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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 886 884 853
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -31
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 18 36 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.030% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.042% 0.075% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 11 31 23
Average salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -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
42446 47760 42782
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.43% 39.82% 38.78%
Number of salaries quoted 33473 37876 34741
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 £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 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +24 17 £43,500 -20.90% 1
London -3 15 £43,500 -20.90%
East of England +15 2 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Hertfordshire -4 2 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £42,500 - 1
City of London +20 1 £42,000 -23.63%
Aberdeen - 1 £57,500 -
Scotland - 1 £57,500 -

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (72.41%) Finance
2 25 (43.10%) Degree
3 23 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (36.21%) Spread Betting
5 19 (32.76%) Equities
6 17 (29.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (29.31%) SQL
7 15 (25.86%) Java
7 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (22.41%) Project Management
8 13 (22.41%) OO
8 13 (22.41%) Front Office
9 12 (20.69%) Banking
9 12 (20.69%) UNIX
10 11 (18.97%) ITIL
10 11 (18.97%) Derivative
11 10 (17.24%) User Stories
12 9 (15.52%) Business Analysis
12 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
12 9 (15.52%) CRM
12 9 (15.52%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (15.52%) ETL
12 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
13 8 (13.79%) Java EE
14 7 (12.07%) Murex
14 7 (12.07%) MS Visio
14 7 (12.07%) Calypso
14 7 (12.07%) J2EE
14 7 (12.07%) MS Office
14 7 (12.07%) Investment Banking

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (10.34%) CMS
2 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.72%) Sitefinity
3 1 (1.72%) Drupal
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.07%) MS Visio
2 7 (12.07%) MS Office
3 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.45%) MS Project
4 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Internet
1 5 (8.62%) LAN
1 5 (8.62%) WAN
1 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.90%) QlikView
3 3 (5.17%) KDB
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.45%) MySQL
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) JIRA
2 4 (6.90%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.72%) Grunt
3 1 (1.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 42 (72.41%) Finance
2 13 (22.41%) Front Office
3 12 (20.69%) Banking
4 7 (12.07%) Investment Banking
5 5 (8.62%) Marketing
6 4 (6.90%) Back Office
7 3 (5.17%) Financial Institution
7 3 (5.17%) Retail
8 1 (1.72%) Law
8 1 (1.72%) Legal
8 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Analyst
2 21 (36.21%) Developer
3 15 (25.86%) Business Analyst
4 13 (22.41%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.34%) Web Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Data Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Development Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Business Development Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Financial Business Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Report Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) Java EE
2 7 (12.07%) J2EE
3 6 (10.34%) HTML
4 5 (8.62%) HTML5
5 4 (6.90%) Web Services
5 4 (6.90%) .NET
5 4 (6.90%) jQuery
6 3 (5.17%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.17%) CSS
7 2 (3.45%) Spring
7 2 (3.45%) Ajax
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.45%) JMS
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.45%) Ember.js
7 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.72%) Sass
8 1 (1.72%) REST
8 1 (1.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.21%) Spread Betting
2 19 (32.76%) Equities
3 17 (29.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (18.97%) Derivative
6 7 (12.07%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 7 (12.07%) Fixed Income
7 6 (10.34%) Mathematics
8 5 (8.62%) User Experience
9 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
10 3 (5.17%) Algorithms
10 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
10 3 (5.17%) Hedge funds
10 3 (5.17%) Social Media
11 2 (3.45%) Statistics
11 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
12 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
12 1 (1.72%) SWIFT
12 1 (1.72%) Clustering
12 1 (1.72%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) UNIX
2 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
2 5 (8.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (39.66%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.41%) Project Management
2 13 (22.41%) OO
3 11 (18.97%) ITIL
4 10 (17.24%) User Stories
5 9 (15.52%) Business Analysis
5 9 (15.52%) CRM
5 9 (15.52%) ETL
6 7 (12.07%) Validation
7 6 (10.34%) Change Management
7 6 (10.34%) Analytics
7 6 (10.34%) Dependency Management
8 5 (8.62%) Communications Security
8 5 (8.62%) Pay per click
8 5 (8.62%) Asset Management
8 5 (8.62%) Data Management
9 4 (6.90%) TOGAF
9 4 (6.90%) Requirements Management
9 4 (6.90%) Problem Management
9 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) SQL
2 15 (25.86%) Java
3 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.34%) VBA
4 3 (5.17%) Scala
4 3 (5.17%) Python
4 3 (5.17%) PHP
5 1 (1.72%) C#
5 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (43.10%) Degree
2 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) Murex
2 7 (12.07%) Calypso
3 4 (6.90%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle
Hemel Hempstead
iKonnect
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago