Period
to 5 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 5 December 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 91 66 127
Rank change year-on-year -25 +61 +47
Contract jobs citing GCP 54 25 47
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.12% 1.88% 1.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.77% 7.53% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 27
10th Percentile £361 £314 £363
25th Percentile £475 £318 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £498 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.41% +10.68% -18.18%
75th Percentile £569 £538 £497
90th Percentile £625 £625 £568
England median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £65.00
England median hourly rate £60.00 £24.63 £44.50
% change year-on-year +143.65% -44.66% +98.40%

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 East of England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 798 332 907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.34% 24.96% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 221 620
10th Percentile £185 £205 £225
25th Percentile £325 £318 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £448 £443
Median % change year-on-year +0.56% +1.13% +3.51%
75th Percentile £550 £525 £538
90th Percentile £625 £585 £619
England median daily rate £525 £495 £500
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 25 16
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.60 £14.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate £16.66 £20.00 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -16.69% +17.65% -2.86%
75th Percentile £26.74 £24.23 £19.88
90th Percentile £46.39 £53.00 £35.05
England median hourly rate £20.90 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.11% +9.76% +17.14%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing GCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for GCP in the East of England

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GCP in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for GCP in the East of England

GCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GCP in the East of England over the 6 months to 5 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for GCP in the East of England

GCP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCP within the East of England region over the 6 months to 5 December 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
Hertfordshire -12 36 £538 +2.38% 14
Cambridgeshire -16 10 £525 +59.09% 12
Suffolk - 5 £354 - 1
Essex - 2 £538 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £500 - 1
GCP
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 East of England region with a requirement for GCP.

1 36 (66.67%) AWS
2 28 (51.85%) Azure
3 24 (44.44%) DevOps
4 23 (42.59%) Google
5 21 (38.89%) Python
6 20 (37.04%) Kubernetes
6 20 (37.04%) Terraform
6 20 (37.04%) Jenkins
7 19 (35.19%) Puppet
7 19 (35.19%) E-Commerce
8 17 (31.48%) Linux
8 17 (31.48%) Ansible
9 16 (29.63%) Docker
10 15 (27.78%) Infrastructure as Code
11 13 (24.07%) Git (software)
11 13 (24.07%) Java
12 12 (22.22%) Social Skills
13 11 (20.37%) Retail
13 11 (20.37%) Go
13 11 (20.37%) Public Cloud
14 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
15 9 (16.67%) Software Engineering
15 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
15 9 (16.67%) DNS
16 8 (14.81%) Windows
16 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
16 8 (14.81%) VMware
16 8 (14.81%) Cloud Native
17 7 (12.96%) Analytics

GCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 5 (9.26%) IBM Domino
2 4 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.70%) nginx
3 2 (3.70%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.85%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.85%) CMS
4 1 (1.85%) Confluence
4 1 (1.85%) CoreMedia CMS
4 1 (1.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Magento
1 1 (1.85%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 36 (66.67%) AWS
2 28 (51.85%) Azure
3 5 (9.26%) Apigee
3 5 (9.26%) SaaS
4 3 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (5.56%) GitHub
5 2 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.70%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (3.70%) Serverless
6 1 (1.85%) Akamai
6 1 (1.85%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.85%) Google Data Studio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) DNS
2 6 (11.11%) DHCP
3 3 (5.56%) 5G
3 3 (5.56%) Kerberos
3 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.70%) Firewall
4 2 (3.70%) Skype
4 2 (3.70%) SNMP
4 2 (3.70%) SSH
4 2 (3.70%) SSL
4 2 (3.70%) VoIP
5 1 (1.85%) FTP
5 1 (1.85%) HTTP
5 1 (1.85%) Internet
5 1 (1.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) Big Data
2 4 (7.41%) BigQuery
3 3 (5.56%) Cloud Spanner
4 2 (3.70%) MySQL
4 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.85%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 20 (37.04%) Jenkins
2 13 (24.07%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.41%) Artifactory
4 3 (5.56%) JIRA
4 3 (5.56%) Maven
5 2 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (3.70%) Bitbucket
5 2 (3.70%) git-flow
5 2 (3.70%) GitLab
5 2 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.85%) Liquibase
6 1 (1.85%) Moq
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (22.22%) Social Skills
2 11 (20.37%) Retail
3 5 (9.26%) Documentation Skills
3 5 (9.26%) Finance
3 5 (9.26%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.85%) Advertising
5 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) Architect
2 7 (12.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (9.26%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Data Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Active Directory Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) LDAP
2 4 (7.41%) Node.js
2 4 (7.41%) React
3 3 (5.56%) CSS
3 3 (5.56%) HTML
3 3 (5.56%) Kafka
3 3 (5.56%) REST
3 3 (5.56%) Web Services
3 3 (5.56%) XML
4 2 (3.70%) .NET
4 2 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.70%) JSON
4 2 (3.70%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.85%) Ionic Framework
5 1 (1.85%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.85%) Swagger
5 1 (1.85%) TensorFlow
5 1 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Public Cloud
2 8 (14.81%) Cloud Native
3 4 (7.41%) User Experience
4 3 (5.56%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.56%) iPad
5 2 (3.70%) Replication
5 2 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) Linux
2 8 (14.81%) Windows
3 3 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.70%) CentOS
4 2 (3.70%) Debian
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) DevOps
2 19 (35.19%) E-Commerce
3 15 (27.78%) Infrastructure as Code
4 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 9 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 7 (12.96%) Analytics
6 6 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 5 (9.26%) Data Pipeline
7 5 (9.26%) Migration
7 5 (9.26%) Programme Delivery
8 4 (7.41%) Data Engineering
8 4 (7.41%) Deployment Automation
8 4 (7.41%) Machine Learning
9 3 (5.56%) Artificial Intelligence
9 3 (5.56%) BDD
9 3 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (5.56%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) Python
2 13 (24.07%) Java
3 11 (20.37%) Go
4 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
5 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
6 7 (12.96%) JavaScript
7 6 (11.11%) Ruby
7 6 (11.11%) Scala
8 5 (9.26%) Perl
9 4 (7.41%) C#
10 3 (5.56%) SQL
10 3 (5.56%) TypeScript
10 3 (5.56%) VBScript
11 2 (3.70%) AWK
11 2 (3.70%) sed
12 1 (1.85%) Groovy
12 1 (1.85%) Kotlin
12 1 (1.85%) PHP
12 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Degree
2 4 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.56%) AWS Certification
3 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (29.63%) Docker
2 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
3 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.70%) vSphere
6 1 (1.85%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 20 (37.04%) Kubernetes
1 20 (37.04%) Terraform
2 19 (35.19%) Puppet
3 17 (31.48%) Ansible
4 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (5.56%) Grafana
5 3 (5.56%) Packer
6 2 (3.70%) Argo
6 2 (3.70%) Kibana
6 2 (3.70%) logstash
6 2 (3.70%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (1.85%) Mesos
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Google
2 8 (14.81%) VMware
3 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.26%) Xerox
5 3 (5.56%) Cloudera
5 3 (5.56%) IBM
5 3 (5.56%) New Relic
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle
5 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.70%) AppDynamics
6 2 (3.70%) BT
6 2 (3.70%) Cisco
7 1 (1.85%) Adobe
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix
7 1 (1.85%) Ensighten
7 1 (1.85%) Meraki
7 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow