Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Platform Symphony skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Platform Symphony over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Platform Symphony
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 831 856 840
Rank change year-on-year +25 -16 +3
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 11 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.008% 0.020%
As % of the System Software category 0.093% 0.067% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 13
England median daily rate £650 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.81% - +75.00%
10th Percentile £613 £463 £475
90th Percentile £720 £615 £625
UK median daily rate £650 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +23.81% - +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

Platform Symphony is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11873 12018 10824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.73% 12.34% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7769 7607 6268
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £160
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 811 1173
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.06
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.38 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

Platform Symphony
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Platform Symphony as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Platform Symphony in England

Platform Symphony
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Platform Symphony in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Platform Symphony in England

Platform Symphony
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Symphony in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Platform Symphony in England

Platform Symphony
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -24 11 £650 +23.81%
Platform Symphony
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for Platform Symphony.

1 7 (63.64%) C++
1 7 (63.64%) Java
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
1 7 (63.64%) Python
1 7 (63.64%) IBM
2 5 (45.45%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Investment Banking
2 5 (45.45%) KDB
3 4 (36.36%) Performance Optimisation
3 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 4 (36.36%) Unix
4 3 (27.27%) Middleware
4 3 (27.27%) Fixed Income
4 3 (27.27%) Grid Computing
4 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (27.27%) Hazelcast
4 3 (27.27%) Infinispan
4 3 (27.27%) Akka
4 3 (27.27%) Data Structures
4 3 (27.27%) Multithreading
4 3 (27.27%) Scala
4 3 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (27.27%) Derivative
4 3 (27.27%) DataSynapse
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle Coherence
4 3 (27.27%) Multithreaded Programming
5 2 (18.18%) Perl
6 1 (9.09%) C#
6 1 (9.09%) Finance

Platform Symphony
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (27.27%) DataSynapse
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) KDB
2 3 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (27.27%) Hazelcast
2 3 (27.27%) Infinispan
General
1 5 (45.45%) Banking
1 5 (45.45%) Investment Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Grid Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Grid Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Java Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Scala Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Scala Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Akka
1 3 (27.27%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Structures
1 3 (27.27%) Derivative
1 3 (27.27%) Fixed Income
1 3 (27.27%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Optimisation
1 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (27.27%) Multithreaded Programming
2 3 (27.27%) Multithreading
2 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C++
1 7 (63.64%) Java
1 7 (63.64%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) Scala
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) C#
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) IBM