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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 121 106
Rank change year-on-year -1 -15  
Contract jobs citing Front Office 896 1033 1078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 1.93% 2.00%
As % of the General category 5.21% 5.06% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 817 879
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £726 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +0.88% -3.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.75 - £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.65 - -

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 17200 20426 21174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.15% 38.12% 39.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11247 13262 12987
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.87% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 506 498
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +23.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +24.00%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 28 March 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 -9 852 £600 - 146
London 0 834 £600 - 140
City of London -5 181 £600 - 62
Northern Ireland - 37 £413 - 2
County Antrim - 31 £413 - 1
Belfast - 30 £413 - 1
South East -26 10 £424 -0.29% 1
Edinburgh +13 6 £563 +4.65% 2
Scotland -2 6 £563 +40.62% 2
Canary Wharf -8 6 £500 -21.56%
Hampshire +3 4 £338 -20.58%
Docklands, London -3 4 £550 -15.38%
North West +27 3 £500 +42.85%
Oxfordshire -5 3 £500 -20.00%
Cheshire +26 2 - -
Hertfordshire +3 2 £400 -11.11%
East of England -1 2 £400 -11.11% 1
Oxford -7 2 £500 +12.67%
Chester - 2 - -
West Midlands +11 1 £475 +26.66%
Manchester +10 1 £500 +42.85%
South West -3 1 - - 2
Birmingham -4 1 £475 +26.66%
Berkshire -5 1 - -
Reading -6 1 - -
Hatfield -12 1 £500 +17.64%
Stevenage - 1 £300 -
Northampton - 1 £538 -
Surrey - 1 £473 -
West Sussex - 1 £375 - 1

Front Office
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 722 (42.77%) Finance
2 691 (40.94%) Banking
3 482 (28.55%) Java
4 431 (25.53%) Investment Banking
5 418 (24.76%) SQL
6 396 (23.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 394 (23.34%) Agile Software Development
8 387 (22.93%) C#
9 372 (22.04%) Derivative
10 356 (21.09%) Fixed Income
11 327 (19.37%) Equities
12 322 (19.08%) C++
13 304 (18.01%) Multithreading
14 257 (15.23%) Electronic Trading
15 231 (13.68%) Linux
16 220 (13.03%) .NET
17 212 (12.56%) Low Latency
18 206 (12.20%) Unix
19 196 (11.61%) MiFID
20 185 (10.96%) Python
21 184 (10.90%) SQL Server
21 184 (10.90%) Risk Management
22 183 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
23 170 (10.07%) Asset Management
24 164 (9.72%) Oracle
25 154 (9.12%) OO
26 152 (9.00%) HTML
27 144 (8.53%) JavaScript
28 139 (8.23%) Analytics
29 138 (8.18%) Windows

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 51 (3.02%) Apache Spark
2 39 (2.31%) Oracle Coherence
3 20 (1.18%) IIS
4 19 (1.13%) Apache Pig
5 15 (0.89%) Apache
6 14 (0.83%) Confluence
7 13 (0.77%) DataSynapse
8 12 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
9 10 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.36%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.30%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.18%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.18%) GemFire
14 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
15 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 70 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.13%) MS Office
3 11 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.18%) MS Project
9 1 (0.059%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.059%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 30 (1.78%) RMDS
2 21 (1.24%) thinkFolio
3 18 (1.07%) ION MarketView
4 14 (0.83%) Summit
5 11 (0.65%) Minerva
6 10 (0.59%) SimCorp Dimension
7 9 (0.53%) Endur
8 7 (0.41%) LatentZero
9 6 (0.36%) Markit EDM
10 5 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (0.30%) Global One
10 5 (0.30%) Orchestrade
10 5 (0.30%) Sophis RISQUE
11 4 (0.24%) FINCAD Analytics
11 4 (0.24%) Murex MxG2000
11 4 (0.24%) Sentinel
12 2 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
12 2 (0.12%) Eikon
12 2 (0.12%) SunGard APT
12 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (0.24%) Boomi
4 4 (0.24%) Route 53
5 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.12%) GitHub
7 1 (0.059%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.07%) Firewall
2 11 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.47%) SAN
4 7 (0.41%) LTE
5 6 (0.36%) DHCP
5 6 (0.36%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (0.36%) DNS
5 6 (0.36%) GGSN
5 6 (0.36%) GPRS
5 6 (0.36%) GSM
5 6 (0.36%) SMTP
5 6 (0.36%) SNMP
5 6 (0.36%) UMTS
5 6 (0.36%) VoIP
6 5 (0.30%) NAS
7 4 (0.24%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (0.24%) FTP
7 4 (0.24%) snoop
8 3 (0.18%) DMZ
8 3 (0.18%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 91 (5.39%) Big Data
3 83 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 68 (4.03%) KDB
5 62 (3.67%) Hadoop
6 54 (3.20%) Tick Data
7 44 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 42 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
9 38 (2.25%) NoSQL
10 37 (2.19%) Oracle Database
11 34 (2.01%) RDBMS
12 28 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 25 (1.48%) MongoDB
14 24 (1.42%) DB2
15 23 (1.36%) Apache Hive
15 23 (1.36%) QlikView
16 21 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (1.07%) Data Mart
17 18 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (3.32%) JIRA
2 54 (3.20%) TeamCity
3 52 (3.08%) Subversion
4 44 (2.61%) Git (software)
5 41 (2.43%) NUnit
6 38 (2.25%) JUnit
7 24 (1.42%) Visual Studio
8 21 (1.24%) Maven
9 20 (1.18%) Mockito
10 15 (0.89%) Grunt
10 15 (0.89%) Jenkins
11 13 (0.77%) Gradle
11 13 (0.77%) gulp
11 13 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (0.65%) IntelliJ
13 9 (0.53%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.53%) webpack
14 8 (0.47%) Moq
14 8 (0.47%) NCrunch
14 8 (0.47%) ReSharper
General
1 722 (42.77%) Finance
2 691 (40.94%) Banking
3 431 (25.53%) Investment Banking
4 131 (7.76%) Back Office
5 32 (1.90%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.07%) Retail
7 17 (1.01%) Marketing
8 16 (0.95%) Legal
9 14 (0.83%) Advertising
10 12 (0.71%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
11 7 (0.41%) Private Banking
12 6 (0.36%) French Language
13 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.24%) Automotive
13 4 (0.24%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.24%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
14 3 (0.18%) Publishing
15 2 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 944 (55.92%) Developer
2 419 (24.82%) Analyst
3 313 (18.54%) Java Developer
4 299 (17.71%) Business Analyst
5 225 (13.33%) C# Developer
5 225 (13.33%) Front Office Developer
6 167 (9.89%) C++ Developer
7 138 (8.18%) Senior Developer
8 101 (5.98%) MiFID Business Analyst
9 97 (5.75%) Project Manager
9 97 (5.75%) Senior Java Developer
10 95 (5.63%) Front Office Business Analyst
11 87 (5.15%) Electronic Trading Developer
12 81 (4.80%) .NET Developer
13 78 (4.62%) Quantitative Developer
14 66 (3.91%) C# .NET Developer
15 63 (3.73%) Python Developer
16 61 (3.61%) Support Analyst
17 59 (3.50%) SQL Developer
18 53 (3.14%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (13.03%) .NET
2 152 (9.00%) HTML
3 128 (7.58%) HTML5
4 119 (7.05%) WPF
5 114 (6.75%) AngularJS
6 94 (5.57%) FIX Protocol
7 81 (4.80%) Spring
8 80 (4.74%) CSS
9 61 (3.61%) React
10 49 (2.90%) WCF
11 47 (2.78%) .NET Framework
12 41 (2.43%) Middleware
13 38 (2.25%) Rendezvous
13 38 (2.25%) XML
14 33 (1.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 33 (1.95%) Node.js
15 32 (1.90%) ASP.NET
15 32 (1.90%) ASP.NET Web API
15 32 (1.90%) CSS3
16 29 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 396 (23.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 372 (22.04%) Derivative
3 356 (21.09%) Fixed Income
4 327 (19.37%) Equities
5 183 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
6 121 (7.17%) Equity Derivative
7 90 (5.33%) Computer Science
8 87 (5.15%) Algorithms
9 64 (3.79%) User Experience
10 54 (3.20%) Market Risk
11 51 (3.02%) Virtual Team
12 45 (2.67%) Management Information System
13 38 (2.25%) Fintech
14 34 (2.01%) Data Structures
15 33 (1.95%) OTC Derivatives
16 25 (1.48%) Hedge funds
17 24 (1.42%) Credit Risk
18 23 (1.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 21 (1.24%) N-Tier
20 20 (1.18%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 231 (13.68%) Linux
2 206 (12.20%) Unix
3 138 (8.18%) Windows
4 24 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.41%) Solaris
6 5 (0.30%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.18%) AIX
7 3 (0.18%) Android
8 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.059%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.059%) CentOS
9 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (23.34%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (18.01%) Multithreading
3 257 (15.23%) Electronic Trading
4 212 (12.56%) Low Latency
5 184 (10.90%) Risk Management
6 170 (10.07%) Asset Management
7 154 (9.12%) OO
8 139 (8.23%) Analytics
9 135 (8.00%) TDD
10 128 (7.58%) SDLC
11 125 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 122 (7.23%) Business Analysis
13 120 (7.11%) Mathematics
14 119 (7.05%) Investment Management
15 115 (6.81%) Scrum
16 99 (5.86%) Project Management
17 94 (5.57%) Continuous Integration
18 86 (5.09%) Migration
19 75 (4.44%) Algorithmic Trading
20 59 (3.50%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 482 (28.55%) Java
2 418 (24.76%) SQL
3 387 (22.93%) C#
4 322 (19.08%) C++
5 185 (10.96%) Python
6 144 (8.53%) JavaScript
7 75 (4.44%) Perl
8 70 (4.15%) Scala
8 70 (4.15%) VBA
9 56 (3.32%) T-SQL
10 41 (2.43%) C
11 40 (2.37%) PowerShell
12 33 (1.95%) TypeScript
13 31 (1.84%) PL/SQL
13 31 (1.84%) Shell Script
13 31 (1.84%) XAML
14 28 (1.66%) Bash Shell
14 28 (1.66%) MATLAB
15 25 (1.48%) VB
16 23 (1.36%) ES6
Qualifications
1 128 (7.58%) Degree
2 46 (2.73%) PhD
3 23 (1.36%) PMP
4 21 (1.24%) PMI Certification
5 10 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.24%) CFA
6 4 (0.24%) MBA
7 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.12%) MCP
8 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.059%) CCNA
9 1 (0.059%) CCNP
9 1 (0.059%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.059%) IIBA
9 1 (0.059%) ISEB
9 1 (0.059%) MOS
9 1 (0.059%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.059%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (11.61%) MiFID
2 69 (4.09%) QA
3 38 (2.25%) EMIR
4 34 (2.01%) Dodd-Frank
5 17 (1.01%) SLA
6 10 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.47%) Basel III
8 5 (0.30%) AIFMD
8 5 (0.30%) PMO
9 3 (0.18%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.12%) FATCA
10 2 (0.12%) SDET
10 2 (0.12%) SEPA
10 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.059%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (1.18%) HDFS
2 13 (0.77%) Docker
3 9 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 6 (0.36%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.12%) SRDF
6 1 (0.059%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.059%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (1.07%) Control-M
2 13 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
3 10 (0.59%) Ansible
4 9 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (0.41%) Puppet
6 4 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.18%) Mesos
7 3 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.18%) Terraform
8 2 (0.12%) Ambari
8 2 (0.12%) logstash
8 2 (0.12%) Oozie
8 2 (0.12%) SCCM
9 1 (0.059%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.059%) Icinga
9 1 (0.059%) Kibana
9 1 (0.059%) Nagios
9 1 (0.059%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.059%) Salt
Vendors
1 164 (9.72%) Oracle
2 91 (5.39%) Sybase
3 68 (4.03%) Microsoft
4 67 (3.97%) Murex
5 64 (3.79%) TIBCO
6 56 (3.32%) Bloomberg
7 55 (3.26%) ION Trading
7 55 (3.26%) Reuters
8 47 (2.78%) Charles River
9 42 (2.49%) Fidessa
10 19 (1.13%) Huawei
11 16 (0.95%) Calypso
12 15 (0.89%) DevExpress
13 14 (0.83%) Google
13 14 (0.83%) SimCorp
14 12 (0.71%) Citrix
14 12 (0.71%) Solace
15 11 (0.65%) Hortonworks
15 11 (0.65%) Informatica
16 10 (0.59%) Tableau
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Northern Ireland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £465 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £751 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £600 per day +
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £770 - £890 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £1000 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 28 minutes ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 7 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago