Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 600 592
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8 -47
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 305 291 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.88% 0.84% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 199 192
UK median daily rate £600 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £395 £400 £251
90th Percentile £711 £690 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate - £550 £200
% change year-on-year - +175.00% -47.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £90.00 - £50.00
10th Percentile £85.00 - £45.00
90th Percentile £95.00 - £55.00
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 34682 34666 36957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.63% 33.10% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23021 22730 23492
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1016 1189 1465
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.67 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +6.00% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 21 November 2017.

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
Top 5 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 21 November 2017. 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 +28 305 £600 +14.29% 124
London -3 296 £600 +14.29% 119
UK excluding London +13 9 - - 5
South East -3 8 - - 4
South West - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Hedge funds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 159 (52.13%) Finance
2 115 (37.70%) C#
3 109 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (30.49%) .NET
5 89 (29.18%) SQL
6 85 (27.87%) Banking
7 78 (25.57%) JavaScript
8 75 (24.59%) Investment Banking
9 71 (23.28%) Front Office
10 69 (22.62%) SQL Server
11 67 (21.97%) Financial Institution
12 53 (17.38%) TDD
13 52 (17.05%) Equities
13 52 (17.05%) Investment Management
14 50 (16.39%) Asset Management
14 50 (16.39%) Greenfield Project
15 48 (15.74%) Java
16 43 (14.10%) Linux
16 43 (14.10%) AngularJS
17 42 (13.77%) Windows
18 38 (12.46%) Microsoft
18 38 (12.46%) Computer Science
18 38 (12.46%) MongoDB
19 37 (12.13%) AOP
20 36 (11.80%) Degree
20 36 (11.80%) Git (software)
21 33 (10.82%) BDD
21 33 (10.82%) SDLC
22 29 (9.51%) Test Automation
22 29 (9.51%) WCF

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 25 (8.20%) NServiceBus
2 11 (3.61%) Apache
2 11 (3.61%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.62%) WordPress
4 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.33%) Confluence
5 1 (0.33%) Ethereum
5 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (7.54%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (7.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.62%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (6.56%) Markit EDM
2 12 (3.93%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (1.31%) Eikon
4 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.66%) RMDS
4 2 (0.66%) Salerio
5 1 (0.33%) Endur
5 1 (0.33%) Findur
5 1 (0.33%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.33%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.30%) SAN
2 6 (1.97%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.64%) BGP
3 5 (1.64%) EIGRP
3 5 (1.64%) FIX Connectivity
3 5 (1.64%) Internet
3 5 (1.64%) MPLS
3 5 (1.64%) NAS
3 5 (1.64%) OSPF
3 5 (1.64%) VLAN
3 5 (1.64%) VoIP
4 4 (1.31%) OpenScape
4 4 (1.31%) PPP
5 3 (0.98%) Firewall
5 3 (0.98%) FTP
5 3 (0.98%) HTTP
5 3 (0.98%) LAN
5 3 (0.98%) WAN
6 1 (0.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (22.62%) SQL Server
2 38 (12.46%) MongoDB
3 26 (8.52%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.61%) Flink
5 11 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (2.95%) Power BI
8 8 (2.62%) OLAP
8 8 (2.62%) PowerPivot
9 7 (2.30%) Big Data
9 7 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.31%) MySQL
11 4 (1.31%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.98%) Siebel EIM
13 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
14 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (11.80%) Git (software)
2 28 (9.18%) Subversion
3 25 (8.20%) SpecFlow
4 24 (7.87%) JIRA
5 19 (6.23%) TeamCity
6 13 (4.26%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.62%) FitNesse
8 6 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.33%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.33%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.33%) JBehave
9 1 (0.33%) JUnit
9 1 (0.33%) NUnit
9 1 (0.33%) Protractor
9 1 (0.33%) Selenium
9 1 (0.33%) TestRail
9 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 159 (52.13%) Finance
2 85 (27.87%) Banking
3 75 (24.59%) Investment Banking
4 71 (23.28%) Front Office
5 67 (21.97%) Financial Institution
6 11 (3.61%) Back Office
6 11 (3.61%) Billing
7 9 (2.95%) Marketing
8 8 (2.62%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (53.44%) Developer
2 100 (32.79%) C# Developer
3 54 (17.70%) Analyst
4 29 (9.51%) SQL Developer
5 23 (7.54%) .NET Developer
6 22 (7.21%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (7.21%) Java Developer
7 21 (6.89%) Support Analyst
8 18 (5.90%) Data Analyst
9 17 (5.57%) Full Stack Developer
9 17 (5.57%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (5.25%) Lead Developer
11 15 (4.92%) Agile C# Developer
11 15 (4.92%) Agile Developer
11 15 (4.92%) SQL Server Developer
12 14 (4.59%) Front Office Developer
13 13 (4.26%) C# WPF Developer
13 13 (4.26%) Lead C# Developer
13 13 (4.26%) Salesforce Developer
13 13 (4.26%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (30.49%) .NET
2 43 (14.10%) AngularJS
3 29 (9.51%) Angular 2
3 29 (9.51%) WCF
4 27 (8.85%) ASP.NET
4 27 (8.85%) WPF
5 26 (8.52%) Reactive Extensions
6 25 (8.20%) Akka
6 25 (8.20%) Kafka
6 25 (8.20%) RabbitMQ
6 25 (8.20%) Redux
6 25 (8.20%) SignalR
6 25 (8.20%) WebSockets
7 23 (7.54%) React
8 17 (5.57%) .NET Framework
9 16 (5.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (4.92%) WinForms
11 14 (4.59%) Entity Framework
12 13 (4.26%) FIX Protocol
13 12 (3.93%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 52 (17.05%) Equities
2 50 (16.39%) Greenfield Project
3 38 (12.46%) Computer Science
4 23 (7.54%) Fixed Income
5 22 (7.21%) Algorithms
5 22 (7.21%) Data Structures
6 18 (5.90%) Virtual Team
7 15 (4.92%) Derivative
7 15 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (3.93%) Fintech
9 10 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (2.62%) Social Media
11 7 (2.30%) Reference Data
12 5 (1.64%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (1.64%) Smartphone
13 4 (1.31%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.98%) Credit Risk
14 3 (0.98%) Market Risk
15 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.10%) Linux
2 42 (13.77%) Windows
3 25 (8.20%) Unix
4 13 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.30%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.30%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.98%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.33%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (0.33%) CentOS
8 1 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (17.38%) TDD
3 52 (17.05%) Investment Management
4 50 (16.39%) Asset Management
5 37 (12.13%) AOP
6 33 (10.82%) BDD
6 33 (10.82%) SDLC
7 29 (9.51%) Test Automation
8 28 (9.18%) DevOps
9 27 (8.85%) OO
10 26 (8.52%) Low Latency
11 25 (8.20%) Complex Event Processing
11 25 (8.20%) CQRS
11 25 (8.20%) Multithreading
12 22 (7.21%) OOD
13 18 (5.90%) Code Optimisation
14 17 (5.57%) Data Management
14 17 (5.57%) Mathematics
14 17 (5.57%) MVC
14 17 (5.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (37.70%) C#
2 89 (29.18%) SQL
3 78 (25.57%) JavaScript
4 48 (15.74%) Java
5 28 (9.18%) Python
6 23 (7.54%) C++
7 18 (5.90%) T-SQL
8 13 (4.26%) Perl
9 7 (2.30%) VBA
10 6 (1.97%) Apex Code
10 6 (1.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (1.64%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.64%) XAML
12 4 (1.31%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.98%) Go
13 3 (0.98%) Scala
13 3 (0.98%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
14 1 (0.33%) F#
14 1 (0.33%) Haskell
14 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 36 (11.80%) Degree
2 7 (2.30%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (1.97%) PhD
3 6 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (1.64%) CCNA
4 5 (1.64%) CCNP
4 5 (1.64%) CCVP
4 5 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.98%) Siebel Certification
6 2 (0.66%) CFA
6 2 (0.66%) PMP
6 2 (0.66%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.66%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.33%) ISEB
7 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.33%) VCP6
7 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.61%) MiFID
2 7 (2.30%) QA
3 4 (1.31%) PMO
4 2 (0.66%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.33%) EMIR
5 1 (0.33%) FATCA
5 1 (0.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (3.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.31%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.66%) Docker
3 2 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.33%) vSphere
4 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.31%) SCCM
3 2 (0.66%) logstash
3 2 (0.66%) Nagios
3 2 (0.66%) Packer
3 2 (0.66%) Puppet
4 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.33%) SCOM
4 1 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (12.46%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.56%) Charles River
3 14 (4.59%) Bloomberg
3 14 (4.59%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (3.93%) SimCorp
5 10 (3.28%) Oracle
6 8 (2.62%) Citrix
7 7 (2.30%) DevExpress
7 7 (2.30%) Reuters
8 6 (1.97%) Cisco
9 5 (1.64%) AppDynamics
9 5 (1.64%) OpenLink
9 5 (1.64%) Red Box
9 5 (1.64%) Splunk
10 4 (1.31%) BT
10 4 (1.31%) CQG
10 4 (1.31%) Etrali
10 4 (1.31%) FactSet
10 4 (1.31%) Fidessa
10 4 (1.31%) ServiceNow