The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 848 824 821
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -3
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 33 46 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.042% 0.063%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.090% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 28 46 71
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £42,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary - - £35,000
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
36607 35453 38800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 31.44% 32.70% 33.03%
Number of salaries quoted 28967 28691 32839
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
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 1 August 2014 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 1 August 2014. 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 -40 33 £55,000 -4.34% 1
England -72 33 £55,000 -4.34% 1
City of London -9 6 £55,000 +29.41%

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 40 (57.97%) SQL
2 38 (55.07%) Banking
3 33 (47.83%) Finance
4 30 (43.48%) Java
5 29 (42.03%) UNIX
6 28 (40.58%) Derivative
7 27 (39.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 26 (37.68%) Fixed Income
9 25 (36.23%) Degree
10 23 (33.33%) Investment Banking
11 22 (31.88%) Equities
12 19 (27.54%) Murex
12 19 (27.54%) Calypso
12 19 (27.54%) J2EE
12 19 (27.54%) Java EE
13 17 (24.64%) C#
13 17 (24.64%) Spread Betting
14 14 (20.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 14 (20.29%) Business Analysis
15 12 (17.39%) Retail
16 10 (14.49%) Change Management
16 10 (14.49%) Web Services
17 9 (13.04%) AIX
17 9 (13.04%) .NET
17 9 (13.04%) COBOL
17 9 (13.04%) DB2
17 9 (13.04%) JCL
17 9 (13.04%) CICS
17 9 (13.04%) IBM
17 9 (13.04%) AS400

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 9 (13.04%) CICS
2 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (13.04%) BASE24
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.80%) ATM
3 1 (1.45%) DHCP
3 1 (1.45%) DNS
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) DB2
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) FlexUnit
2 2 (2.90%) Subversion
3 1 (1.45%) Selenium
3 1 (1.45%) eggPlant
3 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (55.07%) Banking
2 33 (47.83%) Finance
3 23 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 12 (17.39%) Retail
5 8 (11.59%) Back Office
6 6 (8.70%) Front Office
7 1 (1.45%) Legal
7 1 (1.45%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (43.48%) Developer
2 20 (28.99%) Java Developer
3 19 (27.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 17 (24.64%) Analyst
5 10 (14.49%) Java Programmer
5 10 (14.49%) Programmer
6 9 (13.04%) Technical Specialist
7 8 (11.59%) Business Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) J2EE Developer
8 6 (8.70%) Project Manager
8 6 (8.70%) Support Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Applications Support
9 5 (7.25%) Business Project Manager
9 5 (7.25%) Business Manager
10 4 (5.80%) C# Developer
11 3 (4.35%) Web Developer
11 3 (4.35%) Consultant
12 2 (2.90%) Android Developer
12 2 (2.90%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.54%) J2EE
1 19 (27.54%) Java EE
2 10 (14.49%) Web Services
3 9 (13.04%) .NET
4 7 (10.14%) Ajax
5 6 (8.70%) XML
6 5 (7.25%) CSS
6 5 (7.25%) HTML
6 5 (7.25%) Apache Flex
7 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.90%) REST
8 2 (2.90%) Android SDK
8 2 (2.90%) JSON
8 2 (2.90%) J2ME
8 2 (2.90%) J2SE
9 1 (1.45%) Middleware
9 1 (1.45%) WSDL
9 1 (1.45%) GWT
9 1 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 28 (40.58%) Derivative
2 27 (39.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 26 (37.68%) Fixed Income
4 22 (31.88%) Equities
5 17 (24.64%) Spread Betting
6 14 (20.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 9 (13.04%) AS400
8 6 (8.70%) Hedge funds
9 5 (7.25%) Credit Risk
9 5 (7.25%) Market Risk
9 5 (7.25%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (7.25%) Mainframe
10 3 (4.35%) Swaptions
11 2 (2.90%) Mathematics
11 2 (2.90%) Physics
12 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
12 1 (1.45%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.03%) UNIX
2 9 (13.04%) AIX
3 2 (2.90%) Android
4 1 (1.45%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Business Analysis
2 10 (14.49%) Change Management
3 9 (13.04%) Release Management
4 8 (11.59%) Project Management
5 7 (10.14%) TDD
6 6 (8.70%) Asset Management
6 6 (8.70%) Data Management
7 5 (7.25%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (7.25%) Software Architecture
7 5 (7.25%) Investment Management
7 5 (7.25%) OOP
7 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.25%) Fund Management
7 5 (7.25%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (5.80%) MVC
9 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.35%) Greeks
10 2 (2.90%) Analytics
10 2 (2.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.97%) SQL
2 30 (43.48%) Java
3 17 (24.64%) C#
4 9 (13.04%) COBOL
4 9 (13.04%) JCL
5 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 5 (7.25%) ActionScript 3.0
6 5 (7.25%) ActionScript
6 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.35%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.45%) VBA
8 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (36.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) QA
2 6 (8.70%) MiFID
3 5 (7.25%) EMIR
3 5 (7.25%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) Murex
1 19 (27.54%) Calypso
2 9 (13.04%) IBM
3 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.35%) Sophis
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle
6 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.45%) Reuters
6 1 (1.45%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.45%) NetApp
6 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.45%) Wall Street Systems
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago