The table below looks at the statistics for Platform Symphony skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Platform Symphony over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 582 568 531
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -37
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 4 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.006% 0.025%
As % of the System Software category 0.078% 0.063% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 11
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£600 £571 £530
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% +7.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5102 4766 4423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.20% 9.80% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2950 2625 2211
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.87% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 588 599
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

Platform Symphony
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Platform Symphony Jobs Demand Trend in England

Platform Symphony
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Platform Symphony Daily Rate Trend in England

Platform Symphony
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Symphony within the England region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +4 4 £600 +5.03%
Platform Symphony
UK

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (80.00%) Front Office
1 4 (80.00%) DataSynapse
2 3 (60.00%) Fixed Income
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (60.00%) Scala
2 3 (60.00%) Functional Programming
3 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (40.00%) Infinispan
3 2 (40.00%) Akka
3 2 (40.00%) Grid Computing
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Derivative
4 1 (20.00%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (20.00%) CFA
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Economics
4 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) Equity Risk
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Finance

Platform Symphony
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 2 (40.00%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (40.00%) Infinispan
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (80.00%) Front Office
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Akka
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Fixed Income
2 2 (40.00%) Grid Computing
2 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
2 2 (40.00%) Derivative
3 1 (20.00%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Equity Risk
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Multithreading
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Programming
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Scala
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Postgraduate
1 1 (20.00%) CFA
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) DataSynapse
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Sybase
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft