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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 182 130
Rank change year-on-year +99 -52  
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1234 707 902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.85% 1.43% 1.80%
As % of the General category 7.27% 3.92% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 563 752
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £525
% change year-on-year +3.65% -21.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £46.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.74% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 - £65.00

Front Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 16970 18055 19635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 39.24% 36.41% 39.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11222 12293 12923
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 440 488
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% +2.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Front Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +47 1209 £600 - 144
South East -20 15 £425 - 3
North West +22 4 £375 - 3
South West - 3 £675 - 1
Yorkshire +30 1 - -
East Midlands -9 1 - -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 936 (44.96%) Banking
2 883 (42.41%) Finance
3 726 (34.87%) Java
4 611 (29.35%) Investment Banking
5 575 (27.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 544 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
7 514 (24.69%) C#
8 499 (23.97%) SQL
9 455 (21.85%) Fixed Income
10 398 (19.12%) Electronic Trading
11 392 (18.83%) Derivative
12 380 (18.25%) Multithreading
13 351 (16.86%) Equities
14 318 (15.27%) C++
15 298 (14.31%) Low Latency
16 274 (13.16%) .NET
17 268 (12.87%) MiFID
18 266 (12.78%) JavaScript
19 253 (12.15%) HTML
20 250 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
21 242 (11.62%) SQL Server
22 233 (11.19%) TDD
23 232 (11.14%) Python
24 226 (10.85%) Linux
25 223 (10.71%) Oracle
26 221 (10.61%) HTML5
27 218 (10.47%) Unix
28 197 (9.46%) Risk Management
29 190 (9.13%) OO
30 179 (8.60%) AngularJS

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 58 (2.79%) Oracle Coherence
2 41 (1.97%) Apache Spark
3 19 (0.91%) Apache
3 19 (0.91%) IIS
4 16 (0.77%) DataSynapse
4 16 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
5 13 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.58%) Tomcat
6 12 (0.58%) WebSphere
7 11 (0.53%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.48%) Confluence
9 8 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.34%) CMS
10 7 (0.34%) JBoss
11 6 (0.29%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.24%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.24%) nginx
12 5 (0.24%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.19%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.14%) GemFire
Applications
1 117 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.096%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 50 (2.40%) ION MarketView
2 34 (1.63%) thinkFolio
3 25 (1.20%) RMDS
4 17 (0.82%) Endur
5 12 (0.58%) Global One
6 8 (0.38%) Bloomberg AIM
6 8 (0.38%) Markit EDM
7 7 (0.34%) Actimize
7 7 (0.34%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 7 (0.34%) LatentZero
8 5 (0.24%) Sophis RISQUE
8 5 (0.24%) Summit
9 4 (0.19%) FINCAD Analytics
9 4 (0.19%) Murex MxG2000
10 3 (0.14%) Kondor
10 3 (0.14%) Loan IQ
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.14%) Orchestrade
11 2 (0.096%) IntelliMatch
11 2 (0.096%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.19%) Route 53
6 3 (0.14%) GitHub
6 3 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
6 3 (0.14%) PaaS
7 2 (0.096%) Boomi
7 2 (0.096%) IaaS
8 1 (0.048%) Office 365
8 1 (0.048%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.048%) SaaS
8 1 (0.048%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.96%) Firewall
2 12 (0.58%) FIX Connectivity
3 10 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.43%) HTTP
5 8 (0.38%) NAS
5 8 (0.38%) SAN
6 5 (0.24%) SSL
7 4 (0.19%) Internet
8 3 (0.14%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (0.14%) LAN
8 3 (0.14%) Network Security
8 3 (0.14%) VoIP
9 2 (0.096%) DHCP
9 2 (0.096%) GGSN
9 2 (0.096%) GPRS
9 2 (0.096%) GSM
9 2 (0.096%) LTE
9 2 (0.096%) SMTP
9 2 (0.096%) SNMP
9 2 (0.096%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 123 (5.91%) Relational Database
3 92 (4.42%) Big Data
4 72 (3.46%) Hadoop
5 69 (3.31%) KDB
6 47 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (1.92%) Tick Data
8 37 (1.78%) NoSQL
9 34 (1.63%) RDBMS
10 30 (1.44%) Oracle Database
11 27 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
12 25 (1.20%) HBase
13 24 (1.15%) Data Mart
14 23 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (1.06%) Kdb+
16 21 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
16 21 (1.01%) MongoDB
16 21 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 20 (0.96%) DB2
18 17 (0.82%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 88 (4.23%) TeamCity
2 75 (3.60%) Git (software)
3 69 (3.31%) Subversion
4 51 (2.45%) JIRA
5 49 (2.35%) Maven
6 43 (2.07%) NUnit
7 42 (2.02%) JUnit
8 30 (1.44%) Jenkins
9 24 (1.15%) Selenium
9 24 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (1.06%) Mockito
11 21 (1.01%) Grunt
11 21 (1.01%) Visual Studio
12 19 (0.91%) Gradle
13 18 (0.86%) gulp
13 18 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
14 17 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 16 (0.77%) webpack
16 9 (0.43%) Bitbucket
17 8 (0.38%) Cucumber
General
1 936 (44.96%) Banking
2 883 (42.41%) Finance
3 611 (29.35%) Investment Banking
4 126 (6.05%) Back Office
5 56 (2.69%) Financial Institution
6 23 (1.10%) Marketing
7 22 (1.06%) Private Banking
8 21 (1.01%) Legal
9 19 (0.91%) Retail
10 15 (0.72%) Advertising
11 11 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
12 7 (0.34%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.29%) French Language
13 6 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.24%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.14%) Games
16 2 (0.096%) Mandarin Language
16 2 (0.096%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.096%) Prime Brokerage
17 1 (0.048%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1279 (61.43%) Developer
2 474 (22.77%) Analyst
2 474 (22.77%) Java Developer
3 320 (15.37%) Business Analyst
4 319 (15.32%) Front Office Developer
5 315 (15.13%) C# Developer
6 181 (8.69%) Senior Developer
7 143 (6.87%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 114 (5.48%) Senior Java Developer
9 112 (5.38%) Project Manager
10 109 (5.24%) C++ Developer
11 107 (5.14%) .NET Developer
12 96 (4.61%) Front Office Business Analyst
13 92 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
13 92 (4.42%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 92 (4.42%) JavaScript Developer
14 89 (4.27%) Quantitative Developer
15 87 (4.18%) Python Developer
16 86 (4.13%) MiFID Business Analyst
17 84 (4.03%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (13.16%) .NET
2 253 (12.15%) HTML
3 221 (10.61%) HTML5
4 179 (8.60%) AngularJS
5 165 (7.93%) WPF
6 127 (6.10%) CSS
7 121 (5.81%) Spring
8 113 (5.43%) FIX Protocol
9 102 (4.90%) React
10 71 (3.41%) XML
11 66 (3.17%) REST
12 65 (3.12%) WCF
13 60 (2.88%) Node.js
14 54 (2.59%) JMS
15 47 (2.26%) Middleware
15 47 (2.26%) Redux
15 47 (2.26%) Rendezvous
16 44 (2.11%) Hibernate
17 43 (2.07%) Web Services
18 41 (1.97%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 575 (27.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 455 (21.85%) Fixed Income
3 392 (18.83%) Derivative
4 351 (16.86%) Equities
5 250 (12.01%) Analytical Skills
6 134 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
7 116 (5.57%) Equity Derivative
8 106 (5.09%) Computer Science
9 84 (4.03%) Market Risk
10 72 (3.46%) Algorithms
11 60 (2.88%) Hedge funds
12 47 (2.26%) User Experience
13 45 (2.16%) Fintech
14 44 (2.11%) Data Structures
15 42 (2.02%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 42 (2.02%) Virtual Team
16 35 (1.68%) Management Information System
17 32 (1.54%) OTC Derivatives
18 31 (1.49%) Credit Risk
18 31 (1.49%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 226 (10.85%) Linux
2 218 (10.47%) Unix
3 150 (7.20%) Windows
4 25 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 14 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.34%) Solaris
7 3 (0.14%) OS/390
8 2 (0.096%) Android
8 2 (0.096%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.096%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.048%) HPUX
9 1 (0.048%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.048%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.048%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
2 398 (19.12%) Electronic Trading
3 380 (18.25%) Multithreading
4 298 (14.31%) Low Latency
5 233 (11.19%) TDD
6 197 (9.46%) Risk Management
7 190 (9.13%) OO
8 164 (7.88%) Asset Management
8 164 (7.88%) SDLC
9 155 (7.44%) Business Analysis
10 152 (7.30%) Analytics
11 144 (6.92%) Mathematics
12 134 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
13 116 (5.57%) Investment Management
14 113 (5.43%) Scrum
15 111 (5.33%) Project Management
16 107 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 104 (5.00%) Test Automation
18 94 (4.51%) Software Engineering
19 83 (3.99%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 726 (34.87%) Java
2 514 (24.69%) C#
3 499 (23.97%) SQL
4 318 (15.27%) C++
5 266 (12.78%) JavaScript
6 232 (11.14%) Python
7 114 (5.48%) VBA
8 102 (4.90%) Scala
9 74 (3.55%) Perl
10 52 (2.50%) TypeScript
11 45 (2.16%) T-SQL
12 37 (1.78%) Bash Shell
12 37 (1.78%) Shell Script
13 36 (1.73%) ES6
13 36 (1.73%) VB
14 34 (1.63%) R
15 33 (1.59%) C
16 29 (1.39%) XAML
17 27 (1.30%) PowerShell
18 20 (0.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (6.48%) Degree
2 39 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
4 30 (1.44%) PhD
4 30 (1.44%) PMI Certification
5 28 (1.34%) PMP
6 8 (0.38%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.24%) MBA
7 5 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.19%) CFA
8 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.14%) MCP
10 2 (0.096%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.048%) ISEB
11 1 (0.048%) MCSA
11 1 (0.048%) MCSE
11 1 (0.048%) MOS
11 1 (0.048%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.048%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 268 (12.87%) MiFID
2 61 (2.93%) QA
3 31 (1.49%) EMIR
4 26 (1.25%) Dodd-Frank
5 22 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.62%) SLA
7 9 (0.43%) Basel III
8 7 (0.34%) PMO
9 6 (0.29%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.14%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.096%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.096%) SEPA
12 1 (0.048%) Basel II
12 1 (0.048%) FATCA
12 1 (0.048%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (1.01%) Docker
2 12 (0.58%) HDFS
3 9 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.34%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (0.096%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.096%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (0.67%) Control-M
2 10 (0.48%) Ansible
2 10 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.19%) SCCM
6 3 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.14%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.14%) Puppet
6 3 (0.14%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.14%) Tivoli NetView
7 2 (0.096%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.096%) Terraform
8 1 (0.048%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.048%) Mesos
8 1 (0.048%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.048%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.048%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.048%) yum
Vendors
1 223 (10.71%) Oracle
2 119 (5.72%) Microsoft
3 112 (5.38%) Sybase
4 90 (4.32%) Bloomberg
4 90 (4.32%) ION Trading
5 88 (4.23%) TIBCO
6 81 (3.89%) Murex
7 55 (2.64%) Reuters
8 38 (1.83%) Charles River
9 36 (1.73%) Fidessa
10 27 (1.30%) Calypso
11 22 (1.06%) Sophis
12 21 (1.01%) Currenex
13 14 (0.67%) IBM
13 14 (0.67%) Solace
14 13 (0.62%) Google
14 13 (0.62%) JD Edwards
15 12 (0.58%) FXall
15 12 (0.58%) OpenLink
16 11 (0.53%) SAP
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