The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Platform Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform Engineer
Rank 402 395 413
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 37 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.11% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 15
Median daily rate £550 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £365 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £455 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.15% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -
Platform Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21803 21594 22168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.80% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15765 14842 15472
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 393 399
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Platform Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Platform Engineer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Platform Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Platform Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 1 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
City of London +42 2 £438 +9.37% 1
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, Platform Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (44.90%) Java
3 20 (40.82%) Docker
4 15 (30.61%) DevOps
4 15 (30.61%) Linux
4 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (30.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (30.61%) IaaS
5 14 (28.57%) MySQL
5 14 (28.57%) Kubernetes
5 14 (28.57%) Terraform
6 13 (26.53%) PaaS
7 12 (24.49%) Node.js
8 11 (22.45%) Hadoop
9 10 (20.41%) Python
10 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
10 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
10 9 (18.37%) OAuth
10 9 (18.37%) Puppet
10 9 (18.37%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (16.33%) Ansible
11 8 (16.33%) Mesos
11 8 (16.33%) Private Cloud
11 8 (16.33%) vCloud
11 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
11 8 (16.33%) SQL
11 8 (16.33%) Web Services
12 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
12 7 (14.29%) Jenkins

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 12 (24.49%) Node.js
2 6 (12.24%) IIS
2 6 (12.24%) OpenStack
3 5 (10.20%) Apache Spark
3 5 (10.20%) WebSphere
4 4 (8.16%) nginx
5 1 (2.04%) Apache
5 1 (2.04%) CMS
5 1 (2.04%) JBoss
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 28 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (30.61%) IaaS
2 15 (30.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (26.53%) PaaS
4 7 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (14.29%) CloudFront
5 5 (10.20%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (10.20%) OpenShift
6 1 (2.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.04%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.04%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) DNS
1 5 (10.20%) Firewall
2 4 (8.16%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (4.08%) HTTP
3 2 (4.08%) SMTP
4 1 (2.04%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) MySQL
2 11 (22.45%) Hadoop
3 5 (10.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (8.16%) Big Data
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 6 (12.24%) Vagrant
3 4 (8.16%) Travis CI
4 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.04%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.24%) Finance
3 4 (8.16%) Marketing
4 2 (4.08%) Publishing
5 1 (2.04%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) OAuth
2 8 (16.33%) Web Services
3 7 (14.29%) RESTful
4 6 (12.24%) ActiveMQ
4 6 (12.24%) Velocity
5 1 (2.04%) .NET
5 1 (2.04%) CSS
5 1 (2.04%) ELK Stack
5 1 (2.04%) HTML
5 1 (2.04%) jQuery
5 1 (2.04%) Kafka
5 1 (2.04%) Middleware
5 1 (2.04%) MooTools
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Private Cloud
2 6 (12.24%) Augmented Reality
2 6 (12.24%) Digital Media
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.16%) Hedge funds
4 3 (6.12%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Linux
2 6 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (12.24%) Windows
3 2 (4.08%) Solaris
4 1 (2.04%) Unix
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (30.61%) DevOps
2 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
2 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
3 7 (14.29%) Low Latency
3 7 (14.29%) Open Source
3 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 6 (12.24%) Dependency Management
4 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.20%) BDD
5 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (10.20%) High Availability
5 5 (10.20%) ITIL
5 5 (10.20%) Server Building
5 5 (10.20%) TDD
6 4 (8.16%) Capacity Management
6 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (8.16%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) Java
2 10 (20.41%) Python
3 8 (16.33%) SQL
4 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (12.24%) C
5 6 (12.24%) C++
5 6 (12.24%) Erlang
5 6 (12.24%) R
6 5 (10.20%) Scala
7 4 (8.16%) CoffeeScript
7 4 (8.16%) Go
8 3 (6.12%) Perl
9 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) MCSA
2 1 (2.04%) MCSE
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 20 (40.82%) Docker
2 8 (16.33%) vCloud
3 5 (10.20%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.08%) Squid
4 2 (4.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 14 (28.57%) Kubernetes
1 14 (28.57%) Terraform
2 9 (18.37%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (18.37%) Puppet
3 8 (16.33%) Ansible
3 8 (16.33%) Mesos
4 2 (4.08%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.04%) Ambari
5 1 (2.04%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (2.04%) MOM
5 1 (2.04%) SCOM
5 1 (2.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.24%) Red Hat
3 5 (10.20%) IBM
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle
3 5 (10.20%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) Veritas
5 1 (2.04%) Google