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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hedge fund
Rank 480 392 381
Rank change year-on-year
-88 -11
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 134 213 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.40% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 1.26% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 59 94
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£550 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £628 £735
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £265 £600
% change year-on-year
+17.92% -55.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.75
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
17261 16878 16717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.48% 31.90% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10795 10341 9863
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 637 740
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 7 July 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
Top 19 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 7 July 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 -87 133 £550 +29.41% 140
London -83 111 £550 +29.41% 131
City of London +6 33 £538 +13.15% 68
East Midlands - 18 - - 1
Leicestershire - 12 - -
Derby - 6 - - 1
Derbyshire - 6 - - 1
Mayfair 0 2 £600 +23.07%
Scotland -5 1 £350 - 1
Glasgow -8 1 £350 -
South East -20 1 - - 4
North West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 3
Bradford - 1 £275 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 3

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 192 (61.94%) Finance
2 118 (38.06%) SQL
3 103 (33.23%) C#
4 93 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 81 (26.13%) .NET
6 66 (21.29%) Financial Institution
7 56 (18.06%) Oracle
7 56 (18.06%) Java
7 56 (18.06%) Windows
8 54 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (16.77%) Front Office
10 51 (16.45%) Microsoft
11 50 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
12 46 (14.84%) Banking
13 44 (14.19%) Python
14 42 (13.55%) MS Excel
15 39 (12.58%) WPF
16 38 (12.26%) Investment Management
17 34 (10.97%) HTML
18 32 (10.32%) Active Directory
19 31 (10.00%) WCF
20 30 (9.68%) Asset Management
21 29 (9.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 29 (9.35%) JavaScript
21 29 (9.35%) T-SQL
21 29 (9.35%) Linux
22 28 (9.03%) Equities
22 28 (9.03%) Fixed Income
23 26 (8.39%) MS Office
24 25 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 14 (4.52%) IIS
2 11 (3.55%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (2.26%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.61%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (1.61%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.97%) Node.js
6 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.32%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.32%) Jetty
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.32%) Lync
Applications
1 42 (13.55%) MS Excel
2 26 (8.39%) MS Office
3 5 (1.61%) RoboHelp
3 5 (1.61%) FrameMaker
4 2 (0.65%) MS Project
5 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.23%) Front Arena
2 5 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.97%) assyst
3 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.32%) Advent Geneva
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.32%) Global One
5 1 (0.32%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.29%) Office 365
2 3 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.19%) Internet
2 7 (2.26%) SAN
2 7 (2.26%) Intranet
3 6 (1.94%) LAN
3 6 (1.94%) WAN
4 5 (1.61%) DHCP
4 5 (1.61%) DNS
5 4 (1.29%) VPN
5 4 (1.29%) VoIP
5 4 (1.29%) Firewall
5 4 (1.29%) Wireless
6 3 (0.97%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.97%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (0.97%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (0.97%) iSCSI
6 3 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.97%) NAS
7 2 (0.65%) LDAP
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.32%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (6.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (5.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.94%) Oracle Exadata
8 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.97%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.97%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.65%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.65%) DB2
11 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (4.19%) JIRA
2 5 (1.61%) Subversion
2 5 (1.61%) TeamCity
2 5 (1.61%) Maven
3 4 (1.29%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.97%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.65%) MSTest
5 2 (0.65%) Moq
5 2 (0.65%) NUnit
5 2 (0.65%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.32%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.32%) JUnit
6 1 (0.32%) Mockito
6 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.32%) NMock
General
1 192 (61.94%) Finance
2 66 (21.29%) Financial Institution
3 52 (16.77%) Front Office
4 46 (14.84%) Banking
5 25 (8.06%) Investment Banking
6 12 (3.87%) Back Office
7 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.32%) Retail
8 1 (0.32%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 143 (46.13%) Developer
2 81 (26.13%) Analyst
3 52 (16.77%) C# Developer
4 23 (7.42%) Service Analyst
4 23 (7.42%) SQL Developer
5 19 (6.13%) Java Developer
6 17 (5.48%) Support Analyst
7 16 (5.16%) Senior Developer
8 15 (4.84%) Business Analyst
8 15 (4.84%) .NET Developer
9 14 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
10 13 (4.19%) Applications Support
11 11 (3.55%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.23%) C++ Developer
12 10 (3.23%) Support Engineer
13 9 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
14 8 (2.58%) Applications Support Analyst
14 8 (2.58%) Consultant
14 8 (2.58%) Python Developer
15 7 (2.26%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (26.13%) .NET
2 39 (12.58%) WPF
3 34 (10.97%) HTML
4 31 (10.00%) WCF
5 24 (7.74%) ASP.NET
6 17 (5.48%) XML
7 16 (5.16%) HTML5
8 15 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (4.84%) AngularJS
9 14 (4.52%) SOAP
10 13 (4.19%) CSS
11 8 (2.58%) Silverlight
11 8 (2.58%) WinForms
12 7 (2.26%) FIX Protocol
12 7 (2.26%) REST
13 6 (1.94%) Web Services
13 6 (1.94%) MSMQ
14 5 (1.61%) JMS
14 5 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
14 5 (1.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 50 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (9.03%) Fixed Income
2 28 (9.03%) Equities
3 21 (6.77%) Visualisation
4 17 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (4.52%) Derivative
6 10 (3.23%) Clustering
7 9 (2.90%) Algorithms
8 8 (2.58%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.26%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.94%) N-Tier
11 5 (1.61%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 5 (1.61%) RIA
12 4 (1.29%) Swaptions
12 4 (1.29%) Physics
12 4 (1.29%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.29%) Handset
12 4 (1.29%) Replication
12 4 (1.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 56 (18.06%) Windows
2 29 (9.35%) Linux
3 18 (5.81%) Windows XP
3 18 (5.81%) UNIX
4 13 (4.19%) Windows 7
5 12 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.97%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.97%) Solaris
9 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.42%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (12.26%) Investment Management
3 30 (9.68%) Asset Management
4 24 (7.74%) OO
5 22 (7.10%) Multithreading
6 21 (6.77%) MVC
6 21 (6.77%) Performance Tuning
7 20 (6.45%) MVVM
8 18 (5.81%) Analytics
9 17 (5.48%) TDD
9 17 (5.48%) Project Management
9 17 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (5.48%) Fund Accounting
10 15 (4.84%) Business Analysis
10 15 (4.84%) ITIL
11 14 (4.52%) Software Engineering
11 14 (4.52%) SDLC
12 12 (3.87%) Risk Management
12 12 (3.87%) Scrum
12 12 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 118 (38.06%) SQL
2 103 (33.23%) C#
3 56 (18.06%) Java
4 44 (14.19%) Python
5 29 (9.35%) T-SQL
5 29 (9.35%) JavaScript
6 24 (7.74%) C++
7 16 (5.16%) PL/SQL
7 16 (5.16%) VBA
8 11 (3.55%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.94%) Scala
10 5 (1.61%) R
10 5 (1.61%) VB
10 5 (1.61%) Perl
11 4 (1.29%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.29%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.97%) Ruby
12 3 (0.97%) PHP
12 3 (0.97%) C
13 1 (0.32%) F#
Qualifications
1 19 (6.13%) Degree
2 4 (1.29%) MCSE
2 4 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.97%) CCNP
3 3 (0.97%) CCNA
3 3 (0.97%) CCA
3 3 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (0.97%) CCEA
3 3 (0.97%) PhD
3 3 (0.97%) MCITP
4 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.32%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.74%) SLA
2 4 (1.29%) QA
3 2 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.65%) MiFID
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.32%) Basel II
4 1 (0.32%) GAAP
System Software
1 32 (10.32%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.29%) XenApp
4 4 (1.29%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.97%) OCFS2
5 3 (0.97%) NFS
5 3 (0.97%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.97%) GlusterFS
5 3 (0.97%) GFS2
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.58%) Control-M
2 5 (1.61%) NetBackup
2 5 (1.61%) Backup Exec
2 5 (1.61%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.97%) SELinux
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.97%) SCCM
3 3 (0.97%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.97%) Puppet
4 2 (0.65%) SCOM
5 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.32%) Ansible
Vendors
1 56 (18.06%) Oracle
2 51 (16.45%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.84%) VMware
4 8 (2.58%) SunGard
5 7 (2.26%) Citrix
6 6 (1.94%) Cisco
6 6 (1.94%) Bloomberg
6 6 (1.94%) Remedy
7 5 (1.61%) IBM
7 5 (1.61%) Murex
7 5 (1.61%) Veritas
8 4 (1.29%) Calypso
8 4 (1.29%) Sybase
8 4 (1.29%) HP
8 4 (1.29%) Altiris
9 3 (0.97%) Twitter
9 3 (0.97%) DevExpress
9 3 (0.97%) 3PAR
9 3 (0.97%) F5
9 3 (0.97%) Reuters
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