Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 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)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 63 99
Rank change year-on-year +6 +36 +135
Contract jobs citing GCP 2,587 983 1,971
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.89% 3.70% 2.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.93% 11.52% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,891 749 1,443
10th Percentile £438 £400 £410
25th Percentile £509 £463 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £555 £550
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% -
75th Percentile £688 £675 £650
90th Percentile £738 £778 £724
UK median daily rate £600 £555 £550
% change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 1 1
Median hourly rate £60.00 £57.50 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +139.58% +7.00%
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £57.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +4.35% +139.58% +7.00%

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 23,671 8,533 22,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.56% 32.13% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,156 6,069 16,135
10th Percentile £325 £313 £298
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 110 320
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.25 £13.25
25th Percentile £14.13 £16.81 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.98% +2.38% +20.00%
75th Percentile £44.13 £39.38 £41.81
90th Percentile £65.38 £55.00 £71.25
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £21.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +4.88% +17.14%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 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
London +2 1,878 £600 - 637
North of England +4 168 £550 +4.76% 123
South East +13 155 £525 +5.69% 72
North West +8 90 £550 +12.82% 85
Yorkshire -10 74 £563 +7.14% 22
South West -3 68 £400 -11.11% 51
Midlands -41 60 £525 +40.00% 70
East of England -9 56 £525 +10.53% 43
West Midlands -35 45 £500 +33.33% 51
East Midlands -39 11 £625 +31.30% 19
North East -12 6 £500 -11.19% 16
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 England region with a requirement for GCP.

1 1,591 (61.50%) AWS
2 1,282 (49.56%) Azure
3 1,085 (41.94%) Google
4 926 (35.79%) DevOps
5 867 (33.51%) Python
6 830 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
7 800 (30.92%) Java
8 750 (28.99%) Kubernetes
9 695 (26.87%) Terraform
10 660 (25.51%) Finance
11 573 (22.15%) Docker
12 532 (20.56%) Microservices
13 504 (19.48%) Social Skills
14 500 (19.33%) SQL
15 429 (16.58%) Jenkins
16 423 (16.35%) JavaScript
17 401 (15.50%) Software Engineering
18 398 (15.38%) Ansible
19 346 (13.37%) Analytics
20 305 (11.79%) Banking
21 296 (11.44%) Linux
22 295 (11.40%) BigQuery
23 289 (11.17%) React
24 283 (10.94%) Infrastructure as Code
25 274 (10.59%) Git (software)
26 273 (10.55%) Migration
27 251 (9.70%) Big Data
28 250 (9.66%) Kafka
29 239 (9.24%) Node.js
30 217 (8.39%) Public Cloud

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
1 154 (5.95%) Apache Spark
2 101 (3.90%) Confluence
3 78 (3.02%) Apache
4 63 (2.44%) Apache Airflow
5 51 (1.97%) OpenStack
6 40 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
7 29 (1.12%) nginx
8 26 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
9 20 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 17 (0.66%) CMS
11 15 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
11 15 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.50%) SAS
13 12 (0.46%) SharePoint
14 10 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 10 (0.39%) GemFire
14 10 (0.39%) Jupyter
15 8 (0.31%) IBM Domino
15 8 (0.31%) Luigi
15 8 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.039%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.039%) SPSS
7 1 (0.039%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 10 (0.39%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.19%) Magento
3 4 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.077%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.039%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.039%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.039%) Primavera
6 1 (0.039%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.039%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.039%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.039%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,591 (61.50%) AWS
2 1,282 (49.56%) Azure
3 211 (8.16%) Serverless
4 146 (5.64%) GitHub
5 131 (5.06%) PaaS
6 121 (4.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 112 (4.33%) IaaS
8 104 (4.02%) SaaS
9 85 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
10 83 (3.21%) OpenShift
11 63 (2.44%) Apigee
12 60 (2.32%) AWS Lambda
13 58 (2.24%) Power Platform
14 50 (1.93%) Cloud Functions
15 42 (1.62%) Microsoft 365
15 42 (1.62%) npm
15 42 (1.62%) Snowflake
16 39 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
16 39 (1.51%) Google Compute Engine
17 35 (1.35%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 93 (3.59%) Firewall
2 62 (2.40%) DNS
3 45 (1.74%) Network Security
4 35 (1.35%) WAN
5 34 (1.31%) TCP/IP
6 33 (1.28%) SAN
7 27 (1.04%) NAS
8 25 (0.97%) HTTP
9 23 (0.89%) LAN
10 22 (0.85%) BGP
10 22 (0.85%) Kerberos
11 21 (0.81%) DHCP
11 21 (0.81%) Multicast
12 17 (0.66%) Internet
12 17 (0.66%) SSL
13 16 (0.62%) VPN
14 12 (0.46%) Ethernet
14 12 (0.46%) OSPF
15 10 (0.39%) AMQP
15 10 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (11.40%) BigQuery
2 251 (9.70%) Big Data
3 196 (7.58%) NoSQL
4 164 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
5 122 (4.72%) MongoDB
6 113 (4.37%) Hadoop
6 113 (4.37%) MySQL
7 111 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
8 103 (3.98%) Relational Database
9 80 (3.09%) Tableau
10 70 (2.71%) Looker
11 69 (2.67%) SQL Server
12 65 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
13 62 (2.40%) Amazon Redshift
14 59 (2.28%) Redis
15 58 (2.24%) Power BI
16 54 (2.09%) Apache Hive
16 54 (2.09%) Data Lake
17 47 (1.82%) RDBMS
18 44 (1.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 429 (16.58%) Jenkins
2 274 (10.59%) Git (software)
3 204 (7.89%) JIRA
4 119 (4.60%) Maven
5 100 (3.87%) GitLab
6 75 (2.90%) CircleCI
7 65 (2.51%) Gradle
8 58 (2.24%) JUnit
9 39 (1.51%) Bitbucket
10 38 (1.47%) gulp
11 37 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
11 37 (1.43%) Travis CI
12 30 (1.16%) TeamCity
13 23 (0.89%) JMeter
14 22 (0.85%) Selenium
15 21 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 21 (0.81%) Cucumber
15 21 (0.81%) Subversion
16 19 (0.73%) Mockito
17 18 (0.70%) GoCD
General
1 660 (25.51%) Finance
2 504 (19.48%) Social Skills
3 305 (11.79%) Banking
4 172 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
5 98 (3.79%) Front Office
6 90 (3.48%) Retail
7 88 (3.40%) Public Sector
8 71 (2.74%) Financial Institution
9 66 (2.55%) Legal
10 56 (2.16%) Telecoms
11 45 (1.74%) Presentation Skills
12 42 (1.62%) Manufacturing
13 36 (1.39%) Retail Banking
14 35 (1.35%) Marketing
15 26 (1.01%) Back Office
16 25 (0.97%) Influencing Skills
16 25 (0.97%) Investment Banking
17 23 (0.89%) Documentation Skills
18 21 (0.81%) Law
18 21 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 646 (24.97%) Developer
2 539 (20.83%) Architect
3 277 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
4 200 (7.73%) Cloud Architect
5 197 (7.61%) Data Engineer
6 188 (7.27%) Java Developer
7 160 (6.18%) Cloud Engineer
8 136 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
9 134 (5.18%) Software Engineer
10 121 (4.68%) React Developer
11 101 (3.90%) Analyst
12 99 (3.83%) Senior Developer
13 91 (3.52%) Consultant
14 89 (3.44%) Security Architect
15 84 (3.25%) Python Developer
16 83 (3.21%) Full Stack Developer
17 80 (3.09%) Data Architect
18 79 (3.05%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 75 (2.90%) AWS Engineer
20 70 (2.71%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (11.17%) React
2 250 (9.66%) Kafka
3 239 (9.24%) Node.js
4 216 (8.35%) Spring
5 198 (7.65%) Web Services
6 161 (6.22%) REST
7 148 (5.72%) Spring Boot
8 117 (4.52%) AngularJS
9 111 (4.29%) .NET
10 84 (3.25%) CSS
11 78 (3.02%) RESTful
12 73 (2.82%) HTML
13 71 (2.74%) GraphQL
14 57 (2.20%) Material-UI
15 55 (2.13%) OAuth
16 44 (1.70%) Django
17 42 (1.62%) JSON
17 42 (1.62%) React Native
18 41 (1.58%) Flask
18 41 (1.58%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 217 (8.39%) Public Cloud
2 146 (5.64%) Cloud Native
3 102 (3.94%) Hedge funds
4 83 (3.21%) Data Protection Act
5 81 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 79 (3.05%) Data Centre
7 77 (2.98%) User Experience
8 72 (2.78%) Equities
9 63 (2.44%) Derivative
10 58 (2.24%) Data Structures
10 58 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
11 55 (2.13%) Fixed Income
12 51 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 41 (1.58%) iPad
14 40 (1.55%) Credit Risk
15 36 (1.39%) Algorithms
16 29 (1.12%) Management Information System
17 26 (1.01%) Clustering
18 25 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
19 23 (0.89%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 296 (11.44%) Linux
2 123 (4.75%) Windows
3 92 (3.56%) Unix
4 35 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (0.89%) CentOS
6 22 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 17 (0.66%) VMS
8 16 (0.62%) Android
9 14 (0.54%) Solaris
9 14 (0.54%) Ubuntu
10 13 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 10 (0.39%) Debian
11 10 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
12 8 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.12%) AIX
13 3 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.12%) SUSE
14 2 (0.077%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 926 (35.79%) DevOps
2 830 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
3 532 (20.56%) Microservices
4 401 (15.50%) Software Engineering
5 346 (13.37%) Analytics
6 283 (10.94%) Infrastructure as Code
7 273 (10.55%) Migration
8 214 (8.27%) TDD
9 208 (8.04%) Full Stack Development
9 208 (8.04%) Test Automation
10 179 (6.92%) Cybersecurity
11 172 (6.65%) Continuous Integration
12 169 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
13 160 (6.18%) Problem-Solving
14 159 (6.15%) Site Reliability Engineering
15 157 (6.07%) ETL
16 154 (5.95%) Data Engineering
17 152 (5.88%) Scrum
18 151 (5.84%) Asset Management
18 151 (5.84%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 867 (33.51%) Python
2 800 (30.92%) Java
3 500 (19.33%) SQL
4 423 (16.35%) JavaScript
5 186 (7.19%) Go
6 185 (7.15%) Scala
7 154 (5.95%) Bash Shell
8 134 (5.18%) TypeScript
9 120 (4.64%) C#
10 117 (4.52%) C++
11 104 (4.02%) Kotlin
12 78 (3.02%) PowerShell
13 74 (2.86%) Ruby
14 69 (2.67%) Java 11
15 62 (2.40%) C
16 54 (2.09%) Java 8
17 40 (1.55%) PHP
18 39 (1.51%) Groovy
19 35 (1.35%) R
20 27 (1.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 150 (5.80%) Degree
2 140 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 92 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 79 (3.05%) CISSP
5 42 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (0.93%) CISM
7 24 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 23 (0.89%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 20 (0.77%) PhD
10 18 (0.70%) AWS Certification
10 18 (0.70%) CISA
11 16 (0.62%) CCSP
12 14 (0.54%) CRISC
13 12 (0.46%) GIAC
14 11 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (0.43%) CCIE
14 11 (0.43%) ISEB
15 10 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
16 8 (0.31%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.05%) GDPR
2 51 (1.97%) QA
3 43 (1.66%) Data Quality
4 37 (1.43%) NIST
5 36 (1.39%) GRC
6 33 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.81%) Accessibility
8 13 (0.50%) NCSC
9 10 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.27%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.23%) GxP
11 6 (0.23%) NIST 800
12 5 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.15%) SOC 2
14 3 (0.12%) COBIT
14 3 (0.12%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.12%) ISO 20022
14 3 (0.12%) PMO
15 2 (0.077%) SLA
System Software
1 573 (22.15%) Docker
2 86 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (2.32%) Active Directory
4 30 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (1.04%) NFS
6 19 (0.73%) HDFS
6 19 (0.73%) VMware NSX
7 17 (0.66%) vSphere
8 13 (0.50%) OpenAM
9 11 (0.43%) KVM
9 11 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (0.39%) Hyper-V
10 10 (0.39%) Xen
11 7 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.27%) SRDF
12 6 (0.23%) OpenIDM
13 4 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.15%) Veritas File System
13 4 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 3 (0.12%) Squid
Systems Management
1 750 (28.99%) Kubernetes
2 695 (26.87%) Terraform
3 398 (15.38%) Ansible
4 143 (5.53%) Puppet
5 123 (4.75%) Opscode Chef
6 94 (3.63%) Prometheus
7 91 (3.52%) Grafana
8 58 (2.24%) Istio
9 29 (1.12%) Packer
10 26 (1.01%) Nagios
11 23 (0.89%) Kibana
12 17 (0.66%) Graphite
13 16 (0.62%) Docker Swarm
14 15 (0.58%) Consul
15 13 (0.50%) vRealize
16 12 (0.46%) logstash
16 12 (0.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 10 (0.39%) Icinga
17 10 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
17 10 (0.39%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1,085 (41.94%) Google
2 201 (7.77%) Microsoft
3 154 (5.95%) Oracle
4 126 (4.87%) VMware
5 66 (2.55%) Splunk
6 59 (2.28%) Cisco
7 54 (2.09%) IBM
8 38 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 28 (1.08%) SAP
10 25 (0.97%) Alibaba
10 25 (0.97%) Databricks
10 25 (0.97%) MuleSoft
11 23 (0.89%) Atlassian
12 21 (0.81%) AppDynamics
12 21 (0.81%) CheckPoint
12 21 (0.81%) NetApp
13 20 (0.77%) Qualys
14 19 (0.73%) Cloudera
14 19 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
14 19 (0.73%) Talend