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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 180 132
Rank change year-on-year +97 -48  
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1310 746 946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.78% 1.38% 1.72%
As % of the General category 7.08% 3.76% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1013 594 775
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £419 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £525
% change year-on-year +3.65% -21.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.75 £46.50 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.43% -28.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 - £65.00

Front Office is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18515 19860 21849
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.30% 36.79% 39.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12137 13269 14020
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £630 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 469 530
Median hourly rate £27.16 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.08% +2.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Front Office
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Front Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +99 1234 £600 - 147
London +47 1209 £600 - 139
City of London +32 279 £600 -1.07% 49
Northern Ireland - 67 £420 -
County Antrim - 57 £420 -
Belfast - 57 £420 -
Canary Wharf +11 17 £650 +30.00%
South East -20 15 £425 - 3
Docklands, London - 10 £600 -
Berkshire +3 7 £625 -
Scotland +2 7 £450 +12.50% 4
Reading +2 6 - -
Edinburgh +17 5 £450 +9.09% 2
Surrey +9 5 £425 +1.79%
North West +22 4 £375 - 2
Hampshire +10 3 £311 -26.82%
Basingstoke -11 3 £311 -26.82%
Bromley - 3 £613 -
Liverpool - 3 £375 -
Merseyside - 3 £375 -
South West - 3 £675 - 1
Glasgow -19 2 - - 2
Somerset - 2 £503 -
Camberley - 2 £485 -
Caterham - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire +30 1 - -
West Yorkshire +16 1 - -
East Midlands -9 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1008 (45.78%) Banking
2 976 (44.32%) Finance
3 754 (34.24%) Java
4 619 (28.11%) Investment Banking
5 578 (26.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 574 (26.07%) Agile Software Development
7 532 (24.16%) C#
8 528 (23.98%) SQL
9 458 (20.80%) Fixed Income
10 456 (20.71%) Multithreading
11 430 (19.53%) Electronic Trading
12 399 (18.12%) Derivative
13 385 (17.48%) C++
14 381 (17.30%) Equities
15 362 (16.44%) Low Latency
16 305 (13.85%) Linux
17 298 (13.53%) Unix
18 286 (12.99%) .NET
19 277 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
20 271 (12.31%) MiFID
21 267 (12.13%) JavaScript
22 256 (11.63%) SQL Server
23 253 (11.49%) HTML
24 246 (11.17%) TDD
25 234 (10.63%) Python
26 233 (10.58%) Oracle
27 221 (10.04%) OO
27 221 (10.04%) HTML5
28 199 (9.04%) Risk Management
29 181 (8.22%) WPF

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 58 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
2 41 (1.86%) Apache Spark
3 19 (0.86%) Apache
3 19 (0.86%) IIS
4 16 (0.73%) DataSynapse
4 16 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
5 13 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.54%) Tomcat
6 12 (0.54%) WebSphere
7 11 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (0.50%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.45%) Confluence
9 8 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.32%) CMS
10 7 (0.32%) JBoss
11 6 (0.27%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.23%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.23%) nginx
12 5 (0.23%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.18%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 117 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.091%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 50 (2.27%) ION MarketView
2 35 (1.59%) thinkFolio
3 25 (1.14%) RMDS
4 17 (0.77%) Endur
5 12 (0.54%) Global One
6 9 (0.41%) Bloomberg AIM
7 8 (0.36%) Markit EDM
8 7 (0.32%) Actimize
8 7 (0.32%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 7 (0.32%) LatentZero
9 5 (0.23%) Sophis RISQUE
9 5 (0.23%) Summit
10 4 (0.18%) FINCAD Analytics
10 4 (0.18%) Murex MxG2000
11 3 (0.14%) Kondor
11 3 (0.14%) Loan IQ
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
11 3 (0.14%) Orchestrade
12 2 (0.091%) IntelliMatch
12 2 (0.091%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.18%) Route 53
6 3 (0.14%) GitHub
6 3 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
6 3 (0.14%) PaaS
7 2 (0.091%) Boomi
7 2 (0.091%) IaaS
8 1 (0.045%) Office 365
8 1 (0.045%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.045%) SaaS
8 1 (0.045%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.91%) Firewall
2 15 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.54%) FIX Connectivity
4 9 (0.41%) HTTP
5 8 (0.36%) NAS
5 8 (0.36%) SAN
6 5 (0.23%) SSL
7 4 (0.18%) Internet
8 3 (0.14%) Diameter Protocol
8 3 (0.14%) LAN
8 3 (0.14%) Network Security
8 3 (0.14%) VoIP
9 2 (0.091%) DHCP
9 2 (0.091%) FTP
9 2 (0.091%) GGSN
9 2 (0.091%) GPRS
9 2 (0.091%) GSM
9 2 (0.091%) LTE
9 2 (0.091%) SMTP
9 2 (0.091%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 152 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 95 (4.31%) Big Data
4 73 (3.32%) KDB
5 72 (3.27%) Hadoop
6 47 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (1.82%) Tick Data
8 37 (1.68%) NoSQL
9 35 (1.59%) RDBMS
10 30 (1.36%) Oracle Database
11 27 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
12 25 (1.14%) HBase
13 24 (1.09%) Data Mart
14 23 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (1.00%) Kdb+
15 22 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 21 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
16 21 (0.95%) MongoDB
17 20 (0.91%) DB2
18 17 (0.77%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 88 (4.00%) TeamCity
2 75 (3.41%) Git (software)
3 69 (3.13%) Subversion
4 51 (2.32%) JIRA
5 49 (2.23%) Maven
6 43 (1.95%) NUnit
7 42 (1.91%) JUnit
8 30 (1.36%) Jenkins
8 30 (1.36%) Visual Studio
9 24 (1.09%) Selenium
9 24 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (1.00%) Mockito
11 21 (0.95%) Grunt
12 19 (0.86%) Gradle
13 18 (0.82%) gulp
13 18 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
14 17 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 16 (0.73%) webpack
16 9 (0.41%) Bitbucket
17 8 (0.36%) Cucumber
General
1 1008 (45.78%) Banking
2 976 (44.32%) Finance
3 619 (28.11%) Investment Banking
4 127 (5.77%) Back Office
5 56 (2.54%) Financial Institution
6 23 (1.04%) Marketing
7 22 (1.00%) Legal
7 22 (1.00%) Private Banking
8 19 (0.86%) Retail
9 15 (0.68%) Advertising
10 11 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
11 7 (0.32%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.27%) French Language
12 6 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.23%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.14%) Games
15 2 (0.091%) Mandarin Language
15 2 (0.091%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.091%) Prime Brokerage
16 1 (0.045%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1378 (62.58%) Developer
2 499 (22.66%) Java Developer
3 484 (21.98%) Analyst
4 330 (14.99%) C# Developer
4 330 (14.99%) Front Office Developer
5 327 (14.85%) Business Analyst
6 213 (9.67%) Senior Developer
7 170 (7.72%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 167 (7.58%) C++ Developer
9 129 (5.86%) Senior Java Developer
10 113 (5.13%) Project Manager
11 110 (5.00%) .NET Developer
12 96 (4.36%) Front Office Business Analyst
13 94 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
14 92 (4.18%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 92 (4.18%) JavaScript Developer
15 89 (4.04%) Quantitative Developer
16 87 (3.95%) Python Developer
17 86 (3.91%) MiFID Business Analyst
17 86 (3.91%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (12.99%) .NET
2 253 (11.49%) HTML
3 221 (10.04%) HTML5
4 181 (8.22%) WPF
5 179 (8.13%) AngularJS
6 166 (7.54%) FIX Protocol
7 127 (5.77%) CSS
8 122 (5.54%) Spring
9 102 (4.63%) React
10 75 (3.41%) WCF
11 71 (3.22%) XML
12 67 (3.04%) REST
13 60 (2.72%) Node.js
14 54 (2.45%) JMS
15 53 (2.41%) Web Services
16 47 (2.13%) Middleware
16 47 (2.13%) Redux
16 47 (2.13%) Rendezvous
17 44 (2.00%) .NET Framework
17 44 (2.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 578 (26.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 458 (20.80%) Fixed Income
3 399 (18.12%) Derivative
4 381 (17.30%) Equities
5 277 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
6 138 (6.27%) Greenfield Project
7 121 (5.50%) Equity Derivative
8 108 (4.90%) Computer Science
9 85 (3.86%) Market Risk
10 84 (3.81%) Algorithms
11 60 (2.72%) Hedge funds
12 57 (2.59%) Virtual Team
13 47 (2.13%) User Experience
14 46 (2.09%) Data Structures
15 45 (2.04%) Fintech
16 42 (1.91%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 35 (1.59%) Management Information System
18 33 (1.50%) OTC Derivatives
19 31 (1.41%) Credit Risk
19 31 (1.41%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 305 (13.85%) Linux
2 298 (13.53%) Unix
3 160 (7.27%) Windows
4 26 (1.18%) Windows Server
5 15 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 7 (0.32%) Solaris
7 3 (0.14%) OS/390
8 2 (0.091%) Android
8 2 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.091%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.091%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.045%) HPUX
9 1 (0.045%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.045%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.045%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 574 (26.07%) Agile Software Development
2 456 (20.71%) Multithreading
3 430 (19.53%) Electronic Trading
4 362 (16.44%) Low Latency
5 246 (11.17%) TDD
6 221 (10.04%) OO
7 199 (9.04%) Risk Management
8 174 (7.90%) Asset Management
9 165 (7.49%) SDLC
10 157 (7.13%) Business Analysis
11 154 (6.99%) Analytics
11 154 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
12 145 (6.58%) Mathematics
13 123 (5.59%) Scrum
14 117 (5.31%) Investment Management
15 113 (5.13%) Project Management
16 109 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
17 107 (4.86%) Test Automation
18 104 (4.72%) Software Engineering
19 99 (4.50%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 754 (34.24%) Java
2 532 (24.16%) C#
3 528 (23.98%) SQL
4 385 (17.48%) C++
5 267 (12.13%) JavaScript
6 234 (10.63%) Python
7 114 (5.18%) VBA
8 102 (4.63%) Scala
9 76 (3.45%) Perl
10 52 (2.36%) TypeScript
11 45 (2.04%) T-SQL
12 39 (1.77%) C
13 37 (1.68%) Bash Shell
13 37 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 36 (1.63%) ES6
14 36 (1.63%) R
14 36 (1.63%) VB
15 30 (1.36%) PL/SQL
16 29 (1.32%) XAML
17 27 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 148 (6.72%) Degree
2 50 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 34 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
4 30 (1.36%) PhD
4 30 (1.36%) PMI Certification
5 28 (1.27%) PMP
6 8 (0.36%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.23%) MBA
8 5 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (0.18%) CFA
9 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.14%) MCP
11 2 (0.091%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.045%) ISEB
12 1 (0.045%) MCSA
12 1 (0.045%) MCSE
12 1 (0.045%) MOS
12 1 (0.045%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.045%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (12.31%) MiFID
2 61 (2.77%) QA
3 31 (1.41%) EMIR
4 26 (1.18%) Dodd-Frank
5 22 (1.00%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.64%) SLA
7 9 (0.41%) Basel III
8 7 (0.32%) PMO
9 6 (0.27%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.14%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.091%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.091%) SEPA
12 1 (0.045%) Basel II
12 1 (0.045%) FATCA
12 1 (0.045%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (0.95%) Docker
2 12 (0.54%) HDFS
3 9 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.32%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
7 2 (0.091%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (0.64%) Control-M
2 10 (0.45%) Ansible
2 10 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
3 7 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.18%) SCCM
6 3 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.14%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.14%) Puppet
6 3 (0.14%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.14%) Tivoli NetView
7 2 (0.091%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.091%) Terraform
8 1 (0.045%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.045%) Mesos
8 1 (0.045%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.045%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.045%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.045%) yum
Vendors
1 233 (10.58%) Oracle
2 122 (5.54%) Sybase
3 119 (5.40%) Microsoft
4 93 (4.22%) Bloomberg
5 90 (4.09%) ION Trading
6 88 (4.00%) TIBCO
7 81 (3.68%) Murex
8 56 (2.54%) Reuters
9 39 (1.77%) Charles River
10 36 (1.63%) Fidessa
11 27 (1.23%) Calypso
12 23 (1.04%) Sophis
13 21 (0.95%) Currenex
14 14 (0.64%) IBM
14 14 (0.64%) Solace
15 13 (0.59%) Google
15 13 (0.59%) JD Edwards
16 12 (0.54%) FXall
16 12 (0.54%) OpenLink
17 11 (0.50%) SAP
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