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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hedge fund
Rank 168 158 162
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 28 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.50% 0.66% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.37% 1.74% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 34 28
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£575 £450 £518
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £660 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £450 £685
% change year-on-year
-19.44% -34.30%
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
2049 2527 2192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 36.65% 38.00% 36.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1633 1869 1683
Average daily rate £470 £488 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 59
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.03 £43.62 £72.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 34 (69.39%) Finance
2 19 (38.78%) SQL
3 18 (36.73%) Financial Institution
4 14 (28.57%) Banking
5 13 (26.53%) Investment Banking
5 13 (26.53%) UNIX
5 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
6 12 (24.49%) Windows
6 12 (24.49%) MS Office
7 11 (22.45%) Oracle
8 10 (20.41%) Windows 7
8 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (18.37%) C++
9 9 (18.37%) Java
9 9 (18.37%) Python
9 9 (18.37%) Blackberry
10 8 (16.33%) Front Office
10 8 (16.33%) Fixed Income
10 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (16.33%) C#
10 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
10 8 (16.33%) Asset Management
11 7 (14.29%) Altiris
11 7 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 7 (14.29%) SLA
11 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
11 7 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (14.29%) Linux
11 7 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (12.24%) Risk Management

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (10.20%) WebLogic
2 5 (10.20%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.04%) Lync
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (26.53%) MS Excel
2 12 (24.49%) MS Office
3 2 (4.08%) MS Project
3 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (12.24%) assyst
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.04%) MultiFonds
3 1 (2.04%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Internet
1 6 (12.24%) Wireless
1 6 (12.24%) VPN
2 1 (2.04%) DNS
2 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.04%) LAN
2 1 (2.04%) VoIP
2 1 (2.04%) WAN
2 1 (2.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.16%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (6.12%) Star Schema
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.08%) ObjectStore
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.04%) QlikView
6 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.04%) Ant
3 1 (2.04%) Maven
General
1 34 (69.39%) Finance
2 18 (36.73%) Financial Institution
3 14 (28.57%) Banking
4 13 (26.53%) Investment Banking
5 8 (16.33%) Front Office
6 2 (4.08%) Back Office
7 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.04%) Legal
7 1 (2.04%) Advertising
7 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (46.94%) Developer
2 9 (18.37%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Service Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Python Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Excel Developer
5 4 (8.16%) C++ Developer
5 4 (8.16%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.12%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Development Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Build Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) WPF Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Development Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Delivery Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) .NET
1 5 (10.20%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (8.16%) HTML
3 3 (6.12%) XML
3 3 (6.12%) Middleware
3 3 (6.12%) WPF
4 2 (4.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (4.08%) WCF
4 2 (4.08%) Akka
4 2 (4.08%) OLE
4 2 (4.08%) STL
5 1 (2.04%) Web Services
5 1 (2.04%) J2EE
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.04%) CSS
5 1 (2.04%) SOAP
5 1 (2.04%) LAMP
5 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.04%) WinForms
5 1 (2.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (18.37%) Blackberry
3 8 (16.33%) Fixed Income
4 7 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (12.24%) Handset
5 6 (12.24%) Derivative
6 4 (8.16%) Clustering
7 3 (6.12%) Equities
8 2 (4.08%) User Experience
8 2 (4.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
9 1 (2.04%) Market Risk
9 1 (2.04%) Data Extraction
9 1 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (2.04%) Mobile Games
9 1 (2.04%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) UNIX
2 12 (24.49%) Windows
3 10 (20.41%) Windows 7
4 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
5 7 (14.29%) Linux
6 3 (6.12%) Solaris
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (16.33%) Asset Management
2 7 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 6 (12.24%) Risk Management
3 6 (12.24%) RAD
3 6 (12.24%) Software Deployment
4 5 (10.20%) SOA
4 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.16%) OO
5 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.16%) High Availability
6 3 (6.12%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.12%) ETL
6 3 (6.12%) TDD
6 3 (6.12%) Migration
6 3 (6.12%) Scrum
6 3 (6.12%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.08%) Investment Management
7 2 (4.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) SQL
2 9 (18.37%) C++
2 9 (18.37%) Java
2 9 (18.37%) Python
3 8 (16.33%) C#
4 6 (12.24%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.16%) VBA
5 4 (8.16%) Ruby
5 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.08%) R
6 2 (4.08%) Groovy
6 2 (4.08%) Scala
6 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) MCSE
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) XenApp
3 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.04%) vSphere
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Puppet
2 2 (4.08%) SELinux
3 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Oracle
2 7 (14.29%) Altiris
3 6 (12.24%) Bloomberg
4 5 (10.20%) VMware
4 5 (10.20%) IBM
4 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.16%) Remedy
6 3 (6.12%) Reuters
7 2 (4.08%) Calypso
7 2 (4.08%) Tradeweb
7 2 (4.08%) MarketAxess
7 2 (4.08%) ION Trading
7 2 (4.08%) Tableau
8 1 (2.04%) DevExpress
8 1 (2.04%) Infoblox
8 1 (2.04%) Dell
8 1 (2.04%) EMC
8 1 (2.04%) Citrix
8 1 (2.04%) NetApp
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
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Rate: £650 per day
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Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago