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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Engineer
Rank 386 380 394
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 17 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.077% 0.066% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.071% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 1
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£400 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £280
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.00
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
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 2 £413 -28.26% 1
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (61.29%) Apache
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (51.61%) Maven
3 16 (51.61%) HTTP
3 16 (51.61%) Red Hat
3 16 (51.61%) yum
3 16 (51.61%) Hudson
3 16 (51.61%) Jenkins
4 15 (48.39%) Linux
5 14 (45.16%) TDD
6 13 (41.94%) Python
7 12 (38.71%) SSL
7 12 (38.71%) Varnish
8 11 (35.48%) C
8 11 (35.48%) Java
9 10 (32.26%) PHP
10 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (22.58%) JIRA
11 7 (22.58%) Web Services
12 6 (19.35%) EJB
12 6 (19.35%) Windows
12 6 (19.35%) VMware
12 6 (19.35%) Confluence
12 6 (19.35%) Artifactory
13 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
14 4 (12.90%) Finance
14 4 (12.90%) SAN
14 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
14 4 (12.90%) NAS
14 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (61.29%) Apache
2 6 (19.35%) Confluence
3 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.45%) CMS
4 2 (6.45%) JBoss
4 2 (6.45%) IIS
4 2 (6.45%) Node.js
5 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
5 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
5 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) HTTP
2 12 (38.71%) SSL
3 4 (12.90%) SAN
3 4 (12.90%) NAS
4 2 (6.45%) LDAP
4 2 (6.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
1 3 (9.68%) Big Data
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Maven
1 16 (51.61%) Hudson
1 16 (51.61%) Jenkins
2 7 (22.58%) JIRA
3 6 (19.35%) Artifactory
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Web Services
2 6 (19.35%) EJB
3 2 (6.45%) Hibernate
3 2 (6.45%) Spring
3 2 (6.45%) Java EE
3 2 (6.45%) J2EE
3 2 (6.45%) RESTful
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.23%) Middleware
4 1 (3.23%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Private Cloud
2 2 (6.45%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Social Media
3 1 (3.23%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (19.35%) Windows
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) TDD
3 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
3 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Service Management
4 2 (6.45%) HOOD
4 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Data Analytics
4 2 (6.45%) Analytics
4 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
4 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.23%) High Availability
5 1 (3.23%) MapReduce
5 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.23%) SOA
5 1 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) Python
2 11 (35.48%) C
2 11 (35.48%) Java
3 10 (32.26%) PHP
4 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) R
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Sun Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Varnish
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.45%) NFS
5 1 (3.23%) GlusterFS
5 1 (3.23%) GFS2
5 1 (3.23%) OCFS2
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (51.61%) yum
2 1 (3.23%) Mesos
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Red Hat
2 6 (19.35%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) Google
4 2 (6.45%) Brocade
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
4 2 (6.45%) Sun
4 2 (6.45%) NetApp
4 2 (6.45%) Apple
4 2 (6.45%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.23%) Remedy
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Zend
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