Period
to 15 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £484 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

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 > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 98 148 193
Rank change year-on-year +50 +45 -
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 4 30 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.69% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.73% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 2
Median daily rate £484 £505 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.16% -0.25% -
10th Percentile £381 £439 £383
90th Percentile £552 £600 £644
England median daily rate £544 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -1.14% +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 £72.50
% change year-on-year -56.25% +10.34% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 1,440 4,129 4,785
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 95.03% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 2,703 2,895
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £213 £213 £245
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 158 213
Median hourly rate £20.56 £16.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.49% +4.84% -3.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.75 £46.58 £33.21
Median hourly rate £27.42 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +37.11% +8.11% -

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in the West Midlands

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Platform Engineer in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in the West Midlands

Platform Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Platform Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Platform Engineer in the West Midlands

Platform Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 August 2020. 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
Shropshire +4 3 £422 -20.56% 2
Birmingham +45 1 £563 +12.50% 3
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, Platform Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Azure
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
1 3 (75.00%) Terraform
2 2 (50.00%) Public Sector
2 2 (50.00%) Ansible
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) AWS
2 2 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) SAS
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) CentOS
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (50.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Azure
2 2 (50.00%) AWS
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon ECS
3 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Artifactory
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (25.00%) GitLab
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (50.00%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Product Backlog
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Gathering
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Terraform
2 2 (50.00%) Ansible
2 2 (50.00%) Puppet
3 1 (25.00%) Consul
3 1 (25.00%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (25.00%) Grafana
3 1 (25.00%) Graphite
3 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (25.00%) Packer
3 1 (25.00%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cloudera
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle