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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hedge fund
Rank 444 440 379
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -61
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 162 141 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.27% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 0.85% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 57 67
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£550 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £650 £400
% change year-on-year
-58.07% +62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
17140 16573 15122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.52% 31.46% 32.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10498 10306 8884
Average daily rate £413 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 685 667 642
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.99 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +2.27%

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 May 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 20 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 May 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 +19 162 £550 +15.78% 110
London -8 123 £550 +15.78% 101
East Midlands - 28 - -
City of London -4 17 £575 +17.94% 42
Leicestershire - 16 - -
Derbyshire - 12 - -
Derby - 12 - -
East of England - 6 £270 - 1
Brentwood - 5 £270 -
Essex - 5 £270 -
South East -3 4 - - 6
Canary Wharf - 4 £500 -
Surrey - 4 - - 6
Mayfair 0 2 £600 +20.00%
Hammersmith - 1 £775 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £275 -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 180 (59.80%) Finance
2 102 (33.89%) SQL
3 101 (33.55%) C#
4 91 (30.23%) SQL Server
5 76 (25.25%) .NET
6 62 (20.60%) Financial Institution
7 59 (19.60%) Windows
8 56 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (17.28%) Microsoft
10 48 (15.95%) Java
10 48 (15.95%) Front Office
11 47 (15.61%) Banking
12 46 (15.28%) Python
13 44 (14.62%) Oracle
13 44 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
14 41 (13.62%) MS Excel
14 41 (13.62%) WPF
15 40 (13.29%) HTML
16 36 (11.96%) Investment Management
17 34 (11.30%) WCF
18 32 (10.63%) JavaScript
18 32 (10.63%) Linux
19 30 (9.97%) Active Directory
20 28 (9.30%) Asset Management
20 28 (9.30%) Investment Banking
21 27 (8.97%) Multithreading
21 27 (8.97%) MVC
22 26 (8.64%) SLA
22 26 (8.64%) Visualisation
23 25 (8.31%) MS Office

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 15 (4.98%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.65%) IIS
2 11 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (2.99%) WebLogic
3 9 (2.99%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.66%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.66%) Node.js
7 2 (0.66%) Lync
7 2 (0.66%) Jetty
7 2 (0.66%) Apache
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.33%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 41 (13.62%) MS Excel
2 25 (8.31%) MS Office
3 5 (1.66%) RoboHelp
3 5 (1.66%) FrameMaker
4 4 (1.33%) MS Project
5 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.65%) Front Arena
2 5 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.66%) assyst
3 3 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.66%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.66%) Advent Geneva
5 1 (0.33%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.33%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (1.66%) Office 365
3 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) SaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.65%) Internet
2 11 (3.65%) LAN
2 11 (3.65%) SAN
3 10 (3.32%) Firewall
3 10 (3.32%) VoIP
4 9 (2.99%) WAN
4 9 (2.99%) iSCSI
5 8 (2.66%) Wireless
6 7 (2.33%) BIG-IP
6 7 (2.33%) NAS
7 6 (1.99%) VPN
7 6 (1.99%) DNS
7 6 (1.99%) DHCP
8 5 (1.66%) Multicast
8 5 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.66%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (1.33%) VPLS
9 4 (1.33%) Intranet
9 4 (1.33%) MPLS
9 4 (1.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.99%) Oracle Exadata
7 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.00%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.00%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.66%) KDB
9 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.66%) DB2
10 1 (0.33%) Triplestore
10 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.33%) MySQL
10 1 (0.33%) QlikView
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 16 (5.32%) JIRA
2 8 (2.66%) TeamCity
3 5 (1.66%) Maven
4 4 (1.33%) Subversion
4 4 (1.33%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (1.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.66%) Moq
6 2 (0.66%) MSTest
6 2 (0.66%) NUnit
6 2 (0.66%) JUnit
7 1 (0.33%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.33%) jMock
7 1 (0.33%) TestPartner
7 1 (0.33%) Mockito
7 1 (0.33%) NMock
7 1 (0.33%) EasyMock
7 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 180 (59.80%) Finance
2 62 (20.60%) Financial Institution
3 48 (15.95%) Front Office
4 47 (15.61%) Banking
5 28 (9.30%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Retail
7 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 143 (47.51%) Developer
