Period
to 28 September 2020

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 28 September 2020 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
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 74 43
Rank change year-on-year +58 -31 -27
Contract jobs citing Front Office 138 205 361
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 7.76% 3.34% 5.17%
As % of the General category 15.02% 6.87% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 160 314
Median daily rate £625 £625 £625
10th Percentile £491 £459 £488
90th Percentile £800 £764 £788
Central London median daily rate £625 £625 £625
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.93 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.06% - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.47 £22.93
% change year-on-year +13.02% -15.11% +52.87%

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 919 2,985 3,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 51.69% 48.66% 52.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 2,257 2,844
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £313 £338 £319
90th Percentile £700 £688 £694
Central London median daily rate £525 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +2.44% -2.38% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.92 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.34% +8.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £15.50 £11.25 £13.18
90th Percentile £61.65 £39.88 £37.09
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.83 £19.25
% change year-on-year +68.03% +8.21% +2.94%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Front Office as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front Office in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Front Office in the City of London

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Front Office in the City of London

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front Office in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Front Office in the City of London

Front Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Front Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Front Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, 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 65 (47.10%) Java
2 57 (41.30%) Finance
2 57 (41.30%) Banking
3 53 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (27.54%) Fixed Income
5 32 (23.19%) TDD
6 29 (21.01%) C#
7 28 (20.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 28 (20.29%) Investment Banking
8 25 (18.12%) Scrum
8 25 (18.12%) Multithreading
9 23 (16.67%) .NET
10 22 (15.94%) C++
11 20 (14.49%) Mathematics
12 19 (13.77%) React
13 18 (13.04%) Electronic Trading
13 18 (13.04%) Asset Management
14 17 (12.32%) Python
14 17 (12.32%) Degree
14 17 (12.32%) Low Latency
15 16 (11.59%) Computer Science
16 15 (10.87%) Risk Management
16 15 (10.87%) Analytics
16 15 (10.87%) BDD
17 14 (10.14%) SQL
18 13 (9.42%) Scala
18 13 (9.42%) Redux
18 13 (9.42%) .NET Core
19 12 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
19 12 (8.70%) MongoDB

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 9 (6.52%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.45%) CMS
2 2 (1.45%) Confluence
2 2 (1.45%) JBoss
2 2 (1.45%) Red Hat Fuse
2 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.62%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (2.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.90%) ION MarketView
2 3 (2.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 3 (2.17%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.17%) thinkFolio
3 2 (1.45%) SunGard Martini
4 1 (0.72%) OpenLink RightAngle
4 1 (0.72%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.72%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.25%) Azure
2 6 (4.35%) AWS
3 4 (2.90%) npm
4 3 (2.17%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.45%) Office 365
6 1 (0.72%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.45%) AMQP
2 1 (0.72%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 9 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.80%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.17%) Power BI
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.45%) MS Access
5 2 (1.45%) MySQL
5 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.45%) SQLite
6 1 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.72%) Big Data
6 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.72%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.72%) KDB
6 1 (0.72%) QlikView
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.80%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.90%) Cypress.io
3 2 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.45%) FishEye
3 2 (1.45%) git-flow
3 2 (1.45%) Hudson
3 2 (1.45%) JIRA
3 2 (1.45%) jMock
3 2 (1.45%) JUnit
3 2 (1.45%) Maven
3 2 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.45%) Subversion
4 1 (0.72%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.72%) webpack
General
1 57 (41.30%) Banking
1 57 (41.30%) Finance
2 28 (20.29%) Investment Banking
3 8 (5.80%) Back Office
3 8 (5.80%) Financial Institution
4 7 (5.07%) Legal
5 6 (4.35%) Marketing
6 5 (3.62%) International Banking
7 4 (2.90%) Advertising
8 1 (0.72%) French Language
8 1 (0.72%) Retail
8 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 98 (71.01%) Developer
2 42 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 22 (15.94%) Analyst
3 22 (15.94%) Front Office Developer
4 16 (11.59%) C# Developer
4 16 (11.59%) React Developer
5 12 (8.70%) Full Stack Developer
6 10 (7.25%) .NET Developer
6 10 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (7.25%) Quantitative Developer
7 8 (5.80%) Agile Developer
7 8 (5.80%) Agile Java Developer
7 8 (5.80%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.07%) Low Latency Java Developer
9 6 (4.35%) Consultant
9 6 (4.35%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 6 (4.35%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 6 (4.35%) Python Developer
9 6 (4.35%) Qualitative Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.67%) .NET
2 19 (13.77%) React
3 13 (9.42%) .NET Core
3 13 (9.42%) Redux
4 10 (7.25%) AngularJS
5 9 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (5.80%) Spring
7 7 (5.07%) CSS
7 7 (5.07%) Node.js
7 7 (5.07%) RxJS
8 6 (4.35%) HTML
8 6 (4.35%) RESTful
8 6 (4.35%) WPF
9 5 (3.62%) HTML5
9 5 (3.62%) WCF
9 5 (3.62%) Web Services
10 4 (2.90%) Entity Framework
10 4 (2.90%) JMS
11 3 (2.17%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 38 (27.54%) Fixed Income
2 28 (20.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (7.25%) Derivative
4 9 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (5.80%) Equities
6 7 (5.07%) Market Risk
7 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (2.17%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.45%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.45%) User Experience
11 1 (0.72%) Credit Derivative
11 1 (0.72%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.72%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.72%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.72%) Swaptions
11 1 (0.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.80%) Linux
2 7 (5.07%) Windows
3 2 (1.45%) Unix
3 2 (1.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.19%) TDD
3 25 (18.12%) Multithreading
3 25 (18.12%) Scrum
4 20 (14.49%) Mathematics
5 18 (13.04%) Asset Management
5 18 (13.04%) Electronic Trading
6 17 (12.32%) Low Latency
7 16 (11.59%) Computer Science
8 15 (10.87%) Analytics
8 15 (10.87%) BDD
8 15 (10.87%) Risk Management
9 12 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (7.25%) Microservices
11 9 (6.52%) Investment Management
11 9 (6.52%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 9 (6.52%) Web Development
12 8 (5.80%) Business Development
12 8 (5.80%) Economics
12 8 (5.80%) OO
Programming Languages
1 65 (47.10%) Java
2 29 (21.01%) C#
3 22 (15.94%) C++
4 17 (12.32%) Python
5 14 (10.14%) SQL
6 13 (9.42%) Scala
7 12 (8.70%) JavaScript
8 10 (7.25%) Kotlin
8 10 (7.25%) TypeScript
9 5 (3.62%) Java 8
10 4 (2.90%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.17%) VBA
12 2 (1.45%) Haskell
13 1 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (12.32%) Degree
2 8 (5.80%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (2.90%) CFA
3 4 (2.90%) CIMA
4 2 (1.45%) PhD
5 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.45%) MiFID
2 1 (0.72%) PMO
2 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.72%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (3.62%) Bloomberg
1 5 (3.62%) Murex
2 4 (2.90%) ION Trading
3 3 (2.17%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.17%) Charles River
3 3 (2.17%) MarketAxess
3 3 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.45%) FIS
4 2 (1.45%) IBM
4 2 (1.45%) SunGard
4 2 (1.45%) Sybase
5 1 (0.72%) Apple
5 1 (0.72%) OpenLink
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle
5 1 (0.72%) Remedy
5 1 (0.72%) Reuters
5 1 (0.72%) SimCorp