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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hedge fund
Rank 419 492 393
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -99
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 204 109 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.22% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.23% 0.69% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 81 100
Average daily rate £563 £525 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £625 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £168 £450
% change year-on-year
+123.88% -62.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £28.75 £125.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -77.00%
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
16633 15745 15629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.34% 31.08% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10701 9800 9458
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 666 650
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 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 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +92 202 £575 +9.52% 121
London +67 197 £578 +10.00% 113
City of London +72 61 £463 -13.95% 32
Essex - 3 £275 -
East of England - 3 £275 -
Scotland - 2 £488 - 7
Brentwood - 2 £275 -
South East +1 1 - - 6
Mayfair - 1 £700 -
Edinburgh - 1 £525 - 7
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 223 (60.11%) Finance
2 152 (40.97%) SQL
3 127 (34.23%) C#
4 105 (28.30%) Financial Institution
5 87 (23.45%) Front Office
6 77 (20.75%) SQL Server
7 75 (20.22%) Windows
8 70 (18.87%) Banking
9 65 (17.52%) .NET
10 61 (16.44%) Asset Management
11 58 (15.63%) Python
12 54 (14.56%) Oracle
13 53 (14.29%) Linux
14 52 (14.02%) Microsoft
14 52 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
15 51 (13.75%) Investment Banking
16 50 (13.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 49 (13.21%) JavaScript
17 49 (13.21%) PowerShell
18 47 (12.67%) VMware
19 39 (10.51%) Fixed Income
19 39 (10.51%) Windows Server
20 37 (9.97%) AngularJS
20 37 (9.97%) MVC
21 36 (9.70%) Equities
21 36 (9.70%) ASP.NET
22 35 (9.43%) Active Directory
22 35 (9.43%) Degree
23 32 (8.63%) HTML
24 31 (8.36%) MiFID

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (4.31%) MS Exchange
1 16 (4.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 14 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.89%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.89%) IIS
5 7 (1.89%) Lync
6 6 (1.62%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.35%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.08%) GemFire
8 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.81%) Apache
9 3 (0.81%) SAS
10 2 (0.54%) Node.js
10 2 (0.54%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 25 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.50%) MS Office
3 5 (1.35%) MS Project
4 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 29 (7.82%) Front Arena
2 19 (5.12%) Summit
3 6 (1.62%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.54%) Documaker
4 2 (0.54%) Eikon
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (0.54%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.43%) GitHub
3 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.12%) HTTP
2 15 (4.04%) DNS
2 15 (4.04%) NetScaler
3 11 (2.96%) Firewall
4 7 (1.89%) Internet
5 6 (1.62%) Network Security
5 6 (1.62%) SAN
6 4 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.81%) BGP
7 3 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (0.81%) DHCP
7 3 (0.81%) Junos
7 3 (0.81%) MPLS
7 3 (0.81%) OSPF
7 3 (0.81%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (0.81%) WAN
8 2 (0.54%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.54%) LAN
8 2 (0.54%) SSL
8 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (7.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (6.20%) Oracle Database
4 19 (5.12%) MongoDB
4 19 (5.12%) Oracle Database 11g
5 14 (3.77%) Oracle BI EE
6 13 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (2.43%) Crystal Reports
9 9 (2.43%) NoSQL
10 8 (2.16%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (1.35%) Big Data
13 5 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (4.31%) Git (software)
1 16 (4.31%) Subversion
2 15 (4.04%) JIRA
3 12 (3.23%) SpecFlow
4 7 (1.89%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.35%) FitNesse
5 5 (1.35%) Maven
6 4 (1.08%) Hudson
6 4 (1.08%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.81%) Ant
7 3 (0.81%) Gerrit
7 3 (0.81%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.81%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.54%) NUnit
8 2 (0.54%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.27%) JMeter
9 1 (0.27%) JUnit
9 1 (0.27%) TestPartner
General
1 223 (60.11%) Finance
2 105 (28.30%) Financial Institution
3 87 (23.45%) Front Office
4 70 (18.87%) Banking
5 51 (13.75%) Investment Banking
6 27 (7.28%) Back Office
7 4 (1.08%) Electronics
8 2 (0.54%) Billing
8 2 (0.54%) Legal
8 2 (0.54%) Retail
9 1 (0.27%) Games
9 1 (0.27%) Law
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 148 (39.89%) Developer
2 62 (16.71%) Analyst
3 61 (16.44%) C# Developer
4 37 (9.97%) Business Analyst
5 30 (8.09%) SQL Developer
6 25 (6.74%) .NET Developer
7 22 (5.93%) C# .NET Developer
7 22 (5.93%) Python Developer
8 21 (5.66%) Banking Analyst
9 19 (5.12%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
10 18 (4.85%) Java Developer
11 17 (4.58%) Administrator
11 17 (4.58%) Regulatory Business Analyst
12 16 (4.31%) Regulatory Reporting Business Analyst
12 16 (4.31%) Report Analyst
13 13 (3.50%) Consultant
13 13 (3.50%) Front Arena Developer
13 13 (3.50%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 12 (3.23%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (17.52%) .NET
2 37 (9.97%) AngularJS
3 36 (9.70%) ASP.NET
4 32 (8.63%) HTML
5 26 (7.01%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (5.93%) HTML5
6 22 (5.93%) WCF
7 17 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
7 17 (4.58%) CSS
7 17 (4.58%) WPF
8 16 (4.31%) RabbitMQ
9 15 (4.04%) React
10 13 (3.50%) FIX Protocol
11 12 (3.23%) Reactive Extensions
11 12 (3.23%) SignalR
12 10 (2.70%) ActiveMQ
12 10 (2.70%) REST
13 9 (2.43%) Middleware
14 7 (1.89%) CSS3
15 6 (1.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 39 (10.51%) Fixed Income
3 36 (9.70%) Equities
4 30 (8.09%) Derivative
5 27 (7.28%) Market Risk
6 24 (6.47%) Clustering
6 24 (6.47%) Computer Science
7 16 (4.31%) Equity Derivative
7 16 (4.31%) Management Information System
8 15 (4.04%) Mathematics
9 12 (3.23%) Data Centre
10 11 (2.96%) Fintech
11 9 (2.43%) Blog
11 9 (2.43%) Physics
11 9 (2.43%) Visualisation
12 6 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (1.35%) Blackberry
13 5 (1.35%) CMDB
13 5 (1.35%) Economics
14 4 (1.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 75 (20.22%) Windows
2 53 (14.29%) Linux
3 39 (10.51%) Windows Server
4 29 (7.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (5.93%) Unix
7 15 (4.04%) Windows 7
8 9 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.89%) Solaris
11 5 (1.35%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.08%) VyOS
13 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.27%) SUSE
14 1 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (16.44%) Asset Management
2 52 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (9.97%) MVC
4 30 (8.09%) ITIL
4 30 (8.09%) Project Management
5 23 (6.20%) Algorithmic Trading
6 22 (5.93%) Multithreading
7 21 (5.66%) Investment Management
8 20 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
8 20 (5.39%) Risk Management
9 18 (4.85%) Analytics
9 18 (4.85%) Service Delivery
9 18 (4.85%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (4.58%) TDD
11 16 (4.31%) OO
11 16 (4.31%) Performance Tuning
11 16 (4.31%) Service Management
12 15 (4.04%) BDD
13 14 (3.77%) Electronic Trading
13 14 (3.77%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 152 (40.97%) SQL
2 127 (34.23%) C#
3 58 (15.63%) Python
4 49 (13.21%) JavaScript
4 49 (13.21%) PowerShell
5 27 (7.28%) Java
6 14 (3.77%) T-SQL
6 14 (3.77%) VBA
7 11 (2.96%) Bash Shell
8 10 (2.70%) Ruby
8 10 (2.70%) VBScript
9 9 (2.43%) VB
10 8 (2.16%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.16%) R
10 8 (2.16%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.62%) Perl
11 6 (1.62%) Scala
12 4 (1.08%) C++
12 4 (1.08%) Haskell
13 3 (0.81%) F#
Qualifications
1 35 (9.43%) Degree
2 12 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (0.81%) PhD
4 2 (0.54%) CCNP
4 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.54%) CISM
4 2 (0.54%) CISSP
4 2 (0.54%) ISEB
4 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.54%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.27%) CCEA
5 1 (0.27%) CCEE
5 1 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.27%) JNCIE
5 1 (0.27%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.27%) MCSA
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.36%) MiFID
2 25 (6.74%) AIFMD
3 20 (5.39%) EMIR
4 7 (1.89%) Dodd-Frank
4 7 (1.89%) SLA
5 6 (1.62%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.62%) UCITS
6 4 (1.08%) QA
7 2 (0.54%) COBIT
System Software
1 35 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 31 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.31%) XenApp
4 14 (3.77%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.62%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.35%) GFS2
6 5 (1.35%) GlusterFS
6 5 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.35%) NFS
6 5 (1.35%) OCFS2
7 4 (1.08%) vSphere
8 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.81%) vCloud
8 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (6.74%) SCCM
2 18 (4.85%) SCOM
3 12 (3.23%) Puppet
4 8 (2.16%) Nagios
5 7 (1.89%) Control-M
5 7 (1.89%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.62%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.62%) logstash
6 6 (1.62%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.35%) CFEngine
7 5 (1.35%) Icinga
7 5 (1.35%) SELinux
8 4 (1.08%) ITRS Geneos
8 4 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (1.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.81%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.54%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 54 (14.56%) Oracle
2 52 (14.02%) Microsoft
3 47 (12.67%) VMware
4 30 (8.09%) Citrix
5 23 (6.20%) Siebel
6 21 (5.66%) Cisco
7 19 (5.12%) Calypso
7 19 (5.12%) Murex
8 15 (4.04%) SunGard
9 14 (3.77%) Bloomberg
10 13 (3.50%) HP
10 13 (3.50%) TIBCO
10 13 (3.50%) Veritas
11 7 (1.89%) IBM
11 7 (1.89%) Juniper
12 5 (1.35%) AppSense
12 5 (1.35%) Vyatta
13 4 (1.08%) NetApp
13 4 (1.08%) Splunk
13 4 (1.08%) Tableau
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £500 to £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Thebes IT
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £60000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £425.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago