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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hedge fund
Rank 393 369 309
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -60
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 226 225 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.42% 0.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.58% 1.62% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 123 172
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£488 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £695 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £438 £500
% change year-on-year
-8.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.95%
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
14294 13879 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.31% 25.96% 25.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8577 8541 8387
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £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 638 608 796
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.40 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -25.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

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 2 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 16 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 2 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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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 -17 215 £500 +5.26% 117
London +19 203 £500 +5.26% 111
City of London +10 26 £550 +10.00% 52
South East -7 11 - - 4
Buckinghamshire - 10 - -
Scotland -8 7 - - 2
Canary Wharf +17 2 £450 -10.00%
East of England - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 2

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 334 (86.98%) Finance
2 223 (58.07%) Financial Institution
3 104 (27.08%) SQL
4 97 (25.26%) Windows
5 92 (23.96%) Linux
6 90 (23.44%) UNIX
7 82 (21.35%) Banking
8 70 (18.23%) C#
9 68 (17.71%) Oracle
10 62 (16.15%) Active Directory
11 60 (15.63%) Microsoft
12 52 (13.54%) Investment Banking
13 50 (13.02%) Windows 7
14 47 (12.24%) SQL Server
15 46 (11.98%) Python
15 46 (11.98%) Remedy
15 46 (11.98%) Front Office
16 45 (11.72%) IBM
16 45 (11.72%) Asset Management
17 44 (11.46%) VMware
18 43 (11.20%) .NET
19 42 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
20 40 (10.42%) WebLogic
20 40 (10.42%) Migration
21 36 (9.38%) VPN
22 35 (9.11%) HP
23 33 (8.59%) SOA
24 31 (8.07%) Bash Shell
24 31 (8.07%) JIRA
25 30 (7.81%) Agile Software Development

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 40 (10.42%) WebLogic
2 29 (7.55%) WebSphere
3 22 (5.73%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (2.86%) IIS
6 9 (2.34%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (2.34%) WebLogic Portal
7 7 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (1.56%) Apache
9 4 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.04%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (0.78%) Lync
11 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.26%) GemFire
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 27 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.21%) MS Office
3 6 (1.56%) MS Project
4 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (7.55%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.34%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (2.34%) Oracle FAH
3 7 (1.82%) Documaker
4 4 (1.04%) RMDS
5 3 (0.78%) MultiFonds
6 1 (0.26%) assyst
6 1 (0.26%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.21%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.38%) VPN
2 29 (7.55%) TCP/IP
3 21 (5.47%) Internet
4 20 (5.21%) Firewall
5 17 (4.43%) LAN
6 15 (3.91%) DNS
7 14 (3.65%) HTTP
8 13 (3.39%) SSL
8 13 (3.39%) Wireless
8 13 (3.39%) Multicast
9 12 (3.13%) WLAN
10 9 (2.34%) SNMP
10 9 (2.34%) VLAN
10 9 (2.34%) iSCSI
10 9 (2.34%) FCoE
10 9 (2.34%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (1.82%) HTTPS
12 6 (1.56%) WAN
12 6 (1.56%) FTP
12 6 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.47%) Oracle Exadata
2 21 (5.47%) Oracle Database
3 19 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (3.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (3.39%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (2.60%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (2.34%) Oracle BI EE
8 9 (2.34%) Oracle ODI
9 8 (2.08%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.56%) KDB
12 5 (1.30%) Sybase ASE
12 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.30%) QlikView
12 5 (1.30%) DB2
13 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 31 (8.07%) JIRA
2 5 (1.30%) Maven
3 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.52%) NUnit
4 2 (0.52%) Subversion
4 2 (0.52%) Ant
4 2 (0.52%) JUnit
4 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.52%) MSTest
4 2 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.26%) Selenium
5 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 334 (86.98%) Finance
2 223 (58.07%) Financial Institution
3 82 (21.35%) Banking
4 52 (13.54%) Investment Banking
5 46 (11.98%) Front Office
6 9 (2.34%) Billing
7 5 (1.30%) Legal
7 5 (1.30%) Back Office
8 4 (1.04%) Games
9 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.26%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 101 (26.30%) Developer
2 57 (14.84%) Analyst
3 30 (7.81%) Consultant
3 30 (7.81%) Operations Analyst
4 29 (7.55%) C# Developer
5 26 (6.77%) Project Manager
6 17 (4.43%) Junior
6 17 (4.43%) Linux Engineer
7 14 (3.65%) Desktop Support
7 14 (3.65%) .NET Developer
8 12 (3.13%) SQL Developer
8 12 (3.13%) DBA
8 12 (3.13%) Resourcer
8 12 (3.13%) IT Resourcer
8 12 (3.13%) Recruitment Resourcer
8 12 (3.13%) IT Recruitment Resourcer
9 11 (2.86%) Architect
10 10 (2.60%) Business Analyst
10 10 (2.60%) Java Developer
10 10 (2.60%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.20%) .NET
2 29 (7.55%) Middleware
3 25 (6.51%) WPF
3 25 (6.51%) WebSphere MQ
4 24 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 15 (3.91%) WinForms
5 15 (3.91%) WCF
5 15 (3.91%) Oracle Fusion
6 14 (3.65%) SOAP
7 13 (3.39%) HTML
7 13 (3.39%) WebCenter
8 9 (2.34%) JMS
8 9 (2.34%) CSS
9 8 (2.08%) .NET Framework
10 7 (1.82%) Oracle Streams
10 7 (1.82%) JDBC
10 7 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (1.56%) SciPy
11 6 (1.56%) NumPy
11 6 (1.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.25%) Fixed Income
2 22 (5.73%) Clustering
3 18 (4.69%) Blackberry
4 17 (4.43%) Equities
5 16 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (2.60%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.34%) Derivative
7 9 (2.34%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.08%) Mathematics
8 8 (2.08%) Open Source
8 8 (2.08%) SecurID
8 8 (2.08%) VAX
8 8 (2.08%) AS400
9 6 (1.56%) CMDB
10 5 (1.30%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.30%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.04%) Statistics
12 3 (0.78%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.78%) Data Extraction
12 3 (0.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 97 (25.26%) Windows
2 92 (23.96%) Linux
3 90 (23.44%) UNIX
4 50 (13.02%) Windows 7
5 21 (5.47%) Windows XP
6 20 (5.21%) SELinux
7 19 (4.95%) Solaris
8 9 (2.34%) Mac OS X
9 8 (2.08%) VMS
10 7 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.52%) OS/390
13 2 (0.52%) zOS
13 2 (0.52%) MVS
13 2 (0.52%) NetWare
13 2 (0.52%) AIX
14 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (11.72%) Asset Management
2 40 (10.42%) Migration
3 33 (8.59%) SOA
4 30 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (7.03%) Project Management
6 22 (5.73%) TDD
7 20 (5.21%) PRINCE2
7 20 (5.21%) Multithreading
8 19 (4.95%) Risk Management
9 18 (4.69%) Configuration Management
9 18 (4.69%) DevOps
10 17 (4.43%) Incident Management
11 15 (3.91%) ITSM
11 15 (3.91%) Service Delivery
12 14 (3.65%) OO
12 14 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (3.65%) Scrum
12 14 (3.65%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (3.65%) Investment Management
13 13 (3.39%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 104 (27.08%) SQL
2 70 (18.23%) C#
3 46 (11.98%) Python
4 31 (8.07%) Bash Shell
5 22 (5.73%) Ruby
6 21 (5.47%) Java
7 20 (5.21%) VBA
8 19 (4.95%) T-SQL
9 16 (4.17%) C++
10 15 (3.91%) VB
10 15 (3.91%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.86%) JavaScript
12 10 (2.60%) Perl
13 8 (2.08%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.82%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 7 (1.82%) Jython
15 6 (1.56%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.78%) C
17 2 (0.52%) VBScript
17 2 (0.52%) REXX
Qualifications
1 24 (6.25%) Degree
2 9 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (1.04%) PhD
5 3 (0.78%) CCIE
5 3 (0.78%) CCNP
5 3 (0.78%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.78%) ISEB
6 2 (0.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (0.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.51%) SLA
2 10 (2.60%) QA
3 7 (1.82%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.56%) FATCA
5 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.78%) MiFID
6 2 (0.52%) AIFMD
6 2 (0.52%) UCITS
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 62 (16.15%) Active Directory
2 42 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (7.29%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (3.39%) vSphere
5 9 (2.34%) vCloud
5 9 (2.34%) NFS
5 9 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (1.82%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.26%) Squid
7 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (7.81%) Control-M
1 30 (7.81%) NetBackup
2 24 (6.25%) Puppet
3 18 (4.69%) Backup Exec
3 18 (4.69%) Tivoli
4 14 (3.65%) SCOM
5 12 (3.13%) Nagios
6 9 (2.34%) ARCserve
6 9 (2.34%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (2.34%) Oracle Identity Management
7 8 (2.08%) HP SIM
7 8 (2.08%) OpenView
7 8 (2.08%) Legato
7 8 (2.08%) Tivoli NetView
7 8 (2.08%) Netcool
7 8 (2.08%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (1.82%) Data Guard
9 5 (1.30%) DameWare
9 5 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 68 (17.71%) Oracle
2 60 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 46 (11.98%) Remedy
4 45 (11.72%) IBM
5 44 (11.46%) VMware
6 35 (9.11%) HP
7 30 (7.81%) Veritas
8 27 (7.03%) Bloomberg
9 24 (6.25%) Reuters
10 23 (5.99%) Altiris
11 21 (5.47%) Cisco
12 18 (4.69%) Citrix
13 17 (4.43%) Sybase
13 17 (4.43%) BMC
14 16 (4.17%) F5
15 13 (3.39%) Intel
16 12 (3.13%) SolarWinds
17 11 (2.86%) Wall Street Systems
17 11 (2.86%) Dell
18 10 (2.60%) EMC
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £700.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £401500 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago