Period
to

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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 44 42 33
Rank change year-on-year -2 -9 +43
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2,038 1,535 1,135
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.14% 5.54% 6.45%
As % of the General category 8.39% 9.62% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,709 1,319 974
10th Percentile £538 £488 £500
25th Percentile £600 £538 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £650 £650
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
75th Percentile £800 £725 £750
90th Percentile £875 £775 £800
England median daily rate £700 £650 £650
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £26.00 - £61.63
Median hourly rate £60.00 - £63.25
75th Percentile £87.25 - £64.88
90th Percentile £143.65 - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 - £63.25
% change year-on-year - - +321.67%

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 24,289 15,962 10,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 61.32% 57.66% 57.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,679 11,269 7,196
10th Percentile £388 £350 £320
25th Percentile £475 £450 £417
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £586 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £700 £650 £638
90th Percentile £800 £730 £725
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 176 150
10th Percentile £18.09 £14.88 £14.34
25th Percentile £25.68 £20.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate £35.50 £29.00 £26.47
Median % change year-on-year +22.41% +9.56% +26.05%
75th Percentile £50.00 £46.69 £42.25
90th Percentile £67.50 £64.00 £55.10
England median hourly rate £23.91 £20.94 £20.00
% change year-on-year +14.21% +4.68% -

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 2 July 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Front Office in London over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +1 257 £739 +13.65% 45
South London - 15 £800 -
East London -4 5 £850 +27.82% 2
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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 1,098 (53.88%) Finance
2 886 (43.47%) Agile
3 774 (37.98%) Banking
4 716 (35.13%) Java
4 716 (35.13%) Python
5 626 (30.72%) SQL
6 607 (29.78%) C#
7 566 (27.77%) Social Skills
8 562 (27.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 559 (27.43%) Software Engineering
10 536 (26.30%) Investment Banking
11 528 (25.91%) Electronic Trading
12 524 (25.71%) Fixed Income
13 495 (24.29%) React
14 479 (23.50%) Asset Management
15 454 (22.28%) Equities
16 453 (22.23%) .NET
17 451 (22.13%) Investment Management
18 449 (22.03%) AWS
19 447 (21.93%) JavaScript
20 443 (21.74%) Derivative
21 416 (20.41%) Analytics
22 348 (17.08%) TypeScript
23 315 (15.46%) Azure
24 300 (14.72%) Multithreading
25 297 (14.57%) Hedge funds
26 289 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
27 260 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
28 253 (12.41%) Full Stack Development
29 251 (12.32%) Linux

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 34 (1.67%) Mule
1 34 (1.67%) Red Hat Fuse
2 32 (1.57%) Apache
3 30 (1.47%) Confluence
4 28 (1.37%) Apache Airflow
5 26 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
6 16 (0.79%) JBoss
7 15 (0.74%) DataSynapse
8 11 (0.54%) Ethereum
9 9 (0.44%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.34%) Camunda
11 6 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.25%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.25%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.20%) IIS
13 4 (0.20%) SAS
13 4 (0.20%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.098%) Oracle Coherence
15 1 (0.049%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 98 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 24 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.20%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.20%) Sketch
7 3 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
1 11 (0.54%) Fidessa
2 10 (0.49%) thinkFolio
3 7 (0.34%) Bloomberg AIM
4 6 (0.29%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.25%) RMDS
5 5 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.20%) Endur
7 3 (0.15%) Kondor
7 3 (0.15%) Orchestrade
8 2 (0.098%) Actimize
8 2 (0.098%) BondVision
8 2 (0.098%) Misys Opics
9 1 (0.049%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.049%) Eikon
9 1 (0.049%) Eze OMS
9 1 (0.049%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.049%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.049%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 449 (22.03%) AWS
2 315 (15.46%) Azure
3 232 (11.38%) GCP
4 47 (2.31%) Serverless
5 30 (1.47%) npm
6 28 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
7 22 (1.08%) Amazon S3
7 22 (1.08%) OpenShift
8 19 (0.93%) PaaS
8 19 (0.93%) SaaS
9 14 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
10 13 (0.64%) Azure Functions
11 12 (0.59%) Amazon ECS
11 12 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.49%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 10 (0.49%) IaaS
13 9 (0.44%) Azure DevOps
14 8 (0.39%) Figma
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.86%) FIX Connectivity
2 26 (1.28%) RTMP
3 23 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.54%) Wireshark
5 6 (0.29%) Multicast
6 4 (0.20%) Firewall
7 3 (0.15%) Skype
8 2 (0.098%) HTTP
8 2 (0.098%) Wireless
9 1 (0.049%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 114 (5.59%) Relational Database
3 56 (2.75%) NoSQL
4 40 (1.96%) Big Data
5 38 (1.86%) KDB
6 37 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (1.37%) Apache Ignite
8 21 (1.03%) RDBMS
9 20 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (0.93%) Data Lake
11 17 (0.83%) MySQL
12 14 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
13 13 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (0.59%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.49%) Amazon Athena
15 10 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
15 10 (0.49%) MongoDB
16 7 (0.34%) Cloudera CDH
Development Applications
1 169 (8.29%) JIRA
2 163 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 101 (4.96%) TeamCity
4 75 (3.68%) Jenkins
5 65 (3.19%) Subversion
6 51 (2.50%) JUnit
7 41 (2.01%) Grunt
8 35 (1.72%) Cucumber
9 33 (1.62%) Artifactory
10 32 (1.57%) Maven
11 27 (1.32%) Visual Studio
12 25 (1.23%) webpack
13 23 (1.13%) NUnit
14 19 (0.93%) gulp
15 18 (0.88%) IntelliJ
15 18 (0.88%) Moq
16 16 (0.79%) Eclipse
16 16 (0.79%) jMock
16 16 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
17 14 (0.69%) Gradle
General
1 1,098 (53.88%) Finance
2 774 (37.98%) Banking
3 566 (27.77%) Social Skills
4 536 (26.30%) Investment Banking
5 289 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
6 49 (2.40%) Back Office
7 37 (1.82%) Financial Institution
8 30 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
9 18 (0.88%) Legal
10 17 (0.83%) Organisational Skills
11 14 (0.69%) Marketing
12 10 (0.49%) International Banking
13 8 (0.39%) Law
14 7 (0.34%) Prime Brokerage
15 6 (0.29%) Advertising
15 6 (0.29%) Private Banking
16 5 (0.25%) Retail
17 3 (0.15%) Documentation Skills
17 3 (0.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 2 (0.098%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 1,355 (66.49%) Developer
2 460 (22.57%) Java Developer
3 316 (15.51%) Analyst
4 293 (14.38%) Python Developer
5 290 (14.23%) Software Engineer
6 279 (13.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 260 (12.76%) C# Developer
8 254 (12.46%) Front Office Developer
9 210 (10.30%) AWS Engineer
10 209 (10.26%) Business Analyst
11 205 (10.06%) AWS Developer
12 190 (9.32%) Senior Developer
13 188 (9.22%) .NET Developer
14 184 (9.03%) Python Engineer
15 181 (8.88%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 145 (7.11%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
17 140 (6.87%) AWS Software Engineer
18 111 (5.45%) Python Software Engineer
19 102 (5.00%) Java Engineer
20 93 (4.56%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 495 (24.29%) React
2 453 (22.23%) .NET
3 181 (8.88%) AngularJS
4 172 (8.44%) .NET Core
5 126 (6.18%) Pandas
6 124 (6.08%) FIX Protocol
7 119 (5.84%) ASP.NET
8 118 (5.79%) NumPy
9 103 (5.05%) SciPy
9 103 (5.05%) WPF
10 100 (4.91%) HTML
11 99 (4.86%) CSS
12 96 (4.71%) gRPC
12 96 (4.71%) Middleware
13 90 (4.42%) Reactive Extensions
14 88 (4.32%) Spring
15 76 (3.73%) Apache Camel
16 75 (3.68%) ASP.NET Web API
17 72 (3.53%) ASP.NET Core
18 69 (3.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 562 (27.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 524 (25.71%) Fixed Income
3 454 (22.28%) Equities
4 443 (21.74%) Derivative
5 297 (14.57%) Hedge funds
6 112 (5.50%) User Experience
7 109 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
8 104 (5.10%) Algorithms
9 76 (3.73%) Market Risk
10 68 (3.34%) Data Structures
11 52 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
12 40 (1.96%) OTC Derivatives
13 36 (1.77%) Credit Risk
14 34 (1.67%) Wiki
15 29 (1.42%) Equity Derivative
16 22 (1.08%) Mobile App
17 19 (0.93%) Virtual Team
18 18 (0.88%) Reference Data
19 17 (0.83%) Management Information System
20 16 (0.79%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 251 (12.32%) Linux
2 128 (6.28%) Unix
3 114 (5.59%) Windows
4 12 (0.59%) Windows 10
5 9 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.34%) Android
6 7 (0.34%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.20%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.098%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.098%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 886 (43.47%) Agile
2 559 (27.43%) Software Engineering
3 528 (25.91%) Electronic Trading
4 479 (23.50%) Asset Management
5 451 (22.13%) Investment Management
6 416 (20.41%) Analytics
7 300 (14.72%) Multithreading
8 260 (12.76%) Problem-Solving
9 253 (12.41%) Full Stack Development
10 247 (12.12%) Low Latency
11 241 (11.83%) DevOps
12 231 (11.33%) CI/CD
13 206 (10.11%) Microservices
14 202 (9.91%) TDD
15 184 (9.03%) OO
16 151 (7.41%) Scrum
17 133 (6.53%) Business Analysis
18 124 (6.08%) Migration
18 124 (6.08%) Workflow
19 122 (5.99%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 716 (35.13%) Java
1 716 (35.13%) Python
2 626 (30.72%) SQL
3 607 (29.78%) C#
4 447 (21.93%) JavaScript
5 348 (17.08%) TypeScript
6 228 (11.19%) C++
7 51 (2.50%) VBA
8 45 (2.21%) R
9 34 (1.67%) Perl
9 34 (1.67%) PowerShell
10 31 (1.52%) C
11 24 (1.18%) XAML
12 23 (1.13%) MATLAB
13 19 (0.93%) Go
14 15 (0.74%) T-SQL
15 14 (0.69%) Shell Script
16 13 (0.64%) Scala
17 11 (0.54%) Bash
17 11 (0.54%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 131 (6.43%) Degree
2 71 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (1.62%) Numerate Degree
4 12 (0.59%) PhD
5 10 (0.49%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.39%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.20%) CFA
8 2 (0.098%) APMG
8 2 (0.098%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.098%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.098%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.049%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (5.69%) QA
2 41 (2.01%) PMO
3 37 (1.82%) MiFID
4 19 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.74%) EMIR
6 6 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
6 6 (0.29%) SLA
7 4 (0.20%) Basel III
7 4 (0.20%) FATCA
8 3 (0.15%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.098%) GDPR
System Software
1 124 (6.08%) Docker
2 15 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.29%) HDFS
4 5 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.098%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.098%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.098%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 72 (3.53%) Kubernetes
2 59 (2.89%) Terraform
3 32 (1.57%) ITRS Geneos
4 30 (1.47%) Ansible
5 11 (0.54%) BladeLogic
6 8 (0.39%) Kibana
7 7 (0.34%) logstash
8 5 (0.25%) Control-M
8 5 (0.25%) Puppet
9 4 (0.20%) Netcool
10 3 (0.15%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.15%) Rancher
11 2 (0.098%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.098%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.098%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.098%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.098%) SCCM
11 2 (0.098%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.098%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.098%) WSUS
Vendors
1 183 (8.98%) Oracle
2 148 (7.26%) Microsoft
3 95 (4.66%) Bloomberg
3 95 (4.66%) ION Trading
4 84 (4.12%) TIBCO
5 53 (2.60%) Charles River
6 41 (2.01%) DevExpress
7 26 (1.28%) Google
8 25 (1.23%) BISAM
8 25 (1.23%) Sybase
9 24 (1.18%) Tradeweb
10 21 (1.03%) Splunk
11 20 (0.98%) Murex
11 20 (0.98%) Sun
12 17 (0.83%) Databricks
13 15 (0.74%) Solace
14 14 (0.69%) Citrix
14 14 (0.69%) ServiceNow
15 13 (0.64%) BMC
16 12 (0.59%) IBM