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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Engineer
Rank 416 411 412
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 10 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.041% 0.036% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.038% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £368 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +18.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £200
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.50 -
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
22765 23591 22534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 93.10% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16128 16266 15004
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 406 529
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £43.00 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Linux
3 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 8 (34.78%) UNIX
5 7 (30.43%) PHP
5 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
5 7 (30.43%) VMware
5 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
6 6 (26.09%) Python
6 6 (26.09%) LDAP
7 5 (21.74%) MySQL
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle
7 5 (21.74%) Apache
7 5 (21.74%) JIRA
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (21.74%) Puppet
8 4 (17.39%) Varnish
8 4 (17.39%) YUM
8 4 (17.39%) Kanban
8 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
8 4 (17.39%) NoSQL
8 4 (17.39%) Hudson
8 4 (17.39%) Office 365
8 4 (17.39%) Online Games
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (17.39%) TDD
8 4 (17.39%) Maven
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Apache
3 3 (13.04%) Confluence
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (4.35%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) LDAP
2 4 (17.39%) HTTP
2 4 (17.39%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) SSL
3 2 (8.70%) VoIP
3 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) MySQL
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) NoSQL
3 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 3 (13.04%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (4.35%) Redis
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) JIRA
2 4 (17.39%) Maven
2 4 (17.39%) Hudson
3 3 (13.04%) Artifactory
3 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.70%) Subversion
General
1 4 (17.39%) Games
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Publishing
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) OLE
3 1 (4.35%) LAMP
3 1 (4.35%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) Symfony
3 1 (4.35%) RESTful
3 1 (4.35%) Memcached
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.35%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Online Games
2 3 (13.04%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Smartcard
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) UNIX
4 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.04%) CentOS
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) TDD
2 4 (17.39%) Kanban
2 4 (17.39%) Scrum
2 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps
3 3 (13.04%) Information Security
3 3 (13.04%) Workflow
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) BDD
4 2 (8.70%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.35%) Release Management
5 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (4.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) PHP
2 6 (26.09%) Python
3 4 (17.39%) Java
3 4 (17.39%) Perl
3 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
4 3 (13.04%) C
5 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.70%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) R
6 1 (4.35%) Scala
6 1 (4.35%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CCNA
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CISSP
2 3 (13.04%) CISM
2 3 (13.04%) CCSA
2 3 (13.04%) JNCIA
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
3 4 (17.39%) Varnish
4 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.70%) NFS
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (8.70%) XenServer
5 2 (8.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (8.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Puppet
2 4 (17.39%) YUM
3 3 (13.04%) Nagios
4 2 (8.70%) SCCM
4 2 (8.70%) SCOM
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (8.70%) Cobbler
4 2 (8.70%) Opsview
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) VMware
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.70%) BT
4 2 (8.70%) Speakerbus
4 2 (8.70%) Splunk
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) CA
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas
5 1 (4.35%) New Relic
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) Remedy