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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hedge fund
Rank 447 465 497
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +32
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 199 171 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.09% 0.95% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 111 52
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £256 £500
% change year-on-year
+85.36% -48.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £59.38 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.50%
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
18179 17981 17787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.61% 31.70% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11843 10901 10847
Median daily rate £425 £420 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 705 768
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.97 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.90 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+16.40% -7.23%

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 2 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 18 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 2 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 +13 180 £525 - 123
London -3 162 £525 -4.54% 117
City of London +49 34 £600 +9.09% 35
Scotland - 18 £475 -
Edinburgh - 17 £475 -
East of England -2 6 £220 -14.14% 3
South East -10 6 £650 - 2
South West - 6 £750 -
Wiltshire - 6 £750 -
Essex +6 4 £220 -14.14%
Brentwood +3 4 £220 -14.14%
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - - 3
Tonbridge - 2 £450 -
Oxford - 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 3
Isle of Man - 1 - -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 261 (64.44%) Finance
2 138 (34.07%) Financial Institution
3 130 (32.10%) SQL
4 121 (29.88%) C#
5 94 (23.21%) Front Office
6 90 (22.22%) Windows
7 84 (20.74%) SQL Server
8 70 (17.28%) Banking
9 69 (17.04%) Oracle
10 64 (15.80%) Linux
11 63 (15.56%) .NET
12 60 (14.81%) Active Directory
12 60 (14.81%) Asset Management
13 59 (14.57%) VMware
14 57 (14.07%) HTML
14 57 (14.07%) PowerShell
15 53 (13.09%) Microsoft
16 52 (12.84%) Java
17 51 (12.59%) JavaScript
18 49 (12.10%) Project Management
19 47 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
19 47 (11.60%) Degree
20 46 (11.36%) Python
20 46 (11.36%) Analytics
21 45 (11.11%) Investment Banking
22 41 (10.12%) VMware Infrastructure
23 40 (9.88%) Computer Science
23 40 (9.88%) Windows Server
24 38 (9.38%) ITIL
25 35 (8.64%) Back Office

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 (4.94%) WebSphere
2 15 (3.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 15 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 14 (3.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (3.46%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.96%) IIS
5 9 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (1.98%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.48%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.48%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.23%) Apache
8 5 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.23%) SAS
9 4 (0.99%) Node.js
10 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.74%) GemFire
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.96%) MS Office
3 4 (0.99%) MS Project
4 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 18 (4.44%) Front Arena
2 13 (3.21%) Summit
3 8 (1.98%) Eikon
4 4 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.99%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.74%) BASE24
5 3 (0.74%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.49%) Beauchamp
6 2 (0.49%) Documaker
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.49%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.99%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.94%) HTTP
2 17 (4.20%) DNS
3 16 (3.95%) NetScaler
4 10 (2.47%) Firewall
5 9 (2.22%) WAN
6 8 (1.98%) LDAP
7 6 (1.48%) DHCP
7 6 (1.48%) Network Security
7 6 (1.48%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.23%) Internet
8 5 (1.23%) SAN
9 4 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.74%) LAN
11 2 (0.49%) BGP
11 2 (0.49%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.49%) Intranet
11 2 (0.49%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.49%) SSH
11 2 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (20.74%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.16%) Oracle Database
3 24 (5.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (4.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (3.46%) Oracle BI EE
6 14 (3.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (2.96%) Big Data
7 12 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (2.72%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.22%) MongoDB
9 9 (2.22%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (1.73%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (1.73%) MySQL
11 7 (1.73%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.23%) OLAP
13 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (1.73%) JIRA
2 5 (1.23%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.23%) Jasmine
2 5 (1.23%) Maven
3 4 (0.99%) Grunt
3 4 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.99%) Subversion
3 4 (0.99%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.74%) Ant
4 3 (0.74%) Babel
4 3 (0.74%) Gerrit
4 3 (0.74%) Hudson
4 3 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (0.74%) NUnit
4 3 (0.74%) PhantomJS
4 3 (0.74%) Protractor
4 3 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.49%) Moq
5 2 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 261 (64.44%) Finance
2 138 (34.07%) Financial Institution
3 94 (23.21%) Front Office
4 70 (17.28%) Banking
5 45 (11.11%) Investment Banking
6 35 (8.64%) Back Office
7 4 (0.99%) Electronics
8 3 (0.74%) Legal
8 3 (0.74%) Retail
9 2 (0.49%) Billing
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.25%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.25%) Malay Language
10 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 153 (37.78%) Developer
2 68 (16.79%) C# Developer
3 53 (13.09%) Analyst
4 39 (9.63%) SQL Developer
5 32 (7.90%) Business Analyst
6 20 (4.94%) Angular Developer
7 19 (4.69%) Administrator
7 19 (4.69%) Consultant
7 19 (4.69%) Java Developer
7 19 (4.69%) Web Developer
8 18 (4.44%) Architect
8 18 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
9 17 (4.20%) .NET Developer
9 17 (4.20%) C# Web Developer
10 15 (3.70%) Banking Analyst
11 14 (3.46%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
11 14 (3.46%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.46%) Python Developer
11 14 (3.46%) Regulatory Business Analyst
11 14 (3.46%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (15.56%) .NET
2 57 (14.07%) HTML
3 33 (8.15%) AngularJS
3 33 (8.15%) ASP.NET
4 29 (7.16%) HTML5
5 23 (5.68%) XML
6 19 (4.69%) WCF
7 18 (4.44%) Web Services
8 16 (3.95%) RabbitMQ
9 14 (3.46%) FIX Protocol
10 13 (3.21%) ActiveMQ
10 13 (3.21%) CSS
11 12 (2.96%) J2EE
11 12 (2.96%) WPF
12 10 (2.47%) SOAP
13 9 (2.22%) .NET Framework
13 9 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (2.22%) JSP
13 9 (2.22%) Middleware
13 9 (2.22%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.88%) Computer Science
2 32 (7.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 29 (7.16%) Fixed Income
4 27 (6.67%) Clustering
5 26 (6.42%) Derivative
6 24 (5.93%) Equities
7 21 (5.19%) Management Information System
8 18 (4.44%) Data Centre
8 18 (4.44%) Market Risk
9 15 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (2.96%) Mathematics
11 11 (2.72%) Algorithms
11 11 (2.72%) Equity Derivative
12 10 (2.47%) Fintech
13 7 (1.73%) Mainframe
14 6 (1.48%) PKI
14 6 (1.48%) Visualisation
15 5 (1.23%) Blackberry
15 5 (1.23%) CMDB
16 4 (0.99%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 90 (22.22%) Windows
2 64 (15.80%) Linux
3 40 (9.88%) Windows Server
4 33 (8.15%) Unix
5 29 (7.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (5.43%) Windows 7
8 12 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (2.72%) Solaris
10 8 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.23%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.99%) VyOS
13 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.25%) SUSE
14 1 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (14.81%) Asset Management
2 49 (12.10%) Project Management
3 47 (11.60%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (11.36%) Analytics
5 38 (9.38%) ITIL
6 33 (8.15%) OO
7 31 (7.65%) MVC
8 29 (7.16%) Risk Management
9 27 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 27 (6.67%) Web Development
10 23 (5.68%) Service Management
11 20 (4.94%) Multithreading
12 19 (4.69%) Quantitative Trading
13 18 (4.44%) Algorithmic Trading
13 18 (4.44%) Service Delivery
14 17 (4.20%) Performance Tuning
14 17 (4.20%) Problem Management
14 17 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (3.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 130 (32.10%) SQL
2 121 (29.88%) C#
3 57 (14.07%) PowerShell
4 52 (12.84%) Java
5 51 (12.59%) JavaScript
6 46 (11.36%) Python
7 15 (3.70%) Perl
7 15 (3.70%) Ruby
8 14 (3.46%) T-SQL
8 14 (3.46%) VBA
9 11 (2.72%) Bash Shell
9 11 (2.72%) VBScript
10 10 (2.47%) C++
10 10 (2.47%) R
11 9 (2.22%) VB
12 8 (1.98%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.73%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.73%) Scala
14 4 (0.99%) Haskell
14 4 (0.99%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 47 (11.60%) Degree
2 14 (3.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.23%) CCNA
4 5 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.99%) PMI Certification
6 3 (0.74%) CCNP
6 3 (0.74%) PhD
6 3 (0.74%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.74%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.49%) CISM
7 2 (0.49%) CISSP
7 2 (0.49%) MAPM
7 2 (0.49%) PMP
7 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 1 (0.25%) ISEB
8 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.25%) MCSE
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.42%) MiFID
2 22 (5.43%) AIFMD
3 15 (3.70%) SLA
4 13 (3.21%) EMIR
5 9 (2.22%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (2.22%) UCITS
6 8 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (1.48%) Data Quality
7 6 (1.48%) QA
8 2 (0.49%) COBIT
9 1 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 60 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.70%) XenApp
3 15 (3.70%) XenDesktop
4 8 (1.98%) RACF
5 7 (1.73%) VMware ESX
6 6 (1.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (1.48%) Veritas File System
6 6 (1.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.23%) NFS
8 4 (0.99%) GFS2
8 4 (0.99%) GlusterFS
8 4 (0.99%) OCFS2
8 4 (0.99%) vSphere
9 3 (0.74%) vCloud
10 2 (0.49%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.25%) HDFS
11 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (7.41%) SCCM
2 25 (6.17%) SCOM
3 14 (3.46%) Control-M
4 11 (2.72%) Nagios
4 11 (2.72%) Tivoli
5 10 (2.47%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.47%) NetBackup
5 10 (2.47%) Puppet
6 8 (1.98%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.48%) TADDM
8 5 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.99%) CFEngine
9 4 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.99%) SELinux
9 4 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.49%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.49%) logstash
Vendors
1 69 (17.04%) Oracle
2 59 (14.57%) VMware
3 53 (13.09%) Microsoft
4 27 (6.67%) Citrix
5 24 (5.93%) Cisco
6 23 (5.68%) Veritas
7 22 (5.43%) Siebel
8 18 (4.44%) HP
9 16 (3.95%) IBM
10 13 (3.21%) Bloomberg
10 13 (3.21%) Calypso
10 13 (3.21%) Murex
11 12 (2.96%) TIBCO
12 10 (2.47%) SunGard
13 9 (2.22%) BEA
14 8 (1.98%) CA
15 7 (1.73%) BMC
15 7 (1.73%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.73%) Reuters
16 5 (1.23%) 3PAR
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
iKas International
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £60000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £600 p/day
Posted: 26 days ago