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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spread Betting
Rank 202 205 196
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Spread Betting 3 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.052% 0.084% 0.078%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.22% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
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£475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 -
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
2074 2705 2342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 35.62% 38.05% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 2029 1743
Average daily rate £450 £475 £498
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 47 56
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.20 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £41.53 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spread Betting across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Spread Betting Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) Low Latency
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Derivative
4 2 (33.33%) tcpdump
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Games
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) STL
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) Solaris
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) OOP
5 1 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (16.67%) OOD
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
1 2 (33.33%) tcpdump
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Director
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) STL
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
2 1 (16.67%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Ultra-Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
1 3 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
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