Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 21 34
Rank change year-on-year -16 +13 -13
Contract jobs citing Front Office 371 536 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 5.53% 7.59% 5.76%
As % of the General category 10.88% 13.78% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 455 300
City of London median daily rate £650 £613 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +2.08% -
10th Percentile £513 £463 £463
90th Percentile £800 £775 £738
Central London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Central London median hourly rate £20.97 £22.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.82% +66.67% -

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 3,411 3,890 3,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 50.85% 55.11% 51.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,596 3,111 2,513
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £319
90th Percentile £699 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 44 21
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.75 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.88% -4.60% -5.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.60 £12.37
90th Percentile £34.20 £38.13 £56.87
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.75 £21.75
% change year-on-year -9.88% -4.60% -4.40%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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.

1 228 (61.46%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (56.87%) Java
3 196 (52.83%) Banking
4 122 (32.88%) Finance
5 88 (23.72%) Multithreading
6 82 (22.10%) Fixed Income
6 82 (22.10%) Greenfield Project
7 77 (20.75%) SDLC
8 75 (20.22%) Derivative
9 72 (19.41%) Equities
10 67 (18.06%) Investment Banking
11 63 (16.98%) Electronic Trading
12 62 (16.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 60 (16.17%) C#
14 59 (15.90%) TDD
15 52 (14.02%) SQL
16 48 (12.94%) Low Latency
17 46 (12.40%) SQL Server
18 45 (12.13%) JSP
18 45 (12.13%) JSF
18 45 (12.13%) PrimeFaces
19 42 (11.32%) Python
20 38 (10.24%) Equity Derivative
20 38 (10.24%) JIRA
20 38 (10.24%) Analytics
21 37 (9.97%) C++
21 37 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
22 36 (9.70%) JavaScript
23 34 (9.16%) BDD
24 32 (8.63%) Linux

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 26 (7.01%) Apache Spark
2 22 (5.93%) Confluence
3 14 (3.77%) Apache
4 8 (2.16%) CMS
4 8 (2.16%) JBoss
5 3 (0.81%) Mule
6 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.27%) Jetty
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.27%) InVision
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) ION MarketView
1 2 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (0.54%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.27%) Eikon
2 1 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (0.27%) Summit
2 1 (0.27%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.16%) GitHub
3 3 (0.81%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.08%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.28%) Relational Database
3 22 (5.93%) NoSQL
4 17 (4.58%) Hadoop
5 13 (3.50%) MongoDB
6 12 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.96%) Apache Kudu
7 11 (2.96%) Impala
8 10 (2.70%) Big Data
9 8 (2.16%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.89%) MySQL
11 6 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.62%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.35%) KDB
12 5 (1.35%) Power BI
13 4 (1.08%) MS Access
13 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.81%) OLAP
14 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (10.24%) JIRA
2 26 (7.01%) Maven
2 26 (7.01%) Subversion
3 25 (6.74%) JUnit
4 22 (5.93%) Git (software)
5 18 (4.85%) jMock
6 15 (4.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (4.04%) FishEye
7 12 (3.23%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.96%) Jenkins
9 10 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.89%) Mocha
10 7 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (1.35%) Jasmine
12 5 (1.35%) NUnit
12 5 (1.35%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.35%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.08%) JSUnit
13 4 (1.08%) TestComplete
General
1 196 (52.83%) Banking
2 122 (32.88%) Finance
3 67 (18.06%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.77%) Back Office
5 9 (2.43%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.81%) Legal
6 3 (0.81%) Retail
7 2 (0.54%) Advertising
7 2 (0.54%) Games
7 2 (0.54%) International Banking
7 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 276 (74.39%) Developer
2 182 (49.06%) Java Developer
3 77 (20.75%) Front Office Developer
4 53 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
5 45 (12.13%) JSP Developer
6 43 (11.59%) Analyst
7 27 (7.28%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 25 (6.74%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 24 (6.47%) C# Developer
10 23 (6.20%) Quantitative Developer
11 21 (5.66%) Business Analyst
12 17 (4.58%) Senior Developer
13 12 (3.23%) Python Developer
14 11 (2.96%) C++ Developer
15 10 (2.70%) .NET Developer
15 10 (2.70%) Analyst Developer
15 10 (2.70%) Apache Spark Developer
15 10 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
16 9 (2.43%) C++ Quantitative Developer
17 8 (2.16%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.13%) JSF
1 45 (12.13%) JSP
1 45 (12.13%) PrimeFaces
2 29 (7.82%) .NET
3 25 (6.74%) Spring
4 22 (5.93%) HTML
5 21 (5.66%) HTML5
6 20 (5.39%) XML
7 18 (4.85%) AngularJS
7 18 (4.85%) FIX Protocol
7 18 (4.85%) React
7 18 (4.85%) REST
8 16 (4.31%) Kafka
9 14 (3.77%) Redux
9 14 (3.77%) RESTful
10 13 (3.50%) Node.js
11 11 (2.96%) CSS
11 11 (2.96%) JMS
11 11 (2.96%) Web Services
12 10 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 82 (22.10%) Fixed Income
1 82 (22.10%) Greenfield Project
2 75 (20.22%) Derivative
3 72 (19.41%) Equities
4 62 (16.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 38 (10.24%) Equity Derivative
6 22 (5.93%) Hedge funds
7 16 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (3.50%) Fintech
9 8 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.89%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.62%) Robotics
11 6 (1.62%) User Experience
12 5 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.08%) CUDA
13 4 (1.08%) Tandem
14 3 (0.81%) Credit Risk
14 3 (0.81%) Market Risk
14 3 (0.81%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.81%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.63%) Linux
2 31 (8.36%) Unix
3 14 (3.77%) Windows
4 3 (0.81%) Windows 10
4 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.54%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.27%) Solaris
6 1 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (61.46%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (23.72%) Multithreading
3 77 (20.75%) SDLC
4 63 (16.98%) Electronic Trading
5 59 (15.90%) TDD
6 48 (12.94%) Low Latency
7 38 (10.24%) Analytics
8 37 (9.97%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (9.16%) BDD
10 30 (8.09%) Asset Management
10 30 (8.09%) OO
11 22 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (5.93%) Change Control
11 22 (5.93%) Open Source
11 22 (5.93%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (5.66%) Client Onboarding
12 21 (5.66%) Machine Learning
12 21 (5.66%) Microservices
12 21 (5.66%) Scrum
12 21 (5.66%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 211 (56.87%) Java
2 60 (16.17%) C#
3 52 (14.02%) SQL
4 42 (11.32%) Python
5 37 (9.97%) C++
6 36 (9.70%) JavaScript
7 27 (7.28%) Java 8
8 13 (3.50%) VBA
9 4 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.08%) Perl
9 4 (1.08%) R
9 4 (1.08%) Scala
9 4 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.81%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (0.81%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.27%) Clojure
12 1 (0.27%) Haskell
12 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (5.12%) Degree
2 9 (2.43%) PhD
3 8 (2.16%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (1.35%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.08%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.81%) PMP
7 2 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.54%) ISEB
8 1 (0.27%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.89%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) MiFID
3 1 (0.27%) GDPR
3 1 (0.27%) PSD2
3 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (3.50%) Docker
2 11 (2.96%) HDFS
3 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.35%) Ansible
2 4 (1.08%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.08%) Puppet
3 2 (0.54%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 23 (6.20%) Oracle
2 22 (5.93%) Sybase
3 16 (4.31%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.04%) Atlassian
5 13 (3.50%) Bloomberg
6 12 (3.23%) FXall
7 11 (2.96%) ION Trading
8 7 (1.89%) FactSet
8 7 (1.89%) Murex
8 7 (1.89%) Reuters
9 6 (1.62%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.35%) Charles River
11 4 (1.08%) Calypso
11 4 (1.08%) NVIDIA
11 4 (1.08%) Tableau
12 3 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.54%) Fidessa
13 2 (0.54%) HP
13 2 (0.54%) SunGard
13 2 (0.54%) Temenos