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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 116 100
Rank change year-on-year 0 -16  
Contract jobs citing Front Office 860 1002 1012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.05% 2.01% 2.08%
As % of the General category 5.38% 5.32% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 804 843
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £738 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £440
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.65 - -

Front Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 15999 18851 19026
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 38.10% 37.73% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10519 12515 11976
Median daily rate £468 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +0.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 464 448
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.83 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.82% +21.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.93 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Front Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 839 £600 - 164
South East -18 13 £350 -17.64%
North West +29 3 £500 +42.85%
East of England +2 2 £400 -11.11% 2
West Midlands +16 1 £475 +26.66%
South West +2 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £538 -
Front Office
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For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 683 (41.93%) Finance
2 652 (40.02%) Banking
3 466 (28.61%) Java
4 426 (26.15%) Investment Banking
5 397 (24.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 396 (24.31%) SQL
7 373 (22.90%) C#
8 367 (22.53%) Derivative
9 366 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
10 355 (21.79%) Fixed Income
11 316 (19.40%) Equities
12 289 (17.74%) C++
13 269 (16.51%) Multithreading
14 250 (15.35%) Electronic Trading
15 213 (13.08%) .NET
16 205 (12.58%) Linux
17 195 (11.97%) MiFID
17 195 (11.97%) Low Latency
18 182 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
19 181 (11.11%) Unix
19 181 (11.11%) Risk Management
20 179 (10.99%) Python
21 177 (10.87%) SQL Server
22 166 (10.19%) Asset Management
23 159 (9.76%) Oracle
24 154 (9.45%) HTML
25 148 (9.09%) JavaScript
26 142 (8.72%) OO
27 138 (8.47%) Analytics
28 135 (8.29%) Windows

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 51 (3.13%) Apache Spark
2 39 (2.39%) Oracle Coherence
3 20 (1.23%) IIS
4 19 (1.17%) Apache Pig
5 15 (0.92%) Apache
6 14 (0.86%) Confluence
7 13 (0.80%) DataSynapse
8 12 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
9 9 (0.55%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.55%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.18%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.18%) GemFire
12 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.12%) Jupyter
13 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 67 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.10%) MS Office
3 9 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.18%) MS Project
8 1 (0.061%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.061%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 30 (1.84%) RMDS
2 20 (1.23%) ION MarketView
2 20 (1.23%) thinkFolio
3 14 (0.86%) Summit
4 11 (0.68%) Minerva
5 10 (0.61%) SimCorp Dimension
6 9 (0.55%) Endur
7 7 (0.43%) LatentZero
8 6 (0.37%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.31%) Global One
9 5 (0.31%) Orchestrade
9 5 (0.31%) Sophis RISQUE
10 4 (0.25%) FINCAD Analytics
10 4 (0.25%) Murex MxG2000
10 4 (0.25%) Sentinel
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.18%) SunGard APT
12 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
12 2 (0.12%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (0.25%) Boomi
4 4 (0.25%) Route 53
5 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.12%) GitHub
7 1 (0.061%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.10%) Firewall
2 11 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.49%) SAN
4 7 (0.43%) LTE
5 6 (0.37%) DHCP
5 6 (0.37%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (0.37%) DNS
5 6 (0.37%) GGSN
5 6 (0.37%) GPRS
5 6 (0.37%) GSM
5 6 (0.37%) SMTP
5 6 (0.37%) SNMP
5 6 (0.37%) UMTS
5 6 (0.37%) VoIP
6 5 (0.31%) NAS
7 4 (0.25%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (0.25%) FTP
7 4 (0.25%) snoop
8 3 (0.18%) DMZ
8 3 (0.18%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 91 (5.59%) Big Data
3 71 (4.36%) Relational Database
4 68 (4.17%) KDB
5 61 (3.74%) Hadoop
6 54 (3.31%) Tick Data
7 44 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (2.27%) Oracle Database
10 33 (2.03%) RDBMS
11 32 (1.96%) NoSQL
12 28 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 25 (1.53%) MongoDB
14 24 (1.47%) DB2
15 23 (1.41%) Apache Hive
15 23 (1.41%) QlikView
16 21 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 19 (1.17%) Data Mart
18 18 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 54 (3.31%) JIRA
1 54 (3.31%) TeamCity
2 52 (3.19%) Subversion
3 44 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 41 (2.52%) NUnit
5 37 (2.27%) JUnit
6 24 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 21 (1.29%) Maven
8 19 (1.17%) Mockito
9 16 (0.98%) Grunt
10 15 (0.92%) Jenkins
11 14 (0.86%) gulp
12 13 (0.80%) Gradle
12 13 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.61%) IntelliJ
14 9 (0.55%) webpack
15 8 (0.49%) Eclipse
15 8 (0.49%) Moq
15 8 (0.49%) NCrunch
15 8 (0.49%) ReSharper
General
1 683 (41.93%) Finance
2 652 (40.02%) Banking
3 426 (26.15%) Investment Banking
4 133 (8.16%) Back Office
5 31 (1.90%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.10%) Marketing
6 18 (1.10%) Retail
7 15 (0.92%) Legal
8 14 (0.86%) Advertising
9 8 (0.49%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (0.43%) Private Banking
11 6 (0.37%) French Language
12 4 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.25%) Automotive
12 4 (0.25%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.25%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
13 3 (0.18%) Publishing
14 2 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 903 (55.43%) Developer
2 417 (25.60%) Analyst
3 297 (18.23%) Java Developer
4 296 (18.17%) Business Analyst
5 221 (13.57%) Front Office Developer
6 220 (13.51%) C# Developer
7 143 (8.78%) C++ Developer
8 116 (7.12%) Senior Developer
9 101 (6.20%) MiFID Business Analyst
10 98 (6.02%) Project Manager
11 94 (5.77%) Front Office Business Analyst
12 84 (5.16%) Senior Java Developer
13 83 (5.10%) .NET Developer
14 82 (5.03%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 76 (4.67%) Quantitative Developer
16 67 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
17 64 (3.93%) Python Developer
18 62 (3.81%) Support Analyst
19 59 (3.62%) SQL Developer
20 55 (3.38%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (13.08%) .NET
2 154 (9.45%) HTML
3 129 (7.92%) HTML5
4 117 (7.18%) AngularJS
5 114 (7.00%) WPF
6 81 (4.97%) CSS
6 81 (4.97%) Spring
7 75 (4.60%) FIX Protocol
8 63 (3.87%) React
9 43 (2.64%) WCF
10 40 (2.46%) Middleware
11 39 (2.39%) Rendezvous
11 39 (2.39%) XML
12 38 (2.33%) .NET Framework
13 35 (2.15%) Node.js
14 33 (2.03%) ASP.NET
14 33 (2.03%) CSS3
15 32 (1.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 29 (1.78%) Redux
16 29 (1.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 397 (24.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 367 (22.53%) Derivative
3 355 (21.79%) Fixed Income
4 316 (19.40%) Equities
5 182 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
6 113 (6.94%) Equity Derivative
7 90 (5.52%) Computer Science
8 79 (4.85%) Algorithms
9 64 (3.93%) User Experience
10 54 (3.31%) Market Risk
11 45 (2.76%) Management Information System
12 38 (2.33%) Virtual Team
13 37 (2.27%) Fintech
14 34 (2.09%) Data Structures
15 33 (2.03%) OTC Derivatives
16 26 (1.60%) Hedge funds
17 24 (1.47%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 22 (1.35%) Credit Risk
19 20 (1.23%) Credit Derivative
19 20 (1.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 205 (12.58%) Linux
2 181 (11.11%) Unix
3 135 (8.29%) Windows
4 23 (1.41%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.43%) Solaris
6 4 (0.25%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.18%) AIX
7 3 (0.18%) Android
8 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.061%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.061%) CentOS
9 1 (0.061%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (16.51%) Multithreading
3 250 (15.35%) Electronic Trading
4 195 (11.97%) Low Latency
5 181 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 166 (10.19%) Asset Management
7 142 (8.72%) OO
8 138 (8.47%) Analytics
9 128 (7.86%) SDLC
10 123 (7.55%) TDD
11 122 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 121 (7.43%) Business Analysis
13 117 (7.18%) Investment Management
14 110 (6.75%) Mathematics
15 109 (6.69%) Scrum
16 98 (6.02%) Project Management
17 86 (5.28%) Migration
18 79 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
19 73 (4.48%) Algorithmic Trading
20 59 (3.62%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 466 (28.61%) Java
2 396 (24.31%) SQL
3 373 (22.90%) C#
4 289 (17.74%) C++
5 179 (10.99%) Python
6 148 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 77 (4.73%) Perl
8 70 (4.30%) Scala
9 69 (4.24%) VBA
10 56 (3.44%) T-SQL
11 41 (2.52%) C
12 40 (2.46%) PowerShell
13 33 (2.03%) TypeScript
14 32 (1.96%) Shell Script
15 31 (1.90%) XAML
16 28 (1.72%) Bash Shell
16 28 (1.72%) MATLAB
17 25 (1.53%) VB
18 24 (1.47%) ES6
19 23 (1.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 108 (6.63%) Degree
2 46 (2.82%) PhD
3 23 (1.41%) PMP
4 21 (1.29%) PMI Certification
5 10 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.25%) CFA
6 4 (0.25%) MBA
7 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.12%) MCP
8 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.061%) CCNA
9 1 (0.061%) CCNP
9 1 (0.061%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.061%) IIBA
9 1 (0.061%) ISEB
9 1 (0.061%) MOS
9 1 (0.061%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.061%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (11.97%) MiFID
2 66 (4.05%) QA
3 37 (2.27%) EMIR
4 33 (2.03%) Dodd-Frank
5 12 (0.74%) SLA
6 9 (0.55%) Basel III
6 9 (0.55%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.31%) AIFMD
7 5 (0.31%) PMO
8 3 (0.18%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.12%) FATCA
9 2 (0.12%) SEPA
9 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.061%) GDPR
10 1 (0.061%) SDET
System Software
1 20 (1.23%) HDFS
2 12 (0.74%) Docker
3 9 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.43%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.12%) SRDF
6 1 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.061%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.061%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (1.10%) Control-M
2 12 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
3 10 (0.61%) Ansible
4 9 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (0.43%) Puppet
6 4 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.25%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.18%) Mesos
7 3 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.18%) Terraform
8 2 (0.12%) Ambari
8 2 (0.12%) Oozie
8 2 (0.12%) SCCM
9 1 (0.061%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.061%) Kibana
9 1 (0.061%) logstash
9 1 (0.061%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.061%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.061%) Salt
Vendors
1 159 (9.76%) Oracle
2 82 (5.03%) Sybase
3 68 (4.17%) Murex
4 66 (4.05%) Microsoft
5 64 (3.93%) TIBCO
6 57 (3.50%) ION Trading
7 54 (3.31%) Bloomberg
7 54 (3.31%) Reuters
8 46 (2.82%) Charles River
9 42 (2.58%) Fidessa
10 19 (1.17%) Huawei
11 16 (0.98%) Calypso
12 15 (0.92%) DevExpress
13 14 (0.86%) Google
13 14 (0.86%) SimCorp
14 12 (0.74%) Citrix
14 12 (0.74%) Solace
15 11 (0.68%) Hortonworks
15 11 (0.68%) Informatica
16 10 (0.61%) Adobe
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