Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 485 498 545
Rank change year-on-year +13 +47 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 141 102 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.24% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 66 39
London median daily rate £525 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.55% +33.33%
10th Percentile £500 £450 £369
90th Percentile £633 £625 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £483
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.63% +20.63%
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 43,454 40,952 42,988
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 95.07% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,370 29,217 30,954
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 504 477
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.23 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.77% +13.20% -3.88%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.54
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.83%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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
Central London -18 43 £525 - 8
South London - 28 £525 -
East London - 7 £500 -
West London -25 3 £513 +20.59% 4
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 72 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
1 72 (51.06%) Ansible
2 71 (50.35%) Jenkins
2 71 (50.35%) Continuous Integration
3 66 (46.81%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (45.39%) Puppet
4 64 (45.39%) Windows
5 60 (42.55%) Opscode Chef
6 57 (40.43%) PowerShell
7 52 (36.88%) Scrum
8 51 (36.17%) Linux
9 49 (34.75%) DevOps
9 49 (34.75%) Terraform
10 47 (33.33%) Big Data
11 46 (32.62%) SQL
11 46 (32.62%) Python
12 44 (31.21%) Amazon S3
13 43 (30.50%) Hadoop
13 43 (30.50%) Amazon EC2
13 43 (30.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 42 (29.79%) ETL
15 41 (29.08%) Bash Shell
16 40 (28.37%) Apache Hive
16 40 (28.37%) Build Automation
17 39 (27.66%) Hadoop YARN
17 39 (27.66%) Unix
18 37 (26.24%) Kubernetes
19 36 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
19 36 (25.53%) Oracle
20 35 (24.82%) SQL Server

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 7 (4.96%) Apache Pig
1 7 (4.96%) Apache Spark
1 7 (4.96%) IIS
2 6 (4.26%) Apache
2 6 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.55%) nginx
4 2 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.42%) Confluence
4 2 (1.42%) Drupal
4 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.71%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.71%) JBoss
5 1 (0.71%) Jetty
5 1 (0.71%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.71%) Mongrel
5 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (24.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (23.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 66 (46.81%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (31.21%) Amazon S3
3 43 (30.50%) Amazon EC2
3 43 (30.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 36 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (14.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 19 (13.48%) PaaS
7 15 (10.64%) OpenShift
8 12 (8.51%) Serverless
9 10 (7.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 10 (7.09%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (6.38%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (6.38%) CloudFront
10 9 (6.38%) Route 53
11 8 (5.67%) IaaS
12 4 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (2.13%) GitHub
13 3 (2.13%) SaaS
14 2 (1.42%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (1.42%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.80%) DNS
2 6 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.26%) VPN
3 5 (3.55%) Firewall
3 5 (3.55%) ICMP
4 1 (0.71%) HTTP
4 1 (0.71%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.71%) OpenVPN
4 1 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (33.33%) Big Data
2 43 (30.50%) Hadoop
3 40 (28.37%) Apache Hive
4 35 (24.82%) SQL Server
5 33 (23.40%) Impala
5 33 (23.40%) Sqoop
6 10 (7.09%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (5.67%) MongoDB
8 6 (4.26%) Flink
8 6 (4.26%) MySQL
8 6 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (4.26%) Redis
9 5 (3.55%) Neo4j
10 3 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (1.42%) Data Lake
11 2 (1.42%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.42%) Power BI
12 1 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
12 1 (0.71%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 71 (50.35%) Jenkins
2 19 (13.48%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.38%) TeamCity
4 8 (5.67%) Artifactory
5 7 (4.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (4.96%) GoCD
6 6 (4.26%) Selenium
6 6 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.26%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (3.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (3.55%) SonarQube
8 4 (2.84%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.84%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (2.13%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.13%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (2.13%) Introscope
9 3 (2.13%) JIRA
10 2 (1.42%) Maven
10 2 (1.42%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.71%) Gradle
General
1 31 (21.99%) Finance
2 10 (7.09%) Financial Institution
3 4 (2.84%) Banking
4 2 (1.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Billing
5 1 (0.71%) Games
5 1 (0.71%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.51%) X-Windows
2 10 (7.09%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (5.67%) Kafka
4 6 (4.26%) Samza
5 4 (2.84%) .NET
5 4 (2.84%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (2.13%) SAML
7 2 (1.42%) LAMP
7 2 (1.42%) Node.js
7 2 (1.42%) Spring
7 2 (1.42%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.42%) Spring Cloud
7 2 (1.42%) Web Services
8 1 (0.71%) Java EE
8 1 (0.71%) JRuby
8 1 (0.71%) JSON
8 1 (0.71%) Middleware
8 1 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.71%) Servlets
8 1 (0.71%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 33 (23.40%) Wiki
2 9 (6.38%) Hedge funds
3 7 (4.96%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (4.96%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.13%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.42%) Fintech
7 1 (0.71%) Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Online Games
7 1 (0.71%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.71%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (45.39%) Windows
2 51 (36.17%) Linux
3 39 (27.66%) Unix
4 21 (14.89%) Windows Server
5 16 (11.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) CentOS
7 1 (0.71%) Debian
7 1 (0.71%) Fedora
7 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (50.35%) Continuous Integration
3 52 (36.88%) Scrum
4 49 (34.75%) DevOps
5 42 (29.79%) ETL
6 40 (28.37%) Build Automation
7 33 (23.40%) Data Analysis
7 33 (23.40%) Data Extraction
7 33 (23.40%) Test Automation
8 28 (19.86%) Configuration Management
9 18 (12.77%) Continuous Delivery
10 17 (12.06%) Deployment Automation
11 16 (11.35%) Microservices
12 13 (9.22%) Kanban
13 8 (5.67%) Analytics
13 8 (5.67%) Continuous Deployment
13 8 (5.67%) Extreme Programming
14 7 (4.96%) Migration
15 6 (4.26%) Load Balancing
15 6 (4.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (40.43%) PowerShell
2 46 (32.62%) Python
2 46 (32.62%) SQL
3 41 (29.08%) Bash Shell
4 34 (24.11%) Shell Script
5 33 (23.40%) Korn
6 16 (11.35%) Java
7 15 (10.64%) Go
7 15 (10.64%) Ruby
8 7 (4.96%) Scala
9 5 (3.55%) Perl
10 1 (0.71%) C++
10 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (18.44%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.18%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) CISMP
4 1 (0.71%) CISSP
4 1 (0.71%) Degree
4 1 (0.71%) MCSE
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) SLA
2 3 (2.13%) QA
3 2 (1.42%) GCP
4 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (23.40%) HDFS
2 23 (16.31%) Docker
3 20 (14.18%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.55%) vCloud
5 3 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.42%) KVM
6 2 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.71%) Ceph
7 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.71%) LXC
7 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 72 (51.06%) Ansible
2 64 (45.39%) Puppet
3 60 (42.55%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (34.75%) Terraform
5 39 (27.66%) Hadoop YARN
6 37 (26.24%) Kubernetes
7 14 (9.93%) Sysdig
8 9 (6.38%) Consul
9 6 (4.26%) Ambari
9 6 (4.26%) Prometheus
10 5 (3.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (3.55%) Mesos
10 5 (3.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (3.55%) Packer
11 4 (2.84%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (2.84%) HAProxy
11 4 (2.84%) Salt
12 3 (2.13%) Rancher
13 2 (1.42%) SCCM
14 1 (0.71%) Nagios
Vendors
1 36 (25.53%) Oracle
2 34 (24.11%) Cloudera
3 18 (12.77%) Splunk
4 10 (7.09%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.96%) AppDynamics
5 7 (4.96%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.84%) Google
6 4 (2.84%) VMware
7 3 (2.13%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.13%) CA
7 3 (2.13%) Micro Focus
7 3 (2.13%) New Relic
8 2 (1.42%) Capita
8 2 (1.42%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.42%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.71%) Dataiku
9 1 (0.71%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.71%) Perforce
9 1 (0.71%) Qualys
9 1 (0.71%) WorldPay