Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 12 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 - +34
Contract jobs citing Front Office 51 90 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.97% 15.93% -
As % of the General category 24.17% 23.32% -
Number of daily rates quoted 47 87 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £455 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% - -
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £14.25 £46.50
% change year-on-year +3.51% -69.35% -40.00%

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 211 386 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 49.53% 68.32% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 355 48
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +30.95% +8.15%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £151
90th Percentile £526 £540 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.25 £12.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.40 £13.25
90th Percentile £27.60 £18.87 £32.35
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +14.98%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -1 46 £458 +8.93% 1
County Londonderry - 1 £638 -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 34 (66.67%) Finance
2 26 (50.98%) Banking
3 25 (49.02%) C#
4 23 (45.10%) Java
5 20 (39.22%) SQL
5 20 (39.22%) OO
5 20 (39.22%) Multithreading
6 19 (37.25%) TDD
7 17 (33.33%) .NET
7 17 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 16 (31.37%) Electronic Trading
9 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (29.41%) C++
9 15 (29.41%) OOP
10 14 (27.45%) Python
10 14 (27.45%) Low Latency
11 13 (25.49%) WPF
11 13 (25.49%) JSON
12 12 (23.53%) Hibernate
12 12 (23.53%) Windows
12 12 (23.53%) Spring
12 12 (23.53%) Unit Testing
12 12 (23.53%) TeamCity
13 11 (21.57%) Visual Studio
13 11 (21.57%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (19.61%) Data Structures
14 10 (19.61%) Investment Banking
14 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
15 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (17.65%) FIX Protocol

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) npm
1 7 (13.73%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) DHCP
1 1 (1.96%) DNS
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) Relational Database
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (23.53%) TeamCity
2 11 (21.57%) Visual Studio
3 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
3 8 (15.69%) Jenkins
3 8 (15.69%) JUnit
4 7 (13.73%) Maven
5 1 (1.96%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.96%) SonarQube
General
1 34 (66.67%) Finance
2 26 (50.98%) Banking
3 10 (19.61%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (78.43%) Developer
2 22 (43.14%) Java Developer
3 16 (31.37%) .NET Developer
4 13 (25.49%) Senior Developer
5 12 (23.53%) Front Office Developer
6 11 (21.57%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (17.65%) Analyst
8 7 (13.73%) C# Developer
9 6 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (7.84%) Business Analyst
10 4 (7.84%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 4 (7.84%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
11 3 (5.88%) Applications Support
11 3 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
11 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
12 2 (3.92%) C++ Developer
12 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
12 2 (3.92%) Senior .NET Developer
12 2 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
13 1 (1.96%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (33.33%) .NET
2 13 (25.49%) JSON
2 13 (25.49%) WPF
3 12 (23.53%) Hibernate
3 12 (23.53%) Spring
4 9 (17.65%) FIX Protocol
5 8 (15.69%) Akka
5 8 (15.69%) Kafka
5 8 (15.69%) Spring Boot
5 8 (15.69%) Zuul
6 7 (13.73%) HTML
6 7 (13.73%) HTML5
6 7 (13.73%) React
6 7 (13.73%) Redux
6 7 (13.73%) REST
7 6 (11.76%) .NET Framework
7 6 (11.76%) ADO.NET
7 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (11.76%) RESTful
7 6 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Data Structures
2 9 (17.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (15.69%) Equities
4 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (13.73%) Derivative
5 6 (11.76%) Algorithms
6 5 (9.80%) Equity Derivative
7 4 (7.84%) Grid Computing
8 2 (3.92%) Fixed Income
9 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.96%) User Experience
9 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.53%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Unix
2 7 (13.73%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.76%) Linux
4 3 (5.88%) Solaris
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) Multithreading
1 20 (39.22%) OO
2 19 (37.25%) TDD
3 16 (31.37%) Electronic Trading
4 15 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (29.41%) OOP
5 14 (27.45%) Low Latency
6 12 (23.53%) Unit Testing
7 11 (21.57%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
9 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (15.69%) SOLID
11 7 (13.73%) Garbage Collection
11 7 (13.73%) Market Making
11 7 (13.73%) Performance Improvement
12 6 (11.76%) Memory Management
12 6 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
12 6 (11.76%) Risk Management
12 6 (11.76%) Scrum
12 6 (11.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) C#
2 23 (45.10%) Java
3 20 (39.22%) SQL
4 15 (29.41%) C++
5 14 (27.45%) Python
6 7 (13.73%) ES6
6 7 (13.73%) Java 8
6 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
6 7 (13.73%) TypeScript
7 6 (11.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Oracle
2 7 (13.73%) Reuters
3 6 (11.76%) FXall
3 6 (11.76%) Sybase
4 2 (3.92%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.96%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.96%) Citrix
5 1 (1.96%) IBM