Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 42 58
Rank change year-on-year -16 +16 -13
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,916 1,965 1,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.27% 4.96% 3.61%
As % of the General category 9.56% 10.87% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,589 1,510 1,289
London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £513 £463 £425
90th Percentile £800 £738 £750
England median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
London median hourly rate £14.75 £14.25 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.51% -69.35% -48.33%
10th Percentile £14.55 £12.83 £19.20
90th Percentile £14.95 £30.00 £77.80
England median hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year +9.26% -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 20,037 18,080 19,442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.68% 45.61% 44.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,384 12,896 14,198
London median daily rate £515 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 184 213
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.38 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.96% -2.84% +10.00%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.33 £10.05
90th Percentile £55.88 £56.25 £52.25
England median hourly rate £26.78 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year +7.10% -4.76% +16.67%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -22 433 £625 +4.17% 61
East London -45 9 £617 +0.73% 3
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 772 (40.29%) Finance
2 677 (35.33%) Banking
3 658 (34.34%) Java
4 581 (30.32%) C#
5 535 (27.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 485 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
7 478 (24.95%) SQL
8 413 (21.56%) Electronic Trading
9 388 (20.25%) Multithreading
10 353 (18.42%) Investment Banking
11 335 (17.48%) Derivative
12 331 (17.28%) Fixed Income
13 306 (15.97%) Low Latency
14 291 (15.19%) Python
15 290 (15.14%) C++
16 277 (14.46%) .NET
17 235 (12.27%) Linux
18 231 (12.06%) SQL Server
19 228 (11.90%) JavaScript
20 220 (11.48%) Equities
21 203 (10.59%) AngularJS
22 194 (10.13%) Asset Management
23 191 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
24 189 (9.86%) OO
25 188 (9.81%) Unix
26 183 (9.55%) Risk Management
27 170 (8.87%) HTML
28 166 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
29 159 (8.30%) TDD
30 156 (8.14%) Oracle

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 24 (1.25%) Apache Spark
2 23 (1.20%) Mule
3 22 (1.15%) Apache
4 18 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (0.89%) DataSynapse
6 16 (0.84%) Confluence
7 15 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
8 12 (0.63%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (0.31%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.31%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.26%) JBoss
12 3 (0.16%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.10%) IPython
13 2 (0.10%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.10%) nginx
14 1 (0.052%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 1 (0.052%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.052%) Mule ESB
14 1 (0.052%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 92 (4.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.052%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 62 (3.24%) thinkFolio
2 60 (3.13%) ION MarketView
3 27 (1.41%) Bloomberg AIM
4 24 (1.25%) Markit EDM
5 19 (0.99%) Eagle PACE
6 15 (0.78%) Endur
6 15 (0.78%) Front Arena
7 11 (0.57%) PolarLake
8 10 (0.52%) SimCorp Dimension
9 7 (0.37%) RMDS
10 6 (0.31%) LatentZero
10 6 (0.31%) SunGard Martini
11 5 (0.26%) Kondor
11 5 (0.26%) Orchestrade
12 4 (0.21%) Summit
13 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 2 (0.10%) Postilion
14 2 (0.10%) Sentinel
14 2 (0.10%) Temenos Globus
14 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 69 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.57%) Office 365
5 9 (0.47%) NuGet
6 7 (0.37%) SaaS
7 5 (0.26%) npm
7 5 (0.26%) Yarn
8 4 (0.21%) PaaS
9 3 (0.16%) IaaS
9 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.052%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.052%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.052%) GitHub
10 1 (0.052%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.63%) RTMP
2 7 (0.37%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.31%) FIX Connectivity
3 6 (0.31%) Kerberos
4 5 (0.26%) Internet
5 4 (0.21%) Firewall
6 3 (0.16%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.16%) Intranet
6 3 (0.16%) Multicast
6 3 (0.16%) Skype
6 3 (0.16%) SNMP
6 3 (0.16%) VPN
7 2 (0.10%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.10%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.052%) AMQP
8 1 (0.052%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.052%) DNS
8 1 (0.052%) DSL
8 1 (0.052%) Extranet
8 1 (0.052%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (12.06%) SQL Server
2 135 (7.05%) Relational Database
3 58 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 47 (2.45%) KDB
4 47 (2.45%) RDBMS
5 39 (2.04%) Blockchain
6 37 (1.93%) NoSQL
7 36 (1.88%) Big Data
8 29 (1.51%) Hadoop
9 19 (0.99%) Oracle Database
10 17 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 15 (0.78%) Hazelcast
12 15 (0.78%) Tick Data
13 14 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
13 14 (0.73%) Power BI
13 14 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (0.68%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 68 (3.55%) Jenkins
2 67 (3.50%) Git (software)
3 57 (2.97%) Maven
4 48 (2.51%) Subversion
5 46 (2.40%) TeamCity
6 45 (2.35%) JIRA
7 27 (1.41%) Visual Studio
8 26 (1.36%) Eclipse
9 24 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (0.94%) JUnit
11 17 (0.89%) MSBuild
12 14 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
13 13 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (0.52%) NUnit
14 10 (0.52%) Selenium
15 9 (0.47%) CruiseControl
16 7 (0.37%) IntelliJ
16 7 (0.37%) Mockito
16 7 (0.37%) SpecFlow
17 6 (0.31%) Vagrant
General
1 772 (40.29%) Finance
2 677 (35.33%) Banking
3 353 (18.42%) Investment Banking
4 86 (4.49%) Back Office
5 48 (2.51%) Financial Institution
6 27 (1.41%) Legal
7 18 (0.94%) Advertising
8 14 (0.73%) Retail
9 13 (0.68%) French Language
10 11 (0.57%) Marketing
11 9 (0.47%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.21%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.16%) Billing
13 3 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.16%) International Banking
14 2 (0.10%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.10%) Retail Finance
15 1 (0.052%) Prime Brokerage
15 1 (0.052%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,253 (65.40%) Developer
2 480 (25.05%) Java Developer
3 382 (19.94%) Front Office Developer
4 377 (19.68%) Analyst
4 377 (19.68%) C# Developer
5 249 (13.00%) Senior Developer
6 235 (12.27%) Business Analyst
7 156 (8.14%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 150 (7.83%) C++ Developer
9 143 (7.46%) Senior Java Developer
10 123 (6.42%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 102 (5.32%) Quantitative Developer
12 93 (4.85%) JavaScript Developer
13 89 (4.65%) Project Manager
14 85 (4.44%) Python Developer
15 82 (4.28%) Full Stack Developer
16 73 (3.81%) Front Office Business Analyst
16 73 (3.81%) Qualitative Analyst
16 73 (3.81%) Quantitative Analyst
17 65 (3.39%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (14.46%) .NET
2 203 (10.59%) AngularJS
3 170 (8.87%) HTML
4 136 (7.10%) HTML5
5 122 (6.37%) FIX Protocol
6 121 (6.32%) WPF
7 100 (5.22%) React
8 97 (5.06%) CSS
9 81 (4.23%) Node.js
10 75 (3.91%) Spring
11 68 (3.55%) WCF
12 65 (3.39%) XML
13 59 (3.08%) Middleware
14 47 (2.45%) Web Services
15 44 (2.30%) Socket.IO
16 43 (2.24%) STL
17 42 (2.19%) J2EE
18 40 (2.09%) REST
19 39 (2.04%) RxJS
20 37 (1.93%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 535 (27.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 335 (17.48%) Derivative
3 331 (17.28%) Fixed Income
4 220 (11.48%) Equities
5 191 (9.97%) Analytical Skills
6 111 (5.79%) Hedge funds
7 104 (5.43%) Equity Derivative
8 99 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
9 95 (4.96%) Computer Science
10 94 (4.91%) Algorithms
11 67 (3.50%) Credit Risk
