Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 25 50
Rank change year-on-year -22 +25 -11
Contract jobs citing Front Office 446 510 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.78% 6.69% 4.25%
As % of the General category 9.57% 13.20% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 400 326
Central London median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +2.13%
10th Percentile £463 £474 £425
90th Percentile £800 £738 £738
London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Central London median hourly rate - £13.50 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -83.13% -
London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £46.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -69.35% -48.33%

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 4,660 3,863 4,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 49.99% 50.65% 50.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,582 3,007 3,444
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £325 £315 £305
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 33
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.71% -15.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.39 £32.64 £47.45
London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.94% +1.19% -

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 July 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 17 July 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 -8 420 £625 +4.17% 55
West End of London - 7 £525 - 3
City of Westminster -8 1 £575 +35.29%
Front Office
London

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 217 (48.65%) Finance
2 197 (44.17%) Banking
3 163 (36.55%) Java
4 120 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (25.56%) C#
6 108 (24.22%) SQL
7 99 (22.20%) Investment Banking
8 97 (21.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 91 (20.40%) Electronic Trading
10 84 (18.83%) Derivative
11 81 (18.16%) Multithreading
12 76 (17.04%) Fixed Income
13 73 (16.37%) Python
14 71 (15.92%) Low Latency
15 64 (14.35%) SQL Server
16 63 (14.13%) Equities
17 58 (13.00%) Java 8
18 56 (12.56%) .NET
19 52 (11.66%) C++
19 52 (11.66%) Linux
20 48 (10.76%) Risk Management
21 46 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
22 43 (9.64%) Asset Management
22 43 (9.64%) Microsoft Excel
23 41 (9.19%) JavaScript
24 38 (8.52%) VBA
25 37 (8.30%) AngularJS
26 36 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
27 35 (7.85%) OO
28 34 (7.62%) FIX Protocol

