Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 39 16
Rank change year-on-year -28 -23 +33
Contract jobs citing Front Office 212 368 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.53% 5.30% 8.92%
As % of the General category 7.44% 10.04% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 321 498
City of London median daily rate £650 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £460 £475 £471
90th Percentile £788 £781 £738
Central London median daily rate £650 £625 £600
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
City of London median hourly rate £22.93 - £15.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.47 £22.93 £15.00
% change year-on-year -15.11% +52.87% -81.25%

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 2,851 3,667 3,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 47.53% 52.84% 57.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,161 2,835 3,127
City of London median daily rate £520 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £325
90th Percentile £700 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 71 37
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -7.32% +2.50%
10th Percentile £12.16 £13.00 £12.73
90th Percentile £41.50 £37.09 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.60% -6.50%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 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 City of London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 107 (50.47%) Finance
2 88 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (41.04%) Java
4 66 (31.13%) Banking
5 54 (25.47%) C#
6 49 (23.11%) Python
7 47 (22.17%) SQL
8 46 (21.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 34 (16.04%) TDD
10 32 (15.09%) JavaScript
11 31 (14.62%) HTML
12 29 (13.68%) Derivative
12 29 (13.68%) AngularJS
13 26 (12.26%) SDLC
13 26 (12.26%) .NET
13 26 (12.26%) SQL Server
14 25 (11.79%) Analytics
14 25 (11.79%) Multithreading
14 25 (11.79%) TeamCity
14 25 (11.79%) HTML5
15 24 (11.32%) CSS
16 23 (10.85%) C++
16 23 (10.85%) Investment Banking
16 23 (10.85%) React
17 22 (10.38%) Greenfield Project
17 22 (10.38%) Low Latency
17 22 (10.38%) Equities
17 22 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
18 21 (9.91%) Fixed Income
18 21 (9.91%) Oracle

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 11 (5.19%) Confluence
2 6 (2.83%) WebLogic
2 6 (2.83%) WebLogic Integration
3 5 (2.36%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.42%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.47%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (8.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (2.83%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (2.83%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (1.89%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.94%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.94%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.47%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.47%) FINCAD Analytics
4 1 (0.47%) Global One
4 1 (0.47%) Minerva
4 1 (0.47%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.19%) Power Platform
2 10 (4.72%) Azure
3 9 (4.25%) GitHub
4 6 (2.83%) OpenShift
5 5 (2.36%) Office 365
6 4 (1.89%) AWS
7 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.47%) GCP
8 1 (0.47%) IaaS
8 1 (0.47%) npm
8 1 (0.47%) Serverless
8 1 (0.47%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.89%) Kerberos
2 3 (1.42%) Multicast
3 2 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.47%) HTTP
4 1 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.19%) KDB
2 11 (5.19%) Power BI
3 9 (4.25%) Kdb+
3 9 (4.25%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.77%) Big Data
5 7 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (3.30%) QlikView
5 7 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (2.83%) DB2
7 5 (2.36%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.89%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.89%) Spotfire
9 3 (1.42%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.94%) MS Access
10 2 (0.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (11.79%) TeamCity
2 17 (8.02%) JIRA
3 16 (7.55%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.19%) Maven
5 10 (4.72%) Cucumber
6 9 (4.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (2.83%) Eclipse
7 6 (2.83%) NUnit
7 6 (2.83%) webpack
7 6 (2.83%) YourKit
8 5 (2.36%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.36%) Selenium
9 3 (1.42%) GitLab
9 3 (1.42%) JConsole
9 3 (1.42%) JProfiler
9 3 (1.42%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.42%) VisualVM
10 2 (0.94%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.94%) WinRunner
General
1 107 (50.47%) Finance
2 66 (31.13%) Banking
3 23 (10.85%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.13%) Back Office
5 10 (4.72%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.42%) Retail
7 2 (0.94%) International Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 132 (62.26%) Developer
2 41 (19.34%) Java Developer
3 35 (16.51%) Senior Developer
4 32 (15.09%) Analyst
5 25 (11.79%) C# Developer
6 18 (8.49%) Business Analyst
7 16 (7.55%) Front Office Developer
8 14 (6.60%) Quantitative Developer
8 14 (6.60%) Senior Java Developer
9 11 (5.19%) Python Developer
10 10 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
10 10 (4.72%) Project Manager
10 10 (4.72%) React Developer
11 9 (4.25%) Excel Developer
11 9 (4.25%) JavaScript Developer
11 9 (4.25%) KDB Developer
12 8 (3.77%) .NET Developer
12 8 (3.77%) Senior Full Stack Developer
12 8 (3.77%) UI Developer
13 7 (3.30%) Qualitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.62%) HTML
2 29 (13.68%) AngularJS
3 26 (12.26%) .NET
4 25 (11.79%) HTML5
5 24 (11.32%) CSS
6 23 (10.85%) React
7 16 (7.55%) Spring
8 14 (6.60%) FIX Protocol
9 10 (4.72%) Spring Boot
10 9 (4.25%) J2EE
10 9 (4.25%) Redux
11 8 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (3.77%) CSS3
11 8 (3.77%) Middleware
11 8 (3.77%) RESTful
12 7 (3.30%) Angular 2
13 6 (2.83%) Hibernate
13 6 (2.83%) MSMQ
13 6 (2.83%) Node.js
13 6 (2.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (21.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (13.68%) Derivative
3 22 (10.38%) Equities
3 22 (10.38%) Greenfield Project
4 21 (9.91%) Fixed Income
5 14 (6.60%) Equity Derivative
5 14 (6.60%) Market Risk
6 9 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.25%) Hedge funds
7 8 (3.77%) Credit Risk
7 8 (3.77%) iPad
8 6 (2.83%) Reinsurance
9 5 (2.36%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.89%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.42%) User Experience
12 2 (0.94%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.47%) OTC Derivatives
13 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
13 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.13%) Linux
1 13 (6.13%) Windows
2 10 (4.72%) Unix
3 6 (2.83%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.42%) Solaris
4 3 (1.42%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (16.04%) TDD
3 26 (12.26%) SDLC
4 25 (11.79%) Analytics
4 25 (11.79%) Multithreading
5 22 (10.38%) Low Latency
5 22 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (8.02%) Visualisation
7 16 (7.55%) OO
7 16 (7.55%) Risk Management
8 15 (7.08%) Electronic Trading
8 15 (7.08%) Test Automation
9 14 (6.60%) Scrum
10 13 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (5.66%) BDD
11 12 (5.66%) CRM
11 12 (5.66%) Migration
11 12 (5.66%) Unit Testing
12 11 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 87 (41.04%) Java
2 54 (25.47%) C#
3 49 (23.11%) Python
4 47 (22.17%) SQL
5 32 (15.09%) JavaScript
6 23 (10.85%) C++
7 14 (6.60%) TypeScript
8 12 (5.66%) Scala
9 11 (5.19%) VBA
10 7 (3.30%) ES6
11 6 (2.83%) Java 8
12 3 (1.42%) IronPython
12 3 (1.42%) Perl
12 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.94%) C
13 2 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.94%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.47%) R
14 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (6.60%) Degree
2 6 (2.83%) PhD
3 4 (1.89%) ISEB
4 3 (1.42%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.47%) MCSA
5 1 (0.47%) MCSE
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.36%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.94%) EMIR
2 2 (0.94%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (4.25%) Docker
2 2 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.47%) XenApp
3 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.36%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.89%) Ansible
3 2 (0.94%) Kibana
4 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 21 (9.91%) Microsoft
1 21 (9.91%) Oracle
2 11 (5.19%) Sybase
3 6 (2.83%) Charles River
3 6 (2.83%) CODA
4 5 (2.36%) Bloomberg
4 5 (2.36%) Murex
5 4 (1.89%) Reuters
5 4 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.89%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.42%) Solace
6 3 (1.42%) Sonatype
6 3 (1.42%) Sun
6 3 (1.42%) Tableau
7 2 (0.94%) Apple
7 2 (0.94%) Databricks
7 2 (0.94%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.47%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.47%) HP
8 1 (0.47%) SunGard