Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 166 117 100
Rank change year-on-year -49 -17 +65
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,443 2,074 2,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.70% 2.19% 2.55%
As % of the General category 4.78% 5.86% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,058 1,692 1,703
England median daily rate £650 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £496 £513 £463
90th Percentile £775 £800 £738
UK median daily rate £650 £650 £600
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 11
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -70.97%
10th Percentile £12.80 £14.60 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.24 £21.34 £16.50
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -69.35%

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 30,196 35,403 34,604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.60% 37.41% 39.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,789 23,372 22,789
England median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £281
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 654 823 843
England median hourly rate £31.67 £26.98 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.39% +7.92% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.20 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019. 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 -18 1,405 £650 - 151
Midlands +28 12 £325 - 1
East Midlands - 11 £325 - 1
South East +28 10 £600 +50.00% 2
North of England +32 9 £183 -72.45% 3
North West +22 6 £183 -72.45%
South West -27 5 £388 -29.55% 1
East of England +11 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
North East - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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.

1 752 (52.11%) Finance
2 607 (42.07%) Agile Software Development
3 563 (39.02%) Java
4 487 (33.75%) Banking
5 412 (28.55%) C#
6 338 (23.42%) Python
7 309 (21.41%) Fixed Income
8 306 (21.21%) Derivative
9 305 (21.14%) SQL
10 271 (18.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 270 (18.71%) Asset Management
12 251 (17.39%) .NET
13 245 (16.98%) JavaScript
14 199 (13.79%) Investment Banking
15 196 (13.58%) Software Engineering
15 196 (13.58%) AngularJS
16 191 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
17 188 (13.03%) Analytics
18 184 (12.75%) React
19 182 (12.61%) SQL Server
20 180 (12.47%) Multithreading
21 179 (12.40%) Greenfield Project
22 175 (12.13%) Equities
23 174 (12.06%) Hedge funds
24 168 (11.64%) TDD
25 166 (11.50%) Web Services
26 162 (11.23%) Docker
27 145 (10.05%) DevOps
28 143 (9.91%) C++
29 141 (9.77%) HTML

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 54 (3.74%) Apache Spark
2 37 (2.56%) Confluence
3 28 (1.94%) Apache
4 24 (1.66%) Oracle Coherence
5 15 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.55%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.49%) Mule
9 6 (0.42%) CMS
10 5 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.28%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.21%) DataSynapse
12 3 (0.21%) WebLogic Integration
13 2 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.14%) IIS
13 2 (0.14%) Magnolia
13 2 (0.14%) SAS
13 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.069%) Jupyter
Applications
1 68 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.14%) InVision
5 2 (0.14%) Sketch
6 1 (0.069%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 36 (2.49%) Endur
2 17 (1.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 10 (0.69%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.35%) Eikon
4 5 (0.35%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.28%) RMDS
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.069%) AquaLogic BPM
8 1 (0.069%) Global One
8 1 (0.069%) Kondor
8 1 (0.069%) PeopleSoft CRM
8 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.069%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.069%) SunGard Martini
8 1 (0.069%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 191 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (5.96%) OpenShift
4 85 (5.89%) Serverless
5 77 (5.34%) AWS Lambda
6 76 (5.27%) Amazon EC2
6 76 (5.27%) Amazon S3
6 76 (5.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 73 (5.06%) Amazon ECS
7 73 (5.06%) Amazon SQS
8 39 (2.70%) GitHub
9 38 (2.63%) Power Platform
10 24 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.69%) npm
12 10 (0.69%) Office 365
13 8 (0.55%) Azure Functions
14 5 (0.35%) Yarn
15 3 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
15 3 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.62%) HTTP
2 8 (0.55%) FIX Connectivity
2 8 (0.55%) Kerberos
3 4 (0.28%) RTMP
4 2 (0.14%) Internet
4 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.14%) VSAN
5 1 (0.069%) AMQP
5 1 (0.069%) LAN
5 1 (0.069%) Network Security
5 1 (0.069%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 77 (5.34%) Amazon RDS
3 64 (4.44%) Amazon Redshift
4 59 (4.09%) Relational Database
5 46 (3.19%) Big Data
6 41 (2.84%) Hadoop
7 38 (2.63%) MongoDB
7 38 (2.63%) Power BI
8 37 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 35 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 32 (2.22%) NoSQL
11 29 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 29 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 27 (1.87%) KDB
12 27 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
13 26 (1.80%) Spotfire
14 25 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
15 21 (1.46%) RDBMS
16 18 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 76 (5.27%) Artifactory
2 75 (5.20%) JIRA
2 75 (5.20%) RStudio
3 65 (4.50%) Jenkins
4 52 (3.60%) Git (software)
5 40 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (2.56%) TeamCity
7 35 (2.43%) Maven
8 24 (1.66%) Cucumber
9 21 (1.46%) Subversion
10 18 (1.25%) Selenium
11 15 (1.04%) JUnit
12 14 (0.97%) NUnit
13 13 (0.90%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.83%) Visual Studio
14 12 (0.83%) webpack
15 10 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
16 8 (0.55%) Hudson
17 7 (0.49%) Jasmine
17 7 (0.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 752 (52.11%) Finance
2 487 (33.75%) Banking
3 199 (13.79%) Investment Banking
4 53 (3.67%) Back Office
5 36 (2.49%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.25%) Private Banking
7 8 (0.55%) Retail
8 7 (0.49%) Advertising
8 7 (0.49%) Legal
9 4 (0.28%) French Language
9 4 (0.28%) Marketing
9 4 (0.28%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.21%) Automotive
10 3 (0.21%) International Banking
11 2 (0.14%) Games
11 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.14%) Publishing
11 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 957 (66.32%) Developer
2 308 (21.34%) Java Developer
3 250 (17.33%) C# Developer
4 195 (13.51%) Analyst
5 189 (13.10%) Senior Developer
6 148 (10.26%) Front Office Developer
7 128 (8.87%) React Developer
8 126 (8.73%) Business Analyst
9 118 (8.18%) Python Developer
10 103 (7.14%) Angular Developer
11 83 (5.75%) .NET Developer
12 79 (5.47%) Full Stack Developer
13 76 (5.27%) AWS Developer
14 75 (5.20%) Senior Java Developer
15 73 (5.06%) UI Developer
16 72 (4.99%) Lead Developer
17 69 (4.78%) C# .NET Developer
18 56 (3.88%) WPF Developer
19 50 (3.47%) C# WPF Developer
19 50 (3.47%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (17.39%) .NET
2 196 (13.58%) AngularJS
3 184 (12.75%) React
4 166 (11.50%) Web Services
5 141 (9.77%) HTML
6 118 (8.18%) WPF
7 108 (7.48%) CSS
8 83 (5.75%) J2EE
9 80 (5.54%) HTML5
10 76 (5.27%) Node.js
11 69 (4.78%) Spring
12 65 (4.50%) .NET Core
13 60 (4.16%) REST
14 54 (3.74%) Redux
15 51 (3.53%) ASP.NET
16 46 (3.19%) .NET Framework
16 46 (3.19%) FIX Protocol
17 43 (2.98%) WCF
18 40 (2.77%) D3.js
18 40 (2.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 309 (21.41%) Fixed Income
2 306 (21.21%) Derivative
3 271 (18.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 179 (12.40%) Greenfield Project
5 175 (12.13%) Equities
6 174 (12.06%) Hedge funds
7 87 (6.03%) Equity Derivative
8 80 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
9 68 (4.71%) Data Protection Act
10 50 (3.47%) Market Risk
11 44 (3.05%) User Experience
12 41 (2.84%) OTC Derivatives
13 37 (2.56%) Data Structures
14 36 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
15 35 (2.43%) Credit Risk
16 33 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
17 30 (2.08%) Algorithms
18 25 (1.73%) Grid Computing
19 15 (1.04%) Reference Data
20 13 (0.90%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 88 (6.10%) Linux
2 79 (5.47%) Unix
3 73 (5.06%) Windows
4 20 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.83%) Windows 7
6 10 (0.69%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.14%) Solaris
10 1 (0.069%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.069%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 607 (42.07%) Agile Software Development
2 270 (18.71%) Asset Management
3 196 (13.58%) Software Engineering
4 188 (13.03%) Analytics
5 180 (12.47%) Multithreading
6 168 (11.64%) TDD
7 145 (10.05%) DevOps
8 123 (8.52%) Low Latency
9 117 (8.11%) Risk Management
10 112 (7.76%) Front End Development
11 107 (7.42%) Electronic Trading
12 103 (7.14%) Decision-Making
13 100 (6.93%) Investment Management
14 98 (6.79%) Portfolio Management
15 90 (6.24%) Test Automation
16 88 (6.10%) SDLC
17 83 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
18 82 (5.68%) Scrum
19 78 (5.41%) Microservices
20 77 (5.34%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 563 (39.02%) Java
2 412 (28.55%) C#
3 338 (23.42%) Python
4 305 (21.14%) SQL
5 245 (16.98%) JavaScript
6 143 (9.91%) C++
7 87 (6.03%) TypeScript
8 62 (4.30%) Scala
9 57 (3.95%) VBA
10 39 (2.70%) Java 8
11 27 (1.87%) R
12 25 (1.73%) ES6
12 25 (1.73%) Perl
12 25 (1.73%) VB.NET
13 23 (1.59%) PL/SQL
14 18 (1.25%) IronPython
15 13 (0.90%) PowerShell
16 12 (0.83%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.76%) Haskell
18 10 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 79 (5.47%) Degree
2 27 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (1.73%) AWS Certification
4 15 (1.04%) PhD
5 13 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (0.83%) Master's Degree
7 8 (0.55%) PMI Certification
8 7 (0.49%) ISEB
8 7 (0.49%) PMP
9 5 (0.35%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.21%) CCNA
10 3 (0.21%) CFA
10 3 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.21%) MCITP
10 3 (0.21%) MCP
10 3 (0.21%) MCSA
10 3 (0.21%) MCSE
10 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.98%) QA
2 16 (1.11%) MiFID
3 10 (0.69%) SLA
4 5 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.35%) PMO
5 3 (0.21%) EMIR
6 2 (0.14%) SEPA
7 1 (0.069%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.069%) Basel III
7 1 (0.069%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.069%) GDPR
System Software
1 162 (11.23%) Docker
2 10 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.069%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.069%) HDFS
5 1 (0.069%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 99 (6.86%) Kubernetes
2 76 (5.27%) Terraform
3 16 (1.11%) Ansible
4 12 (0.83%) Kibana
5 9 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
6 7 (0.49%) Puppet
7 4 (0.28%) Control-M
7 4 (0.28%) Grafana
7 4 (0.28%) SCCM
8 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.14%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.069%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.069%) Nagios
10 1 (0.069%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 116 (8.04%) Oracle
2 98 (6.79%) Microsoft
3 52 (3.60%) Bloomberg
4 51 (3.53%) Reuters
5 35 (2.43%) OpenLink
6 34 (2.36%) TIBCO
7 31 (2.15%) Sybase
8 28 (1.94%) Telerik
9 27 (1.87%) Charles River
10 23 (1.59%) Google
11 20 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
12 19 (1.32%) Murex
13 17 (1.18%) Tableau
14 13 (0.90%) ION Trading
15 11 (0.76%) Databricks
16 9 (0.62%) ServiceNow
17 8 (0.55%) FactSet
17 8 (0.55%) Fidessa
18 7 (0.49%) Splunk
19 6 (0.42%) RedGate