Period
to 24 February 2021

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 24 February 2021 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 24 58 64
Rank change year-on-year +34 +6 -18
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,344 1,165 1,701
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.86% 4.13% 3.92%
As % of the General category 14.58% 9.61% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,293 906 1,382
Median daily rate £625 £650 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £488 £469 £513
90th Percentile £775 £788 £775
England median daily rate £625 £650 £650
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 11
Median hourly rate - £22.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.87% -50.00%
England median hourly rate - £22.93 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +52.87% -50.00%

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 9,217 12,118 20,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 47.01% 43.00% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,673 8,683 14,582
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £330 £315 £319
90th Percentile £725 £718 £700
England median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 140 209
Median hourly rate £28.02 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.43% - -4.33%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.44 £12.76
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.50 £47.30
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -1.21% -5.84%

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 24 February 2021.

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 24 February 2021. 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 +36 166 £675 +7.66% 50
East London +17 1 £600 -2.44% 7
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, 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.

1 762 (56.70%) Finance
2 669 (49.78%) Java
3 549 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
4 530 (39.43%) Banking
5 456 (33.93%) Python
6 451 (33.56%) JavaScript
7 422 (31.40%) Asset Management
8 398 (29.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 391 (29.09%) Derivative
10 387 (28.79%) Software Engineering
11 386 (28.72%) AWS
12 381 (28.35%) Investment Management
13 380 (28.27%) React
14 378 (28.13%) Web Services
15 370 (27.53%) Fixed Income
16 340 (25.30%) Investment Banking
17 328 (24.40%) Equities
18 292 (21.73%) SQL
19 269 (20.01%) Docker
20 264 (19.64%) Kubernetes
20 264 (19.64%) C#
21 251 (18.68%) Node.js
22 213 (15.85%) Electronic Trading
23 204 (15.18%) Terraform
24 197 (14.66%) TypeScript
25 194 (14.43%) C++
25 194 (14.43%) Kotlin
26 190 (14.14%) Hedge funds
27 188 (13.99%) Multithreading
28 181 (13.47%) Serverless

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 83 (6.18%) Apache Spark
2 73 (5.43%) Mule
3 65 (4.84%) Apache
4 28 (2.08%) Red Hat Fuse
5 6 (0.45%) Confluence
5 6 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (0.30%) JBoss
7 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.15%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.074%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.074%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.074%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.074%) SAS
8 1 (0.074%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.074%) InVision
5 1 (0.074%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 19 (1.41%) Markit EDM
2 16 (1.19%) Eagle PACE
3 14 (1.04%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.37%) Bloomberg AIM
5 3 (0.22%) Endur
5 3 (0.22%) RMDS
5 3 (0.22%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.15%) Eikon
7 1 (0.074%) Findur
7 1 (0.074%) Global One
7 1 (0.074%) Orchestrade
7 1 (0.074%) PolarLake
7 1 (0.074%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
7 1 (0.074%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.074%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 386 (28.72%) AWS
2 181 (13.47%) Serverless
3 177 (13.17%) Azure
4 167 (12.43%) AWS Lambda
5 166 (12.35%) Amazon S3
6 120 (8.93%) GCP
7 100 (7.44%) Amazon SQS
8 98 (7.29%) AWS Step Functions
9 68 (5.06%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.97%) npm
11 12 (0.89%) Azure Functions
12 9 (0.67%) SaaS
13 7 (0.52%) Yarn
14 5 (0.37%) Amazon EKS
14 5 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.30%) NuGet
16 3 (0.22%) GitHub
16 3 (0.22%) Power Platform
17 2 (0.15%) Azure Stack
17 2 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.82%) FIX Connectivity
2 6 (0.45%) Multicast
3 2 (0.15%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.074%) AMQP
4 1 (0.074%) DHCP
4 1 (0.074%) DNS
4 1 (0.074%) Firewall
4 1 (0.074%) FTP
4 1 (0.074%) HTTP
4 1 (0.074%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (12.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 104 (7.74%) Amazon RDS
3 80 (5.95%) SQL Server
4 60 (4.46%) Relational Database
5 59 (4.39%) Apache Ignite
6 42 (3.13%) MongoDB
7 35 (2.60%) NoSQL
8 32 (2.38%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (1.41%) Big Data
11 11 (0.82%) KDB
12 10 (0.74%) Redis
13 9 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (0.60%) Hazelcast
15 7 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
17 5 (0.37%) MySQL
17 5 (0.37%) RDBMS
17 5 (0.37%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 72 (5.36%) Git (software)
2 37 (2.75%) JIRA
3 27 (2.01%) TeamCity
4 20 (1.49%) Bitbucket
5 18 (1.34%) Jenkins
6 16 (1.19%) Subversion
7 15 (1.12%) Maven
8 14 (1.04%) Artifactory
8 14 (1.04%) webpack
9 11 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (0.67%) Cypress.io
12 6 (0.45%) IntelliJ
12 6 (0.45%) RStudio
13 5 (0.37%) GCC
13 5 (0.37%) GDB
14 4 (0.30%) git-flow
14 4 (0.30%) jMock
14 4 (0.30%) JUnit
15 3 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 762 (56.70%) Finance
2 530 (39.43%) Banking
3 340 (25.30%) Investment Banking
4 46 (3.42%) Back Office
5 14 (1.04%) Marketing
6 13 (0.97%) Legal
7 11 (0.82%) Prime Brokerage
8 9 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.67%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
9 8 (0.60%) Billing
10 7 (0.52%) International Banking
10 7 (0.52%) Private Banking
10 7 (0.52%) Retail
11 5 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.22%) French Language
12 3 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.15%) German Language
13 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.074%) Advertising
14 1 (0.074%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 980 (72.92%) Developer
2 335 (24.93%) Java Developer
3 213 (15.85%) React Developer
4 195 (14.51%) Front Office Developer
5 185 (13.76%) Analyst
6 160 (11.90%) JavaScript Developer
7 145 (10.79%) Python Developer
8 139 (10.34%) Software Engineer
9 132 (9.82%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 129 (9.60%) Senior Developer
11 119 (8.85%) AWS Developer
12 107 (7.96%) Business Analyst
13 95 (7.07%) C# Developer
14 89 (6.62%) Python Engineer
15 87 (6.47%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 83 (6.18%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 81 (6.03%) Full Stack Developer
18 74 (5.51%) Python Software Engineer
19 70 (5.21%) UI Developer
20 69 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (28.27%) React
2 378 (28.13%) Web Services
3 251 (18.68%) Node.js
4 179 (13.32%) AngularJS
5 150 (11.16%) .NET
6 124 (9.23%) Vue.js
7 103 (7.66%) Spring
8 94 (6.99%) Middleware
9 73 (5.43%) Apache Camel
10 70 (5.21%) Spring Integration
11 66 (4.91%) FIX Protocol
12 50 (3.72%) REST
13 47 (3.50%) Kafka
14 45 (3.35%) Protocol Buffers
15 44 (3.27%) .NET Core
16 37 (2.75%) gRPC
17 34 (2.53%) Redux
18 29 (2.16%) HTML
19 26 (1.93%) CSS
19 26 (1.93%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 398 (29.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 391 (29.09%) Derivative
3 370 (27.53%) Fixed Income
4 328 (24.40%) Equities
5 190 (14.14%) Hedge funds
6 83 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
7 74 (5.51%) User Experience
8 67 (4.99%) Greenfield Project
9 54 (4.02%) Equity Derivative
10 50 (3.72%) Market Risk
11 37 (2.75%) Data Structures
12 32 (2.38%) Credit Risk
13 30 (2.23%) Credit Derivative
14 28 (2.08%) Algorithms
15 27 (2.01%) Grid Computing
16 20 (1.49%) Blog
17 19 (1.41%) Reference Data
18 14 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
19 13 (0.97%) SWIFT
20 11 (0.82%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 110 (8.18%) Linux
2 97 (7.22%) Unix
3 25 (1.86%) Windows
4 3 (0.22%) CentOS
4 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.074%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.074%) Solaris
6 1 (0.074%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.074%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 549 (40.85%) Agile Software Development
2 422 (31.40%) Asset Management
3 387 (28.79%) Software Engineering
4 381 (28.35%) Investment Management
5 213 (15.85%) Electronic Trading
6 188 (13.99%) Multithreading
7 176 (13.10%) Analytics
8 156 (11.61%) Low Latency
9 138 (10.27%) TDD
10 132 (9.82%) Portfolio Management
11 85 (6.32%) Requirements Gathering
12 82 (6.10%) Risk Management
13 81 (6.03%) Microservices
14 78 (5.80%) Business Analysis
14 78 (5.80%) Problem-Solving
15 76 (5.65%) BDD
16 69 (5.13%) Mathematics
17 68 (5.06%) Computer Science
17 68 (5.06%) Test Automation
18 62 (4.61%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 669 (49.78%) Java
2 456 (33.93%) Python
3 451 (33.56%) JavaScript
4 292 (21.73%) SQL
5 264 (19.64%) C#
6 197 (14.66%) TypeScript
7 194 (14.43%) C++
7 194 (14.43%) Kotlin
8 115 (8.56%) Scala
9 47 (3.50%) VBA
10 30 (2.23%) R
11 22 (1.64%) Clojure
12 18 (1.34%) Haskell
13 12 (0.89%) Java 8
14 11 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.67%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.60%) Go
16 8 (0.60%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.52%) Java 9
17 7 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 134 (9.97%) Degree
2 23 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
2 23 (1.71%) Numerate Degree
3 12 (0.89%) PhD
4 2 (0.15%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.15%) MBA
4 2 (0.15%) PMP
5 1 (0.074%) CCNA
5 1 (0.074%) CCNP
5 1 (0.074%) CFA
5 1 (0.074%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.074%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.074%) MCSE
5 1 (0.074%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.19%) QA
2 13 (0.97%) MiFID
3 5 (0.37%) PMO
4 3 (0.22%) EMIR
5 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.074%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.074%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.074%) GDPR
6 1 (0.074%) IFRS
6 1 (0.074%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.074%) UCITS
System Software
1 269 (20.01%) Docker
2 1 (0.074%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.074%) KVM
2 1 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.074%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (0.074%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.074%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.074%) Xen
Systems Management
1 264 (19.64%) Kubernetes
2 204 (15.18%) Terraform
3 12 (0.89%) Ansible
4 4 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.22%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.15%) Control-M
6 2 (0.15%) Kibana
6 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.15%) Puppet
7 1 (0.074%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.074%) Nagios
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.074%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.074%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.074%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (5.73%) Bloomberg
2 44 (3.27%) Murex
3 40 (2.98%) ION Trading
4 33 (2.46%) Oracle
5 26 (1.93%) TIBCO
6 19 (1.41%) Atlassian
7 17 (1.26%) Microsoft
8 14 (1.04%) Google
9 11 (0.82%) Charles River
9 11 (0.82%) Reuters
10 10 (0.74%) Sybase
11 8 (0.60%) Solace
12 7 (0.52%) DevExpress
13 6 (0.45%) Databricks
13 6 (0.45%) FactSet
14 4 (0.30%) Infragistics
15 3 (0.22%) Alteryx
15 3 (0.22%) Dataiku
15 3 (0.22%) Syncfusion
15 3 (0.22%) Telerik