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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 18 May 2022 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
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 292 370 301
Rank change year-on-year +78 -69 +104
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 622 277 366
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.88% 0.61% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.73% 1.96% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 208 348
10th Percentile £438 £513 £475
25th Percentile £538 £538 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £600 £650
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £747 £700 £750
90th Percentile £850 £738 £800
UK median daily rate £625 £600 £650
% change year-on-year +4.17% -7.69% +4.00%

Hedge funds is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 22,752 14,166 13,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.34% 31.11% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,286 9,475 8,807
10th Percentile £310 £285 £256
25th Percentile £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £675 £608 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 551 545
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.46 £12.61
25th Percentile £17.50 £16.50 £15.94
Median hourly rate £26.98 £26.00 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.77% +18.18% +4.76%
75th Percentile £49.67 £47.50 £44.50
90th Percentile £67.47 £60.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £22.66
% change year-on-year +5.77% +14.74% +10.54%

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +33 581 £625 +4.17% 106
South East - 18 £625 - 1
North of England -37 15 £225 -57.14% 3
Yorkshire - 14 - -
South West - 4 - - 9
East of England - 2 £450 - 1
Midlands - 2 £750 -
North West -41 1 £225 -57.14% 3
East Midlands - 1 £750 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Hedge funds
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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.

1 510 (81.99%) Finance
2 349 (56.11%) Agile
3 344 (55.31%) AWS
4 288 (46.30%) Software Engineering
5 273 (43.89%) Investment Management
6 272 (43.73%) Front Office
7 271 (43.57%) Asset Management
8 268 (43.09%) Python
9 243 (39.07%) JavaScript
10 230 (36.98%) React
11 210 (33.76%) Derivative
12 202 (32.48%) Equities
13 190 (30.55%) Fixed Income
14 173 (27.81%) Data Protection
15 171 (27.49%) Analytics
15 171 (27.49%) Legal
15 171 (27.49%) Financial Institution
15 171 (27.49%) GDPR
16 162 (26.05%) CI/CD
17 159 (25.56%) Java
18 156 (25.08%) Azure
19 150 (24.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 139 (22.35%) SQL
21 132 (21.22%) GCP
22 121 (19.45%) C#
23 120 (19.29%) .NET
24 116 (18.65%) TypeScript
25 115 (18.49%) Full Stack Development
26 113 (18.17%) Social Skills
27 110 (17.68%) AOP

