Period
to 18 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 302 364 355
Rank change year-on-year +62 -9 +1
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 382 291 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.84% 0.63% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.18% 1.58% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 166 196
London median daily rate £600 £600 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.07% -2.38%
10th Percentile £425 £392 £400
90th Percentile £838 £706 £694
England median daily rate £600 £600 £525
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
London median hourly rate £16.50 £90.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.67% - -
England median hourly rate £16.50 £90.00 -
% change year-on-year -81.67% - -

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 17,558 18,451 16,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.47% 39.64% 37.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,642 13,192 12,030
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 277 234 257
London median hourly rate £23.50 £21.70 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.29% +8.94% -0.40%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £11.89
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%

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 November 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
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 November 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 -45 97 £575 +2.22% 79
South London - 1 £550 - 1
Hedge funds
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 238 (62.30%) Finance
2 187 (48.95%) C#
3 133 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
4 130 (34.03%) SQL
5 127 (33.25%) .NET
6 117 (30.63%) SQL Server
6 117 (30.63%) Front Office
7 87 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
8 77 (20.16%) Asset Management
8 77 (20.16%) Python
9 73 (19.11%) Java
10 71 (18.59%) Banking
11 63 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
12 61 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
12 61 (15.97%) Software Engineering
13 56 (14.66%) JavaScript
14 49 (12.83%) Derivative
15 48 (12.57%) Oracle
15 48 (12.57%) TDD
15 48 (12.57%) Financial Institution
16 46 (12.04%) Linux
17 45 (11.78%) DevOps
18 43 (11.26%) Multithreading
19 42 (10.99%) Fixed Income
20 41 (10.73%) Test Automation
21 40 (10.47%) WPF
21 40 (10.47%) Investment Management
22 39 (10.21%) ASP.NET
23 38 (9.95%) OO
24 36 (9.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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 14 (3.66%) IPython
2 9 (2.36%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.83%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.31%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.52%) Confluence
7 2 (0.52%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.26%) Apache
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 20 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (4.97%) Spreadsheet
3 9 (2.36%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Markit EDM
1 6 (1.57%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.05%) ION MarketView
3 3 (0.79%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.52%) Bloomberg AIM
4 2 (0.52%) Eagle PACE
4 2 (0.52%) Eikon
4 2 (0.52%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.52%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 63 (16.49%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (15.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (2.36%) Office 365
5 8 (2.09%) PaaS
6 7 (1.83%) Datadog
6 7 (1.83%) IaaS
6 7 (1.83%) SaaS
7 6 (1.57%) GitHub
8 5 (1.31%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.52%) Serverless
11 2 (0.52%) Stackdriver
11 2 (0.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.05%) Firewall
1 4 (1.05%) Skype
2 3 (0.79%) DNS
2 3 (0.79%) FIX Connectivity
2 3 (0.79%) LAN
2 3 (0.79%) WAN
3 2 (0.52%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (0.52%) Intranet
3 2 (0.52%) SAN
3 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.52%) VoIP
3 2 (0.52%) Wireless
4 1 (0.26%) AMQP
4 1 (0.26%) BGP
4 1 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.26%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.26%) NX-OS
4 1 (0.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (30.63%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.40%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.62%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (1.57%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (1.31%) OLAP
7 5 (1.31%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.31%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.79%) Aerospike
8 3 (0.79%) Big Data
8 3 (0.79%) Couchbase
8 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 31 (8.12%) Jenkins
2 17 (4.45%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.45%) Moq
3 14 (3.66%) TeamCity
4 13 (3.40%) MSTest
4 13 (3.40%) NUnit
4 13 (3.40%) Octopus Deploy
4 13 (3.40%) SpecFlow
5 9 (2.36%) Rhino Mocks
5 9 (2.36%) Vagrant
5 9 (2.36%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.09%) JIRA
7 7 (1.83%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.05%) MSBuild
9 4 (1.05%) NSubstitute
9 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 3 (0.79%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.79%) Zephyr
General
1 238 (62.30%) Finance
2 117 (30.63%) Front Office
3 71 (18.59%) Banking
4 48 (12.57%) Financial Institution
5 32 (8.38%) Investment Banking
6 22 (5.76%) Back Office
7 10 (2.62%) Legal
8 6 (1.57%) Law
9 5 (1.31%) Marketing
9 5 (1.31%) Retail
10 3 (0.79%) Billing
11 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.26%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 264 (69.11%) Developer
2 147 (38.48%) C# Developer
3 43 (11.26%) SQL Developer
4 42 (10.99%) Java Developer
5 41 (10.73%) Python Developer
6 37 (9.69%) Quantitative Developer
7 35 (9.16%) Analyst
8 33 (8.64%) C# WPF Developer
8 33 (8.64%) WPF Developer
9 31 (8.12%) Full Stack Developer
10 23 (6.02%) .NET Developer
11 21 (5.50%) Angular Developer
12 18 (4.71%) C# .NET Developer
12 18 (4.71%) C# WCF Developer
12 18 (4.71%) WCF Developer
13 17 (4.45%) C# Quant Developer
14 16 (4.19%) React Developer
14 16 (4.19%) Scala Developer
15 14 (3.66%) C# Pricing Developer
15 14 (3.66%) Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (33.25%) .NET
2 40 (10.47%) WPF
3 39 (10.21%) ASP.NET
4 36 (9.42%) AngularJS
5 32 (8.38%) Web Services
6 31 (8.12%) React
7 30 (7.85%) .NET Framework
8 29 (7.59%) HTML
9 26 (6.81%) WCF
10 25 (6.54%) NumPy
10 25 (6.54%) Pandas
11 24 (6.28%) Flask
12 22 (5.76%) Node.js
13 19 (4.97%) ASP.NET Core
13 19 (4.97%) J2EE
14 18 (4.71%) HTML5
15 17 (4.45%) .NET Core
15 17 (4.45%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (4.45%) J2SE
15 17 (4.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.83%) Derivative
2 42 (10.99%) Fixed Income
3 36 (9.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 32 (8.38%) Algorithms
4 32 (8.38%) Computer Science
4 32 (8.38%) Data Structures
5 31 (8.12%) Equities
6 22 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (5.24%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (4.97%) Credit Derivative
9 15 (3.93%) Client/Server
10 14 (3.66%) User Experience
11 12 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (3.14%) Fintech
12 10 (2.62%) Public Cloud
13 7 (1.83%) Market Risk
14 6 (1.57%) Data Centre
14 6 (1.57%) Exotic Derivative
15 3 (0.79%) Digital Media
15 3 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 46 (12.04%) Linux
2 35 (9.16%) Windows
3 9 (2.36%) Unix
4 6 (1.57%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.79%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) CentOS
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (34.82%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (22.77%) Continuous Integration
3 77 (20.16%) Asset Management
4 61 (15.97%) Software Engineering
5 48 (12.57%) TDD
6 45 (11.78%) DevOps
7 43 (11.26%) Multithreading
8 41 (10.73%) Test Automation
9 40 (10.47%) Investment Management
10 38 (9.95%) OO
11 32 (8.38%) Mathematics
11 32 (8.38%) MVC
12 30 (7.85%) Analytics
13 29 (7.59%) Microservices
13 29 (7.59%) Migration
14 28 (7.33%) MVVM
14 28 (7.33%) Unit Testing
15 25 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (5.76%) Backtesting
16 22 (5.76%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 187 (48.95%) C#
2 130 (34.03%) SQL
3 77 (20.16%) Python
4 73 (19.11%) Java
5 56 (14.66%) JavaScript
6 25 (6.54%) C++
7 22 (5.76%) TypeScript
8 19 (4.97%) Scala
9 15 (3.93%) VBA
10 14 (3.66%) Cython
10 14 (3.66%) PL/SQL
11 13 (3.40%) PowerShell
12 11 (2.88%) Clojure
13 9 (2.36%) T-SQL
14 8 (2.09%) Java 8
15 7 (1.83%) Kotlin
15 7 (1.83%) R
16 6 (1.57%) Perl
17 4 (1.05%) ES6
18 3 (0.79%) Go
Qualifications
1 31 (8.12%) Degree
2 16 (4.19%) PhD
3 14 (3.66%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (1.57%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.05%) CCSA
6 4 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.79%) CCNP
8 2 (0.52%) CCSE
8 2 (0.52%) CFA
8 2 (0.52%) MCP
8 2 (0.52%) MCSE
8 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.26%) CCIE
9 1 (0.26%) EMCIE
9 1 (0.26%) EMCISA
9 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.26%) Siebel Certification
9 1 (0.26%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.40%) QA
2 6 (1.57%) GDPR
3 5 (1.31%) MiFID
4 4 (1.05%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.79%) SLA
6 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 35 (9.16%) Docker
2 9 (2.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.52%) vSphere
6 1 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.26%) KVM
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (5.50%) Kubernetes
1 21 (5.50%) Terraform
2 15 (3.93%) Ansible
3 8 (2.09%) Puppet
4 4 (1.05%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.05%) Nagios
5 3 (0.79%) Consul
5 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.79%) Packer
5 3 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.52%) Sysdig
7 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.26%) SCCM
7 1 (0.26%) SCOM
7 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 48 (12.57%) Oracle
2 32 (8.38%) Bloomberg
3 30 (7.85%) Microsoft
4 20 (5.24%) Reuters
5 17 (4.45%) Charles River
6 16 (4.19%) Google
7 8 (2.09%) Calypso
7 8 (2.09%) Sybase
7 8 (2.09%) VMware
8 7 (1.83%) Cisco
8 7 (1.83%) Citrix
8 7 (1.83%) Splunk
9 6 (1.57%) IBM
9 6 (1.57%) Speakerbus
9 6 (1.57%) Tableau
10 5 (1.31%) HP
11 4 (1.05%) ION Trading
11 4 (1.05%) Proofpoint
11 4 (1.05%) Software AG
11 4 (1.05%) Veritas