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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 866 828 826
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -2
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 28 52 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.048% 0.065%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.079% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 24 52 76
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +21.05%
UK excluding London average salary - - £35,000

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
35506 35771 39354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 30.98% 33.08% 33.27%
Number of salaries quoted 27862 28926 33187
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £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 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 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 27 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -37 28 £55,000 -4.34% 1
England -76 28 £55,000 -4.34% 1
City of London +13 4 £70,000 +51.35% 1

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 43 (62.32%) SQL
2 40 (57.97%) Banking
3 33 (47.83%) Finance
4 32 (46.38%) UNIX
5 30 (43.48%) Java
5 30 (43.48%) Derivative
5 30 (43.48%) Degree
6 29 (42.03%) Fixed Income
7 27 (39.13%) Equities
7 27 (39.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 26 (37.68%) Investment Banking
9 22 (31.88%) Java EE
9 22 (31.88%) Murex
9 22 (31.88%) Calypso
9 22 (31.88%) J2EE
10 17 (24.64%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 16 (23.19%) Spread Betting
11 16 (23.19%) C#
12 12 (17.39%) Retail
12 12 (17.39%) Business Analysis
12 12 (17.39%) Change Management
13 9 (13.04%) Front Office
13 9 (13.04%) AS400
13 9 (13.04%) Project Management
13 9 (13.04%) BASE24
13 9 (13.04%) CICS
13 9 (13.04%) COBOL
13 9 (13.04%) DB2
13 9 (13.04%) .NET
13 9 (13.04%) Web Services

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (13.04%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.80%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) DB2
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) FlexUnit
2 2 (2.90%) Subversion
3 1 (1.45%) Selenium
3 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.45%) eggPlant
General
1 40 (57.97%) Banking
2 33 (47.83%) Finance
3 26 (37.68%) Investment Banking
4 12 (17.39%) Retail
5 9 (13.04%) Front Office
6 8 (11.59%) Back Office
7 1 (1.45%) Legal
7 1 (1.45%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (46.38%) Developer
2 22 (31.88%) Java Developer
2 22 (31.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 15 (21.74%) Analyst
4 13 (18.84%) Programmer
4 13 (18.84%) Java Programmer
5 9 (13.04%) Technical Specialist
6 8 (11.59%) Project Manager
6 8 (11.59%) Business Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) J2EE Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Support Analyst
8 5 (7.25%) Applications Support
8 5 (7.25%) Business Project Manager
8 5 (7.25%) Business Manager
9 4 (5.80%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Consultant
11 2 (2.90%) Web Developer
11 2 (2.90%) C# Web Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.88%) J2EE
1 22 (31.88%) Java EE
2 9 (13.04%) .NET
2 9 (13.04%) Web Services
3 5 (7.25%) XML
3 5 (7.25%) Ajax
3 5 (7.25%) Apache Flex
4 4 (5.80%) CSS
4 4 (5.80%) HTML
5 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.90%) REST
6 2 (2.90%) JSON
6 2 (2.90%) J2ME
6 2 (2.90%) J2SE
6 2 (2.90%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.45%) CSS3
7 1 (1.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (43.48%) Derivative
2 29 (42.03%) Fixed Income
3 27 (39.13%) Equities
3 27 (39.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 17 (24.64%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 16 (23.19%) Spread Betting
6 9 (13.04%) AS400
7 5 (7.25%) Hedge funds
7 5 (7.25%) Credit Risk
7 5 (7.25%) Market Risk
7 5 (7.25%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (7.25%) Mainframe
8 3 (4.35%) Swaptions
9 2 (2.90%) Mathematics
9 2 (2.90%) Physics
10 1 (1.45%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 32 (46.38%) UNIX
2 9 (13.04%) AIX
3 2 (2.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.39%) Change Management
1 12 (17.39%) Business Analysis
2 9 (13.04%) Project Management
2 9 (13.04%) Release Management
3 8 (11.59%) Asset Management
4 7 (10.14%) TDD
5 6 (8.70%) Data Management
5 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (7.25%) OOP
6 5 (7.25%) Fund Management
6 5 (7.25%) Investment Management
6 5 (7.25%) Domain-Driven Design
6 5 (7.25%) Software Architecture
7 4 (5.80%) OO
7 4 (5.80%) MVC
8 3 (4.35%) Validation
8 3 (4.35%) Greeks
9 2 (2.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 43 (62.32%) SQL
2 30 (43.48%) Java
3 16 (23.19%) C#
4 9 (13.04%) COBOL
4 9 (13.04%) JCL
5 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
5 5 (7.25%) ActionScript 3.0
5 5 (7.25%) ActionScript
6 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.35%) VBA
7 3 (4.35%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (43.48%) 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
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 22 (31.88%) Murex
1 22 (31.88%) Calypso
2 9 (13.04%) IBM
3 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.35%) Sophis
5 1 (1.45%) Wall Street Systems
5 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.45%) SAP
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