Period
to 25 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 May 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
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 402 446 657
Rank change year-on-year +44 +211 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 190 418 205
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.50% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.53% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 324 128
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -1.48%
10th Percentile £413 £419 £419
90th Percentile £705 £675 £657
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £72.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - £72.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 40,134 79,284 87,983
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 94.60% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,648 52,722 58,245
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £250 £277 £270
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £465 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.59% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,623 2,453 2,753
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +3.92% -2.61%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.85 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.15 £18.78 £18.00
% change year-on-year +12.62% +4.31% -4.91%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in England

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in England

Platform Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Platform Engineer in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Platform Engineer in England

Platform Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Platform Engineer in England

Platform Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 25 May 2020. 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
Job
Vacancies
London +59 107 £540 -1.82% 13
North of England +76 54 £525 +11.11% 7
North West +71 45 £525 +1.94% 5
South East +45 12 £685 +30.48% 1
West Midlands +60 7 £508 +3.57% 2
Midlands +57 7 £508 +9.14% 2
Yorkshire +42 7 £500 +11.11% 2
South West +51 5 £500 -9.09% 5
East of England +64 4 £580 +10.48% 2
North East +17 2 £375 -1.96%
Platform Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 England region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 106 (55.79%) AWS
2 103 (54.21%) Python
3 99 (52.11%) DevOps
4 89 (46.84%) Terraform
5 79 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (38.95%) Kubernetes
7 64 (33.68%) Infrastructure as Code
8 59 (31.05%) Linux
9 56 (29.47%) Ansible
10 53 (27.89%) Azure
11 52 (27.37%) Docker
12 48 (25.26%) Jenkins
13 42 (22.11%) Git (software)
13 42 (22.11%) Ruby
13 42 (22.11%) Windows
14 40 (21.05%) Configuration Management
15 37 (19.47%) GCP
16 35 (18.42%) Migration
16 35 (18.42%) SQL
17 33 (17.37%) Continuous Integration
17 33 (17.37%) Bash Shell
17 33 (17.37%) Go
18 30 (15.79%) Java
18 30 (15.79%) Finance
19 29 (15.26%) Serverless
20 28 (14.74%) Continuous Delivery
21 27 (14.21%) AWS Lambda
22 26 (13.68%) JIRA
23 25 (13.16%) Puppet
23 25 (13.16%) Microsoft

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 19 (10.00%) Apache Spark
2 15 (7.89%) Confluence
3 10 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (4.21%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.16%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.63%) Apache
7 2 (1.05%) nginx
7 2 (1.05%) SAS
8 1 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.53%) IIS
8 1 (0.53%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) assyst
2 1 (0.53%) Maximo
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 106 (55.79%) AWS
2 53 (27.89%) Azure
3 37 (19.47%) GCP
4 29 (15.26%) Serverless
5 27 (14.21%) AWS Lambda
6 24 (12.63%) Amazon S3
7 23 (12.11%) Amazon EKS
8 21 (11.05%) AWS CloudFormation
9 20 (10.53%) PaaS
10 17 (8.95%) GitHub
11 16 (8.42%) OpenShift
12 15 (7.89%) Amazon ECS
12 15 (7.89%) CloudFront
13 12 (6.32%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (5.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 9 (4.74%) Amazon Kinesis
15 9 (4.74%) Route 53
16 8 (4.21%) SonarCloud
17 6 (3.16%) Amazon SQS
18 5 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.63%) DNS
2 14 (7.37%) SSL
3 13 (6.84%) Firewall
4 10 (5.26%) HTTP
5 8 (4.21%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.16%) Kerberos
7 4 (2.11%) SAN
8 3 (1.58%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.58%) VPN
9 2 (1.05%) NAS
9 2 (1.05%) VLAN
10 1 (0.53%) 5G
10 1 (0.53%) IMAP
10 1 (0.53%) POP3
10 1 (0.53%) SMTP
10 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.53%) Big Data
2 14 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (6.84%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.74%) Pentaho
5 8 (4.21%) Hadoop
6 7 (3.68%) Oracle Database
6 7 (3.68%) Redis
7 6 (3.16%) SQL Server
8 5 (2.63%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.63%) BigQuery
8 5 (2.63%) Data Lake
8 5 (2.63%) Impala
8 5 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (2.63%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (2.11%) MySQL
10 3 (1.58%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 48 (25.26%) Jenkins
2 42 (22.11%) Git (software)
3 26 (13.68%) JIRA
4 23 (12.11%) GitLab
5 16 (8.42%) Artifactory
6 15 (7.89%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (6.84%) CircleCI
8 12 (6.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (6.32%) GoCD
9 9 (4.74%) Bitbucket
10 7 (3.68%) Snyk
11 3 (1.58%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.58%) Travis CI
12 2 (1.05%) Maven
12 2 (1.05%) Subversion
12 2 (1.05%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
13 1 (0.53%) RStudio
13 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (15.79%) Finance
2 19 (10.00%) Banking
3 11 (5.79%) Public Sector
4 9 (4.74%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.58%) Legal
5 3 (1.58%) Private Banking
5 3 (1.58%) Retail
6 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Front Office
7 1 (0.53%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.58%) Node.js
2 18 (9.47%) Kafka
3 14 (7.37%) Elastic Stack
3 14 (7.37%) Web Services
4 12 (6.32%) .NET
4 12 (6.32%) REST
5 10 (5.26%) Middleware
5 10 (5.26%) TensorFlow
6 8 (4.21%) Laravel
6 8 (4.21%) Vue.js
7 6 (3.16%) Lambda Expressions
8 5 (2.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 5 (2.63%) Spring
8 5 (2.63%) Spring Boot
9 4 (2.11%) GraphQL
9 4 (2.11%) Swagger
10 3 (1.58%) SOAP
11 2 (1.05%) RESTful
11 2 (1.05%) YAML
12 1 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (6.84%) Cloud Native
2 10 (5.26%) Private Cloud
3 7 (3.68%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.16%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.63%) Replication
6 4 (2.11%) Clustering
6 4 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.05%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.05%) User Experience
8 1 (0.53%) CMDB
8 1 (0.53%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 59 (31.05%) Linux
2 42 (22.11%) Windows
3 19 (10.00%) Unix
4 13 (6.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (5.79%) CentOS
5 11 (5.79%) Windows Server
6 9 (4.74%) CoreOS
7 8 (4.21%) Ubuntu
8 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (2.63%) Solaris
10 4 (2.11%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.05%) Fedora
13 1 (0.53%) Debian
13 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (52.11%) DevOps
2 79 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (33.68%) Infrastructure as Code
4 40 (21.05%) Configuration Management
5 35 (18.42%) Migration
6 33 (17.37%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (14.74%) Continuous Delivery
8 25 (13.16%) Microservices
9 22 (11.58%) High Availability
10 18 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (7.89%) Scrum
12 14 (7.37%) ITIL
13 12 (6.32%) Infrastructure Automation
14 11 (5.79%) Computer Science
14 11 (5.79%) Software Engineering
14 11 (5.79%) Task Automation
14 11 (5.79%) Test Automation
15 10 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (5.26%) Load Balancing
15 10 (5.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 103 (54.21%) Python
2 42 (22.11%) Ruby
3 35 (18.42%) SQL
4 33 (17.37%) Bash Shell
4 33 (17.37%) Go
5 30 (15.79%) Java
6 24 (12.63%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.37%) PowerShell
8 11 (5.79%) R
9 10 (5.26%) Groovy
9 10 (5.26%) PHP
9 10 (5.26%) Shell Script
10 9 (4.74%) Rust
11 8 (4.21%) Perl
12 6 (3.16%) Scala
13 5 (2.63%) C#
14 4 (2.11%) C
14 4 (2.11%) C++
14 4 (2.11%) TypeScript
15 2 (1.05%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.89%) AWS Certification
2 9 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.11%) CCNA
4 4 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.11%) MCSE
4 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.05%) CISSP
6 2 (1.05%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (1.05%) Degree
6 2 (1.05%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.05%) GIAC
6 2 (1.05%) Linux+ Certification
6 2 (1.05%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (1.05%) SANS
6 2 (1.05%) SSCP
6 2 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.58%) QA
3 2 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.05%) GDPR
3 2 (1.05%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.05%) SLA
4 1 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.53%) JTAG
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (27.37%) Docker
2 15 (7.89%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (2.63%) vSphere
5 4 (2.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.58%) OpenAM
6 3 (1.58%) OpenIDM
6 3 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.05%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.05%) NFS
7 2 (1.05%) Samba
7 2 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.05%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.05%) Xen
8 1 (0.53%) XenApp
8 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 89 (46.84%) Terraform
2 74 (38.95%) Kubernetes
3 56 (29.47%) Ansible
4 25 (13.16%) Puppet
5 14 (7.37%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.16%) Nagios
6 6 (3.16%) Prometheus
7 5 (2.63%) Data Guard
7 5 (2.63%) Hadoop YARN
7 5 (2.63%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (2.11%) Packer
9 3 (1.58%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.58%) logstash
9 3 (1.58%) SCOM
9 3 (1.58%) ZABBIX
10 2 (1.05%) Kibana
10 2 (1.05%) OpenNMS
10 2 (1.05%) Salt
10 2 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.05%) Oracle
3 20 (10.53%) Google
4 13 (6.84%) Red Hat
4 13 (6.84%) Splunk
5 12 (6.32%) VMware
6 11 (5.79%) SAP
7 10 (5.26%) Cloudera
8 9 (4.74%) Confluent
8 9 (4.74%) IBM
8 9 (4.74%) IBM Sterling
8 9 (4.74%) Informatica
8 9 (4.74%) Veracode
9 8 (4.21%) HP
10 7 (3.68%) AppDynamics
10 7 (3.68%) Dell
10 7 (3.68%) EnterpriseDB
10 7 (3.68%) Lets Encrypt
11 6 (3.16%) EMC
12 5 (2.63%) Atlassian