The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Spread Betting in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Spread Betting over the 3 months to 24 April 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
UK
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 654 634
Rank change year-on-year +60 -20  
Contract jobs citing Spread Betting 1 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.005% 0.025%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.006% 0.016% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Median daily rate £473 £550 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.09% +25.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 - -
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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15391 18192 18050
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.24% 32.55% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10079 11961 11031
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 565 687
Median hourly rate £24.00 £23.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.34% +22.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.20% +29.72%  

Spread Betting
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Spread Betting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Spread Betting in the UK

Spread Betting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spread Betting.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Spread Betting in the UK

Spread Betting
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Spread Betting within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +57 1 £473 -14.09% 13
Camberley - 1 £473 -
Surrey - 1 £473 -
South East - 1 £473 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Spread Betting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Spread Betting.

1 11 (78.57%) Banking
1 11 (78.57%) AngularJS
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) Investment Banking
3 9 (64.29%) GitHub
3 9 (64.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (64.29%) Games
3 9 (64.29%) Front End Development
4 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (35.71%) Backbone.js
5 5 (35.71%) Node.js
5 5 (35.71%) Web Development
5 5 (35.71%) Artificial Intelligence
5 5 (35.71%) Degree
5 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
5 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
5 5 (35.71%) React
6 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
6 4 (28.57%) Scala
6 4 (28.57%) Java
7 3 (21.43%) Windows
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) LDAP
7 3 (21.43%) DNS
7 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
7 3 (21.43%) VMware
7 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
7 3 (21.43%) Firewall
7 3 (21.43%) CentOS
7 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Spread Betting
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 9 (64.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 11 (78.57%) Banking
2 9 (64.29%) Games
2 9 (64.29%) Investment Banking
2 9 (64.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Front-End Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Junior
3 3 (21.43%) Junior Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Scala Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Angular Developer
4 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) AngularJS
2 5 (35.71%) Backbone.js
2 5 (35.71%) Node.js
2 5 (35.71%) React
3 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) Ajax
4 1 (7.14%) Angular 2
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (7.14%) Entity Framework
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) CentOS
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) Front End Development
3 5 (35.71%) Artificial Intelligence
3 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
3 5 (35.71%) Web Development
4 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Server Building
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) Scala
3 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
4 2 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) KVM
1 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
1 3 (21.43%) yum
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
1 3 (21.43%) VMware