Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 24 75 57
Rank change year-on-year +51 -18 -20
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,079 1,341 1,991
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.28% 3.37% 4.37%
As % of the General category 14.88% 7.44% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 1,005 1,627
Median daily rate £650 £650 £650
10th Percentile £500 £480 £513
90th Percentile £800 £775 £800
England median daily rate £650 £650 £650
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% +18.75% +18.52%
10th Percentile £21.20 £14.80 £14.65
90th Percentile £46.95 £87.55 £21.15
England median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +84.21% +18.75% +18.52%

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 7,250 18,015 21,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.91% 45.21% 47.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,957 12,550 15,355
Median daily rate £530 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.95% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £334 £338 £320
90th Percentile £750 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 198 251
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -10.20% +15.02%
10th Percentile £17.73 £13.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £58.63 £52.65 £50.00
Median hourly rate £31.00 £23.50 £22.93
% change year-on-year +31.91% +2.49% +4.70%

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 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 2020.

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 14 August 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 +61 150 £625 -3.85% 32
East London +43 9 £550 +5.77% 2
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 604 (55.98%) Finance
2 571 (52.92%) Java
3 559 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
4 541 (50.14%) Fixed Income
5 459 (42.54%) Banking
6 409 (37.91%) Derivative
7 387 (35.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 377 (34.94%) Web Services
9 375 (34.75%) Python
10 373 (34.57%) Asset Management
11 364 (33.73%) AWS
12 349 (32.34%) Equities
13 330 (30.58%) Investment Banking
14 323 (29.94%) Software Engineering
15 318 (29.47%) JavaScript
16 294 (27.25%) Hedge funds
17 269 (24.93%) C#
18 263 (24.37%) React
19 250 (23.17%) AngularJS
20 240 (22.24%) SQL
20 240 (22.24%) Investment Management
21 195 (18.07%) DevOps
22 187 (17.33%) .NET
23 184 (17.05%) Azure
24 179 (16.59%) Vue.js
25 155 (14.37%) Electronic Trading
25 155 (14.37%) Decision-Making
26 144 (13.35%) Multithreading
27 141 (13.07%) Business Analysis
28 131 (12.14%) GCP

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 28 (2.59%) Apache Spark
2 27 (2.50%) Mule
3 12 (1.11%) IIS
3 12 (1.11%) Oracle Coherence
3 12 (1.11%) Red Hat Fuse
4 10 (0.93%) Jupyter
5 9 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.65%) Confluence
8 6 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.56%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.46%) Apache
9 5 (0.46%) JBoss
10 2 (0.19%) CMS
10 2 (0.19%) DataSynapse
10 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.093%) Luigi
11 1 (0.093%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.093%) WildFly
Applications
1 43 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.37%) Sketch
4 2 (0.19%) InVision
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 41 (3.80%) Markit EDM
2 21 (1.95%) SimCorp Dimension
3 14 (1.30%) Eagle PACE
4 10 (0.93%) Front Arena
5 7 (0.65%) ION MarketView
6 6 (0.56%) PolarLake
6 6 (0.56%) thinkFolio
7 5 (0.46%) Distributed Ledger
8 4 (0.37%) Endur
9 3 (0.28%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 2 (0.19%) OpenLink RightAngle
10 2 (0.19%) SunGard Martini
11 1 (0.093%) Bloomberg AIM
11 1 (0.093%) RMDS
11 1 (0.093%) SAP SD
11 1 (0.093%) Sophis RISQUE
Cloud Services
1 364 (33.73%) AWS
2 184 (17.05%) Azure
3 131 (12.14%) GCP
4 109 (10.10%) Serverless
5 100 (9.27%) AWS Lambda
6 92 (8.53%) Amazon EC2
7 85 (7.88%) Amazon S3
8 80 (7.41%) OpenShift
9 64 (5.93%) Amazon SQS
10 62 (5.75%) AWS CloudFormation
11 60 (5.56%) Amazon ECS
12 11 (1.02%) npm
13 10 (0.93%) Azure Functions
14 6 (0.56%) Power Platform
15 5 (0.46%) AWS Step Functions
15 5 (0.46%) Yarn
16 4 (0.37%) Office 365
17 3 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
17 3 (0.28%) GitHub
17 3 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.83%) RTMP
2 5 (0.46%) FIX Connectivity
2 5 (0.46%) HTTP
3 2 (0.19%) Multicast
4 1 (0.093%) AMQP
4 1 (0.093%) FTP
4 1 (0.093%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 71 (6.58%) Amazon RDS
3 60 (5.56%) Amazon Redshift
4 55 (5.10%) NoSQL
5 49 (4.54%) MongoDB
6 43 (3.99%) Relational Database
7 24 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 24 (2.22%) Big Data
8 19 (1.76%) Redis
9 18 (1.67%) Hadoop
10 15 (1.39%) Hazelcast
10 15 (1.39%) MySQL
11 13 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (1.11%) KDB
13 11 (1.02%) Oracle Database
14 9 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 7 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.65%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 94 (8.71%) RStudio
2 71 (6.58%) Jenkins
3 70 (6.49%) Artifactory
4 49 (4.54%) Git (software)
5 44 (4.08%) TeamCity
6 36 (3.34%) JIRA
7 32 (2.97%) Subversion
8 18 (1.67%) Maven
9 16 (1.48%) NUnit
9 16 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (1.20%) JUnit
11 12 (1.11%) Cucumber
12 11 (1.02%) Visual Studio
13 10 (0.93%) Gradle
14 8 (0.74%) ClearCase
14 8 (0.74%) Moq
14 8 (0.74%) MSBuild
14 8 (0.74%) SpecFlow
15 7 (0.65%) Mockito
16 6 (0.56%) Cypress.io
General
1 604 (55.98%) Finance
2 459 (42.54%) Banking
3 330 (30.58%) Investment Banking
4 39 (3.61%) Back Office
5 10 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 8 (0.74%) Legal
7 4 (0.37%) Advertising
7 4 (0.37%) Marketing
8 3 (0.28%) French Language
8 3 (0.28%) Retail
9 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.19%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.093%) Local Government
10 1 (0.093%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.093%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 735 (68.12%) Developer
2 305 (28.27%) Java Developer
3 177 (16.40%) AWS Engineer
4 173 (16.03%) AWS Developer
5 156 (14.46%) Front Office Developer
6 142 (13.16%) Python Developer
7 121 (11.21%) Software Engineer
8 102 (9.45%) Analyst
9 101 (9.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 101 (9.36%) Senior Developer
10 100 (9.27%) C# Developer
11 85 (7.88%) JavaScript Developer
12 81 (7.51%) Python Engineer
13 77 (7.14%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 73 (6.77%) AWS Software Engineer
15 66 (6.12%) Business Analyst
16 65 (6.02%) .NET Developer
16 65 (6.02%) React Developer
17 52 (4.82%) Java Engineer
17 52 (4.82%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (34.94%) Web Services
2 263 (24.37%) React
3 250 (23.17%) AngularJS
4 187 (17.33%) .NET
5 179 (16.59%) Vue.js
6 91 (8.43%) .NET Core
7 77 (7.14%) J2EE
8 69 (6.39%) Spring
9 68 (6.30%) ASP.NET
10 63 (5.84%) Node.js
11 59 (5.47%) J2SE
12 51 (4.73%) Middleware
13 50 (4.63%) HTML
14 49 (4.54%) WPF
15 48 (4.45%) ASP.NET Core
16 43 (3.99%) REST
17 38 (3.52%) FIX Protocol
18 32 (2.97%) CSS
18 32 (2.97%) Redux
19 30 (2.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 541 (50.14%) Fixed Income
2 409 (37.91%) Derivative
3 387 (35.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 349 (32.34%) Equities
5 294 (27.25%) Hedge funds
6 74 (6.86%) Greenfield Project
