Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 209 129
Rank change year-on-year +127 -80 -28
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2823 1369 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.84% 1.29% 1.80%
As % of the General category 7.12% 3.54% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2202 1046 1610
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% -2.13%
10th Percentile £423 £413 £425
90th Percentile £738 £738 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% -11.11% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £46.50 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.74% -28.46% +209.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 - £65.00

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 39675 38638 45835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.94% 36.35% 40.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26295 25700 29286
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 977 1208
UK median hourly rate £26.40 £23.68 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.49% -2.27% +10.14%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.34
90th Percentile £48.05 £47.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +9.47%

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 20 October 2017.

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
Top 15 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 20 October 2017. 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 +121 2694 £600 - 107
London +59 2658 £600 - 103
UK excluding London +81 161 £420 +5.00% 4
Northern Ireland +13 95 £413 +8.84%
Scotland +7 31 £450 +12.50%
South East -21 19 £475 +13.77% 2
North of England +62 5 £413 +18.96% 1
South West - 5 £375 - 1
North West +18 4 £413 +53.49% 1
Midlands +32 3 £240 -52.00%
East of England -30 3 £450 -7.69%
West Midlands - 2 £240 -
Yorkshire +29 1 - -
East Midlands -5 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Front Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Front Office.

1 1256 (44.49%) Banking
2 1230 (43.57%) Finance
3 1056 (37.41%) Java
4 809 (28.66%) Agile Software Development
5 752 (26.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 715 (25.33%) Investment Banking
7 680 (24.09%) C#
8 623 (22.07%) SQL
9 615 (21.79%) Multithreading
10 588 (20.83%) Fixed Income
11 534 (18.92%) Electronic Trading
12 486 (17.22%) Derivative
13 484 (17.14%) Low Latency
14 433 (15.34%) Equities
14 433 (15.34%) C++
15 376 (13.32%) SQL Server
16 365 (12.93%) Linux
17 362 (12.82%) Python
18 357 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
19 352 (12.47%) JavaScript
20 327 (11.58%) Unix
21 315 (11.16%) .NET
22 306 (10.84%) TDD
23 280 (9.92%) MiFID
24 268 (9.49%) HTML
25 263 (9.32%) OO
26 262 (9.28%) Asset Management
27 260 (9.21%) Risk Management
28 247 (8.75%) Oracle
29 239 (8.47%) AngularJS

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 54 (1.91%) Apache Spark
2 41 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
3 30 (1.06%) IIS
4 23 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (0.60%) Apache
6 13 (0.46%) CMS
6 13 (0.46%) Mule
6 13 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
7 11 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.35%) IBM Notes
8 10 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 9 (0.32%) JBoss
10 8 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (0.28%) nginx
11 7 (0.25%) MQSeries
11 7 (0.25%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.21%) Confluence
13 4 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.11%) Jupyter
14 3 (0.11%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 168 (5.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
4 26 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 23 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.035%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 74 (2.62%) ION MarketView
2 66 (2.34%) thinkFolio
3 34 (1.20%) RMDS
4 26 (0.92%) Markit EDM
5 19 (0.67%) Endur
6 12 (0.43%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 11 (0.39%) Summit
8 10 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
9 7 (0.25%) SunGard GMI
10 6 (0.21%) Bloomberg AIM
10 6 (0.21%) Global One
11 5 (0.18%) Eikon
11 5 (0.18%) LatentZero
12 4 (0.14%) Actimize
12 4 (0.14%) Kondor
12 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 3 (0.11%) Minerva
13 3 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
13 3 (0.11%) Temenos Globus
13 3 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 53 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (0.53%) GitHub
4 14 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.46%) npm
6 7 (0.25%) Yarn
7 3 (0.11%) IBM Blueworks
7 3 (0.11%) PaaS
8 2 (0.071%) Boomi
8 2 (0.071%) IaaS
8 2 (0.071%) Office 365
8 2 (0.071%) SaaS
9 1 (0.035%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.035%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.035%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (0.81%) TCP/IP
2 14 (0.50%) FIX Connectivity
3 9 (0.32%) HTTP
4 6 (0.21%) SAN
5 5 (0.18%) NAS
5 5 (0.18%) SSL
6 4 (0.14%) DNS
7 3 (0.11%) LAN
7 3 (0.11%) Network Security
8 2 (0.071%) Firewall
8 2 (0.071%) FTP
8 2 (0.071%) Internet
8 2 (0.071%) PPP
8 2 (0.071%) VoIP
8 2 (0.071%) WAN
9 1 (0.035%) DSL
9 1 (0.035%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.035%) Intranet
9 1 (0.035%) SDH
9 1 (0.035%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 376 (13.32%) SQL Server
2 223 (7.90%) Relational Database
3 97 (3.44%) Big Data
4 87 (3.08%) RDBMS
5 71 (2.52%) KDB
6 64 (2.27%) Hadoop
7 61 (2.16%) NoSQL
8 38 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 36 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (1.10%) Oracle Database
11 29 (1.03%) MongoDB
12 23 (0.81%) Blockchain
12 23 (0.81%) HBase
13 21 (0.74%) OLAP
14 19 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (0.57%) Tick Data
17 14 (0.50%) MS Access
18 13 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
18 13 (0.46%) Redis
Development Applications
1 115 (4.07%) TeamCity
2 100 (3.54%) Git (software)
2 100 (3.54%) Subversion
3 80 (2.83%) Maven
4 73 (2.59%) JIRA
5 58 (2.05%) Jenkins
6 40 (1.42%) Visual Studio
7 36 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 35 (1.24%) JUnit
9 32 (1.13%) Gradle
9 32 (1.13%) NUnit
9 32 (1.13%) Selenium
9 32 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 25 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
11 19 (0.67%) Cucumber
12 18 (0.64%) Mockito
12 18 (0.64%) WebDriver
13 15 (0.53%) gulp
14 12 (0.43%) Grunt
14 12 (0.43%) webpack
General
1 1256 (44.49%) Banking
2 1230 (43.57%) Finance
3 715 (25.33%) Investment Banking
4 138 (4.89%) Back Office
5 102 (3.61%) Financial Institution
6 31 (1.10%) Legal
7 22 (0.78%) Private Banking
8 16 (0.57%) Retail
9 15 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
10 13 (0.46%) Marketing
11 11 (0.39%) Advertising
11 11 (0.39%) Telecoms
12 10 (0.35%) French Language
12 10 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
12 10 (0.35%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.28%) International Banking
14 6 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.18%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.14%) Games
17 3 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1810 (64.12%) Developer
2 739 (26.18%) Java Developer
3 613 (21.71%) Analyst
4 420 (14.88%) C# Developer
5 416 (14.74%) Front Office Developer
6 357 (12.65%) Business Analyst
7 305 (10.80%) Senior Developer
8 204 (7.23%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 197 (6.98%) C++ Developer
10 167 (5.92%) Senior Java Developer
11 153 (5.42%) JavaScript Developer
12 146 (5.17%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
13 120 (4.25%) Python Developer
14 116 (4.11%) Project Manager
15 112 (3.97%) .NET Developer
16 105 (3.72%) Front Office Business Analyst
17 103 (3.65%) Support Analyst
18 98 (3.47%) Angular Developer
19 87 (3.08%) WPF Developer
20 85 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (11.16%) .NET
2 268 (9.49%) HTML
3 239 (8.47%) AngularJS
4 230 (8.15%) HTML5
5 223 (7.90%) WPF
6 215 (7.62%) FIX Protocol
7 159 (5.63%) Spring
8 132 (4.68%) CSS
9 124 (4.39%) React
10 121 (4.29%) XML
11 89 (3.15%) WCF
12 87 (3.08%) REST
13 83 (2.94%) Web Services
14 82 (2.90%) Middleware
15 76 (2.69%) .NET Framework
16 74 (2.62%) Node.js
17 70 (2.48%) JMS
18 59 (2.09%) WinForms
19 54 (1.91%) Rendezvous
20 46 (1.63%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 752 (26.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 588 (20.83%) Fixed Income
3 486 (17.22%) Derivative
4 433 (15.34%) Equities
5 357 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
6 172 (6.09%) Market Risk
7 151 (5.35%) Greenfield Project
8 144 (5.10%) Equity Derivative
9 119 (4.22%) Computer Science
10 79 (2.80%) Data Structures
11 75 (2.66%) Hedge funds
12 69 (2.44%) Credit Risk
13 67 (2.37%) Algorithms
14 57 (2.02%) Fintech
15 56 (1.98%) Grid Computing
16 44 (1.56%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 41 (1.45%) OTC Derivatives
18 39 (1.38%) User Experience
19 32 (1.13%) Virtual Team
20 28 (0.99%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 365 (12.93%) Linux
2 327 (11.58%) Unix
3 163 (5.77%) Windows
4 32 (1.13%) Windows 7
5 29 (1.03%) Solaris
6 25 (0.89%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.43%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.32%) Android
9 7 (0.25%) CoreOS
10 6 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.18%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.11%) OS/390
13 3 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.035%) CentOS
14 1 (0.035%) Fedora
14 1 (0.035%) HPUX
14 1 (0.035%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.035%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 809 (28.66%) Agile Software Development
2 615 (21.79%) Multithreading
3 534 (18.92%) Electronic Trading
4 484 (17.14%) Low Latency
5 306 (10.84%) TDD
6 263 (9.32%) OO
7 262 (9.28%) Asset Management
8 260 (9.21%) Risk Management
9 222 (7.86%) Analytics
10 208 (7.37%) SDLC
11 204 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
12 171 (6.06%) Business Analysis
13 164 (5.81%) Mathematics
14 163 (5.77%) Algorithmic Trading
15 151 (5.35%) User Acceptance Testing
16 149 (5.28%) Test Automation
17 139 (4.92%) Multithreaded Programming
18 124 (4.39%) Project Management
19 123 (4.36%) Software Engineering
20 114 (4.04%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 1056 (37.41%) Java
2 680 (24.09%) C#
3 623 (22.07%) SQL
4 433 (15.34%) C++
5 362 (12.82%) Python
6 352 (12.47%) JavaScript
7 160 (5.67%) VBA
8 92 (3.26%) Scala
9 91 (3.22%) Perl
10 71 (2.52%) TypeScript
11 61 (2.16%) Bash Shell
12 59 (2.09%) T-SQL
13 43 (1.52%) R
14 37 (1.31%) VB
15 33 (1.17%) C
16 31 (1.10%) ES6
17 27 (0.96%) Shell Script
18 23 (0.81%) Ruby
19 22 (0.78%) Korn
20 21 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 167 (5.92%) Degree
2 60 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (1.52%) PhD
4 31 (1.10%) PMI Certification
5 25 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
6 22 (0.78%) PMP
7 10 (0.35%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.21%) ISEB
9 5 (0.18%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.071%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.071%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.071%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.071%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.035%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.035%) CFA
11 1 (0.035%) MCDST
11 1 (0.035%) MCSE
11 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.035%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.035%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (9.92%) MiFID
2 91 (3.22%) QA
3 54 (1.91%) EMIR
4 28 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
5 20 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.46%) PMO
7 8 (0.28%) SLA
8 5 (0.18%) AIFMD
8 5 (0.18%) Basel III
9 4 (0.14%) GDPR
9 4 (0.14%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.071%) Basel II
10 2 (0.071%) COREP
10 2 (0.071%) FINREP
11 1 (0.035%) FATCA
11 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.035%) SEPA
System Software
1 61 (2.16%) Docker
2 15 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
3 12 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.14%) HDFS
6 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.14%) Terminal Server
6 4 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.14%) XenApp
7 1 (0.035%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (0.92%) Ansible
2 22 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 18 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
4 18 (0.64%) Terraform
5 17 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (0.60%) Puppet
6 11 (0.39%) Consul
6 11 (0.39%) Packer
7 4 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.14%) ThinApp
8 3 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.11%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.11%) Tivoli NetView
9 2 (0.071%) Control-M
9 2 (0.071%) Mesos
9 2 (0.071%) MOM
9 2 (0.071%) SCCM
10 1 (0.035%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.035%) Oozie
Vendors
1 247 (8.75%) Oracle
2 170 (6.02%) Microsoft
3 149 (5.28%) TIBCO
4 136 (4.82%) Bloomberg
5 106 (3.75%) Sybase
6 104 (3.68%) ION Trading
7 85 (3.01%) Reuters
8 74 (2.62%) Charles River
9 63 (2.23%) Fidessa
9 63 (2.23%) Murex
10 49 (1.74%) Currenex
11 35 (1.24%) Solace
12 27 (0.96%) FXall
12 27 (0.96%) Perforce
13 26 (0.92%) Tradeweb
14 21 (0.74%) Calypso
15 20 (0.71%) DevExpress
16 18 (0.64%) Sophis
16 18 (0.64%) Tableau
17 16 (0.57%) IBM