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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform Engineer
Rank 591 611 611
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 50 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.050% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.053% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 15
Median daily rate £550 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.93% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £300 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £421 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 2016.

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 18 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 25 May 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
England +5 47 £550 +41.93% 20
London +24 41 £550 +37.50% 7
City of London +48 4 £456 +10.60% 1
Shropshire - 2 £550 -
Telford - 2 £550 -
West Midlands - 2 £550 -
South East -12 1 £338 +12.50% 2
South West - 1 £360 -
East of England - 1 £170 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £170 -
Manchester - 1 £490 - 4
Berkshire - 1 £338 -
Bristol - 1 £360 -
North West - 1 £490 - 7
Slough - 1 £338 -
Cambridge - 1 £170 -

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (45.24%) Linux
2 33 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (33.33%) DevOps
4 26 (30.95%) Windows
5 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (25.00%) Python
8 20 (23.81%) Java
8 20 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (23.81%) Docker
9 19 (22.62%) Puppet
9 19 (22.62%) Terraform
10 18 (21.43%) IaaS
11 17 (20.24%) PaaS
11 17 (20.24%) Kubernetes
12 16 (19.05%) Windows Server
12 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
13 14 (16.67%) Unix
13 14 (16.67%) VMware
14 13 (15.48%) SQL
14 13 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (15.48%) Ansible
15 12 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (14.29%) MySQL
15 12 (14.29%) Web Services
15 12 (14.29%) Red Hat
15 12 (14.29%) Configuration Management
15 12 (14.29%) Ruby
15 12 (14.29%) Private Cloud
16 11 (13.10%) SQL Server

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 11 (13.10%) Node.js
1 11 (13.10%) OpenStack
2 8 (9.52%) IIS
3 6 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.95%) Apache Spark
5 4 (4.76%) nginx
6 3 (3.57%) Apache
6 3 (3.57%) CloudStack
6 3 (3.57%) JBoss
7 1 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 33 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (21.43%) IaaS
4 17 (20.24%) PaaS
5 5 (5.95%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (5.95%) OpenShift
6 4 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (4.76%) CloudFront
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.19%) Heroku
7 1 (1.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.71%) DNS
2 8 (9.52%) Firewall
3 6 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.95%) Internet
4 5 (5.95%) NetScaler
5 4 (4.76%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (3.57%) SAN
7 2 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.38%) FCoE
7 2 (2.38%) HTTP
7 2 (2.38%) SMTP
8 1 (1.19%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.19%) IOS XR
8 1 (1.19%) MPLS
8 1 (1.19%) NX-OS
8 1 (1.19%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) MySQL
2 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.71%) Hadoop
4 6 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.19%) Big Data
7 1 (1.19%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.76%) Travis CI
4 3 (3.57%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.19%) GitLab
5 1 (1.19%) JIRA
5 1 (1.19%) Maven
5 1 (1.19%) MSI
5 1 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.19%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Marketing
2 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.57%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Military
4 2 (2.38%) Publishing
5 1 (1.19%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.19%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.29%) Web Services
2 7 (8.33%) OAuth
2 7 (8.33%) RESTful
3 6 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
3 6 (7.14%) Velocity
4 3 (3.57%) .NET
5 2 (2.38%) jQuery
5 2 (2.38%) Kafka
6 1 (1.19%) Ajax
6 1 (1.19%) CSS
6 1 (1.19%) EJB
6 1 (1.19%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (1.19%) ELK Stack
6 1 (1.19%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.19%) JPA
6 1 (1.19%) Middleware
6 1 (1.19%) MooTools
6 1 (1.19%) SOAP
6 1 (1.19%) XML
6 1 (1.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 7 (8.33%) Clustering
3 6 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.76%) Cloud Native
4 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.76%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.57%) Augmented Reality
5 3 (3.57%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.38%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.38%) Robotics
7 1 (1.19%) DataPower
7 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.19%) e-Health
7 1 (1.19%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.19%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (45.24%) Linux
2 26 (30.95%) Windows
3 16 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 14 (16.67%) Unix
5 12 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.38%) Solaris
8 1 (1.19%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.33%) DevOps
2 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.48%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 9 (10.71%) High Availability
6 8 (9.52%) Scrum
6 8 (9.52%) Server Building
7 7 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 7 (8.33%) DSDM
7 7 (8.33%) Open Source
7 7 (8.33%) RUP
7 7 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 7 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 7 (8.33%) TDD
8 6 (7.14%) Capacity Management
8 6 (7.14%) Dependency Management
8 6 (7.14%) ITIL
9 5 (5.95%) BDD
9 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.95%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.00%) Python
2 20 (23.81%) Java
3 13 (15.48%) SQL
4 12 (14.29%) Ruby
5 9 (10.71%) Bash Shell
6 8 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 7 (8.33%) PowerShell
8 6 (7.14%) Perl
8 6 (7.14%) Shell Script
9 5 (5.95%) Go
9 5 (5.95%) Scala
10 4 (4.76%) C
10 4 (4.76%) CoffeeScript
11 3 (3.57%) C++
11 3 (3.57%) Erlang
11 3 (3.57%) R
12 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.19%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) Degree
4 2 (2.38%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) CCNP
4 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.19%) MCSA
5 1 (1.19%) MCSE
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.19%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (23.81%) Docker
2 11 (13.10%) vCloud
3 10 (11.90%) Active Directory
3 10 (11.90%) vSphere
4 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.57%) Xen
6 3 (3.57%) XenServer
7 2 (2.38%) Squid
7 2 (2.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (22.62%) Puppet
2 19 (22.62%) Terraform
3 17 (20.24%) Kubernetes
4 13 (15.48%) Ansible
5 10 (11.90%) Mesos
6 8 (9.52%) Tivoli
7 7 (8.33%) Cobbler
8 2 (2.38%) HAProxy
8 2 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.19%) Ambari
9 1 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (1.19%) HP SiteScope
9 1 (1.19%) MOM
9 1 (1.19%) OpenView
9 1 (1.19%) SCCM
9 1 (1.19%) SCOM
9 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (1.19%) yum
9 1 (1.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.67%) VMware
3 12 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 9 (10.71%) IBM
5 8 (9.52%) Cisco
5 8 (9.52%) Oracle
6 5 (5.95%) F5
7 4 (4.76%) Juniper
7 4 (4.76%) Sun
8 3 (3.57%) Citrix
8 3 (3.57%) EnterpriseDB
9 2 (2.38%) EMC
9 2 (2.38%) Veritas
10 1 (1.19%) Adobe
10 1 (1.19%) CA
10 1 (1.19%) HP
10 1 (1.19%) Imperva
10 1 (1.19%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.19%) NetApp
10 1 (1.19%) Splunk
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