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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Platform Symphony
Rank 643 641 620
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -21
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.007% 0.006%
As % of the System Software category 0.046% 0.070% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £538 £600 £571
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £565 £548
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £600 £594
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
6536 5723 5399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.17% 10.22% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4003 3191 2891
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 678 658
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

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 5 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 29 May 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 +9 3 £538 -10.41%
London +5 2 £538 -10.41%
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

Platform Symphony
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (60.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Sybase
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) Spring
4 2 (40.00%) JNI
4 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (40.00%) Front Office
4 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (40.00%) Grid Computing
4 2 (40.00%) Garbage Collection
4 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) Low Latency
4 2 (40.00%) Parallel Programming
4 2 (40.00%) Derivative
4 2 (40.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 2 (40.00%) DataSynapse

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 (40.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (20.00%) GemFire
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (20.00%) AWS OpsWorks
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (20.00%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Front Office
1 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Java Analyst Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Java Analyst Programmer
4 1 (20.00%) Java Programmer
4 1 (20.00%) Programmer
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst Programmer
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) JNI
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) boto
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Credit Risk
1 2 (40.00%) Derivative
1 2 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (40.00%) Grid Computing
1 2 (40.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
1 2 (40.00%) Market Risk
2 1 (20.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Garbage Collection
3 2 (40.00%) Low Latency
3 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (40.00%) Parallel Programming
3 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) DataSynapse
2 2 (40.00%) Sybase
3 1 (20.00%) IBM