Period
to 18 May 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 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 46 77
Rank change year-on-year +10 +31 -16
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,462 1,055 1,394
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 6.12% 5.19% 3.42%
As % of the General category 10.75% 9.34% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,254 897 1,084
10th Percentile £488 £488 £513
25th Percentile £538 £550 £588
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £650 £650
75th Percentile £713 £750 £713
90th Percentile £775 £788 £775
England median daily rate £650 £650 £650
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 15
Median hourly rate - £39.13 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year - +160.83% +1.69%
England median hourly rate - £39.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +160.83% +1.69%

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 13,606 11,293 23,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 56.98% 55.53% 56.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,642 8,002 16,342
10th Percentile £350 £306 £319
25th Percentile £429 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £650 £625 £625
90th Percentile £725 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 190 282
10th Percentile £14.60 £12.76 £11.25
25th Percentile £20.00 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £28.02 £23.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.83% +15.00% -6.98%
75th Percentile £47.38 £38.75 £34.44
90th Percentile £64.60 £53.75 £50.92
England median hourly rate £22.00 £19.71 £18.73
% change year-on-year +11.62% +5.26% +1.15%

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 18 May 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 18 May 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 +29 195 £653 +4.40% 65
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 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.

1 781 (53.42%) Finance
2 632 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
3 615 (42.07%) Java
4 539 (36.87%) Banking
5 456 (31.19%) JavaScript
6 424 (29.00%) Investment Management
7 418 (28.59%) Python
8 414 (28.32%) Software Engineering
9 411 (28.11%) Asset Management
10 402 (27.50%) Investment Banking
11 383 (26.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 383 (26.20%) AWS
12 375 (25.65%) React
13 355 (24.28%) Web Services
14 338 (23.12%) SQL
15 335 (22.91%) Derivative
16 314 (21.48%) Docker
17 308 (21.07%) C#
18 305 (20.86%) Kubernetes
19 292 (19.97%) Fixed Income
20 291 (19.90%) Node.js
21 273 (18.67%) TypeScript
22 270 (18.47%) Electronic Trading
23 261 (17.85%) Terraform
24 260 (17.78%) Social Skills
25 254 (17.37%) Equities
26 218 (14.91%) Serverless
27 210 (14.36%) C++
27 210 (14.36%) .NET
28 205 (14.02%) Multithreading

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 64 (4.38%) Mule
2 59 (4.04%) Apache Spark
3 40 (2.74%) Apache
4 25 (1.71%) Red Hat Fuse
5 20 (1.37%) Oracle Coherence
6 14 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (0.75%) Apache Airflow
8 6 (0.41%) Confluence
8 6 (0.41%) SharePoint
9 4 (0.27%) JBoss
10 3 (0.21%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.21%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.14%) DataSynapse
12 1 (0.068%) Camunda
12 1 (0.068%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.068%) IIS
12 1 (0.068%) SAS
12 1 (0.068%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (1.78%) ION MarketView
2 15 (1.03%) Markit EDM
3 12 (0.82%) Eagle PACE
4 4 (0.27%) Bloomberg AIM
5 3 (0.21%) Global One
5 3 (0.21%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.14%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 2 (0.14%) Eikon
6 2 (0.14%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.14%) LongView
6 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.068%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.068%) PolarLake
7 1 (0.068%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.068%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 383 (26.20%) AWS
2 218 (14.91%) Serverless
3 203 (13.89%) Azure
4 200 (13.68%) Amazon S3
5 198 (13.54%) AWS Lambda
6 170 (11.63%) Amazon SQS
6 170 (11.63%) AWS Step Functions
7 128 (8.76%) GCP
8 30 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (1.23%) Azure Functions
10 9 (0.62%) GitHub
10 9 (0.62%) npm
11 8 (0.55%) SaaS
12 7 (0.48%) Power Platform
13 5 (0.34%) Amazon EKS
13 5 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.27%) NuGet
15 3 (0.21%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 2 (0.14%) Azure App Service
16 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.23%) Multicast
2 15 (1.03%) Firewall
3 8 (0.55%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.48%) FIX Connectivity
5 6 (0.41%) SSL
6 3 (0.21%) WebEx
7 2 (0.14%) RTMP
8 1 (0.068%) Internet
8 1 (0.068%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.068%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (13.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 175 (11.97%) Amazon RDS
3 93 (6.36%) SQL Server
4 61 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 30 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
6 28 (1.92%) NoSQL
7 26 (1.78%) Hadoop
8 24 (1.64%) Apache Ignite
8 24 (1.64%) Big Data
9 23 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (1.03%) MongoDB
10 15 (1.03%) Redis
11 13 (0.89%) Hazelcast
12 10 (0.68%) KDB
13 9 (0.62%) Data Lake
14 8 (0.55%) Azure SQL Database
15 7 (0.48%) Power BI
16 6 (0.41%) MySQL
16 6 (0.41%) Tableau
17 5 (0.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 117 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 66 (4.51%) JIRA
3 48 (3.28%) TeamCity
4 30 (2.05%) Jenkins
4 30 (2.05%) Subversion
5 27 (1.85%) Artifactory
5 27 (1.85%) Bitbucket
6 21 (1.44%) Maven
7 16 (1.09%) Visual Studio
8 13 (0.89%) JUnit
9 12 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (0.68%) Grunt
10 10 (0.68%) Moq
10 10 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (0.62%) webpack
12 8 (0.55%) NUnit
13 7 (0.48%) IntelliJ
13 7 (0.48%) LINQPad
14 5 (0.34%) Cucumber
14 5 (0.34%) Cypress.io
General
1 781 (53.42%) Finance
2 539 (36.87%) Banking
3 402 (27.50%) Investment Banking
4 260 (17.78%) Social Skills
5 141 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
6 58 (3.97%) Back Office
7 21 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.03%) Prime Brokerage
9 13 (0.89%) Legal
10 10 (0.68%) Marketing
11 9 (0.62%) Private Banking
12 8 (0.55%) Presentation Skills
13 7 (0.48%) Influencing Skills
13 7 (0.48%) Organisational Skills
13 7 (0.48%) Retail
13 7 (0.48%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
14 6 (0.41%) Documentation Skills
15 4 (0.27%) Billing
15 4 (0.27%) International Banking
15 4 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1,030 (70.45%) Developer
2 372 (25.44%) Java Developer
3 277 (18.95%) React Developer
4 245 (16.76%) Front Office Developer
5 219 (14.98%) Analyst
6 187 (12.79%) AWS Developer
7 168 (11.49%) JavaScript Developer
8 123 (8.41%) C# Developer
9 121 (8.28%) Business Analyst
10 108 (7.39%) Senior Developer
11 106 (7.25%) Full Stack Developer
12 101 (6.91%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 98 (6.70%) Python Developer
14 92 (6.29%) Node.js Developer
15 79 (5.40%) UI Developer
16 76 (5.20%) Investment Banking Java Developer
17 75 (5.13%) .NET Developer
17 75 (5.13%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
18 74 (5.06%) Senior Java Developer
19 67 (4.58%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (25.65%) React
2 355 (24.28%) Web Services
3 291 (19.90%) Node.js
4 210 (14.36%) .NET
5 140 (9.58%) AngularJS
6 102 (6.98%) Middleware
6 102 (6.98%) Spring
7 82 (5.61%) Kafka
8 81 (5.54%) FIX Protocol
9 65 (4.45%) Vue.js
10 64 (4.38%) Apache Camel
11 60 (4.10%) Spring Integration
12 54 (3.69%) .NET Core
