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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 610 614 579
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -35
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 17 45 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.039% 0.091% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.085% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 12 36 40
Average salary £47,500 £55,000 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.63% -4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,250 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £87,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,000 - -
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
19964 22732 20468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 45.42% 45.72% 46.05%
Number of salaries quoted 16241 18609 16757
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +45 3 £50,000 +17.64% 9
Contract for Difference
England

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 30 (81.08%) Finance
2 21 (56.76%) Spread Betting
3 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (27.03%) Degree
6 9 (24.32%) User Experience
6 9 (24.32%) Marketing
6 9 (24.32%) Equities
7 8 (21.62%) HTML
7 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
7 8 (21.62%) SQL
8 7 (18.92%) Java
8 7 (18.92%) CSS
8 7 (18.92%) CMS
8 7 (18.92%) Analytics
9 6 (16.22%) HTML5
9 6 (16.22%) Pay per click
9 6 (16.22%) Derivative
9 6 (16.22%) ITIL
9 6 (16.22%) PHP
10 5 (13.51%) SLA
10 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.51%) Retail
10 5 (13.51%) Web Development
10 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
10 5 (13.51%) SEO
10 5 (13.51%) Dependency Management
11 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
11 4 (10.81%) Change Control
11 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 7 (18.92%) CMS
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) Drupal
3 1 (2.70%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Photoshop
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) LAN
1 2 (5.41%) WAN
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.41%) MySQL
2 2 (5.41%) QlikView
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (2.70%) Grunt
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) Xcode
2 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 30 (81.08%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Marketing
3 5 (13.51%) Retail
4 3 (8.11%) Front Office
4 3 (8.11%) Legal
4 3 (8.11%) Banking
5 2 (5.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.70%) Advertising
6 1 (2.70%) Back Office
6 1 (2.70%) Law
6 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Analyst
2 14 (37.84%) Developer
3 12 (32.43%) Business Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Web Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Development Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Business Development Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Financial Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Report Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Front Office Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) HTML
2 7 (18.92%) CSS
3 6 (16.22%) HTML5
4 4 (10.81%) CSS3
4 4 (10.81%) Sass
4 4 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (10.81%) XHTML
5 3 (8.11%) LESS
6 2 (5.41%) JMS
6 2 (5.41%) .NET
6 2 (5.41%) Spring
6 2 (5.41%) Java EE
6 2 (5.41%) Web Services
6 2 (5.41%) jQuery
7 1 (2.70%) RESTful
7 1 (2.70%) XML
7 1 (2.70%) JSON
7 1 (2.70%) CakePHP
7 1 (2.70%) J2EE
7 1 (2.70%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (56.76%) Spread Betting
2 12 (32.43%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (24.32%) User Experience
3 9 (24.32%) Equities
4 6 (16.22%) Derivative
5 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
5 4 (10.81%) Social Media
6 3 (8.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
8 1 (2.70%) Data Integration
8 1 (2.70%) iPhone
8 1 (2.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 1 (2.70%) Statistics
8 1 (2.70%) Fixed Income
8 1 (2.70%) Clustering
8 1 (2.70%) iPad
8 1 (2.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) UNIX
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.70%) Android
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.92%) Analytics
3 6 (16.22%) Pay per click
3 6 (16.22%) ITIL
4 5 (13.51%) SEO
4 5 (13.51%) Web Development
4 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
4 5 (13.51%) Dependency Management
5 4 (10.81%) User Stories
5 4 (10.81%) Change Control
5 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Management
5 4 (10.81%) BPMN
5 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.81%) Business Development
5 4 (10.81%) Requirements Management
5 4 (10.81%) Use Case
5 4 (10.81%) UML
5 4 (10.81%) CRM
5 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) JavaScript
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) Java
3 6 (16.22%) PHP
4 2 (5.41%) VBA
5 1 (2.70%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Sun
3 1 (2.70%) Murex
3 1 (2.70%) Calypso
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
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