Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 57 37
Rank change year-on-year -20 -20 +47
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,336 1,995 2,411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.38% 4.38% 5.60%
As % of the General category 7.48% 9.30% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 1,609 1,839
London median daily rate £650 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £475 £513 £463
90th Percentile £775 £800 £738
England median daily rate £650 £650 £600
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 6
London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +12.28% -69.35%
10th Percentile £14.80 £14.65 £12.38
90th Percentile £87.55 £21.15 £15.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% +18.52% -70.97%

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 17,853 21,462 21,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.12% 47.14% 49.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,435 15,285 15,240
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £338 £319 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 252 215
London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.08 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.79% +9.95% +8.15%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.80 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.07 £22.61 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.01% +2.77% +4.76%

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 August 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 19 August 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 19 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 -37 226 £650 +4.00% 62
East London +11 16 £520 -16.80% 2
West London - 1 £600 -
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 740 (55.39%) Finance
2 561 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
3 553 (41.39%) Java
4 431 (32.26%) Banking
5 402 (30.09%) C#
6 388 (29.04%) Python
7 304 (22.75%) Derivative
8 300 (22.46%) Fixed Income
9 291 (21.78%) SQL
10 256 (19.16%) Asset Management
11 252 (18.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 246 (18.41%) JavaScript
13 221 (16.54%) Software Engineering
14 213 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
15 206 (15.42%) .NET
16 205 (15.34%) AngularJS
17 202 (15.12%) React
18 192 (14.37%) Web Services
19 191 (14.30%) Investment Banking
20 184 (13.77%) Docker
21 179 (13.40%) Analytics
21 179 (13.40%) Greenfield Project
22 171 (12.80%) TDD
23 163 (12.20%) Equities
24 148 (11.08%) C++
25 145 (10.85%) SQL Server
26 144 (10.78%) Multithreading
27 138 (10.33%) Hedge funds
28 132 (9.88%) DevOps
29 115 (8.61%) Front End Development

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 46 (3.44%) Apache Spark
2 36 (2.69%) Confluence
3 17 (1.27%) Oracle Coherence
4 11 (0.82%) Apache
5 9 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.52%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.45%) WebLogic Integration
8 5 (0.37%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.15%) CMS
10 2 (0.15%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.15%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.075%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.075%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.075%) GemFire
11 1 (0.075%) IIS
11 1 (0.075%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 67 (5.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.15%) Sketch
7 1 (0.075%) InVision
Business Applications
1 33 (2.47%) Endur
2 17 (1.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 14 (1.05%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
6 5 (0.37%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.30%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.22%) PolarLake
9 1 (0.075%) Bloomberg AIM
9 1 (0.075%) Eikon
9 1 (0.075%) Global One
9 1 (0.075%) Kondor
9 1 (0.075%) PeopleSoft CRM
9 1 (0.075%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 1 (0.075%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.075%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 213 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (6.81%) Amazon S3
4 90 (6.74%) OpenShift
4 90 (6.74%) Serverless
5 83 (6.21%) AWS Lambda
6 81 (6.06%) Amazon ECS
6 81 (6.06%) Amazon SQS
7 77 (5.76%) Amazon EC2
7 77 (5.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 52 (3.89%) GitHub
9 35 (2.62%) Power Platform
10 21 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (1.05%) Office 365
12 12 (0.90%) npm
13 11 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.60%) Yarn
15 7 (0.52%) Azure Functions
16 5 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
17 3 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.90%) FIX Connectivity
2 9 (0.67%) HTTP
3 8 (0.60%) Kerberos
4 5 (0.37%) Internet
4 5 (0.37%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.30%) RTMP
6 2 (0.15%) VSAN
7 1 (0.075%) Firewall
7 1 (0.075%) LAN
7 1 (0.075%) Network Security
7 1 (0.075%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (10.85%) SQL Server
2 89 (6.66%) Amazon RDS
3 73 (5.46%) Amazon Redshift
4 57 (4.27%) Relational Database
5 39 (2.92%) Big Data
5 39 (2.92%) MongoDB
6 35 (2.62%) Power BI
6 35 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (2.54%) Hadoop
8 28 (2.10%) KDB
8 28 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
11 24 (1.80%) NoSQL
12 22 (1.65%) Spotfire
13 21 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (1.20%) RDBMS
17 14 (1.05%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 85 (6.36%) RStudio
2 78 (5.84%) JIRA
3 77 (5.76%) Artifactory
4 44 (3.29%) TeamCity
5 41 (3.07%) Git (software)
6 35 (2.62%) Jenkins
7 28 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 24 (1.80%) Cucumber
9 23 (1.72%) Maven
10 16 (1.20%) Selenium
11 13 (0.97%) Eclipse
11 13 (0.97%) webpack
12 11 (0.82%) Subversion
13 9 (0.67%) Jasmine
13 9 (0.67%) JUnit
14 8 (0.60%) SpecFlow
15 7 (0.52%) JMeter
15 7 (0.52%) NUnit
16 6 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
17 5 (0.37%) WinRunner
General
1 740 (55.39%) Finance
2 431 (32.26%) Banking
3 191 (14.30%) Investment Banking
4 40 (2.99%) Back Office
5 30 (2.25%) Financial Institution
6 13 (0.97%) Private Banking
7 11 (0.82%) Legal
8 10 (0.75%) Retail
9 6 (0.45%) Advertising
10 4 (0.30%) Marketing
11 3 (0.22%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.15%) French Language
13 1 (0.075%) International Banking
13 1 (0.075%) Publishing
13 1 (0.075%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 864 (64.67%) Developer
2 271 (20.28%) Java Developer
3 216 (16.17%) C# Developer
4 191 (14.30%) Senior Developer
5 184 (13.77%) Analyst
6 144 (10.78%) Front Office Developer
7 127 (9.51%) Python Developer
8 122 (9.13%) Business Analyst
9 118 (8.83%) React Developer
10 100 (7.49%) Angular Developer
11 94 (7.04%) Full Stack Developer
12 84 (6.29%) AWS Developer
13 82 (6.14%) Senior Java Developer
14 73 (5.46%) .NET Developer
15 67 (5.01%) Lead Developer
15 67 (5.01%) Software Engineer
16 62 (4.64%) C# .NET Developer
17 48 (3.59%) UI Developer
18 45 (3.37%) AWS Engineer
18 45 (3.37%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 206 (15.42%) .NET
2 205 (15.34%) AngularJS
3 202 (15.12%) React
4 192 (14.37%) Web Services
5 111 (8.31%) HTML
6 100 (7.49%) CSS
7 90 (6.74%) Node.js
8 89 (6.66%) J2EE
8 89 (6.66%) WPF
9 69 (5.16%) HTML5
10 59 (4.42%) .NET Core
11 52 (3.89%) FIX Protocol
12 50 (3.74%) Redux
13 46 (3.44%) REST
13 46 (3.44%) Spring
14 40 (2.99%) ASP.NET
15 36 (2.69%) D3.js
15 36 (2.69%) Kafka
16 34 (2.54%) Middleware
16 34 (2.54%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 304 (22.75%) Derivative
2 300 (22.46%) Fixed Income
3 252 (18.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 179 (13.40%) Greenfield Project
5 163 (12.20%) Equities
6 138 (10.33%) Hedge funds
7 93 (6.96%) Data Protection Act
8 83 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
9 79 (5.91%) Equity Derivative
10 51 (3.82%) Market Risk
11 44 (3.29%) User Experience
12 41 (3.07%) Credit Risk
13 37 (2.77%) Data Structures
14 32 (2.40%) Algorithms
15 29 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
16 25 (1.87%) Grid Computing
17 24 (1.80%) Reference Data
18 21 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
19 13 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
20 11 (0.82%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 74 (5.54%) Linux
2 65 (4.87%) Windows
3 64 (4.79%) Unix
4 18 (1.35%) Windows Server
5 13 (0.97%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.52%) Solaris
7 6 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.075%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.075%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (19.16%) Asset Management
3 221 (16.54%) Software Engineering
4 179 (13.40%) Analytics
5 171 (12.80%) TDD
6 144 (10.78%) Multithreading
7 132 (9.88%) DevOps
8 115 (8.61%) Front End Development
9 111 (8.31%) Low Latency
10 109 (8.16%) Investment Management
11 102 (7.63%) Data Protection
11 102 (7.63%) Decision-Making
12 101 (7.56%) Risk Management
13 97 (7.26%) SDLC
14 92 (6.89%) Electronic Trading
15 82 (6.14%) Portfolio Management
15 82 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
16 79 (5.91%) Microservices
17 78 (5.84%) Test Automation
18 74 (5.54%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 553 (41.39%) Java
2 402 (30.09%) C#
3 388 (29.04%) Python
4 291 (21.78%) SQL
5 246 (18.41%) JavaScript
6 148 (11.08%) C++
7 80 (5.99%) TypeScript
8 57 (4.27%) Scala
9 51 (3.82%) VBA
10 42 (3.14%) R
11 28 (2.10%) Java 8
12 26 (1.95%) Perl
13 25 (1.87%) VB.NET
14 20 (1.50%) IronPython
15 19 (1.42%) PL/SQL
16 18 (1.35%) ES6
17 13 (0.97%) Kotlin
18 12 (0.90%) T-SQL
19 11 (0.82%) C
20 10 (0.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 89 (6.66%) Degree
2 29 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (1.65%) AWS Certification
4 19 (1.42%) PhD
5 14 (1.05%) Master's Degree
6 9 (0.67%) ISEB
7 7 (0.52%) CFA
7 7 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 6 (0.45%) PMP
9 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
11 1 (0.075%) MCSA
11 1 (0.075%) MCSE
11 1 (0.075%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.075%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.40%) QA
2 15 (1.12%) MiFID
3 8 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.45%) SLA
5 5 (0.37%) EMIR
6 3 (0.22%) PMO
7 2 (0.15%) SEPA
8 1 (0.075%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.075%) Basel III
8 1 (0.075%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.075%) GDPR
System Software
1 184 (13.77%) Docker
2 7 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.075%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.075%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.075%) XenApp
5 1 (0.075%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 108 (8.08%) Kubernetes
2 81 (6.06%) Terraform
3 14 (1.05%) Ansible
4 12 (0.90%) Kibana
5 8 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
5 8 (0.60%) Puppet
6 5 (0.37%) Control-M
7 4 (0.30%) Grafana
7 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.15%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.075%) Nagios
9 1 (0.075%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 98 (7.34%) Oracle
2 85 (6.36%) Microsoft
3 62 (4.64%) Bloomberg
4 59 (4.42%) Reuters
5 37 (2.77%) TIBCO
6 33 (2.47%) Sybase
7 32 (2.40%) OpenLink
8 22 (1.65%) Charles River
9 21 (1.57%) Google
10 19 (1.42%) Murex
11 18 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (1.27%) Tableau
13 15 (1.12%) ION Trading
13 15 (1.12%) Telerik
14 13 (0.97%) Databricks
15 7 (0.52%) Splunk
16 6 (0.45%) CODA
16 6 (0.45%) ServiceNow
16 6 (0.45%) Sun
17 5 (0.37%) Atlassian