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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 196 223 214
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -9
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 3 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.051% 0.056% 0.077%
As % of the System Software category 0.51% 0.60% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Average daily rate
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£280 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £525 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £575 £600
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
584 670 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.92% 9.31% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 435 332
Average daily rate £375 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 51 57
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £121.00 £30.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) DataSynapse
2 3 (50.00%) Grid Computing
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 3 (50.00%) Sybase
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Front Office
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) NAS
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (16.67%) Market Risk
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Front Office
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Grid Computing
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Market Risk
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Economics
2 1 (16.67%) Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) CFA
1 1 (16.67%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) DataSynapse
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (50.00%) Sybase
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