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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Contract for Difference (CFD)
London / City of London
Rank - 265 320
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 0 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.070% 0.019%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.16% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 2
Median salary - £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.80%  
UK excluding London median salary - - £45,000

Contract for Difference is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2385 3154 4450
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 47.16% 44.45% 42.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2202 2747 3679
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Contract for Difference
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Contract for Difference as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Confluence
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Front End Development

Contract for Difference
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 2 (100.00%) Front End Development
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA