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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 872 877 854
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -23
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 20 19 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.017% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.049% 0.043% 0.079%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 32
Average salary £55,000 £48,750 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £41,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £63,250 £85,250
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
40715 44489 41674
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.84% 39.74% 38.29%
Number of salaries quoted 32299 34851 33780
Average salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.39% +1.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
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 March 2015 within the UK.

Contract for Difference Salary Histogram in the UK

Contract for Difference
Top 6 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 March 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 +12 20 £55,000 +12.82% 7
London +41 19 £55,000 - 7
City of London -2 2 £53,500 +25.88% 4
East of England +10 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Hertfordshire +1 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £45,000 -

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 43 (71.67%) Finance
2 33 (55.00%) Degree
3 28 (46.67%) Equities
4 24 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (38.33%) SQL
5 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (35.00%) Java
7 19 (31.67%) Front Office
8 18 (30.00%) Spread Betting
8 18 (30.00%) OO
9 17 (28.33%) UNIX
9 17 (28.33%) Banking
10 16 (26.67%) Derivative
11 15 (25.00%) Project Management
12 13 (21.67%) Java EE
13 12 (20.00%) Calypso
13 12 (20.00%) Murex
13 12 (20.00%) J2EE
13 12 (20.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 12 (20.00%) Investment Banking
13 12 (20.00%) Fixed Income
14 11 (18.33%) ITIL
15 10 (16.67%) CRM
15 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
15 10 (16.67%) Validation
16 9 (15.00%) ETL
16 9 (15.00%) Change Management
16 9 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
16 9 (15.00%) VBA

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.67%) MS Visio
2 7 (11.67%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.33%) MS Project
4 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
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
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 43 (71.67%) Finance
2 19 (31.67%) Front Office
3 17 (28.33%) Banking
4 12 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 5 (8.33%) Back Office
6 4 (6.67%) Financial Institution
7 3 (5.00%) Marketing
8 2 (3.33%) Retail
9 1 (1.67%) Law
9 1 (1.67%) Legal
9 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Developer
2 19 (31.67%) Java Developer
3 17 (28.33%) Analyst
4 8 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 7 (11.67%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Data Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.33%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Coordinator
9 2 (3.33%) Front Office Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Report Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Web Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) Java EE
2 12 (20.00%) J2EE
3 5 (8.33%) HTML
4 4 (6.67%) Web Services
4 4 (6.67%) HTML5
5 3 (5.00%) CSS
5 3 (5.00%) .NET
5 3 (5.00%) jQuery
6 2 (3.33%) JMS
6 2 (3.33%) Spring
6 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.67%) REST
7 1 (1.67%) CSS3
7 1 (1.67%) WebSockets
7 1 (1.67%) Sass
7 1 (1.67%) Ember.js
7 1 (1.67%) Ajax
7 1 (1.67%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 28 (46.67%) Equities
2 24 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 18 (30.00%) Spread Betting
4 16 (26.67%) Derivative
5 12 (20.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 12 (20.00%) Fixed Income
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%) Management Information System
9 2 (3.33%) Statistics
9 2 (3.33%) User Experience
10 1 (1.67%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (1.67%) Clustering
10 1 (1.67%) SWIFT
10 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) UNIX
2 6 (10.00%) Windows
3 5 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.00%) OO
3 15 (25.00%) Project Management
4 11 (18.33%) ITIL
5 10 (16.67%) CRM
5 10 (16.67%) Validation
6 9 (15.00%) Change Management
6 9 (15.00%) ETL
7 8 (13.33%) Asset Management
8 5 (8.33%) Data Management
8 5 (8.33%) Communications Security
8 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (8.33%) User Stories
9 4 (6.67%) Analytics
9 4 (6.67%) Market Making
9 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
9 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.67%) Data Architecture
9 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.33%) SQL
2 21 (35.00%) Java
3 9 (15.00%) VBA
4 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.67%) Python
5 4 (6.67%) Scala
6 3 (5.00%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 33 (55.00%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Murex
1 12 (20.00%) Calypso
2 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.67%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
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