Period
to 24 January 2020

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 24 January 2020 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
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 64 46
Rank change year-on-year +3 -18 +32
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,135 1,765 2,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.78% 3.97% 4.99%
As % of the General category 8.78% 8.48% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 1,400 1,907
London median daily rate £650 £650 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £468 £500 £475
90th Percentile £794 £775 £775
England median daily rate £650 £650 £625
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
London median hourly rate £22.93 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.87% -33.33% -
10th Percentile £16.09 £13.50 £16.50
90th Percentile £62.99 £22.93 £28.50
England median hourly rate £22.93 £15.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +52.87% -33.33% +40.63%

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 12,930 20,803 22,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.06% 46.76% 48.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,087 14,726 16,313
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £713 £700 £688
England median daily rate £488 £495 £475
% change year-on-year -1.52% +4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 252 248
London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.07 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% +9.41% +0.57%
10th Percentile £12.44 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.76 £22.24 £22.00
% change year-on-year -2.15% +1.08% +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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020.

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 24 January 2020. 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 -10 206 £625 -3.85% 38
East London +38 10 £615 -1.95% 3
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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.

1 625 (55.07%) Finance
2 573 (50.48%) Java
3 517 (45.55%) Agile Software Development
4 417 (36.74%) Python
5 398 (35.07%) Banking
6 359 (31.63%) Fixed Income
7 347 (30.57%) C#
8 344 (30.31%) Derivative
9 306 (26.96%) Software Engineering
10 304 (26.78%) AWS
11 301 (26.52%) Asset Management
12 289 (25.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 278 (24.49%) JavaScript
14 273 (24.05%) Web Services
15 261 (23.00%) SQL
16 227 (20.00%) .NET
17 225 (19.82%) AngularJS
18 223 (19.65%) React
19 222 (19.56%) Equities
20 213 (18.77%) Azure
21 197 (17.36%) Analytics
22 188 (16.56%) C++
23 184 (16.21%) Investment Banking
24 181 (15.95%) Microservices
24 181 (15.95%) Greenfield Project
25 171 (15.07%) TDD
26 164 (14.45%) Multithreading
27 160 (14.10%) Hedge funds
28 157 (13.83%) Investment Management
29 144 (12.69%) R

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 40 (3.52%) Apache Spark
2 15 (1.32%) Confluence
3 11 (0.97%) SharePoint
4 9 (0.79%) Apache
5 8 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
5 8 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.26%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.18%) CMS
9 2 (0.18%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.18%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.18%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.18%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.088%) DataSynapse
10 1 (0.088%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.088%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 38 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (3.96%) FINCAD Analytics
2 17 (1.50%) Markit EDM
3 14 (1.23%) ION MarketView
4 12 (1.06%) PolarLake
5 11 (0.97%) Endur
5 11 (0.97%) thinkFolio
6 9 (0.79%) Eagle PACE
7 6 (0.53%) Sophis RISQUE
8 4 (0.35%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
10 2 (0.18%) Bloomberg AIM
10 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
11 1 (0.088%) Distributed Ledger
11 1 (0.088%) Eze OMS
11 1 (0.088%) Kondor
11 1 (0.088%) LatentZero
11 1 (0.088%) Orchestrade
11 1 (0.088%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 304 (26.78%) AWS
2 213 (18.77%) Azure
3 109 (9.60%) GCP
4 106 (9.34%) Amazon S3
5 103 (9.07%) Serverless
6 90 (7.93%) AWS Lambda
7 86 (7.58%) Amazon SQS
8 69 (6.08%) OpenShift
9 66 (5.81%) Amazon ECS
10 48 (4.23%) AWS CloudFormation
11 47 (4.14%) Amazon EC2
12 45 (3.96%) AWS Step Functions
13 31 (2.73%) GitHub
14 23 (2.03%) Azure Functions
15 14 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
16 11 (0.97%) Office 365
17 8 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
17 8 (0.70%) Power Platform
18 7 (0.62%) npm
19 6 (0.53%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 26 (2.29%) Multicast
3 18 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
3 18 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (1.50%) Junos
4 17 (1.50%) NX-OS
5 15 (1.32%) BGP
5 15 (1.32%) IGMP
5 15 (1.32%) OSPF
6 14 (1.23%) Cisco ISE
6 14 (1.23%) DWDM
6 14 (1.23%) EIGRP
6 14 (1.23%) Ethernet
6 14 (1.23%) LAN
6 14 (1.23%) MPLS
6 14 (1.23%) Plixer Scrutinizer
6 14 (1.23%) VPN
6 14 (1.23%) Wireless
6 14 (1.23%) Wireshark
6 14 (1.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 101 (8.90%) Amazon RDS
3 91 (8.02%) Amazon Athena
4 86 (7.58%) NoSQL
5 83 (7.31%) Amazon Redshift
6 70 (6.17%) MongoDB
7 67 (5.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 50 (4.41%) KDB
8 50 (4.41%) Redis
9 49 (4.32%) Amazon Aurora
10 48 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
10 48 (4.23%) Relational Database
11 32 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
12 31 (2.73%) MySQL
13 30 (2.64%) Big Data
13 30 (2.64%) DB2
14 27 (2.38%) Hadoop
15 24 (2.11%) Kdb+
16 22 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
16 22 (1.94%) HBase
Development Applications
1 81 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 73 (6.43%) Jenkins
3 69 (6.08%) RStudio
4 65 (5.73%) Git (software)
5 61 (5.37%) Artifactory
6 52 (4.58%) JIRA
7 46 (4.05%) Maven
8 27 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 21 (1.85%) Octopus Deploy
10 18 (1.59%) Selenium
11 16 (1.41%) JUnit
11 16 (1.41%) Subversion
12 15 (1.32%) JConsole
12 15 (1.32%) JProfiler
12 15 (1.32%) VisualVM
13 13 (1.15%) Cucumber
14 11 (0.97%) MSBuild
15 8 (0.70%) Moq
15 8 (0.70%) NUnit
15 8 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 625 (55.07%) Finance
2 398 (35.07%) Banking
3 184 (16.21%) Investment Banking
4 31 (2.73%) Back Office
5 22 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 9 (0.79%) Games
6 9 (0.79%) Legal
7 8 (0.70%) International Banking
8 7 (0.62%) Marketing
8 7 (0.62%) Retail
9 5 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.35%) French Language
10 4 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
11 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.18%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.088%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.088%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 713 (62.82%) Developer
2 274 (24.14%) Java Developer
3 186 (16.39%) Senior Developer
4 153 (13.48%) Front Office Developer
5 132 (11.63%) Analyst
5 132 (11.63%) C# Developer
6 108 (9.52%) Python Developer
7 97 (8.55%) AWS Developer
8 91 (8.02%) React Developer
8 91 (8.02%) Senior Java Developer
9 83 (7.31%) Software Engineer
10 72 (6.34%) Business Analyst
11 63 (5.55%) Architect
12 57 (5.02%) AWS Engineer
13 56 (4.93%) Java Engineer
14 55 (4.85%) .NET Developer
15 52 (4.58%) JavaScript Developer
16 51 (4.49%) UI Developer
17 48 (4.23%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 48 (4.23%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (24.05%) Web Services
2 227 (20.00%) .NET
3 225 (19.82%) AngularJS
4 223 (19.65%) React
5 131 (11.54%) J2EE
6 109 (9.60%) Node.js
7 85 (7.49%) HTML
8 59 (5.20%) CSS
8 59 (5.20%) HTML5
9 53 (4.67%) Vue.js
10 51 (4.49%) FIX Protocol
11 42 (3.70%) Kafka
11 42 (3.70%) WPF
12 41 (3.61%) Spring Boot
13 39 (3.44%) Spring
14 38 (3.35%) .NET Core
15 37 (3.26%) REST
16 36 (3.17%) J2SE
17 32 (2.82%) Redux
18 30 (2.64%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 359 (31.63%) Fixed Income
2 344 (30.31%) Derivative
3 289 (25.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 222 (19.56%) Equities
5 181 (15.95%) Greenfield Project
6 160 (14.10%) Hedge funds
7 80 (7.05%) Equity Derivative
8 64 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
8 64 (5.64%) Blog
9 51 (4.49%) Reference Data
10 45 (3.96%) Algorithms
11 37 (3.26%) Data Structures
12 36 (3.17%) Credit Risk
13 34 (3.00%) Market Risk
14 30 (2.64%) User Experience
15 28 (2.47%) Public Cloud
16 18 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
18 13 (1.15%) OTC Derivatives
19 12 (1.06%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 53 (4.67%) Linux
2 44 (3.88%) Windows
3 37 (3.26%) Unix
4 12 (1.06%) Windows 10
5 8 (0.70%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.62%) Solaris
6 7 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.088%) Android
7 1 (0.088%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.088%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (45.55%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (26.96%) Software Engineering
3 301 (26.52%) Asset Management
4 197 (17.36%) Analytics
5 181 (15.95%) Microservices
6 171 (15.07%) TDD
7 164 (14.45%) Multithreading
8 157 (13.83%) Investment Management
9 126 (11.10%) DevOps
9 126 (11.10%) Electronic Trading
10 119 (10.48%) Scrum
11 112 (9.87%) Decision-Making
11 112 (9.87%) Low Latency
12 93 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
13 84 (7.40%) Portfolio Management
14 81 (7.14%) Fund Management
15 75 (6.61%) Open Source
16 74 (6.52%) SDLC
17 73 (6.43%) Visualisation
18 69 (6.08%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 573 (50.48%) Java
2 417 (36.74%) Python
3 347 (30.57%) C#
4 278 (24.49%) JavaScript
5 261 (23.00%) SQL
6 188 (16.56%) C++
7 144 (12.69%) R
8 53 (4.67%) TypeScript
9 49 (4.32%) Kotlin
10 45 (3.96%) Scala
11 38 (3.35%) Perl
12 32 (2.82%) F#
12 32 (2.82%) VBA
13 22 (1.94%) C
14 19 (1.67%) Java 8
15 9 (0.79%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.70%) Haskell
16 8 (0.70%) PHP
16 8 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 102 (8.99%) Degree
2 19 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.41%) CCNA
3 16 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (1.32%) CCNP
4 15 (1.32%) Numerate Degree
5 11 (0.97%) PhD
6 9 (0.79%) Master's Degree
7 7 (0.62%) ISEB
8 6 (0.53%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.44%) CFA
10 4 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.088%) MCSA
12 1 (0.088%) MCSE
12 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.088%) PgMP
12 1 (0.088%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.088%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.11%) QA
2 11 (0.97%) MiFID
3 6 (0.53%) EMIR
4 5 (0.44%) GDPR
4 5 (0.44%) PMO
5 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.26%) SLA
6 3 (0.26%) UCITS
7 2 (0.18%) AIFMD
7 2 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 144 (12.69%) Docker
2 3 (0.26%) XenApp
2 3 (0.26%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.088%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 97 (8.55%) Kubernetes
2 67 (5.90%) Terraform
3 18 (1.59%) Puppet
4 16 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.32%) Nagios
5 15 (1.32%) ZABBIX
6 14 (1.23%) Cacti
6 14 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
6 14 (1.23%) NetMRI
6 14 (1.23%) Statseeker
7 7 (0.62%) Ansible
8 4 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.26%) Control-M
9 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.088%) Endace
11 1 (0.088%) Kibana
11 1 (0.088%) Mesos
11 1 (0.088%) Salt
11 1 (0.088%) SCCM
Vendors
1 116 (10.22%) Oracle
2 81 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 56 (4.93%) Bloomberg
4 45 (3.96%) Sybase
5 35 (3.08%) Google
6 32 (2.82%) Reuters
7 29 (2.56%) ION Trading
8 22 (1.94%) Cisco
8 22 (1.94%) TIBCO
9 21 (1.85%) Charles River
10 18 (1.59%) Juniper
11 16 (1.41%) Murex
12 14 (1.23%) NetScout
12 14 (1.23%) OpenLink
12 14 (1.23%) Solarflare
13 10 (0.88%) Tableau
14 9 (0.79%) Solace
15 8 (0.70%) DevExpress
16 7 (0.62%) Sophis
17 6 (0.53%) Sun