Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 453 530 573
Rank change year-on-year +77 +43 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 170 88 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 62 27
London median daily rate £525 £538 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +13.16% -5.00%
10th Percentile £500 £450 £399
90th Percentile £622 £638 £550
England median daily rate £525 £484 £450
% change year-on-year +8.47% +7.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £45.00
England median hourly rate £72.50 - £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 43,748 42,803 42,150
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.97% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,619 30,875 30,067
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 590 512 548
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.28% +1.92%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.63 £47.83 £52.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 - 51 £525 - 2
Central London +2 44 £525 - 11
East London - 9 £500 - 2
West London 0 6 £550 +29.41% 3
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 107 (62.94%) Ansible
2 102 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 101 (59.41%) Jenkins
4 98 (57.65%) Puppet
5 97 (57.06%) Opscode Chef
5 97 (57.06%) Windows
6 85 (50.00%) Scrum
7 83 (48.82%) Python
8 78 (45.88%) Bash Shell
9 73 (42.94%) Unix
10 71 (41.76%) Amazon AWS
10 71 (41.76%) Build Automation
11 69 (40.59%) Test Automation
11 69 (40.59%) Shell Script
12 68 (40.00%) Korn
13 65 (38.24%) PowerShell
14 56 (32.94%) Big Data
15 55 (32.35%) DevOps
16 54 (31.76%) Hadoop
17 53 (31.18%) SQL
18 52 (30.59%) Amazon EC2
18 52 (30.59%) Amazon S3
18 52 (30.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 50 (29.41%) Apache Hive
20 48 (28.24%) Oracle
20 48 (28.24%) SQL Server
21 47 (27.65%) Microsoft Excel
21 47 (27.65%) ETL
22 46 (27.06%) Data Extraction

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 9 (5.29%) Apache
2 7 (4.12%) Apache Spark
2 7 (4.12%) IIS
3 2 (1.18%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.18%) Confluence
4 1 (0.59%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.59%) JBoss
4 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.59%) nginx
4 1 (0.59%) SAP Portal
4 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (27.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (26.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 71 (41.76%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (30.59%) Amazon EC2
2 52 (30.59%) Amazon S3
2 52 (30.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 34 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (10.59%) PaaS
5 13 (7.65%) IaaS
6 10 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (5.88%) OpenShift
7 9 (5.29%) Serverless
8 7 (4.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (4.12%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (3.53%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (3.53%) CloudFront
9 6 (3.53%) Route 53
10 5 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (1.76%) GitHub
11 3 (1.76%) SaaS
12 2 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (1.18%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.12%) DNS
1 7 (4.12%) Firewall
2 1 (0.59%) Anycast
2 1 (0.59%) DHCP
2 1 (0.59%) ICMP
2 1 (0.59%) SSL
2 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.59%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (32.94%) Big Data
2 54 (31.76%) Hadoop
3 50 (29.41%) Apache Hive
4 48 (28.24%) SQL Server
5 45 (26.47%) Impala
5 45 (26.47%) Sqoop
6 7 (4.12%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.35%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.76%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.76%) Bigtable
9 2 (1.18%) BigQuery
9 2 (1.18%) Redis
10 1 (0.59%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.59%) Flink
10 1 (0.59%) MySQL
10 1 (0.59%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.59%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 101 (59.41%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.53%) Selenium
3 6 (3.53%) TeamCity
3 6 (3.53%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (2.35%) Artifactory
4 4 (2.35%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.76%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.76%) CircleCI
5 3 (1.76%) IBM UrbanCode
5 3 (1.76%) Introscope
5 3 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.18%) GoCD
6 2 (1.18%) JIRA
6 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.59%) JMeter
7 1 (0.59%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.59%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (4.12%) Financial Institution
3 5 (2.94%) Banking
4 3 (1.76%) Law
5 1 (0.59%) Billing
5 1 (0.59%) Games
5 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.24%) X-Windows
2 7 (4.12%) Kafka
3 6 (3.53%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (2.94%) .NET
4 5 (2.94%) Spring
5 4 (2.35%) Web Services
6 3 (1.76%) SAML
6 3 (1.76%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.18%) JSON
7 2 (1.18%) Node.js
7 2 (1.18%) RESTful
7 2 (1.18%) Spring Cloud
8 1 (0.59%) Java EE
8 1 (0.59%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.59%) Middleware
8 1 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.59%) Samza
8 1 (0.59%) SAP Business Workflow
8 1 (0.59%) Ultra Messaging
8 1 (0.59%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (26.47%) Wiki
2 5 (2.94%) Hedge funds
3 4 (2.35%) Fintech
4 3 (1.76%) Cloud Native
4 3 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Online Games
6 1 (0.59%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.59%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 97 (57.06%) Windows
2 73 (42.94%) Unix
3 42 (24.71%) Linux
4 24 (14.12%) Windows Server
5 19 (11.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 102 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 85 (50.00%) Scrum
3 71 (41.76%) Build Automation
4 69 (40.59%) Test Automation
5 55 (32.35%) DevOps
6 47 (27.65%) ETL
7 46 (27.06%) Data Extraction
8 45 (26.47%) Data Analysis
9 22 (12.94%) Configuration Management
10 14 (8.24%) Deployment Automation
11 13 (7.65%) Continuous Delivery
11 13 (7.65%) Kanban
12 11 (6.47%) Microservices
13 9 (5.29%) Extreme Programming
14 8 (4.71%) Collaborative Working
14 8 (4.71%) Migration
15 7 (4.12%) Line Management
16 5 (2.94%) Change Control
16 5 (2.94%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 83 (48.82%) Python
2 78 (45.88%) Bash Shell
3 69 (40.59%) Shell Script
4 68 (40.00%) Korn
5 65 (38.24%) PowerShell
6 53 (31.18%) SQL
7 19 (11.18%) Java
8 8 (4.71%) Ruby
9 7 (4.12%) Go
10 6 (3.53%) Perl
11 3 (1.76%) C#
11 3 (1.76%) Scala
12 1 (0.59%) C++
12 1 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (4.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) CISMP
3 1 (0.59%) CISSP
3 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) MCSE
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.76%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (26.47%) HDFS
2 22 (12.94%) Active Directory
3 17 (10.00%) Docker
4 2 (1.18%) vCloud
4 2 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 107 (62.94%) Ansible
2 98 (57.65%) Puppet
3 97 (57.06%) Opscode Chef
4 46 (27.06%) Hadoop YARN
5 45 (26.47%) Terraform
6 25 (14.71%) Kubernetes
7 7 (4.12%) Sysdig
8 6 (3.53%) Salt
9 4 (2.35%) Mesos
9 4 (2.35%) Packer
10 3 (1.76%) Consul
11 2 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.59%) Ambari
12 1 (0.59%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.59%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.59%) Rancher
12 1 (0.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (28.24%) Oracle
2 45 (26.47%) Cloudera
3 13 (7.65%) Splunk
4 9 (5.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.53%) AppDynamics
6 5 (2.94%) Google
6 5 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.76%) CA
7 3 (1.76%) Micro Focus
7 3 (1.76%) SaltStack
7 3 (1.76%) VMware
8 2 (1.18%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.18%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.18%) New Relic
8 2 (1.18%) SAP
9 1 (0.59%) Apple
9 1 (0.59%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.59%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.59%) Qualys
9 1 (0.59%) WorldPay