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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 3 July 2022 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 67 73 107
Rank change year-on-year +6 +34 +45
Contract jobs citing GCP 79 48 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.15% 2.38% 0.84%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.96% 8.25% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 27 11
10th Percentile £413 £388 £318
25th Percentile £513 £474 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £525 £445
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +17.98% -6.32%
75th Percentile £700 £569 £538
90th Percentile £738 £653 £588
England median daily rate £625 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £77.32 - -
England median hourly rate £65.00 £30.00 £62.50
% change year-on-year +116.67% -52.00% +155.10%

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 793 582 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 31.62% 28.90% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 348 398
10th Percentile £185 £200 £229
25th Percentile £313 £318 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £474 £475
Median % change year-on-year +0.26% -0.26% +2.15%
75th Percentile £625 £540 £538
90th Percentile £691 £625 £600
England median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 63 15
10th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £15.71
25th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £19.31
Median hourly rate £15.50 £20.75 £22.82
Median % change year-on-year -25.30% -9.07% +34.24%
75th Percentile £23.75 £30.00 £39.31
90th Percentile £35.50 £46.40 £54.42
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.05 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.24% +5.25% -4.76%

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +4 46 £600 +9.09% 10
Essex +12 21 £428 -7.46% 4
Cambridgeshire -15 9 £700 +40.00% 13
Suffolk -7 3 £590 +72.89% 2
GCP
England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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 54 (68.35%) AWS
2 46 (58.23%) Azure
3 45 (56.96%) Kubernetes
4 43 (54.43%) DevOps
4 43 (54.43%) Python
4 43 (54.43%) Agile
5 37 (46.84%) Go
6 34 (43.04%) Infrastructure as Code
7 32 (40.51%) CI/CD
8 31 (39.24%) Jenkins
9 29 (36.71%) Docker
10 27 (34.18%) Ansible
11 25 (31.65%) Terraform
11 25 (31.65%) Migration
12 24 (30.38%) Software Engineering
12 24 (30.38%) Platform Engineering
13 22 (27.85%) Elasticsearch
14 20 (25.32%) E-Commerce
15 19 (24.05%) Data Modelling
15 19 (24.05%) Computer Science
15 19 (24.05%) JIRA
16 18 (22.78%) Scrum
16 18 (22.78%) Scala
16 18 (22.78%) GitLab
17 16 (20.25%) Apache Spark
17 16 (20.25%) Data Architecture
17 16 (20.25%) Kafka
17 16 (20.25%) C++
17 16 (20.25%) SQL
18 15 (18.99%) Java

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 16 (20.25%) Apache Spark
2 12 (15.19%) Confluence
2 12 (15.19%) SAS
3 1 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.27%) JBoss
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 54 (68.35%) AWS
2 46 (58.23%) Azure
3 12 (15.19%) Power Platform
4 11 (13.92%) Tricentis Tosca
5 9 (11.39%) Google Kubernetes Engine
6 7 (8.86%) Azure DevOps
6 7 (8.86%) Slack
7 4 (5.06%) Amazon S3
8 3 (3.80%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (3.80%) Azure AKS
8 3 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (3.80%) OpenShift
9 2 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (1.27%) BigCommerce
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) 4G
1 6 (7.59%) LTE
2 3 (3.80%) DHCP
3 2 (2.53%) DNS
3 2 (2.53%) Kerberos
3 2 (2.53%) SSH
3 2 (2.53%) VoIP
4 1 (1.27%) Broadband
4 1 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.27%) Firewall
4 1 (1.27%) ICMP
4 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.85%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (18.99%) MySQL
3 13 (16.46%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (15.19%) Amazon Redshift
4 12 (15.19%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (15.19%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (15.19%) Pentaho
4 12 (15.19%) Power BI
5 9 (11.39%) Impala
5 9 (11.39%) Presto
6 8 (10.13%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (8.86%) Parquet
8 6 (7.59%) BigQuery
9 5 (6.33%) Data Lake
10 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
11 3 (3.80%) Big Data
11 3 (3.80%) Tableau
12 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
12 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
12 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 31 (39.24%) Jenkins
2 19 (24.05%) JIRA
3 18 (22.78%) GitLab
4 12 (15.19%) Bitbucket
5 11 (13.92%) Zephyr
6 7 (8.86%) CircleCI
7 6 (7.59%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.27%) Moq
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (11.39%) Pharmaceutical
1 9 (11.39%) Social Skills
2 8 (10.13%) Marketing
3 7 (8.86%) Publishing
4 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.06%) Automotive
4 4 (5.06%) Public Sector
4 4 (5.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Data Engineer
2 13 (16.46%) Architect
3 9 (11.39%) Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) QA Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) QA Test Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) Test Analyst
4 7 (8.86%) DataOps Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Senior Data Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Senior DevOps
4 7 (8.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (6.33%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Data Architect
6 4 (5.06%) GCP Architect
6 4 (5.06%) GCP Engineer
6 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.80%) Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) Kafka
2 8 (10.13%) React
2 8 (10.13%) Spring
3 7 (8.86%) JWT
3 7 (8.86%) OAuth
3 7 (8.86%) OAuth2
4 6 (7.59%) GraphQL
4 6 (7.59%) Web Services
5 4 (5.06%) Lucene
6 3 (3.80%) Spring Boot
6 3 (3.80%) XML
7 2 (2.53%) LDAP
8 1 (1.27%) .NET
8 1 (1.27%) Ajax
8 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.27%) CSS
8 1 (1.27%) HTML
8 1 (1.27%) J2EE
8 1 (1.27%) jQuery
8 1 (1.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Public Cloud
2 12 (15.19%) Cloud Native
3 7 (8.86%) User Experience
4 6 (7.59%) IoT
5 5 (6.33%) Data Fabric
6 4 (5.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.06%) Wiki
7 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.53%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.27%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) Unix
2 9 (11.39%) Linux
3 3 (3.80%) Windows
4 2 (2.53%) Debian
5 1 (1.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (54.43%) Agile
1 43 (54.43%) DevOps
2 34 (43.04%) Infrastructure as Code
3 32 (40.51%) CI/CD
4 25 (31.65%) Migration
5 24 (30.38%) Platform Engineering
5 24 (30.38%) Software Engineering
6 20 (25.32%) E-Commerce
7 19 (24.05%) Computer Science
7 19 (24.05%) Data Modelling
8 18 (22.78%) Scrum
9 16 (20.25%) Data Architecture
10 15 (18.99%) Analytics
10 15 (18.99%) Data Engineering
10 15 (18.99%) Data Science
11 14 (17.72%) Test Automation
12 13 (16.46%) DataOps
12 13 (16.46%) ETL
13 12 (15.19%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (15.19%) Data Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 43 (54.43%) Python
2 37 (46.84%) Go
3 18 (22.78%) Scala
4 16 (20.25%) C++
4 16 (20.25%) SQL
5 15 (18.99%) Java
6 12 (15.19%) PL/SQL
7 9 (11.39%) TypeScript
8 6 (7.59%) C#
9 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.53%) AWK
10 2 (2.53%) Bash
10 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.53%) sed
10 2 (2.53%) VBScript
11 1 (1.27%) R
11 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) ISTQB
1 12 (15.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (13.92%) PhD
3 10 (12.66%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (12.66%) Degree
4 4 (5.06%) AWS Certification
4 4 (5.06%) Master's Degree
5 3 (3.80%) RHCA
5 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.27%) CCNA
7 1 (1.27%) CCNP
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.99%) QA
System Software
1 29 (36.71%) Docker
2 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (56.96%) Kubernetes
2 27 (34.18%) Ansible
3 25 (31.65%) Terraform
4 11 (13.92%) Puppet
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Google
1 15 (18.99%) Oracle
2 12 (15.19%) Informatica
2 12 (15.19%) Talend
3 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.53%) Splunk
5 2 (2.53%) VMware
6 1 (1.27%) Adobe
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco
6 1 (1.27%) F5
6 1 (1.27%) IBM
6 1 (1.27%) Juniper
6 1 (1.27%) NN4M
6 1 (1.27%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.27%) SAP