Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 110 139
Rank change year-on-year -11 +29 -29
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,927 1,835 1,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.09% 2.20% 1.83%
As % of the General category 5.56% 5.71% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,603 1,390 1,398
England median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £500 £450 £413
90th Percentile £800 £750 £738
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 1
England median hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.26% -83.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £14.55 £10.00 £75.00
90th Percentile £14.95 £26.20 £85.00
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year +9.26% -83.13% -11.11%

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 34,651 32,126 36,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.64% 38.54% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,857 21,200 24,446
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £297 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 789 829 905
England median hourly rate £26.78 £25.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.10% -6.82% +19.24%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.29 £51.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £26.60 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +6.38% -9.09% +22.22%

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 22 May 2018.

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
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 22 May 2018. 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 -9 1,901 £650 +8.33% 226
South East -36 11 £488 +3.17% 9
South West +8 5 £550 -18.52% 2
East of England -3 5 £500 -11.11%
Midlands -15 1 - -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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.

1 791 (41.05%) Finance
2 675 (35.03%) Banking
3 635 (32.95%) Java
4 608 (31.55%) C#
5 563 (29.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 476 (24.70%) SQL
7 445 (23.09%) Agile Software Development
8 419 (21.74%) Electronic Trading
9 366 (18.99%) Investment Banking
10 359 (18.63%) Multithreading
11 327 (16.97%) Fixed Income
12 323 (16.76%) Derivative
13 301 (15.62%) C++
14 296 (15.36%) Low Latency
15 295 (15.31%) Python
16 281 (14.58%) .NET
17 236 (12.25%) Linux
18 226 (11.73%) SQL Server
19 213 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
20 208 (10.79%) Equities
21 207 (10.74%) JavaScript
21 207 (10.74%) Risk Management
22 204 (10.59%) Asset Management
23 193 (10.02%) OO
24 186 (9.65%) Unix
25 172 (8.93%) AngularJS
26 164 (8.51%) HTML
26 164 (8.51%) Oracle
27 161 (8.35%) Analytics
28 157 (8.15%) Problem-Solving

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 25 (1.30%) Apache Spark
2 24 (1.25%) Apache
3 17 (0.88%) DataSynapse
4 16 (0.83%) Mule
5 15 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
6 14 (0.73%) Confluence
7 12 (0.62%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 8 (0.42%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.16%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.10%) IPython
12 2 (0.10%) JBoss
12 2 (0.10%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.10%) nginx
13 1 (0.052%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 1 (0.052%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.052%) Jupyter
13 1 (0.052%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 103 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.052%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 63 (3.27%) thinkFolio
2 49 (2.54%) ION MarketView
3 30 (1.56%) Bloomberg AIM
4 25 (1.30%) Markit EDM
5 19 (0.99%) Eagle PACE
6 18 (0.93%) Endur
7 15 (0.78%) Front Arena
8 12 (0.62%) SimCorp Dimension
9 11 (0.57%) PolarLake
10 9 (0.47%) Summit
11 7 (0.36%) Kondor
12 6 (0.31%) RMDS
12 6 (0.31%) SunGard Martini
13 5 (0.26%) Aligne
13 5 (0.26%) LatentZero
13 5 (0.26%) Orchestrade
14 3 (0.16%) Sophis RISQUE
15 2 (0.10%) Global One
15 2 (0.10%) Postilion
15 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 54 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.42%) npm
4 8 (0.42%) Office 365
4 8 (0.42%) SaaS
5 7 (0.36%) NuGet
5 7 (0.36%) Yarn
6 4 (0.21%) PaaS
7 3 (0.16%) IaaS
7 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.052%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.052%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.052%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.052%) GitHub
8 1 (0.052%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.36%) Firewall
2 6 (0.31%) Kerberos
2 6 (0.31%) RTMP
2 6 (0.31%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.21%) FIX Connectivity
4 3 (0.16%) BIG-IP
4 3 (0.16%) DAB
4 3 (0.16%) DNS
4 3 (0.16%) HTTP
4 3 (0.16%) Intranet
4 3 (0.16%) Multicast
4 3 (0.16%) SNMP
5 2 (0.10%) Internet
5 2 (0.10%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.10%) SSL
5 2 (0.10%) VPN
6 1 (0.052%) 4G
6 1 (0.052%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.052%) MGW
6 1 (0.052%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 116 (6.02%) Relational Database
3 46 (2.39%) KDB
4 43 (2.23%) Blockchain
4 43 (2.23%) RDBMS
5 42 (2.18%) MongoDB
6 35 (1.82%) Big Data
7 31 (1.61%) Hadoop
8 27 (1.40%) Oracle Database
9 24 (1.25%) NoSQL
10 22 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 21 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (0.93%) Hazelcast
12 18 (0.93%) Tick Data
13 16 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (0.78%) Data Mining
15 14 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
16 13 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 65 (3.37%) Git (software)
2 61 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 50 (2.59%) Maven
3 50 (2.59%) TeamCity
4 45 (2.34%) JIRA
5 44 (2.28%) Subversion
6 22 (1.14%) Visual Studio
7 20 (1.04%) Eclipse
8 19 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 16 (0.83%) MSBuild
10 15 (0.78%) JUnit
11 14 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
12 13 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.57%) NUnit
14 10 (0.52%) Selenium
15 9 (0.47%) CruiseControl
16 7 (0.36%) SpecFlow
17 6 (0.31%) Mockito
17 6 (0.31%) RStudio
18 5 (0.26%) Cucumber
General
1 791 (41.05%) Finance
2 675 (35.03%) Banking
3 366 (18.99%) Investment Banking
4 104 (5.40%) Back Office
5 54 (2.80%) Financial Institution
6 30 (1.56%) Legal
7 18 (0.93%) Advertising
8 12 (0.62%) French Language
8 12 (0.62%) Retail
9 11 (0.57%) Marketing
10 9 (0.47%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.16%) Billing
11 3 (0.16%) Local Government
12 2 (0.10%) Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.10%) Retail Finance
12 2 (0.10%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.052%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.052%) Publishing
13 1 (0.052%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,224 (63.52%) Developer
2 440 (22.83%) Java Developer
3 395 (20.50%) Analyst
4 390 (20.24%) C# Developer
5 357 (18.53%) Front Office Developer
6 244 (12.66%) Business Analyst
7 242 (12.56%) Senior Developer
8 156 (8.10%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 147 (7.63%) C++ Developer
10 140 (7.27%) Senior Java Developer
11 120 (6.23%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 118 (6.12%) Quantitative Developer
13 89 (4.62%) Project Manager
14 80 (4.15%) Python Developer
15 78 (4.05%) JavaScript Developer
16 77 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
17 76 (3.94%) Front Office Business Analyst
18 75 (3.89%) Qualitative Analyst
18 75 (3.89%) Quantitative Analyst
19 61 (3.17%) FX Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (14.58%) .NET
2 172 (8.93%) AngularJS
3 164 (8.51%) HTML
4 140 (7.27%) WPF
5 126 (6.54%) HTML5
6 118 (6.12%) FIX Protocol
7 95 (4.93%) CSS
8 85 (4.41%) React
9 67 (3.48%) WCF
10 62 (3.22%) Node.js
11 60 (3.11%) Spring
12 57 (2.96%) XML
13 49 (2.54%) Middleware
14 40 (2.08%) .NET Framework
14 40 (2.08%) WinForms
15 39 (2.02%) STL
16 36 (1.87%) Web Services
17 35 (1.82%) ASP.NET
18 34 (1.76%) RESTful
19 33 (1.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 563 (29.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 327 (16.97%) Fixed Income
3 323 (16.76%) Derivative
4 213 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
5 208 (10.79%) Equities
6 107 (5.55%) Computer Science
7 104 (5.40%) Equity Derivative
8 100 (5.19%) Hedge funds
9 99 (5.14%) Greenfield Project
10 90 (4.67%) Algorithms
11 72 (3.74%) Credit Risk
12 64 (3.32%) Market Risk
13 44 (2.28%) User Experience
14 33 (1.71%) Data Structures
15 27 (1.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 26 (1.35%) Credit Derivative
17 24 (1.25%) Exotic Derivative
18 21 (1.09%) Fintech
19 20 (1.04%) Virtual Team
20 18 (0.93%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 236 (12.25%) Linux
2 186 (9.65%) Unix
3 122 (6.33%) Windows
4 15 (0.78%) Solaris
5 9 (0.47%) Windows 7
5 9 (0.47%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.36%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.21%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.16%) Android
9 2 (0.10%) VMS
10 1 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.052%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 445 (23.09%) Agile Software Development
2 419 (21.74%) Electronic Trading
3 359 (18.63%) Multithreading
4 296 (15.36%) Low Latency
5 207 (10.74%) Risk Management
6 204 (10.59%) Asset Management
7 193 (10.02%) OO
8 161 (8.35%) Analytics
9 157 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
10 155 (8.04%) Algorithmic Trading
11 140 (7.27%) TDD
12 139 (7.21%) Mathematics
13 115 (5.97%) SDLC
14 109 (5.66%) Web Development
15 107 (5.55%) Investment Management
16 104 (5.40%) Business Analysis
17 96 (4.98%) OOP
18 93 (4.83%) Project Management
19 89 (4.62%) Front End Development
19 89 (4.62%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 635 (32.95%) Java
2 608 (31.55%) C#
3 476 (24.70%) SQL
4 301 (15.62%) C++
5 295 (15.31%) Python
6 207 (10.74%) JavaScript
7 101 (5.24%) Java 8
8 88 (4.57%) VBA
9 71 (3.68%) TypeScript
10 50 (2.59%) Perl
10 50 (2.59%) Scala
11 48 (2.49%) R
12 35 (1.82%) Bash Shell
13 34 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 24 (1.25%) C
15 22 (1.14%) VB
16 20 (1.04%) Clojure
16 20 (1.04%) T-SQL
17 17 (0.88%) ES6
17 17 (0.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 149 (7.73%) Degree
2 41 (2.13%) PhD
3 33 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (1.45%) Numerate Degree
5 16 (0.83%) PMP
6 9 (0.47%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.26%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.21%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.21%) MBA
9 3 (0.16%) HP ASE
9 3 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.16%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 2 (0.10%) CFA
10 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (0.052%) CCIE
11 1 (0.052%) CCNA
11 1 (0.052%) CCNP
11 1 (0.052%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.052%) ISEB
11 1 (0.052%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.22%) MiFID
2 28 (1.45%) QA
3 23 (1.19%) EMIR
4 17 (0.88%) PMO
5 11 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.31%) SLA
7 5 (0.26%) GDPR
7 5 (0.26%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.16%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.16%) Basel III
8 3 (0.16%) FATCA
9 1 (0.052%) IFRS
System Software
1 28 (1.45%) Docker
2 7 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.36%) HDFS
3 2 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.052%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.052%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.052%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (0.73%) Ansible
1 14 (0.73%) Kibana
2 13 (0.67%) logstash
3 8 (0.42%) Terraform
4 7 (0.36%) Control-M
5 3 (0.16%) Consul
5 3 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.16%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.16%) OpenView
5 3 (0.16%) SCCM
5 3 (0.16%) Thomson Reuters DACS
5 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.10%) Nagios
6 2 (0.10%) Opsview
6 2 (0.10%) Puppet
7 1 (0.052%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.052%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.052%) WSUS
Vendors
1 164 (8.51%) Oracle
2 79 (4.10%) Microsoft
3 78 (4.05%) Bloomberg
3 78 (4.05%) Charles River
4 65 (3.37%) ION Trading
5 52 (2.70%) TIBCO
6 42 (2.18%) MapR
7 40 (2.08%) Sybase
8 33 (1.71%) SimCorp
9 28 (1.45%) Calypso
9 28 (1.45%) Murex
9 28 (1.45%) Reuters
10 22 (1.14%) FXall
11 21 (1.09%) Fidessa
12 15 (0.78%) OpenLink
13 14 (0.73%) Citrix
13 14 (0.73%) Sophis
13 14 (0.73%) Tableau
14 12 (0.62%) IBM
15 10 (0.52%) DevExpress