The median contractor rate for a Front Office Developer was £623 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Front Office Developer
UK
Rank 458 487 504
Rank change year-on-year +29 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Front Office Developer 138 155 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.31% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 132 98
Median daily rate £623 £625 £569
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +9.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £497
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 - £550
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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Front Office Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office Developer in the UK

Front Office Developer
Top 8 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 24 March 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 +15 134 £625 - 11
London +8 134 £625 - 11
City of London 0 33 £625 +2.04% 5
Belfast - 4 £433 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £433 -
County Antrim - 4 £433 -
Canary Wharf -5 2 £650 +1.12%
Docklands, London -3 1 £550 -21.87%

Front Office Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 222 (100.00%) Front Office
2 115 (51.80%) Java
3 102 (45.95%) Banking
4 78 (35.14%) Multithreading
5 77 (34.68%) Finance
5 77 (34.68%) C#
6 72 (32.43%) C++
7 67 (30.18%) Investment Banking
8 65 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
9 59 (26.58%) Equities
9 59 (26.58%) Fixed Income
9 59 (26.58%) Derivative
10 46 (20.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 42 (18.92%) Electronic Trading
12 40 (18.02%) Python
13 38 (17.12%) Linux
13 38 (17.12%) Analytics
14 36 (16.22%) Low Latency
14 36 (16.22%) SQL
15 32 (14.41%) OO
16 31 (13.96%) WPF
16 31 (13.96%) Equity Derivative
17 29 (13.06%) .NET
18 27 (12.16%) Windows
18 27 (12.16%) Spring
19 26 (11.71%) Unix
20 23 (10.36%) TIBCO
20 23 (10.36%) SDLC
21 22 (9.91%) Tick Data
21 22 (9.91%) Relational Database

Front Office Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 19 (8.56%) Oracle Coherence
2 10 (4.50%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.25%) DataSynapse
4 3 (1.35%) GemFire
5 2 (0.90%) Confluence
6 1 (0.45%) Apache
6 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.45%) IIS
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (4.50%) RMDS
2 4 (1.80%) FINCAD Analytics
3 2 (0.90%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.45%) Global One
4 1 (0.45%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.45%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.91%) Relational Database
1 22 (9.91%) Tick Data
2 20 (9.01%) SQL Server
3 14 (6.31%) KDB
3 14 (6.31%) RDBMS
4 11 (4.95%) Big Data
4 11 (4.95%) NoSQL
5 9 (4.05%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.70%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.80%) DB2
8 3 (1.35%) Redis
8 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.45%) HBase
10 1 (0.45%) MS Access
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (4.50%) Subversion
1 10 (4.50%) TeamCity
2 6 (2.70%) JIRA
2 6 (2.70%) Maven
3 4 (1.80%) JUnit
3 4 (1.80%) NUnit
4 3 (1.35%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.35%) Gradle
4 3 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.35%) Mockito
5 2 (0.90%) Build Forge
5 2 (0.90%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.90%) Hudson
5 2 (0.90%) Selenium
6 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
General
1 222 (100.00%) Front Office
2 102 (45.95%) Banking
3 77 (34.68%) Finance
4 67 (30.18%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.25%) Back Office
6 3 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.96%) WPF
2 29 (13.06%) .NET
3 27 (12.16%) Spring
4 20 (9.01%) HTML
5 17 (7.66%) HTML5
6 13 (5.86%) WinForms
7 10 (4.50%) AngularJS
7 10 (4.50%) FIX Protocol
7 10 (4.50%) Hibernate
7 10 (4.50%) JMS
8 9 (4.05%) Rendezvous
9 8 (3.60%) WCF
9 8 (3.60%) XML
10 6 (2.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 5 (2.25%) ASP.NET
11 5 (2.25%) React
12 4 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.80%) JSON
12 4 (1.80%) RESTful
12 4 (1.80%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (26.58%) Derivative
1 59 (26.58%) Equities
1 59 (26.58%) Fixed Income
2 46 (20.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 31 (13.96%) Equity Derivative
4 19 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (8.11%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.50%) Data Structures
7 9 (4.05%) Management Information System
7 9 (4.05%) Market Risk
8 6 (2.70%) Algorithms
8 6 (2.70%) Credit Risk
9 5 (2.25%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.80%) Grid Computing
11 3 (1.35%) Fintech
11 3 (1.35%) OTC Derivatives
11 3 (1.35%) User Experience
12 2 (0.90%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (0.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 2 (0.90%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.12%) Linux
2 27 (12.16%) Windows
3 26 (11.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (35.14%) Multithreading
2 65 (29.28%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (18.92%) Electronic Trading
4 38 (17.12%) Analytics
5 36 (16.22%) Low Latency
6 32 (14.41%) OO
7 23 (10.36%) SDLC
8 19 (8.56%) Risk Management
9 18 (8.11%) Migration
9 18 (8.11%) TDD
10 17 (7.66%) Multithreaded Programming
11 15 (6.76%) Mathematics
12 13 (5.86%) Asset Management
13 12 (5.41%) Memory Management
13 12 (5.41%) Release Management
13 12 (5.41%) Scrum
14 10 (4.50%) Concurrent Programming
14 10 (4.50%) RAD
15 9 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (4.05%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (51.80%) Java
2 77 (34.68%) C#
3 72 (32.43%) C++
4 40 (18.02%) Python
5 36 (16.22%) SQL
6 18 (8.11%) VBA
7 15 (6.76%) JavaScript
8 12 (5.41%) Scala
9 8 (3.60%) Perl
10 6 (2.70%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.70%) C
10 6 (2.70%) MATLAB
11 5 (2.25%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.80%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.80%) R
12 4 (1.80%) XAML
13 3 (1.35%) Haskell
13 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.90%) Go
14 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (9.46%) Degree
2 15 (6.76%) PhD
3 1 (0.45%) MCP
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.50%) QA
2 4 (1.80%) MiFID
3 2 (0.90%) SLA
4 1 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.45%) EMIR
4 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.45%) Docker
1 1 (0.45%) HDFS
Vendors
1 23 (10.36%) TIBCO
2 22 (9.91%) Oracle
3 14 (6.31%) Fidessa
4 13 (5.86%) Reuters
5 11 (4.95%) ION Trading
6 10 (4.50%) Bloomberg
7 9 (4.05%) Sybase
8 5 (2.25%) Calypso
9 4 (1.80%) Solace
10 3 (1.35%) Microsoft
11 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.90%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.90%) FactSet
11 2 (0.90%) Murex
12 1 (0.45%) Cognizant
12 1 (0.45%) Hortonworks
12 1 (0.45%) Informatica
12 1 (0.45%) Infragistics
12 1 (0.45%) StreamBase
12 1 (0.45%) Wallstreet Suite
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