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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 430 476 505
Rank change year-on-year +46 +29  
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 181 180 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.33% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% 1.00% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 117 74
Median daily rate £575 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £660 £718
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £650 £350
% change year-on-year -38.46% +85.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 15648 17974 17487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.21% 33.29% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10156 11793 11016
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 595 619
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.26 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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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

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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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hedge funds in the UK

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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

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Top 8 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 27 June 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 +25 180 £575 +15.00% 119
London +23 179 £575 +15.00% 111
City of London +17 74 £575 +21.05% 23
Mayfair - 2 £1,025 -
Scotland +32 1 £400 -15.78% 3
Glasgow +7 1 £400 - 2
South West -1 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 143 (48.47%) Finance
2 89 (30.17%) C#
3 83 (28.14%) SQL
4 72 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (20.34%) Front Office
5 60 (20.34%) Investment Management
6 59 (20.00%) Banking
7 58 (19.66%) Financial Institution
8 57 (19.32%) Asset Management
9 54 (18.31%) JavaScript
9 54 (18.31%) .NET
10 45 (15.25%) SQL Server
11 42 (14.24%) Computer Science
12 36 (12.20%) Python
13 35 (11.86%) Investment Banking
14 34 (11.53%) Mathematics
14 34 (11.53%) AngularJS
14 34 (11.53%) Microsoft
14 34 (11.53%) TDD
15 33 (11.19%) Microsoft Excel
16 32 (10.85%) OO
17 30 (10.17%) Equities
18 28 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
18 28 (9.49%) Java
18 28 (9.49%) Derivative
18 28 (9.49%) Greenfield Project
19 27 (9.15%) WPF
19 27 (9.15%) Oracle
20 26 (8.81%) Linux
21 25 (8.47%) ASP.NET

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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 15 (5.08%) Confluence
2 14 (4.75%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.41%) NServiceBus
4 4 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.68%) SAS
6 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.34%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (11.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.68%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (5.76%) Markit EDM
2 7 (2.37%) SimCorp Dimension
3 6 (2.03%) thinkFolio
4 2 (0.68%) Bloomberg AIM
4 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.68%) Front Arena
4 2 (0.68%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.68%) RMDS
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.34%) Eikon
5 1 (0.34%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.34%) IaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.07%) HTTP
1 12 (4.07%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.37%) FTP
3 6 (2.03%) SAN
4 3 (1.02%) DNS
4 3 (1.02%) Firewall
5 2 (0.68%) DHCP
5 2 (0.68%) LAN
5 2 (0.68%) NAS
5 2 (0.68%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.68%) Telnet
5 2 (0.68%) VSAN
6 1 (0.34%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.34%) Network Security
6 1 (0.34%) SSL
6 1 (0.34%) VPN
6 1 (0.34%) WAN
6 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.78%) MongoDB
2 20 (6.78%) NoSQL
3 16 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.39%) Big Data
5 10 (3.39%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.39%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.05%) Power BI
7 8 (2.71%) OLAP
8 7 (2.37%) PowerPivot
8 7 (2.37%) Siebel EIM
9 6 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.68%) MySQL
13 1 (0.34%) MS Access
13 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (7.12%) JIRA
2 20 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.42%) SpecFlow
4 15 (5.08%) Subversion
5 13 (4.41%) TestRail
6 2 (0.68%) Bower
6 2 (0.68%) Grunt
6 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.34%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.34%) MSI
7 1 (0.34%) Protractor
7 1 (0.34%) Selenium
7 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 143 (48.47%) Finance
2 60 (20.34%) Front Office
3 59 (20.00%) Banking
4 58 (19.66%) Financial Institution
5 35 (11.86%) Investment Banking
6 17 (5.76%) Back Office
7 5 (1.69%) Retail
8 3 (1.02%) Military
8 3 (1.02%) Private Banking
8 3 (1.02%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Advertising
9 2 (0.68%) Legal
9 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 141 (47.80%) Developer
2 66 (22.37%) Analyst
3 64 (21.69%) C# Developer
4 28 (9.49%) Business Analyst
5 27 (9.15%) .NET Developer
6 24 (8.14%) C# .NET Developer
7 21 (7.12%) SQL Developer
8 19 (6.44%) Data Analyst
9 16 (5.42%) Full Stack Developer
9 16 (5.42%) JavaScript Developer
10 14 (4.75%) C++ Developer
11 13 (4.41%) C# WPF Developer
11 13 (4.41%) WPF Developer
12 12 (4.07%) Angular Developer
12 12 (4.07%) Senior Developer
13 11 (3.73%) Project Manager
14 10 (3.39%) Agile C# Developer
14 10 (3.39%) Agile Developer
14 10 (3.39%) Junior
14 10 (3.39%) RAD Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (18.31%) .NET
2 34 (11.53%) AngularJS
3 27 (9.15%) WPF
4 25 (8.47%) ASP.NET
5 18 (6.10%) Angular 2
5 18 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
5 18 (6.10%) WCF
6 15 (5.08%) Reactive Extensions
7 14 (4.75%) RabbitMQ
7 14 (4.75%) Redux
7 14 (4.75%) SignalR
7 14 (4.75%) XML
8 13 (4.41%) Akka
8 13 (4.41%) HTML
8 13 (4.41%) Kafka
8 13 (4.41%) React
8 13 (4.41%) WebSockets
9 12 (4.07%) CSS
9 12 (4.07%) HTML5
10 10 (3.39%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.24%) Computer Science
2 30 (10.17%) Equities
3 28 (9.49%) Derivative
3 28 (9.49%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (7.80%) Algorithms
4 23 (7.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 21 (7.12%) Data Structures
6 19 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (5.08%) Fixed Income
8 8 (2.71%) Credit Risk
9 7 (2.37%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.37%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.69%) Clustering
10 5 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (1.69%) Fintech
11 4 (1.36%) Replication
11 4 (1.36%) User Experience
12 3 (1.02%) OTC Derivatives
13 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.81%) Linux
2 20 (6.78%) Unix
3 12 (4.07%) Windows
4 3 (1.02%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) Android
6 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (24.41%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (20.34%) Investment Management
3 57 (19.32%) Asset Management
4 34 (11.53%) Mathematics
4 34 (11.53%) TDD
5 32 (10.85%) OO
6 28 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (8.47%) Multithreading
8 23 (7.80%) AOP
9 19 (6.44%) Low Latency
10 17 (5.76%) BDD
10 17 (5.76%) Data Management
10 17 (5.76%) MVC
10 17 (5.76%) Proprietary Trading
11 16 (5.42%) Analytics
11 16 (5.42%) SDLC
11 16 (5.42%) Test Strategy
12 15 (5.08%) Unit Testing
12 15 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (5.08%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 89 (30.17%) C#
2 83 (28.14%) SQL
3 54 (18.31%) JavaScript
4 36 (12.20%) Python
5 28 (9.49%) Java
6 15 (5.08%) C++
7 14 (4.75%) T-SQL
7 14 (4.75%) VBA
8 12 (4.07%) PL/SQL
9 9 (3.05%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.37%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
11 6 (2.03%) Perl
11 6 (2.03%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.36%) XAML
13 3 (1.02%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.02%) Ruby
14 2 (0.68%) C
14 2 (0.68%) F#
14 2 (0.68%) R
15 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (8.47%) Degree
2 16 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
2 16 (5.42%) Numerate Degree
3 13 (4.41%) ISEB
4 8 (2.71%) PhD
4 8 (2.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (2.37%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.37%) Siebel Certification
6 4 (1.36%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.68%) VCP6
8 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.34%) PMP
9 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.12%) MiFID
2 19 (6.44%) QA
3 8 (2.71%) PMO
4 3 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.68%) Basel III
5 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) EMIR
6 1 (0.34%) FATCA
System Software
1 9 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.02%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.68%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.68%) GFS2
5 2 (0.68%) GlusterFS
5 2 (0.68%) KVM
5 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.68%) OCFS2
5 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.68%) vSphere
6 1 (0.34%) Docker
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.03%) SCCM
2 3 (1.02%) Puppet
2 3 (1.02%) SCOM
3 2 (0.68%) CFEngine
3 2 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.68%) Control-M
3 2 (0.68%) Dollar Universe
3 2 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.68%) SELinux
3 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.68%) WMI
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.34%) Mesos
4 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 34 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.15%) Oracle
3 17 (5.76%) Charles River
4 10 (3.39%) Siebel
5 8 (2.71%) Bloomberg
5 8 (2.71%) VMware
6 7 (2.37%) Calypso
6 7 (2.37%) SimCorp
7 6 (2.03%) Citrix
7 6 (2.03%) Fixnetix
8 4 (1.36%) AppDynamics
8 4 (1.36%) Cisco
8 4 (1.36%) Murex
8 4 (1.36%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.36%) SmartCo
8 4 (1.36%) Splunk
8 4 (1.36%) Sybase
9 3 (1.02%) HP
9 3 (1.02%) Reuters
10 2 (0.68%) Veritas
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