The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Hedge funds in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Hedge funds over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 454 488
Rank change year-on-year +49 +34  
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 177 179 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.24% 1.09% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 117 72
Median daily rate £575 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £338 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £660 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £650 £325
% change year-on-year -38.46% +100.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Hedge funds is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14239 16461 16386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.53% 33.34% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10948 10465
Median daily rate £463 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.11% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 530 597
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £18.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +12.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Hedge funds as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Hedge funds in England

Hedge funds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Hedge funds in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Hedge funds in England

Hedge funds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hedge funds in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hedge funds in England

Hedge funds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hedge funds in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hedge funds in England

Hedge funds
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
London +26 176 £575 +15.00% 121
South West 0 1 - - 1
Hedge funds
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 136 (47.22%) Finance
2 85 (29.51%) C#
3 80 (27.78%) SQL
4 71 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (20.49%) Front Office
5 59 (20.49%) Banking
6 58 (20.14%) Asset Management
6 58 (20.14%) Investment Management
7 57 (19.79%) Financial Institution
8 54 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 50 (17.36%) .NET
10 41 (14.24%) SQL Server
10 41 (14.24%) Computer Science
11 36 (12.50%) Python
12 35 (12.15%) Investment Banking
13 34 (11.81%) AngularJS
14 33 (11.46%) TDD
15 32 (11.11%) OO
15 32 (11.11%) Mathematics
16 31 (10.76%) Microsoft Excel
16 31 (10.76%) Microsoft
17 29 (10.07%) Equities
18 28 (9.72%) Java
19 27 (9.38%) Oracle
19 27 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
19 27 (9.38%) Derivative
19 27 (9.38%) Greenfield Project
20 26 (9.03%) WPF
20 26 (9.03%) Linux
21 25 (8.68%) Multithreading

