Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 386 151 406
Rank change year-on-year -235 +255 +129
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 392 485 439
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.58% 1.79% 0.57%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.89% 5.55% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 470 386
10th Percentile £463 £475 £450
25th Percentile £513 £541 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £675 £600
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £700 £800 £734
90th Percentile £750 £813 £800
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 20,691 8,744 22,352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.65% 32.28% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,640 6,029 14,852
10th Percentile £300 £275 £275
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £616 £588
90th Percentile £730 £725 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 266 775
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.42
25th Percentile £15.04 £16.50 £14.28
Median hourly rate £24.07 £29.95 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.62% +46.07% +1.43%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £47.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £61.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +29.27% +2.50%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -225 313 £600 -11.11% 137
North of England -60 25 £475 +280.00% 3
Yorkshire - 18 £513 - 2
South East -77 15 £475 - 4
North West -51 7 £425 +240.00% 1
Hedge funds
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 321 (81.89%) Finance
2 187 (47.70%) Data Protection
3 186 (47.45%) Financial Institution
4 181 (46.17%) Legal
4 181 (46.17%) GDPR
5 174 (44.39%) Python
6 167 (42.60%) AWS
7 153 (39.03%) Azure
8 124 (31.63%) Social Skills
9 123 (31.38%) JavaScript
10 120 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
11 116 (29.59%) Java
12 111 (28.32%) AOP
13 110 (28.06%) GCP
14 109 (27.81%) Front Office
15 107 (27.30%) DevOps
16 103 (26.28%) Analytics
17 98 (25.00%) Software Engineering
18 96 (24.49%) React
19 93 (23.72%) C#
20 90 (22.96%) Asset Management
21 81 (20.66%) Docker
21 81 (20.66%) TypeScript
22 78 (19.90%) Node.js
22 78 (19.90%) Fixed Income
22 78 (19.90%) Kubernetes
22 78 (19.90%) Terraform
23 70 (17.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 68 (17.35%) Investment Management
25 67 (17.09%) C++

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 15 (3.83%) OpenStack
2 13 (3.32%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (3.06%) Apache Spark
4 7 (1.79%) Apache
5 6 (1.53%) Confluence
6 4 (1.02%) GemFire
7 3 (0.77%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.26%) Figma
5 1 (0.26%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (2.04%) Cloudability
1 8 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.02%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.26%) Eikon
3 1 (0.26%) Endur
3 1 (0.26%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 167 (42.60%) AWS
2 153 (39.03%) Azure
3 110 (28.06%) GCP
4 48 (12.24%) Serverless
5 44 (11.22%) AWS CloudFormation
6 23 (5.87%) SaaS
7 20 (5.10%) Azure Functions
7 20 (5.10%) PaaS
8 17 (4.34%) GitHub
9 15 (3.83%) Azure Logic Apps
9 15 (3.83%) Azure Service Bus
10 14 (3.57%) Amazon S3
10 14 (3.57%) Power Platform
11 13 (3.32%) Amazon EMR
11 13 (3.32%) Azure Event Grid
11 13 (3.32%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (2.04%) AWS Step Functions
13 8 (2.04%) Datadog
13 8 (2.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.55%) DNS
2 9 (2.30%) Firewall
3 8 (2.04%) BGP
4 6 (1.53%) VPN
5 4 (1.02%) Wireless
6 2 (0.51%) Internet
6 2 (0.51%) NAS
6 2 (0.51%) SAN
6 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.26%) DHCP
7 1 (0.26%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.26%) HTTP
7 1 (0.26%) LAN
7 1 (0.26%) Multicast
7 1 (0.26%) SMTP
7 1 (0.26%) SNMP
7 1 (0.26%) SSH
7 1 (0.26%) SSL
7 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.32%) Big Data
4 12 (3.06%) BigQuery
5 10 (2.55%) Data Lake
5 10 (2.55%) Hadoop
5 10 (2.55%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.04%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (1.79%) DB2
7 7 (1.79%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.79%) Power BI
8 6 (1.53%) Delta Lake
8 6 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.53%) Tableau
9 3 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.77%) Bigtable
9 3 (0.77%) KDB
9 3 (0.77%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 38 (9.69%) Jenkins
2 32 (8.16%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.81%) Maven
3 11 (2.81%) Subversion
4 9 (2.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (2.04%) Jasmine
6 7 (1.79%) ESLint
6 7 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
6 7 (1.79%) Mocha
6 7 (1.79%) webpack
7 6 (1.53%) JIRA
8 5 (1.28%) GitLab
9 4 (1.02%) Hudson
9 4 (1.02%) Selenium
10 3 (0.77%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.77%) git-flow
10 3 (0.77%) JUnit
10 3 (0.77%) Mockito
10 3 (0.77%) Protractor
11 2 (0.51%) PyCharm
General
1 321 (81.89%) Finance
2 186 (47.45%) Financial Institution
3 181 (46.17%) Legal
4 124 (31.63%) Social Skills
5 109 (27.81%) Front Office
6 50 (12.76%) Analytical Skills
7 44 (11.22%) Banking
8 20 (5.10%) Investment Banking
9 14 (3.57%) Back Office
9 14 (3.57%) Presentation Skills
10 10 (2.55%) Billing
11 8 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
12 6 (1.53%) Documentation Skills
12 6 (1.53%) Marketing
13 3 (0.77%) Retail
13 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.51%) Games
14 2 (0.51%) Influencing Skills
14 2 (0.51%) Public Sector
15 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 170 (43.37%) Developer
2 64 (16.33%) Architect
3 57 (14.54%) React Developer
4 44 (11.22%) Front Office Developer
4 44 (11.22%) Lead Developer
5 38 (9.69%) Software Engineer
6 33 (8.42%) Python Developer
7 31 (7.91%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 31 (7.91%) Java Developer
8 30 (7.65%) C# Developer
9 27 (6.89%) Senior Developer
10 22 (5.61%) Analyst
11 21 (5.36%) Azure Engineer
11 21 (5.36%) Cloud Architect
11 21 (5.36%) UI Developer
11 21 (5.36%) UI Engineer
12 18 (4.59%) AWS Architect
13 17 (4.34%) Security Architect
14 15 (3.83%) Senior Java Developer
15 14 (3.57%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (24.49%) React
2 78 (19.90%) Node.js
3 46 (11.73%) .NET
4 42 (10.71%) AngularJS
5 29 (7.40%) GraphQL
6 27 (6.89%) Web Services
7 18 (4.59%) NumPy
7 18 (4.59%) Pandas
8 17 (4.34%) .NET Core
8 17 (4.34%) HTML
9 14 (3.57%) CSS
9 14 (3.57%) jQuery
9 14 (3.57%) Swagger
10 13 (3.32%) Redux
10 13 (3.32%) REST
11 12 (3.06%) Kafka
12 11 (2.81%) Spring
12 11 (2.81%) Vue.js
13 10 (2.55%) Material-UI
14 9 (2.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 78 (19.90%) Fixed Income
2 70 (17.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 67 (17.09%) Equities
4 65 (16.58%) Derivative
5 32 (8.16%) Credit Risk
6 30 (7.65%) User Experience
7 25 (6.38%) Cloud Native
8 16 (4.08%) Data Centre
9 15 (3.83%) Enterprise Cloud
9 15 (3.83%) Market Risk
10 14 (3.57%) Analytical Mindset
11 13 (3.32%) Public Cloud
12 11 (2.81%) Credit Derivative
13 9 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (2.04%) Algorithms
15 7 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
16 6 (1.53%) Animation
16 6 (1.53%) Data Structures
16 6 (1.53%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.67%) Linux
2 33 (8.42%) Windows
3 9 (2.30%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.04%) Unix
5 7 (1.79%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (1.53%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.53%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.26%) Android
10 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (47.70%) Data Protection
2 120 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (28.32%) AOP
4 107 (27.30%) DevOps
5 103 (26.28%) Analytics
6 98 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 90 (22.96%) Asset Management
8 68 (17.35%) Investment Management
9 57 (14.54%) Full Stack Development
10 45 (11.48%) Microservices
11 40 (10.20%) Project Management
12 39 (9.95%) Scrum
13 38 (9.69%) Infrastructure as Code
14 34 (8.67%) Cybersecurity
14 34 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
15 33 (8.42%) Decision-Making
16 32 (8.16%) Risk Analytics
17 30 (7.65%) Computer Science
18 27 (6.89%) Risk Management
19 26 (6.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 174 (44.39%) Python
2 123 (31.38%) JavaScript
3 116 (29.59%) Java
4 93 (23.72%) C#
5 81 (20.66%) TypeScript
6 67 (17.09%) C++
7 61 (15.56%) SQL
8 41 (10.46%) Scala
9 29 (7.40%) Kotlin
10 15 (3.83%) C
11 11 (2.81%) VBA
12 10 (2.55%) Groovy
13 8 (2.04%) PowerShell
13 8 (2.04%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.02%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.02%) Java 8
14 4 (1.02%) PHP
15 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.77%) Ruby
16 2 (0.51%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 47 (11.99%) Degree
2 22 (5.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (4.59%) CISSP
4 9 (2.30%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.79%) PMI Certification
5 7 (1.79%) PMP
6 6 (1.53%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.77%) CISM
7 3 (0.77%) MBA
8 2 (0.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.51%) CBAP
8 2 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.26%) APMG
9 1 (0.26%) CEH
9 1 (0.26%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (46.17%) GDPR
2 15 (3.83%) SLA
3 12 (3.06%) QA
4 8 (2.04%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.77%) PMO
5 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.51%) GRC
6 2 (0.51%) MiFID
7 1 (0.26%) NIST
7 1 (0.26%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
System Software
1 81 (20.66%) Docker
2 27 (6.89%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.77%) KVM
3 3 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.51%) vSphere
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.26%) XenApp
5 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 78 (19.90%) Kubernetes
1 78 (19.90%) Terraform
2 30 (7.65%) Ansible
3 6 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.77%) Nessus
4 3 (0.77%) Packer
4 3 (0.77%) Puppet
4 3 (0.77%) SCCM
5 2 (0.51%) Kibana
5 2 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.26%) Grafana
6 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.26%) SCOM
6 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.91%) Google
3 16 (4.08%) Oracle
4 15 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (2.81%) VMware
6 10 (2.55%) Citrix
6 10 (2.55%) Splunk
7 9 (2.30%) AppDynamics
8 8 (2.04%) MuleSoft
9 7 (1.79%) IBM
9 7 (1.79%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.53%) Databricks
10 6 (1.53%) NetApp
11 4 (1.02%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.77%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.77%) Reuters
12 3 (0.77%) SAP
13 2 (0.51%) Apple
13 2 (0.51%) Informatica
13 2 (0.51%) Symantec