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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform Engineer
Rank 605 626 624
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 34 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.053% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.056% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 14
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 19 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 28 August 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 +2 29 £438 -2.77% 10
London +4 24 £463 -7.50% 6
City of London +38 4 £550 +29.41% 1
Telford - 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Wales +23 1 £425 -
South Wales +18 1 £425 -
Scotland +9 1 - -
Berkshire +8 1 - -
Yorkshire +7 1 £425 +30.76%
Edinburgh +3 1 - -
East Midlands +1 1 £425 +70.00%
South East +1 1 - - 2
Bracknell - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £425 -
Sheffield - 1 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £425 -

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 31 (36.47%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (31.76%) DevOps
3 26 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (28.24%) Linux
5 22 (25.88%) Java
6 21 (24.71%) Windows
7 20 (23.53%) PaaS
8 17 (20.00%) Puppet
8 17 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 16 (18.82%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (17.65%) IaaS
11 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (16.47%) Finance
11 14 (16.47%) Docker
11 14 (16.47%) Private Cloud
12 13 (15.29%) AppDynamics
12 13 (15.29%) Cloud Foundry
12 13 (15.29%) Jenkins
13 12 (14.12%) Splunk
13 12 (14.12%) Red Hat
13 12 (14.12%) MySQL
13 12 (14.12%) Kubernetes
13 12 (14.12%) Terraform
14 11 (12.94%) Ansible
14 11 (12.94%) Mesos
14 11 (12.94%) Web Services
14 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
14 11 (12.94%) VMware
14 11 (12.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 13 (15.29%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (9.41%) IIS
3 6 (7.06%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.88%) Apache Spark
5 4 (4.71%) Apache
5 4 (4.71%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.53%) JBoss
7 1 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.18%) Confluence
7 1 (1.18%) nginx
7 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 31 (36.47%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (23.53%) PaaS
3 15 (17.65%) IaaS
4 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (7.06%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (7.06%) GitHub
6 5 (5.88%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.35%) Google Apps
8 1 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (1.18%) CloudFront
8 1 (1.18%) Route 53
8 1 (1.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) DNS
1 8 (9.41%) Firewall
2 5 (5.88%) HTTP
3 4 (4.71%) Internet
4 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.35%) Network Security
5 2 (2.35%) SAN
5 2 (2.35%) SMTP
5 2 (2.35%) SSL
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.18%) DMZ
6 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.18%) FCoE
6 1 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.18%) HSRP
6 1 (1.18%) Intranet
6 1 (1.18%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.18%) OSPF
6 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) MySQL
2 8 (9.41%) Hadoop
3 7 (8.24%) MongoDB
4 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.18%) Big Data
7 1 (1.18%) Redis
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (15.29%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.53%) Hudson
6 2 (2.35%) Maven
6 2 (2.35%) Subversion
7 1 (1.18%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.18%) GitLab
7 1 (1.18%) JIRA
7 1 (1.18%) MSI
7 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.18%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (16.47%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Military
4 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.35%) Publishing
6 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.18%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.94%) Web Services
2 8 (9.41%) CSS
2 8 (9.41%) HTML
3 7 (8.24%) CSS3
3 7 (8.24%) HTML5
3 7 (8.24%) Node.js
3 7 (8.24%) OAuth
3 7 (8.24%) RESTful
3 7 (8.24%) Spring
3 7 (8.24%) Spring Boot
4 6 (7.06%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (4.71%) .NET
6 3 (3.53%) LAMP
7 2 (2.35%) EJB
7 2 (2.35%) jQuery
7 2 (2.35%) JSON
7 2 (2.35%) REST
8 1 (1.18%) EJB 3.0
8 1 (1.18%) JPA
8 1 (1.18%) MooTools
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Private Cloud
2 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.24%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.88%) Cloud Native
4 5 (5.88%) Device Driver
5 4 (4.71%) Clustering
5 4 (4.71%) Hedge funds
6 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.35%) Robotics
8 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.18%) DataPower
8 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.18%) e-Health
8 1 (1.18%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.18%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.18%) PKI
8 1 (1.18%) W3C
8 1 (1.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.24%) Linux
2 21 (24.71%) Windows
3 11 (12.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (10.59%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.88%) Mac OS X
5 5 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 5 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 5 (5.88%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.53%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.53%) Unix
6 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.35%) Android
7 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.35%) Solaris
8 1 (1.18%) CoreOS
8 1 (1.18%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.18%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.76%) DevOps
2 26 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (10.59%) ITIL
3 9 (10.59%) Microservices
4 8 (9.41%) TDD
5 7 (8.24%) Data Modelling
5 7 (8.24%) Software Engineering
6 6 (7.06%) BDD
6 6 (7.06%) Capacity Management
6 6 (7.06%) Use Case
7 5 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.88%) High Availability
7 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (5.88%) Low Latency
7 5 (5.88%) Patch Management
7 5 (5.88%) Server Building
7 5 (5.88%) Software Distribution
7 5 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
7 5 (5.88%) Unit Testing
7 5 (5.88%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.88%) Java
2 17 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.41%) Python
4 7 (8.24%) Bash Shell
4 7 (8.24%) SQL
5 6 (7.06%) Scala
6 5 (5.88%) Perl
7 3 (3.53%) C
7 3 (3.53%) PHP
7 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.18%) C#
8 1 (1.18%) C++
8 1 (1.18%) Clojure
8 1 (1.18%) Go
8 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Degree
1 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
1 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.53%) ACMT
2 3 (3.53%) CCA
2 3 (3.53%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (3.53%) MCSE
2 3 (3.53%) MCTS
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.35%) CCNP
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.18%) CCIE
4 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.18%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (16.47%) Docker
2 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
3 10 (11.76%) vCloud
4 9 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (5.88%) BitLocker
5 5 (5.88%) Xen
5 5 (5.88%) XenApp
5 5 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.35%) Squid
6 2 (2.35%) Varnish
6 2 (2.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.35%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.35%) vSphere
7 1 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (1.18%) etcd
7 1 (1.18%) flannel
Systems Management
1 17 (20.00%) Puppet
2 16 (18.82%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (14.12%) Kubernetes
3 12 (14.12%) Terraform
4 11 (12.94%) Ansible
4 11 (12.94%) Mesos
5 6 (7.06%) SCCM
6 5 (5.88%) WSUS
7 3 (3.53%) Casper Suite
7 3 (3.53%) HAProxy
8 2 (2.35%) Consul
8 2 (2.35%) yum
9 1 (1.18%) Ambari
9 1 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.18%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (1.18%) Marathon
9 1 (1.18%) Rancher
9 1 (1.18%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.18%) vRealize
9 1 (1.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.29%) AppDynamics
3 12 (14.12%) Red Hat
3 12 (14.12%) Splunk
4 11 (12.94%) VMware
5 8 (9.41%) Citrix
6 7 (8.24%) HP
6 7 (8.24%) IBM
6 7 (8.24%) MuleSoft
6 7 (8.24%) New Relic
7 5 (5.88%) Apple
7 5 (5.88%) Dell
7 5 (5.88%) Oracle
7 5 (5.88%) Symantec
8 4 (4.71%) Google
9 3 (3.53%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.35%) Cisco
10 2 (2.35%) Veritas
11 1 (1.18%) Adobe
11 1 (1.18%) Sun