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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 861 868 858
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 22 39 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.033% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.053% 0.083% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 15 35 25
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £68,000 £63,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,500 - £50,000

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
41221 46721 42224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.58% 39.79% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 32631 37349 34357
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 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
(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
England +17 21 £45,000 -18.18% 1
London +24 18 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £45,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £45,000 -
East of England - 3 £45,000 -
City of London +24 1 £42,000 -23.63% 1
Aberdeen - 1 £57,500 -
Scotland - 1 £57,500 -

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 42 (77.78%) Finance
2 25 (46.30%) Spread Betting
3 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (37.04%) Degree
5 16 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (25.93%) Equities
7 13 (24.07%) SQL
8 12 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (20.37%) Java
9 11 (20.37%) Derivative
10 10 (18.52%) Banking
10 10 (18.52%) ITIL
10 10 (18.52%) Project Management
10 10 (18.52%) User Stories
11 9 (16.67%) OO
11 9 (16.67%) UNIX
11 9 (16.67%) Business Analysis
11 9 (16.67%) Front Office
12 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
12 8 (14.81%) CRM
12 8 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (14.81%) ETL
12 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
13 7 (12.96%) MS Visio
13 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
13 7 (12.96%) HTML
13 7 (12.96%) Analytics
14 6 (11.11%) Dependency Management
14 6 (11.11%) User Experience
14 6 (11.11%) MS Office

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (11.11%) CMS
2 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) Sitefinity
3 1 (1.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.96%) MS Visio
3 6 (11.11%) MS Office
4 2 (3.70%) MS Project
4 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) Internet
1 4 (7.41%) LAN
1 4 (7.41%) WAN
1 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.41%) QlikView
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.70%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.85%) KDB
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) JIRA
2 4 (7.41%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.85%) Xcode
3 1 (1.85%) Subversion
3 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.85%) Grunt
3 1 (1.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 42 (77.78%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Banking
3 9 (16.67%) Front Office
4 6 (11.11%) Marketing
5 5 (9.26%) Investment Banking
5 5 (9.26%) Retail
6 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.70%) Legal
6 2 (3.70%) Back Office
7 1 (1.85%) Law
7 1 (1.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (44.44%) Analyst
2 18 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 18 (33.33%) Developer
3 9 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Web Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Development Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Business Development Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Data Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Financial Business Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Forecast Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.70%) Front Office Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Coordinator
8 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) HTML
2 6 (11.11%) Java EE
3 5 (9.26%) J2EE
3 5 (9.26%) HTML5
4 4 (7.41%) jQuery
4 4 (7.41%) .NET
4 4 (7.41%) CSS
4 4 (7.41%) Web Services
5 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.70%) Ember.js
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (3.70%) JMS
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.70%) Spring
6 2 (3.70%) Ajax
7 1 (1.85%) Cocoa
7 1 (1.85%) JSON
7 1 (1.85%) JMX
7 1 (1.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (46.30%) Spread Betting
2 16 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (25.93%) Equities
4 12 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (20.37%) Derivative
6 6 (11.11%) User Experience
7 5 (9.26%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 5 (9.26%) Fixed Income
8 4 (7.41%) Mathematics
8 4 (7.41%) Social Media
8 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
9 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
9 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
9 2 (3.70%) Statistics
10 1 (1.85%) Clustering
10 1 (1.85%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
10 1 (1.85%) SWIFT
10 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
10 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) UNIX
2 4 (7.41%) Windows XP
2 4 (7.41%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.52%) ITIL
2 10 (18.52%) Project Management
2 10 (18.52%) User Stories
3 9 (16.67%) OO
3 9 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 8 (14.81%) CRM
4 8 (14.81%) ETL
5 7 (12.96%) Analytics
6 6 (11.11%) Dependency Management
6 6 (11.11%) Pay per click
7 5 (9.26%) Scrum
7 5 (9.26%) SEO
8 4 (7.41%) Performance Management
8 4 (7.41%) Communications Security
8 4 (7.41%) Data Architecture
8 4 (7.41%) Use Case
8 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
8 4 (7.41%) BPMN
8 4 (7.41%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) SQL
2 11 (20.37%) Java
3 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.56%) VBA
4 3 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.85%) Python
5 1 (1.85%) C
5 1 (1.85%) C#
5 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (37.04%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Calypso
2 5 (9.26%) Murex
3 4 (7.41%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
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