The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Hedge funds in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hedge funds over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Edinburgh region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hedge fund
Rank 78 56 64
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 8 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.60% 0.26% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.46% 1.60% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate £500 - £575
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £555
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 - £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £371 £550
% change year-on-year
+34.68% -32.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
231 125 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.34% 16.53% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 55 81
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.42 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.28% -61.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
Hedge funds
Scotland

Hedge funds
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Hedge funds Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Hedge funds
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Hedge funds Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Hedge funds
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hedge funds across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Hedge funds Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 15 (88.24%) Migration
2 13 (76.47%) Asset Management
2 13 (76.47%) Fund Accounting
3 12 (70.59%) Project Management
4 9 (52.94%) Six Sigma
4 9 (52.94%) ACCA
4 9 (52.94%) CIMA
4 9 (52.94%) PRINCE2
4 9 (52.94%) Business Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Financial Institution
6 3 (17.65%) Investment Management
6 3 (17.65%) Markit EDM
7 2 (11.76%) NAS
7 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
7 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
7 2 (11.76%) Banking
7 2 (11.76%) Security Management
7 2 (11.76%) UNIX
7 2 (11.76%) Windows
7 2 (11.76%) Solaris
7 2 (11.76%) Linux
7 2 (11.76%) Perl
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) Oracle
7 2 (11.76%) Sybase
7 2 (11.76%) DB2
7 2 (11.76%) SAS
7 2 (11.76%) SAN
7 2 (11.76%) CICS

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (11.76%) SAS
1 2 (11.76%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) NAS
1 2 (11.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) DB2
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Financial Institution
2 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Analyst
2 10 (58.82%) Business Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Middle Office Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
1 2 (11.76%) Solaris
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Migration
2 13 (76.47%) Asset Management
2 13 (76.47%) Fund Accounting
3 12 (70.59%) Project Management
4 9 (52.94%) Six Sigma
4 9 (52.94%) PRINCE2
4 9 (52.94%) Business Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Investment Management
6 2 (11.76%) Security Management
7 1 (5.88%) Workflow
7 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Perl
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
1 2 (11.76%) REXX
1 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ACCA
1 9 (52.94%) CIMA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) RACF
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
1 2 (11.76%) Sybase