Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 118 60 171
Rank change year-on-year -58 +111 -39
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,769 1,167 1,392
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.10% 3.74% 1.65%
As % of the General category 3.94% 7.05% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,492 988 978
10th Percentile £488 £481 £425
25th Percentile £525 £538 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £650 £650
75th Percentile £750 £750 £725
90th Percentile £800 £800 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £478 £298 £388
% change year-on-year +60.67% -23.23% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -8.42% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 44,851 16,563 43,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.27% 53.12% 51.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,366 11,204 28,191
10th Percentile £306 £269 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £365
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% - +3.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £713 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,378 547 1,479
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% +7.16%
75th Percentile £42.95 £41.77 £40.00
90th Percentile £60.15 £51.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £20.13 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% +15.00% -

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 19 October 2021.

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
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 19 October 2021. 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 -47 1,699 £650 - 175
London -33 1,676 £650 - 161
Work from Home -68 290 £550 -15.38% 24
UK excluding London -118 57 £478 +60.67% 16
Scotland - 29 £450 - 3
Northern Ireland -4 9 £430 +168.75%
North of England -74 8 £550 +90.31% 8
South East -98 6 £545 -15.50% 3
North West -59 4 £475 +64.36% 3
South West -47 3 £550 +65.41%
Yorkshire - 3 £550 - 4
East of England - 2 - - 1
North East - 1 £625 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 902 (50.99%) Finance
2 743 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
3 732 (41.38%) Java
4 640 (36.18%) Banking
5 482 (27.25%) SQL
6 467 (26.40%) Software Engineering
7 466 (26.34%) JavaScript
8 460 (26.00%) React
9 459 (25.95%) Investment Banking
10 451 (25.49%) TypeScript
11 446 (25.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 445 (25.16%) Fixed Income
13 443 (25.04%) Python
14 441 (24.93%) Full Stack Development
15 417 (23.57%) AWS
16 413 (23.35%) Social Skills
17 412 (23.29%) Asset Management
18 392 (22.16%) C#
19 383 (21.65%) Investment Management
20 349 (19.73%) Web Services
21 345 (19.50%) Electronic Trading
22 317 (17.92%) Derivative
23 301 (17.02%) Node.js
24 298 (16.85%) Kubernetes
25 281 (15.88%) Docker
26 280 (15.83%) Equities
27 275 (15.55%) .NET
27 275 (15.55%) Multithreading
28 270 (15.26%) Serverless
29 251 (14.19%) AWS Lambda

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 49 (2.77%) Mule
2 41 (2.32%) Apache
3 32 (1.81%) Apache Airflow
4 23 (1.30%) Apache Spark
5 19 (1.07%) DataSynapse
6 17 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
7 16 (0.90%) Red Hat Fuse
8 15 (0.85%) Confluence
9 14 (0.79%) JBoss
10 13 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
10 13 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.57%) SharePoint
12 7 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.23%) Jupyter
14 4 (0.23%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.23%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.17%) Apache ServiceMix
15 3 (0.17%) Ethereum
16 2 (0.11%) Camunda
Applications
1 81 (4.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (0.62%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.17%) Sketch
8 2 (0.11%) Figma
8 2 (0.11%) InVision
9 1 (0.057%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.057%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 28 (1.58%) ION MarketView
2 19 (1.07%) SunGard Martini
3 15 (0.85%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
7 4 (0.23%) Endur
8 3 (0.17%) Global One
8 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.11%) Loan IQ
9 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.057%) Bloomberg TOMS
10 1 (0.057%) Eagle PACE
10 1 (0.057%) Maximo
10 1 (0.057%) OpenLink RightAngle
10 1 (0.057%) Orchestrade
10 1 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.057%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 417 (23.57%) AWS
2 270 (15.26%) Serverless
3 251 (14.19%) AWS Lambda
4 243 (13.74%) Amazon S3
5 228 (12.89%) Azure
6 190 (10.74%) Amazon SQS
7 187 (10.57%) AWS Step Functions
8 100 (5.65%) GCP
9 55 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
10 24 (1.36%) Azure Functions
11 21 (1.19%) OpenShift
12 18 (1.02%) Power Platform
13 14 (0.79%) GitHub
14 11 (0.62%) npm
14 11 (0.62%) Yarn
15 9 (0.51%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 7 (0.40%) Azure Logic Apps
16 7 (0.40%) Azure Service Bus
16 7 (0.40%) Azure Storage
16 7 (0.40%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.37%) TCP/IP
2 24 (1.36%) FIX Connectivity
2 24 (1.36%) RTMP
3 14 (0.79%) Firewall
3 14 (0.79%) SSL
4 12 (0.68%) Multicast
5 6 (0.34%) HTTP
6 5 (0.28%) Internet
7 1 (0.057%) DHCP
7 1 (0.057%) DNS
7 1 (0.057%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.057%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.057%) VPN
7 1 (0.057%) WebEx
7 1 (0.057%) Wireless
7 1 (0.057%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (13.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 190 (10.74%) Amazon RDS
3 154 (8.71%) SQL Server
4 145 (8.20%) Relational Database
5 41 (2.32%) NoSQL
6 34 (1.92%) Oracle Database
7 28 (1.58%) Apache Ignite
8 27 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (1.41%) MongoDB
10 24 (1.36%) Hazelcast
10 24 (1.36%) Redis
11 22 (1.24%) Amazon Athena
11 22 (1.24%) MySQL
11 22 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (1.13%) Big Data
13 19 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
14 18 (1.02%) Power BI
15 14 (0.79%) KDB
16 13 (0.73%) RDBMS
17 12 (0.68%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 134 (7.57%) Git (software)
2 115 (6.50%) JIRA
3 81 (4.58%) Subversion
4 79 (4.47%) TeamCity
5 63 (3.56%) Visual Studio
6 57 (3.22%) Jenkins
7 38 (2.15%) JUnit
8 26 (1.47%) Artifactory
9 24 (1.36%) Bitbucket
10 20 (1.13%) Robot Framework
10 20 (1.13%) Selenium
11 19 (1.07%) CppUnit
11 19 (1.07%) Oracle APEX
12 18 (1.02%) Maven
13 16 (0.90%) Jasmine
14 15 (0.85%) NUnit
14 15 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (0.79%) jMock
16 13 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
17 12 (0.68%) Moq
General
1 902 (50.99%) Finance
2 640 (36.18%) Banking
3 459 (25.95%) Investment Banking
4 413 (23.35%) Social Skills
5 216 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
6 65 (3.67%) Back Office
7 43 (2.43%) Presentation Skills
8 25 (1.41%) Organisational Skills
9 23 (1.30%) Marketing
10 20 (1.13%) Legal
11 19 (1.07%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
12 17 (0.96%) Retail
13 10 (0.57%) Documentation Skills
14 8 (0.45%) Public Speaking
15 5 (0.28%) Games
15 5 (0.28%) International Banking
15 5 (0.28%) Private Banking
16 4 (0.23%) Billing
16 4 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,142 (64.56%) Developer
2 423 (23.91%) Java Developer
3 307 (17.35%) Front Office Developer
4 263 (14.87%) React Developer
5 232 (13.11%) Analyst
6 229 (12.95%) Software Engineer
7 176 (9.95%) C# Developer
8 161 (9.10%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 160 (9.04%) JavaScript Developer
10 150 (8.48%) Python Developer
11 141 (7.97%) Business Analyst
12 117 (6.61%) Full Stack Developer
13 115 (6.50%) Senior Developer
14 102 (5.77%) AWS Engineer
15 101 (5.71%) AWS Developer
15 101 (5.71%) JavaScript Engineer
16 100 (5.65%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 100 (5.65%) Python Engineer
17 87 (4.92%) AWS Software Engineer
18 84 (4.75%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 460 (26.00%) React
2 349 (19.73%) Web Services
3 301 (17.02%) Node.js
4 275 (15.55%) .NET
5 218 (12.32%) Material-UI
6 183 (10.34%) AngularJS
7 115 (6.50%) Spring
8 107 (6.05%) Middleware
9 84 (4.75%) HTML
10 81 (4.58%) XML
11 75 (4.24%) .NET Framework
11 75 (4.24%) FIX Protocol
12 73 (4.13%) RESTful
13 67 (3.79%) Reactive Extensions
14 64 (3.62%) .NET Core
14 64 (3.62%) REST
14 64 (3.62%) WPF
15 60 (3.39%) Vue.js
16 56 (3.17%) HTML5
17 55 (3.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 446 (25.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 445 (25.16%) Fixed Income
3 317 (17.92%) Derivative
4 280 (15.83%) Equities
5 114 (6.44%) User Experience
6 112 (6.33%) Hedge funds
7 86 (4.86%) Algorithms
8 77 (4.35%) Data Structures
9 60 (3.39%) Market Risk
10 56 (3.17%) Credit Risk
