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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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 40 24 49
Rank change year-on-year -16 +25 +8
Contract jobs citing Front Office 224 200 133
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 5.33% 7.02% 4.20%
As % of the General category 9.20% 11.76% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 149 109
10th Percentile £572 £500 £423
25th Percentile £655 £585 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £738 £650 £625
Median % change year-on-year +13.46% +4.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £838 £713 £725
90th Percentile £913 £750 £800
Central London median daily rate £738 £650 £625
% change year-on-year +13.46% +4.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £26.00 - -

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 2,434 1,701 1,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 57.87% 59.66% 56.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,766 1,193 1,305
10th Percentile £350 £356 £283
25th Percentile £468 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £688 £650 £606
90th Percentile £788 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £563 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +2.36% +10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 39
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £21.00 £11.50 £12.76
Median hourly rate £39.00 £14.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +168.97% -22.46% +5.89%
75th Percentile £51.31 £25.18 £33.61
90th Percentile £62.83 £32.15 £44.51
Central London median hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +122.86% -6.42% -

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 22 May 2022.

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 127 (56.70%) Banking
2 104 (46.43%) Finance
3 79 (35.27%) Agile
4 77 (34.38%) Electronic Trading
5 70 (31.25%) Investment Banking
5 70 (31.25%) Java
6 68 (30.36%) Multithreading
7 58 (25.89%) C#
8 50 (22.32%) .NET
9 49 (21.88%) SQL
10 48 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 47 (20.98%) Fixed Income
12 40 (17.86%) Social Skills
13 39 (17.41%) Python
14 38 (16.96%) Software Engineering
15 37 (16.52%) Microservices
16 36 (16.07%) Low Latency
17 35 (15.63%) C++
18 28 (12.50%) TeamCity
19 26 (11.61%) Derivative
20 25 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
21 24 (10.71%) Git (software)
22 23 (10.27%) ASP.NET
22 23 (10.27%) OO
23 21 (9.38%) Windows
23 21 (9.38%) TDD
24 20 (8.93%) Degree
24 20 (8.93%) Test Automation
24 20 (8.93%) Equities
25 19 (8.48%) Oracle

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 3 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (1.34%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (1.34%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.34%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.89%) Endur
3 1 (0.45%) Eikon
3 1 (0.45%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.45%) Orchestrade
3 1 (0.45%) RMDS
3 1 (0.45%) SunGard Martini
3 1 (0.45%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.02%) Azure
2 5 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.89%) AWS
3 2 (0.89%) npm
3 2 (0.89%) Serverless
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.45%) Azure Functions
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.45%) Collibra
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.89%) Skype
2 1 (0.45%) Firewall
2 1 (0.45%) Internet
2 1 (0.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.80%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.79%) Big Data
3 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.34%) KDB
4 3 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.89%) Couchbase
5 2 (0.89%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.45%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 28 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 24 (10.71%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.36%) Cucumber
3 12 (5.36%) Moq
3 12 (5.36%) NUnit
4 10 (4.46%) JIRA
5 6 (2.68%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.23%) git-flow
7 4 (1.79%) IBM UrbanCode
7 4 (1.79%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.79%) Maven
8 2 (0.89%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.89%) JUnit
8 2 (0.89%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.89%) Subversion
9 1 (0.45%) Appium
9 1 (0.45%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.45%) Zephyr
General
1 127 (56.70%) Banking
2 104 (46.43%) Finance
3 70 (31.25%) Investment Banking
4 40 (17.86%) Social Skills
5 17 (7.59%) Financial Institution
6 14 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.13%) Back Office
8 6 (2.68%) Organisational Skills
9 5 (2.23%) International Banking
10 3 (1.34%) Legal
11 2 (0.89%) Advertising
11 2 (0.89%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.45%) Games
12 1 (0.45%) Marketing
12 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.45%) Publishing
12 1 (0.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 142 (63.39%) Developer
2 59 (26.34%) Front Office Developer
3 55 (24.55%) Java Developer
4 42 (18.75%) Analyst
5 40 (17.86%) C# Developer
6 36 (16.07%) Senior Developer
7 17 (7.59%) .NET Developer
8 16 (7.14%) Qualitative Analyst
8 16 (7.14%) Quantitative Analyst
9 13 (5.80%) Business Analyst
10 12 (5.36%) Senior .NET Developer
11 11 (4.91%) Investment Banking Java Developer
11 11 (4.91%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (4.91%) Support Analyst
12 10 (4.46%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 10 (4.46%) Quantitative Developer
13 8 (3.57%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 8 (3.57%) Python Developer
13 8 (3.57%) Senior C# Developer
14 7 (3.13%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (22.32%) .NET
2 23 (10.27%) ASP.NET
3 19 (8.48%) .NET Core
4 18 (8.04%) WPF
5 16 (7.14%) RESTful
6 15 (6.70%) Middleware
7 13 (5.80%) WinForms
8 12 (5.36%) .NET Framework
8 12 (5.36%) ASP.NET Core
8 12 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (5.36%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (5.36%) React
8 12 (5.36%) SignalR
9 11 (4.91%) Spring
10 10 (4.46%) HTML
11 9 (4.02%) Reactive Extensions
12 8 (3.57%) AngularJS
12 8 (3.57%) HTML5
13 7 (3.13%) Hibernate
14 6 (2.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 47 (20.98%) Fixed Income
3 26 (11.61%) Derivative
4 20 (8.93%) Equities
5 16 (7.14%) Market Risk
6 6 (2.68%) Credit Risk
6 6 (2.68%) User Experience
7 5 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.79%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.34%) BYOD
9 3 (1.34%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.34%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.34%) Grid Computing
9 3 (1.34%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.34%) iPad
9 3 (1.34%) iPhone
10 2 (0.89%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (0.89%) Legacy Code
10 2 (0.89%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 21 (9.38%) Windows
2 10 (4.46%) Linux
3 8 (3.57%) Unix
4 4 (1.79%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.34%) Android
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (35.27%) Agile
2 77 (34.38%) Electronic Trading
3 68 (30.36%) Multithreading
4 38 (16.96%) Software Engineering
5 37 (16.52%) Microservices
6 36 (16.07%) Low Latency
7 25 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (10.27%) OO
9 21 (9.38%) TDD
10 20 (8.93%) Test Automation
11 18 (8.04%) Mathematics
11 18 (8.04%) Multithreaded Programming
11 18 (8.04%) Risk Management
12 17 (7.59%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (7.59%) Workflow
13 16 (7.14%) CI/CD
14 13 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
14 13 (5.80%) DevOps
14 13 (5.80%) Physics
15 12 (5.36%) Model Validation
Programming Languages
1 70 (31.25%) Java
2 58 (25.89%) C#
3 49 (21.88%) SQL
4 39 (17.41%) Python
5 35 (15.63%) C++
6 11 (4.91%) TypeScript
7 6 (2.68%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.79%) VBA
9 3 (1.34%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.34%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.89%) C
10 2 (0.89%) Go
10 2 (0.89%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.89%) R
11 1 (0.45%) Bash
11 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (8.93%) Degree
2 10 (4.46%) PhD
3 7 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.46%) PMO
2 6 (2.68%) QA
3 3 (1.34%) MiFID
3 3 (1.34%) SLA
4 2 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.45%) EMIR
5 1 (0.45%) FATCA
5 1 (0.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (7.59%) Docker
2 4 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.89%) Control-M
2 1 (0.45%) Ansible
2 1 (0.45%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.45%) Kibana
2 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.45%) logstash
2 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.45%) SCCM
2 1 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.45%) Terraform
2 1 (0.45%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (8.48%) Oracle
2 18 (8.04%) DevExpress
3 14 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 12 (5.36%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.23%) Bloomberg
5 5 (2.23%) IBM
5 5 (2.23%) ION Trading
5 5 (2.23%) Murex
6 4 (1.79%) Altiris
6 4 (1.79%) Reuters
7 3 (1.34%) Apple
7 3 (1.34%) Cisco
7 3 (1.34%) Citrix
7 3 (1.34%) FIS
7 3 (1.34%) HP
7 3 (1.34%) Ivanti
7 3 (1.34%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.89%) Rogue Wave
9 1 (0.45%) Avaloq
9 1 (0.45%) MarketAxess