Period
to 23 July 2021

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 23 July 2021 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 32 72
Rank change year-on-year -14 +40 -16
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,576 1,113 1,408
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.29% 6.81% 3.46%
As % of the General category 9.17% 11.76% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,358 946 1,038
10th Percentile £488 £500 £500
25th Percentile £538 £550 £575
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £650 £650
75th Percentile £725 £750 £713
90th Percentile £775 £800 £766
England median daily rate £650 £650 £650
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 13
Median hourly rate - £41.63 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year - +177.50% -34.58%
England median hourly rate - £41.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +177.50% -34.58%

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 17,195 9,462 22,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 57.75% 57.91% 55.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,111 6,738 15,989
10th Percentile £356 £325 £319
25th Percentile £450 £419 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £625
90th Percentile £738 £738 £700
England median daily rate £513 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +3.02% +4.74% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 145 290
10th Percentile £15.20 £13.85 £12.00
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate £29.63 £27.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.72% +28.57% -2.01%
75th Percentile £47.38 £42.25 £32.50
90th Percentile £64.00 £54.60 £51.25
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.11 £19.97
% change year-on-year -3.03% +0.73% +6.76%

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 23 July 2021.

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
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 23 July 2021. 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 +7 218 £665 +6.40% 54
East London -7 1 £665 +18.54% 12
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2021, 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.

1 786 (49.87%) Finance
2 687 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
3 663 (42.07%) Java
4 592 (37.56%) Banking
5 451 (28.62%) JavaScript
6 447 (28.36%) Investment Banking
7 424 (26.90%) SQL
8 421 (26.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 420 (26.65%) Python
10 417 (26.46%) Software Engineering
11 382 (24.24%) C#
12 380 (24.11%) React
13 377 (23.92%) AWS
14 375 (23.79%) Asset Management
15 367 (23.29%) Investment Management
16 357 (22.65%) Fixed Income
17 339 (21.51%) TypeScript
18 335 (21.26%) Social Skills
19 329 (20.88%) Web Services
20 321 (20.37%) Derivative
21 312 (19.80%) Electronic Trading
22 280 (17.77%) Node.js
23 277 (17.58%) Docker
23 277 (17.58%) .NET
24 265 (16.81%) Kubernetes
25 258 (16.37%) Multithreading
26 237 (15.04%) Equities
27 236 (14.97%) C++
28 234 (14.85%) Terraform
28 234 (14.85%) Low Latency

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 61 (3.87%) Mule
2 40 (2.54%) Apache
3 39 (2.47%) Apache Spark
4 24 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
5 23 (1.46%) Apache Airflow
6 21 (1.33%) Red Hat Fuse
7 16 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 13 (0.82%) JBoss
9 11 (0.70%) DataSynapse
10 7 (0.44%) Confluence
11 6 (0.38%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.25%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.19%) Ethereum
15 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.13%) Jupyter
16 1 (0.063%) Camunda
16 1 (0.063%) Cloud Foundry
16 1 (0.063%) GemFire
16 1 (0.063%) OpenStack
Applications
1 41 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.51%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 36 (2.28%) ION MarketView
2 11 (0.70%) SunGard Martini
3 5 (0.32%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.25%) Eagle PACE
4 4 (0.25%) Global One
4 4 (0.25%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.13%) Bloomberg AIM
5 2 (0.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.13%) Eikon
5 2 (0.13%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.13%) Loan IQ
5 2 (0.13%) LongView
5 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.063%) Endur
6 1 (0.063%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.063%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 377 (23.92%) AWS
2 231 (14.66%) Serverless
3 210 (13.32%) AWS Lambda
4 208 (13.20%) Amazon S3
5 205 (13.01%) Azure
6 175 (11.10%) Amazon SQS
6 175 (11.10%) AWS Step Functions
7 113 (7.17%) GCP
8 32 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
9 19 (1.21%) Azure Functions
10 15 (0.95%) Power Platform
11 13 (0.82%) GitHub
12 9 (0.57%) npm
13 2 (0.13%) Azure Service Bus
13 2 (0.13%) NuGet
13 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.063%) Azure App Service
14 1 (0.063%) Azure Logic Apps
14 1 (0.063%) Azure Machine Learning
14 1 (0.063%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.97%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.27%) Firewall
2 20 (1.27%) Multicast
3 16 (1.02%) SSL
4 11 (0.70%) RTMP
5 7 (0.44%) FIX Connectivity
6 3 (0.19%) WebEx
7 1 (0.063%) Internet
7 1 (0.063%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.063%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (13.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 175 (11.10%) Amazon RDS
3 147 (9.33%) SQL Server
4 103 (6.54%) Relational Database
5 35 (2.22%) NoSQL
6 33 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (1.97%) Redis
8 23 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 23 (1.46%) Big Data
9 22 (1.40%) Hazelcast
10 21 (1.33%) Apache Ignite
11 16 (1.02%) Oracle Database
12 15 (0.95%) MongoDB
12 15 (0.95%) MySQL
12 15 (0.95%) Power BI
13 13 (0.82%) Hadoop
14 11 (0.70%) Data Lake
14 11 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
14 11 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.63%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 132 (8.38%) Git (software)
2 85 (5.39%) JIRA
3 68 (4.31%) TeamCity
4 62 (3.93%) Subversion
5 50 (3.17%) Jenkins
6 38 (2.41%) Visual Studio
7 30 (1.90%) Artifactory
8 28 (1.78%) Bitbucket
8 28 (1.78%) JUnit
9 21 (1.33%) NUnit
10 20 (1.27%) Maven
11 16 (1.02%) Moq
12 13 (0.82%) jMock
13 11 (0.70%) CppUnit
13 11 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
13 11 (0.70%) Robot Framework
13 11 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (0.63%) Grunt
14 10 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (0.57%) webpack
General
1 786 (49.87%) Finance
2 592 (37.56%) Banking
3 447 (28.36%) Investment Banking
4 335 (21.26%) Social Skills
5 183 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
6 61 (3.87%) Back Office
7 24 (1.52%) Financial Institution
8 20 (1.27%) Presentation Skills
9 16 (1.02%) Legal
10 12 (0.76%) Organisational Skills
11 11 (0.70%) Marketing
12 9 (0.57%) Documentation Skills
13 8 (0.51%) Prime Brokerage
13 8 (0.51%) Private Banking
13 8 (0.51%) Retail
14 5 (0.32%) French Language
14 5 (0.32%) Influencing Skills
15 4 (0.25%) Public Speaking
16 3 (0.19%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,099 (69.73%) Developer
2 406 (25.76%) Java Developer
3 304 (19.29%) Front Office Developer
4 257 (16.31%) React Developer
5 215 (13.64%) Analyst
6 178 (11.29%) C# Developer
7 167 (10.60%) JavaScript Developer
8 145 (9.20%) AWS Developer
9 114 (7.23%) Business Analyst
10 110 (6.98%) Python Developer
11 102 (6.47%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 101 (6.41%) Full Stack Developer
12 101 (6.41%) Senior Developer
13 97 (6.15%) Software Engineer
14 83 (5.27%) .NET Developer
15 79 (5.01%) Investment Banking Java Developer
16 74 (4.70%) Node.js Developer
17 72 (4.57%) Senior Java Developer
18 69 (4.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 68 (4.31%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (24.11%) React
2 329 (20.88%) Web Services
3 280 (17.77%) Node.js
4 277 (17.58%) .NET
5 184 (11.68%) Material-UI
6 172 (10.91%) AngularJS
7 117 (7.42%) Spring
8 101 (6.41%) Middleware
9 78 (4.95%) FIX Protocol
10 76 (4.82%) Kafka
11 71 (4.51%) HTML
12 68 (4.31%) .NET Core
12 68 (4.31%) .NET Framework
13 65 (4.12%) WPF
14 61 (3.87%) Apache Camel
15 60 (3.81%) REST
16 59 (3.74%) RESTful
17 58 (3.68%) Vue.js
18 53 (3.36%) HTML5
19 52 (3.30%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 421 (26.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 357 (22.65%) Fixed Income
3 321 (20.37%) Derivative
4 237 (15.04%) Equities
5 108 (6.85%) Hedge funds
6 102 (6.47%) User Experience
7 94 (5.96%) Greenfield Project
8 83 (5.27%) Data Structures
9 69 (4.38%) Algorithms
10 64 (4.06%) Market Risk
11 57 (3.62%) Credit Risk
12 43 (2.73%) Equity Derivative
13 37 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
14 24 (1.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
15 21 (1.33%) Legacy Systems
16 18 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
17 17 (1.08%) Wiki
18 16 (1.02%) Grid Computing
19 13 (0.82%) Cloud Native
19 13 (0.82%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 170 (10.79%) Linux
2 129 (8.19%) Unix
3 66 (4.19%) Windows
4 20 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.063%) CentOS
5 1 (0.063%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.063%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 687 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (26.46%) Software Engineering
3 375 (23.79%) Asset Management
4 367 (23.29%) Investment Management
5 312 (19.80%) Electronic Trading
6 258 (16.37%) Multithreading
7 234 (14.85%) Low Latency
8 185 (11.74%) TDD
9 171 (10.85%) Analytics
10 125 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
11 124 (7.87%) Microservices
12 104 (6.60%) DevOps
13 102 (6.47%) Scrum
14 95 (6.03%) OO
14 95 (6.03%) Risk Management
15 91 (5.77%) Algorithmic Trading
16 87 (5.52%) Multithreaded Programming
16 87 (5.52%) Test Automation
17 85 (5.39%) BDD
18 83 (5.27%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 663 (42.07%) Java
2 451 (28.62%) JavaScript
3 424 (26.90%) SQL
4 420 (26.65%) Python
5 382 (24.24%) C#
6 339 (21.51%) TypeScript
7 236 (14.97%) C++
8 112 (7.11%) Kotlin
9 86 (5.46%) Scala
10 53 (3.36%) Java 8
11 39 (2.47%) VBA
12 28 (1.78%) Java 9
13 26 (1.65%) R
14 25 (1.59%) Java 11
15 22 (1.40%) T-SQL
16 20 (1.27%) Haskell
17 19 (1.21%) PL/SQL
18 16 (1.02%) Perl
19 14 (0.89%) Shell Script
20 13 (0.82%) ES6
Qualifications
1 145 (9.20%) Degree
2 18 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (0.89%) PhD
4 13 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (0.32%) CFA
6 4 (0.25%) ISEB
7 3 (0.19%) ACCA
8 2 (0.13%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.13%) MBA
9 1 (0.063%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.59%) QA
2 13 (0.82%) PMO
3 12 (0.76%) MiFID
4 6 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
6 3 (0.19%) EMIR
6 3 (0.19%) IFRS
6 3 (0.19%) SLA
7 2 (0.13%) Accessibility
7 2 (0.13%) FATCA
8 1 (0.063%) COBIT
8 1 (0.063%) COREP
8 1 (0.063%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.063%) UCITS
System Software
1 277 (17.58%) Docker
2 4 (0.25%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (0.13%) GridGain
4 1 (0.063%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 265 (16.81%) Kubernetes
2 234 (14.85%) Terraform
3 26 (1.65%) Ansible
4 12 (0.76%) BladeLogic
4 12 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (0.38%) Control-M
6 3 (0.19%) Puppet
7 2 (0.13%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.063%) Grafana
8 1 (0.063%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.063%) Istio
8 1 (0.063%) Kibana
8 1 (0.063%) Oozie
8 1 (0.063%) SCCM
8 1 (0.063%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 148 (9.39%) Oracle
2 94 (5.96%) ION Trading
3 83 (5.27%) Microsoft
4 49 (3.11%) TIBCO
5 46 (2.92%) Bloomberg
6 25 (1.59%) Sybase
7 21 (1.33%) Atlassian
8 20 (1.27%) Databricks
8 20 (1.27%) Red Hat
9 17 (1.08%) Murex
10 15 (0.95%) DevExpress
11 12 (0.76%) FIS
12 11 (0.70%) Charles River
12 11 (0.70%) SunGard
13 9 (0.57%) RedGate
13 9 (0.57%) Solace
14 7 (0.44%) Citrix
15 6 (0.38%) Google
15 6 (0.38%) IBM
16 5 (0.32%) Dynatrace