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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hedge funds over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hedge fund
Rank 125 158 190
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +32
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 50 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.45% 0.60% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.57% 1.55% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 14
Median daily rate £475 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £675 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £200 £400
% change year-on-year
+175.00% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Hedge funds
London

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
1402 1804 2136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 40.77% 38.96% 36.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1098 1425 1536
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £292 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 30 54
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.98 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.06% -2.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £25.00 £33.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.63
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.12%

Hedge funds
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Hedge funds as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 101 (97.12%) Finance
2 74 (71.15%) Financial Institution
3 40 (38.46%) Linux
4 36 (34.62%) Unix
5 30 (28.85%) Python
6 29 (27.88%) Puppet
7 23 (22.12%) Banking
8 21 (20.19%) Ruby
9 20 (19.23%) High Availability
9 20 (19.23%) ITIL
9 20 (19.23%) Java
9 20 (19.23%) Service Delivery
10 19 (18.27%) Change Management
10 19 (18.27%) Clustering
10 19 (18.27%) Bash Shell
10 19 (18.27%) AOP
11 18 (17.31%) Investment Banking
12 17 (16.35%) CFEngine
12 17 (16.35%) Configuration Management
12 17 (16.35%) OCFS2
12 17 (16.35%) SELinux
12 17 (16.35%) GlusterFS
12 17 (16.35%) GFS2
12 17 (16.35%) Patch Management
12 17 (16.35%) Failover Clustering
13 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (14.42%) Change Control
14 15 (14.42%) Project Management
14 15 (14.42%) SQL
14 15 (14.42%) Cisco

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 11 (10.58%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.77%) Apache
2 6 (5.77%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.81%) Confluence
3 5 (4.81%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.88%) IIS
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.92%) MS Project
2 1 (0.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Documaker
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.96%) Eloqua
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.62%) HTTP
2 9 (8.65%) LDAP
3 6 (5.77%) BGP
3 6 (5.77%) Firewall
3 6 (5.77%) Multicast
3 6 (5.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.85%) Network Security
4 4 (3.85%) SAN
5 3 (2.88%) VLAN
6 2 (1.92%) SSL
6 2 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.92%) Wireless
7 1 (0.96%) LAN
7 1 (0.96%) NGN
7 1 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.62%) Oracle Database
2 8 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.73%) MongoDB
4 6 (5.77%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (4.81%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.92%) KDB
7 2 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.92%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.96%) Big Data
8 1 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.96%) HBase
8 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (11.54%) JIRA
2 7 (6.73%) Subversion
3 5 (4.81%) FishEye
4 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.88%) Maven
5 3 (2.88%) Selenium
6 2 (1.92%) Protractor
6 2 (1.92%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.92%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.96%) ClearQuest
General
1 101 (97.12%) Finance
2 74 (71.15%) Financial Institution
3 23 (22.12%) Banking
4 18 (17.31%) Investment Banking
5 13 (12.50%) Front Office
6 7 (6.73%) Back Office
7 2 (1.92%) Billing
8 1 (0.96%) Legal
8 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (20.19%) Linux Engineer
2 19 (18.27%) Developer
3 17 (16.35%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 17 (16.35%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (10.58%) Consultant
5 10 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Delivery Manager
6 9 (8.65%) Implementation Specialist
6 9 (8.65%) ITSM Specialist
6 9 (8.65%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 9 (8.65%) Technical Manager
7 8 (7.69%) C# Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 7 (6.73%) Oracle Consultant
8 7 (6.73%) Support Consultant
9 6 (5.77%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.77%) Network Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (5.77%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.46%) HTML
1 14 (13.46%) XML
2 13 (12.50%) Ajax
3 9 (8.65%) CSS
3 9 (8.65%) Middleware
3 9 (8.65%) WebCenter
4 7 (6.73%) Java EE
4 7 (6.73%) WPF
5 6 (5.77%) .NET
6 5 (4.81%) HTML5
7 4 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 4 (3.85%) JRuby
7 4 (3.85%) MSMQ
7 4 (3.85%) Silverlight
7 4 (3.85%) WCF
8 3 (2.88%) Pandas
8 3 (2.88%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Clustering
2 11 (10.58%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.73%) Algorithms
3 7 (6.73%) Visualisation
4 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.81%) Fintech
6 4 (3.85%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.85%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (3.85%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.88%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.96%) Equities
9 1 (0.96%) PMI
9 1 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (38.46%) Linux
2 36 (34.62%) Unix
3 14 (13.46%) Windows
4 12 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.73%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (4.81%) CentOS
7 4 (3.85%) VyOS
8 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.23%) High Availability
1 20 (19.23%) ITIL
1 20 (19.23%) Service Delivery
2 19 (18.27%) AOP
2 19 (18.27%) Change Management
3 17 (16.35%) Configuration Management
3 17 (16.35%) Patch Management
4 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (14.42%) Change Control
5 15 (14.42%) Project Management
6 14 (13.46%) OO
6 14 (13.46%) Software Engineering
7 12 (11.54%) DevOps
7 12 (11.54%) Incident Management
7 12 (11.54%) Problem Management
8 11 (10.58%) ITIL V3
8 11 (10.58%) ITSM
9 10 (9.62%) Programme Management
10 9 (8.65%) CMMI
10 9 (8.65%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (28.85%) Python
2 21 (20.19%) Ruby
3 20 (19.23%) Java
4 19 (18.27%) Bash Shell
5 15 (14.42%) SQL
6 11 (10.58%) C#
6 11 (10.58%) JavaScript
7 10 (9.62%) Shell Script
8 9 (8.65%) Perl
9 6 (5.77%) C++
10 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.85%) T-SQL
11 3 (2.88%) C
12 2 (1.92%) Jython
12 2 (1.92%) Scala
13 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (12.50%) Degree
2 10 (9.62%) PMI Certification
3 9 (8.65%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (8.65%) PMP
4 6 (5.77%) CCDP
4 6 (5.77%) CCNP
5 3 (2.88%) CCNA
6 2 (1.92%) ISEB
6 2 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.92%) MAPM
6 2 (1.92%) MCSE
6 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (16.35%) GFS2
1 17 (16.35%) GlusterFS
1 17 (16.35%) OCFS2
2 10 (9.62%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.81%) Docker
5 4 (3.85%) NFS
5 4 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.96%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 29 (27.88%) Puppet
2 17 (16.35%) CFEngine
2 17 (16.35%) Failover Clustering
2 17 (16.35%) SELinux
3 12 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (8.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (6.73%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 5 (4.81%) Ansible
6 5 (4.81%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (2.88%) Salt
Vendors
1 15 (14.42%) Cisco
2 14 (13.46%) Oracle
2 14 (13.46%) VMware
3 10 (9.62%) Siebel
4 9 (8.65%) Microsoft
5 7 (6.73%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.77%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.81%) Atlassian
8 4 (3.85%) 3PAR
8 4 (3.85%) Brocade
8 4 (3.85%) Vyatta
9 3 (2.88%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.92%) BEA
10 2 (1.92%) HP
10 2 (1.92%) IBM
10 2 (1.92%) Sun