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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hedge fund
Rank 173 178 177
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 19 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.38% 0.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.99% 1.02% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 26
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£588 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £365 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £650 £763
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £650 £400
% change year-on-year
-58.07% +62.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
1917 2252 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.33% 37.67% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 1736 1782
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 21 54
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.30 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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

Hedge funds
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

Hedge funds
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 22 May 2015.

Hedge funds Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hedge funds
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

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 39 (82.98%) Finance
2 28 (59.57%) Financial Institution
3 15 (31.91%) SQL
4 12 (25.53%) UNIX
4 12 (25.53%) C#
4 12 (25.53%) .NET
5 11 (23.40%) Windows
6 10 (21.28%) Oracle
6 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
7 9 (19.15%) WebLogic
7 9 (19.15%) MS Office
7 9 (19.15%) Python
7 9 (19.15%) IBM
7 9 (19.15%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (19.15%) Remedy
7 9 (19.15%) Incident Management
7 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
8 8 (17.02%) Change Management
8 8 (17.02%) VMware
8 8 (17.02%) Blackberry
8 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
8 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
8 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
9 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (14.89%) High Availability
9 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
9 7 (14.89%) Linux
9 7 (14.89%) Configuration Management
9 7 (14.89%) Clustering

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (19.15%) WebLogic
1 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
2 6 (12.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.13%) Lync
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Office
2 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) assyst
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (6.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) Internet
2 5 (10.64%) VPN
2 5 (10.64%) Wireless
3 1 (2.13%) DHCP
3 1 (2.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.13%) SSL
3 1 (2.13%) Intranet
3 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) JIRA
General
1 39 (82.98%) Finance
2 28 (59.57%) Financial Institution
3 7 (14.89%) Banking
4 6 (12.77%) Investment Banking
5 5 (10.64%) Front Office
6 1 (2.13%) Advertising
6 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) Development Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Computer Operator
4 5 (10.64%) Service Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Operations Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Database Developer
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Developer
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Database Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Messaging Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Silverlight Developer
7 2 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) .NET
2 9 (19.15%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (8.51%) Middleware
3 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (6.38%) WebCenter
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (4.26%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.13%) Web Services
6 1 (2.13%) OLE
6 1 (2.13%) WCF
6 1 (2.13%) WPF
6 1 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.02%) Blackberry
3 7 (14.89%) Clustering
4 5 (10.64%) Handset
5 4 (8.51%) Fixed Income
6 3 (6.38%) Equities
7 2 (4.26%) CMDB
7 2 (4.26%) Derivative
7 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
8 1 (2.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (2.13%) Replication
8 1 (2.13%) Symmetrix
8 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) UNIX
2 11 (23.40%) Windows
3 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
4 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
4 7 (14.89%) Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Incident Management
2 8 (17.02%) Change Management
3 7 (14.89%) High Availability
3 7 (14.89%) Configuration Management
4 6 (12.77%) SOA
4 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
5 5 (10.64%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (10.64%) Software Deployment
5 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.51%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.38%) MVC
7 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.26%) Investment Management
8 2 (4.26%) Process Management
8 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.26%) Scrum
8 2 (4.26%) Migration
8 2 (4.26%) TDD
8 2 (4.26%) ITIL
9 1 (2.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) SQL
2 12 (25.53%) C#
3 9 (19.15%) Python
4 6 (12.77%) Ruby
4 6 (12.77%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.38%) Java
6 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.13%) C++
7 1 (2.13%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.26%) MCSE
2 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.77%) GlusterFS
3 6 (12.77%) GFS2
3 6 (12.77%) OCFS2
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.13%) NFS
5 1 (2.13%) vSphere
5 1 (2.13%) XenApp
5 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Puppet
2 5 (10.64%) SELinux
2 5 (10.64%) Tivoli
2 5 (10.64%) Control-M
2 5 (10.64%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.64%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
2 9 (19.15%) IBM
2 9 (19.15%) Remedy
3 8 (17.02%) VMware
4 6 (12.77%) Altiris
5 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.64%) Veritas
6 3 (6.38%) Reuters
6 3 (6.38%) Bloomberg
6 3 (6.38%) BMC
6 3 (6.38%) Citrix
7 2 (4.26%) Dell
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco
8 1 (2.13%) Calypso
8 1 (2.13%) HP
8 1 (2.13%) EMC
8 1 (2.13%) NetApp
8 1 (2.13%) Symantec
8 1 (2.13%) AppSense
8 1 (2.13%) Infoblox
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