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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 83 52
Rank change year-on-year +50 -31  
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1211 632 871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.83% 2.96% 3.73%
As % of the General category 12.71% 6.71% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 529 743
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £525
% change year-on-year +4.93% -22.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £46.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.74% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 - £65.00

Front Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 9527 9416 10857
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 45.90% 44.05% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6834 6955 7826
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 105 118
Median hourly rate £22.25 £22.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £10.01 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.03 £45.75 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Front Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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
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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +34 279 £600 -0.08% 51
Canary Wharf +13 16 £650 +30.00%
Docklands, London - 10 £600 -
Bromley - 3 £613 -
Chiswick - 1 - - 1
Mayfair - 1 £800 -
Moorgate - 1 - -
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 919 (45.29%) Banking
2 857 (42.24%) Finance
3 719 (35.44%) Java
4 600 (29.57%) Investment Banking
5 570 (28.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 532 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
7 506 (24.94%) C#
8 491 (24.20%) SQL
9 454 (22.38%) Fixed Income
10 397 (19.57%) Electronic Trading
11 389 (19.17%) Derivative
12 377 (18.58%) Multithreading
13 351 (17.30%) Equities
14 315 (15.52%) C++
15 297 (14.64%) Low Latency
16 270 (13.31%) .NET
17 266 (13.11%) MiFID
18 263 (12.96%) JavaScript
19 250 (12.32%) HTML
20 239 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
21 236 (11.63%) SQL Server
22 230 (11.34%) TDD
23 226 (11.14%) Python
24 222 (10.94%) Linux
25 218 (10.74%) Oracle
25 218 (10.74%) HTML5
26 216 (10.65%) Unix
27 196 (9.66%) Risk Management
28 188 (9.27%) OO
29 177 (8.72%) AngularJS

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 58 (2.86%) Oracle Coherence
2 40 (1.97%) Apache Spark
3 19 (0.94%) IIS
4 17 (0.84%) Apache
5 16 (0.79%) DataSynapse
5 16 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
6 13 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.59%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.49%) Confluence
9 10 (0.49%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.34%) JBoss
12 6 (0.30%) CMS
12 6 (0.30%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.25%) MQSeries
13 5 (0.25%) nginx
14 3 (0.15%) Apache Pig
14 3 (0.15%) GemFire
14 3 (0.15%) Mule
Applications
1 112 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 17 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.099%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 50 (2.46%) ION MarketView
2 34 (1.68%) thinkFolio
3 25 (1.23%) RMDS
4 17 (0.84%) Endur
5 12 (0.59%) Global One
6 9 (0.44%) Bloomberg AIM
7 8 (0.39%) Markit EDM
8 7 (0.34%) Actimize
8 7 (0.34%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 7 (0.34%) LatentZero
9 5 (0.25%) Sophis RISQUE
9 5 (0.25%) Summit
10 4 (0.20%) FINCAD Analytics
10 4 (0.20%) Murex MxG2000
11 3 (0.15%) Kondor
11 3 (0.15%) Loan IQ
11 3 (0.15%) Orchestrade
12 2 (0.099%) Postilion
12 2 (0.099%) SAP CO
12 2 (0.099%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.20%) Route 53
6 3 (0.15%) GitHub
6 3 (0.15%) PaaS
7 2 (0.099%) IaaS
8 1 (0.049%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.049%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.99%) Firewall
2 12 (0.59%) FIX Connectivity
3 10 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.44%) HTTP
5 8 (0.39%) NAS
5 8 (0.39%) SAN
6 5 (0.25%) SSL
7 4 (0.20%) Internet
8 3 (0.15%) LAN
8 3 (0.15%) Network Security
8 3 (0.15%) VoIP
9 2 (0.099%) DHCP
9 2 (0.099%) DNS
9 2 (0.099%) GGSN
9 2 (0.099%) GPRS
9 2 (0.099%) GSM
9 2 (0.099%) LTE
9 2 (0.099%) SMTP
9 2 (0.099%) SNMP
9 2 (0.099%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 123 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 90 (4.44%) Big Data
4 70 (3.45%) Hadoop
5 69 (3.40%) KDB
6 45 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (1.92%) Tick Data
8 37 (1.82%) NoSQL
9 34 (1.68%) RDBMS
10 30 (1.48%) Oracle Database
11 24 (1.18%) Data Mart
11 24 (1.18%) HBase
11 24 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 22 (1.08%) Kdb+
12 22 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 21 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
13 21 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
13 21 (1.03%) MongoDB
14 20 (0.99%) DB2
15 18 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 88 (4.34%) TeamCity
2 75 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 69 (3.40%) Subversion
4 51 (2.51%) JIRA
5 49 (2.41%) Maven
6 43 (2.12%) NUnit
7 42 (2.07%) JUnit
8 30 (1.48%) Jenkins
9 25 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (1.18%) Selenium
11 22 (1.08%) Mockito
12 21 (1.03%) Grunt
12 21 (1.03%) Visual Studio
13 19 (0.94%) Gradle
14 18 (0.89%) gulp
14 18 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
15 17 (0.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 16 (0.79%) webpack
17 9 (0.44%) Bitbucket
18 8 (0.39%) Cucumber
General
1 919 (45.29%) Banking
2 857 (42.24%) Finance
3 600 (29.57%) Investment Banking
4 107 (5.27%) Back Office
5 55 (2.71%) Financial Institution
6 23 (1.13%) Marketing
7 22 (1.08%) Private Banking
8 21 (1.03%) Legal
9 19 (0.94%) Retail
10 15 (0.74%) Advertising
11 11 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
12 7 (0.34%) French Language
13 6 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.20%) Telecoms
15 3 (0.15%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.099%) Games
16 2 (0.099%) Mandarin Language
16 2 (0.099%) Prime Brokerage
17 1 (0.049%) Spanish Language
17 1 (0.049%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1262 (62.20%) Developer
2 469 (23.11%) Java Developer
3 461 (22.72%) Analyst
4 318 (15.67%) Business Analyst
5 316 (15.57%) Front Office Developer
6 311 (15.33%) C# Developer
7 180 (8.87%) Senior Developer
8 143 (7.05%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 113 (5.57%) Senior Java Developer
10 108 (5.32%) Project Manager
11 107 (5.27%) C++ Developer
12 105 (5.17%) .NET Developer
13 96 (4.73%) Front Office Business Analyst
14 92 (4.53%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
15 90 (4.44%) C# .NET Developer
15 90 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
16 88 (4.34%) Quantitative Developer
17 87 (4.29%) MiFID Business Analyst
18 85 (4.19%) Python Developer
19 83 (4.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (13.31%) .NET
2 250 (12.32%) HTML
3 218 (10.74%) HTML5
4 177 (8.72%) AngularJS
5 164 (8.08%) WPF
6 127 (6.26%) CSS
7 121 (5.96%) Spring
8 112 (5.52%) FIX Protocol
9 102 (5.03%) React
10 69 (3.40%) XML
11 66 (3.25%) REST
12 64 (3.15%) WCF
13 60 (2.96%) Node.js
14 54 (2.66%) JMS
15 47 (2.32%) Middleware
15 47 (2.32%) Redux
15 47 (2.32%) Rendezvous
16 44 (2.17%) Hibernate
17 42 (2.07%) Web Services
18 41 (2.02%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 570 (28.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 454 (22.38%) Fixed Income
3 389 (19.17%) Derivative
4 351 (17.30%) Equities
5 239 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
6 131 (6.46%) Greenfield Project
7 116 (5.72%) Equity Derivative
8 105 (5.17%) Computer Science
9 83 (4.09%) Market Risk
10 70 (3.45%) Algorithms
11 61 (3.01%) Hedge funds
12 47 (2.32%) User Experience
13 45 (2.22%) Fintech
14 43 (2.12%) Data Structures
15 42 (2.07%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 42 (2.07%) Virtual Team
16 35 (1.72%) Management Information System
17 31 (1.53%) Grid Computing
18 30 (1.48%) Credit Risk
18 30 (1.48%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 222 (10.94%) Linux
2 216 (10.65%) Unix
3 144 (7.10%) Windows
4 23 (1.13%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.59%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.34%) Solaris
7 3 (0.15%) OS/390
8 2 (0.099%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.099%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.099%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.099%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.049%) Android
9 1 (0.049%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.049%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.049%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (26.22%) Agile Software Development
2 397 (19.57%) Electronic Trading
3 377 (18.58%) Multithreading
4 297 (14.64%) Low Latency
5 230 (11.34%) TDD
6 196 (9.66%) Risk Management
7 188 (9.27%) OO
8 165 (8.13%) Asset Management
9 162 (7.98%) SDLC
10 151 (7.44%) Business Analysis
11 148 (7.29%) Analytics
12 145 (7.15%) Mathematics
13 132 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
14 118 (5.82%) Investment Management
15 111 (5.47%) Scrum
16 107 (5.27%) Project Management
17 105 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
18 104 (5.13%) Test Automation
19 94 (4.63%) Software Engineering
20 82 (4.04%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 719 (35.44%) Java
2 506 (24.94%) C#
3 491 (24.20%) SQL
4 315 (15.52%) C++
5 263 (12.96%) JavaScript
6 226 (11.14%) Python
7 113 (5.57%) VBA
8 99 (4.88%) Scala
9 73 (3.60%) Perl
10 51 (2.51%) TypeScript
11 43 (2.12%) T-SQL
12 37 (1.82%) Bash Shell
13 36 (1.77%) ES6
13 36 (1.77%) Shell Script
13 36 (1.77%) VB
14 34 (1.68%) R
15 32 (1.58%) C
16 29 (1.43%) XAML
17 27 (1.33%) PowerShell
18 20 (0.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (6.65%) Degree
2 39 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (1.68%) Numerate Degree
4 30 (1.48%) PhD
4 30 (1.48%) PMI Certification
5 28 (1.38%) PMP
6 8 (0.39%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.25%) MBA
7 5 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.20%) CFA
8 4 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.15%) MCP
10 2 (0.099%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.049%) IIBA
11 1 (0.049%) ISEB
11 1 (0.049%) MCSA
11 1 (0.049%) MCSE
11 1 (0.049%) MOS
11 1 (0.049%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (13.11%) MiFID
2 59 (2.91%) QA
3 30 (1.48%) EMIR
4 26 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
5 22 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.64%) SLA
7 8 (0.39%) Basel III
8 6 (0.30%) AIFMD
8 6 (0.30%) PMO
9 3 (0.15%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.099%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.099%) SEPA
11 1 (0.049%) Basel II
11 1 (0.049%) FATCA
11 1 (0.049%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (0.99%) Docker
2 12 (0.59%) HDFS
3 9 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.25%) Active Directory
6 3 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (0.099%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (0.69%) Control-M
2 10 (0.49%) Ansible
2 10 (0.49%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.15%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.15%) Puppet
5 3 (0.15%) SCCM
5 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.15%) Tivoli NetView
6 2 (0.099%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.099%) Terraform
7 1 (0.049%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.049%) Mesos
7 1 (0.049%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.049%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (0.049%) yum
Vendors
1 218 (10.74%) Oracle
2 112 (5.52%) Microsoft
3 110 (5.42%) Sybase
4 90 (4.44%) Bloomberg
4 90 (4.44%) ION Trading
5 88 (4.34%) TIBCO
6 81 (3.99%) Murex
7 55 (2.71%) Reuters
8 39 (1.92%) Charles River
9 37 (1.82%) Fidessa
10 27 (1.33%) Calypso
11 21 (1.03%) Currenex
11 21 (1.03%) Sophis
12 13 (0.64%) Google
12 13 (0.64%) Solace
13 12 (0.59%) OpenLink
14 11 (0.54%) FXall
14 11 (0.54%) IBM
14 11 (0.54%) JD Edwards
14 11 (0.54%) Tradeweb
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