The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Hedge funds in IT contracts advertised for the 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 23 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 London 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hedge fund
Rank 280 254 165
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -89
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 130 139 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.63% 1.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.73% 1.93% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 69 162
Average daily rate £500 £500 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £660 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £371 £550
% change year-on-year
+31.31% -32.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7532 7203 8692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.23% 32.76% 31.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5324 5023 5816
Average daily rate £455 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 161 223
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.12 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.37% +0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £54.00 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Hedge funds
England

Hedge funds
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Hedge funds Jobs Demand Trend in London

Hedge funds
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Hedge funds Daily Rate Trend in London

Hedge funds
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hedge funds across the London region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Hedge funds Daily Rate Histogram in London

Hedge funds
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Hedge funds across the London region.

Hedge funds Hourly Rate Trend in London

Hedge funds
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hedge funds within the London region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -15 24 £525 +23.52% 15
Mayfair - 2 £500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £400 -
Bromley - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hedge funds
England

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 252 (84.56%) Finance
2 127 (42.62%) Financial Institution
3 98 (32.89%) Banking
4 91 (30.54%) Windows
5 66 (22.15%) Investment Banking
6 59 (19.80%) C#
7 56 (18.79%) Microsoft
8 51 (17.11%) Oracle
9 50 (16.78%) SQL Server
9 50 (16.78%) Front Office
10 49 (16.44%) .NET
10 49 (16.44%) Windows 7
11 44 (14.77%) SQL
12 43 (14.43%) Active Directory
12 43 (14.43%) WPF
13 42 (14.09%) Asset Management
13 42 (14.09%) MS Office
14 40 (13.42%) MS Excel
14 40 (13.42%) TDD
15 36 (12.08%) Degree
16 34 (11.41%) Linux
17 33 (11.07%) Project Management
18 30 (10.07%) Migration
18 30 (10.07%) UNIX
19 27 (9.06%) Bloomberg
19 27 (9.06%) VPN
19 27 (9.06%) Incident Management
19 27 (9.06%) Performance Tuning
20 26 (8.72%) WCF
21 24 (8.05%) Reuters

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 20 (6.71%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.70%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.03%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.68%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.34%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.01%) SAS
7 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.67%) Lync
8 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.67%) GemFire
8 2 (0.67%) Apache
8 2 (0.67%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.67%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 42 (14.09%) MS Office
2 40 (13.42%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) assyst
2 4 (1.34%) Khalix
3 3 (1.01%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.01%) MultiFonds
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.34%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.34%) Global One
5 1 (0.34%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.06%) VPN
2 21 (7.05%) Internet
3 15 (5.03%) VoIP
4 13 (4.36%) SAN
4 13 (4.36%) NAS
5 12 (4.03%) DNS
6 11 (3.69%) Intranet
7 9 (3.02%) DHCP
8 7 (2.35%) LDAP
8 7 (2.35%) IP Telephony
8 7 (2.35%) iSCSI
9 6 (2.01%) SMS
10 5 (1.68%) HTTP
10 5 (1.68%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.68%) WAN
10 5 (1.68%) BGP
10 5 (1.68%) MPLS
10 5 (1.68%) EIGRP
10 5 (1.68%) Wireless
10 5 (1.68%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (2.68%) KDB
3 8 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.01%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.67%) QlikView
6 2 (0.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.67%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.67%) DB2
6 2 (0.67%) MS Access
6 2 (0.67%) PowerCenter
6 2 (0.67%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.34%) DataStage
7 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 12 (4.03%) Visual Studio Team System
1 12 (4.03%) Rhino Mocks
2 9 (3.02%) NUnit
3 7 (2.35%) JUnit
3 7 (2.35%) TeamCity
3 7 (2.35%) MSTest
3 7 (2.35%) Maven
4 4 (1.34%) Subversion
4 4 (1.34%) Hudson
4 4 (1.34%) MSI
4 4 (1.34%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.34%) IntelliJ
4 4 (1.34%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.01%) Ant
5 3 (1.01%) AdminStudio
5 3 (1.01%) JMeter
5 3 (1.01%) Apache Ivy
5 3 (1.01%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 252 (84.56%) Finance
2 127 (42.62%) Financial Institution
3 98 (32.89%) Banking
4 66 (22.15%) Investment Banking
5 50 (16.78%) Front Office
6 11 (3.69%) Back Office
7 8 (2.68%) Legal
8 5 (1.68%) Marketing
9 4 (1.34%) Retail
10 2 (0.67%) Billing
10 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.67%) International Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 67 (22.48%) Developer
2 49 (16.44%) Analyst
3 33 (11.07%) C# Developer
4 28 (9.40%) Support Engineer
5 26 (8.72%) Project Manager
6 23 (7.72%) Business Analyst
7 22 (7.38%) Consultant
8 18 (6.04%) Desktop Support
9 13 (4.36%) Administrator
10 11 (3.69%) Coordinator
10 11 (3.69%) Project Coordinator
11 10 (3.36%) Senior Desktop Support
11 10 (3.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (3.36%) Desktop Engineer
11 10 (3.36%) Junior
12 9 (3.02%) Senior Support Engineer
12 9 (3.02%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
12 9 (3.02%) Senior Desktop Engineer
12 9 (3.02%) Wintel Engineer
13 8 (2.68%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (16.44%) .NET
2 43 (14.43%) WPF
3 26 (8.72%) WCF
4 16 (5.37%) ASP.NET
5 13 (4.36%) Middleware
6 12 (4.03%) NHibernate
6 12 (4.03%) .NET Framework
6 12 (4.03%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (3.69%) WinForms
8 9 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (3.02%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (2.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (2.35%) Web Services
10 7 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 7 (2.35%) SciPy
10 7 (2.35%) NumPy
11 6 (2.01%) WebCenter
11 6 (2.01%) HTML
12 5 (1.68%) XML
12 5 (1.68%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.38%) Equities
1 22 (7.38%) Derivative
2 21 (7.05%) Blackberry
3 17 (5.70%) Fixed Income
4 11 (3.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (3.69%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.36%) Open Source
6 7 (2.35%) Clustering
6 7 (2.35%) EqualLogic
7 6 (2.01%) Mathematics
7 6 (2.01%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.34%) Equity Derivative
8 4 (1.34%) Statistics
9 3 (1.01%) PMI
9 3 (1.01%) Replication
9 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.01%) Blog
10 2 (0.67%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 91 (30.54%) Windows
2 49 (16.44%) Windows 7
3 34 (11.41%) Linux
4 30 (10.07%) UNIX
5 24 (8.05%) Windows XP
6 17 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.69%) Solaris
8 10 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.01%) NetWare
10 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.34%) AIX
11 4 (1.34%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.01%) OS/390
12 3 (1.01%) zOS
12 3 (1.01%) MVS
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (14.09%) Asset Management
2 40 (13.42%) TDD
3 33 (11.07%) Project Management
4 30 (10.07%) Migration
5 27 (9.06%) Incident Management
5 27 (9.06%) Performance Tuning
6 24 (8.05%) OO
6 24 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (7.72%) Investment Management
8 21 (7.05%) Scrum
8 21 (7.05%) Service Delivery
9 20 (6.71%) PRINCE2
9 20 (6.71%) MVC
10 16 (5.37%) BDD
10 16 (5.37%) Analytics
10 16 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (5.03%) CQRS
11 15 (5.03%) Domain-Driven Design
12 14 (4.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 59 (19.80%) C#
2 44 (14.77%) SQL
3 19 (6.38%) Java
4 16 (5.37%) Python
5 14 (4.70%) Shell Script
6 12 (4.03%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.69%) Perl
8 9 (3.02%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.68%) VBScript
9 8 (2.68%) C++
9 8 (2.68%) VBA
10 7 (2.35%) VB
11 4 (1.34%) Groovy
11 4 (1.34%) C
12 3 (1.01%) REXX
12 3 (1.01%) JCL
13 2 (0.67%) ActionScript 3.0
13 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.67%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 36 (12.08%) Degree
2 6 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.68%) CCNP
4 4 (1.34%) CCSP
4 4 (1.34%) CCNA
5 3 (1.01%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.01%) RHCE
6 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (0.67%) PhD
6 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.67%) ISEB
6 2 (0.67%) CCIE
7 1 (0.34%) CCDP
7 1 (0.34%) MCSE
7 1 (0.34%) MCSA
7 1 (0.34%) MCP
7 1 (0.34%) ACCA
7 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.35%) EMIR
2 6 (2.01%) MiFID
3 4 (1.34%) QA
3 4 (1.34%) FATCA
3 4 (1.34%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.34%) Basel III
System Software
1 43 (14.43%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.04%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.02%) NFS
4 9 (3.02%) VMware ESX
5 7 (2.35%) XenDesktop
5 7 (2.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (1.68%) XenApp
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.34%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 10 (3.36%) SCCM
2 7 (2.35%) Cacti
2 7 (2.35%) OpenNMS
3 6 (2.01%) SCOM
3 6 (2.01%) Oracle Identity Management
3 6 (2.01%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 6 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.68%) Control-M
5 4 (1.34%) Puppet
6 3 (1.01%) DameWare
7 2 (0.67%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.67%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.34%) Nagios
8 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 56 (18.79%) Microsoft
2 51 (17.11%) Oracle
3 27 (9.06%) Bloomberg
4 24 (8.05%) Reuters
5 17 (5.70%) Sybase
6 16 (5.37%) Cisco
6 16 (5.37%) VMware
7 15 (5.03%) AppSense
7 15 (5.03%) Citrix
8 14 (4.70%) Fidessa
9 13 (4.36%) Altiris
10 12 (4.03%) IBM
11 9 (3.02%) BT
12 8 (2.68%) Avaya
13 7 (2.35%) Dell
13 7 (2.35%) NetApp
14 6 (2.01%) Speakerbus
14 6 (2.01%) McAfee
14 6 (2.01%) Red Hat
14 6 (2.01%) HP
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £700 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 28 days ago