The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Hedge funds in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hedge funds over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hedge fund
Rank 130 - 120
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 18 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.61% - 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.79% - 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 6
Average daily rate £475 - £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £256 £488
% change year-on-year
+85.36% -47.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Hedge funds
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1007 800 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 33.86% 26.76% 26.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 402 359
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 42 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.23% +21.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%

Hedge funds
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Hedge funds across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Hedge funds Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Hedge funds
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Hedge funds across the Scotland region.

Hedge funds Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Hedge funds
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hedge funds within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 17 £475 -
Hedge funds
UK

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Hedge funds also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Hedge funds.

1 20 (100.00%) Finance
2 19 (95.00%) Financial Institution
2 19 (95.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
4 8 (40.00%) CA
4 8 (40.00%) CA Single Sign-On
4 8 (40.00%) RACF
4 8 (40.00%) Clustering
4 8 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (35.00%) Mainframe
5 7 (35.00%) Windows
5 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (30.00%) OAuth
6 6 (30.00%) TADDM
6 6 (30.00%) Solaris
6 6 (30.00%) Linux
6 6 (30.00%) RAD
6 6 (30.00%) LDAP
6 6 (30.00%) Java
6 6 (30.00%) Perl
6 6 (30.00%) VBA
6 6 (30.00%) Web Services
6 6 (30.00%) Veritas
6 6 (30.00%) Unix
6 6 (30.00%) Nagios
6 6 (30.00%) Identity Management
6 6 (30.00%) Ruby
6 6 (30.00%) PKI
6 6 (30.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (30.00%) Veritas File System

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Hedge funds also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Hedge funds. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) LDAP
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (100.00%) Finance
2 19 (95.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
1 8 (40.00%) Consultant
1 8 (40.00%) Security Architect
1 8 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior IT Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) OAuth
1 6 (30.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Clustering
2 7 (35.00%) Mainframe
3 6 (30.00%) PKI
4 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (10.00%) PMI
6 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Solaris
2 6 (30.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Identity Access Management
2 6 (30.00%) Identity Management
2 6 (30.00%) RAD
3 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) BPR
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Information Security
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Product Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Service Design
4 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (30.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) Perl
2 6 (30.00%) Ruby
2 6 (30.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (95.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) RACF
3 6 (30.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (30.00%) Veritas File System
3 6 (30.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
4 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 6 (30.00%) Nagios
2 6 (30.00%) TADDM
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) CA
2 6 (30.00%) Veritas
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) VMware