Period
to 16 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 16 April 2021 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
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 632 - 878
Rank change year-on-year - +878 +23
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 19 0 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% - 0.001%
As % of the System Software category 0.25% - 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 - -
UK excluding London median daily 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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 7,726 9,071 14,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.55% 15.48% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,328 6,101 9,974
10th Percentile £234 £168 £180
25th Percentile £375 £320 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £478 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 501 654
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.26 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.95 £13.37 £12.76
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +1.30%
75th Percentile £46.50 £22.00 £25.73
90th Percentile £60.05 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.55 £16.50 £15.48
% change year-on-year +6.36% +6.62% +3.17%

Platform Symphony
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Platform Symphony as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Platform Symphony in the UK

Platform Symphony
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Platform Symphony.

Daily rate trend for Platform Symphony 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 6 months to 16 April 2021. 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 - 19 £700 - 2
England - 19 £700 - 2
Work from Home - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Platform Symphony also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Platform Symphony.

1 16 (84.21%) SQL
1 16 (84.21%) Banking
2 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (78.95%) Investment Banking
2 15 (78.95%) Oracle Coherence
2 15 (78.95%) Oracle
2 15 (78.95%) Python
2 15 (78.95%) Java
2 15 (78.95%) Finance
3 14 (73.68%) Scrum
3 14 (73.68%) Risk Management
3 14 (73.68%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 10 (52.63%) ETL
5 5 (26.32%) Docker
5 5 (26.32%) DevOps
5 5 (26.32%) Microservices
6 4 (21.05%) Kafka
6 4 (21.05%) IBM
6 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
6 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) Spring
6 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) GPFS
7 3 (15.79%) Software Deployment
7 3 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (15.79%) Runbook
8 2 (10.53%) Cloudera
8 2 (10.53%) Middleware
9 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management

Platform Symphony
Co-occurring 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 15 (78.95%) Oracle Coherence
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (5.26%) NuGet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
1 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Artifactory
1 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Maven
1 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (84.21%) Banking
2 15 (78.95%) Finance
2 15 (78.95%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
1 14 (73.68%) Investment Banking Java Developer
1 14 (73.68%) Java Developer
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Developer
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) DevOps Developer
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Developer
3 4 (21.05%) T-SQL Developer
4 3 (15.79%) ETL Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Middleware Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Kafka
1 4 (21.05%) Spring
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Derivative
1 1 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (5.26%) Grid Computing
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) Risk Management
2 14 (73.68%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 14 (73.68%) Scrum
3 10 (52.63%) ETL
4 5 (26.32%) DevOps
4 5 (26.32%) Microservices
5 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Runbook
6 3 (15.79%) Software Deployment
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.26%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 15 (78.95%) Java
2 15 (78.95%) Python
3 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Docker
2 3 (15.79%) GPFS
2 3 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.26%) Mesos
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Rancher
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Cloudera