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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spread Betting
Rank 575 560 549
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing Spread Betting 17 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.020% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.063% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 9
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£500 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £293 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate - £400 -
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
16471 15885 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.37% 31.03% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10634 9829 8499
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
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 629 681 815
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 2014.

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 9 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 24 December 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
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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
London +22 17 £500 +17.64% 8
England -21 17 £500 +21.21% 8
City of London +7 8 £500 +17.64% 4
South East - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
County Antrim - - - - 1
Belfast - - - - 1

Spread Betting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (76.67%) Finance
2 18 (60.00%) Windows
3 15 (50.00%) Java
4 14 (46.67%) C#
4 14 (46.67%) Low Latency
5 12 (40.00%) C++
6 9 (30.00%) .NET
7 8 (26.67%) Linux
7 8 (26.67%) SQL
7 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
7 8 (26.67%) Games
7 8 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (26.67%) Performance Testing
7 8 (26.67%) Banking
8 7 (23.33%) Performance Analysis
8 7 (23.33%) DNS
9 6 (20.00%) tcpdump
9 6 (20.00%) Wireshark
10 5 (16.67%) Degree
10 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
10 5 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (16.67%) vSphere
10 5 (16.67%) NAS
10 5 (16.67%) VCDX
10 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (16.67%) IaaS
10 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (16.67%) Puppet
10 5 (16.67%) VCAP
10 5 (16.67%) vCloud

Spread Betting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.33%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (23.33%) DNS
3 6 (20.00%) Wireshark
3 6 (20.00%) tcpdump
4 5 (16.67%) NAS
4 5 (16.67%) SAN
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security
5 2 (6.67%) DHCP
6 1 (3.33%) VoIP
6 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.67%) Maven
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) JsTestDriver
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 23 (76.67%) Finance
2 8 (26.67%) Games
2 8 (26.67%) Banking
3 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (13.33%) Publishing
4 3 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Developer
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Performance Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Programmer
5 3 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) DBA
6 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Support Manager
7 1 (3.33%) IT Support Manager
7 1 (3.33%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (6.67%) Spring
3 2 (6.67%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) HTML5
3 2 (6.67%) CSS3
3 2 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) LESS
4 1 (3.33%) JSP
4 1 (3.33%) STL
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) J2SE
4 1 (3.33%) Middleware
4 1 (3.33%) Java EE
4 1 (3.33%) Spring MVC
4 1 (3.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.33%) Mathematics
3 3 (10.00%) Contract for Difference
4 2 (6.67%) Derivative
5 1 (3.33%) RIA
5 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.33%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.33%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Low Latency
2 8 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (26.67%) Performance Testing
3 7 (23.33%) Performance Analysis
4 5 (16.67%) OOP
4 5 (16.67%) OO
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.33%) TDD
6 3 (10.00%) Validation
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum
7 2 (6.67%) Web Development
7 2 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 2 (6.67%) BDD
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (3.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
8 1 (3.33%) Test Management
8 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 14 (46.67%) C#
3 12 (40.00%) C++
4 8 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (13.33%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
1 5 (16.67%) VCDX
1 5 (16.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (16.67%) vSphere
1 5 (16.67%) vCloud
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) ISA Server
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Puppet
1 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) VMware
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) NetApp
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
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