Period
to 23 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £581 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 122 91 154
Rank change year-on-year -31 +63 -
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 21 5 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.86% 0.35% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.38% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 3
10th Percentile £493 - £403
25th Percentile £514 - £464
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £581 £450 £580
Median % change year-on-year +29.00% -22.41% -
75th Percentile £586 - £635
90th Percentile £626 - £659
England median daily rate £550 £488 £525
% change year-on-year +12.82% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £46.25
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
75th Percentile - - £48.75
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 - £80.00

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 2,247 1,317 3,352
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.36% 91.59% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,259 782 2,050
10th Percentile £158 £150 £181
25th Percentile £289 £256 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £413
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% -2.94%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £500
90th Percentile £630 £575 £588
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 164 269
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.27 £10.96
25th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £13.38
Median hourly rate £14.75 £20.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -26.25% +21.21% -
75th Percentile £28.31 £45.00 £28.75
90th Percentile £50.60 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% +2.27%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +2 18 £586 +30.22% 6
Bedfordshire -17 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 -
Suffolk - 1 £375 -
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 East of England region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (90.48%) Ansible
2 18 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 18 (85.71%) AWS
2 18 (85.71%) Terraform
2 18 (85.71%) Linux
3 17 (80.95%) DevOps
3 17 (80.95%) Docker
3 17 (80.95%) Artifactory
4 14 (66.67%) Docker Swarm
4 14 (66.67%) Python
5 13 (61.90%) Django
5 13 (61.90%) Groovy
5 13 (61.90%) Flask
5 13 (61.90%) Amazon EKS
5 13 (61.90%) Amazon ECS
6 12 (57.14%) Web Development
7 11 (52.38%) OO
8 10 (47.62%) TDD
8 10 (47.62%) Domain-Driven Design
8 10 (47.62%) OOP
8 10 (47.62%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (47.62%) Social Skills
9 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
10 6 (28.57%) FastAPI
11 4 (19.05%) CI/CD
11 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
11 4 (19.05%) Azure
11 4 (19.05%) Maven
11 4 (19.05%) Java

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 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Confluence
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) WebLogic Portal
Cloud Services
1 18 (85.71%) AWS
2 13 (61.90%) Amazon ECS
2 13 (61.90%) Amazon EKS
3 4 (19.05%) Azure
4 2 (9.52%) GCP
4 2 (9.52%) GitHub
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (4.76%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) NAS
Development Applications
1 18 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 17 (80.95%) Artifactory
3 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
3 4 (19.05%) GitLab
3 4 (19.05%) Maven
4 3 (14.29%) Liquibase
5 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (9.52%) Bitbucket
6 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 10 (47.62%) Social Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) Django
1 13 (61.90%) Flask
2 6 (28.57%) FastAPI
3 4 (19.05%) Spring Boot
4 1 (4.76%) J2EE
4 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (4.76%) Solaris
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) DevOps
2 12 (57.14%) Web Development
3 11 (52.38%) OO
4 10 (47.62%) Domain-Driven Design
4 10 (47.62%) OOP
4 10 (47.62%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (47.62%) TDD
5 4 (19.05%) CI/CD
5 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Automation
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.76%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure as Code
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL
6 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Project Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) Requirements Gathering
6 1 (4.76%) SDLC
6 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Python
2 13 (61.90%) Groovy
3 4 (19.05%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) Bash
4 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Docker
2 1 (4.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 19 (90.48%) Ansible
2 18 (85.71%) Terraform
3 14 (66.67%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
4 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (9.52%) Puppet
5 1 (4.76%) Mesos
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (4.76%) Packer
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) AppDynamics
2 1 (4.76%) BEA
2 1 (4.76%) Dell
2 1 (4.76%) Isilon
2 1 (4.76%) NetApp
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
2 1 (4.76%) webMethods