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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office
England / London
Rank 51 48 40
Rank change year-on-year -3 -8  
Contract jobs citing Front Office 833 930 998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.28% 4.20% 4.74%
As % of the General category 9.55% 9.42% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 757 834
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £738 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £440
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.65 - -

Front Office is in the common skills category. The next 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.

General Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 8720 9877 9703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 44.79% 44.63% 46.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6115 7161 6851
Median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 106 114
Median hourly rate £22.75 £22.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +19.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £11.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 £55.00 £53.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +26.00%  

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Front Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 180 £613 +2.08% 53
Canary Wharf -7 8 £500 -22.20%
Docklands, London -3 4 £550 -15.38%
Front Office
England

Front Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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.

1 672 (42.86%) Finance
2 645 (41.14%) Banking
3 458 (29.21%) Java
4 418 (26.66%) Investment Banking
5 395 (25.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 387 (24.68%) SQL
7 370 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
8 369 (23.53%) C#
9 367 (23.41%) Derivative
10 358 (22.83%) Fixed Income
11 319 (20.34%) Equities
12 289 (18.43%) C++
13 269 (17.16%) Multithreading
14 248 (15.82%) Electronic Trading
15 208 (13.27%) .NET
16 206 (13.14%) Linux
17 193 (12.31%) MiFID
18 190 (12.12%) Low Latency
19 185 (11.80%) Risk Management
20 179 (11.42%) Unix
21 176 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
22 173 (11.03%) Python
23 169 (10.78%) SQL Server
24 163 (10.40%) Asset Management
25 155 (9.89%) Oracle
26 149 (9.50%) HTML
27 138 (8.80%) JavaScript
27 138 (8.80%) OO
28 136 (8.67%) Windows
29 131 (8.35%) Analytics

Front Office
Top Related 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 52 (3.32%) Apache Spark
2 39 (2.49%) Oracle Coherence
3 20 (1.28%) IIS
4 18 (1.15%) Apache Pig
5 16 (1.02%) Apache
6 15 (0.96%) Confluence
7 13 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
8 12 (0.77%) DataSynapse
9 9 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.32%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.32%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.19%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.19%) GemFire
12 3 (0.19%) JBoss
13 2 (0.13%) Jupyter
13 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 67 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.08%) MS Office
3 10 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.26%) MS Project
7 1 (0.064%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.064%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 31 (1.98%) RMDS
2 22 (1.40%) thinkFolio
3 16 (1.02%) ION MarketView
4 14 (0.89%) Summit
5 11 (0.70%) Minerva
5 11 (0.70%) SimCorp Dimension
6 9 (0.57%) Endur
7 8 (0.51%) Markit EDM
8 7 (0.45%) LatentZero
9 5 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.32%) Global One
9 5 (0.32%) Orchestrade
9 5 (0.32%) Sophis RISQUE
10 4 (0.26%) FINCAD Analytics
10 4 (0.26%) Murex MxG2000
10 4 (0.26%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 2 (0.13%) Eikon
11 2 (0.13%) SunGard APT
11 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (0.26%) Route 53
5 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.15%) Firewall
2 11 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.51%) SAN
4 6 (0.38%) DHCP
4 6 (0.38%) Diameter Protocol
4 6 (0.38%) DNS
4 6 (0.38%) GGSN
4 6 (0.38%) GPRS
4 6 (0.38%) GSM
4 6 (0.38%) LTE
4 6 (0.38%) SMTP
4 6 (0.38%) SNMP
4 6 (0.38%) UMTS
4 6 (0.38%) VoIP
5 5 (0.32%) NAS
6 4 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
6 4 (0.26%) snoop
7 3 (0.19%) DMZ
7 3 (0.19%) Multicast
8 2 (0.13%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 91 (5.80%) Big Data
3 69 (4.40%) Relational Database
4 67 (4.27%) KDB
5 64 (4.08%) Hadoop
6 53 (3.38%) Tick Data
7 39 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 37 (2.36%) Oracle Database
9 36 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (2.10%) RDBMS
11 32 (2.04%) NoSQL
12 26 (1.66%) MongoDB
13 25 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
14 24 (1.53%) Apache Hive
15 23 (1.47%) DB2
15 23 (1.47%) QlikView
16 22 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
17 21 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 19 (1.21%) HBase
19 18 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (3.64%) JIRA
2 53 (3.38%) Subversion
2 53 (3.38%) TeamCity
3 44 (2.81%) Git (software)
4 40 (2.55%) NUnit
5 39 (2.49%) JUnit
6 23 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 20 (1.28%) Maven
8 18 (1.15%) Mockito
9 15 (0.96%) Grunt
9 15 (0.96%) Jenkins
10 13 (0.83%) gulp
10 13 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (0.77%) Gradle
12 11 (0.70%) IntelliJ
13 9 (0.57%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.57%) webpack
14 8 (0.51%) Moq
14 8 (0.51%) NCrunch
14 8 (0.51%) ReSharper
General
1 672 (42.86%) Finance
2 645 (41.14%) Banking
3 418 (26.66%) Investment Banking
4 109 (6.95%) Back Office
5 32 (2.04%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.02%) Legal
6 16 (1.02%) Marketing
6 16 (1.02%) Retail
7 14 (0.89%) Advertising
8 7 (0.45%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
9 6 (0.38%) French Language
10 5 (0.32%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.26%) Automotive
11 4 (0.26%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.19%) Prime Brokerage
12 3 (0.19%) Publishing
13 2 (0.13%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 879 (56.06%) Developer
2 402 (25.64%) Analyst
3 293 (18.69%) Java Developer
4 292 (18.62%) Business Analyst
5 219 (13.97%) Front Office Developer
6 215 (13.71%) C# Developer
7 146 (9.31%) C++ Developer
8 114 (7.27%) Senior Developer
9 101 (6.44%) MiFID Business Analyst
10 96 (6.12%) Project Manager
11 95 (6.06%) Front Office Business Analyst
12 84 (5.36%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 83 (5.29%) Senior Java Developer
14 80 (5.10%) .NET Developer
15 76 (4.85%) Quantitative Developer
16 66 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
17 61 (3.89%) Python Developer
18 57 (3.64%) Support Analyst
19 56 (3.57%) SQL Developer
20 50 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (13.27%) .NET
2 149 (9.50%) HTML
3 125 (7.97%) HTML5
4 111 (7.08%) AngularJS
5 109 (6.95%) WPF
6 81 (5.17%) FIX Protocol
7 79 (5.04%) CSS
7 79 (5.04%) Spring
8 59 (3.76%) React
9 44 (2.81%) Middleware
10 41 (2.61%) WCF
11 38 (2.42%) .NET Framework
11 38 (2.42%) Rendezvous
12 37 (2.36%) XML
13 35 (2.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 33 (2.10%) Node.js
15 32 (2.04%) ASP.NET
16 31 (1.98%) CSS3
17 30 (1.91%) Hibernate
17 30 (1.91%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 395 (25.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 367 (23.41%) Derivative
3 358 (22.83%) Fixed Income
4 319 (20.34%) Equities
5 176 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
6 113 (7.21%) Equity Derivative
7 90 (5.74%) Computer Science
8 79 (5.04%) Algorithms
9 63 (4.02%) User Experience
10 55 (3.51%) Market Risk
11 45 (2.87%) Management Information System
12 38 (2.42%) Fintech
13 37 (2.36%) Virtual Team
14 35 (2.23%) Data Structures
15 34 (2.17%) OTC Derivatives
16 25 (1.59%) Hedge funds
17 24 (1.53%) Credit Risk
18 22 (1.40%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 22 (1.40%) N-Tier
19 21 (1.34%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 206 (13.14%) Linux
2 179 (11.42%) Unix
3 136 (8.67%) Windows
4 22 (1.40%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.45%) Solaris
6 3 (0.19%) AIX
6 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.13%) Android
7 2 (0.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.064%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.064%) CentOS
8 1 (0.064%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (23.60%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (17.16%) Multithreading
3 248 (15.82%) Electronic Trading
4 190 (12.12%) Low Latency
5 185 (11.80%) Risk Management
6 163 (10.40%) Asset Management
7 138 (8.80%) OO
8 131 (8.35%) Analytics
9 129 (8.23%) SDLC
10 124 (7.91%) TDD
11 122 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 121 (7.72%) Investment Management
13 119 (7.59%) Business Analysis
14 109 (6.95%) Mathematics
15 104 (6.63%) Scrum
16 98 (6.25%) Project Management
17 86 (5.48%) Migration
18 78 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
19 75 (4.78%) Algorithmic Trading
20 58 (3.70%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 458 (29.21%) Java
2 387 (24.68%) SQL
3 369 (23.53%) C#
4 289 (18.43%) C++
5 173 (11.03%) Python
6 138 (8.80%) JavaScript
7 75 (4.78%) Perl
8 71 (4.53%) VBA
9 70 (4.46%) Scala
10 51 (3.25%) T-SQL
11 40 (2.55%) C
12 38 (2.42%) PowerShell
13 32 (2.04%) TypeScript
14 31 (1.98%) Shell Script
14 31 (1.98%) XAML
15 29 (1.85%) Bash Shell
16 27 (1.72%) MATLAB
17 25 (1.59%) VB
18 23 (1.47%) ES6
18 23 (1.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (6.82%) Degree
2 45 (2.87%) PhD
3 25 (1.59%) PMP
4 21 (1.34%) PMI Certification
5 11 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.26%) CFA
6 4 (0.26%) MBA
7 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.13%) MCP
9 1 (0.064%) IIBA
9 1 (0.064%) ISEB
9 1 (0.064%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (12.31%) MiFID
2 69 (4.40%) QA
3 36 (2.30%) EMIR
4 32 (2.04%) Dodd-Frank
5 12 (0.77%) SLA
6 9 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.51%) Basel III
8 6 (0.38%) PMO
9 5 (0.32%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.19%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.13%) FATCA
11 2 (0.13%) SDET
11 2 (0.13%) SEPA
11 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.064%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (1.34%) HDFS
2 12 (0.77%) Docker
3 9 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.26%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.13%) SRDF
6 1 (0.064%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (1.15%) Control-M
2 13 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
3 10 (0.64%) Ansible
4 9 (0.57%) Hadoop YARN
5 8 (0.51%) Puppet
6 5 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.26%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.19%) Mesos
8 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.19%) Terraform
9 2 (0.13%) Ambari
9 2 (0.13%) Oozie
10 1 (0.064%) Kibana
10 1 (0.064%) logstash
10 1 (0.064%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.064%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.064%) Salt
10 1 (0.064%) SCCM
Vendors
1 155 (9.89%) Oracle
2 81 (5.17%) Sybase
3 66 (4.21%) Murex
4 65 (4.15%) Microsoft
5 64 (4.08%) TIBCO
6 57 (3.64%) Bloomberg
7 55 (3.51%) ION Trading
7 55 (3.51%) Reuters
8 46 (2.93%) Charles River
9 45 (2.87%) Fidessa
10 15 (0.96%) SimCorp
11 14 (0.89%) Calypso
11 14 (0.89%) DevExpress
11 14 (0.89%) Google
11 14 (0.89%) Solace
12 12 (0.77%) Informatica
13 11 (0.70%) Citrix
13 11 (0.70%) Hortonworks
14 10 (0.64%) Adobe
14 10 (0.64%) Tableau
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