The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Spread Betting in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Spread Betting over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spread Betting
Rank 585 593 525
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -68
Contract jobs citing Spread Betting 12 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.011% 0.036%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.071% 0.035% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
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£425 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16804 16921 14747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.19% 31.06% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10336 10429 8788
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 653 673
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.54 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

Spread Betting
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Spread Betting Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Spread Betting
Daily Rate Trend

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

Spread Betting Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Spread Betting
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spread Betting within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Spread Betting Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Spread Betting
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Spread Betting Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Spread Betting
Top 3 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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
England +5 12 £425 +47.82% 10
London -6 12 £425 +47.82% 6
City of London +10 3 £425 +54.54% 3

Spread Betting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (44.12%) Java
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 12 (35.29%) Linux
3 11 (32.35%) Windows
4 10 (29.41%) VMware
4 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (29.41%) vSphere
4 10 (29.41%) Puppet
4 10 (29.41%) vCloud
4 10 (29.41%) OpenStack
4 10 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (26.47%) Low Latency
5 9 (26.47%) Private Cloud
5 9 (26.47%) OOP
5 9 (26.47%) OO
5 9 (26.47%) C++
6 8 (23.53%) Python
6 8 (23.53%) C#
6 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
6 8 (23.53%) Banking
6 8 (23.53%) IaaS
6 8 (23.53%) Degree
6 8 (23.53%) Mathematics
6 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
7 7 (20.59%) NAS
7 7 (20.59%) VCDX
7 7 (20.59%) VCAP
7 7 (20.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (20.59%) SAN

Spread Betting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (29.41%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.94%) CMS
2 1 (2.94%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (23.53%) IaaS
3 2 (5.88%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) SAN
1 7 (20.59%) NAS
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (8.82%) Software-Defined Networking
2 3 (8.82%) DHCP
2 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.82%) DNS
2 3 (8.82%) Network Security
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Subversion
1 1 (2.94%) Maven
1 1 (2.94%) Selenium
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) JsTestDriver
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) Banking
2 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 6 (17.65%) Publishing
4 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) Programmer
3 7 (20.59%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Android Developer
5 2 (5.88%) iOS Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support
5 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Support Manager
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support Manager
6 1 (2.94%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Photoshop Designer
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Avaya Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) iPhone Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (2.94%) DBA
6 1 (2.94%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) HTML
1 2 (5.88%) CSS
1 2 (5.88%) jQuery
1 2 (5.88%) Visualforce
1 2 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) Spring
2 1 (2.94%) HTML5
2 1 (2.94%) CSS3
2 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.94%) STL
2 1 (2.94%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Private Cloud
2 8 (23.53%) Mathematics
2 8 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 4 (11.76%) Contract for Difference
4 2 (5.88%) Derivative
5 1 (2.94%) RIA
5 1 (2.94%) iPhone
5 1 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Linux
2 11 (32.35%) Windows
3 4 (11.76%) Android
4 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.94%) UNIX
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) OOP
1 9 (26.47%) OO
1 9 (26.47%) Low Latency
2 4 (11.76%) Android Development
2 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
3 3 (8.82%) Validation
3 3 (8.82%) Scrum
3 3 (8.82%) Network Design
4 2 (5.88%) iOS Development
4 2 (5.88%) TDD
4 2 (5.88%) Kanban
5 1 (2.94%) BDD
5 1 (2.94%) Analytics
5 1 (2.94%) Pay per click
5 1 (2.94%) Web Development
5 1 (2.94%) Multithreading
5 1 (2.94%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) Java
2 9 (26.47%) C++
3 8 (23.53%) C#
3 8 (23.53%) Python
4 4 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (5.88%) Objective-C
5 2 (5.88%) Apex Code
5 2 (5.88%) SOQL
5 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Degree
2 7 (20.59%) VCDX
2 7 (20.59%) VCAP
2 7 (20.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (8.82%) CCNP
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.82%) CCSA
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (29.41%) vSphere
1 10 (29.41%) vCloud
2 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) Puppet
1 10 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) VMware
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco
3 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
3 3 (8.82%) Google
3 3 (8.82%) Brocade
3 3 (8.82%) Infoblox
3 3 (8.82%) F5
3 3 (8.82%) Vyatta
4 2 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (2.94%) Avaya
5 1 (2.94%) NetApp
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat