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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 110 170
Rank change year-on-year -23 +60  
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 29 44 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.95% 1.31% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.59% 3.64% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 13
Median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £355 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £723 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 £253
% change year-on-year +15.78% +88.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Hedge funds is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1120 1208 1884
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 36.58% 36.02% 36.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 861 961 1436
Median daily rate £525 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £319 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 36
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £12.00 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £35.60 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Hedge funds as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Hedge funds in the City of London.

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

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Hedge funds also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 37 (74.00%) Finance
2 25 (50.00%) Financial Institution
3 13 (26.00%) Windows
4 10 (20.00%) Banking
5 9 (18.00%) Asset Management
5 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.00%) Subversion
6 8 (16.00%) Linux
6 8 (16.00%) SQL
6 8 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (14.00%) Oracle
7 7 (14.00%) Unix
7 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
7 7 (14.00%) AOP
7 7 (14.00%) Test Scripting
8 6 (12.00%) Investment Management
8 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (12.00%) Investment Banking
8 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (12.00%) Front Office
8 6 (12.00%) Back Office
8 6 (12.00%) Workflow
8 6 (12.00%) Bloomberg
8 6 (12.00%) ITIL
8 6 (12.00%) .NET
9 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
9 5 (10.00%) C#
9 5 (10.00%) Citrix

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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 4 (8.00%) Confluence
2 2 (4.00%) NServiceBus
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Markit EDM
1 3 (6.00%) thinkFolio
2 2 (4.00%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.00%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) HTTP
1 4 (8.00%) VPN
2 3 (6.00%) SSL
3 2 (4.00%) 3G
3 2 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.00%) Firewall
4 1 (2.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.00%) SAN
4 1 (2.00%) VSAN
4 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.00%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Subversion
2 4 (8.00%) JIRA
3 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.00%) FishEye
4 1 (2.00%) MSI
4 1 (2.00%) TestRail
General
1 37 (74.00%) Finance
2 25 (50.00%) Financial Institution
3 10 (20.00%) Banking
4 6 (12.00%) Back Office
4 6 (12.00%) Front Office
4 6 (12.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Legal
5 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.00%) Advertising
6 1 (2.00%) French Language
6 1 (2.00%) German Language
6 1 (2.00%) Prime Brokerage
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Developer
2 7 (14.00%) Analyst
3 3 (6.00%) Banking Analyst
3 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (6.00%) C++ Developer
3 3 (6.00%) Consultant
3 3 (6.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 3 (6.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (4.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (4.00%) Designer
4 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support Consultant
4 2 (4.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) .NET
2 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (6.00%) Reactive Extensions
3 3 (6.00%) SignalR
3 3 (6.00%) SOAP
4 2 (4.00%) Akka
4 2 (4.00%) Angular 2
4 2 (4.00%) J2EE
4 2 (4.00%) Kafka
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.00%) Redux
4 2 (4.00%) WebSockets
4 2 (4.00%) WPF
5 1 (2.00%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.00%) React
5 1 (2.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Derivative
2 4 (8.00%) Clustering
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.00%) Equities
4 2 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) CESG
5 1 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.00%) iSeries
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Linux
3 7 (14.00%) Unix
4 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.00%) Android
6 1 (2.00%) CentOS
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) Asset Management
1 9 (18.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (14.00%) AOP
3 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
3 7 (14.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (12.00%) Investment Management
4 6 (12.00%) ITIL
4 6 (12.00%) Workflow
5 5 (10.00%) DevOps
5 5 (10.00%) Migration
5 5 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (10.00%) Release Management
5 5 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
6 4 (8.00%) Project Management
7 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.00%) Data Management
7 3 (6.00%) MVC
7 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.00%) C#
4 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.00%) C++
5 3 (6.00%) Python
6 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.00%) Java
6 2 (4.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Degree
1 2 (4.00%) ISEB
1 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) ACCA
2 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) VCP6
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.00%) PMO
2 2 (4.00%) QA
3 1 (2.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.00%) FATCA
3 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) GFS2
3 2 (4.00%) GlusterFS
3 2 (4.00%) OCFS2
3 2 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.00%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Docker
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Ansible
1 3 (6.00%) Puppet
1 3 (6.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) CFEngine
2 2 (4.00%) DameWare
2 2 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (4.00%) SELinux
3 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle
2 6 (12.00%) Bloomberg
3 5 (10.00%) Citrix
3 5 (10.00%) SmartStream
4 3 (6.00%) Charles River
4 3 (6.00%) VMware
5 2 (4.00%) Altiris
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco
5 2 (4.00%) Eze Software Group
5 2 (4.00%) Reuters
5 2 (4.00%) Siebel
5 2 (4.00%) SimCorp
5 2 (4.00%) Splunk
6 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.00%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.00%) Symantec
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