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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Engineer
Rank 370 379 375
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 17 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.083% 0.024% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.025% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 1
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£400 £450 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £280
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +17.85%
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
19003 19763 18521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.50% 93.07% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13210 13394 12655
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 376 415
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -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
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 6 March 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
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Vacancies
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Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 14 (66.67%) Apache
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Maven
3 11 (52.38%) HTTP
3 11 (52.38%) yum
3 11 (52.38%) Hudson
3 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
4 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
5 9 (42.86%) Python
5 9 (42.86%) Linux
5 9 (42.86%) SSL
5 9 (42.86%) TDD
6 8 (38.10%) C
6 8 (38.10%) PHP
6 8 (38.10%) Varnish
7 7 (33.33%) Java
8 5 (23.81%) Big Data
8 5 (23.81%) JIRA
8 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (23.81%) Hadoop
9 4 (19.05%) Confluence
9 4 (19.05%) EJB
9 4 (19.05%) Digital Media
9 4 (19.05%) Artifactory
10 3 (14.29%) Mesos
10 3 (14.29%) Apache Spark
10 3 (14.29%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (14.29%) Web Services
10 3 (14.29%) Windows
10 3 (14.29%) Tomcat

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 14 (66.67%) Apache
2 4 (19.05%) Confluence
3 3 (14.29%) Apache Spark
3 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 2 (9.52%) CMS
4 2 (9.52%) Node.js
5 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (9.52%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) HTTP
2 9 (42.86%) SSL
3 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Hadoop
1 5 (23.81%) Big Data
2 3 (14.29%) Apache Hive
2 3 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Maven
1 11 (52.38%) Hudson
1 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
2 5 (23.81%) JIRA
3 4 (19.05%) Artifactory
General
1 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Legal
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) EJB
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) ExpressJS
4 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.76%) Middleware
4 1 (4.76%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Digital Media
2 3 (14.29%) Social Media
3 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.76%) Smartcard
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (14.29%) MapReduce
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
5 1 (4.76%) SOA
5 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Python
2 8 (38.10%) C
2 8 (38.10%) PHP
3 7 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
5 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.76%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) VCP4
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Varnish
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) yum
2 3 (14.29%) Mesos
3 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.52%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) Zend
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
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