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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 864 892 812
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -80
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 29 19 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.017% 0.063%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.068% 0.044% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 27 19 70
Average salary £57,500 £62,500 £56,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £39,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £62,750
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 - £32,500

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
42805 43480 43008
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.57% 39.29% 39.01%
Number of salaries quoted 34401 34933 35896
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 21 November 2014 within the UK.

Contract for Difference Salary Histogram in the UK

Contract for Difference
Top 5 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 21 November 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
England -6 29 £57,500 -8.00% 6
London -3 28 £57,500 -8.00% 6
City of London +30 9 £70,000 +12.00% 5
South East - 1 £29,500 -
Surrey - 1 £29,500 -

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 44 (77.19%) SQL
2 38 (66.67%) Degree
3 36 (63.16%) Equities
4 33 (57.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 33 (57.89%) UNIX
5 31 (54.39%) Fixed Income
5 31 (54.39%) Banking
6 29 (50.88%) Java
7 28 (49.12%) Finance
8 27 (47.37%) Derivative
9 26 (45.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 26 (45.61%) Java EE
9 26 (45.61%) Investment Banking
9 26 (45.61%) J2EE
9 26 (45.61%) Murex
9 26 (45.61%) Calypso
10 18 (31.58%) OO
10 18 (31.58%) Front Office
11 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (26.32%) Change Management
12 15 (26.32%) Asset Management
13 10 (17.54%) Project Management
13 10 (17.54%) Validation
13 10 (17.54%) VBA
14 8 (14.04%) Back Office
15 7 (12.28%) QA
16 6 (10.53%) Retail
17 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
17 5 (8.77%) MiFID
17 5 (8.77%) Requirements Analysis

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (8.77%) CICS
2 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) LAN
1 1 (1.75%) WAN
1 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) DB2
2 3 (5.26%) KDB
3 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) FlexUnit
General
1 31 (54.39%) Banking
2 28 (49.12%) Finance
3 26 (45.61%) Investment Banking
4 18 (31.58%) Front Office
5 8 (14.04%) Back Office
6 6 (10.53%) Retail
7 2 (3.51%) Marketing
7 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (50.88%) Developer
1 29 (50.88%) Java Developer
2 17 (29.82%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 15 (26.32%) Java Programmer
3 15 (26.32%) Project Manager
3 15 (26.32%) Programmer
4 11 (19.30%) Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Business Project Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Business Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (3.51%) Data Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) QA Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Support Analyst
7 1 (1.75%) Applications Support
7 1 (1.75%) Service Analyst
7 1 (1.75%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (1.75%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (1.75%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (1.75%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (45.61%) J2EE
1 26 (45.61%) Java EE
2 5 (8.77%) Web Services
2 5 (8.77%) .NET
3 1 (1.75%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 36 (63.16%) Equities
2 33 (57.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 31 (54.39%) Fixed Income
4 27 (47.37%) Derivative
5 26 (45.61%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 5 (8.77%) Mainframe
6 5 (8.77%) AS400
6 5 (8.77%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (7.02%) Spread Betting
8 3 (5.26%) Mathematics
8 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
8 3 (5.26%) Hedge funds
8 3 (5.26%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 33 (57.89%) UNIX
2 5 (8.77%) AIX
3 3 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) OO
2 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.32%) Asset Management
3 15 (26.32%) Change Management
4 10 (17.54%) Project Management
4 10 (17.54%) Validation
5 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.77%) Business Analysis
5 5 (8.77%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (8.77%) Fund Management
5 5 (8.77%) Release Management
5 5 (8.77%) Investment Management
5 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
5 5 (8.77%) Coaching
6 3 (5.26%) Market Making
7 2 (3.51%) Customer Insight
7 2 (3.51%) Analytics
7 2 (3.51%) Marketing Analytics
7 2 (3.51%) Business Development
7 2 (3.51%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (77.19%) SQL
2 29 (50.88%) Java
3 10 (17.54%) VBA
4 5 (8.77%) JCL
4 5 (8.77%) C#
4 5 (8.77%) COBOL
5 3 (5.26%) Python
5 3 (5.26%) Scala
6 1 (1.75%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.75%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 38 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) QA
2 5 (8.77%) EMIR
2 5 (8.77%) Dodd-Frank
2 5 (8.77%) MiFID
3 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 26 (45.61%) Murex
1 26 (45.61%) Calypso
2 5 (8.77%) IBM
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
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