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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Contract for Difference (CFD)
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 256 317
Rank change year-on-year +22 +61  
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 3 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.058% 0.047% 0.010%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.10% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 1
Median salary £43,000 £57,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.21% +35.29%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 - £46,500

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 2460 2987 4525
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 47.37% 46.83% 43.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2165 2685 3722
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £82,500
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
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Contract for Difference in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Contract for Difference in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) Spread Betting
2 2 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) J2SE
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Derivative
3 1 (33.33%) Java SE
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (33.33%) Drupal
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (33.33%) WordPress
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (33.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 1 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Fintech

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) Drupal
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (33.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Content Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Core Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Web Content Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) J2SE
1 1 (33.33%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Spread Betting
2 2 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (33.33%) Derivative
3 1 (33.33%) Fintech
3 1 (33.33%) Hedge funds
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Concurrent Programming
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
1 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago