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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hedge funds over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hedge fund
Rank 474 488 453
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -35
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 183 162 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 0.92% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 90 59
Median daily rate £513 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £375 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £655 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £273 £650
% change year-on-year
+74.31% -58.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
18012 17578 16813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.03% 31.84% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11669 10770 10365
Median daily rate £425 £413 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 718 736
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -12.19%

Hedge funds
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Hedge funds as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hedge funds within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 173 £525 -4.54% 126
London +19 155 £525 -4.54% 118
City of London +60 39 £488 -15.21% 42
Scotland - 9 £475 -
South East +4 8 £650 - 5
Edinburgh - 8 £475 -
South West - 6 £750 -
Wiltshire - 6 £750 -
Oxfordshire - 5 - - 1
East of England +7 4 £240 -11.11% 3
Oxford - 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +10 2 - - 3
Cambridge +4 2 - - 3
Brentwood +2 2 £240 -11.11%
Essex -4 2 £240 -11.11%
Tonbridge - 2 £450 -
Kent - 2 £450 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Hedge funds 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 Hedge funds.

1 253 (65.04%) Finance
2 124 (31.88%) Financial Institution
3 110 (28.28%) SQL
4 108 (27.76%) C#
5 89 (22.88%) Windows
6 88 (22.62%) Front Office
7 85 (21.85%) SQL Server
8 69 (17.74%) Linux
9 67 (17.22%) Oracle
10 62 (15.94%) .NET
11 61 (15.68%) Banking
12 58 (14.91%) PowerShell
13 57 (14.65%) HTML
14 56 (14.40%) VMware
15 54 (13.88%) Java
15 54 (13.88%) Asset Management
16 53 (13.62%) JavaScript
17 50 (12.85%) Active Directory
18 47 (12.08%) Project Management
19 46 (11.83%) Degree
19 46 (11.83%) Analytics
20 44 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
20 44 (11.31%) Microsoft
21 42 (10.80%) Python
22 41 (10.54%) OO
23 38 (9.77%) Investment Banking
23 38 (9.77%) Computer Science
24 37 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
25 35 (9.00%) Back Office
25 35 (9.00%) AngularJS

Hedge funds
Top Related 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 20 (5.14%) WebSphere
2 15 (3.86%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 11 (2.83%) IIS
4 11 (2.83%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (2.31%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (1.80%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.54%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.54%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.29%) Apache
9 5 (1.29%) SAS
10 4 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.03%) Node.js
11 3 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.77%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.51%) GemFire
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 22 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.83%) MS Office
3 4 (1.03%) MS Project
4 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 9 (2.31%) Front Arena
1 9 (2.31%) Summit
2 8 (2.06%) Eikon
3 5 (1.29%) Beauchamp
4 4 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.03%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.77%) BASE24
5 3 (0.77%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.51%) Documaker
6 2 (0.51%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.03%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.88%) HTTP
2 10 (2.57%) LDAP
2 10 (2.57%) WAN
3 9 (2.31%) DNS
4 8 (2.06%) Firewall
4 8 (2.06%) SAN
5 7 (1.80%) NetScaler
5 7 (1.80%) Network Security
6 6 (1.54%) Internet
7 5 (1.29%) DHCP
7 5 (1.29%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.03%) BGP
8 4 (1.03%) LAN
8 4 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.77%) Multicast
9 3 (0.77%) OSPF
10 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.51%) Intranet
10 2 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (21.85%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.94%) Oracle Database
3 23 (5.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (4.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (3.08%) Big Data
6 12 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (2.57%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.31%) Oracle BI EE
9 9 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (2.06%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.80%) KDB
11 7 (1.80%) MySQL
11 7 (1.80%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (1.03%) Data Mining
14 4 (1.03%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (2.57%) Git (software)
2 9 (2.31%) Maven
3 8 (2.06%) JIRA
4 7 (1.80%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.54%) NUnit
6 5 (1.29%) Jasmine
6 5 (1.29%) Moq
6 5 (1.29%) MSTest
6 5 (1.29%) Rhino Mocks
6 5 (1.29%) Subversion
7 4 (1.03%) Grunt
7 4 (1.03%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.77%) Babel
8 3 (0.77%) Gerrit
8 3 (0.77%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (0.77%) NuGet
8 3 (0.77%) PhantomJS
8 3 (0.77%) Protractor
8 3 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.77%) Vagrant
General
1 253 (65.04%) Finance
2 124 (31.88%) Financial Institution
3 88 (22.62%) Front Office
4 61 (15.68%) Banking
5 38 (9.77%) Investment Banking
6 35 (9.00%) Back Office
7 4 (1.03%) Electronics
8 3 (0.77%) Legal
8 3 (0.77%) Retail
9 2 (0.51%) German Language
9 2 (0.51%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.51%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.51%) Malay Language
9 2 (0.51%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.51%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.51%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 143 (36.76%) Developer
2 64 (16.45%) C# Developer
3 43 (11.05%) Analyst
4 37 (9.51%) SQL Developer
5 24 (6.17%) Business Analyst
6 20 (5.14%) Architect
6 20 (5.14%) Web Developer
7 19 (4.88%) Angular Developer
8 18 (4.63%) C# Web Developer
9 17 (4.37%) Consultant
10 16 (4.11%) .NET Developer
10 16 (4.11%) Administrator
10 16 (4.11%) Java Developer
10 16 (4.11%) JavaScript Developer
11 14 (3.60%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.34%) Python Developer
13 12 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
14 11 (2.83%) Banking Analyst
14 11 (2.83%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (15.94%) .NET
2 57 (14.65%) HTML
3 35 (9.00%) AngularJS
4 30 (7.71%) ASP.NET
5 28 (7.20%) HTML5
6 26 (6.68%) XML
7 18 (4.63%) Web Services
8 16 (4.11%) WCF
9 13 (3.34%) CSS
9 13 (3.34%) J2EE
10 12 (3.08%) WPF
11 10 (2.57%) SOAP
12 9 (2.31%) .NET Framework
12 9 (2.31%) JSP
12 9 (2.31%) Servlets
12 9 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (2.06%) JRuby
13 8 (2.06%) Pandas
13 8 (2.06%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.77%) Computer Science
2 24 (6.17%) Clustering
3 21 (5.40%) Equities
4 20 (5.14%) Derivative
4 20 (5.14%) Fixed Income
4 20 (5.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (4.37%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.86%) Algorithms
7 14 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.60%) Data Centre
8 13 (3.34%) Fintech
8 13 (3.34%) Market Risk
9 11 (2.83%) Visualisation
10 9 (2.31%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.80%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.80%) Statistics
12 6 (1.54%) PKI
13 5 (1.29%) CMDB
13 5 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
14 4 (1.03%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 89 (22.88%) Windows
2 69 (17.74%) Linux
3 34 (8.74%) Unix
4 33 (8.48%) Windows Server
5 23 (5.91%) Windows 7
6 20 (5.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (2.57%) Solaris
9 7 (1.80%) VyOS
10 6 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.03%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.88%) Asset Management
2 47 (12.08%) Project Management
3 46 (11.83%) Analytics
4 44 (11.31%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (10.54%) OO
6 34 (8.74%) ITIL
7 31 (7.97%) MVC
8 30 (7.71%) Software Engineering
9 29 (7.46%) Risk Management
10 26 (6.68%) Web Development
11 24 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (5.66%) Quantitative Trading
12 22 (5.66%) Service Management
13 19 (4.88%) Problem Management
14 17 (4.37%) Service Delivery
15 16 (4.11%) ITSM
16 15 (3.86%) Performance Tuning
16 15 (3.86%) SDLC
16 15 (3.86%) Unit Testing
16 15 (3.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (28.28%) SQL
2 108 (27.76%) C#
3 58 (14.91%) PowerShell
4 54 (13.88%) Java
5 53 (13.62%) JavaScript
6 42 (10.80%) Python
7 20 (5.14%) Ruby
8 18 (4.63%) Perl
9 16 (4.11%) C++
10 15 (3.86%) T-SQL
10 15 (3.86%) VBA
11 12 (3.08%) VB
12 11 (2.83%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.83%) VBScript
13 8 (2.06%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.06%) R
13 8 (2.06%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.80%) C
15 6 (1.54%) Scala
16 4 (1.03%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 46 (11.83%) Degree
2 10 (2.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 8 (2.06%) CCNA
3 8 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.54%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.03%) PMP
7 3 (0.77%) CCNP
7 3 (0.77%) PhD
7 3 (0.77%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.77%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.51%) CISM
8 2 (0.51%) CISSP
8 2 (0.51%) MAPM
8 2 (0.51%) MCSE
8 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.51%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.26%) CLAS
9 1 (0.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.66%) MiFID
2 18 (4.63%) AIFMD
3 16 (4.11%) SLA
4 9 (2.31%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (2.31%) EMIR
4 9 (2.31%) QA
4 9 (2.31%) UCITS
5 8 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.54%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.51%) COBIT
8 1 (0.26%) Basel III
8 1 (0.26%) RMADS
System Software
1 50 (12.85%) Active Directory
2 37 (9.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.06%) RACF
4 7 (1.80%) NFS
4 7 (1.80%) XenApp
4 7 (1.80%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (1.54%) Veritas File System
5 6 (1.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (1.29%) Docker
6 5 (1.29%) GFS2
6 5 (1.29%) GlusterFS
6 5 (1.29%) OCFS2
7 4 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.03%) vSphere
8 3 (0.77%) vCloud
8 3 (0.77%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.77%) Xen
9 2 (0.51%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.51%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (6.17%) SCCM
2 17 (4.37%) SCOM
3 15 (3.86%) Puppet
4 14 (3.60%) Nagios
5 13 (3.34%) Control-M
6 10 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (2.31%) Backup Exec
7 9 (2.31%) NetBackup
7 9 (2.31%) Tivoli
8 8 (2.06%) CA Single Sign-On
9 6 (1.54%) TADDM
10 5 (1.29%) CFEngine
10 5 (1.29%) logstash
10 5 (1.29%) SELinux
11 4 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (0.77%) Icinga
12 3 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.51%) Ansible
Vendors
1 67 (17.22%) Oracle
2 56 (14.40%) VMware
3 44 (11.31%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.43%) Cisco
5 19 (4.88%) Veritas
6 18 (4.63%) Citrix
6 18 (4.63%) Siebel
7 15 (3.86%) IBM
8 13 (3.34%) Bloomberg
8 13 (3.34%) HP
9 9 (2.31%) BEA
9 9 (2.31%) Calypso
9 9 (2.31%) Murex
10 8 (2.06%) 3PAR
10 8 (2.06%) CA
10 8 (2.06%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.06%) Vyatta
11 7 (1.80%) Brocade
11 7 (1.80%) Reuters
12 6 (1.54%) BMC
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Thebes IT
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Thebes IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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