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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spread Betting
Rank 185 204 189
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs citing Spread Betting 11 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.068% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 3
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.78%
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
1918 2267 2082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.78% 38.33% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1502 1649 1614
Average daily rate £470 £500 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 39 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.05 £42.50 £90.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 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 15 (100.00%) Finance
2 11 (73.33%) C#
2 11 (73.33%) C++
2 11 (73.33%) Java
2 11 (73.33%) Low Latency
3 9 (60.00%) OOP
3 9 (60.00%) OO
4 8 (53.33%) Python
4 8 (53.33%) Banking
4 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (53.33%) Degree
4 8 (53.33%) Mathematics
4 8 (53.33%) Computer Science
5 6 (40.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) TDD
7 2 (13.33%) Games
7 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
7 2 (13.33%) Derivative
7 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (13.33%) Selenium
7 2 (13.33%) tcpdump
7 2 (13.33%) BDD

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
2 2 (13.33%) tcpdump
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) JsTestDriver
2 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Maven
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 15 (100.00%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Banking
2 8 (53.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Games
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Programmer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS3
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) Spring
2 1 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) STL
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Mathematics
1 8 (53.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Derivative
3 1 (6.67%) RIA
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Fixed Income
3 1 (6.67%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Low Latency
2 9 (60.00%) OOP
2 9 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 1 (6.67%) Test Management
5 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) OOD
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C#
1 11 (73.33%) C++
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 8 (53.33%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft