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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 906 952 958
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +6
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 18 24 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.022% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.045% 0.053% 0.091%
Number of salaries quoted 18 18 36
Median salary £61,250 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+36.11% -18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,000 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £84,500 £52,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary - £46,500 -

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
40398 45666 49371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 41.62% 41.20% 40.93%
Number of salaries quoted 32984 36280 39356
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
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 26 June 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Contract for Difference within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +36 18 £61,250 +36.11% 3
London +33 18 £61,250 +36.11% 2
City of London +56 3 £57,500 +24.32% 1

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 19 (76.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (36.00%) Equities
5 7 (28.00%) Spread Betting
6 6 (24.00%) Linux
7 5 (20.00%) Scrum
7 5 (20.00%) Credit Risk
7 5 (20.00%) Market Risk
8 4 (16.00%) Banking
8 4 (16.00%) User Stories
8 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (16.00%) Games
8 4 (16.00%) Unix
9 3 (12.00%) Windows
9 3 (12.00%) Python
9 3 (12.00%) Apache Spark
9 3 (12.00%) Multicast
9 3 (12.00%) Algorithmic Trading
9 3 (12.00%) Big Data
9 3 (12.00%) Electronic Trading
9 3 (12.00%) Hadoop
9 3 (12.00%) QA
9 3 (12.00%) Derivative
9 3 (12.00%) Front End Development
10 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
10 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
10 2 (8.00%) Retail
10 2 (8.00%) Front Office

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 3 (12.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) LongView
1 1 (4.00%) thinkFolio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Multicast
2 2 (8.00%) HTTP
2 2 (8.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Big Data
1 3 (12.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) KDB
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) OLTP
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) FitNesse
General
1 19 (76.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
2 4 (16.00%) Games
3 2 (8.00%) Front Office
3 2 (8.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Risk Business Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Product Owner
4 4 (16.00%) Product Owner
5 3 (12.00%) QA Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Team Leader
5 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Application Support Team Leader
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (8.00%) Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Support Team Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) CSS
1 2 (8.00%) HTML
2 1 (4.00%) CakePHP
2 1 (4.00%) JDBC
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (36.00%) Equities
3 7 (28.00%) Spread Betting
4 5 (20.00%) Credit Risk
4 5 (20.00%) Market Risk
5 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (12.00%) Derivative
7 2 (8.00%) Data Integration
7 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
8 1 (4.00%) Clustering
8 1 (4.00%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
8 1 (4.00%) Fixed Income
8 1 (4.00%) PMI
8 1 (4.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Unix
3 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) Scrum
3 4 (16.00%) User Stories
4 3 (12.00%) Algorithmic Trading
4 3 (12.00%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (12.00%) Front End Development
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (8.00%) High Availability
5 2 (8.00%) Manual Testing
6 1 (4.00%) BDD
6 1 (4.00%) Cash Management
6 1 (4.00%) Low Latency
6 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Data Guard
1 1 (4.00%) OpenView
1 1 (4.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Charles River
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Pega
2 1 (4.00%) Tableau
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