Period
to 16 November 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 6 months to 16 November 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
England > London
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 61 36
Rank change year-on-year -3 -25 +51
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,330 1,987 2,719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.72% 4.29% 5.80%
As % of the General category 8.50% 9.20% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 948 1,558 2,134
London median daily rate £650 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £463 £500 £463
90th Percentile £775 £763 £750
England median daily rate £650 £650 £600
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
London median hourly rate £22.93 £22.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.87% +15.38%
England median hourly rate £22.93 £22.93 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +52.87% +15.38%

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 London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 15,652 21,596 23,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.75% 46.65% 49.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,016 15,339 16,668
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £319 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £686
England median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.16% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 256 229
London median hourly rate £23.07 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.85% +6.82% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.44 £13.34 £13.30
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.88 £47.10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year - -1.12% +8.54%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Front Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in London

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office in London

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in London over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front Office in London

Front Office
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 in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office in London

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in London over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Front Office in London

Front Office
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 within the London region over the 6 months to 16 November 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 -18 250 £650 - 58
East London +26 21 £540 -13.60% 5
West London +24 1 £600 - 4
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 744 (55.94%) Finance
2 625 (46.99%) Java
3 588 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
4 456 (34.29%) Banking
5 454 (34.14%) Python
6 430 (32.33%) C#
7 387 (29.10%) Derivative
8 350 (26.32%) Fixed Income
9 308 (23.16%) SQL
10 305 (22.93%) JavaScript
11 302 (22.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 300 (22.56%) Software Engineering
13 281 (21.13%) AWS
14 279 (20.98%) Asset Management
15 240 (18.05%) Web Services
15 240 (18.05%) React
16 231 (17.37%) C++
17 229 (17.22%) Analytics
18 225 (16.92%) Greenfield Project
19 223 (16.77%) AngularJS
20 222 (16.69%) .NET
21 214 (16.09%) TDD
22 205 (15.41%) Equities
23 186 (13.98%) Investment Banking
24 163 (12.26%) Microservices
24 163 (12.26%) Azure
25 157 (11.80%) Multithreading
26 150 (11.28%) Investment Management
27 149 (11.20%) Docker
28 132 (9.92%) Hedge funds

Front Office
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 60 (4.51%) Apache Spark
2 25 (1.88%) Confluence
3 11 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 10 (0.75%) Apache
5 9 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (0.45%) Jupyter
6 6 (0.45%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.45%) WebLogic Integration
7 5 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.15%) CMS
9 2 (0.15%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.075%) Tomcat
Applications
1 62 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 44 (3.31%) FINCAD Analytics
2 25 (1.88%) Endur
3 19 (1.43%) ION MarketView
4 11 (0.83%) thinkFolio
5 9 (0.68%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.30%) PolarLake
7 4 (0.30%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.23%) Bloomberg AIM
9 1 (0.075%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.075%) Eze OMS
9 1 (0.075%) Global One
9 1 (0.075%) Kondor
9 1 (0.075%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.075%) Minerva
9 1 (0.075%) Orchestrade
9 1 (0.075%) PeopleSoft CRM
9 1 (0.075%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 281 (21.13%) AWS
2 163 (12.26%) Azure
3 88 (6.62%) Amazon S3
4 84 (6.32%) Serverless
5 74 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
6 68 (5.11%) GCP
7 61 (4.59%) GitHub
8 59 (4.44%) OpenShift
9 55 (4.14%) Amazon SQS
10 44 (3.31%) AWS Step Functions
11 40 (3.01%) Amazon ECS
12 35 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
12 35 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
12 35 (2.63%) Power Platform
13 21 (1.58%) Azure Functions
14 14 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
14 14 (1.05%) npm
14 14 (1.05%) Office 365
15 11 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
16 10 (0.75%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.98%) HTTP
1 13 (0.98%) Multicast
1 13 (0.98%) TCP/IP
2 11 (0.83%) FIX Connectivity
3 7 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (0.45%) Junos
4 6 (0.45%) NX-OS
5 5 (0.38%) Internet
6 4 (0.30%) BGP
6 4 (0.30%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (0.30%) DWDM
6 4 (0.30%) EIGRP
6 4 (0.30%) IGMP
6 4 (0.30%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.30%) MPLS
6 4 (0.30%) OSPF
6 4 (0.30%) VPN
6 4 (0.30%) Wireless
6 4 (0.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 88 (6.62%) Amazon Athena
3 83 (6.24%) Amazon RDS
4 78 (5.86%) NoSQL
5 69 (5.19%) Relational Database
6 68 (5.11%) MongoDB
7 64 (4.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 61 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
9 58 (4.36%) Amazon Redshift
10 51 (3.83%) KDB
11 48 (3.61%) Amazon Aurora
11 48 (3.61%) Big Data
12 44 (3.31%) Hadoop
13 36 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
14 35 (2.63%) Power BI
15 32 (2.41%) RDBMS
16 31 (2.33%) DB2
17 30 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
18 29 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 26 (1.95%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 81 (6.09%) JIRA
2 76 (5.71%) TeamCity
3 72 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 62 (4.66%) RStudio
5 51 (3.83%) Maven
6 37 (2.78%) Jenkins
7 36 (2.71%) Artifactory
8 26 (1.95%) Selenium
9 25 (1.88%) Cucumber
10 15 (1.13%) JUnit
10 15 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
11 13 (0.98%) webpack
12 12 (0.90%) Eclipse
13 11 (0.83%) JConsole
13 11 (0.83%) JProfiler
13 11 (0.83%) VisualVM
14 10 (0.75%) NUnit
15 9 (0.68%) SpecFlow
16 7 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 744 (55.94%) Finance
2 456 (34.29%) Banking
3 186 (13.98%) Investment Banking
4 29 (2.18%) Back Office
5 27 (2.03%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.05%) Legal
7 10 (0.75%) Retail
8 9 (0.68%) Games
9 7 (0.53%) Marketing
10 4 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.23%) Advertising
12 2 (0.15%) International Banking
12 2 (0.15%) Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.075%) French Language
13 1 (0.075%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.075%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.075%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 865 (65.04%) Developer
2 291 (21.88%) Java Developer
3 225 (16.92%) Senior Developer
4 188 (14.14%) C# Developer
5 161 (12.11%) Analyst
6 156 (11.73%) Front Office Developer
7 143 (10.75%) Python Developer
8 109 (8.20%) React Developer
9 105 (7.89%) Software Engineer
10 100 (7.52%) Business Analyst
11 97 (7.29%) Senior Java Developer
12 84 (6.32%) AWS Developer
13 78 (5.86%) Full Stack Developer
14 73 (5.49%) AWS Engineer
15 68 (5.11%) .NET Developer
16 67 (5.04%) Architect
17 64 (4.81%) AWS Software Engineer
18 63 (4.74%) Angular Developer
19 61 (4.59%) Lead Developer
20 51 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (18.05%) React
1 240 (18.05%) Web Services
2 223 (16.77%) AngularJS
3 222 (16.69%) .NET
4 125 (9.40%) Node.js
5 118 (8.87%) J2EE
6 104 (7.82%) HTML
7 87 (6.54%) CSS
8 70 (5.26%) HTML5
9 55 (4.14%) Kafka
10 47 (3.53%) Vue.js
11 46 (3.46%) REST
12 45 (3.38%) FIX Protocol
13 44 (3.31%) WPF
14 41 (3.08%) Redux
15 39 (2.93%) NumPy
16 38 (2.86%) Spring
17 37 (2.78%) .NET Core
17 37 (2.78%) Pandas
17 37 (2.78%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 387 (29.10%) Derivative
2 350 (26.32%) Fixed Income
3 302 (22.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 225 (16.92%) Greenfield Project
5 205 (15.41%) Equities
6 132 (9.92%) Hedge funds
7 111 (8.35%) Equity Derivative
8 104 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
9 55 (4.14%) Market Risk
10 52 (3.91%) Reference Data
11 47 (3.53%) Credit Risk
12 45 (3.38%) Data Structures
13 41 (3.08%) Algorithms
14 37 (2.78%) User Experience
15 29 (2.18%) Blog
16 21 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
17 19 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
18 18 (1.35%) Public Cloud
19 17 (1.28%) Exotic Derivative
20 15 (1.13%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 62 (4.66%) Linux
2 58 (4.36%) Windows
3 50 (3.76%) Unix
4 15 (1.13%) Windows 10
5 7 (0.53%) Solaris
5 7 (0.53%) Windows 7
5 7 (0.53%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.075%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (44.21%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (22.56%) Software Engineering
3 279 (20.98%) Asset Management
4 229 (17.22%) Analytics
5 214 (16.09%) TDD
6 163 (12.26%) Microservices
7 157 (11.80%) Multithreading
8 150 (11.28%) Investment Management
9 123 (9.25%) Low Latency
10 109 (8.20%) DevOps
11 107 (8.05%) Electronic Trading
12 105 (7.89%) Front End Development
13 102 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
14 100 (7.52%) SDLC
15 94 (7.07%) Scrum
16 81 (6.09%) BDD
17 78 (5.86%) Decision-Making
18 77 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
18 77 (5.79%) OO
18 77 (5.79%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 625 (46.99%) Java
2 454 (34.14%) Python
3 430 (32.33%) C#
4 308 (23.16%) SQL
5 305 (22.93%) JavaScript
6 231 (17.37%) C++
7 96 (7.22%) R
8 78 (5.86%) TypeScript
9 67 (5.04%) Scala
10 47 (3.53%) VBA
11 39 (2.93%) Kotlin
12 30 (2.26%) Perl
13 28 (2.11%) C
14 27 (2.03%) Java 8
15 19 (1.43%) VB.NET
16 14 (1.05%) ES6
16 14 (1.05%) PowerShell
17 12 (0.90%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.68%) Clojure
19 7 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 118 (8.87%) Degree
2 32 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.28%) PhD
4 16 (1.20%) Master's Degree
5 11 (0.83%) AWS Certification
6 10 (0.75%) ISEB
7 7 (0.53%) CFA
7 7 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.38%) CCNA
8 5 (0.38%) CCNP
8 5 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.15%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.075%) MCSE
11 1 (0.075%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.075%) PMP
11 1 (0.075%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.075%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.65%) QA
2 18 (1.35%) MiFID
3 10 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.60%) EMIR
5 6 (0.45%) PMO
6 5 (0.38%) GDPR
7 4 (0.30%) SLA
8 2 (0.15%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.15%) UCITS
9 1 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 149 (11.20%) Docker
2 3 (0.23%) XenApp
2 3 (0.23%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.075%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 89 (6.69%) Kubernetes
2 40 (3.01%) Terraform
3 11 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
4 10 (0.75%) Ansible
4 10 (0.75%) Kibana
4 10 (0.75%) Puppet
5 9 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.53%) Control-M
7 6 (0.45%) Nagios
7 6 (0.45%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.30%) Cacti
9 4 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.30%) Grafana
10 1 (0.075%) Mesos
10 1 (0.075%) Salt
10 1 (0.075%) SCCM
Vendors
1 129 (9.70%) Oracle
2 94 (7.07%) Microsoft
3 69 (5.19%) Bloomberg
4 54 (4.06%) Sybase
5 53 (3.98%) Reuters
6 35 (2.63%) Google
7 31 (2.33%) TIBCO
8 26 (1.95%) OpenLink
9 24 (1.80%) Charles River
10 21 (1.58%) ION Trading
10 21 (1.58%) Murex
10 21 (1.58%) Tableau
11 9 (0.68%) Atlassian
11 9 (0.68%) Splunk
12 8 (0.60%) Cisco
13 7 (0.53%) Juniper
14 6 (0.45%) CODA
14 6 (0.45%) Solace
14 6 (0.45%) Sun
14 6 (0.45%) Trayport