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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform Engineer
Rank 565 624 627
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 56 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.038% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.040% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 4
Median daily rate £433 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.50% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £323 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £605 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+34.37% -14.66%
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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 29 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 9 December 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 +43 54 £430 -14.00% 19
London +28 29 £490 -2.00% 9
North West +10 6 £430 +34.37% 2
Manchester +3 6 £430 +34.37% 2
Shropshire - 5 - - 1
West Midlands - 5 - - 1
Yorkshire +20 4 £450 +40.62% 2
East Midlands - 4 £375 -
East of England - 4 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 - - 2
South East +28 3 £400 +2.56% 2
West Yorkshire +24 3 £475 +48.43% 2
Reading +6 3 £400 +2.56%
Berkshire +1 3 £400 +2.56%
City of London -6 3 £490 +50.76% 1
Leicestershire - 3 - -
Lincolnshire - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £375 -
Leeds +19 2 £550 +71.87% 2
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Telford - 2 - - 1
Bristol - 2 £330 -
South West - 2 £330 -
Edinburgh - 2 £475 -
Scotland - 2 £475 -
Barnsley - 1 £400 -
Bradford - 1 £425 -
Nottingham - 1 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 44 (46.32%) DevOps
2 43 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (34.74%) Linux
4 32 (33.68%) Amazon AWS
5 31 (32.63%) Java
6 29 (30.53%) Python
6 29 (30.53%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (26.32%) Puppet
8 21 (22.11%) PaaS
9 20 (21.05%) Windows
10 16 (16.84%) Cloud Foundry
10 16 (16.84%) IaaS
11 15 (15.79%) Splunk
11 15 (15.79%) OpenStack
11 15 (15.79%) Microsoft
11 15 (15.79%) AppDynamics
12 14 (14.74%) JavaScript
12 14 (14.74%) Finance
12 14 (14.74%) Microservices
12 14 (14.74%) Git (software)
13 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
13 13 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (13.68%) Jenkins
13 13 (13.68%) HTTP
13 13 (13.68%) DNS
13 13 (13.68%) Continuous Delivery
14 12 (12.63%) Spring Boot
14 12 (12.63%) MuleSoft
14 12 (12.63%) Scrum
14 12 (12.63%) VMware

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 16 (16.84%) Cloud Foundry
2 15 (15.79%) OpenStack
3 10 (10.53%) Apache Spark
4 7 (7.37%) CloudStack
5 5 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (3.16%) nginx
7 1 (1.05%) Apache
7 1 (1.05%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.05%) Confluence
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 32 (33.68%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (22.11%) PaaS
3 16 (16.84%) IaaS
4 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (9.47%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (6.32%) GitHub
7 4 (4.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (3.16%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (1.05%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (1.05%) G Suite
9 1 (1.05%) Heroku
9 1 (1.05%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) DNS
1 13 (13.68%) HTTP
2 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.16%) Internet
3 3 (3.16%) SMTP
3 3 (3.16%) SSL
4 2 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (2.11%) Firewall
4 2 (2.11%) Network Security
5 1 (1.05%) AMQP
5 1 (1.05%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.05%) DMZ
5 1 (1.05%) HSRP
5 1 (1.05%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.05%) Multicast
5 1 (1.05%) SAN
5 1 (1.05%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.05%) VPN
5 1 (1.05%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) Apache Hive
1 11 (11.58%) Hadoop
1 11 (11.58%) MongoDB
1 11 (11.58%) NoSQL
2 10 (10.53%) Big Data
3 6 (6.32%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.16%) Parquet
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.16%) Sqoop
5 2 (2.11%) MySQL
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) HBase
6 1 (1.05%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (14.74%) Git (software)
2 13 (13.68%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.47%) JIRA
4 6 (6.32%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (6.32%) TeamCity
5 5 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (3.16%) Hudson
6 3 (3.16%) Selenium
7 2 (2.11%) Subversion
8 1 (1.05%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.05%) GoCD
8 1 (1.05%) Maven
8 1 (1.05%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.05%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (14.74%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.16%) Military
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.63%) Spring Boot
2 11 (11.58%) Kafka
3 10 (10.53%) JSON
4 9 (9.47%) CSS
4 9 (9.47%) CSS3
4 9 (9.47%) HTML
4 9 (9.47%) HTML5
4 9 (9.47%) Spring
5 8 (8.42%) REST
6 5 (5.26%) Node.js
7 3 (3.16%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.16%) Apache Avro
7 3 (3.16%) JMS
7 3 (3.16%) OAuth2
7 3 (3.16%) Polymer
7 3 (3.16%) Serverless Framework
7 3 (3.16%) Spark Streaming
7 3 (3.16%) Web Services
7 3 (3.16%) WebKit
7 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%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.26%) Cloud Native
3 5 (5.26%) Public Cloud
4 4 (4.21%) Statistics
5 3 (3.16%) Blockchain
5 3 (3.16%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.16%) W3C
6 2 (2.11%) Clustering
6 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.11%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.05%) Equities
7 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 33 (34.74%) Linux
2 20 (21.05%) Windows
3 10 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (7.37%) Mac OS X
4 7 (7.37%) Unix
5 6 (6.32%) Ubuntu
6 5 (5.26%) Windows 10
7 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.21%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.11%) Android
8 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.05%) AIX
9 1 (1.05%) CentOS
9 1 (1.05%) Solaris
9 1 (1.05%) SUSE
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (46.32%) DevOps
2 43 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.74%) Microservices
4 13 (13.68%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (12.63%) Scrum
6 10 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (9.47%) Open Source
8 8 (8.42%) Continuous Deployment
8 8 (8.42%) E-Commerce
9 7 (7.37%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.37%) Patch Management
9 7 (7.37%) TDD
9 7 (7.37%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (6.32%) SOA
11 5 (5.26%) Project Management
11 5 (5.26%) Software Distribution
11 5 (5.26%) Translating Business Requirements
11 5 (5.26%) Use Case
11 5 (5.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 31 (32.63%) Java
2 29 (30.53%) Python
3 14 (14.74%) JavaScript
4 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
5 12 (12.63%) Bash Shell
6 11 (11.58%) Scala
7 9 (9.47%) R
8 8 (8.42%) Ruby
9 7 (7.37%) C++
10 6 (6.32%) Shell Script
11 5 (5.26%) C#
12 4 (4.21%) C
13 3 (3.16%) Groovy
13 3 (3.16%) PHP
13 3 (3.16%) SQL
14 2 (2.11%) Go
14 2 (2.11%) Perl
15 1 (1.05%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.16%) ACMT
2 3 (3.16%) CCA
2 3 (3.16%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (3.16%) Degree
2 3 (3.16%) MCSE
2 3 (3.16%) MCTS
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.11%) CCNP
3 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.05%) CCIE
4 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (12.63%) Docker
1 12 (12.63%) Xen
2 10 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.42%) vSphere
4 6 (6.32%) vCloud
4 6 (6.32%) XenApp
4 6 (6.32%) XenServer
5 5 (5.26%) BitLocker
5 5 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.21%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.11%) Varnish
8 1 (1.05%) HDFS
8 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (30.53%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (26.32%) Puppet
3 6 (6.32%) Ansible
3 6 (6.32%) Cobbler
4 5 (5.26%) SCCM
4 5 (5.26%) WSUS
5 3 (3.16%) Casper Suite
6 2 (2.11%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.11%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.11%) Nagios
6 2 (2.11%) Terraform
7 1 (1.05%) Consul
7 1 (1.05%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (1.05%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.05%) Packer
7 1 (1.05%) SCOM
7 1 (1.05%) Thomson Reuters DACS
7 1 (1.05%) yum
7 1 (1.05%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.05%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 15 (15.79%) AppDynamics
1 15 (15.79%) Microsoft
1 15 (15.79%) Splunk
2 12 (12.63%) MuleSoft
2 12 (12.63%) VMware
3 11 (11.58%) Red Hat
4 9 (9.47%) New Relic
5 7 (7.37%) HP
6 6 (6.32%) Citrix
7 5 (5.26%) Apple
7 5 (5.26%) Dell
7 5 (5.26%) Symantec
8 4 (4.21%) F5
8 4 (4.21%) Google
9 3 (3.16%) Teradata
10 2 (2.11%) Cisco
10 2 (2.11%) Sun
11 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.05%) Juniper
11 1 (1.05%) Reuters
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