The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £515 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform Engineer
England / London
Rank 369 406 403
Rank change year-on-year +37 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 37 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.14% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.14% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 11
Median daily rate £515 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.36% +37.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £380 £325
% change year-on-year +25.00% +16.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +7 4 £550 +25.71% 3
Heathrow - 1 £425 -
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 33 (52.38%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (44.44%) Java
4 26 (41.27%) DevOps
5 20 (31.75%) Linux
5 20 (31.75%) Python
6 19 (30.16%) Jenkins
7 18 (28.57%) JIRA
8 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (25.40%) Microservices
8 16 (25.40%) Git (software)
9 15 (23.81%) Open Source
10 14 (22.22%) PaaS
10 14 (22.22%) Big Data
10 14 (22.22%) Docker
11 13 (20.63%) Kubernetes
11 13 (20.63%) Hadoop
12 12 (19.05%) Apache Hive
13 11 (17.46%) Splunk
13 11 (17.46%) Node.js
13 11 (17.46%) Kafka
14 10 (15.87%) Scala
14 10 (15.87%) AppDynamics
14 10 (15.87%) Spring Boot
14 10 (15.87%) MuleSoft
14 10 (15.87%) Terraform
14 10 (15.87%) Cloud Foundry
14 10 (15.87%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (14.29%) Spring

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (15.87%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (14.29%) Apache Spark
2 9 (14.29%) Confluence
3 7 (11.11%) OpenStack
4 6 (9.52%) Anypoint
5 5 (7.94%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (3.17%) Hubot
6 2 (3.17%) nginx
7 1 (1.59%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.59%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 33 (52.38%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (22.22%) PaaS
4 10 (15.87%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (12.70%) GitHub
6 3 (4.76%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (4.76%) IaaS
7 2 (3.17%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.59%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.59%) Route 53
8 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) Multicast
1 3 (4.76%) tcpdump
2 2 (3.17%) Internet
2 2 (3.17%) LDAP
2 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) DAB
3 1 (1.59%) DHCP
3 1 (1.59%) Firewall
3 1 (1.59%) HTTP
3 1 (1.59%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.59%) LAN
3 1 (1.59%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.59%) SSL
3 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) Big Data
2 13 (20.63%) Hadoop
3 12 (19.05%) Apache Hive
4 6 (9.52%) MongoDB
4 6 (9.52%) Relational Database
5 5 (7.94%) Blockchain
5 5 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (7.94%) Redis
5 5 (7.94%) Sqoop
6 3 (4.76%) Parquet
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
7 2 (3.17%) MySQL
8 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.59%) HBase
8 1 (1.59%) Impala
8 1 (1.59%) Mahout
8 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (30.16%) Jenkins
2 18 (28.57%) JIRA
3 16 (25.40%) Git (software)
4 7 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 7 (11.11%) JMeter
4 7 (11.11%) Selenium
5 4 (6.35%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (3.17%) Maven
7 1 (1.59%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.59%) GitLab
7 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.59%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (7.94%) Banking
2 4 (6.35%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Publishing
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.46%) Kafka
1 11 (17.46%) Node.js
2 10 (15.87%) Spring Boot
3 9 (14.29%) Spring
4 7 (11.11%) Spring Cloud
5 5 (7.94%) OAuth2
5 5 (7.94%) Serverless Framework
6 3 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.76%) Apache Avro
6 3 (4.76%) JMS
6 3 (4.76%) JSON
6 3 (4.76%) React
6 3 (4.76%) Spark Streaming
6 3 (4.76%) Velocity
6 3 (4.76%) XML
7 2 (3.17%) HTML
7 2 (3.17%) J2EE
7 2 (3.17%) Polymer
7 2 (3.17%) Sensu
7 2 (3.17%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Cloud Native
2 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) Equities
2 3 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (3.17%) W3C
4 1 (1.59%) Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) PKI
4 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) User Experience
4 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.75%) Linux
2 7 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (11.11%) Windows
3 5 (7.94%) Unix
4 1 (1.59%) Android
4 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.59%) CoreOS
4 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.59%) Solaris
4 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.27%) DevOps
3 16 (25.40%) Microservices
4 15 (23.81%) Open Source
5 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (9.52%) Auto-Scaling
6 6 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 6 (9.52%) SOA
6 6 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.94%) High Availability
8 4 (6.35%) Statistics
9 3 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (4.76%) Dependency Management
9 3 (4.76%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.76%) ITIL
9 3 (4.76%) Low Latency
9 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.17%) Project Management
10 2 (3.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (44.44%) Java
2 20 (31.75%) Python
3 10 (15.87%) Scala
4 9 (14.29%) R
5 7 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 7 (11.11%) SQL
6 5 (7.94%) Perl
6 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.35%) Go
7 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.35%) Ruby
8 2 (3.17%) C
8 2 (3.17%) C++
8 2 (3.17%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (1.59%) C#
9 1 (1.59%) Groovy
9 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) ACMT
2 1 (1.59%) CCA
2 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.59%) MCSE
2 1 (1.59%) MCTS
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.59%) RHCE
2 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) VCP5
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (22.22%) Docker
2 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) XenApp
3 2 (3.17%) HDFS
3 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.59%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.59%) etcd
4 1 (1.59%) flannel
4 1 (1.59%) Gluster
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.59%) Varnish
4 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) Kubernetes
2 10 (15.87%) Terraform
3 8 (12.70%) Consul
4 6 (9.52%) Ansible
4 6 (9.52%) Puppet
5 3 (4.76%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (4.76%) SCCM
5 3 (4.76%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 2 (3.17%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (3.17%) Mesos
6 2 (3.17%) Nagios
6 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.17%) SCOM
7 1 (1.59%) Graphite
7 1 (1.59%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.59%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.59%) logstash
7 1 (1.59%) Oozie
7 1 (1.59%) Opsview
7 1 (1.59%) Packer
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) Splunk
2 10 (15.87%) AppDynamics
2 10 (15.87%) MuleSoft
3 9 (14.29%) New Relic
4 5 (7.94%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.76%) Citrix
6 3 (4.76%) Reuters
6 3 (4.76%) Teradata
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle
7 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.17%) VMware
8 1 (1.59%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.59%) Fixnetix
8 1 (1.59%) Gemalto
8 1 (1.59%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.59%) HP
8 1 (1.59%) Q1 Labs
8 1 (1.59%) Remedy
8 1 (1.59%) Symantec
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + negotiable
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