Period
to 28 January 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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 391 436 566
Rank change year-on-year +45 +130 +52
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 360 478 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.53% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.75% 1.63% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 399 194
England median daily rate £675 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £450 £450 £400
90th Percentile £813 £838 £746
UK median daily rate £675 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
England median hourly rate - £16.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.26% -
UK median hourly rate - £16.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year - -23.26% -

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 20,592 29,316 30,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.46% 32.40% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,142 19,314 20,251
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £258 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £660
UK median daily rate £455 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.21% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 898 907 897
England median hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.90% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £12.43 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £24.12 £20.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year +15.54% -0.60% +5.00%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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 +40 351 £675 +12.50% 110
East Midlands - 8 £475 -
Midlands - 8 £475 -
South East +62 1 £525 -2.33% 3
Hedge funds
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 242 (67.22%) Finance
2 161 (44.72%) Front Office
3 157 (43.61%) AngularJS
4 155 (43.06%) C#
5 154 (42.78%) React
6 135 (37.50%) Asset Management
7 132 (36.67%) Fixed Income
8 131 (36.39%) Python
9 130 (36.11%) Derivative
10 126 (35.00%) Equities
11 119 (33.06%) JavaScript
11 119 (33.06%) AWS
12 118 (32.78%) Java
12 118 (32.78%) SQL
13 114 (31.67%) .NET
14 107 (29.72%) Web Services
15 98 (27.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 96 (26.67%) Azure
17 95 (26.39%) SQL Server
18 92 (25.56%) Software Engineering
19 91 (25.28%) Agile Software Development
20 85 (23.61%) Investment Management
21 81 (22.50%) Banking
22 79 (21.94%) HTML
22 79 (21.94%) GCP
23 78 (21.67%) Analytics
24 76 (21.11%) CSS
25 71 (19.72%) TDD
26 69 (19.17%) Greenfield Project
27 67 (18.61%) Analytical Skills

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 (3.89%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.11%) CMS
4 3 (0.83%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.56%) IIS
5 2 (0.56%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.28%) Confluence
6 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) Snagit
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 45 (12.50%) FINCAD Analytics
2 8 (2.22%) Eagle PACE
2 8 (2.22%) Markit EDM
2 8 (2.22%) PolarLake
2 8 (2.22%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.28%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 119 (33.06%) AWS
2 96 (26.67%) Azure
3 79 (21.94%) GCP
4 44 (12.22%) AWS Step Functions
5 30 (8.33%) Amazon SQS
6 28 (7.78%) Power Platform
7 22 (6.11%) Amazon S3
8 17 (4.72%) AWS Lambda
8 17 (4.72%) Serverless
9 15 (4.17%) Amazon ECS
9 15 (4.17%) Office 365
9 15 (4.17%) OpenShift
10 7 (1.94%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.56%) npm
13 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.28%) Logentries
13 1 (0.28%) MailChimp
13 1 (0.28%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.33%) Firewall
1 12 (3.33%) VPN
1 12 (3.33%) WAN
2 9 (2.50%) LAN
3 6 (1.67%) DNS
3 6 (1.67%) MPLS
3 6 (1.67%) Multicast
4 5 (1.39%) BGP
4 5 (1.39%) DHCP
4 5 (1.39%) EIGRP
4 5 (1.39%) OSPF
5 4 (1.11%) Junos
5 4 (1.11%) Network Security
5 4 (1.11%) RIP
5 4 (1.11%) VPLS
6 3 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.83%) Wireless
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.56%) Internet
7 2 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (26.39%) SQL Server
2 62 (17.22%) NoSQL
3 51 (14.17%) Amazon Athena
4 43 (11.94%) Amazon Aurora
5 40 (11.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 40 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (10.56%) MongoDB
7 28 (7.78%) Power BI
8 27 (7.50%) Amazon Redshift
9 26 (7.22%) OLAP
9 26 (7.22%) QlikView
10 25 (6.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 23 (6.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 22 (6.11%) Amazon RDS
12 22 (6.11%) Redis
13 21 (5.83%) Relational Database
14 20 (5.56%) Couchbase
14 20 (5.56%) HBase
14 20 (5.56%) MariaDB
14 20 (5.56%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 45 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 32 (8.89%) TeamCity
3 27 (7.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 15 (4.17%) Artifactory
5 9 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.50%) Maven
6 7 (1.94%) NUnit
6 7 (1.94%) webpack
7 6 (1.67%) Jasmine
7 6 (1.67%) JIRA
7 6 (1.67%) Subversion
8 5 (1.39%) Babel
8 5 (1.39%) Log4Net
8 5 (1.39%) Mocha
9 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.28%) GitLab
10 1 (0.28%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.28%) Moq
10 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 242 (67.22%) Finance
2 161 (44.72%) Front Office
3 81 (22.50%) Banking
4 37 (10.28%) Financial Institution
5 28 (7.78%) Investment Banking
6 23 (6.39%) Back Office
7 10 (2.78%) Retail
8 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 182 (50.56%) Developer
2 75 (20.83%) C# Developer
3 43 (11.94%) AWS Developer
4 32 (8.89%) Software Engineer
5 29 (8.06%) Analyst
6 28 (7.78%) Front Office Developer
7 24 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
8 23 (6.39%) Senior Developer
9 22 (6.11%) Architect
9 22 (6.11%) Java Developer
10 21 (5.83%) Python Developer
11 20 (5.56%) React Developer
12 19 (5.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 19 (5.28%) Full Stack Developer
12 19 (5.28%) JavaScript Developer
12 19 (5.28%) NoSQL Developer
13 17 (4.72%) Python Engineer
14 16 (4.44%) Business Analyst
15 15 (4.17%) NoSQL Engineer
16 14 (3.89%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (43.61%) AngularJS
2 154 (42.78%) React
3 114 (31.67%) .NET
4 107 (29.72%) Web Services
5 79 (21.94%) HTML
6 76 (21.11%) CSS
7 60 (16.67%) Node.js
7 60 (16.67%) Vue.js
8 46 (12.78%) J2EE
9 42 (11.67%) ASP.NET
10 38 (10.56%) Kafka
11 24 (6.67%) Redux
12 18 (5.00%) NumPy
12 18 (5.00%) WPF
13 16 (4.44%) SciPy
14 15 (4.17%) Pandas
15 14 (3.89%) .NET Framework
16 13 (3.61%) WCF
17 11 (3.06%) FIX Protocol
18 10 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 132 (36.67%) Fixed Income
2 130 (36.11%) Derivative
3 126 (35.00%) Equities
4 98 (27.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 69 (19.17%) Greenfield Project
6 67 (18.61%) Analytical Skills
7 60 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
8 41 (11.39%) Blog
9 30 (8.33%) Public Cloud
10 16 (4.44%) Market Risk
11 12 (3.33%) Reference Data
12 11 (3.06%) Analytical Mindset
12 11 (3.06%) Credit Derivative
13 9 (2.50%) Algorithms
14 8 (2.22%) Exotic Derivative
15 7 (1.94%) Credit Risk
16 6 (1.67%) OTC Derivatives
17 5 (1.39%) Private Cloud
18 4 (1.11%) FMCG
18 4 (1.11%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.61%) Linux
2 28 (7.78%) Windows
3 16 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 13 (3.61%) Windows 10
5 12 (3.33%) Unix
6 11 (3.06%) Windows 7
6 11 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.94%) CentOS
7 7 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (37.50%) Asset Management
2 92 (25.56%) Software Engineering
3 91 (25.28%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (23.61%) Investment Management
5 78 (21.67%) Analytics
6 71 (19.72%) TDD
7 66 (18.33%) Microservices
7 66 (18.33%) Portfolio Management
8 63 (17.50%) OO
9 55 (15.28%) OOP
10 50 (13.89%) Open Source
11 49 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
12 45 (12.50%) Migration
13 40 (11.11%) Computer Science
13 40 (11.11%) Web Development
14 37 (10.28%) Mathematics
15 35 (9.72%) Risk Analytics
16 34 (9.44%) Scrum
17 33 (9.17%) Decision-Making
17 33 (9.17%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 155 (43.06%) C#
2 131 (36.39%) Python
3 119 (33.06%) JavaScript
4 118 (32.78%) Java
4 118 (32.78%) SQL
5 44 (12.22%) R
6 43 (11.94%) C++
7 35 (9.72%) Kotlin
8 27 (7.50%) PowerShell
9 26 (7.22%) TypeScript
10 12 (3.33%) C
11 11 (3.06%) Scala
12 10 (2.78%) PHP
13 7 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.94%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.67%) MATLAB
14 6 (1.67%) VBA
15 2 (0.56%) Perl
16 1 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 48 (13.33%) Degree
2 12 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (2.78%) Numerate Degree
4 8 (2.22%) CCNP
5 7 (1.94%) MCSE
5 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.39%) CCIE
6 5 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.11%) CCIE Service Provider
7 4 (1.11%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.11%) PMP
8 3 (0.83%) CCNA
8 3 (0.83%) CFA
9 2 (0.56%) CCSA
9 2 (0.56%) CCSE
10 1 (0.28%) CISA
10 1 (0.28%) CISM
10 1 (0.28%) CISSP
10 1 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.28%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.11%) EMIR
1 4 (1.11%) MiFID
1 4 (1.11%) QA
2 3 (0.83%) PMO
3 1 (0.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 34 (9.44%) Docker
2 17 (4.72%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.11%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.56%) XenApp
5 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (4.44%) Kubernetes
1 16 (4.44%) Terraform
2 9 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (2.50%) Puppet
3 8 (2.22%) Ansible
4 7 (1.94%) CFEngine
5 4 (1.11%) OPNET
6 3 (0.83%) SCCM
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.56%) Control-M
7 2 (0.56%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.56%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.56%) SCOM
7 2 (0.56%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.28%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 44 (12.22%) Oracle
3 25 (6.94%) Bloomberg
3 25 (6.94%) Google
3 25 (6.94%) Tableau
4 23 (6.39%) Sybase
5 22 (6.11%) Cisco
5 22 (6.11%) Cognos
5 22 (6.11%) MicroStrategy
6 18 (5.00%) Remedy
7 16 (4.44%) VMware
8 12 (3.33%) SAP
9 8 (2.22%) Citrix
9 8 (2.22%) Reuters
10 7 (1.94%) Juniper
10 7 (1.94%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.94%) SaltStack
11 5 (1.39%) Palo Alto
12 3 (0.83%) Fortinet
13 2 (0.56%) CheckPoint