Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 186 116
Rank change year-on-year +107 -70 -21
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2752 1417 2042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.90% 1.45% 1.95%
As % of the General category 7.31% 3.97% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2157 1088 1605
England median daily rate £600 £600 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.13% +1.56%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £425
90th Percentile £750 £738 £725
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £588
% change year-on-year - +2.13% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% - -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% -80.00% +209.52%

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 37642 35711 41369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.70% 36.61% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25237 24010 26934
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 821 871 1122
England median hourly rate £25.50 £24.50 £24.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.08% -1.71% +13.30%
10th Percentile £12.09 £11.38 £11.90
90th Percentile £48.25 £46.75 £47.71
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.47% - +13.64%

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 24 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor 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 24 November 2017. 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 +51 2718 £600 - 133
South East -25 18 £425 +9.68% 6
North of England +53 6 £425 +25.93%
North West +25 5 £425 +58.14%
South West - 4 £375 -
Midlands +27 3 £333 -35.12%
East of England -14 3 £450 -7.69%
West Midlands - 3 £333 -
Yorkshire +26 1 - -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 1193 (43.35%) Banking
2 1146 (41.64%) Finance
3 998 (36.26%) Java
4 793 (28.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 756 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
6 738 (26.82%) C#
7 654 (23.76%) SQL
8 653 (23.73%) Investment Banking
9 600 (21.80%) Fixed Income
10 561 (20.39%) Multithreading
11 515 (18.71%) Electronic Trading
12 503 (18.28%) Derivative
13 445 (16.17%) Low Latency
14 433 (15.73%) C++
15 422 (15.33%) Python
16 384 (13.95%) SQL Server
17 378 (13.74%) Equities
18 350 (12.72%) .NET
19 337 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
20 319 (11.59%) JavaScript
21 297 (10.79%) Linux
22 276 (10.03%) Risk Management
23 261 (9.48%) Asset Management
24 253 (9.19%) Unix
25 247 (8.98%) HTML
26 242 (8.79%) TDD
27 240 (8.72%) Oracle
28 239 (8.68%) MiFID
29 230 (8.36%) WPF
30 228 (8.28%) Analytics

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 50 (1.82%) Apache Spark
2 30 (1.09%) IIS
3 29 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
4 18 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (0.44%) Apache
5 12 (0.44%) CMS
5 12 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (0.36%) Mule
7 8 (0.29%) SharePoint
7 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (0.25%) Confluence
8 7 (0.25%) GemFire
8 7 (0.25%) MQSeries
8 7 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.22%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.22%) nginx
10 5 (0.18%) JBoss
11 4 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 190 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
3 31 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 22 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.036%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 65 (2.36%) ION MarketView
2 60 (2.18%) thinkFolio
3 36 (1.31%) RMDS
4 20 (0.73%) Markit EDM
5 12 (0.44%) Summit
6 11 (0.40%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 11 (0.40%) Endur
6 11 (0.40%) SimCorp Dimension
7 9 (0.33%) Kondor
8 8 (0.29%) SunGard GMI
9 5 (0.18%) Eikon
9 5 (0.18%) Global One
10 4 (0.15%) Bloomberg AIM
10 4 (0.15%) LatentZero
10 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.11%) Minerva
11 3 (0.11%) SAP CO
11 3 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
11 3 (0.11%) Sophis RISQUE
11 3 (0.11%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (0.58%) GitHub
4 13 (0.47%) npm
5 9 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.25%) Yarn
7 4 (0.15%) Office 365
7 4 (0.15%) PaaS
8 3 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (0.11%) SaaS
9 2 (0.073%) Boomi
9 2 (0.073%) IaaS
10 1 (0.036%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.036%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.73%) TCP/IP
2 13 (0.47%) FIX Connectivity
3 7 (0.25%) SAN
4 5 (0.18%) NAS
5 4 (0.15%) DNS
5 4 (0.15%) HTTP
5 4 (0.15%) PPP
5 4 (0.15%) SSL
6 3 (0.11%) LAN
6 3 (0.11%) VoIP
7 2 (0.073%) FTP
7 2 (0.073%) WAN
8 1 (0.036%) ADSL
8 1 (0.036%) Broadband
8 1 (0.036%) DSL
8 1 (0.036%) Firewall
8 1 (0.036%) Intranet
8 1 (0.036%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.036%) SDH
8 1 (0.036%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 384 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 183 (6.65%) Relational Database
3 91 (3.31%) RDBMS
4 84 (3.05%) Big Data
5 66 (2.40%) KDB
6 60 (2.18%) Hadoop
7 59 (2.14%) NoSQL
8 42 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 38 (1.38%) Blockchain
9 38 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (1.13%) MongoDB
10 31 (1.13%) Oracle Database
11 21 (0.76%) HBase
12 20 (0.73%) OLAP
13 18 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (0.58%) Tick Data
16 15 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 12 (0.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 104 (3.78%) TeamCity
2 89 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 86 (3.13%) Subversion
4 75 (2.73%) Maven
5 73 (2.65%) JIRA
6 59 (2.14%) Jenkins
7 33 (1.20%) NUnit
8 32 (1.16%) Selenium
8 32 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 31 (1.13%) Gradle
9 31 (1.13%) Visual Studio
10 29 (1.05%) JUnit
11 27 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (0.94%) Cucumber
13 16 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
13 16 (0.58%) WebDriver
14 14 (0.51%) Mockito
15 12 (0.44%) gulp
15 12 (0.44%) SpecFlow
16 11 (0.40%) Eclipse
General
1 1193 (43.35%) Banking
2 1146 (41.64%) Finance
3 653 (23.73%) Investment Banking
4 139 (5.05%) Back Office
5 101 (3.67%) Financial Institution
6 28 (1.02%) Legal
7 19 (0.69%) Private Banking
7 19 (0.69%) Retail
8 12 (0.44%) French Language
9 11 (0.40%) Telecoms
10 10 (0.36%) Advertising
10 10 (0.36%) Prime Brokerage
11 9 (0.33%) Marketing
11 9 (0.33%) Retail Banking
12 8 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
12 8 (0.29%) International Banking
13 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.18%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.11%) Games
15 3 (0.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 1746 (63.44%) Developer
2 676 (24.56%) Java Developer
3 610 (22.17%) Analyst
4 459 (16.68%) C# Developer
5 433 (15.73%) Front Office Developer
6 348 (12.65%) Business Analyst
7 292 (10.61%) Senior Developer
8 182 (6.61%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 167 (6.07%) C++ Developer
10 166 (6.03%) Senior Java Developer
11 139 (5.05%) Python Developer
12 136 (4.94%) JavaScript Developer
13 131 (4.76%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 118 (4.29%) .NET Developer
15 104 (3.78%) SQL Developer
16 103 (3.74%) Project Manager
17 98 (3.56%) Support Analyst
18 94 (3.42%) Front Office Business Analyst
19 93 (3.38%) C# .NET Developer
20 91 (3.31%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (12.72%) .NET
2 247 (8.98%) HTML
3 230 (8.36%) WPF
4 212 (7.70%) AngularJS
5 198 (7.19%) HTML5
6 177 (6.43%) FIX Protocol
7 128 (4.65%) Spring
8 120 (4.36%) CSS
9 111 (4.03%) XML
10 104 (3.78%) React
11 90 (3.27%) WCF
12 85 (3.09%) .NET Framework
13 77 (2.80%) Middleware
14 70 (2.54%) Web Services
14 70 (2.54%) WinForms
15 69 (2.51%) Node.js
16 63 (2.29%) JMS
17 62 (2.25%) Rendezvous
18 59 (2.14%) REST
19 49 (1.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 793 (28.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 600 (21.80%) Fixed Income
3 503 (18.28%) Derivative
4 378 (13.74%) Equities
5 337 (12.25%) Analytical Skills
6 173 (6.29%) Market Risk
7 146 (5.31%) Equity Derivative
8 138 (5.01%) Greenfield Project
9 127 (4.61%) Computer Science
10 78 (2.83%) Credit Risk
11 74 (2.69%) Data Structures
12 70 (2.54%) Algorithms
13 69 (2.51%) Hedge funds
14 58 (2.11%) Grid Computing
15 53 (1.93%) Fintech
16 42 (1.53%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 42 (1.53%) OTC Derivatives
17 36 (1.31%) User Experience
18 29 (1.05%) Reference Data
19 26 (0.94%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 297 (10.79%) Linux
2 253 (9.19%) Unix
3 158 (5.74%) Windows
4 32 (1.16%) Windows 7
5 29 (1.05%) Solaris
6 22 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.33%) Android
9 7 (0.25%) CoreOS
10 6 (0.22%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.18%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.036%) CentOS
13 1 (0.036%) HPUX
13 1 (0.036%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.036%) OS/390
13 1 (0.036%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.036%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 756 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
2 561 (20.39%) Multithreading
3 515 (18.71%) Electronic Trading
4 445 (16.17%) Low Latency
5 276 (10.03%) Risk Management
6 261 (9.48%) Asset Management
7 242 (8.79%) TDD
8 228 (8.28%) Analytics
9 224 (8.14%) OO
10 201 (7.30%) SDLC
11 192 (6.98%) Algorithmic Trading
12 162 (5.89%) Mathematics
13 157 (5.70%) Business Analysis
14 156 (5.67%) Continuous Integration
15 143 (5.20%) User Acceptance Testing
16 134 (4.87%) Multithreaded Programming
17 133 (4.83%) Test Automation
18 117 (4.25%) Investment Management
18 117 (4.25%) MVVM
19 112 (4.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 998 (36.26%) Java
2 738 (26.82%) C#
3 654 (23.76%) SQL
4 433 (15.73%) C++
5 422 (15.33%) Python
6 319 (11.59%) JavaScript
7 192 (6.98%) VBA
8 85 (3.09%) Perl
9 72 (2.62%) Scala
10 69 (2.51%) T-SQL
11 58 (2.11%) TypeScript
12 54 (1.96%) Bash Shell
13 40 (1.45%) VB
14 31 (1.13%) R
15 30 (1.09%) C
16 28 (1.02%) Ruby
16 28 (1.02%) Shell Script
17 25 (0.91%) PL/SQL
18 23 (0.84%) ES6
19 21 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 165 (6.00%) Degree
2 58 (2.11%) PhD
3 46 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
4 24 (0.87%) PMI Certification
5 19 (0.69%) PMP
6 10 (0.36%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.22%) ISEB
8 5 (0.18%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.073%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.073%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 2 (0.073%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.036%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.036%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.036%) MCDST
10 1 (0.036%) MCSE
10 1 (0.036%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.036%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.036%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 239 (8.68%) MiFID
2 89 (3.23%) QA
3 58 (2.11%) EMIR
4 27 (0.98%) Dodd-Frank
5 15 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.47%) PMO
7 9 (0.33%) GDPR
7 9 (0.33%) SLA
8 6 (0.22%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.15%) Basel II
9 4 (0.15%) Basel III
10 2 (0.073%) AIFMD
10 2 (0.073%) COREP
10 2 (0.073%) FINREP
10 2 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.036%) FATCA
11 1 (0.036%) SEPA
System Software
1 59 (2.14%) Docker
2 13 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.18%) HDFS
4 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.15%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.15%) XenApp
6 1 (0.036%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 27 (0.98%) Ansible
2 19 (0.69%) Kubernetes
2 19 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
4 17 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (0.62%) Puppet
4 17 (0.62%) Terraform
5 11 (0.40%) Consul
5 11 (0.40%) Packer
6 4 (0.15%) Mesos
6 4 (0.15%) SCCM
6 4 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.15%) ThinApp
7 2 (0.073%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.073%) MOM
8 1 (0.036%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.036%) Control-M
8 1 (0.036%) Nagios
8 1 (0.036%) Oozie
8 1 (0.036%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 240 (8.72%) Oracle
2 158 (5.74%) Microsoft
3 154 (5.60%) TIBCO
4 120 (4.36%) Bloomberg
5 92 (3.34%) Reuters
6 90 (3.27%) ION Trading
6 90 (3.27%) Sybase
7 66 (2.40%) Murex
8 60 (2.18%) Charles River
9 58 (2.11%) Fidessa
10 48 (1.74%) Currenex
11 35 (1.27%) Solace
12 29 (1.05%) FXall
13 26 (0.94%) Perforce
13 26 (0.94%) Tradeweb
14 19 (0.69%) DevExpress
15 18 (0.65%) Calypso
15 18 (0.65%) Sophis
16 17 (0.62%) Talarian
17 16 (0.58%) Tableau