Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 130 116
Rank change year-on-year +3 -14 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 13 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.46% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -21.05% +22.58%
10th Percentile £388 £363 £438
90th Percentile £463 £388 £513
Scotland median daily rate £425 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,715 2,800 1,920
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 95.66% 96.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,376 1,647 1,137
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 22 34
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.36 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.97% -27.29% +18.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.45 £13.43
90th Percentile £44.39 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.94% -20.69%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in Edinburgh

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 Edinburgh region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (92.31%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) Kanban
3 9 (69.23%) PaaS
3 9 (69.23%) Waterfall
3 9 (69.23%) IaaS
3 9 (69.23%) Change Control
4 7 (53.85%) Law
5 6 (46.15%) Linux
5 6 (46.15%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (46.15%) Terraform
6 5 (38.46%) Unix
6 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (30.77%) Google
7 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
7 4 (30.77%) Windows
7 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 4 (30.77%) Apache
7 4 (30.77%) IBM
7 4 (30.77%) Java
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle
7 4 (30.77%) IIS
7 4 (30.77%) Docker
7 4 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (30.77%) SaaS
8 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
8 3 (23.08%) Puppet

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 6 (46.15%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (30.77%) Apache
2 4 (30.77%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 12 (92.31%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (69.23%) IaaS
3 9 (69.23%) PaaS
4 4 (30.77%) SaaS
5 3 (23.08%) Datadog
5 3 (23.08%) OpenShift
6 1 (7.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
6 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Artifactory
1 3 (23.08%) Bitbucket
1 3 (23.08%) Cucumber
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (23.08%) IBM UrbanCode
1 3 (23.08%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
1 3 (23.08%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (23.08%) TeamCity
1 3 (23.08%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (53.85%) Law
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) EMC VNX
1 1 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (76.92%) Kanban
2 9 (69.23%) Change Control
2 9 (69.23%) Waterfall
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
6 1 (7.69%) BCP
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.69%) Decision-Making
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (7.69%) SDLC
6 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) VCAP
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Docker
2 1 (7.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Terraform
2 3 (23.08%) Ansible
2 3 (23.08%) Kubernetes
2 3 (23.08%) Nagios
2 3 (23.08%) Puppet
3 1 (7.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Google
1 4 (30.77%) IBM
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) AppDynamics
2 3 (23.08%) Micro Focus
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) New Relic
2 3 (23.08%) Splunk
3 1 (7.69%) Cloudera
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) NetApp
3 1 (7.69%) VMware