The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Platform Engineer
England / Yorkshire
Rank 115 - 135
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 11 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.52% - 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% - 0.12%
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 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
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2065 2741 2537
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 96.99% 96.55% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1274 1822 1597
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £259 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 115 136
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.48 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.67% +15.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £40.50 £35.00
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 Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Platform Engineer in Yorkshire

Platform Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Platform Engineer in Yorkshire

Platform Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Platform Engineer in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Platform Engineer in Yorkshire

Platform Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
West Yorkshire - 6 £475 - 2
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Yorkshire region featuring Platform Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Linux
1 12 (85.71%) Puppet
1 12 (85.71%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (71.43%) DevOps
3 7 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 7 (50.00%) Cobbler
3 7 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 5 (35.71%) Unix
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (28.57%) Ansible
5 4 (28.57%) Docker
5 4 (28.57%) GitHub
5 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 4 (28.57%) git-flow
6 3 (21.43%) SaltStack
6 3 (21.43%) Apache Spark
6 3 (21.43%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (21.43%) Apache Pig
6 3 (21.43%) HDFS
6 3 (21.43%) Big Data
6 3 (21.43%) Hortonworks
6 3 (21.43%) Apache Hive
6 3 (21.43%) Splunk
6 3 (21.43%) MapReduce
6 3 (21.43%) HBase
6 3 (21.43%) Redis
6 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
6 3 (21.43%) Active Directory

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (21.43%) Apache Pig
1 3 (21.43%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (28.57%) GitHub
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Apache Hive
1 3 (21.43%) Big Data
1 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
1 3 (21.43%) HBase
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
1 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (21.43%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) git-flow
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 1 (7.14%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) MapReduce
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (7.14%) Server Building
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 7 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) Python
3 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Docker
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (85.71%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (85.71%) Puppet
2 7 (50.00%) Cobbler
3 4 (28.57%) Ansible
4 3 (21.43%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (21.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 3 (21.43%) Hortonworks
2 3 (21.43%) SaltStack
2 3 (21.43%) Splunk
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft