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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Spread Betting
Rank 624 606 596
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs citing Spread Betting 6 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.018% 0.006%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.032% 0.055% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
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£350 £550 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £460 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £480
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
18729 18236 17476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.08% 32.26% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11760 10964 10579
Average daily rate £425 £400 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 756 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 6 £350 -36.36% 4
England -14 6 £350 -36.36% 5
City of London +11 3 £575 +21.05% 3

Spread Betting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 9 (64.29%) Finance
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) Front Office
3 5 (35.71%) Banking
4 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 4 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) WPF
5 3 (21.43%) Equities
5 3 (21.43%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) Market Making
6 2 (14.29%) Force.com
6 2 (14.29%) Visualforce
6 2 (14.29%) Apex Code
6 2 (14.29%) HTML5
6 2 (14.29%) MVVM
6 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (14.29%) CSS3
6 2 (14.29%) StreamBase
6 2 (14.29%) Esper
6 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 2 (14.29%) SOQL
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Retail
6 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services

Spread Betting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.14%) HBase
2 1 (7.14%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) NUnit
1 1 (7.14%) Maven
1 1 (7.14%) Gradle
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
2 5 (35.71%) Front Office
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Programmer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 2 (14.29%) WPF Developer
4 1 (7.14%) iOS Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Scala Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Hadoop Developer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) iPhone Applications Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Android Developer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) iPhone Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) WPF
2 2 (14.29%) jQuery
2 2 (14.29%) Visualforce
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (14.29%) CSS3
2 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 2 (14.29%) Esper
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) Spring
3 1 (7.14%) NHibernate
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Akka
3 1 (7.14%) Play Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 3 (21.43%) Equities
3 2 (14.29%) Derivative
3 2 (14.29%) Physics
4 1 (7.14%) Contract for Difference
4 1 (7.14%) Fixed Income
4 1 (7.14%) iPhone
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Android
1 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) SDLC
2 2 (14.29%) Market Making
2 2 (14.29%) MVVM
2 2 (14.29%) SOA
2 2 (14.29%) MVC
2 2 (14.29%) Scrum
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) OOP
2 2 (14.29%) OO
2 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
2 2 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (7.14%) Data Mapping
3 1 (7.14%) OOD
3 1 (7.14%) Wealth Management
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.14%) MapReduce
3 1 (7.14%) Low Latency
3 1 (7.14%) Android Development
3 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) Apex Code
4 2 (14.29%) SOQL
5 1 (7.14%) Objective-C
5 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
1 2 (14.29%) StreamBase
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft