Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 51 44
Rank change year-on-year -8 -7 +95
Contract jobs citing GCP 142 72 262
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.65% 3.98% 4.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.87% 12.12% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 60 224
10th Percentile £513 £407 £425
25th Percentile £525 £463 £505
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £738 £625 £625
90th Percentile £850 £675 £700
Central London median daily rate £625 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +13.64% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 1,438 594 2,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.93% 32.85% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,116 468 1,614
10th Percentile £381 £313 £332
25th Percentile £463 £413 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £515 £525
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% -1.90% -
75th Percentile £650 £588 £600
90th Percentile £738 £650 £673
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 18
10th Percentile £13.70 £16.00 £18.68
25th Percentile £13.88 £17.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -28.75% -4.76% +12.30%
75th Percentile £23.75 £21.25 £23.69
90th Percentile £48.55 £22.00 £31.69
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +12.73%

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 21 October 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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 70 (49.30%) AWS
2 63 (44.37%) DevOps
3 58 (40.85%) Azure
4 50 (35.21%) Google
5 42 (29.58%) Java
6 41 (28.87%) Kubernetes
7 39 (27.46%) Python
8 38 (26.76%) Finance
8 38 (26.76%) Terraform
9 37 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (25.35%) Docker
11 30 (21.13%) Infrastructure as Code
12 26 (18.31%) BigQuery
13 25 (17.61%) Microservices
14 23 (16.20%) SQL
14 23 (16.20%) Big Data
14 23 (16.20%) Jenkins
15 19 (13.38%) Social Skills
16 18 (12.68%) GDPR
16 18 (12.68%) Legal
16 18 (12.68%) Analytics
17 17 (11.97%) Hedge funds
17 17 (11.97%) Scala
17 17 (11.97%) Data Protection
17 17 (11.97%) Financial Institution
17 17 (11.97%) Apache Spark
17 17 (11.97%) Ansible
18 15 (10.56%) Banking
18 15 (10.56%) Spring
19 14 (9.86%) AWS CloudFormation

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 17 (11.97%) Apache Spark
2 6 (4.23%) Confluence
3 3 (2.11%) CMS
3 3 (2.11%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.70%) Apache
4 1 (0.70%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 70 (49.30%) AWS
2 58 (40.85%) Azure
3 14 (9.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (7.75%) GitHub
5 10 (7.04%) PaaS
6 7 (4.93%) IaaS
7 6 (4.23%) Serverless
8 5 (3.52%) GitHub Actions
9 4 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.82%) SaaS
10 3 (2.11%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (2.11%) Amazon Kinesis
10 3 (2.11%) Apigee
10 3 (2.11%) Datadog
10 3 (2.11%) npm
11 2 (1.41%) AWS KMS
11 2 (1.41%) Azure Service Bus
11 2 (1.41%) Google Data Studio
11 2 (1.41%) Stackdriver
11 2 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.52%) DNS
2 3 (2.11%) HTTP
2 3 (2.11%) Kerberos
2 3 (2.11%) NAS
2 3 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.41%) SAN
4 1 (0.70%) LAN
4 1 (0.70%) Multicast
4 1 (0.70%) Network Security
4 1 (0.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.31%) BigQuery
2 23 (16.20%) Big Data
3 12 (8.45%) Hadoop
4 10 (7.04%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (5.63%) Redis
7 6 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.23%) MongoDB
7 6 (4.23%) MySQL
7 6 (4.23%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
8 5 (3.52%) Tableau
9 4 (2.82%) Bigtable
9 4 (2.82%) Looker
10 3 (2.11%) Apache Hive
10 3 (2.11%) Data Lake
10 3 (2.11%) DB2
10 3 (2.11%) Delta Lake
10 3 (2.11%) Hazelcast
11 2 (1.41%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 23 (16.20%) Jenkins
2 13 (9.15%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.63%) Subversion
4 7 (4.93%) JIRA
5 6 (4.23%) CircleCI
5 6 (4.23%) GitLab
6 5 (3.52%) TeamCity
7 3 (2.11%) GoCD
7 3 (2.11%) Travis CI
8 2 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.41%) Spinnaker
9 1 (0.70%) Appium
9 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.70%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.70%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.70%) Maven
9 1 (0.70%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.70%) Selenium
9 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 38 (26.76%) Finance
2 19 (13.38%) Social Skills
3 18 (12.68%) Legal
4 17 (11.97%) Financial Institution
5 15 (10.56%) Banking
6 8 (5.63%) Public Sector
7 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (3.52%) Telecoms
9 4 (2.82%) Manufacturing
10 3 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (2.11%) Retail
11 1 (0.70%) Advertising
11 1 (0.70%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.70%) International Banking
11 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (28.87%) Architect
2 33 (23.24%) Developer
3 19 (13.38%) Java Developer
4 16 (11.27%) Cloud Architect
5 9 (6.34%) Scala Engineer
6 8 (5.63%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (5.63%) Platform Architect
6 8 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (4.93%) Data Engineer
7 7 (4.93%) Enterprise Architect
8 6 (4.23%) Data Architect
8 6 (4.23%) Senior Developer
9 5 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Security Architect
10 4 (2.82%) Analyst
10 4 (2.82%) Platform Engineer
10 4 (2.82%) Python Developer
11 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
11 3 (2.11%) Scala Developer
11 3 (2.11%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.56%) Spring
2 11 (7.75%) Kafka
3 10 (7.04%) Node.js
3 10 (7.04%) Spring Boot
4 9 (6.34%) React
5 6 (4.23%) Web Services
6 5 (3.52%) REST
7 4 (2.82%) .NET
7 4 (2.82%) Akka
7 4 (2.82%) LDAP
8 3 (2.11%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.11%) Apache Avro
8 3 (2.11%) Django
8 3 (2.11%) Pandas
8 3 (2.11%) Play Framework
8 3 (2.11%) Scalaz
8 3 (2.11%) Spring Batch
9 2 (1.41%) Express
9 2 (1.41%) Symfony
9 2 (1.41%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.97%) Hedge funds
2 9 (6.34%) Cloud Native
2 9 (6.34%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (5.63%) Data Structures
4 7 (4.93%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.52%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.11%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (2.11%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.11%) Replication
8 2 (1.41%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.41%) PKI
9 1 (0.70%) Clustering
9 1 (0.70%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.70%) Equities
9 1 (0.70%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.70%) Legacy Systems
9 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.52%) Unix
2 2 (1.41%) Data ONTAP
2 2 (1.41%) Linux
2 2 (1.41%) Solaris
3 1 (0.70%) Windows
3 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (44.37%) DevOps
2 37 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (21.13%) Infrastructure as Code
4 25 (17.61%) Microservices
5 18 (12.68%) Analytics
6 17 (11.97%) Data Protection
7 13 (9.15%) AOP
7 13 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (7.75%) Collaborative Working
8 11 (7.75%) Migration
9 10 (7.04%) Artificial Intelligence
9 10 (7.04%) Scrum
10 8 (5.63%) Decision-Making
10 8 (5.63%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (5.63%) IT Strategy
10 8 (5.63%) Software Engineering
11 7 (4.93%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (4.93%) Fintech
11 7 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (4.93%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 42 (29.58%) Java
2 39 (27.46%) Python
3 23 (16.20%) SQL
4 17 (11.97%) Scala
5 13 (9.15%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.34%) Bash Shell
7 8 (5.63%) C#
8 6 (4.23%) Go
8 6 (4.23%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.82%) C
9 4 (2.82%) C++
9 4 (2.82%) Java 11
10 3 (2.11%) Java 8
10 3 (2.11%) Perl
10 3 (2.11%) Ruby
10 3 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.41%) PHP
12 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.70%) R
12 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (6.34%) Degree
2 5 (3.52%) CISSP
2 5 (3.52%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.41%) CISA
4 2 (1.41%) CISM
4 2 (1.41%) CRISC
4 2 (1.41%) ISEB
5 1 (0.70%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.70%) CCNA
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.68%) GDPR
2 2 (1.41%) GRC
2 2 (1.41%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (25.35%) Docker
2 4 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.11%) KVM
3 3 (2.11%) NFS
4 2 (1.41%) Veritas File System
4 2 (1.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.70%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 41 (28.87%) Kubernetes
2 38 (26.76%) Terraform
3 17 (11.97%) Ansible
4 7 (4.93%) Puppet
5 5 (3.52%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.11%) Control-M
6 3 (2.11%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (2.11%) Istio
6 3 (2.11%) Netcool
6 3 (2.11%) QRadar
6 3 (2.11%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.41%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.70%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.70%) RSA Archer
8 1 (0.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 50 (35.21%) Google
2 13 (9.15%) Oracle
3 10 (7.04%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.23%) Splunk
4 6 (4.23%) VMware
5 4 (2.82%) EMC
5 4 (2.82%) Qualys
6 3 (2.11%) AppDynamics
6 3 (2.11%) BMC
6 3 (2.11%) CyberArk
6 3 (2.11%) IBM
6 3 (2.11%) NetApp
7 2 (1.41%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.41%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.41%) SaltStack
7 2 (1.41%) Samsung
7 2 (1.41%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.70%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.70%) Sybase