11 47 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
12 46 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
13 30 (1.70%) Legacy Systems
14 28 (1.58%) Cloud Native
15 27 (1.53%) Credit Derivative
16 26 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
17 24 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
17 24 (1.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 24 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
18 22 (1.24%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 172 (9.72%) Linux
2 123 (6.95%) Unix
3 111 (6.27%) Windows
4 12 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.17%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.17%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.11%) Android
6 2 (0.11%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.11%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 743 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (26.40%) Software Engineering
3 441 (24.93%) Full Stack Development
4 412 (23.29%) Asset Management
5 383 (21.65%) Investment Management
6 345 (19.50%) Electronic Trading
7 275 (15.55%) Multithreading
8 236 (13.34%) Low Latency
9 186 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
10 175 (9.89%) Analytics
11 167 (9.44%) TDD
12 119 (6.73%) Scrum
13 118 (6.67%) DevOps
14 117 (6.61%) Microservices
15 100 (5.65%) OO
16 97 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
17 94 (5.31%) SDLC
18 92 (5.20%) Algorithmic Trading
19 91 (5.14%) Multithreaded Programming
20 89 (5.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 732 (41.38%) Java
2 482 (27.25%) SQL
3 466 (26.34%) JavaScript
4 451 (25.49%) TypeScript
5 443 (25.04%) Python
6 392 (22.16%) C#
7 240 (13.57%) C++
8 108 (6.11%) Kotlin
9 68 (3.84%) Scala
10 62 (3.50%) Java 8
11 50 (2.83%) VBA
12 33 (1.87%) Java 9
13 32 (1.81%) T-SQL
14 27 (1.53%) PL/SQL
15 26 (1.47%) Perl
16 24 (1.36%) Java 11
16 24 (1.36%) XAML
17 19 (1.07%) ES6
18 15 (0.85%) Haskell
18 15 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 116 (6.56%) Degree
2 20 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (1.02%) PhD
4 7 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
4 7 (0.40%) PMI Certification
5 5 (0.28%) PMP
5 5 (0.28%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.28%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.11%) ACCA
6 2 (0.11%) CFA
6 2 (0.11%) HNC
6 2 (0.11%) ISEB
7 1 (0.057%) CIMA
7 1 (0.057%) CISA
7 1 (0.057%) CISM
7 1 (0.057%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.43%) QA
2 39 (2.20%) PMO
3 20 (1.13%) MiFID
4 17 (0.96%) Dodd-Frank
5 14 (0.79%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.73%) EMIR
7 7 (0.40%) COBIT
8 4 (0.23%) SLA
9 3 (0.17%) FATCA
10 2 (0.11%) GDPR
11 1 (0.057%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.057%) Basel III
11 1 (0.057%) GRC
11 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.057%) NIST
11 1 (0.057%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.057%) SOC 2
System Software
1 281 (15.88%) Docker
2 5 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.28%) Platform Symphony
3 3 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.057%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.057%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.057%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 298 (16.85%) Kubernetes
2 241 (13.62%) Terraform
3 26 (1.47%) BladeLogic
4 22 (1.24%) Ansible
5 14 (0.79%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (0.34%) Control-M
6 6 (0.34%) SCCM
7 3 (0.17%) Kibana
7 3 (0.17%) Puppet
8 2 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.11%) Netcool
8 2 (0.11%) Rancher
9 1 (0.057%) Grafana
9 1 (0.057%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.057%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.057%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.057%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.057%) RSA Archer
9 1 (0.057%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.057%) WSUS
Vendors
1 187 (10.57%) Oracle
2 123 (6.95%) ION Trading
3 105 (5.94%) Microsoft
4 53 (3.00%) TIBCO
5 52 (2.94%) Bloomberg
6 36 (2.04%) Sybase
7 24 (1.36%) Charles River
7 24 (1.36%) Murex
8 20 (1.13%) FIS
9 19 (1.07%) SunGard
10 18 (1.02%) Databricks
10 18 (1.02%) MuleSoft
11 17 (0.96%) Solace
12 13 (0.73%) Red Hat
12 13 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.62%) Google
14 10 (0.57%) DevExpress
14 10 (0.57%) Fidessa
15 9 (0.51%) Citrix
16 8 (0.45%) IBM