Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 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
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 52 24 62
Rank change year-on-year -28 +38 +3
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,743 1,223 1,157
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.71% 7.18% 3.82%
As % of the General category 8.15% 12.49% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,456 1,037 854
10th Percentile £500 £488 £463
25th Percentile £550 £538 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £625 £650
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% -
75th Percentile £775 £713 £725
90th Percentile £813 £800 £792
England median daily rate £675 £625 £650
% change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
10th Percentile " " £16.09
25th Percentile £21.25 " £18.65
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% -4.06% +52.87%
75th Percentile £23.75 " £47.97
90th Percentile " " £62.99
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year +2.27% -4.06% +52.87%

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 21,388 9,794 16,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.74% 57.48% 53.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,351 7,061 11,679
10th Percentile £375 £315 £300
25th Percentile £470 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £523 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.05% +1.95% -0.49%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £713 £700
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 102 236
10th Percentile £16.20 £15.15 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.26 £21.81 £16.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.63 £20.85
Median % change year-on-year +26.67% +32.55% +8.29%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.63 £29.96
90th Percentile £62.50 £60.78 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.50 £23.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.22% +22.99% +1.08%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in London

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front Office in London.

Daily rate trend for Front Office in London

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front Office in London over the 6 months to 17 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Front Office in London

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front Office in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 17 January 2022. 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 -17 214 £700 +11.11% 67
South London - 9 £751 - 4
East London -10 1 - - 8
North London - 1 £475 -
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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.

1 900 (51.64%) Finance
2 740 (42.46%) Agile Software Development
3 668 (38.32%) Java
4 595 (34.14%) Banking
5 533 (30.58%) Python
6 521 (29.89%) React
7 518 (29.72%) Software Engineering
8 512 (29.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 500 (28.69%) SQL
10 460 (26.39%) TypeScript
11 439 (25.19%) Investment Banking
11 439 (25.19%) Social Skills
12 438 (25.13%) JavaScript
13 430 (24.67%) Full Stack Development
14 429 (24.61%) Asset Management
14 429 (24.61%) AWS
15 415 (23.81%) C#
16 409 (23.47%) Investment Management
17 406 (23.29%) Fixed Income
18 379 (21.74%) Electronic Trading
19 357 (20.48%) Equities
20 356 (20.42%) Derivative
21 267 (15.32%) .NET
21 267 (15.32%) Multithreading
22 251 (14.40%) Azure
23 243 (13.94%) Node.js
24 236 (13.54%) Docker
25 232 (13.31%) Kubernetes
26 230 (13.20%) Analytics
27 219 (12.56%) Analytical Skills

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 40 (2.29%) Mule
2 37 (2.12%) Red Hat Fuse
3 26 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
4 25 (1.43%) Confluence
5 18 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (0.86%) Apache
6 15 (0.86%) Apache Airflow
7 14 (0.80%) Camunda
8 13 (0.75%) JBoss
9 11 (0.63%) DataSynapse
10 9 (0.52%) IIS
11 7 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.34%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.29%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
14 3 (0.17%) Apache ServiceMix
14 3 (0.17%) Ethereum
14 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.11%) Jupyter
15 2 (0.11%) MQSeries
Applications
1 79 (4.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (1.20%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.86%) Sketch
6 13 (0.75%) Adobe XD
7 12 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.11%) InVision
9 1 (0.057%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.057%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 21 (1.20%) BusinessWorks
2 15 (0.86%) thinkFolio
3 9 (0.52%) SunGard Martini
4 7 (0.40%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.23%) Endur
6 4 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
7 3 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
7 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
8 2 (0.11%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 2 (0.11%) Eikon
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.11%) RMDS
8 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 429 (24.61%) AWS
2 251 (14.40%) Azure
3 184 (10.56%) Serverless
4 166 (9.52%) AWS Lambda
5 158 (9.06%) Amazon S3
6 143 (8.20%) GCP
7 123 (7.06%) Amazon SQS
8 113 (6.48%) AWS Step Functions
9 45 (2.58%) Amazon EC2
10 38 (2.18%) OpenShift
11 27 (1.55%) PaaS
12 17 (0.98%) npm
12 17 (0.98%) Yarn
13 14 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
13 14 (0.80%) Figma
14 13 (0.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 12 (0.69%) Azure Functions
15 12 (0.69%) GitHub
16 11 (0.63%) IaaS
16 11 (0.63%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.18%) FIX Connectivity
2 35 (2.01%) TCP/IP
3 25 (1.43%) RTMP
4 14 (0.80%) Multicast
5 12 (0.69%) HTTP
6 4 (0.23%) Firewall
6 4 (0.23%) SSL
7 3 (0.17%) Internet
8 2 (0.11%) VPN
9 1 (0.057%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.057%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 154 (8.84%) Relational Database
3 148 (8.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 123 (7.06%) Amazon RDS
5 34 (1.95%) NoSQL
6 33 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (1.43%) MongoDB
8 24 (1.38%) RDBMS
9 23 (1.32%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.26%) Big Data
11 21 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
12 19 (1.09%) Hazelcast
12 19 (1.09%) MySQL
13 16 (0.92%) KDB
14 15 (0.86%) Amazon Athena
14 15 (0.86%) Apache Ignite
15 14 (0.80%) Data Lake
16 13 (0.75%) Cloudera CDH
16 13 (0.75%) Redis
16 13 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 135 (7.75%) JIRA
2 95 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 74 (4.25%) TeamCity
4 64 (3.67%) Jenkins
5 48 (2.75%) Subversion
6 37 (2.12%) Visual Studio
7 33 (1.89%) Selenium
8 26 (1.49%) SonarQube
9 25 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
10 24 (1.38%) JUnit
11 22 (1.26%) Artifactory
11 22 (1.26%) webpack
12 21 (1.20%) Cucumber
12 21 (1.20%) Jasmine
13 18 (1.03%) Karma Test Runner
13 18 (1.03%) Robot Framework
14 17 (0.98%) Mocha
15 16 (0.92%) Storybook
16 15 (0.86%) Bitbucket
16 15 (0.86%) Maven
General
1 900 (51.64%) Finance
2 595 (34.14%) Banking
3 439 (25.19%) Investment Banking
3 439 (25.19%) Social Skills
4 219 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
5 51 (2.93%) Back Office
6 40 (2.29%) Presentation Skills
7 36 (2.07%) Organisational Skills
8 24 (1.38%) Legal
9 21 (1.20%) Marketing
10 18 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.92%) Influencing Skills
12 12 (0.69%) Public Speaking
13 11 (0.63%) Retail
14 10 (0.57%) Documentation Skills
15 6 (0.34%) Electronics
16 5 (0.29%) International Banking
17 3 (0.17%) Games
17 3 (0.17%) Law
18 2 (0.11%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,117 (64.08%) Developer
2 374 (21.46%) Java Developer
3 270 (15.49%) Software Engineer
4 253 (14.52%) Front Office Developer
5 220 (12.62%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 215 (12.34%) Python Developer
7 214 (12.28%) React Developer
8 209 (11.99%) Analyst
9 179 (10.27%) C# Developer
10 165 (9.47%) AWS Engineer
11 147 (8.43%) Python Engineer
12 144 (8.26%) Business Analyst
13 140 (8.03%) AWS Developer
14 131 (7.52%) Senior Developer
15 120 (6.88%) Full Stack Developer
16 114 (6.54%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 112 (6.43%) JavaScript Developer
18 110 (6.31%) AWS Software Engineer
19 88 (5.05%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
20 83 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 521 (29.89%) React
2 267 (15.32%) .NET
3 243 (13.94%) Node.js
4 162 (9.29%) AngularJS
5 146 (8.38%) Material-UI
6 105 (6.02%) Middleware
7 98 (5.62%) CSS
8 92 (5.28%) Spring
9 88 (5.05%) FIX Protocol
10 87 (4.99%) HTML
11 83 (4.76%) WPF
12 78 (4.48%) Reactive Extensions
13 77 (4.42%) XML
14 68 (3.90%) .NET Framework
15 64 (3.67%) .NET Core
16 63 (3.61%) Vue.js
17 62 (3.56%) Rendezvous
18 60 (3.44%) Redux
19 57 (3.27%) REST
20 56 (3.21%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 512 (29.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 406 (23.29%) Fixed Income
3 357 (20.48%) Equities
4 356 (20.42%) Derivative
5 205 (11.76%) Hedge funds
6 149 (8.55%) User Experience
7 86 (4.93%) Algorithms
8 85 (4.88%) Data Structures
9 69 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
10 47 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
11 41 (2.35%) Credit Derivative
12 36 (2.07%) Cloud Native
12 36 (2.07%) Market Risk
13 32 (1.84%) Credit Risk
14 30 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
15 28 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
16 26 (1.49%) SCADA
17 25 (1.43%) Legacy Systems
18 24 (1.38%) OTC Derivatives
19 16 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 200 (11.47%) Linux
2 153 (8.78%) Unix
3 107 (6.14%) Windows
4 8 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.40%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.29%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.11%) Android
7 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.11%) Solaris
8 1 (0.057%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 740 (42.46%) Agile Software Development
2 518 (29.72%) Software Engineering
3 430 (24.67%) Full Stack Development
4 429 (24.61%) Asset Management
5 409 (23.47%) Investment Management
6 379 (21.74%) Electronic Trading
7 267 (15.32%) Multithreading
8 230 (13.20%) Analytics
9 213 (12.22%) Low Latency
10 183 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
11 174 (9.98%) DevOps
12 161 (9.24%) TDD
13 123 (7.06%) Workflow
14 120 (6.88%) Microservices
15 115 (6.60%) Scrum
16 111 (6.37%) Continuous Improvement
17 104 (5.97%) SDLC
18 101 (5.79%) Front End Development
19 94 (5.39%) Migration
20 89 (5.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 668 (38.32%) Java
2 533 (30.58%) Python
3 500 (28.69%) SQL
4 460 (26.39%) TypeScript
5 438 (25.13%) JavaScript
6 415 (23.81%) C#
7 211 (12.11%) C++
8 64 (3.67%) Kotlin
9 46 (2.64%) VBA
10 34 (1.95%) Perl
11 33 (1.89%) Scala
12 32 (1.84%) T-SQL
13 30 (1.72%) Go
14 27 (1.55%) Java 8
15 25 (1.43%) XAML
16 22 (1.26%) ES6
17 20 (1.15%) Java 9
18 19 (1.09%) PowerShell
19 17 (0.98%) Shell Script
20 16 (0.92%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 85 (4.88%) Degree
2 38 (2.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (0.69%) PhD
4 4 (0.23%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.11%) ACCA
5 2 (0.11%) CFA
5 2 (0.11%) CIMA
5 2 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.057%) CISA
6 1 (0.057%) CISM
6 1 (0.057%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (4.02%) QA
2 37 (2.12%) PMO
3 30 (1.72%) Dodd-Frank
4 26 (1.49%) Data Quality
5 25 (1.43%) MiFID
6 21 (1.20%) EMIR
7 8 (0.46%) COBIT
8 4 (0.23%) GDPR
9 3 (0.17%) Basel III
10 2 (0.11%) FATCA
11 1 (0.057%) GRC
11 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.057%) NIST
11 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.057%) SLA
11 1 (0.057%) SOC 2
System Software
1 236 (13.54%) Docker
2 14 (0.80%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.29%) NFS
3 5 (0.29%) Samba
4 1 (0.057%) LXC
4 1 (0.057%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.057%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.057%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 232 (13.31%) Kubernetes
2 205 (11.76%) Terraform
3 30 (1.72%) Ansible
3 30 (1.72%) BladeLogic
4 17 (0.98%) Kibana
5 16 (0.92%) logstash
6 15 (0.86%) ITRS Geneos
7 8 (0.46%) Netcool
8 6 (0.34%) Puppet
8 6 (0.34%) SCCM
9 4 (0.23%) Control-M
10 3 (0.17%) HP ALM
11 2 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.057%) Grafana
12 1 (0.057%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.057%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.057%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.057%) RSA Archer
12 1 (0.057%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.057%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 179 (10.27%) Oracle
2 100 (5.74%) ION Trading
3 90 (5.16%) Microsoft
4 64 (3.67%) TIBCO
5 40 (2.29%) Bloomberg
6 34 (1.95%) Sybase
7 29 (1.66%) Murex
8 27 (1.55%) DevExpress
9 26 (1.49%) Charles River
10 23 (1.32%) MuleSoft
11 21 (1.20%) BMC
12 19 (1.09%) IBM
13 16 (0.92%) SAP
13 16 (0.92%) Solace
14 14 (0.80%) MarketAxess
14 14 (0.80%) Tradeweb
15 13 (0.75%) Adobe
15 13 (0.75%) Cloudera
15 13 (0.75%) Pega
15 13 (0.75%) Splunk