Period
to 17 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 17 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 603 595
Rank change year-on-year +25 -8 -36
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 308 296 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.84% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 203 197
UK median daily rate £600 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £396 £400 £258
90th Percentile £711 £698 £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 34549 35124 37370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.61% 33.14% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 22925 23050 23744
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 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1204 1476
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.92 £19.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.04% +8.82% +6.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.19% +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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hedge funds over the 6 months to 17 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 17 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 +24 308 £600 +14.29% 85
London +8 299 £600 +14.29% 78
UK excluding London +25 9 - - 6
South East +2 8 - - 5
South West - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 164 (53.25%) Finance
2 114 (37.01%) C#
3 111 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (29.87%) .NET
5 88 (28.57%) SQL
6 87 (28.25%) Banking
7 78 (25.32%) Investment Banking
8 77 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 73 (23.70%) Front Office
10 71 (23.05%) Financial Institution
11 69 (22.40%) SQL Server
12 53 (17.21%) TDD
12 53 (17.21%) Equities
13 52 (16.88%) Investment Management
14 51 (16.56%) Java
15 50 (16.23%) Asset Management
16 49 (15.91%) Greenfield Project
17 42 (13.64%) Linux
17 42 (13.64%) AngularJS
18 41 (13.31%) Windows
19 40 (12.99%) Microsoft
19 40 (12.99%) AOP
19 40 (12.99%) Computer Science
20 38 (12.34%) MongoDB
21 36 (11.69%) Git (software)
21 36 (11.69%) Degree
22 34 (11.04%) SDLC
23 33 (10.71%) BDD
24 29 (9.42%) Test Automation
24 29 (9.42%) Angular 2

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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 (8.12%) NServiceBus
2 12 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.57%) Apache
4 8 (2.60%) WordPress
5 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.32%) Confluence
6 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (8.44%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (8.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (6.49%) Markit EDM
2 12 (3.90%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (1.30%) Eikon
4 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.65%) RMDS
4 2 (0.65%) Salerio
5 1 (0.32%) Endur
5 1 (0.32%) Findur
5 1 (0.32%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.32%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.27%) SAN
2 6 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.62%) BGP
3 5 (1.62%) EIGRP
3 5 (1.62%) FIX Connectivity
3 5 (1.62%) Internet
3 5 (1.62%) MPLS
3 5 (1.62%) NAS
3 5 (1.62%) OSPF
3 5 (1.62%) VLAN
3 5 (1.62%) VoIP
4 4 (1.30%) FTP
4 4 (1.30%) HTTP
4 4 (1.30%) OpenScape
4 4 (1.30%) PPP
5 3 (0.97%) Firewall
5 3 (0.97%) LAN
5 3 (0.97%) WAN
6 1 (0.32%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.32%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (22.40%) SQL Server
2 38 (12.34%) MongoDB
3 26 (8.44%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.57%) Flink
5 11 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (2.92%) Power BI
8 8 (2.60%) OLAP
8 8 (2.60%) PowerPivot
9 7 (2.27%) Big Data
9 7 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.62%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.30%) Siebel EIM
13 3 (0.97%) MySQL
13 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
15 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
15 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 36 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 28 (9.09%) Subversion
3 25 (8.12%) SpecFlow
4 24 (7.79%) JIRA
5 19 (6.17%) TeamCity
6 13 (4.22%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.60%) FitNesse
8 6 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.32%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.32%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.32%) JBehave
9 1 (0.32%) JUnit
9 1 (0.32%) NUnit
9 1 (0.32%) Protractor
9 1 (0.32%) Selenium
9 1 (0.32%) TestRail
9 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 164 (53.25%) Finance
2 87 (28.25%) Banking
3 78 (25.32%) Investment Banking
4 73 (23.70%) Front Office
5 71 (23.05%) Financial Institution
6 11 (3.57%) Back Office
6 11 (3.57%) Billing
7 9 (2.92%) Marketing
8 8 (2.60%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 165 (53.57%) Developer
2 99 (32.14%) C# Developer
3 55 (17.86%) Analyst
4 29 (9.42%) SQL Developer
5 24 (7.79%) .NET Developer
6 23 (7.47%) C# .NET Developer
7 22 (7.14%) Java Developer
8 21 (6.82%) Support Analyst
9 18 (5.84%) Data Analyst
10 17 (5.52%) Full Stack Developer
10 17 (5.52%) JavaScript Developer
11 16 (5.19%) Lead Developer
12 15 (4.87%) Agile C# Developer
12 15 (4.87%) Agile Developer
12 15 (4.87%) SQL Server Developer
13 14 (4.55%) C# WPF Developer
13 14 (4.55%) Front Office Developer
13 14 (4.55%) WPF Developer
14 13 (4.22%) Lead C# Developer
14 13 (4.22%) Salesforce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (29.87%) .NET
2 42 (13.64%) AngularJS
3 29 (9.42%) Angular 2
4 28 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 28 (9.09%) WCF
5 27 (8.77%) WPF
6 26 (8.44%) Reactive Extensions
7 25 (8.12%) Akka
7 25 (8.12%) Kafka
7 25 (8.12%) RabbitMQ
7 25 (8.12%) Redux
7 25 (8.12%) SignalR
7 25 (8.12%) WebSockets
8 23 (7.47%) React
9 17 (5.52%) .NET Framework
9 17 (5.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (4.87%) WinForms
11 14 (4.55%) Entity Framework
12 13 (4.22%) FIX Protocol
13 12 (3.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 53 (17.21%) Equities
2 49 (15.91%) Greenfield Project
3 40 (12.99%) Computer Science
4 23 (7.47%) Algorithms
4 23 (7.47%) Fixed Income
5 22 (7.14%) Data Structures
6 18 (5.84%) Virtual Team
7 17 (5.52%) Derivative
8 16 (5.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (3.90%) Fintech
10 11 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (2.60%) Social Media
12 7 (2.27%) Reference Data
13 5 (1.62%) Credit Risk
13 5 (1.62%) Equity Derivative
13 5 (1.62%) Market Risk
13 5 (1.62%) Smartphone
14 4 (1.30%) Data Centre
15 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (13.64%) Linux
2 41 (13.31%) Windows
3 25 (8.12%) Unix
4 13 (4.22%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.27%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.32%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (0.32%) CentOS
8 1 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (17.21%) TDD
3 52 (16.88%) Investment Management
4 50 (16.23%) Asset Management
5 40 (12.99%) AOP
6 34 (11.04%) SDLC
7 33 (10.71%) BDD
8 29 (9.42%) Test Automation
9 28 (9.09%) DevOps
10 27 (8.77%) OO
11 26 (8.44%) Low Latency
12 25 (8.12%) Complex Event Processing
12 25 (8.12%) CQRS
13 24 (7.79%) Multithreading
14 22 (7.14%) OOD
15 19 (6.17%) Mathematics
16 18 (5.84%) Code Optimisation
16 18 (5.84%) Project Management
16 18 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (5.52%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 114 (37.01%) C#
2 88 (28.57%) SQL
3 77 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 51 (16.56%) Java
5 27 (8.77%) Python
6 23 (7.47%) C++
7 17 (5.52%) T-SQL
8 13 (4.22%) Perl
9 9 (2.92%) VBA
10 6 (1.95%) Apex Code
10 6 (1.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (1.62%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.62%) XAML
12 4 (1.30%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
12 4 (1.30%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.97%) Scala
14 2 (0.65%) Go
15 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.32%) F#
15 1 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (11.69%) Degree
2 9 (2.92%) Numerate Degree
3 7 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (1.95%) PhD
5 5 (1.62%) CCNA
5 5 (1.62%) CCNP
5 5 (1.62%) CCVP
5 5 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.30%) Siebel Certification
7 2 (0.65%) CFA
7 2 (0.65%) PMP
8 1 (0.32%) ISEB
8 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) VCP6
8 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.57%) MiFID
2 9 (2.92%) QA
3 5 (1.62%) PMO
4 2 (0.65%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.32%) EMIR
5 1 (0.32%) FATCA
5 1 (0.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.65%) Docker
3 2 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.32%) vSphere
4 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.30%) SCCM
3 2 (0.65%) logstash
3 2 (0.65%) Nagios
3 2 (0.65%) Packer
3 2 (0.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.32%) SCOM
4 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 40 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.49%) Charles River
3 14 (4.55%) Bloomberg
3 14 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 12 (3.90%) Oracle
4 12 (3.90%) SimCorp
5 8 (2.60%) Citrix
6 7 (2.27%) DevExpress
6 7 (2.27%) Reuters
7 6 (1.95%) Cisco
8 5 (1.62%) AppDynamics
8 5 (1.62%) OpenLink
8 5 (1.62%) Red Box
8 5 (1.62%) Splunk
9 4 (1.30%) BT
9 4 (1.30%) CQG
9 4 (1.30%) Etrali
9 4 (1.30%) FactSet
9 4 (1.30%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.30%) Speakerbus