Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 86 46
Rank change year-on-year +52 -40 -3
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2684 1323 1956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.81% 2.95% 4.16%
As % of the General category 12.54% 6.82% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2104 1041 1576
London median daily rate £600 £600 £598
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.42% +2.36%
10th Percentile £475 £450 £425
90th Percentile £750 £750 £725
England median daily rate £600 £600 £590
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 -
% change year-on-year +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 21401 19387 22047
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 46.30% 43.17% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15482 13926 15634
London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £664
England median daily rate £475 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 201 242
London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -7.92% +14.32%
10th Percentile £13.74 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £56.87 £52.17
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year +0.48% +0.60% +13.60%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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 +31 656 £600 - 47
East London -3 40 £625 +13.64% 4
South London -31 3 £538 -
North London - 3 £325 -
West London -9 1 £575 +24.32% 5
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 1187 (44.23%) Banking
2 1121 (41.77%) Finance
3 997 (37.15%) Java
4 774 (28.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 751 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
6 721 (26.86%) C#
7 657 (24.48%) Investment Banking
8 644 (23.99%) SQL
9 586 (21.83%) Fixed Income
10 561 (20.90%) Multithreading
11 512 (19.08%) Electronic Trading
12 489 (18.22%) Derivative
13 439 (16.36%) Low Latency
14 428 (15.95%) C++
15 417 (15.54%) Python
16 379 (14.12%) Equities
17 377 (14.05%) SQL Server
18 341 (12.70%) .NET
19 328 (12.22%) JavaScript
20 320 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
21 295 (10.99%) Linux
22 267 (9.95%) Risk Management
23 260 (9.69%) Asset Management
24 251 (9.35%) HTML
25 246 (9.17%) Unix
26 245 (9.13%) TDD
27 242 (9.02%) MiFID
28 240 (8.94%) Oracle
29 224 (8.35%) Analytics
30 223 (8.31%) OO

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 49 (1.83%) Apache Spark
2 32 (1.19%) IIS
3 31 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
4 18 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (0.45%) Apache
5 12 (0.45%) CMS
5 12 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
6 11 (0.41%) Mule
7 8 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (0.30%) WebSphere
8 7 (0.26%) Confluence
8 7 (0.26%) MQSeries
8 7 (0.26%) SharePoint
8 7 (0.26%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.22%) GemFire
9 6 (0.22%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.22%) JBoss
9 6 (0.22%) nginx
10 4 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 183 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
3 32 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.037%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.037%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 66 (2.46%) ION MarketView
2 59 (2.20%) thinkFolio
3 36 (1.34%) RMDS
4 18 (0.67%) Markit EDM
5 13 (0.48%) Summit
6 12 (0.45%) Endur
7 11 (0.41%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 10 (0.37%) SimCorp Dimension
9 9 (0.34%) Kondor
10 8 (0.30%) SunGard GMI
11 5 (0.19%) Bloomberg AIM
11 5 (0.19%) Eikon
11 5 (0.19%) Global One
11 5 (0.19%) LatentZero
12 4 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 3 (0.11%) BondVision
13 3 (0.11%) Minerva
13 3 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
13 3 (0.11%) Temenos Globus
13 3 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 45 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (0.60%) GitHub
4 11 (0.41%) npm
5 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.22%) Yarn
7 4 (0.15%) Office 365
8 3 (0.11%) PaaS
8 3 (0.11%) SaaS
9 2 (0.075%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.75%) TCP/IP
2 13 (0.48%) FIX Connectivity
3 6 (0.22%) SAN
4 5 (0.19%) HTTP
4 5 (0.19%) NAS
5 4 (0.15%) DNS
5 4 (0.15%) PPP
5 4 (0.15%) SSL
6 2 (0.075%) LAN
7 1 (0.037%) Firewall
7 1 (0.037%) Intranet
7 1 (0.037%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.037%) Multicast
7 1 (0.037%) Network Security
7 1 (0.037%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.037%) SSH
7 1 (0.037%) VoIP
7 1 (0.037%) VPN
7 1 (0.037%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 190 (7.08%) Relational Database
3 93 (3.46%) RDBMS
4 86 (3.20%) Big Data
5 66 (2.46%) KDB
6 60 (2.24%) Hadoop
6 60 (2.24%) NoSQL
7 39 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 36 (1.34%) Blockchain
9 35 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 32 (1.19%) Oracle Database
11 30 (1.12%) MongoDB
12 22 (0.82%) HBase
13 19 (0.71%) OLAP
13 19 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (0.56%) Tick Data
16 14 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 12 (0.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 105 (3.91%) TeamCity
2 89 (3.32%) Git (software)
2 89 (3.32%) Subversion
3 75 (2.79%) Maven
4 71 (2.65%) JIRA
5 57 (2.12%) Jenkins
6 33 (1.23%) NUnit
6 33 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 31 (1.15%) Gradle
7 31 (1.15%) Visual Studio
8 30 (1.12%) JUnit
8 30 (1.12%) Selenium
9 28 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (0.93%) Cucumber
11 17 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 16 (0.60%) WebDriver
13 14 (0.52%) Mockito
14 12 (0.45%) gulp
14 12 (0.45%) SpecFlow
15 11 (0.41%) Eclipse
General
1 1187 (44.23%) Banking
2 1121 (41.77%) Finance
3 657 (24.48%) Investment Banking
4 115 (4.28%) Back Office
5 101 (3.76%) Financial Institution
6 29 (1.08%) Legal
7 18 (0.67%) Private Banking
7 18 (0.67%) Retail
8 12 (0.45%) French Language
9 10 (0.37%) Advertising
9 10 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
10 9 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
11 8 (0.30%) International Banking
11 8 (0.30%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.26%) Marketing
13 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.11%) Local Government
15 2 (0.075%) Publishing
15 2 (0.075%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 1730 (64.46%) Developer
2 677 (25.22%) Java Developer
3 589 (21.94%) Analyst
4 447 (16.65%) C# Developer
5 420 (15.65%) Front Office Developer
6 333 (12.41%) Business Analyst
7 288 (10.73%) Senior Developer
8 182 (6.78%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 166 (6.18%) C++ Developer
10 161 (6.00%) Senior Java Developer
11 139 (5.18%) JavaScript Developer
12 137 (5.10%) Python Developer
13 131 (4.88%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 118 (4.40%) .NET Developer
15 104 (3.87%) SQL Developer
16 99 (3.69%) Project Manager
17 95 (3.54%) Support Analyst
18 92 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
18 92 (3.43%) Front Office Business Analyst
19 91 (3.39%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 341 (12.70%) .NET
2 251 (9.35%) HTML
3 222 (8.27%) WPF
4 221 (8.23%) AngularJS
5 205 (7.64%) HTML5
6 175 (6.52%) FIX Protocol
7 127 (4.73%) Spring
8 125 (4.66%) CSS
9 111 (4.14%) XML
10 103 (3.84%) React
11 89 (3.32%) WCF
12 84 (3.13%) .NET Framework
13 76 (2.83%) Middleware
14 75 (2.79%) Web Services
15 69 (2.57%) Node.js
16 67 (2.50%) WinForms
17 65 (2.42%) JMS
18 62 (2.31%) Rendezvous
18 62 (2.31%) REST
19 48 (1.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 774 (28.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 586 (21.83%) Fixed Income
3 489 (18.22%) Derivative
4 379 (14.12%) Equities
5 320 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
6 174 (6.48%) Market Risk
7 143 (5.33%) Equity Derivative
8 141 (5.25%) Greenfield Project
9 124 (4.62%) Computer Science
10 79 (2.94%) Credit Risk
11 76 (2.83%) Data Structures
12 70 (2.61%) Algorithms
12 70 (2.61%) Hedge funds
13 54 (2.01%) Grid Computing
14 53 (1.97%) Fintech
15 42 (1.56%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 40 (1.49%) OTC Derivatives
17 35 (1.30%) User Experience
18 28 (1.04%) Reference Data
19 26 (0.97%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 295 (10.99%) Linux
2 246 (9.17%) Unix
3 157 (5.85%) Windows
4 32 (1.19%) Windows 7
5 29 (1.08%) Solaris
