Period
to 25 June 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 6 months to 25 June 2019 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 576 534 469
Rank change year-on-year -42 -65 +13
Contract jobs citing Front Office 56 115 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.12% 0.22% 0.32%
As % of the General category 0.38% 0.69% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 84 135
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.58% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £173 £325 £363
90th Percentile £625 £600 £498
UK median daily rate £650 £650 £600
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year +1.69% +3.51% -69.35%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 14,582 16,570 16,621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.96% 31.13% 33.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,763 9,601 10,091
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +5.46% +0.75%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £613 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 611 658
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -6.82% -4.18%
10th Percentile £13.58 £12.20 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £31.35 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +25.38% - -4.76%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Front Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in the UK excluding London

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office in the UK excluding London

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front Office in the UK excluding London

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office in the UK excluding London

Front Office
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding 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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 25 June 2019. 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
Scotland 0 18 £425 -10.53% 1
Midlands +29 12 £325 -
South East +9 11 £589 +24.08% 1
East Midlands - 11 £325 -
North of England +30 9 £183 -77.19%
North West +24 6 £183 -77.19%
South West -27 5 £388 -29.55%
Northern Ireland -31 2 £420 -7.69%
Yorkshire - 2 - -
North East - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Front Office
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Front Office.

1 25 (44.64%) Finance
2 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.00%) Banking
4 13 (23.21%) Back Office
4 13 (23.21%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (17.86%) Fixed Income
5 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 9 (16.07%) Asset Management
6 9 (16.07%) Equities
6 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (14.29%) DevOps
7 8 (14.29%) Derivative
7 8 (14.29%) Windows
8 7 (12.50%) Apache
8 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 7 (12.50%) SQL
8 7 (12.50%) Apache NiFi
8 7 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (12.50%) Investment Management
8 7 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (10.71%) Time Management
9 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Wealth Management
9 6 (10.71%) TypeScript
9 6 (10.71%) ITIL
9 6 (10.71%) Project Management
9 6 (10.71%) Business Analysis
9 6 (10.71%) Migration
9 6 (10.71%) Scrum
10 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management

Front Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 7 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (3.57%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Eikon
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.79%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) JIRA
2 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (3.57%) YouTrack
3 1 (1.79%) Selenium
3 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.79%) Urban Turtle
3 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (44.64%) Finance
2 14 (25.00%) Banking
3 13 (23.21%) Back Office
4 5 (8.93%) Financial Institution
4 5 (8.93%) Investment Banking
4 5 (8.93%) Private Banking
5 4 (7.14%) Legal
5 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
6 3 (5.36%) Automotive
7 1 (1.79%) Advertising
7 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Analyst
2 13 (23.21%) Business Analyst
3 9 (16.07%) Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Integration Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Derivatives Business Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Change Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Designer
7 2 (3.57%) Front Office Business Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Incident Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Operations Business Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Scrum Master
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) Apache NiFi
1 7 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
1 7 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (8.93%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) Web Services
3 3 (5.36%) XML
4 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.57%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.57%) REST
4 2 (3.57%) RESTful
4 2 (3.57%) SOAP
4 2 (3.57%) Swagger
4 2 (3.57%) Tapestry
5 1 (1.79%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.79%) HTML
5 1 (1.79%) jQuery
5 1 (1.79%) RAML
5 1 (1.79%) React
5 1 (1.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Fixed Income
2 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.07%) Equities
3 8 (14.29%) Derivative
4 5 (8.93%) User Experience
5 4 (7.14%) Hedge funds
5 4 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (5.36%) Equity Derivative
6 3 (5.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (5.36%) SWIFT
7 2 (3.57%) N-Tier
7 2 (3.57%) Wiki
8 1 (1.79%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.79%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Solaris
3 1 (1.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.21%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (16.07%) Asset Management
4 8 (14.29%) DevOps
5 7 (12.50%) Investment Management
6 6 (10.71%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.71%) ITIL
6 6 (10.71%) Migration
6 6 (10.71%) Project Management
6 6 (10.71%) Scrum
6 6 (10.71%) Time Management
6 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (10.71%) Wealth Management
7 5 (8.93%) Fintech
7 5 (8.93%) Problem Management
7 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.14%) Data Loss Prevention
8 4 (7.14%) Epics
8 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 7 (12.50%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) TypeScript
3 5 (8.93%) Java
4 4 (7.14%) C
4 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 3 (5.36%) C#
6 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.57%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) C++
7 1 (1.79%) Perl
7 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Degree
2 4 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.36%) CCNA
3 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.36%) MCITP
3 3 (5.36%) MCP
3 3 (5.36%) MCSA
3 3 (5.36%) MCSE
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) ISEB
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) PMO
1 2 (3.57%) QA
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) FATCA
2 1 (1.79%) GDPR
2 1 (1.79%) MiFID
2 1 (1.79%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.79%) Rancher
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Bloomberg
3 4 (7.14%) CQG
3 4 (7.14%) FactSet
3 4 (7.14%) Fidessa
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) Reuters
3 4 (7.14%) Sybase
3 4 (7.14%) VMware
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco
5 2 (3.57%) Huawei
6 1 (1.79%) Avaloq
6 1 (1.79%) BMC
6 1 (1.79%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.79%) Remedy
6 1 (1.79%) Sun
6 1 (1.79%) Verint