Period
to 19 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 81 204
Rank change year-on-year -40 +123 -82
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2,074 2,685 1,327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.20% 2.94% 1.35%
As % of the General category 5.96% 7.37% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,614 2,087 1,014
England median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +3.00%
10th Percentile £500 £463 £425
90th Percentile £775 £750 £750
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 2
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -67.74% -
10th Percentile £14.80 £10.00 £19.20
90th Percentile £22.93 £15.00 £77.80
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -67.74% -28.46%

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 England with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 34,802 36,440 35,711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.94% 39.86% 36.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,169 24,436 24,091
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 798 794 914
England median hourly rate £23.58 £26.22 £23.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.09% +10.56% +3.49%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.08 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £23.34 £26.44 £23.75
% change year-on-year -11.72% +11.33% -1.04%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Front Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in England

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front Office in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office in England

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front Office in England

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office in England

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
London -24 2,037 £650 +8.33% 208
South East -4 22 £275 -42.11% 1
North West -15 7 £550 +33.33% 1
North of England -20 7 £550 +33.33% 1
Midlands -5 5 £170 -29.17%
East Midlands +6 2 £320 -
West Midlands -21 2 £166 -30.83%
South West -23 2 £550 +46.67%
East of England 0 1 - -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 891 (42.96%) Finance
2 805 (38.81%) Banking
3 698 (33.65%) Java
4 697 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
5 664 (32.02%) C#
6 614 (29.60%) SQL
7 498 (24.01%) Fixed Income
8 489 (23.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 398 (19.19%) Investment Banking
10 375 (18.08%) Derivative
11 373 (17.98%) Multithreading
12 365 (17.60%) .NET
13 325 (15.67%) Python
14 317 (15.28%) Electronic Trading
15 303 (14.61%) Equities
16 297 (14.32%) C++
17 292 (14.08%) SQL Server
18 291 (14.03%) Low Latency
19 277 (13.36%) Linux
20 256 (12.34%) AngularJS
21 247 (11.91%) JavaScript
22 225 (10.85%) TDD
23 215 (10.37%) Asset Management
24 212 (10.22%) Windows
25 203 (9.79%) HTML
26 202 (9.74%) Unix
27 198 (9.55%) Oracle
28 184 (8.87%) Greenfield Project
29 175 (8.44%) Relational Database
30 173 (8.34%) Continuous Integration

