Period
to 27 January 2021

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 27 January 2021 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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 264 393 442
Rank change year-on-year +129 +49 +144
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 335 359 472
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.95% 0.55% 0.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.79% 1.76% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 314 397
Median daily rate £600 £675 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £438 £450 £438
90th Percentile £800 £813 £838
UK median daily rate £600 £675 £600
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK median hourly rate - - £16.50

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 12,026 20,434 29,104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.24% 31.45% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,099 13,421 19,591
Median daily rate £475 £470 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £253 £253 £275
90th Percentile £698 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 839 879
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.42 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.75% +7.08% -
10th Percentile £12.54 £12.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.60 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.27 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.76% +12.50% -

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 27 January 2021.

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 27 January 2021. 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 +75 330 £600 -11.11% 80
North of England - 3 £125 - 2
North West - 3 £125 - 1
South East +130 2 - -
Hedge funds
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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.

1 287 (85.67%) Finance
2 259 (77.31%) Python
3 248 (74.03%) Asset Management
4 211 (62.99%) Front Office
5 203 (60.60%) AWS
6 200 (59.70%) Derivative
7 195 (58.21%) Equities
8 188 (56.12%) Investment Management
9 179 (53.43%) JavaScript
10 176 (52.54%) Fixed Income
11 173 (51.64%) Web Services
12 170 (50.75%) Software Engineering
13 166 (49.55%) Java
14 164 (48.96%) SQL
15 163 (48.66%) Agile Software Development
16 144 (42.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 120 (35.82%) AngularJS
18 109 (32.54%) React
18 109 (32.54%) Azure
19 95 (28.36%) Serverless
20 92 (27.46%) Vue.js
20 92 (27.46%) AWS Lambda
20 92 (27.46%) Banking
21 86 (25.67%) GCP
22 70 (20.90%) Analytics
23 69 (20.60%) Portfolio Management
24 67 (20.00%) DevOps
25 66 (19.70%) Greenfield Project
26 62 (18.51%) Kotlin
27 59 (17.61%) Investment Banking

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 55 (16.42%) Apache
2 2 (0.60%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.30%) IIS
3 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 30 (8.96%) Eagle PACE
1 30 (8.96%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.60%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 203 (60.60%) AWS
2 109 (32.54%) Azure
3 95 (28.36%) Serverless
4 92 (27.46%) AWS Lambda
5 86 (25.67%) GCP
6 57 (17.01%) Amazon EC2
6 57 (17.01%) Amazon S3
7 35 (10.45%) Amazon ECS
8 33 (9.85%) Apigee
9 7 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (2.09%) GitHub
10 4 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.90%) FinancialForce
11 3 (0.90%) Office 365
12 2 (0.60%) IaaS
13 1 (0.30%) Azure Functions
13 1 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
13 1 (0.30%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.30%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.90%) DHCP
1 3 (0.90%) DNS
1 3 (0.90%) LAN
1 3 (0.90%) WAN
2 2 (0.60%) Firewall
2 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (16.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 36 (10.75%) Amazon Redshift
2 36 (10.75%) SQL Server
3 35 (10.45%) MySQL
4 33 (9.85%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (6.57%) Apache Ignite
6 12 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.99%) Big Data
8 3 (0.90%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.60%) Hazelcast
10 1 (0.30%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.30%) HDInsight
10 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.30%) PolyBase
10 1 (0.30%) Power BI
10 1 (0.30%) Redis
10 1 (0.30%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 34 (10.15%) Jenkins
2 33 (9.85%) Artifactory
2 33 (9.85%) GitLab
3 10 (2.99%) RStudio
4 5 (1.49%) JIRA
5 1 (0.30%) Maven
General
1 287 (85.67%) Finance
2 211 (62.99%) Front Office
3 92 (27.46%) Banking
4 59 (17.61%) Investment Banking
5 46 (13.73%) Back Office
6 10 (2.99%) Financial Institution
6 10 (2.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 203 (60.60%) Developer
2 114 (34.03%) Software Engineer
3 112 (33.43%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 71 (21.19%) Analyst
5 69 (20.60%) JavaScript Developer
6 62 (18.51%) Python Developer
7 57 (17.01%) Python Engineer
8 54 (16.12%) Financial Analyst
9 49 (14.63%) AWS Engineer
10 44 (13.13%) Data Analyst
10 44 (13.13%) JavaScript Engineer
11 43 (12.84%) Python Software Engineer
12 41 (12.24%) AWS Developer
13 38 (11.34%) Java Developer
14 32 (9.55%) AWS Software Engineer
15 31 (9.25%) Java Engineer
16 30 (8.96%) Java Software Developer
16 30 (8.96%) Java Software Engineer
17 29 (8.66%) Data Manager
17 29 (8.66%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (51.64%) Web Services
2 120 (35.82%) AngularJS
3 109 (32.54%) React
4 92 (27.46%) Vue.js
5 47 (14.03%) Node.js
6 33 (9.85%) gRPC
6 33 (9.85%) OAuth
6 33 (9.85%) Swagger
7 29 (8.66%) .NET
8 27 (8.06%) Pandas
9 21 (6.27%) .NET Core
10 12 (3.58%) ASP.NET
11 11 (3.28%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (3.28%) CSS
11 11 (3.28%) D3.js
11 11 (3.28%) HTML
12 10 (2.99%) ASP.NET Core
12 10 (2.99%) Highcharts JS
12 10 (2.99%) HTML5
13 7 (2.09%) OpenFin
Miscellaneous
1 200 (59.70%) Derivative
2 195 (58.21%) Equities
3 176 (52.54%) Fixed Income
4 144 (42.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 66 (19.70%) Greenfield Project
6 33 (9.85%) Equity Derivative
7 31 (9.25%) Credit Derivative
7 31 (9.25%) Reference Data
8 24 (7.16%) Blog
9 23 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (4.48%) User Experience
11 8 (2.39%) Data Structures
12 7 (2.09%) Algorithms
12 7 (2.09%) Analytical Mindset
12 7 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.90%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.90%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
13 3 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
14 2 (0.60%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.97%) Linux
2 9 (2.69%) Windows
3 4 (1.19%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.19%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.19%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.60%) Android
4 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
4 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.30%) CentOS
5 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (74.03%) Asset Management
2 188 (56.12%) Investment Management
3 170 (50.75%) Software Engineering
4 163 (48.66%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (20.90%) Analytics
6 69 (20.60%) Portfolio Management
7 67 (20.00%) DevOps
8 47 (14.03%) Microservices
9 32 (9.55%) Dashboard Development
9 32 (9.55%) Requirements Gathering
10 30 (8.96%) Migration
11 28 (8.36%) Business Analysis
12 26 (7.76%) Machine Learning
12 26 (7.76%) Open Source
13 23 (6.87%) Artificial Intelligence
13 23 (6.87%) Computer Science
14 21 (6.27%) Fintech
15 20 (5.97%) Data Analytics
15 20 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (5.37%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 259 (77.31%) Python
2 179 (53.43%) JavaScript
3 166 (49.55%) Java
4 164 (48.96%) SQL
5 62 (18.51%) Kotlin
6 53 (15.82%) TypeScript
7 34 (10.15%) C#
8 26 (7.76%) Scala
9 22 (6.57%) Clojure
10 14 (4.18%) C++
11 12 (3.58%) C
11 12 (3.58%) R
12 3 (0.90%) Go
13 2 (0.60%) ES6
13 2 (0.60%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.30%) PHP
14 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (7.46%) Degree
2 22 (6.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (3.28%) Sun Certification
4 2 (0.60%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.09%) GDPR
2 3 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (11.64%) Docker
2 3 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.60%) vSphere
4 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 41 (12.24%) Kubernetes
2 19 (5.67%) Terraform
3 10 (2.99%) Ansible
4 6 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.30%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 57 (17.01%) Google
2 36 (10.75%) Bloomberg
3 27 (8.06%) Oracle
4 26 (7.76%) Reuters
5 24 (7.16%) FactSet
6 7 (2.09%) Microsoft
7 5 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.19%) VMware
9 3 (0.90%) Apttus
9 3 (0.90%) SAP
10 2 (0.60%) Cisco
11 1 (0.30%) Databricks
11 1 (0.30%) Nimble Storage