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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hedge fund
Rank 393 368 316
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -52
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 236 224 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.43% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.66% 1.63% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 122 167
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £698 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £500
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.95%
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
14177 13712 14466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.48% 26.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8477 8426 8407
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 604 795
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.40 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -25.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.06 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 28 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hedge funds within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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 -11 226 £500 +5.26% 102
London +12 214 £500 +5.26% 93
City of London -2 27 £538 +7.50% 44
South East -11 11 - - 5
Buckinghamshire - 10 - -
Scotland -10 7 - - 2
Canary Wharf +16 2 £450 -10.00%
East of England - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 2

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 335 (86.79%) Finance
2 223 (57.77%) Financial Institution
3 104 (26.94%) SQL
4 97 (25.13%) Windows
5 91 (23.58%) Linux
6 90 (23.32%) UNIX
7 83 (21.50%) Banking
8 70 (18.13%) C#
9 68 (17.62%) Oracle
10 63 (16.32%) Active Directory
11 60 (15.54%) Microsoft
12 52 (13.47%) Investment Banking
13 49 (12.69%) Windows 7
14 47 (12.18%) Front Office
14 47 (12.18%) SQL Server
15 46 (11.92%) Python
15 46 (11.92%) Remedy
16 45 (11.66%) VMware
16 45 (11.66%) IBM
16 45 (11.66%) Asset Management
17 43 (11.14%) VMware Infrastructure
17 43 (11.14%) .NET
18 40 (10.36%) WebLogic
18 40 (10.36%) Migration
19 36 (9.33%) VPN
20 35 (9.07%) HP
21 33 (8.55%) SOA
22 31 (8.03%) Bash Shell
22 31 (8.03%) JIRA
23 30 (7.77%) Agile Software Development

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 40 (10.36%) WebLogic
2 29 (7.51%) WebSphere
3 22 (5.70%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (2.85%) IIS
6 9 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
7 7 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (1.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (1.55%) Apache
9 4 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.04%) Adobe CQ
10 3 (0.78%) Lync
11 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.26%) GemFire
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 27 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.18%) MS Office
3 6 (1.55%) MS Project
4 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (7.51%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (2.33%) Oracle FAH
3 7 (1.81%) Documaker
4 4 (1.04%) RMDS
5 3 (0.78%) MultiFonds
6 1 (0.26%) assyst
6 1 (0.26%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.18%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.33%) VPN
2 28 (7.25%) TCP/IP
3 22 (5.70%) Internet
4 21 (5.44%) Firewall
5 17 (4.40%) LAN
6 15 (3.89%) DNS
7 14 (3.63%) HTTP
8 13 (3.37%) SSL
8 13 (3.37%) Multicast
9 12 (3.11%) Wireless
10 11 (2.85%) WLAN
11 9 (2.33%) SNMP
11 9 (2.33%) VLAN
11 9 (2.33%) FCoE
11 9 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (2.33%) iSCSI
12 7 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.81%) HTTPS
12 7 (1.81%) WAN
13 6 (1.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.44%) Oracle Exadata
2 21 (5.44%) Oracle Database
3 18 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (3.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (3.37%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.11%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (2.59%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
8 9 (2.33%) Oracle ODI
9 8 (2.07%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.55%) QlikView
11 6 (1.55%) KDB
12 5 (1.30%) Sybase ASE
12 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.30%) DB2
13 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 31 (8.03%) JIRA
2 5 (1.30%) Maven
3 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.52%) NUnit
4 2 (0.52%) Subversion
4 2 (0.52%) Ant
4 2 (0.52%) JUnit
4 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.52%) MSTest
4 2 (0.52%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.26%) Selenium
5 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 335 (86.79%) Finance
2 223 (57.77%) Financial Institution
3 83 (21.50%) Banking
4 52 (13.47%) Investment Banking
5 47 (12.18%) Front Office
6 9 (2.33%) Billing
7 5 (1.30%) Legal
7 5 (1.30%) Back Office
8 4 (1.04%) Games
9 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.26%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 101 (26.17%) Developer
2 57 (14.77%) Analyst
3 30 (7.77%) Consultant
3 30 (7.77%) Operations Analyst
4 28 (7.25%) C# Developer
5 26 (6.74%) Project Manager
6 17 (4.40%) Junior
6 17 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
7 14 (3.63%) Desktop Support
7 14 (3.63%) .NET Developer
8 13 (3.37%) SQL Developer
9 12 (3.11%) DBA
9 12 (3.11%) Resourcer
9 12 (3.11%) IT Resourcer
9 12 (3.11%) Recruitment Resourcer
9 12 (3.11%) IT Recruitment Resourcer
10 11 (2.85%) Architect
11 10 (2.59%) Business Analyst
11 10 (2.59%) Java Developer
11 10 (2.59%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.14%) .NET
2 29 (7.51%) Middleware
3 25 (6.48%) WPF
3 25 (6.48%) WebSphere MQ
4 23 (5.96%) ASP.NET
5 15 (3.89%) WinForms
5 15 (3.89%) Oracle Fusion
6 14 (3.63%) WCF
6 14 (3.63%) SOAP
7 13 (3.37%) HTML
7 13 (3.37%) WebCenter
8 9 (2.33%) JMS
8 9 (2.33%) CSS
9 7 (1.81%) JDBC
9 7 (1.81%) Oracle Streams
9 7 (1.81%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.55%) SciPy
10 6 (1.55%) NumPy
10 6 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.55%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.22%) Fixed Income
2 22 (5.70%) Clustering
3 19 (4.92%) Blackberry
4 17 (4.40%) Equities
5 16 (4.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (2.85%) Derivative
7 10 (2.59%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.33%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.07%) Mathematics
9 8 (2.07%) Open Source
9 8 (2.07%) AS400
9 8 (2.07%) SecurID
9 8 (2.07%) VAX
10 6 (1.55%) CMDB
11 5 (1.30%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.30%) Visualisation
12 4 (1.04%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.04%) Statistics
13 3 (0.78%) Data Extraction
13 3 (0.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 97 (25.13%) Windows
2 91 (23.58%) Linux
3 90 (23.32%) UNIX
4 49 (12.69%) Windows 7
5 21 (5.44%) Windows XP
6 20 (5.18%) SELinux
7 19 (4.92%) Solaris
8 9 (2.33%) Mac OS X
9 8 (2.07%) VMS
10 7 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.52%) OS/390
13 2 (0.52%) zOS
13 2 (0.52%) MVS
13 2 (0.52%) NetWare
13 2 (0.52%) AIX
14 1 (0.26%) SUSE
14 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (11.66%) Asset Management
2 40 (10.36%) Migration
3 33 (8.55%) SOA
4 30 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (6.99%) Project Management
6 22 (5.70%) TDD
7 20 (5.18%) PRINCE2
7 20 (5.18%) Multithreading
8 18 (4.66%) Configuration Management
8 18 (4.66%) Risk Management
8 18 (4.66%) DevOps
9 17 (4.40%) Incident Management
10 15 (3.89%) ITSM
10 15 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (3.89%) Service Delivery
11 14 (3.63%) OO
11 14 (3.63%) Scrum
11 14 (3.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (3.63%) Investment Management
12 13 (3.37%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 104 (26.94%) SQL
2 70 (18.13%) C#
3 46 (11.92%) Python
4 31 (8.03%) Bash Shell
5 22 (5.70%) Ruby
6 21 (5.44%) Java
7 20 (5.18%) VBA
8 19 (4.92%) T-SQL
9 16 (4.15%) C++
10 15 (3.89%) VB
10 15 (3.89%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.85%) JavaScript
12 10 (2.59%) Perl
13 8 (2.07%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 7 (1.81%) Jython
15 6 (1.55%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.78%) C
17 2 (0.52%) VBScript
17 2 (0.52%) REXX
Qualifications
1 24 (6.22%) Degree
2 10 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (1.04%) PhD
4 4 (1.04%) CCNP
5 3 (0.78%) CCIE
5 3 (0.78%) PMI Certification
5 3 (0.78%) ISEB
6 2 (0.52%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (0.52%) CCNA
7 1 (0.26%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.48%) SLA
2 10 (2.59%) QA
3 7 (1.81%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.55%) FATCA
5 4 (1.04%) MiFID
6 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.78%) AIFMD
7 2 (0.52%) UCITS
8 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.26%) EMIR
8 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 63 (16.32%) Active Directory
2 43 (11.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (7.25%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (3.37%) vSphere
5 9 (2.33%) vCloud
5 9 (2.33%) NFS
5 9 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (1.81%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.26%) Squid
8 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (7.77%) Control-M
1 30 (7.77%) NetBackup
2 24 (6.22%) Puppet
3 18 (4.66%) Backup Exec
3 18 (4.66%) Tivoli
4 14 (3.63%) SCOM
5 13 (3.37%) Nagios
6 9 (2.33%) ARCserve
6 9 (2.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (2.33%) Oracle Identity Management
7 8 (2.07%) HP SIM
7 8 (2.07%) OpenView
7 8 (2.07%) Legato
7 8 (2.07%) Tivoli NetView
7 8 (2.07%) Netcool
7 8 (2.07%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (1.81%) Data Guard
9 5 (1.30%) DameWare
9 5 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 68 (17.62%) Oracle
2 60 (15.54%) Microsoft
3 46 (11.92%) Remedy
4 45 (11.66%) IBM
4 45 (11.66%) VMware
5 35 (9.07%) HP
6 30 (7.77%) Veritas
7 27 (6.99%) Bloomberg
8 24 (6.22%) Reuters
9 23 (5.96%) Altiris
10 22 (5.70%) Cisco
11 18 (4.66%) Citrix
12 17 (4.40%) Sybase
12 17 (4.40%) BMC
13 16 (4.15%) F5
14 13 (3.37%) SolarWinds
14 13 (3.37%) Intel
15 11 (2.85%) Dell
15 11 (2.85%) Wall Street Systems
16 10 (2.59%) EMC
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £700.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £401500 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago