The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Contract for Difference in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Contract for Difference over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank - 403 371
Contract jobs citing Contract for Difference 0 4 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London - 0.017% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.050% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 27
Average daily rate
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- £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7206 7948 8158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.56% 32.79% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4849 5486 5516
Average daily rate £450 £463 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 175 205
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £14.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
Contract for Difference
England

Contract for Difference
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Contract for Difference across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Contract for Difference Jobs Demand Trend in London

Contract for Difference
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contract for Difference Daily Rate Trend in London

Contract for Difference
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contract for Difference Hourly Rate Trend in London

Contract for Difference
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Contract for Difference within the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
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Contract for Difference
England

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region 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 contract IT job ads sampled that cited Contract for Difference.

1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) Front Office
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Spread Betting
4 3 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) MCP
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) ActionScript
5 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
5 2 (20.00%) MS Office
5 2 (20.00%) CSS
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) HTML5
5 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Derivative
5 2 (20.00%) Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) Games
5 2 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (10.00%) Equities
6 1 (10.00%) Sophis
6 1 (10.00%) Replication

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region 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 contract IT job ads sampled that cited Contract for Difference. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Global One
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Front Office
3 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) Games
5 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Applications Support
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Designer
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Designer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Project Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Spread Betting
1 3 (30.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (20.00%) Derivative
3 1 (10.00%) Equities
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Hedge funds
3 1 (10.00%) Market Risk
3 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) BCP
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCP
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Sophis
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (10.00%) Calypso
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle