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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Engineer
Rank 417 402 405
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 16 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.066% 0.090% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.098% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 12
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£500 £425 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
22279 22522 23553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.56% 92.61% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15699 15363 16156
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 420 457
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +6 2 £425 -10.52%
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 12 (40.00%) Linux
1 12 (40.00%) Apache
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) TDD
2 10 (33.33%) Maven
2 10 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 10 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (33.33%) yum
2 10 (33.33%) Hudson
2 10 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 9 (30.00%) Big Data
3 9 (30.00%) Python
3 9 (30.00%) C
3 9 (30.00%) HTTP
4 8 (26.67%) Java
4 8 (26.67%) VMware
5 7 (23.33%) SSL
6 6 (20.00%) Varnish
6 6 (20.00%) Hadoop
6 6 (20.00%) Confluence
6 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (20.00%) JIRA
7 5 (16.67%) Kanban
7 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (16.67%) MongoDB
7 5 (16.67%) Node.js
7 5 (16.67%) Data Analytics
7 5 (16.67%) Analytics
7 5 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 12 (40.00%) Apache
2 6 (20.00%) Confluence
3 5 (16.67%) Node.js
3 5 (16.67%) CMS
4 3 (10.00%) OpenStack
4 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (6.67%) IIS
5 2 (6.67%) JBoss
6 1 (3.33%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) HTTP
2 7 (23.33%) SSL
3 4 (13.33%) SAN
3 4 (13.33%) NAS
4 3 (10.00%) FCoE
4 3 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (10.00%) DNS
4 3 (10.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (6.67%) LDAP
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) DHCP
6 1 (3.33%) Firewall
6 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) Big Data
2 6 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 5 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.33%) MySQL
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Maven
1 10 (33.33%) Hudson
1 10 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (20.00%) JIRA
3 4 (13.33%) Artifactory
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) EJB
2 3 (10.00%) Java EE
3 2 (6.67%) RESTful
3 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.67%) Spring
3 2 (6.67%) J2EE
4 1 (3.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (16.67%) Kanban
3 5 (16.67%) Data Analytics
3 5 (16.67%) Analytics
4 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.67%) Multithreading
6 2 (6.67%) Service Management
6 2 (6.67%) HOOD
6 2 (6.67%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) MapReduce
7 1 (3.33%) DevOps
7 1 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) C
1 9 (30.00%) Python
2 8 (26.67%) Java
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.67%) PHP
4 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) CCNP
1 3 (10.00%) CCNA
1 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (10.00%) RHCE
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (10.00%) RHCSA
2 2 (6.67%) Sun Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) WAI
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (20.00%) Varnish
2 3 (10.00%) KVM
2 3 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.67%) NFS
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) yum
2 4 (13.33%) Puppet
3 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 8 (26.67%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Google
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (6.67%) Sun
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) NetApp
4 2 (6.67%) Brocade
4 2 (6.67%) 3PAR
4 2 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
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