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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hedge fund
Rank 284 254 161
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -93
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 129 138 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.64% 1.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.70% 1.94% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 66 167
Average daily rate £500 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £371 £550
% change year-on-year
+31.31% -32.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £125.00 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+635.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7582 7099 8753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.34% 32.86% 31.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5343 4946 5867
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 167 227
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £14.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £54.00 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
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 18 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 18 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 27 £563 +32.35% 58
Mayfair - 2 £500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £400 - 1
Bromley - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hedge funds
England

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 255 (83.61%) Finance
2 123 (40.33%) Financial Institution
3 103 (33.77%) Banking
4 90 (29.51%) Windows
5 71 (23.28%) Investment Banking
6 61 (20.00%) C#
7 59 (19.34%) Microsoft
8 55 (18.03%) Front Office
9 52 (17.05%) .NET
9 52 (17.05%) SQL Server
10 51 (16.72%) Oracle
11 49 (16.07%) Windows 7
12 47 (15.41%) WPF
13 46 (15.08%) Asset Management
14 44 (14.43%) TDD
14 44 (14.43%) SQL
14 44 (14.43%) MS Office
14 44 (14.43%) Active Directory
15 41 (13.44%) MS Excel
16 39 (12.79%) Degree
17 34 (11.15%) Linux
18 33 (10.82%) Project Management
19 29 (9.51%) Migration
19 29 (9.51%) UNIX
20 28 (9.18%) WCF
21 27 (8.85%) Derivative
21 27 (8.85%) Bloomberg
22 26 (8.52%) OO
22 26 (8.52%) Incident Management
22 26 (8.52%) Performance Tuning

Hedge funds
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.57%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.61%) WebLogic
4 10 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.31%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.31%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.98%) SAS
6 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.66%) GemFire
7 2 (0.66%) Lync
7 2 (0.66%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.66%) Apache
7 2 (0.66%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.33%) CICS
8 1 (0.33%) Node.js
8 1 (0.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 44 (14.43%) MS Office
2 41 (13.44%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.64%) assyst
2 4 (1.31%) Khalix
3 3 (0.98%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.98%) MultiFonds
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.33%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.33%) Global One
5 1 (0.33%) Finacle
5 1 (0.33%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.64%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.20%) VPN
2 19 (6.23%) Internet
3 15 (4.92%) VoIP
4 12 (3.93%) NAS
4 12 (3.93%) SAN
4 12 (3.93%) DNS
5 11 (3.61%) Intranet
6 9 (2.95%) DHCP
7 7 (2.30%) LDAP
7 7 (2.30%) iSCSI
7 7 (2.30%) IP Telephony
8 6 (1.97%) SMS
9 5 (1.64%) BGP
9 5 (1.64%) EIGRP
9 5 (1.64%) MPLS
9 5 (1.64%) Wireless
9 5 (1.64%) Firewall
9 5 (1.64%) HTTP
9 5 (1.64%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (2.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.62%) KDB
4 8 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (2.30%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.98%) DB2
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.66%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (0.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.66%) QlikView
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.66%) MS Access
7 2 (0.66%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.33%) DataStage
8 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (4.59%) Visual Studio Team System
1 14 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (3.93%) Rhino Mocks
3 9 (2.95%) NUnit
4 8 (2.62%) Maven
5 7 (2.30%) JUnit
5 7 (2.30%) MSTest
5 7 (2.30%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.64%) Hudson
6 5 (1.64%) Subversion
7 4 (1.31%) IntelliJ
7 4 (1.31%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.31%) MSI
7 4 (1.31%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.98%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.98%) JMeter
8 3 (0.98%) Ant
8 3 (0.98%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.98%) Apache Ivy
9 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 255 (83.61%) Finance
2 123 (40.33%) Financial Institution
3 103 (33.77%) Banking
4 71 (23.28%) Investment Banking
5 55 (18.03%) Front Office
6 12 (3.93%) Back Office
7 8 (2.62%) Legal
8 5 (1.64%) Marketing
9 4 (1.31%) Retail
10 2 (0.66%) Billing
10 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.66%) International Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 70 (22.95%) Developer
2 57 (18.69%) Analyst
3 35 (11.48%) C# Developer
4 30 (9.84%) Business Analyst
5 28 (9.18%) Support Engineer
6 23 (7.54%) Project Manager
7 22 (7.21%) Consultant
8 19 (6.23%) Desktop Support
9 13 (4.26%) Administrator
10 11 (3.61%) Project Coordinator
10 11 (3.61%) Coordinator
11 10 (3.28%) Senior Desktop Support
11 10 (3.28%) Junior
11 10 (3.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (3.28%) Desktop Engineer
12 9 (2.95%) Senior Support Engineer
12 9 (2.95%) Support Analyst
12 9 (2.95%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
12 9 (2.95%) Senior Desktop Engineer
12 9 (2.95%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (17.05%) .NET
2 47 (15.41%) WPF
3 28 (9.18%) WCF
4 16 (5.25%) ASP.NET
5 13 (4.26%) .NET Framework
6 12 (3.93%) NHibernate
6 12 (3.93%) Middleware
6 12 (3.93%) WinForms
7 11 (3.61%) Oracle Fusion
8 9 (2.95%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (2.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (2.62%) Web Services
10 7 (2.30%) SciPy
10 7 (2.30%) NumPy
10 7 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 6 (1.97%) HTML
12 5 (1.64%) XML
12 5 (1.64%) CSS
12 5 (1.64%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.85%) Derivative
2 24 (7.87%) Equities
3 21 (6.89%) Blackberry
4 19 (6.23%) Fixed Income
5 11 (3.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (3.61%) Open Source
5 11 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.30%) Clustering
6 7 (2.30%) EqualLogic
6 7 (2.30%) Equity Derivative
7 6 (1.97%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.97%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.31%) Statistics
8 4 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.98%) Replication
9 3 (0.98%) PMI
9 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.98%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.98%) Blog
10 2 (0.66%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 90 (29.51%) Windows
2 49 (16.07%) Windows 7
3 34 (11.15%) Linux
4 29 (9.51%) UNIX
5 24 (7.87%) Windows XP
6 17 (5.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (3.28%) Solaris
7 10 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.97%) NetWare
9 5 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.31%) AIX
10 4 (1.31%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.98%) OS/390
11 3 (0.98%) zOS
11 3 (0.98%) MVS
12 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.08%) Asset Management
2 44 (14.43%) TDD
3 33 (10.82%) Project Management
4 29 (9.51%) Migration
5 26 (8.52%) OO
5 26 (8.52%) Incident Management
5 26 (8.52%) Performance Tuning
6 25 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (8.20%) Investment Management
7 24 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (7.21%) Scrum
9 21 (6.89%) MVC
9 21 (6.89%) Service Delivery
10 17 (5.57%) PRINCE2
10 17 (5.57%) BDD
11 16 (5.25%) Analytics
12 15 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (4.92%) ITIL
12 15 (4.92%) CQRS
12 15 (4.92%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 61 (20.00%) C#
2 44 (14.43%) SQL
3 20 (6.56%) Java
4 17 (5.57%) Python
5 13 (4.26%) Shell Script
6 12 (3.93%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.28%) Perl
8 9 (2.95%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.95%) VBA
9 8 (2.62%) VBScript
9 8 (2.62%) VB
9 8 (2.62%) C++
10 4 (1.31%) Groovy
10 4 (1.31%) C
10 4 (1.31%) JCL
11 3 (0.98%) REXX
11 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.66%) ActionScript 3.0
12 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (12.79%) Degree
2 6 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.64%) CCNP
4 4 (1.31%) CCNA
4 4 (1.31%) CCSP
5 3 (0.98%) RHCE
5 3 (0.98%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (0.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (0.66%) PhD
6 2 (0.66%) ISEB
6 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.66%) CCIE
7 1 (0.33%) ACCA
7 1 (0.33%) CCDP
7 1 (0.33%) MCSE
7 1 (0.33%) MCSA
7 1 (0.33%) MCP
7 1 (0.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.28%) EMIR
2 6 (1.97%) MiFID
2 6 (1.97%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (1.64%) QA
4 4 (1.31%) FATCA
5 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.33%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.33%) Basel III
System Software
1 44 (14.43%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.95%) VMware ESX
4 9 (2.95%) NFS
5 7 (2.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 6 (1.97%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.64%) XenApp
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.66%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 10 (3.28%) SCCM
2 7 (2.30%) Cacti
2 7 (2.30%) OpenNMS
3 6 (1.97%) SCOM
3 6 (1.97%) Oracle Identity Management
3 6 (1.97%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 6 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.64%) Control-M
5 4 (1.31%) Puppet
6 3 (0.98%) DameWare
7 2 (0.66%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.66%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 59 (19.34%) Microsoft
2 51 (16.72%) Oracle
3 27 (8.85%) Bloomberg
4 24 (7.87%) Reuters
5 16 (5.25%) Sybase
5 16 (5.25%) Cisco
5 16 (5.25%) VMware
6 15 (4.92%) Citrix
7 14 (4.59%) Fidessa
7 14 (4.59%) AppSense
8 12 (3.93%) Altiris
9 11 (3.61%) IBM
10 8 (2.62%) Avaya
11 7 (2.30%) BT
11 7 (2.30%) NetApp
12 6 (1.97%) Speakerbus
12 6 (1.97%) HP
12 6 (1.97%) Dell
12 6 (1.97%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.97%) McAfee
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 24 days ago