The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform Engineer
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 97 - 109
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.45% - 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% - 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £475 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £380 £325
% change year-on-year +25.00% +16.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1297 1830 1703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 96.72% 96.11% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 1240 1076
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 69 86
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.07 £8.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in West Yorkshire

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in West Yorkshire

Platform Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Leeds - 5 £475 - 2
Platform Engineer
Yorkshire

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Yorkshire region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
1 8 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) DevOps
4 4 (50.00%) Ansible
4 4 (50.00%) Docker
5 3 (37.50%) HDFS
5 3 (37.50%) Hadoop
5 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
5 3 (37.50%) Apache Hive
5 3 (37.50%) Splunk
5 3 (37.50%) MapReduce
5 3 (37.50%) HBase
5 3 (37.50%) Redis
5 3 (37.50%) Cobbler
5 3 (37.50%) Big Data
5 3 (37.50%) Hortonworks
5 3 (37.50%) Apache Pig
5 3 (37.50%) Python
5 3 (37.50%) Kerberos
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
5 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
5 3 (37.50%) Nagios
5 3 (37.50%) Java
5 3 (37.50%) MySQL
5 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) Computer Science

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 3 (37.50%) Apache Pig
1 3 (37.50%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Apache Hive
1 3 (37.50%) Big Data
1 3 (37.50%) Hadoop
1 3 (37.50%) HBase
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
1 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (37.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
1 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) MapReduce
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Server Building
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) Python
1 3 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Docker
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (100.00%) Puppet
2 4 (50.00%) Ansible
3 3 (37.50%) Cobbler
3 3 (37.50%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (37.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Hortonworks
1 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
1 3 (37.50%) SaltStack
1 3 (37.50%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft