The table below looks at the statistics for the Platform Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Engineer
Rank 580 567 538
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 27 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.028% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.031% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 3
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£388 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £408 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £480 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £280
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.00

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Platform Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 22 May 2015.

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 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -14 27 £388 -13.88% 9
London -6 17 £400 -11.11% 3
West Yorkshire - 6 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £325 - 1
Leeds - 6 £325 - 1
South East - 4 £300 - 1
Staines - 4 £300 -
Surrey - 4 £300 - 1
City of London +9 2 £413 -28.26% 1
Canary Wharf - 2 - -

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (51.16%) Linux
3 20 (46.51%) Python
4 19 (44.19%) Apache
5 17 (39.53%) Jenkins
6 16 (37.21%) HTTP
6 16 (37.21%) Red Hat
6 16 (37.21%) Maven
6 16 (37.21%) yum
6 16 (37.21%) Hudson
7 14 (32.56%) TDD
8 12 (27.91%) Varnish
8 12 (27.91%) SSL
8 12 (27.91%) Java
9 11 (25.58%) C
9 11 (25.58%) PHP
9 11 (25.58%) VMware
10 9 (20.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (20.93%) SAN
11 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
11 8 (18.60%) SQL
11 8 (18.60%) UNIX
11 8 (18.60%) NAS
11 8 (18.60%) Bash Shell
11 8 (18.60%) Puppet
11 8 (18.60%) Ruby
12 7 (16.28%) VMware ESX
12 7 (16.28%) Brocade
12 7 (16.28%) JIRA
12 7 (16.28%) Cobbler

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 19 (44.19%) Apache
2 6 (13.95%) Confluence
3 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.98%) Node.js
4 2 (4.65%) IIS
4 2 (4.65%) JBoss
4 2 (4.65%) CMS
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.65%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) HTTP
2 12 (27.91%) SSL
3 9 (20.93%) SAN
4 8 (18.60%) NAS
5 3 (6.98%) DNS
6 2 (4.65%) LDAP
6 2 (4.65%) Internet
7 1 (2.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.98%) Hadoop
1 3 (6.98%) Big Data
2 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 17 (39.53%) Jenkins
2 16 (37.21%) Maven
2 16 (37.21%) Hudson
3 7 (16.28%) JIRA
4 6 (13.95%) Artifactory
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) Web Services
2 6 (13.95%) EJB
3 2 (4.65%) RESTful
3 2 (4.65%) Java EE
3 2 (4.65%) Spring
3 2 (4.65%) J2EE
3 2 (4.65%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.33%) OLE
4 1 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.65%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.65%) Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Social Media
3 1 (2.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 22 (51.16%) Linux
2 9 (20.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (18.60%) UNIX
4 7 (16.28%) Windows
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) TDD
3 8 (18.60%) Configuration Management
4 7 (16.28%) DevOps
5 6 (13.95%) Migration
5 6 (13.95%) Data Migration
6 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.98%) ITIL
8 2 (4.65%) Analytics
8 2 (4.65%) Data Analytics
8 2 (4.65%) Multithreading
8 2 (4.65%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.65%) HOOD
8 2 (4.65%) Service Management
9 1 (2.33%) Change Management
9 1 (2.33%) Scrum
9 1 (2.33%) Validation
9 1 (2.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) Python
2 12 (27.91%) Java
3 11 (25.58%) C
3 11 (25.58%) PHP
4 8 (18.60%) SQL
4 8 (18.60%) Bash Shell
4 8 (18.60%) Ruby
5 7 (16.28%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) C++
7 1 (2.33%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) MCSE
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.33%) MCITP
2 1 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Varnish
2 7 (16.28%) VMware ESX
3 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.65%) NFS
6 1 (2.33%) GlusterFS
6 1 (2.33%) GFS2
6 1 (2.33%) OCFS2
6 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (37.21%) yum
2 8 (18.60%) Puppet
3 7 (16.28%) Cobbler
3 7 (16.28%) Tivoli
3 7 (16.28%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.33%) Mesos
4 1 (2.33%) SCCM
4 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Red Hat
2 11 (25.58%) VMware
3 7 (16.28%) Brocade
3 7 (16.28%) Cisco
3 7 (16.28%) NetApp
4 6 (13.95%) 3PAR
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle
6 2 (4.65%) Google
6 2 (4.65%) Sun
6 2 (4.65%) Apple
7 1 (2.33%) Remedy
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) IBM
7 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.33%) Zend
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