The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Platform Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform Engineer
UK
Rank 558 595 599
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 39 27 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.053% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.056% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 4
Median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £328 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £605 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £380 -
% change year-on-year
+13.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Platform Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Platform Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Platform Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Platform Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Platform Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Platform Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Platform Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Platform Engineer within the UK.

Platform Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 22 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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
England +41 38 £450 -10.00% 16
London +22 23 £500 - 9
North West +25 7 £430 +22.85% 2
Manchester +18 7 £430 +22.85% 2
Berkshire +14 3 £425 +10.38%
South East +12 3 £425 -11.91%
Reading +2 3 £425 +10.38%
Yorkshire +8 2 £475 +48.43% 4
City of London - 2 £458 - 1
Leeds +12 1 £475 +48.43% 1
West Yorkshire +11 1 £475 +48.43% 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 £375 -
South West - 1 £330 -
Edinburgh - 1 £475 -
Scotland - 1 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Nottingham - 1 £375 -
Sheffield - 1 - - 2
Bristol - 1 £330 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £375 -

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (47.37%) DevOps
2 41 (43.16%) Linux
3 40 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (34.74%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (31.58%) Python
7 29 (30.53%) Puppet
8 27 (28.42%) Java
9 19 (20.00%) PaaS
10 18 (18.95%) OpenStack
11 16 (16.84%) IaaS
11 16 (16.84%) Docker
11 16 (16.84%) Git (software)
11 16 (16.84%) Windows
12 15 (15.79%) Red Hat
13 14 (14.74%) Bash Shell
14 13 (13.68%) Open Source
14 13 (13.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (13.68%) Microservices
14 13 (13.68%) Big Data
14 13 (13.68%) DNS
14 13 (13.68%) Microsoft
14 13 (13.68%) Scrum
15 12 (12.63%) Continuous Delivery
15 12 (12.63%) VMware
15 12 (12.63%) Finance
15 12 (12.63%) HTTP
15 12 (12.63%) Hadoop
15 12 (12.63%) Apache Hive

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 18 (18.95%) OpenStack
2 11 (11.58%) Apache Spark
2 11 (11.58%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (9.47%) CloudStack
4 5 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.16%) nginx
6 2 (2.11%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.05%) IIS
7 1 (1.05%) Jetty
7 1 (1.05%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 35 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (20.00%) PaaS
3 16 (16.84%) IaaS
4 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (5.26%) GitHub
7 3 (3.16%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (1.05%) DigitalOcean
8 1 (1.05%) Heroku
8 1 (1.05%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) DNS
2 12 (12.63%) HTTP
3 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.16%) Internet
4 3 (3.16%) Multicast
4 3 (3.16%) SMTP
4 3 (3.16%) tcpdump
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.11%) Firewall
5 2 (2.11%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.11%) Network Security
5 2 (2.11%) SSL
6 1 (1.05%) BGP
6 1 (1.05%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.05%) DAB
6 1 (1.05%) DMZ
6 1 (1.05%) LAN
6 1 (1.05%) OSPF
6 1 (1.05%) SAN
6 1 (1.05%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) Big Data
2 12 (12.63%) Apache Hive
2 12 (12.63%) Hadoop
3 11 (11.58%) NoSQL
4 8 (8.42%) MongoDB
5 7 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.16%) MySQL
7 3 (3.16%) Parquet
7 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
7 3 (3.16%) Sqoop
8 2 (2.11%) HBase
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.05%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.58%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.42%) JIRA
4 6 (6.32%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (6.32%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.16%) Selenium
5 3 (3.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.05%) git-flow
6 1 (1.05%) GoCD
6 1 (1.05%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.05%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (12.63%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Military
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) Kafka
2 10 (10.53%) JSON
3 9 (9.47%) Spring Boot
4 8 (8.42%) REST
5 6 (6.32%) CSS
5 6 (6.32%) CSS3
5 6 (6.32%) HTML
5 6 (6.32%) HTML5
5 6 (6.32%) Spring
6 5 (5.26%) Node.js
6 5 (5.26%) OAuth2
6 5 (5.26%) Serverless Framework
7 4 (4.21%) AngularJS
8 3 (3.16%) Apache Avro
8 3 (3.16%) JMS
8 3 (3.16%) Polymer
8 3 (3.16%) Spark Streaming
8 3 (3.16%) Web Services
8 3 (3.16%) WebKit
8 3 (3.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.32%) Private Cloud
3 5 (5.26%) Blockchain
3 5 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.21%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.21%) Statistics
5 3 (3.16%) Equities
5 3 (3.16%) W3C
6 2 (2.11%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.11%) Clustering
6 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.11%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (43.16%) Linux
2 16 (16.84%) Windows
3 13 (13.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (10.53%) Unix
5 5 (5.26%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.16%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.11%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.05%) AIX
8 1 (1.05%) Android
8 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.05%) CentOS
8 1 (1.05%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.05%) Solaris
8 1 (1.05%) SUSE
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.37%) DevOps
2 40 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.68%) Microservices
3 13 (13.68%) Open Source
3 13 (13.68%) Scrum
4 12 (12.63%) Continuous Delivery
5 10 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
6 9 (9.47%) Continuous Deployment
7 7 (7.37%) E-Commerce
7 7 (7.37%) Unit Testing
8 6 (6.32%) Auto-Scaling
8 6 (6.32%) SOA
9 5 (5.26%) Project Management
9 5 (5.26%) TDD
10 4 (4.21%) High Availability
10 4 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (3.16%) Functional Testing
11 3 (3.16%) Low Latency
11 3 (3.16%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.58%) Python
2 27 (28.42%) Java
3 14 (14.74%) Bash Shell
4 11 (11.58%) Ruby
5 10 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.53%) Scala
6 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.47%) R
6 9 (9.47%) Shell Script
7 7 (7.37%) C++
8 5 (5.26%) C#
8 5 (5.26%) Perl
9 4 (4.21%) C
10 3 (3.16%) Go
10 3 (3.16%) Groovy
10 3 (3.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.21%) Degree
1 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.11%) CCNP
2 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.05%) ACMT
3 1 (1.05%) CCA
3 1 (1.05%) CCIE
3 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.05%) MCSE
3 1 (1.05%) MCTS
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) QA
1 2 (2.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (16.84%) Docker
2 10 (10.53%) vSphere
2 10 (10.53%) Xen
3 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.42%) XenServer
4 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
5 6 (6.32%) vCloud
6 5 (5.26%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.16%) XenApp
8 2 (2.11%) HDFS
8 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.05%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.05%) etcd
9 1 (1.05%) flannel
9 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.05%) Varnish
9 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 33 (34.74%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (30.53%) Puppet
3 9 (9.47%) Ansible
3 9 (9.47%) Cobbler
4 5 (5.26%) Terraform
5 4 (4.21%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.16%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (3.16%) Nagios
6 3 (3.16%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 2 (2.11%) Consul
7 2 (2.11%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (2.11%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (2.11%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.11%) SCCM
7 2 (2.11%) SCOM
8 1 (1.05%) Mesos
8 1 (1.05%) Packer
8 1 (1.05%) Rancher
8 1 (1.05%) rkt
8 1 (1.05%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 15 (15.79%) Red Hat
2 13 (13.68%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.63%) VMware
4 10 (10.53%) AppDynamics
4 10 (10.53%) Splunk
5 9 (9.47%) MuleSoft
6 6 (6.32%) New Relic
7 4 (4.21%) F5
8 3 (3.16%) Citrix
8 3 (3.16%) HP
8 3 (3.16%) Reuters
8 3 (3.16%) Teradata
9 2 (2.11%) Cisco
9 2 (2.11%) Hortonworks
9 2 (2.11%) SaltStack
9 2 (2.11%) Sun
10 1 (1.05%) Cloudera
10 1 (1.05%) Fixnetix
10 1 (1.05%) Q1 Labs
10 1 (1.05%) Rackspace
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