Period
to 21 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Croydon during the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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
South London > Croydon
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 66 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 7 50 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 1.19% 4.16% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 4.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 50 0
Croydon median daily rate £550 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
South London median daily rate £550 £525 -
% change year-on-year +4.76% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Croydon median hourly rate - - -
South 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 Croydon. 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
Croydon
Contract vacancies in Croydon with a recognized job title 562 1,148 690
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.74% 95.51% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 841 442
Croydon median daily rate £500 £525 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.14% +19.51%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £234
90th Percentile £619 £631 £638
South London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 £18.70 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.17% +36.00% -49.07%
10th Percentile £21.80 £18.49 £12.88
90th Percentile £45.80 £35.00 £100.50
South London median hourly rate £42.93 £41.77 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.79% -1.73% +123.68%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

Job postings that featured Platform Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Croydon.

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in Croydon

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in Croydon

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Engineer in Croydon over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Platform Engineer in Croydon

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 Croydon region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Docker
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
1 7 (100.00%) Kubernetes
1 7 (100.00%) Terraform
2 6 (85.71%) AWS CloudFormation
2 6 (85.71%) Python
2 6 (85.71%) AWS
3 5 (71.43%) PHP
3 5 (71.43%) Amazon S3
3 5 (71.43%) Configuration Management
3 5 (71.43%) Migration
3 5 (71.43%) Ruby
3 5 (71.43%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (71.43%) Ansible
3 5 (71.43%) Puppet
3 5 (71.43%) Node.js
3 5 (71.43%) Laravel
3 5 (71.43%) Vue.js
3 5 (71.43%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (71.43%) Serverless
3 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure as Code
4 2 (28.57%) Packer
4 2 (28.57%) Consul
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Confluence
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) nginx

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 (28.57%) Confluence
1 2 (28.57%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (85.71%) AWS
1 6 (85.71%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (71.43%) Amazon S3
2 5 (71.43%) AWS Lambda
2 5 (71.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Laravel
1 5 (71.43%) Node.js
1 5 (71.43%) Vue.js
2 1 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
2 5 (71.43%) Configuration Management
2 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure as Code
2 5 (71.43%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (14.29%) Microservices
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) PHP
2 5 (71.43%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) Kubernetes
1 7 (100.00%) Terraform
2 5 (71.43%) Ansible
2 5 (71.43%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (71.43%) Puppet
3 2 (28.57%) Consul
3 2 (28.57%) Packer