Period
to 25 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Front Office Developer was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 425 289 297
Rank change year-on-year -136 +8 +197
Contract jobs requiring a Front Office Developer 140 405 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.88% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.93% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 383 300
London median daily rate £650 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -4.00%
10th Percentile £463 £563 £513
90th Percentile £743 £825 £725
England median daily rate £650 £650 £600
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -4.00%
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 36,910 43,322 41,145
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.15% 94.64% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,402 31,245 29,366
London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.09% +7.78%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 622 512
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.08%
10th Percentile £12.33 £13.00 £12.52
90th Percentile £58.75 £50.00 £49.92
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%

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 25 August 2019.

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 25 August 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
Central London -27 27 £650 -3.70% 7
East London +13 1 £572 -7.89%
Front Office Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, Front Office Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Front Office Developer in the job title.

1 140 (100.00%) Front Office
2 66 (47.14%) Finance
2 66 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (44.29%) Java
4 59 (42.14%) Python
5 49 (35.00%) Banking
6 47 (33.57%) C#
7 40 (28.57%) Derivative
8 35 (25.00%) Analytics
9 32 (22.86%) Multithreading
10 29 (20.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 28 (20.00%) SQL
12 27 (19.29%) Equities
13 24 (17.14%) Software Engineering
14 23 (16.43%) TDD
14 23 (16.43%) NumPy
14 23 (16.43%) Pandas
15 22 (15.71%) Fixed Income
16 20 (14.29%) JavaScript
16 20 (14.29%) Test Automation
17 19 (13.57%) Microservices
17 19 (13.57%) Web Services
18 18 (12.86%) Data Protection
19 17 (12.14%) MongoDB
19 17 (12.14%) OO
19 17 (12.14%) Equity Derivative
20 16 (11.43%) Electronic Trading
20 16 (11.43%) Data Protection Act
21 15 (10.71%) .NET
21 15 (10.71%) SQL Server

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 3 (2.14%) Confluence
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.71%) Azure
2 6 (4.29%) AWS
2 6 (4.29%) Power Platform
3 3 (2.14%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.14%) MongoDB
2 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.43%) KDB
4 8 (5.71%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (5.00%) Tick Data
6 6 (4.29%) Power BI
7 5 (3.57%) Spotfire
8 4 (2.86%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.14%) Data Lake
9 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.43%) Big Data
10 2 (1.43%) DB2
10 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.43%) MS Access
10 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.71%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.00%) JIRA
2 6 (4.29%) Cucumber
2 6 (4.29%) RStudio
2 6 (4.29%) TeamCity
3 5 (3.57%) JMeter
3 5 (3.57%) LoadRunner
3 5 (3.57%) Selenium
3 5 (3.57%) WinRunner
4 4 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.86%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.43%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.43%) Maven
6 1 (0.71%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.71%) Gradle
6 1 (0.71%) Hudson
6 1 (0.71%) JConsole
6 1 (0.71%) JProfiler
6 1 (0.71%) NUnit
6 1 (0.71%) VisualVM
6 1 (0.71%) webpack
General
1 140 (100.00%) Front Office
2 66 (47.14%) Finance
3 49 (35.00%) Banking
4 14 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.43%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.43%) NumPy
1 23 (16.43%) Pandas
2 19 (13.57%) Web Services
3 15 (10.71%) .NET
4 14 (10.00%) SciPy
5 12 (8.57%) REST
6 9 (6.43%) Flask
6 9 (6.43%) React
7 8 (5.71%) J2EE
8 7 (5.00%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.29%) SOAP
9 6 (4.29%) WPF
10 5 (3.57%) Gherkin
10 5 (3.57%) Reactive Extensions
10 5 (3.57%) Redux
10 5 (3.57%) Spring
11 4 (2.86%) HTML
11 4 (2.86%) Kafka
11 4 (2.86%) WCF
11 4 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (28.57%) Derivative
2 29 (20.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 27 (19.29%) Equities
4 22 (15.71%) Fixed Income
5 17 (12.14%) Equity Derivative
6 16 (11.43%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (7.86%) Hedge funds
8 9 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (6.43%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (3.57%) Credit Risk
10 5 (3.57%) User Experience
11 4 (2.86%) Data Structures
11 4 (2.86%) Wiki
12 3 (2.14%) Algorithms
12 3 (2.14%) Credit Derivative
12 3 (2.14%) Grid Computing
13 2 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (1.43%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.43%) Linux
2 1 (0.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (47.14%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (25.00%) Analytics
3 32 (22.86%) Multithreading
4 24 (17.14%) Software Engineering
5 23 (16.43%) TDD
6 20 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 19 (13.57%) Microservices
8 18 (12.86%) Data Protection
9 17 (12.14%) OO
10 16 (11.43%) Electronic Trading
11 14 (10.00%) Open Source
12 13 (9.29%) Concurrent Programming
12 13 (9.29%) Low Latency
12 13 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (9.29%) SDLC
13 12 (8.57%) Algorithmic Trading
13 12 (8.57%) DevOps
13 12 (8.57%) Risk Management
14 11 (7.86%) Scrum
15 9 (6.43%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (44.29%) Java
2 59 (42.14%) Python
3 47 (33.57%) C#
4 28 (20.00%) SQL
5 20 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 13 (9.29%) VBA
7 9 (6.43%) C++
8 6 (4.29%) R
9 5 (3.57%) IronPython
9 5 (3.57%) Java 8
9 5 (3.57%) TypeScript
10 4 (2.86%) Scala
11 2 (1.43%) C
11 2 (1.43%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.71%) Clojure
12 1 (0.71%) ClojureScript
12 1 (0.71%) ES6
12 1 (0.71%) Java 9
12 1 (0.71%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (4.29%) Degree
2 3 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.71%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.43%) Ansible
3 1 (0.71%) Grafana
Vendors
1 10 (7.14%) Oracle
2 8 (5.71%) TIBCO
3 6 (4.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.14%) ION Trading
4 3 (2.14%) Tableau
5 2 (1.43%) Sybase