The 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 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 254 256 183
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -73
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 171 185 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.70% 0.74% 1.06%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.95% 1.96% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 108 149
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £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 - - -
Hedge funds
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8754 9434 9603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.74% 37.53% 37.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5962 6545 6487
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 178 254
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.18 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £47.00 £41.93
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 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 22 £538 +7.50% 28
Canary Wharf +23 2 £450 -10.00%
Hedge funds
England

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 307 (85.28%) Finance
2 202 (56.11%) Financial Institution
3 101 (28.06%) SQL
4 91 (25.28%) Windows
5 86 (23.89%) Linux
6 85 (23.61%) UNIX
7 79 (21.94%) Banking
8 70 (19.44%) C#
9 68 (18.89%) Oracle
10 61 (16.94%) Active Directory
11 58 (16.11%) Microsoft
12 48 (13.33%) Remedy
12 48 (13.33%) Asset Management
12 48 (13.33%) Investment Banking
12 48 (13.33%) Windows 7
13 46 (12.78%) SQL Server
14 45 (12.50%) VMware
14 45 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
15 44 (12.22%) Python
16 43 (11.94%) IBM
17 42 (11.67%) .NET
17 42 (11.67%) WebLogic
17 42 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
18 41 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
19 39 (10.83%) VPN
20 38 (10.56%) Front Office
21 36 (10.00%) Migration
22 35 (9.72%) HP
22 35 (9.72%) SOA
23 33 (9.17%) Bash Shell

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 42 (11.67%) WebLogic
2 29 (8.06%) WebSphere
3 20 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 13 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (3.06%) WebLogic Portal
5 11 (3.06%) IIS
5 11 (3.06%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (2.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 9 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.67%) Apache
8 4 (1.11%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.83%) Lync
10 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (6.39%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.89%) MS Office
3 3 (0.83%) MS Project
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (8.61%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (3.06%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (3.06%) Oracle FAH
3 9 (2.50%) Documaker
4 4 (1.11%) RMDS
5 3 (0.83%) MultiFonds
6 2 (0.56%) assyst
7 1 (0.28%) HiPortfolio
7 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (10.83%) VPN
2 29 (8.06%) TCP/IP
3 22 (6.11%) Internet
4 20 (5.56%) Firewall
5 19 (5.28%) LAN
6 16 (4.44%) HTTP
6 16 (4.44%) Wireless
7 15 (4.17%) SSL
7 15 (4.17%) DNS
8 14 (3.89%) WLAN
9 13 (3.61%) Multicast
10 9 (2.50%) HTTPS
10 9 (2.50%) SNMP
10 9 (2.50%) VLAN
10 9 (2.50%) FCoE
10 9 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (2.50%) iSCSI
11 6 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (1.67%) WAN
12 5 (1.39%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.39%) Oracle Database
3 21 (5.83%) Oracle Exadata
4 17 (4.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 16 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 11 (3.06%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (3.06%) Oracle ODI
8 10 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (2.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 7 (1.94%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.39%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.39%) QlikView
11 5 (1.39%) Sybase ASE
11 5 (1.39%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.83%) KDB
13 2 (0.56%) HBase
Development Applications
1 33 (9.17%) JIRA
2 4 (1.11%) TeamCity
2 4 (1.11%) NUnit
2 4 (1.11%) Maven
3 3 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (0.56%) MSTest
4 2 (0.56%) Subversion
4 2 (0.56%) Selenium
4 2 (0.56%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.56%) Ant
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.28%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
General
1 307 (85.28%) Finance
2 202 (56.11%) Financial Institution
3 79 (21.94%) Banking
4 48 (13.33%) Investment Banking
5 38 (10.56%) Front Office
6 11 (3.06%) Billing
7 5 (1.39%) Legal
8 4 (1.11%) Games
8 4 (1.11%) Back Office
9 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.28%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 91 (25.28%) Developer
2 57 (15.83%) Analyst
3 30 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 30 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
4 29 (8.06%) C# Developer
5 28 (7.78%) Consultant
6 17 (4.72%) Linux Engineer
7 16 (4.44%) Junior
8 14 (3.89%) .NET Developer
8 14 (3.89%) Desktop Support
9 12 (3.33%) Architect
9 12 (3.33%) DBA
9 12 (3.33%) SQL Developer
10 11 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (2.50%) Applications Support
11 9 (2.50%) Senior Consultant
11 9 (2.50%) Technical Architect
11 9 (2.50%) C# Architect
11 9 (2.50%) Development Engineer
12 8 (2.22%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.67%) .NET
2 29 (8.06%) Middleware
3 27 (7.50%) WPF
4 25 (6.94%) WebSphere MQ
5 21 (5.83%) ASP.NET
6 17 (4.72%) Oracle Fusion
7 16 (4.44%) WinForms
8 15 (4.17%) WebCenter
9 14 (3.89%) SOAP
10 13 (3.61%) WCF
11 12 (3.33%) HTML
12 9 (2.50%) JMS
12 9 (2.50%) JDBC
13 8 (2.22%) CSS
14 7 (1.94%) .NET Framework
14 7 (1.94%) Oracle Streams
15 5 (1.39%) STL
15 5 (1.39%) XML
15 5 (1.39%) REST
16 4 (1.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.94%) Fixed Income
3 22 (6.11%) Clustering
4 19 (5.28%) Blackberry
5 14 (3.89%) Equities
6 13 (3.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (2.78%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.50%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.22%) Derivative
9 8 (2.22%) SecurID
9 8 (2.22%) VAX
9 8 (2.22%) AS400
10 6 (1.67%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.67%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.67%) CMDB
11 5 (1.39%) User Experience
12 4 (1.11%) Open Source
12 4 (1.11%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.83%) PMI
13 3 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 91 (25.28%) Windows
2 86 (23.89%) Linux
3 85 (23.61%) UNIX
4 48 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 20 (5.56%) SELinux
6 19 (5.28%) Windows XP
7 17 (4.72%) Solaris
8 9 (2.50%) Mac OS X
9 8 (2.22%) VMS
10 7 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (13.33%) Asset Management
2 45 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (10.00%) Migration
4 35 (9.72%) SOA
5 27 (7.50%) Project Management
6 21 (5.83%) TDD
7 20 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 20 (5.56%) Multithreading
8 18 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 18 (5.00%) Risk Management
8 18 (5.00%) Investment Management
8 18 (5.00%) DevOps
9 16 (4.44%) Incident Management
9 16 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 15 (4.17%) ITSM
10 15 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (3.89%) Scrum
12 13 (3.61%) Service Delivery
12 13 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (3.61%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 101 (28.06%) SQL
2 70 (19.44%) C#
3 44 (12.22%) Python
4 33 (9.17%) Bash Shell
5 22 (6.11%) Ruby
6 21 (5.83%) VBA
7 19 (5.28%) T-SQL
8 16 (4.44%) C++
9 15 (4.17%) PowerShell
9 15 (4.17%) Java
10 13 (3.61%) VB
11 9 (2.50%) Jython
11 9 (2.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 8 (2.22%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.94%) JavaScript
14 6 (1.67%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.39%) Perl
16 2 (0.56%) XAML
17 1 (0.28%) VC++
17 1 (0.28%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (7.22%) Degree
2 9 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (0.83%) CCIE
4 3 (0.83%) CCNP
4 3 (0.83%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.83%) PhD
5 2 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (0.56%) ISEB
6 1 (0.28%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.22%) SLA
2 10 (2.78%) QA
3 9 (2.50%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.39%) FATCA
5 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.56%) MiFID
5 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) Basel III
6 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 61 (16.94%) Active Directory
2 42 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (8.06%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (3.61%) vSphere
5 9 (2.50%) NFS
5 9 (2.50%) vCloud
6 6 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (1.39%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.28%) Squid
8 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 30 (8.33%) Control-M
2 24 (6.67%) Puppet
3 18 (5.00%) Tivoli
3 18 (5.00%) Backup Exec
4 12 (3.33%) SCOM
4 12 (3.33%) Nagios
5 11 (3.06%) Oracle Identity Management
6 9 (2.50%) ARCserve
6 9 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
7 8 (2.22%) HP SIM
7 8 (2.22%) OpenView
7 8 (2.22%) Netcool
7 8 (2.22%) BMC PATROL
7 8 (2.22%) Tivoli NetView
7 8 (2.22%) Legato
8 7 (1.94%) Data Guard
9 6 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (1.39%) DameWare
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 68 (18.89%) Oracle
2 58 (16.11%) Microsoft
3 48 (13.33%) Remedy
4 45 (12.50%) VMware
5 43 (11.94%) IBM
6 35 (9.72%) HP
7 30 (8.33%) Veritas
8 25 (6.94%) Bloomberg
9 22 (6.11%) Altiris
10 21 (5.83%) Reuters
10 21 (5.83%) Cisco
11 17 (4.72%) BMC
11 17 (4.72%) Citrix
12 16 (4.44%) F5
13 13 (3.61%) Intel
13 13 (3.61%) Sybase
14 12 (3.33%) SolarWinds
15 11 (3.06%) Siebel
15 11 (3.06%) Wall Street Systems
16 10 (2.78%) EMC
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