Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 68 54
Rank change year-on-year +12 -14 +5
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,146 1,579 2,073
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.46% 3.68% 4.42%
As % of the General category 10.24% 7.95% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 1,291 1,736
Median daily rate £650 £650 £636
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.16% +6.04%
10th Percentile £475 £513 £481
90th Percentile £788 £775 £800
England median daily rate £650 £650 £625
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -50.00% +122.22%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +133.33% -50.00% +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 11,187 19,867 22,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 43.55% 46.29% 47.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,769 14,048 15,979
Median daily rate £525 £525 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.90% +0.10%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £725 £700 £700
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 229 297
Median hourly rate £31.94 £24.43 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.74% +6.22% -6.90%
10th Percentile £12.44 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.66 £53.75 £48.00
Median hourly rate £23.41 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +4.04% +2.27% +2.33%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 0 201 £625 -3.85% 47
East London +58 20 £561 -8.85% 1
Front Office
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 601 (52.44%) Finance
2 528 (46.07%) Java
3 522 (45.55%) Agile Software Development
4 438 (38.22%) Banking
5 415 (36.21%) Fixed Income
6 397 (34.64%) Python
7 366 (31.94%) C#
8 344 (30.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 327 (28.53%) AWS
10 325 (28.36%) Derivative
11 320 (27.92%) Web Services
12 300 (26.18%) Software Engineering
13 298 (26.00%) Asset Management
14 282 (24.61%) SQL
15 271 (23.65%) JavaScript
16 248 (21.64%) Equities
17 244 (21.29%) Investment Banking
18 242 (21.12%) .NET
19 232 (20.24%) Azure
20 227 (19.81%) AngularJS
21 214 (18.67%) Hedge funds
22 205 (17.89%) React
23 187 (16.32%) Multithreading
24 184 (16.06%) Microservices
25 169 (14.75%) DevOps
25 169 (14.75%) TDD
26 162 (14.14%) Analytics
27 149 (13.00%) Oracle
28 145 (12.65%) Electronic Trading
28 145 (12.65%) Decision-Making

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 29 (2.53%) Apache Spark
2 20 (1.75%) Oracle Coherence
3 14 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (1.13%) Confluence
5 11 (0.96%) Apache
5 11 (0.96%) IIS
5 11 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
6 10 (0.87%) SharePoint
7 5 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.17%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.087%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.087%) Luigi
9 1 (0.087%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.087%) Mule
9 1 (0.087%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 50 (4.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 41 (3.58%) FINCAD Analytics
2 39 (3.40%) Markit EDM
3 20 (1.75%) SimCorp Dimension
4 15 (1.31%) Endur
4 15 (1.31%) PolarLake
5 12 (1.05%) Eagle PACE
6 7 (0.61%) Sophis RISQUE
6 7 (0.61%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
7 4 (0.35%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.26%) OpenLink RightAngle
9 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.087%) Bloomberg AIM
10 1 (0.087%) Eze OMS
10 1 (0.087%) Global One
10 1 (0.087%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.087%) LongView
10 1 (0.087%) Orchestrade
10 1 (0.087%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 327 (28.53%) AWS
2 232 (20.24%) Azure
3 129 (11.26%) GCP
4 117 (10.21%) Serverless
5 95 (8.29%) AWS Lambda
6 89 (7.77%) Amazon SQS
7 88 (7.68%) Amazon S3
7 88 (7.68%) OpenShift
8 82 (7.16%) Amazon ECS
9 74 (6.46%) Amazon EC2
10 68 (5.93%) AWS CloudFormation
11 42 (3.66%) AWS Step Functions
12 25 (2.18%) Azure Functions
13 12 (1.05%) Power Platform
14 11 (0.96%) PaaS
15 10 (0.87%) GitHub
16 9 (0.79%) npm
16 9 (0.79%) Office 365
17 8 (0.70%) Yarn
18 7 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 21 (1.83%) Multicast
3 18 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 17 (1.48%) Cisco IOS
4 17 (1.48%) Junos
4 17 (1.48%) NX-OS
5 15 (1.31%) BGP
5 15 (1.31%) IGMP
5 15 (1.31%) OSPF
6 14 (1.22%) Cisco ISE
6 14 (1.22%) Cisco Wireless
6 14 (1.22%) DWDM
6 14 (1.22%) EIGRP
6 14 (1.22%) Ethernet
6 14 (1.22%) LAN
6 14 (1.22%) MPLS
6 14 (1.22%) VPN
6 14 (1.22%) Wireless
6 14 (1.22%) Wireshark
6 14 (1.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 102 (8.90%) NoSQL
3 98 (8.55%) Amazon RDS
4 89 (7.77%) MongoDB
5 87 (7.59%) Amazon Redshift
6 75 (6.54%) Redis
7 67 (5.85%) Amazon Athena
8 53 (4.62%) Relational Database
9 52 (4.54%) PostgreSQL
10 51 (4.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 39 (3.40%) Amazon Aurora
12 36 (3.14%) MySQL
13 35 (3.05%) DB2
14 32 (2.79%) Apache Cassandra
15 31 (2.71%) RDBMS
16 30 (2.62%) HBase
17 28 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 28 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 27 (2.36%) Couchbase
18 27 (2.36%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 104 (9.08%) Jenkins
2 94 (8.20%) TeamCity
3 82 (7.16%) Artifactory
4 76 (6.63%) RStudio
5 53 (4.62%) JIRA
6 50 (4.36%) Git (software)
7 37 (3.23%) Subversion
8 33 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
9 27 (2.36%) Maven
10 22 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
11 21 (1.83%) MSBuild
12 17 (1.48%) Moq
13 16 (1.40%) JUnit
14 15 (1.31%) NUnit
15 12 (1.05%) Cucumber
15 12 (1.05%) Visual Studio
16 11 (0.96%) JConsole
16 11 (0.96%) JProfiler
16 11 (0.96%) VisualVM
17 7 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 601 (52.44%) Finance
2 438 (38.22%) Banking
3 244 (21.29%) Investment Banking
4 36 (3.14%) Back Office
5 16 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 9 (0.79%) Games
6 9 (0.79%) Legal
7 7 (0.61%) International Banking
8 6 (0.52%) Retail
9 4 (0.35%) French Language
9 4 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
10 3 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.26%) Marketing
10 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.087%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 735 (64.14%) Developer
2 257 (22.43%) Java Developer
3 190 (16.58%) Front Office Developer
4 161 (14.05%) C# Developer
5 138 (12.04%) Senior Developer
6 117 (10.21%) Analyst
6 117 (10.21%) AWS Developer
7 116 (10.12%) Python Developer
8 80 (6.98%) React Developer
9 79 (6.89%) .NET Developer
9 79 (6.89%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 70 (6.11%) AWS Engineer
10 70 (6.11%) JavaScript Developer
11 67 (5.85%) Business Analyst
12 63 (5.50%) Architect
13 61 (5.32%) Senior Java Developer
14 60 (5.24%) UI Developer
15 58 (5.06%) Software Engineer
16 56 (4.89%) Java Engineer
17 48 (4.19%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (27.92%) Web Services
2 242 (21.12%) .NET
3 227 (19.81%) AngularJS
4 205 (17.89%) React
5 118 (10.30%) J2EE
6 90 (7.85%) Node.js
7 86 (7.50%) HTML
8 75 (6.54%) WPF
9 60 (5.24%) J2SE
10 57 (4.97%) Vue.js
11 54 (4.71%) HTML5
12 51 (4.45%) .NET Core
12 51 (4.45%) Spring
13 50 (4.36%) CSS
14 46 (4.01%) REST
15 42 (3.66%) ASP.NET
15 42 (3.66%) FIX Protocol
16 40 (3.49%) Spring Boot
17 39 (3.40%) Reactive Extensions
18 34 (2.97%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 415 (36.21%) Fixed Income
2 344 (30.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 325 (28.36%) Derivative
4 248 (21.64%) Equities
5 214 (18.67%) Hedge funds
6 120 (10.47%) Greenfield Project
7 75 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
8 60 (5.24%) Equity Derivative
9 58 (5.06%) Blog
10 51 (4.45%) Reference Data
11 46 (4.01%) User Experience
12 45 (3.93%) Data Structures
13 41 (3.58%) Algorithms
14 35 (3.05%) Credit Risk
14 35 (3.05%) Market Risk
15 23 (2.01%) Public Cloud
16 16 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
17 15 (1.31%) Credit Derivative
18 14 (1.22%) OTC Derivatives
18 14 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 51 (4.45%) Linux
2 43 (3.75%) Windows
3 34 (2.97%) Unix
4 15 (1.31%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.79%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.087%) Android
7 1 (0.087%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.087%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.087%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.087%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (45.55%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (26.18%) Software Engineering
3 298 (26.00%) Asset Management
4 187 (16.32%) Multithreading
5 184 (16.06%) Microservices
6 169 (14.75%) DevOps
6 169 (14.75%) TDD
7 162 (14.14%) Analytics
8 145 (12.65%) Decision-Making
8 145 (12.65%) Electronic Trading
9 140 (12.22%) Investment Management
10 114 (9.95%) Low Latency
11 113 (9.86%) Scrum
12 91 (7.94%) Portfolio Management
13 77 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
14 75 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
14 75 (6.54%) Fund Management
15 74 (6.46%) Business Analysis
15 74 (6.46%) Risk Management
16 73 (6.37%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 528 (46.07%) Java
2 397 (34.64%) Python
3 366 (31.94%) C#
4 282 (24.61%) SQL
5 271 (23.65%) JavaScript
6 127 (11.08%) R
7 125 (10.91%) C++
8 58 (5.06%) TypeScript
9 48 (4.19%) Kotlin
10 43 (3.75%) VBA
11 42 (3.66%) F#
12 32 (2.79%) Scala
13 28 (2.44%) Perl
14 23 (2.01%) Java 8
15 9 (0.79%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.70%) PHP
17 7 (0.61%) C
17 7 (0.61%) ES6
17 7 (0.61%) MATLAB
17 7 (0.61%) XAML
Qualifications
1 91 (7.94%) Degree
2 27 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.40%) CCNA
3 16 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (1.31%) CCNP
5 13 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.44%) Master's Degree
6 5 (0.44%) PhD
7 1 (0.087%) ACCA
7 1 (0.087%) CIMA
7 1 (0.087%) ISEB
7 1 (0.087%) MCP
7 1 (0.087%) MCSA
7 1 (0.087%) MCSE
7 1 (0.087%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.087%) MOS
7 1 (0.087%) PgMP
7 1 (0.087%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.75%) QA
2 9 (0.79%) MiFID
3 6 (0.52%) EMIR
3 6 (0.52%) PMO
4 5 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.35%) UCITS
6 3 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.17%) AIFMD
7 2 (0.17%) IFRS
7 2 (0.17%) SLA
8 1 (0.087%) Basel II
8 1 (0.087%) GAAP
8 1 (0.087%) GDPR
8 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 139 (12.13%) Docker
2 4 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.087%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 107 (9.34%) Kubernetes
2 92 (8.03%) Terraform
3 20 (1.75%) Ansible
3 20 (1.75%) Puppet
4 18 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (1.22%) Cacti
5 14 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
5 14 (1.22%) Nagios
5 14 (1.22%) NetMRI
5 14 (1.22%) Statseeker
5 14 (1.22%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.26%) Control-M
7 2 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.17%) Kibana
7 2 (0.17%) linkerd
8 1 (0.087%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.087%) Endace
8 1 (0.087%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.087%) Oozie
Vendors
1 149 (13.00%) Oracle
2 84 (7.33%) Microsoft
3 63 (5.50%) Google
4 61 (5.32%) Bloomberg
5 43 (3.75%) Sybase
6 36 (3.14%) Charles River
7 26 (2.27%) ION Trading
8 21 (1.83%) Cisco
8 21 (1.83%) DevExpress
8 21 (1.83%) SimCorp
9 20 (1.75%) OpenLink
10 19 (1.66%) Calypso
11 18 (1.57%) Juniper
11 18 (1.57%) Murex
12 17 (1.48%) GoldenSource
13 16 (1.40%) Reuters
13 16 (1.40%) Sophis
14 15 (1.31%) TIBCO
15 14 (1.22%) NetScout
15 14 (1.22%) RedGate