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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Hedge fund
UK
Rank 496 409 518
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +109
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 97 206 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.41% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 1.26% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 115 73
Median daily rate £550 £580 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +10.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £725 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £288 £165
% change year-on-year
+78.26% +74.24%
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
14575 16366 15633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.49% 32.73% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9302 10380 9770
Median daily rate £438 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 692 654
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.98 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% +23.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.99 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -85 96 £550 -5.17% 115
London -100 83 £550 -5.17% 112
City of London -35 21 £475 +5.55% 26
South East +20 8 - - 1
Farnborough - 8 - -
Hampshire - 8 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £550 -
North East - 2 £550 -
Scotland +24 1 - - 1
Edinburgh +20 1 - -
East of England 0 1 £350 +27.27%
Mayfair 0 1 £650 -7.14%
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £350 -
Cambridge -2 1 £350 -
Northampton - 1 £475 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £550 -
Sunderland - 1 £550 -
East Midlands - 1 £475 -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 156 (68.12%) Finance
2 73 (31.88%) Financial Institution
3 56 (24.45%) C#
4 53 (23.14%) SQL
5 50 (21.83%) Banking
6 49 (21.40%) Asset Management
7 44 (19.21%) Back Office
8 42 (18.34%) Front Office
9 38 (16.59%) SQL Server
10 35 (15.28%) Windows
11 34 (14.85%) Python
12 32 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (13.54%) .NET
14 30 (13.10%) Linux
14 30 (13.10%) Investment Management
15 29 (12.66%) Investment Banking
16 26 (11.35%) Java
16 26 (11.35%) WPF
17 24 (10.48%) Microsoft
18 23 (10.04%) JavaScript
18 23 (10.04%) DevOps
19 22 (9.61%) Unix
20 19 (8.30%) ITIL
21 18 (7.86%) ASP.NET
21 18 (7.86%) HTML
21 18 (7.86%) T-SQL
21 18 (7.86%) Cisco
21 18 (7.86%) VPN
21 18 (7.86%) AOP
21 18 (7.86%) 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 6 (2.62%) Apache Spark
1 6 (2.62%) Confluence
1 6 (2.62%) IIS
2 4 (1.75%) Apache
2 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (1.75%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.75%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.75%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.31%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.87%) nginx
4 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.87%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.44%) CICS
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (2.62%) MS Office
2 5 (2.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.18%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.44%) MS Project
3 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.75%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.87%) Eikon
4 1 (0.44%) Documaker
4 1 (0.44%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.44%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.49%) Office 365
3 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.87%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.87%) G Suite
3 2 (0.87%) Route 53
4 1 (0.44%) IaaS
4 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.86%) VPN
2 12 (5.24%) Firewall
2 12 (5.24%) SSL
3 10 (4.37%) SAN
4 9 (3.93%) DHCP
4 9 (3.93%) DNS
5 6 (2.62%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.18%) BGP
6 5 (2.18%) HTTP
6 5 (2.18%) Multicast
6 5 (2.18%) SSH
7 4 (1.75%) WAN
8 3 (1.31%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.31%) Skype
8 3 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.87%) 3G
9 2 (0.87%) LAN
10 1 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.59%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.80%) MongoDB
3 10 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.93%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.06%) Big Data
6 6 (2.62%) Redis
7 4 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.87%) MySQL
9 2 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.87%) Power BI
10 1 (0.44%) DB2
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 16 (6.99%) Subversion
2 8 (3.49%) JIRA
3 7 (3.06%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.62%) Bower
4 6 (2.62%) Grunt
4 6 (2.62%) NuGet
5 4 (1.75%) FishEye
6 3 (1.31%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.87%) Maven
7 2 (0.87%) Phabricator
7 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.44%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.44%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.44%) JMeter
8 1 (0.44%) Selenium
8 1 (0.44%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 156 (68.12%) Finance
2 73 (31.88%) Financial Institution
3 50 (21.83%) Banking
4 44 (19.21%) Back Office
5 42 (18.34%) Front Office
6 29 (12.66%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.18%) Legal
8 4 (1.75%) Private Banking
8 4 (1.75%) Retail
9 3 (1.31%) Military
9 3 (1.31%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.44%) Advertising
11 1 (0.44%) Billing
11 1 (0.44%) French Language
11 1 (0.44%) German Language
11 1 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (36.24%) Developer
2 41 (17.90%) Analyst
3 40 (17.47%) C# Developer
4 21 (9.17%) Business Analyst
5 16 (6.99%) .NET Developer
6 15 (6.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (6.55%) Java Developer
7 14 (6.11%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (5.68%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (5.24%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (4.80%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.80%) SQL Developer
11 10 (4.37%) Consultant
11 10 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (3.93%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 9 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.93%) Applications Support
12 9 (3.93%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 9 (3.93%) Support Engineer
13 8 (3.49%) C# WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.54%) .NET
2 26 (11.35%) WPF
3 18 (7.86%) ASP.NET
3 18 (7.86%) HTML
4 17 (7.42%) REST
5 14 (6.11%) CSS
5 14 (6.11%) WCF
6 12 (5.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (5.24%) HTML5
7 10 (4.37%) AngularJS
7 10 (4.37%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (3.93%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (3.49%) CSS3
9 8 (3.49%) jQuery
10 6 (2.62%) Apache Flex
10 6 (2.62%) Backbone.js
10 6 (2.62%) LESS
10 6 (2.62%) Middleware
10 6 (2.62%) MSMQ
10 6 (2.62%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.86%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (6.99%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.99%) Fixed Income
4 14 (6.11%) Algorithms
4 14 (6.11%) Derivative
5 13 (5.68%) Data Structures
5 13 (5.68%) Equities
5 13 (5.68%) Visualisation
6 11 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (4.37%) Clustering
8 8 (3.49%) Fintech
8 8 (3.49%) VCE vBlock
9 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.31%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.31%) CMDB
10 3 (1.31%) iPhone
10 3 (1.31%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.87%) Swaptions
11 2 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.28%) Windows
2 30 (13.10%) Linux
3 22 (9.61%) Unix
4 9 (3.93%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.49%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.62%) Windows 10
6 6 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.75%) Android
7 4 (1.75%) CentOS
7 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (21.40%) Asset Management
2 32 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (13.10%) Investment Management
4 23 (10.04%) DevOps
5 19 (8.30%) ITIL
6 18 (7.86%) AOP
7 15 (6.55%) SDLC
7 15 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (6.55%) Wealth Management
8 14 (6.11%) MVC
8 14 (6.11%) Service Delivery
9 13 (5.68%) TDD
9 13 (5.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (5.24%) Multithreading
10 12 (5.24%) Web Development
11 11 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (4.80%) High Availability
12 10 (4.37%) Analytics
12 10 (4.37%) OO
12 10 (4.37%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (24.45%) C#
2 53 (23.14%) SQL
3 34 (14.85%) Python
4 26 (11.35%) Java
5 23 (10.04%) JavaScript
6 18 (7.86%) T-SQL
7 11 (4.80%) Bash Shell
8 10 (4.37%) PL/SQL
9 9 (3.93%) Ruby
10 8 (3.49%) C++
11 6 (2.62%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.75%) Perl
12 4 (1.75%) PHP
13 3 (1.31%) R
13 3 (1.31%) Scala
13 3 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.87%) VBA
15 1 (0.44%) JCL
15 1 (0.44%) Jython
15 1 (0.44%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (3.49%) Degree
2 8 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (3.06%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.18%) CCDP
4 5 (2.18%) CCNP
5 4 (1.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.31%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.31%) ISEB
6 3 (1.31%) PMP
7 2 (0.87%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.44%) ACCA
8 1 (0.44%) CCIE
8 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.44%) MBA
8 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.37%) SLA
2 6 (2.62%) MiFID
3 4 (1.75%) QA
4 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.44%) FATCA
System Software
1 17 (7.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.93%) GFS2
2 9 (3.93%) GlusterFS
2 9 (3.93%) OCFS2
3 6 (2.62%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.18%) XenApp
5 4 (1.75%) Docker
6 3 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (6.99%) Puppet
2 10 (4.37%) Ansible
3 9 (3.93%) CFEngine
3 9 (3.93%) Failover Clustering
3 9 (3.93%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (3.93%) SCCM
3 9 (3.93%) SELinux
4 8 (3.49%) SCOM
5 4 (1.75%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (1.31%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.31%) DameWare
7 2 (0.87%) Control-M
7 2 (0.87%) Grafana
7 2 (0.87%) vRealize
7 2 (0.87%) WMI
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (10.48%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.86%) Cisco
3 16 (6.99%) Citrix
4 14 (6.11%) VMware
5 13 (5.68%) Oracle
6 10 (4.37%) Bloomberg
7 6 (2.62%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.62%) EMC
7 6 (2.62%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.18%) Misys
8 5 (2.18%) SmartStream
8 5 (2.18%) Sophis
8 5 (2.18%) WorldPay
9 4 (1.75%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.75%) Calypso
10 3 (1.31%) arcserve
10 3 (1.31%) Charles River
10 3 (1.31%) Reuters
11 2 (0.87%) Altiris
11 2 (0.87%) Infoblox
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 - £950 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £385 to £425 per day (3-month rolling contract)
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Resource Group
Rate: £350 - £379 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
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