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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hedge fund
Rank 466 501 413
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -88
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 182 137 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.25% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 0.78% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 74 64
Median daily rate £500 £550 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £718 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £350 £458
% change year-on-year
+85.71% -23.49%
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
17912 17629 17157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.26% 31.98% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11597 10995 10513
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 £255 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 656 693
Median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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 28 June 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 17 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 28 June 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 +40 179 £500 -9.09% 112
London +36 157 £500 -9.09% 109
City of London +67 56 £475 -20.83% 32
South East +6 14 £650 - 1
Oxfordshire - 10 - - 1
Oxford - 9 - - 1
Wiltshire - 6 £750 -
South West - 6 £750 -
Scotland -15 3 £475 +35.71% 2
Kent - 3 £450 -
Cambridge +21 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +17 2 - -
East of England +11 2 - -
Tonbridge - 2 £450 -
Edinburgh - 2 £475 -
Glasgow +3 1 - - 2
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 262 (68.95%) Finance
2 127 (33.42%) Financial Institution
3 101 (26.58%) C#
4 90 (23.68%) SQL
5 87 (22.89%) Windows
6 82 (21.58%) Front Office
7 77 (20.26%) SQL Server
8 75 (19.74%) Oracle
8 75 (19.74%) Linux
9 65 (17.11%) Java
10 63 (16.58%) .NET
11 62 (16.32%) HTML
12 60 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
13 57 (15.00%) Banking
14 56 (14.74%) JavaScript
15 55 (14.47%) OO
16 54 (14.21%) VMware
17 52 (13.68%) Active Directory
18 48 (12.63%) Asset Management
18 48 (12.63%) Degree
18 48 (12.63%) PowerShell
19 45 (11.84%) Unix
19 45 (11.84%) Project Management
20 44 (11.58%) Python
21 42 (11.05%) Microsoft
21 42 (11.05%) Analytics
22 41 (10.79%) AngularJS
22 41 (10.79%) Software Engineering
23 40 (10.53%) Computer Science
24 39 (10.26%) ITIL

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 23 (6.05%) WebLogic
1 23 (6.05%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.63%) IIS
2 10 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.37%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (2.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 7 (1.84%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.32%) Apache
6 5 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.05%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.05%) SAS
7 4 (1.05%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.26%) CMS
9 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.16%) MS Office
3 6 (1.58%) MS Project
4 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) LaTeX
Business Applications
1 7 (1.84%) Beauchamp
1 7 (1.84%) Documaker
1 7 (1.84%) Eikon
1 7 (1.84%) Summit
2 4 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.05%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.79%) BASE24
3 3 (0.79%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.26%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.05%) OpenShift
5 3 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.00%) HTTP
2 14 (3.68%) LDAP
3 11 (2.89%) WAN
4 8 (2.11%) DNS
4 8 (2.11%) SAN
5 7 (1.84%) BGP
5 7 (1.84%) Firewall
5 7 (1.84%) Network Security
6 6 (1.58%) DHCP
6 6 (1.58%) Multicast
6 6 (1.58%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.32%) Internet
7 5 (1.32%) NetScaler
7 5 (1.32%) OSPF
8 4 (1.05%) LAN
9 3 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.53%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.53%) Intranet
10 2 (0.53%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (20.26%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.37%) Oracle Database
3 19 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (3.42%) KDB
5 13 (3.42%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.89%) Big Data
7 10 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (2.11%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.84%) MySQL
10 6 (1.58%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.05%) QlikView
12 4 (1.05%) Spotfire
12 4 (1.05%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 16 (4.21%) Maven
2 11 (2.89%) JIRA
3 9 (2.37%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.37%) NUnit
4 8 (2.11%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.84%) Moq
5 7 (1.84%) MSTest
5 7 (1.84%) Rhino Mocks
6 5 (1.32%) Grunt
6 5 (1.32%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.05%) Jasmine
7 4 (1.05%) Subversion
7 4 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.79%) Ant
8 3 (0.79%) Gerrit
8 3 (0.79%) MSBuild
8 3 (0.79%) PhantomJS
8 3 (0.79%) Selenium
8 3 (0.79%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 262 (68.95%) Finance
2 127 (33.42%) Financial Institution
3 82 (21.58%) Front Office
4 57 (15.00%) Banking
5 35 (9.21%) Investment Banking
6 33 (8.68%) Back Office
7 4 (1.05%) Electronics
7 4 (1.05%) German Language
8 3 (0.79%) Legal
8 3 (0.79%) Retail
9 2 (0.53%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.53%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.53%) Malay Language
9 2 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.53%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.53%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 148 (38.95%) Developer
2 72 (18.95%) C# Developer
3 37 (9.74%) SQL Developer
4 29 (7.63%) Analyst
5 26 (6.84%) Consultant
6 20 (5.26%) Architect
7 19 (5.00%) Angular Developer
7 19 (5.00%) Web Developer
8 18 (4.74%) .NET Developer
8 18 (4.74%) Business Analyst
8 18 (4.74%) C# Web Developer
9 16 (4.21%) Project Manager
10 15 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
10 15 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
11 14 (3.68%) Agile Developer
11 14 (3.68%) Java Developer
12 13 (3.42%) Administrator
12 13 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
12 13 (3.42%) Quantitative Developer
13 11 (2.89%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (16.58%) .NET
2 62 (16.32%) HTML
3 41 (10.79%) AngularJS
4 31 (8.16%) XML
5 29 (7.63%) ASP.NET
5 29 (7.63%) HTML5
6 19 (5.00%) WCF
6 19 (5.00%) Web Services
7 17 (4.47%) J2EE
8 16 (4.21%) CSS
8 16 (4.21%) WPF
9 15 (3.95%) SOAP
10 14 (3.68%) Middleware
10 14 (3.68%) Pandas
10 14 (3.68%) SciPy
11 13 (3.42%) NumPy
11 13 (3.42%) Pyramid
12 12 (3.16%) Esper
13 10 (2.63%) .NET Framework
14 9 (2.37%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 24 (6.32%) Clustering
3 23 (6.05%) Algorithms
4 20 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 20 (5.26%) Derivative
5 18 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (4.47%) Visualisation
7 14 (3.68%) Equities
8 13 (3.42%) Fintech
9 12 (3.16%) Management Information System
9 12 (3.16%) Statistics
10 11 (2.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (2.37%) Fixed Income
12 8 (2.11%) Market Risk
13 7 (1.84%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.84%) Mainframe
13 7 (1.84%) Mathematics
14 6 (1.58%) PKI
15 5 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
16 4 (1.05%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 87 (22.89%) Windows
2 75 (19.74%) Linux
3 45 (11.84%) Unix
4 26 (6.84%) Windows Server
5 25 (6.58%) Windows 7
6 14 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.84%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (1.84%) VyOS
9 6 (1.58%) Solaris
10 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.53%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (14.47%) OO
3 48 (12.63%) Asset Management
4 45 (11.84%) Project Management
5 42 (11.05%) Analytics
6 41 (10.79%) Software Engineering
7 39 (10.26%) ITIL
8 29 (7.63%) MVC
9 27 (7.11%) Quantitative Trading
10 25 (6.58%) Web Development
11 24 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
11 24 (6.32%) Risk Management
12 22 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (5.53%) Change Management
13 21 (5.53%) Unit Testing
14 20 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (5.26%) TDD
15 19 (5.00%) Problem Management
15 19 (5.00%) Refactoring
15 19 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (26.58%) C#
2 90 (23.68%) SQL
3 65 (17.11%) Java
4 56 (14.74%) JavaScript
5 48 (12.63%) PowerShell
6 44 (11.58%) Python
7 24 (6.32%) C++
8 22 (5.79%) Ruby
9 17 (4.47%) Perl
10 16 (4.21%) T-SQL
11 14 (3.68%) Bash Shell
12 13 (3.42%) C
13 12 (3.16%) Shell Script
14 11 (2.89%) PL/SQL
14 11 (2.89%) VBA
15 9 (2.37%) VB
16 6 (1.58%) R
17 5 (1.32%) Scala
18 3 (0.79%) Haskell
18 3 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 48 (12.63%) Degree
2 11 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (2.89%) PMI Certification
3 10 (2.63%) CCNA
4 8 (2.11%) PMP
5 7 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.58%) CCNP
7 5 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.79%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.53%) ISEB
9 2 (0.53%) MAPM
9 2 (0.53%) MCSE
9 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.53%) PhD
9 2 (0.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.26%) CCDP
10 1 (0.26%) CISM
10 1 (0.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.84%) MiFID
2 16 (4.21%) AIFMD
3 10 (2.63%) QA
3 10 (2.63%) SLA
4 9 (2.37%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (2.37%) UCITS
5 8 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (1.84%) EMIR
7 1 (0.26%) Basel III
7 1 (0.26%) COBIT
7 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.26%) RMADS
System Software
1 52 (13.68%) Active Directory
2 32 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (2.11%) GFS2
4 8 (2.11%) GlusterFS
4 8 (2.11%) OCFS2
4 8 (2.11%) RACF
5 7 (1.84%) NFS
6 6 (1.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (1.58%) Veritas File System
6 6 (1.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (1.32%) Docker
7 5 (1.32%) XenApp
7 5 (1.32%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.79%) vCloud
8 3 (0.79%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.79%) vSphere
8 3 (0.79%) Xen
9 2 (0.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (5.79%) SCCM
2 17 (4.47%) Puppet
3 12 (3.16%) Control-M
3 12 (3.16%) Nagios
4 11 (2.89%) SCOM
5 9 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.11%) CA Single Sign-On
6 8 (2.11%) CFEngine
6 8 (2.11%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (2.11%) SELinux
7 7 (1.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 7 (1.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 6 (1.58%) TADDM
9 5 (1.32%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.32%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Management
9 5 (1.32%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.79%) ITRS Geneos
11 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 75 (19.74%) Oracle
2 54 (14.21%) VMware
3 42 (11.05%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.58%) Cisco
5 15 (3.95%) Siebel
6 13 (3.42%) IBM
6 13 (3.42%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.89%) Bloomberg
7 11 (2.89%) Citrix
7 11 (2.89%) HP
7 11 (2.89%) Veritas
8 9 (2.37%) BEA
8 9 (2.37%) BMC
9 8 (2.11%) 3PAR
9 8 (2.11%) CA
10 7 (1.84%) Brocade
10 7 (1.84%) Calypso
10 7 (1.84%) Murex
10 7 (1.84%) Reuters
10 7 (1.84%) Vyatta
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