Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 May 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 > London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 395 366 324
Rank change year-on-year -29 -42 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 184 107 109
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.48% 0.44% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.47% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 78 76
10th Percentile £450 £455 £413
25th Percentile £509 £508 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £559 £563
Median % change year-on-year +7.29% -0.58% +2.27%
75th Percentile £688 £627 £688
90th Percentile £775 £675 £775
England median daily rate £575 £539 £525
% change year-on-year +6.73% +2.62% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 35,544 22,529 18,595
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 92.80% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,101 16,227 13,446
10th Percentile £375 £338 £306
25th Percentile £468 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £685 £625 £610
90th Percentile £775 £703 £700
England median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 223 241
10th Percentile £16.23 £15.00 £13.71
25th Percentile £21.82 £20.58 £17.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.64 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.62% +26.56% +21.95%
75th Percentile £49.25 £51.91 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.00 £66.50 £56.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.40 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.14% +12.63% +2.70%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in London

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in London

Platform Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Platform Engineer in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Platform Engineer in London

Platform Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 23 May 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
Central London -21 22 £550 -4.35% 9
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Platform Engineer contract jobs required 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 London region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 167 (90.76%) Platform Engineering
2 84 (45.65%) Kubernetes
3 82 (44.57%) DevOps
4 81 (44.02%) CI/CD
4 81 (44.02%) AWS
5 77 (41.85%) Linux
6 72 (39.13%) Terraform
7 71 (38.59%) Azure
8 67 (36.41%) Docker
9 56 (30.43%) Python
10 55 (29.89%) Ansible
11 54 (29.35%) Finance
12 53 (28.80%) Agile
13 47 (25.54%) Jenkins
14 41 (22.28%) Infrastructure as Code
15 39 (21.20%) Microsoft
16 37 (20.11%) Puppet
17 33 (17.93%) Windows
18 32 (17.39%) Java
18 32 (17.39%) .NET
18 32 (17.39%) Analytics
18 32 (17.39%) Security Cleared
18 32 (17.39%) PowerShell
18 32 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 32 (17.39%) Microservices
19 31 (16.85%) Social Skills
19 31 (16.85%) Configuration Management
20 28 (15.22%) SQL
20 28 (15.22%) SC Cleared
21 27 (14.67%) Git (software)

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 14 (7.61%) IIS
2 6 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.72%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.17%) Apache
4 4 (2.17%) Confluence
5 2 (1.09%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.09%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.54%) nginx
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.54%) SAS
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.54%) Traefik
6 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.54%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 81 (44.02%) AWS
2 71 (38.59%) Azure
3 26 (14.13%) OpenShift
4 25 (13.59%) PaaS
5 23 (12.50%) Serverless
6 18 (9.78%) GitHub
7 17 (9.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (8.70%) Power Platform
9 15 (8.15%) GCP
9 15 (8.15%) IaaS
10 14 (7.61%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (5.98%) Amazon ECS
12 10 (5.43%) Azure Data Factory
13 9 (4.89%) Amazon EKS
14 8 (4.35%) Amazon S3
14 8 (4.35%) Azure Monitor
15 6 (3.26%) AWS CodeBuild
15 6 (3.26%) AWS CodePipeline
15 6 (3.26%) AWS Fargate
16 5 (2.72%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.07%) Firewall
2 7 (3.80%) VPN
3 3 (1.63%) DNS
3 3 (1.63%) Network Security
4 2 (1.09%) AMQP
4 2 (1.09%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.09%) SSL
4 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.54%) DHCP
5 1 (0.54%) FTP
5 1 (0.54%) HTTP
5 1 (0.54%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.54%) MQTT
5 1 (0.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.61%) Power BI
2 8 (4.35%) Data Lake
2 8 (4.35%) Hadoop
2 8 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.80%) Big Data
3 7 (3.80%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.72%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.17%) MySQL
6 4 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.17%) PowerCenter
6 4 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.63%) HDInsight
7 3 (1.63%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 47 (25.54%) Jenkins
2 27 (14.67%) Git (software)
2 27 (14.67%) GitLab
3 21 (11.41%) JIRA
4 19 (10.33%) Bitbucket
5 18 (9.78%) Artifactory
6 16 (8.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (8.70%) TeamCity
7 14 (7.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (6.52%) Cucumber
9 11 (5.98%) Zephyr
10 9 (4.89%) Selenium
11 6 (3.26%) SonarQube
12 5 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (2.17%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.63%) CircleCI
14 3 (1.63%) GoCD
14 3 (1.63%) kappa
14 3 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
15 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (29.35%) Finance
2 31 (16.85%) Social Skills
3 18 (9.78%) Banking
4 15 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (7.07%) Public Sector
6 9 (4.89%) Financial Institution
7 6 (3.26%) Legal
8 4 (2.17%) Retail
9 3 (1.63%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.63%) Law
10 2 (1.09%) Electronics
10 2 (1.09%) Games
10 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.09%) Marketing
10 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.54%) Billing
11 1 (0.54%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.54%) Local Government
11 1 (0.54%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (17.39%) .NET
2 15 (8.15%) Elastic Stack
3 14 (7.61%) Kafka
4 12 (6.52%) ARM Templates
5 9 (4.89%) YAML
6 6 (3.26%) REST
6 6 (3.26%) Spring
7 4 (2.17%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.17%) Middleware
7 4 (2.17%) OAuth
7 4 (2.17%) Sensu
8 3 (1.63%) JSON
8 3 (1.63%) RESTful
8 3 (1.63%) SAML
8 3 (1.63%) Spring Boot
9 2 (1.09%) ADO
9 2 (1.09%) OpenTracing
9 2 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.54%) FastAPI
10 1 (0.54%) Keycloak
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.35%) Cloud Native
2 7 (3.80%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.26%) Hedge funds
4 5 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) Derivative
7 2 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.09%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.54%) BBC
8 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.54%) IoT
8 1 (0.54%) Life Science
8 1 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.54%) NHS
8 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 77 (41.85%) Linux
2 33 (17.93%) Windows
3 32 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (9.78%) CentOS
4 18 (9.78%) Windows Server
5 16 (8.70%) Ubuntu
6 15 (8.15%) Unix
7 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.54%) Solaris
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (90.76%) Platform Engineering
2 82 (44.57%) DevOps
3 81 (44.02%) CI/CD
4 53 (28.80%) Agile
5 41 (22.28%) Infrastructure as Code
6 32 (17.39%) Analytics
6 32 (17.39%) Microservices
7 31 (16.85%) Configuration Management
8 16 (8.70%) Infrastructure Automation
8 16 (8.70%) Kanban
8 16 (8.70%) Scrum
8 16 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 15 (8.15%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (8.15%) Task Automation
10 14 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (6.52%) Migration
12 11 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (5.98%) Log Analytics
13 10 (5.43%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 56 (30.43%) Python
2 32 (17.39%) Java
2 32 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 28 (15.22%) SQL
4 21 (11.41%) Ruby
5 20 (10.87%) Bash
6 18 (9.78%) Perl
7 15 (8.15%) C#
8 9 (4.89%) Go
8 9 (4.89%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.35%) C++
10 7 (3.80%) Groovy
11 4 (2.17%) Scala
11 4 (2.17%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.63%) AWK
12 3 (1.63%) sed
12 3 (1.63%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.09%) PHP
14 1 (0.54%) Ada
Qualifications
1 32 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.22%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.43%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.72%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.63%) Degree
7 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.54%) FFIEC
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.54%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.52%) QA
2 6 (3.26%) GDPR
3 2 (1.09%) SLA
4 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.54%) GLBA
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.54%) NIST
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (36.41%) Docker
2 8 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.26%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.72%) Ceph
5 4 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.63%) Firmware
7 1 (0.54%) NFS
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.54%) Platform Symphony
7 1 (0.54%) Samba
7 1 (0.54%) XenApp
7 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 84 (45.65%) Kubernetes
2 72 (39.13%) Terraform
3 55 (29.89%) Ansible
4 37 (20.11%) Puppet
5 16 (8.70%) Grafana
5 16 (8.70%) Prometheus
6 13 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (4.89%) Kibana
8 8 (4.35%) Consul
8 8 (4.35%) Packer
9 7 (3.80%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (3.26%) Istio
10 6 (3.26%) Salt
11 5 (2.72%) logstash
12 4 (2.17%) Dollar Universe
13 3 (1.63%) Pingdom
14 2 (1.09%) CloudForms
14 2 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
14 2 (1.09%) Rancher
14 2 (1.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 39 (21.20%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.87%) Google
2 20 (10.87%) Red Hat
2 20 (10.87%) Splunk
3 15 (8.15%) Databricks
3 15 (8.15%) Oracle
4 12 (6.52%) Micro Focus
5 5 (2.72%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.17%) Informatica
6 4 (2.17%) VMware
7 3 (1.63%) Cisco
7 3 (1.63%) IBM
7 3 (1.63%) New Relic
7 3 (1.63%) PagerDuty
8 2 (1.09%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.09%) NetApp
8 2 (1.09%) SaltStack
8 2 (1.09%) SAP
9 1 (0.54%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.54%) Talend