The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Platform Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 63 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.54% 0.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £413 £390 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
673 870 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.32% 94.46% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 498 456
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 57 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £26.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.28% +35.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £135.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Platform Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Platform Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Platform Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Platform Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 Reading region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (75.00%) SMTP
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (75.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Product Management
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) XenServer
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Xen
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (25.00%) CloudStack
1 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) HTTP
1 3 (75.00%) SMTP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (75.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) Product Management
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
1 1 (25.00%) Xen
1 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cobbler
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft