Period
to 19 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 15 45
Rank change year-on-year -25 +30 -21
Contract jobs citing Front Office 364 629 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.19% 8.95% 4.95%
As % of the General category 10.19% 16.08% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 526 287
City of London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +1.05%
10th Percentile £488 £488 £425
90th Percentile £775 £750 £738
Central London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
City of London median hourly rate - £15.00 -
Central London median hourly rate £22.93 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year +52.87% - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,573 3,912 3,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.97% 55.66% 52.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,778 3,148 2,841
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £310 £325 £313
90th Percentile £694 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £488
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 38 19
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £14.40 £12.86 £11.20
90th Percentile £26.70 £36.95 £49.17
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.42% +4.38% -2.44%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Front Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in the City of London

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front Office in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office in the City of London

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front Office in the City of London

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 186 (51.10%) Banking
2 167 (45.88%) Java
3 160 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (35.71%) Finance
5 89 (24.45%) Multithreading
6 82 (22.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 82 (22.53%) Fixed Income
7 79 (21.70%) Electronic Trading
8 78 (21.43%) Investment Banking
9 71 (19.51%) Derivative
10 70 (19.23%) Equities
10 70 (19.23%) SQL
11 62 (17.03%) Low Latency
12 60 (16.48%) C#
13 59 (16.21%) Greenfield Project
14 55 (15.11%) SQL Server
15 47 (12.91%) SDLC
16 40 (10.99%) Linux
17 35 (9.62%) Python
17 35 (9.62%) .NET
17 35 (9.62%) JavaScript
18 33 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
19 32 (8.79%) TDD
20 27 (7.42%) Analytics
20 27 (7.42%) Test Automation
20 27 (7.42%) C++
21 26 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
22 25 (6.87%) Open Source
22 25 (6.87%) PrimeFaces
22 25 (6.87%) Back Office

Front Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 13 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 11 (3.02%) Confluence
3 8 (2.20%) Apache
4 3 (0.82%) CMS
4 3 (0.82%) JBoss
4 3 (0.82%) Mule
5 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.27%) Content Management Server
6 1 (0.27%) Jetty
6 1 (0.27%) MTS
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (5.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (4.12%) ION MarketView
2 5 (1.37%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 4 (1.10%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.82%) Eikon
4 3 (0.82%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.27%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.27%) Summit
5 1 (0.27%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.82%) Office 365
4 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.55%) GitHub
4 2 (0.55%) PaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Apigee
5 1 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.27%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.55%) VoIP
2 1 (0.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.11%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.67%) NoSQL
4 13 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.02%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (2.20%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.20%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.92%) Big Data
9 6 (1.65%) Apache Kudu
9 6 (1.65%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.65%) Impala
10 4 (1.10%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.10%) Power BI
10 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.82%) Data Mart
11 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.82%) KDB
11 3 (0.82%) MS Access
11 3 (0.82%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 19 (5.22%) Git (software)
2 18 (4.95%) Maven
3 17 (4.67%) JIRA
3 17 (4.67%) Subversion
4 10 (2.75%) JUnit
5 9 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (2.47%) Cucumber
6 8 (2.20%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.92%) jMock
8 6 (1.65%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.65%) FishEye
8 6 (1.65%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.65%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.37%) NUnit
9 5 (1.37%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.82%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.82%) Mocha
10 3 (0.82%) Moq
10 3 (0.82%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 186 (51.10%) Banking
2 130 (35.71%) Finance
3 78 (21.43%) Investment Banking
4 25 (6.87%) Back Office
5 9 (2.47%) Advertising
6 6 (1.65%) Legal
7 5 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.37%) International Banking
8 4 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.55%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 258 (70.88%) Developer
2 141 (38.74%) Java Developer
3 77 (21.15%) Front Office Developer
4 46 (12.64%) Analyst
5 42 (11.54%) C# Developer
6 39 (10.71%) Senior Developer
7 28 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
8 27 (7.42%) Business Analyst
9 25 (6.87%) JSP Developer
10 21 (5.77%) Senior Java Developer
11 20 (5.49%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 14 (3.85%) .NET Developer
12 14 (3.85%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 14 (3.85%) Python Developer
13 13 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (3.57%) SQL Developer
14 12 (3.30%) Project Manager
15 11 (3.02%) VBA Developer
16 10 (2.75%) Quantitative Developer
16 10 (2.75%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.62%) .NET
2 26 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
3 25 (6.87%) JSF
3 25 (6.87%) JSP
3 25 (6.87%) PrimeFaces
4 24 (6.59%) AngularJS
5 22 (6.04%) Node.js
6 21 (5.77%) HTML
6 21 (5.77%) HTML5
7 18 (4.95%) WCF
8 15 (4.12%) XML
9 14 (3.85%) WPF
10 13 (3.57%) Spring
11 12 (3.30%) JMS
11 12 (3.30%) RESTful
12 10 (2.75%) Middleware
12 10 (2.75%) React
13 9 (2.47%) JSON
14 8 (2.20%) TIBCO EMS
14 8 (2.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 82 (22.53%) Fixed Income
1 82 (22.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 71 (19.51%) Derivative
3 70 (19.23%) Equities
4 59 (16.21%) Greenfield Project
5 20 (5.49%) Equity Derivative
6 17 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (3.30%) Hedge funds
8 11 (3.02%) Credit Risk
9 10 (2.75%) Market Risk
10 8 (2.20%) Algorithms
10 8 (2.20%) Grid Computing
11 7 (1.92%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.92%) Fintech
12 6 (1.65%) Robotics
12 6 (1.65%) User Experience
13 5 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.37%) OTC Derivatives
13 5 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (1.10%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.99%) Linux
2 25 (6.87%) Unix
3 19 (5.22%) Windows
4 5 (1.37%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (43.96%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (24.45%) Multithreading
3 79 (21.70%) Electronic Trading
4 62 (17.03%) Low Latency
5 47 (12.91%) SDLC
6 33 (9.07%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (8.79%) TDD
8 27 (7.42%) Analytics
8 27 (7.42%) Test Automation
9 25 (6.87%) Asset Management
9 25 (6.87%) Open Source
10 23 (6.32%) Change Control
11 22 (6.04%) Scrum
12 21 (5.77%) Risk Management
13 20 (5.49%) Algorithmic Trading
14 19 (5.22%) Business Analysis
14 19 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (5.22%) OO
14 19 (5.22%) Web Development
15 17 (4.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (45.88%) Java
2 70 (19.23%) SQL
3 60 (16.48%) C#
4 35 (9.62%) JavaScript
4 35 (9.62%) Python
5 27 (7.42%) C++
6 25 (6.87%) Java 8
7 20 (5.49%) VBA
8 10 (2.75%) TypeScript
9 8 (2.20%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.92%) R
11 4 (1.10%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.10%) Scala
11 4 (1.10%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.82%) Perl
13 2 (0.55%) Clojure
13 2 (0.55%) ClojureScript
13 2 (0.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.55%) Korn
13 2 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (3.57%) Degree
2 6 (1.65%) ISTQB
2 6 (1.65%) PhD
3 4 (1.10%) PMP
4 3 (0.82%) ISEB
4 3 (0.82%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.55%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.27%) CFA
6 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.20%) QA
2 5 (1.37%) MiFID
3 1 (0.27%) EMIR
3 1 (0.27%) PSD2
3 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.65%) HDFS
2 5 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.37%) Docker
3 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (1.10%) Ansible
2 3 (0.82%) Control-M
2 3 (0.82%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.55%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.55%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.55%) SCCM
4 1 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (5.49%) Bloomberg
1 20 (5.49%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.22%) ION Trading
3 17 (4.67%) Sybase
4 15 (4.12%) TIBCO
5 12 (3.30%) Oracle
6 11 (3.02%) Reuters
7 8 (2.20%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.65%) Charles River
8 6 (1.65%) FactSet
8 6 (1.65%) FXall
8 6 (1.65%) Murex
9 4 (1.10%) Calypso
9 4 (1.10%) Currenex
9 4 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.82%) HP
10 3 (0.82%) NVIDIA
10 3 (0.82%) Tableau
11 2 (0.55%) SunGard
11 2 (0.55%) Tradeweb