Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 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
UK > England
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 192 382 539
Rank change year-on-year +190 +157 +7
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 430 508 357
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.36% 0.61% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.01% 1.92% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 459 267
Median daily rate £675 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £538 £481 £410
90th Percentile £813 £763 £838
UK median daily rate £675 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £21.50
UK 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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 10,719 26,524 30,797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.91% 31.95% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,825 17,110 20,035
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £481 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 949 961
Median hourly rate £33.00 £20.96 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.48% -2.53% +10.26%
10th Percentile £12.93 £11.63 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate £31.25 £20.75 £21.33
% change year-on-year +50.60% -2.70% +6.63%

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Hedge funds in England

Hedge funds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Hedge funds in England

Hedge funds
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Hedge funds in England over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Hedge funds in England

Hedge funds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

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 5 August 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
London +129 429 £675 +12.50% 63
East of England - 1 - - 1
Hedge funds
UK

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 England region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 356 (82.79%) Finance
2 328 (76.28%) Asset Management
3 325 (75.58%) AWS
4 321 (74.65%) Web Services
5 295 (68.60%) Agile Software Development
6 294 (68.37%) Front Office
7 283 (65.81%) Fixed Income
8 277 (64.42%) Python
9 272 (63.26%) Investment Management
10 255 (59.30%) Java
11 252 (58.60%) Software Engineering
11 252 (58.60%) Derivative
12 237 (55.12%) Equities
13 221 (51.40%) JavaScript
14 210 (48.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 204 (47.44%) Banking
16 195 (45.35%) Azure
17 193 (44.88%) React
18 182 (42.33%) AngularJS
19 179 (41.63%) GCP
20 173 (40.23%) DevOps
21 170 (39.53%) Google
22 161 (37.44%) Vue.js
23 137 (31.86%) Investment Banking
24 129 (30.00%) SQL
25 128 (29.77%) Microservices
26 116 (26.98%) Business Analysis
27 98 (22.79%) Portfolio Management
28 93 (21.63%) Decision-Making
29 91 (21.16%) Serverless

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 61 (14.19%) Apache
2 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.23%) Confluence
3 1 (0.23%) Jupyter
3 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 35 (8.14%) Markit EDM
2 21 (4.88%) SimCorp Dimension
3 10 (2.33%) Eagle PACE
4 7 (1.63%) PolarLake
5 5 (1.16%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 325 (75.58%) AWS
2 195 (45.35%) Azure
3 179 (41.63%) GCP
4 91 (21.16%) AWS Lambda
4 91 (21.16%) Serverless
5 63 (14.65%) Amazon ECS
6 47 (10.93%) Apigee
7 28 (6.51%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (4.19%) Amazon S3
9 11 (2.56%) OpenShift
10 8 (1.86%) Office 365
11 7 (1.63%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.70%) GitHub
12 3 (0.70%) SaaS
13 2 (0.47%) Amazon EKS
13 2 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
13 2 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.47%) AWS Step Functions
13 2 (0.47%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.40%) DHCP
1 6 (1.40%) DNS
2 1 (0.23%) DSL
2 1 (0.23%) Firewall
2 1 (0.23%) LAN
2 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.23%) VPN
2 1 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (16.98%) PostgreSQL
2 72 (16.74%) SQL Server
3 64 (14.88%) MySQL
4 61 (14.19%) Amazon Redshift
5 39 (9.07%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (3.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 12 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (2.56%) MongoDB
8 11 (2.56%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.09%) Big Data
10 7 (1.63%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.16%) KDB
11 5 (1.16%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.16%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 56 (13.02%) RStudio
2 55 (12.79%) Artifactory
3 47 (10.93%) Jenkins
4 46 (10.70%) GitLab
5 7 (1.63%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.47%) JIRA
7 1 (0.23%) Ant
7 1 (0.23%) Maven
7 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.23%) Selenium
7 1 (0.23%) webpack
General
1 356 (82.79%) Finance
2 294 (68.37%) Front Office
3 204 (47.44%) Banking
4 137 (31.86%) Investment Banking
5 42 (9.77%) Back Office
6 7 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.93%) Legal
8 3 (0.70%) Retail
9 1 (0.23%) French Language
9 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 252 (58.60%) Developer
2 166 (38.60%) AWS Engineer
3 157 (36.51%) AWS Developer
4 125 (29.07%) Software Engineer
5 109 (25.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 86 (20.00%) AWS Software Engineer
7 80 (18.60%) Java Developer
8 79 (18.37%) Python Developer
9 65 (15.12%) Architect
10 54 (12.56%) Java Engineer
11 49 (11.40%) Python Engineer
12 46 (10.70%) JavaScript Developer
13 44 (10.23%) JavaScript Engineer
14 39 (9.07%) AWS Architect
14 39 (9.07%) SQL Developer
15 37 (8.60%) .NET Software Engineer
15 37 (8.60%) Senior Developer
16 36 (8.37%) Finance Manager
17 35 (8.14%) Python Software Engineer
18 34 (7.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (74.65%) Web Services
2 193 (44.88%) React
3 182 (42.33%) AngularJS
4 161 (37.44%) Vue.js
5 71 (16.51%) .NET
6 61 (14.19%) gRPC
7 59 (13.72%) .NET Core
8 56 (13.02%) ASP.NET
9 46 (10.70%) ASP.NET Core
9 46 (10.70%) OAuth
9 46 (10.70%) Swagger
10 42 (9.77%) Node.js
11 24 (5.58%) J2EE
12 14 (3.26%) Pandas
13 12 (2.79%) D3.js
14 8 (1.86%) FIX Protocol
14 8 (1.86%) HTML
15 7 (1.63%) HTML5
15 7 (1.63%) NumPy
15 7 (1.63%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 283 (65.81%) Fixed Income
2 252 (58.60%) Derivative
3 237 (55.12%) Equities
4 210 (48.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 89 (20.70%) Greenfield Project
6 35 (8.14%) Reference Data
7 19 (4.42%) Equity Derivative
8 13 (3.02%) OTC Derivatives
9 12 (2.79%) Blog
9 12 (2.79%) Credit Derivative
10 10 (2.33%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (1.16%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (0.93%) Cloud Native
14 3 (0.70%) FMCG
15 2 (0.47%) Fat Client
15 2 (0.47%) Thin Client
16 1 (0.23%) Management Information System
16 1 (0.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.49%) Linux
2 11 (2.56%) Windows
3 9 (2.09%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.86%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.63%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.63%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (1.16%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.93%) Unix
8 1 (0.23%) AIX
8 1 (0.23%) Android
8 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.23%) CentOS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (76.28%) Asset Management
2 295 (68.60%) Agile Software Development
3 272 (63.26%) Investment Management
4 252 (58.60%) Software Engineering
5 173 (40.23%) DevOps
6 128 (29.77%) Microservices
7 116 (26.98%) Business Analysis
8 98 (22.79%) Portfolio Management
9 93 (21.63%) Decision-Making
10 83 (19.30%) Migration
11 69 (16.05%) Fintech
12 62 (14.42%) Front End Development
13 39 (9.07%) Mentoring
14 38 (8.84%) Risk Analysis
15 36 (8.37%) Scrum
16 28 (6.51%) Analytics
17 26 (6.05%) Performance Management
18 24 (5.58%) Technology Roadmap
19 21 (4.88%) Architectural Design
20 19 (4.42%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 277 (64.42%) Python
2 255 (59.30%) Java
3 221 (51.40%) JavaScript
4 129 (30.00%) SQL
5 72 (16.74%) C#
6 45 (10.47%) R
7 21 (4.88%) C++
7 21 (4.88%) Kotlin
8 14 (3.26%) C
9 13 (3.02%) MATLAB
9 13 (3.02%) VBA
10 6 (1.40%) Perl
10 6 (1.40%) Scala
11 5 (1.16%) Java 8
12 4 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.93%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.70%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.23%) ES6
15 1 (0.23%) ES7
Qualifications
1 17 (3.95%) Sun Certification
2 11 (2.56%) Degree
3 7 (1.63%) MCSE
3 7 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.47%) MiFID
1 2 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 59 (13.72%) Docker
2 11 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 77 (17.91%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.47%) Terraform
3 1 (0.23%) Ansible
3 1 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 170 (39.53%) Google
2 57 (13.26%) Bloomberg
3 53 (12.33%) Oracle
4 24 (5.58%) Microsoft
5 22 (5.12%) Charles River
6 21 (4.88%) Calypso
6 21 (4.88%) GoldenSource
6 21 (4.88%) SimCorp
7 9 (2.09%) VMware
8 8 (1.86%) FactSet
8 8 (1.86%) Reuters
9 6 (1.40%) Sybase
10 5 (1.16%) Citrix
11 3 (0.70%) Databricks
12 2 (0.47%) Informatica
12 2 (0.47%) SAP
13 1 (0.23%) ION Trading
13 1 (0.23%) OpenLink
13 1 (0.23%) Red Hat
13 1 (0.23%) TIBCO