Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 175 124
Rank change year-on-year +97 -51 -23
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,138 1,480 2,171
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.86% 1.59% 2.09%
As % of the General category 7.21% 4.00% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 1,099 1,767
Median daily rate £650 £650 £650
10th Percentile £500 £488 £468
90th Percentile £800 £775 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £420 £475
% change year-on-year -31.43% -11.58% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29.00 £12.80 £14.60
90th Percentile £46.95 £22.24 £21.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 15,782 36,963 42,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.73% 39.73% 40.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,952 23,849 27,504
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £288
90th Percentile £703 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 985 1,117
Median hourly rate £26.87 £22.93 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.18% +4.70% +1.86%
10th Percentile £12.95 £12.50 £11.61
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.57 £23.55 £19.84
% change year-on-year -8.39% +18.70% -7.89%

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Front Office.

Daily rate trend for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Front Office over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Front Office.

Hourly rate trend for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Front Office over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 15 July 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 +97 1,125 £650 - 91
London +46 1,122 £650 - 88
Work from Home +8 28 £700 +16.67% 9
UK excluding London +170 11 £288 -31.43% 4
Northern Ireland +28 7 £160 -61.90% 1
North of England +101 3 £289 +58.36% 1
North West +71 3 £289 +58.36% 1
Scotland +44 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 620 (54.48%) Finance
2 582 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
3 579 (50.88%) Java
4 530 (46.57%) Fixed Income
5 493 (43.32%) Banking
6 401 (35.24%) Derivative
6 401 (35.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 387 (34.01%) Web Services
8 368 (32.34%) Python
8 368 (32.34%) AWS
9 360 (31.63%) Asset Management
10 338 (29.70%) Investment Banking
11 325 (28.56%) Equities
12 322 (28.30%) Software Engineering
13 320 (28.12%) C#
14 304 (26.71%) JavaScript
15 291 (25.57%) Hedge funds
16 258 (22.67%) SQL
17 254 (22.32%) React
18 241 (21.18%) AngularJS
19 225 (19.77%) .NET
20 213 (18.72%) DevOps
21 212 (18.63%) Investment Management
22 194 (17.05%) Azure
23 173 (15.20%) Decision-Making
24 164 (14.41%) Electronic Trading
25 156 (13.71%) Multithreading
26 154 (13.53%) Vue.js
27 149 (13.09%) Business Analysis
28 142 (12.48%) Microservices

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 21 (1.85%) Apache Spark
2 20 (1.76%) Mule
3 14 (1.23%) IIS
4 13 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
4 13 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
5 12 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (0.97%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (0.53%) Apache
8 6 (0.53%) Confluence
8 6 (0.53%) Jupyter
8 6 (0.53%) Red Hat Fuse
9 4 (0.35%) CMS
10 3 (0.26%) JBoss
11 1 (0.088%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.088%) Luigi
11 1 (0.088%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.088%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.088%) WildFly
Applications
1 53 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.35%) Sketch
5 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) InVision
7 1 (0.088%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 39 (3.43%) Markit EDM
2 26 (2.28%) SimCorp Dimension
3 10 (0.88%) Front Arena
4 9 (0.79%) PolarLake
5 8 (0.70%) Endur
6 7 (0.62%) Distributed Ledger
6 7 (0.62%) FINCAD Analytics
6 7 (0.62%) ION MarketView
7 6 (0.53%) Sophis RISQUE
8 5 (0.44%) Eagle PACE
9 4 (0.35%) OpenLink RightAngle
10 3 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.26%) thinkFolio
11 2 (0.18%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 368 (32.34%) AWS
2 194 (17.05%) Azure
3 131 (11.51%) GCP
4 110 (9.67%) Serverless
5 96 (8.44%) AWS Lambda
6 92 (8.08%) OpenShift
7 88 (7.73%) Amazon EC2
8 79 (6.94%) Amazon S3
9 73 (6.41%) Amazon ECS
9 73 (6.41%) Amazon SQS
9 73 (6.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (1.05%) AWS Step Functions
10 12 (1.05%) Azure Functions
11 11 (0.97%) npm
11 11 (0.97%) PaaS
12 10 (0.88%) Power Platform
13 7 (0.62%) IaaS
13 7 (0.62%) Stackdriver
14 6 (0.53%) Yarn
15 5 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.79%) RTMP
2 8 (0.70%) HTTP
3 7 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.53%) Multicast
5 3 (0.26%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.18%) BGP
6 2 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.18%) IGMP
6 2 (0.18%) OSPF
7 1 (0.088%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.088%) DWDM
7 1 (0.088%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.088%) Firewall
7 1 (0.088%) Junos
7 1 (0.088%) MPLS
7 1 (0.088%) NAS
7 1 (0.088%) SAN
7 1 (0.088%) VPN
7 1 (0.088%) Wireless
7 1 (0.088%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 80 (7.03%) Amazon RDS
3 69 (6.06%) Amazon Redshift
4 64 (5.62%) MongoDB
5 61 (5.36%) NoSQL
6 50 (4.39%) Relational Database
7 37 (3.25%) Redis
8 25 (2.20%) Big Data
9 22 (1.93%) MySQL
9 22 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (1.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 17 (1.49%) KDB
12 16 (1.41%) Hadoop
12 16 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 14 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (1.23%) Hazelcast
15 13 (1.14%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.88%) Power BI
17 9 (0.79%) HBase
Development Applications
1 102 (8.96%) RStudio
2 87 (7.64%) Jenkins
3 85 (7.47%) Artifactory
4 63 (5.54%) TeamCity
5 54 (4.75%) Git (software)
6 38 (3.34%) JIRA
7 36 (3.16%) Subversion
8 22 (1.93%) Octopus Deploy
9 17 (1.49%) NUnit
10 16 (1.41%) Maven
11 13 (1.14%) JUnit
11 13 (1.14%) MSBuild
12 12 (1.05%) Cucumber
12 12 (1.05%) Moq
13 10 (0.88%) Visual Studio
14 9 (0.79%) Gradle
15 8 (0.70%) ClearCase
15 8 (0.70%) SpecFlow
16 7 (0.62%) Mockito
17 6 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 620 (54.48%) Finance
2 493 (43.32%) Banking
3 338 (29.70%) Investment Banking
4 34 (2.99%) Back Office
5 12 (1.05%) Financial Institution
6 7 (0.62%) Legal
7 5 (0.44%) International Banking
7 5 (0.44%) Retail
8 3 (0.26%) French Language
8 3 (0.26%) Marketing
9 2 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.088%) Advertising
10 1 (0.088%) Local Government
10 1 (0.088%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.088%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 759 (66.70%) Developer
2 317 (27.86%) Java Developer
3 181 (15.91%) AWS Developer
4 175 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
5 167 (14.67%) Front Office Developer
6 132 (11.60%) Python Developer
7 120 (10.54%) C# Developer
8 119 (10.46%) Analyst
9 100 (8.79%) Senior Developer
10 99 (8.70%) Software Engineer
11 90 (7.91%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 82 (7.21%) .NET Developer
13 79 (6.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 77 (6.77%) Business Analyst
15 75 (6.59%) Python Engineer
16 71 (6.24%) JavaScript Developer
17 69 (6.06%) AWS Software Engineer
18 61 (5.36%) React Developer
19 56 (4.92%) Architect
19 56 (4.92%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 387 (34.01%) Web Services
2 254 (22.32%) React
3 241 (21.18%) AngularJS
4 225 (19.77%) .NET
5 154 (13.53%) Vue.js
6 97 (8.52%) J2EE
7 95 (8.35%) .NET Core
8 75 (6.59%) ASP.NET
9 73 (6.41%) J2SE
10 65 (5.71%) Spring
11 64 (5.62%) Node.js
12 61 (5.36%) WPF
13 51 (4.48%) FIX Protocol
14 50 (4.39%) Middleware
15 48 (4.22%) HTML
16 45 (3.95%) ASP.NET Core
17 44 (3.87%) REST
18 32 (2.81%) .NET Framework
18 32 (2.81%) CSS
18 32 (2.81%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 530 (46.57%) Fixed Income
2 401 (35.24%) Derivative
2 401 (35.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 325 (28.56%) Equities
4 291 (25.57%) Hedge funds
5 78 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
5 78 (6.85%) Greenfield Project
6 46 (4.04%) User Experience
7 43 (3.78%) Data Structures
8 40 (3.51%) Equity Derivative
9 36 (3.16%) Reference Data
10 29 (2.55%) Algorithms
11 28 (2.46%) Credit Risk
12 24 (2.11%) Market Risk
13 18 (1.58%) Blog
14 17 (1.49%) OTC Derivatives
15 13 (1.14%) Credit Derivative
15 13 (1.14%) Public Cloud
16 11 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
17 8 (0.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 90 (7.91%) Linux
2 46 (4.04%) Windows
3 32 (2.81%) Unix
4 22 (1.93%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.44%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.088%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.088%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.088%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 360 (31.63%) Asset Management
3 322 (28.30%) Software Engineering
4 213 (18.72%) DevOps
5 212 (18.63%) Investment Management
6 173 (15.20%) Decision-Making
7 164 (14.41%) Electronic Trading
8 156 (13.71%) Multithreading
9 149 (13.09%) Business Analysis
10 142 (12.48%) Microservices
11 141 (12.39%) TDD
12 115 (10.11%) Portfolio Management
13 110 (9.67%) Analytics
14 107 (9.40%) Low Latency
15 99 (8.70%) Scrum
16 98 (8.61%) Front End Development
17 97 (8.52%) Migration
18 77 (6.77%) Deployment Automation
19 74 (6.50%) Fintech
20 72 (6.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 579 (50.88%) Java
2 368 (32.34%) Python
3 320 (28.12%) C#
4 304 (26.71%) JavaScript
5 258 (22.67%) SQL
6 101 (8.88%) R
7 88 (7.73%) C++
8 50 (4.39%) VBA
9 42 (3.69%) TypeScript
10 28 (2.46%) T-SQL
11 24 (2.11%) Kotlin
12 21 (1.85%) Scala
13 20 (1.76%) Java 8
14 17 (1.49%) F#
15 13 (1.14%) Bash Shell
15 13 (1.14%) MATLAB
15 13 (1.14%) Perl
16 11 (0.97%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.70%) C-shell
17 8 (0.70%) ES6
Qualifications
1 68 (5.98%) Degree
2 26 (2.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.35%) ISEB
5 4 (0.35%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.18%) CIMA
7 1 (0.088%) ACCA
7 1 (0.088%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.088%) CCNA
7 1 (0.088%) CCNP
7 1 (0.088%) CFA
7 1 (0.088%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.088%) MBA
7 1 (0.088%) MCP
7 1 (0.088%) MCSA
7 1 (0.088%) MCSE
7 1 (0.088%) MOS
7 1 (0.088%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.41%) MiFID
2 10 (0.88%) QA
3 8 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.62%) PMO
5 5 (0.44%) EMIR
6 4 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.18%) IFRS
8 1 (0.088%) Basel II
8 1 (0.088%) GAAP
8 1 (0.088%) GDPR
8 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.088%) SLA
8 1 (0.088%) UCITS
System Software
1 113 (9.93%) Docker
2 7 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.088%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 117 (10.28%) Kubernetes
2 83 (7.29%) Terraform
3 17 (1.49%) Ansible
4 6 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
5 4 (0.35%) Consul
5 4 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.35%) Packer
5 4 (0.35%) Puppet
6 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.18%) linkerd
8 1 (0.088%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.088%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.088%) Endace
8 1 (0.088%) Grafana
8 1 (0.088%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.088%) Kibana
8 1 (0.088%) NetMRI
8 1 (0.088%) Oozie
8 1 (0.088%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.088%) Statseeker
Vendors
1 112 (9.84%) Oracle
2 108 (9.49%) Google
3 78 (6.85%) Bloomberg
4 70 (6.15%) Microsoft
5 38 (3.34%) ION Trading
6 29 (2.55%) Charles River
7 26 (2.28%) SimCorp
8 25 (2.20%) Calypso
9 23 (2.02%) GoldenSource
10 17 (1.49%) DevExpress
11 15 (1.32%) Sybase
12 14 (1.23%) Sophis
13 13 (1.14%) IBM
13 13 (1.14%) Murex
14 12 (1.05%) RedGate
14 12 (1.05%) Reuters
15 11 (0.97%) OpenLink
15 11 (0.97%) TIBCO
16 9 (0.79%) Splunk
16 9 (0.79%) Tableau