The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the City of London region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 193 214 223
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +9
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 3 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.052% 0.15% 0.051%
As % of the System Software category 0.57% 1.83% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 4
Average daily rate
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£571 £525 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
529 602 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.13% 8.47% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 375 341
Average daily rate £338 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 58
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.97 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £49.20 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Platform Symphony
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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 23 July 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 3 (60.00%) Front Office
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) DataSynapse
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Grid Computing
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Postgraduate
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Economics
3 1 (20.00%) CFA
3 1 (20.00%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) GemFire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (60.00%) Front Office
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) WCF
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
1 1 (20.00%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Grid Computing
2 1 (20.00%) Economics
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Market Risk
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) OOP
1 1 (20.00%) OO
1 1 (20.00%) OOD
1 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
3 1 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Postgraduate
1 1 (20.00%) CFA
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) DataSynapse
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft