The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Platform Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform Engineer
Rank 409 420 424
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 28 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.073% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.076% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 14
Median daily rate £443 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £425 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £577 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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
21439 22237 23250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15235 15710 16069
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 348 446
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Platform Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Platform Engineer in the job title.

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 24 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +18 3 £550 +29.41% 1
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, Platform Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (45.76%) DevOps
2 25 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (42.37%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (33.90%) PaaS
4 19 (32.20%) Java
4 19 (32.20%) Windows
5 18 (30.51%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (27.12%) Cloud Foundry
6 16 (27.12%) AppDynamics
6 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (25.42%) Splunk
8 14 (23.73%) vCloud
8 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
9 13 (22.03%) Finance
9 13 (22.03%) Microservices
10 12 (20.34%) PowerShell
11 11 (18.64%) Ansible
11 11 (18.64%) IaaS
11 11 (18.64%) Puppet
11 11 (18.64%) Spring Boot
11 11 (18.64%) MuleSoft
12 10 (16.95%) Private Cloud
12 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
12 10 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (16.95%) Linux
13 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
13 9 (15.25%) HTML
13 9 (15.25%) CSS
13 9 (15.25%) Banking
13 9 (15.25%) Spring

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (27.12%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (6.78%) Apache
3 3 (5.08%) IIS
3 3 (5.08%) JBoss
3 3 (5.08%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.39%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.69%) Confluence
5 1 (1.69%) nginx
5 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (42.37%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (33.90%) PaaS
3 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (18.64%) IaaS
5 7 (11.86%) GitHub
6 2 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.39%) Google Apps
6 2 (3.39%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.69%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Internet
2 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.69%) DMZ
3 1 (1.69%) HTTP
3 1 (1.69%) Intranet
3 1 (1.69%) LDAP
3 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.69%) Network Security
3 1 (1.69%) SSL
3 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.47%) MySQL
3 3 (5.08%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.86%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.86%) TeamCity
3 6 (10.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (3.39%) Maven
5 1 (1.69%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.69%) Hudson
5 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Publishing
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) Spring Boot
2 9 (15.25%) CSS
2 9 (15.25%) CSS3
2 9 (15.25%) HTML
2 9 (15.25%) HTML5
2 9 (15.25%) Spring
3 5 (8.47%) Web Services
4 4 (6.78%) .NET
5 3 (5.08%) Node.js
5 3 (5.08%) OAuth
5 3 (5.08%) RESTful
6 2 (3.39%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (3.39%) EJB
7 1 (1.69%) Ajax
7 1 (1.69%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.69%) LAMP
7 1 (1.69%) Middleware
7 1 (1.69%) SOAP
7 1 (1.69%) XML
7 1 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (16.95%) Private Cloud
2 5 (8.47%) Cloud Native
2 5 (8.47%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.47%) Device Driver
3 2 (3.39%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.69%) DataPower
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Windows
2 10 (16.95%) Linux
3 5 (8.47%) Mac OS X
3 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
3 5 (8.47%) Windows 8
3 5 (8.47%) Windows XP
4 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.08%) Unix
6 2 (3.39%) Android
6 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.39%) Solaris
6 2 (3.39%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.69%) CoreOS
7 1 (1.69%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.76%) DevOps
2 25 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) Microservices
4 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (10.17%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (8.47%) ITIL
6 5 (8.47%) Patch Management
6 5 (8.47%) Scrum
6 5 (8.47%) Software Distribution
6 5 (8.47%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (8.47%) Use Case
6 5 (8.47%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (6.78%) Change Control
7 4 (6.78%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.78%) TDD
8 3 (5.08%) BDD
8 3 (5.08%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.08%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) Java
2 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
3 12 (20.34%) PowerShell
4 7 (11.86%) Python
5 6 (10.17%) Bash Shell
6 5 (8.47%) Perl
7 3 (5.08%) Scala
8 2 (3.39%) Groovy
8 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.69%) C
9 1 (1.69%) C++
9 1 (1.69%) Clojure
9 1 (1.69%) Go
9 1 (1.69%) PHP
9 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) ACMT
2 3 (5.08%) CCA
2 3 (5.08%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (5.08%) MCSE
2 3 (5.08%) MCTS
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (23.73%) vCloud
2 9 (15.25%) Docker
3 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.47%) BitLocker
3 5 (8.47%) Xen
3 5 (8.47%) XenApp
3 5 (8.47%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.39%) Varnish
5 2 (3.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.69%) etcd
6 1 (1.69%) flannel
6 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (30.51%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (18.64%) Ansible
2 11 (18.64%) Puppet
3 9 (15.25%) Kubernetes
3 9 (15.25%) Mesos
3 9 (15.25%) Terraform
4 5 (8.47%) SCCM
4 5 (8.47%) WSUS
5 3 (5.08%) Casper Suite
6 1 (1.69%) Consul
6 1 (1.69%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.69%) Marathon
6 1 (1.69%) Rancher
6 1 (1.69%) yum
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) AppDynamics
2 15 (25.42%) Splunk
3 11 (18.64%) MuleSoft
4 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.25%) New Relic
5 8 (13.56%) Citrix
6 6 (10.17%) HP
6 6 (10.17%) Red Hat
7 5 (8.47%) Apple
7 5 (8.47%) Dell
7 5 (8.47%) Symantec
8 4 (6.78%) Google
8 4 (6.78%) VMware
9 3 (5.08%) IBM
10 2 (3.39%) Oracle
10 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
10 2 (3.39%) Veritas
11 1 (1.69%) F5
11 1 (1.69%) Imperva
11 1 (1.69%) Intel
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