The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Spread Betting in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spread Betting over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spread Betting
Rank 193 206 196
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Spread Betting 2 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.036% 0.016% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.042% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£413 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Spread Betting
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1969 2365 2351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.75% 37.73% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1512 1793 1757
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 32 51
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £11.50 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.40 £46.23 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Spread Betting
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Spread Betting across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Spread Betting Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Spread Betting
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spread Betting across the City of London region.

Spread Betting Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Spread Betting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Spread Betting also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Spread Betting.

1 12 (92.31%) Finance
2 9 (69.23%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) C++
2 9 (69.23%) OOP
2 9 (69.23%) OO
2 9 (69.23%) Low Latency
3 8 (61.54%) Mathematics
3 8 (61.54%) Computer Science
3 8 (61.54%) Degree
3 8 (61.54%) C#
3 8 (61.54%) Banking
3 8 (61.54%) Python
3 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Derivative
4 2 (15.38%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (7.69%) HTML5
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Lync
5 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
5 1 (7.69%) CSS3

Spread Betting
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Spread Betting also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Spread Betting. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) Network Security
1 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) JsTestDriver
General
1 12 (92.31%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Banking
2 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Programmer
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Telephony Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Web Designer
3 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Photoshop Designer
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Avaya Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) HTML
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (7.69%) CSS3
2 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (7.69%) STL
2 1 (7.69%) XHTML
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Mathematics
1 8 (61.54%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Derivative
3 1 (7.69%) Contract for Difference
3 1 (7.69%) RIA
3 1 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) OOP
1 9 (69.23%) OO
1 9 (69.23%) Low Latency
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Pay per click
3 1 (7.69%) Web Development
3 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
3 1 (7.69%) BDD
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) OOD
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C++
1 9 (69.23%) Java
2 8 (61.54%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Avaya