Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Contract for Difference in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Contract for Difference over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Contract for Difference (CFD)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 860 831
Rank change year-on-year +19 -29 +11
Contract jobs citing Contract for Difference 1 4 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.001% 0.004% 0.029%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.003% 0.012% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 29
England median daily rate - £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +46.67%
UK median daily rate - £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +46.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Contract for Difference is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31569 32361 34347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.86% 33.23% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21171 21383 22212
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 903 1110 1348
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.04% +5.72%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.83
UK median hourly rate £20.66 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -0.46% +6.41% +8.33%

Contract for Difference
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Contract for Difference as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Contract for Difference in England

Contract for Difference
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Contract for Difference in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Contract for Difference in England

Contract for Difference
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Contract for Difference in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Contract for Difference in England

Contract for Difference
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Contract for Difference within the England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -30 1 - - 3
Contract for Difference
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor 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 contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Contract for Difference.

1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (100.00%) Equities
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) thinkFolio
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Zephyr
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Smoke Testing

Contract for Difference
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) thinkFolio
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Banking Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Equities
1 1 (100.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (100.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Smoke Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) HP Quality Center