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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hedge fund
Rank 508 527 467
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -60
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 144 146 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.81% 0.76% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 98 69
Median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £200 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £700 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £200 £400
% change year-on-year
+175.00% -50.00%
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
17733 19132 18715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 33.06% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11481 11975 11356
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 808 810
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.03 £18.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% +4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.93 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +8.57%

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 30 September 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 12 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 30 September 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 -4 143 £550 +10.00% 106
London +21 136 £550 +4.76% 104
City of London +38 48 £475 -11.62% 21
South East +17 4 £550 - 2
Oxford - 4 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £550 -
Brentwood +7 1 £300 +9.09%
East of England +2 1 £300 +9.09%
Mayfair +1 1 £550 +29.41%
Essex -1 1 £300 +9.09%
Edinburgh - 1 £425 -
Scotland - 1 £425 -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 234 (72.90%) Finance
2 118 (36.76%) Financial Institution
3 84 (26.17%) C#
4 74 (23.05%) Front Office
5 68 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (19.00%) Linux
7 58 (18.07%) Windows
7 58 (18.07%) Python
8 57 (17.76%) SQL
9 56 (17.45%) Oracle
9 56 (17.45%) Java
9 56 (17.45%) Banking
10 53 (16.51%) .NET
11 51 (15.89%) SQL Server
12 46 (14.33%) Unix
13 44 (13.71%) JavaScript
13 44 (13.71%) HTML
14 40 (12.46%) Back Office
15 39 (12.15%) OO
16 38 (11.84%) ITIL
17 37 (11.53%) VMware
18 35 (10.90%) Active Directory
19 34 (10.59%) Cisco
19 34 (10.59%) Puppet
19 34 (10.59%) Data Centre
20 33 (10.28%) Algorithms
20 33 (10.28%) Software Engineering
20 33 (10.28%) Microsoft
21 32 (9.97%) Asset Management
21 32 (9.97%) Investment Banking

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 18 (5.61%) WebLogic
2 13 (4.05%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.18%) Apache
3 7 (2.18%) Apache Spark
3 7 (2.18%) IIS
3 7 (2.18%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.87%) Confluence
4 6 (1.87%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.25%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.62%) SAS
6 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.31%) CICS
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (3.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.56%) MS Office
3 2 (0.62%) MS Project
3 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.80%) Documaker
2 6 (1.87%) Eikon
2 6 (1.87%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.56%) Beauchamp
4 4 (1.25%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.93%) BASE24
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.31%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.31%) Summit
7 1 (0.31%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.87%) Office 365
3 3 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.36%) DNS
2 13 (4.05%) BGP
2 13 (4.05%) Multicast
3 12 (3.74%) DHCP
3 12 (3.74%) LDAP
3 12 (3.74%) SAN
4 11 (3.43%) HTTP
5 9 (2.80%) Firewall
6 8 (2.49%) VPN
6 8 (2.49%) WAN
7 7 (2.18%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.87%) OSPF
9 5 (1.56%) SSL
9 5 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.25%) Network Security
11 3 (0.93%) LAN
11 3 (0.93%) Skype
11 3 (0.93%) SSH
11 3 (0.93%) VLAN
12 2 (0.62%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (15.89%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.54%) MongoDB
3 14 (4.36%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.74%) KDB
4 12 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.18%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.18%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.56%) Redis
9 4 (1.25%) Big Data
9 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.25%) VLDB
10 3 (0.93%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.93%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (4.36%) JIRA
2 13 (4.05%) Maven
3 12 (3.74%) Subversion
4 10 (3.12%) Grunt
5 9 (2.80%) Git (software)
5 9 (2.80%) NuGet
6 6 (1.87%) Bower
6 6 (1.87%) FishEye
6 6 (1.87%) NUnit
7 5 (1.56%) Moq
7 5 (1.56%) MSTest
7 5 (1.56%) Rhino Mocks
7 5 (1.56%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.25%) gulp
8 4 (1.25%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.93%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.93%) Selenium
9 3 (0.93%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.62%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 234 (72.90%) Finance
2 118 (36.76%) Financial Institution
3 74 (23.05%) Front Office
4 56 (17.45%) Banking
5 40 (12.46%) Back Office
6 32 (9.97%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.56%) Private Banking
8 4 (1.25%) German Language
8 4 (1.25%) Legal
9 3 (0.93%) Retail
9 3 (0.93%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.62%) Billing
10 2 (0.62%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.62%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.62%) Malay Language
10 2 (0.62%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.62%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (0.62%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 119 (37.07%) Developer
