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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 122 106
Rank change year-on-year 0 -16  
Contract jobs citing Front Office 907 1040 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 1.92% 1.99%
As % of the General category 5.23% 5.03% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 826 875
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 £439
10% offered a daily rate of more than £726 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £440
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.75 - £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.65 - -

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 17355 20666 21063
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.12% 38.18% 39.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11350 13449 12923
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 505 491
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -10.56% +25.00%  

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 30 March 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Front Office over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 30 March 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 0 860 £600 - 167
London -2 839 £600 - 162
City of London -4 182 £600 - 66
Northern Ireland - 39 £415 - 3
County Antrim - 32 £413 - 2
Belfast - 31 £413 - 1
South East -18 13 £350 -17.64%
Hampshire +9 7 £311 -26.82%
Edinburgh +8 7 £563 +7.14% 2
Scotland -5 7 £563 +40.62% 3
Canary Wharf -10 5 £575 -11.26%
Docklands, London -4 4 £550 -15.38%
North West +29 3 £500 +42.85%
Basingstoke -5 3 £311 -26.82%
Oxfordshire -10 3 £500 -20.00%
Cheshire +36 2 - -
East of England +2 2 £400 -11.11% 2
Hertfordshire 0 2 £400 -11.11%
Oxford -9 2 £500 +12.67%
Chester - 2 - -
West Midlands +16 1 £475 +26.66%
Manchester +13 1 £500 +42.85%
Birmingham +2 1 £475 +26.66%
South West +2 1 - - 1
Berkshire -7 1 - -
Hatfield -9 1 £500 +17.64%
Reading -9 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 £300 -
Northampton - 1 £538 -
Surrey - 1 £473 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 726 (42.78%) Finance
2 691 (40.72%) Banking
3 483 (28.46%) Java
4 432 (25.46%) Investment Banking
5 419 (24.69%) SQL
6 399 (23.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 390 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
8 389 (22.92%) C#
9 369 (21.74%) Derivative
10 358 (21.10%) Fixed Income
11 330 (19.45%) Equities
12 320 (18.86%) C++
13 305 (17.97%) Multithreading
14 256 (15.09%) Electronic Trading
15 233 (13.73%) Linux
16 222 (13.08%) .NET
17 217 (12.79%) Low Latency
18 209 (12.32%) Unix
19 196 (11.55%) MiFID
20 188 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
21 186 (10.96%) Python
21 186 (10.96%) SQL Server
22 183 (10.78%) Risk Management
23 173 (10.19%) Asset Management
24 167 (9.84%) Oracle
25 156 (9.19%) OO
26 154 (9.07%) HTML
27 148 (8.72%) JavaScript
28 138 (8.13%) Windows
28 138 (8.13%) Analytics

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 51 (3.01%) Apache Spark
2 39 (2.30%) Oracle Coherence
3 20 (1.18%) IIS
4 19 (1.12%) Apache Pig
5 15 (0.88%) Apache
6 14 (0.82%) Confluence
7 13 (0.77%) DataSynapse
8 12 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
9 10 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (0.53%) SharePoint
10 9 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.24%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.18%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.18%) GemFire
13 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.12%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 70 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.12%) MS Office
3 11 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.18%) MS Project
9 1 (0.059%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.059%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 30 (1.77%) RMDS
2 21 (1.24%) thinkFolio
3 20 (1.18%) ION MarketView
4 14 (0.82%) Summit
5 11 (0.65%) Minerva
6 10 (0.59%) SimCorp Dimension
7 9 (0.53%) Endur
8 7 (0.41%) LatentZero
9 6 (0.35%) Markit EDM
10 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (0.29%) Global One
10 5 (0.29%) Orchestrade
10 5 (0.29%) Sophis RISQUE
11 4 (0.24%) FINCAD Analytics
11 4 (0.24%) Murex MxG2000
11 4 (0.24%) Sentinel
12 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
12 3 (0.18%) SunGard APT
13 2 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
13 2 (0.12%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (0.24%) Boomi
4 4 (0.24%) Route 53
5 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.12%) GitHub
7 1 (0.059%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.06%) Firewall
2 11 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.47%) SAN
4 7 (0.41%) LTE
5 6 (0.35%) DHCP
5 6 (0.35%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (0.35%) DNS
5 6 (0.35%) GGSN
5 6 (0.35%) GPRS
5 6 (0.35%) GSM
5 6 (0.35%) SMTP
5 6 (0.35%) SNMP
5 6 (0.35%) UMTS
5 6 (0.35%) VoIP
6 5 (0.29%) NAS
7 4 (0.24%) FIX Connectivity
7 4 (0.24%) FTP
7 4 (0.24%) snoop
8 3 (0.18%) DMZ
8 3 (0.18%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 91 (5.36%) Big Data
3 83 (4.89%) Relational Database
4 68 (4.01%) KDB
5 61 (3.59%) Hadoop
6 54 (3.18%) Tick Data
7 44 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 41 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (2.18%) NoSQL
9 37 (2.18%) Oracle Database
10 33 (1.94%) RDBMS
11 28 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
12 25 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
12 25 (1.47%) MongoDB
13 24 (1.41%) DB2
14 23 (1.36%) Apache Hive
14 23 (1.36%) QlikView
15 21 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (1.12%) Data Mart
17 18 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (3.24%) TeamCity
2 54 (3.18%) JIRA
3 53 (3.12%) Subversion
4 45 (2.65%) Git (software)
5 41 (2.42%) NUnit
6 37 (2.18%) JUnit
7 24 (1.41%) Visual Studio
8 21 (1.24%) Maven
9 19 (1.12%) Mockito
10 16 (0.94%) Grunt
11 15 (0.88%) Jenkins
12 14 (0.82%) gulp
13 13 (0.77%) Gradle
13 13 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (0.59%) IntelliJ
15 9 (0.53%) webpack
16 8 (0.47%) Eclipse
16 8 (0.47%) Moq
16 8 (0.47%) NCrunch
16 8 (0.47%) ReSharper
General
1 726 (42.78%) Finance
2 691 (40.72%) Banking
3 432 (25.46%) Investment Banking
4 135 (7.96%) Back Office
5 31 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.06%) Marketing
6 18 (1.06%) Retail
7 16 (0.94%) Legal
8 14 (0.82%) Advertising
9 12 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (0.41%) Private Banking
11 6 (0.35%) French Language
12 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.24%) Automotive
12 4 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.24%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.18%) Prime Brokerage
13 3 (0.18%) Publishing
14 2 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 950 (55.98%) Developer
2 424 (24.99%) Analyst
3 314 (18.50%) Java Developer
4 300 (17.68%) Business Analyst
5 228 (13.44%) C# Developer
6 225 (13.26%) Front Office Developer
7 165 (9.72%) C++ Developer
8 137 (8.07%) Senior Developer
9 101 (5.95%) MiFID Business Analyst
10 98 (5.77%) Project Manager
11 96 (5.66%) Senior Java Developer
12 94 (5.54%) Front Office Business Analyst
13 87 (5.13%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 83 (4.89%) .NET Developer
15 76 (4.48%) Quantitative Developer
16 67 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
17 64 (3.77%) Python Developer
18 63 (3.71%) Support Analyst
19 60 (3.54%) SQL Developer
20 55 (3.24%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (13.08%) .NET
2 154 (9.07%) HTML
3 129 (7.60%) HTML5
4 122 (7.19%) WPF
5 117 (6.89%) AngularJS
6 97 (5.72%) FIX Protocol
7 81 (4.77%) CSS
7 81 (4.77%) Spring
8 63 (3.71%) React
9 51 (3.01%) WCF
10 46 (2.71%) .NET Framework
11 40 (2.36%) Middleware
12 39 (2.30%) Rendezvous
12 39 (2.30%) XML
13 35 (2.06%) Node.js
14 33 (1.94%) ASP.NET
14 33 (1.94%) CSS3
15 32 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
15 32 (1.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
16 30 (1.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 399 (23.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 369 (21.74%) Derivative
3 358 (21.10%) Fixed Income
4 330 (19.45%) Equities
5 188 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
6 119 (7.01%) Equity Derivative
7 90 (5.30%) Computer Science
8 88 (5.19%) Algorithms
9 64 (3.77%) User Experience
10 54 (3.18%) Market Risk
11 51 (3.01%) Virtual Team
12 45 (2.65%) Management Information System
13 37 (2.18%) Fintech
14 34 (2.00%) Data Structures
15 33 (1.94%) OTC Derivatives
16 26 (1.53%) Hedge funds
17 24 (1.41%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 23 (1.36%) Credit Risk
19 20 (1.18%) Credit Derivative
19 20 (1.18%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 233 (13.73%) Linux
2 209 (12.32%) Unix
3 138 (8.13%) Windows
4 24 (1.41%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.41%) Solaris
6 5 (0.29%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.18%) AIX
7 3 (0.18%) Android
8 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.059%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.059%) CentOS
9 1 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (22.98%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (17.97%) Multithreading
3 256 (15.09%) Electronic Trading
4 217 (12.79%) Low Latency
5 183 (10.78%) Risk Management
6 173 (10.19%) Asset Management
7 156 (9.19%) OO
8 138 (8.13%) Analytics
9 134 (7.90%) TDD
10 128 (7.54%) SDLC
11 123 (7.25%) Business Analysis
11 123 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 118 (6.95%) Investment Management
12 118 (6.95%) Mathematics
13 117 (6.89%) Scrum
14 98 (5.77%) Project Management
15 92 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
16 86 (5.07%) Migration
17 74 (4.36%) Algorithmic Trading
18 59 (3.48%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 483 (28.46%) Java
2 419 (24.69%) SQL
3 389 (22.92%) C#
4 320 (18.86%) C++
5 186 (10.96%) Python
6 148 (8.72%) JavaScript
7 77 (4.54%) Perl
8 70 (4.12%) Scala
9 69 (4.07%) VBA
10 56 (3.30%) T-SQL
11 41 (2.42%) C
11 41 (2.42%) PowerShell
12 33 (1.94%) TypeScript
13 32 (1.89%) Shell Script
14 31 (1.83%) PL/SQL
14 31 (1.83%) XAML
15 28 (1.65%) Bash Shell
15 28 (1.65%) MATLAB
16 25 (1.47%) VB
17 24 (1.41%) ES6
Qualifications
1 127 (7.48%) Degree
2 46 (2.71%) PhD
3 23 (1.36%) PMP
4 21 (1.24%) PMI Certification
5 10 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (0.24%) CFA
6 4 (0.24%) MBA
7 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.12%) MCP
8 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.059%) CCNA
9 1 (0.059%) CCNP
9 1 (0.059%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.059%) IIBA
9 1 (0.059%) ISEB
9 1 (0.059%) MOS
9 1 (0.059%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.059%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (11.55%) MiFID
2 66 (3.89%) QA
3 37 (2.18%) EMIR
4 33 (1.94%) Dodd-Frank
5 17 (1.00%) SLA
6 10 (0.59%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.53%) Basel III
8 5 (0.29%) AIFMD
8 5 (0.29%) PMO
9 3 (0.18%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.12%) FATCA
10 2 (0.12%) SEPA
10 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.059%) GDPR
11 1 (0.059%) SDET
System Software
1 20 (1.18%) HDFS
2 13 (0.77%) Docker
3 9 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 7 (0.41%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.12%) SRDF
6 1 (0.059%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.059%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.059%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (1.06%) Control-M
2 13 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
3 10 (0.59%) Ansible
4 9 (0.53%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (0.41%) Puppet
6 4 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.18%) Mesos
7 3 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.18%) Terraform
8 2 (0.12%) Ambari
8 2 (0.12%) logstash
8 2 (0.12%) Oozie
8 2 (0.12%) SCCM
9 1 (0.059%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.059%) Icinga
9 1 (0.059%) Kibana
9 1 (0.059%) Nagios
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.059%) Salt
Vendors
1 167 (9.84%) Oracle
2 90 (5.30%) Sybase
3 68 (4.01%) Microsoft
3 68 (4.01%) Murex
4 64 (3.77%) TIBCO
5 57 (3.36%) ION Trading
6 56 (3.30%) Bloomberg
7 55 (3.24%) Reuters
8 47 (2.77%) Charles River
9 42 (2.47%) Fidessa
10 19 (1.12%) Huawei
11 16 (0.94%) Calypso
12 15 (0.88%) DevExpress
13 14 (0.82%) Google
13 14 (0.82%) SimCorp
14 12 (0.71%) Citrix
14 12 (0.71%) Solace
15 11 (0.65%) Hortonworks
15 11 (0.65%) Informatica
16 10 (0.59%) Tableau
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