Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 53 21 69
Rank change year-on-year -32 +48 -8
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,655 1,132 1,349
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.70% 8.21% 3.65%
As % of the General category 8.15% 13.79% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,406 963 956
10th Percentile £488 £500 £463
25th Percentile £535 £550 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £650 £650
75th Percentile £750 £750 £725
90th Percentile £800 £800 £775
England median daily rate £650 £650 £650
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -8.42% -
England median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year +9.52% -8.42% -

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 20,302 8,211 20,244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.61% 59.56% 54.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,415 5,902 14,338
10th Percentile £363 £320 £310
25th Percentile £462 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £675 £644 £619
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £525 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 80 271
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £12.76
25th Percentile £18.75 £19.39 £16.25
Median hourly rate £30.35 £30.95 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.92% +47.36% +10.53%
75th Percentile £49.88 £40.38 £29.96
90th Percentile £62.63 £53.78 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.50 £22.00 £18.74
% change year-on-year -15.91% +17.40% +3.69%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -14 215 £675 +8.00% 68
East London -12 1 £665 +3.42% 10
North London - 1 £475 - 2
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 849 (51.30%) Finance
2 702 (42.42%) Java
3 701 (42.36%) Agile Software Development
4 601 (36.31%) Banking
5 462 (27.92%) Software Engineering
6 460 (27.79%) SQL
7 456 (27.55%) JavaScript
8 451 (27.25%) React
9 444 (26.83%) TypeScript
10 434 (26.22%) Investment Banking
11 433 (26.16%) Python
12 430 (25.98%) Full Stack Development
13 429 (25.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 423 (25.56%) Fixed Income
15 410 (24.77%) AWS
16 401 (24.23%) Asset Management
17 381 (23.02%) Social Skills
18 379 (22.90%) C#
19 368 (22.24%) Investment Management
20 346 (20.91%) Web Services
21 333 (20.12%) Electronic Trading
22 305 (18.43%) Derivative
23 299 (18.07%) Node.js
24 292 (17.64%) Kubernetes
25 272 (16.44%) Docker
26 269 (16.25%) Equities
26 269 (16.25%) Serverless
27 265 (16.01%) .NET
28 259 (15.65%) Multithreading
29 250 (15.11%) AWS Lambda

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 49 (2.96%) Mule
2 42 (2.54%) Apache
3 33 (1.99%) Apache Airflow
4 24 (1.45%) Apache Spark
5 19 (1.15%) DataSynapse
6 17 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
7 16 (0.97%) Red Hat Fuse
8 14 (0.85%) JBoss
8 14 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
9 13 (0.79%) Confluence
10 10 (0.60%) SharePoint
11 9 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.24%) MQSeries
15 3 (0.18%) Apache ServiceMix
15 3 (0.18%) Ethereum
15 3 (0.18%) Jupyter
15 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.12%) IIS
Applications
1 77 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (0.12%) InVision
7 2 (0.12%) Sketch
8 1 (0.060%) Figma
Business Applications
1 28 (1.69%) ION MarketView
2 19 (1.15%) SunGard Martini
3 12 (0.73%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.18%) Endur
6 3 (0.18%) Global One
6 3 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.060%) Bloomberg AIM
8 1 (0.060%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.060%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.060%) Loan IQ
8 1 (0.060%) Minerva
8 1 (0.060%) OpenLink RightAngle
8 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.060%) RMDS
8 1 (0.060%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 410 (24.77%) AWS
2 269 (16.25%) Serverless
3 250 (15.11%) AWS Lambda
4 243 (14.68%) Amazon S3
5 220 (13.29%) Azure
6 190 (11.48%) Amazon SQS
7 187 (11.30%) AWS Step Functions
8 98 (5.92%) GCP
9 55 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (1.45%) Azure Functions
