The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 369 395 409
Rank change year-on-year +26 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 53 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.15% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.16% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 8
Median daily rate £525 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.54% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £363
% change year-on-year +5.88% +17.24%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19622 20610 22172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 14955 15445
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 383
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Platform Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in London

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in London

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Engineer in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Platform Engineer in London

Platform Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Platform Engineer in London

Platform Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 9 £538 +13.15% 1
Heathrow - 1 £425 -
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Platform Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 56 (60.87%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (45.65%) DevOps
2 42 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (41.30%) Linux
4 37 (40.22%) Java
5 34 (36.96%) Jenkins
5 34 (36.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 29 (31.52%) Splunk
6 29 (31.52%) Microservices
7 25 (27.17%) Cloud Foundry
7 25 (27.17%) PaaS
7 25 (27.17%) AppDynamics
8 24 (26.09%) Docker
9 23 (25.00%) Python
10 22 (23.91%) Unix
10 22 (23.91%) Open Source
11 21 (22.83%) Node.js
12 20 (21.74%) New Relic
12 20 (21.74%) Windows
13 19 (20.65%) Ansible
13 19 (20.65%) Puppet
13 19 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (18.48%) Banking
14 17 (18.48%) Kubernetes
14 17 (18.48%) MuleSoft
15 16 (17.39%) Spring Boot
15 16 (17.39%) Spring
15 16 (17.39%) JIRA
15 16 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
15 16 (17.39%) GitHub

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 25 (27.17%) Cloud Foundry
2 15 (16.30%) Confluence
3 10 (10.87%) Anypoint
4 6 (6.52%) OpenStack
5 4 (4.35%) IIS
6 3 (3.26%) Apache
7 2 (2.17%) Apache Pig
7 2 (2.17%) CMS
7 2 (2.17%) Hubot
7 2 (2.17%) Mule
7 2 (2.17%) nginx
8 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.09%) JBoss
8 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) HipChat
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 56 (60.87%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (36.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (27.17%) PaaS
4 16 (17.39%) GitHub
5 8 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (7.61%) Amazon S3
7 6 (6.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (5.43%) IaaS
8 5 (5.43%) Office 365
9 4 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (3.26%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (3.26%) OpenShift
11 1 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (1.09%) Datadog
11 1 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (1.09%) Route 53
11 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) Firewall
2 6 (6.52%) DNS
3 5 (5.43%) DHCP
3 5 (5.43%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (4.35%) HTTP
4 4 (4.35%) LDAP
4 4 (4.35%) VLAN
5 3 (3.26%) SSL
5 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.17%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.09%) LAN
7 1 (1.09%) Multicast
7 1 (1.09%) Network Security
7 1 (1.09%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.09%) tcpdump
7 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.13%) MongoDB
2 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 10 (10.87%) Redis
4 9 (9.78%) Big Data
5 6 (6.52%) Hadoop
5 6 (6.52%) MySQL
6 5 (5.43%) Apache Hive
6 5 (5.43%) Sqoop
7 4 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (4.35%) NoSQL
8 3 (3.26%) Hazelcast
8 3 (3.26%) Impala
9 2 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (2.17%) Blockchain
9 2 (2.17%) HBase
9 2 (2.17%) Mahout
9 2 (2.17%) Squirro
10 1 (1.09%) InfluxDB
10 1 (1.09%) OpenTSDB
10 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (36.96%) Jenkins
2 16 (17.39%) JIRA
3 14 (15.22%) Git (software)
4 13 (14.13%) JMeter
5 11 (11.96%) Cucumber
5 11 (11.96%) Selenium
6 9 (9.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (7.61%) Maven
8 5 (5.43%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.09%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.09%) Bazaar
10 1 (1.09%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.09%) GitLab
10 1 (1.09%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.09%) Subversion
10 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.09%) Travis CI
10 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (18.48%) Banking
2 13 (14.13%) Finance
3 4 (4.35%) Back Office
3 4 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Retail
5 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.17%) Publishing
5 2 (2.17%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Advertising
6 1 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (22.83%) Node.js
2 16 (17.39%) Spring
2 16 (17.39%) Spring Boot
3 11 (11.96%) Spring Cloud
4 6 (6.52%) React
4 6 (6.52%) Web Services
5 5 (5.43%) AngularJS
5 5 (5.43%) J2EE
6 4 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (4.35%) HTML
6 4 (4.35%) Sensu
7 3 (3.26%) .NET
7 3 (3.26%) CSS
7 3 (3.26%) JMS
7 3 (3.26%) REST
7 3 (3.26%) SOAP
7 3 (3.26%) Velocity
8 2 (2.17%) OAuth2
8 2 (2.17%) RESTful
8 2 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Mobile Banking
2 7 (7.61%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.43%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.43%) Fintech
4 4 (4.35%) Cloud Native
4 4 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.26%) PKI
6 2 (2.17%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.17%) Social Media
6 2 (2.17%) User Experience
7 1 (1.09%) Clustering
7 1 (1.09%) Equities
7 1 (1.09%) Minimum Viable Product
7 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (41.30%) Linux
2 22 (23.91%) Unix
3 20 (21.74%) Windows
4 8 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.26%) CentOS
6 3 (3.26%) CoreOS
7 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.09%) Gentoo
8 1 (1.09%) Solaris
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
1 42 (45.65%) DevOps
2 29 (31.52%) Microservices
3 22 (23.91%) Open Source
4 19 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (11.96%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (11.96%) E-Commerce
6 9 (9.78%) TDD
7 7 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (7.61%) Software Engineering
7 7 (7.61%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.52%) BDD
8 6 (6.52%) Configuration Management
8 6 (6.52%) High Availability
9 5 (5.43%) SDLC
9 5 (5.43%) Security Hardening
9 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.35%) Data Management
10 4 (4.35%) ITIL
10 4 (4.35%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (40.22%) Java
2 23 (25.00%) Python
3 15 (16.30%) PowerShell
4 14 (15.22%) SQL
5 11 (11.96%) Ruby
6 7 (7.61%) Bash Shell
6 7 (7.61%) Go
6 7 (7.61%) Perl
7 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
7 6 (6.52%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.35%) C#
9 2 (2.17%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (2.17%) Korn
9 2 (2.17%) Scala
10 1 (1.09%) C++
10 1 (1.09%) Clojure
10 1 (1.09%) Erlang
10 1 (1.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (4.35%) RHCE
2 3 (3.26%) Degree
2 3 (3.26%) RHCSA
3 2 (2.17%) CCNA
3 2 (2.17%) CCSA
3 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.17%) CISM
3 2 (2.17%) CISSP
3 2 (2.17%) JNCIA
4 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.09%) VCP5
4 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 24 (26.09%) Docker
2 7 (7.61%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.43%) HDFS
4 3 (3.26%) VirtualBox
4 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.09%) Gluster
6 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.09%) Varnish
6 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.09%) XenApp
6 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (20.65%) Ansible
1 19 (20.65%) Puppet
2 17 (18.48%) Kubernetes
3 16 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (15.22%) Terraform
5 10 (10.87%) Consul
6 5 (5.43%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (4.35%) Graphite
7 4 (4.35%) logstash
8 3 (3.26%) HAProxy
8 3 (3.26%) Nagios
8 3 (3.26%) rkt
8 3 (3.26%) Salt
9 2 (2.17%) Ambari
9 2 (2.17%) Oozie
9 2 (2.17%) Packer
9 2 (2.17%) Rancher
9 2 (2.17%) SCCM
10 1 (1.09%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (1.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (31.52%) Splunk
2 25 (27.17%) AppDynamics
3 20 (21.74%) New Relic
4 17 (18.48%) MuleSoft
5 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
6 8 (8.70%) Oracle
7 5 (5.43%) CheckPoint
7 5 (5.43%) Juniper
7 5 (5.43%) Meraki
7 5 (5.43%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.43%) ServiceNow
8 4 (4.35%) VMware
9 3 (3.26%) Sun
10 2 (2.17%) Apple
10 2 (2.17%) Cloudera
10 2 (2.17%) Google
10 2 (2.17%) Hortonworks
10 2 (2.17%) SaltStack
11 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
11 1 (1.09%) SOASTA, Inc