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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hedge fund
Rank 301 256 228
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -28
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 125 177 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.70% 0.81%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.43% 1.85% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 99 110
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£500 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £603 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £150 £369
% change year-on-year
+166.66% -59.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £19.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
8744 9589 9128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.46% 37.84% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6105 6745 6293
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 164 224
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 -11 25 £540 -1.81% 40
Mayfair - - - -
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England

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 274 (81.55%) Finance
2 170 (50.60%) Financial Institution
3 106 (31.55%) SQL
4 88 (26.19%) Windows
5 85 (25.30%) UNIX
6 81 (24.11%) Linux
7 75 (22.32%) Banking
8 67 (19.94%) C#
9 61 (18.15%) Active Directory
10 60 (17.86%) Microsoft
11 59 (17.56%) Oracle
12 54 (16.07%) Asset Management
13 48 (14.29%) Investment Banking
13 48 (14.29%) Remedy
14 47 (13.99%) SQL Server
15 46 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
16 45 (13.39%) VMware
17 44 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
17 44 (13.10%) Windows 7
18 43 (12.80%) Python
19 42 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
20 39 (11.61%) .NET
20 39 (11.61%) IBM
21 37 (11.01%) Front Office
22 35 (10.42%) HP
22 35 (10.42%) SOA
22 35 (10.42%) Bash Shell
23 34 (10.12%) JIRA
23 34 (10.12%) WebLogic
24 32 (9.52%) VPN

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 34 (10.12%) WebLogic
2 25 (7.44%) WebSphere
3 20 (5.95%) SharePoint
4 14 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (3.27%) IIS
6 9 (2.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 9 (2.68%) WebLogic Portal
6 9 (2.68%) Oracle Service Bus
6 9 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 8 (2.38%) Apache
8 4 (1.19%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.19%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.89%) Lync
10 2 (0.60%) JBoss
10 2 (0.60%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.30%) GemFire
Applications
1 23 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.87%) MS Office
3 3 (0.89%) MS Project
4 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 29 (8.63%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.68%) Documaker
2 9 (2.68%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (2.68%) Oracle FAH
3 4 (1.19%) RMDS
4 3 (0.89%) assyst
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.30%) MultiFonds
5 1 (0.30%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.95%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.52%) VPN
2 29 (8.63%) TCP/IP
3 20 (5.95%) LAN
4 19 (5.65%) Firewall
5 17 (5.06%) Wireless
6 15 (4.46%) SSL
6 15 (4.46%) DNS
7 14 (4.17%) WLAN
7 14 (4.17%) HTTP
8 13 (3.87%) Internet
9 12 (3.57%) Multicast
10 9 (2.68%) iSCSI
10 9 (2.68%) FCoE
10 9 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (2.68%) VLAN
10 9 (2.68%) HTTPS
10 9 (2.68%) SNMP
11 7 (2.08%) WAN
12 6 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (1.49%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.85%) Oracle Database
3 21 (6.25%) Oracle Exadata
4 17 (5.06%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (2.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 9 (2.68%) Oracle BI EE
8 9 (2.68%) Oracle ODI
9 7 (2.08%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.79%) QlikView
11 5 (1.49%) Sybase ASE
12 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.60%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 34 (10.12%) JIRA
2 5 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.19%) NUnit
3 4 (1.19%) Ant
3 4 (1.19%) Maven
3 4 (1.19%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (0.60%) MSTest
4 2 (0.60%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (0.60%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.60%) Subversion
4 2 (0.60%) Selenium
4 2 (0.60%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.30%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 274 (81.55%) Finance
2 170 (50.60%) Financial Institution
3 75 (22.32%) Banking
4 48 (14.29%) Investment Banking
5 37 (11.01%) Front Office
6 9 (2.68%) Billing
7 4 (1.19%) Games
7 4 (1.19%) Back Office
8 3 (0.89%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.30%) Retail
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
Job Titles
1 97 (28.87%) Developer
2 55 (16.37%) Analyst
3 30 (8.93%) Operations Analyst
4 28 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 21 (6.25%) Consultant
6 17 (5.06%) Linux Engineer
7 16 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 16 (4.76%) .NET Developer
8 15 (4.46%) Desktop Support
8 15 (4.46%) Junior
8 15 (4.46%) Architect
9 13 (3.87%) SQL Developer
10 12 (3.57%) DBA
11 11 (3.27%) Applications Support
11 11 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (2.68%) Java Developer
12 9 (2.68%) Senior Developer
12 9 (2.68%) Senior Consultant
12 9 (2.68%) Technical Architect
12 9 (2.68%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.61%) .NET
2 28 (8.33%) WPF
3 23 (6.85%) Middleware
4 21 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
5 20 (5.95%) ASP.NET
6 15 (4.46%) WinForms
7 14 (4.17%) SOAP
7 14 (4.17%) HTML
8 10 (2.98%) CSS
9 9 (2.68%) JDBC
9 9 (2.68%) JMS
9 9 (2.68%) WCF
9 9 (2.68%) Oracle Fusion
9 9 (2.68%) WebCenter
10 8 (2.38%) .NET Framework
11 7 (2.08%) Oracle Streams
11 7 (2.08%) XML
12 6 (1.79%) LINQ
12 6 (1.79%) Spring
13 5 (1.49%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.69%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (8.63%) Fixed Income
3 22 (6.55%) Clustering
4 20 (5.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 20 (5.95%) Blackberry
5 17 (5.06%) Equities
6 11 (3.27%) Derivative
7 10 (2.98%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.68%) Client/Server
9 8 (2.38%) AS400
9 8 (2.38%) SecurID
9 8 (2.38%) VAX
9 8 (2.38%) User Experience
10 6 (1.79%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.49%) CMDB
11 5 (1.49%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.19%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.89%) Reference Data
13 3 (0.89%) Data Extraction
13 3 (0.89%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 88 (26.19%) Windows
2 85 (25.30%) UNIX
3 81 (24.11%) Linux
4 44 (13.10%) Windows 7
5 20 (5.95%) SELinux
6 19 (5.65%) Windows XP
7 13 (3.87%) Solaris
8 9 (2.68%) Mac OS X
9 8 (2.38%) VMS
10 7 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (16.07%) Asset Management
2 44 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (10.42%) SOA
4 26 (7.74%) Investment Management
5 24 (7.14%) TDD
5 24 (7.14%) Migration
6 21 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 21 (6.25%) Multithreading
7 18 (5.36%) Configuration Management
7 18 (5.36%) DevOps
8 16 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (4.76%) Fund Management
9 15 (4.46%) Scrum
10 14 (4.17%) ITSM
11 13 (3.87%) Project Management
11 13 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (3.87%) Data Modelling
11 13 (3.87%) Content Management
11 13 (3.87%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (31.55%) SQL
2 67 (19.94%) C#
3 43 (12.80%) Python
4 35 (10.42%) Bash Shell
5 22 (6.55%) Ruby
6 21 (6.25%) Java
6 21 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 19 (5.65%) VBA
8 16 (4.76%) C++
9 15 (4.46%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.87%) VB
11 10 (2.98%) JavaScript
12 9 (2.68%) Jython
12 9 (2.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 8 (2.38%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.49%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.89%) Groovy
15 3 (0.89%) Scala
16 2 (0.60%) XAML
16 2 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (7.44%) Degree
2 8 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (0.89%) PMI Certification
3 3 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.60%) PhD
4 2 (0.60%) CCIE
4 2 (0.60%) CCNP
5 1 (0.30%) CCNA
5 1 (0.30%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.33%) SLA
2 10 (2.98%) QA
3 9 (2.68%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.89%) FATCA
5 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) MiFID
6 1 (0.30%) Basel III
6 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (18.15%) Active Directory
2 42 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (8.04%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (3.87%) vSphere
5 9 (2.68%) vCloud
5 9 (2.68%) NFS
6 1 (0.30%) XenApp
6 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.30%) Squid
Systems Management
1 30 (8.93%) Control-M
1 30 (8.93%) NetBackup
2 22 (6.55%) Puppet
3 18 (5.36%) Backup Exec
3 18 (5.36%) Tivoli
4 12 (3.57%) Nagios
4 12 (3.57%) SCOM
5 9 (2.68%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (2.68%) ARCserve
5 9 (2.68%) Oracle Identity Management
6 8 (2.38%) HP SIM
6 8 (2.38%) Tivoli NetView
6 8 (2.38%) Netcool
6 8 (2.38%) BMC PATROL
6 8 (2.38%) OpenView
6 8 (2.38%) Legato
7 7 (2.08%) Data Guard
8 6 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (1.49%) DameWare
10 2 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 59 (17.56%) Oracle
3 48 (14.29%) Remedy
4 45 (13.39%) VMware
5 39 (11.61%) IBM
6 35 (10.42%) HP
7 30 (8.93%) Veritas
8 26 (7.74%) Bloomberg
9 23 (6.85%) Reuters
10 20 (5.95%) Cisco
11 19 (5.65%) Altiris
12 17 (5.06%) BMC
13 15 (4.46%) F5
14 13 (3.87%) Sybase
14 13 (3.87%) Intel
14 13 (3.87%) Citrix
15 12 (3.57%) SolarWinds
16 11 (3.27%) Wall Street Systems
17 10 (2.98%) EMC
18 9 (2.68%) Websense
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