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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 454 446 441
Rank change year-on-year -8 -5  
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 122 181 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.91% 1.16% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 120 113
Median daily rate £550 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £678 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 £253
% change year-on-year +15.78% +88.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Hedge funds is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13431 15664 14974
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.99% 31.35% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8725 10365 9165
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 499 530 626
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Hedge funds as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 116 £540 +2.85% 116
South East +21 5 - -
North East - 1 £550 -
Hedge funds
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Hedge funds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 128 (56.89%) Finance
2 53 (23.56%) Financial Institution
3 50 (22.22%) SQL
4 45 (20.00%) Banking
4 45 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 40 (17.78%) C#
6 31 (13.78%) Linux
7 30 (13.33%) SQL Server
8 28 (12.44%) Investment Banking
9 27 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (12.00%) Investment Management
10 26 (11.56%) Equities
10 26 (11.56%) Front Office
10 26 (11.56%) Windows
11 25 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (10.22%) .NET
12 23 (10.22%) Python
13 22 (9.78%) Microsoft
13 22 (9.78%) Unix
13 22 (9.78%) Computer Science
14 21 (9.33%) Back Office
15 18 (8.00%) T-SQL
15 18 (8.00%) JIRA
15 18 (8.00%) Release Management
16 17 (7.56%) WPF
17 16 (7.11%) Confluence
17 16 (7.11%) Analytics
17 16 (7.11%) JavaScript
18 15 (6.67%) ISEB
18 15 (6.67%) Test Strategy

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 16 (7.11%) Confluence
2 3 (1.33%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.33%) NServiceBus
2 3 (1.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (1.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.89%) IIS
3 2 (0.89%) nginx
3 2 (0.89%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.44%) Apache
4 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.11%) MS Office
2 5 (2.22%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.56%) thinkFolio
2 5 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.22%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.89%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.89%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.89%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.44%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.33%) Office 365
4 2 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.89%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.89%) G Suite
4 2 (0.89%) Route 53
4 2 (0.89%) SaaS
5 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.89%) VPN
2 9 (4.00%) SSL
3 7 (3.11%) HTTP
4 6 (2.67%) Firewall
5 5 (2.22%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.33%) SAN
7 2 (0.89%) 3G
7 2 (0.89%) LAN
7 2 (0.89%) SSH
8 1 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.44%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.44%) Network Security
8 1 (0.44%) VSAN
8 1 (0.44%) WAN
8 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.44%) Big Data
2 10 (4.44%) MongoDB
2 10 (4.44%) NoSQL
3 9 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.11%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.78%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.33%) MySQL
7 3 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.89%) Power BI
9 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.44%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.44%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (8.00%) JIRA
2 13 (5.78%) TestRail
3 10 (4.44%) Subversion
4 9 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.22%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.89%) Bower
6 2 (0.89%) Grunt
6 2 (0.89%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.89%) Maven
6 2 (0.89%) Phabricator
6 2 (0.89%) Selenium
7 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.44%) FishEye
7 1 (0.44%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.44%) MSI
7 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 128 (56.89%) Finance
2 53 (23.56%) Financial Institution
3 45 (20.00%) Banking
4 28 (12.44%) Investment Banking
5 26 (11.56%) Front Office
6 21 (9.33%) Back Office
7 5 (2.22%) Retail
8 4 (1.78%) Legal
9 3 (1.33%) Military
10 2 (0.89%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.89%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.89%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.44%) Advertising
11 1 (0.44%) French Language
11 1 (0.44%) German Language
11 1 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 82 (36.44%) Developer
2 49 (21.78%) Analyst
3 31 (13.78%) C# Developer
4 25 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 14 (6.22%) .NET Developer
6 13 (5.78%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (5.78%) SQL Developer
7 11 (4.89%) Architect
8 10 (4.44%) C++ Developer
9 9 (4.00%) Applications Support
9 9 (4.00%) C# WPF Developer
9 9 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (4.00%) Test Specialist
9 9 (4.00%) WPF Developer
10 8 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.56%) Financial Analyst
11 7 (3.11%) Data Analyst
11 7 (3.11%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.11%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.11%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.22%) .NET
2 17 (7.56%) WPF
3 14 (6.22%) AngularJS
4 12 (5.33%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.00%) CSS
5 9 (4.00%) HTML
5 9 (4.00%) REST
6 8 (3.56%) WCF
7 7 (3.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (3.11%) Kafka
8 6 (2.67%) CSS3
8 6 (2.67%) HTML5
9 5 (2.22%) Angular 2
9 5 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (2.22%) React
9 5 (2.22%) SignalR
9 5 (2.22%) SOAP
10 4 (1.78%) Pandas
10 4 (1.78%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.56%) Equities
2 22 (9.78%) Computer Science
3 14 (6.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (5.78%) Fixed Income
5 12 (5.33%) Derivative
5 12 (5.33%) Fintech
6 9 (4.00%) Algorithms
6 9 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.56%) Data Structures
8 7 (3.11%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.67%) Clustering
10 5 (2.22%) User Experience
11 4 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.78%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.33%) CMDB
12 3 (1.33%) OTC Derivatives
13 2 (0.89%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.89%) Public Cloud
13 2 (0.89%) Tandem
13 2 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (13.78%) Linux
2 26 (11.56%) Windows
3 22 (9.78%) Unix
4 9 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.67%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.78%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.89%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.44%) Android
8 1 (0.44%) CentOS
8 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 27 (12.00%) Investment Management
2 27 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (8.00%) Release Management
5 16 (7.11%) Analytics
6 15 (6.67%) Proprietary Trading
6 15 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 14 (6.22%) DevOps
7 14 (6.22%) ITIL
8 13 (5.78%) Low Latency
9 12 (5.33%) TDD
10 11 (4.89%) Mathematics
10 11 (4.89%) Migration
10 11 (4.89%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (4.89%) Problem Management
10 11 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.44%) AOP
11 10 (4.44%) Test Scripting
12 9 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 50 (22.22%) SQL
2 40 (17.78%) C#
3 23 (10.22%) Python
4 18 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 16 (7.11%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.78%) Java
6 13 (5.78%) PL/SQL
7 10 (4.44%) C++
8 8 (3.56%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.67%) Perl
10 4 (1.78%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.33%) R
11 3 (1.33%) Ruby
12 2 (0.89%) PHP
12 2 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.89%) VBA
13 1 (0.44%) C
13 1 (0.44%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.44%) VBScript
13 1 (0.44%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (6.67%) ISEB
2 11 (4.89%) Degree
3 9 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.78%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.44%) ACCA
7 1 (0.44%) CCIE
7 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.44%) MBA
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.44%) PMP
7 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.44%) VCP6
7 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.89%) MiFID
2 9 (4.00%) QA
3 3 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.33%) PMO
4 2 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.44%) FATCA
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (4.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.56%) XenDesktop
3 6 (2.67%) XenApp
4 5 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.33%) GFS2
5 3 (1.33%) GlusterFS
5 3 (1.33%) OCFS2
6 2 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.89%) KVM
6 2 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.44%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.44%) Docker
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.67%) Ansible
2 5 (2.22%) Puppet
2 5 (2.22%) SCCM
3 4 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.33%) CFEngine
4 3 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.33%) SELinux
5 2 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.89%) DameWare
5 2 (0.89%) Grafana
5 2 (0.89%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.89%) vRealize
5 2 (0.89%) WMI
6 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (9.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.22%) Oracle
3 12 (5.33%) Bloomberg
3 12 (5.33%) Citrix
4 10 (4.44%) Charles River
5 8 (3.56%) Calypso
5 8 (3.56%) VMware
6 7 (3.11%) Cisco
7 6 (2.67%) Fixnetix
7 6 (2.67%) Reuters
7 6 (2.67%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.22%) SmartStream
8 5 (2.22%) WorldPay
9 3 (1.33%) Misys
9 3 (1.33%) Murex
9 3 (1.33%) Siebel
9 3 (1.33%) Sophis
10 2 (0.89%) Altiris
10 2 (0.89%) Blue Coat
10 2 (0.89%) SimCorp
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