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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hedge fund
Rank 517 467 546
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +79
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 103 193 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.35% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.64% 1.04% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 118 66
Median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £293 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £725 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate - £288 £375
% change year-on-year
- -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
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
16138 18509 18235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.63% 33.44% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10432 11626 11544
Median daily rate £430 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 792 769
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.07 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.79%

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 3 December 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 7 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 3 December 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 -80 103 £550 - 122
London -84 102 £550 - 117
City of London -19 24 £600 +41.17% 23
Mayfair 0 3 £550 -21.42%
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 194 (71.32%) Finance
2 90 (33.09%) Financial Institution
3 72 (26.47%) C#
4 58 (21.32%) Banking
5 54 (19.85%) Front Office
6 53 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (19.49%) SQL
7 47 (17.28%) Windows
7 47 (17.28%) Python
8 43 (15.81%) Linux
9 42 (15.44%) Java
10 41 (15.07%) Back Office
11 40 (14.71%) .NET
11 40 (14.71%) SQL Server
12 39 (14.34%) Asset Management
13 37 (13.60%) Investment Banking
14 36 (13.24%) Unix
15 32 (11.76%) Oracle
15 32 (11.76%) JavaScript
16 31 (11.40%) Microsoft
16 31 (11.40%) Active Directory
17 30 (11.03%) WPF
18 28 (10.29%) HTML
19 27 (9.93%) Cisco
20 26 (9.56%) ITIL
20 26 (9.56%) AOP
20 26 (9.56%) Puppet
20 26 (9.56%) Data Centre
21 25 (9.19%) Investment Management
22 23 (8.46%) WCF

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 11 (4.04%) WebLogic
2 8 (2.94%) Confluence
3 7 (2.57%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.57%) IIS
3 7 (2.57%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.21%) Apache
4 6 (2.21%) OpenStack
4 6 (2.21%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.47%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.10%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.37%) CICS
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.84%) MS Office
2 5 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.84%) Documaker
1 5 (1.84%) Eikon
2 4 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.37%) Beauchamp
4 1 (0.37%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.37%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.37%) Summit
4 1 (0.37%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.94%) Office 365
2 7 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.37%) IaaS
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.78%) VPN
2 12 (4.41%) DHCP
2 12 (4.41%) DNS
3 10 (3.68%) BGP
3 10 (3.68%) Firewall
3 10 (3.68%) Multicast
4 9 (3.31%) SAN
5 8 (2.94%) HTTP
5 8 (2.94%) SSL
5 8 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.57%) LDAP
7 6 (2.21%) WAN
8 3 (1.10%) OSPF
8 3 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.10%) Skype
8 3 (1.10%) SSH
8 3 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.74%) 3G
10 1 (0.37%) MPLS
10 1 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 9 (3.31%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.21%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.21%) KDB
5 6 (2.21%) Redis
6 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.47%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.10%) Big Data
7 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (5.51%) Subversion
2 12 (4.41%) JIRA
3 10 (3.68%) Grunt
4 9 (3.31%) Maven
5 6 (2.21%) Bower
5 6 (2.21%) FishEye
5 6 (2.21%) NuGet
6 5 (1.84%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.47%) gulp
7 4 (1.47%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.10%) Selenium
8 3 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.74%) NUnit
9 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.37%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.37%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.37%) JMeter
10 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
General
1 194 (71.32%) Finance
2 90 (33.09%) Financial Institution
3 58 (21.32%) Banking
4 54 (19.85%) Front Office
5 41 (15.07%) Back Office
6 37 (13.60%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.21%) Legal
8 4 (1.47%) Private Banking
9 3 (1.10%) Retail
9 3 (1.10%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.74%) Billing
10 2 (0.74%) German Language
11 1 (0.37%) International Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Marketing
11 1 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (38.24%) Developer
2 49 (18.01%) C# Developer
3 30 (11.03%) Analyst
4 21 (7.72%) Consultant
5 19 (6.99%) Linux Engineer
6 18 (6.62%) Java Developer
7 17 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 17 (6.25%) Senior Developer
7 17 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 16 (5.88%) Business Analyst
9 15 (5.51%) Agile Developer
10 14 (5.15%) Agile C# Developer
10 14 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (5.15%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 13 (4.78%) DevOps Engineer
12 12 (4.41%) Network Engineer
13 10 (3.68%) C# WPF Developer
13 10 (3.68%) SQL Developer
13 10 (3.68%) WPF Developer
14 9 (3.31%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.71%) .NET
2 30 (11.03%) WPF
3 28 (10.29%) HTML
4 23 (8.46%) WCF
5 22 (8.09%) CSS
6 21 (7.72%) ASP.NET
7 19 (6.99%) AngularJS
8 17 (6.25%) REST
9 16 (5.88%) HTML5
10 14 (5.15%) Middleware
11 12 (4.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (4.04%) .NET Framework
12 11 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (4.04%) CSS3
12 11 (4.04%) SOAP
13 10 (3.68%) XML
14 9 (3.31%) Ajax
14 9 (3.31%) RabbitMQ
15 8 (2.94%) Pandas
15 8 (2.94%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.56%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 21 (7.72%) Algorithms
4 19 (6.99%) Computer Science
4 19 (6.99%) Derivative
5 18 (6.62%) Fixed Income
6 16 (5.88%) Visualisation
7 15 (5.51%) Clustering
7 15 (5.51%) Data Structures
8 14 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (4.04%) Equities
10 8 (2.94%) VCE vBlock
11 7 (2.57%) Management Information System
12 6 (2.21%) Fintech
13 5 (1.84%) Statistics
14 4 (1.47%) Blackberry
15 3 (1.10%) iPhone
15 3 (1.10%) N-Tier
15 3 (1.10%) Swaptions
16 2 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (17.28%) Windows
2 43 (15.81%) Linux
3 36 (13.24%) Unix
4 16 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.68%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.21%) CentOS
9 5 (1.84%) Android
9 5 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) VyOS
12 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (19.49%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (14.34%) Asset Management
3 26 (9.56%) AOP
3 26 (9.56%) ITIL
4 25 (9.19%) Investment Management
5 22 (8.09%) OO
5 22 (8.09%) TDD
6 20 (7.35%) DevOps
7 19 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (6.99%) Service Delivery
8 18 (6.62%) Configuration Management
8 18 (6.62%) High Availability
8 18 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (6.62%) SDLC
8 18 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (6.25%) Project Management
10 16 (5.88%) Software Engineering
10 16 (5.88%) Wealth Management
11 15 (5.51%) Multithreading
12 14 (5.15%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (26.47%) C#
2 53 (19.49%) SQL
3 47 (17.28%) Python
4 42 (15.44%) Java
5 32 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 17 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 15 (5.51%) Ruby
8 14 (5.15%) C++
9 12 (4.41%) T-SQL
10 9 (3.31%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.94%) Perl
11 8 (2.94%) Shell Script
12 6 (2.21%) C
13 5 (1.84%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.47%) PHP
14 4 (1.47%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.47%) VBA
15 3 (1.10%) R
15 3 (1.10%) Scala
16 2 (0.74%) Jython
Qualifications
1 20 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (5.51%) Degree
3 10 (3.68%) CCNP
4 9 (3.31%) PMP
5 8 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (2.57%) CCDP
7 5 (1.84%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.47%) CCNA
9 3 (1.10%) CISM
9 3 (1.10%) CISSP
9 3 (1.10%) ISEB
10 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.74%) SANS
11 1 (0.37%) ACCA
11 1 (0.37%) CCIE
11 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.37%) MBA
11 1 (0.37%) MCSE
11 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.41%) MiFID
2 10 (3.68%) SLA
3 3 (1.10%) QA
4 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (11.40%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.15%) GFS2
2 14 (5.15%) GlusterFS
2 14 (5.15%) OCFS2
3 6 (2.21%) Docker
3 6 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.37%) NFS
5 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.37%) vSphere
5 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (9.56%) Puppet
2 14 (5.15%) CFEngine
2 14 (5.15%) Failover Clustering
2 14 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (5.15%) SELinux
3 10 (3.68%) Ansible
3 10 (3.68%) SCCM
4 8 (2.94%) SCOM
5 6 (2.21%) Control-M
5 6 (2.21%) Oracle ZFS
6 5 (1.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.47%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (1.10%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.10%) DameWare
8 3 (1.10%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (1.10%) Salt
9 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 32 (11.76%) Oracle
2 31 (11.40%) Microsoft
3 27 (9.93%) Cisco
4 22 (8.09%) VMware
5 12 (4.41%) Bloomberg
5 12 (4.41%) Citrix
6 8 (2.94%) BMC
6 8 (2.94%) CheckPoint
6 8 (2.94%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.21%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.21%) EMC
7 6 (2.21%) Reuters
7 6 (2.21%) Siebel
7 6 (2.21%) Sophis
8 5 (1.84%) Calypso
8 5 (1.84%) Misys
8 5 (1.84%) SmartStream
9 3 (1.10%) arcserve
9 3 (1.10%) Murex
9 3 (1.10%) Red Hat
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