The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Contract for Difference in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Contract for Difference over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 878 918 938
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +20
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 18 27 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.026% 0.031%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.047% 0.063% 0.076%
Number of salaries quoted 18 24 28
Median salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,250 £63,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,500 £48,000 -
% change year-on-year
+26.04% -
Contract for Difference
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
38134 42842 44796
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 41.54% 41.77% 40.70%
Number of salaries quoted 31613 34299 35706
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Contract for Difference
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing Contract for Difference as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Contract for Difference Jobs Demand Trend in England

Contract for Difference
Salary Trend in England

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

Contract for Difference Salary Trend in England

Contract for Difference
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Contract for Difference across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Contract for Difference Salary Histogram in England

Contract for Difference
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Contract for Difference within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +37 17 £57,500 +15.00% 4
East of England +30 1 £60,500 +26.04%
Contract for Difference
UK

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT 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 job ads across the England region with a requirement for Contract for Difference.

1 21 (72.41%) Finance
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (31.03%) SQL
4 9 (31.03%) Equities
5 7 (24.14%) Spread Betting
6 6 (20.69%) QA
6 6 (20.69%) Python
7 5 (17.24%) Scrum
7 5 (17.24%) Front Office
7 5 (17.24%) HTTP
7 5 (17.24%) HTTPS
7 5 (17.24%) HTML
7 5 (17.24%) CSS
7 5 (17.24%) Linux
7 5 (17.24%) JIRA
7 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Credit Risk
7 5 (17.24%) Market Risk
7 5 (17.24%) Confluence
7 5 (17.24%) Mobile App
7 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
7 5 (17.24%) Front End Development
8 4 (13.79%) User Stories
8 4 (13.79%) Algorithmic Trading
8 4 (13.79%) Java
8 4 (13.79%) C#
8 4 (13.79%) Games
8 4 (13.79%) Banking
8 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.24%) Confluence
2 3 (10.34%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) LongView
1 1 (3.45%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) HTTP
1 5 (17.24%) HTTPS
2 3 (10.34%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Big Data
1 3 (10.34%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) KDB
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) FitNesse
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) NUnit
General
1 21 (72.41%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Front Office
3 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Games
4 2 (6.90%) Back Office
5 1 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Business Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) QA Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) QA Test Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Manual Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Risk Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Risk Business Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Product Owner
5 4 (13.79%) Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Product Owner
6 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Team Leader
7 2 (6.90%) Application Support Team Leader
7 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) CSS
1 5 (17.24%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (3.45%) JDBC
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) NumPy
2 1 (3.45%) Pandas
2 1 (3.45%) SciPy
2 1 (3.45%) STL
2 1 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (31.03%) Equities
3 7 (24.14%) Spread Betting
4 5 (17.24%) Credit Risk
4 5 (17.24%) Market Risk
4 5 (17.24%) Mobile App
5 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (10.34%) Derivative
7 2 (6.90%) Algorithms
7 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (6.90%) Hedge funds
7 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
8 1 (3.45%) Clustering
8 1 (3.45%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Unix
3 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
2 5 (17.24%) Front End Development
2 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Scrum
3 4 (13.79%) Algorithmic Trading
3 4 (13.79%) User Stories
4 3 (10.34%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (10.34%) OO
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) High Availability
5 2 (6.90%) Low Latency
5 2 (6.90%) Market Making
6 1 (3.45%) BDD
6 1 (3.45%) Black-Scholes
6 1 (3.45%) Cash Management
6 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) Python
3 4 (13.79%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
1 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Charles River
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle
1 1 (3.45%) Pega
1 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
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