Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Contract for Difference (CFD)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1174 1198 1236
Rank change year-on-year +24 +38 +31
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 15 39 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.021% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.019% 0.050% 0.066%
Number of salaries quoted 11 38 57
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -4.35%
10th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £63,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary - £60,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +26.04% +62.71%

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 permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 77316 77666 91267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.92% 40.92% 41.97%
Number of salaries quoted 58373 63794 73158
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £79,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Contract for Difference
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Contract for Difference in the UK

Contract for Difference
Top 2 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 6 months to 23 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 15 £60,000 +9.09% 5
London -13 15 £60,000 +9.09% 5

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 7 (46.67%) Spread Betting
4 6 (40.00%) Fintech
4 6 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (33.33%) C#
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (33.33%) JIRA
5 5 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (26.67%) Multithreading
6 4 (26.67%) Low Latency
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (20.00%) HTML
7 3 (20.00%) XML
7 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (20.00%) OO
7 3 (20.00%) J2SE
7 3 (20.00%) Refactoring
7 3 (20.00%) Derivative
7 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 3 (20.00%) Java SE
7 3 (20.00%) Degree
7 3 (20.00%) Hedge funds
7 3 (20.00%) QA

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 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MetaTrader
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Axure RP
2 1 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) C# Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Core Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Salesforce Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Informatica Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Quantitative Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 3 (20.00%) HTML5
3 3 (20.00%) J2SE
3 3 (20.00%) Java SE
3 3 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (13.33%) React
4 2 (13.33%) Visualforce
5 1 (6.67%) Akka
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) Middleware
5 1 (6.67%) SOAP
5 1 (6.67%) Spring
5 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.67%) XML Messaging
5 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Spread Betting
2 6 (40.00%) Fintech
2 6 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (20.00%) Derivative
3 3 (20.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (6.67%) Animation
4 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Low Latency
2 4 (26.67%) Multithreading
2 4 (26.67%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) Concurrent Programming
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (20.00%) OO
3 3 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (13.33%) API Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
5 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
5 1 (6.67%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) C#
3 4 (26.67%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (13.33%) Apex Code
5 2 (13.33%) VBA
6 1 (6.67%) C++
6 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Informatica
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
1 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com