Period
to 18 July 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 18 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 23 41
Rank change year-on-year -10 +18 -4
Contract jobs citing Front Office 417 503 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.89% 7.81% 4.87%
As % of the General category 11.22% 14.54% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 395 306
City of London median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +2.13%
10th Percentile £463 £489 £425
90th Percentile £800 £738 £738
Central London median daily rate £625 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
City of London median hourly rate - £13.50 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -83.13% -
Central London median hourly rate - £13.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year - -83.13% -

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 3,715 3,459 3,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 52.46% 53.70% 53.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,907 2,738 3,038
City of London median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £310
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 39 28
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.00 £19.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% -17.92% -1.13%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.10
90th Percentile £35.77 £30.93 £37.95
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -15.00% -4.76%

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 18 July 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

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 18 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
Moorgate -8 1 £625 -
Front Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 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 City of London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 200 (47.96%) Finance
2 189 (45.32%) Banking
3 152 (36.45%) Java
4 108 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
5 100 (23.98%) C#
6 95 (22.78%) SQL
7 93 (22.30%) Investment Banking
8 91 (21.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 88 (21.10%) Electronic Trading
10 79 (18.94%) Derivative
11 75 (17.99%) Multithreading
12 72 (17.27%) Fixed Income
13 69 (16.55%) Low Latency
14 65 (15.59%) Python
15 63 (15.11%) Equities
16 57 (13.67%) Java 8
17 55 (13.19%) SQL Server
18 50 (11.99%) .NET
19 49 (11.75%) Linux
20 46 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
21 45 (10.79%) Risk Management
22 44 (10.55%) C++
23 42 (10.07%) Asset Management
24 39 (9.35%) Microsoft Excel
25 36 (8.63%) JavaScript
26 34 (8.15%) FIX Protocol
27 33 (7.91%) VBA
27 33 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
28 32 (7.67%) AngularJS
29 31 (7.43%) OO

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 7 (1.68%) Confluence
2 6 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.48%) IPython
3 2 (0.48%) JBoss
3 2 (0.48%) Mule
3 2 (0.48%) nginx
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.24%) Apache
4 1 (0.24%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.24%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.24%) MTS
4 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (9.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (4.80%) ION MarketView
2 10 (2.40%) thinkFolio
3 5 (1.20%) Orchestrade
4 4 (0.96%) Bloomberg TOMS
4 4 (0.96%) RMDS
4 4 (0.96%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.48%) Eikon
6 1 (0.24%) Actimize
6 1 (0.24%) Bloomberg AIM
6 1 (0.24%) Kondor
6 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.96%) Office 365
4 2 (0.48%) npm
4 2 (0.48%) Yarn
5 1 (0.24%) GitHub
5 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.72%) Firewall
2 2 (0.48%) Intranet
2 2 (0.48%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (0.24%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.24%) DHCP
3 1 (0.24%) DNS
3 1 (0.24%) Extranet
3 1 (0.24%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.24%) Internet
3 1 (0.24%) LAN
3 1 (0.24%) Multicast
3 1 (0.24%) OSPF
3 1 (0.24%) SNMP
3 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.56%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.88%) Data Mining
4 11 (2.64%) NoSQL
5 9 (2.16%) KDB
5 9 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.92%) Hazelcast
6 8 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.68%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.68%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.20%) OLAP
8 5 (1.20%) Power BI
8 5 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.96%) Kdb+
9 4 (0.96%) MySQL
9 4 (0.96%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (0.72%) Big Data
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 25 (6.00%) Maven
2 23 (5.52%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.08%) Eclipse
3 17 (4.08%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.40%) JIRA
5 7 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (1.44%) RStudio
6 6 (1.44%) Subversion
6 6 (1.44%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.44%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.96%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.72%) JUnit
8 3 (0.72%) NUnit
9 2 (0.48%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.48%) gulp
9 2 (0.48%) Moq
9 2 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.24%) PyCharm
10 1 (0.24%) WinDbg
General
1 200 (47.96%) Finance
2 189 (45.32%) Banking
3 93 (22.30%) Investment Banking
4 29 (6.95%) Back Office
5 17 (4.08%) Advertising
6 14 (3.36%) Legal
7 12 (2.88%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.44%) Marketing
9 4 (0.96%) French Language
9 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.72%) International Banking
10 3 (0.72%) Retail
11 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Billing
12 1 (0.24%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 275 (65.95%) Developer
2 111 (26.62%) Java Developer
3 85 (20.38%) Senior Developer
4 82 (19.66%) Front Office Developer
5 69 (16.55%) Analyst
6 56 (13.43%) C# Developer
7 46 (11.03%) Senior Java Developer
8 40 (9.59%) Business Analyst
9 28 (6.71%) Python Developer
10 26 (6.24%) Quantitative Developer
11 21 (5.04%) Qualitative Analyst
11 21 (5.04%) Quantitative Analyst
12 16 (3.84%) Project Manager
12 16 (3.84%) VBA Developer
13 15 (3.60%) .NET Developer
13 15 (3.60%) Analyst Developer
13 15 (3.60%) Credit Risk Developer
13 15 (3.60%) SQL Developer
14 14 (3.36%) Credit Risk Java Developer
14 14 (3.36%) Senior Credit Risk Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (11.99%) .NET
2 34 (8.15%) FIX Protocol
3 32 (7.67%) AngularJS
4 27 (6.47%) Node.js
5 21 (5.04%) HTML
6 20 (4.80%) RESTful
7 18 (4.32%) WCF
7 18 (4.32%) Web Services
8 16 (3.84%) HTML5
9 14 (3.36%) RxJS
9 14 (3.36%) Socket.IO
9 14 (3.36%) Spring
9 14 (3.36%) WPF
10 10 (2.40%) XML
11 9 (2.16%) JMS
11 9 (2.16%) Middleware
12 8 (1.92%) J2EE
12 8 (1.92%) Kendo UI
12 8 (1.92%) React
12 8 (1.92%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 91 (21.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 79 (18.94%) Derivative
3 72 (17.27%) Fixed Income
4 63 (15.11%) Equities
5 46 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
6 29 (6.95%) Credit Risk
7 25 (6.00%) Equity Derivative
8 17 (4.08%) Hedge funds
9 15 (3.60%) Algorithms
10 14 (3.36%) Market Risk
11 12 (2.88%) Robotics
12 8 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.92%) Grid Computing
13 7 (1.68%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.68%) User Experience
14 6 (1.44%) Tandem
15 5 (1.20%) Computer Science
15 5 (1.20%) Fintech
15 5 (1.20%) Reference Data
15 5 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (11.75%) Linux
2 30 (7.19%) Unix
3 27 (6.47%) Windows
4 4 (0.96%) Windows 10
4 4 (0.96%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.48%) Solaris
5 2 (0.48%) VMS
6 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (25.90%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (21.10%) Electronic Trading
3 75 (17.99%) Multithreading
4 69 (16.55%) Low Latency
5 45 (10.79%) Risk Management
6 42 (10.07%) Asset Management
7 33 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (7.43%) OO
9 28 (6.71%) Analytics
10 27 (6.47%) Algorithmic Trading
10 27 (6.47%) Migration
11 26 (6.24%) Test Automation
12 24 (5.76%) TDD
13 20 (4.80%) Business Analysis
13 20 (4.80%) Mathematics
13 20 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
14 18 (4.32%) Change Management
14 18 (4.32%) Open Source
15 17 (4.08%) Deployment Automation
15 17 (4.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (36.45%) Java
2 100 (23.98%) C#
3 95 (22.78%) SQL
4 65 (15.59%) Python
5 57 (13.67%) Java 8
6 44 (10.55%) C++
7 36 (8.63%) JavaScript
8 33 (7.91%) VBA
9 25 (6.00%) TypeScript
10 21 (5.04%) R
11 19 (4.56%) Bash Shell
12 15 (3.60%) Clojure
13 12 (2.88%) Perl
14 7 (1.68%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.44%) C
15 6 (1.44%) Ruby
15 6 (1.44%) Scala
16 5 (1.20%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.96%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (6.47%) Degree
2 19 (4.56%) PhD
3 7 (1.68%) PMP
4 4 (0.96%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.72%) MBA
5 3 (0.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 3 (0.72%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 1 (0.24%) CCIE
6 1 (0.24%) CCNA
6 1 (0.24%) CCNP
6 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.24%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.24%) HP ASE
6 1 (0.24%) ISEB
6 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.64%) MiFID
2 6 (1.44%) QA
3 2 (0.48%) EMIR
3 2 (0.48%) PMO
4 1 (0.24%) GDPR
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.96%) Docker
2 2 (0.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.96%) Kibana
1 4 (0.96%) logstash
2 3 (0.72%) Control-M
3 2 (0.48%) Ansible
3 2 (0.48%) Consul
3 2 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.48%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.24%) OpenView
4 1 (0.24%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.24%) SCCM
4 1 (0.24%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (5.04%) Bloomberg
1 21 (5.04%) Microsoft
2 20 (4.80%) ION Trading
2 20 (4.80%) Oracle
3 16 (3.84%) Sybase
4 14 (3.36%) Reuters
5 9 (2.16%) Calypso
5 9 (2.16%) Charles River
5 9 (2.16%) Fidessa
6 7 (1.68%) FactSet
6 7 (1.68%) Murex
6 7 (1.68%) TIBCO
7 4 (0.96%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.96%) SimCorp
8 3 (0.72%) FXall
8 3 (0.72%) MapR
8 3 (0.72%) NVIDIA
8 3 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.48%) Currenex
9 2 (0.48%) HP