29 (11.60%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.20%) Oracle
3 10 (4.00%) Sybase
4 8 (3.20%) Tableau
5 7 (2.80%) Bloomberg
5 7 (2.80%) Charles River
5 7 (2.80%) TIBCO
6 6 (2.40%) CODA
6 6 (2.40%) Reuters
7 5 (2.00%) Murex
8 4 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.20%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.20%) Solace
9 3 (1.20%) Sonatype
10 2 (0.80%) Apple
10 2 (0.80%) Databricks
10 2 (0.80%) HP
10 2 (0.80%) ION Trading
10 2 (0.80%) Sun
11 1 (0.40%) VMware