The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Spread Betting in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Spread Betting over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Spread Betting
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 210
Contract jobs citing Spread Betting 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.034%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Spread Betting is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1379 1338 2182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 41.84% 39.31% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1041 1120 1741
Median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 39
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -23.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £65.00 £59.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

Spread Betting
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Spread Betting as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Spread Betting in the City of London

Spread Betting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Spread Betting in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Spread Betting in the City of London