The median contractor rate for a Front Office Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in 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 Developer
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 420 587 522
Rank change year-on-year +167 -65  
Contract jobs requiring a Front Office Developer 189 64 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.13% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 60 106
Median daily rate £600 £613 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £516
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 - £621
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Front Office Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Front Office Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Front Office Developer in the UK

Front Office Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office Developer in the UK

Front Office Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office Developer over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front Office Developer in the UK

Front Office Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office Developer in the UK

Front Office Developer
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Front Office Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
England +150 182 £600 -2.04% 17
London +100 182 £600 -2.04% 16
City of London +21 41 £600 - 7
Northern Ireland - 6 £413 -
Belfast - 6 £413 -
County Antrim - 6 £413 -
Docklands, London - 3 £575 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £625 -
Bromley - 1 £575 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Front Office Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Front Office Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Front Office Developer in the job title.

1 327 (100.00%) Front Office
2 159 (48.62%) Java
3 156 (47.71%) Banking
4 121 (37.00%) Finance
4 121 (37.00%) C#
5 112 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (32.11%) Multithreading
7 95 (29.05%) C++
8 93 (28.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 92 (28.13%) Fixed Income
9 92 (28.13%) Investment Banking
10 87 (26.61%) Derivative
11 69 (21.10%) Equities
12 65 (19.88%) SQL
13 62 (18.96%) Python
14 61 (18.65%) Linux
15 58 (17.74%) .NET
16 52 (15.90%) Low Latency
17 48 (14.68%) Analytics
18 46 (14.07%) Electronic Trading
19 44 (13.46%) Oracle
20 40 (12.23%) WPF
20 40 (12.23%) TDD
21 39 (11.93%) SQL Server
22 38 (11.62%) Windows
23 37 (11.31%) Equity Derivative
24 36 (11.01%) HTML
25 35 (10.70%) OO
25 35 (10.70%) Quantitative Research
26 34 (10.40%) Mathematics

Front Office Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 27 (8.26%) Oracle Coherence
2 7 (2.14%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (1.53%) Apache
4 5 (1.53%) CMS
5 3 (0.92%) DataSynapse
5 3 (0.92%) GemFire
6 2 (0.61%) Confluence
6 2 (0.61%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.31%) IIS
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 32 (9.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.45%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.14%) ION MarketView
2 4 (1.22%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.61%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (0.61%) RMDS
4 1 (0.31%) Global One
4 1 (0.31%) Kondor
4 1 (0.31%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.31%) DSL
1 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.87%) Tick Data
3 26 (7.95%) Relational Database
4 17 (5.20%) KDB
5 14 (4.28%) Hadoop
5 14 (4.28%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.98%) NoSQL
7 10 (3.06%) Big Data
8 7 (2.14%) HBase
8 7 (2.14%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.22%) Redis
11 3 (0.92%) Sybase ASE
12 2 (0.61%) DB2
12 2 (0.61%) DTS
12 2 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.67%) TeamCity
2 9 (2.75%) Maven
3 8 (2.45%) Subversion
4 7 (2.14%) Gradle
5 6 (1.83%) Selenium
6 4 (1.22%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.92%) JIRA
7 3 (0.92%) JUnit
7 3 (0.92%) Mockito
7 3 (0.92%) NUnit
7 3 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.61%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.61%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 327 (100.00%) Front Office
2 156 (47.71%) Banking
3 121 (37.00%) Finance
4 92 (28.13%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.22%) Back Office
5 4 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.61%) Retail
8 1 (0.31%) French Language
8 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (17.74%) .NET
2 40 (12.23%) WPF
3 36 (11.01%) HTML
4 28 (8.56%) Spring
5 25 (7.65%) XML
6 24 (7.34%) HTML5
7 22 (6.73%) FIX Protocol
8 20 (6.12%) AngularJS
9 13 (3.98%) CSS
10 11 (3.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 11 (3.36%) JMS
10 11 (3.36%) Kafka
10 11 (3.36%) WCF
11 10 (3.06%) REST
11 10 (3.06%) WinForms
12 9 (2.75%) ASP.NET
12 9 (2.75%) React
13 8 (2.45%) Hibernate
13 8 (2.45%) Web Services
14 6 (1.83%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 93 (28.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 92 (28.13%) Fixed Income
3 87 (26.61%) Derivative
4 69 (21.10%) Equities
5 37 (11.31%) Equity Derivative
6 32 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (6.42%) Computer Science
8 19 (5.81%) Data Structures
9 17 (5.20%) Market Risk
10 12 (3.67%) Greenfield Project
11 11 (3.36%) Grid Computing
12 9 (2.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 9 (2.75%) Management Information System
13 8 (2.45%) Fintech
13 8 (2.45%) Hedge funds
14 7 (2.14%) Swaptions
15 6 (1.83%) Credit Risk
16 5 (1.53%) Credit Derivative
17 4 (1.22%) Client/Server
17 4 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (18.65%) Linux
2 38 (11.62%) Windows
3 29 (8.87%) Unix
4 5 (1.53%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.22%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (32.11%) Multithreading
3 52 (15.90%) Low Latency
4 48 (14.68%) Analytics
5 46 (14.07%) Electronic Trading
6 40 (12.23%) TDD
7 35 (10.70%) OO
7 35 (10.70%) Quantitative Research
8 34 (10.40%) Mathematics
9 30 (9.17%) SDLC
10 28 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (8.56%) Risk Management
11 23 (7.03%) Concurrent Programming
12 22 (6.73%) Migration
13 20 (6.12%) Asset Management
13 20 (6.12%) RAD
14 19 (5.81%) Multithreaded Programming
14 19 (5.81%) Release Management
15 18 (5.50%) Memory Management
16 17 (5.20%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 159 (48.62%) Java
2 121 (37.00%) C#
3 95 (29.05%) C++
4 65 (19.88%) SQL
5 62 (18.96%) Python
6 32 (9.79%) JavaScript
7 28 (8.56%) VBA
8 18 (5.50%) Scala
9 10 (3.06%) R
10 7 (2.14%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.53%) Perl
12 4 (1.22%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.22%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.22%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.61%) C
13 2 (0.61%) Go
13 2 (0.61%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.61%) VB
13 2 (0.61%) XAML
14 1 (0.31%) Rust
Qualifications
1 26 (7.95%) Degree
2 20 (6.12%) PhD
3 5 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.31%) MCP
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.31%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.75%) QA
2 4 (1.22%) MiFID
3 2 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.61%) SLA
4 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (2.75%) Docker
2 2 (0.61%) HDFS
2 2 (0.61%) Platform Symphony
Vendors
1 44 (13.46%) Oracle
2 15 (4.59%) Sybase
3 14 (4.28%) Bloomberg
3 14 (4.28%) TIBCO
4 10 (3.06%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.45%) Fidessa
5 8 (2.45%) ION Trading
6 7 (2.14%) Murex
7 6 (1.83%) Reuters
8 3 (0.92%) IBM
9 2 (0.61%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.61%) Calypso
9 2 (0.61%) FactSet
10 1 (0.31%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.31%) Informatica
10 1 (0.31%) Infragistics
10 1 (0.31%) Solace
10 1 (0.31%) StreamBase
10 1 (0.31%) Wallstreet Suite
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