Period
to 28 March 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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 139 166 121
Rank change year-on-year +27 -45 +27
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,159 1,647 2,179
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 1.70% 2.15%
As % of the General category 4.93% 4.28% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 1,336 1,819
Median daily rate £650 £650 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £475 £500 £463
90th Percentile £788 £775 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £400 £475
% change year-on-year +16.25% -15.79% +15.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -50.00% +103.39%
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 23,498 38,499 42,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.25% 39.81% 41.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,765 25,295 27,568
Median daily rate £480 £482 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.41% +1.47% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £280
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +0.57% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 849 1,035 1,113
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% - +3.82%
10th Percentile £12.82 £11.85 £11.61
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.49 £48.14
Median hourly rate £21.41 £20.93 £21.50
% change year-on-year +2.31% -2.66% +7.50%

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 28 March 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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 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 +39 1,149 £650 - 135
London +14 1,140 £650 - 132
UK excluding London +69 16 £465 +16.25% 6
Work from Home +26 16 £750 +25.00% 3
Scotland -3 7 £420 +1.82% 3
South East +98 4 £420 -23.64% 1
North of England +52 4 £1,100 +131.58% 1
North West +31 2 £700 +47.37% 1
North East - 2 £1,100 -
South West +29 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 601 (51.86%) Finance
2 527 (45.47%) Java
3 519 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
4 433 (37.36%) Banking
5 408 (35.20%) Fixed Income
6 396 (34.17%) Python
7 365 (31.49%) C#
8 341 (29.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 329 (28.39%) Derivative
10 322 (27.78%) AWS
11 318 (27.44%) Web Services
12 297 (25.63%) Software Engineering
12 297 (25.63%) Asset Management
13 281 (24.25%) SQL
14 272 (23.47%) JavaScript
15 247 (21.31%) Equities
16 239 (20.62%) .NET
16 239 (20.62%) Investment Banking
17 232 (20.02%) Azure
18 224 (19.33%) AngularJS
19 210 (18.12%) Hedge funds
20 203 (17.52%) React
21 188 (16.22%) Microservices
22 186 (16.05%) Multithreading
23 168 (14.50%) TDD
24 167 (14.41%) DevOps
25 166 (14.32%) Analytics
26 149 (12.86%) Oracle
27 143 (12.34%) Electronic Trading
27 143 (12.34%) Decision-Making

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 29 (2.50%) Apache Spark
2 19 (1.64%) Oracle Coherence
3 13 (1.12%) Confluence
3 13 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (0.95%) Apache
4 11 (0.95%) IIS
4 11 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
5 10 (0.86%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.17%) CMS
7 2 (0.17%) DataSynapse
7 2 (0.17%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.086%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.086%) Luigi
8 1 (0.086%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.086%) Mule
8 1 (0.086%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 49 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 41 (3.54%) FINCAD Analytics
2 39 (3.36%) Markit EDM
3 19 (1.64%) SimCorp Dimension
4 15 (1.29%) Endur
4 15 (1.29%) PolarLake
5 12 (1.04%) Eagle PACE
6 7 (0.60%) Sophis RISQUE
6 7 (0.60%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.35%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
8 3 (0.26%) OpenLink RightAngle
9 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.086%) Bloomberg AIM
10 1 (0.086%) Eze OMS
10 1 (0.086%) Global One
10 1 (0.086%) LatentZero
10 1 (0.086%) LongView
10 1 (0.086%) Orchestrade
10 1 (0.086%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 322 (27.78%) AWS
2 232 (20.02%) Azure
3 127 (10.96%) GCP
4 117 (10.09%) Serverless
5 92 (7.94%) AWS Lambda
6 90 (7.77%) OpenShift
7 89 (7.68%) Amazon SQS
8 88 (7.59%) Amazon S3
9 82 (7.08%) Amazon ECS
10 72 (6.21%) Amazon EC2
11 68 (5.87%) AWS CloudFormation
12 42 (3.62%) AWS Step Functions
13 25 (2.16%) Azure Functions
14 14 (1.21%) PaaS
15 12 (1.04%) Power Platform
16 10 (0.86%) GitHub
16 10 (0.86%) Office 365
17 9 (0.78%) npm
18 8 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
18 8 (0.69%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.16%) Multicast
1 25 (2.16%) TCP/IP
2 21 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
3 18 (1.55%) BGP
3 18 (1.55%) IGMP
3 18 (1.55%) OSPF
4 17 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
4 17 (1.47%) Junos
4 17 (1.47%) NX-OS
5 14 (1.21%) Cisco ISE
5 14 (1.21%) Cisco Wireless
5 14 (1.21%) DWDM
5 14 (1.21%) Ethernet
5 14 (1.21%) LAN
5 14 (1.21%) MPLS
5 14 (1.21%) Plixer Scrutinizer
5 14 (1.21%) VPN
5 14 (1.21%) Wireless
5 14 (1.21%) Wireshark
5 14 (1.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 103 (8.89%) NoSQL
3 96 (8.28%) Amazon RDS
4 89 (7.68%) MongoDB
5 87 (7.51%) Amazon Redshift
6 75 (6.47%) Redis
7 67 (5.78%) Amazon Athena
8 54 (4.66%) Relational Database
9 51 (4.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 50 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
11 39 (3.36%) Amazon Aurora
12 36 (3.11%) MySQL
13 35 (3.02%) DB2
14 32 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
15 31 (2.67%) RDBMS
16 30 (2.59%) HBase
17 28 (2.42%) Big Data
17 28 (2.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 28 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 27 (2.33%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 105 (9.06%) Jenkins
2 93 (8.02%) TeamCity
3 83 (7.16%) Artifactory
4 75 (6.47%) RStudio
5 54 (4.66%) JIRA
6 49 (4.23%) Git (software)
7 36 (3.11%) Subversion
8 33 (2.85%) Octopus Deploy
9 27 (2.33%) Maven
10 26 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
11 21 (1.81%) MSBuild
12 17 (1.47%) Moq
13 16 (1.38%) JUnit
13 16 (1.38%) NUnit
14 14 (1.21%) Cucumber
15 12 (1.04%) Visual Studio
16 11 (0.95%) JConsole
16 11 (0.95%) JProfiler
16 11 (0.95%) VisualVM
17 7 (0.60%) Gradle
General
1 601 (51.86%) Finance
2 433 (37.36%) Banking
3 239 (20.62%) Investment Banking
4 44 (3.80%) Back Office
5 17 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 10 (0.86%) Legal
7 9 (0.78%) Games
8 7 (0.60%) International Banking
9 6 (0.52%) Marketing
9 6 (0.52%) Retail
10 4 (0.35%) French Language
10 4 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
11 3 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.086%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.086%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 727 (62.73%) Developer
2 257 (22.17%) Java Developer
3 190 (16.39%) Front Office Developer
4 160 (13.81%) C# Developer
5 139 (11.99%) Senior Developer
6 123 (10.61%) Analyst
7 114 (9.84%) AWS Developer
8 113 (9.75%) Python Developer
9 79 (6.82%) React Developer
10 78 (6.73%) .NET Developer
10 78 (6.73%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 70 (6.04%) Business Analyst
12 68 (5.87%) JavaScript Developer
13 67 (5.78%) AWS Engineer
14 66 (5.69%) Architect
15 63 (5.44%) Senior Java Developer
16 59 (5.09%) UI Developer
17 56 (4.83%) Software Engineer
18 55 (4.75%) Java Engineer
19 48 (4.14%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 318 (27.44%) Web Services
2 239 (20.62%) .NET
3 224 (19.33%) AngularJS
4 203 (17.52%) React
5 119 (10.27%) J2EE
6 91 (7.85%) Node.js
7 88 (7.59%) HTML
8 74 (6.38%) WPF
9 59 (5.09%) J2SE
10 56 (4.83%) HTML5
11 54 (4.66%) Vue.js
12 51 (4.40%) .NET Core
12 51 (4.40%) CSS
13 50 (4.31%) Spring
14 48 (4.14%) REST
15 43 (3.71%) FIX Protocol
16 41 (3.54%) ASP.NET
17 40 (3.45%) Spring Boot
18 38 (3.28%) Reactive Extensions
19 34 (2.93%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 408 (35.20%) Fixed Income
2 341 (29.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 329 (28.39%) Derivative
4 247 (21.31%) Equities
5 210 (18.12%) Hedge funds
6 122 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
7 75 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
8 62 (5.35%) Equity Derivative