12 52 (2.71%) Market Risk
13 46 (2.40%) User Experience
14 40 (2.09%) Data Structures
15 31 (1.62%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 27 (1.41%) Credit Derivative
17 25 (1.30%) Grid Computing
17 25 (1.30%) OTC Derivatives
18 24 (1.25%) Exotic Derivative
19 20 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 235 (12.27%) Linux
2 188 (9.81%) Unix
3 127 (6.63%) Windows
4 13 (0.68%) Solaris
5 11 (0.57%) Windows Server
6 10 (0.52%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.47%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.26%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.21%) Android
10 2 (0.10%) VMS
11 1 (0.052%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.052%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (25.31%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (21.56%) Electronic Trading
3 388 (20.25%) Multithreading
4 306 (15.97%) Low Latency
5 194 (10.13%) Asset Management
6 189 (9.86%) OO
7 183 (9.55%) Risk Management
8 166 (8.66%) Problem-Solving
9 159 (8.30%) TDD
10 152 (7.93%) Algorithmic Trading
11 147 (7.67%) Analytics
12 123 (6.42%) Mathematics
13 119 (6.21%) SDLC
14 115 (6.00%) Web Development
15 101 (5.27%) Investment Management
16 96 (5.01%) Software Engineering
17 94 (4.91%) Front End Development
18 93 (4.85%) Business Analysis
19 90 (4.70%) OOP
20 88 (4.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 658 (34.34%) Java
2 581 (30.32%) C#
3 478 (24.95%) SQL
4 291 (15.19%) Python
5 290 (15.14%) C++
6 228 (11.90%) JavaScript
7 113 (5.90%) Java 8
8 87 (4.54%) TypeScript
9 75 (3.91%) VBA
10 56 (2.92%) Scala
11 55 (2.87%) R
12 51 (2.66%) Perl
13 39 (2.04%) Bash Shell
14 32 (1.67%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.20%) C
16 20 (1.04%) Clojure
17 18 (0.94%) VB
18 16 (0.84%) Ruby
19 15 (0.78%) PowerShell
19 15 (0.78%) VC++
Qualifications
1 147 (7.67%) Degree
2 34 (1.77%) PhD
3 29 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 27 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
5 16 (0.84%) PMP
6 10 (0.52%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.26%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.21%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.21%) MBA
9 3 (0.16%) HP ASE
9 3 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.16%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 2 (0.10%) ISEB
11 1 (0.052%) CCIE
11 1 (0.052%) CCNA
11 1 (0.052%) CCNP
11 1 (0.052%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.052%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.052%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.052%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.19%) MiFID
2 28 (1.46%) QA
3 12 (0.63%) EMIR
4 11 (0.57%) PMO
5 7 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.21%) GDPR
7 4 (0.21%) SLA
8 3 (0.16%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.052%) IFRS
9 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (1.62%) Docker
2 8 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.37%) HDFS
4 2 (0.10%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.052%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.052%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (0.73%) Kibana
2 13 (0.68%) Ansible
2 13 (0.68%) logstash
3 11 (0.57%) Terraform
4 9 (0.47%) Control-M
5 6 (0.31%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.16%) Consul
6 3 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.16%) OpenView
6 3 (0.16%) SCCM
6 3 (0.16%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.052%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.052%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.052%) Puppet
8 1 (0.052%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.052%) WSUS
Vendors
1 156 (8.14%) Oracle
2 77 (4.02%) Bloomberg
3 76 (3.97%) Charles River
4 73 (3.81%) Microsoft
5 71 (3.71%) ION Trading
6 49 (2.56%) MapR
7 46 (2.40%) TIBCO
8 39 (2.04%) Sybase
9 32 (1.67%) SimCorp
10 29 (1.51%) Reuters
11 25 (1.30%) Calypso
12 21 (1.10%) Murex
13 20 (1.04%) FXall
14 19 (0.99%) Fidessa
15 14 (0.73%) Citrix
16 13 (0.68%) IBM
17 12 (0.63%) OpenLink
17 12 (0.63%) Tableau
18 10 (0.52%) Atlassian
18 10 (0.52%) FactSet