The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Contract for Difference in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Contract for Difference over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 623 626 623
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Contract for Difference 1 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.019% 0.011%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.006% 0.057% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Median daily rate £550 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.41%
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
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16545 17601 17272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.35% 33.36% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10762 11157 10618
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +7.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 745 754
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.93 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.14 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.22% +7.88%

Contract for Difference
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England 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 England

Contract for Difference
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contract for Difference Daily Rate Trend in England

Contract for Difference
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Contract for Difference across the England region.

Contract for Difference Hourly Rate Trend in England

Contract for Difference
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Contract for Difference within the England region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -13 1 £550 - 2
Contract for Difference
UK

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Contract for Difference also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Contract for Difference.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Equities
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Derivative
3 2 (40.00%) Wireframes
4 1 (20.00%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
4 1 (20.00%) Dependency Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) CRD IV
4 1 (20.00%) COREP
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) BPMN
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) Basel III
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (20.00%) General Ledger

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Derivatives Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Equity Derivatives Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Finance Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Liquidity Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Report Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Derivative
1 2 (40.00%) Equities
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (20.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
2 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 2 (40.00%) Wireframes
3 1 (20.00%) BPMN
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Management
3 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Basel III
1 1 (20.00%) COREP
1 1 (20.00%) CRD IV
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft