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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 856 857 811
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -46
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 22 44 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.040% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.053% 0.100% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 17 35 40
Average salary £48,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.72% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £87,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 - -
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
41495 44077 41182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 40.20% 39.94% 40.50%
Number of salaries quoted 33241 35243 33776
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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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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 -7 17 £47,500 -13.63% 10
East of England - 5 £48,000 -
Contract for Difference
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Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 36 (83.72%) Finance
2 27 (62.79%) Spread Betting
3 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (32.56%) HTML
4 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
5 12 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (25.58%) CSS
7 10 (23.26%) Degree
8 9 (20.93%) Marketing
8 9 (20.93%) Equities
8 9 (20.93%) User Experience
9 8 (18.60%) HTML5
9 8 (18.60%) SQL
10 7 (16.28%) Java
10 7 (16.28%) CMS
10 7 (16.28%) Business Analysis
10 7 (16.28%) Retail
10 7 (16.28%) Analytics
11 6 (13.95%) Pay per click
11 6 (13.95%) Derivative
11 6 (13.95%) PHP
11 6 (13.95%) ITIL
12 5 (11.63%) SLA
12 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
12 5 (11.63%) Web Development
12 5 (11.63%) Cocoa
12 5 (11.63%) Xcode
12 5 (11.63%) Objective-C
12 5 (11.63%) SEO
12 5 (11.63%) Cocoa Touch

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 7 (16.28%) CMS
2 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
3 1 (2.33%) Drupal
3 1 (2.33%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Photoshop
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) LAN
1 2 (4.65%) WAN
1 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) MySQL
3 2 (4.65%) QlikView
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Xcode
2 4 (9.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (2.33%) Grunt
3 1 (2.33%) Subversion
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (83.72%) Finance
2 9 (20.93%) Marketing
3 7 (16.28%) Retail
4 3 (6.98%) Front Office
4 3 (6.98%) Legal
4 3 (6.98%) Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.33%) Advertising
6 1 (2.33%) Back Office
6 1 (2.33%) Law
6 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Developer
2 16 (37.21%) Analyst
3 12 (27.91%) Business Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) Web Developer
5 5 (11.63%) iOS Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Development Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Business Development Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Java Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Financial Business Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.98%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Report Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Front Office Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) HTML
2 11 (25.58%) CSS
3 8 (18.60%) HTML5
4 5 (11.63%) Cocoa Touch
4 5 (11.63%) Cocoa
5 4 (9.30%) jQuery
5 4 (9.30%) .NET
5 4 (9.30%) XHTML
5 4 (9.30%) Sass
5 4 (9.30%) CSS3
5 4 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (6.98%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.98%) LESS
7 2 (4.65%) Ember.js
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (4.65%) JMS
7 2 (4.65%) Web Services
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (62.79%) Spread Betting
2 12 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (20.93%) User Experience
3 9 (20.93%) Equities
4 6 (13.95%) Derivative
5 4 (9.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (9.30%) Social Media
5 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
6 2 (4.65%) iPhone
6 2 (4.65%) iPad
6 2 (4.65%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.33%) Data Integration
7 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
7 1 (2.33%) Clustering
7 1 (2.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (2.33%) Statistics
7 1 (2.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Android
1 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.98%) UNIX
2 3 (6.98%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.33%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.28%) Business Analysis
2 7 (16.28%) Analytics
3 6 (13.95%) Pay per click
3 6 (13.95%) ITIL
4 5 (11.63%) SEO
4 5 (11.63%) Web Development
4 5 (11.63%) Dependency Management
4 5 (11.63%) iOS Development
5 4 (9.30%) User Stories
5 4 (9.30%) Change Control
5 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (9.30%) Performance Management
5 4 (9.30%) BPMN
5 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
5 4 (9.30%) Business Development
5 4 (9.30%) Use Case
5 4 (9.30%) Requirements Management
5 4 (9.30%) UML
5 4 (9.30%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
2 8 (18.60%) SQL
3 7 (16.28%) Java
4 6 (13.95%) PHP
5 5 (11.63%) Objective-C
6 3 (6.98%) C
7 2 (4.65%) VBA
8 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Sun
3 1 (2.33%) Murex
3 1 (2.33%) Calypso
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
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