Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 420 203 402
Rank change year-on-year -217 +199 +136
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 282 428 521
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.49% 1.31% 0.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.61% 4.23% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 415 464
10th Percentile £504 £538 £475
25th Percentile £538 £550 £534
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £675 £600
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £700 £763 £700
90th Percentile £738 £813 £771
UK median daily rate £600 £675 £600
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -

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 17,549 10,118 24,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.70% 30.99% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,999 6,858 16,361
10th Percentile £303 £263 £288
25th Percentile £406 £391 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £625 £613 £588
90th Percentile £713 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £475
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 622 349 822
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.42 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.19 £16.50 £14.09
Median hourly rate £24.18 £26.44 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.57% +28.98% -12.77%
75th Percentile £47.60 £47.25 £46.80
90th Percentile £62.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.42 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.57% +27.08% -12.09%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -199 254 £625 -7.41% 114
North of England - 4 £525 - 2
South East - 3 £280 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
North West - 1 £525 - 1
Hedge funds
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 221 (78.37%) Finance
2 141 (50.00%) Python
3 120 (42.55%) AWS
4 105 (37.23%) Analytics
4 105 (37.23%) Front Office
5 91 (32.27%) Java
5 91 (32.27%) JavaScript
5 91 (32.27%) Asset Management
6 89 (31.56%) Azure
7 85 (30.14%) Software Engineering
7 85 (30.14%) C#
8 83 (29.43%) Equities
9 77 (27.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 73 (25.89%) SQL
11 72 (25.53%) Financial Institution
12 71 (25.18%) Fixed Income
12 71 (25.18%) Investment Management
13 69 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
14 68 (24.11%) Data Protection
14 68 (24.11%) Derivative
14 68 (24.11%) React
15 63 (22.34%) C++
16 62 (21.99%) Legal
16 62 (21.99%) GDPR
17 61 (21.63%) Node.js
18 59 (20.92%) GCP
19 50 (17.73%) DevOps
19 50 (17.73%) .NET
19 50 (17.73%) Social Skills
20 44 (15.60%) Full Stack Development

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 10 (3.55%) Apache
1 10 (3.55%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.19%) GemFire
3 4 (1.42%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.71%) Confluence
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.13%) Cloudability
2 1 (0.35%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (0.35%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.35%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.35%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 120 (42.55%) AWS
2 89 (31.56%) Azure
3 59 (20.92%) GCP
4 35 (12.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 13 (4.61%) Serverless
6 7 (2.48%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (2.13%) GitHub
8 5 (1.77%) AWS CodeCommit
8 5 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.06%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.06%) Datadog
9 3 (1.06%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.71%) AWS Data Pipeline
10 2 (0.71%) AWS Step Functions
10 2 (0.71%) IaaS
10 2 (0.71%) Microsoft 365
10 2 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.13%) BGP
2 5 (1.77%) DNS
3 4 (1.42%) Firewall
4 2 (0.71%) DHCP
5 1 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.35%) Internet
5 1 (0.35%) LAN
5 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.55%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.48%) Amazon Redshift
3 7 (2.48%) Big Data
4 6 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.77%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.42%) Tableau
7 3 (1.06%) BigQuery
7 3 (1.06%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.06%) Power BI
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.71%) Bigtable
8 2 (0.71%) KDB
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.35%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (10.99%) Git (software)
2 25 (8.87%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.55%) Subversion
4 9 (3.19%) Cypress.io
4 9 (3.19%) Hudson
4 9 (3.19%) Maven
5 7 (2.48%) Jasmine
6 5 (1.77%) ESLint
6 5 (1.77%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (1.42%) Ant
7 4 (1.42%) Mocha
7 4 (1.42%) webpack
8 3 (1.06%) GitLab
8 3 (1.06%) JIRA
9 2 (0.71%) gulp
9 2 (0.71%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.71%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.35%) Mockito
10 1 (0.35%) Protractor
10 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 221 (78.37%) Finance
2 105 (37.23%) Front Office
3 72 (25.53%) Financial Institution
4 62 (21.99%) Legal
5 50 (17.73%) Social Skills
6 26 (9.22%) Banking
7 25 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (8.16%) Investment Banking
9 10 (3.55%) Billing
10 8 (2.84%) Back Office
10 8 (2.84%) Organisational Skills
10 8 (2.84%) Presentation Skills
10 8 (2.84%) Public Sector
11 6 (2.13%) Marketing
12 4 (1.42%) Documentation Skills
13 1 (0.35%) Games
13 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (52.13%) Developer
2 40 (14.18%) Front Office Developer
3 33 (11.70%) Analyst
4 30 (10.64%) C# Developer
4 30 (10.64%) Python Developer
4 30 (10.64%) React Developer
5 26 (9.22%) Java Developer
5 26 (9.22%) Lead Developer
6 24 (8.51%) .NET Developer
7 21 (7.45%) Architect
7 21 (7.45%) Quantitative Developer
8 19 (6.74%) Financial Analyst
9 18 (6.38%) SQL Analyst
10 17 (6.03%) SQL Data Analyst
11 16 (5.67%) Angular Developer
11 16 (5.67%) C# Quant Developer
11 16 (5.67%) Software Engineer
12 14 (4.96%) Azure Engineer
13 13 (4.61%) Business Analyst
13 13 (4.61%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (24.11%) React
2 61 (21.63%) Node.js
3 50 (17.73%) .NET
4 44 (15.60%) AngularJS
5 31 (10.99%) .NET Core
6 28 (9.93%) GraphQL
7 27 (9.57%) Web Services
8 22 (7.80%) NumPy
8 22 (7.80%) Pandas
9 20 (7.09%) HTML
10 19 (6.74%) CSS
11 18 (6.38%) Redux
12 17 (6.03%) Middleware
12 17 (6.03%) Spring
13 15 (5.32%) Jest
14 13 (4.61%) Kafka
14 13 (4.61%) Vue.js
15 12 (4.26%) HTML5
15 12 (4.26%) REST
16 11 (3.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 83 (29.43%) Equities
2 77 (27.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 71 (25.18%) Fixed Income
4 68 (24.11%) Derivative
5 37 (13.12%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (10.28%) Credit Risk
7 21 (7.45%) Data Structures
8 19 (6.74%) Equity Derivative
9 18 (6.38%) Cloud Native
10 17 (6.03%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (5.67%) Algorithms
12 14 (4.96%) User Experience
13 10 (3.55%) Market Risk
14 9 (3.19%) Grid Computing
14 9 (3.19%) Legacy Systems
15 8 (2.84%) Analytical Mindset
16 5 (1.77%) Data Centre
17 4 (1.42%) CMDB
17 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
17 4 (1.42%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.18%) Linux
2 18 (6.38%) Windows
3 5 (1.77%) CentOS
3 5 (1.77%) Ubuntu
3 5 (1.77%) Unix
4 3 (1.06%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.06%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.71%) Android
5 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (37.23%) Analytics
2 91 (32.27%) Asset Management
3 85 (30.14%) Software Engineering
4 71 (25.18%) Investment Management
5 69 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (24.11%) Data Protection
7 50 (17.73%) DevOps
8 44 (15.60%) Full Stack Development
9 41 (14.54%) Fintech
10 39 (13.83%) Microservices
11 38 (13.48%) Portfolio Management
12 37 (13.12%) Risk Analytics
13 33 (11.70%) AOP
14 30 (10.64%) Migration
15 27 (9.57%) Unit Testing
16 26 (9.22%) Decision-Making
16 26 (9.22%) Scrum
17 25 (8.87%) Project Management
18 24 (8.51%) Computer Science
19 22 (7.80%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 141 (50.00%) Python
2 91 (32.27%) Java
2 91 (32.27%) JavaScript
3 85 (30.14%) C#
4 73 (25.89%) SQL
5 63 (22.34%) C++
6 43 (15.25%) TypeScript
7 32 (11.35%) Scala
8 28 (9.93%) Kotlin
9 12 (4.26%) Java 8
10 10 (3.55%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.42%) C
12 3 (1.06%) PHP
12 3 (1.06%) Ruby
12 3 (1.06%) VBA
13 2 (0.71%) ES6
13 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.35%) Korn
14 1 (0.35%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 29 (10.28%) Degree
2 9 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (2.13%) CISSP
4 5 (1.77%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.42%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.42%) PMP
6 3 (1.06%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.71%) CISM
7 2 (0.71%) MBA
8 1 (0.35%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (21.99%) GDPR
2 10 (3.55%) SLA
3 8 (2.84%) MiFID
4 7 (2.48%) QA
5 6 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (2.13%) PCI DSS
5 6 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.71%) PMO
7 1 (0.35%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.35%) PMBOK
System Software
1 36 (12.77%) Docker
2 16 (5.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.71%) vSphere
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) XenApp
4 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (13.48%) Kubernetes
2 35 (12.41%) Terraform
3 11 (3.90%) Ansible
4 1 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.35%) Kibana
4 1 (0.35%) Nessus
4 1 (0.35%) Puppet
4 1 (0.35%) SCOM
4 1 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 14 (4.96%) Oracle
2 13 (4.61%) Google
2 13 (4.61%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.48%) IBM
4 5 (1.77%) VMware
5 4 (1.42%) Citrix
5 4 (1.42%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.06%) Bloomberg
6 3 (1.06%) Calypso
6 3 (1.06%) Splunk
7 2 (0.71%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.71%) NetApp
7 2 (0.71%) SAP
8 1 (0.35%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.35%) Databricks
8 1 (0.35%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.35%) Eze Castle Integration
8 1 (0.35%) FactSet
8 1 (0.35%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.35%) Solace