The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Spread Betting in IT contracts advertised for the 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spread Betting
Rank 373 386 369
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing Spread Betting 25 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.023% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.061% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 7
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£500 £350 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £290 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £470 £550
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
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7552 8179 7661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.56% 37.42% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5224 5607 5418
Average daily rate £455 £450 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 165 162
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.67 £20.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.50% +14.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £51.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.63% -11.60%

Spread Betting
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Spread Betting Jobs Demand Trend in London

Spread Betting
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Spread Betting Daily Rate Trend in London

Spread Betting
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spread Betting across the London region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Spread Betting Daily Rate Histogram in London

Spread Betting
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spread Betting across the London region.

Spread Betting Hourly Rate Trend in London

Spread Betting
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spread Betting within the London region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +23 10 £500 +81.81% 5
Paddington - - - -
Spread Betting
England

Spread Betting
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 17 (45.95%) Java
3 14 (37.84%) Windows
4 13 (35.14%) Linux
5 12 (32.43%) C++
5 12 (32.43%) Low Latency
6 11 (29.73%) C#
7 10 (27.03%) VMware
7 10 (27.03%) Banking
7 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (27.03%) vSphere
7 10 (27.03%) Puppet
7 10 (27.03%) vCloud
7 10 (27.03%) OpenStack
7 10 (27.03%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (24.32%) Degree
8 9 (24.32%) OOP
8 9 (24.32%) OO
9 8 (21.62%) Python
9 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
9 8 (21.62%) Mathematics
9 8 (21.62%) Computer Science
9 8 (21.62%) IaaS
10 7 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (18.92%) VCAP
10 7 (18.92%) NAS
10 7 (18.92%) VCDX
10 7 (18.92%) SAN
11 6 (16.22%) SQL
11 6 (16.22%) Publishing

Spread Betting
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (27.03%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.41%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (2.70%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) NAS
1 7 (18.92%) SAN
2 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.51%) DNS
3 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
3 3 (8.11%) tcpdump
3 3 (8.11%) Software-Defined Networking
3 3 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (5.41%) DHCP
4 2 (5.41%) Network Security
5 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.70%) VoIP
5 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.41%) Maven
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) Subversion
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) JsTestDriver
General
1 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Banking
3 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
4 6 (16.22%) Publishing
5 3 (8.11%) Games
6 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Programmer
3 7 (18.92%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Performance Test Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Android Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) DBA
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.41%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (8.11%) CSS
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) CSS3
2 2 (5.41%) HTML5
2 2 (5.41%) jQuery
2 2 (5.41%) Spring
3 1 (2.70%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.70%) Java EE
3 1 (2.70%) JSP
3 1 (2.70%) STL
3 1 (2.70%) XHTML
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) LESS
3 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Mathematics
1 8 (21.62%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.81%) Contract for Difference
3 2 (5.41%) Derivative
4 1 (2.70%) RIA
4 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.70%) User Experience
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Android
4 2 (5.41%) UNIX
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Low Latency
2 9 (24.32%) OOP
2 9 (24.32%) OO
3 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.81%) TDD
4 3 (8.11%) Web Development
4 3 (8.11%) Network Design
4 3 (8.11%) Performance Testing
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL
4 3 (8.11%) Validation
4 3 (8.11%) Android Development
4 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.11%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Scrum
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (2.70%) Pay per click
6 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.70%) Multithreading
6 1 (2.70%) BDD
6 1 (2.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) Java
2 12 (32.43%) C++
3 11 (29.73%) C#
4 8 (21.62%) Python
5 6 (16.22%) SQL
6 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Degree
2 7 (18.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (18.92%) VCAP
2 7 (18.92%) VCDX
3 3 (8.11%) CCSA
3 3 (8.11%) CCNP
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.70%) VCP4
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (27.03%) vSphere
1 10 (27.03%) vCloud
2 2 (5.41%) ISA Server
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) Puppet
1 10 (27.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) VMware
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) Google
3 3 (8.11%) Brocade
3 3 (8.11%) Infoblox
3 3 (8.11%) F5
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
3 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
3 3 (8.11%) Vyatta
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) Avaya