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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 175 135
Rank change year-on-year +84 -40  
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1164 823 950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.60% 1.51% 1.72%
As % of the General category 6.66% 4.08% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 649 774
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 £700 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £418 £450
% change year-on-year +3.59% -7.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -83.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 - -

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 17470 20164 21561
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.02% 36.97% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11405 13428 13548
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 466 540
Median hourly rate £26.82 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.26% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50%  

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 May 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 28 May 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 +74 1088 £600 -0.04% 159
London +31 1064 £600 -2.04% 149
City of London +21 264 £600 - 44
Northern Ireland - 66 £433 - 2
County Antrim - 55 £433 - 1
Belfast - 54 £433 - 1
Canary Wharf +5 13 £650 +30.00%
Docklands, London +6 11 £600 -
South East -12 10 £473 +11.17% 3
Scotland +18 8 £500 +25.00%
North West +31 7 £375 -
Edinburgh +10 7 £500 +17.64%
Hampshire +14 3 £311 -26.82%
Basingstoke +4 3 £311 -26.82%
Surrey +1 3 £475 +13.77%
Berkshire -2 3 £625 -30.55% 2
Merseyside - 3 £375 -
Camberley - 3 £475 -
Bromley - 3 £613 -
Liverpool - 3 £375 -
South West - 3 £675 - 2
Reading -9 2 - - 2
Chester - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £503 -
West Yorkshire +31 1 - -
West Midlands +26 1 £475 +31.94% 2
Yorkshire +20 1 - -
Birmingham +16 1 £475 +31.94% 2
Manchester +12 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 888 (44.69%) Banking
2 863 (43.43%) Finance
3 656 (33.01%) Java
4 553 (27.83%) Investment Banking
5 517 (26.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 479 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
7 464 (23.35%) SQL
8 462 (23.25%) C#
9 408 (20.53%) Fixed Income
10 395 (19.88%) Multithreading
11 386 (19.43%) Electronic Trading
12 370 (18.62%) Derivative
13 358 (18.02%) C++
14 355 (17.87%) Equities
15 312 (15.70%) Low Latency
16 269 (13.54%) Linux
17 267 (13.44%) .NET
18 259 (13.03%) Unix
19 251 (12.63%) MiFID
20 232 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
21 225 (11.32%) JavaScript
22 222 (11.17%) HTML
23 218 (10.97%) Oracle
24 217 (10.92%) SQL Server
25 199 (10.02%) OO
25 199 (10.02%) Python
26 195 (9.81%) TDD
27 191 (9.61%) HTML5
28 177 (8.91%) Asset Management
29 165 (8.30%) Risk Management

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 53 (2.67%) Oracle Coherence
2 40 (2.01%) Apache Spark
3 18 (0.91%) IIS
4 16 (0.81%) DataSynapse
5 15 (0.75%) Apache
5 15 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
6 11 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (0.50%) Apache Pig
7 10 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 10 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.45%) SharePoint
8 9 (0.45%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.40%) Confluence
9 8 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.30%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.25%) JBoss
12 4 (0.20%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.15%) CMS
13 3 (0.15%) MTS
13 3 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 97 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (1.66%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 38 (1.91%) ION MarketView
2 28 (1.41%) thinkFolio
3 25 (1.26%) RMDS
4 17 (0.86%) Endur
5 10 (0.50%) Bloomberg AIM
5 10 (0.50%) Global One
6 7 (0.35%) Actimize
6 7 (0.35%) LatentZero
7 6 (0.30%) Summit
8 5 (0.25%) Sophis RISQUE
9 4 (0.20%) FINCAD Analytics
9 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.20%) Murex MxG2000
10 3 (0.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 3 (0.15%) Loan IQ
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
10 3 (0.15%) Orchestrade
11 2 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
11 2 (0.10%) Postilion
11 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (0.20%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (0.20%) Boomi
5 4 (0.20%) Route 53
6 3 (0.15%) PaaS
7 2 (0.10%) IaaS
8 1 (0.050%) Office 365
8 1 (0.050%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.050%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.01%) Firewall
2 15 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.55%) FIX Connectivity
4 7 (0.35%) HTTP
5 5 (0.25%) NAS
5 5 (0.25%) SAN
6 4 (0.20%) Diameter Protocol
6 4 (0.20%) FTP
6 4 (0.20%) Internet
6 4 (0.20%) VoIP
7 3 (0.15%) DHCP
7 3 (0.15%) DNS
7 3 (0.15%) GGSN
7 3 (0.15%) GPRS
7 3 (0.15%) GSM
7 3 (0.15%) LTE
7 3 (0.15%) Network Security
7 3 (0.15%) SMTP
7 3 (0.15%) SNMP
7 3 (0.15%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 130 (6.54%) Relational Database
3 83 (4.18%) Big Data
4 71 (3.57%) KDB
5 56 (2.82%) Hadoop
6 54 (2.72%) Tick Data
7 51 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 35 (1.76%) Oracle Database
9 32 (1.61%) NoSQL
9 32 (1.61%) RDBMS
10 29 (1.46%) Data Mart
11 27 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 22 (1.11%) MongoDB
14 22 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 20 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
15 20 (1.01%) Kdb+
16 17 (0.86%) HBase
17 16 (0.81%) DB2
Development Applications
1 75 (3.77%) TeamCity
2 66 (3.32%) Git (software)
3 61 (3.07%) Subversion
4 50 (2.52%) JIRA
5 46 (2.32%) NUnit
6 42 (2.11%) JUnit
7 38 (1.91%) Maven
8 30 (1.51%) Visual Studio
9 25 (1.26%) Jenkins
10 22 (1.11%) Mockito
11 21 (1.06%) Selenium
12 19 (0.96%) Grunt
12 19 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (0.81%) gulp
14 14 (0.70%) Gradle
15 13 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
15 13 (0.65%) webpack
16 10 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 7 (0.35%) IntelliJ
18 6 (0.30%) Moq
General
1 888 (44.69%) Banking
2 863 (43.43%) Finance
3 553 (27.83%) Investment Banking
4 113 (5.69%) Back Office
5 43 (2.16%) Financial Institution
6 24 (1.21%) Marketing
7 22 (1.11%) Legal
8 20 (1.01%) Retail
9 19 (0.96%) Private Banking
10 16 (0.81%) Advertising
11 13 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
12 8 (0.40%) French Language
13 7 (0.35%) Telecoms
14 6 (0.30%) General Ledger
15 5 (0.25%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.20%) Prime Brokerage
17 3 (0.15%) Games
18 2 (0.10%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.10%) Automotive
18 2 (0.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1215 (61.15%) Developer
2 443 (22.29%) Analyst
3 423 (21.29%) Java Developer
4 304 (15.30%) Business Analyst
5 289 (14.54%) C# Developer
6 276 (13.89%) Front Office Developer
7 183 (9.21%) Senior Developer
8 165 (8.30%) C++ Developer
9 148 (7.45%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 112 (5.64%) Senior Java Developer
11 107 (5.39%) Project Manager
12 102 (5.13%) .NET Developer
13 99 (4.98%) Front Office Business Analyst
14 95 (4.78%) MiFID Business Analyst
15 86 (4.33%) C# .NET Developer
16 84 (4.23%) Quantitative Developer
17 77 (3.88%) Python Developer
17 77 (3.88%) Support Analyst
18 74 (3.72%) JavaScript Developer
19 73 (3.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (13.44%) .NET
2 222 (11.17%) HTML
3 191 (9.61%) HTML5
4 161 (8.10%) WPF
5 150 (7.55%) AngularJS
6 143 (7.20%) FIX Protocol
7 112 (5.64%) Spring
8 108 (5.44%) CSS
9 89 (4.48%) React
10 65 (3.27%) WCF
11 53 (2.67%) REST
11 53 (2.67%) XML
12 52 (2.62%) Node.js
13 44 (2.21%) JMS
14 43 (2.16%) Redux
14 43 (2.16%) Rendezvous
15 42 (2.11%) Hibernate
16 41 (2.06%) .NET Framework
17 40 (2.01%) JSON
17 40 (2.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 517 (26.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 408 (20.53%) Fixed Income
3 370 (18.62%) Derivative
4 355 (17.87%) Equities
5 232 (11.68%) Analytical Skills
6 119 (5.99%) Greenfield Project
7 117 (5.89%) Equity Derivative
8 95 (4.78%) Computer Science
9 88 (4.43%) Algorithms
10 58 (2.92%) Virtual Team
11 53 (2.67%) Hedge funds
11 53 (2.67%) User Experience
12 51 (2.57%) Market Risk
