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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Hedge fund
UK
Rank 495 451 464
Rank change year-on-year -44 +13  
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 114 196 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.80% 1.18% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 131 112
Median daily rate £550 £475 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -5.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 £253
% change year-on-year +15.78% +88.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Hedge funds is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14315 16559 16101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 31.12% 30.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9233 10794 9724
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 560 677
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +21.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Hedge funds as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Hedge funds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hedge funds in the UK

Hedge funds
Top 12 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 112 £550 +10.00% 101
London -31 105 £550 +7.31% 99
City of London -13 27 £475 - 27
South East +29 6 - - 1
Farnborough - 6 - -
Hampshire - 6 - -
Scotland +7 1 £500 +5.26% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £550 -
North East - 1 £550 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £550 -
Moorgate - 1 £340 -
Glasgow - 1 £500 -

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 127 (57.73%) Finance
2 52 (23.64%) Financial Institution
3 49 (22.27%) SQL
4 46 (20.91%) C#
4 46 (20.91%) Asset Management
5 40 (18.18%) Banking
6 30 (13.64%) SQL Server
7 29 (13.18%) Linux
8 28 (12.73%) .NET
8 28 (12.73%) Investment Management
9 26 (11.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (11.82%) Windows
9 26 (11.82%) Equities
9 26 (11.82%) Investment Banking
10 25 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (11.36%) Front Office
11 24 (10.91%) Back Office
11 24 (10.91%) Computer Science
12 23 (10.45%) Python
13 21 (9.55%) Microsoft
13 21 (9.55%) Unix
14 20 (9.09%) WPF
14 20 (9.09%) Release Management
15 19 (8.64%) JavaScript
16 17 (7.73%) JIRA
17 16 (7.27%) Confluence
17 16 (7.27%) Analytics
17 16 (7.27%) T-SQL
17 16 (7.27%) ASP.NET
17 16 (7.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

Hedge funds
Top Related 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 16 (7.27%) Confluence
2 4 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.36%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.36%) NServiceBus
3 3 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.91%) IIS
4 2 (0.91%) nginx
4 2 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.45%) Apache
5 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.18%) MS Office
2 4 (1.82%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.64%) thinkFolio
2 5 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.27%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.91%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.91%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.91%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.45%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.36%) Office 365
4 2 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.91%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.91%) G Suite
4 2 (0.91%) Route 53
4 2 (0.91%) SaaS
5 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.00%) VPN
2 9 (4.09%) SSL
3 6 (2.73%) Firewall
3 6 (2.73%) HTTP
4 5 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.91%) 3G
6 2 (0.91%) LAN
6 2 (0.91%) SAN
6 2 (0.91%) SSH
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.45%) Network Security
7 1 (0.45%) WAN
7 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 11 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 9 (4.09%) Big Data
4 8 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.82%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.36%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.91%) MySQL
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.91%) Power BI
8 2 (0.91%) Redis
8 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.45%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.45%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (7.73%) JIRA
2 13 (5.91%) TestRail
3 12 (5.45%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.00%) Subversion
5 5 (2.27%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.91%) Bower
6 2 (0.91%) Grunt
6 2 (0.91%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.91%) Maven
6 2 (0.91%) Phabricator
6 2 (0.91%) Selenium
6 2 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.45%) FishEye
7 1 (0.45%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.45%) MSI
7 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 127 (57.73%) Finance
2 52 (23.64%) Financial Institution
3 40 (18.18%) Banking
4 26 (11.82%) Investment Banking
5 25 (11.36%) Front Office
6 24 (10.91%) Back Office
7 5 (2.27%) Retail
8 4 (1.82%) Legal
9 3 (1.36%) Military
10 2 (0.91%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.91%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.45%) Advertising
11 1 (0.45%) French Language
11 1 (0.45%) German Language
11 1 (0.45%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 83 (37.73%) Developer
2 47 (21.36%) Analyst
3 36 (16.36%) C# Developer
4 24 (10.91%) Business Analyst
5 18 (8.18%) .NET Developer
6 17 (7.73%) C# .NET Developer
7 13 (5.91%) SQL Developer
8 11 (5.00%) Architect
9 10 (4.55%) C# WPF Developer
9 10 (4.55%) C++ Developer
9 10 (4.55%) WPF Developer
10 9 (4.09%) Applications Support
10 9 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.09%) Test Specialist
11 8 (3.64%) Data Analyst
11 8 (3.64%) Financial Analyst
11 8 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (3.18%) Finance Systems Analyst
12 7 (3.18%) Java Developer
12 7 (3.18%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.73%) .NET
2 20 (9.09%) WPF
3 16 (7.27%) ASP.NET
4 14 (6.36%) AngularJS
5 11 (5.00%) CSS
5 11 (5.00%) REST
6 10 (4.55%) HTML
7 9 (4.09%) WCF
8 7 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (3.18%) Kafka
8 7 (3.18%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (2.73%) CSS3
9 6 (2.73%) HTML5
10 5 (2.27%) Angular 2
10 5 (2.27%) React
10 5 (2.27%) SignalR
10 5 (2.27%) SOAP
10 5 (2.27%) WinForms
11 4 (1.82%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.82%) Equities
2 24 (10.91%) Computer Science
3 16 (7.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (6.82%) Fixed Income
5 12 (5.45%) Derivative
5 12 (5.45%) Fintech
6 10 (4.55%) Algorithms
7 9 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (4.09%) Data Structures
8 7 (3.18%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.27%) Clustering
9 5 (2.27%) User Experience
10 4 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.36%) CMDB
11 3 (1.36%) OTC Derivatives
12 2 (0.91%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.91%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (0.91%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.91%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (13.18%) Linux
2 26 (11.82%) Windows
3 21 (9.55%) Unix
4 9 (4.09%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.73%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.82%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.91%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.45%) Android
8 1 (0.45%) CentOS
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (20.91%) Asset Management
2 28 (12.73%) Investment Management
3 26 (11.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (9.09%) Release Management
6 16 (7.27%) Analytics
7 15 (6.82%) DevOps
7 15 (6.82%) Proprietary Trading
7 15 (6.82%) Test Strategy
8 14 (6.36%) ITIL
8 14 (6.36%) TDD
9 11 (5.00%) Low Latency
9 11 (5.00%) Mathematics
9 11 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (4.55%) AOP
10 10 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (4.55%) Migration
10 10 (4.55%) Problem Management
10 10 (4.55%) Test Scripting
11 9 (4.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 49 (22.27%) SQL
2 46 (20.91%) C#
3 23 (10.45%) Python
4 19 (8.64%) JavaScript
5 16 (7.27%) T-SQL
6 14 (6.36%) Java
7 10 (4.55%) C++
7 10 (4.55%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.18%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.27%) Perl
10 4 (1.82%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.36%) PHP
11 3 (1.36%) R
11 3 (1.36%) Ruby
11 3 (1.36%) VBA
12 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.45%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.45%) VBScript
13 1 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (6.82%) ISEB
2 10 (4.55%) Degree
3 9 (4.09%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.36%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.45%) ACCA
7 1 (0.45%) CCIE
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.45%) MBA
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.45%) PMP
7 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.09%) MiFID
2 6 (2.73%) QA
3 3 (1.36%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.36%) PMO
4 2 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.91%) SLA
5 1 (0.45%) Basel III
5 1 (0.45%) FATCA
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.18%) XenDesktop
3 6 (2.73%) XenApp
4 4 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.36%) GFS2
5 3 (1.36%) GlusterFS
5 3 (1.36%) OCFS2
6 2 (0.91%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.91%) KVM
6 2 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.45%) Docker
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.18%) Ansible
2 6 (2.73%) Puppet
3 5 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.82%) SCCM
5 3 (1.36%) CFEngine
5 3 (1.36%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.36%) SELinux
6 2 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.91%) DameWare
6 2 (0.91%) Grafana
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.91%) vRealize
6 2 (0.91%) WMI
7 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 21 (9.55%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.45%) Bloomberg
3 11 (5.00%) Citrix
4 10 (4.55%) Charles River
4 10 (4.55%) Oracle
5 9 (4.09%) Calypso
6 7 (3.18%) Cisco
6 7 (3.18%) VMware
7 6 (2.73%) Fixnetix
7 6 (2.73%) Reuters
8 5 (2.27%) Misys
8 5 (2.27%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.27%) SmartStream
8 5 (2.27%) Sophis
8 5 (2.27%) WorldPay
9 4 (1.82%) Murex
10 2 (0.91%) Altiris
10 2 (0.91%) AppSense
10 2 (0.91%) Blue Coat
10 2 (0.91%) Siebel
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