The median contractor rate for a Platform Manager was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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 Manager
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 636 632
Rank change year-on-year +37 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Manager 9 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.006% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.006% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Median daily rate £550 £588 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +16.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £558 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £618 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - £498
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
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 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
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 £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Platform Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Manager in the UK

Platform Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Platform Manager in the UK

Platform Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Manager over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Platform Manager in the UK

Platform Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +34 6 £550 -6.38% 3
London +25 4 £638 +8.59% 3
Edinburgh - 3 - - 1
Scotland - 3 - - 1
Reading - 2 £475 -
Berkshire - 2 £475 -
South East - 2 £475 -

Platform Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Platform Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Service Management
2 4 (26.67%) DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) Web Services
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Marketing
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) CentOS
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (13.33%) nginx
4 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
4 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (13.33%) LAMP
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (13.33%) Apache
4 2 (13.33%) SLA
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Middleware
4 2 (13.33%) Data Privacy
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (13.33%) User Experience

Platform Manager 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 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Pig
1 2 (13.33%) nginx
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (13.33%) AWS Lambda
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
1 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (13.33%) HBase
1 2 (13.33%) Sqoop
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Publishing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) LAMP
2 2 (13.33%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) CentOS
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) DevOps
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Service Management
3 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Privacy
4 2 (13.33%) MapReduce
4 2 (13.33%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (6.67%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.67%) Product Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Continuity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Design
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) HDFS
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Talend
2 1 (6.67%) Apigee
2 1 (6.67%) Intel
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
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