The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Contract for Difference in permanent job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Contract for Difference over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Contract for Difference (CFD)
England / London
Rank 566 637 630
Rank change year-on-year +71 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Contract for Difference 1 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.003% 0.019% 0.046%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.007% 0.043% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 9
Median salary £70,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.66% +4.34%  
UK excluding London median salary - - -

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14363 18749 18319
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 43.26% 45.16% 43.89%
Number of salaries quoted 11785 15639 14843
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,503
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £85,000 £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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 in London.

Salary trend for Contract for Difference in London

Contract for Difference
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for Contract for Difference.

1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 7 (70.00%) CSS
2 7 (70.00%) Front End Development
3 5 (50.00%) HTML5
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
3 5 (50.00%) Java
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (50.00%) Web Development
4 4 (40.00%) JIRA
4 4 (40.00%) QA
4 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (30.00%) PHP
5 3 (30.00%) Spread Betting
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) Fintech
5 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (20.00%) User Experience
6 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (20.00%) Market Making
6 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (20.00%) Confluence
6 2 (20.00%) Android
6 2 (20.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (20.00%) Hedge funds
6 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (20.00%) Mathematics

Contract for Difference
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) SugarCRM
2 1 (10.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
1 2 (20.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Back Office
2 2 (20.00%) Front Office
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C# GUI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) GUI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java GUI Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) CSS
2 5 (50.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) HTML5
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (30.00%) Fintech
2 3 (30.00%) Spread Betting
3 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (20.00%) Hedge funds
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Front End Development
2 5 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (20.00%) Market Making
3 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (20.00%) OO
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA