The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Contract for Difference in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Contract for Difference over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 854 879 822
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -57
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 39 28 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.024% 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.087% 0.063% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 37 24 51
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £55,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £87,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £51,500 - -

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
44813 44603 43190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.92% 38.87% 40.66%
Number of salaries quoted 35889 34686 34870
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

Contract for Difference
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Contract for Difference within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Contract for Difference Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Contract for Difference
Salary Trend

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

Contract for Difference Salary Trend in the UK

Contract for Difference
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Contract for Difference over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 within the UK.

Contract for Difference Salary Histogram in the UK

Contract for Difference
Top 8 Job Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
England +14 38 £55,000 - 3
London +20 36 £60,000 +9.09% 3
City of London +41 20 £52,500 -25.00% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £51,500 -
East of England - 2 £51,500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £48,000 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 56 (90.32%) Finance
2 31 (50.00%) Spread Betting
3 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (35.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (30.65%) Derivative
6 18 (29.03%) Equities
7 17 (27.42%) C#
8 16 (25.81%) SQL
8 16 (25.81%) SDLC
9 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
10 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
10 14 (22.58%) .NET
10 14 (22.58%) Client/Server
10 14 (22.58%) Selenium
10 14 (22.58%) FitNesse
10 14 (22.58%) QA
10 14 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
10 14 (22.58%) BDD
11 13 (20.97%) Windows
11 13 (20.97%) HTML
12 12 (19.35%) CSS
13 11 (17.74%) Apple iOS
13 11 (17.74%) iOS Development
14 10 (16.13%) Software Testing
14 10 (16.13%) Fixed Income
14 10 (16.13%) Front Office
14 10 (16.13%) Web Services
15 9 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (14.52%) Test Management

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 3 (4.84%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.61%) OLAP
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (22.58%) Selenium
1 14 (22.58%) FitNesse
2 9 (14.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (14.52%) Cucumber
2 9 (14.52%) SpecFlow
3 8 (12.90%) Xcode
4 3 (4.84%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (1.61%) JIRA
5 1 (1.61%) Android Studio
General
1 56 (90.32%) Finance
2 10 (16.13%) Front Office
3 9 (14.52%) Marketing
4 6 (9.68%) Retail
5 5 (8.06%) Legal
6 4 (6.45%) Back Office
7 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.61%) Law
8 1 (1.61%) Banking
8 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (51.61%) Analyst
2 20 (32.26%) Developer
3 15 (24.19%) Business Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) QA Analyst
4 11 (17.74%) Senior QA Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) iOS Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Development Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Business Development Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Web Developer
7 5 (8.06%) Test Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Senior QA Test Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Mobile Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Financial Business Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) .NET
2 13 (20.97%) HTML
3 12 (19.35%) CSS
4 10 (16.13%) Web Services
5 9 (14.52%) Gherkin
6 8 (12.90%) Cocoa Touch
6 8 (12.90%) Cocoa
7 5 (8.06%) HTML5
8 3 (4.84%) XHTML
8 3 (4.84%) Sass
8 3 (4.84%) LESS
8 3 (4.84%) CSS3
8 3 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (3.23%) Ember.js
9 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
9 2 (3.23%) jQuery
9 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (50.00%) Spread Betting
2 22 (35.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (30.65%) Derivative
4 18 (29.03%) Equities
5 14 (22.58%) Client/Server
5 14 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (16.13%) Fixed Income
7 8 (12.90%) User Experience
8 7 (11.29%) Mobile App
9 6 (9.68%) iPhone
9 6 (9.68%) iPad
10 4 (6.45%) Social Media
11 2 (3.23%) Data Structures
12 1 (1.61%) SWIFT
12 1 (1.61%) Visualisation
12 1 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
12 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Windows
2 11 (17.74%) Apple iOS
3 9 (14.52%) Android
4 4 (6.45%) Linux
5 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.81%) SDLC
3 14 (22.58%) Test Automation
3 14 (22.58%) BDD
4 11 (17.74%) iOS Development
5 10 (16.13%) Software Testing
6 9 (14.52%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (14.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (14.52%) Test Management
7 8 (12.90%) Analytics
8 6 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
8 6 (9.68%) Mobile Development
8 6 (9.68%) Performance Management
8 6 (9.68%) Business Development
8 6 (9.68%) Business Analysis
9 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
9 5 (8.06%) Test Strategy
9 5 (8.06%) User Stories
10 4 (6.45%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) C#
2 16 (25.81%) SQL
3 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.90%) Objective-C
5 5 (8.06%) C
6 4 (6.45%) Java
6 4 (6.45%) PHP
7 3 (4.84%) VBA
8 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.58%) QA
2 3 (4.84%) SLA
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) Cognos
4 1 (1.61%) Sun
4 1 (1.61%) Informatica
4 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.61%) Tableau
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