Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 79 102 148
Rank change year-on-year +23 +46 +35
Contract jobs citing GCP 51 15 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.32% 0.86% 1.06%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.35% 3.13% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 28
10th Percentile £381 £313 £397
25th Percentile £475 £347 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £487 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.91% +2.43% +13.43%
75th Percentile £575 £538 £519
90th Percentile £645 £583 £691
England median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +2.33%

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 611 480 948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.73% 27.43% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 335 605
10th Percentile £188 £244 £277
25th Percentile £315 £363 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £457
Median % change year-on-year - +3.94% +1.56%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £540
90th Percentile £625 £623 £625
England median daily rate £522 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.40% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 13 15
10th Percentile £11.55 £15.31 £15.10
25th Percentile £12.69 £19.50 £15.60
Median hourly rate £14.00 £22.82 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -38.65% +34.24% -2.86%
75th Percentile £26.25 £39.31 £22.38
90th Percentile £38.64 £59.46 £27.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +10 39 £550 +10.43% 12
Cambridgeshire -3 6 £508 +51.49% 12
Suffolk - 3 £348 - 2
Essex - 2 £463 -
Bedfordshire -5 1 - - 2
GCP
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 30 (58.82%) AWS
2 27 (52.94%) Azure
3 26 (50.98%) DevOps
4 23 (45.10%) Kubernetes
5 22 (43.14%) Python
6 20 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (39.22%) Terraform
6 20 (39.22%) Social Skills
7 19 (37.25%) Jenkins
7 19 (37.25%) E-Commerce
8 17 (33.33%) Google
8 17 (33.33%) Docker
9 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
9 16 (31.37%) Java
9 16 (31.37%) JavaScript
10 15 (29.41%) Infrastructure as Code
11 14 (27.45%) Go
12 13 (25.49%) Ansible
12 13 (25.49%) Xerox
12 13 (25.49%) IBM Domino
13 11 (21.57%) MySQL
13 11 (21.57%) JIRA
13 11 (21.57%) Microservices
13 11 (21.57%) TypeScript
13 11 (21.57%) SaaS
14 10 (19.61%) Node.js
14 10 (19.61%) Public Cloud
14 10 (19.61%) Serverless
15 9 (17.65%) Cloud Native
15 9 (17.65%) Bash Shell

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 13 (25.49%) IBM Domino
2 7 (13.73%) WebSphere
3 6 (11.76%) Apache
3 6 (11.76%) Apache ServiceMix
3 6 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 6 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.96%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.96%) CMS
6 1 (1.96%) CoreMedia CMS
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Magento
1 6 (11.76%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 30 (58.82%) AWS
2 27 (52.94%) Azure
3 11 (21.57%) SaaS
4 10 (19.61%) Serverless
5 7 (13.73%) AWS Lambda
6 6 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (11.76%) IaaS
6 6 (11.76%) PaaS
7 5 (9.80%) Apigee
8 4 (7.84%) GitHub
9 3 (5.88%) Google Data Studio
10 2 (3.92%) Akamai
10 2 (3.92%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (3.92%) AWS CodePipeline
10 2 (3.92%) Azure Pipelines
10 2 (3.92%) Google Workspace
10 2 (3.92%) OpenShift
11 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
11 1 (1.96%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Firewall
2 6 (11.76%) DNS
2 6 (11.76%) FTP
2 6 (11.76%) HTTP
2 6 (11.76%) SSH
2 6 (11.76%) SSL
3 1 (1.96%) IPv4
3 1 (1.96%) LAN
3 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) MySQL
2 8 (15.69%) BigQuery
3 4 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.88%) Big Data
4 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.92%) Data Lake
5 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.92%) Parquet
6 1 (1.96%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.96%) DataStage
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.96%) Power BI
6 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.96%) Redis
6 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (37.25%) Jenkins
2 16 (31.37%) Git (software)
3 11 (21.57%) JIRA
4 6 (11.76%) git-flow
5 3 (5.88%) GitLab
5 3 (5.88%) Maven
6 2 (3.92%) CircleCI
6 2 (3.92%) ProC
6 2 (3.92%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.96%) Cypress.io
7 1 (1.96%) Selenium
7 1 (1.96%) Spinnaker
7 1 (1.96%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 20 (39.22%) Social Skills
2 9 (17.65%) Retail
3 5 (9.80%) Documentation Skills
3 5 (9.80%) Presentation Skills
4 4 (7.84%) Finance
4 4 (7.84%) Public Sector
5 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.96%) Marketing
6 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (13.73%) Consultant
1 7 (13.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Developer
3 5 (9.80%) Architect
3 5 (9.80%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.84%) DevOps Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) Java Developer
4 4 (7.84%) Lead DevOps
5 3 (5.88%) Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Data Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Active Directory Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Business Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) JavaScript Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) Node.js
2 6 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (7.84%) AngularJS
3 4 (7.84%) Spring
4 3 (5.88%) Kafka
4 3 (5.88%) Laravel
4 3 (5.88%) React
4 3 (5.88%) RESTful
5 2 (3.92%) Akka
5 2 (3.92%) Apache Avro
5 2 (3.92%) LDAP
5 2 (3.92%) Protocol Buffers
5 2 (3.92%) REST
6 1 (1.96%) .NET
6 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.96%) CSS
6 1 (1.96%) Django
6 1 (1.96%) HTML
6 1 (1.96%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.96%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Public Cloud
2 9 (17.65%) Cloud Native
3 6 (11.76%) Clustering
3 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.92%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.96%) Life Science
6 1 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.96%) User Experience
6 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Unix
3 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) DevOps
2 20 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (37.25%) E-Commerce
4 15 (29.41%) Infrastructure as Code
5 11 (21.57%) Microservices
6 8 (15.69%) Analytics
6 8 (15.69%) Coaching
7 7 (13.73%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (13.73%) ITIL
7 7 (13.73%) Scrum
8 6 (11.76%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (11.76%) OO
8 6 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (11.76%) Problem Management
8 6 (11.76%) Time Management
9 5 (9.80%) Machine Learning
9 5 (9.80%) Programme Delivery
9 5 (9.80%) Software Delivery
9 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) Python
2 16 (31.37%) Java
2 16 (31.37%) JavaScript
3 14 (27.45%) Go
4 11 (21.57%) TypeScript
5 9 (17.65%) Bash Shell
5 9 (17.65%) Scala
6 8 (15.69%) PHP
7 7 (13.73%) Shell Script
7 7 (13.73%) SQL
8 5 (9.80%) Ruby
9 3 (5.88%) Groovy
9 3 (5.88%) Kotlin
10 2 (3.92%) C
10 2 (3.92%) C#
10 2 (3.92%) C++
10 2 (3.92%) Perl
11 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.96%) VB
11 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (33.33%) Docker
2 6 (11.76%) Postfix
2 6 (11.76%) qmail
2 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (45.10%) Kubernetes
2 20 (39.22%) Terraform
3 13 (25.49%) Ansible
4 8 (15.69%) Puppet
5 4 (7.84%) Argo
6 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (3.92%) SCCM
8 1 (1.96%) Grafana
8 1 (1.96%) Istio
8 1 (1.96%) Packer
8 1 (1.96%) Prometheus
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Google
2 13 (25.49%) Xerox
3 9 (17.65%) IBM
3 9 (17.65%) Oracle
4 7 (13.73%) New Relic
5 6 (11.76%) Dynatrace
5 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 6 (11.76%) VMware
6 3 (5.88%) Cloudera
7 2 (3.92%) Alibaba
7 2 (3.92%) BT
7 2 (3.92%) Progress
7 2 (3.92%) SAP
8 1 (1.96%) Informatica
8 1 (1.96%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.96%) Talend