The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 616 619
Rank change year-on-year +76 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 74 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.061% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.065% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 18
UK median daily rate £500 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +37.50%  
10th Percentile £390 £421 £303
90th Percentile £601 £700 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £375
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +28.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 7 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 June 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 +69 72 £500 -9.09% 30
London +30 53 £525 -4.54% 12
UK excluding London +81 21 £450 -7.69% 18
South East - 10 £455 - 5
North of England +64 6 £450 +5.88% 5
East of England - 3 £275 - 1
Scotland +36 2 - - 1

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 71 (53.38%) Linux
1 71 (53.38%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (45.86%) DevOps
3 57 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (36.09%) Java
5 42 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (30.83%) Docker
7 39 (29.32%) Jenkins
7 39 (29.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 39 (29.32%) Python
8 38 (28.57%) Puppet
8 38 (28.57%) Splunk
9 33 (24.81%) Ansible
10 32 (24.06%) PaaS
11 29 (21.80%) Node.js
12 28 (21.05%) Unix
12 28 (21.05%) Microservices
13 27 (20.30%) Git (software)
13 27 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (19.55%) Windows
15 25 (18.80%) Cloud Foundry
15 25 (18.80%) AppDynamics
16 22 (16.54%) Open Source
17 21 (15.79%) Bash Shell
17 21 (15.79%) Banking
18 20 (15.04%) New Relic
18 20 (15.04%) Redis
18 20 (15.04%) GitHub
18 20 (15.04%) Terraform
19 19 (14.29%) Kubernetes

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 25 (18.80%) Cloud Foundry
2 16 (12.03%) Confluence
3 10 (7.52%) Anypoint
4 6 (4.51%) OpenStack
5 5 (3.76%) IIS
6 4 (3.01%) Apache Pig
7 3 (2.26%) Apache
7 3 (2.26%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.50%) CMS
8 2 (1.50%) Hubot
8 2 (1.50%) JBoss
8 2 (1.50%) Mule
8 2 (1.50%) nginx
9 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) HipChat
1 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 71 (53.38%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (29.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (24.06%) PaaS
4 20 (15.04%) GitHub
5 12 (9.02%) IaaS
6 10 (7.52%) OpenShift
7 8 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (6.02%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (5.26%) Amazon S3
9 6 (4.51%) Office 365
10 4 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (3.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (2.26%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.75%) Datadog
12 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.75%) Route 53
12 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.53%) DNS
2 11 (8.27%) Firewall
2 11 (8.27%) HTTP
2 11 (8.27%) TCP/IP
3 10 (7.52%) SSL
4 7 (5.26%) DHCP
4 7 (5.26%) LDAP
5 6 (4.51%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.76%) VLAN
7 4 (3.01%) Kerberos
8 3 (2.26%) LAN
8 3 (2.26%) WAN
9 1 (0.75%) Multicast
9 1 (0.75%) NAS
9 1 (0.75%) Network Security
9 1 (0.75%) SAN
9 1 (0.75%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (0.75%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.04%) Redis
2 19 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 17 (12.78%) SQL Server
4 12 (9.02%) Big Data
5 11 (8.27%) MySQL
6 9 (6.77%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (6.77%) Hadoop
7 8 (6.02%) Apache Hive
8 5 (3.76%) Sqoop
9 4 (3.01%) HBase
9 4 (3.01%) Impala
9 4 (3.01%) NoSQL
10 3 (2.26%) DB2
10 3 (2.26%) Hazelcast
10 3 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.50%) Blockchain
11 2 (1.50%) Mahout
11 2 (1.50%) Squirro
12 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (29.32%) Jenkins
2 27 (20.30%) Git (software)
3 16 (12.03%) JIRA
4 13 (9.77%) JMeter
5 11 (8.27%) Cucumber
5 11 (8.27%) Selenium
6 9 (6.77%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (5.26%) GitLab
7 7 (5.26%) Maven
8 6 (4.51%) TeamCity
9 4 (3.01%) git-flow
10 3 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (1.50%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.50%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.75%) Bazaar
12 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.75%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 21 (15.79%) Banking
2 19 (14.29%) Finance
3 5 (3.76%) Back Office
4 4 (3.01%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.26%) Retail
6 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.50%) Publishing
6 2 (1.50%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Games
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.80%) Node.js
2 18 (13.53%) Spring
2 18 (13.53%) Spring Boot
3 12 (9.02%) Spring Cloud
4 11 (8.27%) .NET
5 10 (7.52%) REST
6 7 (5.26%) JSON
7 6 (4.51%) React
7 6 (4.51%) Web Services
8 5 (3.76%) HTML
8 5 (3.76%) J2EE
9 4 (3.01%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.01%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (3.01%) Sensu
10 3 (2.26%) CSS
10 3 (2.26%) JMS
10 3 (2.26%) SOAP
10 3 (2.26%) Velocity
11 2 (1.50%) Java EE
11 2 (1.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.77%) Mobile Banking
2 8 (6.02%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.51%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.51%) Fintech
4 5 (3.76%) DataPower
4 5 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.76%) User Experience
5 4 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.01%) Cloud Native
6 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.26%) PKI
7 2 (1.50%) Clustering
7 2 (1.50%) Grid Computing
7 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.50%) Social Media
8 1 (0.75%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.75%) Minimum Viable Product
8 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 71 (53.38%) Linux
2 28 (21.05%) Unix
3 26 (19.55%) Windows
4 10 (7.52%) CoreOS
4 10 (7.52%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.26%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.26%) CentOS
7 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.50%) Solaris
7 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.75%) Gentoo
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (45.86%) DevOps
2 57 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (21.05%) Microservices
4 27 (20.30%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (16.54%) Open Source
6 19 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 18 (13.53%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (12.03%) TDD
9 13 (9.77%) Scrum
10 11 (8.27%) Kanban
10 11 (8.27%) SOA
11 9 (6.77%) Configuration Management
12 7 (5.26%) High Availability
12 7 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (5.26%) Software Engineering
12 7 (5.26%) Test Automation
13 6 (4.51%) BDD
13 6 (4.51%) Project Management
13 6 (4.51%) Security Hardening
14 5 (3.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 48 (36.09%) Java
2 39 (29.32%) Python
3 21 (15.79%) Bash Shell
4 19 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 19 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 15 (11.28%) SQL
6 13 (9.77%) JavaScript
6 13 (9.77%) Perl
7 11 (8.27%) Ruby
8 7 (5.26%) Go
9 5 (3.76%) C#
10 3 (2.26%) Scala
11 2 (1.50%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (1.50%) Korn
12 1 (0.75%) C++
12 1 (0.75%) Clojure
12 1 (0.75%) Erlang
12 1 (0.75%) PHP
12 1 (0.75%) R
12 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.76%) Degree
2 4 (3.01%) RHCE
3 3 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.26%) RHCSA
4 2 (1.50%) CCNA
4 2 (1.50%) CCSA
4 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.50%) CISM
4 2 (1.50%) CISSP
4 2 (1.50%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.75%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.75%) VCP5
5 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 41 (30.83%) Docker
2 13 (9.77%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.26%) HDFS
4 3 (2.26%) VirtualBox
4 3 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.50%) Gluster
5 2 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.75%) Varnish
6 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.75%) vSphere
6 1 (0.75%) XenApp
6 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (31.58%) Opscode Chef
2 38 (28.57%) Puppet
3 33 (24.81%) Ansible
4 20 (15.04%) Terraform
5 19 (14.29%) Kubernetes
6 13 (9.77%) Cobbler
7 10 (7.52%) Consul
8 7 (5.26%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (3.76%) Nagios
10 4 (3.01%) Graphite
10 4 (3.01%) logstash
10 4 (3.01%) Packer
11 3 (2.26%) HAProxy
11 3 (2.26%) rkt
11 3 (2.26%) Salt
12 2 (1.50%) Ambari
12 2 (1.50%) Oozie
12 2 (1.50%) SCCM
13 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (28.57%) Splunk
2 25 (18.80%) AppDynamics
3 20 (15.04%) New Relic
4 17 (12.78%) MuleSoft
5 11 (8.27%) Microsoft
6 9 (6.77%) Oracle
7 8 (6.02%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.51%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.51%) Juniper
8 6 (4.51%) Meraki
8 6 (4.51%) ServiceNow
9 5 (3.76%) IBM
9 5 (3.76%) VMware
9 5 (3.76%) WSO2
10 4 (3.01%) Hortonworks
10 4 (3.01%) SaltStack
11 3 (2.26%) Sun
12 2 (1.50%) Dell
12 2 (1.50%) EMC
12 2 (1.50%) HP
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