Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 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
England > London
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 233 330
Rank change year-on-year +165 +97 +14
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 481 434 352
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.56% 1.13% 0.77%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.98% 3.34% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 398 281
Median daily rate £675 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £475 £450 £425
90th Percentile £813 £800 £825
England median daily rate £675 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
England median hourly rate - - £16.50

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 5,357 12,999 16,498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.63% 33.96% 36.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,683 9,021 11,778
Median daily rate £525 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
England median daily rate £498 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.86% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 203 253
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.85 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.17% -0.35% +4.70%
10th Percentile £17.63 £12.76 £13.06
90th Percentile £49.28 £52.90 £53.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.98 £20.17
% change year-on-year +59.24% +8.97% +0.85%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 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
Central London +71 16 £700 +16.67% 38
Hedge funds
England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 London region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 424 (88.15%) Finance
2 416 (86.49%) Asset Management
3 379 (78.79%) AWS
4 375 (77.96%) Web Services
5 369 (76.72%) Python
6 360 (74.84%) Investment Management
7 331 (68.81%) Derivative
8 329 (68.40%) Java
9 328 (68.19%) Fixed Income
10 326 (67.78%) Front Office
11 323 (67.15%) Agile Software Development
12 308 (64.03%) Software Engineering
13 280 (58.21%) Equities
14 264 (54.89%) JavaScript
15 243 (50.52%) Azure
16 239 (49.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 236 (49.06%) AngularJS
18 231 (48.02%) Banking
19 223 (46.36%) GCP
20 222 (46.15%) React
21 197 (40.96%) Vue.js
22 194 (40.33%) SQL
23 191 (39.71%) Google
24 173 (35.97%) DevOps
25 151 (31.39%) Microservices
26 146 (30.35%) Serverless
27 144 (29.94%) AWS Lambda
28 139 (28.90%) Investment Banking
29 118 (24.53%) Greenfield Project
30 103 (21.41%) 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 95 (19.75%) Apache
2 1 (0.21%) Confluence
2 1 (0.21%) Jupyter
2 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 31 (6.44%) Markit EDM
2 26 (5.41%) Eagle PACE
3 5 (1.04%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 379 (78.79%) AWS
2 243 (50.52%) Azure
3 223 (46.36%) GCP
4 146 (30.35%) Serverless
5 144 (29.94%) AWS Lambda
6 90 (18.71%) Amazon ECS
7 72 (14.97%) Apigee
8 54 (11.23%) Amazon EC2
8 54 (11.23%) Amazon S3
9 11 (2.29%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.42%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.42%) AWS Step Functions
11 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.42%) Office 365
11 2 (0.42%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.42%) DHCP
1 2 (0.42%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 90 (18.71%) MySQL
3 88 (18.30%) Amazon Redshift
3 88 (18.30%) PostgreSQL
4 52 (10.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 42 (8.73%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.29%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.87%) Apache Ignite
7 9 (1.87%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.04%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.04%) KDB
9 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.83%) Big Data
11 3 (0.62%) Redis
12 2 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.42%) Power BI
13 1 (0.21%) Data Lake
13 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 80 (16.63%) Artifactory
2 72 (14.97%) Jenkins
3 71 (14.76%) GitLab
4 50 (10.40%) RStudio
5 4 (0.83%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.21%) Ant
6 1 (0.21%) JIRA
6 1 (0.21%) Maven
6 1 (0.21%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.21%) Selenium
6 1 (0.21%) webpack
General
1 424 (88.15%) Finance
2 326 (67.78%) Front Office
3 231 (48.02%) Banking
4 139 (28.90%) Investment Banking
5 66 (13.72%) Back Office
6 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.21%) French Language
7 1 (0.21%) Legal
7 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 302 (62.79%) Developer
2 185 (38.46%) Software Engineer
3 175 (36.38%) AWS Engineer
4 169 (35.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 152 (31.60%) AWS Developer
6 101 (21.00%) AWS Software Engineer
7 94 (19.54%) Python Developer
8 82 (17.05%) Java Developer
8 82 (17.05%) JavaScript Developer
9 74 (15.38%) Python Engineer
10 69 (14.35%) Java Engineer
11 60 (12.47%) Finance Manager
11 60 (12.47%) JavaScript Engineer
12 59 (12.27%) Architect
12 59 (12.27%) Python Software Engineer
13 51 (10.60%) SQL Developer
14 49 (10.19%) AWS Architect
14 49 (10.19%) Java Software Developer
14 49 (10.19%) Java Software Engineer
15 40 (8.32%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (77.96%) Web Services
2 236 (49.06%) AngularJS
3 222 (46.15%) React
4 197 (40.96%) Vue.js
5 86 (17.88%) gRPC
6 77 (16.01%) .NET
7 73 (15.18%) Node.js
8 71 (14.76%) OAuth
8 71 (14.76%) Swagger
9 62 (12.89%) .NET Core
10 58 (12.06%) ASP.NET
11 47 (9.77%) ASP.NET Core
12 33 (6.86%) Pandas
13 17 (3.53%) J2EE
14 7 (1.46%) HTML
14 7 (1.46%) NumPy
15 6 (1.25%) FIX Protocol
15 6 (1.25%) HTML5
16 5 (1.04%) Redux
17 4 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 331 (68.81%) Derivative
2 328 (68.19%) Fixed Income
3 280 (58.21%) Equities
4 239 (49.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 118 (24.53%) Greenfield Project
6 40 (8.32%) Credit Derivative
7 33 (6.86%) Blog
8 31 (6.44%) Reference Data
9 20 (4.16%) Equity Derivative
10 15 (3.12%) OTC Derivatives
11 9 (1.87%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (1.04%) Private Cloud
13 5 (1.04%) User Experience
14 4 (0.83%) Cloud Native
15 3 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
16 2 (0.42%) Fat Client
16 2 (0.42%) Thin Client
17 1 (0.21%) Analytical Mindset
17 1 (0.21%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 13 (2.70%) Linux
2 4 (0.83%) Windows
3 3 (0.62%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.42%) Mac OS X
4 2 (0.42%) Unix
4 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.42%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.21%) AIX
5 1 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (86.49%) Asset Management
2 360 (74.84%) Investment Management
3 323 (67.15%) Agile Software Development
4 308 (64.03%) Software Engineering
5 173 (35.97%) DevOps
6 151 (31.39%) Microservices
7 103 (21.41%) Portfolio Management
8 95 (19.75%) Migration
9 89 (18.50%) Business Analysis
10 79 (16.42%) Decision-Making
11 72 (14.97%) Fintech
12 50 (10.40%) Mentoring
13 44 (9.15%) Scrum
14 40 (8.32%) Analytics
14 40 (8.32%) Front End Development
15 36 (7.48%) Performance Management
16 35 (7.28%) Open Source
17 33 (6.86%) Technology Roadmap
18 23 (4.78%) Risk Analysis
19 21 (4.37%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 369 (76.72%) Python
2 329 (68.40%) Java
3 264 (54.89%) JavaScript
4 194 (40.33%) SQL
5 76 (15.80%) C#
6 59 (12.27%) Kotlin
7 44 (9.15%) R
8 28 (5.82%) TypeScript
9 24 (4.99%) C
10 22 (4.57%) C++
11 15 (3.12%) Scala
12 12 (2.49%) MATLAB
12 12 (2.49%) VBA
13 9 (1.87%) Clojure
14 4 (0.83%) Java 8
15 3 (0.62%) Perl
15 3 (0.62%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.42%) ES6
16 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.21%) Go
Qualifications
1 26 (5.41%) Sun Certification
2 12 (2.49%) Degree
3 7 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.42%) MCSE
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.62%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.21%) MiFID
2 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 85 (17.67%) Docker
2 5 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 101 (21.00%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.83%) Terraform
3 3 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.21%) Ansible
4 1 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 191 (39.71%) Google
2 69 (14.35%) Oracle
3 52 (10.81%) Bloomberg
4 26 (5.41%) FactSet
4 26 (5.41%) Reuters
5 21 (4.37%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.04%) Calypso
6 5 (1.04%) Charles River
6 5 (1.04%) GoldenSource
6 5 (1.04%) SimCorp
7 4 (0.83%) Sybase
8 3 (0.62%) Databricks
8 3 (0.62%) VMware
9 2 (0.42%) Citrix
9 2 (0.42%) Informatica
10 1 (0.21%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.21%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.21%) WSO2