Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 37 85
Rank change year-on-year -19 +48 -39
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,985 2,385 1,358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.36% 5.58% 2.99%
As % of the General category 9.79% 12.10% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,610 1,818 1,102
London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +0.42%
10th Percentile £513 £463 £438
90th Percentile £800 £738 £738
England median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
London median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -70.97% -48.33%
10th Percentile £14.65 £12.60 £19.20
90th Percentile £21.15 £15.00 £77.80
England median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year +18.52% -70.97% -48.33%

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 20,273 19,715 19,874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.53% 46.13% 43.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,549 14,103 14,543
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £322 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £467 £450
% change year-on-year +1.71% +3.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 183 202
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.16% +9.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.76 £54.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.65
% change year-on-year - +5.72% +5.10%

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 16 August 2018.

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 6 months to 16 August 2018. 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 -25 402 £625 +4.17% 81
East London -46 14 £625 - 6
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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.

1 838 (42.22%) Finance
2 716 (36.07%) Banking
3 694 (34.96%) Java
4 654 (32.95%) C#
5 573 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
6 539 (27.15%) SQL
7 537 (27.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 431 (21.71%) Fixed Income
9 404 (20.35%) Multithreading
10 389 (19.60%) Electronic Trading
11 375 (18.89%) Derivative
12 366 (18.44%) Investment Banking
13 338 (17.03%) Low Latency
14 315 (15.87%) .NET
14 315 (15.87%) Python
15 288 (14.51%) C++
16 277 (13.95%) SQL Server
17 263 (13.25%) Linux
18 261 (13.15%) JavaScript
18 261 (13.15%) Equities
19 232 (11.69%) AngularJS
20 202 (10.18%) Unix
21 197 (9.92%) HTML
22 193 (9.72%) TDD
23 180 (9.07%) Oracle
24 178 (8.97%) Windows
24 178 (8.97%) Asset Management
25 175 (8.82%) Risk Management
26 163 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
27 162 (8.16%) HTML5

