Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 107 104 167
Rank change year-on-year -3 +63 +28
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 67 10 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.72% 0.56% 1.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.52% 1.57% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 6 52
10th Percentile £413 £438 £331
25th Percentile £513 £572 £486
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £600 £600
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £588 £656 £700
90th Percentile £706 £675 £785
Central London median daily rate £525 £650 £600
% change year-on-year -19.23% +8.33% +4.35%

Hedge funds is in the Generic IT 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 IT Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,482 638 1,781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.12% 35.74% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,098 442 1,367
10th Percentile £381 £306 £311
25th Percentile £494 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £688 £625 £625
90th Percentile £775 £715 £700
Central London median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 33
10th Percentile £8.00 £15.50 £11.35
25th Percentile £19.44 £24.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £33.45 £36.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.08% +75.61% +6.49%
75th Percentile £42.63 £46.00 £23.75
90th Percentile £61.75 £47.75 £48.67
Central London median hourly rate £34.50 £35.50 £20.67
% change year-on-year -2.82% +71.79% +6.66%

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 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021, 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 56 (83.58%) Finance
2 55 (82.09%) Legal
2 55 (82.09%) Financial Institution
2 55 (82.09%) Data Protection
2 55 (82.09%) GDPR
3 34 (50.75%) Social Skills
3 34 (50.75%) AOP
4 32 (47.76%) AWS
5 30 (44.78%) Python
6 26 (38.81%) Azure
7 25 (37.31%) DevOps
8 24 (35.82%) Java
9 22 (32.84%) Kubernetes
10 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (26.87%) Docker
11 18 (26.87%) Infrastructure as Code
12 17 (25.37%) GCP
13 16 (23.88%) Analytics
13 16 (23.88%) Terraform
14 15 (22.39%) Microservices
14 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
15 14 (20.90%) Node.js
15 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
15 14 (20.90%) C++
15 14 (20.90%) Cloud Native
16 13 (19.40%) SQL
16 13 (19.40%) AWS CloudFormation
17 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (17.91%) Google
18 11 (16.42%) Scrum

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 3 (4.48%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.99%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) Confluence
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Cloudability
2 1 (1.49%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 32 (47.76%) AWS
2 26 (38.81%) Azure
3 17 (25.37%) GCP
4 13 (19.40%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (11.94%) GitHub
6 6 (8.96%) PaaS
7 5 (7.46%) Serverless
8 4 (5.97%) SaaS
9 3 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (4.48%) Amazon S3
9 3 (4.48%) Apigee
9 3 (4.48%) GitHub Actions
10 2 (2.99%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (2.99%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (2.99%) Datadog
10 2 (2.99%) Google Data Studio
10 2 (2.99%) IaaS
10 2 (2.99%) Microsoft 365
11 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (1.49%) Azure Service Fabric
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) BGP
2 4 (5.97%) VPN
2 4 (5.97%) Wireless
3 3 (4.48%) DNS
3 3 (4.48%) Firewall
4 2 (2.99%) NAS
4 2 (2.99%) SAN
5 1 (1.49%) DHCP
5 1 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.49%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.46%) BigQuery
3 3 (4.48%) Bigtable
4 2 (2.99%) Big Data
4 2 (2.99%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.99%) DB2
4 2 (2.99%) Delta Lake
4 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.99%) Tableau
5 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
2 11 (16.42%) Jenkins
3 10 (14.93%) Subversion
4 3 (4.48%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.48%) git-flow
4 3 (4.48%) GitLab
4 3 (4.48%) Maven
4 3 (4.48%) Protractor
4 3 (4.48%) Selenium
4 3 (4.48%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.99%) Spinnaker
5 2 (2.99%) webpack
6 1 (1.49%) JIRA
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
General
1 56 (83.58%) Finance
2 55 (82.09%) Financial Institution
2 55 (82.09%) Legal
3 34 (50.75%) Social Skills
4 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (10.45%) Banking
6 4 (5.97%) Billing
7 3 (4.48%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (2.99%) Front Office
8 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.99%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (1.49%) Back Office
9 1 (1.49%) Games
9 1 (1.49%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Architect
2 14 (20.90%) Developer
3 10 (14.93%) Python Developer
4 8 (11.94%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (10.45%) Analytics Developer
6 6 (8.96%) AWS Architect
6 6 (8.96%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Platform Architect
8 4 (5.97%) Azure Architect
8 4 (5.97%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) Lead Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Python Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Python Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Python Team Leader
9 3 (4.48%) Senior DevOps
9 3 (4.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.90%) Node.js
2 10 (14.93%) NumPy
2 10 (14.93%) Pandas
3 9 (13.43%) AngularJS
3 9 (13.43%) React
4 8 (11.94%) PyTorch
5 7 (10.45%) Angular 2
5 7 (10.45%) jQuery
6 3 (4.48%) Gherkin
6 3 (4.48%) HTML
6 3 (4.48%) pytest
6 3 (4.48%) RESTful
7 2 (2.99%) .NET
7 2 (2.99%) ARM Templates
7 2 (2.99%) CSS
7 2 (2.99%) Enzyme
7 2 (2.99%) Kafka
7 2 (2.99%) Middleware
7 2 (2.99%) Redux
8 1 (1.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Cloud Native
2 9 (13.43%) Fixed Income
3 7 (10.45%) Equities
3 7 (10.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (8.96%) Analytical Mindset
5 5 (7.46%) Public Cloud
5 5 (7.46%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (5.97%) CMDB
7 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
7 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (2.99%) Market Risk
9 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.49%) Clustering
9 1 (1.49%) EMC VNX
9 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.49%) Symmetrix
9 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Windows
2 5 (7.46%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.97%) Linux
3 4 (5.97%) Unix
3 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (82.09%) Data Protection
2 34 (50.75%) AOP
3 25 (37.31%) DevOps
4 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (26.87%) Infrastructure as Code
6 16 (23.88%) Analytics
7 15 (22.39%) Microservices
8 11 (16.42%) Decision-Making
8 11 (16.42%) Scrum
9 10 (14.93%) Collaborative Working
9 10 (14.93%) ITIL
10 9 (13.43%) Deployment Automation
10 9 (13.43%) User Stories
11 8 (11.94%) Computer Science
11 8 (11.94%) Mathematics
11 8 (11.94%) Portfolio Management
11 8 (11.94%) Project Management
11 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
12 7 (10.45%) Asset Management
12 7 (10.45%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.78%) Python
2 24 (35.82%) Java
3 14 (20.90%) C++
3 14 (20.90%) JavaScript
4 13 (19.40%) SQL
5 4 (5.97%) C#
5 4 (5.97%) Groovy
6 3 (4.48%) C
6 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Degree
2 5 (7.46%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.48%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (82.09%) GDPR
2 4 (5.97%) SLA
3 3 (4.48%) QA
System Software
1 18 (26.87%) Docker
2 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.48%) KVM
4 2 (2.99%) vSphere
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.49%) XenApp
5 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (32.84%) Kubernetes
2 16 (23.88%) Terraform
3 8 (11.94%) Ansible
4 4 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.99%) Nessus
5 2 (2.99%) Puppet
5 2 (2.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.49%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.49%) Packer
6 1 (1.49%) SCCM
6 1 (1.49%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) Google
2 11 (16.42%) Oracle
3 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.96%) ServiceNow
5 3 (4.48%) AppDynamics
5 3 (4.48%) IBM
5 3 (4.48%) Splunk
6 2 (2.99%) Symantec
6 2 (2.99%) VMware
7 1 (1.49%) Altiris
7 1 (1.49%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.49%) Citrix
7 1 (1.49%) EMC
7 1 (1.49%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.49%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.49%) McAfee
7 1 (1.49%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.49%) Reuters
7 1 (1.49%) Solace
7 1 (1.49%) Veritas