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 25 (4.02%) Apache Spark
2 9 (1.45%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.29%) Confluence
4 7 (1.13%) Apache
4 7 (1.13%) WebLogic
5 5 (0.80%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.64%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.64%) JBoss
7 3 (0.48%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.32%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.32%) IIS
8 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
8 2 (0.32%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Airflow
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (5.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.61%) Adobe XD
2 10 (1.61%) Sketch
3 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) thinkFolio
2 5 (0.80%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.80%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.64%) RMDS
4 3 (0.48%) Eikon
4 3 (0.48%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 2 (0.32%) Endur
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.16%) Eze OMS
Cloud Services
1 344 (55.31%) AWS
2 156 (25.08%) Azure
3 132 (21.22%) GCP
4 66 (10.61%) Serverless
5 58 (9.32%) Amazon S3
6 51 (8.20%) AWS Lambda
7 42 (6.75%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (4.18%) Power Platform
9 22 (3.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 17 (2.73%) Amazon EMR
11 16 (2.57%) Amazon EKS
11 16 (2.57%) AWS Step Functions
12 13 (2.09%) Microsoft 365
13 10 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (1.61%) Apigee
13 10 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (1.61%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 10 (1.61%) Figma
14 9 (1.45%) AWS CodePipeline
14 9 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.29%) NetScaler
2 4 (0.64%) DNS
2 4 (0.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.48%) Firewall
3 3 (0.48%) Multicast
3 3 (0.48%) Skype
3 3 (0.48%) WebEx
4 2 (0.32%) DHCP
4 2 (0.32%) Wireless
5 1 (0.16%) Internet
5 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.16%) LAN
5 1 (0.16%) Network Security
5 1 (0.16%) VPN
5 1 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.47%) Big Data
1 34 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.02%) Power BI
3 24 (3.86%) Hadoop
4 21 (3.38%) Relational Database
5 18 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (2.89%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.57%) Amazon Redshift
6 16 (2.57%) Data Lake
6 16 (2.57%) Metadata
7 15 (2.41%) RDBMS
8 10 (1.61%) Apache Hive
8 10 (1.61%) Event Store
8 10 (1.61%) MySQL
8 10 (1.61%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.45%) HDInsight
10 7 (1.13%) HBase
11 6 (0.96%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (4.50%) Jenkins
2 27 (4.34%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.54%) JIRA
4 19 (3.05%) Artifactory
5 9 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 9 (1.45%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.96%) IntelliJ
6 6 (0.96%) Maven
6 6 (0.96%) SonarQube
7 5 (0.80%) SpecFlow
7 5 (0.80%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.80%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.64%) Cypress.io
8 4 (0.64%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.64%) kappa
8 4 (0.64%) Selenium
9 3 (0.48%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.48%) Gradle
9 3 (0.48%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (0.48%) REST Assured
General
1 510 (81.99%) Finance
2 272 (43.73%) Front Office
3 171 (27.49%) Financial Institution
3 171 (27.49%) Legal
4 113 (18.17%) Social Skills
5 53 (8.52%) Banking
6 39 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (3.38%) Back Office
7 21 (3.38%) Retail
8 13 (2.09%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.61%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (0.96%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.32%) Billing
12 2 (0.32%) Games
12 2 (0.32%) German Language
13 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Influencing Skills
13 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
13 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 353 (56.75%) Developer
2 215 (34.57%) Software Engineer
3 213 (34.24%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 154 (24.76%) AWS Engineer
5 110 (17.68%) AWS Developer
5 110 (17.68%) AWS Software Engineer
6 103 (16.56%) Java Developer
7 98 (15.76%) Python Developer
8 75 (12.06%) Java Engineer
9 72 (11.58%) Java Software Developer
9 72 (11.58%) Java Software Engineer
9 72 (11.58%) Python Engineer
10 66 (10.61%) Python Software Engineer
11 60 (9.65%) .NET Developer
12 59 (9.49%) React Developer
13 51 (8.20%) Senior Developer
14 50 (8.04%) .NET Software Developer
15 49 (7.88%) .NET Software Engineer
16 40 (6.43%) Architect
16 40 (6.43%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (36.98%) React
2 120 (19.29%) .NET
3 90 (14.47%) AngularJS
4 86 (13.83%) .NET Core
5 66 (10.61%) ASP.NET
6 65 (10.45%) NumPy
6 65 (10.45%) Pandas
7 64 (10.29%) SciPy
8 62 (9.97%) Kafka
9 60 (9.65%) ASP.NET Web API
10 59 (9.49%) Vue.js
11 58 (9.32%) ASP.NET Core
12 53 (8.52%) gRPC
13 47 (7.56%) Node.js
14 33 (5.31%) Protocol Buffers
15 28 (4.50%) HTML
16 27 (4.34%) GraphQL
17 22 (3.54%) Apache Camel
18 18 (2.89%) CSS
19 17 (2.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 210 (33.76%) Derivative
2 202 (32.48%) Equities
3 190 (30.55%) Fixed Income
4 150 (24.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 75 (12.06%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (3.86%) User Experience
7 22 (3.54%) Data Structures
7 22 (3.54%) Public Cloud
8 19 (3.05%) Market Risk
9 18 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (2.57%) OTC Derivatives
11 14 (2.25%) Animation
11 14 (2.25%) Credit Risk
12 10 (1.61%) Credit Derivative
12 10 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
12 10 (1.61%) Reference Data
12 10 (1.61%) Sports Betting
13 8 (1.29%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (4.98%) Windows
2 20 (3.22%) Linux
3 17 (2.73%) Windows 10
4 8 (1.29%) Unix
5 4 (0.64%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.48%) Android
6 3 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.48%) CentOS
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (0.48%) Solaris
7 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 349 (56.11%) Agile
2 288 (46.30%) Software Engineering
3 273 (43.89%) Investment Management
4 271 (43.57%) Asset Management
5 173 (27.81%) Data Protection
6 171 (27.49%) Analytics
7 162 (26.05%) CI/CD
8 115 (18.49%) Full Stack Development
9 110 (17.68%) AOP
10 107 (17.20%) Microservices
11 89 (14.31%) Migration
12 84 (13.50%) DevOps
12 84 (13.50%) Fintech
13 68 (10.93%) Visualisation
14 65 (10.45%) TDD
15 58 (9.32%) Scrum
16 52 (8.36%) Data Analytics
16 52 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
17 50 (8.04%) Front End Development
18 47 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 268 (43.09%) Python
2 243 (39.07%) JavaScript
3 159 (25.56%) Java
4 139 (22.35%) SQL
5 121 (19.45%) C#
6 116 (18.65%) TypeScript
7 37 (5.95%) PowerShell
8 35 (5.63%) VBA
9 28 (4.50%) Scala
10 23 (3.70%) Bash
11 17 (2.73%) R
12 14 (2.25%) MATLAB
13 7 (1.13%) C++
14 6 (0.96%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.64%) ES6
16 3 (0.48%) C
16 3 (0.48%) Groovy
16 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.32%) Apex Code
18 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (4.18%) AWS Certification
2 22 (3.54%) Degree
3 20 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (0.64%) RHCA
5 2 (0.32%) CSPO
5 2 (0.32%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.32%) PhD
5 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.32%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.16%) ACCA
6 1 (0.16%) CISSP
6 1 (0.16%) GIAC
6 1 (0.16%) OSCP
6 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (27.49%) GDPR
2 51 (8.20%) QA
3 19 (3.05%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.64%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.32%) SLA
6 1 (0.16%) Basel II
6 1 (0.16%) GxP
6 1 (0.16%) ITGC
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (11.90%) Docker
2 23 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.29%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.48%) HDFS
6 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.32%) vSphere
7 1 (0.16%) Firmware
7 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 82 (13.18%) Terraform
2 60 (9.65%) Kubernetes
3 18 (2.89%) Ansible
4 9 (1.45%) SCCM
5 5 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.64%) Grafana
7 3 (0.48%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.48%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.32%) Control-M
8 2 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (0.32%) Packer
9 1 (0.16%) Ambari
9 1 (0.16%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 73 (11.74%) Microsoft
2 27 (4.34%) Oracle
3 23 (3.70%) Bloomberg
3 23 (3.70%) Charles River
4 15 (2.41%) VMware
5 14 (2.25%) BISAM
5 14 (2.25%) Citrix
6 13 (2.09%) Databricks
7 11 (1.77%) Splunk
8 10 (1.61%) Adobe
9 9 (1.45%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.96%) Reuters
10 6 (0.96%) Tradeweb
11 5 (0.80%) Calypso
11 5 (0.80%) SimCorp
12 4 (0.64%) FactSet
12 4 (0.64%) Google
13 3 (0.48%) CQG
13 3 (0.48%) Hortonworks
13 3 (0.48%) Murex