13 49 (3.35%) HTML
13 49 (3.35%) REST
14 48 (3.28%) WPF
15 38 (2.60%) HTML5
15 38 (2.60%) Rendezvous
16 34 (2.33%) .NET Framework
17 31 (2.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 383 (26.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 335 (22.91%) Derivative
3 292 (19.97%) Fixed Income
4 254 (17.37%) Equities
5 141 (9.64%) Hedge funds
6 100 (6.84%) User Experience
7 97 (6.63%) Greenfield Project
8 68 (4.65%) Data Structures
9 66 (4.51%) Equity Derivative
10 48 (3.28%) Market Risk
11 42 (2.87%) Credit Risk
12 38 (2.60%) Algorithms
13 28 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
14 22 (1.50%) Grid Computing
15 16 (1.09%) SWIFT
16 14 (0.96%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 14 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
17 13 (0.89%) Credit Derivative
17 13 (0.89%) Reference Data
18 9 (0.62%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 125 (8.55%) Linux
2 101 (6.91%) Unix
3 29 (1.98%) Windows
4 15 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.14%) CentOS
5 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (43.23%) Agile Software Development
2 424 (29.00%) Investment Management
3 414 (28.32%) Software Engineering
4 411 (28.11%) Asset Management
5 270 (18.47%) Electronic Trading
6 205 (14.02%) Multithreading
7 204 (13.95%) Low Latency
8 178 (12.18%) Analytics
9 150 (10.26%) TDD
10 125 (8.55%) Portfolio Management
11 100 (6.84%) Microservices
12 93 (6.36%) Business Analysis
13 88 (6.02%) Requirements Gathering
14 85 (5.81%) BDD
14 85 (5.81%) DevOps
14 85 (5.81%) Mathematics
15 84 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
16 81 (5.54%) Algorithmic Trading
16 81 (5.54%) Risk Management
17 77 (5.27%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 615 (42.07%) Java
2 456 (31.19%) JavaScript
3 418 (28.59%) Python
4 338 (23.12%) SQL
5 308 (21.07%) C#
6 273 (18.67%) TypeScript
7 210 (14.36%) C++
8 125 (8.55%) Kotlin
9 98 (6.70%) Scala
10 32 (2.19%) R
11 28 (1.92%) Java 8
12 27 (1.85%) VBA
13 22 (1.50%) Java 9
14 18 (1.23%) Haskell
15 15 (1.03%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.82%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.68%) VB
18 9 (0.62%) Perl
18 9 (0.62%) PL/SQL
19 8 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 163 (11.15%) Degree
2 23 (1.57%) Numerate Degree
3 20 (1.37%) PhD
4 19 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.34%) CFA
6 4 (0.27%) ISEB
7 2 (0.14%) ACCA
7 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.14%) MBA
7 2 (0.14%) PMP
8 1 (0.068%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.50%) QA
2 14 (0.96%) MiFID
3 13 (0.89%) PMO
4 6 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.21%) IFRS
6 2 (0.14%) EMIR
6 2 (0.14%) SLA
6 2 (0.14%) UCITS
7 1 (0.068%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.068%) COREP
7 1 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.068%) FATCA
7 1 (0.068%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 314 (21.48%) Docker
2 3 (0.21%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (0.14%) GridGain
4 1 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 305 (20.86%) Kubernetes
2 261 (17.85%) Terraform
3 20 (1.37%) Ansible
4 8 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.21%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.14%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.14%) Control-M
6 2 (0.14%) Puppet
7 1 (0.068%) Istio
7 1 (0.068%) Kibana
7 1 (0.068%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 79 (5.40%) Oracle
2 70 (4.79%) ION Trading
3 49 (3.35%) Microsoft
4 47 (3.21%) Bloomberg
5 41 (2.80%) TIBCO
6 28 (1.92%) Atlassian
7 17 (1.16%) Databricks
8 15 (1.03%) Murex
8 15 (1.03%) Red Hat
9 13 (0.89%) Charles River
10 11 (0.75%) DevExpress
11 10 (0.68%) Solace
11 10 (0.68%) Sybase
12 7 (0.48%) Citrix
12 7 (0.48%) RedGate
13 6 (0.41%) Google
14 4 (0.27%) Dynatrace
14 4 (0.27%) IBM
14 4 (0.27%) Infragistics
14 4 (0.27%) Splunk