Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 352 418 539
Rank change year-on-year +66 +121 +50
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 350 526 352
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.59% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.98% 1.85% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 435 259
Median daily rate £675 £650 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £475 £471 £400
90th Percentile £800 £838 £825
UK median daily rate £650 £650 £600
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £21.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £21.50

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 17,705 28,413 30,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.29% 32.06% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,157 18,630 20,212
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £268
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £471 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.79% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 904 951
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.34 £21.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.49% -1.66% +8.79%
10th Percentile £12.61 £12.00 £11.44
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate £26.44 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +25.90% -2.33% +9.36%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +42 347 £675 +3.85% 79
East Midlands - 2 £550 -
Midlands - 2 £550 -
South East +104 1 £525 -2.33% 1
Hedge funds
UK

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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.

1 250 (71.43%) Finance
2 217 (62.00%) Front Office
3 196 (56.00%) Fixed Income
4 183 (52.29%) AWS
5 182 (52.00%) Asset Management
6 176 (50.29%) Web Services
7 157 (44.86%) Equities
8 154 (44.00%) Python
9 153 (43.71%) Agile Software Development
10 152 (43.43%) Java
11 149 (42.57%) Derivative
12 142 (40.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 138 (39.43%) Software Engineering
13 138 (39.43%) React
14 137 (39.14%) AngularJS
14 137 (39.14%) JavaScript
15 116 (33.14%) Azure
16 112 (32.00%) Banking
17 106 (30.29%) SQL
18 103 (29.43%) GCP
19 97 (27.71%) C#
20 93 (26.57%) Investment Management
21 80 (22.86%) Portfolio Management
22 75 (21.43%) .NET
23 69 (19.71%) Analytics
24 68 (19.43%) Investment Banking
25 64 (18.29%) Node.js
26 63 (18.00%) Microservices
27 59 (16.86%) Business Analysis
28 57 (16.29%) Google

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 8 (2.29%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.57%) CMS
3 2 (0.57%) IIS
3 2 (0.57%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 9 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 37 (10.57%) FINCAD Analytics
1 37 (10.57%) Markit EDM
2 22 (6.29%) SimCorp Dimension
3 15 (4.29%) PolarLake
4 11 (3.14%) Eagle PACE
5 5 (1.43%) Front Arena
6 3 (0.86%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.29%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 183 (52.29%) AWS
2 116 (33.14%) Azure
3 103 (29.43%) GCP
4 37 (10.57%) AWS Step Functions
5 24 (6.86%) Amazon SQS
5 24 (6.86%) AWS Lambda
5 24 (6.86%) Serverless
6 20 (5.71%) Office 365
7 19 (5.43%) Power Platform
8 17 (4.86%) Amazon ECS
9 15 (4.29%) Amazon S3
10 14 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (4.00%) OpenShift
11 13 (3.71%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.86%) GitHub
12 3 (0.86%) SaaS
13 2 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.29%) Amazon Kinesis
14 1 (0.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.86%) WAN
2 9 (2.57%) Firewall
3 8 (2.29%) DNS
3 8 (2.29%) LAN
4 7 (2.00%) DHCP
5 5 (1.43%) VPN
6 4 (1.14%) Network Security
7 3 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.86%) Wireless
8 2 (0.57%) Skype
8 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.57%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.57%) VoIP
8 2 (0.57%) WebEx
8 2 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.29%) DMZ
9 1 (0.29%) FTP
9 1 (0.29%) HTTP
9 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (15.14%) SQL Server
2 52 (14.86%) NoSQL
3 48 (13.71%) PostgreSQL
4 44 (12.57%) Amazon Athena
5 40 (11.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 34 (9.71%) Amazon Aurora
7 33 (9.43%) MongoDB
8 31 (8.86%) RDBMS
8 31 (8.86%) Relational Database
9 29 (8.29%) Amazon RDS
9 29 (8.29%) Apache Cassandra
10 28 (8.00%) Redis
11 27 (7.71%) Couchbase
11 27 (7.71%) DB2
11 27 (7.71%) HBase
11 27 (7.71%) MariaDB
11 27 (7.71%) Neo4j
12 21 (6.00%) Amazon Redshift
13 19 (5.43%) OLAP
13 19 (5.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 33 (9.43%) Git (software)
2 24 (6.86%) TeamCity
3 19 (5.43%) Octopus Deploy
4 16 (4.57%) RStudio
5 14 (4.00%) Artifactory
6 6 (1.71%) Subversion
7 5 (1.43%) JIRA
7 5 (1.43%) Log4Net
8 3 (0.86%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.86%) Maven
9 1 (0.29%) GitLab
9 1 (0.29%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.29%) JMeter
9 1 (0.29%) Selenium
9 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 250 (71.43%) Finance
2 217 (62.00%) Front Office
3 112 (32.00%) Banking
4 68 (19.43%) Investment Banking
5 21 (6.00%) Financial Institution
6 19 (5.43%) Back Office
7 5 (1.43%) Retail
8 3 (0.86%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) German Language
9 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 190 (54.29%) Developer
2 70 (20.00%) AWS Developer
3 45 (12.86%) AWS Engineer
3 45 (12.86%) C# Developer
3 45 (12.86%) Front Office Developer
3 45 (12.86%) Java Developer
4 39 (11.14%) Software Engineer
5 38 (10.86%) Architect
5 38 (10.86%) JavaScript Developer
6 35 (10.00%) Senior Developer
7 34 (9.71%) Python Developer
8 25 (7.14%) React Developer
9 23 (6.57%) Analyst
10 22 (6.29%) JavaScript Engineer
10 22 (6.29%) Python Engineer
10 22 (6.29%) Solutions Architect
11 21 (6.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 20 (5.71%) Java Engineer
13 18 (5.14%) NoSQL Developer
14 17 (4.86%) AWS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (50.29%) Web Services
2 138 (39.43%) React
3 137 (39.14%) AngularJS
4 75 (21.43%) .NET
5 64 (18.29%) Node.js
6 57 (16.29%) Vue.js
7 52 (14.86%) J2EE
8 44 (12.57%) HTML
9 39 (11.14%) CSS
10 30 (8.57%) ASP.NET
11 18 (5.14%) Kafka
12 16 (4.57%) Redux
13 14 (4.00%) .NET Framework
13 14 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
13 14 (4.00%) WPF
14 12 (3.43%) D3.js
14 12 (3.43%) NumPy
14 12 (3.43%) Pandas
14 12 (3.43%) SciPy
15 9 (2.57%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 196 (56.00%) Fixed Income
2 157 (44.86%) Equities
3 149 (42.57%) Derivative
4 142 (40.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 56 (16.00%) Greenfield Project
6 48 (13.71%) Equity Derivative
7 41 (11.71%) Reference Data
8 40 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
9 38 (10.86%) Blog
10 22 (6.29%) Public Cloud
11 21 (6.00%) Market Risk
12 10 (2.86%) Analytical Mindset
13 7 (2.00%) OTC Derivatives
14 4 (1.14%) Credit Derivative
14 4 (1.14%) FMCG
14 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.86%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.86%) Cloud Native
15 3 (0.86%) Private Cloud
16 2 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.71%) Windows
2 19 (5.43%) Linux
2 19 (5.43%) Windows Server
3 15 (4.29%) Windows 10
3 15 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 13 (3.71%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (3.14%) Unix
7 6 (1.71%) CentOS
7 6 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.14%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.29%) Android
10 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (52.00%) Asset Management
2 153 (43.71%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (39.43%) Software Engineering
4 93 (26.57%) Investment Management
5 80 (22.86%) Portfolio Management
6 69 (19.71%) Analytics
7 63 (18.00%) Microservices
8 59 (16.86%) Business Analysis
9 57 (16.29%) DevOps
10 55 (15.71%) Decision-Making
11 47 (13.43%) Migration
12 43 (12.29%) Open Source
13 38 (10.86%) TDD
14 34 (9.71%) Risk Analytics
15 33 (9.43%) Front End Development
16 32 (9.14%) Fund Management
16 32 (9.14%) Scrum
17 30 (8.57%) OO
17 30 (8.57%) Performance Attribution
18 29 (8.29%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 154 (44.00%) Python
2 152 (43.43%) Java
3 137 (39.14%) JavaScript
4 106 (30.29%) SQL
5 97 (27.71%) C#
6 50 (14.29%) R
7 42 (12.00%) Kotlin
8 31 (8.86%) C++
9 21 (6.00%) TypeScript
10 17 (4.86%) PowerShell
11 14 (4.00%) Scala
12 9 (2.57%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.29%) PHP
14 7 (2.00%) MATLAB
14 7 (2.00%) VBA
15 3 (0.86%) C
15 3 (0.86%) Perl
16 1 (0.29%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 26 (7.43%) Degree
2 13 (3.71%) MCSE
2 13 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.71%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (1.14%) CCNP
4 4 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.57%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.29%) CCSA
6 1 (0.29%) CCSE
6 1 (0.29%) CISSP
6 1 (0.29%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.29%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.57%) MiFID
1 2 (0.57%) PMO
1 2 (0.57%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) EMIR
2 1 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 32 (9.14%) Docker
2 19 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.57%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.57%) vSphere
6 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (4.57%) Terraform
2 15 (4.29%) Kubernetes
3 8 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.29%) Puppet
4 6 (1.71%) Ansible
4 6 (1.71%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.57%) Control-M
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 57 (16.29%) Google
2 44 (12.57%) Bloomberg
3 37 (10.57%) Microsoft
3 37 (10.57%) Oracle
4 32 (9.14%) Sybase
5 23 (6.57%) Charles River
6 22 (6.29%) Calypso
6 22 (6.29%) SimCorp
7 20 (5.71%) GoldenSource
8 18 (5.14%) VMware
9 17 (4.86%) Tableau
10 15 (4.29%) Cognos
10 15 (4.29%) MicroStrategy
11 11 (3.14%) Remedy
12 10 (2.86%) Cisco
13 9 (2.57%) Reuters
14 7 (2.00%) Citrix
15 6 (1.71%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.71%) SaltStack
15 6 (1.71%) SAP