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 39 (1.96%) Mule
2 38 (1.91%) Apache
3 27 (1.36%) Apache Spark
4 21 (1.06%) Confluence
5 17 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
6 15 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (0.60%) DataSynapse
8 10 (0.50%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.45%) IIS
9 9 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
9 9 (0.45%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.25%) JBoss
12 4 (0.20%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.20%) nginx
13 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.10%) IPython
15 1 (0.050%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 1 (0.050%) Mule ESB
15 1 (0.050%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 92 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
3 14 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 70 (3.53%) ION MarketView
2 43 (2.17%) thinkFolio
3 22 (1.11%) Bloomberg AIM
4 21 (1.06%) Markit EDM
5 17 (0.86%) Eagle PACE
6 15 (0.76%) Front Arena
6 15 (0.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 14 (0.71%) PolarLake
8 9 (0.45%) LatentZero
9 8 (0.40%) SunGard Martini
10 6 (0.30%) RMDS
11 5 (0.25%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 5 (0.25%) Eikon
11 5 (0.25%) Endur
12 4 (0.20%) Orchestrade
13 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
14 2 (0.10%) Minerva
14 2 (0.10%) Sentinel
14 2 (0.10%) Summit
14 2 (0.10%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 95 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.76%) NuGet
5 14 (0.71%) Office 365
6 10 (0.50%) SaaS
7 5 (0.25%) PaaS
8 4 (0.20%) npm
9 3 (0.15%) IaaS
9 3 (0.15%) Yarn
10 2 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.10%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.050%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.050%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.050%) GitHub
11 1 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.81%) FIX Connectivity
1 16 (0.81%) RTMP
2 6 (0.30%) Kerberos
2 6 (0.30%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.25%) DNS
3 5 (0.25%) Internet
4 3 (0.15%) BIG-IP
4 3 (0.15%) Intranet
4 3 (0.15%) Multicast
4 3 (0.15%) Skype
4 3 (0.15%) VPN
5 2 (0.10%) HTTP
5 2 (0.10%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.10%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.10%) VoIP
6 1 (0.050%) Broadband
6 1 (0.050%) DHCP
6 1 (0.050%) Extranet
6 1 (0.050%) LAN
6 1 (0.050%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 277 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 160 (8.06%) Relational Database
3 80 (4.03%) MongoDB
4 57 (2.87%) RDBMS
5 52 (2.62%) NoSQL
6 49 (2.47%) KDB
7 35 (1.76%) Big Data
7 35 (1.76%) Hadoop
8 28 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 24 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (0.96%) Blockchain
11 19 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (0.91%) Oracle Database
13 15 (0.76%) Power BI
13 15 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (0.60%) Data Mining
15 11 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.55%) HBase
15 11 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 92 (4.63%) TeamCity
2 89 (4.48%) Jenkins
3 86 (4.33%) Git (software)
4 78 (3.93%) Subversion
5 71 (3.58%) Maven
6 46 (2.32%) JIRA
7 31 (1.56%) MSBuild
8 29 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 26 (1.31%) Visual Studio
10 23 (1.16%) Eclipse
11 22 (1.11%) JUnit
12 21 (1.06%) SpecFlow
13 18 (0.91%) CruiseControl
14 17 (0.86%) NUnit
15 15 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
16 14 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (0.55%) Vagrant
18 9 (0.45%) IntelliJ
18 9 (0.45%) Selenium
18 9 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 838 (42.22%) Finance
2 716 (36.07%) Banking
3 366 (18.44%) Investment Banking
4 88 (4.43%) Back Office
5 60 (3.02%) Financial Institution
6 26 (1.31%) Private Banking
7 24 (1.21%) Legal
8 18 (0.91%) Advertising
9 15 (0.76%) Retail
10 14 (0.71%) Marketing
11 5 (0.25%) French Language
12 4 (0.20%) International Banking
13 3 (0.15%) Billing
13 3 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.15%) Telecoms
14 2 (0.10%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.10%) Retail Finance
15 1 (0.050%) Law
15 1 (0.050%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,375 (69.27%) Developer
2 511 (25.74%) Java Developer
3 432 (21.76%) C# Developer
4 410 (20.65%) Front Office Developer
5 326 (16.42%) Analyst
6 269 (13.55%) Senior Developer
7 168 (8.46%) Business Analyst
8 162 (8.16%) C++ Developer
8 162 (8.16%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 133 (6.70%) Senior Java Developer
10 109 (5.49%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 102 (5.14%) Python Developer
12 100 (5.04%) JavaScript Developer
13 85 (4.28%) SQL Developer
14 82 (4.13%) Full Stack Developer
15 80 (4.03%) .NET Developer
16 79 (3.98%) Quantitative Developer
17 78 (3.93%) WPF Developer
18 73 (3.68%) C# WPF Developer
19 71 (3.58%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (15.87%) .NET
2 232 (11.69%) AngularJS
3 197 (9.92%) HTML
4 162 (8.16%) HTML5
5 148 (7.46%) WPF
6 131 (6.60%) FIX Protocol
7 104 (5.24%) React
7 104 (5.24%) Spring
8 103 (5.19%) Node.js
9 97 (4.89%) CSS
10 90 (4.53%) WCF
11 84 (4.23%) Middleware
11 84 (4.23%) XML
12 73 (3.68%) Web Services
13 53 (2.67%) J2EE
14 49 (2.47%) .NET Framework
15 48 (2.42%) Socket.IO
16 45 (2.27%) STL
17 43 (2.17%) REST
18 42 (2.12%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 537 (27.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 431 (21.71%) Fixed Income
3 375 (18.89%) Derivative
4 261 (13.15%) Equities
5 163 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
6 125 (6.30%) Greenfield Project
7 117 (5.89%) Equity Derivative
8 115 (5.79%) Hedge funds
9 87 (4.38%) Computer Science
10 79 (3.98%) Algorithms
11 61 (3.07%) Credit Risk
12 56 (2.82%) Market Risk
13 55 (2.77%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 52 (2.62%) User Experience
15 43 (2.17%) Data Structures
16 30 (1.51%) Exotic Derivative
17 29 (1.46%) Grid Computing
18 24 (1.21%) OTC Derivatives
19 23 (1.16%) Credit Derivative
20 17 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 263 (13.25%) Linux
2 202 (10.18%) Unix
3 178 (8.97%) Windows
4 31 (1.56%) Windows Server
5 15 (0.76%) Windows 7
6 13 (0.65%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.25%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.20%) Android
9 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.15%) Solaris
10 2 (0.10%) VMS
11 1 (0.050%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.050%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.050%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 573 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (20.35%) Multithreading
3 389 (19.60%) Electronic Trading
4 338 (17.03%) Low Latency
5 193 (9.72%) TDD
6 178 (8.97%) Asset Management
7 175 (8.82%) Risk Management
8 160 (8.06%) Algorithmic Trading
9 159 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
10 153 (7.71%) OO
11 144 (7.25%) Analytics
12 132 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
13 128 (6.45%) SDLC
14 125 (6.30%) Web Development
15 111 (5.59%) Software Engineering
16 100 (5.04%) Test Automation
17 96 (4.84%) Investment Management
18 91 (4.58%) Mathematics
19 85 (4.28%) DevOps
20 84 (4.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 694 (34.96%) Java
2 654 (32.95%) C#
3 539 (27.15%) SQL
4 315 (15.87%) Python
5 288 (14.51%) C++
6 261 (13.15%) JavaScript
7 108 (5.44%) TypeScript
8 102 (5.14%) Java 8
9 87 (4.38%) VBA
10 55 (2.77%) Scala
11 51 (2.57%) R
12 48 (2.42%) Perl
13 46 (2.32%) Bash Shell
14 30 (1.51%) Shell Script
15 29 (1.46%) C
16 27 (1.36%) PowerShell
17 23 (1.16%) VC++
18 20 (1.01%) Ruby
19 19 (0.96%) T-SQL
20 16 (0.81%) ES6
Qualifications
1 156 (7.86%) Degree
2 22 (1.11%) PhD
3 21 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
5 13 (0.65%) PMP
6 9 (0.45%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.25%) AWS Certification
7 5 (0.25%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.20%) MBA
9 3 (0.15%) CCNA
9 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.15%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 2 (0.10%) ISEB
11 1 (0.050%) CCIE
11 1 (0.050%) CCNP
11 1 (0.050%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.050%) MCSA
11 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (1.86%) MiFID
2 24 (1.21%) QA
3 14 (0.71%) EMIR
4 7 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.30%) SLA
6 5 (0.25%) PMO
7 3 (0.15%) AIFMD
7 3 (0.15%) GDPR
8 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.050%) IFRS
System Software
1 38 (1.91%) Docker
2 17 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.40%) HDFS
4 4 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.050%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.050%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (0.91%) Ansible
2 16 (0.81%) Terraform
3 12 (0.60%) Kubernetes
4 10 (0.50%) Control-M
5 9 (0.45%) Kibana
5 9 (0.45%) logstash
6 6 (0.30%) SCCM
7 5 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
8 3 (0.15%) Consul
9 2 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.10%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.050%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.050%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.050%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.050%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.050%) Puppet
10 1 (0.050%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.050%) WSUS
Vendors
1 180 (9.07%) Oracle
2 106 (5.34%) Microsoft
3 88 (4.43%) Bloomberg
4 81 (4.08%) ION Trading
5 70 (3.53%) Charles River
6 59 (2.97%) TIBCO
7 45 (2.27%) Sybase
8 44 (2.22%) MapR
9 35 (1.76%) Reuters
10 26 (1.31%) Calypso
11 20 (1.01%) Murex
12 19 (0.96%) FXall
12 19 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (0.91%) SimCorp
14 15 (0.76%) Citrix
14 15 (0.76%) Tableau
15 13 (0.65%) IBM
16 12 (0.60%) Fidessa
17 11 (0.55%) Atlassian
18 10 (0.50%) Tradeweb