The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Contract for Difference in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Contract for Difference over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Contract for Difference 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Contract for Difference
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
205 157 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 33.72% 19.17% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 76 124
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £210 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 33
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% -14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £15.77 £20.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

Contract for Difference
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire region citing Contract for Difference as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Contract for Difference Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Contract for Difference
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Contract for Difference across the Cambridgeshire region.

Contract for Difference Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire