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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 629 635 623
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 1 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.016% 0.014%
As % of the System Software category 0.016% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 8
Median daily rate - £518 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +72.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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
6376 5545 5752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.79% 10.00% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3977 3211 3152
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 627 722
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £40.60 £34.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.61
% change year-on-year
- -3.67%

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
Top 3 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 7 December 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 +16 1 - -
London -5 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
1 5 (83.33%) Investment Banking
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle Coherence
1 5 (83.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 4 (66.67%) REST
2 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) JNI
3 2 (33.33%) Credit Risk
3 2 (33.33%) Market Risk
3 2 (33.33%) DataSynapse
3 2 (33.33%) R
3 2 (33.33%) Parallel Programming
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Garbage Collection
4 1 (16.67%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (16.67%) Scala
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Derivative
4 1 (16.67%) Task Parallel Library
4 1 (16.67%) Big Data
4 1 (16.67%) Hazelcast
4 1 (16.67%) Infinispan
4 1 (16.67%) Akka
4 1 (16.67%) Data Structures

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 5 (83.33%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) Hazelcast
2 1 (16.67%) Infinispan
General
1 5 (83.33%) Banking
1 5 (83.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Grid Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Java Scala Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Scala Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Scala Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Scala Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) REST
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (33.33%) JNI
3 1 (16.67%) Akka
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Credit Risk
1 2 (33.33%) Market Risk
2 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (16.67%) Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
2 1 (16.67%) Grid Computing
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Multithreading
1 4 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) Garbage Collection
2 2 (33.33%) Parallel Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) R
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Scala
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) DataSynapse
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) TIBCO