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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Engineer
Rank 411 415 387
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 8 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.016% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.017% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 6
Average daily rate
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£425 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 - £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
+30.43% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.50 -
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
22031 23293 20842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.18% 93.24% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15796 16084 13908
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 £263 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 386 507
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 21 November 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 21 November 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 (52.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Linux
3 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (32.00%) UNIX
5 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (28.00%) Apache
5 7 (28.00%) PHP
5 7 (28.00%) VMware
5 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (24.00%) Python
6 6 (24.00%) LDAP
7 5 (20.00%) MySQL
7 5 (20.00%) Oracle
7 5 (20.00%) Puppet
7 5 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (20.00%) JIRA
7 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (16.00%) Kanban
8 4 (16.00%) Online Games
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (16.00%) TDD
8 4 (16.00%) Maven
8 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
8 4 (16.00%) Hudson
8 4 (16.00%) Varnish
8 4 (16.00%) Office 365
8 4 (16.00%) YUM

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (28.00%) Apache
1 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Confluence
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.00%) nginx
4 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) LDAP
2 4 (16.00%) HTTP
2 4 (16.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) SSL
3 2 (8.00%) VoIP
3 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) MySQL
1 5 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (16.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.00%) Big Data
4 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (8.00%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (4.00%) Redis
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) JIRA
2 4 (16.00%) Maven
2 4 (16.00%) Hudson
3 3 (12.00%) Artifactory
3 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (16.00%) Games
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Advertising
3 1 (4.00%) Publishing
3 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) OLE
3 1 (4.00%) LAMP
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) Symfony
3 1 (4.00%) RESTful
3 1 (4.00%) Memcached
3 1 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (4.00%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Online Games
2 3 (12.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) Digital Media
3 2 (8.00%) Social Media
4 1 (4.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.00%) Smartcard
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Linux
3 8 (32.00%) UNIX
4 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.00%) CentOS
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) TDD
2 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (16.00%) Kanban
2 4 (16.00%) Scrum
3 3 (12.00%) Information Security
3 3 (12.00%) Workflow
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) MapReduce
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) BDD
4 2 (8.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Release Management
5 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (4.00%) High Availability
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) PHP
2 6 (24.00%) Python
3 4 (16.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) Perl
3 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (12.00%) C
5 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (8.00%) Ruby
6 1 (4.00%) R
6 1 (4.00%) Scala
6 1 (4.00%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) CCNA
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.00%) CISSP
2 3 (12.00%) CISM
2 3 (12.00%) CCSA
2 3 (12.00%) JNCIA
3 2 (8.00%) RHCSA
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (16.00%) Varnish
4 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.00%) NFS
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (8.00%) XenServer
5 2 (8.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (8.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Puppet
2 4 (16.00%) YUM
3 3 (12.00%) Nagios
4 2 (8.00%) SCCM
4 2 (8.00%) SCOM
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (8.00%) Cobbler
4 2 (8.00%) Opsview
4 2 (8.00%) Mesos
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.00%) BT
4 2 (8.00%) Speakerbus
4 2 (8.00%) Splunk
4 2 (8.00%) IBM
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) CA
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) Veritas
5 1 (4.00%) New Relic
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) Remedy