Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 76 49
Rank change year-on-year +27 -27 -20
Contract jobs citing Front Office 145 287 442
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 3.86% 3.40% 4.84%
As % of the General category 8.44% 7.10% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 228 385
Median daily rate £625 £650 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £431 £496 £433
90th Percentile £766 £850 £783
London median daily rate £650 £650 £650
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +133.33% +1.69% +9.26%

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 1,719 4,041 4,771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 45.82% 47.93% 52.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,179 2,973 3,671
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
London median daily rate £525 £525 £505
% change year-on-year - +3.96% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 42 66
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -1.23% +26.56%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £45.32 £42.91 £37.86
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.34 £24.92
% change year-on-year +64.01% -14.37% +13.92%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Front Office as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front Office in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Front Office in Central London

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front Office in Central London over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Front Office in Central London

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front Office in Central London.

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 29 May 2020. 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 +9 130 £625 -3.85% 21
City of Westminster +29 2 £675 +12.50%
Front Office
London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 58 (40.00%) Finance
2 56 (38.62%) Java
3 52 (35.86%) Banking
4 49 (33.79%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (33.10%) C#
5 48 (33.10%) Python
6 37 (25.52%) .NET
7 31 (21.38%) Fixed Income
7 31 (21.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 29 (20.00%) SQL
9 25 (17.24%) Multithreading
10 22 (15.17%) TDD
11 21 (14.48%) Investment Banking
12 20 (13.79%) Derivative
12 20 (13.79%) Low Latency
13 17 (11.72%) Greenfield Project
14 16 (11.03%) DevOps
14 16 (11.03%) HTML
14 16 (11.03%) Azure
15 14 (9.66%) Electronic Trading
15 14 (9.66%) CSS
15 14 (9.66%) React
16 13 (8.97%) Analytics
16 13 (8.97%) SQL Server
16 13 (8.97%) C++
16 13 (8.97%) Scrum
17 12 (8.28%) JavaScript
17 12 (8.28%) AngularJS
18 11 (7.59%) Oracle
18 11 (7.59%) Test Automation

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 4 (2.76%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.38%) CMS
3 2 (1.38%) Confluence
4 1 (0.69%) Apache
4 1 (0.69%) Mule
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Sophis RISQUE
2 4 (2.76%) Front Arena
2 4 (2.76%) Markit EDM
3 3 (2.07%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.69%) OpenLink RightAngle
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.03%) Azure
2 7 (4.83%) AWS
3 4 (2.76%) Azure Data Factory
3 4 (2.76%) GCP
3 4 (2.76%) Serverless
4 3 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.07%) Azure Functions
4 3 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.07%) npm
4 3 (2.07%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.69%) GitHub
5 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.07%) Multicast
2 2 (1.38%) Firewall
3 1 (0.69%) BGP
3 1 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (0.69%) IGMP
3 1 (0.69%) OSPF
3 1 (0.69%) RIP
3 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.83%) Spotfire
3 6 (4.14%) Big Data
4 5 (3.45%) Data Lake
4 5 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.07%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.07%) Power BI
7 2 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.38%) DB2
7 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.69%) OLAP
8 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.69%) QlikView
8 1 (0.69%) Redis
8 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (6.21%) JIRA
2 7 (4.83%) TeamCity
3 6 (4.14%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (2.76%) SpecFlow
5 4 (2.76%) Subversion
5 4 (2.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (2.07%) Cypress.io
6 3 (2.07%) JConsole
6 3 (2.07%) JProfiler
6 3 (2.07%) VisualVM
7 2 (1.38%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.38%) Protractor
8 1 (0.69%) git-flow
8 1 (0.69%) JUnit
8 1 (0.69%) Maven
8 1 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 58 (40.00%) Finance
2 52 (35.86%) Banking
3 21 (14.48%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.83%) International Banking
5 6 (4.14%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.38%) Back Office
7 1 (0.69%) Advertising
7 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 103 (71.03%) Developer
2 32 (22.07%) Java Developer
3 22 (15.17%) C# Developer
4 20 (13.79%) Front Office Developer
5 18 (12.41%) Analyst
6 11 (7.59%) Python Developer
6 11 (7.59%) Quantitative Developer
6 11 (7.59%) Senior Developer
7 10 (6.90%) Analyst Developer
7 10 (6.90%) Business Analyst
7 10 (6.90%) React Developer
8 9 (6.21%) .NET Developer
8 9 (6.21%) Full Stack Developer
9 7 (4.83%) C++ Developer
10 5 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (3.45%) Consultant
10 5 (3.45%) Electronic Trading Consultant
10 5 (3.45%) Java Consultant
10 5 (3.45%) Low Latency Java Developer
10 5 (3.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (25.52%) .NET
2 16 (11.03%) HTML
3 14 (9.66%) CSS
3 14 (9.66%) React
4 12 (8.28%) AngularJS
5 10 (6.90%) Redux
5 10 (6.90%) Spring
5 10 (6.90%) WPF
6 9 (6.21%) HTML5
6 9 (6.21%) Web Services
7 8 (5.52%) .NET Core
8 7 (4.83%) Spring Boot
8 7 (4.83%) WCF
9 6 (4.14%) Node.js
9 6 (4.14%) REST
10 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (3.45%) RxJS
10 5 (3.45%) WinForms
11 4 (2.76%) FIX Protocol
12 3 (2.07%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.38%) Fixed Income
1 31 (21.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 20 (13.79%) Derivative
3 17 (11.72%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (6.90%) Equities
5 9 (6.21%) Hedge funds
6 7 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.38%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.38%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (1.38%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.38%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.69%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.69%) Tandem
9 1 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.14%) Windows
2 4 (2.76%) Linux
3 3 (2.07%) Unix
4 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (33.79%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (17.24%) Multithreading
3 22 (15.17%) TDD
4 20 (13.79%) Low Latency
5 16 (11.03%) DevOps
6 14 (9.66%) Electronic Trading
7 13 (8.97%) Analytics
7 13 (8.97%) Scrum
8 11 (7.59%) Asset Management
8 11 (7.59%) Mathematics
8 11 (7.59%) Test Automation
9 10 (6.90%) Risk Management
10 9 (6.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (6.21%) Microservices
10 9 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (6.21%) Visualisation
11 8 (5.52%) Fintech
11 8 (5.52%) Open Source
11 8 (5.52%) Validation
12 7 (4.83%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (38.62%) Java
2 48 (33.10%) C#
2 48 (33.10%) Python
3 29 (20.00%) SQL
4 13 (8.97%) C++
5 12 (8.28%) JavaScript
6 8 (5.52%) TypeScript
6 8 (5.52%) VBA
7 4 (2.76%) IronPython
7 4 (2.76%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.07%) Java 8
8 3 (2.07%) Kotlin
8 3 (2.07%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.38%) F#
9 2 (1.38%) R
10 1 (0.69%) ES6
10 1 (0.69%) Perl
10 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.69%) Scala
10 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (6.21%) Degree
2 1 (0.69%) ACCA
2 1 (0.69%) CIMA
2 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) QA
2 5 (3.45%) MiFID
3 2 (1.38%) IFRS
4 1 (0.69%) EMIR
4 1 (0.69%) GAAP
4 1 (0.69%) GDPR
4 1 (0.69%) PMO
4 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (4.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.45%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.07%) Ansible
3 1 (0.69%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.69%) Endace
3 1 (0.69%) Kibana
3 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.69%) Puppet
3 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (7.59%) Oracle
2 8 (5.52%) Sophis
3 4 (2.76%) Bloomberg
3 4 (2.76%) TIBCO
4 3 (2.07%) Charles River
4 3 (2.07%) Sybase
5 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco
5 1 (0.69%) Citrix
5 1 (0.69%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.69%) Cognos
5 1 (0.69%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.69%) Fortinet
5 1 (0.69%) Google
5 1 (0.69%) IBM
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.69%) Murex
5 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.69%) Sun
5 1 (0.69%) Trayport