Period
to 24 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 6 months to 24 September 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 17 -
Rank change year-on-year -9 - +27
Contract jobs citing Front Office 24 109 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.32% 16.57% -
As % of the General category 13.26% 22.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 22 102 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £441 £420 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% - -
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -67.74% -28.46%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 181 477 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 47.63% 72.49% 38.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 427 68
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £413 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +30.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £257 £325 £163
90th Percentile £500 £513 £458
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 6
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £14.00 £13.69
90th Percentile £45.25 £14.00 £33.63
UK median hourly rate £23.65 £26.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.04% +13.86% -4.85%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Front Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in Northern Ireland

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Front Office in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office in Northern Ireland

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front Office in Northern Ireland

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 24 September 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
County Antrim -3 24 £441 +5.89% 2
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 15 (62.50%) Banking
2 13 (54.17%) Finance
3 11 (45.83%) Java
3 11 (45.83%) FIX Protocol
4 9 (37.50%) Project Management
5 8 (33.33%) OOP
5 8 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 8 (33.33%) Investment Banking
5 8 (33.33%) Multithreading
5 8 (33.33%) Low Latency
5 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (29.17%) Market Making
6 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
6 7 (29.17%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (29.17%) OOA/OOD
6 7 (29.17%) C++
7 6 (25.00%) Back Office
7 6 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
7 6 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
7 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (20.83%) Electronic Trading
8 5 (20.83%) Data Structures
8 5 (20.83%) OO
8 5 (20.83%) Python
9 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (16.67%) Equities
9 4 (16.67%) Wealth Management
10 3 (12.50%) QA
10 3 (12.50%) Index Arbitrage
10 3 (12.50%) Functional Programming

Front Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) npm
1 1 (4.17%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) QlikView
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.33%) JUnit
1 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.17%) Maven
2 1 (4.17%) SonarQube
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (62.50%) Banking
2 13 (54.17%) Finance
3 8 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 6 (25.00%) Back Office
5 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) Java Developer
3 8 (33.33%) Analyst
4 6 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 6 (25.00%) Front Office Developer
5 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
5 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
5 5 (20.83%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Senior Manager
6 4 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (8.33%) C++ Developer
8 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Linux Support
8 1 (4.17%) Project Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Python Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Report Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (8.33%) Akka
2 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (8.33%) Kafka
2 2 (8.33%) Spring
2 2 (8.33%) Spring Boot
2 2 (8.33%) Zuul
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) HTML5
3 1 (4.17%) React
3 1 (4.17%) Redux
3 1 (4.17%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.83%) Data Structures
3 4 (16.67%) Equities
4 1 (4.17%) Derivative
4 1 (4.17%) Fixed Income
4 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Unix
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Project Management
2 8 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 8 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 8 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 8 (33.33%) OOP
3 7 (29.17%) Market Making
3 7 (29.17%) OOA/OOD
3 7 (29.17%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (29.17%) Test Strategy
4 6 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
4 6 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) Electronic Trading
5 5 (20.83%) OO
6 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.67%) Wealth Management
7 3 (12.50%) Functional Programming
7 3 (12.50%) Index Arbitrage
7 3 (12.50%) TDD
8 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) C++
3 5 (20.83%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) ES6
5 1 (4.17%) Java 8
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Cognos
1 1 (4.17%) IBM
1 1 (4.17%) TIBCO