Period
to 16 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 138 96
Rank change year-on-year -2 -42 +69
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,158 1,788 2,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.88% 1.98% 2.46%
As % of the General category 5.11% 4.99% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 1,411 1,893
England median daily rate £650 £650 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £463 £500 £475
90th Percentile £788 £775 £775
UK median daily rate £650 £650 £625
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 2
England median hourly rate £18.97 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.43% -33.33% -40.79%
10th Percentile £15.23 £12.00 £16.50
90th Percentile £22.20 £22.44 £28.50
UK median hourly rate £18.97 £15.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +26.43% -33.33% +30.06%

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 22,661 35,863 38,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 36.78% 39.78% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,621 23,804 26,061
England median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £280 £305 £275
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £480 £465
% change year-on-year -1.04% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 774 997 1,023
England median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% - +4.54%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.00

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 16 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +3 1,143 £650 - 153
South East +73 6 £420 -20.19% 4
North of England +48 5 £700 +47.37%
North East - 4 £738 -
South West +29 2 - -
Midlands +50 1 £400 +135.29%
North West +33 1 £700 +47.37%
East Midlands +32 1 £400 +25.00%
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 635 (54.84%) Finance
2 584 (50.43%) Java
3 535 (46.20%) Agile Software Development
4 433 (37.39%) Python
5 416 (35.92%) Banking
6 383 (33.07%) Fixed Income
7 358 (30.92%) Derivative
8 352 (30.40%) C#
9 331 (28.58%) AWS
10 328 (28.32%) Software Engineering
11 322 (27.81%) Asset Management
12 309 (26.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 308 (26.60%) Web Services
14 276 (23.83%) JavaScript
15 262 (22.63%) SQL
16 237 (20.47%) .NET
17 233 (20.12%) Equities
18 231 (19.95%) Azure
19 226 (19.52%) AngularJS
20 214 (18.48%) React
21 204 (17.62%) Analytics
22 196 (16.93%) Microservices
23 194 (16.75%) Investment Banking
24 185 (15.98%) C++
25 179 (15.46%) Hedge funds
26 169 (14.59%) Greenfield Project
27 168 (14.51%) Multithreading
28 159 (13.73%) TDD
29 155 (13.39%) Investment Management
29 155 (13.39%) DevOps

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 37 (3.20%) Apache Spark
2 14 (1.21%) Confluence
3 12 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.86%) Apache
4 10 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
5 9 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
6 7 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.17%) CMS
9 2 (0.17%) IIS
9 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.086%) DataSynapse
10 1 (0.086%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.086%) Mule
10 1 (0.086%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 47 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 52 (4.49%) FINCAD Analytics
2 21 (1.81%) Markit EDM
3 15 (1.30%) Endur
4 10 (0.86%) ION MarketView
4 10 (0.86%) PolarLake
4 10 (0.86%) thinkFolio
5 9 (0.78%) Eagle PACE
6 7 (0.60%) SimCorp Dimension
6 7 (0.60%) Sophis RISQUE
7 4 (0.35%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
9 2 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.17%) OpenLink RightAngle
10 1 (0.086%) Eze OMS
10 1 (0.086%) Global One
10 1 (0.086%) LongView
10 1 (0.086%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.086%) Orchestrade
10 1 (0.086%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 331 (28.58%) AWS
2 231 (19.95%) Azure
3 127 (10.97%) GCP
4 125 (10.79%) Serverless
5 115 (9.93%) Amazon S3
6 104 (8.98%) AWS Lambda
7 100 (8.64%) Amazon SQS
8 87 (7.51%) OpenShift
9 82 (7.08%) Amazon ECS
10 66 (5.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 63 (5.44%) Amazon EC2
12 52 (4.49%) AWS Step Functions
13 25 (2.16%) Azure Functions
14 23 (1.99%) GitHub
15 12 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
15 12 (1.04%) Power Platform
16 11 (0.95%) Office 365
17 9 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
17 9 (0.78%) PaaS
18 5 (0.43%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.25%) Multicast
2 23 (1.99%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
3 18 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (1.47%) Junos
4 17 (1.47%) NX-OS
5 15 (1.30%) BGP
5 15 (1.30%) IGMP
5 15 (1.30%) OSPF
5 15 (1.30%) Wireless
6 14 (1.21%) Cisco Wireless
6 14 (1.21%) DWDM
6 14 (1.21%) EIGRP
6 14 (1.21%) Ethernet
6 14 (1.21%) LAN
6 14 (1.21%) MPLS
6 14 (1.21%) Plixer Scrutinizer
6 14 (1.21%) VPN
6 14 (1.21%) Wireshark
6 14 (1.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 115 (9.93%) Amazon RDS
3 100 (8.64%) NoSQL
4 93 (8.03%) Amazon Athena
5 91 (7.86%) Amazon Redshift
6 77 (6.65%) MongoDB
7 71 (6.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 62 (5.35%) Redis
9 55 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
10 51 (4.40%) Relational Database
11 50 (4.32%) Amazon Aurora
12 47 (4.06%) KDB
13 37 (3.20%) DB2
14 35 (3.02%) MySQL
15 33 (2.85%) Big Data
16 31 (2.68%) RDBMS
17 29 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
17 29 (2.50%) HBase
18 27 (2.33%) Couchbase
18 27 (2.33%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 93 (8.03%) Jenkins
2 87 (7.51%) TeamCity
3 81 (6.99%) RStudio
4 80 (6.91%) Artifactory
5 64 (5.53%) Git (software)
6 49 (4.23%) JIRA
7 42 (3.63%) Maven
8 26 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
9 25 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
10 21 (1.81%) Subversion
11 19 (1.64%) Selenium
12 15 (1.30%) JConsole
12 15 (1.30%) JProfiler
12 15 (1.30%) JUnit
12 15 (1.30%) VisualVM
13 14 (1.21%) MSBuild
14 13 (1.12%) Cucumber
15 11 (0.95%) Moq
16 9 (0.78%) NUnit
17 8 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 635 (54.84%) Finance
2 416 (35.92%) Banking
3 194 (16.75%) Investment Banking
4 36 (3.11%) Back Office
5 21 (1.81%) Financial Institution
6 9 (0.78%) Games
7 8 (0.69%) International Banking
8 7 (0.60%) Legal
8 7 (0.60%) Marketing
9 5 (0.43%) Retail
10 4 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.35%) French Language
10 4 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
11 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.17%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.17%) Publishing
13 1 (0.086%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.086%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.086%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 731 (63.13%) Developer
2 273 (23.58%) Java Developer
3 178 (15.37%) Senior Developer
4 160 (13.82%) Front Office Developer
5 134 (11.57%) C# Developer
6 125 (10.79%) Analyst
7 113 (9.76%) Python Developer
8 112 (9.67%) AWS Developer
9 82 (7.08%) Senior Java Developer
10 76 (6.56%) React Developer
10 76 (6.56%) Software Engineer
11 73 (6.30%) Architect
12 69 (5.96%) Business Analyst
13 66 (5.70%) AWS Engineer
14 60 (5.18%) .NET Developer
14 60 (5.18%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 60 (5.18%) Java Engineer
15 55 (4.75%) JavaScript Developer
16 54 (4.66%) Lead Developer
17 53 (4.58%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 308 (26.60%) Web Services
2 237 (20.47%) .NET
3 226 (19.52%) AngularJS
4 214 (18.48%) React
5 147 (12.69%) J2EE
6 108 (9.33%) Node.js
7 82 (7.08%) HTML
8 57 (4.92%) Vue.js
9 56 (4.84%) HTML5
10 55 (4.75%) CSS
11 53 (4.58%) J2SE
12 51 (4.40%) WPF
13 47 (4.06%) FIX Protocol
14 45 (3.89%) Spring
15 44 (3.80%) Kafka
16 40 (3.45%) .NET Core
16 40 (3.45%) Spring Boot
17 39 (3.37%) REST
18 31 (2.68%) ASP.NET
19 29 (2.50%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 383 (33.07%) Fixed Income
2 358 (30.92%) Derivative
3 309 (26.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 233 (20.12%) Equities
5 179 (15.46%) Hedge funds
6 169 (14.59%) Greenfield Project
7 83 (7.17%) Equity Derivative
8 67 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
9 66 (5.70%) Blog
10 53 (4.58%) Reference Data
11 44 (3.80%) Algorithms
12 42 (3.63%) Data Structures
13 37 (3.20%) Market Risk
14 36 (3.11%) Credit Risk
15 31 (2.68%) User Experience
16 30 (2.59%) Public Cloud
17 20 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
18 17 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
19 15 (1.30%) Credit Derivative
19 15 (1.30%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 48 (4.15%) Linux
2 42 (3.63%) Windows
3 33 (2.85%) Unix
4 13 (1.12%) Windows 10
5 8 (0.69%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.086%) Android
7 1 (0.086%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.086%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (46.20%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (28.32%) Software Engineering
3 322 (27.81%) Asset Management
4 204 (17.62%) Analytics
5 196 (16.93%) Microservices
6 168 (14.51%) Multithreading
7 159 (13.73%) TDD
8 155 (13.39%) DevOps
8 155 (13.39%) Investment Management
9 138 (11.92%) Decision-Making
10 126 (10.88%) Electronic Trading
11 117 (10.10%) Scrum
12 116 (10.02%) Low Latency
13 93 (8.03%) Portfolio Management
14 91 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
15 80 (6.91%) Fund Management
16 74 (6.39%) Open Source
17 73 (6.30%) Machine Learning
18 72 (6.22%) SDLC
19 71 (6.13%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 584 (50.43%) Java
2 433 (37.39%) Python
3 352 (30.40%) C#
4 276 (23.83%) JavaScript
5 262 (22.63%) SQL
6 185 (15.98%) C++
7 149 (12.87%) R
8 54 (4.66%) Kotlin
9 52 (4.49%) TypeScript
10 42 (3.63%) VBA
11 38 (3.28%) Scala
12 36 (3.11%) F#
13 34 (2.94%) Perl
14 21 (1.81%) Java 8
15 19 (1.64%) C
16 9 (0.78%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.78%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.69%) PHP
18 7 (0.60%) Haskell
18 7 (0.60%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 103 (8.89%) Degree
2 26 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (1.38%) CCNA
4 16 (1.38%) CCNP
5 15 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (0.69%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.69%) PhD
7 5 (0.43%) ISEB
7 5 (0.43%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.17%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.086%) ACCA
9 1 (0.086%) CCIE
9 1 (0.086%) CFA
9 1 (0.086%) CIMA
9 1 (0.086%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.086%) PMP
9 1 (0.086%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.086%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.81%) QA
2 10 (0.86%) MiFID
3 5 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.43%) GDPR
3 5 (0.43%) PMO
4 4 (0.35%) EMIR
5 3 (0.26%) UCITS
6 2 (0.17%) AIFMD
6 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.17%) IFRS
6 2 (0.17%) SLA
7 1 (0.086%) Basel II
7 1 (0.086%) GAAP
7 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 151 (13.04%) Docker
2 2 (0.17%) XenApp
2 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.086%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 112 (9.67%) Kubernetes
2 85 (7.34%) Terraform
3 19 (1.64%) Puppet
4 17 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.30%) Nagios
5 15 (1.30%) ZABBIX
6 14 (1.21%) Cacti
6 14 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
6 14 (1.21%) NetMRI
6 14 (1.21%) Statseeker
7 12 (1.04%) Ansible
8 5 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
9 4 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.26%) Control-M
11 2 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.17%) Kibana
12 1 (0.086%) Endace
12 1 (0.086%) Mesos
12 1 (0.086%) Salt
12 1 (0.086%) SCCM
Vendors
1 124 (10.71%) Oracle
2 87 (7.51%) Microsoft
3 53 (4.58%) Bloomberg
4 49 (4.23%) Google
5 48 (4.15%) Sybase
6 31 (2.68%) ION Trading
7 26 (2.25%) Charles River
8 23 (1.99%) Cisco
9 22 (1.90%) Reuters
10 19 (1.64%) OpenLink
11 18 (1.55%) Juniper
11 18 (1.55%) TIBCO
12 16 (1.38%) Murex
13 14 (1.21%) NetScout
13 14 (1.21%) Solarflare
14 13 (1.12%) Tableau
15 11 (0.95%) DevExpress
16 10 (0.86%) Solace
17 9 (0.78%) Sophis
18 8 (0.69%) SimCorp