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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform Engineer
Rank 400 391 402
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 11 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.052% 0.067% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.071% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 2
Average daily rate £500 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 - £330
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
20026 19682 20464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.69% 94.48% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14194 13942 13897
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 337 393
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 17 (70.83%) Python
2 14 (58.33%) Java
2 14 (58.33%) C
3 12 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (50.00%) Big Data
4 10 (41.67%) Docker
5 9 (37.50%) OpenStack
5 9 (37.50%) Linux
6 7 (29.17%) C++
6 7 (29.17%) CCNA
6 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
6 7 (29.17%) Augmented Reality
6 7 (29.17%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (29.17%) Erlang
6 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (29.17%) Vagrant
6 7 (29.17%) Digital Media
6 7 (29.17%) R
6 7 (29.17%) CloudFront
7 6 (25.00%) FCoE
7 6 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (25.00%) SaaS
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (25.00%) KVM
7 6 (25.00%) RHCSA
7 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (25.00%) iSCSI
7 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (37.50%) OpenStack
2 5 (20.83%) Node.js
3 3 (12.50%) nginx
4 2 (8.33%) CMS
5 1 (4.17%) Apache
5 1 (4.17%) Confluence
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 12 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (29.17%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (29.17%) CloudFront
3 6 (25.00%) SaaS
4 4 (16.67%) IaaS
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (16.67%) PaaS
5 2 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 6 (25.00%) FCoE
1 6 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
1 6 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) Big Data
2 5 (20.83%) Hadoop
3 3 (12.50%) MySQL
4 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Vagrant
2 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
4 1 (4.17%) Hudson
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) OAuth
1 3 (12.50%) RESTful
1 3 (12.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Augmented Reality
1 7 (29.17%) Digital Media
2 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.50%) Analytics
2 3 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (12.50%) Data Analytics
2 3 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 3 (12.50%) Dependency Management
2 3 (12.50%) DevOps
2 3 (12.50%) Low Latency
2 3 (12.50%) Open Source
2 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 3 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (12.50%) User Stories
3 1 (4.17%) Coaching
3 1 (4.17%) Kanban
3 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Security Operations
3 1 (4.17%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) Python
2 14 (58.33%) C
2 14 (58.33%) Java
3 7 (29.17%) C++
3 7 (29.17%) Erlang
3 7 (29.17%) R
4 3 (12.50%) CoffeeScript
4 3 (12.50%) Go
5 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) CCNA
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (25.00%) CCNP
2 6 (25.00%) RHCE
2 6 (25.00%) RHCSA
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.17%) CCSA
3 1 (4.17%) CISM
3 1 (4.17%) CISSP
3 1 (4.17%) JNCIA
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Docker
2 6 (25.00%) KVM
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 3 (12.50%) Terraform
2 1 (4.17%) MOM
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) yum
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco
1 6 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 6 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.33%) Google
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