The table below looks at the statistics for the Platform Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. 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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Platform Engineer
Rank 148 - 120
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.032% - 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% - 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Platform Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region. 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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2962 2200 2092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 93.65% 93.06% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1996 1329 1122
Average daily rate £363 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £209 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 118 140
Average hourly rate £12.75 £13.99 £22.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.84% -36.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Platform Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Platform Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Platform Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Platform Engineer across the Yorkshire region.

Platform Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Platform Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Platform Engineer across the Yorkshire region.

Platform Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Platform Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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Job
Vacancies
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Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region 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 6 (85.71%) UNIX
1 6 (85.71%) Python
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Tivoli
1 6 (85.71%) Shell Script
1 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
1 6 (85.71%) Ruby
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) Bash Shell
1 6 (85.71%) Puppet
1 6 (85.71%) Cobbler
1 6 (85.71%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (85.71%) DevOps
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) vSphere
4 2 (28.57%) Server Building
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) RUP
4 2 (28.57%) DSDM
5 1 (14.29%) MCSE
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) MCITP
5 1 (14.29%) Brocade
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Xen
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) SCOM

Platform Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region 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 1 (14.29%) Node.js
1 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (85.71%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Server Building
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) RUP
2 2 (28.57%) DSDM
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Python
1 6 (85.71%) Shell Script
1 6 (85.71%) Ruby
1 6 (85.71%) Bash Shell
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (14.29%) MCITP
1 1 (14.29%) NCDA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Xen
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) Tivoli
1 6 (85.71%) Puppet
1 6 (85.71%) Cobbler
1 6 (85.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) NetApp
1 1 (14.29%) VMware
1 1 (14.29%) Brocade
1 1 (14.29%) EnterpriseDB