Period
to 17 December 2018

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 6 months to 17 December 2018 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
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 493 575 600
Rank change year-on-year +82 +25 -54
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 412 302 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.28% 0.95% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 179 175
England median daily rate £600 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £425 £400 £400
90th Percentile £838 £728 £688
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £538
% change year-on-year - +11.63% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
England median hourly rate £16.50 £90.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.67% - -
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £90.00 -
% change year-on-year -81.67% - -

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32,109 31,917 31,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.45% 33.80% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,430 21,425 20,544
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £285 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 910 1,104
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.14 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.60% +5.00% +5.10%

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Hedge funds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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 6 months to 17 December 2018. 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
London +66 396 £600 - 150
North of England - 12 £500 -
North West - 9 £525 -
South East -17 2 £538 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £450 -
North East - 1 £375 -
Hedge funds
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 257 (62.38%) Finance
2 209 (50.73%) C#
3 150 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (35.68%) .NET
5 139 (33.74%) SQL Server
6 134 (32.52%) SQL
7 119 (28.88%) Front Office
8 93 (22.57%) Continuous Integration
9 90 (21.84%) Banking
10 82 (19.90%) Microsoft Azure
11 81 (19.66%) Asset Management
12 80 (19.42%) Python
13 69 (16.75%) JavaScript
14 65 (15.78%) Amazon AWS
15 64 (15.53%) Software Engineering
16 63 (15.29%) Java
17 56 (13.59%) TDD
18 54 (13.11%) Oracle
19 52 (12.62%) ASP.NET
19 52 (12.62%) Financial Institution
19 52 (12.62%) DevOps
20 51 (12.38%) AngularJS
20 51 (12.38%) Derivative
21 50 (12.14%) Multithreading
22 48 (11.65%) Linux
23 47 (11.41%) Fixed Income
24 45 (10.92%) OO
24 45 (10.92%) Investment Management
25 44 (10.68%) Windows
26 43 (10.44%) HTML

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 18 (4.37%) IPython
2 15 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.18%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.21%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.49%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.49%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.24%) Apache
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.24%) JBoss
Applications
1 21 (5.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.61%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (2.18%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.70%) Markit EDM
2 6 (1.46%) Eikon
3 4 (0.97%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.73%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.49%) Bloomberg AIM
5 2 (0.49%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.49%) PolarLake
6 1 (0.24%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.24%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.24%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 82 (19.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (15.78%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (2.91%) GitHub
4 12 (2.91%) Office 365
5 11 (2.67%) SaaS
6 9 (2.18%) IaaS
7 8 (1.94%) Datadog
7 8 (1.94%) PaaS
8 5 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.97%) Stackdriver
10 3 (0.73%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.73%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.49%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.49%) Yammer
12 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.24%) npm
12 1 (0.24%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.97%) Firewall
1 4 (0.97%) Skype
2 3 (0.73%) DNS
2 3 (0.73%) LAN
2 3 (0.73%) WAN
3 2 (0.49%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (0.49%) Intranet
3 2 (0.49%) SAN
3 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.49%) VoIP
3 2 (0.49%) Wireless
4 1 (0.24%) AMQP
4 1 (0.24%) BGP
4 1 (0.24%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.24%) DMZ
4 1 (0.24%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.24%) OSPF
4 1 (0.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (33.74%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.67%) NoSQL
5 10 (2.43%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (2.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (1.70%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.46%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.21%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.21%) OLAP
9 5 (1.21%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.73%) Aerospike
10 3 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.73%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.73%) Hazelcast
10 3 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (6.31%) Jenkins
2 19 (4.61%) Git (software)
3 17 (4.13%) Moq
4 16 (3.88%) TeamCity
5 15 (3.64%) JIRA
6 13 (3.16%) MSTest
6 13 (3.16%) NUnit
6 13 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
6 13 (3.16%) SpecFlow
7 10 (2.43%) Bitbucket
8 9 (2.18%) Rhino Mocks
9 7 (1.70%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.21%) Maven
11 5 (1.21%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.97%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.97%) NSubstitute
12 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.97%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 3 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 257 (62.38%) Finance
2 119 (28.88%) Front Office
3 90 (21.84%) Banking
4 52 (12.62%) Financial Institution
5 34 (8.25%) Investment Banking
6 22 (5.34%) Back Office
7 12 (2.91%) Legal
8 6 (1.46%) Law
9 5 (1.21%) Marketing
9 5 (1.21%) Retail
10 4 (0.97%) Billing
10 4 (0.97%) French Language
10 4 (0.97%) German Language
11 1 (0.24%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 282 (68.45%) Developer
2 155 (37.62%) C# Developer
3 48 (11.65%) Quantitative Developer
4 44 (10.68%) Python Developer
5 35 (8.50%) Analyst
5 35 (8.50%) Java Developer
5 35 (8.50%) SQL Developer
6 32 (7.77%) Full Stack Developer
7 29 (7.04%) Angular Developer
8 27 (6.55%) .NET Developer
9 23 (5.58%) C# WPF Developer
9 23 (5.58%) WPF Developer
10 22 (5.34%) C# Quant Developer
11 20 (4.85%) C# .NET Developer
12 17 (4.13%) React Developer
13 16 (3.88%) Scala Developer
14 15 (3.64%) C# Developer - Commodities
14 15 (3.64%) C# Pricing Developer
14 15 (3.64%) Pricing Developer
15 14 (3.40%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (35.68%) .NET
2 52 (12.62%) ASP.NET
3 51 (12.38%) AngularJS
4 43 (10.44%) .NET Framework
4 43 (10.44%) HTML
5 36 (8.74%) React
6 32 (7.77%) NumPy
6 32 (7.77%) Pandas
7 31 (7.52%) Flask
8 29 (7.04%) Node.js
8 29 (7.04%) WPF
9 28 (6.80%) HTML5
10 27 (6.55%) Web Services
11 23 (5.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 23 (5.58%) ASP.NET Web API
12 22 (5.34%) ASP.NET Core
12 22 (5.34%) Entity Framework
12 22 (5.34%) Kendo UI
12 22 (5.34%) KnockoutJS
12 22 (5.34%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.38%) Derivative
2 47 (11.41%) Fixed Income
3 40 (9.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 34 (8.25%) Algorithms
4 34 (8.25%) Data Structures
4 34 (8.25%) Equities
5 32 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (5.83%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (4.85%) Credit Derivative
8 19 (4.61%) Client/Server
9 18 (4.37%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (3.88%) Fintech
11 14 (3.40%) User Experience
12 13 (3.16%) Public Cloud
13 7 (1.70%) Data Centre
14 6 (1.46%) Exotic Derivative
14 6 (1.46%) Market Risk
15 5 (1.21%) Blackberry
16 4 (0.97%) Private Cloud
17 3 (0.73%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (11.65%) Linux
2 44 (10.68%) Windows
3 11 (2.67%) Unix
4 6 (1.46%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.21%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.73%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.73%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (36.41%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (22.57%) Continuous Integration
3 81 (19.66%) Asset Management
4 64 (15.53%) Software Engineering
5 56 (13.59%) TDD
6 52 (12.62%) DevOps
7 50 (12.14%) Multithreading
8 45 (10.92%) Investment Management
8 45 (10.92%) OO
9 42 (10.19%) Test Automation
10 41 (9.95%) MVC
11 37 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (8.74%) Computer Science
13 33 (8.01%) Analytics
13 33 (8.01%) Migration
14 32 (7.77%) Mathematics
15 29 (7.04%) Fund Accounting
16 28 (6.80%) MVVM
17 27 (6.55%) Microservices
17 27 (6.55%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 209 (50.73%) C#
2 134 (32.52%) SQL
3 80 (19.42%) Python
4 69 (16.75%) JavaScript
5 63 (15.29%) Java
6 35 (8.50%) C++
7 30 (7.28%) TypeScript
8 18 (4.37%) Cython
8 18 (4.37%) Scala
9 16 (3.88%) VBA
10 14 (3.40%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.67%) Clojure
12 10 (2.43%) Java 8
12 10 (2.43%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.70%) Kotlin
13 7 (1.70%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.21%) Perl
14 5 (1.21%) VB
15 4 (0.97%) ES6
15 4 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (7.77%) Degree
2 17 (4.13%) PhD
3 15 (3.64%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.97%) CCSA
5 4 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.73%) CCNP
6 3 (0.73%) Master's Degree
6 3 (0.73%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.49%) CCSE
7 2 (0.49%) CFA
7 2 (0.49%) MCP
7 2 (0.49%) MCSE
7 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.24%) CCNA
8 1 (0.24%) MBA
8 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.24%) PMP
8 1 (0.24%) Siebel Certification
8 1 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.43%) QA
2 7 (1.70%) GDPR
3 5 (1.21%) MiFID
4 4 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.73%) SLA
6 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (7.52%) Docker
2 12 (2.91%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.24%) KVM
6 1 (0.24%) vSphere
6 1 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (5.83%) Terraform
2 19 (4.61%) Kubernetes
3 14 (3.40%) Ansible
4 8 (1.94%) Puppet
5 6 (1.46%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.97%) Nagios
7 4 (0.97%) Packer
8 3 (0.73%) Consul
8 3 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.24%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.24%) SCCM
9 1 (0.24%) SCOM
9 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 54 (13.11%) Oracle
2 36 (8.74%) Bloomberg
3 35 (8.50%) Microsoft
4 24 (5.83%) Reuters
5 18 (4.37%) Google
6 12 (2.91%) Sybase
7 11 (2.67%) Charles River
8 9 (2.18%) Citrix
8 9 (2.18%) Speakerbus
8 9 (2.18%) VMware
9 8 (1.94%) Calypso
10 7 (1.70%) HP
11 6 (1.46%) Cisco
11 6 (1.46%) Tableau
11 6 (1.46%) Veritas
12 5 (1.21%) FactSet
12 5 (1.21%) IBM
12 5 (1.21%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.21%) Splunk
12 5 (1.21%) Wallstreet Suite