2 58 (18.07%) C# Developer
3 28 (8.72%) Consultant
4 23 (7.17%) Linux Engineer
5 22 (6.85%) Analyst
6 20 (6.23%) Agile Developer
6 20 (6.23%) Systems Engineer
7 19 (5.92%) .NET Developer
7 19 (5.92%) Senior Developer
7 19 (5.92%) SQL Developer
8 18 (5.61%) Java Developer
8 18 (5.61%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 16 (4.98%) Agile C# Developer
10 15 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (4.36%) Network Engineer
12 13 (4.05%) Quantitative Developer
12 13 (4.05%) Web Developer
13 12 (3.74%) Python Developer
14 10 (3.12%) Implementation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (16.51%) .NET
2 44 (13.71%) HTML
3 28 (8.72%) AngularJS
4 25 (7.79%) CSS
5 24 (7.48%) ASP.NET
5 24 (7.48%) WPF
6 23 (7.17%) HTML5
7 20 (6.23%) WCF
8 19 (5.92%) XML
9 18 (5.61%) Middleware
10 15 (4.67%) Pandas
10 15 (4.67%) SciPy
11 14 (4.36%) Ajax
11 14 (4.36%) J2EE
11 14 (4.36%) NumPy
12 13 (4.05%) Pyramid
13 12 (3.74%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (3.74%) Esper
13 12 (3.74%) REST
14 11 (3.43%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.59%) Data Centre
2 33 (10.28%) Algorithms
3 23 (7.17%) Visualisation
4 20 (6.23%) Clustering
4 20 (6.23%) Computer Science
5 17 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (5.30%) Data Structures
6 15 (4.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 14 (4.36%) Derivative
8 12 (3.74%) Fixed Income
9 10 (3.12%) Statistics
10 9 (2.80%) Equities
10 9 (2.80%) Management Information System
11 8 (2.49%) Fintech
11 8 (2.49%) VCE vBlock
12 5 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
13 4 (1.25%) iPhone
14 3 (0.93%) CCTV
14 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.62%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 61 (19.00%) Linux
2 58 (18.07%) Windows
3 46 (14.33%) Unix
4 20 (6.23%) Windows Server
5 17 (5.30%) Windows 7
6 15 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.18%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (1.87%) CentOS
10 5 (1.56%) Android
10 5 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.25%) VyOS
12 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (12.15%) OO
3 38 (11.84%) ITIL
4 33 (10.28%) Software Engineering
5 32 (9.97%) Asset Management
6 27 (8.41%) Project Management
7 26 (8.10%) AOP
8 25 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (7.48%) TDD
10 23 (7.17%) DevOps
10 23 (7.17%) High Availability
10 23 (7.17%) Investment Management
10 23 (7.17%) Performance Tuning
10 23 (7.17%) Service Delivery
11 22 (6.85%) Change Management
12 20 (6.23%) Configuration Management
13 19 (5.92%) MVC
13 19 (5.92%) Risk Management
13 19 (5.92%) Service Management
14 18 (5.61%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (26.17%) C#
2 58 (18.07%) Python
3 57 (17.76%) SQL
4 56 (17.45%) Java
5 44 (13.71%) JavaScript
6 25 (7.79%) C++
7 23 (7.17%) Ruby
8 21 (6.54%) Bash Shell
8 21 (6.54%) PowerShell
9 15 (4.67%) T-SQL
10 13 (4.05%) C
10 13 (4.05%) Perl
11 11 (3.43%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.18%) VB
13 6 (1.87%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.25%) Scala
14 4 (1.25%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.93%) VBA
16 2 (0.62%) Jython
16 2 (0.62%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (8.10%) Degree
2 24 (7.48%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (4.05%) CCNP
3 13 (4.05%) PMP
4 11 (3.43%) PMI Certification
5 9 (2.80%) CCNA
6 8 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.18%) CCDP
8 3 (0.93%) CISM
8 3 (0.93%) CISSP
8 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.62%) ISEB
9 2 (0.62%) MAPM
9 2 (0.62%) MCSE
9 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.62%) SANS
10 1 (0.31%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.36%) SLA
2 12 (3.74%) MiFID
3 8 (2.49%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) Basel III
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) RMADS
System Software
1 35 (10.90%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.61%) GFS2
2 18 (5.61%) GlusterFS
2 18 (5.61%) OCFS2
3 17 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.43%) Docker
5 5 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.25%) NFS
7 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.62%) KVM
7 2 (0.62%) Xen
7 2 (0.62%) XenApp
7 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.31%) HDFS
8 1 (0.31%) RACF
8 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (10.59%) Puppet
2 18 (5.61%) CFEngine
2 18 (5.61%) Failover Clustering
2 18 (5.61%) SELinux
3 17 (5.30%) SCCM
4 16 (4.98%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (4.36%) SCOM
6 10 (3.12%) Control-M
7 9 (2.80%) Ansible
7 9 (2.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (2.18%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 6 (1.87%) Oracle ZFS
10 5 (1.56%) Oracle Identity Management
11 4 (1.25%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.93%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.93%) Icinga
12 3 (0.93%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.93%) logstash
12 3 (0.93%) Nagios
12 3 (0.93%) Salt
Vendors
1 56 (17.45%) Oracle
2 37 (11.53%) VMware
3 34 (10.59%) Cisco
4 33 (10.28%) Microsoft
5 12 (3.74%) BMC
5 12 (3.74%) Citrix
6 10 (3.12%) Siebel
7 9 (2.80%) Bloomberg
7 9 (2.80%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.49%) HP
9 7 (2.18%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.87%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.87%) EMC
10 6 (1.87%) Remedy
10 6 (1.87%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.25%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.25%) Brocade
11 4 (1.25%) Reuters
11 4 (1.25%) SimCorp
11 4 (1.25%) Vyatta
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
Durlston Partners
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Durlston Partners
Rate: Up to £550 per day + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago