Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 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
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 722 791 864
Rank change year-on-year +69 +73 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 151 95 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.091% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.096% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 48 32
UK median daily rate £500 £443 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.99% -11.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £398 £359 £313
90th Percentile £638 £533 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £428 £394
% change year-on-year +3.74% +8.57% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97016 99195 108573
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64030 64673 69073
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2877 3313 4123
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in the UK

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in the UK

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Engineer over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Platform Engineer in the UK

Platform Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Platform Engineer in the UK

Platform Engineer
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 25 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
England +60 141 £500 +12.99% 28
London +11 80 £555 +20.00% 15
UK excluding London +82 69 £444 +3.74% 14
South East +34 40 £460 +15.00% 3
North of England +53 15 £428 -0.58% 8
Yorkshire +30 12 £425 -5.56% 5
Scotland +9 8 £425 -10.53% 1
South West +4 4 £450 +36.29%
North West +25 3 £430 - 3
East of England -12 2 £375 - 2

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 92 (60.93%) Linux
2 80 (52.98%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (50.33%) DevOps
4 51 (33.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 50 (33.11%) Windows
6 48 (31.79%) Docker
7 45 (29.80%) Jenkins
8 44 (29.14%) Ansible
8 44 (29.14%) Python
9 41 (27.15%) Java
10 39 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
11 37 (24.50%) Opscode Chef
12 36 (23.84%) Puppet
13 35 (23.18%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (21.85%) Configuration Management
15 32 (21.19%) Git (software)
15 32 (21.19%) Kubernetes
16 29 (19.21%) PowerShell
17 28 (18.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 28 (18.54%) Unix
17 28 (18.54%) OpenShift
18 26 (17.22%) Team Foundation Server
19 24 (15.89%) Bash Shell
20 20 (13.25%) Microsoft
20 20 (13.25%) Artifactory
20 20 (13.25%) Terraform
21 19 (12.58%) JIRA
22 18 (11.92%) Splunk
22 18 (11.92%) Microservices
23 17 (11.26%) Windows Server

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (9.93%) Confluence
2 9 (5.96%) IIS
3 8 (5.30%) Cloud Foundry
3 8 (5.30%) JBoss
4 7 (4.64%) Apache
5 5 (3.31%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (2.65%) Anypoint
6 4 (2.65%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.65%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.99%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.32%) CloudStack
8 2 (1.32%) Mule
8 2 (1.32%) Mule ESB
8 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.66%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.66%) Jupyter
Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 80 (52.98%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (33.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (18.54%) OpenShift
4 12 (7.95%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (7.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (7.28%) GitHub
6 8 (5.30%) PaaS
7 7 (4.64%) Amazon S3
7 7 (4.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (3.97%) IaaS
9 5 (3.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.99%) Office 365
10 3 (1.99%) Serverless
11 2 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (1.32%) npm
12 1 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.66%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.26%) Firewall
2 12 (7.95%) LDAP
3 9 (5.96%) DNS
4 7 (4.64%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.97%) DHCP
5 6 (3.97%) Internet
5 6 (3.97%) LAN
5 6 (3.97%) WAN
6 5 (3.31%) BIG-IP
6 5 (3.31%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.65%) Intranet
8 3 (1.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (1.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (1.99%) VLAN
8 3 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.32%) SNMP
9 2 (1.32%) SSL
10 1 (0.66%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.66%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.96%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.64%) MySQL
4 5 (3.31%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (3.31%) Big Data
4 5 (3.31%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.31%) Redis
5 4 (2.65%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.99%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.99%) DB2
7 2 (1.32%) Impala
7 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.66%) HBase
8 1 (0.66%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.66%) Mahout
8 1 (0.66%) OpenTSDB
8 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.66%) RavenDB
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.66%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 45 (29.80%) Jenkins
2 32 (21.19%) Git (software)
3 26 (17.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (13.25%) Artifactory
5 19 (12.58%) JIRA
6 14 (9.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 14 (9.27%) TeamCity
7 6 (3.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (3.31%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.31%) JMeter
8 5 (3.31%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (3.31%) Vagrant
9 4 (2.65%) GitLab
9 4 (2.65%) Maven
9 4 (2.65%) Selenium
10 3 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (1.32%) Ant
11 2 (1.32%) JUnit
11 2 (1.32%) MSBuild
11 2 (1.32%) Toad
General
1 15 (9.93%) Finance
2 14 (9.27%) Banking
3 6 (3.97%) Retail
4 5 (3.31%) Publishing
5 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.99%) Back Office
7 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.66%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.26%) Node.js
2 16 (10.60%) REST
3 7 (4.64%) XML
4 6 (3.97%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (3.97%) Spring
4 6 (3.97%) Spring Boot
5 5 (3.31%) HTML
5 5 (3.31%) Java EE
5 5 (3.31%) Kafka
5 5 (3.31%) SOAP
5 5 (3.31%) Web Services
5 5 (3.31%) XSLT
6 4 (2.65%) J2EE
7 3 (1.99%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.99%) LAMP
7 3 (1.99%) RESTful
7 3 (1.99%) Spring Cloud
8 2 (1.32%) Ajax
8 2 (1.32%) JPA
8 2 (1.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.64%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.64%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.97%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (3.97%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (3.31%) FlexPod
4 5 (3.31%) PKI
5 4 (2.65%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (1.99%) Clustering
6 3 (1.99%) DataPower
6 3 (1.99%) Fintech
6 3 (1.99%) User Experience
7 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) Robotics
8 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.66%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 92 (60.93%) Linux
2 50 (33.11%) Windows
3 28 (18.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (18.54%) Unix
4 17 (11.26%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.65%) Solaris
6 3 (1.99%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.32%) CentOS
7 2 (1.32%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.66%) Android
8 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.66%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.66%) Gentoo
8 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (50.33%) DevOps
2 39 (25.83%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (23.18%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (21.85%) Configuration Management
5 18 (11.92%) Microservices
6 16 (10.60%) E-Commerce
6 16 (10.60%) Software Engineering
7 15 (9.93%) Use Case
8 13 (8.61%) Scrum
9 12 (7.95%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (7.95%) Load Balancing
10 11 (7.28%) TDD
11 10 (6.62%) High Availability
12 9 (5.96%) Creative Thinking
13 8 (5.30%) API Integration
13 8 (5.30%) ITIL
13 8 (5.30%) Migration
14 7 (4.64%) Immutable Infrastructure
15 6 (3.97%) Open Source
15 6 (3.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.14%) Python
2 41 (27.15%) Java
3 29 (19.21%) PowerShell
4 24 (15.89%) Bash Shell
5 17 (11.26%) Ruby
6 14 (9.27%) Perl
6 14 (9.27%) Scala
7 13 (8.61%) SQL
8 7 (4.64%) C#
8 7 (4.64%) Go
9 6 (3.97%) C++
9 6 (3.97%) PHP
9 6 (3.97%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.31%) C
10 5 (3.31%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.32%) R
11 2 (1.32%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.66%) Groovy
12 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (1.32%) AWS Certification
1 2 (1.32%) CCNA
1 2 (1.32%) CCSA
1 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (1.32%) CISM
1 2 (1.32%) CISSP
1 2 (1.32%) JNCIA
1 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
1 2 (1.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.66%) Degree
2 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.66%) NCDA
2 1 (0.66%) NCIE
2 1 (0.66%) VCP6
2 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.66%) GCP
1 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.66%) PMO
1 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (31.79%) Docker
2 13 (8.61%) Gluster
3 11 (7.28%) vCloud
4 10 (6.62%) Active Directory
5 7 (4.64%) vSphere
6 4 (2.65%) NFS
7 2 (1.32%) OpenAM
7 2 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (1.32%) Xen
7 2 (1.32%) XenServer
8 1 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.66%) Ceph
8 1 (0.66%) HDFS
8 1 (0.66%) KVM
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.66%) Platform Symphony
8 1 (0.66%) Squid
8 1 (0.66%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 44 (29.14%) Ansible
2 37 (24.50%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (23.84%) Puppet
4 32 (21.19%) Kubernetes
5 20 (13.25%) Terraform
6 6 (3.97%) Consul
6 6 (3.97%) Mesos
7 5 (3.31%) Cobbler
8 4 (2.65%) Packer
9 3 (1.99%) SCCM
10 2 (1.32%) Nagios
10 2 (1.32%) Salt
10 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.32%) WMI
11 1 (0.66%) Ambari
11 1 (0.66%) Graphite
11 1 (0.66%) Graylog
11 1 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.66%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.66%) Oozie
Vendors
1 20 (13.25%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.92%) Splunk
3 15 (9.93%) Red Hat
3 15 (9.93%) VMware
4 10 (6.62%) Oracle
5 8 (5.30%) IBM
6 7 (4.64%) Cisco
6 7 (4.64%) Citrix
7 6 (3.97%) AppDynamics
7 6 (3.97%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.31%) F5
8 5 (3.31%) MuleSoft
8 5 (3.31%) NetApp
8 5 (3.31%) New Relic
9 4 (2.65%) Adobe
9 4 (2.65%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.99%) HP
10 3 (1.99%) Juniper
10 3 (1.99%) Meraki
10 3 (1.99%) ServiceNow