Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 320 322 323
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 +56
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 342 309 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.75% 0.72% 0.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.93% 1.85% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 186 219
London median daily rate £600 £575 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £425 £398 £331
90th Percentile £838 £766 £688
England median daily rate £600 £575 £500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
London median hourly rate £21.50 - -
England median hourly rate £21.50 - -

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 17,677 16,686 17,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.54% 38.74% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,634 11,839 12,215
London median daily rate £515 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £289
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 227 224
London median hourly rate £23.50 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.31% +9.50% -
10th Percentile £13.23 £12.66 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.51 £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.50% - +8.11%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -86 83 £575 - 59
Hedge funds
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 184 (53.80%) Finance
2 149 (43.57%) C#
3 116 (33.92%) SQL
4 115 (33.63%) Front Office
5 101 (29.53%) Java
6 90 (26.32%) .NET
7 88 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (21.64%) Python
9 65 (19.01%) Banking
10 61 (17.84%) Financial Institution
11 60 (17.54%) SQL Server
12 55 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
13 52 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
14 51 (14.91%) Asset Management
15 48 (14.04%) Computer Science
15 48 (14.04%) Linux
16 47 (13.74%) Oracle
16 47 (13.74%) WPF
16 47 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
17 44 (12.87%) JavaScript
18 39 (11.40%) Web Services
19 38 (11.11%) Jenkins
20 37 (10.82%) Software Engineering
20 37 (10.82%) Investment Banking
21 36 (10.53%) HTML
21 36 (10.53%) Investment Management
22 34 (9.94%) Fixed Income
23 33 (9.65%) Multithreading
23 33 (9.65%) HTML5
23 33 (9.65%) Low Latency

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 11 (3.22%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.05%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.88%) Apache
3 3 (0.88%) IPython
3 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.58%) Confluence
5 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.29%) IIS
5 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.17%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.05%) ION MarketView
1 7 (2.05%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.58%) Bloomberg AIM
2 2 (0.58%) Eagle PACE
2 2 (0.58%) LatentZero
2 2 (0.58%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.29%) Eikon
3 1 (0.29%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 8 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (2.34%) Amazon ELB
2 8 (2.34%) Amazon S3
2 8 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
2 8 (2.34%) AWS Lambda
2 8 (2.34%) CloudFront
2 8 (2.34%) OpenShift
2 8 (2.34%) PaaS
2 8 (2.34%) Route 53
2 8 (2.34%) Serverless
2 8 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.46%) SaaS
5 4 (1.17%) GitHub
5 4 (1.17%) npm
5 4 (1.17%) Office 365
6 3 (0.88%) Yarn
7 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.92%) FTP
1 10 (2.92%) HTTP
2 9 (2.63%) DNS
3 7 (2.05%) LAN
4 5 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.17%) FIX Connectivity
6 2 (0.58%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.58%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.48%) Relational Database
3 20 (5.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (5.56%) Big Data
4 19 (5.56%) Siebel EIM
5 11 (3.22%) KDB
5 11 (3.22%) Kdb+
6 9 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.46%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.46%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.17%) Power BI
10 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.88%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.88%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 38 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.39%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.22%) Vagrant
4 9 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.05%) NUnit
5 7 (2.05%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (2.05%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.75%) JIRA
6 6 (1.75%) Subversion
7 5 (1.46%) NCrunch
7 5 (1.46%) Selenium
7 5 (1.46%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.17%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.17%) webpack
9 3 (0.88%) Babel
9 3 (0.88%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.88%) Bower
9 3 (0.88%) Grunt
9 3 (0.88%) gulp
9 3 (0.88%) MSBuild
General
1 184 (53.80%) Finance
2 115 (33.63%) Front Office
3 65 (19.01%) Banking
4 61 (17.84%) Financial Institution
5 37 (10.82%) Investment Banking
6 13 (3.80%) Back Office
7 9 (2.63%) Billing
8 2 (0.58%) Law
8 2 (0.58%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Retail
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 238 (69.59%) Developer
2 123 (35.96%) C# Developer
3 44 (12.87%) Java Developer
4 37 (10.82%) C# WPF Developer
4 37 (10.82%) WPF Developer
5 33 (9.65%) Python Developer
6 30 (8.77%) Analyst
7 23 (6.73%) Full Stack Developer
7 23 (6.73%) SQL Developer
8 22 (6.43%) Front Office Developer
9 20 (5.85%) .NET Developer
9 20 (5.85%) WinForms Developer
10 19 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (4.97%) Lead Developer
12 16 (4.68%) Angular Developer
12 16 (4.68%) Lead Java Developer
13 14 (4.09%) C# WCF Developer
13 14 (4.09%) Senior Developer
13 14 (4.09%) WCF Developer
14 13 (3.80%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (26.32%) .NET
2 47 (13.74%) WPF
3 39 (11.40%) Web Services
4 36 (10.53%) HTML
5 33 (9.65%) HTML5
6 30 (8.77%) React
7 25 (7.31%) WinForms
8 24 (7.02%) WCF
9 23 (6.73%) AngularJS
9 23 (6.73%) Kafka
9 23 (6.73%) REST
10 22 (6.43%) ASP.NET
11 19 (5.56%) .NET Framework
11 19 (5.56%) Node.js
12 16 (4.68%) Akka
12 16 (4.68%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (4.39%) KnockoutJS
14 14 (4.09%) Entity Framework
15 13 (3.80%) CSS
15 13 (3.80%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (16.08%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (14.04%) Computer Science
3 34 (9.94%) Fixed Income
4 26 (7.60%) Equities
5 23 (6.73%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (5.56%) Algorithms
7 17 (4.97%) Data Structures
8 16 (4.68%) Derivative
9 13 (3.80%) Fintech
10 11 (3.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (2.63%) Data Centre
11 9 (2.63%) User Experience
11 9 (2.63%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (1.75%) Market Risk
13 5 (1.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 5 (1.46%) OTC Derivatives
14 4 (1.17%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.88%) Exotic Derivative
15 3 (0.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 48 (14.04%) Linux
2 25 (7.31%) Windows
3 18 (5.26%) Unix
4 2 (0.58%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.29%) NetWare
5 1 (0.29%) VMS
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (25.73%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
3 51 (14.91%) Asset Management
4 47 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (10.82%) Software Engineering
6 36 (10.53%) Investment Management
7 33 (9.65%) Low Latency
7 33 (9.65%) Multithreading
8 32 (9.36%) TDD
9 30 (8.77%) Visualisation
10 28 (8.19%) SDLC
11 26 (7.60%) Mathematics
12 24 (7.02%) OO
13 23 (6.73%) Data Visualisation
13 23 (6.73%) Portfolio Management
14 22 (6.43%) Analytics
14 22 (6.43%) Unit Testing
15 21 (6.14%) Configuration Management
15 21 (6.14%) MVVM
15 21 (6.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 149 (43.57%) C#
2 116 (33.92%) SQL
3 101 (29.53%) Java
4 74 (21.64%) Python
5 44 (12.87%) JavaScript
6 26 (7.60%) PL/SQL
7 19 (5.56%) TypeScript
8 14 (4.09%) C++
9 12 (3.51%) R
10 10 (2.92%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
11 8 (2.34%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.75%) Java 8
13 5 (1.46%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.17%) Perl
14 4 (1.17%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.88%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.88%) BeanShell
15 3 (0.88%) Cython
16 2 (0.58%) C
16 2 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (9.36%) Degree
2 10 (2.92%) Siebel Certification
3 9 (2.63%) Master's Degree
4 8 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.75%) PhD
6 3 (0.88%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.58%) PMP
8 1 (0.29%) CFA
8 1 (0.29%) ISEB
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.29%) MBA
8 1 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.29%) OCP
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.89%) QA
2 17 (4.97%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.75%) MiFID
System Software
1 17 (4.97%) Docker
2 7 (2.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (5.85%) Terraform
2 12 (3.51%) Kubernetes
3 11 (3.22%) Ansible
3 11 (3.22%) Puppet
4 8 (2.34%) Sysdig
5 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.29%) Control-M
6 1 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 47 (13.74%) Oracle
2 22 (6.43%) Charles River
2 22 (6.43%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.56%) Siebel
4 16 (4.68%) MapR
5 9 (2.63%) Cisco
6 8 (2.34%) Bloomberg
6 8 (2.34%) F5
6 8 (2.34%) Splunk
6 8 (2.34%) Sybase
6 8 (2.34%) Telerik
7 7 (2.05%) Infoblox
7 7 (2.05%) ION Trading
7 7 (2.05%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.05%) SevOne
7 7 (2.05%) Software AG
7 7 (2.05%) Tableau
8 5 (1.46%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.17%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.88%) Calypso