Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 535 607 504
Rank change year-on-year +72 -103 +119
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 320 212 377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.24% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 0.73% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 147 230
England median daily rate £600 £550 £535
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.80% +1.90%
10th Percentile £400 £359 £270
90th Percentile £760 £750 £738
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
England median hourly rate £21.50 - £50.00
10th Percentile £21.25 - £45.00
90th Percentile £58.38 - £55.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 - £50.00

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 31,319 29,170 32,499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.57% 32.78% 33.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,180 19,150 21,256
England median daily rate £460 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £626 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 913 1,044 1,228
England median hourly rate £22.35 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.73% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.64 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.50 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +17.14%

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hedge funds in England over the 6 months to 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +38 312 £600 +9.09% 184
South East -7 8 - - 7
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UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 166 (51.88%) Finance
2 137 (42.81%) C#
3 115 (35.94%) SQL
4 106 (33.13%) .NET
5 102 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (27.50%) SQL Server
7 77 (24.06%) Front Office
8 71 (22.19%) Banking
9 67 (20.94%) JavaScript
10 62 (19.38%) Asset Management
11 55 (17.19%) Java
12 54 (16.88%) Linux
13 51 (15.94%) Investment Banking
14 50 (15.63%) Python
14 50 (15.63%) AngularJS
15 48 (15.00%) Windows
16 47 (14.69%) Degree
16 47 (14.69%) Computer Science
17 40 (12.50%) Equities
18 39 (12.19%) Financial Institution
18 39 (12.19%) WCF
18 39 (12.19%) Investment Management
18 39 (12.19%) Greenfield Project
19 37 (11.56%) Microsoft
20 34 (10.63%) TDD
21 33 (10.31%) Git (software)
22 30 (9.38%) MVC
23 29 (9.06%) Fixed Income
24 28 (8.75%) SignalR
25 27 (8.44%) WebSockets

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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 18 (5.63%) NServiceBus
2 8 (2.50%) WordPress
3 3 (0.94%) Apache
3 3 (0.94%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.94%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.63%) Confluence
4 2 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.63%) Ethereum
4 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.31%) IIS
5 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.13%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.25%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.94%) Summit
4 1 (0.31%) Endur
4 1 (0.31%) Findur
4 1 (0.31%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.25%) Office 365
3 2 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.56%) Internet
1 5 (1.56%) PPP
2 3 (0.94%) BGP
2 3 (0.94%) EIGRP
2 3 (0.94%) FIX Connectivity
2 3 (0.94%) MPLS
2 3 (0.94%) OpenScape
2 3 (0.94%) OSPF
2 3 (0.94%) Skype
2 3 (0.94%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.94%) VLAN
2 3 (0.94%) VoIP
3 2 (0.63%) Firewall
3 2 (0.63%) FTP
3 2 (0.63%) HTTP
4 1 (0.31%) DHCP
4 1 (0.31%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.31%) LAN
4 1 (0.31%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.50%) MongoDB
3 21 (6.56%) NoSQL
4 14 (4.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (3.13%) Big Data
5 10 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.19%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.88%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (1.88%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.56%) MySQL
8 5 (1.56%) OLAP
9 4 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.25%) Power BI
9 4 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.94%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.63%) Flink
Development Applications
1 33 (10.31%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.56%) TeamCity
3 20 (6.25%) Subversion
4 19 (5.94%) JIRA
5 18 (5.63%) SpecFlow
6 11 (3.44%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.50%) FitNesse
8 6 (1.88%) NUnit
8 6 (1.88%) Selenium
8 6 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.56%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.56%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.56%) NuGet
9 5 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.94%) GitLab
10 3 (0.94%) NCrunch
10 3 (0.94%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.63%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.63%) PhantomJS
General
1 166 (51.88%) Finance
2 77 (24.06%) Front Office
3 71 (22.19%) Banking
4 51 (15.94%) Investment Banking
5 39 (12.19%) Financial Institution
6 10 (3.13%) Back Office
7 8 (2.50%) Brand Awareness
7 8 (2.50%) Marketing
8 2 (0.63%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 188 (58.75%) Developer
2 113 (35.31%) C# Developer
3 53 (16.56%) Analyst
4 34 (10.63%) SQL Developer
5 29 (9.06%) Java Developer
6 22 (6.88%) Full Stack Developer
7 21 (6.56%) Support Analyst
8 18 (5.63%) .NET Developer
8 18 (5.63%) Senior Developer
9 17 (5.31%) Agile C# Developer
9 17 (5.31%) Agile Developer
9 17 (5.31%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (5.31%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (5.00%) Angular Developer
11 14 (4.38%) Business Analyst
12 13 (4.06%) C# WPF Developer
12 13 (4.06%) WPF Developer
13 12 (3.75%) Cloud Engineer
14 11 (3.44%) Senior C# Developer
14 11 (3.44%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (33.13%) .NET
2 50 (15.63%) AngularJS
3 39 (12.19%) WCF
4 28 (8.75%) SignalR
5 27 (8.44%) WebSockets
6 26 (8.13%) .NET Framework
6 26 (8.13%) ASP.NET
7 25 (7.81%) Kafka
7 25 (7.81%) WPF
8 23 (7.19%) React
9 21 (6.56%) Entity Framework
9 21 (6.56%) FIX Protocol
9 21 (6.56%) RabbitMQ
9 21 (6.56%) REST
10 20 (6.25%) Akka
10 20 (6.25%) WinForms
11 19 (5.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (5.63%) Angular 2
12 18 (5.63%) HTML
12 18 (5.63%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.69%) Computer Science
2 40 (12.50%) Equities
3 39 (12.19%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (9.06%) Fixed Income
5 23 (7.19%) Algorithms
6 22 (6.88%) Data Structures
7 16 (5.00%) Derivative
7 16 (5.00%) Fintech
8 15 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (4.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (2.50%) Social Media
11 7 (2.19%) Equity Derivative
12 6 (1.88%) Smartphone
13 5 (1.56%) Data Centre
13 5 (1.56%) PMI
13 5 (1.56%) User Experience
14 4 (1.25%) Management Information System
14 4 (1.25%) Market Risk
14 4 (1.25%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.94%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 54 (16.88%) Linux
2 48 (15.00%) Windows
3 22 (6.88%) Unix
4 8 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.19%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.94%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.31%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (0.31%) CentOS
7 1 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (19.38%) Asset Management
3 39 (12.19%) Investment Management
4 34 (10.63%) TDD
5 30 (9.38%) MVC
6 26 (8.13%) OO
7 25 (7.81%) Multithreading
7 25 (7.81%) Unit Testing
8 23 (7.19%) BDD
8 23 (7.19%) Business Analysis
9 22 (6.88%) OOD
10 20 (6.25%) DevOps
10 20 (6.25%) Low Latency
11 19 (5.94%) AOP
11 19 (5.94%) Test Automation
12 18 (5.63%) Complex Event Processing
12 18 (5.63%) CQRS
12 18 (5.63%) Data Visualisation
12 18 (5.63%) Visualisation
13 17 (5.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 137 (42.81%) C#
2 115 (35.94%) SQL
3 67 (20.94%) JavaScript
4 55 (17.19%) Java
5 50 (15.63%) Python
6 25 (7.81%) TypeScript
7 24 (7.50%) T-SQL
8 16 (5.00%) C++
9 12 (3.75%) Perl
10 9 (2.81%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.50%) BeanShell
12 7 (2.19%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.56%) Go
13 5 (1.56%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.56%) Scala
14 4 (1.25%) Haskell
15 3 (0.94%) R
15 3 (0.94%) VBA
16 2 (0.63%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 47 (14.69%) Degree
2 6 (1.88%) CFA
3 5 (1.56%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.25%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.25%) MBA
5 3 (0.94%) CCNA
5 3 (0.94%) CCNP
5 3 (0.94%) CCVP
5 3 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.94%) PhD
5 3 (0.94%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.94%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.63%) Siebel Certification
7 1 (0.31%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.31%) CISM
7 1 (0.31%) CISSP
7 1 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.75%) MiFID
2 8 (2.50%) QA
3 6 (1.88%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.56%) EMIR
5 3 (0.94%) Basel III
5 3 (0.94%) FATCA
5 3 (0.94%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.31%) GDPR
6 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (5.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.56%) Docker
3 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.25%) Ansible
2 3 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.31%) logstash
4 1 (0.31%) Nagios
4 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.31%) Pacemaker
4 1 (0.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.31%) Salt
4 1 (0.31%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (11.56%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.19%) Oracle
3 20 (6.25%) Bloomberg
4 10 (3.13%) Charles River
5 9 (2.81%) ServiceNow
6 8 (2.50%) Reuters
6 8 (2.50%) Sybase
7 7 (2.19%) Cisco
7 7 (2.19%) Citrix
8 5 (1.56%) OpenLink
9 4 (1.25%) Calypso
9 4 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.25%) SimCorp
10 3 (0.94%) BT
10 3 (0.94%) F5
10 3 (0.94%) Fortinet
10 3 (0.94%) Murex
10 3 (0.94%) Palo Alto
10 3 (0.94%) Sophis
10 3 (0.94%) Speakerbus