Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 516 527 558
Rank change year-on-year +11 +31 +47
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 367 321 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.14% 1.04% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 189 212
England median daily rate £600 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £425 £399 £332
90th Percentile £825 £746 £700
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £500
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £83.25 - -
UK median hourly rate £83.25 - -

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 32,146 30,854 33,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.50% 34.47% 34.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,272 20,371 22,443
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £283 £268 £255
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 977 938 1,137
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.30
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.65 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +8.11%

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 24 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hedge funds in England over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 September 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 +7 353 £600 - 175
North of England - 11 £550 -
North West - 6 £550 -
South East -10 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
North East - 2 £463 -
Hedge funds
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 215 (58.58%) Finance
2 168 (45.78%) C#
3 123 (33.51%) Front Office
4 118 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
5 116 (31.61%) SQL
6 113 (30.79%) .NET
7 85 (23.16%) SQL Server
8 84 (22.89%) Banking
9 82 (22.34%) Java
10 79 (21.53%) Continuous Integration
11 67 (18.26%) Python
12 62 (16.89%) Financial Institution
12 62 (16.89%) Asset Management
13 56 (15.26%) Oracle
14 52 (14.17%) Computer Science
15 50 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
16 49 (13.35%) Linux
17 48 (13.08%) Software Engineering
18 47 (12.81%) JavaScript
19 45 (12.26%) WPF
20 44 (11.99%) Investment Banking
21 42 (11.44%) TDD
22 39 (10.63%) Web Services
22 39 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
23 38 (10.35%) React
23 38 (10.35%) Degree
23 38 (10.35%) Jenkins
24 37 (10.08%) Investment Management
25 35 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
25 35 (9.54%) ASP.NET

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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 19 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.36%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.09%) Apache
3 4 (1.09%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.82%) IPython
4 3 (0.82%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.54%) Confluence
6 1 (0.27%) JBoss
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (4.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.45%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.45%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.91%) ION MarketView
1 7 (1.91%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.09%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.82%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.54%) Bloomberg AIM
4 2 (0.54%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.54%) Eikon
4 2 (0.54%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.54%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.27%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 50 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.54%) PaaS
4 11 (3.00%) OpenShift
5 10 (2.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (2.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (2.18%) Amazon ELB
6 8 (2.18%) Amazon S3
6 8 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (2.18%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (2.18%) CloudFront
6 8 (2.18%) Route 53
6 8 (2.18%) SaaS
6 8 (2.18%) Serverless
7 5 (1.36%) GitHub
7 5 (1.36%) IaaS
7 5 (1.36%) Office 365
8 4 (1.09%) Datadog
9 3 (0.82%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.91%) DNS
2 6 (1.63%) FTP
2 6 (1.63%) HTTP
2 6 (1.63%) LAN
3 5 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.54%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (0.54%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (0.54%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.54%) VoIP
4 2 (0.54%) WAN
4 2 (0.54%) Wireless
5 1 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.27%) DHCP
5 1 (0.27%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.27%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (23.16%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.63%) Relational Database
3 20 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (4.09%) Siebel EIM
5 11 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (2.45%) Big Data
6 9 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 7 (1.91%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.63%) KDB
9 6 (1.63%) Kdb+
9 6 (1.63%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.36%) OLAP
10 5 (1.36%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.82%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 38 (10.35%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.09%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.27%) NUnit
4 11 (3.00%) Vagrant
5 10 (2.72%) Bitbucket
5 10 (2.72%) TeamCity
6 9 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (2.18%) Moq
7 8 (2.18%) MSTest
8 7 (1.91%) Selenium
9 5 (1.36%) JIRA
9 5 (1.36%) Subversion
10 4 (1.09%) MSBuild
10 4 (1.09%) NCrunch
10 4 (1.09%) NSubstitute
10 4 (1.09%) Rhino Mocks
10 4 (1.09%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.09%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.09%) WebDriver
General
1 215 (58.58%) Finance
2 123 (33.51%) Front Office
3 84 (22.89%) Banking
4 62 (16.89%) Financial Institution
5 44 (11.99%) Investment Banking
6 17 (4.63%) Back Office
7 9 (2.45%) Billing
8 6 (1.63%) Law
9 2 (0.54%) Legal
9 2 (0.54%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Retail
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 254 (69.21%) Developer
2 138 (37.60%) C# Developer
3 43 (11.72%) Java Developer
4 37 (10.08%) C# WPF Developer
4 37 (10.08%) WPF Developer
5 34 (9.26%) Full Stack Developer
6 32 (8.72%) Python Developer
7 31 (8.45%) SQL Developer
8 30 (8.17%) Analyst
9 26 (7.08%) .NET Developer
10 23 (6.27%) C# .NET Developer
11 22 (5.99%) Front Office Developer
12 21 (5.72%) Senior Developer
13 19 (5.18%) React Developer
14 18 (4.90%) Designer
15 17 (4.63%) C# WCF Developer
15 17 (4.63%) WCF Developer
15 17 (4.63%) WinForms Developer
16 16 (4.36%) Angular Developer
17 14 (3.81%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (30.79%) .NET
2 45 (12.26%) WPF
3 39 (10.63%) Web Services
4 38 (10.35%) React
5 35 (9.54%) ASP.NET
6 32 (8.72%) HTML
7 27 (7.36%) AngularJS
8 25 (6.81%) WCF
9 24 (6.54%) HTML5
10 20 (5.45%) WinForms
11 19 (5.18%) .NET Framework
11 19 (5.18%) Node.js
12 18 (4.90%) CSS
13 16 (4.36%) Akka
14 15 (4.09%) ASP.NET Core
14 15 (4.09%) ASP.NET Web API
14 15 (4.09%) KnockoutJS
15 14 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (3.81%) FIX Protocol
15 14 (3.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 52 (14.17%) Computer Science
2 39 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (9.26%) Derivative
4 33 (8.99%) Fixed Income
5 27 (7.36%) Equities
6 23 (6.27%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (5.99%) Algorithms
7 22 (5.99%) Data Structures
8 19 (5.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (3.54%) User Experience
10 11 (3.00%) Fintech
11 10 (2.72%) Data Centre
12 9 (2.45%) Credit Derivative
13 7 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.91%) Market Risk
14 6 (1.63%) Exotic Derivative
15 5 (1.36%) Public Cloud
15 5 (1.36%) Virtual Team
16 4 (1.09%) Client/Server
16 4 (1.09%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 49 (13.35%) Linux
2 32 (8.72%) Windows
3 18 (4.90%) Unix
4 5 (1.36%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.82%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.54%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (21.53%) Continuous Integration
3 62 (16.89%) Asset Management
4 48 (13.08%) Software Engineering
5 42 (11.44%) TDD
6 37 (10.08%) Investment Management
7 35 (9.54%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (9.26%) DevOps
9 31 (8.45%) Multithreading
9 31 (8.45%) Unit Testing
10 30 (8.17%) Test Automation
11 28 (7.63%) Mathematics
12 26 (7.08%) Analytics
12 26 (7.08%) Deployment Automation
13 25 (6.81%) Low Latency
13 25 (6.81%) MVC
14 23 (6.27%) Configuration Management
14 23 (6.27%) OO
15 22 (5.99%) Web Development
16 20 (5.45%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 168 (45.78%) C#
2 116 (31.61%) SQL
3 82 (22.34%) Java
4 67 (18.26%) Python
5 47 (12.81%) JavaScript
6 24 (6.54%) PL/SQL
7 21 (5.72%) TypeScript
8 12 (3.27%) C++
9 8 (2.18%) Perl
9 8 (2.18%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.18%) R
9 8 (2.18%) Scala
10 7 (1.91%) VBA
11 6 (1.63%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
11 6 (1.63%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.36%) Java 8
13 4 (1.09%) Clojure
14 3 (0.82%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.82%) Cython
14 3 (0.82%) Go
Qualifications
1 38 (10.35%) Degree
2 11 (3.00%) Master's Degree
2 11 (3.00%) PhD
3 10 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (1.63%) Siebel Certification
5 5 (1.36%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.54%) CCSA
6 2 (0.54%) MCP
6 2 (0.54%) MCSE
6 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.54%) PMP
7 1 (0.27%) CCNA
7 1 (0.27%) CCNP
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.27%) ISEB
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.27%) OCP
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.54%) QA
2 6 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.82%) MiFID
3 3 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (6.54%) Docker
2 9 (2.45%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.54%) vSphere
5 1 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.27%) KVM
5 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (5.45%) Terraform
2 15 (4.09%) Kubernetes
3 13 (3.54%) Ansible
3 13 (3.54%) Puppet
4 8 (2.18%) Sysdig
5 4 (1.09%) Nagios
6 3 (0.82%) Consul
6 3 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.54%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.27%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (15.26%) Oracle
2 26 (7.08%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.99%) Charles River
4 19 (5.18%) Bloomberg
5 15 (4.09%) MapR
5 15 (4.09%) Siebel
6 13 (3.54%) Reuters
6 13 (3.54%) Splunk
7 8 (2.18%) Cisco
8 7 (1.91%) Calypso
8 7 (1.91%) ION Trading
8 7 (1.91%) Software AG
8 7 (1.91%) Sybase
9 6 (1.63%) IBM
9 6 (1.63%) SevOne
9 6 (1.63%) Tableau
9 6 (1.63%) Telerik
10 5 (1.36%) Google
10 5 (1.36%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.36%) VMware