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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 112 182
Rank change year-on-year +15 +70  
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 74 53 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.23% 1.59% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.32% 4.03% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 46 12
Median daily rate £575 £475 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% -20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £588 £723
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £650 £350
% change year-on-year -38.46% +85.71%  
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 1390 1315 2212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 41.89% 39.55% 38.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1051 1107 1768
Median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 38
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -21.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £14.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £65.00 £59.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

Hedge funds
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

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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

Hedge funds
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 26 June 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 71 (70.30%) Finance
2 43 (42.57%) Financial Institution
3 31 (30.69%) SQL
4 23 (22.77%) C#
5 22 (21.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (20.79%) AOP
6 21 (20.79%) Investment Management
7 19 (18.81%) Asset Management
8 17 (16.83%) Banking
9 16 (15.84%) Front Office
9 16 (15.84%) JavaScript
10 15 (14.85%) OO
10 15 (14.85%) TDD
10 15 (14.85%) WPF
10 15 (14.85%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (13.86%) Oracle
12 13 (12.87%) WCF
12 13 (12.87%) Multithreading
13 12 (11.88%) Unit Testing
13 12 (11.88%) Data Management
13 12 (11.88%) .NET
13 12 (11.88%) Data Governance
13 12 (11.88%) Markit EDM
14 11 (10.89%) Project Management
14 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Office
14 11 (10.89%) PRINCE2
14 11 (10.89%) SharePoint
15 10 (9.90%) EAI
15 10 (9.90%) HTTP

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 (10.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.95%) NServiceBus
3 3 (2.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (1.98%) Confluence
4 2 (1.98%) SAS
5 1 (0.99%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.99%) Jupyter
Applications
1 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.98%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (11.88%) Markit EDM
2 7 (6.93%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (1.98%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.99%) Bloomberg AIM
4 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.99%) Eikon
4 1 (0.99%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.99%) IaaS
2 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.90%) HTTP
2 7 (6.93%) FTP
3 2 (1.98%) NetScaler
3 2 (1.98%) SAN
3 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.98%) VSAN
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.99%) DNS
4 1 (0.99%) Firewall
4 1 (0.99%) LAN
4 1 (0.99%) SSL
4 1 (0.99%) VPN
4 1 (0.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.93%) MongoDB
2 7 (6.93%) Siebel EIM
3 6 (5.94%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.97%) Big Data
5 3 (2.97%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.99%) DataStage
7 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.99%) OLAP
7 1 (0.99%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Git (software)
1 8 (7.92%) JIRA
2 7 (6.93%) Subversion
3 6 (5.94%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.99%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.99%) MSI
4 1 (0.99%) Protractor
4 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.99%) TestRail
General
1 71 (70.30%) Finance
2 43 (42.57%) Financial Institution
3 17 (16.83%) Banking
4 16 (15.84%) Front Office
5 5 (4.95%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.98%) Advertising
6 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.99%) Back Office
7 1 (0.99%) French Language
7 1 (0.99%) German Language
7 1 (0.99%) Legal
7 1 (0.99%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (36.63%) Developer
2 20 (19.80%) Analyst
3 17 (16.83%) C# Developer
4 12 (11.88%) Data Analyst
5 7 (6.93%) Siebel Developer
6 6 (5.94%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (5.94%) Programme Manager
6 6 (5.94%) Senior C# Developer
6 6 (5.94%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.94%) Transformation Manager
6 6 (5.94%) Transformation Programme Manager
7 5 (4.95%) Administrator
7 5 (4.95%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Lead Developer
7 5 (4.95%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.95%) Technical Developer
7 5 (4.95%) Technical Leader
8 4 (3.96%) Banking Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) Business Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) Market Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.85%) WPF
2 13 (12.87%) WCF
3 12 (11.88%) .NET
4 10 (9.90%) Task Parallel Library
5 8 (7.92%) XML
6 7 (6.93%) AngularJS
6 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET
6 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (6.93%) Web Services
7 6 (5.94%) CSS
7 6 (5.94%) Reactive Extensions
7 6 (5.94%) SignalR
8 5 (4.95%) Akka
8 5 (4.95%) Angular 2
8 5 (4.95%) Kafka
8 5 (4.95%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (4.95%) Redux
8 5 (4.95%) Unity DI Container
8 5 (4.95%) WebSockets
9 3 (2.97%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.85%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (5.94%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.96%) Clustering
6 3 (2.97%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.97%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.97%) Equities
7 2 (1.98%) CESG
7 2 (1.98%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.98%) NHS
7 2 (1.98%) PKI
7 2 (1.98%) Replication
7 2 (1.98%) User Experience
8 1 (0.99%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.99%) iSeries
8 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.93%) Linux
2 5 (4.95%) Windows
3 4 (3.96%) Unix
4 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.99%) Android
5 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.99%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (21.78%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.79%) AOP
2 21 (20.79%) Investment Management
3 19 (18.81%) Asset Management
4 15 (14.85%) OO
4 15 (14.85%) TDD
5 13 (12.87%) Multithreading
6 12 (11.88%) Data Governance
6 12 (11.88%) Data Management
6 12 (11.88%) Unit Testing
7 11 (10.89%) PRINCE2
7 11 (10.89%) Project Management
8 10 (9.90%) EAI
9 8 (7.92%) ITIL
9 8 (7.92%) Workflow
10 7 (6.93%) MVC
10 7 (6.93%) SDLC
10 7 (6.93%) Software Testing
10 7 (6.93%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.69%) SQL
2 23 (22.77%) C#
3 16 (15.84%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.92%) Java
5 7 (6.93%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
6 5 (4.95%) Python
7 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.97%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.98%) C
9 2 (1.98%) C++
9 2 (1.98%) R
9 2 (1.98%) Ruby
10 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 7 (6.93%) Siebel Certification
3 5 (4.95%) Degree
4 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.98%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.98%) PhD
5 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.98%) VCP6
5 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.99%) ISEB
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.91%) QA
2 7 (6.93%) PMO
3 4 (3.96%) MiFID
4 2 (1.98%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.99%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (5.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.97%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.98%) DFS Replication
4 2 (1.98%) vSphere
5 1 (0.99%) GFS2
5 1 (0.99%) GlusterFS
5 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.99%) OCFS2
5 1 (0.99%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) SCCM
2 3 (2.97%) SCOM
3 2 (1.98%) Puppet
3 2 (1.98%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.99%) Ansible
4 1 (0.99%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.99%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.99%) SELinux
Vendors
1 14 (13.86%) Oracle
2 10 (9.90%) Siebel
3 9 (8.91%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.92%) Charles River
5 7 (6.93%) SimCorp
6 6 (5.94%) Citrix
7 4 (3.96%) AppDynamics
7 4 (3.96%) SmartCo
7 4 (3.96%) Splunk
7 4 (3.96%) VMware
8 3 (2.97%) HP
8 3 (2.97%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.98%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.98%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.98%) SAP
9 2 (1.98%) Snow
10 1 (0.99%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.99%) Eze Software Group
10 1 (0.99%) Symantec
10 1 (0.99%) Wyse