The table below looks at the statistics for the Platform Manager 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 Manager 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 Manager
Rank 414 414 392
Rank change year-on-year
0 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Manager 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.020% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.021% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£450 £488 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +387.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £473 £315 -
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Platform Manager in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Platform Manager Jobs Demand Trend in London

Platform Manager
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Platform Manager across the London region.

Platform Manager Daily Rate Trend in London

Platform Manager
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 Manager 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 Manager in their job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Finance
1 7 (70.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) SWIFT
2 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) SunGard
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 4 (40.00%) AIX
2 4 (40.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) VLE
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security

Platform Manager
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 Manager 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 Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (10.00%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) UNIX
1 4 (40.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
1 4 (40.00%) IBM
1 4 (40.00%) SunGard
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft