Period
to 26 November 2020

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 26 November 2020 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 66 169 137
Rank change year-on-year +103 -32 -49
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,242 1,343 2,034
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.39% 1.63% 1.97%
As % of the General category 8.22% 4.27% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,095 974 1,571
Median daily rate £638 £650 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.92% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £475 £425 £475
90th Percentile £800 £775 £763
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £410 £388
% change year-on-year -14.63% +5.81% -7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.93 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.29% - +52.87%
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 15,109 31,470 41,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.22% 38.10% 39.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,563 20,158 26,823
Median daily rate £495 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £288 £281 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 982 1,118
Median hourly rate £29.00 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.82% +4.76% -4.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £52.55 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £24.40 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.19% +5.00% -6.98%

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 26 November 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Front Office over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Front Office in the UK

Front Office
Top 13 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 26 November 2020. 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 +96 1,224 £650 - 117
London +45 1,206 £650 - 112
Work from Home -48 114 £600 -14.29% 25
UK excluding London +222 23 £350 -14.63% 6
South East +167 9 £638 +50.00% 1
Northern Ireland +18 5 £160 +45.45%
South West +96 4 £340 -
North of England +107 2 £289 -60.81% 2
North West - 2 £289 - 2
East of England +85 1 - - 1
Midlands +81 1 - - 1
Scotland +70 1 - - 1
West Midlands +69 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, 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.

1 707 (56.92%) Finance
2 687 (55.31%) Java
3 536 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
4 534 (43.00%) Banking
5 507 (40.82%) Fixed Income
6 468 (37.68%) Python
7 454 (36.55%) Derivative
8 405 (32.61%) Asset Management
9 399 (32.13%) Equities
10 392 (31.56%) Web Services
11 386 (31.08%) AWS
12 382 (30.76%) JavaScript
13 379 (30.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 363 (29.23%) Software Engineering
15 339 (27.29%) React
16 331 (26.65%) Investment Banking
17 307 (24.72%) Investment Management
18 272 (21.90%) AngularJS
19 269 (21.66%) SQL
20 259 (20.85%) Hedge funds
21 238 (19.16%) C#
22 194 (15.62%) Azure
23 192 (15.46%) Vue.js
24 184 (14.81%) Docker
25 172 (13.85%) Kubernetes
26 158 (12.72%) Multithreading
27 154 (12.40%) .NET
28 153 (12.32%) Kotlin
29 152 (12.24%) Electronic Trading
30 147 (11.84%) Node.js

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 70 (5.64%) Mule
2 68 (5.48%) Apache Spark
3 60 (4.83%) Apache
4 31 (2.50%) Red Hat Fuse
5 9 (0.72%) JBoss
6 8 (0.64%) Jupyter
7 7 (0.56%) Confluence
8 5 (0.40%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.081%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.081%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.081%) WildFly
Applications
1 28 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.16%) InVision
5 2 (0.16%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 29 (2.33%) Markit EDM
2 26 (2.09%) Eagle PACE
3 17 (1.37%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.48%) thinkFolio
5 5 (0.40%) Front Arena
6 4 (0.32%) Bloomberg AIM
6 4 (0.32%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 4 (0.32%) Endur
7 3 (0.24%) RMDS
8 2 (0.16%) Maximo
8 2 (0.16%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.16%) SimCorp Dimension
8 2 (0.16%) SunGard Martini
9 1 (0.081%) Eze OMS
9 1 (0.081%) Findur
9 1 (0.081%) Global One
9 1 (0.081%) OpenLink RightAngle
9 1 (0.081%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
9 1 (0.081%) Sophis RISQUE
9 1 (0.081%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 386 (31.08%) AWS
2 194 (15.62%) Azure
3 147 (11.84%) Serverless
4 135 (10.87%) AWS Lambda
4 135 (10.87%) GCP
5 131 (10.55%) Amazon S3
6 108 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
7 63 (5.07%) Amazon SQS
8 53 (4.27%) OpenShift
9 40 (3.22%) Amazon ECS
10 37 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
11 23 (1.85%) AWS Step Functions
12 16 (1.29%) npm
13 11 (0.89%) Azure Functions
14 8 (0.64%) Power Platform
15 7 (0.56%) Yarn
16 5 (0.40%) GitHub
17 4 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
18 2 (0.16%) Office 365
18 2 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.81%) FIX Connectivity
2 6 (0.48%) DHCP
2 6 (0.48%) DNS
3 5 (0.40%) Firewall
3 5 (0.40%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.32%) SAN
5 3 (0.24%) FTP
6 2 (0.16%) AMQP
6 2 (0.16%) Multicast
7 1 (0.081%) HTTP
7 1 (0.081%) LAN
7 1 (0.081%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 91 (7.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 66 (5.31%) NoSQL
4 62 (4.99%) MongoDB
5 59 (4.75%) Relational Database
6 56 (4.51%) Amazon RDS
7 50 (4.03%) Apache Ignite
8 38 (3.06%) Amazon Redshift
9 27 (2.17%) Hadoop
10 23 (1.85%) Hazelcast
11 19 (1.53%) Big Data
12 14 (1.13%) KDB
12 14 (1.13%) MySQL
13 10 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.72%) Redis
15 8 (0.64%) Power BI
16 7 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 5 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 54 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 48 (3.86%) Git (software)
3 47 (3.78%) RStudio
4 45 (3.62%) Artifactory
5 24 (1.93%) JIRA
6 19 (1.53%) Subversion
6 19 (1.53%) TeamCity
7 14 (1.13%) Maven
7 14 (1.13%) webpack
8 13 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
9 12 (0.97%) Cypress.io
10 9 (0.72%) jMock
10 9 (0.72%) JUnit
10 9 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.48%) Selenium
12 5 (0.40%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.40%) FishEye
12 5 (0.40%) Hudson
12 5 (0.40%) IntelliJ
General
1 707 (56.92%) Finance
2 534 (43.00%) Banking
3 331 (26.65%) Investment Banking
4 65 (5.23%) Back Office
5 16 (1.29%) Marketing
6 12 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 11 (0.89%) International Banking
8 9 (0.72%) Legal
9 8 (0.64%) Billing
10 6 (0.48%) Retail
11 4 (0.32%) Advertising
11 4 (0.32%) French Language
12 2 (0.16%) German Language
12 2 (0.16%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.16%) Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.16%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
12 2 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.081%) Local Government
13 1 (0.081%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 875 (70.45%) Developer
2 322 (25.93%) Java Developer
3 187 (15.06%) Software Engineer
4 178 (14.33%) Python Developer
5 169 (13.61%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 155 (12.48%) Front Office Developer
7 141 (11.35%) JavaScript Developer
8 135 (10.87%) Analyst
9 130 (10.47%) Senior Developer
10 116 (9.34%) Python Engineer
11 106 (8.53%) AWS Engineer
12 97 (7.81%) React Developer
13 95 (7.65%) AWS Developer
14 83 (6.68%) C# Developer
15 77 (6.20%) Python Software Engineer
16 73 (5.88%) JavaScript Engineer
17 71 (5.72%) Business Analyst
17 71 (5.72%) Senior Java Developer
18 58 (4.67%) Electronic Trading Developer
19 56 (4.51%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 392 (31.56%) Web Services
2 339 (27.29%) React
3 272 (21.90%) AngularJS
4 192 (15.46%) Vue.js
5 154 (12.40%) .NET
6 147 (11.84%) Node.js
7 111 (8.94%) Spring
8 91 (7.33%) Middleware
9 69 (5.56%) Apache Camel
10 66 (5.31%) .NET Core
11 65 (5.23%) Spring Integration
12 56 (4.51%) REST
13 45 (3.62%) Redux
14 39 (3.14%) ASP.NET
15 38 (3.06%) J2EE
16 37 (2.98%) ASP.NET Core
17 36 (2.90%) Pandas
17 36 (2.90%) Protocol Buffers
18 34 (2.74%) FIX Protocol
18 34 (2.74%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 507 (40.82%) Fixed Income
2 454 (36.55%) Derivative
3 399 (32.13%) Equities
4 379 (30.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 259 (20.85%) Hedge funds
6 72 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
7 54 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
8 38 (3.06%) Market Risk
9 35 (2.82%) Blog
10 34 (2.74%) Credit Derivative
11 32 (2.58%) User Experience
12 29 (2.33%) Reference Data
13 28 (2.25%) Equity Derivative
14 15 (1.21%) Credit Risk
14 15 (1.21%) Data Structures
14 15 (1.21%) Grid Computing
15 14 (1.13%) Public Cloud
16 12 (0.97%) Algorithms
16 12 (0.97%) Data Centre
17 9 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 119 (9.58%) Linux
2 69 (5.56%) Unix
3 37 (2.98%) Windows
4 10 (0.81%) CentOS
5 5 (0.40%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.32%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.32%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.16%) Solaris
7 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.081%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (32.61%) Asset Management
3 363 (29.23%) Software Engineering
4 307 (24.72%) Investment Management
5 158 (12.72%) Multithreading
6 152 (12.24%) Electronic Trading
7 136 (10.95%) Analytics
8 135 (10.87%) TDD
9 110 (8.86%) DevOps
10 109 (8.78%) Microservices
11 105 (8.45%) Low Latency
12 98 (7.89%) Portfolio Management
13 91 (7.33%) Decision-Making
14 85 (6.84%) Migration
15 75 (6.04%) Problem-Solving
16 71 (5.72%) Business Analysis
17 70 (5.64%) Fintech
18 64 (5.15%) Scrum
19 63 (5.07%) BDD
20 62 (4.99%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 687 (55.31%) Java
2 468 (37.68%) Python
3 382 (30.76%) JavaScript
4 269 (21.66%) SQL
5 238 (19.16%) C#
6 153 (12.32%) Kotlin
7 136 (10.95%) C++
8 107 (8.62%) TypeScript
9 78 (6.28%) Scala
10 64 (5.15%) R
11 42 (3.38%) VBA
12 21 (1.69%) T-SQL
13 18 (1.45%) Clojure
14 17 (1.37%) Haskell
15 15 (1.21%) Bash Shell
16 13 (1.05%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.81%) Java 8
17 10 (0.81%) Perl
18 8 (0.64%) PowerShell
19 7 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (5.07%) Degree
2 16 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (0.40%) PhD
5 4 (0.32%) CFA
5 4 (0.32%) CIMA
5 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.24%) ISEB
6 3 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.081%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.081%) CCNA
7 1 (0.081%) CCNP
7 1 (0.081%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.081%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.081%) MCSE
7 1 (0.081%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.05%) QA
2 12 (0.97%) MiFID
3 5 (0.40%) GDPR
4 4 (0.32%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.32%) EMIR
4 4 (0.32%) PMO
5 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.081%) SLA
System Software
1 184 (14.81%) Docker
2 8 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.16%) KVM
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.16%) Xen
7 1 (0.081%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.081%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 172 (13.85%) Kubernetes
2 109 (8.78%) Terraform
3 11 (0.89%) Ansible
4 8 (0.64%) Consul
4 8 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
4 8 (0.64%) Packer
5 6 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.48%) Puppet
6 5 (0.40%) Control-M
6 5 (0.40%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.24%) Nagios
8 2 (0.16%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.16%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.16%) WSUS
9 1 (0.081%) Grafana
9 1 (0.081%) Kibana
9 1 (0.081%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 97 (7.81%) Bloomberg
2 65 (5.23%) Google
3 47 (3.78%) Murex
4 44 (3.54%) ION Trading
5 40 (3.22%) Microsoft
6 35 (2.82%) Reuters
7 26 (2.09%) FactSet
8 18 (1.45%) Oracle
9 15 (1.21%) Sybase
10 13 (1.05%) TIBCO
11 12 (0.97%) Atlassian
12 10 (0.81%) IBM
13 7 (0.56%) VMware
14 5 (0.40%) Charles River
14 5 (0.40%) Citrix
14 5 (0.40%) DevExpress
14 5 (0.40%) FIS
15 4 (0.32%) Dell
15 4 (0.32%) Juniper
15 4 (0.32%) Syncfusion