The table below looks at the statistics for the Platform Manager 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Platform Manager
Rank 584 557 556
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Manager 8 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.025% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.027% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate
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£486 £525 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.38% +82.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £357 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £545 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £499 £315 -
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Platform Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Platform Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Platform Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Platform Manager within the UK.

Platform Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Platform Manager
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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 -28 6 £500 -4.76% 5
London +14 4 £475 -11.62% 3
City of London +7 2 £450 -14.28%
East of England -9 2 £525 - 1
Bedfordshire -10 2 £525 -
Scotland -13 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -18 1 - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stafford - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1

Platform Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Platform Manager 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 Manager in their job title.

1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Project Management
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (23.53%) SWIFT
4 4 (23.53%) UNIX
4 4 (23.53%) AIX
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) IBM
4 4 (23.53%) SunGard
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (11.76%) Investment Management
6 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
6 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
6 2 (11.76%) Web Services
7 1 (5.88%) PHP
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL
7 1 (5.88%) MySQL
7 1 (5.88%) Linux
7 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
7 1 (5.88%) DHCP
7 1 (5.88%) DNS
7 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft

Platform Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Platform Manager 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 Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) LAMP
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) SWIFT
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) UNIX
1 4 (23.53%) AIX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (35.29%) Project Management
2 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
2 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Investment Management
5 1 (5.88%) Kanban
5 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Product Management
5 1 (5.88%) BDD
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Document Management
5 1 (5.88%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
1 4 (23.53%) IBM
1 4 (23.53%) SunGard
2 1 (5.88%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
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