Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 193 123
Rank change year-on-year +108 -70 -21
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2879 1467 2066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.79% 1.39% 1.83%
As % of the General category 7.02% 3.81% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2259 1124 1605
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.13% +2.17%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £425
90th Percentile £750 £738 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £385 £450
% change year-on-year +8.12% -14.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -80.00% +209.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £65.00

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 41003 38515 45033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.74% 36.53% 39.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27141 25564 28613
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 937 1216
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.46% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.39 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.86 £47.50 £48.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year - +1.92% +13.04%

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 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +106 2768 £600 - 164
London +51 2733 £600 - 159
UK excluding London +55 143 £416 +8.12% 7
Northern Ireland +3 76 £413 +10.59% 1
Scotland 0 32 £475 +18.75% 1
South East -22 18 £425 +9.68% 5
North of England +67 6 £425 +25.93%
North West +8 5 £425 +58.14%
Midlands +20 4 £333 -33.50%
South West - 4 £375 -
East of England -25 3 £450 -7.69%
West Midlands - 3 £333 -
Yorkshire +24 1 - -
East Midlands -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1251 (43.45%) Banking
2 1226 (42.58%) Finance
3 1043 (36.23%) Java
4 797 (27.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 797 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
5 751 (26.09%) C#
6 684 (23.76%) Investment Banking
7 671 (23.31%) SQL
8 610 (21.19%) Fixed Income
9 608 (21.12%) Multithreading
10 539 (18.72%) Electronic Trading
11 513 (17.82%) Derivative
12 501 (17.40%) Low Latency
13 471 (16.36%) C++
14 423 (14.69%) Python
15 418 (14.52%) Equities
16 401 (13.93%) SQL Server
17 379 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
18 364 (12.64%) Linux
19 355 (12.33%) .NET
20 340 (11.81%) JavaScript
21 316 (10.98%) Unix
22 283 (9.83%) Risk Management
23 273 (9.48%) Asset Management
24 265 (9.20%) TDD
25 257 (8.93%) HTML
26 250 (8.68%) OO
26 250 (8.68%) MiFID
27 249 (8.65%) Oracle
28 234 (8.13%) 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 50 (1.74%) Apache Spark
2 32 (1.11%) IIS
3 31 (1.08%) Oracle Coherence
4 18 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
6 12 (0.42%) Apache
6 12 (0.42%) CMS
7 11 (0.38%) Mule
8 8 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (0.28%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.28%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.24%) Confluence
9 7 (0.24%) GemFire
9 7 (0.24%) MQSeries
9 7 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.21%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.21%) JBoss
10 6 (0.21%) nginx
11 4 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 195 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
3 32 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
4 24 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 23 (0.80%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.035%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 68 (2.36%) thinkFolio
2 66 (2.29%) ION MarketView
3 36 (1.25%) RMDS
4 28 (0.97%) Markit EDM
5 14 (0.49%) Endur
6 13 (0.45%) Summit
7 11 (0.38%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 11 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
8 9 (0.31%) Kondor
9 8 (0.28%) SunGard GMI
10 5 (0.17%) Bloomberg AIM
10 5 (0.17%) Eikon
10 5 (0.17%) Global One
10 5 (0.17%) LatentZero
11 4 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 3 (0.10%) BondVision
12 3 (0.10%) Minerva
12 3 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
12 3 (0.10%) Temenos Globus
12 3 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (0.56%) GitHub
4 11 (0.38%) npm
5 10 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (0.21%) Yarn
7 4 (0.14%) Office 365
7 4 (0.14%) PaaS
8 3 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (0.10%) SaaS
