Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 46 62
Rank change year-on-year -18 +16 +72
Contract jobs citing GCP 122 103 252
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.57% 4.41% 3.85%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.71% 13.39% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 87 217
10th Percentile £419 £416 £440
25th Percentile £483 £478 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
75th Percentile £714 £625 £625
90th Percentile £815 £700 £700
Central London median daily rate £589 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +7.00% - -
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 1,256 769 2,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 36.76% 32.96% 33.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 592 1,761
10th Percentile £371 £314 £363
25th Percentile £456 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £711 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £525
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 15
10th Percentile £13.60 £18.00 £15.80
25th Percentile £13.88 £22.86 £18.94
Median hourly rate £22.25 £41.40 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -46.26% +97.14% -4.55%
75th Percentile £28.42 £52.63 £22.84
90th Percentile £41.78 £59.00 £26.60
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £41.40 £21.00
% change year-on-year -46.26% +97.14% +5.00%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 - 1 - -
GCP
Central London

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 56 (45.90%) AWS
2 55 (45.08%) Google
3 51 (41.80%) Azure
4 34 (27.87%) Python
5 33 (27.05%) Java
5 33 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (26.23%) DevOps
7 28 (22.95%) Kubernetes
8 25 (20.49%) Finance
9 24 (19.67%) SQL
9 24 (19.67%) BigQuery
10 22 (18.03%) Banking
10 22 (18.03%) Microservices
10 22 (18.03%) Docker
11 19 (15.57%) Social Skills
11 19 (15.57%) Big Data
12 17 (13.93%) Analytics
13 16 (13.11%) Migration
14 15 (12.30%) Spring
15 14 (11.48%) VMware
16 12 (9.84%) Oracle
16 12 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (9.84%) Scala
16 12 (9.84%) Git (software)
16 12 (9.84%) Terraform
17 11 (9.02%) Infrastructure as Code
17 11 (9.02%) JIRA
18 10 (8.20%) Confluence
18 10 (8.20%) Microsoft

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 (8.20%) Confluence
2 6 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.10%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.10%) Mule
4 3 (2.46%) CMS
5 2 (1.64%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.82%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
6 1 (0.82%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 56 (45.90%) AWS
2 51 (41.80%) Azure
3 10 (8.20%) IaaS
4 8 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (6.56%) PaaS
5 7 (5.74%) GitHub
6 6 (4.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (4.10%) Snowflake
8 4 (3.28%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (3.28%) SaaS
8 4 (3.28%) Serverless
9 3 (2.46%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (2.46%) npm
9 3 (2.46%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.64%) Cloud Functions
10 2 (1.64%) Slack
10 2 (1.64%) Stackdriver
10 2 (1.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.82%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.10%) DNS
1 5 (4.10%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.28%) Kerberos
3 3 (2.46%) Firewall
3 3 (2.46%) Network Security
4 2 (1.64%) NAS
5 1 (0.82%) BGP
5 1 (0.82%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.82%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (0.82%) HTTP
5 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.82%) InfiniBand
5 1 (0.82%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.82%) Multicast
5 1 (0.82%) OSPF
5 1 (0.82%) SAN
5 1 (0.82%) WAN
5 1 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.67%) BigQuery
2 19 (15.57%) Big Data
3 9 (7.38%) MongoDB
4 7 (5.74%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.92%) Bigtable
5 6 (4.92%) Looker
5 6 (4.92%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.10%) Redis
6 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.10%) Tableau
7 4 (3.28%) Hadoop
7 4 (3.28%) MySQL
8 3 (2.46%) Hazelcast
8 3 (2.46%) Power BI
9 2 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.64%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.64%) Metadata
9 2 (1.64%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (1.64%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 12 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.02%) JIRA
3 10 (8.20%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.56%) Subversion
5 6 (4.92%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.28%) GitLab
7 3 (2.46%) CircleCI
7 3 (2.46%) Travis CI
8 2 (1.64%) Maven
8 2 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.82%) Appium
9 1 (0.82%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.82%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.82%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.82%) ERwin
9 1 (0.82%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.82%) REST Assured
9 1 (0.82%) Selenium
9 1 (0.82%) Serena SBM
9 1 (0.82%) SpecFlow
General
1 25 (20.49%) Finance
2 22 (18.03%) Banking
3 19 (15.57%) Social Skills
4 7 (5.74%) Legal
5 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.28%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.46%) Presentation Skills
7 3 (2.46%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.46%) Retail
8 2 (1.64%) International Banking
8 2 (1.64%) Law
9 1 (0.82%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 36 (29.51%) Architect
2 23 (18.85%) Developer
3 15 (12.30%) Cloud Architect
4 14 (11.48%) Java Developer
5 9 (7.38%) Platform Architect
6 8 (6.56%) Scala Engineer
7 7 (5.74%) Analyst
7 7 (5.74%) Data Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Data Architect
8 6 (4.92%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (4.92%) Enterprise Architect
8 6 (4.92%) Security Architect
8 6 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.10%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.10%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Data Modeller
10 4 (3.28%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.28%) Technical Project Manager
10 4 (3.28%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.30%) Spring
2 10 (8.20%) Spring Boot
3 9 (7.38%) Node.js
4 8 (6.56%) Kafka
5 6 (4.92%) LDAP
5 6 (4.92%) React
5 6 (4.92%) REST
6 4 (3.28%) Web Services
7 3 (2.46%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.46%) Django
7 3 (2.46%) Pandas
7 3 (2.46%) Spring Batch
8 2 (1.64%) .NET
8 2 (1.64%) JSON
8 2 (1.64%) Micronaut
8 2 (1.64%) Ratpack
8 2 (1.64%) Vue.js
9 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.82%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Cloud Native
2 9 (7.38%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.28%) Hedge funds
3 4 (3.28%) Replication
4 3 (2.46%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.46%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.46%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.64%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.82%) Clustering
6 1 (0.82%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.82%) iPad
6 1 (0.82%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.82%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.28%) Unix
1 4 (3.28%) Windows
2 3 (2.46%) Linux
2 3 (2.46%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.64%) Data ONTAP
3 2 (1.64%) Solaris
4 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.05%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.23%) DevOps
3 22 (18.03%) Microservices
4 17 (13.93%) Analytics
5 16 (13.11%) Migration
6 12 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (9.02%) Infrastructure as Code
8 10 (8.20%) Data Modelling
9 9 (7.38%) Scrum
10 8 (6.56%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.74%) Artificial Intelligence
11 7 (5.74%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (5.74%) IT Strategy
12 6 (4.92%) Cloud Operations
12 6 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (4.92%) ETL
12 6 (4.92%) Fintech
12 6 (4.92%) High Availability
13 5 (4.10%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.87%) Python
2 33 (27.05%) Java
3 24 (19.67%) SQL
4 12 (9.84%) Scala
5 7 (5.74%) C#
5 7 (5.74%) Ruby
6 6 (4.92%) Go
6 6 (4.92%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.10%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.28%) Perl
9 3 (2.46%) Java 11
9 3 (2.46%) Java 8
9 3 (2.46%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.82%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.82%) R
11 1 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (4.10%) CCNA
3 2 (1.64%) CISSP
3 2 (1.64%) MCSE
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.82%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.82%) CCIE
4 1 (0.82%) CISM
4 1 (0.82%) Degree
4 1 (0.82%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) GDPR
2 2 (1.64%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.64%) NIST
2 2 (1.64%) NIST 800
2 2 (1.64%) QA
3 1 (0.82%) Actionable Recommendations
3 1 (0.82%) PMO
3 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (18.03%) Docker
2 12 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.38%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (5.74%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.46%) NFS
6 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.64%) Veritas File System
6 2 (1.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.82%) HDFS
7 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.82%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (22.95%) Kubernetes
2 12 (9.84%) Terraform
3 10 (8.20%) Ansible
4 5 (4.10%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 4 (3.28%) Control-M
5 4 (3.28%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (3.28%) QRadar
5 4 (3.28%) Tivoli
5 4 (3.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (2.46%) Istio
6 3 (2.46%) Netcool
6 3 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.46%) Puppet
7 2 (1.64%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.64%) SCOM
8 1 (0.82%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (45.08%) Google
2 14 (11.48%) VMware
3 12 (9.84%) Oracle
4 10 (8.20%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.38%) EMC
6 7 (5.74%) NetApp
7 5 (4.10%) IBM
8 4 (3.28%) BMC
8 4 (3.28%) CyberArk
8 4 (3.28%) Qualys
8 4 (3.28%) Splunk
9 3 (2.46%) SaltStack
9 3 (2.46%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.64%) Axway
10 2 (1.64%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.64%) Samsung
11 1 (0.82%) Nokia
11 1 (0.82%) Serena