Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 155 125 83
Rank change year-on-year -30 -42 +118
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,387 2,048 2,695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.79% 2.19% 2.95%
As % of the General category 4.65% 5.45% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 1,593 2,097
England median daily rate £650 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £450 £500 £463
90th Percentile £775 £775 £750
UK median daily rate £650 £625 £600
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
England median hourly rate £19.47 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.50% +13.33% -67.74%
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +14.50% +13.33% -67.74%

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 29,798 37,588 39,747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.41% 40.18% 43.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,389 24,862 26,604
England median daily rate £495 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 886 1,014 970
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.63 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% -3.87% +9.42%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.42
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.77% -6.68% +8.85%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -10 1,351 £650 - 154
Midlands +58 13 £325 +91.18%
East Midlands +35 12 £325 +1.56%
South East +15 12 £475 +72.73% 2
North of England +43 5 £263 -52.27%
North East - 3 £363 -
East of England +24 2 - - 1
North West +17 2 £175 -68.18%
South West -10 2 - - 1
West Midlands +33 1 - -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 775 (55.88%) Finance
2 632 (45.57%) Java
3 616 (44.41%) Agile Software Development
4 455 (32.80%) Banking
5 448 (32.30%) Python
6 433 (31.22%) C#
7 382 (27.54%) Derivative
8 331 (23.86%) Fixed Income
9 314 (22.64%) JavaScript
10 298 (21.49%) SQL
11 285 (20.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 280 (20.19%) Software Engineering
13 262 (18.89%) AWS
14 257 (18.53%) Asset Management
15 238 (17.16%) React
16 232 (16.73%) Web Services
17 222 (16.01%) Analytics
18 218 (15.72%) AngularJS
19 216 (15.57%) Greenfield Project
20 213 (15.36%) TDD
21 212 (15.28%) C++
21 212 (15.28%) .NET
22 207 (14.92%) Equities
23 181 (13.05%) Investment Banking
24 164 (11.82%) Docker
25 151 (10.89%) Multithreading
26 144 (10.38%) Azure
27 140 (10.09%) Investment Management
28 138 (9.95%) Microservices
29 129 (9.30%) Hedge funds

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 62 (4.47%) Apache Spark
2 31 (2.24%) Confluence
3 16 (1.15%) Apache
4 12 (0.87%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (0.43%) Jupyter
6 6 (0.43%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.43%) WebLogic Integration
7 5 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.14%) CMS
8 2 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.072%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.072%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.072%) WebSphere
Applications
1 68 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (2.24%) Endur
2 26 (1.87%) FINCAD Analytics
3 19 (1.37%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.72%) thinkFolio
5 8 (0.58%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 6 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.29%) PolarLake
8 4 (0.29%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.14%) Bloomberg AIM
9 2 (0.14%) Eikon
10 1 (0.072%) Eagle PACE
10 1 (0.072%) Kondor
10 1 (0.072%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.072%) Minerva
10 1 (0.072%) PeopleSoft CRM
10 1 (0.072%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.072%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 262 (18.89%) AWS
2 144 (10.38%) Azure
3 93 (6.71%) Serverless
4 91 (6.56%) Amazon S3
5 81 (5.84%) AWS Lambda
6 70 (5.05%) OpenShift
7 66 (4.76%) GitHub
8 62 (4.47%) Amazon SQS
9 49 (3.53%) Amazon ECS
9 49 (3.53%) GCP
10 44 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
10 44 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 36 (2.60%) Power Platform
12 20 (1.44%) Azure Functions
13 14 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (1.01%) npm
13 14 (1.01%) Office 365
14 12 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
15 9 (0.65%) Yarn
16 6 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.94%) HTTP
2 12 (0.87%) FIX Connectivity
3 7 (0.50%) Multicast
4 6 (0.43%) Internet
5 5 (0.36%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.29%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.22%) RTMP
8 1 (0.072%) 3G
8 1 (0.072%) 4G
8 1 (0.072%) 5G
8 1 (0.072%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.072%) CTI
8 1 (0.072%) DNS
8 1 (0.072%) Firewall
8 1 (0.072%) Network Security
8 1 (0.072%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.072%) VPN
8 1 (0.072%) VSAN
8 1 (0.072%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 86 (6.20%) Amazon RDS
3 65 (4.69%) Amazon Redshift
4 61 (4.40%) Amazon Athena
5 58 (4.18%) Relational Database
6 54 (3.89%) NoSQL
7 51 (3.68%) KDB
8 50 (3.60%) Big Data
9 49 (3.53%) MongoDB
10 48 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
11 44 (3.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 44 (3.17%) Hadoop
12 38 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
13 36 (2.60%) Power BI
14 34 (2.45%) Amazon Aurora
15 32 (2.31%) Spotfire
16 31 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 28 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 27 (1.95%) Kdb+
19 21 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 86 (6.20%) JIRA
2 71 (5.12%) Git (software)
2 71 (5.12%) TeamCity
3 69 (4.97%) RStudio
4 46 (3.32%) Maven
5 45 (3.24%) Artifactory
6 32 (2.31%) Selenium
7 31 (2.24%) Jenkins
8 28 (2.02%) Cucumber
9 16 (1.15%) JUnit
10 14 (1.01%) webpack
11 11 (0.79%) Eclipse
11 11 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (0.72%) JConsole
12 10 (0.72%) JProfiler
12 10 (0.72%) VisualVM
13 9 (0.65%) NUnit
13 9 (0.65%) SpecFlow
14 8 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 775 (55.88%) Finance
2 455 (32.80%) Banking
3 181 (13.05%) Investment Banking
4 41 (2.96%) Back Office
5 34 (2.45%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.01%) Legal
7 11 (0.79%) Retail
8 7 (0.50%) Marketing
9 5 (0.36%) Public Sector
10 4 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.22%) Advertising
11 3 (0.22%) Automotive
11 3 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
11 3 (0.22%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.22%) Publishing
12 2 (0.14%) Billing
12 2 (0.14%) Games
12 2 (0.14%) International Banking
12 2 (0.14%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.072%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 897 (64.67%) Developer
2 298 (21.49%) Java Developer
3 219 (15.79%) Senior Developer
4 185 (13.34%) C# Developer
5 182 (13.12%) Analyst
6 157 (11.32%) Front Office Developer
7 135 (9.73%) Python Developer
8 121 (8.72%) React Developer
9 114 (8.22%) Business Analyst
10 103 (7.43%) Software Engineer
11 96 (6.92%) Senior Java Developer
12 82 (5.91%) Full Stack Developer
13 79 (5.70%) AWS Developer
14 68 (4.90%) .NET Developer
14 68 (4.90%) Angular Developer
14 68 (4.90%) Lead Developer
15 64 (4.61%) AWS Engineer
16 62 (4.47%) AWS Software Engineer
17 60 (4.33%) Architect
18 51 (3.68%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (17.16%) React
2 232 (16.73%) Web Services
3 218 (15.72%) AngularJS
4 212 (15.28%) .NET
5 121 (8.72%) Node.js
6 110 (7.93%) HTML
7 106 (7.64%) J2EE
8 96 (6.92%) CSS
9 71 (5.12%) HTML5
10 53 (3.82%) Kafka
11 50 (3.60%) REST
12 47 (3.39%) FIX Protocol
13 45 (3.24%) WPF
14 44 (3.17%) Redux
15 42 (3.03%) Vue.js
16 41 (2.96%) NumPy
16 41 (2.96%) Spring
17 40 (2.88%) Pandas
18 39 (2.81%) .NET Core
19 35 (2.52%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 382 (27.54%) Derivative
2 331 (23.86%) Fixed Income
3 285 (20.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 216 (15.57%) Greenfield Project
5 207 (14.92%) Equities
6 129 (9.30%) Hedge funds
7 108 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
8 104 (7.50%) Equity Derivative
9 47 (3.39%) Data Structures
9 47 (3.39%) Market Risk
10 45 (3.24%) Reference Data
11 44 (3.17%) Credit Risk
12 43 (3.10%) Algorithms
13 35 (2.52%) User Experience
14 27 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
15 22 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (1.30%) Blog
16 18 (1.30%) Public Cloud
17 17 (1.23%) Exotic Derivative
18 15 (1.08%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 68 (4.90%) Windows
2 66 (4.76%) Linux
3 51 (3.68%) Unix
4 17 (1.23%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.08%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.72%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.50%) Solaris
8 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.072%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.072%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.072%) VMS
9 1 (0.072%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (44.41%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (20.19%) Software Engineering
3 257 (18.53%) Asset Management
4 222 (16.01%) Analytics
5 213 (15.36%) TDD
6 151 (10.89%) Multithreading
7 140 (10.09%) Investment Management
8 138 (9.95%) Microservices
9 126 (9.08%) DevOps
10 124 (8.94%) Low Latency
11 114 (8.22%) Front End Development
12 113 (8.15%) SDLC
13 106 (7.64%) Scrum
14 104 (7.50%) Electronic Trading
15 101 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
16 90 (6.49%) Unit Testing
17 86 (6.20%) Visualisation
18 83 (5.98%) Mentoring
19 80 (5.77%) Computer Science
20 77 (5.55%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 632 (45.57%) Java
2 448 (32.30%) Python
3 433 (31.22%) C#
4 314 (22.64%) JavaScript
5 298 (21.49%) SQL
6 212 (15.28%) C++
7 86 (6.20%) TypeScript
8 82 (5.91%) R
9 65 (4.69%) Scala
10 50 (3.60%) VBA
11 26 (1.87%) C
11 26 (1.87%) Java 8
12 25 (1.80%) Perl
12 25 (1.80%) VB.NET
13 22 (1.59%) Kotlin
14 19 (1.37%) PowerShell
15 16 (1.15%) ES6
15 16 (1.15%) IronPython
16 14 (1.01%) PL/SQL
17 8 (0.58%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 119 (8.58%) Degree
2 41 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (1.37%) AWS Certification
4 17 (1.23%) PhD
5 14 (1.01%) Master's Degree
6 12 (0.87%) ISEB
7 9 (0.65%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.50%) CFA
9 5 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.22%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.22%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.14%) CCNA
12 2 (0.14%) CCNP
12 2 (0.14%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.14%) MCSA
12 2 (0.14%) MCSE
12 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.87%) QA
2 18 (1.30%) MiFID
3 9 (0.65%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.43%) EMIR
5 5 (0.36%) GDPR
5 5 (0.36%) PMO
5 5 (0.36%) SLA
6 1 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 164 (11.82%) Docker
2 10 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.29%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.22%) XenApp
6 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 99 (7.14%) Kubernetes
2 49 (3.53%) Terraform
3 11 (0.79%) Kibana
4 10 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
5 9 (0.65%) Ansible
6 7 (0.50%) Control-M
7 6 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.43%) Puppet
8 5 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.36%) SCCM
9 4 (0.29%) Grafana
10 2 (0.14%) Nagios
10 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.072%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.072%) Mesos
11 1 (0.072%) Salt
Vendors
1 111 (8.00%) Oracle
2 101 (7.28%) Microsoft
3 73 (5.26%) Bloomberg
4 61 (4.40%) Reuters
5 39 (2.81%) TIBCO
6 38 (2.74%) Sybase
7 32 (2.31%) OpenLink
8 23 (1.66%) Murex
9 22 (1.59%) Tableau
10 20 (1.44%) Charles River
10 20 (1.44%) Google
10 20 (1.44%) ION Trading
11 8 (0.58%) Atlassian
11 8 (0.58%) Splunk
11 8 (0.58%) VMware
12 7 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.43%) CODA
13 6 (0.43%) HP
13 6 (0.43%) Sun
13 6 (0.43%) Trayport