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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hedge funds over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hedge fund
Rank 473 531 405
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -126
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 181 127 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.22% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.00% 0.67% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 82 65
Median daily rate £494 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £200 £333
% change year-on-year
+143.75% -39.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
18076 18956 18551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.41% 32.46% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11685 11908 11110
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 769 772
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.65 £46.21 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.58 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.46% +3.05%

Hedge funds
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Hedge funds as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 2016.

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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hedge funds within the UK over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +56 180 £500 - 95
London +47 168 £494 -1.25% 94
City of London +63 67 £475 - 27
South East +24 9 £550 -
Oxford - 8 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 8 £550 -
Scotland +15 1 £425 +21.42%
East of England +14 1 £300 +9.09% 1
Brentwood +6 1 £300 +9.09%
Essex +6 1 £300 +9.09% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £425 -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Hedge funds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 259 (71.94%) Finance
2 124 (34.44%) Financial Institution
3 96 (26.67%) C#
4 83 (23.06%) Front Office
5 70 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (19.17%) Linux
7 68 (18.89%) Windows
8 65 (18.06%) SQL
9 64 (17.78%) Java
10 63 (17.50%) Oracle
11 62 (17.22%) SQL Server
11 62 (17.22%) .NET
11 62 (17.22%) Banking
12 59 (16.39%) JavaScript
12 59 (16.39%) HTML
13 55 (15.28%) Python
14 47 (13.06%) Unix
15 46 (12.78%) Active Directory
16 44 (12.22%) OO
17 41 (11.39%) Back Office
18 40 (11.11%) VMware
18 40 (11.11%) Asset Management
18 40 (11.11%) AngularJS
19 39 (10.83%) Software Engineering
20 38 (10.56%) Degree
20 38 (10.56%) Cisco
21 36 (10.00%) ITIL
22 35 (9.72%) Microsoft
22 35 (9.72%) Investment Banking
23 34 (9.44%) Data Centre

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (5.83%) WebLogic
2 19 (5.28%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.22%) IIS
3 8 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.94%) Apache
4 7 (1.94%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.67%) Confluence
5 6 (1.67%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.11%) SAS
7 4 (1.11%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.28%) CICS
9 1 (0.28%) CMS
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 9 (2.50%) Documaker
1 9 (2.50%) Eikon
2 7 (1.94%) Beauchamp
3 6 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.11%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (1.11%) Summit
5 3 (0.83%) BASE24
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.28%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.67%) Office 365
3 4 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.17%) DHCP
1 15 (4.17%) LDAP
2 14 (3.89%) BGP
2 14 (3.89%) DNS
3 13 (3.61%) Multicast
4 12 (3.33%) SAN
4 12 (3.33%) WAN
5 10 (2.78%) HTTP
5 10 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 9 (2.50%) Firewall
7 8 (2.22%) VPN
8 6 (1.67%) OSPF
9 4 (1.11%) LAN
9 4 (1.11%) Network Security
9 4 (1.11%) SSL
10 3 (0.83%) Skype
10 3 (0.83%) VLAN
11 2 (0.56%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (17.22%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.00%) MongoDB
3 16 (4.44%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.33%) KDB
4 12 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (2.50%) Hadoop
6 9 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.22%) Big Data
7 8 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (1.67%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.11%) MySQL
10 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.11%) QlikView
10 4 (1.11%) Spotfire
10 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.11%) VLDB
11 3 (0.83%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (3.89%) Grunt
2 13 (3.61%) JIRA
2 13 (3.61%) Maven
3 10 (2.78%) Subversion
4 9 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.50%) NuGet
4 9 (2.50%) NUnit
5 7 (1.94%) Bower
5 7 (1.94%) Moq
5 7 (1.94%) MSTest
5 7 (1.94%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (1.67%) FishEye
7 5 (1.39%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.39%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.11%) gulp
8 4 (1.11%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.83%) Babel
9 3 (0.83%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (0.83%) PhantomJS
9 3 (0.83%) Protractor
General
1 259 (71.94%) Finance
2 124 (34.44%) Financial Institution
3 83 (23.06%) Front Office
4 62 (17.22%) Banking
5 41 (11.39%) Back Office
6 35 (9.72%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.11%) German Language
8 3 (0.83%) Legal
8 3 (0.83%) Retail
9 2 (0.56%) Billing
9 2 (0.56%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.56%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.56%) Malay Language
9 2 (0.56%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.56%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.28%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 143 (39.72%) Developer
2 67 (18.61%) C# Developer
3 28 (7.78%) Consultant
4 25 (6.94%) SQL Developer
5 22 (6.11%) Analyst
6 20 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 20 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 20 (5.56%) Web Developer
7 18 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 18 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
8 17 (4.72%) .NET Developer
8 17 (4.72%) Agile Developer
9 15 (4.17%) Angular Developer
9 15 (4.17%) Business Analyst
9 15 (4.17%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 15 (4.17%) Network Engineer
10 13 (3.61%) Agile C# Developer
10 13 (3.61%) Architect
10 13 (3.61%) C# Web Developer
11 12 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (17.22%) .NET
2 59 (16.39%) HTML
3 40 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 33 (9.17%) HTML5
5 30 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 26 (7.22%) CSS
7 24 (6.67%) XML
8 23 (6.39%) WCF
9 22 (6.11%) WPF
10 18 (5.00%) Middleware
11 17 (4.72%) J2EE
12 16 (4.44%) Web Services
13 14 (3.89%) .NET Framework
13 14 (3.89%) SOAP
14 13 (3.61%) Ajax
14 13 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (3.61%) Pandas
14 13 (3.61%) Pyramid
14 13 (3.61%) SciPy
15 12 (3.33%) Esper
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.44%) Data Centre
2 30 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 27 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 22 (6.11%) Visualisation
5 19 (5.28%) Clustering
6 18 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (3.89%) Data Structures
7 14 (3.89%) Derivative
8 12 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (3.06%) Statistics
10 10 (2.78%) Fintech
11 9 (2.50%) Management Information System
12 8 (2.22%) VCE vBlock
13 7 (1.94%) Fixed Income
14 5 (1.39%) Equities
14 5 (1.39%) Inversion of Control
15 4 (1.11%) iPhone
15 4 (1.11%) Mainframe
16 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
16 3 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (19.17%) Linux
2 68 (18.89%) Windows
3 47 (13.06%) Unix
4 23 (6.39%) Windows Server
5 20 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 18 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.94%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (1.67%) CentOS
10 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.11%) VyOS
12 3 (0.83%) Solaris
13 2 (0.56%) Android
13 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (12.22%) OO
3 40 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 39 (10.83%) Software Engineering
5 36 (10.00%) ITIL
6 33 (9.17%) Analytics
6 33 (9.17%) Project Management
7 26 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (7.22%) MVC
7 26 (7.22%) Risk Management
8 25 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (6.94%) Web Development
9 24 (6.67%) AOP
10 22 (6.11%) Change Management
10 22 (6.11%) High Availability
10 22 (6.11%) Quantitative Trading
11 21 (5.83%) Configuration Management
11 21 (5.83%) TDD
12 20 (5.56%) Investment Management
12 20 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 96 (26.67%) C#
2 65 (18.06%) SQL
3 64 (17.78%) Java
4 59 (16.39%) JavaScript
5 55 (15.28%) Python
6 32 (8.89%) PowerShell
7 27 (7.50%) C++
8 23 (6.39%) Ruby
9 19 (5.28%) Bash Shell
10 15 (4.17%) Perl
11 14 (3.89%) T-SQL
12 13 (3.61%) C
13 10 (2.78%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.22%) PL/SQL
15 7 (1.94%) VB
15 7 (1.94%) VBA
16 4 (1.11%) Scala
16 4 (1.11%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.83%) ES6
17 3 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 38 (10.56%) Degree
2 27 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (3.61%) CCNP
4 12 (3.33%) CCNA
4 12 (3.33%) PMP
5 11 (3.06%) PMI Certification
6 8 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (1.94%) CCDP
8 3 (0.83%) CISM
8 3 (0.83%) CISSP
8 3 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.83%) MCSE
8 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.83%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.56%) MAPM
9 2 (0.56%) PhD
9 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.72%) MiFID
2 15 (4.17%) SLA
3 7 (1.94%) QA
4 5 (1.39%) AIFMD
4 5 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.83%) EMIR
6 2 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.56%) UCITS
7 1 (0.28%) Basel III
7 1 (0.28%) RMADS
System Software
1 46 (12.78%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.17%) GFS2
3 15 (4.17%) GlusterFS
3 15 (4.17%) OCFS2
4 11 (3.06%) Docker
5 7 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.39%) RACF
7 4 (1.11%) NFS
8 3 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.83%) Veritas File System
8 3 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.56%) KVM
9 2 (0.56%) Xen
9 2 (0.56%) XenApp
9 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.28%) HDFS
10 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (8.33%) Puppet
2 20 (5.56%) SCCM
3 15 (4.17%) CFEngine
3 15 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
3 15 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (4.17%) SELinux
4 14 (3.89%) SCOM
5 10 (2.78%) Control-M
6 9 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (2.22%) Ansible
8 7 (1.94%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 6 (1.67%) Nagios
9 6 (1.67%) Oracle ZFS
10 5 (1.39%) CA Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.39%) Oracle Identity Management
11 4 (1.11%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.83%) Icinga
12 3 (0.83%) logstash
12 3 (0.83%) Salt
12 3 (0.83%) TADDM
Vendors
1 63 (17.50%) Oracle
2 40 (11.11%) VMware
3 38 (10.56%) Cisco
4 35 (9.72%) Microsoft
5 12 (3.33%) Bloomberg
5 12 (3.33%) BMC
5 12 (3.33%) Citrix
5 12 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 9 (2.50%) IBM
6 9 (2.50%) Siebel
7 8 (2.22%) HP
8 7 (1.94%) CheckPoint
8 7 (1.94%) Reuters
9 6 (1.67%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.67%) EMC
9 6 (1.67%) Remedy
9 6 (1.67%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.39%) BEA
10 5 (1.39%) CA
11 4 (1.11%) SimCorp
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