Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 160 198 128
Rank change year-on-year +38 -70 +10
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 81 63 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.25% 0.89% 1.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.74% 2.20% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 34 51
City of London median daily rate £600 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% - +21.05%
10th Percentile £444 £236 £475
90th Percentile £725 £863 £655
Central London median daily rate £600 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
City of London median hourly rate - £21.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £21.50 -

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 2,168 2,869 2,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.34% 40.74% 40.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,613 2,183 1,999
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £687 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £515 £525
% change year-on-year +1.94% -1.90% +11.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 56 29
City of London median hourly rate £20.67 £19.75 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.63% -6.64% +11.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.53 £12.80
90th Percentile £56.00 £42.88 £33.47
Central London median hourly rate £20.92 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.26% +2.63% +2.98%

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

Hedge funds
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

Hedge funds
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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019, 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 62 (76.54%) Finance
2 30 (37.04%) Financial Institution
3 21 (25.93%) C#
4 19 (23.46%) Multithreading
5 18 (22.22%) OO
6 17 (20.99%) Python
7 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (18.52%) SQL
8 15 (18.52%) SDLC
8 15 (18.52%) Greenfield Project
9 14 (17.28%) React
10 13 (16.05%) Degree
10 13 (16.05%) Microservices
10 13 (16.05%) Linux
11 12 (14.81%) Test Automation
12 11 (13.58%) Flask
12 11 (13.58%) C++
12 11 (13.58%) SQL Server
12 11 (13.58%) Cisco
12 11 (13.58%) Front Office
13 10 (12.35%) Project Management
13 10 (12.35%) TDD
13 10 (12.35%) Banking
13 10 (12.35%) Migration
13 10 (12.35%) Scrum
13 10 (12.35%) WAN
13 10 (12.35%) Web Services
13 10 (12.35%) AngularJS
14 9 (11.11%) Data Structures
14 9 (11.11%) Algorithms

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 6 (7.41%) IPython
2 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.23%) IIS
2 1 (1.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.23%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.47%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.41%) Office 365
3 4 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.70%) Amazon ECS
4 3 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (3.70%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (3.70%) AWS OpsWorks
5 1 (1.23%) IaaS
5 1 (1.23%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) WAN
2 8 (9.88%) Firewall
3 7 (8.64%) LAN
4 5 (6.17%) VPN
5 3 (3.70%) BGP
5 3 (3.70%) MPLS
6 2 (2.47%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (2.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.47%) SAN
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.23%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.23%) Internet
7 1 (1.23%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.23%) Multicast
7 1 (1.23%) NAS
7 1 (1.23%) RIP
7 1 (1.23%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.23%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.47%) Big Data
3 2 (2.47%) OLAP
3 2 (2.47%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.23%) DB2
4 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.23%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) JIRA
2 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.23%) Moq
2 1 (1.23%) MSI
2 1 (1.23%) MSTest
2 1 (1.23%) NSubstitute
2 1 (1.23%) NUnit
2 1 (1.23%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.23%) WiX
General
1 62 (76.54%) Finance
2 30 (37.04%) Financial Institution
3 11 (13.58%) Front Office
4 10 (12.35%) Banking
5 9 (11.11%) Back Office
6 5 (6.17%) Retail
7 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (45.68%) Developer
2 16 (19.75%) C# Developer
3 15 (18.52%) Python Developer
4 10 (12.35%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.64%) Senior Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Design Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Quantitative Developer
6 6 (7.41%) React Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Senior Python Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Consultant
8 4 (4.94%) LAN Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Architect
9 3 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Integration Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.70%) WAN Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Workstream Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Workstream Project Manager
10 2 (2.47%) Data Centre Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.28%) React
2 11 (13.58%) Flask
3 10 (12.35%) AngularJS
3 10 (12.35%) Web Services
4 8 (9.88%) RESTful
5 7 (8.64%) .NET
6 6 (7.41%) NumPy
6 6 (7.41%) Pandas
7 3 (3.70%) Middleware
8 2 (2.47%) EDI
8 2 (2.47%) HTML
8 2 (2.47%) MDX
8 2 (2.47%) WCF
8 2 (2.47%) WinForms
8 2 (2.47%) WPF
9 1 (1.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (1.23%) Ninject
9 1 (1.23%) Software Packaging
9 1 (1.23%) SQLAlchemy
9 1 (1.23%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.52%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (11.11%) Algorithms
2 9 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.11%) Data Structures
3 6 (7.41%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.94%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.70%) Equities
5 3 (3.70%) Handset
6 2 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.47%) Spread Betting
7 1 (1.23%) Clustering
7 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.05%) Linux
2 7 (8.64%) Windows
3 3 (3.70%) Android
4 2 (2.47%) Unix
4 2 (2.47%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.46%) Multithreading
2 18 (22.22%) OO
3 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (18.52%) SDLC
5 13 (16.05%) Microservices
6 12 (14.81%) Test Automation
7 10 (12.35%) Migration
7 10 (12.35%) Project Management
7 10 (12.35%) Scrum
7 10 (12.35%) TDD
8 9 (11.11%) OOP
8 9 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 9 (11.11%) Web Development
9 8 (9.88%) CQRS
9 8 (9.88%) Domain-Driven Design
9 8 (9.88%) Kanban
9 8 (9.88%) PRINCE2
9 8 (9.88%) SOLID
9 8 (9.88%) Web Application Development
10 7 (8.64%) Backtesting
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.93%) C#
2 17 (20.99%) Python
3 15 (18.52%) SQL
4 11 (13.58%) C++
5 9 (11.11%) Java
5 9 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 9 (11.11%) TypeScript
6 6 (7.41%) Cython
7 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.23%) C
9 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (16.05%) Degree
2 7 (8.64%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.94%) CCNA
3 4 (4.94%) CCNP
3 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (3.70%) CCIE
5 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.47%) PMP
6 1 (1.23%) CGEIT
6 1 (1.23%) CISA
6 1 (1.23%) CISM
6 1 (1.23%) CRISC
6 1 (1.23%) ISACA
6 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) MiFID
2 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.23%) PMO
2 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Docker
2 3 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.23%) Ansible
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (1.23%) QRadar
2 1 (1.23%) SCOM
2 1 (1.23%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) Cisco
2 7 (8.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.41%) CheckPoint
4 4 (4.94%) Apple
4 4 (4.94%) Juniper
4 4 (4.94%) Oracle
4 4 (4.94%) Palo Alto
5 3 (3.70%) SAP
6 2 (2.47%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.47%) F5
6 2 (2.47%) FactSet
6 2 (2.47%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (2.47%) SEEBURGER
6 2 (2.47%) SevOne
6 2 (2.47%) Splunk
7 1 (1.23%) Avaloq
7 1 (1.23%) Huawei
7 1 (1.23%) Reuters
7 1 (1.23%) Sybase
7 1 (1.23%) Symantec