The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 546 594 602
Rank change year-on-year +48 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 59 54 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 42 18
Median daily rate £506 £456 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.95% +14.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £351 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £639 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £380 £313
% change year-on-year +25.00% +21.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Platform Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 18 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +56 58 £506 +10.95% 16
London +39 39 £518 -5.90% 9
Yorkshire - 11 £475 - 2
East of England +5 8 £440 +158.82% 1
Cambridgeshire +9 7 - - 1
City of London +2 6 £550 +25.71% 4
West Yorkshire - 6 £475 - 2
East Midlands - 5 - -
Leicestershire - 5 - -
Leeds - 5 £475 - 2
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Northamptonshire - 4 - -
Lincolnshire - 4 - -
Sheffield - 4 - -
Hatfield - 1 £440 -
Heathrow - 1 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £440 -

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 52 (49.52%) DevOps
2 50 (47.62%) Linux
3 48 (45.71%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (38.10%) Python
6 34 (32.38%) Opscode Chef
7 31 (29.52%) Puppet
7 31 (29.52%) Java
8 27 (25.71%) Git (software)
8 27 (25.71%) Docker
9 25 (23.81%) Bash Shell
10 23 (21.90%) PaaS
10 23 (21.90%) Jenkins
11 22 (20.95%) Open Source
12 19 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (17.14%) JIRA
13 18 (17.14%) Unix
13 18 (17.14%) Node.js
14 17 (16.19%) Big Data
14 17 (16.19%) Shell Script
15 16 (15.24%) Microservices
15 16 (15.24%) Cobbler
15 16 (15.24%) OpenStack
15 16 (15.24%) Hadoop
16 15 (14.29%) Apache Hive
17 14 (13.33%) Splunk
17 14 (13.33%) Ruby
18 13 (12.38%) Kubernetes
18 13 (12.38%) DNS

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 16 (15.24%) OpenStack
2 12 (11.43%) Apache Spark
3 10 (9.52%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (8.57%) Confluence
5 8 (7.62%) CloudStack
6 6 (5.71%) Anypoint
7 5 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (3.81%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.90%) Hubot
9 2 (1.90%) nginx
10 1 (0.95%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 48 (45.71%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (21.90%) PaaS
3 19 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (11.43%) GitHub
4 12 (11.43%) IaaS
5 10 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.86%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.95%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.95%) Route 53
8 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.38%) DNS
1 13 (12.38%) HTTP
2 10 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 8 (7.62%) SSL
4 4 (3.81%) Kerberos
5 3 (2.86%) LAN
5 3 (2.86%) Multicast
5 3 (2.86%) SMTP
5 3 (2.86%) tcpdump
5 3 (2.86%) WAN
6 2 (1.90%) Firewall
6 2 (1.90%) Internet
7 1 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.95%) DAB
7 1 (0.95%) DHCP
7 1 (0.95%) LDAP
7 1 (0.95%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.95%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.19%) Big Data
2 16 (15.24%) Hadoop
3 15 (14.29%) Apache Hive
4 9 (8.57%) Redis
5 8 (7.62%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (6.67%) MySQL
6 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
7 6 (5.71%) MongoDB
7 6 (5.71%) Relational Database
8 5 (4.76%) Blockchain
8 5 (4.76%) Sqoop
9 4 (3.81%) HBase
10 3 (2.86%) NoSQL
10 3 (2.86%) Parquet
11 1 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.95%) Impala
11 1 (0.95%) Mahout
11 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 23 (21.90%) Jenkins
3 18 (17.14%) JIRA
4 10 (9.52%) Selenium
5 7 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.67%) JMeter
6 4 (3.81%) git-flow
6 4 (3.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.90%) Maven
7 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.95%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.95%) GitLab
8 1 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.95%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.95%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (5.71%) Banking
2 5 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Publishing
4 1 (0.95%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.14%) Node.js
2 12 (11.43%) JSON
3 11 (10.48%) Kafka
4 10 (9.52%) Spring Boot
5 9 (8.57%) .NET
5 9 (8.57%) REST
5 9 (8.57%) Spring
6 7 (6.67%) Spring Cloud
7 5 (4.76%) OAuth2
7 5 (4.76%) Serverless Framework
8 4 (3.81%) Sensu
9 3 (2.86%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.86%) Apache Avro
9 3 (2.86%) JMS
9 3 (2.86%) React
9 3 (2.86%) Spark Streaming
9 3 (2.86%) Velocity
9 3 (2.86%) XML
10 2 (1.90%) J2EE
10 2 (1.90%) Polymer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.81%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.81%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.86%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.86%) Equities
5 3 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (2.86%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.90%) Clustering
6 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.90%) W3C
7 1 (0.95%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) User Experience
7 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (47.62%) Linux
2 18 (17.14%) Unix
3 13 (12.38%) Windows
4 10 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (7.62%) CoreOS
5 8 (7.62%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.86%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.90%) Solaris
7 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.95%) AIX
8 1 (0.95%) Android
8 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.95%) SUSE
8 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (49.52%) DevOps
2 43 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (20.95%) Open Source
4 19 (18.10%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (15.24%) Microservices
6 13 (12.38%) SOA
7 12 (11.43%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (11.43%) E-Commerce
8 11 (10.48%) Scrum
9 10 (9.52%) TDD
10 9 (8.57%) Configuration Management
11 8 (7.62%) Kanban
12 6 (5.71%) Auto-Scaling
12 6 (5.71%) Unit Testing
13 5 (4.76%) High Availability
13 5 (4.76%) Project Management
13 5 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (3.81%) ITIL
14 4 (3.81%) MapReduce
14 4 (3.81%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 40 (38.10%) Python
2 31 (29.52%) Java
3 25 (23.81%) Bash Shell
4 17 (16.19%) Shell Script
5 14 (13.33%) Ruby
6 11 (10.48%) JavaScript
7 10 (9.52%) Scala
8 9 (8.57%) R
8 9 (8.57%) SQL
9 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
10 5 (4.76%) C#
10 5 (4.76%) Perl
11 4 (3.81%) Go
12 2 (1.90%) C
12 2 (1.90%) C++
12 2 (1.90%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.95%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.95%) ACMT
3 1 (0.95%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.95%) CCA
3 1 (0.95%) CCNP
3 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.95%) MCSE
3 1 (0.95%) MCTS
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.95%) RHCE
3 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.95%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 27 (25.71%) Docker
2 9 (8.57%) vSphere
2 9 (8.57%) Xen
3 8 (7.62%) XenServer
4 7 (6.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (4.76%) HDFS
6 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.90%) XenApp
6 2 (1.90%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.95%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.95%) etcd
7 1 (0.95%) flannel
7 1 (0.95%) Gluster
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.95%) Varnish
7 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (32.38%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (29.52%) Puppet
3 16 (15.24%) Cobbler
4 13 (12.38%) Kubernetes
5 10 (9.52%) Ansible
5 10 (9.52%) Terraform
6 8 (7.62%) Consul
7 6 (5.71%) Nagios
8 5 (4.76%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (2.86%) Graphite
9 3 (2.86%) HAProxy
9 3 (2.86%) ITRS Geneos
9 3 (2.86%) logstash
9 3 (2.86%) SCCM
9 3 (2.86%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 2 (1.90%) Mesos
11 1 (0.95%) Ambari
11 1 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.95%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.95%) Oozie
Vendors
1 14 (13.33%) Splunk
2 12 (11.43%) Red Hat
3 10 (9.52%) AppDynamics
3 10 (9.52%) MuleSoft
4 9 (8.57%) New Relic
5 7 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.81%) Hortonworks
6 4 (3.81%) VMware
7 3 (2.86%) F5
7 3 (2.86%) Reuters
7 3 (2.86%) SaltStack
7 3 (2.86%) Teradata
8 2 (1.90%) Citrix
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle
8 2 (1.90%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.95%) Apple
9 1 (0.95%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.95%) Cisco
9 1 (0.95%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.95%) Fixnetix
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