Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 159 120
Rank change year-on-year +65 -39 -24
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2,268 1,487 1,998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.45% 1.70% 2.02%
As % of the General category 6.38% 4.58% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,876 1,115 1,564
England median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £475 £438 £413
90th Percentile £775 £750 £725
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
England median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% - -
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £16.65 -
% change year-on-year +35.14% - -

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 35,546 32,495 38,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 38.44% 37.09% 38.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,778 21,595 25,172
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £281 £269 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £428
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.26% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 832 850 1,033
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.66% +16.79%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.20 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.31 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +1.23% -9.09% +20.35%

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 19 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in England over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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 +23 2,236 £625 +4.17% 204
South East -29 15 £438 +16.67% 4
South West +17 6 £375 - 4
North of England +40 4 £444 +65.12% 2
North West +16 4 £444 +65.12% 1
East of England -17 4 £463 -7.50%
Midlands 0 1 £425 -13.92% 2
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 938 (41.36%) Banking
2 913 (40.26%) Finance
3 756 (33.33%) Java
4 718 (31.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 674 (29.72%) C#
6 535 (23.59%) SQL
7 534 (23.54%) Agile Software Development
8 509 (22.44%) Investment Banking
9 476 (20.99%) Electronic Trading
10 457 (20.15%) Multithreading
11 446 (19.66%) Fixed Income
12 384 (16.93%) C++
13 364 (16.05%) Python
14 362 (15.96%) Derivative
15 359 (15.83%) Low Latency
16 321 (14.15%) .NET
17 300 (13.23%) SQL Server
18 294 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
19 263 (11.60%) Equities
20 245 (10.80%) Risk Management
21 236 (10.41%) Linux
22 227 (10.01%) Asset Management
23 226 (9.96%) OO
24 216 (9.52%) JavaScript
25 203 (8.95%) Unix
26 196 (8.64%) WPF
27 189 (8.33%) Analytics
28 187 (8.25%) Algorithmic Trading
29 169 (7.45%) HTML
30 163 (7.19%) VBA

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 39 (1.72%) Apache Spark
2 19 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
3 17 (0.75%) IIS
4 12 (0.53%) Confluence
5 11 (0.49%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.31%) GemFire
7 7 (0.31%) Mule
8 6 (0.26%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.22%) DataSynapse
9 5 (0.22%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.18%) Apache
10 4 (0.18%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.18%) Jupyter
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.13%) nginx
12 2 (0.088%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.088%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.044%) JBoss
13 1 (0.044%) SAS
Applications
1 147 (6.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
3 23 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.044%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.044%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 64 (2.82%) thinkFolio
2 29 (1.28%) ION MarketView
3 20 (0.88%) RMDS
4 19 (0.84%) Bloomberg AIM
4 19 (0.84%) Endur
5 18 (0.79%) Markit EDM
6 17 (0.75%) SimCorp Dimension
7 14 (0.62%) Summit
8 13 (0.57%) Kondor
9 7 (0.31%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 7 (0.31%) SunGard GMI
10 5 (0.22%) Aligne
11 4 (0.18%) Eagle PACE
11 4 (0.18%) LatentZero
12 3 (0.13%) BondVision
12 3 (0.13%) Minerva
12 3 (0.13%) Orchestrade
12 3 (0.13%) Sophis RISQUE
12 3 (0.13%) Temenos Globus
12 3 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (0.62%) npm
2 11 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.35%) Yarn
4 7 (0.31%) GitHub
5 5 (0.22%) PaaS
6 4 (0.18%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.13%) Office 365
8 2 (0.088%) Boomi
8 2 (0.088%) IaaS
9 1 (0.044%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.044%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.57%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.31%) FIX Connectivity
3 5 (0.22%) PPP
4 4 (0.18%) Firewall
5 3 (0.13%) DAB
5 3 (0.13%) SNMP
6 2 (0.088%) FTP
6 2 (0.088%) SAN
7 1 (0.044%) 3G
7 1 (0.044%) 4G
7 1 (0.044%) DSL
7 1 (0.044%) HTTP
7 1 (0.044%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.044%) MGW
7 1 (0.044%) PCoIP
7 1 (0.044%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.044%) Skype
7 1 (0.044%) SSH
7 1 (0.044%) VoIP
7 1 (0.044%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 300 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 130 (5.73%) Relational Database
3 65 (2.87%) RDBMS
4 59 (2.60%) KDB
5 56 (2.47%) Blockchain
6 50 (2.20%) Big Data
7 35 (1.54%) NoSQL
8 31 (1.37%) Hadoop
9 27 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 26 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
11 23 (1.01%) Oracle Database
12 22 (0.97%) MongoDB
13 20 (0.88%) Tick Data
14 17 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (0.71%) Hazelcast
16 15 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 14 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
18 13 (0.57%) Data Mining
19 11 (0.49%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 73 (3.22%) JIRA
2 63 (2.78%) TeamCity
3 60 (2.65%) Git (software)
4 55 (2.43%) Maven
5 53 (2.34%) Jenkins
6 38 (1.68%) Subversion
7 29 (1.28%) NUnit
8 28 (1.23%) Visual Studio
9 25 (1.10%) JUnit
10 22 (0.97%) Selenium
11 21 (0.93%) Cucumber
11 21 (0.93%) Gradle
12 12 (0.53%) Mockito
12 12 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 10 (0.44%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.31%) SpecFlow
14 7 (0.31%) Travis CI
15 5 (0.22%) Ant
15 5 (0.22%) WebDriver
General
1 938 (41.36%) Banking
2 913 (40.26%) Finance
3 509 (22.44%) Investment Banking
4 106 (4.67%) Back Office
5 81 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 31 (1.37%) Legal
7 15 (0.66%) French Language
8 11 (0.49%) Private Banking
8 11 (0.49%) Retail
9 9 (0.40%) Advertising
9 9 (0.40%) Marketing
10 8 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
10 8 (0.35%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.22%) General Ledger
12 5 (0.22%) International Banking
13 3 (0.13%) Publishing
14 2 (0.088%) Law
14 2 (0.088%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.088%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 1,413 (62.30%) Developer
2 487 (21.47%) Java Developer
3 472 (20.81%) Analyst
4 446 (19.66%) C# Developer
5 350 (15.43%) Front Office Developer
6 288 (12.70%) Business Analyst
7 248 (10.93%) Senior Developer
8 166 (7.32%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 155 (6.83%) C++ Developer
10 143 (6.31%) Senior Java Developer
11 114 (5.03%) Python Developer
12 113 (4.98%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 113 (4.98%) Quantitative Developer
13 93 (4.10%) Project Manager
14 89 (3.92%) Front Office Business Analyst
15 83 (3.66%) .NET Developer
16 80 (3.53%) JavaScript Developer
17 75 (3.31%) SQL Developer
18 70 (3.09%) WPF Developer
19 69 (3.04%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (14.15%) .NET
2 196 (8.64%) WPF
3 169 (7.45%) HTML
4 156 (6.88%) FIX Protocol
5 138 (6.08%) AngularJS
6 131 (5.78%) HTML5
7 81 (3.57%) Spring
8 80 (3.53%) WCF
9 77 (3.40%) React
10 69 (3.04%) .NET Framework
11 68 (3.00%) CSS
12 60 (2.65%) WinForms
13 56 (2.47%) Middleware
14 55 (2.43%) Rendezvous
15 50 (2.20%) XML
16 49 (2.16%) RESTful
17 45 (1.98%) Reactive Extensions
18 36 (1.59%) JMS
19 33 (1.46%) ASP.NET
20 29 (1.28%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 718 (31.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 446 (19.66%) Fixed Income
3 362 (15.96%) Derivative
4 294 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
5 263 (11.60%) Equities
6 124 (5.47%) Computer Science
7 115 (5.07%) Equity Derivative
8 108 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
9 99 (4.37%) Market Risk
10 89 (3.92%) Algorithms
11 82 (3.62%) Credit Risk
12 76 (3.35%) Hedge funds
13 44 (1.94%) Data Structures
14 37 (1.63%) Grid Computing
15 35 (1.54%) Fintech
16 31 (1.37%) User Experience
17 26 (1.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 24 (1.06%) Credit Derivative
19 22 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
20 16 (0.71%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 236 (10.41%) Linux
2 203 (8.95%) Unix
3 113 (4.98%) Windows
4 33 (1.46%) Solaris
5 10 (0.44%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.35%) Android
8 7 (0.31%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.31%) CoreOS
9 6 (0.26%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.044%) HPUX
11 1 (0.044%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.044%) SUSE
11 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (23.54%) Agile Software Development
2 476 (20.99%) Electronic Trading
3 457 (20.15%) Multithreading
4 359 (15.83%) Low Latency
5 245 (10.80%) Risk Management
6 227 (10.01%) Asset Management
7 226 (9.96%) OO
8 189 (8.33%) Analytics
9 187 (8.25%) Algorithmic Trading
10 152 (6.70%) SDLC
11 148 (6.53%) Mathematics
12 142 (6.26%) TDD
13 137 (6.04%) Business Analysis
14 114 (5.03%) Project Management
15 106 (4.67%) Quantitative Research
16 105 (4.63%) Investment Management
17 99 (4.37%) MVVM
18 98 (4.32%) User Acceptance Testing
19 97 (4.28%) Multithreaded Programming
20 96 (4.23%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 756 (33.33%) Java
2 674 (29.72%) C#
3 535 (23.59%) SQL
4 384 (16.93%) C++
5 364 (16.05%) Python
6 216 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 163 (7.19%) VBA
8 60 (2.65%) Perl
9 52 (2.29%) T-SQL
10 51 (2.25%) Scala
11 37 (1.63%) TypeScript
12 31 (1.37%) Bash Shell
12 31 (1.37%) VB
13 26 (1.15%) C
13 26 (1.15%) R
14 24 (1.06%) Shell Script
15 22 (0.97%) Ruby
16 19 (0.84%) Haskell
17 17 (0.75%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 148 (6.53%) Degree
2 67 (2.95%) PhD
3 46 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
5 11 (0.49%) PMI Certification
5 11 (0.49%) PMP
6 4 (0.18%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.13%) HP ASE
8 2 (0.088%) CFA
8 2 (0.088%) ISEB
8 2 (0.088%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 1 (0.044%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.044%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.044%) MBA
9 1 (0.044%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.044%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (6.92%) MiFID
2 71 (3.13%) QA
3 52 (2.29%) EMIR
4 24 (1.06%) PMO
5 15 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (0.40%) GDPR
7 8 (0.35%) SLA
8 7 (0.31%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.18%) Basel II
9 4 (0.18%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.13%) Basel III
10 3 (0.13%) FATCA
11 2 (0.088%) AIFMD
12 1 (0.044%) COREP
12 1 (0.044%) FINREP
12 1 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.044%) SEPA
System Software
1 32 (1.41%) Docker
2 7 (0.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.31%) HDFS
3 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (0.13%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.13%) XenApp
6 1 (0.044%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (0.75%) Ansible
2 13 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (0.53%) Kubernetes
4 10 (0.44%) Puppet
4 10 (0.44%) Terraform
5 9 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (0.26%) Kibana
7 5 (0.22%) logstash
8 4 (0.18%) Consul
8 4 (0.18%) Mesos
8 4 (0.18%) OpenView
8 4 (0.18%) Packer
9 3 (0.13%) ThinApp
9 3 (0.13%) Thomson Reuters DACS
9 3 (0.13%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.088%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.088%) MOM
10 2 (0.088%) SCCM
11 1 (0.044%) yum
Vendors
1 163 (7.19%) Oracle
2 117 (5.16%) TIBCO
3 87 (3.84%) Microsoft
4 79 (3.48%) Bloomberg
5 67 (2.95%) Reuters
6 61 (2.69%) Charles River
7 51 (2.25%) ION Trading
8 45 (1.98%) Fidessa
8 45 (1.98%) Murex
9 43 (1.90%) Sybase
10 30 (1.32%) Currenex
11 29 (1.28%) Solace
12 24 (1.06%) SimCorp
13 22 (0.97%) FXall
14 20 (0.88%) Talarian
15 17 (0.75%) OpenLink
16 15 (0.66%) DevExpress
16 15 (0.66%) Sophis
17 14 (0.62%) MapR
18 13 (0.57%) Tableau