Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 52 50
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 -10
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2,000 1,698 1,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.33% 4.23% 4.05%
As % of the General category 9.65% 9.48% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,666 1,281 1,460
London median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £489 £463 £425
90th Percentile £800 £750 £738
England median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
London median hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.22% - -
England median hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 -
% change year-on-year +122.22% - -

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 20,719 17,920 20,108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 44.86% 44.67% 45.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,833 12,750 14,431
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £298
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 244 183 207
London median hourly rate £25.56 £23.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.12% +0.72% +17.92%
10th Percentile £14.33 £11.32 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.03 £64.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £26.22 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +4.86% -5.66% +17.78%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -10 489 £625 +4.17% 59
East London -36 13 £605 +5.13% 1
West London -34 3 £488 -11.36% 6
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 812 (40.60%) Finance
2 726 (36.30%) Banking
3 656 (32.80%) Java
4 627 (31.35%) C#
5 624 (31.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 492 (24.60%) SQL
7 446 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
7 446 (22.30%) Electronic Trading
8 385 (19.25%) Investment Banking
9 372 (18.60%) Multithreading
10 360 (18.00%) Fixed Income
11 346 (17.30%) Derivative
11 346 (17.30%) C++
12 341 (17.05%) Python
13 315 (15.75%) Low Latency
14 287 (14.35%) .NET
15 247 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
16 242 (12.10%) SQL Server
17 235 (11.75%) Risk Management
18 224 (11.20%) Linux
19 212 (10.60%) Asset Management
20 211 (10.55%) Equities
21 202 (10.10%) JavaScript
22 200 (10.00%) OO
23 184 (9.20%) Unix
24 175 (8.75%) Analytics
25 163 (8.15%) HTML
26 162 (8.10%) Algorithmic Trading
27 161 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
28 157 (7.85%) Degree

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 26 (1.30%) Apache Spark
2 17 (0.85%) SharePoint
3 16 (0.80%) DataSynapse
4 15 (0.75%) Apache
4 15 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (0.70%) Confluence
5 14 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
6 12 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
7 11 (0.55%) Mule
8 6 (0.30%) GemFire
8 6 (0.30%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.20%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.15%) IIS
10 3 (0.15%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.10%) IPython
11 2 (0.10%) nginx
11 2 (0.10%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.050%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.050%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.050%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 127 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
3 19 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.050%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 64 (3.20%) thinkFolio
2 28 (1.40%) Bloomberg AIM
2 28 (1.40%) ION MarketView
3 23 (1.15%) Markit EDM
4 18 (0.90%) Eagle PACE
5 14 (0.70%) Endur
5 14 (0.70%) Front Arena
6 13 (0.65%) SimCorp Dimension
7 12 (0.60%) Kondor
8 11 (0.55%) RMDS
9 10 (0.50%) Summit
10 9 (0.45%) PolarLake
11 5 (0.25%) Aligne
11 5 (0.25%) Orchestrade
11 5 (0.25%) SunGard Martini
12 4 (0.20%) LatentZero
13 3 (0.15%) Sophis RISQUE
14 2 (0.10%) Global One
14 2 (0.10%) Murex MxG2000
14 2 (0.10%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 41 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.35%) npm
5 6 (0.30%) Office 365
5 6 (0.30%) PaaS
5 6 (0.30%) SaaS
5 6 (0.30%) Yarn
6 4 (0.20%) NuGet
6 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.15%) IaaS
8 2 (0.10%) GitHub
9 1 (0.050%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.050%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.050%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.50%) TCP/IP
2 6 (0.30%) FIX Connectivity
2 6 (0.30%) Kerberos
3 5 (0.25%) Firewall
4 3 (0.15%) Intranet
4 3 (0.15%) SNMP
5 2 (0.10%) Internet
5 2 (0.10%) Multicast
5 2 (0.10%) PPP
5 2 (0.10%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (0.10%) VPN
6 1 (0.050%) Broadband
6 1 (0.050%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.050%) DHCP
6 1 (0.050%) DSL
6 1 (0.050%) Extranet
6 1 (0.050%) HTTP
6 1 (0.050%) LAN
6 1 (0.050%) OSPF
6 1 (0.050%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 109 (5.45%) Relational Database
3 53 (2.65%) Blockchain
3 53 (2.65%) KDB
4 40 (2.00%) RDBMS
5 36 (1.80%) Big Data
6 32 (1.60%) MongoDB
7 29 (1.45%) Hadoop
8 24 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (1.05%) Oracle Database
9 21 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (1.00%) Hazelcast
10 20 (1.00%) NoSQL
10 20 (1.00%) Tick Data
11 18 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (0.75%) Data Mining
14 13 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 63 (3.15%) Git (software)
2 62 (3.10%) Jenkins
3 51 (2.55%) TeamCity
4 48 (2.40%) Maven
5 46 (2.30%) JIRA
6 34 (1.70%) Subversion
7 22 (1.10%) Eclipse
8 19 (0.95%) NUnit
9 18 (0.90%) Visual Studio
10 17 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (0.75%) JUnit
11 15 (0.75%) Selenium
12 14 (0.70%) MSBuild
13 13 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
14 12 (0.60%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.30%) SpecFlow
16 5 (0.25%) Mockito
16 5 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
16 5 (0.25%) RStudio
General
1 812 (40.60%) Finance
2 726 (36.30%) Banking
3 385 (19.25%) Investment Banking
4 95 (4.75%) Back Office
5 60 (3.00%) Financial Institution
6 27 (1.35%) Legal
7 16 (0.80%) French Language
8 15 (0.75%) Retail
9 13 (0.65%) Private Banking
10 10 (0.50%) Marketing
11 6 (0.30%) Advertising
12 3 (0.15%) Billing
13 2 (0.10%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.10%) Prime Brokerage
13 2 (0.10%) Telecoms
14 1 (0.050%) Law
14 1 (0.050%) Local Government
14 1 (0.050%) Publishing
14 1 (0.050%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.050%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 1,255 (62.75%) Developer
2 427 (21.35%) Java Developer
3 411 (20.55%) C# Developer
4 408 (20.40%) Analyst
5 339 (16.95%) Front Office Developer
6 258 (12.90%) Business Analyst
7 240 (12.00%) Senior Developer
8 158 (7.90%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 152 (7.60%) C++ Developer
10 148 (7.40%) Senior Java Developer
11 125 (6.25%) Quantitative Developer
12 109 (5.45%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 97 (4.85%) Python Developer
14 92 (4.60%) Project Manager
15 79 (3.95%) Qualitative Analyst
15 79 (3.95%) Quantitative Analyst
16 78 (3.90%) Front Office Business Analyst
17 70 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
18 68 (3.40%) JavaScript Developer
19 66 (3.30%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (14.35%) .NET
2 163 (8.15%) HTML
3 152 (7.60%) WPF
4 145 (7.25%) AngularJS
5 131 (6.55%) FIX Protocol
6 124 (6.20%) HTML5
7 90 (4.50%) CSS
8 76 (3.80%) React
9 69 (3.45%) WCF
10 51 (2.55%) XML
11 50 (2.50%) Spring
12 44 (2.20%) .NET Framework
13 43 (2.15%) Rendezvous
14 42 (2.10%) WinForms
15 40 (2.00%) RESTful
16 37 (1.85%) Middleware
16 37 (1.85%) Reactive Extensions
17 33 (1.65%) Node.js
17 33 (1.65%) Web Services
18 31 (1.55%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 624 (31.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 360 (18.00%) Fixed Income
3 346 (17.30%) Derivative
4 247 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
5 211 (10.55%) Equities
6 115 (5.75%) Computer Science
7 103 (5.15%) Equity Derivative
8 102 (5.10%) Greenfield Project
9 89 (4.45%) Hedge funds
10 86 (4.30%) Algorithms
11 76 (3.80%) Credit Risk
12 69 (3.45%) Market Risk
13 33 (1.65%) User Experience
14 29 (1.45%) Data Structures
15 27 (1.35%) Credit Derivative
16 25 (1.25%) Virtual Team
17 24 (1.20%) Grid Computing
