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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 584 566 551
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -15
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 2 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.019% 0.022%
As % of the System Software category 0.038% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 11
Average daily rate
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£683 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £657 £529 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £709 £700 £650
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
5269 5241 4550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.66% 10.17% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2917 2690 2126
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 633 762
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 22 December 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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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 2 £683 +18.69% 1
England -38 2 £683 +18.69% 1
City of London - - - -

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 9 (81.82%) Windows
1 9 (81.82%) DataSynapse
2 8 (72.73%) C++
2 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 8 (72.73%) Sybase
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat
2 8 (72.73%) Middleware
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (63.64%) Java
3 7 (63.64%) SAN
3 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 7 (63.64%) NAS
4 5 (45.45%) Banking
5 4 (36.36%) Change Management
5 4 (36.36%) Grid Computing
5 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
6 2 (18.18%) Derivative
6 2 (18.18%) Monte Carlo Method
6 2 (18.18%) Analytics
7 1 (9.09%) C#
7 1 (9.09%) UNIX
7 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
7 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
7 1 (9.09%) Front Office
7 1 (9.09%) Migration

Platform Symphony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) SAN
1 7 (63.64%) NAS
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) yacc
1 1 (9.09%) ANTLR
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
3 4 (36.36%) Investment Banking
4 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 1 (9.09%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Support
2 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Quantitative Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
1 8 (72.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Grid Computing
2 2 (18.18%) Derivative
3 1 (9.09%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (9.09%) Exotic Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) Monte Carlo Method
2 2 (18.18%) Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C++
2 7 (63.64%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) C#
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) DataSynapse
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 8 (72.73%) Sybase
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) TIBCO
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