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 3 months to 29 June 2017 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 > City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 53 33
Rank change year-on-year +34 -20  
Contract jobs citing Front Office 281 132 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.60% 3.95% 4.94%
As % of the General category 15.86% 7.34% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 120 266
City of London median daily rate £600 £607 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +5.47%  
10th Percentile £450 £449 £456
90th Percentile £738 £739 £675
London median daily rate £600 £600 £585
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.25% -  
London median hourly rate £15.00 £46.50 -
% change year-on-year -67.74% -  

Front Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 1772 1798 3073
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 54.22% 53.80% 52.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2538 2428 4006
City of London median daily rate £538 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +2.56%  
10th Percentile £363 £313 £308
90th Percentile £688 £700 £650
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 54
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £20.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -1.75%  
10th Percentile £12.69 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.22 £32.25 £39.89
London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -2.22%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 219 (47.40%) Banking
2 212 (45.89%) Finance
3 150 (32.47%) Java
4 138 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
5 130 (28.14%) Investment Banking
6 111 (24.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 104 (22.51%) SQL
8 98 (21.21%) Fixed Income
9 97 (21.00%) Multithreading
10 90 (19.48%) Electronic Trading
11 85 (18.40%) MiFID
12 78 (16.88%) Equities
12 78 (16.88%) C#
13 77 (16.67%) Derivative
14 65 (14.07%) Low Latency
15 53 (11.47%) TDD
16 51 (11.04%) .NET
17 50 (10.82%) JavaScript
17 50 (10.82%) Unix
18 47 (10.17%) HTML
18 47 (10.17%) Risk Management
19 46 (9.96%) OO
20 45 (9.74%) SQL Server
21 43 (9.31%) Asset Management
22 40 (8.66%) HTML5
22 40 (8.66%) Linux
22 40 (8.66%) Python
23 39 (8.44%) Business Analysis
24 37 (8.01%) Oracle
24 37 (8.01%) SDLC

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 19 (4.11%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (1.30%) Apache
2 6 (1.30%) IBM Notes
3 4 (0.87%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.87%) MQSeries
4 3 (0.65%) DataSynapse
4 3 (0.65%) GemFire
4 3 (0.65%) IIS
5 2 (0.43%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.22%) Confluence
6 1 (0.22%) MTS
6 1 (0.22%) Mule
6 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (3.68%) ION MarketView
2 13 (2.81%) thinkFolio
3 8 (1.73%) Global One
4 3 (0.65%) Endur
5 2 (0.43%) Bloomberg AIM
5 2 (0.43%) Kondor
5 2 (0.43%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.22%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.22%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.60%) Firewall
2 6 (1.30%) NAS
2 6 (1.30%) SAN
3 4 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.65%) Network Security
5 2 (0.43%) LAN
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.22%) Internet
6 1 (0.22%) Skype
6 1 (0.22%) snoop
6 1 (0.22%) SSL
6 1 (0.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 23 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (3.03%) Big Data
5 10 (2.16%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.16%) KDB
6 9 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.52%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.52%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.87%) Data Mart
11 3 (0.65%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (0.65%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.65%) HBase
11 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (3.46%) TeamCity
2 14 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.81%) Selenium
4 11 (2.38%) Maven
4 11 (2.38%) Subversion
5 10 (2.16%) JIRA
6 6 (1.30%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.30%) JUnit
7 5 (1.08%) Gradle
7 5 (1.08%) NUnit
8 4 (0.87%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.65%) Mockito
9 3 (0.65%) Moq
9 3 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.65%) webpack
10 2 (0.43%) Robot Framework
10 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.22%) IntelliJ
General
1 219 (47.40%) Banking
2 212 (45.89%) Finance
3 130 (28.14%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.81%) Advertising
4 13 (2.81%) Back Office
5 6 (1.30%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.87%) Legal
7 2 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) International Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Publishing
8 1 (0.22%) Retail
8 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 269 (58.23%) Developer
2 117 (25.32%) Analyst
3 98 (21.21%) Java Developer
4 75 (16.23%) Front Office Developer
4 75 (16.23%) Senior Developer
5 69 (14.94%) Business Analyst
6 55 (11.90%) C# Developer
7 45 (9.74%) Senior Java Developer
8 29 (6.28%) Python Developer
9 25 (5.41%) MiFID Business Analyst
10 22 (4.76%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 21 (4.55%) Project Manager
12 20 (4.33%) C++ Developer
12 20 (4.33%) SQL Analyst
12 20 (4.33%) Support Analyst
13 19 (4.11%) Front Office Business Analyst
14 18 (3.90%) .NET Developer
14 18 (3.90%) Scala Developer
15 17 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
16 16 (3.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (11.04%) .NET
2 47 (10.17%) HTML
3 40 (8.66%) HTML5
4 35 (7.58%) AngularJS
5 31 (6.71%) WPF
6 27 (5.84%) Spring
7 26 (5.63%) FIX Protocol
8 25 (5.41%) React
9 22 (4.76%) CSS
9 22 (4.76%) Node.js
10 20 (4.33%) Hibernate
11 17 (3.68%) WCF
12 12 (2.60%) Redux
13 10 (2.16%) REST
13 10 (2.16%) Task Parallel Library
13 10 (2.16%) XML
14 9 (1.95%) Middleware
15 7 (1.52%) ASP.NET
16 6 (1.30%) Esper
16 6 (1.30%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 111 (24.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 98 (21.21%) Fixed Income
3 78 (16.88%) Equities
4 77 (16.67%) Derivative
5 24 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (4.98%) Equity Derivative
7 21 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (3.46%) Hedge funds
9 13 (2.81%) Market Risk
10 11 (2.38%) Credit Risk
11 10 (2.16%) Fintech
12 9 (1.95%) Computer Science
13 7 (1.52%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.30%) User Experience
15 5 (1.08%) Algorithms
15 5 (1.08%) Data Structures
15 5 (1.08%) Grid Computing
15 5 (1.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 5 (1.08%) NHS
16 4 (0.87%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 50 (10.82%) Unix
2 40 (8.66%) Linux
3 27 (5.84%) Windows
4 10 (2.16%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.65%) OS/390
6 1 (0.22%) Android
6 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.22%) Solaris
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (21.00%) Multithreading
3 90 (19.48%) Electronic Trading
4 65 (14.07%) Low Latency
5 53 (11.47%) TDD
6 47 (10.17%) Risk Management
7 46 (9.96%) OO
8 43 (9.31%) Asset Management
9 39 (8.44%) Business Analysis
10 37 (8.01%) SDLC
11 34 (7.36%) Investment Management
12 32 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 30 (6.49%) Analytics
14 23 (4.98%) Mathematics
14 23 (4.98%) Migration
15 21 (4.55%) Scrum
16 20 (4.33%) Multithreaded Programming
16 20 (4.33%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (3.90%) Data Analytics
17 18 (3.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 150 (32.47%) Java
2 104 (22.51%) SQL
3 78 (16.88%) C#
4 50 (10.82%) JavaScript
5 40 (8.66%) Python
6 33 (7.14%) C++
7 27 (5.84%) Scala
8 19 (4.11%) R
9 16 (3.46%) VBA
10 11 (2.38%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.38%) VB
11 10 (2.16%) C
11 10 (2.16%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.73%) ES6
12 8 (1.73%) Perl
13 7 (1.52%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.08%) Ruby
14 5 (1.08%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.65%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (4.76%) Degree
2 7 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.30%) PMP
4 3 (0.65%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.43%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.43%) PhD
5 2 (0.43%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.22%) IIBA
6 1 (0.22%) ISEB
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (18.40%) MiFID
2 14 (3.03%) QA
3 8 (1.73%) SLA
4 6 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.30%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (1.30%) EMIR
5 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.22%) FATCA
6 1 (0.22%) PMO
6 1 (0.22%) SEPA
System Software
1 7 (1.52%) Docker
2 6 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (0.65%) Tivoli
1 3 (0.65%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (0.43%) Control-M
2 2 (0.43%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.43%) SCCM
3 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.22%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 37 (8.01%) Oracle
2 24 (5.19%) ION Trading
3 18 (3.90%) Microsoft
4 15 (3.25%) Bloomberg
4 15 (3.25%) Fidessa
5 13 (2.81%) Murex
5 13 (2.81%) Sybase
6 9 (1.95%) Solace
7 8 (1.73%) Calypso
7 8 (1.73%) Charles River
7 8 (1.73%) IBM
7 8 (1.73%) Reuters
7 8 (1.73%) TIBCO
8 6 (1.30%) Lotus
8 6 (1.30%) SimCorp
8 6 (1.30%) StreamBase
9 5 (1.08%) Infragistics
10 3 (0.65%) HP
10 3 (0.65%) OpenLink
10 3 (0.65%) webMethods
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