7 62 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
8 42 (3.89%) User Experience
9 37 (3.43%) Reference Data
10 32 (2.97%) Data Structures
11 29 (2.69%) Equity Derivative
12 20 (1.85%) Algorithms
13 16 (1.48%) Credit Risk
14 15 (1.39%) OTC Derivatives
15 14 (1.30%) Credit Derivative
15 14 (1.30%) Market Risk
16 12 (1.11%) Blog
17 9 (0.83%) Public Cloud
18 8 (0.74%) Cloud Native
19 7 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 94 (8.71%) Linux
2 42 (3.89%) Windows
3 33 (3.06%) Unix
4 20 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.74%) CentOS
6 4 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.093%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.093%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.093%) Solaris
7 1 (0.093%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (34.57%) Asset Management
3 323 (29.94%) Software Engineering
4 240 (22.24%) Investment Management
5 195 (18.07%) DevOps
6 155 (14.37%) Decision-Making
6 155 (14.37%) Electronic Trading
7 144 (13.35%) Multithreading
8 141 (13.07%) Business Analysis
9 124 (11.49%) TDD
10 119 (11.03%) Microservices
11 105 (9.73%) Portfolio Management
12 95 (8.80%) Scrum
13 93 (8.62%) Front End Development
14 92 (8.53%) Analytics
14 92 (8.53%) Low Latency
15 83 (7.69%) Migration
16 77 (7.14%) Fintech
17 69 (6.39%) Deployment Automation
18 66 (6.12%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 571 (52.92%) Java
2 375 (34.75%) Python
3 318 (29.47%) JavaScript
4 269 (24.93%) C#
5 240 (22.24%) SQL
6 87 (8.06%) R
7 82 (7.60%) C++
8 42 (3.89%) TypeScript
9 41 (3.80%) VBA
10 31 (2.87%) Kotlin
10 31 (2.87%) T-SQL
11 27 (2.50%) Scala
12 18 (1.67%) Java 8
13 17 (1.58%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.20%) MATLAB
15 12 (1.11%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.83%) Haskell
17 8 (0.74%) C-shell
17 8 (0.74%) Perl
18 7 (0.65%) F#
Qualifications
1 62 (5.75%) Degree
2 21 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (0.74%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (0.37%) ISEB
5 3 (0.28%) CFA
5 3 (0.28%) CIMA
6 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.19%) PhD
7 1 (0.093%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.093%) MBA
7 1 (0.093%) MCP
7 1 (0.093%) MCSA
7 1 (0.093%) MCSE
7 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.093%) MOS
7 1 (0.093%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.39%) MiFID
2 11 (1.02%) PMO
2 11 (1.02%) QA
3 5 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.37%) EMIR
5 1 (0.093%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.093%) UCITS
System Software
1 106 (9.82%) Docker
2 3 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.093%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 104 (9.64%) Kubernetes
2 67 (6.21%) Terraform
3 10 (0.93%) Ansible
4 8 (0.74%) Consul
4 8 (0.74%) Packer
5 6 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.28%) Puppet
7 2 (0.19%) linkerd
8 1 (0.093%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.093%) Control-M
8 1 (0.093%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.093%) Grafana
8 1 (0.093%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.093%) Oozie
8 1 (0.093%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.093%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.093%) SCCM
Vendors
1 110 (10.19%) Google
2 84 (7.78%) Bloomberg
3 81 (7.51%) Oracle
4 52 (4.82%) Microsoft
5 39 (3.61%) ION Trading
6 25 (2.32%) Charles River
7 21 (1.95%) SimCorp
8 19 (1.76%) Calypso
8 19 (1.76%) GoldenSource
8 19 (1.76%) Reuters
9 17 (1.58%) Murex
10 15 (1.39%) IBM
11 13 (1.20%) DevExpress
12 12 (1.11%) FactSet
13 8 (0.74%) RedGate
13 8 (0.74%) Sophis
13 8 (0.74%) Sybase
14 6 (0.56%) OpenLink
14 6 (0.56%) Terracotta
15 5 (0.46%) FXall