The first table below looks at the demand for the Platform Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Engineer
Rank 68 - 73
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% - 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% - 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +16.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
803 880 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.12% 91.29% 89.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 382 381
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 42
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £16.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Platform Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Symantec