Period
to 23 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Front Office in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Front Office over the 6 months to 23 February 2020 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
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 150 156 109
Rank change year-on-year +6 -47 +60
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,179 1,788 2,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 1.82% 2.32%
As % of the General category 4.69% 4.54% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 1,420 1,957
UK median daily rate £650 £650 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £458 £500 £463
90th Percentile £788 £775 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £385 £450
% change year-on-year +9.09% -14.44% +16.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 1
UK median hourly rate £28.97 £15.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.10% -50.00% +80.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 -

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 with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 25,135 39,384 42,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.31% 40.08% 42.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,935 25,786 28,221
UK median daily rate £475 £480 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +1.59% +5.00%
10th Percentile £271 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £669
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £434 £413
% change year-on-year -0.63% +5.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 842 1,110 1,124
UK median hourly rate £22.36 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.64% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.41
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.11 £20.25 £21.79
% change year-on-year -0.67% -7.09% +8.95%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Top 10 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 within the UK over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. 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
England -2 1,168 £650 - 152
London +6 1,154 £650 - 149
UK excluding London +85 23 £420 +9.09% 5
Scotland +5 9 £375 -6.25% 2
South East +66 6 £420 -21.95% 1
North of England +47 5 £700 +47.37% 1
North East - 4 £738 - 1
South West +28 2 - -
North West +31 1 £700 +47.37%
Northern Ireland +12 1 £460 +46.03%

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 with a requirement for Front Office.

1 636 (53.94%) Finance
2 576 (48.85%) Java
3 526 (44.61%) Agile Software Development
4 433 (36.73%) Python
5 428 (36.30%) Banking
6 387 (32.82%) Fixed Income
7 358 (30.36%) Derivative
8 350 (29.69%) C#
9 329 (27.91%) AWS
10 322 (27.31%) Software Engineering
11 316 (26.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 315 (26.72%) Asset Management
13 310 (26.29%) Web Services
14 271 (22.99%) JavaScript
15 264 (22.39%) SQL
16 239 (20.27%) Azure
17 237 (20.10%) Equities
18 234 (19.85%) .NET
19 228 (19.34%) AngularJS
20 209 (17.73%) React
21 203 (17.22%) Investment Banking
22 196 (16.62%) Analytics
23 195 (16.54%) Microservices
24 191 (16.20%) Hedge funds
25 172 (14.59%) Multithreading
25 172 (14.59%) C++
26 165 (13.99%) DevOps
27 163 (13.83%) TDD
28 160 (13.57%) Greenfield Project
29 156 (13.23%) Investment Management

Front Office
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 37 (3.14%) Apache Spark
2 12 (1.02%) Confluence
3 11 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
4 10 (0.85%) Apache
4 10 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
5 9 (0.76%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (0.25%) CMS
8 3 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.25%) IIS
9 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.085%) DataSynapse
10 1 (0.085%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.085%) Mule
10 1 (0.085%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 49 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (4.41%) FINCAD Analytics
2 25 (2.12%) Markit EDM
3 15 (1.27%) Endur
4 11 (0.93%) PolarLake
5 10 (0.85%) Eagle PACE
5 10 (0.85%) ION MarketView
5 10 (0.85%) thinkFolio
6 9 (0.76%) SimCorp Dimension
7 7 (0.59%) Sophis RISQUE
8 3 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.25%) OpenLink RightAngle
8 3 (0.25%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
9 2 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
9 2 (0.17%) Front Arena
10 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.085%) Kondor
10 1 (0.085%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.085%) Minerva
10 1 (0.085%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 329 (27.91%) AWS
2 239 (20.27%) Azure
3 132 (11.20%) GCP
4 123 (10.43%) Serverless
5 107 (9.08%) Amazon S3
6 101 (8.57%) AWS Lambda
7 99 (8.40%) Amazon SQS
8 90 (7.63%) OpenShift
9 85 (7.21%) Amazon ECS
10 69 (5.85%) AWS CloudFormation
11 66 (5.60%) Amazon EC2
12 52 (4.41%) AWS Step Functions
13 25 (2.12%) Azure Functions
14 22 (1.87%) GitHub
15 14 (1.19%) Power Platform
16 11 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
16 11 (0.93%) Office 365
16 11 (0.93%) PaaS
17 10 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
18 5 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.46%) Multicast
2 25 (2.12%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.78%) Cisco Nexus
4 18 (1.53%) BGP
4 18 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
4 18 (1.53%) IGMP
4 18 (1.53%) OSPF
5 17 (1.44%) Junos
5 17 (1.44%) NX-OS
6 15 (1.27%) Wireless
7 14 (1.19%) Cisco ISE
7 14 (1.19%) Cisco Wireless
7 14 (1.19%) DWDM
7 14 (1.19%) EIGRP
7 14 (1.19%) Ethernet
7 14 (1.19%) LAN
7 14 (1.19%) MPLS
7 14 (1.19%) VPN
7 14 (1.19%) Wireshark
7 14 (1.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 108 (9.16%) Amazon RDS
3 103 (8.74%) NoSQL
4 93 (7.89%) Amazon Redshift
5 86 (7.29%) Amazon Athena
6 82 (6.96%) MongoDB
7 65 (5.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 64 (5.43%) Redis
9 55 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
10 49 (4.16%) Amazon Aurora
10 49 (4.16%) Relational Database
11 42 (3.56%) KDB
12 36 (3.05%) DB2
12 36 (3.05%) MySQL
13 33 (2.80%) Big Data
14 31 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
14 31 (2.63%) RDBMS
15 29 (2.46%) HBase
16 27 (2.29%) Couchbase
16 27 (2.29%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 98 (8.31%) Jenkins
2 85 (7.21%) TeamCity
3 84 (7.12%) Artifactory
4 82 (6.96%) RStudio
5 62 (5.26%) Git (software)
6 44 (3.73%) JIRA
7 37 (3.14%) Maven
8 28 (2.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 27 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 24 (2.04%) Subversion
11 18 (1.53%) Selenium
12 15 (1.27%) JUnit
12 15 (1.27%) MSBuild
13 14 (1.19%) JConsole
13 14 (1.19%) JProfiler
13 14 (1.19%) VisualVM
14 12 (1.02%) Cucumber
14 12 (1.02%) Moq
15 9 (0.76%) NUnit
16 8 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 636 (53.94%) Finance
2 428 (36.30%) Banking
3 203 (17.22%) Investment Banking
4 43 (3.65%) Back Office
5 21 (1.78%) Financial Institution
6 9 (0.76%) Games
7 8 (0.68%) International Banking
7 8 (0.68%) Legal
8 7 (0.59%) Marketing
9 6 (0.51%) Retail
10 4 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.34%) French Language
10 4 (0.34%) Publishing
11 3 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
11 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.17%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.085%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.085%) Public Sector
13 1 (0.085%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.085%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 737 (62.51%) Developer
2 273 (23.16%) Java Developer
3 166 (14.08%) Senior Developer
4 165 (13.99%) Front Office Developer
5 135 (11.45%) C# Developer
6 124 (10.52%) Analyst
7 122 (10.35%) Python Developer
8 113 (9.58%) AWS Developer
9 78 (6.62%) Senior Java Developer
10 71 (6.02%) Architect
10 71 (6.02%) Business Analyst
10 71 (6.02%) React Developer
10 71 (6.02%) Software Engineer
11 67 (5.68%) AWS Engineer
12 64 (5.43%) .NET Developer
13 63 (5.34%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 61 (5.17%) Java Engineer
15 57 (4.83%) Lead Developer
16 56 (4.75%) JavaScript Developer
17 55 (4.66%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (26.29%) Web Services
2 234 (19.85%) .NET
3 228 (19.34%) AngularJS
4 209 (17.73%) React
5 142 (12.04%) J2EE
6 103 (8.74%) Node.js
7 87 (7.38%) HTML
8 58 (4.92%) HTML5
8 58 (4.92%) Vue.js
9 56 (4.75%) CSS
9 56 (4.75%) J2SE
10 54 (4.58%) WPF
11 48 (4.07%) Spring
12 47 (3.99%) FIX Protocol
13 45 (3.82%) Kafka
14 43 (3.65%) .NET Core
15 41 (3.48%) Spring Boot
16 40 (3.39%) REST
17 34 (2.88%) ASP.NET
18 28 (2.37%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 387 (32.82%) Fixed Income
2 358 (30.36%) Derivative
3 316 (26.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 237 (20.10%) Equities
5 191 (16.20%) Hedge funds
6 160 (13.57%) Greenfield Project
7 78 (6.62%) Equity Derivative
8 68 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
9 66 (5.60%) Blog
10 48 (4.07%) Reference Data
11 44 (3.73%) Algorithms
11 44 (3.73%) Data Structures
12 37 (3.14%) Market Risk
13 34 (2.88%) Credit Risk
14 32 (2.71%) User Experience
15 30 (2.54%) Public Cloud
16 20 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (1.36%) OTC Derivatives
18 15 (1.27%) Credit Derivative
18 15 (1.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (4.16%) Linux
2 45 (3.82%) Windows
3 31 (2.63%) Unix
4 13 (1.10%) Windows 10
5 8 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.59%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.085%) Android
7 1 (0.085%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.085%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (44.61%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (27.31%) Software Engineering
3 315 (26.72%) Asset Management
4 196 (16.62%) Analytics
5 195 (16.54%) Microservices
6 172 (14.59%) Multithreading
7 165 (13.99%) DevOps
8 163 (13.83%) TDD
9 156 (13.23%) Investment Management
10 145 (12.30%) Decision-Making
11 127 (10.77%) Electronic Trading
12 119 (10.09%) Low Latency
13 112 (9.50%) Scrum
14 93 (7.89%) Portfolio Management
15 87 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
16 80 (6.79%) Fund Management
17 76 (6.45%) Open Source
18 73 (6.19%) Machine Learning
19 71 (6.02%) Computer Science
19 71 (6.02%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 576 (48.85%) Java
2 433 (36.73%) Python
3 350 (29.69%) C#
4 271 (22.99%) JavaScript
5 264 (22.39%) SQL
6 172 (14.59%) C++
7 145 (12.30%) R
8 53 (4.50%) Kotlin
9 52 (4.41%) TypeScript
10 44 (3.73%) VBA
11 37 (3.14%) F#
11 37 (3.14%) Scala
12 32 (2.71%) Perl
13 22 (1.87%) Java 8
14 19 (1.61%) C
15 9 (0.76%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.76%) PowerShell
16 8 (0.68%) PHP
17 7 (0.59%) Haskell
17 7 (0.59%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 101 (8.57%) Degree
2 26 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (1.36%) CCNA
4 16 (1.36%) CCNP
5 15 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (0.68%) PhD
7 7 (0.59%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.25%) ISEB
11 2 (0.17%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.17%) Security Cleared
12 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.085%) MOS
12 1 (0.085%) PgMP
12 1 (0.085%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.085%) PMP
12 1 (0.085%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.61%) QA
2 9 (0.76%) MiFID
3 6 (0.51%) PMO
4 5 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.34%) EMIR
5 4 (0.34%) GDPR
6 3 (0.25%) UCITS
7 2 (0.17%) AIFMD
7 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.17%) IFRS
7 2 (0.17%) SLA
8 1 (0.085%) Basel II
8 1 (0.085%) GAAP
8 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 153 (12.98%) Docker
2 3 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.17%) XenApp
3 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 116 (9.84%) Kubernetes
2 89 (7.55%) Terraform
3 19 (1.61%) Puppet
4 17 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (1.36%) Ansible
6 15 (1.27%) Nagios
6 15 (1.27%) ZABBIX
7 14 (1.19%) Cacti
7 14 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
7 14 (1.19%) NetMRI
7 14 (1.19%) Statseeker
8 4 (0.34%) Endace
8 4 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (0.25%) Control-M
10 2 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.17%) Kibana
10 2 (0.17%) SCCM
11 1 (0.085%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.085%) Mesos
11 1 (0.085%) Salt
Vendors
1 130 (11.03%) Oracle
2 87 (7.38%) Microsoft
3 54 (4.58%) Bloomberg
3 54 (4.58%) Google
4 46 (3.90%) Sybase
5 31 (2.63%) ION Trading
6 28 (2.37%) Charles River
7 26 (2.21%) Cisco
8 21 (1.78%) Reuters
9 20 (1.70%) OpenLink
9 20 (1.70%) TIBCO
10 18 (1.53%) Juniper
11 16 (1.36%) Murex
12 14 (1.19%) NetScout
12 14 (1.19%) Solarflare
13 13 (1.10%) DevExpress
14 12 (1.02%) Tableau
15 10 (0.85%) SimCorp
15 10 (0.85%) Solace
15 10 (0.85%) Sophis