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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 850 880 834
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -46
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 31 12 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.011% 0.036%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.077% 0.029% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 15 11 38
Average salary £65,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.94% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £42,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,000 £65,000 £77,000
UK excluding London average salary - £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%

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
40306 41793 41082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.66% 39.67% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 32252 32348 33679
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 February 2015 within the UK.

Contract for Difference Salary Histogram in the UK

Contract for Difference
Top 3 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 27 February 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 +36 31 £65,000 +52.94% 3
England +13 31 £65,000 +52.94% 3
City of London -2 6 £73,750 +73.52% 3

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 45 (75.00%) Finance
2 37 (61.67%) Degree
3 33 (55.00%) Equities
4 28 (46.67%) SQL
4 28 (46.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 25 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (38.33%) Java
7 22 (36.67%) UNIX
7 22 (36.67%) Front Office
8 21 (35.00%) Banking
8 21 (35.00%) OO
9 19 (31.67%) Derivative
10 17 (28.33%) Java EE
11 16 (26.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 16 (26.67%) Investment Banking
11 16 (26.67%) Fixed Income
11 16 (26.67%) Project Management
11 16 (26.67%) Calypso
11 16 (26.67%) Murex
11 16 (26.67%) J2EE
12 14 (23.33%) Spread Betting
13 11 (18.33%) Validation
13 11 (18.33%) ITIL
14 10 (16.67%) CRM
14 10 (16.67%) VBA
14 10 (16.67%) Change Management
15 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
15 9 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (15.00%) ETL
15 9 (15.00%) Asset Management

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (10.00%) CMS
2 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) Drupal
3 1 (1.67%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.67%) MS Visio
3 6 (10.00%) MS Office
4 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.33%) MS Project
5 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) LAN
1 5 (8.33%) WAN
1 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 5 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.67%) QlikView
2 4 (6.67%) KDB
3 2 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) JIRA
2 4 (6.67%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.67%) Grunt
3 1 (1.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) Subversion
General
1 45 (75.00%) Finance
2 22 (36.67%) Front Office
3 21 (35.00%) Banking
4 16 (26.67%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.67%) Back Office
6 3 (5.00%) Marketing
6 3 (5.00%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.33%) Retail
8 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Developer
2 22 (36.67%) Java Developer
3 18 (30.00%) Analyst
4 9 (15.00%) Project Manager
5 7 (11.67%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Data Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.33%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Coordinator
9 2 (3.33%) Report Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Programmer
9 2 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (28.33%) Java EE
2 16 (26.67%) J2EE
3 4 (6.67%) HTML
4 3 (5.00%) CSS
4 3 (5.00%) Web Services
4 3 (5.00%) HTML5
5 2 (3.33%) jQuery
6 1 (1.67%) RESTful
6 1 (1.67%) JSON
6 1 (1.67%) CakePHP
6 1 (1.67%) CSS3
6 1 (1.67%) WebSockets
6 1 (1.67%) Sass
6 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.67%) XML
6 1 (1.67%) XHTML
6 1 (1.67%) JMS
6 1 (1.67%) JMX
6 1 (1.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (55.00%) Equities
2 28 (46.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 19 (31.67%) Derivative
4 16 (26.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 16 (26.67%) Fixed Income
5 14 (23.33%) Spread Betting
6 8 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (11.67%) Mathematics
8 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
8 4 (6.67%) Algorithms
8 4 (6.67%) Hedge funds
9 2 (3.33%) User Experience
9 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
9 2 (3.33%) Statistics
10 1 (1.67%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (1.67%) Clustering
10 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.67%) UNIX
2 7 (11.67%) Windows
3 5 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.00%) OO
3 16 (26.67%) Project Management
4 11 (18.33%) ITIL
4 11 (18.33%) Validation
5 10 (16.67%) Change Management
5 10 (16.67%) CRM
6 9 (15.00%) ETL
6 9 (15.00%) Asset Management
7 5 (8.33%) Data Management
7 5 (8.33%) Communications Security
7 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.33%) User Stories
8 4 (6.67%) Market Making
8 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (6.67%) Data Architecture
8 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.67%) TOGAF
9 3 (5.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) SQL
2 23 (38.33%) Java
3 10 (16.67%) VBA
4 4 (6.67%) Python
4 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.67%) Scala
5 3 (5.00%) PHP
6 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (61.67%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.67%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Murex
1 16 (26.67%) Calypso
2 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.67%) Business Objects
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