Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 65 62
Rank change year-on-year +44 -3 -24
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,211 1,287 1,936
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 7.41% 3.69% 4.14%
As % of the General category 15.08% 8.46% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,070 938 1,526
Median daily rate £650 £650 £650
10th Percentile £488 £463 £500
90th Percentile £800 £781 £763
England median daily rate £638 £650 £650
% change year-on-year -1.92% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.93 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.06% - +1.91%
England median hourly rate £22.00 £22.93 £22.93
% change year-on-year -4.06% - +1.91%

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 8,033 15,221 21,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 49.15% 43.61% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,494 10,738 15,482
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £325 £313 £323
90th Percentile £725 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £493 £488
% change year-on-year +1.45% +1.10% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 197 254
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.08 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.35% +2.47% +6.82%
10th Percentile £17.91 £12.44 £13.33
90th Percentile £58.08 £52.50 £55.60
Median hourly rate £30.85 £22.16 £21.62
% change year-on-year +39.23% +2.51% -3.93%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +54 174 £625 -3.85% 50
East London +27 2 £686 +27.04% 7
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 703 (58.05%) Finance
2 677 (55.90%) Java
3 522 (43.10%) Banking
4 518 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
5 490 (40.46%) Fixed Income
6 465 (38.40%) Python
7 441 (36.42%) Derivative
8 397 (32.78%) Equities
9 395 (32.62%) Asset Management
10 382 (31.54%) JavaScript
11 380 (31.38%) Web Services
12 372 (30.72%) AWS
13 361 (29.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 352 (29.07%) Software Engineering
15 336 (27.75%) React
16 322 (26.59%) Investment Banking
17 301 (24.86%) Investment Management
18 259 (21.39%) SQL
19 256 (21.14%) AngularJS
20 241 (19.90%) Hedge funds
21 232 (19.16%) C#
22 196 (16.18%) Docker
23 185 (15.28%) Kubernetes
24 180 (14.86%) Azure
25 177 (14.62%) Vue.js
26 163 (13.46%) Kotlin
27 157 (12.96%) Node.js
28 156 (12.88%) Multithreading
29 154 (12.72%) Electronic Trading
30 152 (12.55%) Serverless

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 73 (6.03%) Apache Spark
2 69 (5.70%) Mule
3 61 (5.04%) Apache
4 30 (2.48%) Red Hat Fuse
5 8 (0.66%) Jupyter
6 7 (0.58%) JBoss
7 6 (0.50%) Confluence
8 3 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.25%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.083%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.083%) DataSynapse
10 1 (0.083%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.17%) InVision
4 2 (0.17%) Sketch
5 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 31 (2.56%) Markit EDM
2 27 (2.23%) Eagle PACE
3 15 (1.24%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.50%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.33%) Bloomberg AIM
5 4 (0.33%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 4 (0.33%) Endur
6 3 (0.25%) Front Arena
6 3 (0.25%) RMDS
7 2 (0.17%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.17%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.17%) SunGard Martini
8 1 (0.083%) Findur
8 1 (0.083%) Global One
8 1 (0.083%) OpenLink RightAngle
8 1 (0.083%) Orchestrade
8 1 (0.083%) PolarLake
8 1 (0.083%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
8 1 (0.083%) Sophis RISQUE
8 1 (0.083%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 372 (30.72%) AWS
2 180 (14.86%) Azure
3 152 (12.55%) Serverless
4 140 (11.56%) AWS Lambda
5 136 (11.23%) Amazon S3
6 128 (10.57%) GCP
7 108 (8.92%) Amazon EC2
8 65 (5.37%) Amazon SQS
9 49 (4.05%) OpenShift
10 37 (3.06%) Amazon ECS
11 34 (2.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 28 (2.31%) AWS Step Functions
13 15 (1.24%) npm
14 11 (0.91%) Azure Functions
15 9 (0.74%) Power Platform
16 7 (0.58%) Yarn
17 5 (0.41%) GitHub
18 2 (0.17%) Azure Stack
18 2 (0.17%) Office 365
18 2 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.91%) FIX Connectivity
2 3 (0.25%) FTP
2 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.17%) AMQP
3 2 (0.17%) Multicast
4 1 (0.083%) DHCP
4 1 (0.083%) DNS
4 1 (0.083%) HTTP
4 1 (0.083%) LAN
4 1 (0.083%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (8.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 89 (7.35%) SQL Server
3 61 (5.04%) NoSQL
4 59 (4.87%) Amazon RDS
5 57 (4.71%) MongoDB
6 56 (4.62%) Apache Ignite
7 55 (4.54%) Relational Database
8 35 (2.89%) Amazon Redshift
9 24 (1.98%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.90%) Hazelcast
11 19 (1.57%) Big Data
12 11 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.91%) MySQL
13 10 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.83%) KDB
14 9 (0.74%) Power BI
14 9 (0.74%) Redis
15 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (4.21%) Git (software)
2 50 (4.13%) Jenkins
3 45 (3.72%) Artifactory
4 37 (3.06%) RStudio
5 25 (2.06%) JIRA
6 17 (1.40%) TeamCity
7 15 (1.24%) Subversion
8 14 (1.16%) webpack
9 13 (1.07%) Maven
10 11 (0.91%) Cypress.io
10 11 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.58%) jMock
12 7 (0.58%) JUnit
13 5 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.41%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.41%) Gradle
13 5 (0.41%) IntelliJ
13 5 (0.41%) Selenium
14 4 (0.33%) Hudson
General
1 703 (58.05%) Finance
2 522 (43.10%) Banking
3 322 (26.59%) Investment Banking
4 55 (4.54%) Back Office
5 16 (1.32%) Marketing
6 12 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 11 (0.91%) International Banking
8 10 (0.83%) Legal
9 8 (0.66%) Billing
10 5 (0.41%) Prime Brokerage
10 5 (0.41%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
11 4 (0.33%) Advertising
11 4 (0.33%) French Language
11 4 (0.33%) Retail
12 2 (0.17%) German Language
12 2 (0.17%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.17%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.083%) Public Sector
13 1 (0.083%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 870 (71.84%) Developer
2 318 (26.26%) Java Developer
3 180 (14.86%) Software Engineer
4 176 (14.53%) Python Developer
5 164 (13.54%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 151 (12.47%) Front Office Developer
7 142 (11.73%) JavaScript Developer
8 131 (10.82%) Analyst
8 131 (10.82%) Senior Developer
9 112 (9.25%) Python Engineer
10 103 (8.51%) React Developer
11 82 (6.77%) AWS Engineer
12 81 (6.69%) AWS Developer
13 80 (6.61%) C# Developer
14 76 (6.28%) Python Software Engineer
15 73 (6.03%) Senior Java Developer
16 70 (5.78%) JavaScript Engineer
17 67 (5.53%) Business Analyst
18 57 (4.71%) Electronic Trading Developer
19 55 (4.54%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (31.38%) Web Services
2 336 (27.75%) React
3 256 (21.14%) AngularJS
4 177 (14.62%) Vue.js
5 157 (12.96%) Node.js
6 144 (11.89%) .NET
7 112 (9.25%) Spring
8 87 (7.18%) Middleware
9 69 (5.70%) Apache Camel
10 66 (5.45%) Spring Integration
11 58 (4.79%) .NET Core
12 54 (4.46%) REST
13 43 (3.55%) Redux
14 41 (3.39%) Protocol Buffers
15 38 (3.14%) FIX Protocol
15 38 (3.14%) gRPC
16 37 (3.06%) Pandas
17 33 (2.73%) ASP.NET
17 33 (2.73%) Kafka
18 32 (2.64%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 490 (40.46%) Fixed Income
2 441 (36.42%) Derivative
3 397 (32.78%) Equities
4 361 (29.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 241 (19.90%) Hedge funds
6 68 (5.62%) Greenfield Project
7 47 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (3.14%) Market Risk
9 35 (2.89%) Blog
9 35 (2.89%) User Experience
10 34 (2.81%) Credit Derivative
11 31 (2.56%) Equity Derivative
11 31 (2.56%) Reference Data
12 16 (1.32%) Grid Computing
13 15 (1.24%) Data Structures
14 14 (1.16%) Credit Risk
14 14 (1.16%) Public Cloud
15 12 (0.99%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
17 7 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 108 (8.92%) Linux
2 69 (5.70%) Unix
3 26 (2.15%) Windows
4 10 (0.83%) CentOS
5 3 (0.25%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.17%) Solaris
7 1 (0.083%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.083%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.083%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.083%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 518 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (32.62%) Asset Management
3 352 (29.07%) Software Engineering
4 301 (24.86%) Investment Management
5 156 (12.88%) Multithreading
6 154 (12.72%) Electronic Trading
7 138 (11.40%) Analytics
8 130 (10.73%) TDD
9 108 (8.92%) Low Latency
10 99 (8.18%) Microservices
11 90 (7.43%) DevOps
12 87 (7.18%) Portfolio Management
13 76 (6.28%) Decision-Making
14 72 (5.95%) Migration
15 70 (5.78%) Problem-Solving
16 63 (5.20%) Scrum
17 62 (5.12%) Risk Management
18 61 (5.04%) BDD
18 61 (5.04%) Fintech
19 56 (4.62%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 677 (55.90%) Java
2 465 (38.40%) Python
3 382 (31.54%) JavaScript
4 259 (21.39%) SQL
5 232 (19.16%) C#
6 163 (13.46%) Kotlin
7 140 (11.56%) C++
8 114 (9.41%) TypeScript
9 85 (7.02%) Scala
10 62 (5.12%) R
11 40 (3.30%) VBA
12 20 (1.65%) Clojure
13 18 (1.49%) Haskell
13 18 (1.49%) T-SQL
14 13 (1.07%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.83%) Java 8
15 10 (0.83%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.66%) Perl
17 7 (0.58%) C
18 6 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (4.95%) Degree
2 16 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.24%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (0.41%) PhD
5 4 (0.33%) CFA
5 4 (0.33%) CIMA
6 3 (0.25%) ISEB
7 1 (0.083%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.083%) CCNA
7 1 (0.083%) CCNP
7 1 (0.083%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.083%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.083%) MCSE
7 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.083%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (0.99%) QA
2 11 (0.91%) MiFID
3 4 (0.33%) PMO
4 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.25%) EMIR
5 1 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.083%) GDPR
5 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 196 (16.18%) Docker
2 2 (0.17%) KVM
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.17%) Xen
3 1 (0.083%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 185 (15.28%) Kubernetes
2 119 (9.83%) Terraform
3 10 (0.83%) Ansible
4 8 (0.66%) Consul
4 8 (0.66%) Packer
5 6 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.50%) Puppet
6 5 (0.41%) Control-M
7 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.25%) Nagios
8 2 (0.17%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.17%) Rundeck
9 1 (0.083%) Kibana
9 1 (0.083%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.083%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (8.18%) Bloomberg
2 54 (4.46%) Google
3 46 (3.80%) ION Trading
4 40 (3.30%) Murex
5 33 (2.73%) Reuters
6 28 (2.31%) Microsoft
7 26 (2.15%) FactSet
8 14 (1.16%) TIBCO
9 13 (1.07%) Atlassian
9 13 (1.07%) Oracle
10 12 (0.99%) Sybase
11 5 (0.41%) Charles River
11 5 (0.41%) DevExpress
11 5 (0.41%) IBM
12 4 (0.33%) FIS
12 4 (0.33%) SimCorp
12 4 (0.33%) SunGard
12 4 (0.33%) Syncfusion
12 4 (0.33%) Telerik
13 3 (0.25%) HP