Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 57 53
Rank change year-on-year -14 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,469 1,992 1,699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.47% 4.32% 4.21%
As % of the General category 8.07% 9.63% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,185 1,661 1,283
London median daily rate £650 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £513 £500 £463
90th Percentile £775 £800 £750
England median daily rate £650 £650 £600
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 5
London median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +122.22% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £30.00 £12.15
90th Percentile £19.70 £30.00 £44.50
England median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -50.00% +122.22% -

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 18,200 20,695 18,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 42.98% 44.85% 44.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,821 14,831 12,834
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 241 183
London median hourly rate £24.76 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.98% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.75 £14.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £64.50
England median hourly rate £29.50 £26.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year +13.46% +0.97% -1.90%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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 -22 334 £650 +4.00% 28
East London -30 12 £614 +1.57%
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 653 (44.45%) Finance
2 601 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 595 (40.50%) Java
4 549 (37.37%) Banking
5 378 (25.73%) C#
6 357 (24.30%) Fixed Income
7 342 (23.28%) SQL
8 269 (18.31%) .NET
9 262 (17.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 259 (17.63%) Asset Management
11 255 (17.36%) Multithreading
12 241 (16.41%) Python
12 241 (16.41%) Derivative
13 226 (15.38%) SQL Server
14 225 (15.32%) Investment Banking
15 198 (13.48%) Greenfield Project
16 193 (13.14%) JavaScript
17 187 (12.73%) Electronic Trading
18 178 (12.12%) Hedge funds
18 178 (12.12%) Equities
18 178 (12.12%) TDD
19 166 (11.30%) Analytics
20 156 (10.62%) HTML
21 153 (10.42%) C++
22 149 (10.14%) AngularJS
23 136 (9.26%) Low Latency
24 135 (9.19%) Amazon AWS
25 128 (8.71%) Oracle
26 125 (8.51%) Software Engineering
27 119 (8.10%) Unix

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 74 (5.04%) Apache Spark
2 46 (3.13%) Apache
3 39 (2.65%) Confluence
4 27 (1.84%) Oracle Coherence
5 22 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 17 (1.16%) Mule
7 8 (0.54%) CMS
8 7 (0.48%) JBoss
9 5 (0.34%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.27%) DataSynapse
11 3 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.14%) IIS
12 2 (0.14%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.14%) Magnolia
12 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.14%) SAS
12 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 60 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.41%) InVision
5 4 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.068%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (0.95%) ION MarketView
2 11 (0.75%) Endur
2 11 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 11 (0.75%) thinkFolio
3 10 (0.68%) RMDS
4 4 (0.27%) Bloomberg AIM
4 4 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.20%) Eikon
6 2 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.14%) Summit
6 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.068%) AquaLogic BPM
7 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.068%) Global One
7 1 (0.068%) Kondor
7 1 (0.068%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.068%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.068%) SAP PM
7 1 (0.068%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 135 (9.19%) Amazon AWS
2 109 (7.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (4.08%) Serverless
4 53 (3.61%) AWS Lambda
5 49 (3.34%) Amazon EC2
5 49 (3.34%) Amazon S3
6 44 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
7 41 (2.79%) Amazon SQS
8 37 (2.52%) OpenShift
9 30 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
10 26 (1.77%) GitHub
11 11 (0.75%) Azure Functions
11 11 (0.75%) Office 365
12 8 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.41%) npm
14 6 (0.41%) SaaS
15 3 (0.20%) NuGet
16 2 (0.14%) Yarn
17 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.34%) AMQP
1 5 (0.34%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (0.27%) Kerberos
3 2 (0.14%) DNS
4 1 (0.068%) HTTP
4 1 (0.068%) LAN
4 1 (0.068%) RTMP
4 1 (0.068%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.068%) VSAN
4 1 (0.068%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 74 (5.04%) Relational Database
3 58 (3.95%) Big Data
4 52 (3.54%) NoSQL
5 50 (3.40%) Amazon RDS
6 48 (3.27%) Hadoop
7 40 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 38 (2.59%) KDB
9 37 (2.52%) Amazon Redshift
10 33 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 32 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
11 32 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 30 (2.04%) MongoDB
12 30 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (1.70%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.57%) Power BI
15 18 (1.23%) Oracle Database
16 16 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
16 16 (1.09%) Spotfire
17 14 (0.95%) Impala
Development Applications
1 94 (6.40%) Jenkins
2 87 (5.92%) JIRA
3 74 (5.04%) Git (software)
4 64 (4.36%) Maven
5 57 (3.88%) Subversion
6 47 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 47 (3.20%) TeamCity
7 44 (3.00%) Artifactory
8 41 (2.79%) RStudio
9 30 (2.04%) JUnit
10 23 (1.57%) Visual Studio
11 22 (1.50%) NUnit
12 20 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 20 (1.36%) Cucumber
13 14 (0.95%) Visual Studio Team System
14 13 (0.88%) jMock
14 13 (0.88%) Selenium
15 11 (0.75%) FishEye
16 10 (0.68%) Hudson
16 10 (0.68%) Moq
General
1 653 (44.45%) Finance
2 549 (37.37%) Banking
