Period
to 18 June 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Hedge funds in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Hedge funds over the 6 months to 18 June 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
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 524 548 537
Rank change year-on-year +24 -11 +51
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 373 292 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.11% 0.94% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 190 243
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £406 £362 £288
90th Percentile £831 £800 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +85.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
UK median hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 33,590 30,985 35,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.74% 34.11% 33.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,933 20,116 23,334
UK median daily rate £455 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.48% +4.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £637 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,047 1,093 1,179
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -6.28% +16.14%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +16.22% -13.95% +22.86%

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Hedge funds as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Hedge funds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hedge funds over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hedge funds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hedge funds over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Top 7 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 June 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
England +22 373 £600 +9.09% 124
London +26 367 £600 +9.09% 118
UK excluding London -28 6 £550 +10.00% 7
South East -9 3 - -
North of England -15 3 £550 - 4
Yorkshire - 2 - - 4
North East +3 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 214 (57.37%) Finance
2 160 (42.90%) C#
3 124 (33.24%) SQL
4 111 (29.76%) Front Office
5 104 (27.88%) Java
6 93 (24.93%) .NET
7 88 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (19.30%) Python
9 71 (19.03%) Banking
10 69 (18.50%) SQL Server
11 68 (18.23%) Financial Institution
12 63 (16.89%) Asset Management
13 59 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
14 58 (15.55%) JavaScript
15 55 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
16 53 (14.21%) Oracle
17 51 (13.67%) Linux
17 51 (13.67%) Computer Science
18 43 (11.53%) Degree
19 42 (11.26%) Investment Banking
19 42 (11.26%) Web Services
20 41 (10.99%) HTML
21 39 (10.46%) Investment Management
21 39 (10.46%) HTML5
22 38 (10.19%) WPF
23 36 (9.65%) AngularJS
23 36 (9.65%) MVC
23 36 (9.65%) Fixed Income
24 34 (9.12%) Windows
24 34 (9.12%) Low Latency

Hedge funds
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.88%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.80%) Apache
3 3 (0.80%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.80%) NServiceBus
3 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (0.80%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.54%) Confluence
4 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.27%) IIS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.61%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.80%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.80%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.27%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 8 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (2.14%) Amazon ELB
3 8 (2.14%) Amazon S3
3 8 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
3 8 (2.14%) CloudFront
3 8 (2.14%) Office 365
3 8 (2.14%) OpenShift
3 8 (2.14%) PaaS
3 8 (2.14%) Route 53
3 8 (2.14%) Serverless
3 8 (2.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (1.61%) NuGet
5 5 (1.34%) SaaS
6 3 (0.80%) npm
6 3 (0.80%) Yarn
7 2 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.95%) FTP
1 11 (2.95%) HTTP
2 8 (2.14%) DNS
3 7 (1.88%) LAN
4 4 (1.07%) FIX Connectivity
4 4 (1.07%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.80%) Skype
6 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.54%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.54%) VPN
7 1 (0.27%) DHCP
7 1 (0.27%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (18.50%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.51%) Relational Database
3 23 (6.17%) Big Data
4 20 (5.36%) Siebel EIM
5 15 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (2.95%) KDB
6 11 (2.95%) Kdb+
6 11 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (2.14%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.14%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (1.88%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.34%) Apache Hive
11 5 (1.34%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.07%) OLAP
12 4 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (6.70%) Git (software)
2 21 (5.63%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.49%) Octopus Deploy
4 12 (3.22%) TeamCity
5 11 (2.95%) JIRA
6 9 (2.41%) NUnit
7 8 (2.14%) Selenium
7 8 (2.14%) Subversion
8 7 (1.88%) NCrunch
8 7 (1.88%) Vagrant
8 7 (1.88%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (1.88%) WebDriver
