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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Contract for Difference over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 929 970 974
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +4
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 11 17 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.015% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.025% 0.037% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 11 10 31
Median salary £70,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+55.55% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £36,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £58,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary - £51,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +36.66%

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
43630 45416 49949
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 42.36% 40.54% 41.23%
Number of salaries quoted 35286 35821 39657
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Contract for Difference
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Contract for Difference as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Contract for Difference within the UK over the 3 months to 2 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 11 £70,000 +60.91% 1
England +2 11 £70,000 +55.55% 1
City of London +52 4 £62,500 +48.80%

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT jobs citing Contract for Difference also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Contract for Difference.

1 20 (83.33%) Finance
2 16 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (62.50%) SQL
4 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (41.67%) Equities
6 6 (25.00%) Linux
7 5 (20.83%) Unix
7 5 (20.83%) Windows
7 5 (20.83%) Banking
7 5 (20.83%) Electronic Trading
8 4 (16.67%) Pega
8 4 (16.67%) Derivative
8 4 (16.67%) Credit Risk
8 4 (16.67%) Market Risk
8 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (16.67%) Java
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.50%) ETL
9 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (12.50%) Informatica
9 3 (12.50%) PowerCenter
9 3 (12.50%) C#
9 3 (12.50%) Python
9 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
9 3 (12.50%) SDET
9 3 (12.50%) Algorithmic Trading
9 3 (12.50%) BDD
9 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
9 3 (12.50%) Big Data
9 3 (12.50%) Change Data Capture

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.50%) Big Data
2 3 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (12.50%) PowerCenter
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) OLTP
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
1 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.33%) FitNesse
2 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) PhantomJS
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Front Office
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Risk Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Risk Business Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Systems Architect
4 4 (16.67%) Systems Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Informatica Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Team Leader
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
6 2 (8.33%) IT Support Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) OBIEE Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Support Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Support
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
1 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (4.17%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (41.67%) Equities
3 4 (16.67%) Credit Risk
3 4 (16.67%) Derivative
3 4 (16.67%) Market Risk
4 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (8.33%) Data Integration
4 2 (8.33%) Fixed Income
4 2 (8.33%) Hedge funds
4 2 (8.33%) PMI
4 2 (8.33%) Spread Betting
4 2 (8.33%) SWIFT
5 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) Unix
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) Electronic Trading
3 3 (12.50%) Algorithmic Trading
3 3 (12.50%) BDD
3 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (12.50%) Change Data Capture
3 3 (12.50%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Open Source
4 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) SDLC
4 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.33%) Test Management
4 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.17%) High Availability
5 1 (4.17%) Web Development
5 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
1 3 (12.50%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) OpenView
1 2 (8.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Pega
2 3 (12.50%) Informatica
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Tableau
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