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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 570 550 573
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +23
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 9 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.021% 0.013%
As % of the System Software category 0.18% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £525 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £625 £630
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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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
5094 4664 4549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.71% 9.68% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2843 2493 2229
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £179 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 554 572
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Platform Symphony across the England region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Platform Symphony Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 September 2014. 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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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
London +14 9 £300 -47.82%
Platform Symphony
UK

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Oracle
2 9 (75.00%) DataSynapse
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (66.67%) .NET
3 8 (66.67%) Java
3 8 (66.67%) Sybase
3 8 (66.67%) Linux
3 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 8 (66.67%) Middleware
4 7 (58.33%) Finance
4 7 (58.33%) SAN
4 7 (58.33%) C++
4 7 (58.33%) NAS
5 5 (41.67%) Banking
6 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
6 4 (33.33%) Change Management
6 4 (33.33%) Grid Computing
7 2 (16.67%) C#
7 2 (16.67%) Front Office
8 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 1 (8.33%) Economics
8 1 (8.33%) Derivative
8 1 (8.33%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (8.33%) CFA
8 1 (8.33%) Degree

Platform Symphony
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) SAN
1 7 (58.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 4 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (16.67%) Front Office
5 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Support
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Middleware
1 8 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) WCF
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Grid Computing
2 1 (8.33%) Economics
2 1 (8.33%) Derivative
2 1 (8.33%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Market Risk
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Postgraduate
1 1 (8.33%) CFA
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (75.00%) DataSynapse
2 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 8 (66.67%) Sybase
3 1 (8.33%) TIBCO