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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spread Betting
Rank 603 581 596
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing Spread Betting 10 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.006% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.057% 0.019% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 10
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£550 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £320 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £480 £453
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
17571 16146 17261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.54% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10696 9949 9991
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 661 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -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 18 September 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 4 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 September 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 +3 10 £550 +37.50% 12
England -23 10 £550 +37.50% 13
City of London +25 3 £475 +18.75% 4
Midlands - - - -

Spread Betting
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Finance
3 9 (42.86%) C#
4 8 (38.10%) .NET
4 8 (38.10%) Games
4 8 (38.10%) Low Latency
5 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (33.33%) Performance Testing
5 7 (33.33%) Banking
5 7 (33.33%) Java
6 6 (28.57%) C++
6 6 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (23.81%) Wireshark
7 5 (23.81%) tcpdump
7 5 (23.81%) Investment Banking
7 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
8 4 (19.05%) DNS
8 4 (19.05%) SQL
8 4 (19.05%) SAN
8 4 (19.05%) Publishing
8 4 (19.05%) Validation
8 4 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (19.05%) VMware
8 4 (19.05%) Puppet
8 4 (19.05%) vSphere
8 4 (19.05%) VCAP
8 4 (19.05%) vCloud
8 4 (19.05%) OpenStack

Spread Betting
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (19.05%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
1 5 (23.81%) Wireshark
1 5 (23.81%) tcpdump
2 4 (19.05%) NAS
2 4 (19.05%) DNS
2 4 (19.05%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) FitNesse
2 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Games
3 7 (33.33%) Banking
4 5 (23.81%) Investment Banking
5 4 (19.05%) Publishing
6 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) HTML Developer
4 3 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Director
5 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) Ajax
2 3 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (14.29%) jQuery
2 3 (14.29%) HTML5
2 3 (14.29%) WebGL
2 3 (14.29%) CSS3
2 3 (14.29%) Backbone.js
2 3 (14.29%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) RIA
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.76%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (4.76%) Derivative
2 1 (4.76%) Contract for Difference
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Low Latency
2 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) Validation
6 3 (14.29%) OO
7 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 1 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.76%) Data Management
8 1 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (4.76%) Test Management
8 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
8 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) C#
2 7 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) C++
4 4 (19.05%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (19.05%) VCDX
1 4 (19.05%) VCAP
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (19.05%) vSphere
1 4 (19.05%) vCloud
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Puppet
1 4 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) VMware
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) NetApp
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
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