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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform Engineer
Rank 613 608 619
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 34 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.045% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.047% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 11
Median daily rate £550 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £321 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
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
50811 53185 51069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.71% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33087 33473 31333
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1525 2016 2057
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 11 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 30 June 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 +18 31 £550 +37.50% 14
London +28 28 £550 +37.50% 8
City of London +56 4 £475 +15.15% 2
Telford - 2 £550 -
Shropshire - 2 £550 -
West Midlands - 2 £550 -
Yorkshire +4 1 £425 +30.76% 1
Edinburgh -7 1 - -
Scotland -11 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £425 -

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 35 (39.77%) Linux
2 30 (34.09%) Windows
2 30 (34.09%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (31.82%) DevOps
4 26 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (26.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 20 (22.73%) Docker
6 20 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 19 (21.59%) Python
7 19 (21.59%) Java
7 19 (21.59%) IaaS
7 19 (21.59%) Kubernetes
7 19 (21.59%) Terraform
8 18 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (20.45%) PaaS
9 17 (19.32%) Puppet
10 16 (18.18%) Windows Server
11 14 (15.91%) Ansible
11 14 (15.91%) Active Directory
11 14 (15.91%) VMware
12 13 (14.77%) Red Hat
12 13 (14.77%) Jenkins
12 13 (14.77%) Private Cloud
13 12 (13.64%) Mesos
13 12 (13.64%) vCloud
13 12 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (13.64%) MySQL
14 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
14 11 (12.50%) Finance
14 11 (12.50%) PowerShell

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 10 (11.36%) OpenStack
2 8 (9.09%) IIS
3 6 (6.82%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.68%) Apache Spark
4 5 (5.68%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (4.55%) nginx
6 3 (3.41%) Apache
6 3 (3.41%) JBoss
7 1 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.14%) CloudStack
7 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 30 (34.09%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (26.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (21.59%) IaaS
4 18 (20.45%) PaaS
5 5 (5.68%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (5.68%) OpenShift
6 4 (4.55%) GitHub
7 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.27%) CloudFront
7 2 (2.27%) Google Apps
8 1 (1.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (1.14%) Heroku
8 1 (1.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.23%) DNS
2 8 (9.09%) Firewall
3 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.68%) NetScaler
5 4 (4.55%) Internet
5 4 (4.55%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (3.41%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (3.41%) SAN
7 2 (2.27%) FCoE
7 2 (2.27%) HTTP
7 2 (2.27%) SMTP
8 1 (1.14%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.14%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.14%) Intranet
8 1 (1.14%) LDAP
8 1 (1.14%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) MySQL
2 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 9 (10.23%) Hadoop
4 6 (6.82%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.14%) Big Data
7 1 (1.14%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 13 (14.77%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.55%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.14%) GitLab
4 1 (1.14%) JIRA
4 1 (1.14%) Maven
4 1 (1.14%) MSI
4 1 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.14%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.14%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Marketing
4 3 (3.41%) Military
5 2 (2.27%) Publishing
5 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.14%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) Node.js
2 10 (11.36%) Web Services
3 7 (7.95%) OAuth
3 7 (7.95%) RESTful
4 6 (6.82%) ActiveMQ
4 6 (6.82%) Velocity
5 3 (3.41%) .NET
6 2 (2.27%) jQuery
6 2 (2.27%) Kafka
7 1 (1.14%) Ajax
7 1 (1.14%) CSS
7 1 (1.14%) EJB
7 1 (1.14%) EJB 3.0
7 1 (1.14%) HTML
7 1 (1.14%) Java EE
7 1 (1.14%) JPA
7 1 (1.14%) MooTools
7 1 (1.14%) SOAP
7 1 (1.14%) XML
7 1 (1.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Private Cloud
2 8 (9.09%) Cloud Native
3 7 (7.95%) Clustering
4 6 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.68%) Data Centre
6 4 (4.55%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.55%) Device Driver
6 4 (4.55%) Hedge funds
6 4 (4.55%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.27%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.27%) Robotics
8 1 (1.14%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.14%) DataPower
8 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.14%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.14%) PKI
8 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (39.77%) Linux
2 30 (34.09%) Windows
3 16 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 12 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (9.09%) Unix
6 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.55%) Mac OS X
7 4 (4.55%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.55%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.27%) Android
8 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.27%) Solaris
8 2 (2.27%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.14%) CoreOS
9 1 (1.14%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.14%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.82%) DevOps
2 26 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
3 9 (10.23%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (10.23%) High Availability
3 9 (10.23%) ITIL
4 8 (9.09%) Open Source
5 7 (7.95%) Data Modelling
5 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
5 7 (7.95%) Software Engineering
5 7 (7.95%) TDD
6 6 (6.82%) Capacity Management
6 6 (6.82%) Dependency Management
6 6 (6.82%) Server Building
7 5 (5.68%) BDD
7 5 (5.68%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.68%) Low Latency
7 5 (5.68%) Unit Testing
7 5 (5.68%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.59%) Java
1 19 (21.59%) Python
2 11 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 10 (11.36%) Bash Shell
3 10 (11.36%) SQL
4 9 (10.23%) Ruby
5 8 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.82%) Go
7 5 (5.68%) Perl
7 5 (5.68%) Scala
8 4 (4.55%) CoffeeScript
8 4 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.27%) C
9 2 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.14%) C#
10 1 (1.14%) C++
10 1 (1.14%) Erlang
10 1 (1.14%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.82%) Degree
4 4 (4.55%) MCSE
4 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.41%) ACMT
5 3 (3.41%) CCA
5 3 (3.41%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (3.41%) MCTS
6 2 (2.27%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) CCNP
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.14%) MCSA
7 1 (1.14%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (22.73%) Docker
2 14 (15.91%) Active Directory
3 12 (13.64%) vCloud
4 9 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (9.09%) vSphere
6 5 (5.68%) Xen
7 4 (4.55%) BitLocker
7 4 (4.55%) Hyper-V
7 4 (4.55%) XenApp
7 4 (4.55%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.27%) Squid
8 2 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (1.14%) etcd
9 1 (1.14%) flannel
9 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (21.59%) Kubernetes
1 19 (21.59%) Terraform
2 18 (20.45%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (19.32%) Puppet
4 14 (15.91%) Ansible
5 12 (13.64%) Mesos
6 7 (7.95%) Consul
7 5 (5.68%) SCCM
8 4 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (4.55%) Tivoli
8 4 (4.55%) WSUS
9 3 (3.41%) Casper Suite
9 3 (3.41%) Cobbler
10 2 (2.27%) HAProxy
10 2 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (1.14%) Marathon
11 1 (1.14%) MOM
11 1 (1.14%) Rancher
11 1 (1.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.91%) VMware
3 13 (14.77%) Red Hat
4 9 (10.23%) IBM
5 7 (7.95%) Cisco
5 7 (7.95%) Citrix
6 6 (6.82%) Oracle
7 5 (5.68%) F5
7 5 (5.68%) HP
7 5 (5.68%) Splunk
8 4 (4.55%) AppDynamics
8 4 (4.55%) Apple
8 4 (4.55%) Dell
8 4 (4.55%) Juniper
8 4 (4.55%) Sun
8 4 (4.55%) Symantec
9 3 (3.41%) Google
9 3 (3.41%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.27%) EMC
10 2 (2.27%) Veritas
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