Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 84 113 184
Rank change year-on-year +29 +71 -53
Contract jobs citing Front Office 1,540 1,087 1,463
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.77% 2.09% 1.58%
As % of the General category 5.29% 4.16% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,324 917 1,138
10th Percentile £488 £488 £500
25th Percentile £538 £550 £575
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £650 £650
75th Percentile £713 £750 £713
90th Percentile £775 £781 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 14
Median hourly rate - £39.13 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year - +160.83% -
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 29,104 26,160 48,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 52.26% 50.40% 52.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,521 16,963 32,080
10th Percentile £300 £250 £280
25th Percentile £400 £368 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £582 £575
90th Percentile £690 £675 £666
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £430 £425
% change year-on-year - +1.18% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,086 1,086 1,413
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.39 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.00 £13.48
Median hourly rate £22.48 £20.00 £18.56
Median % change year-on-year +12.38% +7.76% +4.27%
75th Percentile £43.75 £39.29 £38.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.90 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% +3.96%

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 10 May 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 11 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 10 May 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 +34 1,467 £650 - 142
London +18 1,450 £650 - 135
Work from Home -33 298 £575 -20.14% 11
UK excluding London +63 23 £450 +7.14% 13
South East +55 7 £625 -
Scotland -6 7 £450 +7.14% 5
Northern Ireland +10 5 £393 +14.93% 1
South West +42 2 £338 - 3
West Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 840 (54.55%) Finance
2 678 (44.03%) Agile Software Development
3 637 (41.36%) Java
4 557 (36.17%) Banking
5 460 (29.87%) JavaScript
6 438 (28.44%) Python
7 419 (27.21%) Software Engineering
7 419 (27.21%) Investment Management
8 406 (26.36%) Asset Management
9 401 (26.04%) Investment Banking
10 397 (25.78%) AWS
11 382 (24.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 376 (24.42%) React
13 353 (22.92%) Web Services
14 338 (21.95%) SQL
15 337 (21.88%) Derivative
16 324 (21.04%) Docker
17 318 (20.65%) C#
18 310 (20.13%) Kubernetes
19 293 (19.03%) Fixed Income
20 290 (18.83%) Node.js
21 270 (17.53%) Electronic Trading
22 269 (17.47%) Social Skills
23 268 (17.40%) TypeScript
24 266 (17.27%) Equities
25 262 (17.01%) Terraform
26 216 (14.03%) Azure
27 214 (13.90%) Serverless
28 212 (13.77%) C++
29 211 (13.70%) .NET

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 71 (4.61%) Mule
2 65 (4.22%) Apache Spark
3 45 (2.92%) Apache
4 28 (1.82%) Red Hat Fuse
5 21 (1.36%) Oracle Coherence
6 14 (0.91%) JBoss
7 12 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (0.71%) Apache Airflow
9 7 (0.45%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.39%) Confluence
11 4 (0.26%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.19%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.065%) Camunda
13 1 (0.065%) DataSynapse
13 1 (0.065%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.065%) IIS
13 1 (0.065%) SAS
13 1 (0.065%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.49%) ION MarketView
2 14 (0.91%) Markit EDM
3 12 (0.78%) Eagle PACE
4 4 (0.26%) Bloomberg AIM
5 2 (0.13%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 2 (0.13%) Eikon
5 2 (0.13%) Global One
5 2 (0.13%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.13%) LongView
5 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.13%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.065%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 397 (25.78%) AWS
2 216 (14.03%) Azure
3 214 (13.90%) Serverless
4 193 (12.53%) Amazon S3
5 191 (12.40%) AWS Lambda
6 162 (10.52%) Amazon SQS
6 162 (10.52%) AWS Step Functions
7 126 (8.18%) GCP
8 31 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (1.30%) Azure Functions
10 11 (0.71%) OpenShift
11 10 (0.65%) GitHub
11 10 (0.65%) npm
12 9 (0.58%) SaaS
13 7 (0.45%) Power Platform
14 5 (0.32%) Amazon EKS
14 5 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.26%) NuGet
16 3 (0.19%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 2 (0.13%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.10%) Firewall
2 16 (1.04%) Multicast
3 8 (0.52%) FIX Connectivity
4 5 (0.32%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.26%) SSL
6 3 (0.19%) DHCP
6 3 (0.19%) DNS
6 3 (0.19%) WebEx
7 2 (0.13%) RTMP
7 2 (0.13%) SAN
8 1 (0.065%) Internet
8 1 (0.065%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.065%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (12.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 167 (10.84%) Amazon RDS
3 100 (6.49%) SQL Server
4 64 (4.16%) Relational Database
5 31 (2.01%) NoSQL
6 29 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 28 (1.82%) Apache Ignite
8 27 (1.75%) Hadoop
9 25 (1.62%) Big Data
10 24 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (1.23%) MongoDB
12 13 (0.84%) Redis
13 12 (0.78%) Hazelcast
14 11 (0.71%) Blockchain
14 11 (0.71%) KDB
14 11 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (0.58%) Data Lake
16 8 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
17 7 (0.45%) Power BI
18 6 (0.39%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 118 (7.66%) Git (software)
2 64 (4.16%) JIRA
3 45 (2.92%) TeamCity
4 29 (1.88%) Jenkins
5 26 (1.69%) Bitbucket
5 26 (1.69%) Subversion
6 25 (1.62%) Artifactory
7 21 (1.36%) Maven
8 16 (1.04%) Visual Studio
9 14 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (0.65%) JUnit
10 10 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (0.65%) webpack
11 9 (0.58%) Grunt
11 9 (0.58%) Moq
12 8 (0.52%) NUnit
13 7 (0.45%) IntelliJ
14 6 (0.39%) LINQPad
15 5 (0.32%) Cypress.io
16 4 (0.26%) jMock
General
1 840 (54.55%) Finance
2 557 (36.17%) Banking
3 401 (26.04%) Investment Banking
4 269 (17.47%) Social Skills
5 142 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
6 68 (4.42%) Back Office
7 21 (1.36%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.04%) Prime Brokerage
9 14 (0.91%) Marketing
10 12 (0.78%) Legal
11 11 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
12 9 (0.58%) Private Banking
13 8 (0.52%) Influencing Skills
13 8 (0.52%) Retail
13 8 (0.52%) Synthetic Prime Brokerage
14 7 (0.45%) Organisational Skills
15 6 (0.39%) Billing
16 4 (0.26%) International Banking
16 4 (0.26%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,053 (68.38%) Developer
2 379 (24.61%) Java Developer
3 269 (17.47%) React Developer
4 236 (15.32%) Front Office Developer
5 230 (14.94%) Analyst
6 179 (11.62%) AWS Developer
7 160 (10.39%) JavaScript Developer
8 129 (8.38%) Business Analyst
9 127 (8.25%) C# Developer
10 116 (7.53%) Senior Developer
11 115 (7.47%) Python Developer
12 100 (6.49%) Full Stack Developer
13 99 (6.43%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 87 (5.65%) Node.js Developer
15 80 (5.19%) UI Developer
16 78 (5.06%) Senior Java Developer
17 77 (5.00%) .NET Developer
18 74 (4.81%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
19 70 (4.55%) Investment Banking Java Developer
20 68 (4.42%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 376 (24.42%) React
2 353 (22.92%) Web Services
3 290 (18.83%) Node.js
4 211 (13.70%) .NET
5 142 (9.22%) AngularJS
6 110 (7.14%) Middleware
7 104 (6.75%) Spring
8 83 (5.39%) FIX Protocol
9 78 (5.06%) Kafka
10 71 (4.61%) Apache Camel
11 69 (4.48%) Spring Integration
12 65 (4.22%) Vue.js
13 57 (3.70%) REST
14 51 (3.31%) .NET Core
15 48 (3.12%) HTML
16 46 (2.99%) WPF
17 37 (2.40%) HTML5
18 36 (2.34%) RESTful
19 34 (2.21%) .NET Framework
19 34 (2.21%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 382 (24.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 337 (21.88%) Derivative
3 293 (19.03%) Fixed Income
4 266 (17.27%) Equities
5 138 (8.96%) Hedge funds
6 102 (6.62%) User Experience
7 101 (6.56%) Greenfield Project
8 66 (4.29%) Equity Derivative
9 65 (4.22%) Data Structures
10 50 (3.25%) Market Risk
11 46 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
12 42 (2.73%) Credit Risk
13 37 (2.40%) Algorithms
14 23 (1.49%) Grid Computing
15 16 (1.04%) SWIFT
16 15 (0.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
17 14 (0.91%) Credit Derivative
17 14 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
18 13 (0.84%) Reference Data
19 9 (0.58%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 127 (8.25%) Linux
2 106 (6.88%) Unix
3 35 (2.27%) Windows
4 14 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.19%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.13%) CentOS
6 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.065%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.065%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 678 (44.03%) Agile Software Development
2 419 (27.21%) Investment Management
2 419 (27.21%) Software Engineering
3 406 (26.36%) Asset Management
4 270 (17.53%) Electronic Trading
5 203 (13.18%) Multithreading
6 195 (12.66%) Low Latency
7 186 (12.08%) Analytics
8 160 (10.39%) TDD
9 130 (8.44%) Portfolio Management
10 115 (7.47%) DevOps
11 104 (6.75%) Scrum
12 103 (6.69%) Microservices
13 99 (6.43%) Business Analysis
14 92 (5.97%) Requirements Gathering
15 91 (5.91%) BDD
16 86 (5.58%) Risk Management
17 83 (5.39%) Mathematics
18 82 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
19 78 (5.06%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 637 (41.36%) Java
2 460 (29.87%) JavaScript
3 438 (28.44%) Python
4 338 (21.95%) SQL
5 318 (20.65%) C#
6 268 (17.40%) TypeScript
7 212 (13.77%) C++
8 138 (8.96%) Kotlin
9 106 (6.88%) Scala
10 32 (2.08%) VBA
11 31 (2.01%) R
12 28 (1.82%) Java 8
13 19 (1.23%) Java 9
14 16 (1.04%) Haskell
15 14 (0.91%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.91%) T-SQL
16 11 (0.71%) Perl
16 11 (0.71%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.71%) VB
17 10 (0.65%) Go
Qualifications
1 168 (10.91%) Degree
2 24 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
3 22 (1.43%) PhD
4 21 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.32%) CFA
6 4 (0.26%) ISEB
7 2 (0.13%) ACCA
7 2 (0.13%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.13%) MBA
7 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.13%) PMP
8 1 (0.065%) CIMA
8 1 (0.065%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.73%) QA
2 14 (0.91%) MiFID
3 13 (0.84%) PMO
4 5 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.19%) IFRS
5 3 (0.19%) SLA
6 2 (0.13%) EMIR
6 2 (0.13%) UCITS
7 1 (0.065%) AIFMD
7 1 (0.065%) COREP
7 1 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.065%) FATCA
7 1 (0.065%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 324 (21.04%) Docker
2 4 (0.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.13%) GridGain
4 2 (0.13%) Platform Symphony
4 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.065%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 310 (20.13%) Kubernetes
2 262 (17.01%) Terraform
3 22 (1.43%) Ansible
4 7 (0.45%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (0.19%) HP ALM
5 3 (0.19%) Puppet
6 2 (0.13%) Control-M
6 2 (0.13%) Kibana
6 2 (0.13%) Rancher
7 1 (0.065%) Grafana
7 1 (0.065%) Istio
7 1 (0.065%) logstash
7 1 (0.065%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.065%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.065%) SCCM
7 1 (0.065%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 79 (5.13%) Oracle
2 64 (4.16%) ION Trading
3 55 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 51 (3.31%) Bloomberg
5 38 (2.47%) TIBCO
6 28 (1.82%) Atlassian
7 20 (1.30%) CheckPoint
8 18 (1.17%) Databricks
8 18 (1.17%) Murex
9 13 (0.84%) Red Hat
9 13 (0.84%) Sybase
10 12 (0.78%) Citrix
11 11 (0.71%) Charles River
11 11 (0.71%) DevExpress
12 8 (0.52%) Google
12 8 (0.52%) Solace
13 6 (0.39%) RedGate
14 5 (0.32%) IBM
15 4 (0.26%) Infragistics
15 4 (0.26%) Reuters