The first 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hedge fund
Rank 366 364 272
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -92
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 226 215 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.42% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.66% 1.59% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 111 190
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £550 £500
% change year-on-year
-51.81% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.00
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13575 13529 14275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.54% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8238 8164 8195
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 546 610 770
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%

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 23 July 2014.

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 22 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 23 July 2014. 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 -5 219 £450 -5.26% 101
London +16 211 £450 -7.69% 95
City of London +12 28 £475 -9.52% 39
South East -12 8 - - 2
Scotland - 6 - - 2
Glasgow - 6 - -
Buckinghamshire - 6 - - 1
Mayfair - 1 £475 -
South West - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 2
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Street - - - -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 317 (86.38%) Finance
2 208 (56.68%) Financial Institution
3 102 (27.79%) Windows
4 84 (22.89%) UNIX
4 84 (22.89%) Linux
5 80 (21.80%) SQL
6 78 (21.25%) Banking
7 70 (19.07%) Active Directory
8 64 (17.44%) Oracle
9 63 (17.17%) Microsoft
10 56 (15.26%) Investment Banking
11 54 (14.71%) Windows 7
12 50 (13.62%) Front Office
13 49 (13.35%) C#
14 46 (12.53%) IBM
15 44 (11.99%) VMware
15 44 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
16 41 (11.17%) Asset Management
17 40 (10.90%) VPN
17 40 (10.90%) SQL Server
18 39 (10.63%) Migration
18 39 (10.63%) Remedy
19 38 (10.35%) Project Management
20 36 (9.81%) Python
21 34 (9.26%) HP
22 33 (8.99%) MS Excel
22 33 (8.99%) .NET
23 32 (8.72%) WebLogic
24 30 (8.17%) Control-M
25 29 (7.90%) Bloomberg

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 32 (8.72%) WebLogic
2 29 (7.90%) SharePoint
3 24 (6.54%) WebSphere
4 14 (3.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (1.91%) IIS
6 6 (1.63%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.82%) Lync
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (0.82%) SAS
8 3 (0.82%) Apache
8 3 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.27%) GemFire
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.27%) Drupal
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 33 (8.99%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.63%) MS Office
3 5 (1.36%) MS Project
4 4 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (6.27%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.09%) MultiFonds
2 4 (1.09%) RMDS
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.82%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (0.54%) Aligne
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.54%) OpenLink RightAngle
4 2 (0.54%) ZaiNet
4 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.54%) HiPortfolio
4 2 (0.54%) Endur
5 1 (0.27%) Global One
5 1 (0.27%) assyst
5 1 (0.27%) Khalix
5 1 (0.27%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.90%) VPN
2 27 (7.36%) TCP/IP
3 22 (5.99%) Internet
4 18 (4.90%) LAN
5 17 (4.63%) Firewall
6 16 (4.36%) DNS
7 12 (3.27%) Wireless
7 12 (3.27%) Multicast
8 11 (3.00%) iSCSI
8 11 (3.00%) WLAN
9 9 (2.45%) SNMP
9 9 (2.45%) VLAN
9 9 (2.45%) FCoE
9 9 (2.45%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (2.18%) SAN
10 8 (2.18%) HTTP
10 8 (2.18%) WAN
11 7 (1.91%) Intranet
11 7 (1.91%) SSL
12 6 (1.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.45%) Oracle Exadata
3 17 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (3.81%) Oracle Database
5 13 (3.54%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (2.45%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.45%) MongoDB
8 8 (2.18%) KDB
9 6 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.36%) QlikView
10 5 (1.36%) Sybase ASE
11 4 (1.09%) DB2
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
13 2 (0.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 2 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.54%) HBase
Development Applications
1 23 (6.27%) JIRA
2 7 (1.91%) Maven
3 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.82%) MSTest
3 3 (0.82%) Rhino Mocks
3 3 (0.82%) NUnit
3 3 (0.82%) Ant
3 3 (0.82%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.54%) JUnit
5 1 (0.27%) JMeter
5 1 (0.27%) Subversion
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.27%) Selenium
5 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.27%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 317 (86.38%) Finance
2 208 (56.68%) Financial Institution
3 78 (21.25%) Banking
4 56 (15.26%) Investment Banking
5 50 (13.62%) Front Office
6 5 (1.36%) Legal
7 3 (0.82%) Back Office
7 3 (0.82%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.27%) German Language
8 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (20.44%) Developer
2 60 (16.35%) Analyst
3 28 (7.63%) Project Manager
4 27 (7.36%) Operations Analyst
5 24 (6.54%) Consultant
6 19 (5.18%) Junior
7 18 (4.90%) Desktop Support
8 17 (4.63%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (4.36%) Support Engineer
10 14 (3.81%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.54%) C# Developer
12 12 (3.27%) Project Coordinator
12 12 (3.27%) Coordinator
12 12 (3.27%) DBA
13 10 (2.72%) Java Developer
14 9 (2.45%) Support Analyst
14 9 (2.45%) Development Engineer
14 9 (2.45%) Senior Desktop Support
14 9 (2.45%) Python Developer
15 8 (2.18%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.99%) .NET
2 24 (6.54%) WebSphere MQ
3 22 (5.99%) Middleware
4 16 (4.36%) ASP.NET
5 15 (4.09%) WPF
6 12 (3.27%) Oracle Fusion
7 9 (2.45%) SOAP
8 8 (2.18%) HTML
8 8 (2.18%) WCF
9 7 (1.91%) WebCenter
9 7 (1.91%) Oracle Streams
9 7 (1.91%) SciPy
9 7 (1.91%) NumPy
10 6 (1.63%) MSMQ
11 5 (1.36%) WinForms
11 5 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.36%) NHibernate
11 5 (1.36%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (1.36%) REST
12 4 (1.09%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.81%) Clustering
2 21 (5.72%) Blackberry
3 17 (4.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (4.36%) Equities
5 15 (4.09%) Fixed Income
6 10 (2.72%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.72%) Derivative
6 10 (2.72%) Mathematics
6 10 (2.72%) Open Source
7 8 (2.18%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.18%) SecurID
7 8 (2.18%) VAX
7 8 (2.18%) AS400
8 6 (1.63%) CMDB
8 6 (1.63%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.09%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.09%) Statistics
10 3 (0.82%) PMI
10 3 (0.82%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.54%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 102 (27.79%) Windows
2 84 (22.89%) UNIX
2 84 (22.89%) Linux
3 54 (14.71%) Windows 7
4 21 (5.72%) Windows XP
5 20 (5.45%) Solaris
5 20 (5.45%) SELinux
6 9 (2.45%) Mac OS X
7 8 (2.18%) VMS
8 7 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.09%) NetWare
11 2 (0.54%) AIX
11 2 (0.54%) OS/390
11 2 (0.54%) zOS
11 2 (0.54%) MVS
12 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (11.17%) Asset Management
2 39 (10.63%) Migration
3 38 (10.35%) Project Management
4 25 (6.81%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (6.54%) PRINCE2
5 24 (6.54%) SOA
6 23 (6.27%) Incident Management
7 19 (5.18%) Service Delivery
8 18 (4.90%) TDD
9 17 (4.63%) Configuration Management
9 17 (4.63%) OO
9 17 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (4.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (4.09%) ITSM
10 15 (4.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (3.81%) Multithreading
11 14 (3.81%) Investment Management
11 14 (3.81%) Risk Management
11 14 (3.81%) DevOps
12 13 (3.54%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 80 (21.80%) SQL
2 49 (13.35%) C#
3 36 (9.81%) Python
4 24 (6.54%) Bash Shell
5 21 (5.72%) Ruby
6 20 (5.45%) Java
7 18 (4.90%) VBA
8 17 (4.63%) VB
8 17 (4.63%) PowerShell
9 14 (3.81%) C++
10 11 (3.00%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.72%) JavaScript
11 10 (2.72%) Perl
12 8 (2.18%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.63%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.09%) VBScript
15 3 (0.82%) C
16 2 (0.54%) REXX
16 2 (0.54%) JCL
16 2 (0.54%) XAML
Qualifications
1 18 (4.90%) Degree
2 7 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.36%) CCNP
3 5 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (1.09%) PhD
4 4 (1.09%) CCIE
5 3 (0.82%) CCNA
5 3 (0.82%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.82%) ACCA
5 3 (0.82%) CIMA
5 3 (0.82%) ISEB
6 2 (0.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (0.54%) CCSP
7 1 (0.27%) CCDP
7 1 (0.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.54%) SLA
2 8 (2.18%) MiFID
2 8 (2.18%) QA
3 6 (1.63%) FATCA
4 5 (1.36%) EMIR
5 4 (1.09%) AIFMD
6 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.54%) UCITS
7 2 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 70 (19.07%) Active Directory
2 44 (11.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.27%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (3.54%) vSphere
5 12 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (3.00%) NFS
7 9 (2.45%) vCloud
8 6 (1.63%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (1.09%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.82%) XenApp
11 2 (0.54%) Cronacle
11 2 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.54%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.27%) Squid
Systems Management
1 30 (8.17%) Control-M
2 27 (7.36%) NetBackup
3 22 (5.99%) Puppet
4 16 (4.36%) SCOM
5 15 (4.09%) Backup Exec
5 15 (4.09%) Tivoli
6 13 (3.54%) Nagios
7 9 (2.45%) ARCserve
7 9 (2.45%) EMC NetWorker
8 8 (2.18%) Tivoli NetView
8 8 (2.18%) OpenView
8 8 (2.18%) Legato
8 8 (2.18%) Netcool
8 8 (2.18%) BMC PATROL
8 8 (2.18%) HP SIM
9 7 (1.91%) Data Guard
10 6 (1.63%) Oracle Identity Management
11 5 (1.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 5 (1.36%) SCCM
11 5 (1.36%) DameWare
Vendors
1 64 (17.44%) Oracle
2 63 (17.17%) Microsoft
3 46 (12.53%) IBM
4 44 (11.99%) VMware
5 39 (10.63%) Remedy
6 34 (9.26%) HP
7 29 (7.90%) Bloomberg
7 29 (7.90%) Veritas
8 27 (7.36%) Reuters
9 26 (7.08%) Altiris
10 19 (5.18%) Citrix
10 19 (5.18%) Cisco
11 18 (4.90%) Sybase
12 13 (3.54%) Intel
12 13 (3.54%) SolarWinds
13 12 (3.27%) AppSense
13 12 (3.27%) BMC
14 11 (3.00%) Dell
14 11 (3.00%) Wall Street Systems
14 11 (3.00%) F5
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