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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Engineer
Rank 399 422 400
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 21 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.086% 0.048% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.051% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £368 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £343 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £394 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +43.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Platform Engineer
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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
22591 23369 24032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.98% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15618 16068 15796
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 438 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 19 September 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Linux
3 15 (45.45%) UNIX
4 13 (39.39%) LDAP
5 12 (36.36%) Perl
5 12 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (33.33%) Finance
7 10 (30.30%) Red Hat
7 10 (30.30%) Python
7 10 (30.30%) VMware
8 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
8 9 (27.27%) Bash Shell
8 9 (27.27%) Oracle
8 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
8 9 (27.27%) Puppet
9 8 (24.24%) NetApp
9 8 (24.24%) PHP
9 8 (24.24%) Solaris
9 8 (24.24%) YUM
9 8 (24.24%) Release Management
9 8 (24.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (21.21%) Brocade
10 7 (21.21%) NetBackup
10 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
10 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
10 7 (21.21%) HP
10 7 (21.21%) SAN
11 6 (18.18%) Nagios

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.15%) Apache
3 3 (9.09%) Confluence
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.03%) nginx
5 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (39.39%) LDAP
2 7 (21.21%) SAN
3 5 (15.15%) HTTP
4 4 (12.12%) DNS
5 2 (6.06%) VoIP
5 2 (6.06%) SSL
5 2 (6.06%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) MySQL
2 4 (12.12%) MongoDB
2 4 (12.12%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (12.12%) NoSQL
2 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) Redis
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Hive
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) JIRA
2 4 (12.12%) Hudson
2 4 (12.12%) Maven
3 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.09%) Artifactory
3 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.06%) Subversion
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) Web Services
2 3 (9.09%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) JSON
3 1 (3.03%) Symfony
3 1 (3.03%) Memcached
3 1 (3.03%) RESTful
3 1 (3.03%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) EJB
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.03%) OLE
3 1 (3.03%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Clustering
2 4 (12.12%) Online Games
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Statistics
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.03%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Linux
3 15 (45.45%) UNIX
4 12 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (24.24%) Solaris
6 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (9.09%) CentOS
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Release Management
1 8 (24.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
3 5 (15.15%) Scrum
3 5 (15.15%) Kernel Tuning
4 4 (12.12%) Kanban
4 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (12.12%) TDD
5 3 (9.09%) Information Security
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) Workflow
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.06%) BDD
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) Perl
2 10 (30.30%) Python
3 9 (27.27%) Bash Shell
4 8 (24.24%) PHP
5 6 (18.18%) Java
6 5 (15.15%) Bourne shell
7 4 (12.12%) C
7 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
8 2 (6.06%) Ruby
9 1 (3.03%) Scala
9 1 (3.03%) C#
9 1 (3.03%) SQL
9 1 (3.03%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (12.12%) CCNA
2 3 (9.09%) CCSA
2 3 (9.09%) JNCIA
2 3 (9.09%) CISSP
2 3 (9.09%) CISM
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.06%) MCSE
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
1 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (15.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (15.15%) Varnish
4 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.06%) NFS
5 2 (6.06%) vSphere
5 2 (6.06%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) Puppet
2 8 (24.24%) YUM
3 7 (21.21%) NetBackup
4 6 (18.18%) Nagios
5 2 (6.06%) Opsview
5 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (6.06%) Cobbler
5 2 (6.06%) SCCM
5 2 (6.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Red Hat
1 10 (30.30%) VMware
2 9 (27.27%) Oracle
3 8 (24.24%) NetApp
4 7 (21.21%) Brocade
4 7 (21.21%) HP
5 5 (15.15%) Veritas
6 4 (12.12%) CA
6 4 (12.12%) Citrix
7 3 (9.09%) Sun
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco
8 2 (6.06%) Splunk
8 2 (6.06%) BT
8 2 (6.06%) Symantec
8 2 (6.06%) IBM
8 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.06%) Speakerbus
9 1 (3.03%) Remedy
9 1 (3.03%) Akamai
9 1 (3.03%) New Relic