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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 924 900 922
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +22
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 11 37 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.035% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.026% 0.086% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 11 21 14
Average salary £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London average salary - - -

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
43044 42819 42980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.50% 40.22% 40.84%
Number of salaries quoted 34487 34634 33452
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 12 February 2016 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 12 February 2016. 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 -6 11 £60,000 -4.00% 4
London -18 11 £60,000 -4.00% 4
City of London +52 6 £60,000 -14.28% 1

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 28 (82.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 27 (79.41%) Finance
3 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (47.06%) Derivative
5 15 (44.12%) Equities
6 14 (41.18%) SQL
7 12 (35.29%) C#
7 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
8 10 (29.41%) Windows
8 10 (29.41%) .NET
8 10 (29.41%) Selenium
8 10 (29.41%) SDLC
9 9 (26.47%) QA
9 9 (26.47%) BDD
9 9 (26.47%) Client/Server
10 8 (23.53%) Fixed Income
10 8 (23.53%) Hedge funds
10 8 (23.53%) Cucumber
10 8 (23.53%) SpecFlow
10 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
10 8 (23.53%) FitNesse
10 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
11 7 (20.59%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (20.59%) Test Management
11 7 (20.59%) Electronic Trading
11 7 (20.59%) Gherkin
11 7 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (20.59%) Front Office

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (2.94%) CMS
1 1 (2.94%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (11.76%) PowerCenter
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.88%) OLAP
4 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) MySQL
5 1 (2.94%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Selenium
2 8 (23.53%) Cucumber
2 8 (23.53%) FitNesse
2 8 (23.53%) SpecFlow
3 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.94%) JIRA
4 1 (2.94%) PhantomJS
4 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (79.41%) Finance
2 7 (20.59%) Front Office
3 4 (11.76%) Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Back Office
4 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Law
5 1 (2.94%) Legal
5 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Automation Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) QA Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Senior QA Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Informatica Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Middle Office Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) OBIEE Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Systems Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Systems Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (5.88%) IT Support
6 2 (5.88%) IT Support Specialist
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) .NET
2 7 (20.59%) Gherkin
2 7 (20.59%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) MDX
4 1 (2.94%) CakePHP
4 1 (2.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (82.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 16 (47.06%) Derivative
3 15 (44.12%) Equities
4 9 (26.47%) Client/Server
5 8 (23.53%) Fixed Income
5 8 (23.53%) Hedge funds
6 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (8.82%) Spread Betting
7 2 (5.88%) Data Integration
7 2 (5.88%) PMI
7 2 (5.88%) SWIFT
8 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
8 1 (2.94%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (2.94%) iPad
8 1 (2.94%) iPhone
8 1 (2.94%) User Experience
8 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
3 2 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (29.41%) SDLC
3 9 (26.47%) BDD
4 8 (23.53%) Software Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 7 (20.59%) Electronic Trading
5 7 (20.59%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (20.59%) Test Management
5 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 6 (17.65%) Service Delivery
7 4 (11.76%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (11.76%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (11.76%) ETL
8 3 (8.82%) Open Source
9 2 (5.88%) High Availability
9 2 (5.88%) ITIL
9 2 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
10 1 (2.94%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (41.18%) SQL
2 12 (35.29%) C#
3 4 (11.76%) Java
3 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
4 3 (8.82%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.88%) VBA
6 1 (2.94%) C
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) QA
2 3 (8.82%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) OpenView
1 2 (5.88%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Informatica
3 3 (8.82%) Pega
3 3 (8.82%) Tableau
4 2 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: £40,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Theta Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum £40k - £55k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
London
FCA
Salary: Approximately £46,000 to £75,000 depending on skills and experience
Posted: 23 days ago