Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 46 26
Rank change year-on-year +31 -20 +4
Contract jobs citing Front Office 634 329 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.95% 4.90% 6.26%
As % of the General category 16.05% 9.26% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 287 507
City of London median daily rate £600 £600 £598
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.42% -0.42%
10th Percentile £488 £425 £423
90th Percentile £750 £738 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £600 £598
% change year-on-year - +0.42% -0.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £15.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 - -

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 3950 3553 4990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 55.79% 52.95% 53.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3180 2872 3895
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £296
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 49
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.86 £11.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £36.95 £48.21 £40.40
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% -2.44% +7.89%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 - 2 - -
Front Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 316 (49.84%) Finance
2 296 (46.69%) Banking
3 247 (38.96%) Java
4 191 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
5 172 (27.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 154 (24.29%) Multithreading
7 153 (24.13%) SQL
8 139 (21.92%) Derivative
9 129 (20.35%) C#
10 128 (20.19%) Electronic Trading
11 125 (19.72%) Fixed Income
12 123 (19.40%) Investment Banking
13 116 (18.30%) Equities
14 113 (17.82%) Low Latency
15 88 (13.88%) Asset Management
16 86 (13.56%) SQL Server
17 84 (13.25%) C++
17 84 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
18 83 (13.09%) Risk Management
19 77 (12.15%) .NET
20 76 (11.99%) Linux
21 74 (11.67%) Python
22 71 (11.20%) SDLC
23 68 (10.73%) Relational Database
24 61 (9.62%) MiFID
25 56 (8.83%) VBA
25 56 (8.83%) TDD
26 53 (8.36%) RDBMS
27 52 (8.20%) Oracle
28 50 (7.89%) Equity Derivative

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 (1.74%) Oracle Coherence
2 7 (1.10%) Apache
3 6 (0.95%) IIS
4 5 (0.79%) GemFire
4 5 (0.79%) Mule
5 4 (0.63%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.63%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 27 (4.26%) thinkFolio
2 10 (1.58%) ION MarketView
3 8 (1.26%) Kondor
4 7 (1.10%) RMDS
5 5 (0.79%) Global One
5 5 (0.79%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.63%) Eikon
6 4 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.47%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 3 (0.47%) BondVision
7 3 (0.47%) Summit
8 2 (0.32%) Orchestrade
8 2 (0.32%) SunGard GMI
9 1 (0.16%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.16%) Magento
9 1 (0.16%) Minerva
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
9 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.16%) GitHub
3 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.32%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.16%) Firewall
3 1 (0.16%) HTTP
3 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.16%) LAN
3 1 (0.16%) NAS
3 1 (0.16%) Network Security
3 1 (0.16%) SAN
3 1 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 68 (10.73%) Relational Database
3 53 (8.36%) RDBMS
4 19 (3.00%) KDB
5 14 (2.21%) Big Data
6 11 (1.74%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.58%) Data Mining
7 10 (1.58%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.26%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.10%) HBase
10 5 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.79%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.79%) MS Access
10 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.79%) SQLite
11 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.47%) Data Mart
12 3 (0.47%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 20 (3.15%) Maven
2 16 (2.52%) TeamCity
3 15 (2.37%) Cucumber
4 14 (2.21%) Git (software)
5 13 (2.05%) JIRA
6 11 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.26%) Eclipse
7 8 (1.26%) Subversion
8 7 (1.10%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.10%) Selenium
9 5 (0.79%) Gradle
9 5 (0.79%) Robot Framework
10 4 (0.63%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.47%) NUnit
11 3 (0.47%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.47%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.32%) JUnit
12 2 (0.32%) NuGet
12 2 (0.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 316 (49.84%) Finance
2 296 (46.69%) Banking
3 123 (19.40%) Investment Banking
4 30 (4.73%) Back Office
5 16 (2.52%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.26%) Advertising
6 8 (1.26%) International Banking
6 8 (1.26%) Legal
7 4 (0.63%) Prime Brokerage
7 4 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.47%) Marketing
8 3 (0.47%) Retail
8 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.16%) French Language
9 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 411 (64.83%) Developer
2 156 (24.61%) Java Developer
3 143 (22.56%) Analyst
4 113 (17.82%) Front Office Developer
5 101 (15.93%) C# Developer
6 98 (15.46%) Senior Developer
7 78 (12.30%) Business Analyst
8 50 (7.89%) Python Developer
9 46 (7.26%) C++ Developer
10 40 (6.31%) Senior Java Developer
11 31 (4.89%) .NET Developer
12 27 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
13 26 (4.10%) Front Office Business Analyst
14 25 (3.94%) Senior Python Developer
15 23 (3.63%) JavaScript Developer
16 22 (3.47%) Project Manager
17 21 (3.31%) Support Analyst
18 18 (2.84%) Electronic Trading Developer
18 18 (2.84%) SQL Developer
19 17 (2.68%) Core Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (12.15%) .NET
2 47 (7.41%) HTML
3 46 (7.26%) AngularJS
4 41 (6.47%) WPF
5 39 (6.15%) FIX Protocol
6 32 (5.05%) HTML5
7 28 (4.42%) Spring
8 24 (3.79%) WCF
9 22 (3.47%) React
10 19 (3.00%) .NET Framework
10 19 (3.00%) CSS
10 19 (3.00%) Middleware
10 19 (3.00%) Node.js
11 15 (2.37%) WinForms
12 13 (2.05%) Swing
13 12 (1.89%) XML
14 11 (1.74%) jQuery
14 11 (1.74%) RESTful
14 11 (1.74%) Web Services
15 9 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 172 (27.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 139 (21.92%) Derivative
3 125 (19.72%) Fixed Income
4 116 (18.30%) Equities
5 84 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
6 50 (7.89%) Equity Derivative
7 27 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (4.10%) Computer Science
9 25 (3.94%) Data Structures
10 24 (3.79%) Market Risk
11 23 (3.63%) Algorithms
12 21 (3.31%) Credit Risk
13 10 (1.58%) Fintech
13 10 (1.58%) Grid Computing
13 10 (1.58%) Robotics
13 10 (1.58%) Swaptions
14 9 (1.42%) Hedge funds
14 9 (1.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 9 (1.42%) OTC Derivatives
15 7 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (11.99%) Linux
2 40 (6.31%) Unix
3 32 (5.05%) Windows
4 11 (1.74%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.95%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.32%) Solaris
7 1 (0.16%) OS/390
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (24.29%) Multithreading
3 128 (20.19%) Electronic Trading
4 113 (17.82%) Low Latency
5 88 (13.88%) Asset Management
6 83 (13.09%) Risk Management
7 71 (11.20%) SDLC
8 56 (8.83%) TDD
9 49 (7.73%) OO
10 48 (7.57%) Multithreaded Programming
11 38 (5.99%) Analytics
12 36 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
13 34 (5.36%) Algorithmic Trading
14 33 (5.21%) Business Analysis
14 33 (5.21%) Concurrent Programming
15 29 (4.57%) Investment Management
15 29 (4.57%) Unit Testing
16 28 (4.42%) Mathematics
17 26 (4.10%) Market Making
17 26 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 247 (38.96%) Java
2 153 (24.13%) SQL
3 129 (20.35%) C#
4 84 (13.25%) C++
5 74 (11.67%) Python
6 56 (8.83%) VBA
7 49 (7.73%) JavaScript
8 21 (3.31%) Scala
9 13 (2.05%) VB
10 10 (1.58%) C
10 10 (1.58%) R
11 9 (1.42%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.42%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.10%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.10%) Perl
13 5 (0.79%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.63%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.47%) F#
15 3 (0.47%) PHP
15 3 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (7.57%) Degree
2 23 (3.63%) PhD
3 16 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.63%) PMP
5 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.16%) ISEB
6 1 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (9.62%) MiFID
2 19 (3.00%) QA
3 16 (2.52%) EMIR
4 6 (0.95%) SLA
5 5 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.32%) PMO
7 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (1.58%) Docker
2 3 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.47%) HDFS
3 2 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (0.47%) Mesos
2 2 (0.32%) Ansible
2 2 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.16%) MOM
3 1 (0.16%) SCCM
3 1 (0.16%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 52 (8.20%) Oracle
2 35 (5.52%) Bloomberg
3 30 (4.73%) Microsoft
4 27 (4.26%) Reuters
5 21 (3.31%) Sybase
6 19 (3.00%) Charles River
7 18 (2.84%) Fidessa
7 18 (2.84%) TIBCO
8 17 (2.68%) Murex
9 13 (2.05%) ION Trading
10 8 (1.26%) SimCorp
11 7 (1.10%) Calypso
11 7 (1.10%) IBM
12 6 (0.95%) CQG
12 6 (0.95%) DevExpress
12 6 (0.95%) Infragistics
12 6 (0.95%) Solace
13 5 (0.79%) FactSet
13 5 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.63%) VMware