9 2 (0.069%) Boomi
9 2 (0.069%) IaaS
10 1 (0.035%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.035%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (0.73%) TCP/IP
2 13 (0.45%) FIX Connectivity
3 7 (0.24%) SAN
4 5 (0.17%) HTTP
4 5 (0.17%) NAS
5 4 (0.14%) DNS
5 4 (0.14%) PPP
5 4 (0.14%) SSL
6 3 (0.10%) LAN
6 3 (0.10%) VoIP
7 2 (0.069%) FTP
7 2 (0.069%) WAN
8 1 (0.035%) ADSL
8 1 (0.035%) Broadband
8 1 (0.035%) GPON
8 1 (0.035%) Multicast
8 1 (0.035%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.035%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.035%) SDH
8 1 (0.035%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 213 (7.40%) Relational Database
3 101 (3.51%) RDBMS
4 89 (3.09%) Big Data
5 82 (2.85%) KDB
6 61 (2.12%) Hadoop
7 60 (2.08%) NoSQL
8 42 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 40 (1.39%) Blockchain
10 39 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 33 (1.15%) Oracle Database
12 31 (1.08%) MongoDB
13 22 (0.76%) HBase
14 20 (0.69%) OLAP
15 18 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
15 18 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
16 16 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (0.56%) Tick Data
17 15 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 12 (0.42%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 107 (3.72%) TeamCity
2 89 (3.09%) Git (software)
2 89 (3.09%) Subversion
3 76 (2.64%) JIRA
4 75 (2.61%) Maven
5 60 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 40 (1.39%) Visual Studio
7 34 (1.18%) NUnit
8 33 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 32 (1.11%) JUnit
9 32 (1.11%) Selenium
10 31 (1.08%) Gradle
11 28 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (0.90%) Cucumber
13 17 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
14 16 (0.56%) WebDriver
15 14 (0.49%) Mockito
16 12 (0.42%) gulp
16 12 (0.42%) SpecFlow
17 11 (0.38%) Eclipse
General
1 1251 (43.45%) Banking
2 1226 (42.58%) Finance
3 684 (23.76%) Investment Banking
4 140 (4.86%) Back Office
5 102 (3.54%) Financial Institution
6 29 (1.01%) Legal
7 20 (0.69%) Private Banking
8 19 (0.66%) Retail
9 12 (0.42%) French Language
10 11 (0.38%) Advertising
10 11 (0.38%) Telecoms
11 10 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
12 9 (0.31%) Marketing
12 9 (0.31%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
13 8 (0.28%) International Banking
14 6 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.17%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.10%) Law
16 3 (0.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1849 (64.22%) Developer
2 712 (24.73%) Java Developer
3 622 (21.60%) Analyst
4 471 (16.36%) C# Developer
5 443 (15.39%) Front Office Developer
6 356 (12.37%) Business Analyst
7 317 (11.01%) Senior Developer
8 200 (6.95%) C++ Developer
9 195 (6.77%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 171 (5.94%) Senior Java Developer
11 143 (4.97%) Python Developer
12 140 (4.86%) JavaScript Developer
13 133 (4.62%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
14 123 (4.27%) .NET Developer
15 107 (3.72%) Project Manager
15 107 (3.72%) SQL Developer
16 99 (3.44%) Front Office Business Analyst
17 98 (3.40%) Support Analyst
18 96 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
19 91 (3.16%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (12.33%) .NET
2 257 (8.93%) HTML
3 234 (8.13%) WPF
4 220 (7.64%) AngularJS
5 213 (7.40%) FIX Protocol
6 206 (7.16%) HTML5
7 142 (4.93%) Spring
8 128 (4.45%) CSS
9 115 (3.99%) XML
10 104 (3.61%) React
11 92 (3.20%) WCF
12 89 (3.09%) .NET Framework
13 76 (2.64%) Middleware
14 75 (2.61%) Web Services
15 70 (2.43%) WinForms
16 69 (2.40%) Node.js
16 69 (2.40%) REST
17 67 (2.33%) JMS
18 62 (2.15%) Rendezvous
19 50 (1.74%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 797 (27.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 610 (21.19%) Fixed Income
3 513 (17.82%) Derivative
4 418 (14.52%) Equities
5 379 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
6 174 (6.04%) Market Risk
7 156 (5.42%) Equity Derivative
8 143 (4.97%) Greenfield Project
9 127 (4.41%) Computer Science
10 84 (2.92%) Data Structures
11 80 (2.78%) Credit Risk
12 72 (2.50%) Hedge funds
13 71 (2.47%) Algorithms
14 59 (2.05%) Grid Computing
15 52 (1.81%) Fintech
16 42 (1.46%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 42 (1.46%) OTC Derivatives
17 40 (1.39%) User Experience
18 30 (1.04%) Virtual Team
19 28 (0.97%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 364 (12.64%) Linux
2 316 (10.98%) Unix
3 163 (5.66%) Windows
4 32 (1.11%) Windows 7
5 29 (1.01%) Solaris
6 23 (0.80%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.42%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.31%) Android
9 7 (0.24%) CoreOS
10 6 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.17%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.17%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.035%) CentOS
13 1 (0.035%) Fedora
13 1 (0.035%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.035%) OS/390
13 1 (0.035%) SUSE
13 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 797 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
2 608 (21.12%) Multithreading
3 539 (18.72%) Electronic Trading
4 501 (17.40%) Low Latency
5 283 (9.83%) Risk Management
6 273 (9.48%) Asset Management
7 265 (9.20%) TDD
8 250 (8.68%) OO
9 232 (8.06%) Analytics
10 209 (7.26%) SDLC
11 190 (6.60%) Algorithmic Trading
12 182 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
13 165 (5.73%) Mathematics
14 157 (5.45%) Business Analysis
15 150 (5.21%) User Acceptance Testing
16 147 (5.11%) Test Automation
17 135 (4.69%) Multithreaded Programming
18 122 (4.24%) Investment Management
19 121 (4.20%) Market Making
20 116 (4.03%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 1043 (36.23%) Java
2 751 (26.09%) C#
3 671 (23.31%) SQL
4 471 (16.36%) C++
5 423 (14.69%) Python
6 340 (11.81%) JavaScript
7 195 (6.77%) VBA
8 91 (3.16%) Perl
9 78 (2.71%) Scala
10 69 (2.40%) T-SQL
11 58 (2.01%) TypeScript
12 55 (1.91%) Bash Shell
13 43 (1.49%) VB
14 37 (1.29%) R
15 36 (1.25%) C
16 28 (0.97%) Ruby
17 27 (0.94%) Shell Script
18 25 (0.87%) PL/SQL
19 22 (0.76%) ES6
19 22 (0.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 175 (6.08%) Degree
2 58 (2.01%) PhD
3 57 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 25 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
5 24 (0.83%) PMI Certification
6 19 (0.66%) PMP
7 10 (0.35%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.21%) ISEB
8 6 (0.21%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.069%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.069%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.035%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.035%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.035%) MCDST
10 1 (0.035%) MCSE
10 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.035%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.035%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 250 (8.68%) MiFID
2 91 (3.16%) QA
3 60 (2.08%) EMIR
4 27 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
5 15 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.49%) PMO
7 11 (0.38%) GDPR
8 10 (0.35%) SLA
9 8 (0.28%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.14%) Basel II
10 4 (0.14%) Basel III
10 4 (0.14%) FATCA
11 3 (0.10%) AIFMD
12 2 (0.069%) COREP
12 2 (0.069%) FINREP
12 2 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.035%) SEPA
System Software
1 59 (2.05%) Docker
2 13 (0.45%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (0.17%) HDFS
4 5 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.14%) Terminal Server
5 4 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.035%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 27 (0.94%) Ansible
2 19 (0.66%) Kubernetes
2 19 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
4 17 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (0.59%) Puppet
4 17 (0.59%) Terraform
5 11 (0.38%) Consul
5 11 (0.38%) Packer
6 4 (0.14%) Mesos
6 4 (0.14%) SCCM
6 4 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.14%) ThinApp
7 2 (0.069%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.069%) MOM
8 1 (0.035%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.035%) Control-M
8 1 (0.035%) Oozie
8 1 (0.035%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 1 (0.035%) yum
Vendors
1 249 (8.65%) Oracle
2 162 (5.63%) Microsoft
3 158 (5.49%) TIBCO
4 123 (4.27%) Bloomberg
5 96 (3.33%) Sybase
6 92 (3.20%) ION Trading
6 92 (3.20%) Reuters
7 74 (2.57%) Charles River
8 68 (2.36%) Murex
9 59 (2.05%) Fidessa
10 49 (1.70%) Currenex
11 35 (1.22%) Solace
12 29 (1.01%) FXall
13 27 (0.94%) Perforce
14 26 (0.90%) Tradeweb
15 19 (0.66%) Calypso
16 18 (0.63%) DevExpress
17 17 (0.59%) Sophis
17 17 (0.59%) Talarian
18 16 (0.56%) Tableau