Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 420 565 545
Rank change year-on-year +145 -20 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 206 78 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 63 31
London median daily rate £525 £550 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +12.24% -2.00%
10th Percentile £473 £450 £406
90th Percentile £638 £655 £533
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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 41,840 43,432 39,432
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.83% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,038 31,610 28,104
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £670 £644
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 566 558
London median hourly rate £20.57 £19.91 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -2.88% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.83
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - -

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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
South London +54 57 £525 +16.67% 1
Central London +12 49 £525 -2.33% 9
West London - 5 £550 - 5
East London - 4 £470 - 2
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 London region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 102 (49.51%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (47.57%) Windows
2 98 (47.57%) Jenkins
2 98 (47.57%) Ansible
3 97 (47.09%) DevOps
4 95 (46.12%) Opscode Chef
5 90 (43.69%) Puppet
6 87 (42.23%) Amazon AWS
7 84 (40.78%) Continuous Integration
8 83 (40.29%) Python
9 74 (35.92%) Terraform
10 70 (33.98%) Linux
11 66 (32.04%) Scrum
12 62 (30.10%) Bash Shell
13 60 (29.13%) Test Automation
14 58 (28.16%) Build Automation
15 57 (27.67%) Unix
16 55 (26.70%) Microsoft Azure
17 54 (26.21%) Shell Script
18 53 (25.73%) Korn
19 47 (22.82%) Big Data
20 45 (21.84%) Docker
21 42 (20.39%) PowerShell
21 42 (20.39%) Kubernetes
22 41 (19.90%) Hadoop
22 41 (19.90%) Finance
23 39 (18.93%) SQL
23 39 (18.93%) Apache Hive
24 37 (17.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 37 (17.96%) Oracle

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 (6.80%) Apache Spark
2 9 (4.37%) Apache
2 9 (4.37%) IIS
3 6 (2.91%) Confluence
4 4 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.94%) nginx
5 3 (1.46%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.49%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 28 (13.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 28 (13.59%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 87 (42.23%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (26.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (14.56%) Amazon S3
3 30 (14.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 29 (14.08%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (9.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 16 (7.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (6.80%) IaaS
8 13 (6.31%) PaaS
9 12 (5.83%) OpenShift
10 11 (5.34%) GitHub
11 9 (4.37%) Serverless
12 4 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.94%) SaaS
13 3 (1.46%) Datadog
14 2 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.97%) Stackdriver
15 1 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 1 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.34%) Firewall
2 7 (3.40%) DNS
3 5 (2.43%) VPN
4 3 (1.46%) ICMP
4 3 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.97%) DHCP
5 2 (0.97%) LAN
5 2 (0.97%) WAN
6 1 (0.49%) Anycast
6 1 (0.49%) Network Security
6 1 (0.49%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.49%) VSAT
6 1 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (22.82%) Big Data
2 41 (19.90%) Hadoop
3 39 (18.93%) Apache Hive
4 34 (16.50%) SQL Server
5 28 (13.59%) Impala
5 28 (13.59%) Sqoop
6 4 (1.94%) Data Mart
6 4 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.94%) MySQL
6 4 (1.94%) Redis
7 3 (1.46%) Apache Ignite
7 3 (1.46%) BigQuery
7 3 (1.46%) Bigtable
7 3 (1.46%) Flink
7 3 (1.46%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.46%) Neo4j
7 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.97%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 98 (47.57%) Jenkins
2 23 (11.17%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.31%) Sonatype Nexus
4 12 (5.83%) Octopus Deploy
4 12 (5.83%) TeamCity
5 11 (5.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (3.88%) Bitbucket
7 7 (3.40%) Artifactory
8 6 (2.91%) GoCD
8 6 (2.91%) JIRA
9 5 (2.43%) Gerrit
9 5 (2.43%) Maven
9 5 (2.43%) Subversion
10 4 (1.94%) SonarQube
10 4 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.46%) CircleCI
11 3 (1.46%) Cucumber
11 3 (1.46%) IBM UrbanCode
11 3 (1.46%) Selenium
11 3 (1.46%) Zephyr
General
1 41 (19.90%) Finance
2 10 (4.85%) Law
3 2 (0.97%) Banking
3 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
3 2 (0.97%) Legal
4 1 (0.49%) Marketing
4 1 (0.49%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (12.14%) X-Windows
2 12 (5.83%) Kafka
3 9 (4.37%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (4.37%) Spring
4 8 (3.88%) Sensu
5 7 (3.40%) Node.js
6 6 (2.91%) .NET
7 5 (2.43%) Apache Beam
7 5 (2.43%) React
7 5 (2.43%) Web Services
8 4 (1.94%) RESTful
9 3 (1.46%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (1.46%) Samza
10 2 (0.97%) NumPy
10 2 (0.97%) Pandas
10 2 (0.97%) Spring Boot
11 1 (0.49%) Laravel
11 1 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.49%) SAP Business Workflow
11 1 (0.49%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.59%) Wiki
2 11 (5.34%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (3.88%) Blog
4 7 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.91%) Fintech
5 6 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.43%) iPad
6 5 (2.43%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.46%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.97%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.97%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.97%) PKI
8 2 (0.97%) User Experience
9 1 (0.49%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.49%) Tandem
9 1 (0.49%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.49%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 98 (47.57%) Windows
2 70 (33.98%) Linux
3 57 (27.67%) Unix
4 37 (17.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (17.48%) Windows Server
6 9 (4.37%) CentOS
7 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.46%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (49.51%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (47.09%) DevOps
3 84 (40.78%) Continuous Integration
4 66 (32.04%) Scrum
5 60 (29.13%) Test Automation
6 58 (28.16%) Build Automation
7 36 (17.48%) ETL
8 31 (15.05%) Configuration Management
9 29 (14.08%) Data Extraction
10 28 (13.59%) Data Analysis
11 18 (8.74%) Deployment Automation
12 16 (7.77%) Microservices
13 15 (7.28%) Kanban
14 14 (6.80%) E-Commerce
15 12 (5.83%) Open Source
16 10 (4.85%) Continuous Delivery
17 9 (4.37%) Migration
17 9 (4.37%) TDD
18 8 (3.88%) Extreme Programming
18 8 (3.88%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (40.29%) Python
2 62 (30.10%) Bash Shell
3 54 (26.21%) Shell Script
4 53 (25.73%) Korn
5 42 (20.39%) PowerShell
6 39 (18.93%) SQL
7 28 (13.59%) Java
8 14 (6.80%) Ruby
9 13 (6.31%) Go
10 7 (3.40%) Perl
11 6 (2.91%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.91%) Scala
12 5 (2.43%) Groovy
13 4 (1.94%) C#
14 3 (1.46%) C
15 1 (0.49%) C++
15 1 (0.49%) PHP
15 1 (0.49%) VB
15 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.49%) CCNA
3 1 (0.49%) CISA
3 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.49%) CISM
3 1 (0.49%) CISSP
3 1 (0.49%) CSSLP
3 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.49%) ISSAP
3 1 (0.49%) ISSMP
3 1 (0.49%) MCSE
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.46%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.49%) FedRAMP
2 1 (0.49%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (21.84%) Docker
2 33 (16.02%) Active Directory
3 28 (13.59%) HDFS
4 7 (3.40%) vCloud
5 3 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.97%) vSphere
7 1 (0.49%) Ceph
7 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.49%) Squid
7 1 (0.49%) Varnish
7 1 (0.49%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 98 (47.57%) Ansible
2 95 (46.12%) Opscode Chef
3 90 (43.69%) Puppet
4 74 (35.92%) Terraform
5 42 (20.39%) Kubernetes
6 31 (15.05%) Hadoop YARN
7 13 (6.31%) Packer
8 10 (4.85%) Consul
8 10 (4.85%) Salt
9 6 (2.91%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (2.43%) HAProxy
10 5 (2.43%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.94%) Nagios
11 4 (1.94%) SCCM
12 3 (1.46%) Ambari
12 3 (1.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (1.46%) Mesos
12 3 (1.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (1.46%) Sysdig
13 1 (0.49%) Graphite
Vendors
1 37 (17.96%) Oracle
2 28 (13.59%) Cloudera
3 17 (8.25%) Google
4 11 (5.34%) Microsoft
5 10 (4.85%) Splunk
6 9 (4.37%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.91%) Atlassian
8 5 (2.43%) VMware
9 4 (1.94%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.94%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.46%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.46%) Micro Focus
10 3 (1.46%) New Relic
11 2 (0.97%) SAP
12 1 (0.49%) Altiris
12 1 (0.49%) Apple
12 1 (0.49%) ATG
12 1 (0.49%) Cisco
12 1 (0.49%) EMC
12 1 (0.49%) Intel