Period
to 2 March 2021

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 2 March 2021 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 149 154
Rank change year-on-year +76 +5 -40
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,460 1,178 1,776
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.04% 1.77% 1.81%
As % of the General category 7.53% 4.76% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,452 924 1,434
Median daily rate £625 £650 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £488 £463 £500
90th Percentile £775 £788 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £420 £385
% change year-on-year +0.30% +9.09% -14.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 11
Median hourly rate - £22.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.87% -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £15.00

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 19,393 24,754 39,227
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.34% 37.21% 40.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,051 16,302 26,254
Median daily rate £495 £475 £477
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% -0.42% +1.49%
10th Percentile £300 £269 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £435 £430
% change year-on-year -2.30% +1.16% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 758 1,016
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.49% +1.23% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £11.65
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.90 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -4.76%

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 2 March 2021.

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
Top 11 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 2 March 2021. 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 +73 1,401 £625 -3.85% 123
London +32 1,377 £625 -3.85% 121
Work from Home -36 258 £575 -17.86% 18
UK excluding London +146 23 £421 +0.30% 6
South East +98 11 £625 +48.81% 1
South West +73 5 £340 -
Northern Ireland +15 4 £393 -14.67%
Scotland +22 1 - - 4
East of England - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 2 March 2021, 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.

1 827 (56.64%) Finance
2 703 (48.15%) Java
3 618 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
4 546 (37.40%) Banking
5 476 (32.60%) Python
6 466 (31.92%) JavaScript
7 431 (29.52%) Asset Management
8 418 (28.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 413 (28.29%) AWS
10 406 (27.81%) Software Engineering
11 395 (27.05%) React
12 393 (26.92%) Derivative
12 393 (26.92%) Investment Management
13 385 (26.37%) Web Services
14 367 (25.14%) Fixed Income
15 348 (23.84%) Investment Banking
16 333 (22.81%) Equities
17 299 (20.48%) SQL
18 293 (20.07%) Docker
19 280 (19.18%) Kubernetes
20 277 (18.97%) C#
21 268 (18.36%) Node.js
22 226 (15.48%) Electronic Trading
23 217 (14.86%) Terraform
24 209 (14.32%) C++
25 208 (14.25%) TypeScript
26 205 (14.04%) Kotlin
27 199 (13.63%) Multithreading
28 190 (13.01%) Azure
29 189 (12.95%) Analytics

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 84 (5.75%) Apache Spark
2 72 (4.93%) Mule
3 70 (4.79%) Apache
4 27 (1.85%) Red Hat Fuse
5 14 (0.96%) JBoss
6 6 (0.41%) Confluence
6 6 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
6 6 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.21%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.068%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.068%) Camunda
8 1 (0.068%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.068%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.068%) SAS
8 1 (0.068%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
3 11 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.068%) InVision
6 1 (0.068%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 18 (1.23%) Markit EDM
2 16 (1.10%) ION MarketView
3 15 (1.03%) Eagle PACE
4 6 (0.41%) Bloomberg AIM
5 4 (0.27%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.21%) RMDS
7 2 (0.14%) Eikon
8 1 (0.068%) Eze OMS
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle AGIS
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.068%) Orchestrade
8 1 (0.068%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.068%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 413 (28.29%) AWS
2 190 (13.01%) Azure
3 184 (12.60%) Serverless
4 171 (11.71%) Amazon S3
4 171 (11.71%) AWS Lambda
5 123 (8.42%) GCP
6 106 (7.26%) Amazon SQS
7 105 (7.19%) AWS Step Functions
8 66 (4.52%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (1.03%) npm
10 12 (0.82%) Azure Functions
11 10 (0.68%) OpenShift
12 9 (0.62%) SaaS
13 7 (0.48%) Yarn
14 5 (0.34%) Amazon EKS
14 5 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.27%) GitHub
15 4 (0.27%) NuGet
15 4 (0.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.75%) FIX Connectivity
2 8 (0.55%) Firewall
3 7 (0.48%) DHCP
3 7 (0.48%) DNS
3 7 (0.48%) Multicast
4 5 (0.34%) SAN
5 3 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.068%) AMQP
6 1 (0.068%) FTP
6 1 (0.068%) HTTP
6 1 (0.068%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (11.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 111 (7.60%) Amazon RDS
3 93 (6.37%) SQL Server
4 61 (4.18%) Relational Database
5 59 (4.04%) Apache Ignite
6 45 (3.08%) MongoDB
7 38 (2.60%) NoSQL
8 33 (2.26%) Hadoop
9 21 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (1.30%) Big Data
11 12 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (0.75%) KDB
13 10 (0.68%) Redis
14 9 (0.62%) Blockchain
14 9 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.62%) Hazelcast
14 9 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.41%) Data Lake
16 6 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 77 (5.27%) Git (software)
2 40 (2.74%) JIRA
3 29 (1.99%) TeamCity
4 21 (1.44%) Bitbucket
5 20 (1.37%) Jenkins
6 18 (1.23%) Maven
7 16 (1.10%) Artifactory
7 16 (1.10%) Subversion
7 16 (1.10%) webpack
8 11 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (0.62%) Cypress.io
10 6 (0.41%) IntelliJ
11 5 (0.34%) GCC
11 5 (0.34%) GDB
11 5 (0.34%) RStudio
12 4 (0.27%) git-flow
12 4 (0.27%) jMock
12 4 (0.27%) JUnit
12 4 (0.27%) Selenium
General
1 827 (56.64%) Finance
2 546 (37.40%) Banking
3 348 (23.84%) Investment Banking
4 61 (4.18%) Back Office
5 14 (0.96%) Legal
5 14 (0.96%) Marketing
6 13 (0.89%) Prime Brokerage
7 10 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.62%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
9 8 (0.55%) Billing
9 8 (0.55%) Retail
10 7 (0.48%) International Banking
10 7 (0.48%) Private Banking
11 5 (0.34%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
13 2 (0.14%) French Language
13 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.068%) Advertising
14 1 (0.068%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.068%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,039 (71.16%) Developer
2 358 (24.52%) Java Developer
3 228 (15.62%) React Developer
4 205 (14.04%) Front Office Developer
5 196 (13.42%) Analyst
6 158 (10.82%) JavaScript Developer
7 155 (10.62%) Python Developer
8 140 (9.59%) Software Engineer
9 133 (9.11%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 133 (9.11%) Senior Developer
10 126 (8.63%) AWS Developer
11 120 (8.22%) Business Analyst
12 97 (6.64%) C# Developer
13 90 (6.16%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 87 (5.96%) Python Engineer
15 85 (5.82%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
16 84 (5.75%) Full Stack Developer
17 77 (5.27%) UI Developer
18 72 (4.93%) Python Software Engineer
19 70 (4.79%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (27.05%) React
2 385 (26.37%) Web Services
3 268 (18.36%) Node.js
4 175 (11.99%) AngularJS
5 156 (10.68%) .NET
6 121 (8.29%) Vue.js
7 105 (7.19%) Spring
8 101 (6.92%) Middleware
9 72 (4.93%) Apache Camel
10 71 (4.86%) FIX Protocol
11 69 (4.73%) Spring Integration
12 53 (3.63%) REST
13 51 (3.49%) Kafka
14 46 (3.15%) .NET Core
15 45 (3.08%) Protocol Buffers
16 37 (2.53%) gRPC
17 34 (2.33%) Redux
18 33 (2.26%) RESTful
19 31 (2.12%) HTML
20 27 (1.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 418 (28.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 393 (26.92%) Derivative
3 367 (25.14%) Fixed Income
4 333 (22.81%) Equities
5 182 (12.47%) Hedge funds
6 98 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
7 81 (5.55%) User Experience
8 78 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
9 54 (3.70%) Equity Derivative
10 53 (3.63%) Market Risk
11 42 (2.88%) Data Structures
12 35 (2.40%) Credit Risk
13 29 (1.99%) Algorithms
13 29 (1.99%) Grid Computing
14 28 (1.92%) Credit Derivative
15 24 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (1.23%) Reference Data
17 17 (1.16%) Blog
18 15 (1.03%) Data Centre
19 14 (0.96%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 115 (7.88%) Linux
2 97 (6.64%) Unix
3 36 (2.47%) Windows
4 5 (0.34%) Windows Server
4 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.27%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.21%) CentOS
6 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.21%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.068%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.068%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (42.33%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (29.52%) Asset Management
3 406 (27.81%) Software Engineering
4 393 (26.92%) Investment Management
5 226 (15.48%) Electronic Trading
6 199 (13.63%) Multithreading
7 189 (12.95%) Analytics
8 165 (11.30%) Low Latency
9 151 (10.34%) TDD
10 135 (9.25%) Portfolio Management
11 92 (6.30%) Microservices
12 90 (6.16%) Requirements Gathering
13 85 (5.82%) BDD
13 85 (5.82%) Business Analysis
13 85 (5.82%) Scrum
14 84 (5.75%) Risk Management
15 83 (5.68%) DevOps
16 79 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
17 78 (5.34%) Test Automation
18 72 (4.93%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 703 (48.15%) Java
2 476 (32.60%) Python
3 466 (31.92%) JavaScript
4 299 (20.48%) SQL
5 277 (18.97%) C#
6 209 (14.32%) C++
7 208 (14.25%) TypeScript
8 205 (14.04%) Kotlin
9 124 (8.49%) Scala
10 46 (3.15%) VBA
11 31 (2.12%) R
12 22 (1.51%) Clojure
13 18 (1.23%) Haskell
13 18 (1.23%) Java 8
14 14 (0.96%) Go
15 12 (0.82%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.62%) T-SQL
17 8 (0.55%) Java 9
18 7 (0.48%) Bash Shell
18 7 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 144 (9.86%) Degree
2 24 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (1.58%) Numerate Degree
4 14 (0.96%) PhD
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.14%) MBA
6 2 (0.14%) PMP
7 1 (0.068%) CCNA
7 1 (0.068%) CCNP
7 1 (0.068%) CFA
7 1 (0.068%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.068%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.068%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.19%) QA
2 13 (0.89%) MiFID
3 5 (0.34%) GDPR
3 5 (0.34%) PMO
4 3 (0.21%) EMIR
4 3 (0.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.14%) IFRS
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.14%) UCITS
6 1 (0.068%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.068%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 293 (20.07%) Docker
2 8 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.068%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.068%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.068%) KVM
5 1 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.068%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.068%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.068%) vSphere
5 1 (0.068%) Xen
Systems Management
1 280 (19.18%) Kubernetes
2 217 (14.86%) Terraform
3 14 (0.96%) Ansible
4 8 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
5 5 (0.34%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.21%) Control-M
6 3 (0.21%) HP ALM
6 3 (0.21%) Kibana
6 3 (0.21%) Puppet
7 2 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.14%) WSUS
8 1 (0.068%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.068%) Grafana
8 1 (0.068%) logstash
8 1 (0.068%) Nagios
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.068%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.068%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 79 (5.41%) Bloomberg
2 51 (3.49%) Murex
3 42 (2.88%) ION Trading
4 37 (2.53%) Oracle
5 28 (1.92%) TIBCO
6 24 (1.64%) Microsoft
7 20 (1.37%) Atlassian
8 15 (1.03%) CheckPoint
9 13 (0.89%) Google
10 12 (0.82%) Charles River
11 11 (0.75%) Sybase
12 10 (0.68%) Reuters
13 8 (0.55%) Solace
14 7 (0.48%) Databricks
14 7 (0.48%) DevExpress
14 7 (0.48%) VMware
15 6 (0.41%) Citrix
16 5 (0.34%) Cisco
16 5 (0.34%) Dell
16 5 (0.34%) IBM