Period
to 17 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 242 238
Rank change year-on-year +83 -4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 34 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.72% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 13
City of London median daily rate £550 £525 £630
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -16.67% +28.57%
10th Percentile £413 £423 £475
90th Percentile £629 £609 £682
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £615
% change year-on-year +4.76% -14.63% +25.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 4,372 6,359 6,664
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 94.80% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,343 4,975 5,299
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £294 £303 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 68 97
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +16.88% -11.11%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.30 £35.00 £31.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% +3.89% +3.03%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Platform Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Platform Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in the City of London

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Platform Engineer in the City of London

Platform Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 13 £550 -
Platform Engineer
Central London

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 25 (73.53%) Python
2 24 (70.59%) DevOps
3 16 (47.06%) Azure
4 14 (41.18%) Terraform
5 13 (38.24%) Azure Machine Learning
5 13 (38.24%) Machine Learning
5 13 (38.24%) .NET
6 11 (32.35%) Infrastructure as Code
7 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
7 10 (29.41%) Ruby
7 10 (29.41%) Go
8 9 (26.47%) GCP
8 9 (26.47%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (26.47%) Java
9 8 (23.53%) Firewall
9 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (23.53%) NoSQL
10 7 (20.59%) Scala
10 7 (20.59%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (20.59%) Dashboard Development
10 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (20.59%) Windows
10 7 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (20.59%) Groovy
11 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (17.65%) Finance
12 4 (11.76%) Linux
12 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
12 4 (11.76%) Kubernetes

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.94%) Confluence
2 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 16 (47.06%) Azure
2 13 (38.24%) Azure Machine Learning
3 9 (26.47%) GCP
4 4 (11.76%) GitHub
4 4 (11.76%) PaaS
5 3 (8.82%) AWS
6 2 (5.88%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (5.88%) Office 365
6 2 (5.88%) Route 53
7 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.94%) IaaS
7 1 (2.94%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) Firewall
2 3 (8.82%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) HTTP
3 2 (5.88%) SSL
3 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) NoSQL
2 7 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (5.88%) Big Data
4 2 (5.88%) Redis
5 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.94%) Maven
3 1 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.94%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.94%) Spinnaker
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (2.94%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) Spring
3 1 (2.94%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) CMDB
2 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) Replication
2 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.88%) CentOS
4 2 (5.88%) Debian
4 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
5 1 (2.94%) Unix
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) DevOps
2 13 (38.24%) Machine Learning
3 11 (32.35%) Infrastructure as Code
4 9 (26.47%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (20.59%) Dashboard Development
5 7 (20.59%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (11.76%) High Availability
8 3 (8.82%) Migration
8 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (5.88%) Application Packaging
9 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
9 2 (5.88%) Microservices
9 2 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (5.88%) Task Automation
9 2 (5.88%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) Python
2 10 (29.41%) Go
2 10 (29.41%) JavaScript
2 10 (29.41%) Ruby
3 9 (26.47%) Java
4 7 (20.59%) Groovy
4 7 (20.59%) Scala
5 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.94%) C#
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) PHP 4
6 1 (2.94%) PHP 5
6 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.94%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.88%) Docker
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.94%) vSphere
2 1 (2.94%) XenApp
2 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (41.18%) Terraform
2 4 (11.76%) Ansible
2 4 (11.76%) Kubernetes
3 3 (8.82%) Prometheus
4 2 (5.88%) SCCM
5 1 (2.94%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.94%) Grafana
5 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.94%) Packer
5 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (5.88%) Citrix
1 2 (5.88%) Google
1 2 (5.88%) Lets Encrypt
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
1 2 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (2.94%) Dell
2 1 (2.94%) HP
2 1 (2.94%) MapR
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle