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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 573 566 565
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Contract for Difference 5 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.006% 0.017%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.031% 0.020% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
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£425 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £460 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £613
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
16171 15218 16173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.95% 31.55% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9949 9558 9540
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 614 799
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 2 £425 -15.00% 1
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Contract for Difference
Top 28 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Python
2 3 (50.00%) Automotive
3 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) NFS
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Docker
3 2 (33.33%) InfiniBand
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Spread Betting
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Qt

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (50.00%) Automotive
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) NFS
1 2 (33.33%) Docker
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) NetApp
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
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