2 65 (21.59%) Analyst
3 58 (19.27%) C# Developer
4 25 (8.31%) SQL Developer
5 23 (7.64%) Service Analyst
6 19 (6.31%) Senior Developer
7 18 (5.98%) Java Developer
7 18 (5.98%) .NET Developer
8 15 (4.98%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (4.32%) Support Analyst
11 12 (3.99%) Applications Support
11 12 (3.99%) Senior C# Developer
12 11 (3.65%) Project Manager
12 11 (3.65%) Support Engineer
13 10 (3.32%) Consultant
14 9 (2.99%) Business Analyst
14 9 (2.99%) Senior .NET Developer
14 9 (2.99%) C++ Developer
15 7 (2.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (25.25%) .NET
2 41 (13.62%) WPF
3 40 (13.29%) HTML
4 34 (11.30%) WCF
5 23 (7.64%) ASP.NET
6 20 (6.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (5.98%) SOAP
7 18 (5.98%) HTML5
8 17 (5.65%) AngularJS
9 16 (5.32%) CSS
10 14 (4.65%) XML
11 11 (3.65%) REST
12 9 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
13 6 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
13 6 (1.99%) Silverlight
13 6 (1.99%) FIX Protocol
13 6 (1.99%) MSMQ
14 5 (1.66%) Pandas
14 5 (1.66%) Web Services
14 5 (1.66%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.64%) Visualisation
3 24 (7.97%) Fixed Income
3 24 (7.97%) Equities
4 18 (5.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (4.65%) Clustering
6 11 (3.65%) Derivative
6 11 (3.65%) Algorithms
7 10 (3.32%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.66%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.66%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.99%) Handset
9 6 (1.99%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.66%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.66%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 4 (1.33%) RIA
11 4 (1.33%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.33%) Physics
11 4 (1.33%) Swaptions
11 4 (1.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 59 (19.60%) Windows
2 32 (10.63%) Linux
3 22 (7.31%) Windows 7
4 20 (6.64%) Windows XP
5 18 (5.98%) UNIX
6 14 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.00%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.33%) CentOS
11 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (11.96%) Investment Management
3 28 (9.30%) Asset Management
4 27 (8.97%) Multithreading
4 27 (8.97%) MVC
5 24 (7.97%) OO
6 22 (7.31%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (6.98%) TDD
8 19 (6.31%) MVVM
8 19 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (5.98%) Business Analysis
9 18 (5.98%) Fund Accounting
10 15 (4.98%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (4.98%) Configuration Management
10 15 (4.98%) Low Latency
11 14 (4.65%) SDLC
11 14 (4.65%) Project Management
11 14 (4.65%) ITIL
12 13 (4.32%) Scrum
12 13 (4.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 102 (33.89%) SQL
2 101 (33.55%) C#
3 48 (15.95%) Java
4 46 (15.28%) Python
5 32 (10.63%) JavaScript
6 24 (7.97%) T-SQL
7 23 (7.64%) C++
8 12 (3.99%) PowerShell
9 9 (2.99%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.66%) VBA
11 7 (2.33%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.99%) Ruby
12 6 (1.99%) Perl
13 4 (1.33%) R
13 4 (1.33%) Scala
14 3 (1.00%) PHP
14 3 (1.00%) C
15 2 (0.66%) VB
16 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (6.31%) Degree
2 10 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.33%) CCNP
4 5 (1.66%) MCSE
4 5 (1.66%) CCNA
4 5 (1.66%) CCIE
4 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.00%) CCA
5 3 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (1.00%) CCEA
5 3 (1.00%) MCITP
6 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.66%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.64%) SLA
2 2 (0.66%) MiFID
3 1 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.33%) GAAP
3 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 30 (9.97%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.66%) NFS
4 7 (2.33%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.99%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (1.99%) OCFS2
5 6 (1.99%) GlusterFS
5 6 (1.99%) GFS2
6 5 (1.66%) XenApp
6 5 (1.66%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.00%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.33%) Docker
9 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.99%) Puppet
1 6 (1.99%) Control-M
2 5 (1.66%) SELinux
2 5 (1.66%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.66%) NetBackup
2 5 (1.66%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.00%) SCCM
4 2 (0.66%) SCOM
5 1 (0.33%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.33%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.33%) Ansible
5 1 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 52 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 44 (14.62%) Oracle
3 23 (7.64%) VMware
4 12 (3.99%) Cisco
5 11 (3.65%) F5
6 9 (2.99%) IBM
6 9 (2.99%) Remedy
7 8 (2.66%) SunGard
7 8 (2.66%) Citrix
8 7 (2.33%) Altiris
8 7 (2.33%) 3PAR
9 6 (1.99%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.66%) Veritas
10 5 (1.66%) Murex
10 5 (1.66%) Juniper
11 4 (1.33%) Calypso
11 4 (1.33%) HP
11 4 (1.33%) Reuters
12 3 (1.00%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.00%) BMC
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