The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spread Betting
Rank 580 527 540
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +13
Contract jobs citing Spread Betting 7 17 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.036% 0.079%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.049% 0.14% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 25
Average daily rate £300 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £610 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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
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 12 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -33 7 £300 - 9
England -97 7 £300 - 11
City of London -18 1 £275 -8.33% 7
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Street - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1

Spread Betting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (46.67%) Finance
1 7 (46.67%) Games
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) ActionScript
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) Marketing
2 4 (26.67%) Contract for Difference
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) HTML5
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) ISEB
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) Photoshop
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (13.33%) Content Management
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting

Spread Betting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (13.33%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Photoshop
1 2 (13.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) NAS
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) Essbase
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) NUnit
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
1 7 (46.67%) Games
2 4 (26.67%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Front Office
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Designer
2 3 (20.00%) Digital Designer
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Flash Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) WCF
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) JMS
4 1 (6.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Contract for Difference
2 3 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (6.67%) Graphic Design
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.67%) Copywriting
3 1 (6.67%) Derivative
3 1 (6.67%) Equities
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (13.33%) Content Management
2 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) Email Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Management
3 1 (6.67%) Android Development
3 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
3 1 (6.67%) Complex Event Processing
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Database Security
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Pay per click
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) ActionScript
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) VCDX
2 1 (6.67%) VCAP
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) vCloud
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
1 2 (13.33%) NetApp
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Sitecore
2 1 (6.67%) Ektron
2 1 (6.67%) StreamBase
2 1 (6.67%) Metastorm
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe
2 1 (6.67%) TIBCO