Period
to 19 May 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 19 May 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 175 130 114
Rank change year-on-year -45 -16 +30
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,472 2,030 1,936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 2.00% 2.13%
As % of the General category 4.53% 5.35% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,126 1,682 1,478
UK median daily rate £650 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
10th Percentile £500 £463 £416
90th Percentile £800 £800 £746
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £433
% change year-on-year -15.79% +9.83% +5.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 10
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +9.26% -83.13%
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.55 £10.00
90th Percentile £20.50 £14.95 £23.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £10.00

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 32,510 37,950 34,988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.73% 37.37% 38.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,188 24,758 22,910
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £306 £293 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +4.12% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 723 874 889
UK median hourly rate £29.36 £26.78 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.65% +7.10% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.27 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £26.11 £25.00
% change year-on-year +29.27% +4.43% -10.71%

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 19 May 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 19 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Top 12 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 19 May 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 -40 1,426 £650 - 106
London -15 1,384 £650 - 104
UK excluding London -30 64 £400 -15.79% 4
Scotland +18 20 £400 -15.79% 1
Midlands +25 13 £325 -
East Midlands - 13 £325 -
South East +20 12 £579 +18.72% 2
North of England - 12 £195 -
North West - 10 £195 -
South West -22 5 £388 -
Northern Ireland -23 3 £420 -8.20% 1
Yorkshire - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 May 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.

1 683 (46.40%) Finance
2 590 (40.08%) Agile Software Development
3 572 (38.86%) Java
4 517 (35.12%) Banking
5 363 (24.66%) C#
6 335 (22.76%) Fixed Income
7 312 (21.20%) SQL
8 270 (18.34%) Python
9 266 (18.07%) Asset Management
10 254 (17.26%) Derivative
11 249 (16.92%) .NET
12 248 (16.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 216 (14.67%) SQL Server
14 210 (14.27%) Investment Banking
15 209 (14.20%) Multithreading
16 201 (13.65%) JavaScript
17 184 (12.50%) Hedge funds
18 175 (11.89%) Greenfield Project
19 174 (11.82%) Equities
20 172 (11.68%) TDD
21 166 (11.28%) Analytics
22 162 (11.01%) C++
23 149 (10.12%) Amazon AWS
24 148 (10.05%) HTML
25 147 (9.99%) AngularJS
26 139 (9.44%) Software Engineering
27 138 (9.38%) DevOps
28 137 (9.31%) Electronic Trading
29 125 (8.49%) Web Services
29 125 (8.49%) React

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 67 (4.55%) Apache Spark
2 47 (3.19%) Apache
3 46 (3.13%) Confluence
4 27 (1.83%) Oracle Coherence
5 21 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 17 (1.15%) Mule
7 8 (0.54%) CMS
8 7 (0.48%) JBoss
9 6 (0.41%) SharePoint
10 4 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.27%) DataSynapse
10 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.27%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.20%) IIS
12 2 (0.14%) Magnolia
12 2 (0.14%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.14%) SAS
12 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 81 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.20%) InVision
4 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.20%) Sketch
5 1 (0.068%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 21 (1.43%) Endur
1 21 (1.43%) MoSes
2 18 (1.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 10 (0.68%) thinkFolio
4 9 (0.61%) Eikon
5 8 (0.54%) ION MarketView
5 8 (0.54%) RMDS
6 3 (0.20%) Bloomberg AIM
6 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.20%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.14%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.068%) AquaLogic BPM
8 1 (0.068%) Kondor
8 1 (0.068%) SAP CAR
8 1 (0.068%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.068%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.068%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 149 (10.12%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (6.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (5.23%) Serverless
4 70 (4.76%) AWS Lambda
5 66 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
5 66 (4.48%) Amazon S3
6 62 (4.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 59 (4.01%) Amazon SQS
7 59 (4.01%) OpenShift
8 24 (1.63%) Power Platform
9 23 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
10 22 (1.49%) GitHub
11 11 (0.75%) Azure Functions
12 10 (0.68%) Office 365
13 7 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (0.41%) npm
15 5 (0.34%) SaaS
16 3 (0.20%) NuGet
17 1 (0.068%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.34%) FIX Connectivity
2 4 (0.27%) AMQP
2 4 (0.27%) Kerberos
2 4 (0.27%) RTMP
3 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.14%) VSAN
4 1 (0.068%) DNS
4 1 (0.068%) HTTP
4 1 (0.068%) Internet
4 1 (0.068%) LAN
4 1 (0.068%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 67 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
3 64 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 54 (3.67%) Amazon Redshift
4 54 (3.67%) Big Data
5 43 (2.92%) Hadoop
6 40 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 37 (2.51%) NoSQL
8 33 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 32 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 29 (1.97%) KDB
11 27 (1.83%) MongoDB
11 27 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (1.70%) Spotfire
12 25 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 24 (1.63%) Power BI
14 18 (1.22%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (1.02%) MySQL
17 12 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 84 (5.71%) Jenkins
1 84 (5.71%) JIRA
2 63 (4.28%) Git (software)
3 62 (4.21%) Artifactory
4 59 (4.01%) RStudio
5 51 (3.46%) Maven
6 50 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 44 (2.99%) Subversion
8 37 (2.51%) TeamCity
9 28 (1.90%) JUnit
10 21 (1.43%) NUnit
10 21 (1.43%) Visual Studio
11 18 (1.22%) Cucumber
12 15 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 15 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
13 12 (0.82%) Hudson
13 12 (0.82%) Selenium
14 11 (0.75%) jMock
15 10 (0.68%) Moq
16 9 (0.61%) FishEye
General
1 683 (46.40%) Finance
2 517 (35.12%) Banking
3 210 (14.27%) Investment Banking
4 65 (4.42%) Back Office
5 45 (3.06%) Financial Institution
6 21 (1.43%) Private Banking
7 8 (0.54%) Legal
8 7 (0.48%) Advertising
8 7 (0.48%) Retail
9 5 (0.34%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.27%) Automotive
11 3 (0.20%) French Language
11 3 (0.20%) Games
11 3 (0.20%) International Banking
11 3 (0.20%) Marketing
12 2 (0.14%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.068%) Billing
13 1 (0.068%) Law
13 1 (0.068%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 983 (66.78%) Developer
2 360 (24.46%) Java Developer
3 222 (15.08%) C# Developer
4 215 (14.61%) Analyst
5 169 (11.48%) Front Office Developer
6 165 (11.21%) Senior Developer
7 129 (8.76%) Business Analyst
8 108 (7.34%) React Developer
9 103 (7.00%) Python Developer
10 80 (5.43%) UI Developer
11 75 (5.10%) Angular Developer
12 74 (5.03%) Senior Java Developer
13 73 (4.96%) Electronic Trading Developer
13 73 (4.96%) Full Stack Developer
14 68 (4.62%) .NET Developer
15 67 (4.55%) WPF Developer
16 64 (4.35%) C++ Developer
17 61 (4.14%) AWS Developer
18 55 (3.74%) C# WPF Developer
19 52 (3.53%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (16.92%) .NET
2 148 (10.05%) HTML
3 147 (9.99%) AngularJS
4 125 (8.49%) React
4 125 (8.49%) Web Services
5 120 (8.15%) WPF
6 100 (6.79%) CSS
7 93 (6.32%) Spring
8 78 (5.30%) HTML5
9 67 (4.55%) Redux
10 66 (4.48%) J2EE
11 64 (4.35%) REST
12 53 (3.60%) .NET Framework
13 52 (3.53%) FIX Protocol
14 50 (3.40%) .NET Core
15 49 (3.33%) WCF
16 45 (3.06%) Node.js
17 43 (2.92%) ASP.NET
18 42 (2.85%) WebSockets
19 40 (2.72%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 335 (22.76%) Fixed Income
2 254 (17.26%) Derivative
3 248 (16.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 184 (12.50%) Hedge funds
5 175 (11.89%) Greenfield Project
6 174 (11.82%) Equities
7 71 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
8 68 (4.62%) Equity Derivative
9 54 (3.67%) Fintech
10 51 (3.46%) OTC Derivatives
11 47 (3.19%) User Experience
12 46 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
13 43 (2.92%) Market Risk
14 38 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
15 37 (2.51%) Data Structures
16 30 (2.04%) Algorithms
17 28 (1.90%) Credit Risk
18 21 (1.43%) Grid Computing
19 20 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
20 13 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 101 (6.86%) Unix
2 98 (6.66%) Linux
3 78 (5.30%) Windows
4 25 (1.70%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 11 (0.75%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.20%) Solaris
9 1 (0.068%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.068%) SUSE
9 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (40.08%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (18.07%) Asset Management
3 209 (14.20%) Multithreading
4 172 (11.68%) TDD
5 166 (11.28%) Analytics
6 139 (9.44%) Software Engineering
7 138 (9.38%) DevOps
8 137 (9.31%) Electronic Trading
9 116 (7.88%) Low Latency
10 114 (7.74%) Risk Management
11 95 (6.45%) Investment Management
12 94 (6.39%) SDLC
13 92 (6.25%) Decision-Making
13 92 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
14 90 (6.11%) Problem-Solving
14 90 (6.11%) Test Automation
15 87 (5.91%) BDD
15 87 (5.91%) Scrum
16 84 (5.71%) OO
17 82 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 572 (38.86%) Java
2 363 (24.66%) C#
3 312 (21.20%) SQL
4 270 (18.34%) Python
5 201 (13.65%) JavaScript
6 162 (11.01%) C++
7 81 (5.50%) TypeScript
8 64 (4.35%) Java 8
9 59 (4.01%) Scala
9 59 (4.01%) VBA
10 27 (1.83%) R
10 27 (1.83%) VB
11 24 (1.63%) Perl
12 20 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 19 (1.29%) ES6
14 18 (1.22%) Haskell
15 15 (1.02%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.95%) PowerShell
17 13 (0.88%) IronPython
18 12 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 75 (5.10%) Degree
2 16 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.02%) PhD
4 14 (0.95%) AWS Certification
4 14 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (0.54%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.48%) ISEB
8 6 (0.41%) PMP
9 5 (0.34%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.27%) CCNA
10 4 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.27%) MCITP
10 4 (0.27%) MCP
10 4 (0.27%) MCSA
10 4 (0.27%) MCSE
10 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.20%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.46%) QA
2 14 (0.95%) MiFID
3 13 (0.88%) SLA
4 4 (0.27%) PSD2
5 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.20%) PMO
6 2 (0.14%) Basel III
6 2 (0.14%) GDPR
6 2 (0.14%) SEPA
7 1 (0.068%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.068%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.068%) EMIR
7 1 (0.068%) FATCA
7 1 (0.068%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.068%) UCITS
System Software
1 110 (7.47%) Docker
2 13 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
3 11 (0.75%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.54%) HDFS
4 8 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.068%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.068%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 73 (4.96%) Kubernetes
2 62 (4.21%) Terraform
3 15 (1.02%) Ansible
4 8 (0.54%) Puppet
5 6 (0.41%) SCCM
6 3 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.14%) Control-M
7 2 (0.14%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.14%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.14%) Kibana
8 1 (0.068%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.068%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 124 (8.42%) Microsoft
2 115 (7.81%) Oracle
3 40 (2.72%) Sybase
4 38 (2.58%) Reuters
5 37 (2.51%) Charles River
6 36 (2.45%) Bloomberg
7 33 (2.24%) Telerik
8 25 (1.70%) TIBCO
9 21 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 20 (1.36%) OpenLink
11 18 (1.22%) Google
12 16 (1.09%) FactSet
12 16 (1.09%) Murex
13 15 (1.02%) ION Trading
14 12 (0.82%) Tableau
15 11 (0.75%) Fidessa
16 10 (0.68%) DevExpress
16 10 (0.68%) FXall
16 10 (0.68%) RedGate
17 9 (0.61%) Databricks