Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 141 223 308
Rank change year-on-year +82 +85 +22
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 381 512 375
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.93% 1.26% 0.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.31% 3.60% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 451 284
Median daily rate £675 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £500 £475 £425
90th Percentile £813 £825 £825
England median daily rate £675 £625 £600
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £21.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £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 7,174 14,211 16,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.35% 35.06% 35.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,961 9,892 11,698
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £725 £700 £700
England median daily rate £475 £475 £468
% change year-on-year - +1.50% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 231 276
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +2.08% +3.03%
10th Percentile £14.38 £12.76 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.55 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.96 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.85% -4.75% +10.00%

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 25 May 2020.

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 25 May 2020. 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 +51 34 £600 - 17
West London - 4 £253 - 3
Hedge funds
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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.

1 285 (74.80%) Finance
2 259 (67.98%) Front Office
3 252 (66.14%) Asset Management
4 244 (64.04%) AWS
5 241 (63.25%) Fixed Income
5 241 (63.25%) Web Services
6 223 (58.53%) Agile Software Development
7 208 (54.59%) Python
8 201 (52.76%) Equities
9 199 (52.23%) Derivative
10 197 (51.71%) Java
11 189 (49.61%) Software Engineering
12 181 (47.51%) JavaScript
13 179 (46.98%) Investment Management
14 168 (44.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 161 (42.26%) React
16 158 (41.47%) AngularJS
17 153 (40.16%) Banking
18 144 (37.80%) Azure
19 132 (34.65%) GCP
20 119 (31.23%) DevOps
21 111 (29.13%) Investment Banking
22 109 (28.61%) SQL
23 108 (28.35%) Business Analysis
24 98 (25.72%) Portfolio Management
25 95 (24.93%) Google
26 94 (24.67%) Vue.js
27 84 (22.05%) Decision-Making
28 75 (19.69%) C#
29 72 (18.90%) Microservices

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 27 (7.09%) Apache
2 4 (1.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.79%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.52%) CMS
4 2 (0.52%) IIS
4 2 (0.52%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.26%) Jupyter
Applications
1 18 (4.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 40 (10.50%) Markit EDM
2 25 (6.56%) SimCorp Dimension
3 15 (3.94%) PolarLake
4 11 (2.89%) Eagle PACE
5 7 (1.84%) FINCAD Analytics
6 5 (1.31%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.26%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 244 (64.04%) AWS
2 144 (37.80%) Azure
3 132 (34.65%) GCP
4 46 (12.07%) AWS Lambda
4 46 (12.07%) Serverless
5 45 (11.81%) Amazon ECS
6 19 (4.99%) Amazon SQS
7 18 (4.72%) Apigee
8 16 (4.20%) Office 365
9 15 (3.94%) OpenShift
10 14 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (2.89%) Mimecast
12 7 (1.84%) AWS Step Functions
13 6 (1.57%) Amazon S3
13 6 (1.57%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.79%) GitHub
14 3 (0.79%) SaaS
15 1 (0.26%) Amazon EKS
15 1 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.57%) LAN
1 6 (1.57%) WAN
2 5 (1.31%) DHCP
2 5 (1.31%) DNS
2 5 (1.31%) Firewall
3 3 (0.79%) VPN
4 2 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.52%) Network Security
4 2 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.52%) Wireless
5 1 (0.26%) DSL
5 1 (0.26%) Skype
5 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.26%) VoIP
5 1 (0.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 47 (12.34%) PostgreSQL
3 43 (11.29%) Amazon Redshift
4 29 (7.61%) MySQL
5 22 (5.77%) NoSQL
6 21 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (5.25%) Amazon RDS
8 15 (3.94%) MongoDB
9 11 (2.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (2.89%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.89%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.62%) Amazon Athena
11 9 (2.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (2.10%) Redis
13 7 (1.84%) Couchbase
13 7 (1.84%) HBase
13 7 (1.84%) MariaDB
13 7 (1.84%) Neo4j
13 7 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (10.24%) RStudio
2 32 (8.40%) Artifactory
3 19 (4.99%) GitLab
4 18 (4.72%) Jenkins
5 16 (4.20%) Git (software)
6 12 (3.15%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.31%) JIRA
8 5 (1.31%) Log4Net
8 5 (1.31%) Subversion
9 1 (0.26%) webpack
General
1 285 (74.80%) Finance
2 259 (67.98%) Front Office
3 153 (40.16%) Banking
4 111 (29.13%) Investment Banking
5 31 (8.14%) Back Office
6 14 (3.67%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.05%) Legal
8 3 (0.79%) Retail
9 1 (0.26%) German Language
9 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 204 (53.54%) Developer
2 110 (28.87%) AWS Developer
3 85 (22.31%) AWS Engineer
4 66 (17.32%) Software Engineer
5 64 (16.80%) Java Developer
6 53 (13.91%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 52 (13.65%) Front Office Developer
8 51 (13.39%) Architect
9 49 (12.86%) JavaScript Developer
9 49 (12.86%) Python Developer
10 38 (9.97%) AWS Software Engineer
11 34 (8.92%) JavaScript Engineer
11 34 (8.92%) Senior Developer
12 33 (8.66%) Python Engineer
12 33 (8.66%) Solutions Architect
13 32 (8.40%) Java Engineer
14 28 (7.35%) React Developer
15 27 (7.09%) Analyst
16 21 (5.51%) .NET Developer
16 21 (5.51%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (63.25%) Web Services
2 161 (42.26%) React
3 158 (41.47%) AngularJS
4 94 (24.67%) Vue.js
5 67 (17.59%) Node.js
6 64 (16.80%) .NET
7 40 (10.50%) ASP.NET
8 36 (9.45%) J2EE
9 27 (7.09%) gRPC
10 22 (5.77%) .NET Core
11 20 (5.25%) FIX Protocol
11 20 (5.25%) HTML
12 18 (4.72%) OAuth
12 18 (4.72%) Swagger
13 17 (4.46%) Redux
14 14 (3.67%) .NET Framework
14 14 (3.67%) ASP.NET Core
15 13 (3.41%) WPF
16 12 (3.15%) CSS
16 12 (3.15%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 241 (63.25%) Fixed Income
2 201 (52.76%) Equities
3 199 (52.23%) Derivative
4 168 (44.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 67 (17.59%) Greenfield Project
6 42 (11.02%) Reference Data
7 36 (9.45%) Blog
8 26 (6.82%) Equity Derivative
9 17 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (4.46%) OTC Derivatives
10 15 (3.94%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.84%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (1.31%) Market Risk
13 4 (1.05%) FMCG
14 3 (0.79%) Cloud Native
15 2 (0.52%) Credit Derivative
15 2 (0.52%) Fat Client
15 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
15 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
15 2 (0.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.77%) Windows
2 15 (3.94%) Windows Server
3 13 (3.41%) Linux
3 13 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (3.15%) Windows 10
4 12 (3.15%) Windows 7
5 11 (2.89%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (1.57%) Unix
7 4 (1.05%) CentOS
7 4 (1.05%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Android
8 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (66.14%) Asset Management
2 223 (58.53%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (49.61%) Software Engineering
4 179 (46.98%) Investment Management
5 119 (31.23%) DevOps
6 108 (28.35%) Business Analysis
7 98 (25.72%) Portfolio Management
8 84 (22.05%) Decision-Making
9 72 (18.90%) Microservices
10 52 (13.65%) Front End Development
11 50 (13.12%) Migration
12 44 (11.55%) Analytics
13 42 (11.02%) Risk Analysis
14 40 (10.50%) Fund Management
14 40 (10.50%) Performance Attribution
15 39 (10.24%) Open Source
16 37 (9.71%) Mentoring
16 37 (9.71%) Scrum
17 30 (7.87%) Fintech
18 26 (6.82%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 208 (54.59%) Python
2 197 (51.71%) Java
3 181 (47.51%) JavaScript
4 109 (28.61%) SQL
5 75 (19.69%) C#
6 54 (14.17%) R
7 23 (6.04%) C++
8 22 (5.77%) Kotlin
9 17 (4.46%) MATLAB
9 17 (4.46%) TypeScript
9 17 (4.46%) VBA
10 7 (1.84%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.57%) PHP
12 5 (1.31%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.05%) Perl
14 3 (0.79%) Scala
15 2 (0.52%) C
15 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.26%) ES6
16 1 (0.26%) ES7
Qualifications
1 16 (4.20%) Degree
2 11 (2.89%) MCSE
2 11 (2.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.84%) Sun Certification
4 6 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.52%) CCNP
6 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.52%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.26%) GDPR
1 1 (0.26%) MiFID
1 1 (0.26%) PMO
1 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 50 (13.12%) Docker
2 18 (4.72%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.52%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (11.55%) Kubernetes
2 16 (4.20%) Terraform
3 5 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.31%) Puppet
4 4 (1.05%) Ansible
4 4 (1.05%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.26%) Control-M
Vendors
1 95 (24.93%) Google
2 61 (16.01%) Bloomberg
3 39 (10.24%) Oracle
4 31 (8.14%) Microsoft
5 26 (6.82%) Charles River
6 25 (6.56%) Calypso
6 25 (6.56%) SimCorp
7 23 (6.04%) GoldenSource
8 14 (3.67%) Sybase
8 14 (3.67%) VMware
9 9 (2.36%) Reuters
10 6 (1.57%) Cisco
10 6 (1.57%) Citrix
11 4 (1.05%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.05%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.05%) Tableau
12 3 (0.79%) Cognos
12 3 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (0.79%) SAP
13 2 (0.52%) Fortinet