Period
to 24 October 2020

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 24 October 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 44 138
Rank change year-on-year -3 +94 +78
Contract jobs citing GCP 72 263 130
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.02% 4.42% 1.84%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.39% 13.08% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 220 97
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -3.45%
10th Percentile £406 £425 £375
90th Percentile £675 £700 £693
Central London median daily rate £525 £550 £540
% change year-on-year -4.55% +1.85% +1.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 581 2,011 1,871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.40% 33.80% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 1,595 1,530
Median daily rate £513 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £316 £342 £338
90th Percentile £638 £650 £669
Central London median daily rate £515 £523 £525
% change year-on-year -1.44% -0.48% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.02% +0.56%
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.55 £23.68
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £18.76
% change year-on-year +36.90% +11.94% -1.26%

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 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 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
London Bridge +13 1 £600 +14.29%
GCP
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for GCP.

1 40 (55.56%) AWS
2 31 (43.06%) Azure
3 29 (40.28%) Python
4 27 (37.50%) Kubernetes
5 26 (36.11%) DevOps
6 25 (34.72%) Google
7 24 (33.33%) Java
8 21 (29.17%) Finance
9 19 (26.39%) Banking
10 18 (25.00%) SQL
11 17 (23.61%) Microservices
12 16 (22.22%) Ansible
12 16 (22.22%) Docker
12 16 (22.22%) JavaScript
12 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (20.83%) Terraform
14 12 (16.67%) Jenkins
14 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (15.28%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (13.89%) Apache Spark
17 9 (12.50%) Big Data
17 9 (12.50%) Investment Banking
17 9 (12.50%) HTML
17 9 (12.50%) Linux
18 8 (11.11%) CSS
18 8 (11.11%) Oracle
18 8 (11.11%) RESTful
18 8 (11.11%) Scala
18 8 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
18 8 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code

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 10 (13.89%) Apache Spark
2 5 (6.94%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (6.94%) Tornado
3 4 (5.56%) Confluence
4 2 (2.78%) Jupyter
5 1 (1.39%) Apache
5 1 (1.39%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (1.39%) CICS
5 1 (1.39%) IIS
5 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 40 (55.56%) AWS
2 31 (43.06%) Azure
3 11 (15.28%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (9.72%) IaaS
4 7 (9.72%) PaaS
4 7 (9.72%) SaaS
4 7 (9.72%) Serverless
5 6 (8.33%) GitHub
6 3 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (4.17%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.78%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (2.78%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.39%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (1.39%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (1.39%) Apigee
8 1 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.39%) AWS Step Functions
8 1 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.39%) NuGet
8 1 (1.39%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) Kerberos
1 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.17%) HTTPS
2 3 (4.17%) SSL
3 2 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (1.39%) DNS
4 1 (1.39%) Network Security
4 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) Big Data
2 7 (9.72%) Apache Hive
2 7 (9.72%) BigQuery
2 7 (9.72%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.94%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.78%) Data Lake
4 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.78%) DB2
4 2 (2.78%) OLAP
4 2 (2.78%) Power BI
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.78%) Tableau
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.39%) Cloud Spanner
5 1 (1.39%) GIS
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.39%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 7 (9.72%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.72%) GitLab
3 5 (6.94%) Hudson
3 5 (6.94%) ProC
4 4 (5.56%) JIRA
4 4 (5.56%) Subversion
5 3 (4.17%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.78%) Gatling
6 2 (2.78%) JUnit
6 2 (2.78%) Mocha
6 2 (2.78%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.39%) Codeship
7 1 (1.39%) JMeter
7 1 (1.39%) MLflow
7 1 (1.39%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.39%) Serena SBM
7 1 (1.39%) Snyk
7 1 (1.39%) Terragrunt
General
1 21 (29.17%) Finance
2 19 (26.39%) Banking
3 9 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Retail
5 2 (2.78%) French Language
5 2 (2.78%) Law
6 1 (1.39%) Advertising
6 1 (1.39%) Automotive
6 1 (1.39%) Front Office
6 1 (1.39%) International Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.39%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Developer
2 15 (20.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (15.28%) Architect
4 7 (9.72%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Data Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Python Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Security Architect
7 3 (4.17%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Big Data Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Cloud Automation Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Database Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) TM1 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) HTML
2 8 (11.11%) CSS
2 8 (11.11%) RESTful
3 7 (9.72%) Node.js
4 6 (8.33%) HTML5
4 6 (8.33%) PySpark
4 6 (8.33%) React
4 6 (8.33%) Spring
5 5 (6.94%) Anaconda
5 5 (6.94%) CSS3
5 5 (6.94%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (6.94%) Flask
5 5 (6.94%) LDAP
5 5 (6.94%) Twisted
6 4 (5.56%) .NET
6 4 (5.56%) XML
7 3 (4.17%) Guice
7 3 (4.17%) JAAS
7 3 (4.17%) Spring Security
7 3 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Cloud Native
2 5 (6.94%) Clustering
3 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.17%) Credit Risk
4 3 (4.17%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.78%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) AS400
6 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.39%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) LIMS
6 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.39%) User Experience
6 1 (1.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Linux
2 5 (6.94%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2016
3 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2019
4 2 (2.78%) Unix
5 1 (1.39%) Android
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.39%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.11%) DevOps
2 17 (23.61%) Microservices
3 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
5 8 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code
6 7 (9.72%) Analytics
6 7 (9.72%) High Availability
6 7 (9.72%) TDD
7 6 (8.33%) BDD
7 6 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 6 (8.33%) Open Source
7 6 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.94%) API Development
8 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (6.94%) Migration
8 5 (6.94%) Scrum
8 5 (6.94%) Security Hardening
9 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.28%) Python
2 24 (33.33%) Java
3 18 (25.00%) SQL
4 16 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.11%) Scala
6 7 (9.72%) C#
7 6 (8.33%) C++
7 6 (8.33%) Go
8 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.17%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.17%) C
9 3 (4.17%) Ruby
10 2 (2.78%) Kotlin
10 2 (2.78%) Perl
10 2 (2.78%) PHP
10 2 (2.78%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.39%) ES6
11 1 (1.39%) JCL
11 1 (1.39%) PL/1
11 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) GDPR
1 1 (1.39%) QA
1 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (22.22%) Docker
2 6 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.39%) HDFS
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 27 (37.50%) Kubernetes
2 16 (22.22%) Ansible
3 15 (20.83%) Terraform
4 6 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (6.94%) Puppet
6 4 (5.56%) Grafana
6 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.78%) Prometheus
8 1 (1.39%) Control-M
8 1 (1.39%) Demisto
8 1 (1.39%) Icinga
8 1 (1.39%) Kubeflow
8 1 (1.39%) Netcool
8 1 (1.39%) Packer
8 1 (1.39%) QRadar
8 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (34.72%) Google
2 8 (11.11%) Oracle
3 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.72%) VMware
4 5 (6.94%) Cloudera
4 5 (6.94%) Hortonworks
4 5 (6.94%) IBM
5 3 (4.17%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.78%) Splunk
7 1 (1.39%) Altiris
7 1 (1.39%) CenturyLink
7 1 (1.39%) Confluent
7 1 (1.39%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.39%) Databricks
7 1 (1.39%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.39%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.39%) Qualys
7 1 (1.39%) Serena
7 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.39%) UiPath