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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hedge fund
Rank 494 393 375
Rank change year-on-year
-101 -18
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 132 235 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.42% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 1.31% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 65 122
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £698
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 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 28 August 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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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 -89 131 £500 - 150
London -66 116 £513 +2.50% 139
City of London +8 31 £538 - 59
East Midlands - 9 £70 -
Leicestershire - 6 £70 -
Brentwood - 4 £275 - 2
East of England - 4 £275 - 6
Essex - 4 £275 - 2
Derbyshire - 3 - -
Derby - 3 - -
Mayfair - 3 £600 -
Glasgow -3 1 £350 - 1
Scotland -11 1 £350 - 5
South East -29 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 2

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 178 (61.81%) Finance
2 106 (36.81%) SQL
3 93 (32.29%) C#
4 89 (30.90%) SQL Server
5 76 (26.39%) .NET
6 69 (23.96%) Financial Institution
7 56 (19.44%) Windows
8 49 (17.01%) Oracle
9 47 (16.32%) Java
10 44 (15.28%) Python
10 44 (15.28%) Front Office
11 42 (14.58%) Microsoft
11 42 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
12 41 (14.24%) Banking
13 38 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (13.19%) MS Excel
14 35 (12.15%) WPF
15 33 (11.46%) Investment Management
16 32 (11.11%) Active Directory
17 30 (10.42%) Linux
17 30 (10.42%) MS Office
18 29 (10.07%) WCF
19 28 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 25 (8.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 25 (8.68%) Investment Banking
20 25 (8.68%) Equities
21 24 (8.33%) JavaScript
21 24 (8.33%) HTML
22 22 (7.64%) Asset Management
22 22 (7.64%) MVVM

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (4.51%) IIS
2 6 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.74%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.04%) Node.js
5 3 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (1.04%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.04%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.35%) Apache
7 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.35%) Jetty
7 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.35%) Lync
Applications
1 38 (13.19%) MS Excel
2 30 (10.42%) MS Office
3 4 (1.39%) RoboHelp
3 4 (1.39%) FrameMaker
4 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Front Arena
2 5 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.39%) Summit
4 3 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.35%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.35%) Global One
6 1 (0.35%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.35%) RMDS
6 1 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.04%) GitHub
3 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.82%) Internet
2 7 (2.43%) Intranet
3 6 (2.08%) SAN
4 5 (1.74%) DNS
4 5 (1.74%) DHCP
4 5 (1.74%) Wireless
5 4 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (1.39%) Junos
6 3 (1.04%) LAN
6 3 (1.04%) WAN
7 2 (0.69%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.69%) VPN
7 2 (0.69%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.35%) Multicast
8 1 (0.35%) Firewall
8 1 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (30.90%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (8.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (5.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (2.08%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (1.74%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.74%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.04%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.04%) Big Data
10 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.69%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (3.13%) JIRA
2 8 (2.78%) Subversion
3 7 (2.43%) TeamCity
4 6 (2.08%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.39%) Rhino Mocks
5 4 (1.39%) Maven
5 4 (1.39%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.04%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.04%) NUnit
7 2 (0.69%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.69%) Moq
7 2 (0.69%) MSTest
7 2 (0.69%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.35%) Mockito
8 1 (0.35%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.35%) NMock
8 1 (0.35%) JUnit
8 1 (0.35%) TestPartner
8 1 (0.35%) NuGet
General
1 178 (61.81%) Finance
2 69 (23.96%) Financial Institution
3 44 (15.28%) Front Office
4 41 (14.24%) Banking
5 25 (8.68%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.82%) Back Office
7 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.35%) Retail
8 1 (0.35%) Law
8 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 125 (43.40%) Developer
2 80 (27.78%) Analyst
3 53 (18.40%) C# Developer
4 19 (6.60%) Service Analyst
5 18 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 18 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 17 (5.90%) Java Developer
7 12 (4.17%) Applications Support
7 12 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 10 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (3.13%) .NET Developer
9 9 (3.13%) DBA
10 8 (2.78%) Consultant
10 8 (2.78%) C++ Developer
10 8 (2.78%) Applications Support Analyst
10 8 (2.78%) SQL Developer
10 8 (2.78%) Python Developer
10 8 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (2.43%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (26.39%) .NET
2 35 (12.15%) WPF
3 29 (10.07%) WCF
4 24 (8.33%) HTML
5 17 (5.90%) ASP.NET
5 17 (5.90%) AngularJS
6 14 (4.86%) HTML5
6 14 (4.86%) XML
7 10 (3.47%) WinForms
8 8 (2.78%) SOAP
9 7 (2.43%) CSS
9 7 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (2.43%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (2.08%) MSMQ
11 5 (1.74%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.74%) Silverlight
11 5 (1.74%) Pandas
11 5 (1.74%) NumPy
12 4 (1.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 4 (1.39%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.68%) Equities
3 20 (6.94%) Fixed Income
4 16 (5.56%) Derivative
5 12 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (3.13%) Visualisation
7 8 (2.78%) RIA
8 7 (2.43%) Algorithms
8 7 (2.43%) Blackberry
8 7 (2.43%) Clustering
8 7 (2.43%) Market Risk
9 6 (2.08%) Replication
9 6 (2.08%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 5 (1.74%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.39%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.39%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.39%) Data Extraction
12 3 (1.04%) Blog
12 3 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 56 (19.44%) Windows
2 30 (10.42%) Linux
3 19 (6.60%) UNIX
4 17 (5.90%) Windows XP
5 11 (3.82%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.04%) Solaris
10 2 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.35%) CentOS
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (11.46%) Investment Management
3 22 (7.64%) Asset Management
3 22 (7.64%) MVVM
4 20 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
5 19 (6.60%) OO
6 16 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (5.56%) Algorithmic Trading
7 15 (5.21%) ITIL
7 15 (5.21%) Project Management
7 15 (5.21%) TDD
8 14 (4.86%) MVC
8 14 (4.86%) Software Engineering
8 14 (4.86%) Business Analysis
8 14 (4.86%) Analytics
9 12 (4.17%) DevOps
9 12 (4.17%) Risk Management
10 11 (3.82%) Scrum
10 11 (3.82%) Migration
10 11 (3.82%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 106 (36.81%) SQL
2 93 (32.29%) C#
3 47 (16.32%) Java
4 44 (15.28%) Python
5 24 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 18 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 17 (5.90%) C++
8 16 (5.56%) PowerShell
8 16 (5.56%) VBA
9 10 (3.47%) PL/SQL
10 9 (3.13%) R
11 7 (2.43%) Perl
12 6 (2.08%) VB
13 4 (1.39%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.39%) F#
14 3 (1.04%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.04%) MATLAB
14 3 (1.04%) Ruby
14 3 (1.04%) PHP
15 2 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (5.21%) Degree
2 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.04%) PhD
3 3 (1.04%) JNCIP
3 3 (1.04%) JNCIE
4 2 (0.69%) CCEE
4 2 (0.69%) MCSE
4 2 (0.69%) MCSA
4 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (0.69%) CCEA
5 1 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.35%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.29%) SLA
2 8 (2.78%) MiFID
3 5 (1.74%) EMIR
3 5 (1.74%) AIFMD
4 3 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.04%) QA
5 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.35%) Basel II
System Software
1 32 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.04%) XenApp
4 3 (1.04%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.04%) OCFS2
4 3 (1.04%) GlusterFS
4 3 (1.04%) GFS2
5 2 (0.69%) Docker
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.43%) Nagios
1 7 (2.43%) ITRS Geneos
1 7 (2.43%) logstash
1 7 (2.43%) Icinga
2 6 (2.08%) SCCM
3 5 (1.74%) Control-M
4 3 (1.04%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.04%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.04%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.04%) SELinux
4 3 (1.04%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.04%) Puppet
5 2 (0.69%) SnapMirror
6 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.35%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.35%) Ansible
6 1 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (17.01%) Oracle
2 42 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.17%) VMware
4 10 (3.47%) Bloomberg
5 9 (3.13%) Cisco
6 8 (2.78%) Calypso
6 8 (2.78%) Juniper
7 7 (2.43%) Remedy
7 7 (2.43%) Splunk
8 6 (2.08%) HP
8 6 (2.08%) Murex
9 5 (1.74%) SunGard
10 4 (1.39%) Sybase
10 4 (1.39%) Citrix
10 4 (1.39%) Altiris
11 3 (1.04%) DevExpress
11 3 (1.04%) Reuters
11 3 (1.04%) Veritas
11 3 (1.04%) IBM
11 3 (1.04%) Dell
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