Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 2019 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 231 339 327
Rank change year-on-year +108 -12 +6
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 469 333 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.19% 0.73% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.36% 2.03% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 247 185
London median daily rate £625 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £475 £425 £400
90th Percentile £800 £830 £768
England median daily rate £600 £600 £575
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
London median hourly rate - £85.75 -
England median hourly rate - £85.75 -

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 13,938 16,419 15,866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.22% 36.16% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,780 11,632 11,162
London median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 255 219
London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +7.31% +9.50%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.63 £12.78
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.75 £49.35
England median hourly rate £21.50 £21.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.41% +7.06% -

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 23 August 2019.

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
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 23 August 2019. 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 +39 92 £600 +4.35% 63
Hedge funds
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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.

1 299 (63.75%) Finance
2 168 (35.82%) C#
3 137 (29.21%) Front Office
4 124 (26.44%) Python
5 122 (26.01%) Agile Software Development
6 118 (25.16%) React
7 113 (24.09%) .NET
8 108 (23.03%) JavaScript
9 105 (22.39%) SQL
10 102 (21.75%) Greenfield Project
11 101 (21.54%) AngularJS
12 95 (20.26%) Financial Institution
13 93 (19.83%) SQL Server
14 90 (19.19%) HTML
15 85 (18.12%) CSS
16 70 (14.93%) TDD
17 63 (13.43%) TypeScript
18 60 (12.79%) AWS
19 58 (12.37%) Computer Science
20 55 (11.73%) Analytics
21 52 (11.09%) Redux
22 51 (10.87%) OO
23 50 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
24 49 (10.45%) Migration
25 48 (10.23%) Degree
25 48 (10.23%) .NET Core
26 47 (10.02%) Microservices
26 47 (10.02%) Azure
26 47 (10.02%) Asset Management
27 45 (9.59%) Microsoft

