Period
to 18 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Platform Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 208 226
Rank change year-on-year +94 +18 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 4 27 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.46% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 21
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £451 £469 £425
90th Percentile £573 £650 £538
Central London median daily rate £525 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 1,648 5,889 6,634
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 94.04% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,168 4,609 5,231
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £313 £319 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 77 127
Median hourly rate £35.75 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.75% +6.95% +3.31%
10th Percentile £16.75 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.90 £53.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate £35.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +77.50% +6.95% +0.01%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Platform Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in the City of London

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Platform Engineer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in the City of London

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, Platform Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) OpenShift
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Dell
1 1 (25.00%) EMC
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware