The first table below looks at the demand for the Platform Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Platform Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Engineer
Rank 400 403 404
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 8 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.035% 0.059% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.064% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £313 £270
% change year-on-year
+28.00% +15.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21167 21997 24240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.81% 92.33% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14614 14966 15702
Average daily rate £425 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 476 629
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.86 £43.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Platform Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Platform Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Platform Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Platform Engineer across the London region.

Platform Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Platform Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Platform Engineer across the London region.

Platform Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Platform Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Platform Engineer in their job title.

1 15 (71.43%) Linux
1 15 (71.43%) LDAP
2 14 (66.67%) Finance
3 13 (61.90%) Red Hat
3 13 (61.90%) UNIX
3 13 (61.90%) Perl
3 13 (61.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (57.14%) Release Management
4 12 (57.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 12 (57.14%) Bash Shell
4 12 (57.14%) Solaris
4 12 (57.14%) NetApp
5 11 (52.38%) SAN
5 11 (52.38%) NetBackup
5 11 (52.38%) Windows
5 11 (52.38%) HP
5 11 (52.38%) Brocade
5 11 (52.38%) Load Balancing
6 8 (38.10%) Puppet
7 7 (33.33%) YUM
7 7 (33.33%) Bourne shell
7 7 (33.33%) Kernel Tuning
7 7 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (33.33%) Oracle
7 7 (33.33%) Veritas
8 6 (28.57%) CA
8 6 (28.57%) Nagios
8 6 (28.57%) VMware
8 6 (28.57%) Python
9 5 (23.81%) Clustering

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Platform Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Platform Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project Server
2 1 (4.76%) nginx
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (71.43%) LDAP
2 11 (52.38%) SAN
3 3 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) Redis
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) XML
1 1 (4.76%) LAMP
1 1 (4.76%) JSON
1 1 (4.76%) Symfony
1 1 (4.76%) RESTful
1 1 (4.76%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Online Games
3 1 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Streaming Video
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Linux
2 13 (61.90%) UNIX
2 13 (61.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (57.14%) Solaris
4 11 (52.38%) Windows
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Release Management
1 12 (57.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 11 (52.38%) Load Balancing
3 7 (33.33%) Kernel Tuning
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) Workflow
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) MVC
5 1 (4.76%) CRM
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.76%) Information Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Machine Learning
5 1 (4.76%) Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) Perl
2 12 (57.14%) Bash Shell
3 7 (33.33%) Bourne shell
4 6 (28.57%) Python
5 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (9.52%) Java
6 2 (9.52%) PHP
7 1 (4.76%) SQL
7 1 (4.76%) C
7 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) CCNA
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) MCITP
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (23.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (9.52%) Varnish
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) NetBackup
2 8 (38.10%) Puppet
3 7 (33.33%) YUM
4 6 (28.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Red Hat
2 12 (57.14%) NetApp
3 11 (52.38%) HP
3 11 (52.38%) Brocade
4 7 (33.33%) Veritas
4 7 (33.33%) Oracle
5 6 (28.57%) CA
5 6 (28.57%) VMware
6 5 (23.81%) Sun
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 2 (9.52%) Citrix
8 2 (9.52%) Symantec
9 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (4.76%) Akamai
9 1 (4.76%) New Relic
9 1 (4.76%) Nintex
9 1 (4.76%) Cisco
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