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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hedge fund
Rank 177 176 134
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -42
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 22 51 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.71% 1.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.08% 1.88% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 40 66
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£538 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £678 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £150 £500
% change year-on-year
+166.66% -70.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
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
2038 2706 2940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.62% 37.58% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1469 2000 2151
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 56 67
Average hourly rate £17.93 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.03% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £48.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 37 (77.08%) Finance
2 24 (50.00%) SQL
3 18 (37.50%) Banking
4 13 (27.08%) Asset Management
4 13 (27.08%) C#
4 13 (27.08%) SQL Server
5 12 (25.00%) Investment Banking
6 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (20.83%) .NET
8 8 (16.67%) UNIX
8 8 (16.67%) Linux
8 8 (16.67%) Degree
9 7 (14.58%) T-SQL
10 6 (12.50%) C++
10 6 (12.50%) Financial Institution
10 6 (12.50%) Front Office
10 6 (12.50%) QA
10 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (10.42%) Business Analysis
11 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
11 5 (10.42%) Multithreading
11 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (10.42%) Fixed Income
11 5 (10.42%) TDD
11 5 (10.42%) Java
11 5 (10.42%) Oracle
11 5 (10.42%) Python
11 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
11 5 (10.42%) Bloomberg

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.08%) GemFire
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) assyst
1 1 (2.08%) Markit EDM
1 1 (2.08%) MultiFonds
1 1 (2.08%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Multicast
1 1 (2.08%) Wireless
1 1 (2.08%) VPN
1 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.17%) KDB
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.17%) QlikView
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.08%) Hazelcast
6 1 (2.08%) MS Access
6 1 (2.08%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) Maven
2 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (77.08%) Finance
2 18 (37.50%) Banking
3 12 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 6 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 6 (12.50%) Front Office
5 1 (2.08%) German Language
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Back Office
5 1 (2.08%) Games
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Developer
2 8 (16.67%) Analyst
3 6 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 4 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Python Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Report Developer
5 3 (6.25%) QA Specialist
5 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Applications Support
5 3 (6.25%) Test Specialist
5 3 (6.25%) C++ Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Business Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) QlikView Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) XML
2 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.33%) SOAP
3 3 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (6.25%) REST
3 3 (6.25%) STL
3 3 (6.25%) XSL
3 3 (6.25%) MSMQ
4 2 (4.17%) Web Services
4 2 (4.17%) HTML
5 1 (2.08%) WCF
5 1 (2.08%) Silverlight
5 1 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.08%) HTML5
5 1 (2.08%) SciPy
5 1 (2.08%) NumPy
5 1 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.42%) Fixed Income
2 4 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (8.33%) Mathematics
3 3 (6.25%) Derivative
3 3 (6.25%) Market Risk
3 3 (6.25%) Data Extraction
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
4 2 (4.17%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.08%) Celerra
5 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.08%) Open Source
5 1 (2.08%) iPad
5 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.08%) Handset
5 1 (2.08%) Mobile Games
5 1 (2.08%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) UNIX
1 8 (16.67%) Linux
2 4 (8.33%) Windows
3 3 (6.25%) Solaris
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Asset Management
2 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.42%) Business Analysis
3 5 (10.42%) Multithreading
3 5 (10.42%) TDD
4 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (8.33%) Risk Analytics
4 4 (8.33%) Analytics
5 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
5 3 (6.25%) Validation
5 3 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (4.17%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.17%) OO
6 2 (4.17%) Data Transformation
6 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.17%) Refactoring
6 2 (4.17%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) SQL
2 13 (27.08%) C#
3 7 (14.58%) T-SQL
4 6 (12.50%) C++
5 5 (10.42%) Java
5 5 (10.42%) Python
6 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.25%) VBA
8 1 (2.08%) Ruby
8 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.08%) R
8 1 (2.08%) Perl
8 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.17%) FATCA
2 2 (4.17%) MiFID
3 1 (2.08%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle
1 5 (10.42%) Bloomberg
2 3 (6.25%) VMware
2 3 (6.25%) Sybase
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) Calypso
3 2 (4.17%) ION Trading
3 2 (4.17%) MarketAxess
3 2 (4.17%) Tradeweb
4 1 (2.08%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.08%) Tableau
4 1 (2.08%) Altiris
4 1 (2.08%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) HP
4 1 (2.08%) EMC
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.08%) Reuters
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix
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