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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hedge fund
Rank 494 383 410
Rank change year-on-year
-111 +27
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 92 196 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.38% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.56% 1.23% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 105 60
Average daily rate
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£533 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £279 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £450 £685
% change year-on-year
-19.44% -34.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £125.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +495.23%
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
16541 15973 14584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.00% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10684 9885 8595
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 684 820
Average hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 22 December 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 19 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 22 December 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 -118 89 £550 +10.00% 89
London -65 86 £550 +10.00% 74
City of London -16 29 £575 +27.77% 33
South East -22 3 £155 - 5
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 2
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Burgess Hill - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 203 (71.99%) Finance
2 117 (41.49%) Financial Institution
3 99 (35.11%) SQL
4 73 (25.89%) C#
5 68 (24.11%) Banking
6 62 (21.99%) Linux
7 60 (21.28%) UNIX
8 53 (18.79%) Windows
9 50 (17.73%) Oracle
10 47 (16.67%) Investment Banking
11 44 (15.60%) SQL Server
11 44 (15.60%) Asset Management
12 43 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
13 42 (14.89%) .NET
13 42 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (13.48%) Python
15 33 (11.70%) WPF
16 31 (10.99%) Java
17 30 (10.64%) Microsoft
17 30 (10.64%) Bash Shell
18 29 (10.28%) SOA
18 29 (10.28%) Windows 7
19 28 (9.93%) HTML
19 28 (9.93%) WebLogic
20 27 (9.57%) JIRA
21 25 (8.87%) MS Excel
21 25 (8.87%) Fixed Income
22 24 (8.51%) Remedy
22 24 (8.51%) Investment Management
23 23 (8.16%) T-SQL

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 28 (9.93%) WebLogic
2 19 (6.74%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.19%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (3.19%) Apache
3 9 (3.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 9 (3.19%) WebLogic Portal
3 9 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (2.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (2.84%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.42%) IIS
5 4 (1.42%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.06%) Lync
7 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.71%) JBoss
7 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (8.87%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.67%) MS Office
3 3 (1.06%) MS Project
3 3 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (7.45%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.19%) Documaker
2 9 (3.19%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (3.19%) Oracle FAH
3 6 (2.13%) assyst
4 3 (1.06%) RMDS
5 1 (0.35%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.35%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.35%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.35%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.35%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.71%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.71%) Office 365
3 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.32%) VPN
1 15 (5.32%) Firewall
2 12 (4.26%) Wireless
2 12 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.55%) LAN
3 10 (3.55%) Internet
4 9 (3.19%) HTTP
4 9 (3.19%) HTTPS
4 9 (3.19%) SSL
4 9 (3.19%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (3.19%) Multicast
5 8 (2.84%) iSCSI
6 7 (2.48%) DNS
7 6 (2.13%) VoIP
7 6 (2.13%) BIG-IP
8 5 (1.77%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (1.77%) NetScreen
8 5 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (1.42%) MPLS
9 4 (1.42%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.67%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.32%) Oracle Database
4 14 (4.96%) Oracle Exadata
5 12 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (3.90%) RDBMS
7 10 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (3.19%) Oracle BI EE
8 9 (3.19%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 9 (3.19%) Oracle ODI
9 8 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.48%) DB2
11 5 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.77%) QlikView
12 4 (1.42%) Star Schema
13 3 (1.06%) MySQL
13 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (9.57%) JIRA
2 6 (2.13%) Maven
3 5 (1.77%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.42%) Ant
4 4 (1.42%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.06%) JUnit
5 3 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (0.71%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.71%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.71%) NUnit
6 2 (0.71%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.35%) jMock
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.35%) Selenium
7 1 (0.35%) Subversion
7 1 (0.35%) EasyMock
General
1 203 (71.99%) Finance
2 117 (41.49%) Financial Institution
3 68 (24.11%) Banking
4 47 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 19 (6.74%) Front Office
6 9 (3.19%) Billing
7 5 (1.77%) Back Office
7 5 (1.77%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.06%) Games
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.35%) Retail
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 110 (39.01%) Developer
2 39 (13.83%) Analyst
3 38 (13.48%) C# Developer
4 16 (5.67%) .NET Developer
4 16 (5.67%) Consultant
5 15 (5.32%) Architect
6 14 (4.96%) Java Developer
7 12 (4.26%) SQL Developer
7 12 (4.26%) Senior Developer
7 12 (4.26%) Support Engineer
8 11 (3.90%) Operations Analyst
9 10 (3.55%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (3.55%) Service Analyst
9 10 (3.55%) Project Manager
9 10 (3.55%) Desktop Support
9 10 (3.55%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (3.19%) Senior Consultant
10 9 (3.19%) Applications Support
10 9 (3.19%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (14.89%) .NET
2 33 (11.70%) WPF
3 28 (9.93%) HTML
4 21 (7.45%) ASP.NET
5 17 (6.03%) CSS
6 16 (5.67%) WCF
7 15 (5.32%) SOAP
7 15 (5.32%) WebSphere MQ
8 14 (4.96%) WinForms
9 13 (4.61%) Middleware
10 12 (4.26%) .NET Framework
11 11 (3.90%) JMS
12 10 (3.55%) Oracle Fusion
12 10 (3.55%) WebCenter
13 9 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (3.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 9 (3.19%) AngularJS
13 9 (3.19%) Spring
13 9 (3.19%) JDBC
14 7 (2.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.87%) Fixed Income
3 20 (7.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (5.67%) Clustering
5 12 (4.26%) Equities
6 11 (3.90%) Blackberry
6 11 (3.90%) Derivative
7 8 (2.84%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.13%) Handset
8 6 (2.13%) User Experience
9 5 (1.77%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.77%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.42%) Credit Risk
10 4 (1.42%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.42%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.42%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.06%) Reference Data
12 2 (0.71%) Open Source
12 2 (0.71%) Inversion of Control
12 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 62 (21.99%) Linux
2 60 (21.28%) UNIX
3 53 (18.79%) Windows
4 29 (10.28%) Windows 7
5 15 (5.32%) Windows XP
6 9 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.13%) Solaris
8 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.06%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.35%) Android
11 1 (0.35%) SUSE
11 1 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (15.60%) Asset Management
2 42 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (10.28%) SOA
4 24 (8.51%) Investment Management
5 22 (7.80%) Multithreading
5 22 (7.80%) TDD
5 22 (7.80%) Risk Management
6 21 (7.45%) Migration
7 19 (6.74%) MVC
7 19 (6.74%) Scrum
7 19 (6.74%) OO
8 17 (6.03%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (6.03%) Low Latency
9 16 (5.67%) Incident Management
9 16 (5.67%) Fund Management
9 16 (5.67%) Wealth Management
10 14 (4.96%) DevOps
11 13 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (4.61%) Content Management
12 12 (4.26%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (35.11%) SQL
2 73 (25.89%) C#
3 38 (13.48%) Python
4 31 (10.99%) Java
5 30 (10.64%) Bash Shell
6 23 (8.16%) T-SQL
7 21 (7.45%) JavaScript
8 14 (4.96%) Ruby
9 13 (4.61%) Perl
10 12 (4.26%) VBA
10 12 (4.26%) C++
11 9 (3.19%) Jython
11 9 (3.19%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 8 (2.84%) PowerShell
13 7 (2.48%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.42%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.42%) VB
14 4 (1.42%) Scala
15 3 (1.06%) Groovy
16 2 (0.71%) XAML
Qualifications
1 22 (7.80%) Degree
2 10 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.42%) CCNP
4 3 (1.06%) CCIE
5 2 (0.71%) CCNA
5 2 (0.71%) MCSE
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.35%) SSCP
6 1 (0.35%) CISM
6 1 (0.35%) PhD
6 1 (0.35%) CISSP
6 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.96%) SLA
2 9 (3.19%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.48%) QA
4 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) Basel III
5 1 (0.35%) FATCA
System Software
1 20 (7.09%) Oracle RAC
2 19 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (6.74%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.13%) NFS
4 5 (1.77%) vSphere
5 4 (1.42%) vCloud
6 3 (1.06%) XenApp
7 2 (0.71%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.35%) Squid
8 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (5.32%) Puppet
2 13 (4.61%) Control-M
3 12 (4.26%) SELinux
4 11 (3.90%) NetBackup
4 11 (3.90%) Backup Exec
4 11 (3.90%) Tivoli
5 9 (3.19%) Oracle Identity Management
6 6 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.42%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (1.06%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.71%) FreeIPA
10 1 (0.35%) OpenView
10 1 (0.35%) Legato
10 1 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.35%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.35%) Tivoli NetView
10 1 (0.35%) Netcool
10 1 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 50 (17.73%) Oracle
2 30 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 24 (8.51%) Remedy
4 23 (8.16%) VMware
4 23 (8.16%) IBM
5 18 (6.38%) Bloomberg
6 15 (5.32%) Reuters
7 14 (4.96%) Cisco
7 14 (4.96%) F5
8 13 (4.61%) HP
9 11 (3.90%) Sybase
9 11 (3.90%) Veritas
10 10 (3.55%) Red Hat
11 9 (3.19%) Siebel
11 9 (3.19%) DevExpress
12 8 (2.84%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.48%) Altiris
13 7 (2.48%) BMC
14 6 (2.13%) Dell
15 5 (1.77%) EMC
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