Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 873 867
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing Platform Symphony 11 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.008% 0.018%
As % of the System Software category 0.085% 0.062% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 13
UK 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 excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12985 12942 11608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.59% 12.36% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8431 8106 6614
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
10th Percentile £156 £173 £158
90th Percentile £609 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 880 1248
UK 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 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

Platform Symphony
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Symphony in the UK

Platform Symphony
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Platform Symphony in the UK

Platform Symphony
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Symphony over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Platform Symphony 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 6 months to 21 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
England +19 11 £650 +23.81%
London -16 11 £650 +23.81%

For the 6 months to 21 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 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 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