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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 618 626 595
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -31
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 15 34 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.034% 0.069% 0.046%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.076% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 8 29 18
Average salary £43,500 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.90% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,250 £63,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.00%
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
19672 22750 20561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 44.22% 46.48% 45.06%
Number of salaries quoted 15995 18435 16839
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £34,250
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
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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 +15 1 £42,000 -23.63%
Contract for Difference
England

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 40 (72.73%) Finance
2 25 (45.45%) Degree
3 23 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (36.36%) Equities
5 18 (32.73%) Spread Betting
6 17 (30.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (30.91%) SQL
7 16 (29.09%) Java
8 14 (25.45%) Front Office
8 14 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (23.64%) Banking
9 13 (23.64%) UNIX
10 12 (21.82%) OO
10 12 (21.82%) Project Management
10 12 (21.82%) Derivative
11 11 (20.00%) ITIL
12 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
12 9 (16.36%) CRM
12 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
12 9 (16.36%) ETL
12 9 (16.36%) Java EE
12 9 (16.36%) User Stories
13 8 (14.55%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 8 (14.55%) Investment Banking
13 8 (14.55%) Fixed Income
13 8 (14.55%) Murex
13 8 (14.55%) Calypso
13 8 (14.55%) J2EE
14 7 (12.73%) MS Office

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (10.91%) CMS
2 5 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) Sitefinity
3 1 (1.82%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.73%) MS Office
2 7 (12.73%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.64%) MS Project
4 1 (1.82%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Internet
1 5 (9.09%) LAN
1 5 (9.09%) WAN
1 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.27%) QlikView
3 3 (5.45%) KDB
4 2 (3.64%) MySQL
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) JIRA
1 4 (7.27%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.82%) Grunt
2 1 (1.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 40 (72.73%) Finance
2 14 (25.45%) Front Office
3 13 (23.64%) Banking
4 8 (14.55%) Investment Banking
5 4 (7.27%) Marketing
5 4 (7.27%) Back Office
6 3 (5.45%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.64%) Retail
8 1 (1.82%) Law
8 1 (1.82%) Legal
8 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Analyst
2 20 (36.36%) Developer
3 14 (25.45%) Business Analyst
3 14 (25.45%) Java Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Data Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Web Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Report Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Web Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Project Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.64%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) Java EE
2 8 (14.55%) J2EE
3 4 (7.27%) Web Services
3 4 (7.27%) HTML
4 3 (5.45%) HTML5
4 3 (5.45%) CSS
5 2 (3.64%) Spring
5 2 (3.64%) JMS
5 2 (3.64%) .NET
5 2 (3.64%) jQuery
6 1 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.82%) Sass
6 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.82%) REST
6 1 (1.82%) CSS3
6 1 (1.82%) WebSockets
6 1 (1.82%) CakePHP
6 1 (1.82%) RESTful
6 1 (1.82%) XHTML
6 1 (1.82%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (36.36%) Equities
2 18 (32.73%) Spread Betting
3 17 (30.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (25.45%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (21.82%) Derivative
6 8 (14.55%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 8 (14.55%) Fixed Income
7 6 (10.91%) Mathematics
8 4 (7.27%) User Experience
9 3 (5.45%) Algorithms
9 3 (5.45%) Hedge funds
9 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
10 2 (3.64%) Statistics
10 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
10 2 (3.64%) Social Media
10 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
11 1 (1.82%) SWIFT
11 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
11 1 (1.82%) Clustering
11 1 (1.82%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) UNIX
2 5 (9.09%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.82%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.82%) OO
2 12 (21.82%) Project Management
3 11 (20.00%) ITIL
4 9 (16.36%) CRM
4 9 (16.36%) ETL
4 9 (16.36%) User Stories
5 7 (12.73%) Validation
5 7 (12.73%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.91%) Change Management
6 6 (10.91%) Dependency Management
7 5 (9.09%) Analytics
7 5 (9.09%) Communications Security
7 5 (9.09%) Asset Management
7 5 (9.09%) Data Management
8 4 (7.27%) TOGAF
8 4 (7.27%) Requirements Management
8 4 (7.27%) Use Case
8 4 (7.27%) Pay per click
8 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) SQL
2 16 (29.09%) Java
3 6 (10.91%) VBA
4 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.45%) Scala
5 3 (5.45%) PHP
5 3 (5.45%) Python
6 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (45.45%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) Murex
2 8 (14.55%) Calypso
3 4 (7.27%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle