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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Engineer
Rank 565 542 512
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 6 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.035% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.038% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 10
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£475 £330 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.93% +10.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate - £330 £295
% change year-on-year
- +11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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
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 23 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 28 January 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
London +15 6 £475 +5.55% 4
England -26 6 £475 +5.55% 9
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Leeds - - - - 4
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 4
Yorkshire - - - - 4
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 12 (54.55%) Apache
2 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
3 9 (40.91%) Java
4 8 (36.36%) Tomcat
4 8 (36.36%) Linux
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) WebLogic
5 7 (31.82%) Perl
5 7 (31.82%) Bash Shell
6 6 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (27.27%) Python
7 5 (22.73%) UNIX
7 5 (22.73%) Solaris
7 5 (22.73%) Sun
7 5 (22.73%) JIRA
8 4 (18.18%) Maven
8 4 (18.18%) Ruby
8 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) TDD
8 4 (18.18%) IVR
8 4 (18.18%) HTTP
8 4 (18.18%) Middleware
8 4 (18.18%) PHP
8 4 (18.18%) C
8 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
8 4 (18.18%) Hudson
8 4 (18.18%) Big Data
8 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 12 (54.55%) Apache
2 8 (36.36%) Tomcat
3 7 (31.82%) WebLogic
4 3 (13.64%) Apache Spark
4 3 (13.64%) Confluence
5 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
6 1 (4.55%) Node.js
6 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
6 1 (4.55%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
2 4 (18.18%) Big Data
2 4 (18.18%) Hadoop
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
3 3 (13.64%) Apache Hive
3 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
3 3 (13.64%) MySQL
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) JIRA
2 4 (18.18%) Maven
2 4 (18.18%) Hudson
3 3 (13.64%) Artifactory
3 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Middleware
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (9.09%) OLE
4 1 (4.55%) ExpressJS
4 1 (4.55%) EJB
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (4.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) IVR
2 3 (13.64%) Digital Media
2 3 (13.64%) Social Media
3 2 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) Hedge funds
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) UNIX
3 5 (22.73%) Solaris
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) TDD
2 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (13.64%) MapReduce
3 3 (13.64%) Information Security
4 2 (9.09%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) SOA
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) High Availability
4 2 (9.09%) BDD
4 2 (9.09%) Kanban
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) Java
2 7 (31.82%) Perl
2 7 (31.82%) Bash Shell
3 6 (27.27%) Python
4 4 (18.18%) Ruby
4 4 (18.18%) PHP
4 4 (18.18%) C
5 2 (9.09%) R
6 1 (4.55%) SQL
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) JNCIA
2 3 (13.64%) CISSP
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) CCNA
2 3 (13.64%) CCSA
2 3 (13.64%) CISM
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Varnish
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Mesos
1 3 (13.64%) yum
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) Sun
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) Google
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