The table below looks at the statistics for Platform Symphony skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Platform Symphony over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 601 578 540
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -38
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.006% 0.017%
As % of the System Software category 0.074% 0.059% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
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£600 £571 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% +14.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5370 5055 4362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.87% 9.60% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 2718 2093
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 621 595
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.48 £33.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -3.86%

Platform Symphony
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Platform Symphony Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Platform Symphony
Daily Rate Trend

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

Platform Symphony Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Platform Symphony
Top 3 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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 +8 4 £600 +5.03%
England +1 4 £600 +5.03%
City of London +1 1 £550 -3.71%

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (100.00%) DataSynapse
2 4 (66.67%) Front Office
3 3 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) Grid Computing
3 3 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (50.00%) Scala
3 3 (50.00%) Functional Programming
4 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
4 2 (33.33%) Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Infinispan
4 2 (33.33%) Akka
4 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (33.33%) Monte Carlo Method
4 2 (33.33%) Derivative
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
4 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Sybase
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) Exotic Derivative
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) yacc
5 1 (16.67%) Equity Risk
5 1 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (16.67%) Big Data

Platform Symphony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (33.33%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (33.33%) Infinispan
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) yacc
1 1 (16.67%) ANTLR
General
1 4 (66.67%) Front Office
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Quantitative Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Akka
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Grid Computing
2 2 (33.33%) Derivative
2 2 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (16.67%) Equity Risk
3 1 (16.67%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 3 (50.00%) Functional Programming
2 2 (33.33%) Monte Carlo Method
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C++
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Scala
2 2 (33.33%) C#
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) DataSynapse
2 1 (16.67%) Sybase