Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 75 46
Rank change year-on-year +32 -29 -6
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2,313 1,372 1,857
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.05% 3.31% 4.21%
As % of the General category 11.10% 7.67% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,892 1,055 1,469
London median daily rate £625 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £475 £450 £425
90th Percentile £775 £750 £725
England median daily rate £625 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
London median hourly rate £22.50 - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year +40.63% - -

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 20,833 17,898 20,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 45.49% 43.14% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,105 12,819 14,421
London median daily rate £503 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.08% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £290
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 188 224
London median hourly rate £22.26 £24.41 £23.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +2.63% +24.59%
10th Percentile £14.38 £11.79 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £64.00 £54.25
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +14.59%

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 21 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in London over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor 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 21 January 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 +20 580 £600 - 54
East London -19 35 £600 +9.09% 10
West London -25 4 £494 +25.40% 10
North London - 2 £325 -
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 980 (42.37%) Banking
2 950 (41.07%) Finance
3 819 (35.41%) Java
4 719 (31.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 689 (29.79%) C#
6 568 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
7 559 (24.17%) SQL
8 535 (23.13%) Investment Banking
9 481 (20.80%) Multithreading
10 471 (20.36%) Electronic Trading
11 463 (20.02%) Fixed Income
12 380 (16.43%) Low Latency
13 378 (16.34%) C++
14 373 (16.13%) Derivative
15 349 (15.09%) Python
16 340 (14.70%) .NET
17 328 (14.18%) SQL Server
18 301 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
19 271 (11.72%) Equities
20 250 (10.81%) Risk Management
21 245 (10.59%) JavaScript
21 245 (10.59%) Asset Management
22 228 (9.86%) Linux
23 225 (9.73%) OO
24 216 (9.34%) WPF
25 198 (8.56%) Unix
26 194 (8.39%) Algorithmic Trading
27 191 (8.26%) HTML
28 189 (8.17%) Oracle
28 189 (8.17%) Analytics

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 43 (1.86%) Apache Spark
2 24 (1.04%) IIS
2 24 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
3 10 (0.43%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (0.30%) GemFire
5 6 (0.26%) Confluence
6 5 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.22%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.17%) CMS
7 4 (0.17%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.17%) Jupyter
7 4 (0.17%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.17%) Mule
8 3 (0.13%) Apache
8 3 (0.13%) nginx
9 2 (0.086%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.086%) SAS
9 2 (0.086%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.043%) WebLogic
Applications
1 157 (6.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
3 22 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (0.61%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.043%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.043%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 56 (2.42%) thinkFolio
2 44 (1.90%) ION MarketView
3 26 (1.12%) RMDS
4 17 (0.73%) Endur
4 17 (0.73%) SimCorp Dimension
5 16 (0.69%) Markit EDM
6 14 (0.61%) Bloomberg AIM
6 14 (0.61%) Summit
7 12 (0.52%) Kondor
8 7 (0.30%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 7 (0.30%) SunGard GMI
9 4 (0.17%) Aligne
9 4 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.13%) BondVision
10 3 (0.13%) LatentZero
10 3 (0.13%) Minerva
10 3 (0.13%) Sophis RISQUE
10 3 (0.13%) Temenos Globus
10 3 (0.13%) Temenos T24
11 2 (0.086%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (0.56%) npm
4 12 (0.52%) GitHub
5 7 (0.30%) Yarn
6 4 (0.17%) Office 365
6 4 (0.17%) PaaS
7 2 (0.086%) IaaS
7 2 (0.086%) SaaS
8 1 (0.043%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.69%) TCP/IP
2 8 (0.35%) FIX Connectivity
3 5 (0.22%) PPP
4 2 (0.086%) Firewall
4 2 (0.086%) SNMP
5 1 (0.043%) DNS
5 1 (0.043%) Intranet
5 1 (0.043%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.043%) PCoIP
5 1 (0.043%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.043%) SAN
5 1 (0.043%) Skype
5 1 (0.043%) SSH
5 1 (0.043%) VoIP
5 1 (0.043%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 139 (6.01%) Relational Database
3 77 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 52 (2.25%) Big Data
5 51 (2.20%) KDB
6 41 (1.77%) Blockchain
7 39 (1.69%) NoSQL
8 37 (1.60%) Hadoop
9 35 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 31 (1.34%) Oracle Database
11 28 (1.21%) MongoDB
12 24 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (0.73%) Tick Data
15 16 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 15 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
17 13 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
18 12 (0.52%) Hazelcast
18 12 (0.52%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 71 (3.07%) TeamCity
2 70 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 63 (2.72%) JIRA
4 56 (2.42%) Jenkins
5 54 (2.33%) Maven
6 46 (1.99%) Subversion
7 33 (1.43%) NUnit
8 32 (1.38%) Visual Studio
9 25 (1.08%) Gradle
9 25 (1.08%) JUnit
9 25 (1.08%) Selenium
10 22 (0.95%) Cucumber
11 18 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 14 (0.61%) Mockito
12 14 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.48%) SpecFlow
14 9 (0.39%) Eclipse
15 8 (0.35%) WebDriver
16 7 (0.30%) Travis CI
17 6 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 980 (42.37%) Banking
2 950 (41.07%) Finance
3 535 (23.13%) Investment Banking
4 97 (4.19%) Back Office
5 80 (3.46%) Financial Institution
6 28 (1.21%) Legal
7 16 (0.69%) Retail
8 13 (0.56%) Private Banking
9 12 (0.52%) French Language
10 10 (0.43%) Prime Brokerage
11 9 (0.39%) Telecoms
12 8 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
13 7 (0.30%) Advertising
13 7 (0.30%) International Banking
14 5 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.17%) Marketing
15 4 (0.17%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.13%) Law
16 3 (0.13%) Local Government
16 3 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,478 (63.90%) Developer
2 535 (23.13%) Java Developer
3 479 (20.71%) Analyst
4 451 (19.50%) C# Developer
5 360 (15.56%) Front Office Developer
6 277 (11.98%) Business Analyst
7 274 (11.85%) Senior Developer
8 171 (7.39%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 156 (6.74%) C++ Developer
10 152 (6.57%) Senior Java Developer
11 115 (4.97%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 112 (4.84%) Python Developer
13 105 (4.54%) Quantitative Developer
14 101 (4.37%) .NET Developer
15 98 (4.24%) JavaScript Developer
16 93 (4.02%) Project Manager
17 90 (3.89%) Front Office Business Analyst
18 83 (3.59%) SQL Developer
19 79 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
20 77 (3.33%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (14.70%) .NET
2 216 (9.34%) WPF
3 191 (8.26%) HTML
4 159 (6.87%) AngularJS
5 157 (6.79%) FIX Protocol
6 150 (6.49%) HTML5
7 97 (4.19%) Spring
8 85 (3.67%) WCF
9 81 (3.50%) .NET Framework
10 78 (3.37%) XML
11 77 (3.33%) React
12 76 (3.29%) CSS
13 68 (2.94%) WinForms
14 59 (2.55%) Rendezvous
15 58 (2.51%) Middleware
16 50 (2.16%) Reactive Extensions
17 49 (2.12%) RESTful
18 46 (1.99%) Node.js
19 40 (1.73%) JMS
20 39 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 719 (31.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 463 (20.02%) Fixed Income
3 373 (16.13%) Derivative
4 301 (13.01%) Analytical Skills
5 271 (11.72%) Equities
6 132 (5.71%) Computer Science
7 126 (5.45%) Market Risk
8 119 (5.14%) Equity Derivative
9 111 (4.80%) Greenfield Project
10 82 (3.55%) Credit Risk
11 78 (3.37%) Algorithms
12 62 (2.68%) Hedge funds
13 55 (2.38%) Data Structures
14 53 (2.29%) Grid Computing
15 35 (1.51%) User Experience
16 32 (1.38%) Fintech
17 23 (0.99%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 22 (0.95%) OTC Derivatives
19 20 (0.86%) Credit Derivative
20 18 (0.78%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 228 (9.86%) Linux
2 198 (8.56%) Unix
3 117 (5.06%) Windows
4 32 (1.38%) Solaris
5 17 (0.73%) Windows 7
6 12 (0.52%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.48%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.35%) Android
9 7 (0.30%) CoreOS
9 7 (0.30%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.043%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.043%) SUSE
11 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.043%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.043%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 481 (20.80%) Multithreading
3 471 (20.36%) Electronic Trading
4 380 (16.43%) Low Latency
5 250 (10.81%) Risk Management
6 245 (10.59%) Asset Management
7 225 (9.73%) OO
8 194 (8.39%) Algorithmic Trading
9 189 (8.17%) Analytics
10 162 (7.00%) TDD
11 161 (6.96%) SDLC
12 147 (6.36%) Mathematics
13 132 (5.71%) Business Analysis
14 112 (4.84%) MVVM
15 111 (4.80%) Multithreaded Programming
15 111 (4.80%) Project Management
16 104 (4.50%) Investment Management
17 103 (4.45%) User Acceptance Testing
18 102 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
19 100 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 819 (35.41%) Java
2 689 (29.79%) C#
3 559 (24.17%) SQL
4 378 (16.34%) C++
5 349 (15.09%) Python
6 245 (10.59%) JavaScript
7 166 (7.18%) VBA
8 69 (2.98%) Perl
9 64 (2.77%) T-SQL
10 57 (2.46%) Scala
11 38 (1.64%) TypeScript
12 37 (1.60%) Bash Shell
13 33 (1.43%) VB
14 26 (1.12%) C
15 25 (1.08%) PL/SQL
15 25 (1.08%) Shell Script
16 24 (1.04%) Ruby
17 20 (0.86%) Haskell
17 20 (0.86%) R
18 17 (0.73%) Korn
Qualifications
1 149 (6.44%) Degree
2 73 (3.16%) PhD
3 44 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
5 16 (0.69%) PMI Certification
6 15 (0.65%) PMP
7 8 (0.35%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.17%) ISEB
9 3 (0.13%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.086%) CFA
10 2 (0.086%) HP ASE
10 2 (0.086%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (0.043%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.043%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.043%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.043%) MCSE
11 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.043%) Postgraduate
11 1 (0.043%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.043%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (7.44%) MiFID
2 78 (3.37%) QA
3 56 (2.42%) EMIR
4 21 (0.91%) Dodd-Frank
5 17 (0.73%) PMO
6 9 (0.39%) SLA
7 8 (0.35%) GDPR
8 6 (0.26%) Basel III
8 6 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.26%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.17%) Basel II
10 3 (0.13%) FATCA
11 2 (0.086%) COREP
11 2 (0.086%) FINREP
11 2 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.043%) SEPA
System Software
1 39 (1.69%) Docker
2 8 (0.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.35%) HDFS
3 6 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.17%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.17%) XenApp
6 3 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.086%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.043%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.043%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (0.91%) Ansible
2 16 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.69%) Kubernetes
3 14 (0.61%) Puppet
3 14 (0.61%) Terraform
4 13 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
6 8 (0.35%) Consul
6 8 (0.35%) Packer
7 4 (0.17%) Mesos
7 4 (0.17%) ThinApp
8 3 (0.13%) OpenView
8 3 (0.13%) SCCM
9 2 (0.086%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.086%) MOM
9 2 (0.086%) Thomson Reuters DACS
9 2 (0.086%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.043%) Control-M
10 1 (0.043%) Nagios
10 1 (0.043%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 189 (8.17%) Oracle
2 127 (5.49%) TIBCO
3 109 (4.71%) Microsoft
4 82 (3.55%) Bloomberg
5 72 (3.11%) Reuters
6 67 (2.90%) ION Trading
7 65 (2.81%) Charles River
8 52 (2.25%) Murex
9 49 (2.12%) Sybase
10 44 (1.90%) Fidessa
11 36 (1.56%) Currenex
12 31 (1.34%) Solace
13 25 (1.08%) FXall
14 21 (0.91%) SimCorp
15 19 (0.82%) Talarian
16 18 (0.78%) Sophis
17 16 (0.69%) Tradeweb
18 15 (0.65%) Citrix
18 15 (0.65%) OpenLink
19 14 (0.61%) Perforce