Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 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
29 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 265 109 239
Rank change year-on-year -156 +130 +68
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 382 381 377
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.02% 2.43% 1.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.06% 6.70% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 364 313
10th Percentile £488 £475 £430
25th Percentile £513 £538 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £650 £650
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £700 £788 £750
90th Percentile £775 £813 £800
England median daily rate £575 £650 £625
% change year-on-year -11.54% +4.00% +4.17%

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 12,480 5,683 10,848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.22% 36.21% 31.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,238 4,111 7,737
10th Percentile £363 £313 £308
25th Percentile £469 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £688 £650 £625
90th Percentile £775 £750 £710
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 73 136
10th Percentile £16.52 £12.76 £12.44
25th Percentile £23.00 £22.50 £15.90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.35 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.64% +45.81% -1.19%
75th Percentile £53.75 £39.40 £39.56
90th Percentile £67.35 £48.55 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.08 £27.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -12.44% +34.15% +2.50%

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 29 November 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 29 November 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 +19 97 £525 -30.00% 65
Hedge funds
England

For the 6 months to 29 November 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.

1 302 (79.06%) Finance
2 168 (43.98%) AWS
3 164 (42.93%) Python
4 153 (40.05%) Front Office
5 142 (37.17%) JavaScript
6 139 (36.39%) Software Engineering
7 135 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
8 134 (35.08%) Data Protection
8 134 (35.08%) React
9 130 (34.03%) Financial Institution
10 129 (33.77%) Azure
11 128 (33.51%) Legal
12 127 (33.25%) Asset Management
12 127 (33.25%) GDPR
13 112 (29.32%) Social Skills
14 111 (29.06%) Investment Management
15 109 (28.53%) TypeScript
16 107 (28.01%) Fixed Income
17 106 (27.75%) Analytics
18 104 (27.23%) Java
19 95 (24.87%) Equities
20 92 (24.08%) GCP
21 90 (23.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 86 (22.51%) Derivative
23 83 (21.73%) Node.js
24 81 (21.20%) DevOps
24 81 (21.20%) AOP
25 79 (20.68%) C#
26 74 (19.37%) Docker
27 71 (18.59%) Full Stack Development

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 8 (2.09%) Apache Spark
1 8 (2.09%) Confluence
2 3 (0.79%) OpenStack
2 3 (0.79%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.52%) Apache
3 2 (0.52%) Camunda
3 2 (0.52%) GemFire
3 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (3.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.62%) Adobe XD
2 10 (2.62%) Figma
2 10 (2.62%) Sketch
3 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Cloudability
2 1 (0.26%) Eikon
2 1 (0.26%) Endur
2 1 (0.26%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 168 (43.98%) AWS
2 129 (33.77%) Azure
3 92 (24.08%) GCP
4 21 (5.50%) PaaS
5 20 (5.24%) GitHub
6 19 (4.97%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (4.71%) Serverless
8 11 (2.88%) Microsoft 365
8 11 (2.88%) Power Platform
9 10 (2.62%) Amazon S3
10 8 (2.09%) SaaS
11 7 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (1.83%) AWS CodeCommit
11 7 (1.83%) Datadog
11 7 (1.83%) IaaS
12 6 (1.57%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (1.57%) GitHub Actions
13 5 (1.31%) Amazon EMR
13 5 (1.31%) Azure Functions
13 5 (1.31%) Google Data Studio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.09%) BGP
1 8 (2.09%) VPN
2 7 (1.83%) DNS
3 5 (1.31%) Firewall
3 5 (1.31%) Wireless
4 3 (0.79%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (0.79%) NAS
4 3 (0.79%) SAN
5 2 (0.52%) Internet
5 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.26%) HTTP
6 1 (0.26%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.26%) LAN
6 1 (0.26%) Multicast
6 1 (0.26%) SMTP
6 1 (0.26%) SNMP
6 1 (0.26%) SSH
6 1 (0.26%) SSL
6 1 (0.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.66%) Big Data
3 13 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (3.14%) BigQuery
4 12 (3.14%) Data Lake
5 10 (2.62%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.36%) Power BI
7 8 (2.09%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.83%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.57%) Tableau
10 5 (1.31%) DB2
10 5 (1.31%) Delta Lake
10 5 (1.31%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.31%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.05%) Amazon Aurora
11 4 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 4 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (8.90%) Jenkins
2 27 (7.07%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.40%) Sonatype Nexus
4 12 (3.14%) Subversion
5 9 (2.36%) Maven
6 8 (2.09%) JIRA
7 7 (1.83%) ESLint
7 7 (1.83%) Jasmine
7 7 (1.83%) Karma Test Runner
8 6 (1.57%) Mocha
9 5 (1.31%) GitLab
10 4 (1.05%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.79%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.79%) git-flow
11 3 (0.79%) Protractor
11 3 (0.79%) Selenium
11 3 (0.79%) webpack
12 2 (0.52%) Hudson
12 2 (0.52%) Mockito
12 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 302 (79.06%) Finance
2 153 (40.05%) Front Office
3 130 (34.03%) Financial Institution
4 128 (33.51%) Legal
5 112 (29.32%) Social Skills
6 44 (11.52%) Analytical Skills
7 43 (11.26%) Banking
8 16 (4.19%) Investment Banking
9 13 (3.40%) Back Office
10 8 (2.09%) Billing
11 7 (1.83%) Presentation Skills
12 5 (1.31%) Retail
13 4 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
14 3 (0.79%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.52%) Games
15 2 (0.52%) Marketing
16 1 (0.26%) Influencing Skills
16 1 (0.26%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 207 (54.19%) Developer
2 84 (21.99%) Software Engineer
3 77 (20.16%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 67 (17.54%) React Developer
5 48 (12.57%) Python Developer
6 45 (11.78%) Lead Developer
7 43 (11.26%) Architect
7 43 (11.26%) Java Developer
8 42 (10.99%) Front Office Developer
9 37 (9.69%) UI Developer
9 37 (9.69%) UI Engineer
10 36 (9.42%) Senior Developer
11 29 (7.59%) AWS Engineer
12 27 (7.07%) C# Developer
13 26 (6.81%) Senior Java Developer
14 24 (6.28%) AWS Developer
14 24 (6.28%) AWS Software Engineer
15 21 (5.50%) Analyst
15 21 (5.50%) Python Engineer
16 20 (5.24%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (35.08%) React
2 83 (21.73%) Node.js
3 62 (16.23%) Web Services
4 46 (12.04%) AngularJS
5 33 (8.64%) .NET
6 30 (7.85%) NumPy
6 30 (7.85%) Pandas
7 24 (6.28%) GraphQL
8 20 (5.24%) .NET Core
8 20 (5.24%) Material-UI
9 19 (4.97%) Vue.js
10 16 (4.19%) gRPC
10 16 (4.19%) Protocol Buffers
10 16 (4.19%) SciPy
11 14 (3.66%) jQuery
12 13 (3.40%) HTML
13 12 (3.14%) ASP.NET
14 11 (2.88%) Kafka
15 10 (2.62%) CSS
16 9 (2.36%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 107 (28.01%) Fixed Income
2 95 (24.87%) Equities
3 90 (23.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 86 (22.51%) Derivative
5 47 (12.30%) User Experience
6 27 (7.07%) Credit Risk
7 17 (4.45%) Cloud Native
7 17 (4.45%) Credit Derivative
8 14 (3.66%) Analytical Mindset
9 13 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (3.40%) Market Risk
10 10 (2.62%) Public Cloud
10 10 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (2.09%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.57%) Animation
13 6 (1.57%) Taxonomies
14 4 (1.05%) Data Centre
15 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
15 3 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.64%) Windows
2 25 (6.54%) Linux
3 8 (2.09%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.83%) Unix
5 6 (1.57%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2019
6 5 (1.31%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (36.39%) Software Engineering
2 135 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (35.08%) Data Protection
4 127 (33.25%) Asset Management
5 111 (29.06%) Investment Management
6 106 (27.75%) Analytics
7 81 (21.20%) AOP
7 81 (21.20%) DevOps
8 71 (18.59%) Full Stack Development
9 45 (11.78%) Microservices
10 37 (9.69%) Scrum
11 36 (9.42%) Front End Development
12 34 (8.90%) Data Analytics
13 33 (8.64%) Deployment Automation
14 28 (7.33%) Fintech
15 27 (7.07%) Portfolio Management
15 27 (7.07%) TDD
16 26 (6.81%) Infrastructure as Code
16 26 (6.81%) Risk Analytics
17 25 (6.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (42.93%) Python
2 142 (37.17%) JavaScript
3 109 (28.53%) TypeScript
4 104 (27.23%) Java
5 79 (20.68%) C#
6 56 (14.66%) SQL
7 44 (11.52%) C++
8 29 (7.59%) Scala
9 24 (6.28%) Kotlin
10 19 (4.97%) PowerShell
11 13 (3.40%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.88%) Groovy
13 10 (2.62%) VBA
14 4 (1.05%) Apex Code
15 3 (0.79%) C
15 3 (0.79%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.52%) Java 8
17 1 (0.26%) PHP
17 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (4.45%) Degree
2 10 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.57%) CISSP
4 3 (0.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 3 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.79%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.79%) PMP
5 2 (0.52%) CBAP
5 2 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.52%) PhD
6 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.26%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (33.25%) GDPR
2 22 (5.76%) QA
3 9 (2.36%) SLA
4 8 (2.09%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.52%) GRC
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) NIST
6 1 (0.26%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.26%) PMO
6 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (19.37%) Docker
2 20 (5.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.05%) KVM
4 3 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 61 (15.97%) Kubernetes
2 59 (15.45%) Terraform
3 22 (5.76%) Ansible
4 7 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.31%) Grafana
6 4 (1.05%) Prometheus
6 4 (1.05%) Puppet
7 3 (0.79%) Nessus
7 3 (0.79%) SCCM
8 2 (0.52%) Istio
8 2 (0.52%) Kibana
8 2 (0.52%) Packer
9 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.26%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.26%) SCOM
9 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (6.54%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.76%) Google
3 17 (4.45%) Oracle
4 11 (2.88%) Citrix
5 10 (2.62%) Adobe
5 10 (2.62%) VMware
6 8 (2.09%) Databricks
7 7 (1.83%) AppDynamics
7 7 (1.83%) Splunk
8 6 (1.57%) NetApp
8 6 (1.57%) SAP
9 5 (1.31%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.05%) Apple
10 4 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.05%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.79%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.79%) IBM
11 3 (0.79%) Reuters
11 3 (0.79%) UiPath
12 2 (0.52%) Alteryx