Period
to 28 May 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 28 May 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 162 127
Rank change year-on-year +74 -35 -15
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,084 1,401 1,921
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.59% 1.69% 2.08%
As % of the General category 6.82% 4.24% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 941 1,077 1,595
Median daily rate £650 £650 £650
10th Percentile £488 £510 £500
90th Percentile £800 £775 £800
UK median daily rate £650 £650 £650
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% +1.69% +9.26%
10th Percentile £24.69 £12.00 £14.55
90th Percentile £49.94 £20.50 £14.95
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +133.33% +1.69% +9.26%

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 15,897 33,026 37,740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.94% 39.81% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,163 21,688 24,893
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £297 £310 £288
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £495 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +1.54% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 865 997
Median hourly rate £26.00 £23.00 £22.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% +1.55% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.60 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.46 £22.92 £21.90
% change year-on-year +15.47% +4.63% -0.45%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +33 1,080 £650 - 78
North of England +89 4 £290 +48.72%
North West +52 4 £290 +48.72%
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 581 (53.60%) Finance
2 555 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
3 532 (49.08%) Java
4 481 (44.37%) Fixed Income
5 438 (40.41%) Banking
6 368 (33.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 366 (33.76%) Derivative
8 364 (33.58%) Python
9 357 (32.93%) Web Services
10 343 (31.64%) AWS
11 333 (30.72%) C#
12 331 (30.54%) Asset Management
13 303 (27.95%) Software Engineering
14 301 (27.77%) JavaScript
15 299 (27.58%) Equities
16 298 (27.49%) Investment Banking
17 271 (25.00%) Hedge funds
18 258 (23.80%) SQL
19 240 (22.14%) React
20 235 (21.68%) AngularJS
21 230 (21.22%) .NET
22 215 (19.83%) DevOps
23 210 (19.37%) Azure
24 180 (16.61%) Investment Management
25 170 (15.68%) Electronic Trading
26 163 (15.04%) Decision-Making
27 161 (14.85%) Multithreading
28 138 (12.73%) TDD
29 135 (12.45%) Business Analysis
30 133 (12.27%) SQL Server

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 19 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
2 17 (1.57%) Apache Spark
3 15 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (1.29%) IIS
5 13 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
6 8 (0.74%) Confluence
6 8 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.55%) Apache
7 6 (0.55%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.18%) CMS
8 2 (0.18%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.18%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.18%) Mule
9 1 (0.092%) Luigi
9 1 (0.092%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.092%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.092%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.092%) WildFly
Applications
1 57 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.28%) Sketch
4 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.092%) InVision
5 1 (0.092%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 44 (4.06%) Markit EDM
2 25 (2.31%) SimCorp Dimension
3 15 (1.38%) PolarLake
4 11 (1.01%) Eagle PACE
5 8 (0.74%) Endur
6 7 (0.65%) Distributed Ledger
6 7 (0.65%) FINCAD Analytics
6 7 (0.65%) Front Arena
6 7 (0.65%) Sophis RISQUE
7 4 (0.37%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.28%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.28%) OpenLink RightAngle
9 2 (0.18%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 343 (31.64%) AWS
2 210 (19.37%) Azure
3 122 (11.25%) GCP
4 103 (9.50%) Serverless
5 86 (7.93%) AWS Lambda
5 86 (7.93%) OpenShift
6 85 (7.84%) Amazon ECS
7 84 (7.75%) Amazon SQS
8 79 (7.29%) Amazon EC2
9 72 (6.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 71 (6.55%) Amazon S3
11 14 (1.29%) Azure Functions
12 10 (0.92%) PaaS
13 9 (0.83%) npm
13 9 (0.83%) Power Platform
14 8 (0.74%) GitHub
15 7 (0.65%) AWS Step Functions
15 7 (0.65%) IaaS
15 7 (0.65%) Stackdriver
16 6 (0.55%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.20%) Multicast
2 12 (1.11%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.01%) HTTP
3 11 (1.01%) RTMP
4 9 (0.83%) BGP
4 9 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (0.83%) IGMP
4 9 (0.83%) OSPF
5 8 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (0.74%) Cisco ISE
5 8 (0.74%) DWDM
5 8 (0.74%) EIGRP
5 8 (0.74%) Ethernet
5 8 (0.74%) Junos
5 8 (0.74%) LAN
5 8 (0.74%) MPLS
5 8 (0.74%) VPN
5 8 (0.74%) Wireless
5 8 (0.74%) Wireshark
5 8 (0.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 84 (7.75%) Amazon RDS
3 81 (7.47%) Amazon Redshift
4 70 (6.46%) MongoDB
5 58 (5.35%) NoSQL
6 56 (5.17%) Redis
7 37 (3.41%) MySQL
7 37 (3.41%) Relational Database
8 30 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 29 (2.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 23 (2.12%) Big Data
11 22 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (1.75%) KDB
13 14 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 14 (1.29%) Oracle Database
14 12 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (1.01%) Data Lake
16 10 (0.92%) Amazon Athena
17 9 (0.83%) Power BI
17 9 (0.83%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 107 (9.87%) Jenkins
2 99 (9.13%) RStudio
3 85 (7.84%) Artifactory
4 80 (7.38%) TeamCity
5 47 (4.34%) Git (software)
6 43 (3.97%) Subversion
7 38 (3.51%) JIRA
8 35 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 22 (2.03%) MSBuild
10 19 (1.75%) NUnit
11 16 (1.48%) Moq
12 15 (1.38%) Maven
13 13 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (1.11%) JUnit
15 11 (1.01%) Visual Studio
16 10 (0.92%) Cucumber
17 9 (0.83%) Gradle
17 9 (0.83%) Mockito
18 7 (0.65%) SpecFlow
18 7 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 581 (53.60%) Finance
2 438 (40.41%) Banking
3 298 (27.49%) Investment Banking
4 34 (3.14%) Back Office
5 11 (1.01%) Financial Institution
6 8 (0.74%) Legal
7 7 (0.65%) International Banking
7 7 (0.65%) Retail
8 6 (0.55%) French Language
9 4 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
10 3 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.092%) Advertising
11 1 (0.092%) Marketing
11 1 (0.092%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 715 (65.96%) Developer
2 279 (25.74%) Java Developer
3 185 (17.07%) Front Office Developer
4 159 (14.67%) AWS Developer
5 141 (13.01%) C# Developer
6 121 (11.16%) AWS Engineer
7 110 (10.15%) Analyst
8 105 (9.69%) Python Developer
9 95 (8.76%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 88 (8.12%) Senior Developer
11 86 (7.93%) .NET Developer
11 86 (7.93%) React Developer
12 77 (7.10%) Software Engineer
13 72 (6.64%) JavaScript Developer
14 67 (6.18%) Business Analyst
15 61 (5.63%) Python Engineer
16 59 (5.44%) Java Engineer
17 58 (5.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 57 (5.26%) UI Developer
19 53 (4.89%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (32.93%) Web Services
2 240 (22.14%) React
3 235 (21.68%) AngularJS
4 230 (21.22%) .NET
5 105 (9.69%) Vue.js
6 103 (9.50%) J2EE
7 86 (7.93%) .NET Core
8 78 (7.20%) Node.js
9 76 (7.01%) J2SE
10 68 (6.27%) ASP.NET
10 68 (6.27%) WPF
11 63 (5.81%) HTML
12 50 (4.61%) FIX Protocol
13 47 (4.34%) Spring
14 40 (3.69%) REST
15 38 (3.51%) HTML5
16 37 (3.41%) CSS
16 37 (3.41%) Redux
17 34 (3.14%) Reactive Extensions
18 28 (2.58%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 481 (44.37%) Fixed Income
2 368 (33.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 366 (33.76%) Derivative
4 299 (27.58%) Equities
5 271 (25.00%) Hedge funds
6 74 (6.83%) Greenfield Project
7 63 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
8 50 (4.61%) User Experience
9 44 (4.06%) Reference Data
10 41 (3.78%) Algorithms
11 39 (3.60%) Data Structures
12 38 (3.51%) Equity Derivative
13 35 (3.23%) Blog
14 31 (2.86%) Credit Risk
15 24 (2.21%) OTC Derivatives
16 18 (1.66%) Market Risk
17 14 (1.29%) Public Cloud
18 11 (1.01%) Credit Derivative
18 11 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
19 9 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 68 (6.27%) Linux
2 43 (3.97%) Windows
3 23 (2.12%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.48%) Unix
5 5 (0.46%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.092%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.092%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.092%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (51.20%) Agile Software Development
2 331 (30.54%) Asset Management
3 303 (27.95%) Software Engineering
4 215 (19.83%) DevOps
5 180 (16.61%) Investment Management
6 170 (15.68%) Electronic Trading
7 163 (15.04%) Decision-Making
8 161 (14.85%) Multithreading
9 138 (12.73%) TDD
10 135 (12.45%) Business Analysis
11 132 (12.18%) Microservices
12 121 (11.16%) Scrum
13 115 (10.61%) Portfolio Management
14 107 (9.87%) Analytics
15 100 (9.23%) Low Latency
16 97 (8.95%) Front End Development
17 75 (6.92%) Deployment Automation
18 71 (6.55%) SDLC
19 69 (6.37%) Fund Management
20 68 (6.27%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 532 (49.08%) Java
2 364 (33.58%) Python
3 333 (30.72%) C#
4 301 (27.77%) JavaScript
5 258 (23.80%) SQL
6 115 (10.61%) R
7 81 (7.47%) C++
8 54 (4.98%) VBA
9 44 (4.06%) TypeScript
10 41 (3.78%) F#
11 28 (2.58%) Kotlin
12 21 (1.94%) Java 8
13 19 (1.75%) MATLAB
13 19 (1.75%) Perl
13 19 (1.75%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.20%) Scala
15 10 (0.92%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.74%) ES6
17 7 (0.65%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (6.55%) Degree
2 26 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (0.83%) CCNA
3 9 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (0.74%) CCNP
5 7 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.18%) PhD
8 1 (0.092%) ACCA
8 1 (0.092%) CIMA
8 1 (0.092%) ISEB
8 1 (0.092%) MBA
8 1 (0.092%) MCP
8 1 (0.092%) MCSA
8 1 (0.092%) MCSE
8 1 (0.092%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.092%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.48%) QA
2 11 (1.01%) MiFID
3 8 (0.74%) PMO
4 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.37%) EMIR
6 3 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.18%) IFRS
7 2 (0.18%) SLA
7 2 (0.18%) UCITS
8 1 (0.092%) Basel II
8 1 (0.092%) GAAP
8 1 (0.092%) GDPR
8 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 129 (11.90%) Docker
2 3 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.092%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 104 (9.59%) Kubernetes
2 95 (8.76%) Terraform
3 17 (1.57%) Ansible
4 11 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.01%) Puppet
5 8 (0.74%) Cacti
5 8 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (0.74%) Nagios
5 8 (0.74%) NetMRI
5 8 (0.74%) Statseeker
5 8 (0.74%) ZABBIX
6 6 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.18%) Kibana
7 2 (0.18%) linkerd
8 1 (0.092%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.092%) Grafana
8 1 (0.092%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.092%) Oozie
8 1 (0.092%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 127 (11.72%) Oracle
2 82 (7.56%) Google
3 81 (7.47%) Bloomberg
4 74 (6.83%) Microsoft
5 40 (3.69%) ION Trading
6 30 (2.77%) Charles River
7 25 (2.31%) Calypso
7 25 (2.31%) SimCorp
8 23 (2.12%) GoldenSource
9 20 (1.85%) DevExpress
10 15 (1.38%) RedGate
10 15 (1.38%) Sophis
11 14 (1.29%) Reuters
11 14 (1.29%) Sybase
12 11 (1.01%) Cisco
12 11 (1.01%) TIBCO
13 10 (0.92%) OpenLink
13 10 (0.92%) Splunk
14 9 (0.83%) Tableau
14 9 (0.83%) Terracotta