Period
to 19 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 142 158
Rank change year-on-year -31 +16 +53
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 82 109 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.17% 1.55% 1.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.75% 3.52% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 42 64
City of London median daily rate £575 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +15.79% -
10th Percentile £400 £475 £406
90th Percentile £813 £650 £613
Central London median daily rate £575 £563 £475
% change year-on-year +2.22% +18.42% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 2,985 3,100 2,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 42.58% 44.10% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,337 2,408 2,180
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.53% -
10th Percentile £299 £325 £313
90th Percentile £713 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £525 £475
% change year-on-year - +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 36 31
City of London median hourly rate £19.50 £22.26 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.39% +17.14% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.43 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.76 £33.25 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.31 £18.73
% change year-on-year -8.50% +13.82% -6.38%

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Hedge funds in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Hedge funds in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Hedge funds in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hedge funds in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hedge funds in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hedge funds in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hedge funds in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 45 (54.88%) Finance
2 26 (31.71%) C#
3 21 (25.61%) .NET
4 20 (24.39%) Linux
5 18 (21.95%) SQL Server
5 18 (21.95%) SQL
5 18 (21.95%) Financial Institution
5 18 (21.95%) Test Automation
6 17 (20.73%) Python
6 17 (20.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (19.51%) C++
8 15 (18.29%) Migration
9 13 (15.85%) Java
9 13 (15.85%) OO
9 13 (15.85%) OOD
9 13 (15.85%) Data Structures
10 12 (14.63%) Front Office
11 11 (13.41%) Equities
11 11 (13.41%) Banking
11 11 (13.41%) Client/Server
11 11 (13.41%) Algorithms
11 11 (13.41%) Pandas
11 11 (13.41%) IPython
11 11 (13.41%) Flask
11 11 (13.41%) Cython
11 11 (13.41%) Infrastructure Management
11 11 (13.41%) NumPy
11 11 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (13.41%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (13.41%) Automated Trading

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 11 (13.41%) IPython
2 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Markit EDM
1 2 (2.44%) Sentinel
1 2 (2.44%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.22%) Eikon
2 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.32%) PaaS
4 5 (6.10%) Datadog
4 5 (6.10%) IaaS
5 4 (4.88%) OpenShift
5 4 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (2.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.44%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.44%) CloudFront
6 2 (2.44%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (2.44%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.44%) Route 53
6 2 (2.44%) SaaS
6 2 (2.44%) Serverless
6 2 (2.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) Intranet
2 1 (1.22%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.22%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.22%) Firewall
2 1 (1.22%) FTP
2 1 (1.22%) HTTP
2 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.22%) NX-OS
2 1 (1.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.88%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.44%) Aerospike
5 2 (2.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.44%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.44%) Hazelcast
5 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.44%) Redis
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.22%) Siebel EIM
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Moq
1 5 (6.10%) MSTest
1 5 (6.10%) NUnit
2 4 (4.88%) NSubstitute
3 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.66%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.66%) JIRA
4 2 (2.44%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.44%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.44%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (2.44%) Jasmine
4 2 (2.44%) Mocha
4 2 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.44%) Selenium
4 2 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.44%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.22%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.22%) SpecFlow
General
1 45 (54.88%) Finance
2 18 (21.95%) Financial Institution
3 12 (14.63%) Front Office
4 11 (13.41%) Banking
5 5 (6.10%) Legal
6 4 (4.88%) Back Office
7 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.22%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (51.22%) Developer
2 21 (25.61%) C# Developer
3 15 (18.29%) Analyst
4 11 (13.41%) Python Developer
4 11 (13.41%) Quantitative Developer
5 9 (10.98%) SQL Developer
6 8 (9.76%) SQL Server Developer
6 8 (9.76%) Test Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Calypso Developer
8 5 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) AWS DevOps
9 4 (4.88%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Consultant
9 4 (4.88%) IT Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) SSIS Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Tactical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.61%) .NET
2 11 (13.41%) Flask
2 11 (13.41%) NumPy
2 11 (13.41%) Pandas
3 4 (4.88%) .NET Core
3 4 (4.88%) Autofac
3 4 (4.88%) Ninject
3 4 (4.88%) Unity DI Container
3 4 (4.88%) WPF
4 3 (3.66%) Java Concurrency
4 3 (3.66%) React
5 2 (2.44%) GraphQL
5 2 (2.44%) Jest
5 2 (2.44%) jQuery
5 2 (2.44%) Redux
5 2 (2.44%) RESTful
5 2 (2.44%) Spring Boot
5 2 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.44%) Vert.x
5 2 (2.44%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 13 (15.85%) Data Structures
3 11 (13.41%) Algorithms
3 11 (13.41%) Client/Server
3 11 (13.41%) Equities
4 10 (12.20%) Fixed Income
5 7 (8.54%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (8.54%) Public Cloud
6 6 (7.32%) Derivative
7 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.66%) Replication
8 2 (2.44%) PKI
9 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.22%) Clustering
9 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.22%) Graphic Design
9 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.39%) Linux
2 9 (10.98%) Windows
3 3 (3.66%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) Test Automation
2 15 (18.29%) Migration
3 13 (15.85%) OO
3 13 (15.85%) OOD
4 11 (13.41%) Automated Trading
4 11 (13.41%) Backtesting
4 11 (13.41%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (13.41%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (13.41%) Infrastructure Management
5 10 (12.20%) Asset Management
6 9 (10.98%) Change Control
6 9 (10.98%) Investment Management
7 8 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (9.76%) DevOps
8 7 (8.54%) Software Delivery
8 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
8 7 (8.54%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 4 (4.88%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (4.88%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.71%) C#
2 18 (21.95%) SQL
3 17 (20.73%) Python
4 16 (19.51%) C++
5 13 (15.85%) Java
6 11 (13.41%) Cython
7 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.66%) Java 8
8 3 (3.66%) Scala
9 2 (2.44%) Go
9 2 (2.44%) Perl
10 1 (1.22%) C
10 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.22%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
10 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) CCIE
2 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.22%) CISSP
2 1 (1.22%) ISEB
2 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.22%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.66%) Docker
2 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.22%) VMware NSX
2 1 (1.22%) vSphere
2 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) Terraform
2 8 (9.76%) Ansible
3 4 (4.88%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.88%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.88%) Puppet
4 3 (3.66%) Packer
5 2 (2.44%) Consul
5 2 (2.44%) Nagios
5 2 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.44%) Sysdig
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) SCOM
6 1 (1.22%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Oracle
2 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.10%) Calypso
3 5 (6.10%) Citrix
3 5 (6.10%) VMware
4 4 (4.88%) Google
4 4 (4.88%) HP
4 4 (4.88%) Splunk
4 4 (4.88%) Veritas
5 2 (2.44%) AppDynamics
5 2 (2.44%) Cisco
5 2 (2.44%) IBM
5 2 (2.44%) Micro Focus
5 2 (2.44%) New Relic
6 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.22%) Reuters
6 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.22%) Siebel
6 1 (1.22%) Speakerbus
6 1 (1.22%) Wallstreet Suite