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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank - - 197
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 0 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - - 0.15%
As % of the System Software category - - 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Average daily rate - - £700
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
272 462 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.65% 8.99% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 318 331
Average daily rate £408 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 32 29
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £18.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £23.34 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 27 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) DataSynapse
2 2 (66.67%) Grid Computing
2 2 (66.67%) Derivative
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (33.33%) Front Office
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Sybase
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Swing
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) French Language
3 1 (33.33%) German Language
3 1 (33.33%) Italian Language
3 1 (33.33%) TeamCity

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (33.33%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) French Language
1 1 (33.33%) Front Office
1 1 (33.33%) German Language
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Front Office Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Grid Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Swing Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Derivative
1 2 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (66.67%) Grid Computing
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) DataSynapse
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Sybase