Period
to 17 January 2021

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 17 January 2021 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 149 136
Rank change year-on-year +90 -13 -44
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,268 1,180 1,806
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.79% 1.78% 1.98%
As % of the General category 9.27% 4.81% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,180 889 1,437
Median daily rate £625 £650 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £488 £448 £475
90th Percentile £800 £795 £775
UK median daily rate £625 £650 £650
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.06% +52.87% -33.33%
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.93 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.06% +52.87% -33.33%

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 13,673 24,540 36,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.90% 37.00% 39.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,340 16,469 24,563
Median daily rate £500 £488 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - +2.63%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 744 921
Median hourly rate £25.24 £20.06 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.83% -0.94% -4.68%
10th Percentile £12.51 £12.44 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.55 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -4.76%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in England

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front Office in England.

Daily rate trend for Front Office in England

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front Office in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Front Office in England

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front Office in England.

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 17 January 2021. 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 +38 1,248 £625 -3.85% 133
South East +129 12 £631 +49.41%
South West +98 4 £340 -
Midlands +59 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 4
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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.

1 720 (56.78%) Finance
2 649 (51.18%) Java
3 511 (40.30%) Banking
4 495 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
5 462 (36.44%) Python
6 415 (32.73%) Fixed Income
7 407 (32.10%) Asset Management
8 401 (31.62%) JavaScript
9 397 (31.31%) Derivative
10 370 (29.18%) Web Services
11 368 (29.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 367 (28.94%) AWS
13 362 (28.55%) Equities
14 356 (28.08%) Software Engineering
15 338 (26.66%) Investment Management
16 333 (26.26%) React
17 314 (24.76%) Investment Banking
18 273 (21.53%) SQL
19 228 (17.98%) C#
19 228 (17.98%) Docker
20 221 (17.43%) Kubernetes
21 214 (16.88%) Hedge funds
22 204 (16.09%) AngularJS
23 197 (15.54%) Node.js
24 178 (14.04%) Kotlin
25 174 (13.72%) Azure
26 168 (13.25%) Electronic Trading
27 164 (12.93%) Serverless
28 161 (12.70%) C++
29 159 (12.54%) Terraform

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 82 (6.47%) Apache Spark
2 79 (6.23%) Mule
3 63 (4.97%) Apache
4 34 (2.68%) Red Hat Fuse
5 6 (0.47%) Confluence
5 6 (0.47%) JBoss
6 5 (0.39%) Jupyter
7 3 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.079%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.079%) DataSynapse
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.079%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.079%) InVision
5 1 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.079%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 37 (2.92%) Markit EDM
2 33 (2.60%) Eagle PACE
3 13 (1.03%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.47%) Bloomberg AIM
5 5 (0.39%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.32%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 3 (0.24%) Endur
7 3 (0.24%) RMDS
8 2 (0.16%) Maximo
8 2 (0.16%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.16%) SunGard Martini
9 1 (0.079%) Findur
9 1 (0.079%) Global One
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.079%) PolarLake
9 1 (0.079%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.079%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.079%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 367 (28.94%) AWS
2 174 (13.72%) Azure
3 164 (12.93%) Serverless
4 151 (11.91%) Amazon S3
4 151 (11.91%) AWS Lambda
5 116 (9.15%) GCP
6 91 (7.18%) Amazon EC2
7 78 (6.15%) Amazon SQS
8 60 (4.73%) AWS Step Functions
9 17 (1.34%) Amazon ECS
10 15 (1.18%) OpenShift
11 14 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (1.10%) npm
12 12 (0.95%) Azure Functions
13 8 (0.63%) Power Platform
14 7 (0.55%) SaaS
14 7 (0.55%) Yarn
15 5 (0.39%) Amazon EKS
15 5 (0.39%) GitHub
15 5 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.95%) FIX Connectivity
2 7 (0.55%) Firewall
3 6 (0.47%) DHCP
3 6 (0.47%) DNS
4 5 (0.39%) Multicast
5 4 (0.32%) SAN
5 4 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.24%) FTP
7 2 (0.16%) AMQP
8 1 (0.079%) HTTP
8 1 (0.079%) LAN
8 1 (0.079%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (10.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 92 (7.26%) SQL Server
3 80 (6.31%) Amazon RDS
4 64 (5.05%) Relational Database
5 58 (4.57%) Apache Ignite
6 45 (3.55%) MongoDB
7 43 (3.39%) NoSQL
8 32 (2.52%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.58%) Big Data
10 17 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
11 12 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.71%) Hazelcast
12 9 (0.71%) KDB
13 8 (0.63%) MySQL
13 8 (0.63%) Power BI
14 7 (0.55%) Redis
15 6 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.47%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (4.50%) Git (software)
2 32 (2.52%) Jenkins
3 26 (2.05%) JIRA
4 21 (1.66%) Artifactory
4 21 (1.66%) RStudio
4 21 (1.66%) TeamCity
5 20 (1.58%) Subversion
6 14 (1.10%) Maven
6 14 (1.10%) webpack
7 12 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (0.79%) Cypress.io
8 10 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (0.63%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.47%) jMock
10 6 (0.47%) JUnit
10 6 (0.47%) Selenium
11 5 (0.39%) GCC
11 5 (0.39%) GDB
12 4 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 720 (56.78%) Finance
2 511 (40.30%) Banking
3 314 (24.76%) Investment Banking
4 73 (5.76%) Back Office
5 17 (1.34%) Marketing
6 14 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 11 (0.87%) International Banking
8 10 (0.79%) Legal
8 10 (0.79%) Prime Brokerage
9 9 (0.71%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
10 8 (0.63%) Billing
11 4 (0.32%) Advertising
11 4 (0.32%) Retail
12 3 (0.24%) French Language
12 3 (0.24%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.16%) German Language
13 2 (0.16%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.079%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 898 (70.82%) Developer
2 307 (24.21%) Java Developer
3 164 (12.93%) Analyst
4 162 (12.78%) Python Developer
5 160 (12.62%) Software Engineer
6 157 (12.38%) Front Office Developer
7 156 (12.30%) JavaScript Developer
8 155 (12.22%) React Developer
9 151 (11.91%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 126 (9.94%) Senior Developer
11 102 (8.04%) Python Engineer
12 93 (7.33%) AWS Developer
13 84 (6.62%) Business Analyst
14 81 (6.39%) C# Developer
15 77 (6.07%) Python Software Engineer
16 70 (5.52%) Senior Java Developer
17 69 (5.44%) JavaScript Engineer
18 68 (5.36%) Electronic Trading Developer
19 66 (5.21%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
20 65 (5.13%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (29.18%) Web Services
2 333 (26.26%) React
3 204 (16.09%) AngularJS
4 197 (15.54%) Node.js
5 142 (11.20%) Vue.js
6 127 (10.02%) .NET
7 112 (8.83%) Spring
8 102 (8.04%) Middleware
9 79 (6.23%) Apache Camel
10 76 (5.99%) Spring Integration
11 57 (4.50%) REST
12 41 (3.23%) Pandas
12 41 (3.23%) Protocol Buffers
13 40 (3.15%) .NET Core
14 39 (3.08%) FIX Protocol
15 38 (3.00%) Redux
16 37 (2.92%) gRPC
17 35 (2.76%) Kafka
18 26 (2.05%) CSS
19 25 (1.97%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 415 (32.73%) Fixed Income
2 397 (31.31%) Derivative
3 368 (29.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 362 (28.55%) Equities
5 214 (16.88%) Hedge funds
6 55 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
6 55 (4.34%) Greenfield Project
7 51 (4.02%) User Experience
8 43 (3.39%) Market Risk
9 36 (2.84%) Reference Data
10 34 (2.68%) Equity Derivative
11 32 (2.52%) Credit Derivative
12 24 (1.89%) Blog
13 21 (1.66%) Grid Computing
14 19 (1.50%) Credit Risk
14 19 (1.50%) Data Structures
15 15 (1.18%) Data Centre
16 14 (1.10%) Algorithms
17 9 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
17 9 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 119 (9.38%) Linux
2 80 (6.31%) Unix
3 35 (2.76%) Windows
4 7 (0.55%) CentOS
5 5 (0.39%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.16%) Solaris
8 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.079%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (39.04%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (32.10%) Asset Management
3 356 (28.08%) Software Engineering
4 338 (26.66%) Investment Management
5 168 (13.25%) Electronic Trading
6 154 (12.15%) Multithreading
7 150 (11.83%) Analytics
8 123 (9.70%) TDD
9 117 (9.23%) Low Latency
10 104 (8.20%) Portfolio Management
11 69 (5.44%) DevOps
12 68 (5.36%) Requirements Gathering
12 68 (5.36%) Risk Management
13 67 (5.28%) Business Analysis
13 67 (5.28%) Computer Science
14 66 (5.21%) Microservices
15 65 (5.13%) BDD
15 65 (5.13%) Mathematics
15 65 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
16 57 (4.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 649 (51.18%) Java
2 462 (36.44%) Python
3 401 (31.62%) JavaScript
4 273 (21.53%) SQL
5 228 (17.98%) C#
6 178 (14.04%) Kotlin
7 161 (12.70%) C++
8 153 (12.07%) TypeScript
9 101 (7.97%) Scala
10 41 (3.23%) VBA
11 36 (2.84%) R
12 22 (1.74%) Clojure
13 20 (1.58%) Haskell
14 14 (1.10%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.95%) T-SQL
16 10 (0.79%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.71%) Java 8
18 8 (0.63%) Perl
18 8 (0.63%) PowerShell
19 7 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 99 (7.81%) Degree
2 22 (1.74%) Numerate Degree
3 21 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
4 11 (0.87%) PhD
5 3 (0.24%) CFA
5 3 (0.24%) CIMA
6 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.16%) PMP
7 1 (0.079%) CCNA
7 1 (0.079%) CCNP
7 1 (0.079%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.079%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.079%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.079%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.10%) QA
2 10 (0.79%) MiFID
3 6 (0.47%) PMO
4 3 (0.24%) EMIR
5 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.079%) GDPR
System Software
1 228 (17.98%) Docker
2 8 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.47%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.16%) KVM
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.16%) Xen
7 1 (0.079%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.079%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.079%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 221 (17.43%) Kubernetes
2 159 (12.54%) Terraform
3 11 (0.87%) Ansible
4 6 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.47%) Puppet
5 4 (0.32%) Consul
5 4 (0.32%) Control-M
5 4 (0.32%) Packer
6 3 (0.24%) Nagios
7 2 (0.16%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.16%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.16%) WSUS
8 1 (0.079%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.079%) Kibana
8 1 (0.079%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 98 (7.73%) Bloomberg
2 47 (3.71%) Murex
3 41 (3.23%) ION Trading
4 34 (2.68%) Google
5 31 (2.44%) Reuters
6 26 (2.05%) FactSet
6 26 (2.05%) Microsoft
7 22 (1.74%) Oracle
8 19 (1.50%) TIBCO
9 15 (1.18%) Atlassian
9 15 (1.18%) Sybase
10 10 (0.79%) Charles River
11 7 (0.55%) VMware
12 5 (0.39%) Citrix
12 5 (0.39%) Databricks
12 5 (0.39%) IBM
12 5 (0.39%) Solace
13 4 (0.32%) Dell
13 4 (0.32%) Juniper
13 4 (0.32%) SunGard