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 (2.77%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.49%) Apache
3 6 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
4 5 (1.07%) IPython
5 4 (0.85%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.43%) Confluence
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.21%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 9 (1.92%) SAP BPC
1 9 (1.92%) SAP CO
1 9 (1.92%) SAP FI
1 9 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.85%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.21%) Beauchamp
4 1 (0.21%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 60 (12.79%) AWS
2 47 (10.02%) Azure
3 30 (6.40%) Office 365
4 19 (4.05%) Power Platform
5 12 (2.56%) GCP
6 11 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (2.13%) Amazon ELB
7 10 (2.13%) Amazon S3
8 9 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.28%) Amazon ECS
10 5 (1.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 5 (1.07%) AWS OpsWorks
11 4 (0.85%) npm
12 3 (0.64%) GitHub
12 3 (0.64%) PaaS
13 2 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.43%) IaaS
13 2 (0.43%) ShareGate
14 1 (0.21%) Serverless
14 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.48%) Firewall
2 19 (4.05%) WAN
3 10 (2.13%) LAN
4 9 (1.92%) VPN
5 5 (1.07%) BGP
5 5 (1.07%) MPLS
6 4 (0.85%) DHCP
6 4 (0.85%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.85%) VLAN
7 3 (0.64%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (0.64%) Multicast
7 3 (0.64%) NAS
7 3 (0.64%) OSPF
7 3 (0.64%) Skype
7 3 (0.64%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.43%) FIX Connectivity
8 2 (0.43%) NX-OS
8 2 (0.43%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (19.83%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.12%) Big Data
3 21 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 19 (4.05%) Power BI
5 15 (3.20%) QlikView
6 14 (2.99%) OLAP
7 12 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (1.92%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.92%) SAP BW
9 9 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.71%) SQL Server 2017
11 7 (1.49%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (1.28%) Data Mining
12 6 (1.28%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.28%) PowerPivot
13 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (6.61%) webpack
2 17 (3.62%) TeamCity
3 16 (3.41%) Git (software)
4 15 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (2.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (1.49%) Babel
6 7 (1.49%) NUnit
7 6 (1.28%) Mocha
8 5 (1.07%) Jenkins
8 5 (1.07%) JIRA
9 3 (0.64%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.21%) Moq
10 1 (0.21%) MSTest
10 1 (0.21%) NSubstitute
10 1 (0.21%) Selenium
10 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 299 (63.75%) Finance
2 137 (29.21%) Front Office
3 95 (20.26%) Financial Institution
4 42 (8.96%) Retail
5 22 (4.69%) Banking
6 9 (1.92%) Back Office
6 9 (1.92%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
8 1 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 283 (60.34%) Developer
2 96 (20.47%) C# Developer
3 56 (11.94%) Python Developer
4 48 (10.23%) React Developer
5 41 (8.74%) Senior Developer
6 37 (7.89%) Angular Developer
7 34 (7.25%) Full Stack Developer
8 32 (6.82%) Architect
9 30 (6.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 28 (5.97%) Analyst
11 25 (5.33%) UI Developer
12 24 (5.12%) Consultant
13 23 (4.90%) Project Manager
14 20 (4.26%) .NET Developer
14 20 (4.26%) HTML Developer
15 18 (3.84%) Java Developer
16 17 (3.62%) SQL Developer
17 16 (3.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 16 (3.41%) C# .NET Developer
17 16 (3.41%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (25.16%) React
2 113 (24.09%) .NET
3 101 (21.54%) AngularJS
4 90 (19.19%) HTML
5 85 (18.12%) CSS
6 52 (11.09%) Redux
7 48 (10.23%) .NET Core
8 42 (8.96%) Vue.js
9 38 (8.10%) Sass
10 36 (7.68%) Flask
10 36 (7.68%) WebSockets
11 35 (7.46%) WPF
12 34 (7.25%) ASP.NET
12 34 (7.25%) HTML5
13 31 (6.61%) Pandas
13 31 (6.61%) Web Services
14 30 (6.40%) NumPy
15 26 (5.54%) Kafka
16 23 (4.90%) GraphQL
17 21 (4.48%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 102 (21.75%) Greenfield Project
2 39 (8.32%) Equities
2 39 (8.32%) Fixed Income
3 35 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (7.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 33 (7.04%) Derivative
5 33 (7.04%) User Experience
6 20 (4.26%) Algorithms
7 13 (2.77%) Data Structures
7 13 (2.77%) Equity Derivative
8 12 (2.56%) Exotic Derivative
8 12 (2.56%) Reinsurance
9 11 (2.35%) Data Centre
9 11 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.28%) Credit Derivative
12 6 (1.28%) Credit Risk
12 6 (1.28%) Grid Computing
12 6 (1.28%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.32%) Linux
2 35 (7.46%) Windows
3 15 (3.20%) Unix
4 11 (2.35%) Windows 10
5 10 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.71%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.28%) Android
7 6 (1.28%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.07%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (26.01%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (14.93%) TDD
3 58 (12.37%) Computer Science
4 55 (11.73%) Analytics
5 51 (10.87%) OO
6 50 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (10.45%) Migration
8 47 (10.02%) Asset Management
8 47 (10.02%) Microservices
9 45 (9.59%) Front End Development
10 35 (7.46%) Multithreading
11 34 (7.25%) Web Development
12 33 (7.04%) Mathematics
12 33 (7.04%) SDLC
12 33 (7.04%) Unit Testing
13 32 (6.82%) OOP
13 32 (6.82%) Software Engineering
14 30 (6.40%) Project Management
15 27 (5.76%) MVC
15 27 (5.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (35.82%) C#
2 124 (26.44%) Python
3 108 (23.03%) JavaScript
4 105 (22.39%) SQL
5 63 (13.43%) TypeScript
6 41 (8.74%) Java
7 38 (8.10%) PowerShell
8 20 (4.26%) C++
9 12 (2.56%) Perl
10 11 (2.35%) Scala
11 10 (2.13%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.92%) R
13 8 (1.71%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 5 (1.07%) Cython
16 4 (0.85%) PL/SQL
17 2 (0.43%) F#
17 2 (0.43%) Haskell
17 2 (0.43%) ML
17 2 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (10.23%) Degree
2 13 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (2.13%) CCNP
4 8 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.49%) CCNA
6 4 (0.85%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.85%) PhD
6 4 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.64%) CCIE
7 3 (0.64%) CCSA
7 3 (0.64%) CCSE
7 3 (0.64%) CFA
8 2 (0.43%) MCSE
8 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.43%) PMP
8 2 (0.43%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.21%) CISA
9 1 (0.21%) CISM
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.28%) MiFID
2 3 (0.64%) GDPR
3 2 (0.43%) PMO
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 18 (3.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.56%) Docker
3 8 (1.71%) XenApp
3 8 (1.71%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.71%) Ansible
3 6 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.28%) Puppet
3 6 (1.28%) SCCM
4 4 (0.85%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.85%) Control-M
5 3 (0.64%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.64%) Terraform
6 2 (0.43%) CFEngine
6 2 (0.43%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.21%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.21%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.21%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.48%) Cisco
3 20 (4.26%) SAP
4 19 (4.05%) Tableau
5 17 (3.62%) Oracle
6 12 (2.56%) Cognos
6 12 (2.56%) MicroStrategy
7 11 (2.35%) Citrix
8 9 (1.92%) CheckPoint
8 9 (1.92%) Palo Alto
9 8 (1.71%) Sybase
10 7 (1.49%) Juniper
10 7 (1.49%) Telerik
11 5 (1.07%) Calypso
11 5 (1.07%) Symantec
12 4 (0.85%) Apple
12 4 (0.85%) F5
12 4 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.85%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.85%) VMware