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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spread Betting
Rank 603 587 588
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Spread Betting 14 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.006% 0.019%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.080% 0.018% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 8
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£550 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £480 £458
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
17525 16502 17427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.63% 31.32% 30.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10780 10232 10133
Average daily rate £413 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 646 880
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.81 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -27.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 1 October 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 6 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 1 October 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 +20 14 £550 +37.50% 12
England -7 14 £550 +37.50% 12
City of London +32 3 £475 +18.75% 5
County Antrim - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -

Spread Betting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 13 (54.17%) Windows
3 10 (41.67%) C#
3 10 (41.67%) Java
4 9 (37.50%) .NET
4 9 (37.50%) Low Latency
5 8 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 8 (33.33%) Games
5 8 (33.33%) Banking
6 7 (29.17%) C++
6 7 (29.17%) Performance Analysis
7 6 (25.00%) tcpdump
7 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (25.00%) Wireshark
7 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (25.00%) Investment Banking
8 5 (20.83%) SQL
8 5 (20.83%) DNS
8 5 (20.83%) Linux
9 4 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (16.67%) NAS
9 4 (16.67%) VCDX
9 4 (16.67%) vSphere
9 4 (16.67%) HTML5
9 4 (16.67%) Puppet
9 4 (16.67%) CSS3
9 4 (16.67%) VCAP
9 4 (16.67%) vCloud

Spread Betting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Adobe CQ
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) tcpdump
1 6 (25.00%) Wireshark
1 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (20.83%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) NAS
3 4 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.17%) Maven
2 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
2 1 (4.17%) FitNesse
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Games
2 8 (33.33%) Banking
3 6 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (16.67%) Publishing
5 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Performance Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Performance Test Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) HTML Developer
5 3 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Programme Director
7 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (16.67%) HTML5
2 4 (16.67%) CSS3
2 4 (16.67%) HTML
2 4 (16.67%) CSS
3 3 (12.50%) HTML5 Canvas
3 3 (12.50%) WebGL
3 3 (12.50%) Backbone.js
3 3 (12.50%) jQuery
3 3 (12.50%) Ajax
4 1 (4.17%) Spring
4 1 (4.17%) Middleware
4 1 (4.17%) J2SE
4 1 (4.17%) JSP
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) LESS
4 1 (4.17%) Java EE
4 1 (4.17%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) RIA
2 1 (4.17%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.17%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) Derivative
2 1 (4.17%) Contract for Difference
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Low Latency
2 8 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Validation
6 3 (12.50%) OO
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) Web Development
7 2 (8.33%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.17%) Scrum
8 1 (4.17%) Data Management
8 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) MVC
8 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.17%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C#
1 10 (41.67%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) C++
3 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) VCDX
1 4 (16.67%) VCAP
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (16.67%) vSphere
1 4 (16.67%) vCloud
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
1 4 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) VMware
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) NetApp
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
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