The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Hedge funds in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hedge funds over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hedge fund
Rank 183 178 167
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 20 50 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.71% 0.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.99% 1.83% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 38 32
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£525 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £350 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £675 £648
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £150 £505
% change year-on-year
+153.33% -70.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2027 2725 2376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.56% 38.48% 36.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1584 2039 1775
Average daily rate £450 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £632 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 61
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £41.53 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

Hedge funds
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Hedge funds across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Hedge funds Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Hedge funds across the City of London region.

Hedge funds Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hedge funds across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Hedge funds Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Hedge funds Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Hedge funds also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Hedge funds.

1 32 (66.67%) Finance
2 25 (52.08%) SQL
3 15 (31.25%) Banking
4 14 (29.17%) Investment Banking
5 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
6 10 (20.83%) C#
6 10 (20.83%) UNIX
6 10 (20.83%) Windows
6 10 (20.83%) Asset Management
7 9 (18.75%) Financial Institution
7 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 8 (16.67%) C++
8 8 (16.67%) Java
8 8 (16.67%) T-SQL
8 8 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 8 (16.67%) Front Office
8 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (16.67%) Fixed Income
8 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (14.58%) .NET
9 7 (14.58%) Oracle
9 7 (14.58%) MS Office
10 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (12.50%) Linux
10 6 (12.50%) RAD
10 6 (12.50%) Python
10 6 (12.50%) Risk Management
10 6 (12.50%) Business Analysis
10 6 (12.50%) Derivative
11 5 (10.42%) Windows 7

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Hedge funds also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Hedge funds. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) GemFire
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.58%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) assyst
2 1 (2.08%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.08%) MultiFonds
2 1 (2.08%) HiPortfolio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) Internet
1 4 (8.33%) VPN
1 4 (8.33%) Wireless
2 1 (2.08%) LAN
2 1 (2.08%) VoIP
2 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.25%) Star Schema
5 2 (4.17%) ObjectStore
5 2 (4.17%) QlikView
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.08%) Hazelcast
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) JIRA
2 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.08%) Maven
3 1 (2.08%) Ant
General
1 32 (66.67%) Finance
2 15 (31.25%) Banking
3 14 (29.17%) Investment Banking
4 9 (18.75%) Financial Institution
5 8 (16.67%) Front Office
6 2 (4.17%) Back Office
7 1 (2.08%) German Language
7 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.08%) Legal
7 1 (2.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (60.42%) Developer
2 8 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 5 (10.42%) Python Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) C++ Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Excel Developer
6 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.17%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Business Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Development Manager
7 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Business Objects Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Report Developer
7 2 (4.17%) QlikView Developer
8 1 (2.08%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) XML
3 4 (8.33%) HTML
4 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.25%) SOAP
5 2 (4.17%) STL
5 2 (4.17%) Web Services
5 2 (4.17%) XSL
5 2 (4.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (4.17%) WPF
5 2 (4.17%) Akka
5 2 (4.17%) REST
6 1 (2.08%) RESTful
6 1 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.08%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.08%) WCF
6 1 (2.08%) Spring
6 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 8 (16.67%) Fixed Income
1 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Derivative
3 4 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.33%) Handset
4 3 (6.25%) User Experience
4 3 (6.25%) Market Risk
4 3 (6.25%) Equities
5 2 (4.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
6 1 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (2.08%) iPad
6 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.08%) Data Extraction
6 1 (2.08%) Celerra
6 1 (2.08%) Clustering
6 1 (2.08%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) UNIX
1 10 (20.83%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Linux
3 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.25%) Solaris
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Asset Management
2 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.50%) RAD
3 6 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 6 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 4 (8.33%) Multithreading
4 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.33%) Software Deployment
5 3 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (6.25%) TDD
5 3 (6.25%) OO
5 3 (6.25%) ETL
6 2 (4.17%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.17%) SOA
6 2 (4.17%) Scrum
6 2 (4.17%) Regression Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Data Management
6 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Investment Management
6 2 (4.17%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (52.08%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) C#
3 8 (16.67%) C++
3 8 (16.67%) Java
3 8 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 6 (12.50%) Python
5 5 (10.42%) VBA
6 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.17%) Groovy
7 2 (4.17%) Scala
8 1 (2.08%) Ruby
8 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.08%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
2 3 (6.25%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) Bloomberg
3 4 (8.33%) Altiris
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.25%) VMware
5 2 (4.17%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.17%) Calypso
5 2 (4.17%) ION Trading
5 2 (4.17%) MarketAxess
5 2 (4.17%) Tableau
5 2 (4.17%) Tradeweb
6 1 (2.08%) DevExpress
6 1 (2.08%) Reuters
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.08%) Remedy
6 1 (2.08%) Charles River
6 1 (2.08%) HP
6 1 (2.08%) EMC
6 1 (2.08%) Citrix
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco
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