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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 307 329 289
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -40
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 7 5 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.063% 0.041% 0.36%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.086% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 43
Average salary £70,000 £37,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+86.66% -34.78%
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 - £32,500
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
4778 5797 5823
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 42.98% 47.65% 48.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4050 5028 5338
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 10 (76.92%) Project Management
2 10 (76.92%) Finance
3 8 (61.54%) Equities
4 7 (53.85%) Asset Management
4 7 (53.85%) Validation
4 7 (53.85%) Change Management
4 7 (53.85%) VBA
4 7 (53.85%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) C#
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) XML
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) Banking
6 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
6 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Ajax
6 3 (23.08%) Derivative
6 3 (23.08%) Hedge funds
7 2 (15.38%) Spread Betting
7 2 (15.38%) Retail
8 1 (7.69%) Data Management
8 1 (7.69%) TDD
8 1 (7.69%) Back Office
8 1 (7.69%) MVC
8 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 1 (7.69%) B2C
8 1 (7.69%) OOP
8 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) FlexUnit
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Head of Operations
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
1 3 (23.08%) Ajax
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Flex
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Equities
2 3 (23.08%) Derivative
2 3 (23.08%) Hedge funds
3 2 (15.38%) Spread Betting
4 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Project Management
2 7 (53.85%) Change Management
2 7 (53.85%) Validation
2 7 (53.85%) Asset Management
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Forensic Accounting
4 1 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) OOP
4 1 (7.69%) B2C
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) VBA
3 4 (30.77%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
5 1 (7.69%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft