The table below looks at the statistics for Platform Symphony skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Platform Symphony over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 203 220 214
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.066% 0.070% 0.029%
As % of the System Software category 0.74% 0.77% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate
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£290 £575 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.56% -4.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
544 653 534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.03% 9.08% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 429 337
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.44 £12.75 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.00 £38.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

Platform Symphony
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Platform Symphony across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Platform Symphony Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Platform Symphony
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Platform Symphony across the City of London region.

Platform Symphony Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Platform Symphony 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 contract IT job ads sampled that cited Platform Symphony.

1 5 (83.33%) DataSynapse
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Sybase
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (66.67%) Middleware
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) NAS
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Grid Computing
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (16.67%) Front Office
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (16.67%) Spring
5 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Derivative
5 1 (16.67%) Equity Derivative

Platform Symphony
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Platform Symphony also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Platform Symphony. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
1 3 (50.00%) NAS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Middleware
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Grid Computing
2 1 (16.67%) Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) DataSynapse
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Sybase
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat