Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Contract for Difference in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Contract for Difference over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Contract for Difference (CFD)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 320 333 393
Rank change year-on-year +13 +60 +80
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 6 20 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.059% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.37% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5 20 30
City of London median annual salary £80,000 £53,750 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +48.84% +4.88% -26.79%
10th Percentile £48,400 £43,750 £36,225
90th Percentile £89,500 £63,750 £67,500
Central London median annual salary £80,000 £53,750 £51,250
% change year-on-year +48.84% +4.88% -26.79%

Contract for Difference is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 4813 5434 7933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 47.11% 46.75% 46.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4295 4940 6652
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,552 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.25% +0.09% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,850 £33,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £90,000 £91,200
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

Contract for Difference
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Contract for Difference as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Contract for Difference 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 in the City of London.

Salary trend for Contract for Difference in the City of London

Contract for Difference
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Contract for Difference in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Contract for Difference in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Contract for Difference also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Contract for Difference.

1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Spread Betting
2 4 (66.67%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Low Latency
2 4 (66.67%) Fintech
3 3 (50.00%) Hedge funds
3 3 (50.00%) Concurrent Programming
3 3 (50.00%) J2SE
3 3 (50.00%) Java SE
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Proprietary Trading
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (16.67%) VBA
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling

Contract for Difference
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Core Java Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Java Quantitative Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Quantitative Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Report Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (50.00%) J2SE
2 3 (50.00%) Java SE
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Fintech
1 4 (66.67%) Spread Betting
2 3 (50.00%) Hedge funds
3 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Low Latency
1 4 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 3 (50.00%) Concurrent Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Proprietary Trading
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Informatica
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle