Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 16 49
Rank change year-on-year -28 +33 -18
Contract jobs citing Front Office 353 582 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.14% 8.64% 4.29%
As % of the General category 10.06% 15.56% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 472 257
City of London median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +2.13%
10th Percentile £481 £475 £425
90th Percentile £788 £738 £738
Central London median daily rate £625 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
City of London median hourly rate - £15.00 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -81.25% -
Central London median hourly rate £22.93 £15.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year +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 3,508 3,740 3,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 51.06% 55.51% 53.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,714 2,986 2,968
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £315 £325 £308
90th Percentile £697 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 25
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +2.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.71 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £33.25 £46.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.78% +2.50% -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 23 September 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 23 September 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.

1 173 (49.01%) Finance
2 141 (39.94%) Banking
3 131 (37.11%) Java
4 94 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (25.50%) C#
6 84 (23.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 81 (22.95%) SQL
8 76 (21.53%) Electronic Trading
9 69 (19.55%) Investment Banking
10 67 (18.98%) Fixed Income
10 67 (18.98%) Multithreading
11 60 (17.00%) Derivative
12 59 (16.71%) Low Latency
13 58 (16.43%) SQL Server
14 57 (16.15%) Equities
15 51 (14.45%) .NET
15 51 (14.45%) Linux
15 51 (14.45%) Python
16 38 (10.76%) JavaScript
17 37 (10.48%) C++
18 35 (9.92%) AngularJS
18 35 (9.92%) Java 8
19 32 (9.07%) Asset Management
20 31 (8.78%) Algorithmic Trading
21 29 (8.22%) Risk Management
21 29 (8.22%) Unix
22 28 (7.93%) Node.js
22 28 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
23 27 (7.65%) Windows
23 27 (7.65%) Microsoft Excel

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 6 (1.70%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.42%) Confluence
3 4 (1.13%) Apache
4 2 (0.57%) IPython
4 2 (0.57%) JBoss
4 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.57%) Mule
4 2 (0.57%) nginx
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (0.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.28%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.28%) CMS
5 1 (0.28%) Content Management Server
5 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.28%) Jetty
5 1 (0.28%) MTS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (7.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 21 (5.95%) ION MarketView
2 5 (1.42%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 5 (1.42%) thinkFolio
3 3 (0.85%) Eikon
3 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Actimize
4 1 (0.28%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.28%) Orchestrade
4 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.28%) RMDS
4 1 (0.28%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.28%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.13%) Office 365
4 2 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.57%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.28%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (0.57%) VoIP
2 1 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.28%) DHCP
2 1 (0.28%) DNS
2 1 (0.28%) Extranet
2 1 (0.28%) Firewall
2 1 (0.28%) HTTP
2 1 (0.28%) Internet
2 1 (0.28%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.28%) LAN
2 1 (0.28%) Multicast
2 1 (0.28%) OSPF
2 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (16.43%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.82%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.40%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.27%) Data Mining
5 8 (2.27%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.98%) KDB
6 7 (1.98%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.70%) Big Data
7 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.42%) Power BI
9 4 (1.13%) Kdb+
9 4 (1.13%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.85%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.57%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.57%) Apache Kudu
11 2 (0.57%) Impala
11 2 (0.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (5.95%) Maven
2 20 (5.67%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.40%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.12%) Eclipse
5 10 (2.83%) JIRA
6 9 (2.55%) Subversion
7 7 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 7 (1.98%) TeamCity
8 6 (1.70%) NUnit
8 6 (1.70%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.70%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.42%) JUnit
10 4 (1.13%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.13%) Moq
10 4 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.85%) gulp
11 3 (0.85%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.57%) Gradle
12 2 (0.57%) RStudio
12 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 173 (49.01%) Finance
2 141 (39.94%) Banking
3 69 (19.55%) Investment Banking
4 25 (7.08%) Back Office
5 17 (4.82%) Advertising
6 10 (2.83%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.83%) Legal
7 5 (1.42%) Marketing
8 4 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.85%) International Banking
9 3 (0.85%) Retail
10 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 248 (70.25%) Developer
2 92 (26.06%) Java Developer
3 67 (18.98%) Senior Developer
4 66 (18.70%) Front Office Developer
5 60 (17.00%) C# Developer
6 53 (15.01%) Analyst
7 31 (8.78%) Senior Java Developer
8 27 (7.65%) Business Analyst
9 21 (5.95%) Python Developer
10 20 (5.67%) Quantitative Developer
11 19 (5.38%) .NET Developer
11 19 (5.38%) SQL Developer
12 18 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
13 16 (4.53%) Senior C# Developer
14 15 (4.25%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 13 (3.68%) Analyst Developer
15 13 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
15 13 (3.68%) Project Manager
15 13 (3.68%) VBA Developer
16 11 (3.12%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (14.45%) .NET
2 35 (9.92%) AngularJS
3 28 (7.93%) Node.js
4 23 (6.52%) FIX Protocol
5 20 (5.67%) HTML
5 20 (5.67%) WCF
6 19 (5.38%) HTML5
7 17 (4.82%) WPF
8 15 (4.25%) RESTful
9 13 (3.68%) RxJS
10 12 (3.40%) Socket.IO
10 12 (3.40%) Spring
10 12 (3.40%) Web Services
11 11 (3.12%) JMS
11 11 (3.12%) Middleware
11 11 (3.12%) React
12 10 (2.83%) WinForms
13 8 (2.27%) Kendo UI
14 7 (1.98%) .NET Framework
14 7 (1.98%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 84 (23.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 67 (18.98%) Fixed Income
3 60 (17.00%) Derivative
4 57 (16.15%) Equities
5 26 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (6.80%) Credit Risk
7 20 (5.67%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (4.25%) Hedge funds
8 15 (4.25%) Market Risk
9 14 (3.97%) Equity Derivative
10 10 (2.83%) Algorithms
11 8 (2.27%) Grid Computing
11 8 (2.27%) Robotics
12 7 (1.98%) Computer Science
13 6 (1.70%) Fintech
13 6 (1.70%) Reference Data
13 6 (1.70%) User Experience
14 5 (1.42%) CUDA
15 4 (1.13%) Data Structures
15 4 (1.13%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.45%) Linux
2 29 (8.22%) Unix
3 27 (7.65%) Windows
4 5 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.13%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.57%) Solaris
6 2 (0.57%) VMS
7 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (26.63%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (21.53%) Electronic Trading
3 67 (18.98%) Multithreading
4 59 (16.71%) Low Latency
5 32 (9.07%) Asset Management
6 31 (8.78%) Algorithmic Trading
7 29 (8.22%) Risk Management
8 28 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (7.08%) TDD
10 24 (6.80%) Test Automation
11 20 (5.67%) OO
12 19 (5.38%) Analytics
12 19 (5.38%) Scrum
12 19 (5.38%) Web Development
13 18 (5.10%) Performance Optimisation
14 17 (4.82%) Mathematics
15 16 (4.53%) Deployment Automation
15 16 (4.53%) Investment Management
15 16 (4.53%) Multithreaded Programming
15 16 (4.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (37.11%) Java
2 90 (25.50%) C#
3 81 (22.95%) SQL
4 51 (14.45%) Python
5 38 (10.76%) JavaScript
6 37 (10.48%) C++
7 35 (9.92%) Java 8
8 26 (7.37%) VBA
9 20 (5.67%) TypeScript
10 19 (5.38%) Bash Shell
11 12 (3.40%) Perl
11 12 (3.40%) R
12 8 (2.27%) Scala
13 7 (1.98%) Clojure
14 5 (1.42%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.42%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.13%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.85%) C
16 3 (0.85%) Korn
17 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (6.23%) Degree
2 10 (2.83%) PhD
3 4 (1.13%) PMP
4 3 (0.85%) MBA
4 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.85%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 3 (0.85%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.57%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.28%) CCIE
6 1 (0.28%) CCNA
6 1 (0.28%) CCNP
6 1 (0.28%) CFA
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.70%) MiFID
1 6 (1.70%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) EMIR
System Software
1 7 (1.98%) Docker
2 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.57%) HDFS
4 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (1.42%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.13%) Ansible
2 4 (1.13%) Control-M
3 2 (0.57%) Consul
3 2 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.57%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.57%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.28%) Kibana
4 1 (0.28%) logstash
4 1 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (5.95%) ION Trading
1 21 (5.95%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.67%) Oracle
3 16 (4.53%) Sybase
4 14 (3.97%) Bloomberg
4 14 (3.97%) TIBCO
5 9 (2.55%) Reuters
6 7 (1.98%) Charles River
7 5 (1.42%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.42%) Calypso
7 5 (1.42%) FactSet
7 5 (1.42%) Murex
8 4 (1.13%) NVIDIA
9 3 (0.85%) Currenex
9 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.57%) Tableau
10 2 (0.57%) Tradeweb
11 1 (0.28%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.28%) MarketAxess
11 1 (0.28%) Typemock