Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 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
UK > England
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 163 123
Rank change year-on-year +111 -40 -37
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,090 1,385 2,040
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.29% 1.73% 2.18%
As % of the General category 10.14% 4.44% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 992 1,586
Median daily rate £650 £650 £650
10th Percentile £500 £450 £500
90th Percentile £800 £774 £775
UK median daily rate £650 £650 £625
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Median hourly rate £28.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £20.60 £14.80 £14.80
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.94 £22.93
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +84.21% +11.76% +13.33%

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 10,746 31,196 37,914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.34% 38.90% 40.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,025 20,264 25,093
Median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +2.70%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £721 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £478 £475
% change year-on-year +4.71% +0.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 867 998
Median hourly rate £31.39 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.51% +2.27% -2.22%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £49.80 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £30.25 £22.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +34.44% +5.49% -5.28%

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 27 September 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Front Office in England over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 27 September 2020. 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 +53 1,085 £650 - 121
South East +190 3 £645 +22.42% 2
North of England +113 2 £289 +7.04%
North West +85 2 £289 +58.36%
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 662 (60.73%) Finance
2 621 (56.97%) Java
3 553 (50.73%) Fixed Income
4 539 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
5 477 (43.76%) Banking
5 477 (43.76%) Derivative
6 427 (39.17%) Python
7 417 (38.26%) Asset Management
8 404 (37.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 396 (36.33%) Equities
10 393 (36.06%) Web Services
11 390 (35.78%) AWS
12 354 (32.48%) Software Engineering
13 344 (31.56%) JavaScript
14 336 (30.83%) Investment Banking
15 324 (29.72%) Hedge funds
16 300 (27.52%) React
17 298 (27.34%) Investment Management
18 291 (26.70%) AngularJS
19 262 (24.04%) SQL
20 220 (20.18%) Vue.js
21 213 (19.54%) C#
22 191 (17.52%) Azure
23 173 (15.87%) DevOps
24 167 (15.32%) .NET
25 153 (14.04%) GCP
26 141 (12.94%) Electronic Trading
27 139 (12.75%) Decision-Making
28 127 (11.65%) Multithreading
29 124 (11.38%) Business Analysis

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 35 (3.21%) Mule
2 26 (2.39%) Apache Spark
3 19 (1.74%) Red Hat Fuse
4 13 (1.19%) Apache
5 10 (0.92%) Jupyter
6 8 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.55%) JBoss
8 5 (0.46%) Confluence
9 3 (0.28%) IIS
9 3 (0.28%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.18%) CMS
10 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.092%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.092%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.092%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.092%) WildFly
Applications
1 36 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.46%) Sketch
4 3 (0.28%) InVision
5 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 39 (3.58%) Markit EDM
2 26 (2.39%) Eagle PACE
3 10 (0.92%) ION MarketView
4 9 (0.83%) SimCorp Dimension
5 6 (0.55%) Front Arena
5 6 (0.55%) thinkFolio
6 5 (0.46%) Endur
7 4 (0.37%) Bloomberg AIM
7 4 (0.37%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 4 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
8 3 (0.28%) RMDS
9 2 (0.18%) SunGard Martini
10 1 (0.092%) Findur
10 1 (0.092%) Maximo
10 1 (0.092%) OpenLink RightAngle
10 1 (0.092%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
10 1 (0.092%) SAP SD
10 1 (0.092%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 390 (35.78%) AWS
2 191 (17.52%) Azure
3 153 (14.04%) GCP
4 118 (10.83%) Serverless
5 116 (10.64%) AWS Lambda
6 107 (9.82%) Amazon S3
7 106 (9.72%) Amazon EC2
8 70 (6.42%) OpenShift
9 61 (5.60%) Amazon SQS
10 57 (5.23%) Amazon ECS
11 54 (4.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.64%) npm
12 7 (0.64%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.46%) AWS Step Functions
14 4 (0.37%) GitHub
15 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
16 2 (0.18%) Amazon EKS
16 2 (0.18%) Azure Data Factory
16 2 (0.18%) Azure Functions
16 2 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.64%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (0.37%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.28%) FTP
3 3 (0.28%) RTMP
4 2 (0.18%) AMQP
4 2 (0.18%) DHCP
4 2 (0.18%) DNS
4 2 (0.18%) Firewall
4 2 (0.18%) Multicast
5 1 (0.092%) LAN
5 1 (0.092%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.32%) Amazon RDS
3 55 (5.05%) Amazon Redshift
4 54 (4.95%) MongoDB
5 52 (4.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 52 (4.77%) NoSQL
6 40 (3.67%) Relational Database
7 22 (2.02%) Big Data
7 22 (2.02%) Hadoop
8 19 (1.74%) Hazelcast
9 13 (1.19%) KDB
10 12 (1.10%) MySQL
11 11 (1.01%) Redis
12 9 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.83%) Oracle Database
12 9 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.64%) Power BI
15 6 (0.55%) Apache Ignite
Development Applications
1 88 (8.07%) RStudio
2 62 (5.69%) Jenkins
3 61 (5.60%) Artifactory
4 44 (4.04%) Git (software)
5 21 (1.93%) JIRA
6 20 (1.83%) Subversion
7 15 (1.38%) Maven
7 15 (1.38%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (0.83%) JUnit
9 9 (0.83%) NUnit
10 8 (0.73%) ClearCase
11 7 (0.64%) Cypress.io
11 7 (0.64%) Gradle
11 7 (0.64%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.55%) jMock
12 6 (0.55%) webpack
13 5 (0.46%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.46%) IntelliJ
General
1 662 (60.73%) Finance
2 477 (43.76%) Banking
3 336 (30.83%) Investment Banking
4 52 (4.77%) Back Office
5 12 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.55%) Legal
6 6 (0.55%) Marketing
7 5 (0.46%) Advertising
7 5 (0.46%) French Language
7 5 (0.46%) International Banking
8 3 (0.28%) Retail
9 2 (0.18%) German Language
9 2 (0.18%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.092%) Local Government
10 1 (0.092%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.092%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.092%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.092%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.092%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 748 (68.62%) Developer
2 298 (27.34%) Java Developer
3 176 (16.15%) AWS Engineer
4 163 (14.95%) Python Developer
5 159 (14.59%) AWS Developer
6 157 (14.40%) Software Engineer
7 143 (13.12%) Front Office Developer
8 137 (12.57%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 120 (11.01%) JavaScript Developer
10 114 (10.46%) Analyst
11 106 (9.72%) Senior Developer
12 103 (9.45%) Python Engineer
13 75 (6.88%) AWS Software Engineer
14 72 (6.61%) C# Developer
14 72 (6.61%) JavaScript Engineer
15 71 (6.51%) React Developer
16 61 (5.60%) Business Analyst
16 61 (5.60%) Python Software Engineer
17 60 (5.50%) Electronic Trading Developer
18 57 (5.23%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (36.06%) Web Services
2 300 (27.52%) React
3 291 (26.70%) AngularJS
4 220 (20.18%) Vue.js
5 167 (15.32%) .NET
6 90 (8.26%) Node.js
7 86 (7.89%) .NET Core
8 73 (6.70%) Spring
9 67 (6.15%) J2EE
10 61 (5.60%) ASP.NET
11 55 (5.05%) Middleware
12 50 (4.59%) J2SE
13 49 (4.50%) ASP.NET Core
14 41 (3.76%) FIX Protocol
15 39 (3.58%) REST
16 34 (3.12%) Apache Camel
16 34 (3.12%) Pandas
17 33 (3.03%) Redux
17 33 (3.03%) Spring Integration
18 31 (2.84%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 553 (50.73%) Fixed Income
2 477 (43.76%) Derivative
3 404 (37.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 396 (36.33%) Equities
5 324 (29.72%) Hedge funds
6 74 (6.79%) Greenfield Project
7 43 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
8 34 (3.12%) Reference Data
8 34 (3.12%) User Experience
9 32 (2.94%) Blog
10 30 (2.75%) Equity Derivative
11 26 (2.39%) Credit Derivative
12 23 (2.11%) Data Structures
12 23 (2.11%) Market Risk
13 18 (1.65%) Algorithms
14 15 (1.38%) OTC Derivatives
15 13 (1.19%) Credit Risk
16 12 (1.10%) Public Cloud
17 8 (0.73%) Cloud Native
18 7 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 103 (9.45%) Linux
2 42 (3.85%) Unix
3 33 (3.03%) Windows
4 10 (0.92%) CentOS
5 9 (0.83%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.18%) Solaris
7 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (38.26%) Asset Management
3 354 (32.48%) Software Engineering
4 298 (27.34%) Investment Management
5 173 (15.87%) DevOps
6 141 (12.94%) Electronic Trading
7 139 (12.75%) Decision-Making
8 127 (11.65%) Multithreading
9 124 (11.38%) Business Analysis
10 118 (10.83%) Portfolio Management
11 111 (10.18%) Microservices
12 107 (9.82%) Analytics
13 96 (8.81%) TDD
14 95 (8.72%) Migration
15 89 (8.17%) Low Latency
16 83 (7.61%) Fintech
17 73 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
18 72 (6.61%) Front End Development
19 70 (6.42%) Scrum
20 57 (5.23%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 621 (56.97%) Java
2 427 (39.17%) Python
3 344 (31.56%) JavaScript
4 262 (24.04%) SQL
5 213 (19.54%) C#
6 95 (8.72%) C++
7 80 (7.34%) R
8 79 (7.25%) Kotlin
9 58 (5.32%) TypeScript
10 42 (3.85%) VBA
11 38 (3.49%) T-SQL
12 35 (3.21%) Scala
13 21 (1.93%) Bash Shell
14 17 (1.56%) Shell Script
15 16 (1.47%) Haskell
16 15 (1.38%) Java 8
17 12 (1.10%) MATLAB
17 12 (1.10%) Perl
18 8 (0.73%) C-shell
19 7 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (5.32%) Degree
2 18 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (0.37%) CFA
4 4 (0.37%) CIMA
5 3 (0.28%) ISEB
6 2 (0.18%) PhD
7 1 (0.092%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.092%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.092%) MBA
7 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.092%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.10%) MiFID
2 11 (1.01%) QA
3 9 (0.83%) PMO
4 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.18%) EMIR
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.092%) GDPR
6 1 (0.092%) SLA
System Software
1 100 (9.17%) Docker
2 4 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.18%) KVM
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.18%) Xen
5 1 (0.092%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.092%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 95 (8.72%) Kubernetes
2 56 (5.14%) Terraform
3 8 (0.73%) Consul
3 8 (0.73%) Packer
4 7 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.46%) Puppet
6 4 (0.37%) Control-M
7 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.28%) Nagios
8 2 (0.18%) Ansible
8 2 (0.18%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.18%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.18%) WSUS
9 1 (0.092%) Grafana
9 1 (0.092%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.092%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 102 (9.36%) Google
2 84 (7.71%) Bloomberg
3 46 (4.22%) Oracle
4 42 (3.85%) ION Trading
5 40 (3.67%) Microsoft
6 34 (3.12%) Reuters
7 31 (2.84%) Murex
8 26 (2.39%) FactSet
9 14 (1.28%) IBM
10 12 (1.10%) Charles River
11 11 (1.01%) Sybase
12 9 (0.83%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.83%) SimCorp
13 7 (0.64%) Calypso
13 7 (0.64%) GoldenSource
14 5 (0.46%) FIS
14 5 (0.46%) FXall
15 4 (0.37%) OpenLink
15 4 (0.37%) SunGard
15 4 (0.37%) Tableau