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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hedge fund
Rank 431 375 338
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -37
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 190 213 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.40% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 1.30% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 124 154
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£500 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £150 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £618 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £150 £500
% change year-on-year
+166.66% -70.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
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
17565 16390 17510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.39% 31.10% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10679 10125 10120
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 661 900
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.80 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% -23.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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 September 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 17 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 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -39 176 £500 +11.11% 95
London -1 165 £500 +5.26% 90
City of London -10 20 £538 +7.50% 30
South East -11 10 - - 4
Scotland -6 9 - - 1
Canary Wharf +17 2 £450 -10.00%
East of England - - - - 1
North West - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 331 (85.09%) Finance
2 216 (55.53%) Financial Institution
3 109 (28.02%) SQL
4 93 (23.91%) Linux
5 92 (23.65%) UNIX
6 91 (23.39%) Windows
7 80 (20.57%) Banking
8 74 (19.02%) C#
9 67 (17.22%) Oracle
10 61 (15.68%) Active Directory
11 59 (15.17%) Microsoft
12 54 (13.88%) Asset Management
13 52 (13.37%) SQL Server
14 49 (12.60%) Investment Banking
15 48 (12.34%) Windows 7
15 48 (12.34%) Remedy
16 47 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
17 45 (11.57%) VMware
17 45 (11.57%) .NET
18 44 (11.31%) IBM
19 42 (10.80%) WebLogic
19 42 (10.80%) Python
19 42 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
19 42 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
20 39 (10.03%) VPN
21 38 (9.77%) Front Office
22 37 (9.51%) Migration
23 36 (9.25%) SOA
24 35 (9.00%) HP
25 33 (8.48%) Bash Shell

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 42 (10.80%) WebLogic
2 29 (7.46%) WebSphere
3 21 (5.40%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (2.83%) WebLogic Portal
5 11 (2.83%) IIS
5 11 (2.83%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (2.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 9 (2.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.54%) Apache
8 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.03%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (0.77%) Lync
10 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.26%) GemFire
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.86%) MS Office
3 6 (1.54%) MS Project
4 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (7.97%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (2.83%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (2.83%) Oracle FAH
3 9 (2.31%) Documaker
4 4 (1.03%) RMDS
5 3 (0.77%) MultiFonds
6 2 (0.51%) assyst
7 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.26%) HiPortfolio
7 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.14%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (10.03%) VPN
2 29 (7.46%) TCP/IP
3 22 (5.66%) Internet
4 20 (5.14%) Firewall
5 19 (4.88%) LAN
6 16 (4.11%) HTTP
6 16 (4.11%) Wireless
7 15 (3.86%) SSL
7 15 (3.86%) DNS
8 14 (3.60%) WLAN
9 13 (3.34%) Multicast
10 9 (2.31%) FCoE
10 9 (2.31%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (2.31%) iSCSI
10 9 (2.31%) VLAN
10 9 (2.31%) SNMP
10 9 (2.31%) HTTPS
11 6 (1.54%) WAN
11 6 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (1.29%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (13.37%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.91%) Oracle Database
3 21 (5.40%) Oracle Exadata
4 20 (5.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (4.37%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (3.86%) Relational Database
7 12 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
7 12 (3.08%) RDBMS
8 11 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.83%) Oracle BI EE
8 11 (2.83%) Oracle ODI
9 9 (2.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.80%) DB2
11 5 (1.29%) QlikView
11 5 (1.29%) Sybase ASE
12 4 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.03%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 33 (8.48%) JIRA
2 4 (1.03%) Maven
2 4 (1.03%) NUnit
2 4 (1.03%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.51%) Subversion
4 2 (0.51%) Ant
4 2 (0.51%) JUnit
4 2 (0.51%) Selenium
4 2 (0.51%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.51%) MSTest
4 2 (0.51%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (0.51%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.26%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
General
1 331 (85.09%) Finance
2 216 (55.53%) Financial Institution
3 80 (20.57%) Banking
4 49 (12.60%) Investment Banking
5 38 (9.77%) Front Office
6 11 (2.83%) Billing
7 5 (1.29%) Legal
8 4 (1.03%) Games
8 4 (1.03%) Back Office
9 3 (0.77%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.26%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 104 (26.74%) Developer
2 59 (15.17%) Analyst
3 33 (8.48%) C# Developer
4 30 (7.71%) Project Manager
4 30 (7.71%) Operations Analyst
5 29 (7.46%) Consultant
6 17 (4.37%) Linux Engineer
7 16 (4.11%) Junior
8 14 (3.60%) Desktop Support
8 14 (3.60%) .NET Developer
9 13 (3.34%) SQL Developer
9 13 (3.34%) Resourcer
9 13 (3.34%) IT Resourcer
9 13 (3.34%) Recruitment Resourcer
9 13 (3.34%) IT Recruitment Resourcer
10 12 (3.08%) DBA
10 12 (3.08%) Architect
11 11 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (2.57%) Java Developer
13 9 (2.31%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.57%) .NET
2 29 (7.46%) Middleware
3 28 (7.20%) WPF
4 25 (6.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 25 (6.43%) ASP.NET
5 17 (4.37%) WCF
5 17 (4.37%) Oracle Fusion
6 16 (4.11%) WinForms
7 15 (3.86%) WebCenter
8 14 (3.60%) SOAP
9 13 (3.34%) HTML
10 11 (2.83%) JMS
10 11 (2.83%) .NET Framework
11 9 (2.31%) CSS
11 9 (2.31%) JDBC
12 8 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (2.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 7 (1.80%) Oracle Streams
14 6 (1.54%) XML
15 5 (1.29%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.43%) Fixed Income
3 22 (5.66%) Clustering
4 19 (4.88%) Blackberry
5 15 (3.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (3.60%) Equities
7 10 (2.57%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.31%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.06%) AS400
9 8 (2.06%) SecurID
9 8 (2.06%) VAX
10 7 (1.80%) Derivative
11 6 (1.54%) CMDB
11 6 (1.54%) Market Risk
12 5 (1.29%) Mathematics
12 5 (1.29%) User Experience
13 4 (1.03%) Credit Risk
14 3 (0.77%) Data Extraction
14 3 (0.77%) PMI
15 2 (0.51%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 93 (23.91%) Linux
2 92 (23.65%) UNIX
3 91 (23.39%) Windows
4 48 (12.34%) Windows 7
5 20 (5.14%) SELinux
6 19 (4.88%) Windows XP
7 17 (4.37%) Solaris
8 9 (2.31%) Mac OS X
9 8 (2.06%) VMS
10 7 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.88%) Asset Management
2 47 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (9.51%) Migration
4 36 (9.25%) SOA
5 29 (7.46%) Project Management
6 22 (5.66%) Risk Management
7 21 (5.40%) TDD
8 20 (5.14%) PRINCE2
9 18 (4.63%) Configuration Management
9 18 (4.63%) Multithreading
9 18 (4.63%) Investment Management
9 18 (4.63%) DevOps
10 17 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (4.11%) Incident Management
12 15 (3.86%) ITSM
12 15 (3.86%) OO
13 14 (3.60%) Scrum
13 14 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (3.34%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 109 (28.02%) SQL
2 74 (19.02%) C#
3 42 (10.80%) Python
4 33 (8.48%) Bash Shell
5 23 (5.91%) Java
6 22 (5.66%) Ruby
7 21 (5.40%) VBA
8 20 (5.14%) T-SQL
9 16 (4.11%) C++
10 15 (3.86%) PowerShell
11 13 (3.34%) JavaScript
11 13 (3.34%) VB
12 12 (3.08%) Perl
13 9 (2.31%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 9 (2.31%) Jython
14 8 (2.06%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.54%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.51%) XAML
17 1 (0.26%) VC++
17 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (6.68%) Degree
2 9 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.77%) CCIE
4 3 (0.77%) CCNP
5 2 (0.51%) PhD
5 2 (0.51%) ISEB
5 2 (0.51%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (0.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.68%) SLA
2 10 (2.57%) QA
3 9 (2.31%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.29%) FATCA
5 3 (0.77%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.51%) MiFID
7 1 (0.26%) Basel III
7 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 61 (15.68%) Active Directory
2 42 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.46%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (3.34%) vSphere
5 9 (2.31%) vCloud
5 9 (2.31%) NFS
6 6 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.29%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.26%) Squid
8 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (7.97%) Control-M
2 30 (7.71%) NetBackup
3 24 (6.17%) Puppet
4 18 (4.63%) Backup Exec
4 18 (4.63%) Tivoli
5 12 (3.08%) Nagios
5 12 (3.08%) SCOM
6 11 (2.83%) Oracle Identity Management
7 9 (2.31%) EMC NetWorker
7 9 (2.31%) ARCserve
8 8 (2.06%) Tivoli NetView
8 8 (2.06%) Netcool
8 8 (2.06%) BMC PATROL
8 8 (2.06%) OpenView
8 8 (2.06%) Legato
8 8 (2.06%) HP SIM
9 7 (1.80%) Data Guard
10 6 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (1.29%) DameWare
12 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 67 (17.22%) Oracle
2 59 (15.17%) Microsoft
3 48 (12.34%) Remedy
4 45 (11.57%) VMware
5 44 (11.31%) IBM
6 35 (9.00%) HP
7 30 (7.71%) Veritas
8 25 (6.43%) Bloomberg
9 22 (5.66%) Altiris
10 21 (5.40%) Reuters
10 21 (5.40%) Cisco
11 18 (4.63%) BMC
12 17 (4.37%) Citrix
13 16 (4.11%) F5
14 15 (3.86%) Sybase
15 13 (3.34%) Intel
16 12 (3.08%) SolarWinds
17 11 (2.83%) Wall Street Systems
17 11 (2.83%) Siebel
18 10 (2.57%) EMC
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 4 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 4 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 4 days ago
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £451550 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago