The 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 297 329 322
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -7
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 11 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.040% 0.058%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.088% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 7
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +29.41%
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 - -
Contract for Difference
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
4617 5657 5964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 44.31% 45.69% 49.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3775 4598 5208
Average salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 9 (75.00%) Equities
3 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 5 (41.67%) C#
5 5 (41.67%) .NET
5 5 (41.67%) Spread Betting
5 5 (41.67%) Derivative
6 4 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
6 4 (33.33%) BDD
6 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 4 (33.33%) QA
6 4 (33.33%) Selenium
6 4 (33.33%) FitNesse
6 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Test Management
6 4 (33.33%) Fixed Income
6 4 (33.33%) SQL
6 4 (33.33%) Web Services
6 4 (33.33%) Client/Server
6 4 (33.33%) Front Office
6 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
6 4 (33.33%) Gherkin
6 4 (33.33%) SDLC
7 3 (25.00%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
1 4 (33.33%) FitNesse
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 2 (16.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Front Office
3 3 (25.00%) Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior QA Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Support
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Development Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Business Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) Gherkin
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) Sass
4 2 (16.67%) LESS
4 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (16.67%) XHTML
4 2 (16.67%) HTML5
4 2 (16.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Equities
2 6 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (41.67%) Derivative
3 5 (41.67%) Spread Betting
4 4 (33.33%) Fixed Income
4 4 (33.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (16.67%) User Experience
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Management
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) BDD
2 4 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Open Source
3 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Business Development
4 1 (8.33%) Competitor Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Insight
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Marketing Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (8.33%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Sun
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Cognos
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