18 23 (1.15%) Fintech
18 23 (1.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 20 (1.00%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 224 (11.20%) Linux
2 184 (9.20%) Unix
3 119 (5.95%) Windows
4 15 (0.75%) Solaris
5 8 (0.40%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.35%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.20%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.15%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.10%) Android
9 2 (0.10%) VMS
10 1 (0.050%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.050%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.050%) SUSE
10 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.050%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
1 446 (22.30%) Electronic Trading
2 372 (18.60%) Multithreading
3 315 (15.75%) Low Latency
4 235 (11.75%) Risk Management
5 212 (10.60%) Asset Management
6 200 (10.00%) OO
7 175 (8.75%) Analytics
8 162 (8.10%) Algorithmic Trading
9 161 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
10 149 (7.45%) Mathematics
11 125 (6.25%) TDD
12 120 (6.00%) Investment Management
13 118 (5.90%) SDLC
14 116 (5.80%) Business Analysis
15 106 (5.30%) Quantitative Research
16 100 (5.00%) Project Management
17 99 (4.95%) OOP
18 94 (4.70%) Web Development
19 89 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 656 (32.80%) Java
2 627 (31.35%) C#
3 492 (24.60%) SQL
4 346 (17.30%) C++
5 341 (17.05%) Python
6 202 (10.10%) JavaScript
7 118 (5.90%) VBA
8 104 (5.20%) Java 8
9 49 (2.45%) Scala
10 44 (2.20%) Perl
11 43 (2.15%) TypeScript
12 39 (1.95%) R
13 36 (1.80%) Shell Script
14 31 (1.55%) VB
15 29 (1.45%) Bash Shell
15 29 (1.45%) T-SQL
16 26 (1.30%) C
17 19 (0.95%) Clojure
18 17 (0.85%) Ruby
19 16 (0.80%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 157 (7.85%) Degree
2 55 (2.75%) PhD
3 38 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 32 (1.60%) Numerate Degree
5 12 (0.60%) PMP
6 8 (0.40%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.25%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.20%) MBA
9 3 (0.15%) HP ASE
9 3 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.15%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 2 (0.10%) CFA
10 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (0.050%) CCIE
11 1 (0.050%) CCNA
11 1 (0.050%) CCNP
11 1 (0.050%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.050%) ISEB
11 1 (0.050%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (3.80%) MiFID
2 38 (1.90%) QA
3 32 (1.60%) EMIR
4 16 (0.80%) PMO
5 12 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
6 9 (0.45%) GDPR
7 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.30%) SLA
7 6 (0.30%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.15%) AIFMD
8 3 (0.15%) Basel III
8 3 (0.15%) FATCA
9 2 (0.10%) Basel II
10 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (1.35%) Docker
2 6 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.30%) HDFS
3 2 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.050%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.050%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.050%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (0.80%) Ansible
2 14 (0.70%) Kibana
3 13 (0.65%) logstash
4 6 (0.30%) Terraform
5 5 (0.25%) SCCM
6 4 (0.20%) OpenView
7 3 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.15%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.15%) Mesos
7 3 (0.15%) Puppet
7 3 (0.15%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.10%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.10%) Consul
8 2 (0.10%) Control-M
8 2 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.050%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.050%) Nagios
9 1 (0.050%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.050%) WSUS
Vendors
1 157 (7.85%) Oracle
2 77 (3.85%) Microsoft
3 75 (3.75%) Bloomberg
3 75 (3.75%) Charles River
4 73 (3.65%) TIBCO
5 45 (2.25%) ION Trading
6 41 (2.05%) Sybase
7 38 (1.90%) Reuters
8 36 (1.80%) Murex
9 33 (1.65%) SimCorp
10 29 (1.45%) MapR
11 26 (1.30%) Calypso
12 25 (1.25%) Fidessa
12 25 (1.25%) FXall
13 14 (0.70%) Sophis
14 13 (0.65%) Currenex
14 13 (0.65%) Tableau
15 12 (0.60%) Citrix
15 12 (0.60%) OpenLink
15 12 (0.60%) Solace