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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Hedge fund
England / London
Rank 302 272 284
Rank change year-on-year -30 +12  
Contract jobs citing Hedge funds 104 171 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.53% 0.77% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.52% 2.23% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 110 105
Median daily rate £550 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.31% -2.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £700 £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 5
Median hourly rate - - £28.75
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 6847 7657 7476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.17% 34.60% 35.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4755 5443 5093
Median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 121 139
Median hourly rate £28.35 £19.99 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.77% +4.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.91 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 -13 27 £475 - 27
Moorgate - 1 £340 -
Hedge funds
England

Hedge funds
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for Hedge funds.

1 113 (55.67%) Finance
2 47 (23.15%) SQL
3 43 (21.18%) C#
3 43 (21.18%) Asset Management
4 41 (20.20%) Financial Institution
5 36 (17.73%) Banking
6 28 (13.79%) Linux
7 27 (13.30%) SQL Server
7 27 (13.30%) Equities
8 26 (12.81%) Investment Banking
8 26 (12.81%) Windows
8 26 (12.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 25 (12.32%) Front Office
10 24 (11.82%) Back Office
10 24 (11.82%) .NET
10 24 (11.82%) Python
10 24 (11.82%) Investment Management
11 23 (11.33%) Computer Science
12 20 (9.85%) Release Management
12 20 (9.85%) Unix
12 20 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (9.36%) WPF
14 18 (8.87%) Microsoft
15 17 (8.37%) JavaScript
15 17 (8.37%) JIRA
16 16 (7.88%) Confluence
16 16 (7.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 15 (7.39%) Fixed Income
17 15 (7.39%) T-SQL
17 15 (7.39%) ISEB

