Period
to 11 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 11 May 2021 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 52 49 81
Rank change year-on-year -3 +32 +101
Contract jobs citing GCP 111 140 198
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.10% 4.07% 3.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.59% 13.02% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 118 162
10th Percentile £418 £413 £464
25th Percentile £463 £466 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £555 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +0.91% - -
75th Percentile £638 £635 £667
90th Percentile £707 £702 £711
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £575
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +4.55%

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 the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 958 1,075 2,022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 35.39% 31.21% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 844 1,589
10th Percentile £363 £300 £363
25th Percentile £444 £413 £431
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £668 £663 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 10
10th Percentile £13.48 £17.45 £12.05
25th Percentile £13.63 £18.65 £13.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £33.92 £19.63
Median % change year-on-year -33.67% +72.84% -10.80%
75th Percentile £25.18 £50.19 £22.50
90th Percentile £27.77 £58.63 £25.64
Central London median hourly rate £22.98 £23.22 £19.13
% change year-on-year -1.06% +21.41% -13.07%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for GCP in the City of London

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GCP in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for GCP in the City of London

GCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GCP in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for GCP in the City of London

GCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GCP in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for GCP in the City of London

GCP
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 11 May 2021. 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
London Bridge -5 1 - -
GCP
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for GCP.

1 50 (45.05%) AWS
2 45 (40.54%) Google
3 42 (37.84%) Azure
4 39 (35.14%) DevOps
5 34 (30.63%) Python
6 31 (27.93%) Java
6 31 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (27.03%) Kubernetes
8 29 (26.13%) Banking
9 22 (19.82%) Finance
9 22 (19.82%) BigQuery
9 22 (19.82%) Microservices
10 21 (18.92%) Docker
11 18 (16.22%) SQL
12 16 (14.41%) Big Data
12 16 (14.41%) Jenkins
13 15 (13.51%) Migration
14 14 (12.61%) Terraform
14 14 (12.61%) Social Skills
15 13 (11.71%) JIRA
15 13 (11.71%) Git (software)
16 12 (10.81%) Data Modelling
16 12 (10.81%) Go
17 11 (9.91%) Cloud Native
17 11 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
17 11 (9.91%) Scrum
17 11 (9.91%) VMware
17 11 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (9.91%) Node.js
18 10 (9.01%) GitHub

GCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 8 (7.21%) Confluence
2 5 (4.50%) Mule
2 5 (4.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.70%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.80%) Alfresco
4 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.80%) SAS
5 1 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.90%) Apache
5 1 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.90%) CMS
5 1 (0.90%) Jupyter
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 50 (45.05%) AWS
2 42 (37.84%) Azure
3 10 (9.01%) GitHub
3 10 (9.01%) IaaS
4 7 (6.31%) PaaS
4 7 (6.31%) Serverless
5 6 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (4.50%) Power Platform
7 4 (3.60%) Amazon ECS
7 4 (3.60%) Apigee
7 4 (3.60%) SaaS
8 3 (2.70%) Cloud Functions
8 3 (2.70%) Datadog
8 3 (2.70%) Microsoft 365
8 3 (2.70%) npm
9 2 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.80%) Slack
9 2 (1.80%) Yarn
10 1 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.70%) DNS
2 3 (2.70%) Firewall
2 3 (2.70%) Kerberos
2 3 (2.70%) Network Security
3 1 (0.90%) BGP
3 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.90%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 1 (0.90%) HTTP
3 1 (0.90%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.90%) InfiniBand
3 1 (0.90%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.90%) Multicast
3 1 (0.90%) NAS
3 1 (0.90%) OSPF
3 1 (0.90%) SAN
3 1 (0.90%) SMTP
3 1 (0.90%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.90%) WAN
3 1 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.82%) BigQuery
2 16 (14.41%) Big Data
3 6 (5.41%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.50%) Looker
4 5 (4.50%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.50%) Power BI
4 5 (4.50%) Snowflake Schema
5 4 (3.60%) Bigtable
5 4 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.60%) MySQL
5 4 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.60%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.60%) Tableau
6 2 (1.80%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.80%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.80%) Redis
6 2 (1.80%) Sisense
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.90%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 16 (14.41%) Jenkins
2 13 (11.71%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.71%) JIRA
3 6 (5.41%) GitLab
4 5 (4.50%) CircleCI
5 4 (3.60%) Maven
5 4 (3.60%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.70%) Bitbucket
6 3 (2.70%) Gerrit
6 3 (2.70%) Subversion
6 3 (2.70%) webpack
7 2 (1.80%) Babel
7 2 (1.80%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.80%) Gradle
7 2 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.90%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.90%) Mocha
8 1 (0.90%) PyUnit
8 1 (0.90%) Selenium
8 1 (0.90%) Serena SBM
General
1 29 (26.13%) Banking
2 22 (19.82%) Finance
3 14 (12.61%) Social Skills
4 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.50%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (3.60%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.70%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.80%) Law
8 2 (1.80%) Legal
9 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.90%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.90%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (18.92%) Architect
2 20 (18.02%) Developer
3 11 (9.91%) Data Engineer
3 11 (9.91%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.01%) Cloud Architect
4 10 (9.01%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (5.41%) Scala Engineer
5 6 (5.41%) Security Architect
6 5 (4.50%) Analyst
6 5 (4.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Azure Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) Data Architect
7 4 (3.60%) Data Modeller
7 4 (3.60%) Platform Architect
8 3 (2.70%) Administrator
8 3 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (2.70%) Technical Manager
8 3 (2.70%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.91%) Node.js
2 9 (8.11%) Spring
3 6 (5.41%) Spring Boot
4 5 (4.50%) React
4 5 (4.50%) REST
5 4 (3.60%) GraphQL
5 4 (3.60%) Kafka
5 4 (3.60%) LDAP
6 3 (2.70%) Vue.js
7 2 (1.80%) .NET
7 2 (1.80%) CSS
7 2 (1.80%) HTML
7 2 (1.80%) JSON
7 2 (1.80%) koa
7 2 (1.80%) Micronaut
7 2 (1.80%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (1.80%) Ratpack
7 2 (1.80%) React Native
7 2 (1.80%) Web Services
8 1 (0.90%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Cloud Native
2 10 (9.01%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.70%) Replication
4 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.80%) Reinsurance
4 2 (1.80%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (0.90%) Blog
5 1 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.90%) iPad
5 1 (0.90%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.90%) TM Forum
5 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.31%) Windows
2 4 (3.60%) Linux
3 3 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.80%) Solaris
4 2 (1.80%) Unix
5 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (35.14%) DevOps
2 31 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (19.82%) Microservices
4 15 (13.51%) Migration
5 12 (10.81%) Data Modelling
6 11 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (9.91%) Scrum
7 10 (9.01%) Analytics
8 8 (7.21%) TDD
9 7 (6.31%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (6.31%) ETL
9 7 (6.31%) High Availability
9 7 (6.31%) Infrastructure as Code
10 6 (5.41%) Cloud Operations
10 6 (5.41%) Fintech
10 6 (5.41%) Project Delivery
10 6 (5.41%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (4.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (30.63%) Python
2 31 (27.93%) Java
3 18 (16.22%) SQL
4 12 (10.81%) Go
5 10 (9.01%) JavaScript
6 8 (7.21%) Scala
7 7 (6.31%) Ruby
8 6 (5.41%) TypeScript
9 5 (4.50%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.50%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.60%) C#
10 4 (3.60%) Java 8
10 4 (3.60%) Perl
11 2 (1.80%) R
11 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.90%) C++
12 1 (0.90%) Groovy
12 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (4.50%) CCNA
3 4 (3.60%) Degree
4 3 (2.70%) SAFe Agilist
5 2 (1.80%) CISSP
5 2 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.80%) MCSE
5 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.90%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.90%) CCIE
6 1 (0.90%) CISM
6 1 (0.90%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.90%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.80%) NIST
2 2 (1.80%) NIST 800
2 2 (1.80%) SLA
3 1 (0.90%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.90%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (18.92%) Docker
2 11 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.21%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.80%) NFS
5 2 (1.80%) Veritas File System
5 2 (1.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.90%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (27.03%) Kubernetes
2 14 (12.61%) Terraform
3 10 (9.01%) Ansible
4 8 (7.21%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (6.31%) Puppet
6 5 (4.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 4 (3.60%) Salt
8 3 (2.70%) Control-M
8 3 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (2.70%) Grafana
8 3 (2.70%) Istio
8 3 (2.70%) Prometheus
8 3 (2.70%) QRadar
8 3 (2.70%) Tivoli
8 3 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.80%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.80%) Netcool
9 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.80%) SCOM
10 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 45 (40.54%) Google
2 11 (9.91%) VMware
3 9 (8.11%) Oracle
4 8 (7.21%) EMC
5 7 (6.31%) Splunk
6 6 (5.41%) Microsoft
7 5 (4.50%) NetApp
8 4 (3.60%) IBM
9 3 (2.70%) BMC
9 3 (2.70%) CyberArk
9 3 (2.70%) Qualys
9 3 (2.70%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.70%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.80%) Axway
10 2 (1.80%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.90%) Adobe
11 1 (0.90%) Cisco
11 1 (0.90%) GoldenSource
11 1 (0.90%) Nokia
11 1 (0.90%) Sybase