Period
to 22 September 2019

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 22 September 2019 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 131 89
Rank change year-on-year -36 -42 +114
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,399 2,077 2,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 2.04% 2.79%
As % of the General category 4.08% 5.01% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 977 1,603 2,122
UK median daily rate £650 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £429 £475 £416
90th Percentile £775 £775 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £455 £425
% change year-on-year -14.84% +7.06% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
UK median hourly rate £19.23 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.13% +13.33% -67.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year - +50.00% -

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 34,313 41,456 43,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.29% 40.67% 44.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,972 26,904 28,641
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1,122 1,081
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.70 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.57
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.37% +12.83%

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 22 September 2019.

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 22 September 2019.

Contractor 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 22 September 2019. 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 -31 1,373 £650 - 178
London -15 1,330 £650 - 168
UK excluding London +20 54 £388 -14.84% 13
Midlands +55 15 £325 - 5
East Midlands +32 14 £325 -
South East +13 13 £527 -18.94% 5
Scotland +10 10 £400 +3.90%
North of England +34 8 £270 -59.25%
North West +23 5 £183 -72.45%
Northern Ireland -17 4 £265 -39.88% 1
South West -17 3 £450 -18.18%
North East - 3 £363 -
East of England +33 2 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 5

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 778 (55.61%) Finance
2 622 (44.46%) Agile Software Development
3 617 (44.10%) Java
4 458 (32.74%) Banking
5 426 (30.45%) Python
6 403 (28.81%) C#
7 336 (24.02%) Derivative
8 315 (22.52%) Fixed Income
9 291 (20.80%) JavaScript
10 279 (19.94%) SQL
11 259 (18.51%) Software Engineering
12 254 (18.16%) Asset Management
13 252 (18.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 244 (17.44%) AWS
15 223 (15.94%) React
15 223 (15.94%) Web Services
16 204 (14.58%) AngularJS
17 201 (14.37%) TDD
18 198 (14.15%) Greenfield Project
19 195 (13.94%) .NET
19 195 (13.94%) Analytics
20 193 (13.80%) Investment Banking
21 189 (13.51%) Docker
22 185 (13.22%) C++
23 181 (12.94%) Equities
24 146 (10.44%) DevOps
25 141 (10.08%) Multithreading
26 125 (8.93%) SQL Server
27 124 (8.86%) Hedge funds
28 119 (8.51%) 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 50 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 39 (2.79%) Confluence
3 15 (1.07%) Apache
4 12 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
4 12 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (0.43%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.43%) WebLogic Integration
7 5 (0.36%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.14%) Magnolia
9 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.071%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.071%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.071%) GemFire
10 1 (0.071%) WebSphere
Applications
1 65 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.071%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 32 (2.29%) Endur
2 18 (1.29%) ION MarketView
3 17 (1.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 9 (0.64%) FINCAD Analytics
5 7 (0.50%) MoSes
6 6 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.36%) Eikon
7 5 (0.36%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.29%) PolarLake
8 4 (0.29%) Temenos T24
8 4 (0.29%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.14%) Bloomberg AIM
9 2 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 1 (0.071%) Kondor
10 1 (0.071%) PeopleSoft CRM
10 1 (0.071%) SAP CAR
10 1 (0.071%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.071%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 244 (17.44%) AWS
2 112 (8.01%) Azure
3 104 (7.43%) Amazon S3
4 101 (7.22%) Serverless
5 93 (6.65%) AWS Lambda
6 88 (6.29%) OpenShift
7 82 (5.86%) Amazon SQS
8 73 (5.22%) Amazon ECS
9 69 (4.93%) Amazon EC2
9 69 (4.93%) AWS CloudFormation
10 66 (4.72%) GitHub
11 34 (2.43%) Power Platform
12 28 (2.00%) GCP
13 15 (1.07%) Office 365
14 14 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
15 13 (0.93%) npm
16 10 (0.71%) Azure Functions
17 9 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (0.64%) Yarn
18 4 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.93%) HTTP
2 11 (0.79%) FIX Connectivity
3 8 (0.57%) Kerberos
4 7 (0.50%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.43%) Internet
6 3 (0.21%) Multicast
6 3 (0.21%) RTMP
7 2 (0.14%) VSAN
8 1 (0.071%) 3G
8 1 (0.071%) 4G
8 1 (0.071%) 5G
8 1 (0.071%) CTI
8 1 (0.071%) DNS
8 1 (0.071%) Firewall
8 1 (0.071%) LAN
8 1 (0.071%) Network Security
8 1 (0.071%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.071%) VPN
8 1 (0.071%) WAN
8 1 (0.071%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 101 (7.22%) Amazon RDS
3 75 (5.36%) Amazon Redshift
4 58 (4.15%) Relational Database
5 46 (3.29%) Big Data
6 45 (3.22%) KDB
7 44 (3.15%) MongoDB
8 38 (2.72%) Hadoop
9 36 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
10 34 (2.43%) NoSQL
10 34 (2.43%) Power BI
11 31 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
12 30 (2.14%) Amazon Athena
12 30 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 29 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (1.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 26 (1.86%) Spotfire
16 24 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 22 (1.57%) Kdb+
18 16 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 87 (6.22%) JIRA
1 87 (6.22%) RStudio
2 69 (4.93%) Artifactory
3 64 (4.57%) Git (software)
4 62 (4.43%) TeamCity
5 37 (2.64%) Maven
6 31 (2.22%) Cucumber
7 29 (2.07%) Selenium
8 26 (1.86%) Jenkins
9 17 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (1.00%) webpack
11 13 (0.93%) JUnit
12 12 (0.86%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
14 9 (0.64%) Jasmine
14 9 (0.64%) SpecFlow
14 9 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (0.50%) JConsole
15 7 (0.50%) JProfiler
15 7 (0.50%) VisualVM
General
1 778 (55.61%) Finance
2 458 (32.74%) Banking
3 193 (13.80%) Investment Banking
4 51 (3.65%) Back Office
5 38 (2.72%) Financial Institution
6 13 (0.93%) Retail
7 12 (0.86%) Legal
8 9 (0.64%) Private Banking
9 7 (0.50%) Automotive
9 7 (0.50%) Marketing
9 7 (0.50%) Public Sector
10 6 (0.43%) Advertising
11 5 (0.36%) Publishing
12 4 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.29%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.14%) Billing
13 2 (0.14%) French Language
13 2 (0.14%) International Banking
13 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.14%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 872 (62.33%) Developer
2 296 (21.16%) Java Developer
3 205 (14.65%) Senior Developer
4 203 (14.51%) Analyst
5 180 (12.87%) C# Developer
6 143 (10.22%) Front Office Developer
7 127 (9.08%) Business Analyst
7 127 (9.08%) Python Developer
8 122 (8.72%) React Developer
9 93 (6.65%) Senior Java Developer
10 88 (6.29%) AWS Developer
10 88 (6.29%) Software Engineer
11 86 (6.15%) Full Stack Developer
12 74 (5.29%) Angular Developer
13 71 (5.08%) Lead Developer
14 63 (4.50%) .NET Developer
15 54 (3.86%) Architect
16 52 (3.72%) AWS Engineer
16 52 (3.72%) AWS Software Engineer
17 51 (3.65%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (15.94%) React
1 223 (15.94%) Web Services
2 204 (14.58%) AngularJS
3 195 (13.94%) .NET
4 110 (7.86%) Node.js
5 109 (7.79%) J2EE
6 106 (7.58%) HTML
7 92 (6.58%) CSS
8 65 (4.65%) HTML5
9 53 (3.79%) REST
10 50 (3.57%) FIX Protocol
10 50 (3.57%) WPF
11 49 (3.50%) Spring
12 47 (3.36%) Redux
13 43 (3.07%) Kafka
14 41 (2.93%) .NET Core
15 40 (2.86%) Pandas
16 39 (2.79%) NumPy
17 35 (2.50%) Middleware
18 33 (2.36%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 336 (24.02%) Derivative
2 315 (22.52%) Fixed Income
3 252 (18.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 198 (14.15%) Greenfield Project
5 181 (12.94%) Equities
6 124 (8.86%) Hedge funds
7 98 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
8 87 (6.22%) Equity Derivative
9 51 (3.65%) Market Risk
10 47 (3.36%) Credit Risk
11 39 (2.79%) Data Structures
12 38 (2.72%) Algorithms
12 38 (2.72%) Reference Data
13 37 (2.64%) User Experience
14 31 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
15 21 (1.50%) Grid Computing
16 20 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
17 16 (1.14%) Exotic Derivative
18 10 (0.71%) Credit Derivative
18 10 (0.71%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 85 (6.08%) Windows
2 75 (5.36%) Linux
3 59 (4.22%) Unix
4 27 (1.93%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.29%) Windows 10
6 15 (1.07%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.64%) Solaris
8 8 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.071%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.071%) VMS
10 1 (0.071%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 622 (44.46%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (18.51%) Software Engineering
3 254 (18.16%) Asset Management
4 201 (14.37%) TDD
5 195 (13.94%) Analytics
6 146 (10.44%) DevOps
7 141 (10.08%) Multithreading
8 119 (8.51%) Investment Management
9 115 (8.22%) Front End Development
10 114 (8.15%) Low Latency
11 111 (7.93%) SDLC
12 102 (7.29%) Electronic Trading
12 102 (7.29%) Problem-Solving
13 100 (7.15%) Scrum
14 98 (7.01%) Microservices
15 88 (6.29%) Decision-Making
16 82 (5.86%) Mentoring
16 82 (5.86%) Unit Testing
17 81 (5.79%) Visualisation
18 77 (5.50%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 617 (44.10%) Java
2 426 (30.45%) Python
3 403 (28.81%) C#
4 291 (20.80%) JavaScript
5 279 (19.94%) SQL
6 185 (13.22%) C++
7 84 (6.00%) TypeScript
8 61 (4.36%) Scala
9 57 (4.07%) R
10 44 (3.15%) VBA
11 28 (2.00%) Java 8
11 28 (2.00%) Perl
12 24 (1.72%) VB.NET
13 23 (1.64%) C
14 21 (1.50%) PowerShell
15 19 (1.36%) IronPython
15 19 (1.36%) Kotlin
16 18 (1.29%) ES6
16 18 (1.29%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (7.72%) Degree
2 34 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (1.57%) AWS Certification
4 18 (1.29%) PhD
5 16 (1.14%) Master's Degree
6 14 (1.00%) ISEB
7 11 (0.79%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.57%) CFA
10 4 (0.29%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.29%) PMP
10 4 (0.29%) Security Cleared
11 3 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.21%) MCSA
11 3 (0.21%) MCSE
11 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.14%) QA
2 19 (1.36%) MiFID
3 9 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.50%) SLA
5 6 (0.43%) EMIR
6 5 (0.36%) GDPR
6 5 (0.36%) PMO
7 1 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.071%) SEPA
System Software
1 189 (13.51%) Docker
2 13 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 12 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.21%) XenApp
6 3 (0.21%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.071%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 115 (8.22%) Kubernetes
2 73 (5.22%) Terraform
3 13 (0.93%) Ansible
4 12 (0.86%) Kibana
5 9 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
5 9 (0.64%) SCCM
6 7 (0.50%) Puppet
7 5 (0.36%) Control-M
7 5 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.29%) Grafana
8 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.14%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.14%) Nagios
9 2 (0.14%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.071%) Rancher
Vendors
1 108 (7.72%) Microsoft
2 103 (7.36%) Oracle
3 76 (5.43%) Bloomberg
4 66 (4.72%) Reuters
5 42 (3.00%) TIBCO
6 34 (2.43%) Sybase
7 31 (2.22%) OpenLink
8 21 (1.50%) Google
9 20 (1.43%) Tableau
10 19 (1.36%) ION Trading
11 17 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
12 15 (1.07%) Murex
13 14 (1.00%) Charles River
14 13 (0.93%) VMware
15 11 (0.79%) Databricks
16 8 (0.57%) Fidessa
16 8 (0.57%) ServiceNow
16 8 (0.57%) Splunk
16 8 (0.57%) Sun
17 7 (0.50%) HP