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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Platform Symphony over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank - 201 207
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.018% 0.049%
As % of the System Software category - 0.18% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £550 £571
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Platform Symphony
London

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
361 550 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.77% 9.76% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 409 356
Median daily rate £451 £395 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.05% +9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £240 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 34 30
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.83 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.77% +10.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £28.30 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

Platform Symphony
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Platform Symphony as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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