11 19 (1.15%) OpenShift
12 17 (1.03%) Power Platform
13 14 (0.85%) GitHub
14 11 (0.66%) npm
14 11 (0.66%) Yarn
15 9 (0.54%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 7 (0.42%) Azure Logic Apps
16 7 (0.42%) Azure Storage
16 7 (0.42%) Snowflake
17 6 (0.36%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.54%) TCP/IP
2 24 (1.45%) FIX Connectivity
2 24 (1.45%) RTMP
3 13 (0.79%) Firewall
3 13 (0.79%) SSL
4 12 (0.73%) Multicast
5 6 (0.36%) HTTP
6 3 (0.18%) Internet
7 1 (0.060%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.060%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.060%) VPN
7 1 (0.060%) WebEx
7 1 (0.060%) Wireless
7 1 (0.060%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (14.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 190 (11.48%) Amazon RDS
3 152 (9.18%) SQL Server
4 142 (8.58%) Relational Database
5 41 (2.48%) NoSQL
6 28 (1.69%) Apache Ignite
7 27 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (1.63%) Oracle Database
8 24 (1.45%) Hazelcast
8 24 (1.45%) MongoDB
8 24 (1.45%) Redis
9 22 (1.33%) Amazon Athena
9 22 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (1.27%) Big Data
10 21 (1.27%) MySQL
11 19 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
12 17 (1.03%) Power BI
13 13 (0.79%) KDB
14 12 (0.73%) Data Mart
15 11 (0.66%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 124 (7.49%) Git (software)
2 105 (6.34%) JIRA
3 81 (4.89%) Subversion
4 72 (4.35%) TeamCity
5 62 (3.75%) Visual Studio
6 56 (3.38%) Jenkins
7 31 (1.87%) JUnit
8 26 (1.57%) Artifactory
9 24 (1.45%) Bitbucket
10 20 (1.21%) Robot Framework
10 20 (1.21%) Selenium
11 19 (1.15%) CppUnit
11 19 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
12 18 (1.09%) Maven
13 16 (0.97%) Jasmine
14 15 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (0.85%) jMock
15 14 (0.85%) NUnit
16 13 (0.79%) Karma Test Runner
17 11 (0.66%) Mocha
General
1 849 (51.30%) Finance
2 601 (36.31%) Banking
3 434 (26.22%) Investment Banking
4 381 (23.02%) Social Skills
5 205 (12.39%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (3.14%) Back Office
7 38 (2.30%) Presentation Skills
8 23 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
9 20 (1.21%) Financial Institution
10 19 (1.15%) Marketing
11 16 (0.97%) Legal
12 12 (0.73%) Influencing Skills
13 9 (0.54%) Documentation Skills
14 7 (0.42%) Public Speaking
15 6 (0.36%) Retail
16 4 (0.24%) French Language
16 4 (0.24%) Private Banking
17 3 (0.18%) Games
18 2 (0.12%) International Banking
19 1 (0.060%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,105 (66.77%) Developer
2 402 (24.29%) Java Developer
3 301 (18.19%) Front Office Developer
4 261 (15.77%) React Developer
5 224 (13.53%) Software Engineer
6 201 (12.15%) Analyst
7 174 (10.51%) C# Developer
8 158 (9.55%) JavaScript Developer
9 157 (9.49%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 149 (9.00%) Python Developer
11 117 (7.07%) Business Analyst
12 113 (6.83%) Full Stack Developer
13 104 (6.28%) Senior Developer
14 101 (6.10%) JavaScript Engineer
15 100 (6.04%) AWS Engineer
16 99 (5.98%) AWS Developer
16 99 (5.98%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 99 (5.98%) Python Engineer
17 85 (5.14%) AWS Software Engineer
18 81 (4.89%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 451 (27.25%) React
2 346 (20.91%) Web Services
3 299 (18.07%) Node.js
4 265 (16.01%) .NET
5 216 (13.05%) Material-UI
6 178 (10.76%) AngularJS
7 109 (6.59%) Spring
8 103 (6.22%) Middleware
9 81 (4.89%) HTML
10 80 (4.83%) XML
11 72 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
12 68 (4.11%) .NET Framework
13 66 (3.99%) Reactive Extensions
14 64 (3.87%) RESTful
15 63 (3.81%) WPF
16 62 (3.75%) .NET Core
17 59 (3.56%) Vue.js
18 57 (3.44%) REST
19 55 (3.32%) CSS
20 54 (3.26%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 429 (25.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 423 (25.56%) Fixed Income
3 305 (18.43%) Derivative
4 269 (16.25%) Equities
5 111 (6.71%) User Experience
6 108 (6.53%) Hedge funds
7 82 (4.95%) Algorithms
8 74 (4.47%) Data Structures
9 56 (3.38%) Market Risk
10 55 (3.32%) Credit Risk
11 47 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
12 44 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
13 29 (1.75%) Legacy Systems
14 28 (1.69%) Cloud Native
15 25 (1.51%) Credit Derivative
16 24 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
17 23 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
17 23 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
18 22 (1.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 20 (1.21%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 167 (10.09%) Linux
2 120 (7.25%) Unix
3 97 (5.86%) Windows
4 11 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.18%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.12%) Android
6 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.060%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 701 (42.36%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (27.92%) Software Engineering
3 430 (25.98%) Full Stack Development
4 401 (24.23%) Asset Management
5 368 (22.24%) Investment Management
6 333 (20.12%) Electronic Trading
7 259 (15.65%) Multithreading
8 227 (13.72%) Low Latency
9 174 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
10 171 (10.33%) Analytics
11 166 (10.03%) TDD
12 107 (6.47%) Microservices
13 104 (6.28%) DevOps
14 103 (6.22%) Scrum
15 98 (5.92%) OO
16 95 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
17 90 (5.44%) Algorithmic Trading
18 88 (5.32%) SDLC
19 86 (5.20%) Multithreaded Programming
19 86 (5.20%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 702 (42.42%) Java
2 460 (27.79%) SQL
3 456 (27.55%) JavaScript
4 444 (26.83%) TypeScript
5 433 (26.16%) Python
6 379 (22.90%) C#
7 237 (14.32%) C++
8 108 (6.53%) Kotlin
9 68 (4.11%) Scala
10 59 (3.56%) Java 8
11 49 (2.96%) VBA
12 32 (1.93%) Java 9
12 32 (1.93%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.45%) XAML
14 23 (1.39%) Java 11
14 23 (1.39%) Perl
14 23 (1.39%) PL/SQL
15 19 (1.15%) ES6
16 15 (0.91%) Haskell
17 14 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 105 (6.34%) Degree
2 18 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.03%) PhD
4 7 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.12%) ACCA
5 2 (0.12%) CFA
5 2 (0.12%) ISEB
6 1 (0.060%) CIMA
6 1 (0.060%) CISA
6 1 (0.060%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.24%) PMO
1 37 (2.24%) QA
2 17 (1.03%) MiFID
3 16 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
4 14 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.66%) EMIR
6 7 (0.42%) COBIT
7 2 (0.12%) FATCA
7 2 (0.12%) GDPR
8 1 (0.060%) Basel III
8 1 (0.060%) GRC
8 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.060%) NIST
8 1 (0.060%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.060%) SLA
8 1 (0.060%) SOC 2
System Software
1 272 (16.44%) Docker
2 5 (0.30%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.060%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.060%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.060%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 292 (17.64%) Kubernetes
2 240 (14.50%) Terraform
3 26 (1.57%) BladeLogic
4 22 (1.33%) Ansible
5 15 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (0.30%) Control-M
6 5 (0.30%) SCCM
7 3 (0.18%) Puppet
8 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.12%) Kibana
8 2 (0.12%) Netcool
9 1 (0.060%) Grafana
9 1 (0.060%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.060%) logstash
9 1 (0.060%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.060%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.060%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.060%) Oozie
9 1 (0.060%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.060%) WSUS
Vendors
1 176 (10.63%) Oracle
2 120 (7.25%) ION Trading
3 96 (5.80%) Microsoft
4 51 (3.08%) TIBCO
5 49 (2.96%) Bloomberg
6 34 (2.05%) Sybase
7 21 (1.27%) Murex
8 20 (1.21%) FIS
9 19 (1.15%) Charles River
9 19 (1.15%) Databricks
9 19 (1.15%) SunGard
10 17 (1.03%) Solace
11 13 (0.79%) MuleSoft
11 13 (0.79%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.60%) DevExpress
12 10 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.48%) Citrix
13 8 (0.48%) Fidessa
13 8 (0.48%) IBM
14 7 (0.42%) Google