Hedge funds
Top Related 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 16 (7.88%) Confluence
2 4 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.99%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.99%) IIS
4 2 (0.99%) nginx
4 2 (0.99%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.49%) Apache
5 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.45%) MS Office
2 4 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.48%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.94%) thinkFolio
2 5 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.46%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.99%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.99%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.99%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.49%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.48%) Office 365
4 2 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.99%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.99%) G Suite
4 2 (0.99%) Route 53
4 2 (0.99%) SaaS
5 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.42%) VPN
2 9 (4.43%) SSL
3 6 (2.96%) Firewall
3 6 (2.96%) HTTP
4 5 (2.46%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.48%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.99%) 3G
6 2 (0.99%) LAN
6 2 (0.99%) SAN
6 2 (0.99%) SSH
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.49%) Network Security
7 1 (0.49%) WAN
7 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.30%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.43%) MongoDB
2 9 (4.43%) NoSQL
3 6 (2.96%) Big Data
3 6 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.48%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.99%) Power BI
5 2 (0.99%) Redis
6 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.49%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (8.37%) JIRA
2 13 (6.40%) TestRail
3 10 (4.93%) Subversion
4 9 (4.43%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.97%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.99%) Bower
6 2 (0.99%) Grunt
6 2 (0.99%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.99%) Maven
6 2 (0.99%) Phabricator
6 2 (0.99%) Selenium
6 2 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.49%) FishEye
7 1 (0.49%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.49%) MSI
7 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 113 (55.67%) Finance
2 41 (20.20%) Financial Institution
3 36 (17.73%) Banking
4 26 (12.81%) Investment Banking
5 25 (12.32%) Front Office
6 24 (11.82%) Back Office
7 4 (1.97%) Legal
7 4 (1.97%) Retail
8 2 (0.99%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.49%) Advertising
9 1 (0.49%) French Language
9 1 (0.49%) German Language
9 1 (0.49%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 75 (36.95%) Developer
2 48 (23.65%) Analyst
3 32 (15.76%) C# Developer
4 24 (11.82%) Business Analyst
5 16 (7.88%) .NET Developer
6 15 (7.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (5.42%) Architect
8 10 (4.93%) C# WPF Developer
8 10 (4.93%) C++ Developer
8 10 (4.93%) SQL Developer
8 10 (4.93%) WPF Developer
9 9 (4.43%) Applications Support
9 9 (4.43%) Data Analyst
9 9 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Test Specialist
10 8 (3.94%) Financial Analyst
10 8 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.45%) Finance Systems Analyst
11 7 (3.45%) Project Manager
12 6 (2.96%) Business Finance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.82%) .NET
2 19 (9.36%) WPF
3 13 (6.40%) ASP.NET
4 12 (5.91%) AngularJS
5 10 (4.93%) CSS
5 10 (4.93%) HTML
5 10 (4.93%) REST
6 8 (3.94%) WCF
7 6 (2.96%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (2.96%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (2.46%) CSS3
8 5 (2.46%) HTML5
8 5 (2.46%) Kafka
8 5 (2.46%) SOAP
8 5 (2.46%) WinForms
9 4 (1.97%) NumPy
9 4 (1.97%) Sass
9 4 (1.97%) SciPy
9 4 (1.97%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.30%) Equities
2 23 (11.33%) Computer Science
3 16 (7.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (7.39%) Fixed Income
5 12 (5.91%) Derivative
6 11 (5.42%) Fintech
7 10 (4.93%) Algorithms
8 9 (4.43%) Data Structures
9 8 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (3.45%) Data Centre
11 5 (2.46%) Clustering
12 4 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.97%) User Experience
13 3 (1.48%) Management Information System
13 3 (1.48%) OTC Derivatives
14 2 (0.99%) Blackberry
14 2 (0.99%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.99%) Public Cloud
14 2 (0.99%) SWIFT
14 2 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.79%) Linux
2 26 (12.81%) Windows
3 20 (9.85%) Unix
4 9 (4.43%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.96%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.97%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.49%) Android
8 1 (0.49%) CentOS
8 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.18%) Asset Management
2 26 (12.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (11.82%) Investment Management
4 20 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (9.85%) Release Management
5 15 (7.39%) DevOps
5 15 (7.39%) Proprietary Trading
5 15 (7.39%) Test Strategy
6 13 (6.40%) TDD
7 11 (5.42%) Analytics
7 11 (5.42%) ITIL
7 11 (5.42%) Low Latency
7 11 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (4.93%) Mathematics
8 10 (4.93%) Migration
8 10 (4.93%) Test Scripting
9 9 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (4.43%) Target Operating Model
9 9 (4.43%) Web Development
10 8 (3.94%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.15%) SQL
2 43 (21.18%) C#
3 24 (11.82%) Python
4 17 (8.37%) JavaScript
5 15 (7.39%) T-SQL
6 13 (6.40%) Java
7 10 (4.93%) C++
7 10 (4.93%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.45%) PowerShell
9 6 (2.96%) Perl
10 4 (1.97%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.97%) PHP
11 3 (1.48%) R
11 3 (1.48%) Ruby
12 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.99%) VBA
13 1 (0.49%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.49%) VBScript
13 1 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (7.39%) ISEB
2 10 (4.93%) Degree
3 3 (1.48%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.99%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) ACCA
5 1 (0.49%) CCIE
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) MBA
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.49%) PMP
5 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.43%) MiFID
2 6 (2.96%) QA
3 3 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.48%) PMO
4 2 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.99%) SLA
5 1 (0.49%) FATCA
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.45%) XenDesktop
3 6 (2.96%) XenApp
4 4 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.48%) GFS2
5 3 (1.48%) GlusterFS
5 3 (1.48%) OCFS2
6 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.99%) KVM
6 2 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.49%) Docker
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.45%) Ansible
2 6 (2.96%) Puppet
3 5 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.97%) SCCM
5 3 (1.48%) CFEngine
5 3 (1.48%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.48%) SELinux
6 2 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.99%) DameWare
6 2 (0.99%) Grafana
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.99%) vRealize
6 2 (0.99%) WMI
7 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 18 (8.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.91%) Bloomberg
3 11 (5.42%) Citrix
4 10 (4.93%) Charles River
4 10 (4.93%) Oracle
5 9 (4.43%) Calypso
6 7 (3.45%) Cisco
6 7 (3.45%) VMware
7 6 (2.96%) Fixnetix
7 6 (2.96%) Reuters
8 5 (2.46%) Misys
8 5 (2.46%) SmartStream
8 5 (2.46%) Sophis
8 5 (2.46%) WorldPay
9 4 (1.97%) Murex
10 2 (0.99%) Altiris
10 2 (0.99%) Blue Coat
10 2 (0.99%) Google
10 2 (0.99%) Siebel
10 2 (0.99%) SimCorp
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