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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Platform Symphony
UK
Rank 595 616 617
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +1
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the System Software category 0.019% 0.038% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £625 £600 £683
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -12.08%
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
5211 5237 5265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.49% 10.24% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3276 3101 2894
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 467 596
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +43 1 £625 +4.16%
London +5 1 £625 +4.16%

Platform Symphony
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 2 (100.00%) DataSynapse
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (50.00%) Scala
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (50.00%) Hazelcast
2 1 (50.00%) Infinispan
2 1 (50.00%) Akka
2 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (50.00%) Multithreaded Programming
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (50.00%) Grid Computing
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Derivative

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 2 (100.00%) DataSynapse
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (50.00%) Hazelcast
1 1 (50.00%) Infinispan
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Investment Banking Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Scala Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Scala Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Java Scala Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Akka
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (50.00%) Derivative
1 1 (50.00%) Fixed Income
1 1 (50.00%) Grid Computing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Multithreaded Programming
1 1 (50.00%) Multithreading
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree