Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £460 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 336 377 395
Rank change year-on-year +41 +18 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 40 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.024% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.026% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 3 4
South East median daily rate £460 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £365 £370 £359
90th Percentile £533 £440 £488
England median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15913 15669 18329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9313 10771
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 785 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Platform Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in the South East

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Platform Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in the South East

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Platform Engineer in the South East

Platform Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Platform Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Platform Engineer in the South East

Platform Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Surrey - 13 £425 - 1
Middlesex - 12 £484 -
Thames Valley +9 11 £525 +31.25% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 - -
Berkshire -2 4 £525 +31.25% 1
West Sussex - 4 £400 -
Hampshire - 4 £313 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £500 -
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Platform Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (80.00%) Linux
2 26 (65.00%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (52.50%) Jenkins
4 18 (45.00%) Docker
4 18 (45.00%) Configuration Management
5 15 (37.50%) OpenShift
6 14 (35.00%) DevOps
6 14 (35.00%) Use Case
7 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (32.50%) Kubernetes
8 12 (30.00%) Artifactory
8 12 (30.00%) Gluster
8 12 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (25.00%) Puppet
9 10 (25.00%) REST
9 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (25.00%) Microservices
10 9 (22.50%) Ansible
11 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 8 (20.00%) Java
12 7 (17.50%) Python
13 6 (15.00%) Perl
13 6 (15.00%) Windows
13 6 (15.00%) JIRA
14 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (12.50%) Kanban
14 5 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
15 4 (10.00%) GitHub

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (5.00%) Confluence
1 2 (5.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 26 (65.00%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (37.50%) OpenShift
3 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (10.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (10.00%) GitHub
5 3 (7.50%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (7.50%) Amazon S3
5 3 (7.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) DHCP
1 2 (5.00%) Firewall
1 2 (5.00%) LAN
1 2 (5.00%) LDAP
1 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) DB2
1 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
1 3 (7.50%) MySQL
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (52.50%) Jenkins
2 12 (30.00%) Artifactory
2 12 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (15.00%) JIRA
5 3 (7.50%) GitLab
6 2 (5.00%) git-flow
6 2 (5.00%) JUnit
6 2 (5.00%) Toad
7 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) REST
2 3 (7.50%) J2EE
3 2 (5.00%) HTML
3 2 (5.00%) Node.js
3 2 (5.00%) Spring
3 2 (5.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.00%) FlexPod
3 3 (7.50%) User Experience
4 2 (5.00%) Clustering
5 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 32 (80.00%) Linux
2 12 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (15.00%) Windows
4 2 (5.00%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (5.00%) Solaris
4 2 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Configuration Management
2 14 (35.00%) DevOps
2 14 (35.00%) Use Case
3 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (25.00%) Microservices
5 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.50%) Kanban
6 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (10.00%) Network Architecture
6 4 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 3 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
7 3 (7.50%) SOA
8 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.00%) High Availability
8 2 (5.00%) ITIL
8 2 (5.00%) Release Automation
9 1 (2.50%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) Python
3 6 (15.00%) Perl
4 4 (10.00%) SQL
5 3 (7.50%) Ruby
6 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) NCDA
2 1 (2.50%) NCIE
2 1 (2.50%) VCP6
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Docker
2 12 (30.00%) Gluster
3 4 (10.00%) vSphere
4 3 (7.50%) NFS
5 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) Kubernetes
2 10 (25.00%) Puppet
3 9 (22.50%) Ansible
4 5 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) NetApp
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle
1 4 (10.00%) VMware
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco
3 2 (5.00%) IBM
3 2 (5.00%) Remedy
3 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.00%) Splunk
3 2 (5.00%) TOWER Software
4 1 (2.50%) WSO2