9 59 (5.09%) Blog
10 51 (4.40%) Reference Data
11 45 (3.88%) Data Structures
11 45 (3.88%) User Experience
12 41 (3.54%) Algorithms
13 36 (3.11%) Market Risk
14 33 (2.85%) Credit Risk
15 24 (2.07%) Public Cloud
16 17 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
17 15 (1.29%) Credit Derivative
17 15 (1.29%) Management Information System
17 15 (1.29%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 51 (4.40%) Linux
2 44 (3.80%) Windows
3 34 (2.93%) Unix
4 15 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 5 (0.43%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.086%) Android
7 1 (0.086%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.086%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.086%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.086%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (25.63%) Asset Management
2 297 (25.63%) Software Engineering
3 188 (16.22%) Microservices
4 186 (16.05%) Multithreading
5 168 (14.50%) TDD
6 167 (14.41%) DevOps
7 166 (14.32%) Analytics
8 143 (12.34%) Decision-Making
8 143 (12.34%) Electronic Trading
9 141 (12.17%) Investment Management
10 115 (9.92%) Scrum
11 114 (9.84%) Low Latency
12 90 (7.77%) Portfolio Management
13 78 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
14 77 (6.64%) Risk Management
15 76 (6.56%) Fund Management
16 74 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
17 73 (6.30%) Business Analysis
17 73 (6.30%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 527 (45.47%) Java
2 396 (34.17%) Python
3 365 (31.49%) C#
4 281 (24.25%) SQL
5 272 (23.47%) JavaScript
6 129 (11.13%) R
7 127 (10.96%) C++
8 59 (5.09%) TypeScript
9 48 (4.14%) Kotlin
10 42 (3.62%) F#
11 41 (3.54%) VBA
12 32 (2.76%) Scala
13 28 (2.42%) Perl
14 22 (1.90%) Java 8
15 9 (0.78%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.69%) PHP
17 7 (0.60%) C
17 7 (0.60%) Clojure
17 7 (0.60%) MATLAB
17 7 (0.60%) XAML
Qualifications
1 95 (8.20%) Degree
2 29 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (1.38%) CCNA
3 16 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (1.29%) CCNP
5 13 (1.12%) Numerate Degree
6 7 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (0.60%) PhD
7 5 (0.43%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.17%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.086%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.086%) MCP
9 1 (0.086%) MCSA
9 1 (0.086%) MCSE
9 1 (0.086%) MOS
9 1 (0.086%) PgMP
9 1 (0.086%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.086%) PMP
9 1 (0.086%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.086%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.90%) QA
2 9 (0.78%) MiFID
3 6 (0.52%) EMIR
3 6 (0.52%) PMO
4 5 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.35%) UCITS
6 3 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.17%) AIFMD
7 2 (0.17%) IFRS
7 2 (0.17%) SLA
8 1 (0.086%) Basel II
8 1 (0.086%) GAAP
8 1 (0.086%) GDPR
8 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 141 (12.17%) Docker
2 4 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.086%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 108 (9.32%) Kubernetes
2 92 (7.94%) Terraform
3 23 (1.98%) Ansible
4 20 (1.73%) Puppet
5 18 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.21%) Cacti
6 14 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
6 14 (1.21%) Nagios
6 14 (1.21%) NetMRI
6 14 (1.21%) Statseeker
6 14 (1.21%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.35%) Endace
8 3 (0.26%) Control-M
9 2 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.17%) Kibana
9 2 (0.17%) linkerd
10 1 (0.086%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.086%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.086%) Oozie
Vendors
1 149 (12.86%) Oracle
2 84 (7.25%) Microsoft
3 63 (5.44%) Bloomberg
4 60 (5.18%) Google
5 44 (3.80%) Sybase
6 36 (3.11%) Charles River
7 25 (2.16%) ION Trading
8 24 (2.07%) Cisco
9 20 (1.73%) DevExpress
9 20 (1.73%) OpenLink
9 20 (1.73%) SimCorp
10 18 (1.55%) Calypso
10 18 (1.55%) Juniper
10 18 (1.55%) Murex
11 17 (1.47%) Reuters
12 16 (1.38%) GoldenSource
12 16 (1.38%) Sophis
13 15 (1.29%) TIBCO
14 14 (1.21%) NetScout
14 14 (1.21%) Solarflare