Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 562 587
Rank change year-on-year +10 +25 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 80 54 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.12% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 28 21
London median daily rate £550 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.92% -7.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £450 £376 £313
90th Percentile £638 £533 £605
England median daily rate £484 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +7.56% -10.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Central London +8 23 £525 +4.48% 2
West London -7 1 £425 -15.00% 2
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 48 (60.00%) DevOps
2 44 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (46.25%) Linux
4 30 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (37.50%) Ansible
5 28 (35.00%) Windows
5 28 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (33.75%) Python
6 27 (33.75%) Java
7 23 (28.75%) Docker
8 22 (27.50%) Unix
9 21 (26.25%) PowerShell
9 21 (26.25%) Jenkins
10 19 (23.75%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (23.75%) Kubernetes
10 19 (23.75%) Terraform
11 18 (22.50%) Git (software)
12 17 (21.25%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (20.00%) Puppet
14 14 (17.50%) Scala
14 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
14 14 (17.50%) Configuration Management
15 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
15 13 (16.25%) JIRA
15 13 (16.25%) Bash Shell
15 13 (16.25%) Confluence
15 13 (16.25%) Node.js
15 13 (16.25%) Windows Server
16 12 (15.00%) OpenShift
16 12 (15.00%) AWS CloudFormation

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 13 (16.25%) Confluence
2 6 (7.50%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (6.25%) IIS
4 4 (5.00%) Anypoint
4 4 (5.00%) Apache
5 3 (3.75%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.50%) Mule
6 2 (2.50%) Mule ESB
6 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.25%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.25%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 44 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (15.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (15.00%) OpenShift
4 9 (11.25%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (10.00%) PaaS
6 7 (8.75%) GitHub
7 4 (5.00%) Amazon S3
7 4 (5.00%) IaaS
7 4 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (3.75%) Office 365
8 3 (3.75%) Serverless
9 2 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (2.50%) npm
10 1 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (1.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (1.25%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (1.25%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) Firewall
2 6 (7.50%) LDAP
3 5 (6.25%) DNS
4 4 (5.00%) DHCP
4 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.75%) VLAN
5 3 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.50%) SSL
7 1 (1.25%) HTTP
7 1 (1.25%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.25%) LAN
7 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) MongoDB
1 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) Big Data
2 5 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 5 (6.25%) Redis
3 4 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (5.00%) MySQL
4 3 (3.75%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.50%) Impala
5 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.25%) HBase
6 1 (1.25%) InfluxDB
6 1 (1.25%) Mahout
6 1 (1.25%) OpenTSDB
6 1 (1.25%) RavenDB
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.25%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 21 (26.25%) Jenkins
2 18 (22.50%) Git (software)
3 13 (16.25%) JIRA
4 10 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (12.50%) TeamCity
5 8 (10.00%) Artifactory
6 6 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (6.25%) JMeter
7 5 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (6.25%) Vagrant
8 4 (5.00%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.00%) Selenium
9 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (2.50%) Ant
10 2 (2.50%) Bower
10 2 (2.50%) Maven
10 2 (2.50%) MSBuild
10 2 (2.50%) SonarQube
10 2 (2.50%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (11.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.75%) Back Office
5 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Publishing
6 1 (1.25%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.25%) Node.js
2 7 (8.75%) REST
3 6 (7.50%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (6.25%) Web Services
5 4 (5.00%) Spring Boot
6 3 (3.75%) AngularJS
6 3 (3.75%) HTML
6 3 (3.75%) Kafka
6 3 (3.75%) LAMP
6 3 (3.75%) Spring
6 3 (3.75%) Spring Cloud
7 2 (2.50%) CSS
7 2 (2.50%) SOAP
7 2 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.25%) J2EE
8 1 (1.25%) Middleware
8 1 (1.25%) React
8 1 (1.25%) RESTful
8 1 (1.25%) SAML
8 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (7.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (7.50%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (3.75%) Fintech
6 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.50%) Robotics
7 1 (1.25%) Clustering
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.25%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.25%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.25%) Linux
2 28 (35.00%) Windows
3 22 (27.50%) Unix
4 13 (16.25%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.50%) CentOS
6 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.50%) Solaris
7 1 (1.25%) CoreOS
7 1 (1.25%) Gentoo
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (60.00%) DevOps
2 28 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (21.25%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (17.50%) Configuration Management
5 13 (16.25%) Software Engineering
6 12 (15.00%) TDD
7 11 (13.75%) E-Commerce
8 10 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (11.25%) Microservices
10 8 (10.00%) Creative Thinking
11 7 (8.75%) API Integration
11 7 (8.75%) Open Source
11 7 (8.75%) Scrum
12 6 (7.50%) High Availability
12 6 (7.50%) Immutable Infrastructure
13 5 (6.25%) Load Balancing
14 4 (5.00%) BDD
14 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
14 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
14 4 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.75%) Java
1 27 (33.75%) Python
2 21 (26.25%) PowerShell
3 14 (17.50%) Scala
4 13 (16.25%) Bash Shell
5 9 (11.25%) Ruby
6 7 (8.75%) C#
6 7 (8.75%) Go
6 7 (8.75%) SQL
7 6 (7.50%) C++
8 5 (6.25%) C
9 4 (5.00%) Perl
10 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.50%) R
11 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.25%) Groovy
12 1 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) CCNA
1 2 (2.50%) CCSA
1 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (2.50%) CISM
1 2 (2.50%) CISSP
1 2 (2.50%) JNCIA
2 1 (1.25%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) GCP
1 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (28.75%) Docker
2 7 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.75%) vCloud
3 1 (1.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.25%) Ceph
3 1 (1.25%) Gluster
3 1 (1.25%) HDFS
3 1 (1.25%) KVM
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.25%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (1.25%) Squid
3 1 (1.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 30 (37.50%) Ansible
2 19 (23.75%) Kubernetes
2 19 (23.75%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (23.75%) Terraform
3 16 (20.00%) Puppet
4 6 (7.50%) Mesos
5 5 (6.25%) Consul
6 3 (3.75%) Packer
6 3 (3.75%) Salt
7 1 (1.25%) Ambari
7 1 (1.25%) Graylog
7 1 (1.25%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (1.25%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.25%) Oozie
Vendors
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.75%) Splunk
3 10 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 7 (8.75%) VMware
5 5 (6.25%) AppDynamics
5 5 (6.25%) MuleSoft
5 5 (6.25%) New Relic
5 5 (6.25%) Oracle
6 4 (5.00%) SaltStack
7 3 (3.75%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.75%) Juniper
7 3 (3.75%) Meraki
7 3 (3.75%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.50%) Adobe
8 2 (2.50%) Apple
8 2 (2.50%) Black Duck
8 2 (2.50%) Hortonworks
9 1 (1.25%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.25%) SOASTA, Inc