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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 839 861 837
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -24
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 41 18 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.017% 0.050%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.099% 0.043% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 32 18 57
Average salary £57,500 £62,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +13.63%
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
41462 42250 43872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.53% 39.20% 38.51%
Number of salaries quoted 33479 33214 36803
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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
England +21 41 £57,500 -8.00% 1
London +13 40 £57,500 -8.00% 1
City of London +16 12 £70,000 +12.00% 1
South East - 1 £29,500 -
Surrey - 1 £29,500 -

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (73.33%) Degree
2 41 (68.33%) Finance
3 40 (66.67%) SQL
4 39 (65.00%) Equities
5 37 (61.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 30 (50.00%) Java
6 30 (50.00%) UNIX
7 29 (48.33%) Banking
8 28 (46.67%) Derivative
9 26 (43.33%) J2EE
9 26 (43.33%) Murex
9 26 (43.33%) Calypso
9 26 (43.33%) Fixed Income
9 26 (43.33%) Investment Banking
9 26 (43.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 26 (43.33%) Java EE
10 25 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (40.00%) Front Office
12 23 (38.33%) OO
13 17 (28.33%) Project Management
14 12 (20.00%) Change Management
14 12 (20.00%) Validation
15 11 (18.33%) VBA
15 11 (18.33%) Asset Management
16 8 (13.33%) Spread Betting
17 6 (10.00%) ITIL
17 6 (10.00%) CRM
17 6 (10.00%) MS Visio
17 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
18 5 (8.33%) Windows

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.67%) MS Office
4 1 (1.67%) MS Project
4 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) LAN
1 3 (5.00%) WAN
1 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.67%) KDB
3 2 (3.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) JIRA
2 4 (6.67%) Axure RP
General
1 41 (68.33%) Finance
2 29 (48.33%) Banking
3 26 (43.33%) Investment Banking
4 24 (40.00%) Front Office
5 4 (6.67%) Back Office
6 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.67%) Marketing
7 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (50.00%) Developer
1 30 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 14 (23.33%) Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 11 (18.33%) Programmer
4 11 (18.33%) Project Manager
4 11 (18.33%) Java Programmer
5 6 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) QA Analyst
9 1 (1.67%) Coordinator
9 1 (1.67%) Service Desk Analyst
9 1 (1.67%) Project Analyst
9 1 (1.67%) Applications Support Analyst
9 1 (1.67%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (43.33%) J2EE
1 26 (43.33%) Java EE
2 2 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (65.00%) Equities
2 37 (61.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 28 (46.67%) Derivative
4 26 (43.33%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 26 (43.33%) Fixed Income
5 8 (13.33%) Spread Betting
6 5 (8.33%) Mathematics
7 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
7 4 (6.67%) Hedge funds
7 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (6.67%) Algorithms
8 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.67%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (1.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (8.33%) Windows
3 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (38.33%) OO
3 17 (28.33%) Project Management
4 12 (20.00%) Validation
4 12 (20.00%) Change Management
5 11 (18.33%) Asset Management
6 6 (10.00%) ITIL
6 6 (10.00%) CRM
7 5 (8.33%) ETL
7 5 (8.33%) User Stories
8 4 (6.67%) Market Making
9 3 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.00%) Data Management
9 3 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.00%) Communications Security
10 2 (3.33%) Data Architecture
10 2 (3.33%) Regression Testing
10 2 (3.33%) Risk Management
10 2 (3.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 40 (66.67%) SQL
2 30 (50.00%) Java
3 11 (18.33%) VBA
4 4 (6.67%) Python
4 4 (6.67%) Scala
5 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (73.33%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 26 (43.33%) Murex
1 26 (43.33%) Calypso
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) Business Objects
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