13 42 (2.11%) Data Structures
14 40 (2.01%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 40 (2.01%) Management Information System
15 35 (1.76%) Fintech
16 27 (1.36%) Grid Computing
16 27 (1.36%) N-Tier
17 26 (1.31%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 269 (13.54%) Linux
2 259 (13.03%) Unix
3 151 (7.60%) Windows
4 19 (0.96%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.55%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.20%) Solaris
7 3 (0.15%) OS/390
8 2 (0.10%) Android
8 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.10%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.10%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.050%) CentOS
9 1 (0.050%) HPUX
9 1 (0.050%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.050%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.050%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (19.88%) Multithreading
3 386 (19.43%) Electronic Trading
4 312 (15.70%) Low Latency
5 199 (10.02%) OO
6 195 (9.81%) TDD
7 177 (8.91%) Asset Management
8 165 (8.30%) Risk Management
9 141 (7.10%) SDLC
10 139 (7.00%) Business Analysis
11 138 (6.95%) Analytics
12 124 (6.24%) Scrum
13 121 (6.09%) Mathematics
14 118 (5.94%) Investment Management
15 112 (5.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 111 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
16 111 (5.59%) Project Management
17 90 (4.53%) Software Engineering
18 85 (4.28%) Test Automation
19 83 (4.18%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 656 (33.01%) Java
2 464 (23.35%) SQL
3 462 (23.25%) C#
4 358 (18.02%) C++
5 225 (11.32%) JavaScript
6 199 (10.02%) Python
7 98 (4.93%) VBA
8 87 (4.38%) Scala
9 74 (3.72%) Perl
10 51 (2.57%) T-SQL
11 41 (2.06%) TypeScript
12 40 (2.01%) Bash Shell
12 40 (2.01%) PowerShell
13 38 (1.91%) C
13 38 (1.91%) Shell Script
14 34 (1.71%) VB
15 33 (1.66%) ES6
15 33 (1.66%) PL/SQL
16 31 (1.56%) XAML
17 24 (1.21%) R
Qualifications
1 133 (6.69%) Degree
2 42 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 38 (1.91%) PhD
4 31 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
5 26 (1.31%) PMI Certification
6 24 (1.21%) PMP
7 9 (0.45%) Master's Degree
8 6 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.25%) MBA
9 5 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (0.20%) CFA
10 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.15%) MCP
12 2 (0.10%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.050%) ISEB
13 1 (0.050%) MCSA
13 1 (0.050%) MCSE
13 1 (0.050%) MOS
13 1 (0.050%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.050%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 251 (12.63%) MiFID
2 59 (2.97%) QA
3 31 (1.56%) EMIR
4 24 (1.21%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (0.65%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.65%) SLA
6 8 (0.40%) Basel III
7 7 (0.35%) PMO
8 5 (0.25%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.10%) FATCA
9 2 (0.10%) SEPA
9 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.050%) Basel II
System Software
1 16 (0.81%) HDFS
2 12 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 10 (0.50%) Docker
4 6 (0.30%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.15%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (0.75%) Control-M
2 11 (0.55%) Ansible
3 7 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.20%) Puppet
6 4 (0.20%) SCCM
7 3 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.15%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.15%) Tivoli NetView
8 2 (0.10%) Terraform
9 1 (0.050%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.050%) Mesos
9 1 (0.050%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.050%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.050%) yum
Vendors
1 218 (10.97%) Oracle
2 108 (5.44%) Sybase
3 93 (4.68%) Microsoft
4 83 (4.18%) Murex
5 78 (3.93%) ION Trading
6 74 (3.72%) Bloomberg
6 74 (3.72%) TIBCO
7 53 (2.67%) Reuters
8 51 (2.57%) Charles River
9 32 (1.61%) Fidessa
10 21 (1.06%) Calypso
11 16 (0.81%) Currenex
12 14 (0.70%) Google
12 14 (0.70%) Sophis
13 13 (0.65%) OpenLink
14 12 (0.60%) JD Edwards
15 10 (0.50%) Citrix
15 10 (0.50%) DevExpress
15 10 (0.50%) Solace
15 10 (0.50%) Tableau
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