Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 183 118
Rank change year-on-year +107 -65 -21
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2735 1418 2044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.91% 1.44% 1.95%
As % of the General category 7.34% 3.96% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2139 1090 1613
England median daily rate £600 £600 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.69% +1.72%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £425
90th Percentile £750 £739 £725
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £588
% change year-on-year - +2.13% +2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% - -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% -80.00% +209.52%

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 37271 35824 41577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.70% 36.50% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 24988 24110 27133
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £635
UK median daily rate £467 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.78% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 812 881 1120
England median hourly rate £25.31 £24.50 £24.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -0.16% +13.98%
10th Percentile £12.07 £11.25 £11.73
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.72
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +51 2701 £600 - 111
South East -21 17 £450 +9.76% 3
North of England +61 6 £425 +25.93%
North West +23 5 £425 +58.14%
Midlands +22 4 £333 -33.50%
South West - 4 £375 -
East of England -32 3 £450 -7.69%
West Midlands - 3 £333 -
Yorkshire +22 1 - -
East Midlands -1 1 - -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 1197 (43.77%) Banking
2 1147 (41.94%) Finance
3 1006 (36.78%) Java
4 778 (28.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 758 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
6 727 (26.58%) C#
7 661 (24.17%) Investment Banking
8 651 (23.80%) SQL
9 593 (21.68%) Fixed Income
10 567 (20.73%) Multithreading
11 519 (18.98%) Electronic Trading
12 492 (17.99%) Derivative
13 441 (16.12%) Low Latency
14 429 (15.69%) C++
15 420 (15.36%) Python
16 385 (14.08%) Equities
17 381 (13.93%) SQL Server
18 344 (12.58%) .NET
19 330 (12.07%) JavaScript
20 323 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
21 300 (10.97%) Linux
22 269 (9.84%) Risk Management
23 260 (9.51%) Asset Management
24 253 (9.25%) Unix
25 252 (9.21%) HTML
26 247 (9.03%) TDD
27 245 (8.96%) MiFID
28 242 (8.85%) Oracle
29 227 (8.30%) Analytics
30 226 (8.26%) OO

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 49 (1.79%) Apache Spark
2 32 (1.17%) IIS
2 32 (1.17%) Oracle Coherence
3 18 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (0.44%) Apache
4 12 (0.44%) CMS
4 12 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
5 11 (0.40%) Mule
6 8 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (0.29%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.29%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.26%) Confluence
7 7 (0.26%) MQSeries
7 7 (0.26%) SharePoint
8 6 (0.22%) GemFire
8 6 (0.22%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.22%) JBoss
8 6 (0.22%) nginx
9 4 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 186 (6.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
3 32 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.037%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.037%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 67 (2.45%) ION MarketView
2 59 (2.16%) thinkFolio
3 37 (1.35%) RMDS
4 20 (0.73%) Markit EDM
5 13 (0.48%) Summit
6 12 (0.44%) Endur
7 11 (0.40%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 10 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
9 9 (0.33%) Kondor
10 8 (0.29%) SunGard GMI
11 5 (0.18%) Bloomberg AIM
11 5 (0.18%) Eikon
11 5 (0.18%) Global One
11 5 (0.18%) LatentZero
12 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 3 (0.11%) BondVision
13 3 (0.11%) Minerva
13 3 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
13 3 (0.11%) Temenos Globus
13 3 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (0.59%) GitHub
4 11 (0.40%) npm
5 10 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.22%) Yarn
7 4 (0.15%) Office 365
8 3 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (0.11%) PaaS
8 3 (0.11%) SaaS
9 2 (0.073%) Boomi
9 2 (0.073%) IaaS
10 1 (0.037%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.73%) TCP/IP
2 14 (0.51%) FIX Connectivity
3 7 (0.26%) SAN
4 5 (0.18%) HTTP
4 5 (0.18%) NAS
5 4 (0.15%) DNS
5 4 (0.15%) PPP
5 4 (0.15%) SSL
6 3 (0.11%) LAN
6 3 (0.11%) VoIP
7 2 (0.073%) FTP
7 2 (0.073%) WAN
8 1 (0.037%) ADSL
8 1 (0.037%) Broadband
8 1 (0.037%) DSL
8 1 (0.037%) Firewall
8 1 (0.037%) Intranet
8 1 (0.037%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.037%) SDH
8 1 (0.037%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 192 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 93 (3.40%) RDBMS
4 86 (3.14%) Big Data
5 66 (2.41%) KDB
6 60 (2.19%) Hadoop
6 60 (2.19%) NoSQL
7 41 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 38 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 36 (1.32%) Blockchain
10 32 (1.17%) Oracle Database
11 30 (1.10%) MongoDB
12 22 (0.80%) HBase
13 19 (0.69%) OLAP
13 19 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (0.55%) Tick Data
17 14 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 12 (0.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 105 (3.84%) TeamCity
2 90 (3.29%) Git (software)
3 89 (3.25%) Subversion
4 76 (2.78%) Maven
5 72 (2.63%) JIRA
6 58 (2.12%) Jenkins
7 33 (1.21%) NUnit
7 33 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 31 (1.13%) Gradle
8 31 (1.13%) Selenium
8 31 (1.13%) Visual Studio
9 30 (1.10%) JUnit
10 28 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 25 (0.91%) Cucumber
12 17 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
13 16 (0.59%) WebDriver
14 14 (0.51%) Mockito
15 12 (0.44%) gulp
15 12 (0.44%) SpecFlow
16 11 (0.40%) Eclipse
General
1 1197 (43.77%) Banking
2 1147 (41.94%) Finance
3 661 (24.17%) Investment Banking
4 134 (4.90%) Back Office
5 101 (3.69%) Financial Institution
6 29 (1.06%) Legal
7 19 (0.69%) Private Banking
8 18 (0.66%) Retail
9 12 (0.44%) French Language
10 11 (0.40%) Advertising
10 11 (0.40%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
12 9 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
13 8 (0.29%) International Banking
13 8 (0.29%) Marketing
14 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.18%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.11%) Games
16 3 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1747 (63.88%) Developer
2 681 (24.90%) Java Developer
3 600 (21.94%) Analyst
4 451 (16.49%) C# Developer
5 421 (15.39%) Front Office Developer
6 337 (12.32%) Business Analyst
7 291 (10.64%) Senior Developer
8 183 (6.69%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 167 (6.11%) C++ Developer
10 164 (6.00%) Senior Java Developer
11 140 (5.12%) JavaScript Developer
12 138 (5.05%) Python Developer
13 132 (4.83%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 119 (4.35%) .NET Developer
15 104 (3.80%) SQL Developer
16 102 (3.73%) Project Manager
17 96 (3.51%) Support Analyst
18 93 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
19 92 (3.36%) Front Office Business Analyst
20 91 (3.33%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (12.58%) .NET
2 252 (9.21%) HTML
3 224 (8.19%) WPF
4 222 (8.12%) AngularJS
5 205 (7.50%) HTML5
6 177 (6.47%) FIX Protocol
7 128 (4.68%) Spring
8 126 (4.61%) CSS
9 111 (4.06%) XML
10 104 (3.80%) React
11 89 (3.25%) WCF
12 84 (3.07%) .NET Framework
13 77 (2.82%) Middleware
14 75 (2.74%) Web Services
15 70 (2.56%) Node.js
16 68 (2.49%) WinForms
17 67 (2.45%) JMS
18 62 (2.27%) Rendezvous
18 62 (2.27%) REST
19 50 (1.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 778 (28.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 593 (21.68%) Fixed Income
3 492 (17.99%) Derivative
4 385 (14.08%) Equities
5 323 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
6 174 (6.36%) Market Risk
7 144 (5.27%) Equity Derivative
8 142 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
9 124 (4.53%) Computer Science
10 81 (2.96%) Credit Risk
11 76 (2.78%) Data Structures
12 70 (2.56%) Algorithms
12 70 (2.56%) Hedge funds
13 55 (2.01%) Grid Computing
14 54 (1.97%) Fintech
15 42 (1.54%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 41 (1.50%) OTC Derivatives
17 36 (1.32%) User Experience
18 29 (1.06%) Reference Data
19 26 (0.95%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 300 (10.97%) Linux
2 253 (9.25%) Unix
3 160 (5.85%) Windows
4 32 (1.17%) Windows 7
5 30 (1.10%) Solaris
6 22 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.33%) Android
9 7 (0.26%) CoreOS
10 6 (0.22%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.18%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.18%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.037%) CentOS
13 1 (0.037%) Fedora
13 1 (0.037%) HPUX
13 1 (0.037%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.037%) OS/390
13 1 (0.037%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
2 567 (20.73%) Multithreading
3 519 (18.98%) Electronic Trading
4 441 (16.12%) Low Latency
5 269 (9.84%) Risk Management
6 260 (9.51%) Asset Management
7 247 (9.03%) TDD
8 227 (8.30%) Analytics
9 226 (8.26%) OO
10 203 (7.42%) SDLC
11 188 (6.87%) Algorithmic Trading
12 164 (6.00%) Mathematics
13 159 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
14 153 (5.59%) Business Analysis
15 145 (5.30%) User Acceptance Testing
16 134 (4.90%) Test Automation
17 133 (4.86%) Multithreaded Programming
18 115 (4.20%) MVVM
19 114 (4.17%) Investment Management
20 109 (3.99%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1006 (36.78%) Java
2 727 (26.58%) C#
3 651 (23.80%) SQL
4 429 (15.69%) C++
5 420 (15.36%) Python
6 330 (12.07%) JavaScript
7 188 (6.87%) VBA
8 86 (3.14%) Perl
9 76 (2.78%) Scala
10 68 (2.49%) T-SQL
11 58 (2.12%) TypeScript
12 56 (2.05%) Bash Shell
13 42 (1.54%) VB
14 31 (1.13%) R
15 29 (1.06%) C
16 28 (1.02%) Ruby
16 28 (1.02%) Shell Script
17 24 (0.88%) PL/SQL
18 22 (0.80%) ES6
18 22 (0.80%) Korn
Qualifications
1 157 (5.74%) Degree
2 55 (2.01%) PhD
3 44 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
4 24 (0.88%) PMI Certification
5 19 (0.69%) PMP
6 10 (0.37%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.22%) ISEB
7 6 (0.22%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.073%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.073%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.037%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.037%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.037%) MCDST
9 1 (0.037%) MCSE
9 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.037%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.037%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (8.96%) MiFID
2 91 (3.33%) QA
3 58 (2.12%) EMIR
4 27 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
5 16 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.40%) PMO
7 9 (0.33%) SLA
8 6 (0.22%) GDPR
9 5 (0.18%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.15%) Basel II
10 4 (0.15%) Basel III
11 2 (0.073%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.073%) COREP
11 2 (0.073%) FINREP
11 2 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.037%) FATCA
12 1 (0.037%) SEPA
System Software
1 59 (2.16%) Docker
2 13 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.18%) HDFS
4 5 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.15%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.15%) XenApp
6 1 (0.037%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (0.95%) Ansible
2 19 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
2 19 (0.69%) Kubernetes
2 19 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (0.62%) Puppet
3 17 (0.62%) Terraform
4 11 (0.40%) Consul
4 11 (0.40%) Packer
5 4 (0.15%) Mesos
5 4 (0.15%) SCCM
5 4 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.15%) ThinApp
6 2 (0.073%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.073%) MOM
7 1 (0.037%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.037%) Control-M
7 1 (0.037%) Oozie
7 1 (0.037%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (0.037%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 242 (8.85%) Oracle
2 160 (5.85%) Microsoft
3 153 (5.59%) TIBCO
4 124 (4.53%) Bloomberg
5 93 (3.40%) ION Trading
6 92 (3.36%) Reuters
6 92 (3.36%) Sybase
7 64 (2.34%) Murex
8 60 (2.19%) Charles River
9 59 (2.16%) Fidessa
10 48 (1.76%) Currenex
11 37 (1.35%) Solace
12 29 (1.06%) FXall
13 27 (0.99%) Perforce
13 27 (0.99%) Tradeweb
14 18 (0.66%) Calypso
15 17 (0.62%) DevExpress
15 17 (0.62%) Sophis
15 17 (0.62%) Talarian
16 15 (0.55%) Tableau