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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Contract for Difference over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 568 551 550
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing Contract for Difference 1 3 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.006% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.008% 0.023% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 18
Average daily rate
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- £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Contract for Difference
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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
13265 12803 13593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.07% 26.73% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8040 7974 8054
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 555 721
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.11 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

Contract for Difference
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Contract for Difference across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Contract for Difference within the England region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
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Contract for Difference
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Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Contract for Difference 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 Contract for Difference.

1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Derivative
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) MS Project
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Calypso
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) BCP
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Security Management
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Equities
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Contract for Difference 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 Contract for Difference. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Project Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Derivative
2 1 (25.00%) Spread Betting
2 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) BCP
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Security Management
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity Planning
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Python
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Calypso
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) NetApp
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat