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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Platform Engineer
Rank 597 598 571
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 29 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.027% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.029% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 7
Average daily rate £413 £450 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £400 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £503 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 - £330
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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 16 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +12 29 £413 -8.33% 9
London +3 10 £500 +11.11% 3
North West - 8 £350 -
Manchester - 8 £350 -
South East - 6 £390 - 1
Berkshire - 4 £380 -
Reading - 3 £380 -
Tonbridge - 2 £600 - 1
Leeds - 2 £320 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £320 -
Northumberland - 2 £388 -
Kent - 2 £600 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £320 - 2
North East - 2 £388 - 2
Bristol - 1 £375 -
South West - 1 £375 -

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 28 (54.90%) Linux
1 28 (54.90%) Python
2 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (29.41%) Java
4 14 (27.45%) C
4 14 (27.45%) OpenStack
5 13 (25.49%) Data Centre
6 12 (23.53%) DevOps
6 12 (23.53%) Big Data
7 11 (21.57%) Docker
7 11 (21.57%) Unix
7 11 (21.57%) Cisco
7 11 (21.57%) VMware
8 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (19.61%) Ruby
8 10 (19.61%) SaaS
9 8 (15.69%) Bash Shell
9 8 (15.69%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (15.69%) Telecoms
9 8 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (15.69%) SQL
10 7 (13.73%) C++
10 7 (13.73%) Windows
10 7 (13.73%) RUP
10 7 (13.73%) DSDM
10 7 (13.73%) CCNP
10 7 (13.73%) CCNA
10 7 (13.73%) Red Hat

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 14 (27.45%) OpenStack
2 5 (9.80%) Node.js
3 3 (5.88%) CloudStack
3 3 (5.88%) nginx
4 2 (3.92%) CMS
5 1 (1.96%) Apache
5 1 (1.96%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.96%) Confluence
5 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 17 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (19.61%) SaaS
3 7 (13.73%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (13.73%) CloudFront
3 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (9.80%) PaaS
5 4 (7.84%) IaaS
6 2 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.96%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) Fibre Channel
2 7 (13.73%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (13.73%) FCoE
3 6 (11.76%) DNS
3 6 (11.76%) HTTP
3 6 (11.76%) iSCSI
4 5 (9.80%) SMTP
5 4 (7.84%) Internet
6 3 (5.88%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (3.92%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.92%) SAN
8 1 (1.96%) Broadband
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.96%) Firewall
8 1 (1.96%) IOS XR
8 1 (1.96%) MPLS
8 1 (1.96%) NX-OS
8 1 (1.96%) SSL
8 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) Big Data
2 6 (11.76%) Hadoop
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.88%) MySQL
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.96%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Vagrant
2 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.92%) JIRA
5 1 (1.96%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.96%) Hudson
5 1 (1.96%) Maven
General
1 8 (15.69%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.84%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) OAuth
2 3 (5.88%) RESTful
2 3 (5.88%) Velocity
3 1 (1.96%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.73%) Augmented Reality
2 7 (13.73%) Digital Media
3 6 (11.76%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.92%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.96%) Clustering
5 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (54.90%) Linux
2 11 (21.57%) Unix
3 7 (13.73%) Windows
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (23.53%) DevOps
3 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (13.73%) Configuration Management
4 7 (13.73%) DSDM
4 7 (13.73%) RUP
4 7 (13.73%) Scrum
5 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
5 5 (9.80%) Project Management
5 5 (9.80%) Service Management
6 4 (7.84%) Analytics
6 4 (7.84%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (5.88%) Dependency Management
7 3 (5.88%) Low Latency
7 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.88%) Open Source
7 3 (5.88%) Server Building
7 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.88%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 28 (54.90%) Python
2 15 (29.41%) Java
3 14 (27.45%) C
4 10 (19.61%) Ruby
5 8 (15.69%) Bash Shell
5 8 (15.69%) SQL
6 7 (13.73%) C++
6 7 (13.73%) Erlang
6 7 (13.73%) R
7 4 (7.84%) Go
8 3 (5.88%) CoffeeScript
8 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.96%) Perl
10 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (13.73%) CCNA
2 7 (13.73%) CCNP
3 6 (11.76%) RHCE
3 6 (11.76%) RHCSA
3 6 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) CCSA
6 1 (1.96%) CISM
6 1 (1.96%) CISSP
6 1 (1.96%) Degree
6 1 (1.96%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.96%) MCSA
6 1 (1.96%) MCSE
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
System Software
1 11 (21.57%) Docker
2 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.73%) vSphere
4 6 (11.76%) KVM
5 3 (5.88%) Xen
5 3 (5.88%) XenServer
6 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.96%) Varnish
7 1 (1.96%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) Cobbler
1 7 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (13.73%) Puppet
1 7 (13.73%) Tivoli
2 6 (11.76%) Terraform
3 4 (7.84%) Kubernetes
4 3 (5.88%) Ansible
5 2 (3.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.96%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (1.96%) MOM
6 1 (1.96%) OpenView
6 1 (1.96%) SCOM
6 1 (1.96%) yum
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Cisco
1 11 (21.57%) VMware
2 7 (13.73%) Red Hat
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) EnterpriseDB
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (3.92%) EMC
5 2 (3.92%) F5
5 2 (3.92%) Google
5 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 2 (3.92%) Juniper
6 1 (1.96%) HP
6 1 (1.96%) New Relic
6 1 (1.96%) Splunk
6 1 (1.96%) Sun
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Prudhoe, Northumberland
Daisy Group
Rate: £450 p/d contract
Posted: 15 days ago
Prudhoe, Northumberland
Daisy Group
Rate: £350/450 p/d contract
Posted: 15 days ago
Tonbridge
iKas International
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 28 days ago