Hedge funds
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (4.86%) Confluence
2 13 (4.51%) NServiceBus
2 13 (4.51%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (0.69%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.69%) SAS
5 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.35%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (10.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.69%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (5.90%) Markit EDM
2 7 (2.43%) SimCorp Dimension
3 6 (2.08%) thinkFolio
4 3 (1.04%) Bloomberg AIM
5 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.69%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.69%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.69%) RMDS
6 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.35%) Eikon
6 1 (0.35%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.35%) IaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
3 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.17%) HTTP
1 12 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.43%) FTP
3 4 (1.39%) SAN
4 3 (1.04%) DNS
4 3 (1.04%) Firewall
5 2 (0.69%) DHCP
5 2 (0.69%) LAN
5 2 (0.69%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.69%) Telnet
5 2 (0.69%) VSAN
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.35%) Network Security
6 1 (0.35%) SSL
6 1 (0.35%) VPN
6 1 (0.35%) WAN
6 1 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.24%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.94%) MongoDB
2 20 (6.94%) NoSQL
3 14 (4.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (3.47%) Big Data
4 10 (3.47%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.47%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.13%) Power BI
6 8 (2.78%) OLAP
7 7 (2.43%) PowerPivot
7 7 (2.43%) Siebel EIM
8 6 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.69%) MySQL
12 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.35%) KDB
12 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (6.94%) JIRA
2 19 (6.60%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.56%) SpecFlow
4 15 (5.21%) Subversion
5 13 (4.51%) TestRail
6 2 (0.69%) Bower
6 2 (0.69%) Grunt
6 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.35%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.35%) MSI
7 1 (0.35%) Protractor
7 1 (0.35%) Selenium
7 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 136 (47.22%) Finance
2 59 (20.49%) Banking
2 59 (20.49%) Front Office
3 57 (19.79%) Financial Institution
4 35 (12.15%) Investment Banking
5 15 (5.21%) Back Office
6 5 (1.74%) Retail
7 3 (1.04%) Military
7 3 (1.04%) Private Banking
7 3 (1.04%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.69%) Advertising
8 2 (0.69%) Legal
8 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) German Language
9 1 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 135 (46.88%) Developer
2 67 (23.26%) Analyst
3 60 (20.83%) C# Developer
4 29 (10.07%) Business Analyst
5 24 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 21 (7.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 19 (6.60%) Data Analyst
7 19 (6.60%) SQL Developer
8 16 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
8 16 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
9 14 (4.86%) C++ Developer
10 13 (4.51%) C# WPF Developer
10 13 (4.51%) WPF Developer
11 12 (4.17%) Angular Developer
11 12 (4.17%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.82%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.47%) Agile C# Developer
13 10 (3.47%) Agile Developer
13 10 (3.47%) Junior
13 10 (3.47%) RAD Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.36%) .NET
2 34 (11.81%) AngularJS
3 26 (9.03%) WPF
4 24 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 18 (6.25%) Angular 2
5 18 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 18 (6.25%) WCF
6 15 (5.21%) Reactive Extensions
7 14 (4.86%) RabbitMQ
7 14 (4.86%) Redux
7 14 (4.86%) SignalR
8 13 (4.51%) Akka
8 13 (4.51%) HTML
8 13 (4.51%) Kafka
8 13 (4.51%) React
8 13 (4.51%) WebSockets
8 13 (4.51%) XML
9 12 (4.17%) CSS
9 12 (4.17%) HTML5
10 10 (3.47%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.24%) Computer Science
2 29 (10.07%) Equities
3 27 (9.38%) Derivative
3 27 (9.38%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (7.99%) Algorithms
5 21 (7.29%) Data Structures
5 21 (7.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 19 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (4.51%) Fixed Income
8 7 (2.43%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.43%) Market Risk
9 6 (2.08%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.74%) Clustering
10 5 (1.74%) Fintech
11 4 (1.39%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.39%) Replication
11 4 (1.39%) User Experience
12 3 (1.04%) OTC Derivatives
13 2 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.03%) Linux
2 20 (6.94%) Unix
3 10 (3.47%) Windows
4 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.35%) Android
5 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (24.65%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (20.14%) Asset Management
2 58 (20.14%) Investment Management
3 33 (11.46%) TDD
4 32 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 32 (11.11%) OO
5 27 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (8.68%) Multithreading
7 22 (7.64%) AOP
8 19 (6.60%) Low Latency
9 17 (5.90%) BDD
9 17 (5.90%) Data Management
9 17 (5.90%) Proprietary Trading
10 16 (5.56%) Analytics
10 16 (5.56%) SDLC
10 16 (5.56%) Test Strategy
11 15 (5.21%) MVC
11 15 (5.21%) OOD
11 15 (5.21%) Unit Testing
11 15 (5.21%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (29.51%) C#
2 80 (27.78%) SQL
3 54 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 36 (12.50%) Python
5 28 (9.72%) Java
6 15 (5.21%) C++
7 14 (4.86%) T-SQL
8 13 (4.51%) VBA
9 12 (4.17%) PL/SQL
10 9 (3.13%) TypeScript
11 7 (2.43%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
12 6 (2.08%) Perl
12 6 (2.08%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.39%) XAML
14 3 (1.04%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.04%) Ruby
15 2 (0.69%) C
15 2 (0.69%) F#
15 2 (0.69%) R
16 1 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (7.99%) Degree
2 16 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (4.86%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (4.51%) ISEB
5 8 (2.78%) PhD
5 8 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (2.43%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.43%) Siebel Certification
7 4 (1.39%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.04%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.69%) VCP6
9 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.35%) PMP
10 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.29%) MiFID
2 19 (6.60%) QA
3 8 (2.78%) PMO
4 3 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) EMIR
6 1 (0.35%) FATCA
System Software
1 9 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.04%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.04%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.69%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.69%) GFS2
4 2 (0.69%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.69%) KVM
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.69%) OCFS2
4 2 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.69%) vSphere
5 1 (0.35%) Docker
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.08%) SCCM
2 3 (1.04%) Puppet
2 3 (1.04%) SCOM
3 2 (0.69%) CFEngine
3 2 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.69%) Control-M
3 2 (0.69%) Dollar Universe
3 2 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.69%) SELinux
3 2 (0.69%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.69%) WMI
4 1 (0.35%) Ansible
4 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.35%) Mesos
4 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 31 (10.76%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.38%) Oracle
3 18 (6.25%) Charles River
4 10 (3.47%) Siebel
5 9 (3.13%) Bloomberg
6 8 (2.78%) VMware
7 7 (2.43%) Calypso
7 7 (2.43%) SimCorp
8 6 (2.08%) Citrix
8 6 (2.08%) Fixnetix
9 4 (1.39%) Cisco
9 4 (1.39%) Murex
9 4 (1.39%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.39%) SmartCo
9 4 (1.39%) Sybase
10 3 (1.04%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.04%) HP
10 3 (1.04%) Reuters
10 3 (1.04%) Splunk
11 2 (0.69%) Snow
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