Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 508 487 547
Rank change year-on-year -21 +60 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 120 89 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.24% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 50 38
London median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +37.50%
10th Percentile £450 £448 £395
90th Percentile £675 £625 £700
England median daily rate £500 £508 £475
% change year-on-year -1.48% +6.84% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
England median hourly rate £72.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year +61.11% - -

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 43,576 37,541 41,302
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.02% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,519 26,769 29,649
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 502 539
London median hourly rate £21.70 £22.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.20% +17.99% -
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £49.95 £51.25 £48.26
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.61% - +8.57%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -27 24 £603 +9.55% 9
South London - 21 £475 -
East London -11 6 £500 - 3
Platform Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 62 (51.67%) DevOps
2 55 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (45.00%) Ansible
4 52 (43.33%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (41.67%) Linux
6 49 (40.83%) Amazon AWS
7 46 (38.33%) Jenkins
8 45 (37.50%) Kubernetes
9 40 (33.33%) Docker
10 39 (32.50%) Python
11 36 (30.00%) Scrum
12 34 (28.33%) Security Cleared
12 34 (28.33%) Puppet
13 31 (25.83%) Terraform
14 30 (25.00%) SC Cleared
15 28 (23.33%) PowerShell
15 28 (23.33%) Git (software)
15 28 (23.33%) Configuration Management
15 28 (23.33%) Opscode Chef
16 27 (22.50%) Amazon EC2
16 27 (22.50%) Amazon S3
16 27 (22.50%) Windows
17 26 (21.67%) Big Data
17 26 (21.67%) Deployment Automation
18 25 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
18 25 (20.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 23 (19.17%) ETL
20 22 (18.33%) Java
20 22 (18.33%) Ruby
20 22 (18.33%) Hadoop

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 (11.67%) Apache Spark
2 10 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (7.50%) nginx
4 7 (5.83%) Apache
5 6 (5.00%) Apache Pig
5 6 (5.00%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.33%) Confluence
6 4 (3.33%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.67%) Drupal
7 2 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.83%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.83%) IIS
8 1 (0.83%) Jetty
8 1 (0.83%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.83%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.83%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (5.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 49 (40.83%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (22.50%) Amazon EC2
2 27 (22.50%) Amazon S3
3 25 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (20.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 18 (15.00%) OpenShift
5 17 (14.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (11.67%) Serverless
7 12 (10.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 12 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
7 12 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (8.33%) PaaS
9 8 (6.67%) CloudFront
9 8 (6.67%) Route 53
10 5 (4.17%) GitHub
10 5 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (2.50%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (1.67%) Google App Engine
12 2 (1.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.50%) DNS
2 7 (5.83%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.00%) VPN
4 5 (4.17%) ICMP
5 4 (3.33%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (1.67%) HTTP
6 2 (1.67%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.83%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.83%) DHCP
7 1 (0.83%) Firewall
7 1 (0.83%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.83%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.83%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.67%) Big Data
2 22 (18.33%) Hadoop
3 13 (10.83%) Apache Hive
4 12 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 12 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (9.17%) MySQL
6 9 (7.50%) SQL Server
7 7 (5.83%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (5.83%) Impala
7 7 (5.83%) Redis
7 7 (5.83%) Sqoop
8 6 (5.00%) Flink
9 5 (4.17%) Neo4j
9 5 (4.17%) NoSQL
10 3 (2.50%) Data Lake
10 3 (2.50%) Power BI
11 2 (1.67%) Cosmos DB
12 1 (0.83%) KNIME
12 1 (0.83%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 46 (38.33%) Jenkins
2 28 (23.33%) Git (software)
3 15 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (12.50%) TeamCity
4 14 (11.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (6.67%) Artifactory
5 8 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (5.00%) GoCD
6 6 (5.00%) SonarQube
7 5 (4.17%) JIRA
7 5 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (2.50%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.50%) Maven
9 2 (1.67%) Ant
10 1 (0.83%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.83%) Gradle
10 1 (0.83%) JMeter
10 1 (0.83%) JUnit
10 1 (0.83%) Selenium
10 1 (0.83%) Subversion
General
1 16 (13.33%) Finance
2 7 (5.83%) Financial Institution
2 7 (5.83%) Retail
3 4 (3.33%) Banking
4 2 (1.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (8.33%) Kafka
3 7 (5.83%) LEMP Stack
3 7 (5.83%) Web Services
4 6 (5.00%) LAMP
4 6 (5.00%) Samza
5 4 (3.33%) Node.js
5 4 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (3.33%) Ultra Messaging
6 3 (2.50%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (2.50%) RESTful
6 3 (2.50%) SAML
7 2 (1.67%) Spring
7 2 (1.67%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.67%) Spring Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) .NET
8 1 (0.83%) Java EE
8 1 (0.83%) JRuby
8 1 (0.83%) JSON
8 1 (0.83%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (7.50%) Hedge funds
3 7 (5.83%) Wiki
4 6 (5.00%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.50%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.67%) Clustering
7 2 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.67%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (1.67%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.83%) Online Games
8 1 (0.83%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 50 (41.67%) Linux
2 27 (22.50%) Windows
3 16 (13.33%) Unix
4 14 (11.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (6.67%) CentOS
6 4 (3.33%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.83%) Debian
7 1 (0.83%) Fedora
7 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (51.67%) DevOps
2 55 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (43.33%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (30.00%) Scrum
5 28 (23.33%) Configuration Management
6 26 (21.67%) Deployment Automation
7 23 (19.17%) ETL
8 21 (17.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 21 (17.50%) Microservices
9 20 (16.67%) Kanban
10 15 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
11 14 (11.67%) Build Automation
12 13 (10.83%) Test Automation
13 10 (8.33%) Extreme Programming
14 9 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (6.67%) Analytics
16 7 (5.83%) Data Analysis
16 7 (5.83%) Data Extraction
16 7 (5.83%) Load Balancing
16 7 (5.83%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 39 (32.50%) Python
2 28 (23.33%) PowerShell
3 22 (18.33%) Java
3 22 (18.33%) Ruby
4 21 (17.50%) Bash Shell
5 16 (13.33%) SQL
6 13 (10.83%) Go
7 12 (10.00%) Perl
8 7 (5.83%) Korn
8 7 (5.83%) Scala
8 7 (5.83%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.33%) C
10 2 (1.67%) Groovy
11 1 (0.83%) C#
11 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.83%) PHP
11 1 (0.83%) VB
11 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (28.33%) Security Cleared
2 30 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.83%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.33%) SLA
2 4 (3.33%) GCP
3 2 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 40 (33.33%) Docker
2 14 (11.67%) vCloud
3 10 (8.33%) HDFS
4 4 (3.33%) Squid
5 3 (2.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.50%) Ceph
5 3 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.67%) KVM
6 2 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.83%) LXC
7 1 (0.83%) Postfix
7 1 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.83%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (45.00%) Ansible
2 45 (37.50%) Kubernetes
3 34 (28.33%) Puppet
4 31 (25.83%) Terraform
5 28 (23.33%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (14.17%) Sysdig
7 16 (13.33%) Hadoop YARN
8 12 (10.00%) Consul
9 10 (8.33%) Mesos
10 9 (7.50%) Prometheus
11 8 (6.67%) Packer
12 6 (5.00%) Ambari
12 6 (5.00%) HAProxy
13 5 (4.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 5 (4.17%) Kibana
13 5 (4.17%) logstash
13 5 (4.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 4 (3.33%) Nagios
14 4 (3.33%) ZABBIX
15 3 (2.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (15.83%) Red Hat
2 17 (14.17%) Splunk
3 11 (9.17%) Oracle
4 8 (6.67%) Cloudera
5 5 (4.17%) Google
6 4 (3.33%) AppDynamics
6 4 (3.33%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.33%) SaltStack
7 3 (2.50%) ForgeRock
7 3 (2.50%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.50%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.50%) New Relic
7 3 (2.50%) VMware
8 1 (0.83%) Citrix
8 1 (0.83%) Dell
8 1 (0.83%) HP
8 1 (0.83%) Perforce
8 1 (0.83%) SAP
8 1 (0.83%) Symantec
8 1 (0.83%) Veritas