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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hedge fund
Rank 488 523 409
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -114
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 174 126 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.22% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.96% 0.68% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 68 65
Median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £725 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+54.54% +3.77%
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
18069 18495 17739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.55% 32.39% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11673 11639 10730
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 736 705
Median hourly rate £20.78 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.36% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

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 29 July 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 11 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 29 July 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 +44 172 £475 -5.00% 113
London +51 160 £475 -5.00% 110
City of London +83 71 £475 - 34
South East +18 10 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 9 - - 2
Oxford - 9 - - 2
Scotland +4 2 £425 +21.42%
Glasgow +1 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £425 -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 265 (70.67%) Finance
2 131 (34.93%) Financial Institution
3 102 (27.20%) C#
4 81 (21.60%) Windows
5 79 (21.07%) Front Office
6 77 (20.53%) SQL
7 74 (19.73%) SQL Server
8 72 (19.20%) Linux
9 71 (18.93%) Oracle
10 69 (18.40%) .NET
11 64 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
12 63 (16.80%) Java
13 61 (16.27%) HTML
14 60 (16.00%) Banking
15 58 (15.47%) JavaScript
16 56 (14.93%) Active Directory
17 51 (13.60%) Python
18 49 (13.07%) Unix
19 48 (12.80%) OO
20 45 (12.00%) Degree
20 45 (12.00%) AngularJS
21 44 (11.73%) Software Engineering
22 42 (11.20%) Microsoft
22 42 (11.20%) VMware
23 41 (10.93%) Analytics
24 39 (10.40%) ITIL
25 38 (10.13%) Project Management
25 38 (10.13%) Asset Management
26 37 (9.87%) Investment Banking
26 37 (9.87%) PowerShell

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 25 (6.67%) WebLogic
2 23 (6.13%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.40%) IIS
3 9 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.87%) Apache
6 6 (1.60%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.07%) Confluence
7 4 (1.07%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.07%) SAS
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.53%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.27%) CMS
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.93%) MS Office
3 4 (1.07%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 9 (2.40%) Documaker
1 9 (2.40%) Eikon
2 7 (1.87%) Beauchamp
2 7 (1.87%) Summit
3 6 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.07%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.80%) BASE24
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.27%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.27%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.07%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.80%) Office 365
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.80%) LDAP
2 14 (3.73%) WAN
3 12 (3.20%) HTTP
4 10 (2.67%) BGP
5 9 (2.40%) DHCP
5 9 (2.40%) Multicast
6 8 (2.13%) DNS
6 8 (2.13%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.87%) Firewall
8 6 (1.60%) OSPF
8 6 (1.60%) SAN
9 5 (1.33%) LAN
10 4 (1.07%) Network Security
11 3 (0.80%) Internet
11 3 (0.80%) VLAN
12 2 (0.53%) Intranet
12 2 (0.53%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.53%) SSL
12 2 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (19.73%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.60%) Oracle Database
3 18 (4.80%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.73%) KDB
5 13 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (3.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (2.40%) Big Data
8 8 (2.13%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.60%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.33%) MySQL
11 5 (1.33%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (1.07%) QlikView
12 4 (1.07%) Spotfire
12 4 (1.07%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 15 (4.00%) Maven
2 12 (3.20%) JIRA
3 9 (2.40%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.40%) NUnit
4 8 (2.13%) Grunt
5 7 (1.87%) Moq
5 7 (1.87%) MSTest
5 7 (1.87%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (1.60%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.33%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.33%) Subversion
8 4 (1.07%) FishEye
8 4 (1.07%) gulp
8 4 (1.07%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.80%) Babel
9 3 (0.80%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (0.80%) NuGet
9 3 (0.80%) PhantomJS
9 3 (0.80%) Protractor
9 3 (0.80%) Vagrant
General
1 265 (70.67%) Finance
2 131 (34.93%) Financial Institution
3 79 (21.07%) Front Office
4 60 (16.00%) Banking
5 37 (9.87%) Investment Banking
6 34 (9.07%) Back Office
7 5 (1.33%) Legal
8 4 (1.07%) German Language
9 3 (0.80%) Retail
10 2 (0.53%) Billing
10 2 (0.53%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.53%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.53%) Malay Language
10 2 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (0.53%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.27%) International Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Marketing
11 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 144 (38.40%) Developer
2 71 (18.93%) C# Developer
3 31 (8.27%) Consultant
4 30 (8.00%) SQL Developer
5 27 (7.20%) Analyst
6 19 (5.07%) Angular Developer
7 18 (4.80%) .NET Developer
7 18 (4.80%) Architect
7 18 (4.80%) Web Developer
8 17 (4.53%) C# Web Developer
8 17 (4.53%) Linux Engineer
9 16 (4.27%) Business Analyst
10 15 (4.00%) Agile Developer
11 14 (3.73%) Systems Engineer
12 13 (3.47%) Java Developer
12 13 (3.47%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.47%) Quantitative Developer
12 13 (3.47%) Senior Developer
13 12 (3.20%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (3.20%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (18.40%) .NET
2 61 (16.27%) HTML
3 45 (12.00%) AngularJS
4 33 (8.80%) ASP.NET
5 30 (8.00%) XML
6 29 (7.73%) HTML5
7 23 (6.13%) WCF
8 22 (5.87%) Web Services
9 21 (5.60%) WPF
10 20 (5.33%) CSS
11 18 (4.80%) J2EE
11 18 (4.80%) Middleware
12 16 (4.27%) .NET Framework
12 16 (4.27%) SOAP
13 14 (3.73%) Pandas
13 14 (3.73%) Pyramid
13 14 (3.73%) SciPy
14 13 (3.47%) Esper
14 13 (3.47%) NumPy
15 11 (2.93%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.53%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.93%) Data Centre
3 24 (6.40%) Algorithms
4 22 (5.87%) Visualisation
5 21 (5.60%) Clustering
6 19 (5.07%) Derivative
7 18 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (3.20%) Statistics
9 11 (2.93%) Fintech
9 11 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (2.93%) Management Information System
10 9 (2.40%) Equities
11 7 (1.87%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.87%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.60%) Fixed Income
12 6 (1.60%) Market Risk
12 6 (1.60%) PKI
13 5 (1.33%) Inversion of Control
13 5 (1.33%) Mathematics
14 4 (1.07%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 81 (21.60%) Windows
2 72 (19.20%) Linux
3 49 (13.07%) Unix
4 25 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 23 (6.13%) Windows 7
6 17 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.87%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (1.60%) Solaris
10 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.07%) CentOS
11 4 (1.07%) VyOS
12 2 (0.53%) Android
12 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (12.80%) OO
3 44 (11.73%) Software Engineering
4 41 (10.93%) Analytics
5 39 (10.40%) ITIL
6 38 (10.13%) Asset Management
6 38 (10.13%) Project Management
7 30 (8.00%) MVC
8 27 (7.20%) Performance Tuning
8 27 (7.20%) Quantitative Trading
8 27 (7.20%) Risk Management
9 25 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (5.87%) Change Management
11 22 (5.87%) Web Development
12 21 (5.60%) AOP
12 21 (5.60%) Unit Testing
13 20 (5.33%) Open Source
13 20 (5.33%) Problem Management
13 20 (5.33%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 102 (27.20%) C#
2 77 (20.53%) SQL
3 63 (16.80%) Java
4 58 (15.47%) JavaScript
5 51 (13.60%) Python
6 37 (9.87%) PowerShell
7 25 (6.67%) C++
8 22 (5.87%) Ruby
9 19 (5.07%) Perl
10 17 (4.53%) Bash Shell
11 15 (4.00%) T-SQL
12 14 (3.73%) C
13 12 (3.20%) VBA
14 10 (2.67%) Shell Script
15 9 (2.40%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.87%) VB
17 4 (1.07%) R
17 4 (1.07%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.80%) ES6
18 3 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (12.00%) Degree
2 16 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (3.47%) PMI Certification
4 12 (3.20%) CCNA
5 11 (2.93%) PMP
6 9 (2.40%) CCNP
7 5 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.80%) CCDP
8 3 (0.80%) CISM
8 3 (0.80%) CISSP
8 3 (0.80%) MCSE
8 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.80%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.53%) ISEB
9 2 (0.53%) MAPM
9 2 (0.53%) PhD
9 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.53%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.33%) MiFID
2 11 (2.93%) SLA
3 10 (2.67%) AIFMD
4 8 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.13%) QA
5 6 (1.60%) EMIR
6 4 (1.07%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (1.07%) UCITS
7 1 (0.27%) Basel III
7 1 (0.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 56 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.93%) GFS2
3 11 (2.93%) GlusterFS
3 11 (2.93%) OCFS2
4 9 (2.40%) Docker
5 8 (2.13%) RACF
5 8 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (1.60%) Veritas File System
6 6 (1.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (1.07%) NFS
8 3 (0.80%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.80%) Xen
9 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.53%) KVM
9 2 (0.53%) vSphere
9 2 (0.53%) XenApp
9 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 23 (6.13%) Puppet
2 15 (4.00%) SCCM
3 13 (3.47%) Control-M
4 12 (3.20%) Nagios
4 12 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.93%) CFEngine
5 11 (2.93%) Failover Clustering
5 11 (2.93%) SELinux
6 9 (2.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (2.40%) SCOM
7 8 (2.13%) CA Single Sign-On
8 7 (1.87%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 6 (1.60%) Ansible
9 6 (1.60%) TADDM
10 5 (1.33%) Oracle Identity Management
11 4 (1.07%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.07%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (1.07%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (1.07%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 71 (18.93%) Oracle
2 42 (11.20%) Microsoft
2 42 (11.20%) VMware
3 27 (7.20%) Cisco
4 14 (3.73%) Bloomberg
5 13 (3.47%) BMC
5 13 (3.47%) IBM
5 13 (3.47%) Red Hat
6 10 (2.67%) Siebel
6 10 (2.67%) Veritas
7 9 (2.40%) BEA
8 8 (2.13%) CA
8 8 (2.13%) HP
8 8 (2.13%) Reuters
9 7 (1.87%) Calypso
9 7 (1.87%) Murex
10 6 (1.60%) Citrix
10 6 (1.60%) Remedy
11 5 (1.33%) 3PAR
11 5 (1.33%) CheckPoint