Period
to 24 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 94 61 157
Rank change year-on-year -33 +96 -13
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,797 1,250 1,158
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.60% 3.67% 1.76%
As % of the General category 4.77% 7.03% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,493 1,063 856
10th Percentile £500 £488 £450
25th Percentile £550 £538 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £625 £650
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% -
75th Percentile £775 £713 £725
90th Percentile £810 £800 £794
UK median daily rate £675 £625 £650
% change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
10th Percentile - - £16.09
25th Percentile £21.25 - £18.65
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% -4.06% +52.87%
75th Percentile £23.75 - £47.97
90th Percentile - - £62.99
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £22.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year +3.41% -4.06% +52.87%

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 37,662 17,779 32,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 54.42% 52.22% 49.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,157 12,143 21,596
10th Percentile £310 £275 £250
25th Percentile £420 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,241 724 1,276
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.40 £12.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate £19.70 £23.45 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -15.99% +25.40% +1.08%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £35.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.43 £18.90
% change year-on-year -14.64% +23.97% +2.16%

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -28 1,752 £675 +8.00% 211
North of England - 15 £488 - 7
South East -64 11 £565 -11.37% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £544 - 4
North East - 6 - - 2
South West -54 4 £650 +88.41% 1
North West - 3 £400 - 1
West Midlands -54 1 £575 -
Midlands -63 1 £575 - 1
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 935 (52.03%) Finance
2 776 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
3 662 (36.84%) Java
4 613 (34.11%) Banking
5 549 (30.55%) Python
6 523 (29.10%) SQL
7 520 (28.94%) Software Engineering
7 520 (28.94%) React
8 507 (28.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 461 (25.65%) Social Skills
10 452 (25.15%) TypeScript
11 448 (24.93%) Investment Banking
12 436 (24.26%) AWS
13 435 (24.21%) JavaScript
14 430 (23.93%) Asset Management
15 427 (23.76%) C#
16 423 (23.54%) Full Stack Development
17 421 (23.43%) Fixed Income
18 410 (22.82%) Investment Management
19 389 (21.65%) Electronic Trading
20 369 (20.53%) Equities
21 367 (20.42%) Derivative
22 352 (19.59%) CI/CD
23 285 (15.86%) .NET
24 266 (14.80%) Multithreading
25 260 (14.47%) Azure
26 245 (13.63%) Docker
27 238 (13.24%) Analytics
28 235 (13.08%) Node.js
29 230 (12.80%) Kubernetes

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 40 (2.23%) Mule
2 38 (2.11%) Red Hat Fuse
3 30 (1.67%) Confluence
4 26 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
5 20 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (0.89%) IIS
7 15 (0.83%) Camunda
8 14 (0.78%) Apache
8 14 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
9 13 (0.72%) JBoss
10 10 (0.56%) DataSynapse
11 9 (0.50%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
14 4 (0.22%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.17%) Apache ServiceMix
15 3 (0.17%) Ethereum
15 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.11%) Jupyter
16 2 (0.11%) MQSeries
Applications
1 85 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 26 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.83%) Sketch
6 13 (0.72%) Adobe XD
6 13 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.11%) InVision
9 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.056%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 22 (1.22%) BusinessWorks
2 15 (0.83%) thinkFolio
3 8 (0.45%) SunGard Martini
4 7 (0.39%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.28%) Endur
5 5 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
6 4 (0.22%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
7 3 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
7 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 2 (0.11%) Eikon
8 2 (0.11%) Maximo
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.11%) RMDS
8 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 436 (24.26%) AWS
2 260 (14.47%) Azure
3 176 (9.79%) Serverless
4 157 (8.74%) AWS Lambda
5 150 (8.35%) Amazon S3
6 146 (8.12%) GCP
7 117 (6.51%) Amazon SQS
8 106 (5.90%) AWS Step Functions
9 44 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
10 40 (2.23%) OpenShift
11 36 (2.00%) PaaS
12 21 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
13 18 (1.00%) IaaS
13 18 (1.00%) NuGet
14 17 (0.95%) npm
14 17 (0.95%) Yarn
15 15 (0.83%) Figma
16 13 (0.72%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 12 (0.67%) Azure Functions
18 11 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.17%) FIX Connectivity
2 38 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 26 (1.45%) RTMP
4 15 (0.83%) Multicast
5 12 (0.67%) HTTP
6 5 (0.28%) Firewall
7 4 (0.22%) Internet
8 3 (0.17%) SSL
9 2 (0.11%) VPN
10 1 (0.056%) DHCP
10 1 (0.056%) DNS
10 1 (0.056%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.056%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 150 (8.35%) Relational Database
3 139 (7.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 117 (6.51%) Amazon RDS
5 50 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 34 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (1.39%) MongoDB
7 25 (1.39%) RDBMS
8 24 (1.34%) Big Data
9 22 (1.22%) Oracle Database
10 21 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (1.06%) KDB
11 19 (1.06%) MySQL
12 18 (1.00%) Hazelcast
13 14 (0.78%) Amazon Athena
13 14 (0.78%) Apache Ignite
13 14 (0.78%) Cloudera CDH
13 14 (0.78%) Data Lake
14 13 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 142 (7.90%) JIRA
2 108 (6.01%) Git (software)
3 86 (4.79%) TeamCity
4 74 (4.12%) Jenkins
5 47 (2.62%) Subversion
6 40 (2.23%) Selenium
7 39 (2.17%) Cucumber
8 36 (2.00%) Visual Studio
9 34 (1.89%) SonarQube
10 26 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
11 24 (1.34%) JUnit
11 24 (1.34%) Robot Framework
12 22 (1.22%) webpack
13 21 (1.17%) Artifactory
13 21 (1.17%) Jasmine
14 18 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
15 17 (0.95%) Mocha
15 17 (0.95%) rollup.js
15 17 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
16 16 (0.89%) Storybook
General
1 935 (52.03%) Finance
2 613 (34.11%) Banking
3 461 (25.65%) Social Skills
4 448 (24.93%) Investment Banking
5 224 (12.47%) Analytical Skills
6 68 (3.78%) Back Office
7 41 (2.28%) Presentation Skills
8 35 (1.95%) Organisational Skills
9 27 (1.50%) Legal
10 20 (1.11%) Influencing Skills
10 20 (1.11%) Marketing
11 19 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.83%) Retail
13 12 (0.67%) Public Speaking
14 10 (0.56%) Documentation Skills
15 6 (0.33%) Electronics
16 5 (0.28%) International Banking
17 4 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
18 3 (0.17%) Law
18 3 (0.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,124 (62.55%) Developer
2 367 (20.42%) Java Developer
3 269 (14.97%) Software Engineer
4 259 (14.41%) Front Office Developer
5 229 (12.74%) Analyst
6 223 (12.41%) Python Developer
7 221 (12.30%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 208 (11.57%) React Developer
9 181 (10.07%) C# Developer
10 167 (9.29%) AWS Engineer
11 159 (8.85%) Business Analyst
12 153 (8.51%) Python Engineer
13 144 (8.01%) AWS Developer
14 143 (7.96%) Senior Developer
15 121 (6.73%) Full Stack Developer
16 115 (6.40%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 109 (6.07%) JavaScript Developer
18 108 (6.01%) AWS Software Engineer
19 88 (4.90%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
20 84 (4.67%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 520 (28.94%) React
2 285 (15.86%) .NET
3 235 (13.08%) Node.js
4 162 (9.02%) AngularJS
5 138 (7.68%) Material-UI
6 124 (6.90%) Middleware
7 107 (5.95%) CSS
8 95 (5.29%) HTML
9 92 (5.12%) FIX Protocol
9 92 (5.12%) Spring
10 84 (4.67%) WPF
11 78 (4.34%) Reactive Extensions
12 77 (4.28%) .NET Core
13 75 (4.17%) XML
14 69 (3.84%) .NET Framework
15 66 (3.67%) ASP.NET
16 63 (3.51%) Vue.js
17 62 (3.45%) Rendezvous
18 61 (3.39%) RESTful
19 60 (3.34%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 507 (28.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 421 (23.43%) Fixed Income
3 369 (20.53%) Equities
4 367 (20.42%) Derivative
5 210 (11.69%) Hedge funds
6 152 (8.46%) User Experience
7 91 (5.06%) Algorithms
8 89 (4.95%) Greenfield Project
9 87 (4.84%) Data Structures
10 49 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
11 42 (2.34%) Cloud Native
11 42 (2.34%) Credit Derivative
12 38 (2.11%) Market Risk
13 32 (1.78%) Credit Risk
14 31 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
15 29 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
16 26 (1.45%) SCADA
17 24 (1.34%) Legacy Systems
18 23 (1.28%) OTC Derivatives
19 15 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 211 (11.74%) Linux
2 156 (8.68%) Unix
3 110 (6.12%) Windows
4 10 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.28%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.11%) Android
7 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.11%) Solaris
7 2 (0.11%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 776 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 520 (28.94%) Software Engineering
3 430 (23.93%) Asset Management
4 423 (23.54%) Full Stack Development
5 410 (22.82%) Investment Management
6 389 (21.65%) Electronic Trading
7 352 (19.59%) CI/CD
8 266 (14.80%) Multithreading
9 238 (13.24%) Analytics
10 207 (11.52%) Low Latency
11 205 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
12 191 (10.63%) DevOps
13 174 (9.68%) TDD
14 139 (7.74%) Microservices
15 131 (7.29%) Scrum
16 126 (7.01%) Workflow
17 118 (6.57%) SDLC
18 111 (6.18%) Continuous Improvement
19 104 (5.79%) Front End Development
20 102 (5.68%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 662 (36.84%) Java
2 549 (30.55%) Python
3 523 (29.10%) SQL
4 452 (25.15%) TypeScript
5 435 (24.21%) JavaScript
6 427 (23.76%) C#
7 211 (11.74%) C++
8 59 (3.28%) Kotlin
9 47 (2.62%) VBA
10 33 (1.84%) T-SQL
11 32 (1.78%) Go
12 31 (1.73%) Perl
13 30 (1.67%) Scala
14 26 (1.45%) XAML
15 25 (1.39%) Java 8
16 22 (1.22%) ES6
17 21 (1.17%) PowerShell
18 19 (1.06%) Java 9
19 18 (1.00%) Shell Script
20 15 (0.83%) Bash
Qualifications
1 94 (5.23%) Degree
2 43 (2.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (0.72%) PhD
4 7 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (0.28%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.22%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.22%) PMP
6 4 (0.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.22%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.11%) ACCA
7 2 (0.11%) CFA
7 2 (0.11%) CIMA
8 1 (0.056%) CISA
8 1 (0.056%) CISM
8 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (4.23%) QA
2 37 (2.06%) PMO
3 31 (1.73%) Dodd-Frank
4 28 (1.56%) Data Quality
5 25 (1.39%) MiFID
6 21 (1.17%) EMIR
7 8 (0.45%) COBIT
8 4 (0.22%) GDPR
8 4 (0.22%) IFRS
8 4 (0.22%) IFRS 9
8 4 (0.22%) SLA
9 3 (0.17%) Basel III
9 3 (0.17%) FATCA
10 2 (0.11%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.056%) GRC
11 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.056%) NIST
11 1 (0.056%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.056%) SOC 2
System Software
1 245 (13.63%) Docker
2 22 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.28%) NFS
3 5 (0.28%) Samba
4 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.056%) LXC
5 1 (0.056%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 230 (12.80%) Kubernetes
2 206 (11.46%) Terraform
3 39 (2.17%) Ansible
4 30 (1.67%) BladeLogic
5 19 (1.06%) Kibana
6 18 (1.00%) logstash
7 16 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
8 15 (0.83%) Netcool
9 13 (0.72%) Puppet
10 7 (0.39%) SCCM
11 4 (0.22%) Control-M
12 3 (0.17%) HP ALM
13 2 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
14 1 (0.056%) Grafana
14 1 (0.056%) McAfee ePO
14 1 (0.056%) NetBackup
14 1 (0.056%) Norton AntiVirus
14 1 (0.056%) RSA Archer
14 1 (0.056%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 1 (0.056%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 183 (10.18%) Oracle
2 100 (5.56%) ION Trading
2 100 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 75 (4.17%) TIBCO
4 41 (2.28%) Bloomberg
5 30 (1.67%) Sybase
6 29 (1.61%) DevExpress
7 27 (1.50%) Charles River
8 26 (1.45%) MuleSoft
9 22 (1.22%) BMC
9 22 (1.22%) Murex
10 21 (1.17%) Splunk
11 20 (1.11%) IBM
11 20 (1.11%) SAP
12 16 (0.89%) Solace
12 16 (0.89%) Tradeweb
13 15 (0.83%) AppDynamics
13 15 (0.83%) MarketAxess
14 14 (0.78%) Cloudera
14 14 (0.78%) Pega