Period
to

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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 110 102 83
Rank change year-on-year -8 -19 +94
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2,090 1,607 1,140
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.36% 2.47% 2.77%
As % of the General category 4.12% 4.66% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,746 1,368 978
10th Percentile £538 £488 £488
25th Percentile £600 £536 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £650 £650
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
75th Percentile £800 £725 £750
90th Percentile £875 £775 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £493 £430 £290
% change year-on-year +14.53% +48.28% -29.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
10th Percentile £26.00 - -
25th Percentile £30.13 - £61.63
Median hourly rate £51.50 - £63.25
75th Percentile £81.06 - £64.88
90th Percentile £134.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - -

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 50,703 34,506 21,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 57.28% 52.93% 51.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,254 23,097 13,900
10th Percentile £325 £300 £263
25th Percentile £438 £400 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £445 £438
% change year-on-year +9.55% +1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,400 1,218 823
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.89 £12.38
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £24.03 £21.03 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.27% +5.13% +1.96%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.00 £40.57
90th Percentile £60.75 £56.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £19.40
% change year-on-year +8.11% -4.64% +5.08%

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Top 14 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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -4 2,052 £700 +7.69% 172
London -2 2,024 £700 +7.69% 166
Work from Home -54 655 £750 +20.00% 53
UK excluding London -49 40 £493 +14.53% 10
Scotland -13 17 £505 +21.69% 3
South East -20 10 £615 +17.14% 1
North of England - 8 £435 -
Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
North West - 3 £360 -
Northern Ireland -3 2 £323 -25.00%
East of England -16 2 - - 5
North East - 2 - -
Midlands - 1 £180 -
West Midlands - 1 £180 -

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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 1,112 (53.21%) Finance
2 892 (42.68%) Agile
3 791 (37.85%) Banking
4 718 (34.35%) Java
5 716 (34.26%) Python
6 642 (30.72%) SQL
7 620 (29.67%) C#
8 584 (27.94%) Social Skills
9 562 (26.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 548 (26.22%) Software Engineering
11 545 (26.08%) Investment Banking
12 531 (25.41%) Electronic Trading
13 523 (25.02%) Fixed Income
14 491 (23.49%) React
15 478 (22.87%) Asset Management
16 462 (22.11%) .NET
17 451 (21.58%) Equities
18 445 (21.29%) Investment Management
19 443 (21.20%) JavaScript
20 442 (21.15%) AWS
21 441 (21.10%) Derivative
22 410 (19.62%) Analytics
23 345 (16.51%) TypeScript
24 316 (15.12%) Azure
25 304 (14.55%) Multithreading
26 293 (14.02%) Hedge funds
27 291 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
28 267 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
29 255 (12.20%) Linux
30 250 (11.96%) Full Stack Development

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 33 (1.58%) Mule
1 33 (1.58%) Red Hat Fuse
2 32 (1.53%) Apache
3 31 (1.48%) Confluence
4 28 (1.34%) Apache Airflow
5 26 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
6 16 (0.77%) JBoss
7 15 (0.72%) DataSynapse
8 11 (0.53%) Ethereum
9 10 (0.48%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.33%) Camunda
11 6 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (0.29%) IIS
12 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.24%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.24%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.19%) SAS
14 2 (0.096%) Oracle Coherence
15 1 (0.048%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 99 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 25 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (0.19%) Adobe XD
7 4 (0.19%) Sketch
8 3 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
1 11 (0.53%) Fidessa
2 10 (0.48%) thinkFolio
3 7 (0.33%) Bloomberg AIM
4 6 (0.29%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.24%) Endur
5 5 (0.24%) RMDS
5 5 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.19%) Kondor
7 3 (0.14%) Orchestrade
8 2 (0.096%) BondVision
8 2 (0.096%) Misys Opics
8 2 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.096%) SAP S/4HANA
9 1 (0.048%) Actimize
9 1 (0.048%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.048%) Eze OMS
9 1 (0.048%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.048%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 442 (21.15%) AWS
2 316 (15.12%) Azure
3 230 (11.00%) GCP
4 47 (2.25%) Serverless
5 30 (1.44%) npm
6 29 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
7 28 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (1.05%) Amazon S3
8 22 (1.05%) OpenShift
9 21 (1.00%) PaaS
10 19 (0.91%) SaaS
11 14 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
12 12 (0.57%) Amazon ECS
12 12 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (0.57%) Azure DevOps
12 12 (0.57%) Azure Functions
12 12 (0.57%) IaaS
13 10 (0.48%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 8 (0.38%) Figma
Communications & Networking
1 39 (1.87%) FIX Connectivity
2 26 (1.24%) RTMP
3 23 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.53%) Wireshark
5 8 (0.38%) Firewall
6 6 (0.29%) Multicast
7 3 (0.14%) Skype
8 2 (0.096%) HTTP
8 2 (0.096%) Wireless
9 1 (0.048%) Internet
9 1 (0.048%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 118 (5.65%) Relational Database
3 57 (2.73%) NoSQL
4 41 (1.96%) Big Data
5 38 (1.82%) KDB
6 36 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (1.34%) Apache Ignite
8 21 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (1.00%) RDBMS
9 20 (0.96%) Data Lake
10 17 (0.81%) MySQL
11 16 (0.77%) Hadoop
12 14 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (0.67%) Amazon Redshift
13 13 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (0.53%) MongoDB
16 10 (0.48%) Amazon Athena
16 10 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
16 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 178 (8.52%) JIRA
2 167 (7.99%) Git (software)
3 104 (4.98%) TeamCity
4 76 (3.64%) Jenkins
5 64 (3.06%) Subversion
6 51 (2.44%) JUnit
7 41 (1.96%) Grunt
8 39 (1.87%) Cucumber
9 33 (1.58%) Artifactory
10 31 (1.48%) Maven
11 27 (1.29%) Visual Studio
12 25 (1.20%) webpack
13 24 (1.15%) NUnit
14 19 (0.91%) gulp
14 19 (0.91%) Moq
15 18 (0.86%) IntelliJ
16 17 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
17 16 (0.77%) jMock
18 15 (0.72%) Eclipse
18 15 (0.72%) Selenium
General
1 1,112 (53.21%) Finance
2 791 (37.85%) Banking
3 584 (27.94%) Social Skills
4 545 (26.08%) Investment Banking
5 291 (13.92%) Analytical Skills
6 64 (3.06%) Back Office
7 37 (1.77%) Financial Institution
8 29 (1.39%) Presentation Skills
9 20 (0.96%) Legal
10 18 (0.86%) Marketing
11 17 (0.81%) Organisational Skills
12 10 (0.48%) International Banking
13 9 (0.43%) Law
14 8 (0.38%) Prime Brokerage
14 8 (0.38%) Retail
15 6 (0.29%) Advertising
15 6 (0.29%) Documentation Skills
15 6 (0.29%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 2 (0.096%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,358 (64.98%) Developer
2 456 (21.82%) Java Developer
3 336 (16.08%) Analyst
4 289 (13.83%) Python Developer
5 284 (13.59%) Software Engineer
6 273 (13.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 265 (12.68%) C# Developer
8 255 (12.20%) Front Office Developer
9 221 (10.57%) Business Analyst
10 204 (9.76%) AWS Engineer
11 199 (9.52%) AWS Developer
12 193 (9.23%) .NET Developer
13 191 (9.14%) Senior Developer
14 182 (8.71%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 182 (8.71%) Python Engineer
15 146 (6.99%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 136 (6.51%) AWS Software Engineer
17 109 (5.22%) Python Software Engineer
18 98 (4.69%) Java Engineer
19 92 (4.40%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (23.49%) React
2 462 (22.11%) .NET
3 182 (8.71%) AngularJS
4 175 (8.37%) .NET Core
5 126 (6.03%) FIX Protocol
6 124 (5.93%) Pandas
7 121 (5.79%) ASP.NET
8 116 (5.55%) NumPy
9 104 (4.98%) WPF
10 103 (4.93%) HTML
11 102 (4.88%) CSS
11 102 (4.88%) SciPy
12 99 (4.74%) Middleware
13 93 (4.45%) gRPC
14 90 (4.31%) Reactive Extensions
15 87 (4.16%) Spring
16 76 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
17 74 (3.54%) ASP.NET Core
18 73 (3.49%) Apache Camel
19 69 (3.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 562 (26.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 523 (25.02%) Fixed Income
3 451 (21.58%) Equities
4 441 (21.10%) Derivative
5 293 (14.02%) Hedge funds
6 113 (5.41%) User Experience
7 112 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
8 103 (4.93%) Algorithms
9 77 (3.68%) Market Risk
10 69 (3.30%) Data Structures
11 53 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
12 41 (1.96%) OTC Derivatives
13 40 (1.91%) Credit Risk
14 34 (1.63%) Wiki
15 29 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
16 22 (1.05%) Mobile App
17 19 (0.91%) Virtual Team
18 18 (0.86%) Management Information System
18 18 (0.86%) Reference Data
19 16 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 255 (12.20%) Linux
2 134 (6.41%) Unix
3 122 (5.84%) Windows
4 13 (0.62%) Windows 10
5 10 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.43%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.29%) Android
8 4 (0.19%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.048%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 892 (42.68%) Agile
2 548 (26.22%) Software Engineering
3 531 (25.41%) Electronic Trading
4 478 (22.87%) Asset Management
5 445 (21.29%) Investment Management
6 410 (19.62%) Analytics
7 304 (14.55%) Multithreading
8 267 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
9 250 (11.96%) Full Stack Development
10 248 (11.87%) Low Latency
11 247 (11.82%) DevOps
12 231 (11.05%) CI/CD
13 211 (10.10%) Microservices
14 202 (9.67%) TDD
15 186 (8.90%) OO
16 159 (7.61%) Scrum
17 137 (6.56%) Business Analysis
18 125 (5.98%) Risk Management
18 125 (5.98%) Workflow
19 124 (5.93%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 718 (34.35%) Java
2 716 (34.26%) Python
3 642 (30.72%) SQL
4 620 (29.67%) C#
5 443 (21.20%) JavaScript
6 345 (16.51%) TypeScript
7 229 (10.96%) C++
8 51 (2.44%) VBA
9 44 (2.11%) R
10 36 (1.72%) PowerShell
11 35 (1.67%) Perl
12 31 (1.48%) C
13 24 (1.15%) XAML
14 22 (1.05%) MATLAB
15 20 (0.96%) Go
16 16 (0.77%) T-SQL
17 14 (0.67%) Shell Script
18 13 (0.62%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.62%) Scala
19 11 (0.53%) Bash
Qualifications
1 137 (6.56%) Degree
2 72 (3.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (1.58%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (0.62%) PhD
5 10 (0.48%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.38%) AWS Certification
7 4 (0.19%) CFA
8 2 (0.096%) APMG
8 2 (0.096%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.096%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.096%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.096%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.048%) IIBA
9 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.048%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.048%) PMP
9 1 (0.048%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (5.60%) QA
2 44 (2.11%) PMO
3 40 (1.91%) MiFID
4 19 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.67%) EMIR
6 7 (0.33%) SLA
7 6 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.19%) Basel III
8 4 (0.19%) FATCA
9 3 (0.14%) Accessibility
9 3 (0.14%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.096%) GDPR
System Software
1 125 (5.98%) Docker
2 18 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.29%) HDFS
4 5 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.096%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.096%) vSphere
7 1 (0.048%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.048%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 74 (3.54%) Kubernetes
2 60 (2.87%) Terraform
3 33 (1.58%) Ansible
3 33 (1.58%) ITRS Geneos
4 11 (0.53%) BladeLogic
5 9 (0.43%) Kibana
6 8 (0.38%) logstash
7 7 (0.33%) Puppet
8 6 (0.29%) Netcool
9 5 (0.24%) Control-M
10 3 (0.14%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.14%) Rancher
11 2 (0.096%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.096%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.096%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.096%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.096%) SCCM
11 2 (0.096%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (0.096%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.096%) WSUS
Vendors
1 193 (9.23%) Oracle
2 158 (7.56%) Microsoft
3 95 (4.55%) Bloomberg
3 95 (4.55%) ION Trading
4 85 (4.07%) TIBCO
5 53 (2.54%) Charles River
6 41 (1.96%) DevExpress
7 26 (1.24%) Google
8 25 (1.20%) BISAM
8 25 (1.20%) Sybase
9 24 (1.15%) Splunk
9 24 (1.15%) Tradeweb
10 21 (1.00%) Sun
11 19 (0.91%) Murex
12 18 (0.86%) Citrix
13 17 (0.81%) Databricks
14 15 (0.72%) Solace
15 14 (0.67%) ServiceNow
16 13 (0.62%) BMC
16 13 (0.62%) Reuters