Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 84 160
Rank change year-on-year +25 +76 +197
Contract jobs citing GCP 1,403 1,655 1,663
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.66% 2.69% 1.83%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.98% 8.78% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,292 1,203 1,199
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £413 £413
90th Percentile £700 £725 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Median hourly rate £34.58 £65.00 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.81% +189.79% -17.42%
10th Percentile £23.56 £62.50 £17.89
90th Percentile £72.31 £67.50 £33.85
UK median hourly rate £27.73 £65.00 £22.43
% change year-on-year -57.34% +189.79% -17.42%

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 12,779 18,860 24,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.37% 30.66% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,086 13,416 17,073
Median daily rate £495 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £305 £280 £313
90th Percentile £661 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 261 263
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.25% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £60.00 £68.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -3.06%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +14 1,056 £550 -4.35% 388
South East +101 100 £500 +5.26% 69
North of England +8 80 £500 -9.09% 106
North West +12 39 £500 -9.09% 57
Yorkshire +23 35 £575 +19.79% 31
Midlands +38 32 £476 -4.80% 54
East of England +50 29 £600 +33.33% 29
South West +46 29 £525 -8.70% 34
East Midlands +24 14 £476 +0.21% 11
West Midlands +21 14 £425 -15.00% 42
North East +12 5 £588 -9.62% 18
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 878 (62.58%) AWS
2 769 (54.81%) Azure
3 593 (42.27%) Google
4 537 (38.28%) Agile Software Development
5 507 (36.14%) Python
6 494 (35.21%) Kubernetes
7 458 (32.64%) DevOps
8 439 (31.29%) Finance
9 430 (30.65%) Java
10 359 (25.59%) Docker
11 325 (23.16%) Terraform
12 324 (23.09%) Software Engineering
13 316 (22.52%) JavaScript
14 300 (21.38%) Microservices
15 250 (17.82%) Web Services
16 240 (17.11%) React
17 239 (17.03%) SQL
18 216 (15.40%) Node.js
19 214 (15.25%) Banking
20 207 (14.75%) Jenkins
21 180 (12.83%) Asset Management
22 164 (11.69%) Serverless
23 162 (11.55%) BigQuery
24 157 (11.19%) AngularJS
25 152 (10.83%) .NET
26 151 (10.76%) Analytics
27 145 (10.33%) Ansible
28 143 (10.19%) Linux
29 135 (9.62%) Open Source
30 133 (9.48%) Investment Management

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 52 (3.71%) Apache
2 51 (3.64%) Apache Spark
3 44 (3.14%) Confluence
4 31 (2.21%) Apache Airflow
5 20 (1.43%) nginx
6 17 (1.21%) WebSphere
7 11 (0.78%) Jupyter
8 10 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.71%) OpenStack
8 10 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (0.64%) IBM Domino
10 8 (0.57%) SharePoint
11 7 (0.50%) Ethereum
12 6 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.43%) CMS
13 5 (0.36%) SAS
14 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.29%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 13 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.43%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (0.21%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (0.57%) Magento
2 6 (0.43%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.21%) Shopify
4 1 (0.071%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.071%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.071%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 878 (62.58%) AWS
2 769 (54.81%) Azure
3 164 (11.69%) Serverless
4 90 (6.41%) IaaS
5 87 (6.20%) PaaS
6 79 (5.63%) GitHub
7 56 (3.99%) Cloud Computing
8 47 (3.35%) Apigee
9 42 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
9 42 (2.99%) SaaS
10 36 (2.57%) Amazon ECS
11 35 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
12 33 (2.35%) OpenShift
13 20 (1.43%) npm
14 18 (1.28%) Amazon EKS
14 18 (1.28%) Cloud Functions
15 16 (1.14%) Power Platform
16 13 (0.93%) Google Analytics
17 12 (0.86%) Stackdriver
18 10 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.14%) DNS
2 26 (1.85%) Firewall
3 24 (1.71%) WAN
4 22 (1.57%) Network Security
5 17 (1.21%) LAN
6 16 (1.14%) HTTP
7 14 (1.00%) SSL
7 14 (1.00%) VPN
8 13 (0.93%) Multicast
8 13 (0.93%) SAN
9 12 (0.86%) Unified Communications
10 11 (0.78%) NAS
10 11 (0.78%) SSH
11 10 (0.71%) Kerberos
11 10 (0.71%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (0.43%) Internet
14 5 (0.36%) Calico
14 5 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (0.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (11.55%) BigQuery
2 98 (6.99%) Big Data
3 87 (6.20%) NoSQL
4 83 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
5 60 (4.28%) MySQL
6 52 (3.71%) PostgreSQL
7 49 (3.49%) SQL Server
8 48 (3.42%) MongoDB
9 43 (3.06%) Hadoop
10 37 (2.64%) Relational Database
11 36 (2.57%) Cloud Spanner
12 35 (2.49%) Amazon Redshift
13 34 (2.42%) Bigtable
14 28 (2.00%) Data Lake
15 19 (1.35%) Tableau
16 17 (1.21%) Apache Hive
17 15 (1.07%) Power BI
18 13 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
19 12 (0.86%) HBase
20 11 (0.78%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 207 (14.75%) Jenkins
2 116 (8.27%) Git (software)
3 107 (7.63%) JIRA
4 66 (4.70%) GitLab
5 52 (3.71%) Maven
6 37 (2.64%) CircleCI
7 25 (1.78%) Gradle
8 22 (1.57%) Artifactory
9 21 (1.50%) Cucumber
10 18 (1.28%) Bitbucket
10 18 (1.28%) webpack
11 16 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
11 16 (1.14%) Travis CI
12 15 (1.07%) JUnit
13 14 (1.00%) Selenium
14 13 (0.93%) TeamCity
15 12 (0.86%) git-flow
15 12 (0.86%) Jasmine
16 11 (0.78%) gulp
16 11 (0.78%) Terragrunt
General
1 439 (31.29%) Finance
2 214 (15.25%) Banking
3 118 (8.41%) Front Office
4 39 (2.78%) Public Sector
5 31 (2.21%) Investment Banking
5 31 (2.21%) Retail
6 27 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.85%) Marketing
8 12 (0.86%) Games
8 12 (0.86%) Law
9 11 (0.78%) Billing
10 10 (0.71%) Automotive
11 9 (0.64%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.50%) Back Office
12 7 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.50%) Legal
13 6 (0.43%) Advertising
14 5 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
14 5 (0.36%) German Language
14 5 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 452 (32.22%) Developer
2 263 (18.75%) Architect
3 158 (11.26%) React Developer
4 157 (11.19%) DevOps Engineer
5 125 (8.91%) Software Engineer
6 115 (8.20%) Cloud Architect
7 114 (8.13%) Cloud Engineer
8 106 (7.56%) Data Engineer
9 85 (6.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 80 (5.70%) Java Developer
11 63 (4.49%) JavaScript Developer
12 56 (3.99%) Designer
12 56 (3.99%) Java Engineer
13 54 (3.85%) Python Developer
14 53 (3.78%) AWS Engineer
14 53 (3.78%) UI Designer
14 53 (3.78%) UI Developer
14 53 (3.78%) UI/UX Developer
14 53 (3.78%) UX Designer
14 53 (3.78%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (17.82%) Web Services
2 240 (17.11%) React
3 216 (15.40%) Node.js
4 157 (11.19%) AngularJS
5 152 (10.83%) .NET
6 85 (6.06%) React Native
7 67 (4.78%) Kafka
7 67 (4.78%) Spring
8 64 (4.56%) REST
9 58 (4.13%) RESTful
10 54 (3.85%) CSS
11 53 (3.78%) OAuth
12 51 (3.64%) GraphQL
13 49 (3.49%) Spring Boot
14 48 (3.42%) HTML
15 45 (3.21%) Vue.js
16 35 (2.49%) .NET Core
17 31 (2.21%) Swagger
18 27 (1.92%) JSON
18 27 (1.92%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 93 (6.63%) Public Cloud
2 87 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (5.99%) User Experience
4 83 (5.92%) Blog
5 80 (5.70%) Cloud Native
6 63 (4.49%) Derivative
6 63 (4.49%) Fixed Income
7 57 (4.06%) Equities
7 57 (4.06%) Hedge funds
8 45 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
9 34 (2.42%) Data Centre
10 33 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 32 (2.28%) Hybrid Cloud
12 24 (1.71%) Credit Risk
13 21 (1.50%) Management Information System
13 21 (1.50%) Private Cloud
14 19 (1.35%) Algorithms
14 19 (1.35%) iPad
15 18 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (1.28%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 143 (10.19%) Linux
2 75 (5.35%) Windows
3 33 (2.35%) Unix
4 22 (1.57%) Android
5 19 (1.35%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.78%) Solaris
8 8 (0.57%) Windows Server
9 5 (0.36%) CentOS
9 5 (0.36%) HPUX
9 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.29%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.29%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.14%) AIX
11 2 (0.14%) Fedora
11 2 (0.14%) SUSE
11 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (38.28%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (32.64%) DevOps
3 324 (23.09%) Software Engineering
4 300 (21.38%) Microservices
5 180 (12.83%) Asset Management
6 151 (10.76%) Analytics
7 135 (9.62%) Open Source
8 133 (9.48%) Investment Management
9 122 (8.70%) Migration
10 110 (7.84%) Scrum
11 108 (7.70%) TDD
12 103 (7.34%) Infrastructure as Code
13 85 (6.06%) ETL
14 81 (5.77%) BDD
14 81 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
15 73 (5.20%) Web Application Development
16 72 (5.13%) Machine Learning
16 72 (5.13%) Progressive Web App
17 69 (4.92%) Mentoring
18 64 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 507 (36.14%) Python
2 430 (30.65%) Java
3 316 (22.52%) JavaScript
4 239 (17.03%) SQL
5 114 (8.13%) Go
6 87 (6.20%) Scala
7 73 (5.20%) Kotlin
8 72 (5.13%) C#
9 63 (4.49%) TypeScript
10 48 (3.42%) Bash Shell
11 47 (3.35%) R
12 43 (3.06%) Java 8
13 32 (2.28%) PowerShell
14 25 (1.78%) Ruby
15 22 (1.57%) Groovy
15 22 (1.57%) Shell Script
16 21 (1.50%) C++
17 20 (1.43%) PHP
18 18 (1.28%) Perl
19 17 (1.21%) ES6
Qualifications
1 109 (7.77%) Degree
2 52 (3.71%) Security Cleared
3 41 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.21%) CISSP
6 13 (0.93%) AWS Certification
7 12 (0.86%) CISM
8 10 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.50%) SAFe Agilist
9 7 (0.50%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.36%) CCNA
10 5 (0.36%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.29%) CISA
11 4 (0.29%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.29%) PhD
12 3 (0.21%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.21%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.49%) QA
2 13 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 13 (0.93%) GDPR
3 12 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.86%) NIST
4 9 (0.64%) NCSC
5 7 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (0.50%) SLA
6 6 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.29%) Basel III
8 3 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.21%) PMO
9 2 (0.14%) FedRAMP
9 2 (0.14%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.071%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.071%) PSD2
System Software
1 359 (25.59%) Docker
2 54 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
4 16 (1.14%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.07%) Active Directory
6 14 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.86%) Xen
8 9 (0.64%) KVM
8 9 (0.64%) NFS
9 6 (0.43%) HDFS
9 6 (0.43%) vSphere
10 5 (0.36%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 5 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.36%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.29%) SRDF
12 3 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.21%) Postfix
12 3 (0.21%) qmail
12 3 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 494 (35.21%) Kubernetes
2 325 (23.16%) Terraform
3 145 (10.33%) Ansible
4 65 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (3.64%) Puppet
6 40 (2.85%) Prometheus
7 30 (2.14%) Istio
8 24 (1.71%) Grafana
9 18 (1.28%) Argo
10 13 (0.93%) Salt
11 12 (0.86%) Nagios
12 11 (0.78%) Packer
12 11 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.71%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (0.64%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 8 (0.57%) Tivoli
15 8 (0.57%) Zipkin
16 7 (0.50%) Icinga
16 7 (0.50%) vRealize
17 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 593 (42.27%) Google
2 90 (6.41%) Microsoft
3 72 (5.13%) VMware
4 55 (3.92%) Oracle
5 28 (2.00%) Splunk
6 26 (1.85%) IBM
7 22 (1.57%) SAP
8 21 (1.50%) MuleSoft
9 19 (1.35%) Red Hat
10 16 (1.14%) Cisco
11 12 (0.86%) Confluent
11 12 (0.86%) EMC
11 12 (0.86%) HP
11 12 (0.86%) NetApp
11 12 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.64%) Cloudera
12 9 (0.64%) F5
12 9 (0.64%) ServiceNow
12 9 (0.64%) Talend
12 9 (0.64%) Xerox