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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 624 603 580
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -23
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 2 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.039%
As % of the System Software category 0.040% 0.039% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 19
Average daily rate £600 £683 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% +5.00%
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
5051 5109 4804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.80% 9.98% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3002 2778 2398
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 596 547
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £31.47 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 2 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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 2 £600 -12.08%
England -9 2 £600 -12.08%

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 17 (85.00%) DataSynapse
2 15 (75.00%) Java
3 11 (55.00%) Finance
3 11 (55.00%) Eclipse
3 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (55.00%) TeamCity
4 8 (40.00%) Grid Computing
5 7 (35.00%) IBM
6 6 (30.00%) Windows
6 6 (30.00%) Derivative
7 5 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (25.00%) Sybase
7 5 (25.00%) Unix
8 4 (20.00%) Front Office
8 4 (20.00%) SQL
8 4 (20.00%) Oracle
8 4 (20.00%) Banking
9 3 (15.00%) Equities
9 3 (15.00%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (15.00%) C++
9 3 (15.00%) Linux
10 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (10.00%) Solace
10 2 (10.00%) Python
10 2 (10.00%) NFS
10 2 (10.00%) HP
10 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
10 2 (10.00%) Hazelcast
10 2 (10.00%) Low Latency

Platform Symphony
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (15.00%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Hazelcast
2 2 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Eclipse
1 11 (55.00%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Front Office
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Advertising
4 1 (5.00%) French Language
4 1 (5.00%) German Language
4 1 (5.00%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) Java Developer
2 9 (45.00%) Symfony Developer
3 5 (25.00%) Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Applications Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Grid Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Java Applications Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 2 (10.00%) Grid Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Java Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Platform Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) C++ Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Grid Computing
2 6 (30.00%) Derivative
3 5 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (15.00%) Equities
5 2 (10.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (5.00%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (10.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) Monte Carlo Method
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) Python
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (5.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) DataSynapse
2 7 (35.00%) IBM
3 5 (25.00%) Sybase
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Solace