The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Hedge funds in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hedge funds over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hedge fund
Rank 474 383 382
Rank change year-on-year
-91 -1
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 103 183 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.38% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 1.23% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 97 53
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£525 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £450 £685
% change year-on-year
-63.33% -34.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Average hourly rate £28.75 £125.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.00% +495.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15183 14896 13614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.91% 30.60% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9578 9211 8157
Average daily rate £420 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 611 806
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.86 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

Hedge funds
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Hedge funds Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Hedge funds
Daily Rate Trend

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

Hedge funds Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Hedge funds
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hedge funds within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Hedge funds Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Hedge funds
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Hedge funds within the UK.

Hedge funds Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Hedge funds
Top 19 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
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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
England -83 103 £525 +16.66% 122
London -60 100 £525 +16.66% 114
City of London -1 26 £575 +41.53% 55
South East - 3 £165 - 6
West Midlands - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Burgess Hill - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 161 (65.18%) Finance
2 88 (35.63%) SQL
3 71 (28.74%) Financial Institution
4 68 (27.53%) C#
5 64 (25.91%) Banking
6 53 (21.46%) SQL Server
7 51 (20.65%) Windows
8 50 (20.24%) Asset Management
9 45 (18.22%) .NET
10 44 (17.81%) Linux
11 43 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (16.60%) Investment Banking
13 36 (14.57%) UNIX
13 36 (14.57%) Oracle
13 36 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
14 35 (14.17%) Microsoft
14 35 (14.17%) Windows 7
15 32 (12.96%) WPF
15 32 (12.96%) Investment Management
16 31 (12.55%) Python
17 29 (11.74%) MS Excel
17 29 (11.74%) HTML
18 28 (11.34%) Fixed Income
19 26 (10.53%) T-SQL
20 25 (10.12%) Java
21 24 (9.72%) Risk Management
21 24 (9.72%) Multithreading
22 23 (9.31%) Degree
23 22 (8.91%) Front Office
24 21 (8.50%) TDD

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 21 (8.50%) WebLogic
2 13 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (4.05%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (3.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 8 (3.24%) WebLogic Portal
5 8 (3.24%) Apache
5 8 (3.24%) Oracle Service Bus
6 7 (2.83%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.43%) IIS
8 4 (1.62%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.62%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.81%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.81%) Lync
10 2 (0.81%) Jetty
Applications
1 29 (11.74%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.48%) MS Office
3 5 (2.02%) MS Project
4 3 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (4.86%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (3.24%) assyst
2 8 (3.24%) Documaker
2 8 (3.24%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (3.24%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.81%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.81%) Advent Geneva
3 2 (0.81%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.62%) Office 365
2 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.81%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.26%) VoIP
1 13 (5.26%) Internet
1 13 (5.26%) Firewall
1 13 (5.26%) Wireless
2 12 (4.86%) BIG-IP
2 12 (4.86%) LAN
2 12 (4.86%) VPN
3 10 (4.05%) iSCSI
4 9 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (3.24%) HTTPS
5 8 (3.24%) SSL
5 8 (3.24%) SAN
5 8 (3.24%) HTTP
6 7 (2.83%) WAN
6 7 (2.83%) NAS
7 6 (2.43%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (2.43%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.02%) Multicast
8 5 (2.02%) NetScreen
9 4 (1.62%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (21.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (5.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (4.05%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.64%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (3.24%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (3.24%) Oracle ODI
6 8 (3.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 8 (3.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.43%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.02%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.62%) Star Schema
9 4 (1.62%) QlikView
9 4 (1.62%) DB2
10 2 (0.81%) MySQL
10 2 (0.81%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 19 (7.69%) JIRA
2 8 (3.24%) TeamCity
3 6 (2.43%) Maven
4 3 (1.21%) JUnit
4 3 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 2 (0.81%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.81%) EasyMock
5 2 (0.81%) FitNesse
5 2 (0.81%) jMock
5 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.81%) NUnit
5 2 (0.81%) Ant
6 1 (0.40%) Selenium
6 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 161 (65.18%) Finance
2 71 (28.74%) Financial Institution
3 64 (25.91%) Banking
4 41 (16.60%) Investment Banking
5 22 (8.91%) Front Office
6 8 (3.24%) Billing
7 5 (2.02%) Back Office
8 4 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.21%) Games
10 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Retail
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 106 (42.91%) Developer
2 39 (15.79%) C# Developer
3 30 (12.15%) Analyst
4 21 (8.50%) SQL Developer
5 17 (6.88%) Consultant
6 16 (6.48%) Senior Developer
7 15 (6.07%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.67%) Project Manager
9 13 (5.26%) .NET Developer
10 12 (4.86%) Service Analyst
10 12 (4.86%) Service Desk Analyst
10 12 (4.86%) Architect
11 10 (4.05%) SQL Server Developer
12 9 (3.64%) Java Developer
12 9 (3.64%) Network Engineer
12 9 (3.64%) Senior C# Developer
13 8 (3.24%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (3.24%) Senior Consultant
13 8 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (3.24%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (18.22%) .NET
2 32 (12.96%) WPF
3 29 (11.74%) HTML
4 18 (7.29%) CSS
4 18 (7.29%) WCF
5 17 (6.88%) ASP.NET
6 14 (5.67%) Middleware
7 13 (5.26%) SOAP
7 13 (5.26%) WinForms
8 11 (4.45%) Oracle Fusion
8 11 (4.45%) WebCenter
8 11 (4.45%) HTML5
9 10 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (4.05%) AngularJS
9 10 (4.05%) .NET Framework
10 9 (3.64%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (3.64%) JMS
10 9 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (3.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (3.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.57%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (11.34%) Fixed Income
3 15 (6.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 13 (5.26%) Clustering
5 12 (4.86%) Equities
5 12 (4.86%) Visualisation
6 11 (4.45%) Derivative
7 10 (4.05%) Computer Science
8 8 (3.24%) Handset
9 7 (2.83%) Algorithms
10 6 (2.43%) Data Structures
11 5 (2.02%) User Experience
12 3 (1.21%) Data Integration
12 3 (1.21%) Market Risk
12 3 (1.21%) Open Source
13 2 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
13 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.81%) Reference Data
13 2 (0.81%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 51 (20.65%) Windows
2 44 (17.81%) Linux
3 36 (14.57%) UNIX
4 35 (14.17%) Windows 7
5 14 (5.67%) Windows XP
6 11 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.21%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.40%) Android
11 1 (0.40%) SUSE
11 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.24%) Asset Management
2 43 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (12.96%) Investment Management
4 24 (9.72%) Multithreading
4 24 (9.72%) Risk Management
5 21 (8.50%) TDD
5 21 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (8.50%) Fund Management
5 21 (8.50%) Performance Tuning
6 19 (7.69%) SOA
7 18 (7.29%) Wealth Management
7 18 (7.29%) MVC
7 18 (7.29%) Low Latency
8 17 (6.88%) OO
8 17 (6.88%) Scrum
9 14 (5.67%) Incident Management
10 13 (5.26%) Migration
10 13 (5.26%) Configuration Management
11 12 (4.86%) Content Management
11 12 (4.86%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 88 (35.63%) SQL
2 68 (27.53%) C#
3 31 (12.55%) Python
4 26 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 25 (10.12%) Java
6 20 (8.10%) Bash Shell
7 19 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 11 (4.45%) C++
8 11 (4.45%) PowerShell
9 10 (4.05%) Perl
10 8 (3.24%) Jython
10 8 (3.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 7 (2.83%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.43%) VBA
12 6 (2.43%) Ruby
13 3 (1.21%) Groovy
13 3 (1.21%) Scala
14 2 (0.81%) R
15 1 (0.40%) C
15 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (9.31%) Degree
2 12 (4.86%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.02%) CCNP
4 4 (1.62%) CCIE
5 3 (1.21%) MCSE
5 3 (1.21%) CCNA
5 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.40%) SSCP
7 1 (0.40%) CISM
7 1 (0.40%) MCITP
7 1 (0.40%) CCA
7 1 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.40%) CCEA
7 1 (0.40%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.26%) SLA
2 8 (3.24%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.83%) QA
4 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) FATCA
5 1 (0.40%) Basel III
5 1 (0.40%) GAAP
System Software
1 19 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.45%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (3.24%) NFS
5 7 (2.83%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.62%) XenApp
7 3 (1.21%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.40%) vSphere
9 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (3.24%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (2.83%) Control-M
2 7 (2.83%) Puppet
3 5 (2.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (1.62%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.62%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.62%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.62%) SELinux
5 2 (0.81%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.40%) SCCM
6 1 (0.40%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 36 (14.57%) Oracle
2 35 (14.17%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.29%) VMware
4 16 (6.48%) F5
5 14 (5.67%) Remedy
6 12 (4.86%) Cisco
6 12 (4.86%) IBM
7 11 (4.45%) Bloomberg
8 9 (3.64%) Altiris
8 9 (3.64%) DevExpress
9 8 (3.24%) Reuters
9 8 (3.24%) Siebel
9 8 (3.24%) Red Hat
9 8 (3.24%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.83%) Sybase
10 7 (2.83%) BMC
10 7 (2.83%) 3PAR
11 6 (2.43%) Citrix
12 5 (2.02%) HP
13 4 (1.62%) Juniper
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £Excellent Daily Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago