The table below looks at the statistics for Platform Symphony skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Platform Symphony over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 629 662 634
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -28
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.003% 0.002%
As % of the System Software category 0.079% 0.033% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Median daily rate £525 £525 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £525 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
6312 6082 5766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.84% 10.42% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4010 3422 3194
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 614 662
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.24 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

Platform Symphony
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Platform Symphony as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Platform Symphony within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Platform Symphony Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Platform Symphony
Top 2 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
England +21 5 £525 -
London +13 5 £525 -

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 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 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