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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hedge fund
Rank 422 462 387
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -75
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 175 138 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.25% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.04% 0.81% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 55 71
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£545 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £400 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £256 £488 £371
% change year-on-year
-47.43% +31.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £59.38 £125.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.50% -
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
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hedge funds within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Hedge funds Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Hedge funds
Top 15 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 24 April 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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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 +46 175 £545 +9.00% 113
London +22 142 £550 +10.00% 104
City of London +15 20 £550 +10.00% 54
East Midlands - 20 - - 3
Derbyshire - 11 - -
Derby - 11 - -
Leicestershire - 9 - - 3
Brentwood - 8 £256 -
Essex - 8 £256 -
East of England - 8 £256 - 3
Surrey - 5 - - 3
South East - 5 - - 3
Canary Wharf - 4 £500 -
Mayfair -1 1 £625 +25.00%
Hammersmith -7 1 £775 +93.75%

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 158 (57.45%) Finance
2 100 (36.36%) C#
3 98 (35.64%) SQL
4 87 (31.64%) SQL Server
5 73 (26.55%) .NET
6 55 (20.00%) Windows
7 53 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (17.82%) Financial Institution
9 48 (17.45%) Banking
10 46 (16.73%) Microsoft
11 45 (16.36%) Front Office
12 43 (15.64%) Oracle
13 40 (14.55%) WPF
14 38 (13.82%) Investment Management
15 37 (13.45%) HTML
15 37 (13.45%) Java
15 37 (13.45%) Python
15 37 (13.45%) MS Excel
16 36 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
17 33 (12.00%) Asset Management
17 33 (12.00%) WCF
18 31 (11.27%) Investment Banking
19 30 (10.91%) JavaScript
20 29 (10.55%) Linux
21 28 (10.18%) MVC
21 28 (10.18%) Multithreading
22 26 (9.45%) Fixed Income
23 25 (9.09%) T-SQL
23 25 (9.09%) Active Directory
24 24 (8.73%) SLA

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (4.36%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.64%) IIS
2 10 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (3.27%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.27%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.09%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.09%) Apache
7 2 (0.73%) Jetty
7 2 (0.73%) Lync
8 1 (0.36%) Node.js
8 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.36%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 37 (13.45%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.64%) MS Office
3 5 (1.82%) RoboHelp
3 5 (1.82%) FrameMaker
4 4 (1.45%) MS Project
5 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.00%) Front Arena
2 7 (2.55%) assyst
3 5 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.73%) Advent Geneva
5 2 (0.73%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.73%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.36%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.36%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.18%) Office 365
1 6 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.73%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.36%) VoIP
2 11 (4.00%) SAN
2 11 (4.00%) Internet
2 11 (4.00%) Firewall
3 10 (3.64%) LAN
3 10 (3.64%) iSCSI
4 9 (3.27%) Wireless
5 8 (2.91%) VPN
5 8 (2.91%) WAN
6 7 (2.55%) NAS
6 7 (2.55%) BIG-IP
7 5 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.82%) Multicast
8 4 (1.45%) DNS
8 4 (1.45%) BGP
8 4 (1.45%) EIGRP
8 4 (1.45%) MPLS
8 4 (1.45%) DHCP
8 4 (1.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (31.64%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (5.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (5.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (5.09%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (4.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.18%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.09%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.73%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.73%) MySQL
9 2 (0.73%) DB2
9 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.73%) KDB
9 2 (0.73%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.36%) Mahout
10 1 (0.36%) Big Data
10 1 (0.36%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 15 (5.45%) JIRA
2 10 (3.64%) TeamCity
3 7 (2.55%) Maven
4 4 (1.45%) Subversion
4 4 (1.45%) LoadRunner
4 4 (1.45%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.09%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.09%) JUnit
6 2 (0.73%) NUnit
6 2 (0.73%) jMock
6 2 (0.73%) EasyMock
6 2 (0.73%) Moq
6 2 (0.73%) MSTest
7 1 (0.36%) Mockito
7 1 (0.36%) NMock
7 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.36%) FitNesse
General
1 158 (57.45%) Finance
2 49 (17.82%) Financial Institution
3 48 (17.45%) Banking
4 45 (16.36%) Front Office
5 31 (11.27%) Investment Banking
6 10 (3.64%) Back Office
7 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 132 (48.00%) Developer
2 56 (20.36%) C# Developer
3 49 (17.82%) Analyst
4 27 (9.82%) SQL Developer
5 20 (7.27%) Senior Developer
6 19 (6.91%) Service Analyst
7 18 (6.55%) .NET Developer
8 15 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (5.09%) Java Developer
9 14 (5.09%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (4.73%) Support Analyst
11 12 (4.36%) Support Engineer
11 12 (4.36%) Senior C# Developer
12 11 (4.00%) Project Manager
12 11 (4.00%) Applications Support
13 10 (3.64%) Consultant
14 9 (3.27%) Senior .NET Developer
15 8 (2.91%) Business Analyst
15 8 (2.91%) IT Support
16 7 (2.55%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (26.55%) .NET
2 40 (14.55%) WPF
3 37 (13.45%) HTML
4 33 (12.00%) WCF
5 24 (8.73%) ASP.NET
6 21 (7.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (6.55%) SOAP
8 16 (5.82%) CSS
8 16 (5.82%) XML
9 15 (5.45%) AngularJS
9 15 (5.45%) HTML5
10 11 (4.00%) REST
11 9 (3.27%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (3.27%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (2.18%) Web Services
12 6 (2.18%) MSMQ
12 6 (2.18%) Silverlight
12 6 (2.18%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (1.82%) JMS
13 5 (1.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.09%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (9.45%) Fixed Income
3 24 (8.73%) Equities
4 22 (8.00%) Visualisation
5 18 (6.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (5.09%) Clustering
7 11 (4.00%) Open Source
7 11 (4.00%) Blackberry
8 10 (3.64%) Derivative
9 9 (3.27%) Algorithms
10 8 (2.91%) Computer Science
11 7 (2.55%) Handset
12 6 (2.18%) N-Tier
13 5 (1.82%) Data Structures
14 4 (1.45%) Management Information System
14 4 (1.45%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 4 (1.45%) Mathematics
14 4 (1.45%) Swaptions
14 4 (1.45%) Physics
15 3 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 55 (20.00%) Windows
2 29 (10.55%) Linux
3 24 (8.73%) Windows 7
4 20 (7.27%) UNIX
5 17 (6.18%) Windows XP
6 13 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.09%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.09%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.73%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.36%) Android
10 1 (0.36%) CentOS
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (13.82%) Investment Management
3 33 (12.00%) Asset Management
4 28 (10.18%) MVC
4 28 (10.18%) Multithreading
5 24 (8.73%) OO
6 23 (8.36%) Performance Tuning
7 20 (7.27%) TDD
8 18 (6.55%) MVVM
8 18 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (6.18%) Low Latency
10 16 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (5.82%) Scrum
11 15 (5.45%) Business Analysis
11 15 (5.45%) Fund Accounting
12 14 (5.09%) Configuration Management
12 14 (5.09%) ITIL
13 13 (4.73%) Incident Management
14 12 (4.36%) Project Management
15 11 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (36.36%) C#
2 98 (35.64%) SQL
3 37 (13.45%) Java
3 37 (13.45%) Python
4 30 (10.91%) JavaScript
5 25 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 21 (7.64%) C++
7 13 (4.73%) PowerShell
8 10 (3.64%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.27%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.55%) Perl
10 7 (2.55%) VBA
11 6 (2.18%) Ruby
12 4 (1.45%) Scala
13 3 (1.09%) R
13 3 (1.09%) C
13 3 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.36%) VB
14 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (6.55%) Degree
2 10 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.55%) CCNP
4 5 (1.82%) MCSE
4 5 (1.82%) CCNA
4 5 (1.82%) CCIE
4 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.09%) MCITP
5 3 (1.09%) CCA
5 3 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (1.09%) CCEA
6 2 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.36%) PhD
7 1 (0.36%) SSCP
7 1 (0.36%) CISSP
7 1 (0.36%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.73%) SLA
2 2 (0.73%) MiFID
2 2 (0.73%) QA
3 1 (0.36%) GAAP
3 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 25 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.91%) NFS
4 7 (2.55%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.18%) GlusterFS
5 6 (2.18%) GFS2
5 6 (2.18%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (2.18%) OCFS2
6 5 (1.82%) XenApp
7 4 (1.45%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.36%) vSphere
9 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.18%) Puppet
2 5 (1.82%) SELinux
3 4 (1.45%) Control-M
4 3 (1.09%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.09%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.09%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.73%) FreeIPA
5 2 (0.73%) SCCM
6 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.36%) SCOM
6 1 (0.36%) Ansible
Vendors
1 46 (16.73%) Microsoft
2 43 (15.64%) Oracle
3 20 (7.27%) VMware
4 12 (4.36%) Cisco
5 11 (4.00%) F5
6 9 (3.27%) IBM
7 8 (2.91%) Altiris
7 8 (2.91%) SunGard
7 8 (2.91%) Citrix
8 7 (2.55%) 3PAR
9 6 (2.18%) Remedy
9 6 (2.18%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.82%) Murex
10 5 (1.82%) HP
10 5 (1.82%) Juniper
11 4 (1.45%) Calypso
11 4 (1.45%) Reuters
12 3 (1.09%) Twitter
12 3 (1.09%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.09%) CheckPoint
Central London / West End
Harrington Starr
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Thebes IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Thebes IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Thebes IT
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 - £750 per day
Posted: 23 days ago