Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 116 74 165
Rank change year-on-year -42 +91 -8
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,886 1,316 1,165
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.15% 3.09% 1.62%
As % of the General category 3.98% 5.95% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,553 1,124 861
10th Percentile £500 £488 £425
25th Percentile £550 £538 £544
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £675 £625 £650
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.85% -
75th Percentile £775 £713 £725
90th Percentile £813 £788 £788
UK excluding London median daily rate £493 £625 £420
% change year-on-year -21.12% +48.81% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
10th Percentile - - £16.09
25th Percentile £21.25 - £18.65
Median hourly rate £23.00 - £22.93
75th Percentile £43.50 - £47.97
90th Percentile £54.90 - £62.99
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - -

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 47,424 22,119 36,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.02% 51.89% 50.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,760 14,968 23,552
10th Percentile £313 £269 £234
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £584 £575
90th Percentile £733 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,353 867 1,426
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.07
25th Percentile £13.27 £15.04 £14.29
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £18.72
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +28.21% +1.19%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £38.00
90th Percentile £57.70 £53.75 £50.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £21.80 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.87% +21.11% +2.86%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -29 1,833 £675 +8.00% 229
London -27 1,786 £675 +8.00% 215
Work from Home -71 306 £600 +4.35% 30
UK excluding London -83 59 £493 -21.12% 14
Scotland -35 22 £493 - 1
North of England - 17 £500 - 5
South East -71 11 £478 -25.02% 3
Yorkshire - 8 £500 - 2
North East - 6 - - 2
Northern Ireland -5 4 £475 +73.52%
South West -52 4 £650 +88.41% 1
North West - 3 £400 - 1
West Midlands -58 1 £575 -
Midlands -68 1 £575 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 976 (51.75%) Finance
2 815 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
3 680 (36.06%) Java
4 659 (34.94%) Banking
5 581 (30.81%) Python
6 557 (29.53%) SQL
7 532 (28.21%) React
8 530 (28.10%) Software Engineering
9 526 (27.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 503 (26.67%) Social Skills
11 473 (25.08%) Investment Banking
12 457 (24.23%) C#
13 452 (23.97%) TypeScript
14 444 (23.54%) JavaScript
15 443 (23.49%) AWS
16 440 (23.33%) Asset Management
17 435 (23.06%) Fixed Income
18 429 (22.75%) Full Stack Development
19 417 (22.11%) Investment Management
20 393 (20.84%) Electronic Trading
21 384 (20.36%) Derivative
21 384 (20.36%) Equities
22 353 (18.72%) CI/CD
23 304 (16.12%) .NET
24 275 (14.58%) Multithreading
25 269 (14.26%) Azure
26 251 (13.31%) Analytics
27 248 (13.15%) Docker
28 237 (12.57%) Kubernetes
28 237 (12.57%) Analytical Skills

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 40 (2.12%) Mule
2 39 (2.07%) Red Hat Fuse
3 34 (1.80%) Confluence
4 27 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
5 19 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (0.90%) IIS
7 16 (0.85%) Camunda
8 13 (0.69%) Apache
8 13 (0.69%) Apache Airflow
8 13 (0.69%) JBoss
9 11 (0.58%) SharePoint
10 10 (0.53%) DataSynapse
11 7 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.21%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.21%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.16%) Apache ServiceMix
14 3 (0.16%) Ethereum
15 2 (0.11%) Jupyter
15 2 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 87 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 28 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (0.80%) Sketch
4 15 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.69%) Adobe XD
6 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.11%) InVision
8 1 (0.053%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.053%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 23 (1.22%) BusinessWorks
2 15 (0.80%) thinkFolio
3 7 (0.37%) SunGard Martini
4 6 (0.32%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.27%) Endur
5 5 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
6 3 (0.16%) Bloomberg AIM
6 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.11%) Eikon
7 2 (0.11%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.11%) Maximo
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 443 (23.49%) AWS
2 269 (14.26%) Azure
3 173 (9.17%) Serverless
4 150 (7.95%) AWS Lambda
4 150 (7.95%) GCP
5 142 (7.53%) Amazon S3
6 111 (5.89%) Amazon SQS
7 99 (5.25%) AWS Step Functions
8 43 (2.28%) Amazon EC2
8 43 (2.28%) OpenShift
9 38 (2.01%) PaaS
10 22 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (1.01%) IaaS
11 19 (1.01%) NuGet
12 17 (0.90%) npm
12 17 (0.90%) Yarn
13 15 (0.80%) Figma
14 14 (0.74%) Azure Functions
15 13 (0.69%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 12 (0.64%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.23%) FIX Connectivity
2 39 (2.07%) TCP/IP
3 27 (1.43%) RTMP
4 16 (0.85%) Multicast
5 12 (0.64%) HTTP
6 5 (0.27%) Firewall
7 4 (0.21%) Internet
8 2 (0.11%) SSL
8 2 (0.11%) VPN
9 1 (0.053%) DHCP
9 1 (0.053%) DNS
9 1 (0.053%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.053%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 152 (8.06%) Relational Database
3 130 (6.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 111 (5.89%) Amazon RDS
5 51 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 36 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (1.38%) Big Data
7 26 (1.38%) MongoDB
7 26 (1.38%) RDBMS
8 24 (1.27%) Oracle Database
9 21 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (1.01%) KDB
10 19 (1.01%) MySQL
11 17 (0.90%) Hazelcast
12 15 (0.80%) Cloudera CDH
12 15 (0.80%) Data Lake
13 13 (0.69%) Amazon Athena
13 13 (0.69%) Apache Ignite
14 12 (0.64%) Amazon Redshift
14 12 (0.64%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 160 (8.48%) JIRA
2 124 (6.57%) Git (software)
3 93 (4.93%) TeamCity
4 78 (4.14%) Jenkins
5 48 (2.55%) Subversion
6 44 (2.33%) Selenium
7 40 (2.12%) Cucumber
8 35 (1.86%) SonarQube
9 34 (1.80%) Visual Studio
10 31 (1.64%) JUnit
11 25 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
12 24 (1.27%) Robot Framework
13 22 (1.17%) webpack
14 21 (1.11%) Artifactory
14 21 (1.11%) Jasmine
14 21 (1.11%) Karma Test Runner
15 18 (0.95%) Maven
15 18 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
16 17 (0.90%) Mocha
16 17 (0.90%) rollup.js
General
1 976 (51.75%) Finance
2 659 (34.94%) Banking
3 503 (26.67%) Social Skills
4 473 (25.08%) Investment Banking
5 237 (12.57%) Analytical Skills
6 79 (4.19%) Back Office
7 42 (2.23%) Presentation Skills
8 38 (2.01%) Organisational Skills
9 27 (1.43%) Legal
10 22 (1.17%) Marketing
11 20 (1.06%) Financial Institution
12 19 (1.01%) Influencing Skills
13 15 (0.80%) Retail
14 13 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
15 12 (0.64%) Public Speaking
16 8 (0.42%) International Banking
17 7 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
18 6 (0.32%) Electronics
19 4 (0.21%) General Ledger
20 3 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,156 (61.29%) Developer
2 374 (19.83%) Java Developer
3 269 (14.26%) Software Engineer
4 264 (14.00%) Front Office Developer
5 253 (13.41%) Analyst
6 237 (12.57%) Python Developer
7 222 (11.77%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 203 (10.76%) React Developer
9 193 (10.23%) C# Developer
10 178 (9.44%) Business Analyst
11 169 (8.96%) AWS Engineer
12 160 (8.48%) Python Engineer
13 152 (8.06%) Senior Developer
14 147 (7.79%) AWS Developer
15 126 (6.68%) Full Stack Developer
16 114 (6.04%) Electronic Trading Developer
17 107 (5.67%) JavaScript Developer
18 106 (5.62%) AWS Software Engineer
19 97 (5.14%) .NET Developer
20 86 (4.56%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 532 (28.21%) React
2 304 (16.12%) .NET
3 228 (12.09%) Node.js
4 170 (9.01%) AngularJS
5 130 (6.89%) Material-UI
6 126 (6.68%) Middleware
7 116 (6.15%) CSS
8 105 (5.57%) HTML
9 100 (5.30%) Spring
10 97 (5.14%) FIX Protocol
11 91 (4.83%) WPF
12 82 (4.35%) .NET Core
13 80 (4.24%) Reactive Extensions
14 77 (4.08%) .NET Framework
15 74 (3.92%) ASP.NET
15 74 (3.92%) XML
16 64 (3.39%) RESTful
17 63 (3.34%) HTML5
17 63 (3.34%) Rendezvous
17 63 (3.34%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 526 (27.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 435 (23.06%) Fixed Income
3 384 (20.36%) Derivative
3 384 (20.36%) Equities
4 215 (11.40%) Hedge funds
5 151 (8.01%) User Experience
6 96 (5.09%) Algorithms
6 96 (5.09%) Greenfield Project
7 92 (4.88%) Data Structures
8 52 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
9 44 (2.33%) Cloud Native
9 44 (2.33%) Credit Derivative
10 39 (2.07%) Market Risk
11 32 (1.70%) Credit Risk
11 32 (1.70%) Data Protection Act
12 31 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
13 26 (1.38%) Legacy Systems
13 26 (1.38%) SCADA
14 23 (1.22%) OTC Derivatives
15 15 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 223 (11.82%) Linux
2 161 (8.54%) Unix
3 120 (6.36%) Windows
4 11 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.37%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.27%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.16%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.11%) Android
8 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.11%) Solaris
9 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.053%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 815 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
2 530 (28.10%) Software Engineering
3 440 (23.33%) Asset Management
4 429 (22.75%) Full Stack Development
5 417 (22.11%) Investment Management
6 393 (20.84%) Electronic Trading
7 353 (18.72%) CI/CD
8 275 (14.58%) Multithreading
9 251 (13.31%) Analytics
10 214 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
11 209 (11.08%) DevOps
12 208 (11.03%) Low Latency
13 187 (9.92%) TDD
14 153 (8.11%) Scrum
15 151 (8.01%) Microservices
16 134 (7.10%) Workflow
17 126 (6.68%) SDLC
18 118 (6.26%) Continuous Improvement
19 110 (5.83%) OO
20 108 (5.73%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 680 (36.06%) Java
2 581 (30.81%) Python
3 557 (29.53%) SQL
4 457 (24.23%) C#
5 452 (23.97%) TypeScript
6 444 (23.54%) JavaScript
7 213 (11.29%) C++
8 58 (3.08%) Kotlin
9 45 (2.39%) VBA
10 36 (1.91%) T-SQL
11 34 (1.80%) Go
12 33 (1.75%) Perl
13 29 (1.54%) Scala
14 27 (1.43%) XAML
15 24 (1.27%) Java 8
16 22 (1.17%) ES6
16 22 (1.17%) PowerShell
16 22 (1.17%) Shell Script
17 19 (1.01%) PL/SQL
18 18 (0.95%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 99 (5.25%) Degree
2 44 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (0.69%) PhD
4 9 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (0.32%) AWS Certification
6 5 (0.27%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.21%) PMP
8 3 (0.16%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.16%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.11%) ACCA
9 2 (0.11%) CFA
9 2 (0.11%) CIMA
10 1 (0.053%) CISA
10 1 (0.053%) CISM
10 1 (0.053%) HNC
10 1 (0.053%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.053%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.053%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.35%) QA
2 33 (1.75%) PMO
3 32 (1.70%) Data Quality
3 32 (1.70%) Dodd-Frank
4 29 (1.54%) MiFID
5 22 (1.17%) EMIR
6 8 (0.42%) COBIT
7 6 (0.32%) SLA
8 4 (0.21%) GDPR
8 4 (0.21%) IFRS
8 4 (0.21%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.16%) Basel III
9 3 (0.16%) FATCA
10 2 (0.11%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.053%) GRC
11 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.053%) NIST
11 1 (0.053%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.053%) SOC 2
System Software
1 248 (13.15%) Docker
2 23 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.27%) NFS
3 5 (0.27%) Samba
4 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.053%) LXC
5 1 (0.053%) Platform Symphony
5 1 (0.053%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.053%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 237 (12.57%) Kubernetes
2 203 (10.76%) Terraform
3 41 (2.17%) Ansible
4 30 (1.59%) BladeLogic
5 20 (1.06%) Kibana
6 18 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
6 18 (0.95%) logstash
7 16 (0.85%) Netcool
8 14 (0.74%) Puppet
9 7 (0.37%) SCCM
10 4 (0.21%) Control-M
11 3 (0.16%) HP ALM
12 2 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.053%) Grafana
13 1 (0.053%) McAfee ePO
13 1 (0.053%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.053%) Norton AntiVirus
13 1 (0.053%) RSA Archer
13 1 (0.053%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 1 (0.053%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 193 (10.23%) Oracle
2 105 (5.57%) Microsoft
3 98 (5.20%) ION Trading
4 76 (4.03%) TIBCO
5 45 (2.39%) Bloomberg
6 32 (1.70%) DevExpress
7 31 (1.64%) Sybase
8 29 (1.54%) Charles River
9 28 (1.48%) MuleSoft
10 23 (1.22%) BMC
10 23 (1.22%) Splunk
11 22 (1.17%) SAP
12 21 (1.11%) IBM
12 21 (1.11%) Murex
13 18 (0.95%) Tradeweb
14 16 (0.85%) AppDynamics
14 16 (0.85%) MarketAxess
15 15 (0.80%) Cloudera
15 15 (0.80%) Pega
15 15 (0.80%) Solace