Front Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 60 (2.89%) Apache Spark
2 50 (2.41%) Apache
3 47 (2.27%) Mule
4 32 (1.54%) Confluence
5 19 (0.92%) IIS
6 15 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (0.53%) Oracle Coherence
8 9 (0.43%) JBoss
8 9 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.19%) DataSynapse
10 4 (0.19%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.14%) CMS
12 2 (0.096%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.096%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.096%) nginx
13 1 (0.048%) Alfresco
13 1 (0.048%) Jetty
Applications
1 86 (4.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.096%) Mingle
8 1 (0.048%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.048%) InCopy
Business Applications
1 59 (2.84%) ION MarketView
2 35 (1.69%) thinkFolio
3 18 (0.87%) Markit EDM
4 16 (0.77%) Bloomberg AIM
4 16 (0.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 13 (0.63%) Eikon
6 11 (0.53%) PolarLake
7 10 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (0.39%) LatentZero
9 7 (0.34%) Endur
10 6 (0.29%) Eagle PACE
10 6 (0.29%) RMDS
11 5 (0.24%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 5 (0.24%) Front Arena
12 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
12 4 (0.19%) SunGard Martini
13 2 (0.096%) Minerva
13 2 (0.096%) SimCorp Dimension
14 1 (0.048%) Sentinel
14 1 (0.048%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 141 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 19 (0.92%) Office 365
5 18 (0.87%) NuGet
6 15 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.43%) npm
8 7 (0.34%) SaaS
9 5 (0.24%) Yarn
10 3 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.14%) Serverless
11 2 (0.096%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.096%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.096%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.096%) PaaS
12 1 (0.048%) Apigee
12 1 (0.048%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.048%) GitHub
12 1 (0.048%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.048%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.77%) FIX Connectivity
2 14 (0.68%) DNS
3 13 (0.63%) RTMP
4 5 (0.24%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.14%) AMQP
5 3 (0.14%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.14%) HTTP
5 3 (0.14%) Internet
5 3 (0.14%) Skype
6 2 (0.096%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.096%) LAN
6 2 (0.096%) VoIP
7 1 (0.048%) CTI
7 1 (0.048%) DSL
7 1 (0.048%) Firewall
7 1 (0.048%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.048%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.048%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.048%) SSL
7 1 (0.048%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 175 (8.44%) Relational Database
3 104 (5.01%) MongoDB
4 91 (4.39%) Hadoop
5 78 (3.76%) RDBMS
6 70 (3.38%) NoSQL
7 54 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 44 (2.12%) KDB
9 41 (1.98%) Big Data
10 34 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
11 29 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (1.16%) Oracle Database
13 23 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (1.01%) Power BI
15 20 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (0.87%) Impala
17 13 (0.63%) QlikView
18 12 (0.58%) Data Mining
19 11 (0.53%) HBase
20 10 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 143 (6.89%) TeamCity
2 117 (5.64%) Subversion
3 102 (4.92%) Maven
4 101 (4.87%) Jenkins
5 97 (4.68%) Git (software)
6 79 (3.81%) JIRA
7 62 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 43 (2.07%) MSBuild
9 41 (1.98%) Artifactory
9 41 (1.98%) JUnit
10 40 (1.93%) Hudson
11 26 (1.25%) Visual Studio
12 24 (1.16%) SpecFlow
13 20 (0.96%) CruiseControl
13 20 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
14 17 (0.82%) NUnit
15 16 (0.77%) Cucumber
16 15 (0.72%) Eclipse
17 14 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
18 11 (0.53%) Moq
General
1 891 (42.96%) Finance
2 805 (38.81%) Banking
3 398 (19.19%) Investment Banking
4 104 (5.01%) Back Office
5 64 (3.09%) Financial Institution
6 29 (1.40%) Private Banking
7 21 (1.01%) Telecoms
8 18 (0.87%) Legal
9 16 (0.77%) Advertising
10 15 (0.72%) Marketing
10 15 (0.72%) Retail
11 7 (0.34%) Law
12 6 (0.29%) International Banking
13 4 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.096%) Local Government
14 2 (0.096%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.048%) French Language
15 1 (0.048%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.048%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.048%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 1,385 (66.78%) Developer
2 498 (24.01%) Java Developer
3 447 (21.55%) C# Developer
4 422 (20.35%) Front Office Developer
5 317 (15.28%) Analyst
6 246 (11.86%) Senior Developer
7 155 (7.47%) Business Analyst
8 148 (7.14%) C++ Developer
9 139 (6.70%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 108 (5.21%) .NET Developer
11 97 (4.68%) Senior Java Developer
12 95 (4.58%) Python Developer
13 93 (4.48%) WPF Developer
14 88 (4.24%) SQL Developer
15 87 (4.19%) Support Analyst
16 85 (4.10%) C# WPF Developer
17 84 (4.05%) C# .NET Developer
18 82 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
19 78 (3.76%) Full Stack Developer
20 77 (3.71%) Front Office C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (17.60%) .NET
2 256 (12.34%) AngularJS
3 203 (9.79%) HTML
4 171 (8.24%) WPF
5 153 (7.38%) HTML5
6 143 (6.89%) Web Services
7 137 (6.61%) React
8 128 (6.17%) Spring
9 127 (6.12%) FIX Protocol
10 106 (5.11%) Node.js
11 102 (4.92%) WCF
11 102 (4.92%) XML
12 94 (4.53%) CSS
12 94 (4.53%) Middleware
13 75 (3.62%) .NET Framework
14 67 (3.23%) J2EE
15 57 (2.75%) REST
16 52 (2.51%) JSON
16 52 (2.51%) STL
17 50 (2.41%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 498 (24.01%) Fixed Income
2 489 (23.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 375 (18.08%) Derivative
4 303 (14.61%) Equities
5 184 (8.87%) Greenfield Project
6 139 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
7 118 (5.69%) Equity Derivative
7 118 (5.69%) Hedge funds
8 100 (4.82%) Computer Science
9 70 (3.38%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 66 (3.18%) Algorithms
11 64 (3.09%) User Experience
12 59 (2.84%) Market Risk
13 49 (2.36%) Credit Risk
14 42 (2.03%) Data Structures
15 35 (1.69%) Grid Computing
16 33 (1.59%) OTC Derivatives
17 27 (1.30%) Exotic Derivative
18 24 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
19 23 (1.11%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 277 (13.36%) Linux
2 212 (10.22%) Windows
3 202 (9.74%) Unix
4 43 (2.07%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 23 (1.11%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.24%) Android
9 4 (0.19%) Solaris
9 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.14%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.048%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 697 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (17.98%) Multithreading
3 317 (15.28%) Electronic Trading
4 291 (14.03%) Low Latency
5 225 (10.85%) TDD
6 215 (10.37%) Asset Management
7 173 (8.34%) Continuous Integration
8 157 (7.57%) Analytics
8 157 (7.57%) SDLC
9 156 (7.52%) Risk Management
10 137 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
11 134 (6.46%) DevOps
11 134 (6.46%) Software Engineering
12 130 (6.27%) Test Automation
13 129 (6.22%) Algorithmic Trading
14 118 (5.69%) OO
15 115 (5.54%) Web Development
16 110 (5.30%) Microservices
17 107 (5.16%) Scrum
18 104 (5.01%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 698 (33.65%) Java
2 664 (32.02%) C#
3 614 (29.60%) SQL
4 325 (15.67%) Python
5 297 (14.32%) C++
6 247 (11.91%) JavaScript
7 135 (6.51%) TypeScript
8 93 (4.48%) Java 8
9 85 (4.10%) VBA
10 66 (3.18%) Scala
11 58 (2.80%) Perl
12 41 (1.98%) PowerShell
13 40 (1.93%) Bash Shell
14 39 (1.88%) R
15 33 (1.59%) C
16 32 (1.54%) VC++
17 28 (1.35%) PL/SQL
18 27 (1.30%) T-SQL
19 17 (0.82%) ES6
19 17 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 155 (7.47%) Degree
2 36 (1.74%) AWS Certification
3 18 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (0.77%) PhD
5 15 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
6 12 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (0.48%) PMP
8 9 (0.43%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.29%) ISEB
11 3 (0.14%) CFA
11 3 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.096%) CCNA
12 2 (0.096%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.096%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.096%) MBA
13 1 (0.048%) MCSA
13 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.048%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.048%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (1.93%) QA
2 26 (1.25%) MiFID
2 26 (1.25%) SLA
3 11 (0.53%) EMIR
4 7 (0.34%) Basel III
4 7 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.34%) PMO
5 5 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.14%) AIFMD
6 3 (0.14%) GDPR
7 1 (0.048%) IFRS
7 1 (0.048%) PSD2
7 1 (0.048%) UCITS
System Software
1 36 (1.74%) Docker
2 27 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 13 (0.63%) HDFS
3 13 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.096%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.096%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.048%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (2.56%) Terraform
2 27 (1.30%) Ansible
3 15 (0.72%) Kubernetes
3 15 (0.72%) Puppet
4 9 (0.43%) Control-M
5 8 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
6 7 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.24%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.14%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.14%) SCCM
9 2 (0.096%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.096%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.096%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.048%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.048%) Consul
10 1 (0.048%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.048%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 198 (9.55%) Oracle
2 119 (5.74%) Microsoft
3 101 (4.87%) Bloomberg
4 75 (3.62%) ION Trading
5 72 (3.47%) Reuters
6 68 (3.28%) TIBCO
7 58 (2.80%) Sybase
8 56 (2.70%) Charles River
9 37 (1.78%) Murex
10 30 (1.45%) MapR
11 24 (1.16%) Tableau
12 23 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (0.68%) Atlassian
13 14 (0.68%) FactSet
14 13 (0.63%) DevExpress
15 12 (0.58%) Calypso
15 12 (0.58%) Remedy
16 11 (0.53%) BMC
16 11 (0.53%) Cloudera
16 11 (0.53%) IBM