The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Contract for Difference in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Contract for Difference over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Contract for Difference (CFD)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 878 914 959
Rank change year-on-year +36 +45  
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 12 18 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.018% 0.021%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.032% 0.044% 0.051%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 17
Median salary £60,000 £61,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.04% +36.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,300 £55,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £79,500 £84,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 - £48,000

Contract for Difference is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 37636 40656 44723
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.21% 41.29% 40.87%
Number of salaries quoted 29392 33323 35694
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Contract for Difference
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Contract for Difference as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Contract for Difference 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.

Salary trend for Contract for Difference in the UK

Contract for Difference
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Contract for Difference over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Contract for Difference 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 27 June 2017. 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 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 +39 12 £60,000 -2.04% 5
London +29 11 £60,000 -2.04% 5
City of London +32 4 £61,500 +6.95% 2
East of England - 1 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £40,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (61.54%) Spread Betting
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) JIRA
4 4 (30.77%) Derivative
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) CSS
5 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) C++
5 3 (23.08%) CMS
5 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (23.08%) QA
5 3 (23.08%) WPF
5 3 (23.08%) Animation
5 3 (23.08%) Android
5 3 (23.08%) Multithreading
5 3 (23.08%) Core Animation
5 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
5 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
5 3 (23.08%) iOS Development
5 3 (23.08%) React
5 3 (23.08%) Mobile Development
5 3 (23.08%) Fintech
6 2 (15.38%) Concurrent Programming

Contract for Difference
Co-occurring 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 (23.08%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) Confluence
2 1 (7.69%) Drupal
2 1 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) NUnit
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Applications Developer
2 3 (23.08%) iOS Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Core Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Python Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) CSS
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) AngularJS
2 3 (23.08%) Core Animation
2 3 (23.08%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (23.08%) React
2 3 (23.08%) WPF
3 2 (15.38%) Akka
3 2 (15.38%) CSS3
3 2 (15.38%) HTML5
3 2 (15.38%) J2SE
3 2 (15.38%) jQuery
3 2 (15.38%) REST
3 2 (15.38%) Sass
3 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (15.38%) WCF
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 8 (61.54%) Spread Betting
2 4 (30.77%) Derivative
3 3 (23.08%) Animation
3 3 (23.08%) Fintech
4 2 (15.38%) Hedge funds
5 1 (7.69%) Equities
5 1 (7.69%) Fixed Income
5 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
1 3 (23.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) iOS Development
2 3 (23.08%) Mobile Development
2 3 (23.08%) Multithreading
3 2 (15.38%) Concurrent Programming
3 2 (15.38%) Content Management
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
3 2 (15.38%) Microservices
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) C++
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (7.69%) Sitecore
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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