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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 620 598 590
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -8
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the System Software category 0.018% 0.019% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £550 £625
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
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
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
5671 5151 4940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.07% 10.18% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3540 2859 2582
Average daily rate £390 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 625 592
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South West - 1 - -
Platform Symphony
UK

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
2 2 (66.67%) Derivative
2 2 (66.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 2 (66.67%) DataSynapse
2 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (66.67%) Front Office
2 2 (66.67%) Grid Computing
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Sybase
2 2 (66.67%) Low Latency
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) Salt
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (33.33%) boto
3 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (33.33%) AWS OpsWorks
3 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware

Platform Symphony
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Spark
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) GemFire
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (33.33%) AWS OpsWorks
1 1 (33.33%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (66.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Applications Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) boto
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Derivative
1 2 (66.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (66.67%) Grid Computing
1 2 (66.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Low Latency
1 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
1 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Python
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) DataSynapse
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Sybase
2 1 (33.33%) IBM