Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 103 55 164
Rank change year-on-year -48 +109 -35
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,624 1,108 1,391
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.54% 4.29% 1.72%
As % of the General category 4.74% 8.01% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,378 951 974
10th Percentile £488 £500 £450
25th Percentile £538 £550 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £650 £650
75th Percentile £750 £750 £713
90th Percentile £800 £800 £775
UK median daily rate £650 £650 £650
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +10.53% -17.14%
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.52% +10.53% -17.14%

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 34,275 13,831 41,629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 53.50% 53.52% 51.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,305 9,449 27,322
10th Percentile £308 £275 £263
25th Percentile £413 £386 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £630 £600 £575
90th Percentile £719 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,227 468 1,341
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £18.94 £22.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -15.82% +15.38% +8.33%
75th Percentile £42.48 £43.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.25 £19.33
% change year-on-year -14.61% +15.14% +10.43%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Front Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in England

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front Office in England.

Daily rate trend for Front Office in England

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front Office in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Front Office in England

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front Office in England.

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 25 September 2021. 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 -31 1,602 £650 - 157
North of England -71 8 £550 +90.31% 1
South East -75 7 £565 -12.40% 1
North West -51 4 £475 +64.36% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £550 -
South West - 3 £550 - 1
East of England - 2 - - 4
North East - 1 £625 -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 824 (50.74%) Finance
2 698 (42.98%) Java
3 682 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
4 581 (35.78%) Banking
5 445 (27.40%) JavaScript
6 433 (26.66%) Software Engineering
7 432 (26.60%) SQL
8 428 (26.35%) Investment Banking
9 420 (25.86%) React
10 418 (25.74%) TypeScript
11 410 (25.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 407 (25.06%) Python
13 399 (24.57%) Full Stack Development
14 396 (24.38%) Fixed Income
15 386 (23.77%) AWS
16 377 (23.21%) C#
17 372 (22.91%) Asset Management
18 370 (22.78%) Social Skills
19 350 (21.55%) Investment Management
20 325 (20.01%) Web Services
21 324 (19.95%) Electronic Trading
22 288 (17.73%) Node.js
23 286 (17.61%) Derivative
24 274 (16.87%) Kubernetes
25 265 (16.32%) .NET
26 256 (15.76%) Docker
27 252 (15.52%) Serverless
27 252 (15.52%) Multithreading
28 251 (15.46%) Equities
29 234 (14.41%) AWS Lambda

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 60 (3.69%) Mule
2 44 (2.71%) Apache
3 31 (1.91%) Apache Airflow
4 27 (1.66%) Apache Spark
5 19 (1.17%) Red Hat Fuse
6 17 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
7 16 (0.99%) DataSynapse
8 15 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 14 (0.86%) JBoss
9 14 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
10 10 (0.62%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.31%) Confluence
12 4 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.18%) Ethereum
13 3 (0.18%) Jupyter
13 3 (0.18%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.12%) Apache ServiceMix
15 1 (0.062%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 62 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.062%) Figma
Business Applications
1 30 (1.85%) ION MarketView
2 18 (1.11%) SunGard Martini
3 10 (0.62%) thinkFolio
4 5 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.25%) Endur
6 3 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.18%) Global One
6 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.062%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.062%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.062%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.062%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.062%) Maximo
8 1 (0.062%) Orchestrade
8 1 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.062%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 386 (23.77%) AWS
2 252 (15.52%) Serverless
3 234 (14.41%) AWS Lambda
4 230 (14.16%) Amazon S3
5 219 (13.49%) Azure
6 182 (11.21%) Amazon SQS
6 182 (11.21%) AWS Step Functions
7 94 (5.79%) GCP
8 47 (2.89%) Amazon EC2
9 21 (1.29%) Azure Functions
10 15 (0.92%) GitHub
10 15 (0.92%) Power Platform
11 14 (0.86%) OpenShift
12 11 (0.68%) npm
13 8 (0.49%) Yarn
14 7 (0.43%) Snowflake
15 5 (0.31%) Azure Service Bus
16 4 (0.25%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 4 (0.25%) Azure Logic Apps
16 4 (0.25%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.52%) TCP/IP
2 21 (1.29%) RTMP
3 17 (1.05%) FIX Connectivity
4 16 (0.99%) Firewall
4 16 (0.99%) SSL
5 14 (0.86%) Multicast
6 3 (0.18%) HTTP
6 3 (0.18%) Internet
6 3 (0.18%) WebEx
7 1 (0.062%) DHCP
7 1 (0.062%) DNS
7 1 (0.062%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.062%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.062%) VPN
7 1 (0.062%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (14.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 182 (11.21%) Amazon RDS
3 145 (8.93%) SQL Server
4 134 (8.25%) Relational Database
5 41 (2.52%) NoSQL
6 28 (1.72%) Apache Ignite
7 26 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (1.60%) Redis
8 24 (1.48%) Hazelcast
9 23 (1.42%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.35%) Big Data
11 21 (1.29%) MongoDB
12 20 (1.23%) MySQL
13 19 (1.17%) Amazon Athena
13 19 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
15 15 (0.92%) Power BI
16 13 (0.80%) KDB
17 12 (0.74%) Data Mart
18 10 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 124 (7.64%) Git (software)
2 85 (5.23%) JIRA
3 81 (4.99%) Subversion
4 66 (4.06%) TeamCity
5 58 (3.57%) Visual Studio
6 52 (3.20%) Jenkins
7 33 (2.03%) JUnit
8 25 (1.54%) Artifactory
9 23 (1.42%) Bitbucket
10 18 (1.11%) CppUnit
10 18 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
10 18 (1.11%) Robot Framework
11 16 (0.99%) Maven
11 16 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
12 15 (0.92%) Moq
12 15 (0.92%) Selenium
13 14 (0.86%) jMock
13 14 (0.86%) NUnit
14 13 (0.80%) Jasmine
15 11 (0.68%) webpack
General
1 824 (50.74%) Finance
2 581 (35.78%) Banking
3 428 (26.35%) Investment Banking
4 370 (22.78%) Social Skills
5 189 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (3.33%) Back Office
7 28 (1.72%) Presentation Skills
8 22 (1.35%) Organisational Skills
9 21 (1.29%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.11%) Marketing
11 14 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
12 11 (0.68%) Retail
13 10 (0.62%) Documentation Skills
13 10 (0.62%) Legal
14 5 (0.31%) French Language
15 4 (0.25%) Billing
15 4 (0.25%) Games
15 4 (0.25%) Private Banking
15 4 (0.25%) Public Speaking
16 2 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 1,106 (68.10%) Developer
2 408 (25.12%) Java Developer
3 296 (18.23%) Front Office Developer
4 254 (15.64%) React Developer
5 195 (12.01%) Analyst
6 186 (11.45%) Software Engineer
7 177 (10.90%) C# Developer
8 166 (10.22%) JavaScript Developer
9 138 (8.50%) Python Developer
10 129 (7.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 110 (6.77%) Full Stack Developer
12 106 (6.53%) Business Analyst
13 104 (6.40%) AWS Developer
13 104 (6.40%) Senior Developer
14 101 (6.22%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 86 (5.30%) JavaScript Engineer
16 82 (5.05%) Senior Java Developer
17 81 (4.99%) Python Engineer
18 79 (4.86%) AWS Engineer
19 76 (4.68%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 420 (25.86%) React
2 325 (20.01%) Web Services
3 288 (17.73%) Node.js
4 265 (16.32%) .NET
5 206 (12.68%) Material-UI
6 179 (11.02%) AngularJS
7 120 (7.39%) Spring
8 111 (6.83%) Middleware
9 79 (4.86%) HTML
10 64 (3.94%) .NET Framework
10 64 (3.94%) WPF
11 63 (3.88%) Reactive Extensions
12 62 (3.82%) Apache Camel
13 61 (3.76%) REST
13 61 (3.76%) RESTful
14 60 (3.69%) FIX Protocol
14 60 (3.69%) XML
15 57 (3.51%) .NET Core
16 56 (3.45%) Vue.js
17 55 (3.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 410 (25.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 396 (24.38%) Fixed Income
3 286 (17.61%) Derivative
4 251 (15.46%) Equities
5 103 (6.34%) Hedge funds
6 99 (6.10%) User Experience
7 81 (4.99%) Algorithms
8 76 (4.68%) Data Structures
9 56 (3.45%) Credit Risk
9 56 (3.45%) Market Risk
10 55 (3.39%) Greenfield Project
11 44 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (1.60%) Legacy Systems
13 25 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
13 25 (1.54%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 23 (1.42%) Cloud Native
15 22 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
15 22 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
16 18 (1.11%) Wiki
17 16 (0.99%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 172 (10.59%) Linux
2 114 (7.02%) Unix
3 83 (5.11%) Windows
4 15 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.12%) Android
5 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.062%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.062%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.062%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.062%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (26.66%) Software Engineering
3 399 (24.57%) Full Stack Development
4 372 (22.91%) Asset Management
5 350 (21.55%) Investment Management
6 324 (19.95%) Electronic Trading
7 252 (15.52%) Multithreading
8 226 (13.92%) Low Latency
9 171 (10.53%) TDD
10 165 (10.16%) Analytics
11 162 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
12 107 (6.59%) Microservices
13 106 (6.53%) Scrum
14 105 (6.47%) DevOps
15 96 (5.91%) OO
16 84 (5.17%) Algorithmic Trading
16 84 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
16 84 (5.17%) Multithreaded Programming
16 84 (5.17%) SDLC
17 82 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 698 (42.98%) Java
2 445 (27.40%) JavaScript
3 432 (26.60%) SQL
4 418 (25.74%) TypeScript
5 407 (25.06%) Python
6 377 (23.21%) C#
7 232 (14.29%) C++
8 104 (6.40%) Kotlin
9 76 (4.68%) Scala
10 61 (3.76%) Java 8
11 48 (2.96%) VBA
12 33 (2.03%) Java 9
13 26 (1.60%) T-SQL
14 24 (1.48%) Java 11
15 23 (1.42%) PL/SQL
16 21 (1.29%) Perl
16 21 (1.29%) XAML
17 18 (1.11%) Haskell
17 18 (1.11%) R
18 16 (0.99%) ES6
Qualifications
1 116 (7.14%) Degree
2 18 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 18 (1.11%) PhD
3 10 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (0.31%) CFA
5 4 (0.25%) PMI Certification
5 4 (0.25%) PMP
5 4 (0.25%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.25%) Security Cleared
6 3 (0.18%) ISEB
7 2 (0.12%) ACCA
8 1 (0.062%) CISA
8 1 (0.062%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.22%) PMO
2 24 (1.48%) QA
3 10 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.43%) MiFID
5 4 (0.25%) COBIT
5 4 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.25%) SLA
6 2 (0.12%) Accessibility
6 2 (0.12%) EMIR
7 1 (0.062%) FATCA
7 1 (0.062%) GRC
7 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.062%) NIST
7 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.062%) SOC 2
System Software
1 256 (15.76%) Docker
2 5 (0.31%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.062%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 274 (16.87%) Kubernetes
2 227 (13.98%) Terraform
3 22 (1.35%) BladeLogic
4 19 (1.17%) Ansible
5 11 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (0.37%) Control-M
7 5 (0.31%) SCCM
8 3 (0.18%) Puppet
9 2 (0.12%) Kibana
9 2 (0.12%) Netcool
10 1 (0.062%) Grafana
10 1 (0.062%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.062%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.062%) logstash
10 1 (0.062%) Oozie
10 1 (0.062%) RSA Archer
10 1 (0.062%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 168 (10.34%) Oracle
2 113 (6.96%) ION Trading
3 100 (6.16%) Microsoft
4 46 (2.83%) TIBCO
5 40 (2.46%) Bloomberg
6 32 (1.97%) Sybase
7 21 (1.29%) Murex
8 19 (1.17%) Databricks
8 19 (1.17%) FIS
9 18 (1.11%) SunGard
10 15 (0.92%) Charles River
11 14 (0.86%) Red Hat
11 14 (0.86%) Solace
12 12 (0.74%) Citrix
12 12 (0.74%) DevExpress
13 10 (0.62%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.55%) Google
14 9 (0.55%) MuleSoft
14 9 (0.55%) RedGate
15 8 (0.49%) Salesforce.com