Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 349 390 282
Rank change year-on-year +41 -108 +107
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 305 195 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.65% 0.48% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.73% 1.32% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 141 227
London median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £302
90th Percentile £750 £750 £738
England median daily rate £600 £550 £535
% change year-on-year +9.09% +2.80% +1.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
London median hourly rate £21.50 - £50.00
10th Percentile £21.25 - £45.00
90th Percentile £65.70 - £55.00
England 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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,650 14,763 16,548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.89% 36.29% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,836 10,346 11,705
London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
England median daily rate £458 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.57% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 258 267
London median hourly rate £22.26 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.08% +12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.28 £51.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.35 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% - +14.29%

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Hedge funds in London

Hedge funds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Hedge funds in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Hedge funds in London

Hedge funds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hedge funds in London over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hedge funds in London

Hedge funds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hedge funds in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hedge funds in London

Hedge funds
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hedge funds in London over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 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
Central London +30 110 £600 +4.35% 72
Hedge funds
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 154 (50.49%) Finance
2 134 (43.93%) C#
3 112 (36.72%) SQL
4 105 (34.43%) .NET
5 99 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
6 87 (28.52%) SQL Server
7 76 (24.92%) Front Office
8 70 (22.95%) Banking
9 67 (21.97%) JavaScript
10 64 (20.98%) Asset Management
11 52 (17.05%) Linux
12 51 (16.72%) Java
13 50 (16.39%) Investment Banking
13 50 (16.39%) AngularJS
14 47 (15.41%) Computer Science
15 46 (15.08%) Python
15 46 (15.08%) Windows
16 40 (13.11%) Equities
16 40 (13.11%) Investment Management
17 39 (12.79%) WCF
18 38 (12.46%) Degree
18 38 (12.46%) Greenfield Project
19 37 (12.13%) Microsoft
20 34 (11.15%) TDD
21 33 (10.82%) Git (software)
22 30 (9.84%) MVC
22 30 (9.84%) Financial Institution
23 29 (9.51%) Fixed Income
24 28 (9.18%) SignalR
25 26 (8.52%) WebSockets

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 18 (5.90%) NServiceBus
2 3 (0.98%) Apache
2 3 (0.98%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.98%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.66%) Confluence
3 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.66%) Ethereum
3 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.33%) IIS
4 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (3.61%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.64%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (0.98%) Summit
4 1 (0.33%) Endur
4 1 (0.33%) Findur
4 1 (0.33%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.31%) Office 365
3 2 (0.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.64%) Internet
1 5 (1.64%) PPP
2 4 (1.31%) BGP
2 4 (1.31%) EIGRP
2 4 (1.31%) MPLS
2 4 (1.31%) OpenScape
2 4 (1.31%) OSPF
2 4 (1.31%) VLAN
2 4 (1.31%) VoIP
3 3 (0.98%) FIX Connectivity
3 3 (0.98%) Skype
3 3 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.66%) Firewall
4 2 (0.66%) FTP
4 2 (0.66%) HTTP
5 1 (0.33%) DHCP
5 1 (0.33%) DNS
5 1 (0.33%) LAN
5 1 (0.33%) VPN
5 1 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (28.52%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.87%) MongoDB
3 21 (6.89%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.62%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.30%) Big Data
8 6 (1.97%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.64%) MySQL
9 5 (1.64%) OLAP
9 5 (1.64%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.98%) OLAP Cube
11 3 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.98%) Power BI
11 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.66%) Flink
Development Applications
1 33 (10.82%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.89%) TeamCity
3 20 (6.56%) Subversion
4 19 (6.23%) JIRA
5 18 (5.90%) SpecFlow
6 11 (3.61%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (2.62%) FitNesse
8 6 (1.97%) NUnit
8 6 (1.97%) Selenium
8 6 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.64%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.64%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.64%) NuGet
9 5 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.98%) GitLab
10 3 (0.98%) NCrunch
10 3 (0.98%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.66%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.66%) PhantomJS
General
1 154 (50.49%) Finance
2 76 (24.92%) Front Office
3 70 (22.95%) Banking
4 50 (16.39%) Investment Banking
5 30 (9.84%) Financial Institution
6 10 (3.28%) Back Office
7 2 (0.66%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 182 (59.67%) Developer
2 112 (36.72%) C# Developer
3 52 (17.05%) Analyst
4 34 (11.15%) SQL Developer
5 28 (9.18%) Java Developer
6 22 (7.21%) Full Stack Developer
7 20 (6.56%) Support Analyst
8 18 (5.90%) .NET Developer
8 18 (5.90%) Senior Developer
9 17 (5.57%) Agile C# Developer
9 17 (5.57%) Agile Developer
9 17 (5.57%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (5.57%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (5.25%) Angular Developer
11 13 (4.26%) Business Analyst
11 13 (4.26%) C# WPF Developer
11 13 (4.26%) WPF Developer
12 12 (3.93%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (3.61%) Senior C# Developer
13 11 (3.61%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (34.43%) .NET
2 50 (16.39%) AngularJS
3 39 (12.79%) WCF
4 28 (9.18%) SignalR
5 26 (8.52%) .NET Framework
5 26 (8.52%) ASP.NET
5 26 (8.52%) WebSockets
6 25 (8.20%) WPF
7 22 (7.21%) Kafka
7 22 (7.21%) React
8 21 (6.89%) Entity Framework
8 21 (6.89%) RabbitMQ
9 20 (6.56%) FIX Protocol
9 20 (6.56%) WinForms
10 19 (6.23%) Akka
10 19 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (5.90%) Angular 2
11 18 (5.90%) Reactive Extensions
11 18 (5.90%) Redux
11 18 (5.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.41%) Computer Science
2 40 (13.11%) Equities
3 38 (12.46%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (9.51%) Fixed Income
5 23 (7.54%) Algorithms
6 22 (7.21%) Data Structures
7 16 (5.25%) Derivative
7 16 (5.25%) Fintech
8 14 (4.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (2.30%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (1.97%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.64%) PMI
12 5 (1.64%) User Experience
13 4 (1.31%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.31%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.31%) Market Risk
13 4 (1.31%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
14 3 (0.98%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 52 (17.05%) Linux
2 46 (15.08%) Windows
3 22 (7.21%) Unix
4 8 (2.62%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.30%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.98%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.33%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (0.33%) CentOS
7 1 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (20.98%) Asset Management
3 40 (13.11%) Investment Management
4 34 (11.15%) TDD
5 30 (9.84%) MVC
6 26 (8.52%) Multithreading
6 26 (8.52%) OO
6 26 (8.52%) Unit Testing
7 24 (7.87%) Business Analysis
8 23 (7.54%) BDD
9 22 (7.21%) OOD
10 19 (6.23%) DevOps
10 19 (6.23%) Low Latency
10 19 (6.23%) Test Automation
11 18 (5.90%) Complex Event Processing
11 18 (5.90%) CQRS
12 17 (5.57%) AOP
12 17 (5.57%) SDLC
13 16 (5.25%) Mathematics
14 14 (4.59%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 134 (43.93%) C#
2 112 (36.72%) SQL
3 67 (21.97%) JavaScript
4 51 (16.72%) Java
5 46 (15.08%) Python
6 25 (8.20%) TypeScript
7 24 (7.87%) T-SQL
8 15 (4.92%) C++
9 12 (3.93%) Perl
10 9 (2.95%) PowerShell
11 7 (2.30%) Bash Shell
11 7 (2.30%) BeanShell
12 5 (1.64%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.31%) Go
13 4 (1.31%) Scala
14 3 (0.98%) Haskell
14 3 (0.98%) VBA
15 2 (0.66%) Erlang
15 2 (0.66%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
15 2 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (12.46%) Degree
2 6 (1.97%) CFA
3 5 (1.64%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.31%) CCNA
4 4 (1.31%) CCNP
4 4 (1.31%) CCVP
4 4 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.31%) Master's Degree
4 4 (1.31%) MBA
5 3 (0.98%) PhD
5 3 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.98%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.66%) Siebel Certification
7 1 (0.33%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.33%) CISM
7 1 (0.33%) CISSP
7 1 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.61%) MiFID
2 9 (2.95%) QA
3 5 (1.64%) EMIR
4 3 (0.98%) Basel III
4 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.98%) FATCA
4 3 (0.98%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.33%) GDPR
5 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (5.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.64%) Docker
3 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (0.98%) Ansible
3 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.33%) logstash
4 1 (0.33%) Nagios
4 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.33%) Pacemaker
4 1 (0.33%) Puppet
4 1 (0.33%) Salt
4 1 (0.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (12.13%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.87%) Oracle
3 19 (6.23%) Bloomberg
4 11 (3.61%) Charles River
5 8 (2.62%) ServiceNow
5 8 (2.62%) Sybase
6 7 (2.30%) Cisco
6 7 (2.30%) Citrix
6 7 (2.30%) Reuters
7 5 (1.64%) Calypso
7 5 (1.64%) OpenLink
7 5 (1.64%) SimCorp
8 4 (1.31%) BT
8 4 (1.31%) Etrali
8 4 (1.31%) Red Box
8 4 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.31%) Speakerbus
9 3 (0.98%) Murex
9 3 (0.98%) Sophis
10 2 (0.66%) Telerik