Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 212 172 231
Rank change year-on-year -40 +59 +96
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 268 346 511
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.20% 1.50% 1.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.21% 4.17% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 318 425
10th Percentile £500 £443 £475
25th Percentile £538 £550 £550
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £650 £650
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £700 £750 £713
90th Percentile £758 £800 £838
England median daily rate £600 £650 £631
% change year-on-year -7.69% +2.97% +5.21%

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 8,343 8,288 15,083
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.48% 35.87% 35.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,812 5,924 10,709
10th Percentile £330 £300 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £640 £629 £625
90th Percentile £738 £713 £700
England median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 146 234
10th Percentile £16.11 £12.47 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.92 £18.00 £18.56
Median hourly rate £29.81 £26.75 £24.47
Median % change year-on-year +11.45% +9.34% +11.71%
75th Percentile £47.50 £43.74 £37.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.75 £49.94
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.51 £20.60
% change year-on-year +16.21% +4.45% -0.18%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +14 12 £750 +25.00% 26
Hedge funds
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 205 (76.49%) Finance
2 148 (55.22%) Python
3 138 (51.49%) Front Office
4 123 (45.90%) Asset Management
5 119 (44.40%) Equities
6 108 (40.30%) JavaScript
6 108 (40.30%) Analytics
7 104 (38.81%) SQL
8 102 (38.06%) Investment Management
9 99 (36.94%) Derivative
10 94 (35.07%) AWS
11 87 (32.46%) Software Engineering
12 80 (29.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 72 (26.87%) C#
14 67 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
14 67 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
15 62 (23.13%) Fixed Income
16 61 (22.76%) React
17 53 (19.78%) .NET
18 52 (19.40%) Java
18 52 (19.40%) Azure
19 51 (19.03%) Equity Derivative
19 51 (19.03%) Dashboard Development
20 50 (18.66%) Requirements Gathering
21 48 (17.91%) Greenfield Project
22 46 (17.16%) Fintech
23 43 (16.04%) Linux
24 41 (15.30%) C++
25 39 (14.55%) AngularJS
26 37 (13.81%) Web Services

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 13 (4.85%) Apache
2 6 (2.24%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.87%) GemFire
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.37%) Confluence
4 1 (0.37%) IIS
4 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (3.73%) Eagle PACE
1 10 (3.73%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 94 (35.07%) AWS
2 52 (19.40%) Azure
3 26 (9.70%) GCP
4 19 (7.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (5.22%) Serverless
6 13 (4.85%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (4.10%) GitHub
8 8 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (2.99%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.49%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.12%) FinancialForce
10 3 (1.12%) Microsoft 365
11 2 (0.75%) IaaS
11 2 (0.75%) SaaS
12 1 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.37%) Azure Functions
12 1 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.37%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.12%) DHCP
1 3 (1.12%) DNS
1 3 (1.12%) LAN
1 3 (1.12%) WAN
2 2 (0.75%) Firewall
2 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.22%) Big Data
1 14 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 7 (2.61%) Apache Ignite
2 7 (2.61%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.24%) Amazon Redshift
4 5 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.49%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.49%) Power BI
5 4 (1.49%) Tableau
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.75%) Hazelcast
8 1 (0.37%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.37%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.37%) KDB
8 1 (0.37%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.37%) PolyBase
8 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (4.48%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.73%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.36%) Cypress.io
4 7 (2.61%) JIRA
5 6 (2.24%) Maven
6 5 (1.87%) Hudson
7 2 (0.75%) Ant
7 2 (0.75%) GitLab
8 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.37%) Gradle
8 1 (0.37%) gulp
8 1 (0.37%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.37%) Protractor
8 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.37%) TestCafe
8 1 (0.37%) webpack
General
1 205 (76.49%) Finance
2 138 (51.49%) Front Office
3 21 (7.84%) Financial Institution
4 19 (7.09%) Banking
5 18 (6.72%) Investment Banking
6 15 (5.60%) Back Office
7 12 (4.48%) Legal
8 6 (2.24%) Public Sector
9 5 (1.87%) Billing
10 3 (1.12%) Marketing
11 1 (0.37%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 140 (52.24%) Developer
2 72 (26.87%) Analyst
3 51 (19.03%) Financial Analyst
4 47 (17.54%) SQL Analyst
4 47 (17.54%) SQL Data Analyst
5 35 (13.06%) Python Developer
6 33 (12.31%) Business Analyst
7 30 (11.19%) C# Developer
8 28 (10.45%) .NET Developer
8 28 (10.45%) Software Engineer
9 27 (10.07%) Data Analyst
9 27 (10.07%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 27 (10.07%) Quantitative Developer
10 26 (9.70%) Front Office Developer
11 25 (9.33%) Data Business Analyst
12 21 (7.84%) Report Analyst
12 21 (7.84%) Research Analyst
12 21 (7.84%) SQL Reporting Analyst
13 20 (7.46%) AWS Engineer
13 20 (7.46%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (22.76%) React
2 53 (19.78%) .NET
3 39 (14.55%) AngularJS
4 37 (13.81%) Web Services
5 36 (13.43%) .NET Core
6 24 (8.96%) Node.js
6 24 (8.96%) Vue.js
7 21 (7.84%) CSS
7 21 (7.84%) HTML
8 19 (7.09%) HTML5
9 16 (5.97%) GraphQL
10 15 (5.60%) NumPy
10 15 (5.60%) Pandas
11 14 (5.22%) ASP.NET
11 14 (5.22%) ASP.NET Core
11 14 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (4.48%) Redux
12 12 (4.48%) Spring
13 10 (3.73%) Middleware
13 10 (3.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 119 (44.40%) Equities
2 99 (36.94%) Derivative
3 80 (29.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 62 (23.13%) Fixed Income
5 51 (19.03%) Equity Derivative
6 48 (17.91%) Greenfield Project
7 28 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (9.33%) Data Structures
9 19 (7.09%) Algorithms
9 19 (7.09%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (6.34%) User Experience
11 16 (5.97%) Credit Risk
12 13 (4.85%) Reference Data
13 9 (3.36%) Analytical Mindset
14 6 (2.24%) Market Risk
15 5 (1.87%) Grid Computing
16 4 (1.49%) Cloud Native
17 3 (1.12%) CMDB
17 3 (1.12%) Public Cloud
18 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 43 (16.04%) Linux
2 13 (4.85%) Windows
3 6 (2.24%) CentOS
3 6 (2.24%) Ubuntu
4 4 (1.49%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.49%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.12%) Unix
6 2 (0.75%) Android
6 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (45.90%) Asset Management
2 108 (40.30%) Analytics
3 102 (38.06%) Investment Management
4 87 (32.46%) Software Engineering
5 67 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
6 51 (19.03%) Dashboard Development
7 50 (18.66%) Requirements Gathering
8 46 (17.16%) Fintech
9 29 (10.82%) Computer Science
10 28 (10.45%) DevOps
10 28 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (9.70%) Data Analytics
11 26 (9.70%) Migration
12 25 (9.33%) Business Analysis
13 23 (8.58%) Microservices
14 22 (8.21%) Risk Analytics
15 17 (6.34%) Low Latency
15 17 (6.34%) Unit Testing
16 16 (5.97%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 148 (55.22%) Python
2 108 (40.30%) JavaScript
3 104 (38.81%) SQL
4 72 (26.87%) C#
5 52 (19.40%) Java
6 41 (15.30%) C++
7 35 (13.06%) TypeScript
8 24 (8.96%) Scala
9 23 (8.58%) Kotlin
10 8 (2.99%) Java 8
11 7 (2.61%) Clojure
12 6 (2.24%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.12%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.75%) ES6
14 2 (0.75%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.37%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 25 (9.33%) Degree
2 18 (6.72%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.48%) GDPR
2 6 (2.24%) MiFID
2 6 (2.24%) QA
3 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.12%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.49%) Docker
3 3 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.75%) vSphere
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (10.45%) Terraform
2 11 (4.10%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.73%) Ansible
4 4 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (5.22%) Bloomberg
2 10 (3.73%) Oracle
3 5 (1.87%) Microsoft
3 5 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (1.49%) VMware
5 3 (1.12%) Apttus
5 3 (1.12%) IBM
5 3 (1.12%) Reuters
5 3 (1.12%) SAP
5 3 (1.12%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.75%) Calypso
6 2 (0.75%) Cisco
6 2 (0.75%) Databricks
7 1 (0.37%) Citrix
7 1 (0.37%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.37%) Eze Castle Integration
7 1 (0.37%) FactSet
7 1 (0.37%) Google
7 1 (0.37%) Nimble Storage