The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Engineer
Rank 392 387 362
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 6 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.028% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.030% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£475 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £330 £285
% change year-on-year
- +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015, 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 7 (43.75%) Linux
1 7 (43.75%) Apache
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (31.25%) JIRA
3 5 (31.25%) Python
3 5 (31.25%) UNIX
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) C
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) PHP
4 4 (25.00%) HTTP
4 4 (25.00%) Middleware
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) Hadoop
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) Maven
4 4 (25.00%) Hudson
4 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (25.00%) Big Data
5 3 (18.75%) MapReduce
5 3 (18.75%) Digital Media
5 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
5 3 (18.75%) Apache Hive
5 3 (18.75%) Artifactory
5 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
5 3 (18.75%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
5 3 (18.75%) Mesos

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (43.75%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) Apache Spark
2 3 (18.75%) Confluence
2 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Node.js
4 1 (6.25%) CMS
4 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon EMR
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (25.00%) Big Data
3 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
3 3 (18.75%) Apache Hive
3 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (18.75%) MySQL
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) JIRA
2 4 (25.00%) Maven
2 4 (25.00%) Hudson
3 3 (18.75%) Artifactory
3 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) OLE
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (6.25%) ExpressJS
4 1 (6.25%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Digital Media
1 3 (18.75%) Social Media
2 2 (12.50%) Hedge funds
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) UNIX
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (18.75%) MapReduce
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) SOA
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) Kanban
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Python
2 4 (25.00%) C
2 4 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) PHP
3 3 (18.75%) Ruby
4 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (12.50%) R
5 1 (6.25%) Scala
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) JNCIA
1 3 (18.75%) CCSA
1 3 (18.75%) CISM
1 3 (18.75%) CCNA
1 3 (18.75%) CISSP
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Varnish
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Mesos
1 3 (18.75%) yum
2 2 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
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