Period
to 15 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

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 > North West
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 187 204
Rank change year-on-year +75 +17 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 17 16 18
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 16
Median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £513 £411 £420
90th Percentile £550 £710 £525
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - £72.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 2,312 5,018 5,830
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.98% 94.61% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,382 3,241 3,614
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £236 £250
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 227 322
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +8.74% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.27 £12.23 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +15.00% +6.95% +1.08%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Platform Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in the North West

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Platform Engineer in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in the North West

Platform Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Platform Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Platform Engineer in the North West

Platform Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 15 July 2020. 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
Merseyside - 11 £525 -
Cheshire +30 3 £302 -31.94% 2
Manchester +45 1 - - 6
Lancashire +28 1 - -
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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 North West region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (94.12%) Python
2 13 (76.47%) AWS
2 13 (76.47%) DevOps
2 13 (76.47%) Serverless
3 12 (70.59%) AWS Lambda
3 12 (70.59%) Amazon S3
4 9 (52.94%) Docker
5 8 (47.06%) AWS Certification
6 7 (41.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure as Code
6 7 (41.18%) CloudFront
6 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
7 6 (35.29%) IBM Sterling
7 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
7 6 (35.29%) Node.js
7 6 (35.29%) Puppet
7 6 (35.29%) SAP
7 6 (35.29%) Windows
7 6 (35.29%) Linux
7 6 (35.29%) OOP
7 6 (35.29%) OO
7 6 (35.29%) IBM
7 6 (35.29%) Informatica
7 6 (35.29%) Migration
7 6 (35.29%) Scrum
7 6 (35.29%) Terraform
7 6 (35.29%) Kubernetes
7 6 (35.29%) Apache Spark
7 6 (35.29%) Amazon Kinesis

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (35.29%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 13 (76.47%) AWS
1 13 (76.47%) Serverless
2 12 (70.59%) Amazon S3
2 12 (70.59%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (41.18%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (41.18%) CloudFront
4 6 (35.29%) Amazon Kinesis
5 3 (17.65%) OpenShift
6 1 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (5.88%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (5.88%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (5.88%) AWS CodeBuild
6 1 (5.88%) AWS CodeCommit
6 1 (5.88%) Route 53
6 1 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Kafka
1 6 (35.29%) Node.js
2 5 (29.41%) Laravel
2 5 (29.41%) Vue.js
3 1 (5.88%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) DevOps
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure as Code
3 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
3 6 (35.29%) Migration
3 6 (35.29%) OO
3 6 (35.29%) OOP
3 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
5 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) DevSecOps
6 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) Python
2 5 (29.41%) PHP
2 5 (29.41%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Ansible
1 6 (35.29%) Kubernetes
1 6 (35.29%) Puppet
1 6 (35.29%) Terraform
2 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.88%) Packer
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) IBM
1 6 (35.29%) IBM Sterling
1 6 (35.29%) Informatica
1 6 (35.29%) SAP
2 3 (17.65%) AppDynamics
3 1 (5.88%) PagerDuty