Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 35 92
Rank change year-on-year -23 +57 -40
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2,019 2,616 1,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.38% 5.87% 2.81%
As % of the General category 9.80% 12.64% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,580 2,039 981
London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +2.13%
10th Percentile £500 £463 £438
90th Percentile £775 £750 £750
England median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
London median hourly rate £19.97 £15.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.10% -67.74% -
10th Percentile £14.75 £15.00 £19.20
90th Percentile £22.93 £15.00 £77.80
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -67.74% -

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 20,597 20,704 19,203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.64% 46.45% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,714 14,983 13,888
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £485 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 178 203
London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.87% +11.25% -7.92%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.17 £10.80
90th Percentile £56.10 £47.50 £56.74
England median hourly rate £23.50 £26.47 £23.59
% change year-on-year -11.22% +12.21% +3.33%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -32 394 £625 +4.17% 61
East London -46 20 £650 +4.00% 2
West London -21 1 - - 17
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 868 (42.99%) Finance
2 786 (38.93%) Banking
3 687 (34.03%) Java
4 672 (33.28%) Agile Software Development
5 656 (32.49%) C#
6 597 (29.57%) SQL
7 495 (24.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 490 (24.27%) Fixed Income
9 386 (19.12%) Investment Banking
10 374 (18.52%) Multithreading
11 372 (18.42%) Derivative
12 354 (17.53%) .NET
13 319 (15.80%) Python
13 319 (15.80%) Electronic Trading
14 301 (14.91%) C++
15 299 (14.81%) Equities
16 294 (14.56%) Low Latency
17 285 (14.12%) SQL Server
18 274 (13.57%) Linux
19 253 (12.53%) AngularJS
20 243 (12.04%) JavaScript
21 224 (11.09%) TDD
22 215 (10.65%) Asset Management
23 201 (9.96%) Windows
24 197 (9.76%) HTML
25 193 (9.56%) Unix
26 192 (9.51%) Oracle
27 182 (9.01%) Greenfield Project
28 171 (8.47%) Relational Database
29 170 (8.42%) Continuous Integration

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 (2.87%) Apache Spark
2 50 (2.48%) Apache
3 47 (2.33%) Mule
4 31 (1.54%) Confluence
5 18 (0.89%) IIS
6 14 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
8 10 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
9 9 (0.45%) JBoss
10 7 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.35%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.20%) DataSynapse
11 4 (0.20%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.099%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.099%) CMS
12 2 (0.099%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.099%) nginx
13 1 (0.050%) Alfresco
13 1 (0.050%) Jetty
Applications
1 85 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.099%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.050%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.050%) InCopy
6 1 (0.050%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 59 (2.92%) ION MarketView
2 36 (1.78%) thinkFolio
3 19 (0.94%) Markit EDM
4 17 (0.84%) Bloomberg AIM
5 16 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 12 (0.59%) PolarLake
7 10 (0.50%) Eikon
8 8 (0.40%) LatentZero
9 7 (0.35%) Eagle PACE
9 7 (0.35%) RMDS
10 6 (0.30%) Endur
10 6 (0.30%) Front Arena
11 5 (0.25%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 5 (0.25%) SunGard Martini
12 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
13 2 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
13 2 (0.099%) Minerva
13 2 (0.099%) SimCorp Dimension
13 2 (0.099%) Temenos Globus
14 1 (0.050%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 143 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
4 18 (0.89%) NuGet
5 16 (0.79%) Office 365
6 14 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.40%) SaaS
8 7 (0.35%) npm
9 3 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.15%) PaaS
9 3 (0.15%) Serverless
9 3 (0.15%) Yarn
10 2 (0.099%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.099%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.099%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.050%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.050%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.050%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.050%) GitHub
11 1 (0.050%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.79%) FIX Connectivity
2 14 (0.69%) DNS
3 13 (0.64%) RTMP
4 6 (0.30%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.20%) Internet
6 3 (0.15%) AMQP
6 3 (0.15%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.15%) HTTP
6 3 (0.15%) Skype
7 2 (0.099%) Firewall
7 2 (0.099%) Multicast
7 2 (0.099%) VoIP
8 1 (0.050%) DHCP
8 1 (0.050%) DSL
8 1 (0.050%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.050%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.050%) LAN
8 1 (0.050%) OSPF
8 1 (0.050%) SSL
8 1 (0.050%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 171 (8.47%) Relational Database
3 104 (5.15%) MongoDB
4 89 (4.41%) Hadoop
5 73 (3.62%) RDBMS
6 67 (3.32%) NoSQL
7 51 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 44 (2.18%) KDB
9 41 (2.03%) Big Data
10 32 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
11 28 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 23 (1.14%) Oracle Database
13 21 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 20 (0.99%) Power BI
15 19 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
16 17 (0.84%) Impala
17 12 (0.59%) QlikView
18 11 (0.54%) Data Mining
18 11 (0.54%) HBase
19 10 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 139 (6.88%) TeamCity
2 112 (5.55%) Subversion
3 98 (4.85%) Jenkins
4 97 (4.80%) Maven
5 88 (4.36%) Git (software)
6 74 (3.67%) JIRA
7 62 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 43 (2.13%) MSBuild
9 41 (2.03%) Artifactory
10 40 (1.98%) Hudson
11 37 (1.83%) JUnit
12 27 (1.34%) Visual Studio
13 24 (1.19%) SpecFlow
14 21 (1.04%) CruiseControl
15 20 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
16 16 (0.79%) NUnit
17 15 (0.74%) Eclipse
18 14 (0.69%) Cucumber
18 14 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
19 11 (0.54%) Moq
General
1 868 (42.99%) Finance
2 786 (38.93%) Banking
3 386 (19.12%) Investment Banking
4 90 (4.46%) Back Office
5 64 (3.17%) Financial Institution
6 32 (1.58%) Private Banking
7 20 (0.99%) Legal
8 16 (0.79%) Advertising
9 15 (0.74%) Marketing
10 13 (0.64%) Retail
11 9 (0.45%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.30%) International Banking
12 6 (0.30%) Law
13 4 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.050%) French Language
14 1 (0.050%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.050%) Prime Brokerage
14 1 (0.050%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 1,362 (67.46%) Developer
2 490 (24.27%) Java Developer
3 443 (21.94%) C# Developer
4 413 (20.46%) Front Office Developer
5 314 (15.55%) Analyst
6 238 (11.79%) Senior Developer
7 155 (7.68%) Business Analyst
8 151 (7.48%) C++ Developer
9 141 (6.98%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 106 (5.25%) .NET Developer
11 95 (4.71%) Senior Java Developer
12 92 (4.56%) Python Developer
13 91 (4.51%) WPF Developer
14 89 (4.41%) SQL Developer
15 85 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
15 85 (4.21%) C# WPF Developer
16 82 (4.06%) JavaScript Developer
16 82 (4.06%) Support Analyst
17 76 (3.76%) Front Office C++ Developer
18 75 (3.71%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (17.53%) .NET
2 253 (12.53%) AngularJS
3 197 (9.76%) HTML
4 165 (8.17%) WPF
5 148 (7.33%) HTML5
6 142 (7.03%) Web Services
7 137 (6.79%) React
8 127 (6.29%) FIX Protocol
9 126 (6.24%) Spring
10 104 (5.15%) Node.js
11 101 (5.00%) WCF
12 100 (4.95%) XML
13 94 (4.66%) CSS
14 93 (4.61%) Middleware
15 73 (3.62%) .NET Framework
16 67 (3.32%) J2EE
17 55 (2.72%) REST
18 52 (2.58%) STL
19 50 (2.48%) Apache Camel
20 49 (2.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 495 (24.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 490 (24.27%) Fixed Income
3 372 (18.42%) Derivative
4 299 (14.81%) Equities
5 182 (9.01%) Greenfield Project
6 140 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
7 119 (5.89%) Hedge funds
8 115 (5.70%) Equity Derivative
9 93 (4.61%) Computer Science
10 69 (3.42%) Algorithms
10 69 (3.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 61 (3.02%) Market Risk
11 61 (3.02%) User Experience
12 48 (2.38%) Credit Risk
13 41 (2.03%) Data Structures
14 34 (1.68%) Grid Computing
15 32 (1.58%) OTC Derivatives
16 29 (1.44%) Exotic Derivative
17 22 (1.09%) Credit Derivative
17 22 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 274 (13.57%) Linux
2 201 (9.96%) Windows
3 193 (9.56%) Unix
4 41 (2.03%) Windows Server
5 21 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 17 (0.84%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.20%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.20%) Solaris
9 3 (0.15%) Android
9 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.050%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.050%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 672 (33.28%) Agile Software Development
2 374 (18.52%) Multithreading
3 319 (15.80%) Electronic Trading
4 294 (14.56%) Low Latency
5 224 (11.09%) TDD
6 215 (10.65%) Asset Management
7 170 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
8 154 (7.63%) Risk Management
9 151 (7.48%) SDLC
10 150 (7.43%) Analytics
11 137 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
11 137 (6.79%) Software Engineering
12 132 (6.54%) Algorithmic Trading
12 132 (6.54%) DevOps
13 119 (5.89%) OO
14 117 (5.79%) Test Automation
15 115 (5.70%) Web Development
16 106 (5.25%) Scrum
17 105 (5.20%) Microservices
18 99 (4.90%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 687 (34.03%) Java
2 656 (32.49%) C#
3 597 (29.57%) SQL
4 319 (15.80%) Python
5 301 (14.91%) C++
6 243 (12.04%) JavaScript
7 131 (6.49%) TypeScript
8 87 (4.31%) Java 8
9 85 (4.21%) VBA
10 64 (3.17%) Scala
11 54 (2.67%) Perl
12 41 (2.03%) R
13 40 (1.98%) Bash Shell
13 40 (1.98%) PowerShell
14 33 (1.63%) C
15 31 (1.54%) VC++
16 27 (1.34%) T-SQL
17 22 (1.09%) PL/SQL
18 17 (0.84%) Shell Script
19 16 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 149 (7.38%) Degree
2 36 (1.78%) AWS Certification
3 17 (0.84%) PhD
4 15 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (0.59%) PMP
6 8 (0.40%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (0.40%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.25%) ISEB
8 3 (0.15%) CCNA
8 3 (0.15%) CFA
8 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.15%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.099%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.099%) MBA
10 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.050%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.050%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.050%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (1.93%) QA
2 26 (1.29%) MiFID
3 11 (0.54%) EMIR
3 11 (0.54%) SLA
4 7 (0.35%) Basel III
4 7 (0.35%) PMO
5 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.15%) AIFMD
8 2 (0.099%) GDPR
9 1 (0.050%) IFRS
9 1 (0.050%) PSD2
9 1 (0.050%) UCITS
System Software
1 36 (1.78%) Docker
2 22 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.59%) HDFS
3 12 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.099%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.099%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.050%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.050%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.050%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (2.63%) Terraform
2 27 (1.34%) Ansible
3 15 (0.74%) Kubernetes
3 15 (0.74%) Puppet
4 8 (0.40%) Control-M
5 7 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.15%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.15%) SCCM
8 2 (0.099%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.099%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.099%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.050%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.050%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.050%) Consul
9 1 (0.050%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.050%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 192 (9.51%) Oracle
2 110 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 94 (4.66%) Bloomberg
4 73 (3.62%) ION Trading
5 63 (3.12%) Reuters
6 57 (2.82%) TIBCO
7 56 (2.77%) Charles River
8 53 (2.63%) Sybase
9 37 (1.83%) Murex
10 31 (1.54%) MapR
11 23 (1.14%) Tableau
12 21 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.64%) Atlassian
13 13 (0.64%) Calypso
13 13 (0.64%) DevExpress
13 13 (0.64%) FactSet
14 11 (0.54%) Cloudera
14 11 (0.54%) IBM
15 10 (0.50%) Fidessa
15 10 (0.50%) Progress