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 8 (1.79%) Confluence
2 6 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.45%) IPython
3 2 (0.45%) JBoss
3 2 (0.45%) MQSeries
3 2 (0.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.45%) Mule
3 2 (0.45%) nginx
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.22%) Apache
4 1 (0.22%) MTS
4 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (9.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (4.48%) ION MarketView
2 10 (2.24%) thinkFolio
3 5 (1.12%) Orchestrade
4 4 (0.90%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 4 (0.90%) RMDS
4 4 (0.90%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.45%) Eikon
5 2 (0.45%) Kondor
6 1 (0.22%) Actimize
6 1 (0.22%) Aligne
6 1 (0.22%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.22%) Endur
6 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.35%) Office 365
4 2 (0.45%) IaaS
4 2 (0.45%) npm
4 2 (0.45%) PaaS
4 2 (0.45%) Yarn
5 1 (0.22%) GitHub
5 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.67%) Firewall
2 2 (0.45%) Intranet
2 2 (0.45%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (0.45%) SNMP
2 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.22%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.22%) DHCP
3 1 (0.22%) DNS
3 1 (0.22%) Extranet
3 1 (0.22%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.22%) Internet
3 1 (0.22%) LAN
3 1 (0.22%) Multicast
3 1 (0.22%) OSPF
3 1 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (14.35%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.48%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.69%) Data Mining
4 11 (2.47%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.02%) KDB
5 9 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.79%) Hazelcast
6 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.57%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.12%) OLAP
8 5 (1.12%) Power BI
8 5 (1.12%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.90%) Kdb+
9 4 (0.90%) MySQL
9 4 (0.90%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (0.67%) Big Data
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 25 (5.61%) Maven
2 23 (5.16%) Git (software)
3 19 (4.26%) Jenkins
4 17 (3.81%) Eclipse
5 10 (2.24%) JIRA
6 7 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (1.57%) TeamCity
7 6 (1.35%) RStudio
7 6 (1.35%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.12%) Subversion
9 4 (0.90%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.67%) JUnit
10 3 (0.67%) NUnit
11 2 (0.45%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.45%) gulp
11 2 (0.45%) Moq
11 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio Code
12 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.22%) PyCharm
General
1 217 (48.65%) Finance
2 197 (44.17%) Banking
3 99 (22.20%) Investment Banking
4 30 (6.73%) Back Office
5 18 (4.04%) Advertising
6 14 (3.14%) Legal
7 12 (2.69%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.35%) French Language
8 6 (1.35%) Marketing
9 4 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.67%) International Banking
10 3 (0.67%) Retail
11 2 (0.45%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
12 1 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 293 (65.70%) Developer
2 115 (25.78%) Java Developer
3 86 (19.28%) Senior Developer
4 84 (18.83%) Front Office Developer
5 74 (16.59%) Analyst
6 63 (14.13%) C# Developer
7 46 (10.31%) Senior Java Developer
8 43 (9.64%) Business Analyst
9 31 (6.95%) Quantitative Developer
10 27 (6.05%) Python Developer
11 21 (4.71%) Qualitative Analyst
11 21 (4.71%) Quantitative Analyst
12 20 (4.48%) .NET Developer
13 19 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (4.04%) Project Manager
15 15 (3.36%) Analyst Developer
15 15 (3.36%) Credit Risk Developer
15 15 (3.36%) Senior C# Developer
15 15 (3.36%) SQL Developer
15 15 (3.36%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (12.56%) .NET
2 37 (8.30%) AngularJS
3 34 (7.62%) FIX Protocol
4 27 (6.05%) Node.js
5 25 (5.61%) HTML
6 21 (4.71%) RESTful
7 18 (4.04%) WCF
7 18 (4.04%) Web Services
7 18 (4.04%) WPF
8 16 (3.59%) HTML5
9 15 (3.36%) Spring
10 14 (3.14%) React
10 14 (3.14%) RxJS
10 14 (3.14%) Socket.IO
11 11 (2.47%) XML
12 10 (2.24%) .NET Framework
13 9 (2.02%) JMS
13 9 (2.02%) Middleware
14 8 (1.79%) CSS
14 8 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 97 (21.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 84 (18.83%) Derivative
3 76 (17.04%) Fixed Income
4 63 (14.13%) Equities
5 46 (10.31%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (6.73%) Credit Risk
7 28 (6.28%) Equity Derivative
8 18 (4.04%) Hedge funds
9 15 (3.36%) Algorithms
10 14 (3.14%) Market Risk
11 12 (2.69%) Robotics
12 10 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.79%) Grid Computing
14 7 (1.57%) Data Structures
14 7 (1.57%) User Experience
15 6 (1.35%) Tandem
16 5 (1.12%) Computer Science
16 5 (1.12%) Fintech
16 5 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
16 5 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (11.66%) Linux
2 31 (6.95%) Unix
2 31 (6.95%) Windows
3 6 (1.35%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.12%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.67%) Solaris
6 2 (0.45%) Android
6 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.45%) VMS
7 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (26.91%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (20.40%) Electronic Trading
3 81 (18.16%) Multithreading
4 71 (15.92%) Low Latency
5 48 (10.76%) Risk Management
6 43 (9.64%) Asset Management
7 36 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (7.85%) OO
9 33 (7.40%) Analytics
10 29 (6.50%) Algorithmic Trading
11 28 (6.28%) TDD
12 27 (6.05%) Test Automation
13 26 (5.83%) Migration
14 23 (5.16%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (4.93%) Mathematics
16 20 (4.48%) Business Analysis
16 20 (4.48%) Project Management
17 18 (4.04%) Change Management
17 18 (4.04%) Open Source
18 17 (3.81%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (36.55%) Java
2 114 (25.56%) C#
3 108 (24.22%) SQL
4 73 (16.37%) Python
5 58 (13.00%) Java 8
6 52 (11.66%) C++
7 41 (9.19%) JavaScript
8 38 (8.52%) VBA
9 27 (6.05%) TypeScript
10 21 (4.71%) R
11 19 (4.26%) Bash Shell
12 15 (3.36%) Clojure
13 13 (2.91%) Perl
14 7 (1.57%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.35%) C
15 6 (1.35%) Ruby
15 6 (1.35%) Scala
16 5 (1.12%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (6.05%) Degree
2 19 (4.26%) PhD
3 9 (2.02%) PMP
4 5 (1.12%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.67%) MBA
5 3 (0.67%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (0.67%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 2 (0.45%) HP ASE
7 1 (0.22%) CCIE
7 1 (0.22%) CCNA
7 1 (0.22%) CCNP
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.22%) ISEB
7 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.47%) MiFID
2 7 (1.57%) QA
3 3 (0.67%) PMO
4 2 (0.45%) EMIR
5 1 (0.22%) GDPR
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.90%) Docker
2 3 (0.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.90%) Kibana
1 4 (0.90%) logstash
2 3 (0.67%) Control-M
3 2 (0.45%) Ansible
3 2 (0.45%) Consul
3 2 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.45%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.45%) OpenView
3 2 (0.45%) SCCM
3 2 (0.45%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.22%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 25 (5.61%) Oracle
2 24 (5.38%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.71%) Bloomberg
4 20 (4.48%) ION Trading
5 18 (4.04%) Sybase
6 15 (3.36%) Reuters
7 10 (2.24%) Charles River
8 9 (2.02%) Calypso
8 9 (2.02%) Fidessa
9 8 (1.79%) TIBCO
10 7 (1.57%) FactSet
10 7 (1.57%) Murex
11 5 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.90%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.90%) SimCorp
13 3 (0.67%) FXall
13 3 (0.67%) HP
13 3 (0.67%) MapR
13 3 (0.67%) NVIDIA
14 2 (0.45%) Alteryx