Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 41 89
Rank change year-on-year -22 +48 -43
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,906 2,611 1,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.08% 5.49% 3.02%
As % of the General category 9.28% 11.92% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,505 2,070 1,027
London median daily rate £650 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £500 £475 £438
90th Percentile £770 £763 £750
England median daily rate £650 £620 £600
% change year-on-year +4.84% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
London median hourly rate £22.93 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% - -
England median hourly rate £22.93 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year +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 20,537 21,900 18,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.92% 46.06% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,666 15,788 13,599
London median daily rate £525 £513 £476
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.78% +0.11%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 192 193
London median hourly rate £22.72 £23.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.24% +12.20% -7.87%
10th Percentile £13.10 £13.80 £11.26
90th Percentile £63.13 £47.80 £55.49
England median hourly rate £24.11 £26.61 £23.68
% change year-on-year -9.38% +12.35% -5.28%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -38 399 £650 +8.33% 68
East London -55 21 £644 +7.29% 8
West London +4 1 - - 13
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 830 (43.55%) Finance
2 768 (40.29%) Banking
3 697 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
4 691 (36.25%) Java
5 578 (30.33%) C#
6 564 (29.59%) SQL
7 500 (26.23%) Fixed Income
8 398 (20.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 350 (18.36%) Investment Banking
10 344 (18.05%) Multithreading
11 339 (17.79%) Derivative
12 323 (16.95%) .NET
13 311 (16.32%) Python
14 298 (15.63%) Equities
15 281 (14.74%) Electronic Trading
16 279 (14.64%) SQL Server
17 259 (13.59%) C++
18 251 (13.17%) Greenfield Project
19 239 (12.54%) Asset Management
20 232 (12.17%) Linux
21 226 (11.86%) TDD
22 222 (11.65%) Low Latency
23 219 (11.49%) AngularJS
24 216 (11.33%) JavaScript
25 187 (9.81%) HTML
26 186 (9.76%) Oracle
27 183 (9.60%) Unix
28 175 (9.18%) Analytics
29 173 (9.08%) Windows
30 161 (8.45%) SDLC

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 82 (4.30%) Apache Spark
2 62 (3.25%) Apache
3 44 (2.31%) Confluence
4 37 (1.94%) Mule
5 19 (1.00%) IIS
6 17 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 16 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
8 9 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
9 8 (0.42%) JBoss
10 5 (0.26%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.21%) DataSynapse
11 4 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.16%) CMS
12 3 (0.16%) nginx
12 3 (0.16%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.10%) Jupyter
13 2 (0.10%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.10%) OpenStack
Applications
1 72 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
3 17 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.16%) InVision
7 1 (0.052%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.052%) InCopy
7 1 (0.052%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 31 (1.63%) ION MarketView
1 31 (1.63%) thinkFolio
2 15 (0.79%) Bloomberg AIM
2 15 (0.79%) Markit EDM
3 14 (0.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.63%) Eikon
5 9 (0.47%) PolarLake
6 6 (0.31%) LatentZero
6 6 (0.31%) RMDS
7 4 (0.21%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 3 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
8 3 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.16%) SunGard Martini
9 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.10%) Endur
9 2 (0.10%) Summit
10 1 (0.052%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.052%) Front Arena
10 1 (0.052%) LongView
10 1 (0.052%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 131 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 17 (0.89%) GitHub
5 13 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (0.68%) Office 365
6 12 (0.63%) NuGet
7 8 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (0.42%) SaaS
7 8 (0.42%) Serverless
8 7 (0.37%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.37%) npm
9 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.16%) Yarn
11 2 (0.10%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.10%) PaaS
12 1 (0.052%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.84%) DNS
2 14 (0.73%) FIX Connectivity
3 4 (0.21%) AMQP
3 4 (0.21%) RTMP
3 4 (0.21%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.16%) HTTP
5 2 (0.10%) VoIP
6 1 (0.052%) DSL
6 1 (0.052%) Firewall
6 1 (0.052%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.052%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.052%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 279 (14.64%) SQL Server
2 141 (7.40%) Relational Database
3 95 (4.98%) Hadoop
4 78 (4.09%) MongoDB
5 74 (3.88%) NoSQL
6 62 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 59 (3.10%) RDBMS
8 51 (2.68%) Big Data
9 48 (2.52%) KDB
10 41 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
11 35 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 26 (1.36%) Impala
12 26 (1.36%) Oracle Database
13 21 (1.10%) QlikView
13 21 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (0.68%) Power BI
16 11 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
17 10 (0.52%) Data Mining
17 10 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 144 (7.56%) TeamCity
2 117 (6.14%) Subversion
3 111 (5.82%) Maven
4 104 (5.46%) JIRA
5 98 (5.14%) Jenkins
6 96 (5.04%) Git (software)
7 60 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 49 (2.57%) JUnit
9 41 (2.15%) Artifactory
10 40 (2.10%) Hudson
11 36 (1.89%) MSBuild
12 25 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
13 22 (1.15%) SpecFlow
14 21 (1.10%) Cucumber
15 17 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
15 17 (0.89%) Visual Studio
16 16 (0.84%) CruiseControl
16 16 (0.84%) NUnit
17 15 (0.79%) jMock
18 12 (0.63%) Selenium
General
1 830 (43.55%) Finance
2 768 (40.29%) Banking
3 350 (18.36%) Investment Banking
4 94 (4.93%) Back Office
5 57 (2.99%) Financial Institution
6 30 (1.57%) Private Banking
7 13 (0.68%) Legal
8 12 (0.63%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.52%) Retail
10 9 (0.47%) Law
10 9 (0.47%) Marketing
11 4 (0.21%) Advertising
12 3 (0.16%) International Banking
13 2 (0.10%) Prime Brokerage
14 1 (0.052%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.052%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.052%) French Language
14 1 (0.052%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,281 (67.21%) Developer
2 498 (26.13%) Java Developer
3 375 (19.67%) C# Developer
4 357 (18.73%) Front Office Developer
5 276 (14.48%) Analyst
6 199 (10.44%) Senior Developer
7 136 (7.14%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 127 (6.66%) Business Analyst
9 117 (6.14%) C++ Developer
10 97 (5.09%) Full Stack Developer
10 97 (5.09%) Python Developer
11 86 (4.51%) .NET Developer
12 81 (4.25%) WPF Developer
13 77 (4.04%) Support Analyst
14 74 (3.88%) Senior Java Developer
15 70 (3.67%) C# WPF Developer
16 69 (3.62%) Senior C# Developer
17 67 (3.52%) React Developer
17 67 (3.52%) SQL Developer
18 66 (3.46%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (16.95%) .NET
2 219 (11.49%) AngularJS
3 187 (9.81%) HTML
4 151 (7.92%) Web Services
5 142 (7.45%) HTML5
6 141 (7.40%) WPF
7 128 (6.72%) React
7 128 (6.72%) Spring
8 103 (5.40%) FIX Protocol
9 90 (4.72%) XML
10 87 (4.56%) CSS
10 87 (4.56%) WCF
11 86 (4.51%) .NET Framework
12 78 (4.09%) Node.js
13 72 (3.78%) Middleware
14 57 (2.99%) J2EE
15 53 (2.78%) JSON
15 53 (2.78%) REST
16 52 (2.73%) NumPy
17 51 (2.68%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 500 (26.23%) Fixed Income
2 398 (20.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 339 (17.79%) Derivative
4 298 (15.63%) Equities
5 251 (13.17%) Greenfield Project
6 116 (6.09%) Hedge funds
7 113 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
8 96 (5.04%) Equity Derivative
9 73 (3.83%) User Experience
10 58 (3.04%) Market Risk
11 53 (2.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 51 (2.68%) Algorithms
13 46 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
14 40 (2.10%) Data Structures
14 40 (2.10%) Fintech
15 39 (2.05%) Credit Risk
16 28 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
17 24 (1.26%) Grid Computing
18 23 (1.21%) OTC Derivatives
19 20 (1.05%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 232 (12.17%) Linux
2 183 (9.60%) Unix
3 173 (9.08%) Windows
4 45 (2.36%) Windows Server
5 21 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 15 (0.79%) Windows 10
7 9 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.16%) Solaris
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.052%) Android
10 1 (0.052%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.052%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 697 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (18.05%) Multithreading
3 281 (14.74%) Electronic Trading
4 239 (12.54%) Asset Management
5 226 (11.86%) TDD
6 222 (11.65%) Low Latency
7 175 (9.18%) Analytics
8 161 (8.45%) SDLC
9 157 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
10 146 (7.66%) DevOps
10 146 (7.66%) Risk Management
11 133 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
12 130 (6.82%) Software Engineering
13 129 (6.77%) Microservices
14 111 (5.82%) Scrum
15 109 (5.72%) Investment Management
16 103 (5.40%) Algorithmic Trading
17 101 (5.30%) Test Automation
17 101 (5.30%) Web Development
18 100 (5.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 691 (36.25%) Java
2 578 (30.33%) C#
3 564 (29.59%) SQL
4 311 (16.32%) Python
5 259 (13.59%) C++
6 216 (11.33%) JavaScript
7 112 (5.88%) TypeScript
8 97 (5.09%) Java 8
9 78 (4.09%) VBA
10 64 (3.36%) Scala
11 54 (2.83%) Perl
12 43 (2.26%) PL/SQL
13 39 (2.05%) PowerShell
14 27 (1.42%) T-SQL
15 25 (1.31%) R
16 24 (1.26%) Bash Shell
17 23 (1.21%) C
18 22 (1.15%) VC++
19 21 (1.10%) Shell Script
20 19 (1.00%) ES6
Qualifications
1 119 (6.24%) Degree
2 36 (1.89%) AWS Certification
3 18 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (0.79%) PhD
5 12 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (0.37%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.31%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.26%) PMP
9 4 (0.21%) CFA
9 4 (0.21%) ISEB
9 4 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.16%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.16%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.10%) CCNA
11 2 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.052%) APMG
12 1 (0.052%) MCSA
12 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.052%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.57%) QA
2 23 (1.21%) MiFID
3 14 (0.73%) SLA
4 12 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.58%) EMIR
6 8 (0.42%) Basel III
6 8 (0.42%) PMO
7 5 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.21%) PSD2
9 3 (0.16%) AIFMD
9 3 (0.16%) GDPR
10 2 (0.10%) UCITS
11 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (2.47%) Docker
2 23 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
4 14 (0.73%) HDFS
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.052%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.052%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.052%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (2.57%) Terraform
2 29 (1.52%) Kubernetes
3 24 (1.26%) Ansible
4 14 (0.73%) Puppet
5 10 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
6 8 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.21%) Control-M
7 4 (0.21%) HP ALM
7 4 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.16%) SCCM
9 2 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.10%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.052%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.052%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.052%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 186 (9.76%) Oracle
2 103 (5.40%) Microsoft
3 101 (5.30%) Bloomberg
4 83 (4.35%) Reuters
5 59 (3.10%) Sybase
6 56 (2.94%) ION Trading
7 52 (2.73%) Charles River
8 51 (2.68%) TIBCO
9 41 (2.15%) Murex
10 34 (1.78%) Tableau
11 18 (0.94%) FactSet
11 18 (0.94%) FXall
12 17 (0.89%) Google
12 17 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (0.84%) Atlassian
14 13 (0.68%) Fidessa
15 11 (0.58%) ServiceNow
16 10 (0.52%) DevExpress
16 10 (0.52%) Progress
16 10 (0.52%) Wallstreet Suite