Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Front Office Developer was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in 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 Developer
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 286 488 406
Rank change year-on-year +202 -82 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Front Office Developer 428 131 227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.91% 0.29% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.31% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 115 193
London median daily rate £625 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -
10th Percentile £525 £513 £500
90th Percentile £750 £713 £688
England median daily rate £625 £625 £600
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Front Office Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Front Office Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office Developer in London

Front Office Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front Office Developer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office Developer in London

Front Office Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office Developer in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front Office Developer in London

Front Office Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office Developer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office Developer in London

Front Office Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office Developer within the London region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Central London +75 120 £625 +8.70% 3
East London -2 11 £600 -
Front Office Developer
England

Front Office Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Front Office Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Front Office Developer in the job title.

1 428 (100.00%) Front Office
2 231 (53.97%) Java
3 212 (49.53%) Banking
4 189 (44.16%) C#
5 173 (40.42%) Finance
6 154 (35.98%) Multithreading
7 126 (29.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 109 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
8 109 (25.47%) Investment Banking
9 105 (24.53%) Equities
10 102 (23.83%) Fixed Income
10 102 (23.83%) Derivative
11 88 (20.56%) .NET
12 83 (19.39%) Electronic Trading
13 80 (18.69%) C++
14 75 (17.52%) Python
15 70 (16.36%) Low Latency
16 66 (15.42%) WPF
17 63 (14.72%) Analytics
18 62 (14.49%) SQL
19 59 (13.79%) Risk Management
20 57 (13.32%) Microsoft Excel
20 57 (13.32%) Relational Database
20 57 (13.32%) Analytical Skills
21 54 (12.62%) RDBMS
21 54 (12.62%) VBA
22 52 (12.15%) SDLC
23 51 (11.92%) SQL Server
24 48 (11.21%) Equity Derivative
25 47 (10.98%) OO

Front Office Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 17 (3.97%) Oracle Coherence
2 11 (2.57%) CMS
3 7 (1.64%) GemFire
4 6 (1.40%) Apache
5 5 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 57 (13.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.17%) RMDS
2 2 (0.47%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.47%) Orchestrade
3 1 (0.23%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.23%) Kondor
3 1 (0.23%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.23%) FIX Connectivity
1 1 (0.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (13.32%) Relational Database
2 54 (12.62%) RDBMS
3 51 (11.92%) SQL Server
4 24 (5.61%) KDB
5 14 (3.27%) Tick Data
6 10 (2.34%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.40%) HBase
7 6 (1.40%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.17%) Blockchain
8 5 (1.17%) SQLite
9 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.93%) Sybase ASE
10 3 (0.70%) MS Access
10 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.47%) DTS
11 2 (0.47%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.87%) TeamCity
2 7 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.17%) Maven
4 4 (0.93%) Cucumber
4 4 (0.93%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.93%) Gradle
4 4 (0.93%) Robot Framework
4 4 (0.93%) Subversion
5 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.23%) JIRA
6 1 (0.23%) JUnit
6 1 (0.23%) Mockito
6 1 (0.23%) NuGet
6 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 428 (100.00%) Front Office
2 212 (49.53%) Banking
3 173 (40.42%) Finance
4 109 (25.47%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.93%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.70%) Back Office
7 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.47%) Retail
8 1 (0.23%) Advertising
8 1 (0.23%) French Language
8 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (20.56%) .NET
2 66 (15.42%) WPF
3 37 (8.64%) FIX Protocol
4 31 (7.24%) Spring
5 30 (7.01%) HTML
6 25 (5.84%) XML
7 24 (5.61%) JMS
8 18 (4.21%) HTML5
8 18 (4.21%) WinForms
9 17 (3.97%) .NET Framework
10 15 (3.50%) AngularJS
11 14 (3.27%) Kafka
11 14 (3.27%) WCF
12 13 (3.04%) CSS
13 11 (2.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 11 (2.57%) STL
13 11 (2.57%) Web Services
14 9 (2.10%) TIBCO EMS
15 8 (1.87%) Node.js
15 8 (1.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 126 (29.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 105 (24.53%) Equities
3 102 (23.83%) Derivative
3 102 (23.83%) Fixed Income
4 57 (13.32%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (11.21%) Equity Derivative
6 38 (8.88%) Computer Science
7 21 (4.91%) Data Structures
8 18 (4.21%) Market Risk
9 17 (3.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 14 (3.27%) Grid Computing
10 14 (3.27%) Hedge funds
11 13 (3.04%) Credit Risk
11 13 (3.04%) Swaptions
12 11 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
13 9 (2.10%) Fintech
14 5 (1.17%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.93%) Credit Derivative
15 4 (0.93%) User Experience
16 2 (0.47%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.14%) Linux
1 22 (5.14%) Windows
2 20 (4.67%) Unix
3 11 (2.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (35.98%) Multithreading
2 109 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (19.39%) Electronic Trading
4 70 (16.36%) Low Latency
5 63 (14.72%) Analytics
6 59 (13.79%) Risk Management
7 52 (12.15%) SDLC
8 47 (10.98%) OO
9 45 (10.51%) Concurrent Programming
10 43 (10.05%) Mathematics
10 43 (10.05%) TDD
11 30 (7.01%) Algorithmic Trading
12 28 (6.54%) Quantitative Research
13 26 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (6.07%) RAD
14 23 (5.37%) Multithreaded Programming
15 20 (4.67%) MVVM
16 15 (3.50%) Asset Management
17 14 (3.27%) Integration Testing
18 13 (3.04%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 231 (53.97%) Java
2 189 (44.16%) C#
3 80 (18.69%) C++
4 75 (17.52%) Python
5 62 (14.49%) SQL
6 54 (12.62%) VBA
7 28 (6.54%) JavaScript
8 20 (4.67%) Scala
9 7 (1.64%) C
10 6 (1.40%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.93%) Tcl
11 4 (0.93%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.70%) R
12 3 (0.70%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.47%) F#
13 2 (0.47%) XAML
14 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.23%) VB
14 1 (0.23%) VBScript
14 1 (0.23%) VC++
Qualifications
1 24 (5.61%) Degree
2 10 (2.34%) Numerate Degree
3 9 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.93%) PhD
5 1 (0.23%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.80%) MiFID
2 2 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.23%) EMIR
3 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.23%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (3.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (10.05%) Oracle
2 38 (8.88%) TIBCO
3 26 (6.07%) Microsoft
4 21 (4.91%) Fidessa
5 19 (4.44%) Bloomberg
5 19 (4.44%) Sybase
6 11 (2.57%) Reuters
7 10 (2.34%) Murex
7 10 (2.34%) Solace
8 6 (1.40%) IBM
8 6 (1.40%) ION Trading
9 4 (0.93%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.47%) Informatica
10 2 (0.47%) Infragistics
11 1 (0.23%) Perforce
11 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.23%) Sophis
11 1 (0.23%) StreamBase
11 1 (0.23%) Tableau