Period
to 29 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Hedge funds in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Hedge funds over the 6 months to 29 July 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
England > London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 297 98 225
Rank change year-on-year -199 +127 +95
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 254 427 503
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.84% 2.69% 1.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.52% 7.66% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 415 446
10th Percentile £506 £538 £484
25th Percentile £538 £550 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £675 £625
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £700 £763 £713
90th Percentile £738 £813 £781
England median daily rate £625 £675 £600
% change year-on-year -7.41% +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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 10,076 5,576 12,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.52% 35.13% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,109 4,107 9,268
10th Percentile £360 £325 £325
25th Percentile £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £540 £525
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +1.94%
75th Percentile £675 £650 £625
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 88 187
10th Percentile £14.34 £13.85 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £24.01 £16.16
Median hourly rate £32.00 £38.50 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year -16.88% +67.90% -4.46%
75th Percentile £45.00 £47.77 £46.92
90th Percentile £58.25 £54.43 £52.70
England median hourly rate £24.18 £26.44 £20.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +28.98% -12.77%

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Hedge funds as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Hedge funds in London

Hedge funds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Hedge funds in London.

Daily rate trend for Hedge funds in London

Hedge funds
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Hedge funds in London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Hedge funds in London

Hedge funds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Hedge funds in London.

Hourly rate trend for Hedge funds in London

Hedge funds
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 29 July 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
Central London -21 34 £625 -3.85% 59
Hedge funds
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 London region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 193 (75.98%) Finance
2 128 (50.39%) Python
3 107 (42.13%) AWS
4 105 (41.34%) Front Office
5 102 (40.16%) Analytics
6 89 (35.04%) Asset Management
7 85 (33.46%) Software Engineering
8 84 (33.07%) C#
8 84 (33.07%) JavaScript
9 83 (32.68%) Java
9 83 (32.68%) Equities
10 82 (32.28%) Azure
11 77 (30.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 71 (27.95%) SQL
12 71 (27.95%) Fixed Income
12 71 (27.95%) Investment Management
13 68 (26.77%) Derivative
14 65 (25.59%) React
15 60 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
16 59 (23.23%) C++
16 59 (23.23%) Node.js
17 50 (19.69%) GCP
18 46 (18.11%) .NET
19 45 (17.72%) Financial Institution
20 43 (16.93%) TypeScript
21 41 (16.14%) AngularJS
21 41 (16.14%) Fintech
21 41 (16.14%) Full Stack Development
21 41 (16.14%) Data Protection
22 38 (14.96%) Portfolio Management

Hedge funds
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 10 (3.94%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.54%) Apache
2 9 (3.54%) GemFire
3 2 (0.79%) Confluence
4 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.97%) Cloudability
2 1 (0.39%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (0.39%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.39%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.39%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 107 (42.13%) AWS
2 82 (32.28%) Azure
3 50 (19.69%) GCP
4 25 (9.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.36%) GitHub
6 5 (1.97%) AWS CodeCommit
6 5 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.97%) Serverless
7 3 (1.18%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.79%) Datadog
8 2 (0.79%) IaaS
8 2 (0.79%) PaaS
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.39%) Force.com
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft 365
9 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.36%) BGP
2 3 (1.18%) DNS
3 2 (0.79%) DHCP
3 2 (0.79%) Firewall
4 1 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.39%) Internet
4 1 (0.39%) LAN
4 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.15%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.97%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (1.97%) Big Data
5 4 (1.57%) Tableau
6 3 (1.18%) BigQuery
6 3 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.18%) Power BI
7 2 (0.79%) Bigtable
7 2 (0.79%) KDB
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.39%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.39%) Delta Lake
8 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.39%) Kdb+
8 1 (0.39%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (10.24%) Git (software)
2 21 (8.27%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.54%) Cypress.io
3 9 (3.54%) Hudson
3 9 (3.54%) Subversion
4 7 (2.76%) Jasmine
4 7 (2.76%) Maven
5 5 (1.97%) ESLint
5 5 (1.97%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (1.57%) Ant
6 4 (1.57%) Mocha
7 3 (1.18%) GitLab
7 3 (1.18%) JIRA
8 2 (0.79%) gulp
8 2 (0.79%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.39%) Mockito
9 1 (0.39%) Protractor
9 1 (0.39%) TestCafe
9 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
General
1 193 (75.98%) Finance
2 105 (41.34%) Front Office
3 45 (17.72%) Financial Institution
4 36 (14.17%) Social Skills
5 35 (13.78%) Legal
6 24 (9.45%) Banking
7 23 (9.06%) Investment Banking
8 19 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (3.54%) Billing
10 8 (3.15%) Back Office
10 8 (3.15%) Public Sector
11 5 (1.97%) Marketing
12 4 (1.57%) Presentation Skills
13 3 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (1.18%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.39%) Games
14 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 143 (56.30%) Developer
2 40 (15.75%) Front Office Developer
3 32 (12.60%) Analyst
4 30 (11.81%) Python Developer
4 30 (11.81%) React Developer
5 29 (11.42%) C# Developer
6 26 (10.24%) Lead Developer
7 23 (9.06%) .NET Developer
7 23 (9.06%) Java Developer
8 21 (8.27%) Quantitative Developer
9 19 (7.48%) Financial Analyst
10 18 (7.09%) SQL Analyst
11 17 (6.69%) SQL Data Analyst
12 16 (6.30%) Angular Developer
12 16 (6.30%) C# Quant Developer
12 16 (6.30%) Software Engineer
13 13 (5.12%) Business Analyst
13 13 (5.12%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 12 (4.72%) Azure Engineer
14 12 (4.72%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (25.59%) React
2 59 (23.23%) Node.js
3 46 (18.11%) .NET
4 41 (16.14%) AngularJS
5 31 (12.20%) .NET Core
6 28 (11.02%) GraphQL
7 27 (10.63%) Web Services
8 22 (8.66%) NumPy
8 22 (8.66%) Pandas
9 17 (6.69%) HTML
9 17 (6.69%) Middleware
9 17 (6.69%) Spring
10 16 (6.30%) CSS
11 15 (5.91%) Jest
11 15 (5.91%) Redux
12 13 (5.12%) Kafka
12 13 (5.12%) Vue.js
13 12 (4.72%) HTML5
13 12 (4.72%) REST
14 11 (4.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 83 (32.68%) Equities
2 77 (30.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 71 (27.95%) Fixed Income
4 68 (26.77%) Derivative
5 37 (14.57%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (11.42%) Credit Risk
7 21 (8.27%) Data Structures
8 19 (7.48%) Equity Derivative
9 16 (6.30%) Algorithms
9 16 (6.30%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (5.51%) User Experience
11 13 (5.12%) Cloud Native
12 10 (3.94%) Market Risk
13 9 (3.54%) Grid Computing
13 9 (3.54%) Legacy Systems
14 6 (2.36%) Analytical Mindset
15 4 (1.57%) CMDB
15 4 (1.57%) Public Cloud
16 3 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
16 3 (1.18%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.57%) Linux
2 15 (5.91%) Windows
3 5 (1.97%) CentOS
3 5 (1.97%) Ubuntu
3 5 (1.97%) Unix
4 3 (1.18%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.79%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.39%) Android
6 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (40.16%) Analytics
2 89 (35.04%) Asset Management
3 85 (33.46%) Software Engineering
4 71 (27.95%) Investment Management
5 60 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (16.14%) Data Protection
6 41 (16.14%) Fintech
6 41 (16.14%) Full Stack Development
7 38 (14.96%) Portfolio Management
8 37 (14.57%) Risk Analytics
9 34 (13.39%) DevOps
9 34 (13.39%) Microservices
10 27 (10.63%) Migration
10 27 (10.63%) Unit Testing
11 21 (8.27%) Dashboard Development
12 20 (7.87%) Decision-Making
13 18 (7.09%) Computer Science
13 18 (7.09%) Requirements Gathering
13 18 (7.09%) Scrum
13 18 (7.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 128 (50.39%) Python
2 84 (33.07%) C#
2 84 (33.07%) JavaScript
3 83 (32.68%) Java
4 71 (27.95%) SQL
5 59 (23.23%) C++
6 43 (16.93%) TypeScript
7 30 (11.81%) Scala
8 28 (11.02%) Kotlin
9 12 (4.72%) Java 8
10 10 (3.94%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.18%) VBA
12 2 (0.79%) ES6
12 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.39%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.39%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 13 (5.12%) Degree
2 4 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (13.78%) GDPR
2 10 (3.94%) SLA
3 8 (3.15%) MiFID
4 7 (2.76%) QA
5 5 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.97%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.39%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.39%) PMBOK
System Software
1 25 (9.84%) Docker
2 15 (5.91%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.79%) vSphere
4 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.39%) XenApp
4 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (10.63%) Kubernetes
2 20 (7.87%) Terraform
3 4 (1.57%) Ansible
4 1 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.39%) Kibana
4 1 (0.39%) Nessus
4 1 (0.39%) Puppet
4 1 (0.39%) SCOM
4 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 14 (5.51%) Oracle
2 12 (4.72%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.15%) Google
4 6 (2.36%) IBM
5 5 (1.97%) VMware
6 4 (1.57%) Citrix
6 4 (1.57%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.18%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.18%) Calypso
8 2 (0.79%) NetApp
8 2 (0.79%) SAP
9 1 (0.39%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.39%) EMC
9 1 (0.39%) Eze Castle Integration
9 1 (0.39%) FactSet
9 1 (0.39%) Murex
9 1 (0.39%) Reuters
9 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.39%) Solace
9 1 (0.39%) Symantec