Period
to 9 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in Croydon during the 6 months to 9 April 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
South London > Croydon
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 74 90
Rank change year-on-year +5 +16 -
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 2 23 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Croydon 0.42% 2.78% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 2.86% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 10
Median daily rate £563 £543 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +14.21% -
10th Percentile £545 £512 £416
90th Percentile £581 £675 £550
South London median daily rate £563 £543 £475
% change year-on-year +3.78% +14.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 459 805 1,055
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.25% 97.22% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 605 733
Median daily rate £525 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +2.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £390 £383 £335
90th Percentile £629 £645 £670
South London median daily rate £480 £500 £486
% change year-on-year -4.00% +2.83% +14.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.00% -44.44%
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.27 £36.50
% change year-on-year +1.74% +15.79% -17.05%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in Croydon

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Platform Engineer in Croydon.

Daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in Croydon

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 9 April 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 Croydon region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Docker
1 2 (100.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (100.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (100.00%) Terraform
2 1 (50.00%) Consul
2 1 (50.00%) Packer
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) 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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) AWS
1 2 (100.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (100.00%) Terraform
2 1 (50.00%) Consul
2 1 (50.00%) Packer