Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 87 187
Rank change year-on-year -43 +100 -66
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,970 2,670 1,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.05% 2.81% 1.45%
As % of the General category 5.65% 7.11% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,535 2,112 1,056
England median daily rate £650 £620 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £488 £463 £425
90th Percentile £763 £763 £744
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
England median hourly rate £22.93 £22.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +73.08% -
UK median hourly rate £22.93 £22.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +1.91% +73.08% -

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 34,874 37,534 35,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.20% 39.47% 36.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,313 25,101 23,535
England median daily rate £495 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £477 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +0.42% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 750 820 872
England median hourly rate £24.00 £26.47 £23.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +11.62% -5.14%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.30 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.03 £48.28 £45.30
UK median hourly rate £23.58 £26.30 £24.41
% change year-on-year -10.36% +7.74% -3.33%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -23 1,930 £650 +4.84% 169
South East -8 20 £263 -41.67% 2
North of England -20 12 £500 +17.65% 1
North West -12 11 £500 +17.65% 1
Midlands -6 7 £170 -48.87%
East Midlands - 5 £320 -
West Midlands -16 2 £166 -50.08%
South West -31 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 855 (43.40%) Finance
2 783 (39.75%) Banking
3 715 (36.29%) Agile Software Development
4 698 (35.43%) Java
5 592 (30.05%) C#
6 586 (29.75%) SQL
7 508 (25.79%) Fixed Income
8 413 (20.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 363 (18.43%) Investment Banking
10 349 (17.72%) Multithreading
11 344 (17.46%) Derivative
12 329 (16.70%) .NET
13 324 (16.45%) Python
14 298 (15.13%) Equities
15 291 (14.77%) Electronic Trading
16 279 (14.16%) SQL Server
17 267 (13.55%) C++
18 247 (12.54%) Greenfield Project
19 240 (12.18%) Asset Management
20 237 (12.03%) Linux
21 234 (11.88%) Low Latency
22 231 (11.73%) AngularJS
23 228 (11.57%) JavaScript
23 228 (11.57%) TDD
24 193 (9.80%) HTML
25 191 (9.70%) Oracle
26 188 (9.54%) Windows
27 186 (9.44%) Unix
28 178 (9.04%) Analytics
29 165 (8.38%) SDLC

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 83 (4.21%) Apache Spark
2 61 (3.10%) Apache
3 44 (2.23%) Confluence
4 36 (1.83%) Mule
5 21 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (0.96%) IIS
7 16 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
8 10 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
9 9 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.41%) JBoss
11 7 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.25%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.20%) DataSynapse
13 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.15%) CMS
14 3 (0.15%) nginx
15 2 (0.10%) Jupyter
15 2 (0.10%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.10%) OpenStack
Applications
1 79 (4.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.15%) InVision
8 2 (0.10%) Mingle
9 1 (0.051%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.051%) InCopy
Business Applications
1 34 (1.73%) ION MarketView
2 30 (1.52%) thinkFolio
3 18 (0.91%) Eikon
4 15 (0.76%) Bloomberg AIM
4 15 (0.76%) Markit EDM
5 13 (0.66%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 10 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
7 9 (0.46%) PolarLake
8 6 (0.30%) LatentZero
8 6 (0.30%) RMDS
9 5 (0.25%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (0.15%) Eagle PACE
11 3 (0.15%) Endur
11 3 (0.15%) SunGard Martini
12 2 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
12 2 (0.10%) Summit
13 1 (0.051%) Front Arena
13 1 (0.051%) LongView
13 1 (0.051%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 134 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
4 16 (0.81%) GitHub
5 13 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (0.66%) Office 365
6 12 (0.61%) NuGet
7 9 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.46%) npm
8 8 (0.41%) SaaS
9 7 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (0.36%) Serverless
10 6 (0.30%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.25%) Yarn
12 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.10%) PaaS
14 1 (0.051%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 17 (0.86%) DNS
2 15 (0.76%) FIX Connectivity
3 6 (0.30%) RTMP
4 4 (0.20%) AMQP
4 4 (0.20%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.15%) HTTP
6 2 (0.10%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.10%) LAN
6 2 (0.10%) VoIP
7 1 (0.051%) CTI
7 1 (0.051%) DSL
7 1 (0.051%) Firewall
7 1 (0.051%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.051%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.051%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 145 (7.36%) Relational Database
3 97 (4.92%) Hadoop
4 84 (4.26%) MongoDB
5 76 (3.86%) NoSQL
6 61 (3.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 60 (3.05%) RDBMS
8 53 (2.69%) Big Data
9 48 (2.44%) KDB
10 41 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
11 34 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 26 (1.32%) Impala
12 26 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 22 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 20 (1.02%) QlikView
15 17 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (0.66%) Power BI
17 11 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
18 10 (0.51%) Data Mining
18 10 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 148 (7.51%) TeamCity
2 118 (5.99%) Subversion
3 113 (5.74%) Maven
4 103 (5.23%) Jenkins
5 101 (5.13%) JIRA
6 98 (4.97%) Git (software)
7 60 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 51 (2.59%) JUnit
9 41 (2.08%) Artifactory
10 40 (2.03%) Hudson
11 36 (1.83%) MSBuild
12 26 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
13 22 (1.12%) SpecFlow
14 21 (1.07%) Cucumber
15 18 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (0.86%) Visual Studio
17 16 (0.81%) CruiseControl
17 16 (0.81%) NUnit
18 15 (0.76%) jMock
19 12 (0.61%) Selenium
General
1 855 (43.40%) Finance
2 783 (39.75%) Banking
3 363 (18.43%) Investment Banking
4 108 (5.48%) Back Office
5 62 (3.15%) Financial Institution
6 30 (1.52%) Private Banking
7 23 (1.17%) Telecoms
8 13 (0.66%) Legal
8 13 (0.66%) Retail
9 11 (0.56%) Marketing
10 10 (0.51%) Law
11 4 (0.20%) Advertising
12 3 (0.15%) International Banking
13 2 (0.10%) Prime Brokerage
14 1 (0.051%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.051%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.051%) French Language
14 1 (0.051%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,304 (66.19%) Developer
2 502 (25.48%) Java Developer
3 388 (19.70%) C# Developer
4 367 (18.63%) Front Office Developer
5 283 (14.37%) Analyst
6 211 (10.71%) Senior Developer
7 139 (7.06%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 128 (6.50%) Business Analyst
9 122 (6.19%) C++ Developer
10 101 (5.13%) Python Developer
11 99 (5.03%) Full Stack Developer
12 86 (4.37%) .NET Developer
13 83 (4.21%) WPF Developer
14 80 (4.06%) Support Analyst
15 79 (4.01%) Senior Java Developer
16 73 (3.71%) C# WPF Developer
17 72 (3.65%) Senior C# Developer
18 69 (3.50%) Front Office C++ Developer
19 68 (3.45%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
19 68 (3.45%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 329 (16.70%) .NET
2 231 (11.73%) AngularJS
3 193 (9.80%) HTML
4 153 (7.77%) Web Services
5 146 (7.41%) HTML5
5 146 (7.41%) WPF
6 137 (6.95%) React
7 127 (6.45%) Spring
8 107 (5.43%) FIX Protocol
9 94 (4.77%) XML
10 90 (4.57%) WCF
11 89 (4.52%) CSS
12 85 (4.31%) .NET Framework
13 83 (4.21%) Node.js
14 71 (3.60%) Middleware
15 58 (2.94%) J2EE
16 55 (2.79%) NumPy
16 55 (2.79%) Redux
16 55 (2.79%) REST
17 54 (2.74%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 508 (25.79%) Fixed Income
2 413 (20.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 344 (17.46%) Derivative
4 298 (15.13%) Equities
5 247 (12.54%) Greenfield Project
6 120 (6.09%) Hedge funds
7 117 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
8 98 (4.97%) Equity Derivative
9 76 (3.86%) User Experience
10 59 (2.99%) Market Risk
11 55 (2.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 51 (2.59%) Algorithms
13 45 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
14 40 (2.03%) Data Structures
15 39 (1.98%) Credit Risk
16 38 (1.93%) Fintech
17 28 (1.42%) Grid Computing
18 27 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
19 26 (1.32%) OTC Derivatives
20 21 (1.07%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 237 (12.03%) Linux
2 188 (9.54%) Windows
3 186 (9.44%) Unix
4 45 (2.28%) Windows Server
5 23 (1.17%) Windows 7
6 18 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.15%) Android
8 3 (0.15%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.15%) Solaris
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.051%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.051%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 715 (36.29%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (17.72%) Multithreading
3 291 (14.77%) Electronic Trading
4 240 (12.18%) Asset Management
5 234 (11.88%) Low Latency
6 228 (11.57%) TDD
7 178 (9.04%) Analytics
8 165 (8.38%) SDLC
9 163 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
10 150 (7.61%) Risk Management
11 148 (7.51%) DevOps
12 140 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
13 133 (6.75%) Microservices
14 132 (6.70%) Software Engineering
15 113 (5.74%) Scrum
16 112 (5.69%) Test Automation
17 106 (5.38%) Investment Management
17 106 (5.38%) Web Development
18 104 (5.28%) Algorithmic Trading
19 103 (5.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 698 (35.43%) Java
2 592 (30.05%) C#
3 586 (29.75%) SQL
4 324 (16.45%) Python
5 267 (13.55%) C++
6 228 (11.57%) JavaScript
7 119 (6.04%) TypeScript
8 96 (4.87%) Java 8
9 80 (4.06%) VBA
10 68 (3.45%) Scala
11 55 (2.79%) Perl
12 44 (2.23%) PL/SQL
13 41 (2.08%) PowerShell
14 26 (1.32%) R
14 26 (1.32%) T-SQL
15 25 (1.27%) Bash Shell
15 25 (1.27%) C
16 23 (1.17%) VC++
17 21 (1.07%) ES6
17 21 (1.07%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 127 (6.45%) Degree
2 36 (1.83%) AWS Certification
3 19 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 16 (0.81%) PhD
5 14 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
7 8 (0.41%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.30%) PMI Certification
9 5 (0.25%) ISEB
9 5 (0.25%) PMP
10 4 (0.20%) CFA
10 4 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.15%) CCNA
11 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.15%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.15%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.10%) MCSA
12 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.051%) MCP
13 1 (0.051%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.64%) QA
2 27 (1.37%) SLA
3 24 (1.22%) MiFID
4 12 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.56%) EMIR
6 8 (0.41%) Basel III
6 8 (0.41%) PMO
7 5 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.15%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.15%) GDPR
9 2 (0.10%) PSD2
9 2 (0.10%) UCITS
10 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 48 (2.44%) Docker
2 32 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
4 15 (0.76%) HDFS
5 5 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.051%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.051%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.051%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.051%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (2.54%) Terraform
2 29 (1.47%) Kubernetes
3 24 (1.22%) Ansible
4 14 (0.71%) Puppet
5 10 (0.51%) ITRS Geneos
5 10 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.25%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.25%) Control-M
7 4 (0.20%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.20%) SCCM
8 2 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.10%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.051%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.051%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 191 (9.70%) Oracle
2 117 (5.94%) Microsoft
3 108 (5.48%) Bloomberg
4 88 (4.47%) Reuters
5 62 (3.15%) TIBCO
6 59 (2.99%) ION Trading
6 59 (2.99%) Sybase
7 52 (2.64%) Charles River
8 41 (2.08%) Murex
9 33 (1.68%) Tableau
10 22 (1.12%) FactSet
11 18 (0.91%) FXall
11 18 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (0.86%) Google
13 16 (0.81%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.71%) Speakerbus
14 14 (0.71%) Wallstreet Suite
15 12 (0.61%) Fidessa
15 12 (0.61%) Remedy
16 11 (0.56%) BMC