The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Contract for Difference in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Contract for Difference over the 3 months to 30 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 City of London region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 320 307 303
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 5 6 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.040% 0.050% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.11% 0.12% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 28
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -26.08%
UK excluding London average salary - - £35,000
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
4617 4965 5149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 37.34% 41.50% 39.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3789 4333 4708
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Contract for Difference
London

Contract for Difference
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Contract for Difference Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Contract for Difference
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Contract for Difference across the City of London region.

Contract for Difference Salary Trend in the City of London

Contract for Difference
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Contract for Difference across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Contract for Difference Salary Histogram in the City of London

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the City of 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Contract for Difference.

1 21 (95.45%) Finance
2 12 (54.55%) C#
3 11 (50.00%) Spread Betting
4 10 (45.45%) SQL
5 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
5 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 8 (36.36%) Business Analysis
6 7 (31.82%) Banking
6 7 (31.82%) Ajax
6 7 (31.82%) Derivative
6 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
6 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
6 7 (31.82%) Project Management
6 7 (31.82%) XML
6 7 (31.82%) Hedge funds
7 5 (22.73%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (22.73%) ActionScript 3.0
7 5 (22.73%) FlexUnit
7 5 (22.73%) Software Architecture
7 5 (22.73%) OOP
7 5 (22.73%) ActionScript
7 5 (22.73%) Apache Flex
7 5 (22.73%) Data Management
7 5 (22.73%) TDD
7 5 (22.73%) Equities
8 4 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (13.64%) .NET
9 3 (13.64%) HTML
9 3 (13.64%) Java
9 3 (13.64%) JavaScript

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the City of 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Contract for Difference. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) DHCP
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) FlexUnit
2 1 (4.55%) Selenium
2 1 (4.55%) eggPlant
2 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (95.45%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
4 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Support Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Applications Support
2 7 (31.82%) Applications Support Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Developer
4 3 (13.64%) C# Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Graduate
6 1 (4.55%) Graduate Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Head of Operations
6 1 (4.55%) DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) Ajax
1 7 (31.82%) XML
2 5 (22.73%) Apache Flex
3 3 (13.64%) .NET
3 3 (13.64%) HTML
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.64%) CSS
3 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.55%) WSDL
4 1 (4.55%) Middleware
4 1 (4.55%) Web Services
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Spread Betting
2 7 (31.82%) Derivative
2 7 (31.82%) Hedge funds
3 5 (22.73%) Equities
4 4 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
5 2 (9.09%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Business Analysis
2 7 (31.82%) Project Management
3 5 (22.73%) Domain-Driven Design
3 5 (22.73%) Software Architecture
3 5 (22.73%) OOP
3 5 (22.73%) Data Management
3 5 (22.73%) TDD
4 3 (13.64%) MVC
5 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) B2C
6 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) Forensic Accounting
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
4 5 (22.73%) ActionScript 3.0
4 5 (22.73%) ActionScript
5 3 (13.64%) Java
5 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Reuters
2 2 (9.09%) Bloomberg
3 1 (4.55%) NetApp
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat