Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 88 186
Rank change year-on-year -34 +98 -66
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2,017 2,422 1,481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.16% 2.75% 1.47%
As % of the General category 5.80% 6.91% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,622 1,840 1,159
England median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +1.69%
10th Percentile £513 £450 £419
90th Percentile £800 £738 £738
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
England median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -70.97% -48.33%
10th Percentile £14.65 £10.00 £19.20
90th Percentile £21.15 £15.00 £77.80
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year +18.52% -70.97% -40.00%

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 34,773 35,033 37,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 37.23% 39.72% 36.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,003 23,256 24,991
England median daily rate £475 £467 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +3.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 777 763 874
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.72% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.65
% change year-on-year -1.96% +7.83% +3.58%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -19 1,985 £650 +8.33% 215
South East -15 19 £650 +52.94% 3
South West -4 4 £550 -18.52% 3
East of England -6 4 £500 +66.67%
North of England -16 2 £663 +76.67% 1
North West -21 2 £663 +76.67% 1
Midlands -10 1 - - 2
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 845 (41.89%) Finance
2 722 (35.80%) Banking
3 696 (34.51%) Java
4 657 (32.57%) C#
5 588 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
6 556 (27.57%) SQL
7 538 (26.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 432 (21.42%) Fixed Income
9 404 (20.03%) Multithreading
10 389 (19.29%) Electronic Trading
11 376 (18.64%) Derivative
12 368 (18.24%) Investment Banking
13 338 (16.76%) Low Latency
14 316 (15.67%) .NET
14 316 (15.67%) Python
15 288 (14.28%) C++
16 280 (13.88%) SQL Server
17 264 (13.09%) JavaScript
18 263 (13.04%) Linux
19 262 (12.99%) Equities
20 232 (11.50%) AngularJS
21 204 (10.11%) Unix
22 199 (9.87%) HTML
23 193 (9.57%) TDD
24 184 (9.12%) Oracle
25 180 (8.92%) Asset Management
26 178 (8.82%) Windows
27 176 (8.73%) Risk Management
28 168 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
29 162 (8.03%) Degree

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 40 (1.98%) Apache
2 39 (1.93%) Mule
3 27 (1.34%) Apache Spark
4 21 (1.04%) Confluence
5 18 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
6 15 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.59%) DataSynapse
8 11 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.50%) SharePoint
10 9 (0.45%) IIS
10 9 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
11 6 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.25%) JBoss
13 4 (0.20%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.20%) nginx
14 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.099%) IPython
16 1 (0.050%) Alfresco
16 1 (0.050%) Apache Solr
16 1 (0.050%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 92 (4.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
3 15 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.050%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 70 (3.47%) ION MarketView
2 43 (2.13%) thinkFolio
3 22 (1.09%) Bloomberg AIM
3 22 (1.09%) Markit EDM
4 17 (0.84%) Eagle PACE
5 15 (0.74%) Front Arena
5 15 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 14 (0.69%) PolarLake
7 10 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
8 9 (0.45%) LatentZero
9 8 (0.40%) SunGard Martini
10 6 (0.30%) Endur
10 6 (0.30%) RMDS
11 5 (0.25%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 5 (0.25%) Eikon
12 4 (0.20%) Orchestrade
13 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
14 2 (0.099%) Minerva
14 2 (0.099%) Postilion
14 2 (0.099%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 95 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.74%) NuGet
5 14 (0.69%) Office 365
6 11 (0.55%) SaaS
7 5 (0.25%) PaaS
8 4 (0.20%) npm
9 3 (0.15%) IaaS
9 3 (0.15%) Yarn
10 2 (0.099%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.099%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.099%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.050%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.050%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.050%) GitHub
11 1 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.050%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.050%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.79%) FIX Connectivity
1 16 (0.79%) RTMP
2 7 (0.35%) DNS
3 6 (0.30%) Kerberos
3 6 (0.30%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.25%) Internet
5 4 (0.20%) HTTP
6 3 (0.15%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.15%) Firewall
6 3 (0.15%) Intranet
6 3 (0.15%) Multicast
6 3 (0.15%) Skype
6 3 (0.15%) VPN
7 2 (0.099%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.099%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.099%) SSL
7 2 (0.099%) VoIP
8 1 (0.050%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.050%) CTI
8 1 (0.050%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (13.88%) SQL Server
2 161 (7.98%) Relational Database
3 80 (3.97%) MongoDB
4 58 (2.88%) RDBMS
5 52 (2.58%) NoSQL
6 49 (2.43%) KDB
7 35 (1.74%) Big Data
7 35 (1.74%) Hadoop
8 28 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (0.94%) Blockchain
11 19 (0.94%) Oracle Database
12 15 (0.74%) Power BI
12 15 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (0.59%) Data Mining
13 12 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (0.55%) HBase
Development Applications
1 92 (4.56%) TeamCity
2 90 (4.46%) Jenkins
3 87 (4.31%) Git (software)
4 78 (3.87%) Subversion
5 72 (3.57%) Maven
6 47 (2.33%) JIRA
7 31 (1.54%) MSBuild
8 29 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 26 (1.29%) Visual Studio
10 23 (1.14%) Eclipse
11 22 (1.09%) JUnit
12 21 (1.04%) SpecFlow
13 18 (0.89%) CruiseControl
14 17 (0.84%) NUnit
15 15 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
16 11 (0.55%) Vagrant
17 9 (0.45%) IntelliJ
17 9 (0.45%) Selenium
17 9 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 845 (41.89%) Finance
2 722 (35.80%) Banking
3 368 (18.24%) Investment Banking
4 104 (5.16%) Back Office
5 60 (2.97%) Financial Institution
6 26 (1.29%) Legal
6 26 (1.29%) Private Banking
7 18 (0.89%) Advertising
8 17 (0.84%) Retail
9 15 (0.74%) Marketing
9 15 (0.74%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.25%) French Language
11 4 (0.20%) International Banking
12 3 (0.15%) Billing
12 3 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.099%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.099%) Local Government
13 2 (0.099%) Retail Finance
14 1 (0.050%) Prime Brokerage
14 1 (0.050%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,381 (68.47%) Developer
2 513 (25.43%) Java Developer
3 432 (21.42%) C# Developer
4 410 (20.33%) Front Office Developer
5 336 (16.66%) Analyst
6 270 (13.39%) Senior Developer
7 172 (8.53%) Business Analyst
8 162 (8.03%) C++ Developer
8 162 (8.03%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 133 (6.59%) Senior Java Developer
10 109 (5.40%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 102 (5.06%) Python Developer
12 100 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
13 86 (4.26%) SQL Developer
14 82 (4.07%) Full Stack Developer
15 80 (3.97%) .NET Developer
16 79 (3.92%) Quantitative Developer
17 78 (3.87%) WPF Developer
18 73 (3.62%) C# WPF Developer
18 73 (3.62%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (15.67%) .NET
2 232 (11.50%) AngularJS
3 199 (9.87%) HTML
4 162 (8.03%) HTML5
5 148 (7.34%) WPF
6 131 (6.49%) FIX Protocol
7 104 (5.16%) React
7 104 (5.16%) Spring
8 103 (5.11%) Node.js
9 99 (4.91%) CSS
10 90 (4.46%) WCF
11 84 (4.16%) Middleware
11 84 (4.16%) XML
12 73 (3.62%) Web Services
13 53 (2.63%) J2EE
14 49 (2.43%) .NET Framework
15 48 (2.38%) Socket.IO
16 45 (2.23%) STL
17 43 (2.13%) REST
18 42 (2.08%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 538 (26.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 432 (21.42%) Fixed Income
3 376 (18.64%) Derivative
4 262 (12.99%) Equities
5 168 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
6 126 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
7 117 (5.80%) Equity Derivative
8 115 (5.70%) Hedge funds
9 92 (4.56%) Computer Science
10 79 (3.92%) Algorithms
11 61 (3.02%) Credit Risk
12 57 (2.83%) Market Risk
13 56 (2.78%) User Experience
14 55 (2.73%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 43 (2.13%) Data Structures
16 30 (1.49%) Exotic Derivative
17 29 (1.44%) Grid Computing
18 24 (1.19%) OTC Derivatives
19 23 (1.14%) Credit Derivative
20 19 (0.94%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 263 (13.04%) Linux
2 204 (10.11%) Unix
3 178 (8.82%) Windows
4 31 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 15 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 13 (0.64%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.25%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.20%) Android
9 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.15%) Solaris
10 2 (0.099%) VMS
11 1 (0.050%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.050%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.050%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (29.15%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (20.03%) Multithreading
3 389 (19.29%) Electronic Trading
4 338 (16.76%) Low Latency
5 193 (9.57%) TDD
6 180 (8.92%) Asset Management
7 176 (8.73%) Risk Management
8 160 (7.93%) Algorithmic Trading
8 160 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
9 154 (7.64%) OO
10 147 (7.29%) Analytics
11 132 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
12 130 (6.45%) SDLC
13 125 (6.20%) Web Development
14 111 (5.50%) Software Engineering
15 110 (5.45%) Test Automation
16 100 (4.96%) Investment Management
17 94 (4.66%) User Acceptance Testing
18 91 (4.51%) Mathematics
19 87 (4.31%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 696 (34.51%) Java
2 657 (32.57%) C#
3 556 (27.57%) SQL
4 316 (15.67%) Python
5 288 (14.28%) C++
6 264 (13.09%) JavaScript
7 108 (5.35%) TypeScript
8 102 (5.06%) Java 8
9 88 (4.36%) VBA
10 55 (2.73%) Scala
11 51 (2.53%) R
12 48 (2.38%) Perl
13 46 (2.28%) Bash Shell
14 30 (1.49%) Shell Script
15 29 (1.44%) C
16 27 (1.34%) PowerShell
17 23 (1.14%) VC++
18 20 (0.99%) Ruby
18 20 (0.99%) T-SQL
19 16 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 162 (8.03%) Degree
2 22 (1.09%) PhD
3 21 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (0.64%) PMP
6 9 (0.45%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.25%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.25%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.20%) MBA
9 3 (0.15%) CCNA
9 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.15%) ISEB
9 3 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.15%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 2 (0.099%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.050%) CCIE
11 1 (0.050%) CCNP
11 1 (0.050%) MCSA
11 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (1.83%) MiFID
2 24 (1.19%) QA
3 17 (0.84%) SLA
4 14 (0.69%) EMIR
5 7 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.25%) PMO
7 3 (0.15%) AIFMD
7 3 (0.15%) GDPR
8 2 (0.099%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.050%) IFRS
System Software
1 38 (1.88%) Docker
2 17 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.40%) HDFS
4 4 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.099%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.099%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.050%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.050%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (0.89%) Ansible
2 16 (0.79%) Terraform
3 12 (0.59%) Kubernetes
4 10 (0.50%) Control-M
5 9 (0.45%) Kibana
5 9 (0.45%) logstash
6 6 (0.30%) SCCM
7 5 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.15%) Consul
9 2 (0.099%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.099%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.099%) Nagios
9 2 (0.099%) Opsview
9 2 (0.099%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.050%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.050%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.050%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.050%) Puppet
10 1 (0.050%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.050%) WSUS
Vendors
1 184 (9.12%) Oracle
2 109 (5.40%) Microsoft
3 88 (4.36%) Bloomberg
4 81 (4.02%) ION Trading
5 71 (3.52%) Charles River
6 68 (3.37%) TIBCO
7 45 (2.23%) Sybase
8 44 (2.18%) MapR
9 35 (1.74%) Reuters
10 26 (1.29%) Calypso
11 21 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
12 20 (0.99%) Murex
13 19 (0.94%) FXall
14 18 (0.89%) SimCorp
15 17 (0.84%) Tableau
16 15 (0.74%) Citrix
17 14 (0.69%) IBM
18 12 (0.59%) Fidessa
18 12 (0.59%) Remedy
19 11 (0.55%) BMC