The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Contract for Difference in IT jobs advertised for the 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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 577 599 579
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -20
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 41 14 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.033% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.072% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 25 14 45
Average salary £62,500 £62,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £42,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £70,000 £85,500
UK excluding London average salary - - £32,500
Contract for Difference
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17808 19459 20113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 43.65% 45.34% 44.41%
Number of salaries quoted 14720 15437 16653
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Contract for Difference
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in London

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

Contract for Difference Salary Trend in London

Contract for Difference
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Contract for Difference across the London region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Contract for Difference Salary Histogram in London

Contract for Difference
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Contract for Difference within the London region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +10 10 £67,500 +58.82% 1
Contract for Difference
England

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Contract for Difference.

1 50 (78.13%) Finance
2 44 (68.75%) Degree
3 40 (62.50%) Equities
4 36 (56.25%) SQL
5 32 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (43.75%) Java
8 26 (40.63%) UNIX
8 26 (40.63%) Front Office
9 25 (39.06%) OO
9 25 (39.06%) Banking
10 24 (37.50%) Derivative
11 22 (34.38%) Java EE
12 21 (32.81%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 21 (32.81%) Investment Banking
12 21 (32.81%) Fixed Income
12 21 (32.81%) J2EE
12 21 (32.81%) Calypso
12 21 (32.81%) Murex
13 18 (28.13%) Project Management
14 14 (21.88%) Validation
15 13 (20.31%) Change Management
15 13 (20.31%) VBA
15 13 (20.31%) Spread Betting
16 12 (18.75%) Asset Management
17 9 (14.06%) ITIL
17 9 (14.06%) CRM
18 8 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
18 8 (12.50%) ETL
19 7 (10.94%) Mathematics

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Contract for Difference. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.38%) CMS
2 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 6 (9.38%) MS Visio
2 5 (7.81%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) LAN
1 4 (6.25%) WAN
1 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 4 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.25%) QlikView
2 4 (6.25%) KDB
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) JIRA
2 4 (6.25%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 50 (78.13%) Finance
2 26 (40.63%) Front Office
3 25 (39.06%) Banking
4 21 (32.81%) Investment Banking
5 4 (6.25%) Back Office
6 2 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.13%) Marketing
7 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (46.88%) Developer
2 27 (42.19%) Java Developer
3 16 (25.00%) Analyst
4 12 (18.75%) Project Manager
5 7 (10.94%) Programmer
5 7 (10.94%) Java Programmer
5 7 (10.94%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 6 (9.38%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Data Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.69%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.13%) Forecast Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Applications Support
10 2 (3.13%) Agile Business Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.38%) Java EE
2 21 (32.81%) J2EE
3 3 (4.69%) HTML
4 2 (3.13%) HTML5
4 2 (3.13%) Web Services
4 2 (3.13%) CSS
4 2 (3.13%) jQuery
5 1 (1.56%) Spring
5 1 (1.56%) CakePHP
5 1 (1.56%) RESTful
5 1 (1.56%) JMX
5 1 (1.56%) XHTML
5 1 (1.56%) JMS
5 1 (1.56%) JDBC
5 1 (1.56%) CSS3
5 1 (1.56%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 40 (62.50%) Equities
2 32 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 24 (37.50%) Derivative
4 21 (32.81%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 21 (32.81%) Fixed Income
5 13 (20.31%) Spread Betting
6 7 (10.94%) Mathematics
6 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (6.25%) Hedge funds
7 4 (6.25%) Algorithms
7 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
8 2 (3.13%) Statistics
9 1 (1.56%) Clustering
9 1 (1.56%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (1.56%) Data Integration
9 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.63%) UNIX
2 5 (7.81%) Windows
3 4 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (45.31%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.06%) OO
3 18 (28.13%) Project Management
4 14 (21.88%) Validation
5 13 (20.31%) Change Management
6 12 (18.75%) Asset Management
7 9 (14.06%) ITIL
7 9 (14.06%) CRM
8 8 (12.50%) ETL
9 5 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.81%) User Stories
10 4 (6.25%) Market Making
10 4 (6.25%) Data Management
10 4 (6.25%) TOGAF
10 4 (6.25%) Problem Management
10 4 (6.25%) Communications Security
10 4 (6.25%) Data Architecture
11 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (4.69%) Analytics
12 2 (3.13%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 36 (56.25%) SQL
2 28 (43.75%) Java
3 13 (20.31%) VBA
4 4 (6.25%) Scala
4 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.25%) Python
5 2 (3.13%) PHP
6 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (68.75%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (32.81%) Calypso
1 21 (32.81%) Murex
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) Business Objects
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