Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 103 145
Rank change year-on-year -43 +42 -25
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,669 2,177 1,586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.89% 2.35% 1.84%
As % of the General category 5.30% 6.19% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,346 1,816 1,194
England median daily rate £650 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £513 £475 £450
90th Percentile £775 £788 £750
UK median daily rate £650 £625 £600
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 5
England median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +122.22% -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -50.00% +103.39% -

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 31,479 35,159 32,336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.60% 37.93% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,040 23,325 21,420
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £275
90th Percentile £680 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 828 827
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -1.96%
10th Percentile £12.46 £12.50 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -9.09%

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 -16 1,634 £650 +4.00% 152
North of England +11 12 £475 -2.56% 5
South East -6 12 £550 +37.50% 1
North West +14 9 £475 -2.56% 4
Midlands +10 7 £170 -60.00% 1
East Midlands - 5 £320 - 1
South West -41 4 £304 -19.00%
Yorkshire - 3 - -
West Midlands -6 2 £166 -60.94%
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 719 (43.08%) Finance
2 679 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
3 674 (40.38%) Banking
4 654 (39.19%) Java
5 435 (26.06%) C#
6 425 (25.46%) SQL
7 401 (24.03%) Fixed Income
8 302 (18.09%) .NET
9 293 (17.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 291 (17.44%) Multithreading
11 289 (17.32%) Investment Banking
12 275 (16.48%) Derivative
13 254 (15.22%) SQL Server
14 252 (15.10%) Asset Management
15 248 (14.86%) Python
16 245 (14.68%) Greenfield Project
17 223 (13.36%) Electronic Trading
18 220 (13.18%) Equities
19 212 (12.70%) TDD
20 210 (12.58%) JavaScript
21 187 (11.20%) C++
22 178 (10.67%) HTML
23 172 (10.31%) Hedge funds
24 170 (10.19%) AngularJS
25 168 (10.07%) Analytics
26 160 (9.59%) Oracle
27 158 (9.47%) Low Latency
28 146 (8.75%) Linux
29 145 (8.69%) Unix
30 142 (8.51%) WPF

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 94 (5.63%) Apache Spark
2 57 (3.42%) Apache
3 40 (2.40%) Confluence
4 27 (1.62%) Oracle Coherence
5 26 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 22 (1.32%) Mule
7 12 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (0.60%) CMS
9 9 (0.54%) JBoss
10 8 (0.48%) IIS
11 6 (0.36%) DataSynapse
11 6 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.30%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.12%) Jupyter
15 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.12%) SAS
16 1 (0.060%) MTS
16 1 (0.060%) nginx
Applications
1 70 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.36%) InVision
4 6 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 21 (1.26%) ION MarketView
2 17 (1.02%) thinkFolio
3 14 (0.84%) Eikon
4 13 (0.78%) RMDS
5 7 (0.42%) Endur
6 6 (0.36%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.30%) Bloomberg AIM
8 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.12%) Eagle PACE
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.12%) Summit
9 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.060%) AquaLogic BPM
10 1 (0.060%) Front Arena
10 1 (0.060%) IntelliMatch
10 1 (0.060%) Kondor
10 1 (0.060%) Loan IQ
10 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 121 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 26 (1.56%) GitHub
4 26 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 26 (1.56%) Serverless
5 24 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
6 20 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (1.20%) Amazon S3
7 12 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
8 11 (0.66%) Office 365
9 10 (0.60%) npm
10 9 (0.54%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (0.36%) Azure Functions
12 6 (0.36%) SaaS
13 4 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.24%) Yarn
14 3 (0.18%) NuGet
15 1 (0.060%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.54%) DNS
2 5 (0.30%) AMQP
3 3 (0.18%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (0.12%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (0.12%) LAN
5 1 (0.060%) RTMP
5 1 (0.060%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 106 (6.35%) Relational Database
3 76 (4.55%) Hadoop
4 62 (3.71%) Big Data
5 60 (3.59%) NoSQL
6 48 (2.88%) MongoDB
7 43 (2.58%) RDBMS
8 41 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 41 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 39 (2.34%) KDB
10 36 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 34 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
12 29 (1.74%) Power BI
13 28 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
14 25 (1.50%) Oracle Database
15 24 (1.44%) Impala
16 20 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
16 20 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
17 17 (1.02%) QlikView
18 14 (0.84%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 108 (6.47%) Jenkins
2 100 (5.99%) JIRA
3 92 (5.51%) Git (software)
4 85 (5.09%) Maven
5 82 (4.91%) Subversion
6 74 (4.43%) TeamCity
7 46 (2.76%) JUnit
8 42 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 42 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 31 (1.86%) Artifactory
10 28 (1.68%) Visual Studio
11 26 (1.56%) Hudson
11 26 (1.56%) NUnit
12 22 (1.32%) Cucumber
13 18 (1.08%) jMock
14 15 (0.90%) Selenium
15 14 (0.84%) FishEye
15 14 (0.84%) Moq
16 13 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
17 12 (0.72%) RStudio
General
1 719 (43.08%) Finance
2 674 (40.38%) Banking
3 289 (17.32%) Investment Banking
4 79 (4.73%) Back Office
5 37 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 15 (0.90%) Private Banking
7 12 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.54%) Law
9 6 (0.36%) Legal
10 5 (0.30%) International Banking
11 4 (0.24%) Retail
12 3 (0.18%) Advertising
12 3 (0.18%) French Language
12 3 (0.18%) Games
12 3 (0.18%) Marketing
13 2 (0.12%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.12%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.060%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.060%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.060%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,138 (68.18%) Developer
2 470 (28.16%) Java Developer
3 284 (17.02%) C# Developer
4 269 (16.12%) Front Office Developer
5 232 (13.90%) Analyst
6 173 (10.37%) Senior Developer
7 131 (7.85%) Business Analyst
8 121 (7.25%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 113 (6.77%) React Developer
10 105 (6.29%) Full Stack Developer
11 95 (5.69%) Python Developer
12 85 (5.09%) WPF Developer
13 82 (4.91%) .NET Developer
14 80 (4.79%) C++ Developer
15 79 (4.73%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 78 (4.67%) UI Developer
17 72 (4.31%) Angular Developer
18 71 (4.25%) Senior Java Developer
19 70 (4.19%) C# WPF Developer
20 67 (4.01%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (18.09%) .NET
2 178 (10.67%) HTML
3 170 (10.19%) AngularJS
4 142 (8.51%) WPF
5 134 (8.03%) React
6 110 (6.59%) CSS
7 109 (6.53%) HTML5
8 107 (6.41%) Web Services
9 105 (6.29%) Spring
10 79 (4.73%) .NET Framework
10 79 (4.73%) Redux
11 66 (3.95%) REST
12 63 (3.77%) Node.js
12 63 (3.77%) WCF
13 61 (3.65%) FIX Protocol
14 54 (3.24%) Reactive Extensions
15 49 (2.94%) .NET Core
16 48 (2.88%) J2EE
17 47 (2.82%) Middleware
17 47 (2.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 401 (24.03%) Fixed Income
2 293 (17.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 275 (16.48%) Derivative
4 245 (14.68%) Greenfield Project
5 220 (13.18%) Equities
6 172 (10.31%) Hedge funds
7 92 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
8 82 (4.91%) User Experience
9 76 (4.55%) Equity Derivative
10 61 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
10 61 (3.65%) Fintech
11 51 (3.06%) OTC Derivatives
12 44 (2.64%) Market Risk
13 42 (2.52%) Data Structures
14 37 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
15 34 (2.04%) Algorithms
16 30 (1.80%) Credit Risk
17 18 (1.08%) Grid Computing
17 18 (1.08%) Virtual Team
18 13 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 146 (8.75%) Linux
2 145 (8.69%) Unix
3 97 (5.81%) Windows
4 20 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 14 (0.84%) Windows 10
6 11 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.12%) Android
8 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.12%) Solaris
8 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.060%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.060%) SUSE
9 1 (0.060%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (40.68%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (17.44%) Multithreading
3 252 (15.10%) Asset Management
4 223 (13.36%) Electronic Trading
5 212 (12.70%) TDD
6 168 (10.07%) Analytics
7 158 (9.47%) Low Latency
8 137 (8.21%) SDLC
9 131 (7.85%) Risk Management
10 118 (7.07%) Software Engineering
11 115 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
12 111 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
13 110 (6.59%) DevOps
14 106 (6.35%) Microservices
15 105 (6.29%) Investment Management
16 102 (6.11%) Scrum
17 100 (5.99%) BDD
18 97 (5.81%) Test Automation
19 90 (5.39%) OO
20 86 (5.15%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 654 (39.19%) Java
2 435 (26.06%) C#
3 425 (25.46%) SQL
4 248 (14.86%) Python
5 210 (12.58%) JavaScript
6 187 (11.20%) C++
7 102 (6.11%) Java 8
8 97 (5.81%) TypeScript
9 66 (3.95%) VBA
10 62 (3.71%) Scala
11 43 (2.58%) PL/SQL
12 39 (2.34%) Perl
13 31 (1.86%) R
14 27 (1.62%) ES6
15 20 (1.20%) T-SQL
16 18 (1.08%) Haskell
17 17 (1.02%) Shell Script
18 14 (0.84%) Bash Shell
19 12 (0.72%) PowerShell
20 11 (0.66%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 71 (4.25%) Degree
2 19 (1.14%) AWS Certification
3 18 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 17 (1.02%) PhD
5 13 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
6 9 (0.54%) ISEB
6 9 (0.54%) ISTQB
6 9 (0.54%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.30%) PMP
8 4 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.18%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.12%) CCNA
10 2 (0.12%) CFA
10 2 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.12%) MCITP
10 2 (0.12%) MCP
10 2 (0.12%) MCSA
10 2 (0.12%) MCSE
10 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.95%) QA
2 20 (1.20%) SLA
3 15 (0.90%) MiFID
4 14 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.42%) Basel III
6 5 (0.30%) PSD2
7 4 (0.24%) PMO
8 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.12%) EMIR
8 2 (0.12%) GDPR
8 2 (0.12%) UCITS
9 1 (0.060%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.060%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.060%) SEPA
System Software
1 55 (3.30%) Docker
2 19 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.96%) HDFS
4 10 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.060%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.060%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.060%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (2.16%) Kubernetes
2 33 (1.98%) Terraform
3 17 (1.02%) Ansible
4 10 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
5 9 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (0.48%) Puppet
7 5 (0.30%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.18%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.18%) Control-M
10 2 (0.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 160 (9.59%) Oracle
2 104 (6.23%) Microsoft
3 67 (4.01%) Reuters
4 57 (3.42%) Bloomberg
5 48 (2.88%) Sybase
6 44 (2.64%) Charles River
7 43 (2.58%) ION Trading
8 29 (1.74%) Telerik
9 28 (1.68%) Murex
10 27 (1.62%) TIBCO
11 26 (1.56%) Tableau
12 24 (1.44%) Google
13 20 (1.20%) FXall
14 19 (1.14%) FactSet
15 17 (1.02%) DevExpress
16 15 (0.90%) Atlassian
17 13 (0.78%) RedGate
18 12 (0.72%) Speakerbus
18 12 (0.72%) Wallstreet Suite
19 9 (0.54%) Sony