Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 96 245
Rank change year-on-year +36 +149 +290
Contract jobs citing GCP 973 1,985 1,085
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.76% 2.48% 1.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.78% 8.47% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 1,482 822
Median daily rate £559 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £400 £409 £376
90th Percentile £763 £725 £711
UK median daily rate £563 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +2.36% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -54.29% +93.30%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +45.83% -54.29% +93.30%

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 8,263 23,435 21,486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.90% 29.32% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,553 16,074 14,925
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £314 £300 £306
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 364 320
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.22 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.76% +22.18% -9.52%
10th Percentile £15.36 £13.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.40 £82.50 £64.85
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £18.13
% change year-on-year +59.09% +21.38% -9.38%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +24 774 £600 +4.35% 186
North of England +28 65 £501 +0.20% 72
South East +81 38 £475 +5.44% 33
South West +81 35 £469 -12.87% 24
Yorkshire +7 33 £501 +1.11% 18
North West +43 22 £469 -14.77% 40
Midlands +69 17 £348 -26.46% 30
East of England +57 16 £401 -15.59% 24
West Midlands +56 11 £375 -21.05% 23
North East +40 9 £562 -19.79% 14
East Midlands +52 6 £308 -31.67% 7
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 702 (72.15%) AWS
2 598 (61.46%) Azure
3 526 (54.06%) Google
4 456 (46.87%) Agile Software Development
5 448 (46.04%) Python
6 417 (42.86%) Java
7 408 (41.93%) DevOps
8 391 (40.18%) Finance
9 340 (34.94%) Kubernetes
10 284 (29.19%) Web Services
11 278 (28.57%) Software Engineering
12 264 (27.13%) Docker
13 247 (25.39%) JavaScript
14 243 (24.97%) Banking
15 236 (24.25%) Asset Management
16 231 (23.74%) Investment Management
17 228 (23.43%) Microservices
18 217 (22.30%) Hedge funds
19 196 (20.14%) SQL
20 188 (19.32%) React
21 183 (18.81%) AngularJS
22 171 (17.57%) Jenkins
23 169 (17.37%) Derivative
24 168 (17.27%) Fixed Income
25 151 (15.52%) Front Office
26 149 (15.31%) Node.js
27 145 (14.90%) Equities
28 144 (14.80%) Terraform
29 125 (12.85%) Serverless
30 123 (12.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

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
1 101 (10.38%) Apache
2 74 (7.61%) Apache Spark
3 46 (4.73%) Confluence
4 18 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
4 18 (1.85%) nginx
5 15 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (1.44%) Apache Airflow
7 12 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.03%) CMS
9 9 (0.92%) Headless CMS
9 9 (0.92%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.92%) SharePoint
10 8 (0.82%) Mule
11 5 (0.51%) IIS
11 5 (0.51%) Jupyter
11 5 (0.51%) Tornado
11 5 (0.51%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.10%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (0.41%) SAP Hybris
1 4 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.21%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 702 (72.15%) AWS
2 598 (61.46%) Azure
3 125 (12.85%) Serverless
4 94 (9.66%) AWS Lambda
5 89 (9.15%) Amazon ECS
6 72 (7.40%) Apigee
7 48 (4.93%) GitHub
8 47 (4.83%) PaaS
9 33 (3.39%) IaaS
10 30 (3.08%) SaaS
11 29 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (2.16%) Google Analytics
13 18 (1.85%) OpenShift
14 17 (1.75%) Slack
15 16 (1.64%) npm
16 15 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
17 14 (1.44%) Power Platform
18 12 (1.23%) Office 365
19 11 (1.13%) Firebase
20 10 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.34%) SSL
2 40 (4.11%) DNS
3 38 (3.91%) Firewall
4 34 (3.49%) TCP/IP
5 28 (2.88%) HTTPS
6 17 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
7 16 (1.64%) Network Security
8 12 (1.23%) HTTP
9 11 (1.13%) Skype
9 11 (1.13%) WAN
10 10 (1.03%) DHCP
10 10 (1.03%) Kerberos
11 9 (0.92%) Internet
11 9 (0.92%) VPN
12 8 (0.82%) LAN
13 4 (0.41%) WLAN
14 3 (0.31%) FTP
14 3 (0.31%) IPsec
14 3 (0.31%) SMTP
14 3 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 106 (10.89%) MySQL
3 105 (10.79%) PostgreSQL
4 92 (9.46%) Amazon Redshift
4 92 (9.46%) NoSQL
5 74 (7.61%) BigQuery
6 70 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
7 65 (6.68%) Big Data
8 44 (4.52%) Hadoop
9 37 (3.80%) MongoDB
10 22 (2.26%) Relational Database
11 14 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.44%) Apache Hive
11 14 (1.44%) Power BI
12 9 (0.92%) Data Lake
12 9 (0.92%) Presto
13 8 (0.82%) HBase
13 8 (0.82%) Redis
13 8 (0.82%) Snowflake Schema
14 7 (0.72%) Looker
Development Applications
1 171 (17.57%) Jenkins
2 95 (9.76%) GitLab
3 92 (9.46%) Git (software)
4 80 (8.22%) Artifactory
5 66 (6.78%) JIRA
6 52 (5.34%) RStudio
7 36 (3.70%) Maven
8 24 (2.47%) CircleCI
9 23 (2.36%) Sonatype Nexus
10 17 (1.75%) JUnit
10 17 (1.75%) Selenium
11 12 (1.23%) Subversion
11 12 (1.23%) Travis CI
12 11 (1.13%) Gradle
13 10 (1.03%) Bitbucket
14 9 (0.92%) Cucumber
14 9 (0.92%) Jasmine
14 9 (0.92%) Mockito
14 9 (0.92%) webpack
15 8 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 391 (40.18%) Finance
2 243 (24.97%) Banking
3 151 (15.52%) Front Office
4 97 (9.97%) Investment Banking
5 38 (3.91%) Back Office
6 29 (2.98%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.06%) Retail
8 19 (1.95%) Marketing
9 16 (1.64%) Public Sector
10 9 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.51%) Billing
13 4 (0.41%) Electronics
13 4 (0.41%) Police
13 4 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.21%) Advertising
14 2 (0.21%) Games
14 2 (0.21%) International Banking
14 2 (0.21%) Law
14 2 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 373 (38.34%) Developer
2 163 (16.75%) Architect
3 140 (14.39%) AWS Engineer
4 123 (12.64%) Java Developer
5 118 (12.13%) AWS Developer
6 92 (9.46%) Cloud Architect
7 90 (9.25%) Software Engineer
8 85 (8.74%) JavaScript Developer
9 80 (8.22%) DevOps Engineer
10 77 (7.91%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 71 (7.30%) Java Engineer
12 70 (7.19%) Python Developer
13 68 (6.99%) Data Engineer
14 64 (6.58%) AWS Software Engineer
15 56 (5.76%) Cloud Engineer
16 53 (5.45%) Front Office Developer
17 46 (4.73%) Solutions Architect
18 45 (4.62%) AWS Architect
19 44 (4.52%) Java Software Developer
19 44 (4.52%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (29.19%) Web Services
2 188 (19.32%) React
3 183 (18.81%) AngularJS
4 149 (15.31%) Node.js
5 120 (12.33%) Vue.js
6 81 (8.32%) gRPC
7 75 (7.71%) OAuth
8 70 (7.19%) Spring
8 70 (7.19%) Swagger
9 68 (6.99%) Kafka
10 62 (6.37%) .NET
11 54 (5.55%) CSS
12 50 (5.14%) HTML
13 46 (4.73%) RESTful
14 39 (4.01%) REST
15 32 (3.29%) Spring Boot
16 31 (3.19%) Redux
17 30 (3.08%) .NET Core
18 29 (2.98%) Guice
19 28 (2.88%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 217 (22.30%) Hedge funds
2 169 (17.37%) Derivative
3 168 (17.27%) Fixed Income
4 145 (14.90%) Equities
5 123 (12.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 88 (9.04%) Greenfield Project
7 52 (5.34%) Public Cloud
8 38 (3.91%) Cloud Native
9 32 (3.29%) Blog
9 32 (3.29%) Mobile App
10 29 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (2.16%) Credit Derivative
12 19 (1.95%) Algorithms
13 18 (1.85%) Data Centre
14 16 (1.64%) User Experience
14 16 (1.64%) Virtual Team
15 11 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (1.03%) iPad
16 10 (1.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 87 (8.94%) Linux
2 39 (4.01%) Windows
3 29 (2.98%) Unix
4 26 (2.67%) Android
5 24 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.64%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.44%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.13%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.41%) CentOS
11 3 (0.31%) Fedora
11 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.31%) Solaris
11 3 (0.31%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.10%) AIX
13 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (46.87%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (41.93%) DevOps
3 278 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 236 (24.25%) Asset Management
5 231 (23.74%) Investment Management
6 228 (23.43%) Microservices
7 116 (11.92%) Scrum
8 108 (11.10%) Analytics
9 103 (10.59%) Migration
10 95 (9.76%) Decision-Making
11 82 (8.43%) Open Source
12 81 (8.32%) Portfolio Management
13 79 (8.12%) Business Analysis
14 78 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
15 76 (7.81%) Mentoring
16 73 (7.50%) Machine Learning
17 72 (7.40%) Test Automation
18 66 (6.78%) Data Science
19 60 (6.17%) Front End Development
20 57 (5.86%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 448 (46.04%) Python
2 417 (42.86%) Java
3 247 (25.39%) JavaScript
4 196 (20.14%) SQL
5 69 (7.09%) R
6 62 (6.37%) Scala
7 59 (6.06%) Go
8 58 (5.96%) C#
9 42 (4.32%) TypeScript
10 38 (3.91%) Kotlin
11 32 (3.29%) Java 8
12 31 (3.19%) C
13 26 (2.67%) C++
13 26 (2.67%) Ruby
14 24 (2.47%) Bash Shell
15 20 (2.06%) ES6
15 20 (2.06%) Shell Script
16 19 (1.95%) PowerShell
17 15 (1.54%) PHP
18 12 (1.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (4.93%) Security Cleared
2 45 (4.62%) SC Cleared
3 37 (3.80%) Degree
4 24 (2.47%) Sun Certification
5 19 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.13%) PhD
7 9 (0.92%) CISSP
7 9 (0.92%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.72%) AWS Certification
8 7 (0.72%) CISM
9 6 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.41%) CISA
10 4 (0.41%) GIAC
10 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.31%) CCIE
11 3 (0.31%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (0.31%) CSSLP
11 3 (0.31%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.54%) QA
2 9 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.72%) NIST
4 6 (0.62%) GDPR
5 5 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.41%) SLA
7 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.10%) Basel III
8 1 (0.10%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 264 (27.13%) Docker
2 29 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (1.13%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.03%) VMware NSX
6 7 (0.72%) vSphere
7 6 (0.62%) HDFS
8 5 (0.51%) Xen
9 4 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.31%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 3 (0.31%) KVM
10 3 (0.31%) NFS
10 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.31%) XenApp
11 2 (0.21%) PowerDNS
11 2 (0.21%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 340 (34.94%) Kubernetes
2 144 (14.80%) Terraform
3 99 (10.17%) Ansible
4 31 (3.19%) Puppet
5 29 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (2.98%) Prometheus
6 22 (2.26%) Zipkin
7 11 (1.13%) Argo
8 8 (0.82%) Grafana
9 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (0.72%) Packer
10 6 (0.62%) logstash
10 6 (0.62%) Nagios
10 6 (0.62%) Salt
10 6 (0.62%) SCCM
11 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
12 3 (0.31%) Icinga
12 3 (0.31%) Mesos
12 3 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 526 (54.06%) Google
2 82 (8.43%) Oracle
3 52 (5.34%) Microsoft
4 39 (4.01%) VMware
5 33 (3.39%) Splunk
6 23 (2.36%) AppDynamics
7 22 (2.26%) F5
7 22 (2.26%) Tableau
8 20 (2.06%) SAP
9 14 (1.44%) IBM
10 13 (1.34%) Cloudera
10 13 (1.34%) MuleSoft
10 13 (1.34%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.23%) Hortonworks
12 8 (0.82%) Blue Coat
12 8 (0.82%) Cisco
13 7 (0.72%) Databricks
13 7 (0.72%) SaltStack
14 6 (0.62%) Citrix
15 5 (0.51%) HP