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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Hedge fund
UK
Rank 486 422 486
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +64
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 108 211 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.41% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 1.31% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 125 97
Median daily rate £538 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £778 £725 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £250
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +80.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £28.75
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
14046 16078 15511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.97% 30.92% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9033 10402 9583
Median daily rate £444 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 579 635
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.47 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £53.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-23.40% +25.11%

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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hedge funds within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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 -49 104 £550 - 107
London -72 91 £550 - 107
City of London -44 19 £400 -15.78% 25
South East +30 8 - -
Hampshire - 8 - -
Farnborough - 8 - -
Scotland +23 2 £500 +5.26%
Tyne and Wear - 2 £550 -
North East - 2 £550 -
Edinburgh +11 1 - -
East of England -1 1 £350 +27.27%
Cambridge - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - 1 £475 -
Glasgow - 1 £500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £550 -
Northampton - 1 £475 -
Sunderland - 1 £550 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 128 (59.53%) Finance
2 56 (26.05%) Financial Institution
3 53 (24.65%) SQL
4 49 (22.79%) C#
5 43 (20.00%) Asset Management
6 41 (19.07%) Banking
7 35 (16.28%) SQL Server
8 33 (15.35%) Back Office
9 29 (13.49%) Python
10 28 (13.02%) Windows
10 28 (13.02%) Investment Management
11 27 (12.56%) Front Office
11 27 (12.56%) Investment Banking
12 26 (12.09%) .NET
13 25 (11.63%) Linux
13 25 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (11.63%) Equities
13 25 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (11.16%) WPF
15 21 (9.77%) Computer Science
16 20 (9.30%) Release Management
16 20 (9.30%) Unix
16 20 (9.30%) Microsoft
17 19 (8.84%) Fixed Income
17 19 (8.84%) DevOps
18 18 (8.37%) JIRA
18 18 (8.37%) ITIL
18 18 (8.37%) T-SQL
19 16 (7.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 16 (7.44%) Confluence

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 16 (7.44%) Confluence
2 4 (1.86%) IIS
3 3 (1.40%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.93%) nginx
4 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.47%) Apache
5 1 (0.47%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (3.26%) MS Office
2 5 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.86%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.47%) MS Project
4 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.72%) thinkFolio
2 5 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.40%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.93%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.47%) Eikon
5 1 (0.47%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.40%) Office 365
4 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.93%) G Suite
4 2 (0.93%) Route 53
5 1 (0.47%) IaaS
5 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.05%) VPN
2 10 (4.65%) SSL
3 7 (3.26%) Firewall
4 5 (2.33%) HTTP
4 5 (2.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.86%) SAN
6 3 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.40%) SSH
6 3 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.93%) 3G
7 2 (0.93%) DHCP
7 2 (0.93%) DNS
7 2 (0.93%) LAN
8 1 (0.47%) BGP
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.47%) Multicast
8 1 (0.47%) Network Security
8 1 (0.47%) WAN
8 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.19%) Big Data
2 9 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (3.72%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.79%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.86%) Redis
5 4 (1.86%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.93%) MySQL
7 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.93%) Power BI
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.47%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (8.37%) JIRA
2 13 (6.05%) TestRail
3 12 (5.58%) Subversion
4 9 (4.19%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.93%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.93%) Maven
5 2 (0.93%) Phabricator
5 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.47%) FishEye
6 1 (0.47%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.47%) JMeter
6 1 (0.47%) MSI
6 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.47%) Selenium
6 1 (0.47%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 128 (59.53%) Finance
2 56 (26.05%) Financial Institution
3 41 (19.07%) Banking
4 33 (15.35%) Back Office
5 27 (12.56%) Front Office
5 27 (12.56%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.33%) Legal
7 4 (1.86%) Retail
8 3 (1.40%) Military
8 3 (1.40%) Private Banking
8 3 (1.40%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.47%) Advertising
10 1 (0.47%) French Language
10 1 (0.47%) German Language
10 1 (0.47%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 77 (35.81%) Developer
2 46 (21.40%) Analyst
3 40 (18.60%) C# Developer
4 22 (10.23%) Business Analyst
5 19 (8.84%) .NET Developer
6 18 (8.37%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (6.05%) SQL Developer
8 10 (4.65%) C# WPF Developer
8 10 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
8 10 (4.65%) Python Developer
8 10 (4.65%) WPF Developer
9 9 (4.19%) Applications Support
9 9 (4.19%) Java Developer
9 9 (4.19%) Test Specialist
10 8 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (3.72%) Architect
10 8 (3.72%) Consultant
10 8 (3.72%) Data Analyst
10 8 (3.72%) Financial Analyst
11 7 (3.26%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.09%) .NET
2 24 (11.16%) WPF
3 15 (6.98%) ASP.NET
4 12 (5.58%) HTML
5 11 (5.12%) REST
6 10 (4.65%) WCF
7 9 (4.19%) AngularJS
7 9 (4.19%) CSS
8 8 (3.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (3.26%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (2.79%) HTML5
10 6 (2.79%) NumPy
10 6 (2.79%) Pandas
10 6 (2.79%) SciPy
11 5 (2.33%) WinForms
12 4 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.86%) CSS3
12 4 (1.86%) JSON
12 4 (1.86%) MSMQ
12 4 (1.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.63%) Equities
2 21 (9.77%) Computer Science
3 19 (8.84%) Fixed Income
4 16 (7.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (6.05%) Derivative
6 12 (5.58%) Algorithms
7 11 (5.12%) Data Structures
7 11 (5.12%) Fintech
8 10 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (3.26%) Data Centre
10 6 (2.79%) Clustering
11 4 (1.86%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.40%) CMDB
12 3 (1.40%) iPhone
12 3 (1.40%) User Experience
13 2 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
13 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.93%) Swaptions
13 2 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.02%) Windows
2 25 (11.63%) Linux
3 20 (9.30%) Unix
4 9 (4.19%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.79%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.33%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.86%) Android
8 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.47%) CentOS
10 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 28 (13.02%) Investment Management
3 25 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (9.30%) Release Management
5 19 (8.84%) DevOps
6 18 (8.37%) ITIL
7 16 (7.44%) Analytics
8 15 (6.98%) Proprietary Trading
8 15 (6.98%) TDD
9 13 (6.05%) AOP
9 13 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (5.12%) Test Scripting
11 10 (4.65%) MVC
11 10 (4.65%) Problem Management
11 10 (4.65%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.65%) Visualisation
12 9 (4.19%) OO
12 9 (4.19%) SDLC
12 9 (4.19%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.65%) SQL
2 49 (22.79%) C#
3 29 (13.49%) Python
4 18 (8.37%) T-SQL
5 15 (6.98%) Java
6 13 (6.05%) JavaScript
7 10 (4.65%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.72%) C++
9 7 (3.26%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.79%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.33%) Perl
11 5 (2.33%) Ruby
12 4 (1.86%) PHP
13 3 (1.40%) R
13 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.40%) VBA
14 1 (0.47%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (6.98%) ISEB
2 10 (4.65%) Degree
3 8 (3.72%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.86%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.40%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.93%) PMP
6 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.47%) ACCA
7 1 (0.47%) CCDP
7 1 (0.47%) CCIE
7 1 (0.47%) CCNP
7 1 (0.47%) MBA
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.26%) MiFID
2 5 (2.33%) QA
3 4 (1.86%) SLA
4 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) Basel III
5 1 (0.47%) FATCA
System Software
1 10 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.26%) XenDesktop
3 6 (2.79%) XenApp
4 5 (2.33%) GFS2
4 5 (2.33%) GlusterFS
4 5 (2.33%) OCFS2
5 3 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.47%) Docker
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (3.72%) Puppet
2 7 (3.26%) Ansible
3 6 (2.79%) SCCM
4 5 (2.33%) CFEngine
4 5 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.33%) SELinux
5 3 (1.40%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.93%) DameWare
6 2 (0.93%) Grafana
6 2 (0.93%) SCOM
6 2 (0.93%) vRealize
6 2 (0.93%) WMI
7 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 20 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.05%) Citrix
3 11 (5.12%) Bloomberg
4 8 (3.72%) Cisco
5 7 (3.26%) Charles River
5 7 (3.26%) Oracle
5 7 (3.26%) VMware
6 6 (2.79%) Fixnetix
7 5 (2.33%) Calypso
7 5 (2.33%) Misys
7 5 (2.33%) Reuters
7 5 (2.33%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.33%) SmartStream
7 5 (2.33%) Sophis
7 5 (2.33%) WorldPay
8 3 (1.40%) Murex
9 2 (0.93%) Altiris
9 2 (0.93%) Blue Coat
9 2 (0.93%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.93%) Google
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