Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Platform Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 194 216
Rank change year-on-year +21 +22 -
Contract jobs requiring a Platform Engineer 12 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.27% 0.11% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.12% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% -
10th Percentile £400 £406 £318
90th Percentile £675 £656 £383
England median daily rate £484 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +7.56% -10.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £45.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4240 5174 5880
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.63% 96.12% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2813 3323 3917
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £221 £250 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 198 320
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.35 £14.00 £13.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.34% +0.35%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.48 £9.00
90th Percentile £39.48 £29.88 £28.78
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Platform Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Platform Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Platform Engineer in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Platform Engineer in Yorkshire

Platform Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
West Yorkshire +25 12 £425 -22.73% 5
Platform Engineer
England

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) Python
2 9 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 9 (75.00%) Puppet
2 9 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (75.00%) DevOps
3 8 (66.67%) Docker
4 7 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (50.00%) Ruby
5 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (41.67%) PHP
6 5 (41.67%) Cobbler
6 5 (41.67%) Splunk
7 4 (33.33%) Ansible
7 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (25.00%) SQL
8 3 (25.00%) Unix
9 2 (16.67%) Java
9 2 (16.67%) Oracle
9 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 2 (16.67%) Scrum
9 2 (16.67%) RUP
9 2 (16.67%) Banking
9 2 (16.67%) Tivoli
9 2 (16.67%) Retail Banking
9 2 (16.67%) Xen
9 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 2 (16.67%) XenServer
9 2 (16.67%) EnterpriseDB

Platform Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (16.67%) CloudStack
1 2 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (8.33%) Jupyter
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) HTML5
2 1 (8.33%) Kafka
2 1 (8.33%) MyBatis
2 1 (8.33%) Node.js
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) DSDM
3 2 (16.67%) RUP
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 9 (75.00%) Python
2 6 (50.00%) Ruby
2 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (41.67%) PHP
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Java
6 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Docker
2 2 (16.67%) vSphere
2 2 (16.67%) Xen
2 2 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (75.00%) Puppet
2 5 (41.67%) Cobbler
3 4 (33.33%) Ansible
4 2 (16.67%) Tivoli
5 1 (8.33%) Consul
5 1 (8.33%) Graphite
5 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
5 1 (8.33%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Splunk
2 2 (16.67%) EnterpriseDB
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) VMware