The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Hedge funds in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Hedge funds over the 3 months to 23 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
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 276 312
Rank change year-on-year +24 +36  
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 178 154 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.86% 0.71% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.26% 1.90% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 106 70
Median daily rate £575 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £338 £411
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £650 £325
% change year-on-year -38.46% +100.00%  
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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 7882 8097 8562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 38.12% 37.43% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5660 5858 6021
Median daily rate £515 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 106 148
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.26 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.58% +1.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.41 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

Hedge funds
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Hedge funds
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Hedge funds in London

Hedge funds
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hedge funds in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hedge funds in London

Hedge funds
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hedge funds in London

Hedge funds
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hedge funds within the London region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +20 74 £575 +21.05% 25
Mayfair - 2 £1,025 -
Hedge funds
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 129 (46.07%) Finance
2 85 (30.36%) C#
3 80 (28.57%) SQL
4 70 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (21.07%) Front Office
6 58 (20.71%) Banking
6 58 (20.71%) Asset Management
7 57 (20.36%) Investment Management
8 54 (19.29%) JavaScript
9 50 (17.86%) .NET
9 50 (17.86%) Financial Institution
10 41 (14.64%) SQL Server
10 41 (14.64%) Computer Science
11 36 (12.86%) Python
12 35 (12.50%) Investment Banking
13 34 (12.14%) AngularJS
14 33 (11.79%) TDD
15 32 (11.43%) OO
15 32 (11.43%) Mathematics
16 31 (11.07%) Microsoft Excel
16 31 (11.07%) Microsoft
17 29 (10.36%) Equities
18 28 (10.00%) Java
19 27 (9.64%) Oracle
19 27 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
19 27 (9.64%) Derivative
19 27 (9.64%) Greenfield Project
20 26 (9.29%) WPF
20 26 (9.29%) Linux
21 25 (8.93%) Multithreading

Hedge funds
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 14 (5.00%) Confluence
2 13 (4.64%) NServiceBus
2 13 (4.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.71%) SAS
5 2 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.36%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (11.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.71%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (6.07%) Markit EDM
2 7 (2.50%) SimCorp Dimension
3 6 (2.14%) thinkFolio
4 3 (1.07%) Bloomberg AIM
5 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.71%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.71%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.71%) RMDS
6 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.36%) Eikon
6 1 (0.36%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.36%) IaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Office 365
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.29%) HTTP
1 12 (4.29%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.50%) FTP
3 4 (1.43%) SAN
4 3 (1.07%) DNS
4 3 (1.07%) Firewall
5 2 (0.71%) DHCP
5 2 (0.71%) LAN
5 2 (0.71%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.71%) Telnet
5 2 (0.71%) VSAN
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.36%) Network Security
6 1 (0.36%) SSL
6 1 (0.36%) VPN
6 1 (0.36%) WAN
6 1 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.64%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 20 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 14 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.21%) Power BI
6 8 (2.86%) Big Data
6 8 (2.86%) OLAP
7 7 (2.50%) PowerPivot
7 7 (2.50%) Siebel EIM
8 6 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.71%) MySQL
12 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.36%) DataStage
12 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (7.14%) JIRA
2 19 (6.79%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.71%) SpecFlow
4 15 (5.36%) Subversion
5 13 (4.64%) TestRail
6 2 (0.71%) Bower
6 2 (0.71%) Grunt
6 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.36%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.36%) MSI
7 1 (0.36%) Protractor
7 1 (0.36%) Selenium
7 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 129 (46.07%) Finance
2 59 (21.07%) Front Office
3 58 (20.71%) Banking
4 50 (17.86%) Financial Institution
5 35 (12.50%) Investment Banking
6 15 (5.36%) Back Office
7 5 (1.79%) Retail
8 3 (1.07%) Private Banking
8 3 (1.07%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.71%) Advertising
9 2 (0.71%) Legal
9 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) German Language
10 1 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 134 (47.86%) Developer
2 67 (23.93%) Analyst
3 60 (21.43%) C# Developer
4 29 (10.36%) Business Analyst
5 24 (8.57%) .NET Developer
6 21 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 19 (6.79%) Data Analyst
7 19 (6.79%) SQL Developer
8 16 (5.71%) Full Stack Developer
8 16 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
9 14 (5.00%) C++ Developer
10 13 (4.64%) C# WPF Developer
10 13 (4.64%) WPF Developer
11 12 (4.29%) Angular Developer
11 12 (4.29%) Senior Developer
12 11 (3.93%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.57%) Agile C# Developer
13 10 (3.57%) Agile Developer
13 10 (3.57%) Junior
13 10 (3.57%) RAD Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (17.86%) .NET
2 34 (12.14%) AngularJS
3 26 (9.29%) WPF
4 24 (8.57%) ASP.NET
5 18 (6.43%) Angular 2
5 18 (6.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 18 (6.43%) WCF
6 15 (5.36%) Reactive Extensions
7 14 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
7 14 (5.00%) Redux
7 14 (5.00%) SignalR
8 13 (4.64%) Akka
8 13 (4.64%) HTML
8 13 (4.64%) Kafka
8 13 (4.64%) React
8 13 (4.64%) WebSockets
8 13 (4.64%) XML
9 12 (4.29%) CSS
9 12 (4.29%) HTML5
10 10 (3.57%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.64%) Computer Science
2 29 (10.36%) Equities
3 27 (9.64%) Derivative
3 27 (9.64%) Greenfield Project
4 23 (8.21%) Algorithms
5 21 (7.50%) Data Structures
5 21 (7.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (4.64%) Fixed Income
8 7 (2.50%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.50%) Market Risk
9 6 (2.14%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.79%) Clustering
10 5 (1.79%) Fintech
11 4 (1.43%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (1.43%) Replication
11 4 (1.43%) User Experience
12 3 (1.07%) OTC Derivatives
13 2 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.29%) Linux
2 20 (7.14%) Unix
3 10 (3.57%) Windows
4 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) Android
5 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (20.71%) Asset Management
3 57 (20.36%) Investment Management
4 33 (11.79%) TDD
5 32 (11.43%) Mathematics
5 32 (11.43%) OO
6 27 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (8.93%) Multithreading
8 20 (7.14%) AOP
9 19 (6.79%) Low Latency
10 17 (6.07%) BDD
10 17 (6.07%) Data Management
10 17 (6.07%) Proprietary Trading
11 16 (5.71%) SDLC
11 16 (5.71%) Test Strategy
12 15 (5.36%) MVC
12 15 (5.36%) OOD
12 15 (5.36%) Unit Testing
12 15 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (5.00%) Complex Event Processing
Programming Languages
1 85 (30.36%) C#
2 80 (28.57%) SQL
3 54 (19.29%) JavaScript
4 36 (12.86%) Python
5 28 (10.00%) Java
6 15 (5.36%) C++
7 14 (5.00%) T-SQL
8 13 (4.64%) VBA
9 12 (4.29%) PL/SQL
10 9 (3.21%) TypeScript
11 7 (2.50%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
12 6 (2.14%) Perl
12 6 (2.14%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.43%) XAML
14 3 (1.07%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.07%) Ruby
15 2 (0.71%) C
15 2 (0.71%) F#
15 2 (0.71%) R
16 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (8.21%) Degree
2 16 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (5.00%) Numerate Degree
4 13 (4.64%) ISEB
5 8 (2.86%) PhD
5 8 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (2.50%) Siebel Certification
7 3 (1.07%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.71%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.71%) VCP6
8 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.36%) PMP
9 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.50%) MiFID
2 19 (6.79%) QA
3 8 (2.86%) PMO
4 3 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) EMIR
6 1 (0.36%) FATCA
System Software
1 9 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.07%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.07%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.71%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.71%) GFS2
4 2 (0.71%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.71%) KVM
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.71%) OCFS2
4 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.71%) vSphere
5 1 (0.36%) Docker
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.14%) SCCM
2 3 (1.07%) Puppet
2 3 (1.07%) SCOM
3 2 (0.71%) CFEngine
3 2 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.71%) Control-M
3 2 (0.71%) Dollar Universe
3 2 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (0.71%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.71%) SELinux
3 2 (0.71%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.71%) WMI
4 1 (0.36%) Ansible
4 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.36%) Mesos
4 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 31 (11.07%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.64%) Oracle
3 18 (6.43%) Charles River
4 10 (3.57%) Siebel
5 9 (3.21%) Bloomberg
6 8 (2.86%) VMware
7 7 (2.50%) Calypso
7 7 (2.50%) SimCorp
8 6 (2.14%) Citrix
8 6 (2.14%) Fixnetix
9 4 (1.43%) Cisco
9 4 (1.43%) SmartCo
9 4 (1.43%) Sybase
10 3 (1.07%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.07%) HP
10 3 (1.07%) Murex
10 3 (1.07%) Reuters
10 3 (1.07%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.07%) Splunk
11 2 (0.71%) 3PAR
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