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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Contract for Difference (CFD)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 947 959
Rank change year-on-year +90 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 1 7 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.001% 0.007% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.003% 0.016% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 9
Median salary £70,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median salary - - £45,000

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 32712 42657 42069
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.39% 41.03% 38.93%
Number of salaries quoted 26358 34062 33244
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,340 £29,750 £27,500
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
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 3 months to 28 March 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 +99 1 £70,000 +16.66%
London +72 1 £70,000 +16.66%

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) CSS
2 7 (70.00%) Front End Development
3 5 (50.00%) HTML5
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) Web Development
4 4 (40.00%) JIRA
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (30.00%) PHP
5 3 (30.00%) Spread Betting
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) Fintech
5 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (20.00%) User Experience
6 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (20.00%) Market Making
6 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (20.00%) Confluence
6 2 (20.00%) Android
6 2 (20.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (20.00%) Hedge funds
6 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (20.00%) Mathematics

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 2 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) SugarCRM
2 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
1 2 (20.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Back Office
2 2 (20.00%) Front Office
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C# GUI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) GUI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java GUI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) CSS
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) HTML5
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (30.00%) Fintech
2 3 (30.00%) Spread Betting
3 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (20.00%) Hedge funds
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Front End Development
2 5 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (20.00%) Market Making
3 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA