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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Platform Symphony over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 615 616 604
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.014% 0.008% 0.006%
As % of the System Software category 0.11% 0.072% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Median daily rate £525 £600 £571
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £548
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate - £525 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
6106 5592 5105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.26% 10.81% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3892 3249 2801
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £198 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 567 629
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

Platform Symphony
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England 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 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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Symphony within the England region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 7 £525 -12.50%
Platform Symphony
UK

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Platform Symphony also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Platform Symphony.

1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) Banking
2 6 (75.00%) Spring
2 6 (75.00%) Investment Banking
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 6 (75.00%) REST
2 6 (75.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (62.50%) Multithreading
3 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
4 4 (50.00%) JNI
4 4 (50.00%) Parallel Programming
4 4 (50.00%) Credit Risk
4 4 (50.00%) Market Risk
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (50.00%) Garbage Collection
5 2 (25.00%) R
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
6 1 (12.50%) Middleware
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) Apache
6 1 (12.50%) Python
6 1 (12.50%) Front Office
6 1 (12.50%) Subversion
6 1 (12.50%) Grid Computing
6 1 (12.50%) C#
6 1 (12.50%) C++

Platform Symphony
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
2 1 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (12.50%) GemFire
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (12.50%) AWS OpsWorks
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 6 (75.00%) Banking
1 6 (75.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Grid Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Analyst Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Java Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Programmer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) REST
1 6 (75.00%) Spring
2 4 (50.00%) JNI
3 1 (12.50%) boto
3 1 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) Task Parallel Library
3 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Credit Risk
1 4 (50.00%) Market Risk
2 1 (12.50%) Grid Computing
2 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Multithreading
1 5 (62.50%) Risk Management
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (50.00%) Garbage Collection
2 4 (50.00%) Parallel Programming
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) R
3 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) DataSynapse
3 1 (12.50%) TIBCO