Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 123 214
Rank change year-on-year +72 +91 -3
Contract jobs citing GCP 195 142 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.19% 2.10% 0.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.92% 7.51% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 113 39
City of London median daily rate £560 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £295
90th Percentile £716 £713 £680
Central London median daily rate £575 £560 £516
% change year-on-year +2.68% +8.47% +14.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £27.09
Central London median hourly rate - - £27.09

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 1,509 1,891 1,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 32.40% 27.91% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,180 1,501 1,203
City of London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +0.45%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £319
90th Percentile £663 £663 £638
Central London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 17
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -12.50% -10.45%
10th Percentile £18.70 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.75 £23.75 £37.90
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £20.50
% change year-on-year +6.61% -8.49% -2.97%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing GCP as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GCP in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for GCP in the City of London

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GCP in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 16 February 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 +29 5 £575 +9.52%
GCP
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 114 (58.46%) Google
2 108 (55.38%) AWS
3 95 (48.72%) Python
4 71 (36.41%) DevOps
5 69 (35.38%) Kubernetes
6 62 (31.79%) Azure
7 56 (28.72%) Java
8 55 (28.21%) Terraform
9 45 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (21.54%) Docker
11 40 (20.51%) Jenkins
12 38 (19.49%) JavaScript
13 34 (17.44%) Linux
14 29 (14.87%) Ansible
15 28 (14.36%) Go
15 28 (14.36%) SQL
16 26 (13.33%) Big Data
16 26 (13.33%) React
17 24 (12.31%) Kafka
17 24 (12.31%) Microservices
18 23 (11.79%) BigQuery
18 23 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (11.28%) Data Warehouse
19 22 (11.28%) Continuous Delivery
19 22 (11.28%) Apache Spark
20 21 (10.77%) Analytics
20 21 (10.77%) Data Science
21 20 (10.26%) Migration
22 19 (9.74%) TDD
23 18 (9.23%) Node.js

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 22 (11.28%) Apache Spark
2 11 (5.64%) Apache Airflow
3 8 (4.10%) SAS
4 7 (3.59%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (3.08%) Confluence
6 5 (2.56%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.05%) Apache
8 3 (1.54%) Ethereum
9 2 (1.03%) DNN
9 2 (1.03%) Luigi
9 2 (1.03%) nginx
10 1 (0.51%) JBoss
10 1 (0.51%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 108 (55.38%) AWS
2 62 (31.79%) Azure
3 11 (5.64%) Serverless
4 7 (3.59%) GitHub
4 7 (3.59%) Tricentis Tosca
5 6 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.56%) Apigee
6 5 (2.56%) Google Compute Engine
6 5 (2.56%) SaaS
7 3 (1.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.54%) Amazon Kinesis
7 3 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.54%) Google App Engine
7 3 (1.54%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.54%) Route 53
7 3 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.03%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.03%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.03%) IaaS
8 2 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.15%) Firewall
2 5 (2.56%) Internet
2 5 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (1.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.33%) Big Data
2 23 (11.79%) BigQuery
3 22 (11.28%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (8.21%) NoSQL
5 14 (7.18%) Hadoop
5 14 (7.18%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (5.64%) MySQL
7 10 (5.13%) SQL Server
8 6 (3.08%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (2.56%) Data Lake
9 5 (2.56%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.56%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.54%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.54%) Blockchain
10 3 (1.54%) Flink
10 3 (1.54%) HBase
10 3 (1.54%) Impala
Development Applications
1 40 (20.51%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.62%) Selenium
3 8 (4.10%) JIRA
4 7 (3.59%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.59%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.56%) Maven
5 5 (2.56%) webpack
6 4 (2.05%) Babel
6 4 (2.05%) SonarQube
6 4 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (1.54%) CircleCI
8 2 (1.03%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.03%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.03%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.03%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.51%) GitLab
9 1 (0.51%) Gradle
9 1 (0.51%) Liquibase
9 1 (0.51%) Protractor
General
1 17 (8.72%) Finance
2 11 (5.64%) Banking
2 11 (5.64%) Marketing
3 4 (2.05%) Front Office
3 4 (2.05%) Law
4 3 (1.54%) Retail
4 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.03%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Advertising
6 1 (0.51%) Billing
6 1 (0.51%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (29.74%) Developer
2 29 (14.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 25 (12.82%) Architect
4 23 (11.79%) Data Engineer
5 22 (11.28%) Python Developer
6 16 (8.21%) Python Engineer
7 15 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
8 13 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
8 13 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
8 13 (6.67%) Java Developer
9 10 (5.13%) AWS Developer
9 10 (5.13%) AWS DevOps
10 9 (4.62%) JavaScript Developer
10 9 (4.62%) Platform Engineer
10 9 (4.62%) React Developer
11 8 (4.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.08%) Data Scientist
12 6 (3.08%) Programme Manager
12 6 (3.08%) Senior DevOps
12 6 (3.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.33%) React
2 24 (12.31%) Kafka
3 18 (9.23%) Node.js
4 17 (8.72%) Web Services
5 12 (6.15%) Spring
6 11 (5.64%) CSS
7 10 (5.13%) AngularJS
8 9 (4.62%) React Native
8 9 (4.62%) REST
8 9 (4.62%) Spring Boot
9 8 (4.10%) .NET
9 8 (4.10%) Redux
10 7 (3.59%) HTML
10 7 (3.59%) Pandas
10 7 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (3.59%) TensorFlow
11 6 (3.08%) Django
11 6 (3.08%) Vue.js
12 5 (2.56%) GraphQL
13 4 (2.05%) MLlib
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.18%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (5.64%) Public Cloud
4 10 (5.13%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.08%) Marketing Technology
6 5 (2.56%) Renewable Energy
7 4 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.54%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.54%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.03%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.51%) iPad
10 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.51%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.44%) Linux
2 14 (7.18%) Windows
3 7 (3.59%) Unix
4 3 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.54%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.03%) CentOS
5 2 (1.03%) Debian
6 1 (0.51%) Android
6 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (36.41%) DevOps
2 45 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (12.31%) Microservices
4 23 (11.79%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (11.28%) Continuous Delivery
6 21 (10.77%) Analytics
6 21 (10.77%) Data Science
7 20 (10.26%) Migration
8 19 (9.74%) TDD
9 17 (8.72%) Machine Learning
10 16 (8.21%) BDD
11 15 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
12 14 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (6.67%) Software Engineering
14 12 (6.15%) ETL
14 12 (6.15%) Open Source
15 11 (5.64%) Scrum
15 11 (5.64%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 10 (5.13%) Artificial Intelligence
16 10 (5.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (48.72%) Python
2 56 (28.72%) Java
3 38 (19.49%) JavaScript
4 28 (14.36%) Go
4 28 (14.36%) SQL
5 16 (8.21%) C#
5 16 (8.21%) Ruby
5 16 (8.21%) Scala
6 14 (7.18%) Groovy
7 12 (6.15%) ES6
8 11 (5.64%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.08%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.05%) Elm
10 4 (2.05%) Java 8
11 3 (1.54%) ANSI SQL
11 3 (1.54%) Perl
11 3 (1.54%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.54%) Solidity
12 2 (1.03%) C
12 2 (1.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (4.62%) Degree
2 5 (2.56%) Master's Degree
3 4 (2.05%) CISSP
3 4 (2.05%) PhD
4 3 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.51%) ISEB
6 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.05%) NIST
2 2 (1.03%) NCSC
2 2 (1.03%) NIST 800
2 2 (1.03%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 42 (21.54%) Docker
2 5 (2.56%) HDFS
3 2 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.03%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 69 (35.38%) Kubernetes
2 55 (28.21%) Terraform
3 29 (14.87%) Ansible
4 11 (5.64%) Puppet
5 8 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.56%) Istio
7 4 (2.05%) logstash
8 3 (1.54%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (1.54%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.03%) Grafana
9 2 (1.03%) Kubeflow
10 1 (0.51%) Mesos
10 1 (0.51%) Packer
10 1 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.51%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 114 (58.46%) Google
2 15 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.08%) Adobe
3 6 (3.08%) IBM
3 6 (3.08%) Oracle
3 6 (3.08%) Red Hat
3 6 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.05%) New Relic
5 3 (1.54%) ForgeRock
5 3 (1.54%) Splunk
6 2 (1.03%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.03%) OutSystems
6 2 (1.03%) Tableau
6 2 (1.03%) Tealium
7 1 (0.51%) Alibaba
7 1 (0.51%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.51%) OneLogin
7 1 (0.51%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.51%) Thycotic
7 1 (0.51%) Veracode