Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 106 158
Rank change year-on-year -20 +52 -34
Contract jobs citing Front Office 2,029 2,107 1,772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.04% 2.32% 1.68%
As % of the General category 5.47% 5.98% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,673 1,630 1,405
UK median daily rate £650 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £463 £416 £400
90th Percentile £800 £738 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £433 £413
% change year-on-year +6.36% +4.85% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 2
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £14.25 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.51% -69.35% -40.00%
10th Percentile £14.55 £10.13 £19.20
90th Percentile £14.95 £18.28 £77.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 -

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 37,082 35,261 39,977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.25% 38.82% 37.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,149 23,158 26,275
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £297 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 868 873 963
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +14.98%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.90 £51.67 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -3.85% -9.57% +10.58%

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 18 June 2018.

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 10 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 18 June 2018. 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 -18 1,939 £650 +8.33% 210
London -16 1,916 £650 +8.33% 204
UK excluding London -52 108 £460 +6.36% 10
Northern Ireland -5 49 £455 +5.20% 2
Scotland -13 39 £475 -13.64% 2
South East -18 9 £475 +11.76% 4
South West +19 5 £550 -18.52%
East of England 0 4 £500 +25.00% 1
Midlands -9 1 - -
Wales -12 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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.

1 839 (41.35%) Finance
2 710 (34.99%) Banking
3 691 (34.06%) Java
4 614 (30.26%) C#
5 546 (26.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 520 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
7 508 (25.04%) SQL
8 429 (21.14%) Electronic Trading
9 408 (20.11%) Multithreading
10 366 (18.04%) Investment Banking
11 358 (17.64%) Derivative
12 347 (17.10%) Fixed Income
13 322 (15.87%) Low Latency
14 311 (15.33%) Python
15 305 (15.03%) C++
16 304 (14.98%) .NET
17 257 (12.67%) SQL Server
18 243 (11.98%) Linux
19 242 (11.93%) JavaScript
19 242 (11.93%) Equities
20 215 (10.60%) OO
21 211 (10.40%) Asset Management
22 210 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
23 203 (10.00%) AngularJS
24 199 (9.81%) Unix
25 193 (9.51%) Risk Management
26 186 (9.17%) HTML
27 183 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
28 179 (8.82%) TDD
29 176 (8.67%) Oracle

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 24 (1.18%) Apache
1 24 (1.18%) Apache Spark
2 23 (1.13%) Mule
3 18 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (0.84%) DataSynapse
5 16 (0.79%) Confluence
6 15 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
7 12 (0.59%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
9 8 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.30%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.25%) JBoss
12 3 (0.15%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.099%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.099%) IPython
13 2 (0.099%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.099%) nginx
14 1 (0.049%) Apache Solr
14 1 (0.049%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 96 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.049%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 68 (3.35%) thinkFolio
2 61 (3.01%) ION MarketView
3 30 (1.48%) Markit EDM
4 27 (1.33%) Bloomberg AIM
5 19 (0.94%) Eagle PACE
6 16 (0.79%) Endur
7 15 (0.74%) Front Arena
8 11 (0.54%) PolarLake
9 10 (0.49%) SimCorp Dimension
10 7 (0.34%) RMDS
11 6 (0.30%) LatentZero
11 6 (0.30%) SunGard Martini
12 5 (0.25%) Kondor
12 5 (0.25%) Orchestrade
13 4 (0.20%) AquaLogic BPM
13 4 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
13 4 (0.20%) Summit
14 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
15 2 (0.099%) Eikon
15 2 (0.099%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 70 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (0.64%) npm
4 13 (0.64%) Yarn
5 11 (0.54%) Office 365
6 9 (0.44%) NuGet
7 8 (0.39%) SaaS
8 4 (0.20%) PaaS
9 3 (0.15%) IaaS
9 3 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.049%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.049%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.049%) GitHub
10 1 (0.049%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.59%) RTMP
2 8 (0.39%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.30%) Firewall
3 6 (0.30%) FIX Connectivity
3 6 (0.30%) Internet
3 6 (0.30%) Kerberos
4 4 (0.20%) DNS
5 3 (0.15%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.15%) DAB
5 3 (0.15%) HTTP
5 3 (0.15%) Intranet
5 3 (0.15%) Multicast
5 3 (0.15%) Skype
5 3 (0.15%) SNMP
5 3 (0.15%) VPN
6 2 (0.099%) DHCP
6 2 (0.099%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.099%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.099%) SSL
7 1 (0.049%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (12.67%) SQL Server
2 145 (7.15%) Relational Database
3 58 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 50 (2.46%) RDBMS
5 48 (2.37%) KDB
6 40 (1.97%) Blockchain
7 37 (1.82%) NoSQL
8 36 (1.77%) Big Data
9 29 (1.43%) Hadoop
10 26 (1.28%) Oracle Database
11 21 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
12 17 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (0.74%) Hazelcast
14 15 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
14 15 (0.74%) Tick Data
15 14 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (0.69%) Power BI
15 14 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 77 (3.79%) Jenkins
2 76 (3.75%) Git (software)
3 65 (3.20%) Maven
4 59 (2.91%) TeamCity
5 48 (2.37%) Subversion
6 47 (2.32%) JIRA
7 38 (1.87%) Visual Studio
8 27 (1.33%) JUnit
9 26 (1.28%) Eclipse
10 24 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (0.84%) MSBuild
12 14 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
13 13 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (0.49%) NUnit
14 10 (0.49%) Selenium
15 9 (0.44%) CruiseControl
16 7 (0.34%) IntelliJ
16 7 (0.34%) Mockito
16 7 (0.34%) SpecFlow
17 6 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 839 (41.35%) Finance
2 710 (34.99%) Banking
3 366 (18.04%) Investment Banking
4 99 (4.88%) Back Office
5 48 (2.37%) Financial Institution
6 29 (1.43%) Legal
7 19 (0.94%) Advertising
8 14 (0.69%) Retail
9 13 (0.64%) French Language
10 12 (0.59%) Marketing
11 9 (0.44%) Private Banking
12 5 (0.25%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.20%) Billing
14 3 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.15%) International Banking
15 2 (0.099%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.099%) Local Government
15 2 (0.099%) Prime Brokerage
15 2 (0.099%) Retail Finance
16 1 (0.049%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,313 (64.71%) Developer
2 510 (25.14%) Java Developer
3 410 (20.21%) Analyst
4 396 (19.52%) Front Office Developer
5 384 (18.93%) C# Developer
6 262 (12.91%) Senior Developer
7 252 (12.42%) Business Analyst
8 160 (7.89%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 154 (7.59%) Senior Java Developer
10 152 (7.49%) C++ Developer
11 127 (6.26%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 102 (5.03%) Quantitative Developer
13 95 (4.68%) JavaScript Developer
14 93 (4.58%) Project Manager
15 86 (4.24%) Python Developer
16 84 (4.14%) Full Stack Developer
17 77 (3.79%) Front Office Business Analyst
18 73 (3.60%) .NET Developer
18 73 (3.60%) Qualitative Analyst
18 73 (3.60%) Quantitative Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 304 (14.98%) .NET
2 203 (10.00%) AngularJS
3 186 (9.17%) HTML
4 150 (7.39%) HTML5
5 139 (6.85%) WPF
6 136 (6.70%) FIX Protocol
7 114 (5.62%) React
8 105 (5.17%) CSS
9 92 (4.53%) Spring
10 83 (4.09%) Node.js
11 74 (3.65%) WCF
12 70 (3.45%) XML
13 60 (2.96%) Middleware
14 54 (2.66%) Web Services
15 47 (2.32%) REST
16 44 (2.17%) Socket.IO
17 43 (2.12%) Hibernate
17 43 (2.12%) RESTful
17 43 (2.12%) STL
18 42 (2.07%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 546 (26.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 358 (17.64%) Derivative
3 347 (17.10%) Fixed Income
4 242 (11.93%) Equities
5 210 (10.35%) Analytical Skills
6 113 (5.57%) Equity Derivative
7 111 (5.47%) Hedge funds
8 102 (5.03%) Greenfield Project
9 100 (4.93%) Algorithms
10 95 (4.68%) Computer Science
11 67 (3.30%) Credit Risk
12 55 (2.71%) User Experience
13 53 (2.61%) Market Risk
14 51 (2.51%) Data Structures
15 33 (1.63%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 29 (1.43%) Grid Computing
17 27 (1.33%) Credit Derivative
18 25 (1.23%) OTC Derivatives
19 24 (1.18%) Exotic Derivative
20 21 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 243 (11.98%) Linux
2 199 (9.81%) Unix
3 139 (6.85%) Windows
4 18 (0.89%) Windows Server
5 16 (0.79%) Solaris
6 10 (0.49%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.49%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.25%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.20%) Android
9 2 (0.099%) VMS
10 1 (0.049%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.049%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.049%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (25.63%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (21.14%) Electronic Trading
3 408 (20.11%) Multithreading
4 322 (15.87%) Low Latency
5 215 (10.60%) OO
6 211 (10.40%) Asset Management
7 193 (9.51%) Risk Management
8 183 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
9 179 (8.82%) TDD
10 153 (7.54%) Algorithmic Trading
11 150 (7.39%) Analytics
12 123 (6.06%) Mathematics
13 122 (6.01%) SDLC
14 115 (5.67%) Web Development
15 110 (5.42%) OOP
16 106 (5.22%) Investment Management
17 98 (4.83%) Business Analysis
17 98 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
18 96 (4.73%) Software Engineering
19 95 (4.68%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 691 (34.06%) Java
2 614 (30.26%) C#
3 508 (25.04%) SQL
4 311 (15.33%) Python
5 305 (15.03%) C++
6 242 (11.93%) JavaScript
7 121 (5.96%) Java 8
8 95 (4.68%) TypeScript
9 81 (3.99%) VBA
10 56 (2.76%) Scala
11 55 (2.71%) R
12 51 (2.51%) Perl
13 39 (1.92%) Bash Shell
14 32 (1.58%) Shell Script
15 23 (1.13%) C
15 23 (1.13%) ES6
16 20 (0.99%) Clojure
16 20 (0.99%) PL/SQL
17 19 (0.94%) VB
18 16 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 149 (7.34%) Degree
2 34 (1.68%) PhD
3 30 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 27 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
5 16 (0.79%) PMP
6 10 (0.49%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.25%) AWS Certification
8 4 (0.20%) Master's Degree
8 4 (0.20%) MBA
9 3 (0.15%) HP ASE
9 3 (0.15%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.15%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
10 2 (0.099%) ISEB
11 1 (0.049%) CCIE
11 1 (0.049%) CCNA
11 1 (0.049%) CCNP
11 1 (0.049%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.049%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.049%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.049%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.46%) MiFID
2 29 (1.43%) QA
3 15 (0.74%) PMO
4 12 (0.59%) EMIR
5 10 (0.49%) GDPR
6 7 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
6 7 (0.34%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.30%) FATCA
8 4 (0.20%) SLA
9 3 (0.15%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.049%) IFRS
System Software
1 31 (1.53%) Docker
2 9 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.34%) HDFS
4 6 (0.30%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.099%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.049%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.049%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.049%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (0.69%) Kibana
2 13 (0.64%) Ansible
2 13 (0.64%) logstash
3 11 (0.54%) Terraform
4 9 (0.44%) Control-M
5 6 (0.30%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.15%) Consul
6 3 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.15%) OpenView
6 3 (0.15%) SCCM
6 3 (0.15%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 3 (0.15%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.099%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.099%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.099%) Nagios
7 2 (0.099%) Opsview
8 1 (0.049%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.049%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.049%) Puppet
8 1 (0.049%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 176 (8.67%) Oracle
2 87 (4.29%) Charles River
3 78 (3.84%) Bloomberg
3 78 (3.84%) Microsoft
4 71 (3.50%) ION Trading
5 49 (2.41%) MapR
6 48 (2.37%) TIBCO
7 45 (2.22%) Sybase
8 36 (1.77%) Reuters
9 32 (1.58%) SimCorp
10 26 (1.28%) FXall
11 25 (1.23%) Calypso
12 21 (1.03%) Murex
13 19 (0.94%) Fidessa
14 15 (0.74%) Citrix
14 15 (0.74%) IBM
15 14 (0.69%) Tableau
16 13 (0.64%) OpenLink
17 10 (0.49%) Atlassian
17 10 (0.49%) FactSet