Period
to 30 May 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Hedge funds in contract job vacancies advertised in Central London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Hedge funds over the 6 months to 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Hedge fund
London > Central London
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 130 176 188
Rank change year-on-year +46 +12 -39
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 34 101 113
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.91% 1.20% 1.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.58% 3.44% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 84 76
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% -
10th Percentile £475 £466 £425
90th Percentile £750 £850 £813
London median daily rate £675 £625 £600
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £21.50
London median hourly rate £35.00 - £21.50

Hedge funds is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,319 2,940 3,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 35.15% 34.92% 39.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 2,124 2,704
Median daily rate £500 £525 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +1.94% +3.00%
10th Percentile £300 £330 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £713
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 48 60
Median hourly rate £33.50 £19.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.62% -3.66% +29.11%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £12.49
90th Percentile £52.25 £51.34 £46.57
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.98 £24.00
% change year-on-year +40.14% +4.06% +2.13%

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Hedge funds as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Hedge funds in Central London

Hedge funds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Hedge funds in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Hedge funds in Central London

Hedge funds
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Hedge funds in Central London over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Hedge funds in Central London

Hedge funds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Hedge funds in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Hedge funds in Central London

Hedge funds
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 30 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +20 23 £600 - 11
City of Westminster +20 7 £675 +12.50%
Hedge funds
London

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Hedge funds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 19 (55.88%) C#
2 17 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (47.06%) Finance
4 15 (44.12%) AngularJS
5 13 (38.24%) Java
6 10 (29.41%) Python
6 10 (29.41%) TypeScript
7 9 (26.47%) Multithreading
7 9 (26.47%) Front Office
7 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
8 8 (23.53%) .NET
8 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
8 8 (23.53%) React
9 7 (20.59%) HTML
9 7 (20.59%) SQL
10 6 (17.65%) OO
10 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET
10 6 (17.65%) Degree
10 6 (17.65%) Microservices
11 5 (14.71%) Analytics
11 5 (14.71%) SDLC
11 5 (14.71%) FIX Protocol
11 5 (14.71%) WPF
11 5 (14.71%) Kanban
11 5 (14.71%) RESTful
11 5 (14.71%) Big Data
11 5 (14.71%) Web Application Development
11 5 (14.71%) HTML5
11 5 (14.71%) Scrum
11 5 (14.71%) Equities

Hedge funds
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 3 (8.82%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.88%) CMS
2 2 (5.88%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) AWS
1 3 (8.82%) Power Platform
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.94%) Azure
2 1 (2.94%) GCP
2 1 (2.94%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) Big Data
3 4 (11.76%) RDBMS
3 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (8.82%) Hadoop
4 3 (8.82%) Power BI
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (5.88%) OLAP
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (2.94%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.94%) OLTP
6 1 (2.94%) QlikView
6 1 (2.94%) Spotfire
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Log4Net
1 1 (2.94%) Subversion
1 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Front Office
3 5 (14.71%) Back Office
3 5 (14.71%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (85.29%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) C# Developer
3 8 (23.53%) Java Developer
4 6 (17.65%) SQL Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Front Office Developer
6 4 (11.76%) .NET Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Angular Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Senior SQL Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Front Arena Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (5.88%) HTML Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 1 (2.94%) ETL Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Front Arena Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Sybase Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (44.12%) AngularJS
2 8 (23.53%) .NET
2 8 (23.53%) React
3 7 (20.59%) HTML
4 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET
5 5 (14.71%) FIX Protocol
5 5 (14.71%) HTML5
5 5 (14.71%) RESTful
5 5 (14.71%) Web Services
5 5 (14.71%) WPF
6 4 (11.76%) .NET Framework
6 4 (11.76%) LINQ
7 3 (8.82%) Angular 2
7 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (8.82%) Entity Framework
7 3 (8.82%) Kendo UI
7 3 (8.82%) Node.js
7 3 (8.82%) REST
8 2 (5.88%) Spring Boot
8 2 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (14.71%) Equities
3 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.94%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.94%) Derivative
5 1 (2.94%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Unix
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Multithreading
2 6 (17.65%) Microservices
2 6 (17.65%) OO
3 5 (14.71%) Analytics
3 5 (14.71%) Kanban
3 5 (14.71%) OOP
3 5 (14.71%) Scrum
3 5 (14.71%) SDLC
3 5 (14.71%) Web Application Development
4 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.76%) Data Development
4 4 (11.76%) ETL
4 4 (11.76%) Investment Management
4 4 (11.76%) MVC
4 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.82%) Data Modelling
5 3 (8.82%) SOLID
5 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) C#
2 13 (38.24%) Java
3 10 (29.41%) Python
3 10 (29.41%) TypeScript
4 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 7 (20.59%) SQL
6 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
6 3 (8.82%) Perl
7 2 (5.88%) R
8 1 (2.94%) Java 8
8 1 (2.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Control-M
1 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Sybase
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Databricks
3 1 (2.94%) Google
3 1 (2.94%) Tableau