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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Platform Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Platform Engineering over the 6 months to 25 June 2022 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
England > East of England
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 86 106 117
Rank change year-on-year +20 +11 +67
Contract jobs citing Platform Engineering 53 12 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.13% 0.62% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 0.73% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 8 2
10th Percentile £401 £455 £521
25th Percentile £513 £522 £523
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £556
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -1.12% +14.69%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £598
90th Percentile £632 £675 £607
England median daily rate £600 £540 £546
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.14% -0.68%

Platform Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,087 1,643 1,708
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.75% 85.35% 82.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,259 923 1,053
10th Percentile £210 £158 £250
25th Percentile £363 £296 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £588 £526 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £477
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.73% +0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 199 87
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £12.80
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 £14.88
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.50 £22.82
Median % change year-on-year +29.73% -18.93% +30.40%
75th Percentile £52.81 £35.60 £48.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.50 £59.30
England median hourly rate £28.00 £24.33 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.11% +8.11% -2.17%

Platform Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Platform Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineering in the East of England

Platform Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Platform Engineering in the East of England

Platform Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Platform Engineering in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Platform Engineering in the East of England

Platform Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for Platform Engineering in the East of England

Platform Engineering
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 Engineering within the East of England region over the 6 months to 25 June 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
Hertfordshire +15 26 £600 +9.09% 4
Essex +5 15 £631 +20.19%
Cambridgeshire - 8 £463 - 5
Suffolk -2 3 £425 +32.81% 3
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Platform Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Platform Engineering also mentioned 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 with a requirement for Platform Engineering.

1 44 (83.02%) DevOps
2 38 (71.70%) Python
3 35 (66.04%) AWS
4 32 (60.38%) Terraform
5 31 (58.49%) Docker
6 29 (54.72%) Kubernetes
7 25 (47.17%) GCP
7 25 (47.17%) Go
7 25 (47.17%) Infrastructure as Code
8 24 (45.28%) Ansible
9 23 (43.40%) Jenkins
10 18 (33.96%) Linux
11 16 (30.19%) E-Commerce
12 14 (26.42%) Agile
12 14 (26.42%) Docker Swarm
13 13 (24.53%) Azure
14 12 (22.64%) Django
14 12 (22.64%) Groovy
14 12 (22.64%) Artifactory
14 12 (22.64%) Flask
14 12 (22.64%) OO
14 12 (22.64%) Amazon EKS
14 12 (22.64%) Amazon ECS
14 12 (22.64%) Social Skills
15 11 (20.75%) FastAPI
15 11 (20.75%) CI/CD
15 11 (20.75%) Web Development
16 10 (18.87%) Software Engineering
16 10 (18.87%) Puppet
17 9 (16.98%) Kafka

Platform Engineering
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 9 (16.98%) Apache Spark
1 9 (16.98%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 35 (66.04%) AWS
2 25 (47.17%) GCP
3 13 (24.53%) Azure
4 12 (22.64%) Amazon ECS
4 12 (22.64%) Amazon EKS
5 4 (7.55%) Amazon S3
6 3 (5.66%) IaaS
6 3 (5.66%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (3.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (3.77%) PaaS
7 2 (3.77%) Rubrik
8 1 (1.89%) Akamai
8 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (1.89%) Azure Key Vault
8 1 (1.89%) Nutanix
8 1 (1.89%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.89%) Power Automate
8 1 (1.89%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.89%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) Internet
2 2 (3.77%) DNS
2 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
2 2 (3.77%) VPN
3 1 (1.89%) Broadband
3 1 (1.89%) DHCP
3 1 (1.89%) DKIM
3 1 (1.89%) DMARC
3 1 (1.89%) Firewall
3 1 (1.89%) H.323
3 1 (1.89%) ISDN
3 1 (1.89%) LAN
3 1 (1.89%) MGCP
3 1 (1.89%) QSIG
3 1 (1.89%) SCCP
3 1 (1.89%) VoIP
3 1 (1.89%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) Presto
2 6 (11.32%) BigQuery
3 5 (9.43%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.89%) Big Data
4 1 (1.89%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 23 (43.40%) Jenkins
2 12 (22.64%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 12 (22.64%) Social Skills
2 7 (13.21%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Documentation Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Platform Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Data Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) DevOps Platform Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Senior Data Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Storage Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) AWS DevOps
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Project Manager
7 1 (1.89%) Python Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Platform Engineer
7 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.64%) Django
1 12 (22.64%) Flask
2 11 (20.75%) FastAPI
3 9 (16.98%) Kafka
4 4 (7.55%) Lucene
5 2 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (3.77%) Velocity
5 2 (3.77%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Public Cloud
2 5 (9.43%) Data Fabric
3 4 (7.55%) Wiki
4 2 (3.77%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.77%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.89%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.89%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.89%) Life Science
5 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.96%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (83.02%) DevOps
2 25 (47.17%) Infrastructure as Code
3 16 (30.19%) E-Commerce
4 14 (26.42%) Agile
5 12 (22.64%) OO
6 11 (20.75%) CI/CD
6 11 (20.75%) Web Development
7 10 (18.87%) Software Engineering
8 9 (16.98%) Computer Science
8 9 (16.98%) Data Architecture
8 9 (16.98%) Data Science
8 9 (16.98%) Domain-Driven Design
8 9 (16.98%) OOP
8 9 (16.98%) TDD
9 8 (15.09%) Cloud Operations
9 8 (15.09%) Data Engineering
9 8 (15.09%) Open Source
9 8 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (9.43%) DataOps
10 5 (9.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (71.70%) Python
2 25 (47.17%) Go
3 12 (22.64%) Groovy
4 9 (16.98%) C++
4 9 (16.98%) Java
4 9 (16.98%) Scala
5 5 (9.43%) C#
6 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Computer Science Degree
1 9 (16.98%) Degree
2 5 (9.43%) PhD
3 4 (7.55%) Master's Degree
3 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) CCIE
4 2 (3.77%) CCIE Collaboration
4 2 (3.77%) CCNP
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) GDPR
2 1 (1.89%) GxP
System Software
1 31 (58.49%) Docker
2 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (60.38%) Terraform
2 29 (54.72%) Kubernetes
3 24 (45.28%) Ansible
4 14 (26.42%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (18.87%) Puppet
6 2 (3.77%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (3.77%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (3.77%) Consul
6 2 (3.77%) Packer
6 2 (3.77%) Rancher
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) VMware
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) Cisco
3 2 (3.77%) NetApp
3 2 (3.77%) Splunk
4 1 (1.89%) Citrix
4 1 (1.89%) HP