6 22 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.45%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.30%) Android
9 7 (0.26%) CoreOS
10 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.19%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.19%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.037%) CentOS
12 1 (0.037%) Fedora
12 1 (0.037%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.037%) OS/390
12 1 (0.037%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.037%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 751 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
2 561 (20.90%) Multithreading
3 512 (19.08%) Electronic Trading
4 439 (16.36%) Low Latency
5 267 (9.95%) Risk Management
6 260 (9.69%) Asset Management
7 245 (9.13%) TDD
8 224 (8.35%) Analytics
9 223 (8.31%) OO
10 202 (7.53%) SDLC
11 187 (6.97%) Algorithmic Trading
12 163 (6.07%) Mathematics
13 156 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
14 151 (5.63%) Business Analysis
15 141 (5.25%) User Acceptance Testing
16 134 (4.99%) Test Automation
17 133 (4.96%) Multithreaded Programming
18 115 (4.28%) MVVM
19 113 (4.21%) Investment Management
20 105 (3.91%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 997 (37.15%) Java
2 721 (26.86%) C#
3 644 (23.99%) SQL
4 428 (15.95%) C++
5 417 (15.54%) Python
6 328 (12.22%) JavaScript
7 187 (6.97%) VBA
8 84 (3.13%) Perl
9 74 (2.76%) Scala
10 65 (2.42%) T-SQL
11 58 (2.16%) TypeScript
12 55 (2.05%) Bash Shell
13 41 (1.53%) VB
14 31 (1.15%) R
15 29 (1.08%) C
16 27 (1.01%) Shell Script
17 26 (0.97%) Ruby
18 24 (0.89%) PL/SQL
19 22 (0.82%) ES6
19 22 (0.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 156 (5.81%) Degree
2 55 (2.05%) PhD
3 44 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
4 24 (0.89%) PMI Certification
5 19 (0.71%) PMP
6 10 (0.37%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.22%) ISEB
7 6 (0.22%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.075%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.075%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.037%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.037%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.037%) MCDST
9 1 (0.037%) MCSE
9 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.037%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.037%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (9.02%) MiFID
2 90 (3.35%) QA
3 58 (2.16%) EMIR
4 27 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
5 15 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.41%) PMO
7 9 (0.34%) SLA
8 6 (0.22%) GDPR
9 5 (0.19%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.15%) Basel II
10 4 (0.15%) Basel III
11 2 (0.075%) AIFMD
11 2 (0.075%) COREP
11 2 (0.075%) FINREP
11 2 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.037%) FATCA
12 1 (0.037%) SEPA
System Software
1 59 (2.20%) Docker
2 13 (0.48%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.19%) HDFS
4 5 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.15%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.15%) XenApp
6 1 (0.037%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.037%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (0.97%) Ansible
2 19 (0.71%) Kubernetes
2 19 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
4 17 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (0.63%) Puppet
4 17 (0.63%) Terraform
5 11 (0.41%) Consul
5 11 (0.41%) Packer
6 4 (0.15%) Mesos
6 4 (0.15%) SCCM
6 4 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.15%) ThinApp
7 2 (0.075%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.075%) MOM
8 1 (0.037%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.037%) Control-M
8 1 (0.037%) Oozie
8 1 (0.037%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.037%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 240 (8.94%) Oracle
2 156 (5.81%) Microsoft
3 153 (5.70%) TIBCO
4 121 (4.51%) Bloomberg
5 91 (3.39%) ION Trading
5 91 (3.39%) Sybase
6 90 (3.35%) Reuters
7 64 (2.38%) Murex
8 59 (2.20%) Charles River
9 58 (2.16%) Fidessa
10 48 (1.79%) Currenex
11 36 (1.34%) Solace
12 29 (1.08%) FXall
13 27 (1.01%) Perforce
14 26 (0.97%) Tradeweb
15 18 (0.67%) Calypso
16 17 (0.63%) DevExpress
16 17 (0.63%) Sophis
16 17 (0.63%) Talarian
17 15 (0.56%) Tableau