The first 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Contract for Difference (CFD)
Rank 601 560 548
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -12
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 40 44 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.083% 0.100% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.26% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 32 41 62
Average salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary - - £35,000
Miscellaneous Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18060 17221 20041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 37.43% 38.98% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 14907 14154 17284
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
Contract for Difference
England

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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 +2 11 £42,500 -
Contract for Difference
England

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 38 (57.58%) SQL
2 37 (56.06%) Banking
3 33 (50.00%) Finance
4 27 (40.91%) Derivative
5 25 (37.88%) Java
5 25 (37.88%) UNIX
5 25 (37.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 22 (33.33%) Fixed Income
7 20 (30.30%) Degree
7 20 (30.30%) C#
8 19 (28.79%) Investment Banking
9 17 (25.76%) Business Analysis
9 17 (25.76%) Spread Betting
9 17 (25.76%) Equities
10 15 (22.73%) Java EE
10 15 (22.73%) J2EE
10 15 (22.73%) Calypso
10 15 (22.73%) Murex
11 12 (18.18%) Retail
12 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 10 (15.15%) Project Management
13 10 (15.15%) Web Services
13 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
13 10 (15.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 9 (13.64%) Ajax
14 9 (13.64%) CA Endevor
14 9 (13.64%) QA
14 9 (13.64%) BASE24
14 9 (13.64%) AS400
14 9 (13.64%) TCP/IP

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 9 (13.64%) CICS
2 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (13.64%) BASE24
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.06%) DNS
2 4 (6.06%) ATM
2 4 (6.06%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) DB2
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) FlexUnit
2 2 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (1.52%) Selenium
3 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.52%) eggPlant
General
1 37 (56.06%) Banking
2 33 (50.00%) Finance
3 19 (28.79%) Investment Banking
4 12 (18.18%) Retail
5 8 (12.12%) Back Office
6 5 (7.58%) Front Office
7 1 (1.52%) Legal
7 1 (1.52%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (37.88%) Developer
2 20 (30.30%) Analyst
3 15 (22.73%) Java Developer
3 15 (22.73%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 9 (13.64%) Applications Support Analyst
4 9 (13.64%) Technical Specialist
4 9 (13.64%) Support Analyst
4 9 (13.64%) Applications Support
5 8 (12.12%) Business Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Programmer
6 6 (9.09%) Java Programmer
6 6 (9.09%) J2EE Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Business Project Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Business Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Project Manager
8 4 (6.06%) C# Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) Web Developer
10 2 (3.03%) C# Web Developer
10 2 (3.03%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.73%) J2EE
1 15 (22.73%) Java EE
2 10 (15.15%) Web Services
3 9 (13.64%) XML
3 9 (13.64%) .NET
3 9 (13.64%) Ajax
4 5 (7.58%) Apache Flex
5 4 (6.06%) CSS
5 4 (6.06%) HTML
6 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
6 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.03%) JSON
7 2 (3.03%) J2ME
7 2 (3.03%) J2SE
7 2 (3.03%) REST
7 2 (3.03%) Android SDK
8 1 (1.52%) CSS3
8 1 (1.52%) WSDL
8 1 (1.52%) Middleware
8 1 (1.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (40.91%) Derivative
2 25 (37.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 22 (33.33%) Fixed Income
4 17 (25.76%) Equities
4 17 (25.76%) Spread Betting
5 10 (15.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 9 (13.64%) AS400
6 9 (13.64%) Hedge funds
7 5 (7.58%) Credit Risk
7 5 (7.58%) Market Risk
7 5 (7.58%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (7.58%) Mainframe
8 3 (4.55%) Swaptions
9 2 (3.03%) Mathematics
9 2 (3.03%) Physics
10 1 (1.52%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.88%) UNIX
2 9 (13.64%) AIX
3 2 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) Business Analysis
2 10 (15.15%) Project Management
3 9 (13.64%) Change Management
3 9 (13.64%) Release Management
4 7 (10.61%) TDD
5 6 (9.09%) Data Management
6 5 (7.58%) Fund Management
6 5 (7.58%) Investment Management
6 5 (7.58%) Domain-Driven Design
6 5 (7.58%) Software Architecture
6 5 (7.58%) Asset Management
6 5 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.58%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (7.58%) OOP
7 4 (6.06%) MVC
8 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.55%) Greeks
9 2 (3.03%) Test Automation
9 2 (3.03%) Analytics
9 2 (3.03%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (57.58%) SQL
2 25 (37.88%) Java
3 20 (30.30%) C#
4 9 (13.64%) COBOL
4 9 (13.64%) JCL
4 9 (13.64%) PowerShell
5 5 (7.58%) ActionScript 3.0
5 5 (7.58%) ActionScript
6 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.55%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.52%) C++
8 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (30.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
2 6 (9.09%) MiFID
3 5 (7.58%) EMIR
3 5 (7.58%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) Murex
1 15 (22.73%) Calypso
2 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.64%) IBM
4 4 (6.06%) Reuters
4 4 (6.06%) Bloomberg
5 3 (4.55%) Sophis
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle
7 1 (1.52%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.52%) SAP
7 1 (1.52%) NetApp
7 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.52%) Wall Street Systems