Period
to

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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 85 79 78
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 +94
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2,064 1,552 1,129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.86% 2.94% 3.05%
As % of the General category 4.97% 5.52% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,729 1,331 967
10th Percentile £538 £488 £500
25th Percentile £600 £538 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £650 £650
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
75th Percentile £800 £725 £750
90th Percentile £875 £775 £800
UK median daily rate £700 £650 £650
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £26.00 - £61.63
Median hourly rate £60.00 - £63.25
75th Percentile £87.25 - £64.88
90th Percentile £143.65 - -
UK median hourly rate £51.50 - £63.25
% change year-on-year - - +321.67%

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 41,554 28,101 19,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 57.67% 53.29% 51.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,238 18,970 12,739
10th Percentile £325 £306 £270
25th Percentile £445 £405 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £662 £619 £600
90th Percentile £771 £706 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,285 1,077 725
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.72 £12.32
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £23.70 £20.93 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.21% +4.65% -
75th Percentile £47.50 £41.25 £39.31
90th Percentile £60.90 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £24.39 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.12% +5.00% +2.56%

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 3 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Front Office in England over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 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 -1 2,036 £700 +7.69% 139
South East -23 10 £615 +17.14% 1
North of England - 8 £435 -
Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
North West - 3 £360 -
East of England -21 2 - - 4
North East - 2 - -
Midlands - 1 £180 -
West Midlands - 1 £180 -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1,110 (53.78%) Finance
2 890 (43.12%) Agile
3 777 (37.65%) Banking
4 717 (34.74%) Python
5 715 (34.64%) Java
6 632 (30.62%) SQL
7 608 (29.46%) C#
8 571 (27.66%) Social Skills
9 562 (27.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 558 (27.03%) Software Engineering
11 536 (25.97%) Investment Banking
12 529 (25.63%) Electronic Trading
13 525 (25.44%) Fixed Income
14 495 (23.98%) React
15 479 (23.21%) Asset Management
16 455 (22.04%) .NET
17 454 (22.00%) Equities
18 451 (21.85%) Investment Management
19 449 (21.75%) JavaScript
19 449 (21.75%) AWS
20 443 (21.46%) Derivative
21 417 (20.20%) Analytics
22 348 (16.86%) TypeScript
23 317 (15.36%) Azure
24 301 (14.58%) Multithreading
25 297 (14.39%) Hedge funds
26 289 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
27 264 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
28 253 (12.26%) Linux
28 253 (12.26%) Full Stack Development

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 33 (1.60%) Mule
1 33 (1.60%) Red Hat Fuse
2 32 (1.55%) Apache
3 30 (1.45%) Confluence
4 28 (1.36%) Apache Airflow
5 26 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 16 (0.78%) JBoss
7 15 (0.73%) DataSynapse
8 11 (0.53%) Ethereum
9 9 (0.44%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.34%) Camunda
11 6 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (0.29%) IIS
12 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.24%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.19%) SAS
13 4 (0.19%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.097%) Oracle Coherence
15 1 (0.048%) MQSeries
Applications
1 99 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 25 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.19%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.19%) Sketch
8 3 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
1 11 (0.53%) Fidessa
2 10 (0.48%) thinkFolio
3 7 (0.34%) Bloomberg AIM
4 6 (0.29%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.24%) RMDS
5 5 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.19%) Endur
7 3 (0.15%) Kondor
7 3 (0.15%) Orchestrade
8 2 (0.097%) Actimize
8 2 (0.097%) BondVision
8 2 (0.097%) Misys Opics
8 2 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.048%) Eze OMS
9 1 (0.048%) FINCAD Analytics
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 449 (21.75%) AWS
2 317 (15.36%) Azure
3 232 (11.24%) GCP
4 47 (2.28%) Serverless
5 30 (1.45%) npm
6 28 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (1.36%) AWS Lambda
7 22 (1.07%) Amazon S3
7 22 (1.07%) OpenShift
8 21 (1.02%) PaaS
9 19 (0.92%) SaaS
10 14 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
11 13 (0.63%) Azure Functions
12 12 (0.58%) Amazon ECS
12 12 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (0.58%) IaaS
13 11 (0.53%) Azure DevOps
14 10 (0.48%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 8 (0.39%) Figma
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.84%) FIX Connectivity
2 26 (1.26%) RTMP
3 23 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.53%) Wireshark
5 7 (0.34%) Firewall
6 6 (0.29%) Multicast
7 3 (0.15%) Skype
8 2 (0.097%) HTTP
8 2 (0.097%) Wireless
9 1 (0.048%) Internet
9 1 (0.048%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 117 (5.67%) Relational Database
3 57 (2.76%) NoSQL
4 40 (1.94%) Big Data
5 38 (1.84%) KDB
6 37 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (1.36%) Apache Ignite
8 21 (1.02%) RDBMS
9 20 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (0.92%) Data Lake
11 17 (0.82%) MySQL
12 15 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
14 13 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.48%) Amazon Athena
16 10 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
16 10 (0.48%) MongoDB
17 8 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 171 (8.28%) JIRA
2 165 (7.99%) Git (software)
3 102 (4.94%) TeamCity
4 77 (3.73%) Jenkins
5 65 (3.15%) Subversion
6 51 (2.47%) JUnit
7 41 (1.99%) Grunt
8 38 (1.84%) Cucumber
9 33 (1.60%) Artifactory
10 32 (1.55%) Maven
11 27 (1.31%) Visual Studio
12 25 (1.21%) webpack
13 24 (1.16%) NUnit
14 19 (0.92%) gulp
14 19 (0.92%) Moq
15 18 (0.87%) IntelliJ
16 16 (0.78%) Eclipse
16 16 (0.78%) jMock
16 16 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
17 14 (0.68%) SonarQube
General
1 1,110 (53.78%) Finance
2 777 (37.65%) Banking
3 571 (27.66%) Social Skills
4 536 (25.97%) Investment Banking
5 289 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
6 60 (2.91%) Back Office
7 37 (1.79%) Financial Institution
8 30 (1.45%) Presentation Skills
9 20 (0.97%) Legal
10 18 (0.87%) Marketing
11 17 (0.82%) Organisational Skills
12 10 (0.48%) International Banking
13 9 (0.44%) Law
13 9 (0.44%) Retail
14 7 (0.34%) Prime Brokerage
15 6 (0.29%) Advertising
15 6 (0.29%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.15%) Documentation Skills
16 3 (0.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 2 (0.097%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 1,355 (65.65%) Developer
2 458 (22.19%) Java Developer
3 322 (15.60%) Analyst
4 293 (14.20%) Python Developer
5 290 (14.05%) Software Engineer
6 279 (13.52%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 261 (12.65%) C# Developer
8 255 (12.35%) Front Office Developer
9 213 (10.32%) Business Analyst
10 210 (10.17%) AWS Engineer
11 205 (9.93%) AWS Developer
12 191 (9.25%) Senior Developer
13 190 (9.21%) .NET Developer
14 184 (8.91%) Python Engineer
15 181 (8.77%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 145 (7.03%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 140 (6.78%) AWS Software Engineer
18 111 (5.38%) Python Software Engineer
19 102 (4.94%) Java Engineer
20 93 (4.51%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 495 (23.98%) React
2 455 (22.04%) .NET
3 181 (8.77%) AngularJS
4 173 (8.38%) .NET Core
5 126 (6.10%) Pandas
6 124 (6.01%) FIX Protocol
7 120 (5.81%) ASP.NET
8 118 (5.72%) NumPy
9 103 (4.99%) SciPy
9 103 (4.99%) WPF
10 102 (4.94%) HTML
11 101 (4.89%) CSS
12 99 (4.80%) Middleware
13 96 (4.65%) gRPC
14 90 (4.36%) Reactive Extensions
15 87 (4.22%) Spring
16 76 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
17 75 (3.63%) Apache Camel
18 73 (3.54%) ASP.NET Core
19 69 (3.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 562 (27.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 525 (25.44%) Fixed Income
3 454 (22.00%) Equities
4 443 (21.46%) Derivative
5 297 (14.39%) Hedge funds
6 113 (5.47%) User Experience
7 112 (5.43%) Greenfield Project
8 104 (5.04%) Algorithms
9 76 (3.68%) Market Risk
10 68 (3.29%) Data Structures
11 52 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
12 40 (1.94%) OTC Derivatives
13 39 (1.89%) Credit Risk
14 34 (1.65%) Wiki
15 29 (1.41%) Equity Derivative
16 22 (1.07%) Mobile App
17 19 (0.92%) Virtual Team
18 18 (0.87%) Reference Data
19 17 (0.82%) Management Information System
20 16 (0.78%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 253 (12.26%) Linux
2 130 (6.30%) Unix
3 120 (5.81%) Windows
4 13 (0.63%) Windows 10
5 10 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.39%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.34%) Android
8 4 (0.19%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.097%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.097%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 890 (43.12%) Agile
2 558 (27.03%) Software Engineering
3 529 (25.63%) Electronic Trading
4 479 (23.21%) Asset Management
5 451 (21.85%) Investment Management
6 417 (20.20%) Analytics
7 301 (14.58%) Multithreading
8 264 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
9 253 (12.26%) Full Stack Development
10 247 (11.97%) Low Latency
11 244 (11.82%) DevOps
12 234 (11.34%) CI/CD
13 208 (10.08%) Microservices
14 203 (9.84%) TDD
15 185 (8.96%) OO
16 154 (7.46%) Scrum
17 136 (6.59%) Business Analysis
18 125 (6.06%) Migration
19 124 (6.01%) Workflow
20 123 (5.96%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 717 (34.74%) Python
2 715 (34.64%) Java
3 632 (30.62%) SQL
4 608 (29.46%) C#
5 449 (21.75%) JavaScript
6 348 (16.86%) TypeScript
7 228 (11.05%) C++
8 51 (2.47%) VBA
9 45 (2.18%) R
10 35 (1.70%) Perl
10 35 (1.70%) PowerShell
11 31 (1.50%) C
12 24 (1.16%) XAML
13 23 (1.11%) MATLAB
14 19 (0.92%) Go
15 15 (0.73%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.68%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.63%) Scala
18 11 (0.53%) Bash
18 11 (0.53%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 136 (6.59%) Degree
2 71 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (1.60%) Numerate Degree
4 12 (0.58%) PhD
5 10 (0.48%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.39%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.19%) CFA
8 2 (0.097%) APMG
8 2 (0.097%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.097%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.097%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.048%) IIBA
9 1 (0.048%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.048%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (5.62%) QA
2 43 (2.08%) PMO
3 37 (1.79%) MiFID
4 20 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.73%) EMIR
6 6 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.29%) SLA
7 4 (0.19%) Basel III
7 4 (0.19%) FATCA
8 3 (0.15%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.15%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.097%) GDPR
System Software
1 127 (6.15%) Docker
2 17 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.29%) HDFS
4 5 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.097%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.097%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 74 (3.59%) Kubernetes
2 61 (2.96%) Terraform
3 33 (1.60%) ITRS Geneos
4 32 (1.55%) Ansible
5 11 (0.53%) BladeLogic
6 8 (0.39%) Kibana
7 7 (0.34%) logstash
7 7 (0.34%) Puppet
8 6 (0.29%) Netcool
9 5 (0.24%) Control-M
10 3 (0.15%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.15%) Rancher
11 2 (0.097%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.097%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.097%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.097%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.097%) SCCM
11 2 (0.097%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.097%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.097%) WSUS
Vendors
1 189 (9.16%) Oracle
2 155 (7.51%) Microsoft
3 95 (4.60%) Bloomberg
3 95 (4.60%) ION Trading
4 85 (4.12%) TIBCO
5 53 (2.57%) Charles River
6 41 (1.99%) DevExpress
7 26 (1.26%) Google
8 25 (1.21%) BISAM
8 25 (1.21%) Sybase
9 24 (1.16%) Splunk
9 24 (1.16%) Tradeweb
10 20 (0.97%) Murex
10 20 (0.97%) Sun
11 17 (0.82%) Citrix
11 17 (0.82%) Databricks
12 15 (0.73%) Solace
13 14 (0.68%) ServiceNow
14 13 (0.63%) BMC
15 12 (0.58%) IBM