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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 900 948 960
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +12
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 18 27 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.025% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.044% 0.059% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 18 25 28
Median salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,250 £65,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £60,500 £48,000 -
% change year-on-year
+26.04% -

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
40498 45633 47520
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.35% 41.58% 40.52%
Number of salaries quoted 33042 36253 37553
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
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 29 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Contract for Difference within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
England +26 18 £57,500 +15.00% 3
London +51 17 £57,500 +15.00% 3
City of London +43 5 £57,500 +12.19% 1
East of England +32 1 £60,500 +26.04%
Hemel Hempstead +18 1 £60,500 +26.04%
Hertfordshire +18 1 £60,500 +26.04%

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 21 (72.41%) Finance
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (37.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (31.03%) SQL
4 9 (31.03%) Equities
5 7 (24.14%) Spread Betting
6 6 (20.69%) QA
6 6 (20.69%) Python
7 5 (17.24%) Scrum
7 5 (17.24%) Front Office
7 5 (17.24%) HTTP
7 5 (17.24%) HTTPS
7 5 (17.24%) HTML
7 5 (17.24%) CSS
7 5 (17.24%) Linux
7 5 (17.24%) JIRA
7 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Credit Risk
7 5 (17.24%) Market Risk
7 5 (17.24%) Confluence
7 5 (17.24%) Mobile App
7 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
7 5 (17.24%) Front End Development
8 4 (13.79%) User Stories
8 4 (13.79%) Algorithmic Trading
8 4 (13.79%) Java
8 4 (13.79%) C#
8 4 (13.79%) Games
8 4 (13.79%) Banking
8 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills

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 5 (17.24%) Confluence
2 3 (10.34%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) LongView
1 1 (3.45%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) HTTP
1 5 (17.24%) HTTPS
2 3 (10.34%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Big Data
1 3 (10.34%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) KDB
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) FitNesse
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) NUnit
General
1 21 (72.41%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Front Office
3 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Games
4 2 (6.90%) Back Office
5 1 (3.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (51.72%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Business Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) QA Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) QA Test Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Manual Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Risk Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Risk Business Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Product Owner
5 4 (13.79%) Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Product Owner
6 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Team Leader
7 2 (6.90%) Application Support Team Leader
7 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
7 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) CSS
1 5 (17.24%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (3.45%) JDBC
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) NumPy
2 1 (3.45%) Pandas
2 1 (3.45%) SciPy
2 1 (3.45%) STL
2 1 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (31.03%) Equities
3 7 (24.14%) Spread Betting
4 5 (17.24%) Credit Risk
4 5 (17.24%) Market Risk
4 5 (17.24%) Mobile App
5 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (10.34%) Derivative
7 2 (6.90%) Algorithms
7 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (6.90%) Hedge funds
7 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
8 1 (3.45%) Clustering
8 1 (3.45%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Unix
3 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) Defect Management
2 5 (17.24%) Front End Development
2 5 (17.24%) Manual Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Scrum
3 4 (13.79%) Algorithmic Trading
3 4 (13.79%) User Stories
4 3 (10.34%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (10.34%) OO
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) High Availability
5 2 (6.90%) Low Latency
5 2 (6.90%) Market Making
6 1 (3.45%) BDD
6 1 (3.45%) Black-Scholes
6 1 (3.45%) Cash Management
6 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) Python
3 4 (13.79%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ISEB
1 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Charles River
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle
1 1 (3.45%) Pega
1 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
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