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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Contract for Difference over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 845 830 803
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -27
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 21 43 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.043% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.052% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 21 43 83
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +21.05%
UK excluding London average salary - - £35,000
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
40408 39352 43699
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 37.87% 39.37% 39.42%
Number of salaries quoted 31824 32202 37061
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Contract for Difference
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
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 22 September 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Contract for Difference within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -28 21 £55,000 -4.34%
Contract for Difference
UK

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Contract for Difference.

1 45 (67.16%) SQL
2 43 (64.18%) Banking
3 36 (53.73%) UNIX
4 33 (49.25%) Derivative
4 33 (49.25%) Degree
5 32 (47.76%) Fixed Income
5 32 (47.76%) Java
6 30 (44.78%) Finance
6 30 (44.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 29 (43.28%) Investment Banking
8 28 (41.79%) Equities
9 25 (37.31%) J2EE
9 25 (37.31%) Murex
9 25 (37.31%) Calypso
9 25 (37.31%) Java EE
10 20 (29.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 16 (23.88%) C#
12 13 (19.40%) Retail
13 12 (17.91%) Change Management
13 12 (17.91%) Front Office
14 10 (14.93%) Business Analysis
14 10 (14.93%) Spread Betting
14 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (13.43%) CA Endevor
15 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (13.43%) BASE24
15 9 (13.43%) QA
15 9 (13.43%) Release Management
15 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
15 9 (13.43%) Coaching

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Contract for Difference. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.43%) CICS
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (13.43%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.97%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) DB2
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) FlexUnit
2 1 (1.49%) Subversion
2 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.49%) Selenium
2 1 (1.49%) eggPlant
General
1 43 (64.18%) Banking
2 30 (44.78%) Finance
3 29 (43.28%) Investment Banking
4 13 (19.40%) Retail
5 12 (17.91%) Front Office
6 8 (11.94%) Back Office
7 1 (1.49%) Marketing
7 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (49.25%) Developer
2 25 (37.31%) Java Developer
3 24 (35.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 15 (22.39%) Programmer
4 15 (22.39%) Java Programmer
5 14 (20.90%) Analyst
6 9 (13.43%) Technical Specialist
7 8 (11.94%) Project Manager
8 6 (8.96%) Support Analyst
8 6 (8.96%) Applications Support
8 6 (8.96%) Business Analyst
8 6 (8.96%) Applications Support Analyst
8 6 (8.96%) J2EE Developer
9 5 (7.46%) Business Project Manager
9 5 (7.46%) Business Manager
10 4 (5.97%) C# Developer
11 3 (4.48%) Consultant
12 2 (2.99%) Web Developer
12 2 (2.99%) C# Web Developer
13 1 (1.49%) Head of Operations
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (37.31%) J2EE
1 25 (37.31%) Java EE
2 9 (13.43%) Web Services
2 9 (13.43%) .NET
3 5 (7.46%) Ajax
3 5 (7.46%) XML
4 4 (5.97%) HTML
4 4 (5.97%) CSS
5 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (4.48%) Apache Flex
5 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.49%) JSON
6 1 (1.49%) HTML5
6 1 (1.49%) REST
6 1 (1.49%) CSS3
6 1 (1.49%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.49%) J2ME
6 1 (1.49%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (49.25%) Derivative
2 32 (47.76%) Fixed Income
3 30 (44.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 28 (41.79%) Equities
5 20 (29.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 10 (14.93%) Spread Betting
6 10 (14.93%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (13.43%) AS400
8 5 (7.46%) Credit Risk
8 5 (7.46%) Market Risk
8 5 (7.46%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (7.46%) Hedge funds
8 5 (7.46%) Mainframe
9 3 (4.48%) Swaptions
10 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
10 2 (2.99%) Physics
11 1 (1.49%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 36 (53.73%) UNIX
2 9 (13.43%) AIX
3 1 (1.49%) Android
3 1 (1.49%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.91%) Change Management
2 10 (14.93%) Business Analysis
3 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (13.43%) Release Management
3 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
3 9 (13.43%) Coaching
3 9 (13.43%) Project Management
4 8 (11.94%) Asset Management
5 7 (10.45%) OO
6 5 (7.46%) Investment Management
6 5 (7.46%) Fund Management
6 5 (7.46%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.97%) MVC
7 4 (5.97%) TDD
7 4 (5.97%) Data Management
8 3 (4.48%) Software Architecture
8 3 (4.48%) Greeks
8 3 (4.48%) Domain-Driven Design
8 3 (4.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 45 (67.16%) SQL
2 32 (47.76%) Java
3 16 (23.88%) C#
4 9 (13.43%) JCL
4 9 (13.43%) COBOL
5 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.48%) ActionScript 3.0
7 3 (4.48%) MATLAB
7 3 (4.48%) ActionScript
7 3 (4.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (49.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) QA
2 6 (8.96%) MiFID
3 5 (7.46%) EMIR
3 5 (7.46%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 25 (37.31%) Murex
1 25 (37.31%) Calypso
2 9 (13.43%) IBM
3 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.48%) Sophis
5 1 (1.49%) Wall Street Systems
5 1 (1.49%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.49%) SAP