9 6 (1.61%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.80%) Bower
10 3 (0.80%) Grunt
10 3 (0.80%) gulp
10 3 (0.80%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.80%) webpack
General
1 214 (57.37%) Finance
2 111 (29.76%) Front Office
3 71 (19.03%) Banking
4 68 (18.23%) Financial Institution
5 42 (11.26%) Investment Banking
6 14 (3.75%) Back Office
7 9 (2.41%) Billing
8 2 (0.54%) Legal
9 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 252 (67.56%) Developer
2 132 (35.39%) C# Developer
3 43 (11.53%) Java Developer
4 33 (8.85%) Analyst
5 32 (8.58%) C# WPF Developer
5 32 (8.58%) WPF Developer
6 26 (6.97%) .NET Developer
7 25 (6.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 25 (6.70%) SQL Developer
8 23 (6.17%) Python Developer
9 22 (5.90%) Full Stack Developer
10 20 (5.36%) Front Office Developer
10 20 (5.36%) WinForms Developer
11 19 (5.09%) ASP.NET Developer
12 18 (4.83%) Angular Developer
12 18 (4.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (4.29%) JavaScript Developer
13 16 (4.29%) Senior Developer
14 15 (4.02%) Business Analyst
14 15 (4.02%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (24.93%) .NET
2 42 (11.26%) Web Services
3 41 (10.99%) HTML
4 39 (10.46%) HTML5
5 38 (10.19%) WPF
6 36 (9.65%) AngularJS
7 33 (8.85%) ASP.NET
8 32 (8.58%) REST
9 30 (8.04%) Kafka
9 30 (8.04%) React
10 27 (7.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (7.24%) WCF
11 25 (6.70%) WinForms
12 21 (5.63%) .NET Framework
13 20 (5.36%) FIX Protocol
13 20 (5.36%) Node.js
14 19 (5.09%) KnockoutJS
15 17 (4.56%) CSS
15 17 (4.56%) SignalR
16 16 (4.29%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (13.67%) Computer Science
3 36 (9.65%) Fixed Income
4 28 (7.51%) Equities
5 25 (6.70%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (4.29%) Algorithms
7 15 (4.02%) Data Structures
8 14 (3.75%) Derivative
8 14 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (3.22%) Fintech
10 11 (2.95%) Data Centre
11 8 (2.14%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.88%) OTC Derivatives
13 6 (1.61%) PMI
14 5 (1.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 5 (1.34%) User Experience
15 4 (1.07%) CMDB
15 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
16 3 (0.80%) Mainframe
16 3 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 51 (13.67%) Linux
2 34 (9.12%) Windows
3 21 (5.63%) Unix
4 3 (0.80%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.27%) NetWare
6 1 (0.27%) VMS
6 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (23.59%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (16.89%) Asset Management
3 55 (14.75%) Problem-Solving
4 39 (10.46%) Investment Management
5 36 (9.65%) MVC
6 34 (9.12%) Low Latency
7 33 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (8.58%) Data Visualisation
8 32 (8.58%) Unit Testing
8 32 (8.58%) Visualisation
9 31 (8.31%) AOP
10 28 (7.51%) Analytics
10 28 (7.51%) Multithreading
10 28 (7.51%) Software Engineering
10 28 (7.51%) Web Development
11 26 (6.97%) Business Analysis
11 26 (6.97%) TDD
12 25 (6.70%) SDLC
13 24 (6.43%) Mathematics
13 24 (6.43%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (42.90%) C#
2 124 (33.24%) SQL
3 104 (27.88%) Java
4 72 (19.30%) Python
5 58 (15.55%) JavaScript
6 30 (8.04%) TypeScript
7 28 (7.51%) PL/SQL
8 12 (3.22%) C++
9 11 (2.95%) R
9 11 (2.95%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
10 10 (2.68%) BeanShell
10 10 (2.68%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.88%) Java 8
12 6 (1.61%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.61%) Perl
12 6 (1.61%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.34%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.80%) Scala
15 2 (0.54%) Go
15 2 (0.54%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 43 (11.53%) Degree
2 11 (2.95%) Siebel Certification
3 10 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.68%) Master's Degree
4 8 (2.14%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.34%) CFA
5 5 (1.34%) MBA
5 5 (1.34%) PhD
6 2 (0.54%) PMP
7 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.27%) CISM
7 1 (0.27%) CISSP
7 1 (0.27%) ISEB
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.27%) OCP
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.70%) QA
2 19 (5.09%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.88%) MiFID
4 1 (0.27%) EMIR
System Software
1 14 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.14%) Docker
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.27%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (3.75%) Terraform
2 12 (3.22%) Ansible
3 11 (2.95%) Puppet
4 10 (2.68%) Kubernetes
5 8 (2.14%) Sysdig
6 2 (0.54%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.27%) Control-M
7 1 (0.27%) Pacemaker
7 1 (0.27%) Salt
7 1 (0.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (14.21%) Oracle
2 29 (7.77%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.36%) Siebel
4 16 (4.29%) MapR
5 15 (4.02%) Bloomberg
5 15 (4.02%) Charles River
6 14 (3.75%) ServiceNow
7 11 (2.95%) Cisco
8 10 (2.68%) F5
8 10 (2.68%) Sybase
8 10 (2.68%) Telerik
9 8 (2.14%) Splunk
10 7 (1.88%) Infoblox
10 7 (1.88%) SevOne
11 6 (1.61%) DevExpress
11 6 (1.61%) ION Trading
11 6 (1.61%) Software AG
11 6 (1.61%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.34%) Infragistics
12 5 (1.34%) Tableau