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

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 872 882 839
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -43
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 23 44 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.037% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.053% 0.094% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 18 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 £55,750 £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
43762 46717 43458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.06% 39.67% 40.08%
Number of salaries quoted 34770 37029 35380
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

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 6 July 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 6 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
England -1 22 £48,000 -12.72% 7
London -8 17 £47,500 -13.63% 7
Hertfordshire - 5 £48,000 -
East of England - 5 £48,000 -
City of London +27 3 £50,000 +17.64% 7
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £48,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £57,500 -
Scotland - 1 £57,500 -

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 34 (80.95%) Finance
2 27 (64.29%) Spread Betting
3 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (33.33%) HTML
4 14 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 11 (26.19%) CSS
5 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (21.43%) User Experience
6 9 (21.43%) Marketing
6 9 (21.43%) Degree
6 9 (21.43%) Equities
7 8 (19.05%) SQL
7 8 (19.05%) HTML5
8 7 (16.67%) Analytics
8 7 (16.67%) Java
8 7 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 7 (16.67%) Retail
9 6 (14.29%) Pay per click
9 6 (14.29%) Derivative
9 6 (14.29%) CMS
9 6 (14.29%) PHP
10 5 (11.90%) SEO
10 5 (11.90%) Cocoa
10 5 (11.90%) Xcode
10 5 (11.90%) Objective-C
10 5 (11.90%) Web Development
10 5 (11.90%) User Stories
10 5 (11.90%) Cocoa Touch
10 5 (11.90%) Apple iOS
10 5 (11.90%) Android

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (2.38%) Drupal
2 1 (2.38%) Sitefinity
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Photoshop
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.76%) MS Office
4 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) LAN
1 1 (2.38%) WAN
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) QlikView
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Xcode
2 4 (9.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (2.38%) Grunt
3 1 (2.38%) Subversion
3 1 (2.38%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (80.95%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Marketing
3 7 (16.67%) Retail
4 3 (7.14%) Front Office
4 3 (7.14%) Legal
5 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.76%) Banking
6 1 (2.38%) Advertising
6 1 (2.38%) Back Office
6 1 (2.38%) Law
6 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Developer
2 15 (35.71%) Analyst
3 12 (28.57%) Business Analyst
4 9 (21.43%) Web Developer
5 5 (11.90%) iOS Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (9.52%) Development Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Business Development Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Financial Business Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Front Office Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (33.33%) HTML
2 11 (26.19%) CSS
3 8 (19.05%) HTML5
4 5 (11.90%) Cocoa Touch
4 5 (11.90%) Cocoa
5 4 (9.52%) jQuery
5 4 (9.52%) .NET
5 4 (9.52%) XHTML
5 4 (9.52%) Sass
5 4 (9.52%) CSS3
5 4 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 3 (7.14%) LESS
7 2 (4.76%) Ember.js
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (4.76%) JMS
7 2 (4.76%) Web Services
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
7 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (64.29%) Spread Betting
2 11 (26.19%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (21.43%) User Experience
3 9 (21.43%) Equities
4 6 (14.29%) Derivative
5 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
5 4 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (9.52%) Social Media
6 2 (4.76%) iPad
6 2 (4.76%) iPhone
6 2 (4.76%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
7 1 (2.38%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (2.38%) Statistics
7 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
7 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
7 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Android
1 5 (11.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.76%) UNIX
2 2 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 7 (16.67%) Analytics
3 6 (14.29%) Pay per click
4 5 (11.90%) SEO
4 5 (11.90%) User Stories
4 5 (11.90%) Web Development
4 5 (11.90%) Dependency Management
4 5 (11.90%) iOS Development
5 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 4 (9.52%) Business Development
5 4 (9.52%) Performance Management
5 4 (9.52%) BPMN
5 4 (9.52%) Change Control
5 4 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) OO
5 4 (9.52%) ITIL
5 4 (9.52%) UML
5 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.52%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 8 (19.05%) SQL
3 7 (16.67%) Java
4 6 (14.29%) PHP
5 5 (11.90%) Objective-C
6 3 (7.14%) C
7 2 (4.76%) VBA
8 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) Sun
2 1 (2.38%) Murex
2 1 (2.38%) Calypso
2 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle
2 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
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