Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 66 111 165
Rank change year-on-year +45 +54 -46
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,424 1,084 1,491
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.35% 2.10% 1.70%
As % of the General category 8.09% 5.70% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,227 891 1,194
10th Percentile £488 £488 £513
25th Percentile £538 £550 £575
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £650 £650
75th Percentile £713 £738 £713
90th Percentile £780 £781 £775
UK median daily rate £650 £650 £650
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 12
Median hourly rate - £39.13 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year - +160.83% -50.00%
UK median hourly rate - £39.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +160.83% -50.00%

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 17,607 19,031 34,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.43% 36.89% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,084 12,768 23,466
10th Percentile £313 £280 £306
25th Percentile £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £615 £600 £594
90th Percentile £700 £694 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £481 £485
% change year-on-year +4.00% -0.88% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 669 607 850
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.42 £12.25
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.22 £15.18
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £21.34
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -1.59% -0.74%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £41.50
90th Percentile £54.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.31 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.65% +1.45% +1.94%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +20 1,403 £650 - 158
South East +71 10 £625 +48.81% 1
South West +55 3 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 8
Midlands - 1 - - 1
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 754 (52.95%) Finance
2 623 (43.75%) Java
3 591 (41.50%) Agile Software Development
4 526 (36.94%) Banking
5 443 (31.11%) JavaScript
6 428 (30.06%) Python
7 406 (28.51%) Investment Management
8 402 (28.23%) Software Engineering
8 402 (28.23%) Asset Management
9 384 (26.97%) React
10 374 (26.26%) AWS
11 369 (25.91%) Investment Banking
12 364 (25.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 354 (24.86%) Web Services
14 332 (23.31%) Derivative
15 313 (21.98%) Docker
16 309 (21.70%) Kubernetes
17 301 (21.14%) SQL
18 295 (20.72%) Fixed Income
19 292 (20.51%) C#
20 275 (19.31%) Node.js
21 265 (18.61%) Equities
22 257 (18.05%) Terraform
23 246 (17.28%) TypeScript
24 238 (16.71%) Electronic Trading
25 208 (14.61%) C++
26 199 (13.97%) Multithreading
27 198 (13.90%) Serverless
28 194 (13.62%) Azure
29 180 (12.64%) Amazon S3

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 78 (5.48%) Mule
2 74 (5.20%) Apache Spark
3 45 (3.16%) Apache
4 28 (1.97%) Red Hat Fuse
5 14 (0.98%) Oracle Coherence
6 7 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.42%) Confluence
8 4 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.21%) JBoss
9 3 (0.21%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.14%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.070%) Camunda
11 1 (0.070%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.070%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.070%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.070%) SAS
11 1 (0.070%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (1.19%) ION MarketView
2 14 (0.98%) Markit EDM
3 12 (0.84%) Eagle PACE
4 4 (0.28%) Bloomberg AIM
5 2 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.14%) Eikon
5 2 (0.14%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.14%) LongView
5 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.14%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.070%) Global One
6 1 (0.070%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.070%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.070%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.070%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 374 (26.26%) AWS
2 198 (13.90%) Serverless
3 194 (13.62%) Azure
4 180 (12.64%) Amazon S3
4 180 (12.64%) AWS Lambda
5 148 (10.39%) Amazon SQS
5 148 (10.39%) AWS Step Functions
6 119 (8.36%) GCP
7 32 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (1.19%) Azure Functions
9 14 (0.98%) npm
10 10 (0.70%) GitHub
11 9 (0.63%) SaaS
12 6 (0.42%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.35%) Amazon EKS
13 5 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.35%) Yarn
14 4 (0.28%) NuGet
15 3 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.21%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.05%) Firewall
2 13 (0.91%) Multicast
3 10 (0.70%) FIX Connectivity
4 5 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.28%) SSL
6 3 (0.21%) DHCP
6 3 (0.21%) DNS
6 3 (0.21%) SAN
6 3 (0.21%) WebEx
7 1 (0.070%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (12.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 153 (10.74%) Amazon RDS
3 87 (6.11%) SQL Server
4 64 (4.49%) Relational Database
5 36 (2.53%) Apache Ignite
6 34 (2.39%) Hadoop
7 26 (1.83%) NoSQL
8 25 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (1.47%) Big Data
9 21 (1.47%) MongoDB
10 18 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (0.84%) Hazelcast
11 12 (0.84%) Redis
12 8 (0.56%) KDB
13 7 (0.49%) Data Lake
14 6 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (0.42%) Power BI
14 6 (0.42%) Tableau
15 5 (0.35%) InterSystems Cache
15 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 97 (6.81%) Git (software)
2 62 (4.35%) JIRA
3 38 (2.67%) TeamCity
4 28 (1.97%) Jenkins
5 26 (1.83%) Bitbucket
6 25 (1.76%) Artifactory
7 20 (1.40%) Subversion
8 19 (1.33%) Maven
9 15 (1.05%) webpack
10 13 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (0.63%) Grunt
12 8 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.56%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.49%) NUnit
14 6 (0.42%) Cypress.io
14 6 (0.42%) IntelliJ
14 6 (0.42%) JUnit
14 6 (0.42%) Moq
15 5 (0.35%) GitLab
16 4 (0.28%) git-flow
General
1 754 (52.95%) Finance
2 526 (36.94%) Banking
3 369 (25.91%) Investment Banking
4 64 (4.49%) Back Office
5 18 (1.26%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.12%) Prime Brokerage
7 13 (0.91%) Marketing
8 12 (0.84%) Legal
9 9 (0.63%) Retail
10 8 (0.56%) Billing
10 8 (0.56%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
11 7 (0.49%) Private Banking
12 5 (0.35%) International Banking
13 4 (0.28%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.14%) French Language
15 1 (0.070%) Advertising
15 1 (0.070%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.070%) Law
15 1 (0.070%) Public Sector
15 1 (0.070%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 1,003 (70.44%) Developer
2 363 (25.49%) Java Developer
3 253 (17.77%) React Developer
4 225 (15.80%) Front Office Developer
5 210 (14.75%) Analyst
6 165 (11.59%) AWS Developer
7 147 (10.32%) JavaScript Developer
8 124 (8.71%) Business Analyst
9 115 (8.08%) Python Developer
10 111 (7.79%) Senior Developer
11 106 (7.44%) C# Developer
12 94 (6.60%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 89 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
14 83 (5.83%) UI Developer
15 79 (5.55%) Node.js Developer
16 77 (5.41%) Software Engineer
17 74 (5.20%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
18 73 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
19 72 (5.06%) .NET Developer
20 70 (4.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 384 (26.97%) React
2 354 (24.86%) Web Services
3 275 (19.31%) Node.js
4 178 (12.50%) .NET
5 132 (9.27%) AngularJS
6 118 (8.29%) Middleware
7 112 (7.87%) Spring
8 79 (5.55%) FIX Protocol
9 78 (5.48%) Apache Camel
10 75 (5.27%) Spring Integration
11 72 (5.06%) Vue.js
12 60 (4.21%) Kafka
13 56 (3.93%) REST
14 48 (3.37%) .NET Core
15 39 (2.74%) HTML
16 32 (2.25%) WPF
17 31 (2.18%) HTML5
17 31 (2.18%) Protocol Buffers
17 31 (2.18%) Rendezvous
18 29 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 364 (25.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 332 (23.31%) Derivative
3 295 (20.72%) Fixed Income
4 265 (18.61%) Equities
5 139 (9.76%) Hedge funds
6 129 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
7 99 (6.95%) User Experience
8 96 (6.74%) Greenfield Project
9 65 (4.56%) Equity Derivative
10 58 (4.07%) Data Structures
11 49 (3.44%) Market Risk
12 42 (2.95%) Credit Risk
13 31 (2.18%) Algorithms
14 23 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (1.62%) Grid Computing
15 16 (1.12%) Credit Derivative
15 16 (1.12%) SWIFT
16 14 (0.98%) Reference Data
17 13 (0.91%) Data Centre
18 10 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 121 (8.50%) Linux
2 105 (7.37%) Unix
3 32 (2.25%) Windows
4 10 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.21%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.14%) CentOS
6 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.070%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (41.50%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (28.51%) Investment Management
3 402 (28.23%) Asset Management
3 402 (28.23%) Software Engineering
4 238 (16.71%) Electronic Trading
5 199 (13.97%) Multithreading
6 179 (12.57%) Analytics
6 179 (12.57%) Low Latency
7 147 (10.32%) TDD
8 126 (8.85%) Portfolio Management
9 93 (6.53%) Business Analysis
9 93 (6.53%) Requirements Gathering
10 88 (6.18%) BDD
11 84 (5.90%) Microservices
12 81 (5.69%) Risk Management
13 77 (5.41%) DevOps
13 77 (5.41%) Mathematics
13 77 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
14 74 (5.20%) Algorithmic Trading
14 74 (5.20%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 623 (43.75%) Java
2 443 (31.11%) JavaScript
3 428 (30.06%) Python
4 301 (21.14%) SQL
5 292 (20.51%) C#
6 246 (17.28%) TypeScript
7 208 (14.61%) C++
8 144 (10.11%) Kotlin
9 111 (7.79%) Scala
10 40 (2.81%) VBA
11 32 (2.25%) R
12 17 (1.19%) Java 8
13 16 (1.12%) Haskell
14 15 (1.05%) Java 9
15 11 (0.77%) T-SQL
16 9 (0.63%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.63%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.56%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.56%) Shell Script
18 7 (0.49%) Perl
Qualifications
1 159 (11.17%) Degree
2 25 (1.76%) Numerate Degree
3 19 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (1.19%) PhD
5 5 (0.35%) CFA
6 2 (0.14%) ACCA
6 2 (0.14%) ISEB
6 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.14%) MBA
6 2 (0.14%) PMP
7 1 (0.070%) CCNA
7 1 (0.070%) CCNP
7 1 (0.070%) CIMA
7 1 (0.070%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.070%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.070%) MCSE
7 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.40%) QA
2 15 (1.05%) MiFID
3 7 (0.49%) PMO
4 3 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.21%) EMIR
4 3 (0.21%) IFRS
4 3 (0.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) UCITS
6 1 (0.070%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.070%) COREP
6 1 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.070%) FATCA
6 1 (0.070%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 313 (21.98%) Docker
2 5 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.21%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.14%) GridGain
5 1 (0.070%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.070%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 309 (21.70%) Kubernetes
2 257 (18.05%) Terraform
3 20 (1.40%) Ansible
4 5 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.21%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.21%) Kibana
6 2 (0.14%) Control-M
6 2 (0.14%) Puppet
7 1 (0.070%) Grafana
7 1 (0.070%) Istio
7 1 (0.070%) logstash
7 1 (0.070%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.070%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 67 (4.71%) Oracle
2 58 (4.07%) Bloomberg
3 50 (3.51%) ION Trading
4 38 (2.67%) Microsoft
5 35 (2.46%) TIBCO
6 25 (1.76%) Atlassian
7 19 (1.33%) Murex
8 11 (0.77%) Charles River
8 11 (0.77%) Databricks
9 10 (0.70%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.63%) Sybase
11 8 (0.56%) Citrix
11 8 (0.56%) DevExpress
12 7 (0.49%) Google
13 6 (0.42%) Solace
14 4 (0.28%) Dynatrace
14 4 (0.28%) Infragistics
14 4 (0.28%) Splunk
15 3 (0.21%) Dell
15 3 (0.21%) VMware