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The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Hedge funds in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Hedge funds over the 6 months to 30 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Hedge fund
Central London > City of London
6 months to
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 80 152 122
Rank change year-on-year +72 -30 +40
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 116 14 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.69% 0.45% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.95% 1.14% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 14
10th Percentile £396 - £486
25th Percentile £463 £513 £553
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £688 £600
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% +14.58% +2.13%
75th Percentile £628 £706 £669
90th Percentile £641 £720 £750
Central London median daily rate £525 £630 £600
% change year-on-year -16.67% +5.00% -

Hedge funds is in the General and Transferable Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,459 1,232 889
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.83% 39.21% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,033 863 633
10th Percentile £400 £375 £307
25th Percentile £495 £463 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £585 £575 £525
Median % change year-on-year +1.74% +9.52% -
75th Percentile £706 £675 £625
90th Percentile £825 £738 £688
Central London median daily rate £575 £575 £525
% change year-on-year - +9.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 28
10th Percentile £18.50 £8.00 £12.42
25th Percentile £29.25 £12.16 £14.75
Median hourly rate £45.50 £23.25 £29.88
Median % change year-on-year +95.70% -22.18% +45.73%
75th Percentile £55.25 £37.38 £39.25
90th Percentile £63.15 £42.33 £50.38
Central London median hourly rate £45.50 £20.00 £32.88
% change year-on-year +127.50% -39.16% +58.43%

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Hedge funds as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Hedge funds in the City of London

Hedge funds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Hedge funds in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Hedge funds in the City of London

Hedge funds
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Hedge funds in the City of London over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

Hedge funds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Hedge funds in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Hedge funds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 112 (96.55%) Finance
2 110 (94.83%) Legal
2 110 (94.83%) Financial Institution
2 110 (94.83%) Data Protection
2 110 (94.83%) GDPR
3 80 (68.97%) AOP
4 56 (48.28%) Agile
4 56 (48.28%) Social Skills
5 44 (37.93%) CI/CD
6 37 (31.90%) Java
7 33 (28.45%) AWS
8 32 (27.59%) SQL
9 31 (26.72%) Banking
10 30 (25.86%) Python
11 28 (24.14%) Scrum
12 26 (22.41%) DevOps
13 23 (19.83%) AngularJS
13 23 (19.83%) Azure
13 23 (19.83%) Migration
14 20 (17.24%) HTML
14 20 (17.24%) JIRA
15 19 (16.38%) Big Data
16 18 (15.52%) Git (software)
16 18 (15.52%) JavaScript
16 18 (15.52%) Oracle
17 17 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (14.66%) Test Automation
17 17 (14.66%) Kafka
17 17 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (14.66%) Kubernetes

Hedge funds
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (12.93%) Apache Spark
2 7 (6.03%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.31%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.45%) Apache Pig
4 4 (3.45%) Confluence
5 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.72%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.72%) JBoss
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.86%) Apache
7 1 (0.86%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.86%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 33 (28.45%) AWS
2 23 (19.83%) Azure
3 16 (13.79%) Serverless
4 10 (8.62%) Amazon S3
5 9 (7.76%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (6.90%) GCP
7 7 (6.03%) Azure DevOps
7 7 (6.03%) Power Platform
8 6 (5.17%) AWS Lambda
8 6 (5.17%) PaaS
8 6 (5.17%) SaaS
9 5 (4.31%) IaaS
10 4 (3.45%) AWS CodeBuild
10 4 (3.45%) AWS CodePipeline
10 4 (3.45%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 3 (2.59%) AWS Step Functions
11 3 (2.59%) Azure AKS
11 3 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (2.59%) Microsoft 365
12 2 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) Wireless
2 2 (1.72%) DNS
2 2 (1.72%) Firewall
3 1 (0.86%) DHCP
3 1 (0.86%) Internet
3 1 (0.86%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.86%) Network Security
3 1 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.38%) Big Data
2 15 (12.93%) Relational Database
3 14 (12.07%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (9.48%) RDBMS
5 10 (8.62%) SQL Server
6 9 (7.76%) Data Lake
6 9 (7.76%) Hadoop
7 8 (6.90%) Metadata
8 7 (6.03%) Apache Hive
8 7 (6.03%) Oracle Database
9 6 (5.17%) MySQL
9 6 (5.17%) Power BI
10 5 (4.31%) NoSQL
11 4 (3.45%) HBase
11 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (2.59%) Hazelcast
12 3 (2.59%) HDInsight
13 2 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 20 (17.24%) JIRA
2 18 (15.52%) Git (software)
3 16 (13.79%) Jenkins
4 10 (8.62%) TeamCity
5 7 (6.03%) IntelliJ
6 5 (4.31%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.45%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.45%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.45%) Selenium
8 3 (2.59%) Checkstyle
8 3 (2.59%) Gradle
8 3 (2.59%) JMeter
8 3 (2.59%) JUnit
8 3 (2.59%) kappa
8 3 (2.59%) Maven
8 3 (2.59%) REST Assured
8 3 (2.59%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.72%) Protractor
9 2 (1.72%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.72%) webpack
General
1 112 (96.55%) Finance
2 110 (94.83%) Financial Institution
2 110 (94.83%) Legal
3 56 (48.28%) Social Skills
4 31 (26.72%) Banking
5 17 (14.66%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (10.34%) Retail
7 9 (7.76%) Documentation Skills
8 8 (6.90%) Investment Banking
8 8 (6.90%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (3.45%) Front Office
10 3 (2.59%) German Language
11 2 (1.72%) Back Office
11 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.86%) Games
12 1 (0.86%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 45 (38.79%) Developer
2 17 (14.66%) Architect
3 13 (11.21%) Data Engineer
4 11 (9.48%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.62%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (7.76%) React Developer
7 8 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (6.90%) Big Data Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Analyst
8 7 (6.03%) AWS Architect
8 7 (6.03%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (5.17%) Consultant
9 6 (5.17%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (3.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (3.45%) Platform Engineer
11 3 (2.59%) AWS Consultant
11 3 (2.59%) Azure Consultant
11 3 (2.59%) Cloud Architect
11 3 (2.59%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 3 (2.59%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.83%) AngularJS
2 20 (17.24%) HTML
3 17 (14.66%) Kafka
4 15 (12.93%) CSS
4 15 (12.93%) HTML5
5 13 (11.21%) REST
6 12 (10.34%) Node.js
6 12 (10.34%) Spring
7 11 (9.48%) CSS3
7 11 (9.48%) React
8 9 (7.76%) Spring Boot
9 8 (6.90%) JSON
9 8 (6.90%) RESTful
10 7 (6.03%) .NET
10 7 (6.03%) Middleware
10 7 (6.03%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (5.17%) DOM
11 6 (5.17%) PySpark
11 6 (5.17%) Spark Streaming
11 6 (5.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.93%) Credit Risk
2 14 (12.07%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (10.34%) Public Cloud
4 9 (7.76%) Data Structures
4 9 (7.76%) User Experience
5 6 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.45%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.45%) Cloud Native
6 4 (3.45%) Derivative
6 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.45%) Reference Data
7 3 (2.59%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.59%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.72%) Biotechnology
8 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.72%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.72%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (1.72%) Replication
9 1 (0.86%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.21%) Windows
2 9 (7.76%) Linux
3 5 (4.31%) Unix
4 3 (2.59%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.59%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.72%) Android
5 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (94.83%) Data Protection
2 80 (68.97%) AOP
3 56 (48.28%) Agile
4 44 (37.93%) CI/CD
5 28 (24.14%) Scrum
6 26 (22.41%) DevOps
7 23 (19.83%) Migration
8 17 (14.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (14.66%) Test Automation
9 15 (12.93%) Infrastructure as Code
10 13 (11.21%) Microservices
11 12 (10.34%) Configuration Management
11 12 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (10.34%) TDD
12 11 (9.48%) Analytics
13 10 (8.62%) Data Pipeline
13 10 (8.62%) ETL
14 9 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (7.76%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.90%) Java
2 32 (27.59%) SQL
3 30 (25.86%) Python
4 18 (15.52%) JavaScript
5 16 (13.79%) PowerShell
6 13 (11.21%) Scala
7 11 (9.48%) TypeScript
8 7 (6.03%) Bash
8 7 (6.03%) C#
8 7 (6.03%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.31%) C++
10 4 (3.45%) ES6
11 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.86%) Groovy
12 1 (0.86%) Perl
12 1 (0.86%) Ruby
12 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.17%) AWS Certification
2 5 (4.31%) Degree
3 3 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.72%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.72%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.72%) RHCA
4 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.72%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.86%) CISSP
5 1 (0.86%) CSPO
5 1 (0.86%) GIAC
5 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.86%) OSCP
5 1 (0.86%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (94.83%) GDPR
2 8 (6.90%) QA
3 4 (3.45%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.86%) Basel II
4 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (11.21%) Docker
2 7 (6.03%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.72%) vSphere
5 1 (0.86%) Firmware
5 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (14.66%) Kubernetes
2 10 (8.62%) Terraform
3 8 (6.90%) Ansible
4 4 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.72%) Control-M
5 2 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.72%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.72%) SCCM
5 2 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.72%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.72%) WSUS
6 1 (0.86%) Ambari
Vendors
1 18 (15.52%) Oracle
2 15 (12.93%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.45%) Databricks
3 4 (3.45%) Google
4 3 (2.59%) Bloomberg
4 3 (2.59%) IBM
4 3 (2.59%) MuleSoft
4 3 (2.59%) Reuters
4 3 (2.59%) VMware
5 2 (1.72%) Altiris
5 2 (1.72%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.72%) BMC
5 2 (1.72%) McAfee
5 2 (1.72%) Netezza
5 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.72%) RightFax
5 2 (1.72%) Splunk
5 2 (1.72%) Symantec
6 1 (0.86%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.86%) Green Hat