3 225 (15.32%) Investment Banking
4 63 (4.29%) Back Office
5 32 (2.18%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.02%) Private Banking
7 6 (0.41%) Advertising
7 6 (0.41%) Legal
7 6 (0.41%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.34%) Retail
9 4 (0.27%) French Language
10 3 (0.20%) Games
10 3 (0.20%) International Banking
10 3 (0.20%) Marketing
11 2 (0.14%) Law
12 1 (0.068%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.068%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.068%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.068%) Publishing
12 1 (0.068%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,018 (69.30%) Developer
2 414 (28.18%) Java Developer
3 247 (16.81%) C# Developer
4 216 (14.70%) Front Office Developer
5 205 (13.96%) Analyst
6 178 (12.12%) Senior Developer
7 121 (8.24%) Business Analyst
8 105 (7.15%) React Developer
9 104 (7.08%) Python Developer
10 101 (6.88%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 89 (6.06%) Full Stack Developer
12 75 (5.11%) Senior Java Developer
12 75 (5.11%) UI Developer
13 73 (4.97%) Angular Developer
14 72 (4.90%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 70 (4.77%) WPF Developer
16 69 (4.70%) .NET Developer
17 68 (4.63%) C++ Developer
18 58 (3.95%) C# WPF Developer
18 58 (3.95%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (18.31%) .NET
2 156 (10.62%) HTML
3 149 (10.14%) AngularJS
4 118 (8.03%) WPF
5 112 (7.62%) React
6 105 (7.15%) Spring
6 105 (7.15%) Web Services
7 99 (6.74%) CSS
8 93 (6.33%) HTML5
9 74 (5.04%) Redux
10 63 (4.29%) J2EE
11 62 (4.22%) .NET Framework
12 56 (3.81%) REST
13 51 (3.47%) FIX Protocol
14 50 (3.40%) .NET Core
14 50 (3.40%) Node.js
14 50 (3.40%) WCF
15 42 (2.86%) Middleware
16 41 (2.79%) ASP.NET
16 41 (2.79%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 357 (24.30%) Fixed Income
2 262 (17.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 241 (16.41%) Derivative
4 198 (13.48%) Greenfield Project
5 178 (12.12%) Equities
5 178 (12.12%) Hedge funds
6 67 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
7 62 (4.22%) Equity Derivative
7 62 (4.22%) User Experience
8 55 (3.74%) Fintech
9 53 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
10 52 (3.54%) OTC Derivatives
11 42 (2.86%) Market Risk
12 37 (2.52%) Data Structures
12 37 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
13 31 (2.11%) Credit Risk
14 29 (1.97%) Algorithms
15 20 (1.36%) Grid Computing
16 17 (1.16%) Virtual Team
17 11 (0.75%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 119 (8.10%) Unix
2 113 (7.69%) Linux
3 68 (4.63%) Windows
4 16 (1.09%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.82%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.61%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.20%) Solaris
9 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.068%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.068%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 601 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (17.63%) Asset Management
3 255 (17.36%) Multithreading
4 187 (12.73%) Electronic Trading
5 178 (12.12%) TDD
6 166 (11.30%) Analytics
7 136 (9.26%) Low Latency
8 125 (8.51%) Software Engineering
9 118 (8.03%) DevOps
9 118 (8.03%) Risk Management
10 105 (7.15%) SDLC
11 93 (6.33%) Investment Management
12 92 (6.26%) BDD
13 88 (5.99%) OO
14 84 (5.72%) Continuous Integration
15 83 (5.65%) Problem-Solving
15 83 (5.65%) Scrum
16 82 (5.58%) Microservices
16 82 (5.58%) Portfolio Management
16 82 (5.58%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 595 (40.50%) Java
2 378 (25.73%) C#
3 342 (23.28%) SQL
4 241 (16.41%) Python
5 193 (13.14%) JavaScript
6 153 (10.42%) C++
7 84 (5.72%) TypeScript
8 77 (5.24%) Java 8
9 60 (4.08%) Scala
9 60 (4.08%) VBA
10 33 (2.25%) PL/SQL
11 32 (2.18%) Perl
12 28 (1.91%) R
13 25 (1.70%) ES6
14 18 (1.23%) Haskell
14 18 (1.23%) T-SQL
15 15 (1.02%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.82%) Shell Script
17 11 (0.75%) Kotlin
18 8 (0.54%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 64 (4.36%) Degree
2 18 (1.23%) PhD
3 14 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
5 10 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (0.68%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.48%) ISEB
6 7 (0.48%) PMP
7 6 (0.41%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.34%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.20%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.14%) CFA
11 1 (0.068%) ACCA
11 1 (0.068%) APMG
11 1 (0.068%) CIMA
11 1 (0.068%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.74%) QA
2 15 (1.02%) MiFID
3 12 (0.82%) SLA
4 7 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.27%) PSD2
6 3 (0.20%) Basel III
7 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.14%) EMIR
7 2 (0.14%) PMO
7 2 (0.14%) SEPA
8 1 (0.068%) AIFMD
8 1 (0.068%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.068%) GDPR
8 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.068%) UCITS
System Software
1 91 (6.19%) Docker
2 12 (0.82%) HDFS
3 11 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.27%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.068%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.068%) Platform Symphony
6 1 (0.068%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 60 (4.08%) Kubernetes
2 46 (3.13%) Terraform
3 14 (0.95%) Ansible
4 7 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (0.41%) Puppet
6 2 (0.14%) Control-M
6 2 (0.14%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.068%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.068%) Kibana
Vendors
1 128 (8.71%) Oracle
2 79 (5.38%) Microsoft
3 44 (3.00%) Reuters
4 42 (2.86%) Charles River
5 38 (2.59%) Sybase
6 37 (2.52%) Bloomberg
7 34 (2.31%) Telerik
8 28 (1.91%) Google
8 28 (1.91%) ION Trading
9 21 (1.43%) Murex
9 21 (1.43%) TIBCO
10 18 (1.23%) FXall
11 16 (1.09%) Tableau
12 14 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.75%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.75%) DevExpress
14 10 (0.68%) FactSet
14 10 (0.68%) OpenLink
14 10 (0.68%) RedGate
15 8 (0.54%) Fidessa