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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 868 894 838
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -56
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 30 33 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.028% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.068% 0.072% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 28 28 45
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £51,250 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £87,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 - -

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
44217 45953 43744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.45% 39.28% 40.28%
Number of salaries quoted 35149 36116 35204
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 £40,000

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 3 August 2015 within the UK.

Contract for Difference Salary Histogram in the UK

Contract for Difference
Top 6 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 3 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 +18 30 £50,000 -9.09% 11
London +14 26 £50,000 -9.09% 11
City of London +43 13 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Hertfordshire - 4 £48,000 -
East of England - 4 £48,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £48,000 -

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 42 (87.50%) Finance
2 28 (58.33%) Spread Betting
3 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
4 13 (27.08%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (25.00%) HTML
6 11 (22.92%) SQL
6 11 (22.92%) CSS
6 11 (22.92%) Equities
7 10 (20.83%) Derivative
7 10 (20.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 9 (18.75%) Marketing
9 8 (16.67%) C#
9 8 (16.67%) iOS Development
9 8 (16.67%) SDLC
9 8 (16.67%) Apple iOS
10 7 (14.58%) BDD
10 7 (14.58%) Android
10 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
10 7 (14.58%) User Experience
10 7 (14.58%) Cocoa Touch
10 7 (14.58%) Analytics
10 7 (14.58%) .NET
10 7 (14.58%) Windows
10 7 (14.58%) Client/Server
10 7 (14.58%) Business Analysis
10 7 (14.58%) QA
10 7 (14.58%) Selenium
10 7 (14.58%) FitNesse

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) Photoshop
3 2 (4.17%) MS Office
4 1 (2.08%) MS Project
4 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) LAN
1 1 (2.08%) WAN
1 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Selenium
1 7 (14.58%) FitNesse
1 7 (14.58%) Xcode
2 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.33%) SpecFlow
2 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 42 (87.50%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Marketing
3 6 (12.50%) Retail
4 5 (10.42%) Front Office
5 4 (8.33%) Legal
6 2 (4.17%) Back Office
7 1 (2.08%) Law
7 1 (2.08%) Banking
7 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (47.92%) Analyst
2 16 (33.33%) Developer
3 15 (31.25%) Business Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) iOS Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Development Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Business Development Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Web Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) QA Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Senior QA Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Senior QA Test Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) HTML
2 11 (22.92%) CSS
3 7 (14.58%) .NET
3 7 (14.58%) Cocoa
3 7 (14.58%) Cocoa Touch
4 6 (12.50%) Web Services
5 5 (10.42%) HTML5
6 4 (8.33%) Gherkin
7 3 (6.25%) Sass
7 3 (6.25%) LESS
7 3 (6.25%) XHTML
7 3 (6.25%) CSS3
7 3 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (4.17%) Ember.js
8 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
8 2 (4.17%) Ajax
8 2 (4.17%) jQuery
8 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (58.33%) Spread Betting
2 13 (27.08%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (22.92%) Equities
4 10 (20.83%) Derivative
4 10 (20.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (14.58%) User Experience
5 7 (14.58%) Client/Server
6 5 (10.42%) Mobile App
7 4 (8.33%) Fixed Income
7 4 (8.33%) iPhone
7 4 (8.33%) Social Media
7 4 (8.33%) iPad
8 1 (2.08%) SWIFT
8 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 7 (14.58%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Android
3 2 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.67%) iOS Development
2 8 (16.67%) SDLC
3 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
3 7 (14.58%) BDD
3 7 (14.58%) Analytics
3 7 (14.58%) Business Analysis
4 6 (12.50%) Business Development
4 6 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 6 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (10.42%) Dependency Management
5 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
5 5 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (10.42%) User Stories
6 4 (8.33%) Change Control
6 4 (8.33%) BPMN
6 4 (8.33%) Test Management
6 4 (8.33%) Mobile Development
6 4 (8.33%) Use Case
6 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) JavaScript
2 11 (22.92%) SQL
3 8 (16.67%) C#
4 7 (14.58%) Objective-C
5 4 (8.33%) C
5 4 (8.33%) PHP
6 3 (6.25%) Java
7 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Cognos
4 1 (2.08%) Sun
4 1 (2.08%) Informatica
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
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