Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 33 25
Rank change year-on-year -34 -8 +10
Contract jobs citing Front Office 228 415 458
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.53% 5.98% 7.30%
As % of the General category 7.22% 11.27% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 363 357
City of London median daily rate £650 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £513 £463 £475
90th Percentile £850 £806 £738
Central London median daily rate £650 £625 £600
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
City of London median hourly rate £80.25 - £13.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 - £13.50

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 3,156 3,683 3,359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 48.88% 53.05% 53.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,346 2,898 2,644
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £338 £325 £321
90th Percentile £688 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 39 34
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.25 £15.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +33.92% -20.66%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.95 £12.52
90th Percentile £62.75 £38.47 £29.98
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.25 £15.98
% change year-on-year -1.18% +32.98% -20.10%

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 26 June 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

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 26 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 110 (48.25%) Finance
2 107 (46.93%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (42.98%) Java
4 92 (40.35%) Banking
5 53 (23.25%) C#
6 41 (17.98%) Python
7 40 (17.54%) Derivative
8 39 (17.11%) Equities
8 39 (17.11%) Multithreading
9 36 (15.79%) SQL
10 33 (14.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 32 (14.04%) TDD
12 30 (13.16%) SQL Server
12 30 (13.16%) Analytics
13 29 (12.72%) Equity Derivative
14 28 (12.28%) JavaScript
15 27 (11.84%) C++
16 24 (10.53%) HTML
16 24 (10.53%) Data Protection
17 23 (10.09%) JIRA
17 23 (10.09%) Data Protection Act
18 22 (9.65%) Investment Banking
18 22 (9.65%) Fixed Income
18 22 (9.65%) SDLC
19 21 (9.21%) HTML5
19 21 (9.21%) Spring
19 21 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
20 19 (8.33%) Linux
20 19 (8.33%) OO
20 19 (8.33%) BDD

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 16 (7.02%) Confluence
2 10 (4.39%) Apache Spark
3 7 (3.07%) CMS
4 2 (0.88%) Apache
4 2 (0.88%) JBoss
5 1 (0.44%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 10 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.44%) InVision
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.44%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (3.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.88%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Global One
3 1 (0.44%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.44%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.63%) Power Platform
3 5 (2.19%) OpenShift
4 3 (1.32%) GitHub
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.44%) IaaS
5 1 (0.44%) npm
5 1 (0.44%) Office 365
5 1 (0.44%) Taleo
5 1 (0.44%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.75%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.88%) AMQP
3 1 (0.44%) LAN
3 1 (0.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.82%) Big Data
3 10 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.51%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.07%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.63%) Power BI
7 5 (2.19%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.19%) KDB
7 5 (2.19%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.19%) Spotfire
7 5 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.75%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (1.32%) DB2
10 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.88%) HBase
10 2 (0.88%) MySQL
10 2 (0.88%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 23 (10.09%) JIRA
2 13 (5.70%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.39%) Cucumber
4 8 (3.51%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.07%) Maven
6 6 (2.63%) JUnit
6 6 (2.63%) Subversion
6 6 (2.63%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.63%) webpack
7 5 (2.19%) Hudson
7 5 (2.19%) NUnit
8 4 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (1.75%) FishEye
8 4 (1.75%) jMock
8 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.32%) GitLab
9 3 (1.32%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.32%) Mocha
9 3 (1.32%) Selenium
9 3 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 110 (48.25%) Finance
2 92 (40.35%) Banking
3 22 (9.65%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.95%) Back Office
5 5 (2.19%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.32%) Advertising
6 3 (1.32%) Retail
7 2 (0.88%) Games
8 1 (0.44%) French Language
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 137 (60.09%) Developer
2 67 (29.39%) Java Developer
3 34 (14.91%) Analyst
4 30 (13.16%) Front Office Developer
5 20 (8.77%) Senior Developer
6 18 (7.89%) C# Developer
7 15 (6.58%) Business Analyst
7 15 (6.58%) Full Stack Developer
8 14 (6.14%) Project Manager
8 14 (6.14%) Quantitative Developer
9 10 (4.39%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (3.95%) Python Developer
10 9 (3.95%) Qualitative Analyst
10 9 (3.95%) Quantitative Analyst
10 9 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (3.51%) C++ Developer
11 8 (3.51%) React Developer
12 7 (3.07%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 7 (3.07%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 7 (3.07%) Salesforce Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.53%) HTML
2 21 (9.21%) HTML5
2 21 (9.21%) Spring
3 19 (8.33%) React
4 18 (7.89%) AngularJS
4 18 (7.89%) CSS
5 17 (7.46%) .NET
6 15 (6.58%) Redux
7 11 (4.82%) FIX Protocol
8 10 (4.39%) Node.js
9 8 (3.51%) Kafka
9 8 (3.51%) Spring Boot
9 8 (3.51%) WPF
10 7 (3.07%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.07%) REST
10 7 (3.07%) Web Services
11 6 (2.63%) ASP.NET
11 6 (2.63%) CSS3
11 6 (2.63%) Middleware
12 5 (2.19%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.54%) Derivative
2 39 (17.11%) Equities
3 33 (14.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 29 (12.72%) Equity Derivative
5 23 (10.09%) Data Protection Act
6 22 (9.65%) Fixed Income
7 19 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
8 14 (6.14%) Hedge funds
9 11 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (2.63%) Market Risk
11 5 (2.19%) CUDA
12 4 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.75%) User Experience
13 2 (0.88%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
13 2 (0.88%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.88%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.88%) Tandem
14 1 (0.44%) Equity Risk
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.33%) Linux
2 18 (7.89%) Unix
3 12 (5.26%) Windows
4 7 (3.07%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.44%) Solaris
5 1 (0.44%) SUSE
5 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (46.93%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (17.11%) Multithreading
3 32 (14.04%) TDD
4 30 (13.16%) Analytics
5 24 (10.53%) Data Protection
6 22 (9.65%) SDLC
7 21 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (8.33%) BDD
8 19 (8.33%) OO
9 18 (7.89%) Low Latency
10 15 (6.58%) Electronic Trading
10 15 (6.58%) Machine Learning
10 15 (6.58%) Risk Management
10 15 (6.58%) Test Automation
11 14 (6.14%) Mathematics
12 13 (5.70%) Asset Management
12 13 (5.70%) Visualisation
13 12 (5.26%) Project Management
13 12 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 98 (42.98%) Java
2 53 (23.25%) C#
3 41 (17.98%) Python
4 36 (15.79%) SQL
5 28 (12.28%) JavaScript
6 27 (11.84%) C++
7 13 (5.70%) TypeScript
8 11 (4.82%) Java 8
9 10 (4.39%) VBA
10 8 (3.51%) Scala
11 7 (3.07%) ES6
12 6 (2.63%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.32%) IronPython
13 3 (1.32%) Perl
13 3 (1.32%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.44%) Clojure
14 1 (0.44%) ClojureScript
14 1 (0.44%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (7.89%) Degree
2 9 (3.95%) PhD
3 6 (2.63%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (2.19%) PMI Certification
4 5 (2.19%) PMP
5 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.39%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) MiFID
2 2 (0.88%) SEPA
3 1 (0.44%) EMIR
3 1 (0.44%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (5.70%) Docker
2 2 (0.88%) HDFS
3 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (3.51%) Ansible
2 4 (1.75%) Puppet
3 2 (0.88%) Kibana
3 2 (0.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (5.70%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.26%) Oracle
3 8 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (3.51%) Sybase
4 6 (2.63%) Charles River
5 5 (2.19%) NVIDIA
5 5 (2.19%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.75%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.75%) FactSet
6 4 (1.75%) FXall
7 3 (1.32%) Sonatype
8 2 (0.88%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.88%) Fidessa
8 2 (0.88%) Murex
8 2 (0.88%) StreamSets
8 2 (0.88%) Tableau
8 2 (0.88%) Talend
8 2 (0.88%) Temenos
9 1 (0.44%) Apple
9 1 (0.44%) CODA