Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 4 April 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 126 333
Rank change year-on-year +48 +207 +276
Contract jobs citing GCP 1,564 1,791 717
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.82% 2.03% 0.77%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.22% 7.33% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,101 1,253 545
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £371
90th Percentile £725 £703 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.44 £30.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.25% -33.58% +11.28%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £20.44 £30.77
% change year-on-year +71.25% -33.58% +11.28%

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 England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 16,956 24,429 19,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.59% 27.72% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,483 16,966 13,271
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £286 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 286 239
Median hourly rate £24.20 £18.71 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.35% -6.48% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.05 £11.50 £11.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £60.63 £49.00
Median hourly rate £23.67 £18.76 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.17% -6.20% +11.11%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for GCP in England

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for GCP in England

GCP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GCP in England over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for GCP in England

GCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GCP in England.

Hourly rate trend for GCP in England

GCP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing GCP in England over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for GCP in England

GCP
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 4 April 2020. 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 +20 1,126 £575 - 356
North of England +83 190 £550 +7.84% 74
South East +66 94 £475 -5.00% 52
Yorkshire +47 93 £510 +2.00% 25
North West +49 65 £550 +4.76% 38
South West +31 59 £513 +2.50% 19
Midlands +43 56 £500 -9.09% 29
West Midlands +44 35 £500 -9.09% 14
North East +57 32 £638 +41.67% 11
East of England +37 29 £450 -5.26% 37
East Midlands +35 19 £550 +30.95% 15
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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 England region with a requirement for GCP.

1 988 (63.17%) AWS
2 867 (55.43%) Google
3 799 (51.09%) Azure
4 637 (40.73%) Python
5 535 (34.21%) DevOps
6 504 (32.23%) Kubernetes
7 492 (31.46%) Java
8 483 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
9 418 (26.73%) Docker
10 372 (23.79%) Terraform
11 339 (21.68%) Finance
12 326 (20.84%) JavaScript
13 298 (19.05%) SQL
14 293 (18.73%) Software Engineering
15 284 (18.16%) Microservices
16 266 (17.01%) Linux
17 263 (16.82%) Jenkins
18 257 (16.43%) Ansible
19 230 (14.71%) Node.js
20 226 (14.45%) Big Data
21 218 (13.94%) Analytics
22 216 (13.81%) Web Services
23 208 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
24 199 (12.72%) React
25 196 (12.53%) NoSQL
26 187 (11.96%) Open Source
27 183 (11.70%) BigQuery
28 182 (11.64%) Banking
29 179 (11.45%) Machine Learning
30 165 (10.55%) Migration

GCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 129 (8.25%) Apache Spark
2 70 (4.48%) Apache
3 39 (2.49%) Apache Airflow
4 38 (2.43%) nginx
5 35 (2.24%) Confluence
6 33 (2.11%) Tomcat
7 30 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
8 25 (1.60%) IIS
9 22 (1.41%) OpenStack
10 21 (1.34%) WebSphere
11 19 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
12 18 (1.15%) Jetty
12 18 (1.15%) Mongrel
13 10 (0.64%) CMS
14 9 (0.58%) SharePoint
15 8 (0.51%) SAS
16 7 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 6 (0.38%) DNN
18 5 (0.32%) Anypoint
18 5 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 15 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.13%) Sketch
4 1 (0.064%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 34 (2.17%) FINCAD Analytics
2 6 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.26%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.13%) Workfront
5 1 (0.064%) Magento
5 1 (0.064%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.064%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 988 (63.17%) AWS
2 799 (51.09%) Azure
3 79 (5.05%) GitHub
4 76 (4.86%) IaaS
5 65 (4.16%) Serverless
6 61 (3.90%) OpenShift
7 60 (3.84%) SaaS
8 59 (3.77%) PaaS
9 53 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
10 48 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
11 35 (2.24%) Google App Engine
12 34 (2.17%) AWS Step Functions
13 29 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
13 29 (1.85%) Amazon ECS
13 29 (1.85%) Amazon EKS
14 26 (1.66%) Firebase
15 25 (1.60%) Stackdriver
16 24 (1.53%) Apigee
16 24 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
17 22 (1.41%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 69 (4.41%) HTTP
2 57 (3.64%) Firewall
3 55 (3.52%) TCP/IP
4 45 (2.88%) DNS
5 30 (1.92%) SSL
6 29 (1.85%) DHCP
7 22 (1.41%) FTP
8 21 (1.34%) IPsec
9 16 (1.02%) HTTPS
10 14 (0.90%) Skype
11 12 (0.77%) SAN
11 12 (0.77%) VPN
12 11 (0.70%) Kerberos
12 11 (0.70%) Network Security
13 10 (0.64%) Internet
13 10 (0.64%) LAN
13 10 (0.64%) WAN
14 9 (0.58%) Broadband
15 7 (0.45%) OSPF
15 7 (0.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (14.45%) Big Data
2 196 (12.53%) NoSQL
3 183 (11.70%) BigQuery
4 109 (6.97%) PostgreSQL
5 94 (6.01%) Hadoop
6 88 (5.63%) Relational Database
7 80 (5.12%) SQL Server
8 78 (4.99%) MongoDB
9 75 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
10 71 (4.54%) MySQL
11 64 (4.09%) Apache Cassandra
12 61 (3.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 49 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
13 49 (3.13%) Data Lake
13 49 (3.13%) Neo4j
14 48 (3.07%) Redis
15 47 (3.01%) RDBMS
16 45 (2.88%) HBase
17 41 (2.62%) Amazon Athena
18 33 (2.11%) Flink
Development Applications
1 263 (16.82%) Jenkins
2 148 (9.46%) Git (software)
3 76 (4.86%) JIRA
4 66 (4.22%) GitLab
5 63 (4.03%) CircleCI
6 48 (3.07%) Artifactory
7 42 (2.69%) webpack
8 35 (2.24%) Travis CI
9 31 (1.98%) Maven
10 26 (1.66%) Sonatype Nexus
11 24 (1.53%) Cucumber
11 24 (1.53%) Selenium
12 21 (1.34%) TeamCity
13 16 (1.02%) RStudio
14 13 (0.83%) Mocha
14 13 (0.83%) Mockito
15 12 (0.77%) GoCD
16 11 (0.70%) Bitbucket
16 11 (0.70%) gulp
17 10 (0.64%) Gradle
General
1 339 (21.68%) Finance
2 182 (11.64%) Banking
3 125 (7.99%) Front Office
4 79 (5.05%) Public Sector
5 68 (4.35%) Investment Banking
6 47 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 33 (2.11%) Marketing
8 31 (1.98%) Retail
9 15 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.90%) Aerospace
10 14 (0.90%) Games
11 11 (0.70%) Automotive
11 11 (0.70%) Publishing
12 9 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.45%) Advertising
14 6 (0.38%) Billing
14 6 (0.38%) Law
14 6 (0.38%) Legal
15 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 423 (27.05%) Developer
2 226 (14.45%) Architect
3 210 (13.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 133 (8.50%) Data Engineer
5 126 (8.06%) Java Developer
6 107 (6.84%) Cloud Engineer
7 102 (6.52%) AWS Engineer
8 96 (6.14%) Cloud Architect
9 79 (5.05%) Senior Developer
10 71 (4.54%) AWS Developer
11 67 (4.28%) Python Engineer
12 66 (4.22%) Python Developer
13 62 (3.96%) Consultant
14 61 (3.90%) Data Scientist
14 61 (3.90%) Software Engineer
15 56 (3.58%) JavaScript Developer
16 55 (3.52%) Analyst
17 49 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
18 47 (3.01%) Data Architect
18 47 (3.01%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (14.71%) Node.js
2 216 (13.81%) Web Services
3 199 (12.72%) React
4 161 (10.29%) AngularJS
5 121 (7.74%) .NET
6 116 (7.42%) Kafka
7 101 (6.46%) CSS
7 101 (6.46%) Spring
8 82 (5.24%) REST
8 82 (5.24%) Vue.js
9 76 (4.86%) HTML
10 75 (4.80%) J2EE
11 71 (4.54%) Spring Boot
12 69 (4.41%) TensorFlow
13 68 (4.35%) RESTful
14 62 (3.96%) Redux
15 48 (3.07%) Jest
16 40 (2.56%) GraphQL
17 35 (2.24%) JSON
17 35 (2.24%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 152 (9.72%) Public Cloud
2 112 (7.16%) Fixed Income
3 111 (7.10%) Derivative
4 105 (6.71%) Greenfield Project
5 103 (6.59%) Hedge funds
6 99 (6.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 98 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
8 87 (5.56%) Algorithms
9 84 (5.37%) Equities
10 70 (4.48%) User Experience
11 53 (3.39%) Cloud Native
12 49 (3.13%) Blog
12 49 (3.13%) Data Structures
13 48 (3.07%) Equity Derivative
14 31 (1.98%) Data Centre
14 31 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
15 29 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
16 23 (1.47%) Mobile App
17 21 (1.34%) Market Risk
18 19 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 266 (17.01%) Linux
2 101 (6.46%) Windows
3 38 (2.43%) Unix
4 33 (2.11%) Windows Server
5 32 (2.05%) CentOS
6 21 (1.34%) Android
7 20 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (1.09%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.96%) CoreOS
10 13 (0.83%) Ubuntu
11 10 (0.64%) Windows Server 2016
12 8 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.19%) AIX
14 3 (0.19%) Solaris
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.13%) Debian
15 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.064%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.064%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (34.21%) DevOps
2 483 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
3 293 (18.73%) Software Engineering
4 284 (18.16%) Microservices
5 218 (13.94%) Analytics
6 208 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
7 187 (11.96%) Open Source
8 179 (11.45%) Machine Learning
9 165 (10.55%) Migration
10 159 (10.17%) Data Science
11 126 (8.06%) Continuous Delivery
12 112 (7.16%) Asset Management
13 107 (6.84%) TDD
14 106 (6.78%) Artificial Intelligence
14 106 (6.78%) Configuration Management
15 102 (6.52%) ETL
16 98 (6.27%) Test Automation
17 96 (6.14%) Infrastructure as Code
18 95 (6.07%) Investment Management
19 91 (5.82%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 637 (40.73%) Python
2 492 (31.46%) Java
3 326 (20.84%) JavaScript
4 298 (19.05%) SQL
5 137 (8.76%) Go
6 132 (8.44%) C#
7 115 (7.35%) Scala
8 78 (4.99%) TypeScript
9 59 (3.77%) Kotlin
10 56 (3.58%) R
11 55 (3.52%) Bash Shell
11 55 (3.52%) C++
12 54 (3.45%) PowerShell
13 53 (3.39%) Ruby
14 46 (2.94%) ES6
15 42 (2.69%) Groovy
16 40 (2.56%) PHP
17 30 (1.92%) Perl
18 23 (1.47%) Java 8
19 16 (1.02%) Rust
Qualifications
1 98 (6.27%) Degree
2 94 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 62 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.09%) Master's Degree
7 16 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (1.02%) CCNA
8 13 (0.83%) PhD
9 12 (0.77%) CISSP
9 12 (0.77%) SANS
10 11 (0.70%) AWS Certification
11 10 (0.64%) ISEB
12 9 (0.58%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.45%) CCIE
13 7 (0.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 7 (0.45%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.38%) CCDP
14 6 (0.38%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.92%) QA
2 18 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.70%) SLA
5 9 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.45%) NIST
7 6 (0.38%) GDPR
7 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
8 5 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.19%) Basel III
9 3 (0.19%) COBIT
9 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.19%) NCSC
9 3 (0.19%) PMO
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.064%) HL7
11 1 (0.064%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.064%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 418 (26.73%) Docker
2 47 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.98%) Active Directory
4 22 (1.41%) vSphere
5 19 (1.21%) Xen
6 18 (1.15%) Hyper-V
7 16 (1.02%) HDFS
8 15 (0.96%) VMware NSX
9 13 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.26%) NDS
11 4 (0.26%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 4 (0.26%) XenApp
12 3 (0.19%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.13%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.13%) OpenDJ
13 2 (0.13%) OpenIDM
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.13%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 504 (32.23%) Kubernetes
2 372 (23.79%) Terraform
3 257 (16.43%) Ansible
4 117 (7.48%) Puppet
5 109 (6.97%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (3.07%) Prometheus
7 38 (2.43%) Grafana
8 28 (1.79%) Salt
9 17 (1.09%) Istio
9 17 (1.09%) Nagios
10 13 (0.83%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 11 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
12 10 (0.64%) logstash
12 10 (0.64%) Packer
12 10 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
13 9 (0.58%) Kubeflow
13 9 (0.58%) Mesos
13 9 (0.58%) SCCM
14 8 (0.51%) Kibana
14 8 (0.51%) vRealize
Vendors
1 867 (55.43%) Google
2 148 (9.46%) Microsoft
3 80 (5.12%) Oracle
4 62 (3.96%) VMware
5 36 (2.30%) Tableau
6 30 (1.92%) Splunk
6 30 (1.92%) Sybase
7 28 (1.79%) SAP
8 26 (1.66%) Red Hat
9 25 (1.60%) Confluent
10 21 (1.34%) Cisco
11 20 (1.28%) IBM
12 15 (0.96%) Veracode
13 13 (0.83%) Cloudera
13 13 (0.83%) Informatica
13 13 (0.83%) TOWER Software
14 12 (0.77%) Dell
14 12 (0.77%) EMC
15 11 (0.70%) MuleSoft
16 10 (0.64%) New Relic