Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for GCP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GCP over the 6 months to 26 May 2020 with a comparison to the 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.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
London > Central London
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 80 180
Rank change year-on-year +40 +100 +50
Contract jobs citing GCP 180 278 123
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 4.68% 3.31% 1.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.31% 10.18% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 221 87
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £416 £463 £425
90th Percentile £700 £750 £725
London median daily rate £593 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +3.04% +4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.66 £30.77
% change year-on-year +87.57% -39.36% +12.59%

GCP is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,258 2,732 2,389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 32.68% 32.50% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 2,121 1,863
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £321
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 18
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.73% +2.50% +25.16%
10th Percentile £15.50 £14.35 £15.89
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.45 £37.58
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year +29.63% +1.52% +39.97%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing GCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for GCP in Central London

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GCP in Central London.

Daily rate trend for GCP in Central London

GCP
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GCP in Central London over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for GCP in Central London

GCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GCP in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for GCP in Central London

GCP
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCP within the Central London region over the 6 months to 26 May 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
City of London +24 130 £550 - 29
City of Westminster +25 6 £290 -43.41%
Southwark +17 6 - -
West End of London +18 2 £525 -4.55%
Camden - 1 £550 -
GCP
London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing GCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for GCP.

1 106 (58.89%) AWS
2 85 (47.22%) Google
3 78 (43.33%) Kubernetes
4 75 (41.67%) Azure
5 71 (39.44%) DevOps
6 68 (37.78%) Python
7 59 (32.78%) Java
7 59 (32.78%) Terraform
8 57 (31.67%) Docker
9 51 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (24.44%) Finance
11 36 (20.00%) SQL
12 30 (16.67%) Big Data
13 29 (16.11%) Microservices
13 29 (16.11%) JavaScript
13 29 (16.11%) Node.js
14 28 (15.56%) NoSQL
15 27 (15.00%) Apache Spark
16 26 (14.44%) React
16 26 (14.44%) Kafka
16 26 (14.44%) Jenkins
16 26 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (13.33%) Test Automation
17 24 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (12.22%) Go
19 21 (11.67%) Ansible
19 21 (11.67%) Software Engineering
20 20 (11.11%) Computer Science
21 19 (10.56%) Linux
21 19 (10.56%) BigQuery

GCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 27 (15.00%) Apache Spark
2 9 (5.00%) Confluence
3 6 (3.33%) Apache Airflow
3 6 (3.33%) SAS
4 5 (2.78%) Apache
4 5 (2.78%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.56%) DNN
7 1 (0.56%) nginx
7 1 (0.56%) Tornado
Applications
1 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (1.11%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 106 (58.89%) AWS
2 75 (41.67%) Azure
3 10 (5.56%) SaaS
4 8 (4.44%) Heroku
5 7 (3.89%) OpenShift
5 7 (3.89%) Serverless
6 6 (3.33%) GitHub
6 6 (3.33%) Stackdriver
7 5 (2.78%) G Suite
8 4 (2.22%) Amazon EKS
8 4 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (1.67%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (1.67%) Apigee
9 3 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.67%) Slack
10 2 (1.11%) IaaS
10 2 (1.11%) Office 365
10 2 (1.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.56%) Firewall
2 7 (3.89%) HTTPS
2 7 (3.89%) SSL
3 6 (3.33%) HTTP
4 3 (1.67%) DNS
5 2 (1.11%) DHCP
5 2 (1.11%) Internet
5 2 (1.11%) Skype
5 2 (1.11%) SMTP
5 2 (1.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.67%) Big Data
2 28 (15.56%) NoSQL
3 19 (10.56%) BigQuery
4 14 (7.78%) Hadoop
5 10 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (4.44%) Data Lake
7 6 (3.33%) Apache Hive
7 6 (3.33%) SQL Server
8 5 (2.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (2.22%) Impala
9 4 (2.22%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.22%) MySQL
10 3 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (1.67%) Bigtable
10 3 (1.67%) HBase
10 3 (1.67%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (14.44%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.56%) JIRA
3 9 (5.00%) webpack
4 7 (3.89%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.33%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.78%) Selenium
7 4 (2.22%) Maven
8 3 (1.67%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.67%) GitLab
9 2 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.11%) CircleCI
9 2 (1.11%) Gradle
9 2 (1.11%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.11%) Spinnaker
9 2 (1.11%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.56%) Hudson
10 1 (0.56%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.56%) ProC
10 1 (0.56%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (24.44%) Finance
2 14 (7.78%) Banking
3 12 (6.67%) Marketing
4 6 (3.33%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.22%) Front Office
5 4 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.67%) Law
6 3 (1.67%) Retail
7 2 (1.11%) Electronics
7 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.11%) Publishing
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (25.00%) Developer
2 33 (18.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 26 (14.44%) Data Engineer
4 16 (8.89%) Java Developer
5 15 (8.33%) Architect
6 14 (7.78%) Python Engineer
7 12 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
7 12 (6.67%) Node.js Developer
8 11 (6.11%) Senior Developer
9 10 (5.56%) Digital Developer
10 8 (4.44%) AWS DevOps
10 8 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (3.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.89%) Platform Engineer
12 6 (3.33%) Big Data Engineer
12 6 (3.33%) Data Scientist
12 6 (3.33%) Junior
12 6 (3.33%) Programme Manager
13 5 (2.78%) Cloud Architect
13 5 (2.78%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.11%) Node.js
2 26 (14.44%) Kafka
2 26 (14.44%) React
3 18 (10.00%) CSS
4 13 (7.22%) GraphQL
4 13 (7.22%) RESTful
5 12 (6.67%) Spring
5 12 (6.67%) Spring Boot
6 9 (5.00%) Jest
6 9 (5.00%) Redux
6 9 (5.00%) REST
6 9 (5.00%) Web Services
7 8 (4.44%) TensorFlow
8 7 (3.89%) .NET
8 7 (3.89%) Guice
8 7 (3.89%) HTML
8 7 (3.89%) JAAS
8 7 (3.89%) Spring Security
9 6 (3.33%) XML
9 6 (3.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (9.44%) Algorithms
3 12 (6.67%) User Experience
4 10 (5.56%) Data Structures
5 8 (4.44%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.33%) Marketing Technology
7 5 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.67%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (1.67%) iPad
10 2 (1.11%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.56%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.56%) Linux
2 6 (3.33%) Android
2 6 (3.33%) Unix
3 5 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.78%) Windows
4 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.11%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.56%) Debian
6 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (39.44%) DevOps
2 51 (28.33%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (16.11%) Microservices
4 26 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 21 (11.67%) Software Engineering
7 20 (11.11%) Computer Science
8 18 (10.00%) Artificial Intelligence
8 18 (10.00%) Machine Learning
9 17 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (9.44%) OO
10 16 (8.89%) Analytics
10 16 (8.89%) BDD
10 16 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (8.89%) TDD
11 14 (7.78%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (7.78%) Data Science
12 13 (7.22%) Migration
12 13 (7.22%) Open Source
13 12 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 68 (37.78%) Python
2 59 (32.78%) Java
3 36 (20.00%) SQL
4 29 (16.11%) JavaScript
5 22 (12.22%) Go
6 19 (10.56%) TypeScript
7 16 (8.89%) Scala
8 14 (7.78%) C#
9 12 (6.67%) Groovy
9 12 (6.67%) Ruby
10 10 (5.56%) ES6
11 7 (3.89%) C
12 6 (3.33%) Java 8
13 4 (2.22%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.67%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.67%) C++
14 3 (1.67%) Kotlin
14 3 (1.67%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.11%) PHP
16 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (4.44%) Degree
2 4 (2.22%) ISTQB
2 4 (2.22%) Master's Degree
2 4 (2.22%) PhD
3 2 (1.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) Basel III
2 1 (0.56%) GDPR
2 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 57 (31.67%) Docker
2 5 (2.78%) HDFS
3 4 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.11%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.11%) XenApp
6 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 78 (43.33%) Kubernetes
2 59 (32.78%) Terraform
3 21 (11.67%) Ansible
4 9 (5.00%) Prometheus
5 7 (3.89%) Puppet
6 6 (3.33%) Grafana
7 4 (2.22%) logstash
7 4 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.67%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (1.67%) Istio
8 3 (1.67%) Zipkin
9 2 (1.11%) Kubeflow
9 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (1.11%) Packer
9 2 (1.11%) SCCM
9 2 (1.11%) SCOM
10 1 (0.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.56%) vRealize
10 1 (0.56%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 85 (47.22%) Google
2 16 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.44%) IBM
4 7 (3.89%) Oracle
5 6 (3.33%) Adobe
5 6 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.22%) Mapbox
6 4 (2.22%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.22%) SAP
7 3 (1.67%) Cloudera
7 3 (1.67%) Confluent
7 3 (1.67%) Informatica
8 2 (1.11%) CA
8 2 (1.11%) Citrix
8 2 (1.11%) CyberArk
8 2 (1.11%) New Relic
8 2 (1.11%) OutSystems
8 2 (1.11%) Splunk
8 2 (1.11%) Thycotic
9 1 (0.56%) Tealium