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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 322 318 306
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 4 4 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.034% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.092% 0.082% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 35
Average salary £70,000 £46,250 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.35% -19.56%
UK excluding London average salary - - £35,000
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
4347 4905 5306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 36.60% 41.47% 41.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3618 4308 4864
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 £80,000 £87,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 19 (95.00%) Finance
2 10 (50.00%) C#
2 10 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (45.00%) Spread Betting
4 8 (40.00%) Project Management
5 7 (35.00%) Equities
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
7 5 (25.00%) Ajax
7 5 (25.00%) Derivative
7 5 (25.00%) Degree
7 5 (25.00%) Banking
7 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 5 (25.00%) Hedge funds
7 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (25.00%) XML
8 4 (20.00%) OOP
8 4 (20.00%) ActionScript
8 4 (20.00%) ActionScript 3.0
8 4 (20.00%) FlexUnit
8 4 (20.00%) Software Architecture
8 4 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (20.00%) Apache Flex
8 4 (20.00%) Data Management
8 4 (20.00%) TDD
9 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
9 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (15.00%) VBA
9 3 (15.00%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) FlexUnit
2 1 (5.00%) eggPlant
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (95.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Head of Operations
5 1 (5.00%) Graduate Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) XML
1 5 (25.00%) Ajax
2 4 (20.00%) Apache Flex
3 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
3 3 (15.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Spread Betting
2 7 (35.00%) Equities
3 5 (25.00%) Derivative
3 5 (25.00%) Hedge funds
4 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (10.00%) Physics
5 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Project Management
2 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Data Management
3 4 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 4 (20.00%) Software Architecture
3 4 (20.00%) OOP
3 4 (20.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) MVC
4 3 (15.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Forensic Accounting
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.00%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C#
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (20.00%) ActionScript 3.0
3 4 (20.00%) ActionScript
4 3 (15.00%) VBA
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft