Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

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
England > East of England
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 116 117 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 26 8 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.03% 0.40% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.43% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 0
10th Percentile £375 - -
25th Percentile £400 £300 -
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £363 -
Median % change year-on-year +55.17% - -
75th Percentile £628 £463 -
90th Percentile £631 £509 -
England median daily rate £585 £540 £550
% change year-on-year +8.33% -1.82% +4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 2,290 1,855 1,878
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.69% 92.20% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,400 1,068 1,161
10th Percentile £183 £150 £185
25th Percentile £319 £250 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £426
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% -3.06% -4.38%
75th Percentile £575 £524 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £588
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 261 123
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +21.88% -13.51% +15.63%
75th Percentile £49.50 £25.44 £30.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £46.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.99 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.34% +7.64% +4.00%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in the East of England

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in the East of England

Platform Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Platform Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Platform Engineer in the East of England

Platform Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Platform Engineer in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Platform Engineer in the East of England

Platform Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Essex +1 15 £631 +16.85%
Hertfordshire +1 6 £563 +32.35%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £400 - 4
Suffolk - 1 £375 - 3
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, Platform Engineer contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Platform Engineering
2 22 (84.62%) DevOps
3 19 (73.08%) AWS
4 18 (69.23%) Python
5 16 (61.54%) Linux
5 16 (61.54%) Terraform
6 15 (57.69%) Docker
7 14 (53.85%) Ansible
7 14 (53.85%) Docker Swarm
8 13 (50.00%) Jenkins
9 12 (46.15%) Artifactory
9 12 (46.15%) Flask
9 12 (46.15%) Amazon EKS
9 12 (46.15%) Amazon ECS
9 12 (46.15%) OO
9 12 (46.15%) Django
9 12 (46.15%) Groovy
10 11 (42.31%) Web Development
10 11 (42.31%) Social Skills
10 11 (42.31%) FastAPI
11 9 (34.62%) Kubernetes
11 9 (34.62%) TDD
11 9 (34.62%) Domain-Driven Design
11 9 (34.62%) OOP
12 8 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (26.92%) Azure
14 6 (23.08%) Agile
14 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
15 5 (19.23%) Degree
15 5 (19.23%) Computer Science

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 5 (19.23%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 19 (73.08%) AWS
2 12 (46.15%) Amazon ECS
2 12 (46.15%) Amazon EKS
3 7 (26.92%) Azure
4 5 (19.23%) GCP
5 4 (15.38%) Amazon S3
6 2 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (7.69%) Rubrik
7 1 (3.85%) Akamai
7 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (3.85%) Azure DevOps
7 1 (3.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (3.85%) Azure Key Vault
7 1 (3.85%) IaaS
7 1 (3.85%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
1 2 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) H.323
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) ISDN
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) MGCP
2 1 (3.85%) QSIG
2 1 (3.85%) SCCP
2 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.85%) VoIP
2 1 (3.85%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (19.23%) Presto
2 1 (3.85%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 12 (46.15%) Artifactory
3 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 11 (42.31%) Social Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) Django
1 12 (46.15%) Flask
2 11 (42.31%) FastAPI
3 5 (19.23%) Kafka
4 4 (15.38%) Lucene
5 2 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (3.85%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Public Cloud
2 4 (15.38%) Wiki
3 2 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.85%) Biotechnology
4 1 (3.85%) Cloud Native
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Data Fabric
4 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.85%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.85%) Life Science
4 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Platform Engineering
2 22 (84.62%) DevOps
3 12 (46.15%) OO
4 11 (42.31%) Web Development
5 9 (34.62%) Domain-Driven Design
5 9 (34.62%) OOP
5 9 (34.62%) TDD
6 8 (30.77%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (23.08%) Agile
7 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
8 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
8 5 (19.23%) Data Architecture
8 5 (19.23%) Data Science
8 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure as Code
9 4 (15.38%) Cloud Operations
9 4 (15.38%) Data Engineering
9 4 (15.38%) Open Source
10 2 (7.69%) Analytics
10 2 (7.69%) Commercial Awareness
10 2 (7.69%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) Python
2 12 (46.15%) Groovy
3 5 (19.23%) C++
3 5 (19.23%) Go
3 5 (19.23%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) Scala
4 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) Master's Degree
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.85%) CCIE
3 1 (3.85%) CCIE Collaboration
3 1 (3.85%) CCNP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) GDPR
1 1 (3.85%) GxP
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) Docker
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (61.54%) Terraform
2 14 (53.85%) Ansible
2 14 (53.85%) Docker Swarm
3 9 (34.62%) Kubernetes
4 2 (7.69%) Consul
4 2 (7.69%) Packer
4 2 (7.69%) Rancher
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.69%) NetApp
1 2 (7.69%) Splunk
1 2 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco
2 1 (3.85%) Citrix
2 1 (3.85%) HP