Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 66 99
Rank change year-on-year +7 +33 +167
Contract jobs citing GCP 2,315 1,104 2,034
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 4.01% 3.45% 2.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.39% 11.06% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,670 828 1,480
10th Percentile £425 £413 £406
25th Percentile £488 £489 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year - +4.55% +2.33%
75th Percentile £675 £675 £650
90th Percentile £725 £766 £713
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 2
10th Percentile £19.00 £54.75 £12.53
25th Percentile £29.50 £56.25 £14.44
Median hourly rate £60.00 £62.50 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +252.11% -62.63%
75th Percentile £65.25 £68.75 £20.94
90th Percentile £72.30 £70.25 £22.78
UK median hourly rate £60.00 £62.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year -4.00% +252.11% -62.63%

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 20,316 9,981 24,432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.18% 31.18% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,601 7,158 17,086
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
25th Percentile £419 £413 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £694 £663
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 145 305
10th Percentile £11.65 £14.51 £12.75
25th Percentile £14.00 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% - +10.53%
75th Percentile £39.50 £39.31 £37.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £56.50 £58.05
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +4 1,675 £600 - 609
North of England -1 170 £525 -4.55% 114
South East +51 156 £525 +10.53% 64
Yorkshire -12 87 £575 +8.24% 41
North West +25 81 £525 +21.74% 69
South West +14 69 £499 -0.20% 53
East of England +17 52 £525 +7.91% 37
Midlands -19 52 £525 +2.44% 72
West Midlands -26 33 £500 +21.21% 59
East Midlands -10 18 £625 +5.49% 13
North East -20 2 £725 +28.55% 4
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1,416 (61.17%) AWS
2 1,179 (50.93%) Azure
3 999 (43.15%) Google
4 792 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
5 784 (33.87%) DevOps
6 760 (32.83%) Python
7 708 (30.58%) Java
8 690 (29.81%) Kubernetes
9 578 (24.97%) Finance
10 538 (23.24%) Terraform
11 525 (22.68%) Docker
12 460 (19.87%) Social Skills
13 452 (19.52%) Microservices
14 442 (19.09%) SQL
15 399 (17.24%) JavaScript
16 368 (15.90%) Software Engineering
17 351 (15.16%) Jenkins
18 338 (14.60%) Ansible
19 295 (12.74%) Banking
20 288 (12.44%) React
21 281 (12.14%) Analytics
22 272 (11.75%) BigQuery
23 266 (11.49%) Migration
24 253 (10.93%) Linux
25 249 (10.76%) Node.js
26 240 (10.37%) Big Data
27 228 (9.85%) Git (software)
28 215 (9.29%) Serverless
29 206 (8.90%) TDD
30 204 (8.81%) Web Services

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
1 142 (6.13%) Apache Spark
2 92 (3.97%) Confluence
3 85 (3.67%) Apache
4 62 (2.68%) Apache Airflow
5 36 (1.56%) OpenStack
6 35 (1.51%) nginx
7 34 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
8 31 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
8 31 (1.34%) Tomcat
9 30 (1.30%) WebSphere
10 19 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
11 16 (0.69%) CMS
11 16 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
11 16 (0.69%) SAS
11 16 (0.69%) SharePoint
12 15 (0.65%) IBM Domino
13 13 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 13 (0.56%) Jupyter
14 10 (0.43%) IIS
14 10 (0.43%) Mule
Applications
1 18 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.13%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.043%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.043%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.043%) SPSS
5 1 (0.043%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 14 (0.60%) Sentinel
2 12 (0.52%) Magento
3 5 (0.22%) Shopify
4 2 (0.086%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.086%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.086%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.086%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.086%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.043%) Cloudability
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.043%) Primavera
5 1 (0.043%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 1,416 (61.17%) AWS
2 1,179 (50.93%) Azure
3 215 (9.29%) Serverless
4 124 (5.36%) IaaS
4 124 (5.36%) PaaS
5 113 (4.88%) GitHub
6 93 (4.02%) SaaS
7 90 (3.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 76 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
8 76 (3.28%) OpenShift
9 73 (3.15%) AWS Lambda
10 52 (2.25%) Cloud Functions
11 50 (2.16%) Power Platform
12 47 (2.03%) npm
13 40 (1.73%) Google Compute Engine
14 38 (1.64%) Apigee
15 37 (1.60%) Amazon S3
15 37 (1.60%) Snowflake
16 35 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
17 34 (1.47%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 77 (3.33%) Firewall
2 58 (2.51%) DNS
3 46 (1.99%) Network Security
4 37 (1.60%) SAN
4 37 (1.60%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.47%) NAS
6 32 (1.38%) WAN
7 31 (1.34%) HTTP
8 26 (1.12%) LAN
8 26 (1.12%) SSL
9 21 (0.91%) DHCP
10 20 (0.86%) Internet
11 19 (0.82%) Multicast
12 18 (0.78%) FTP
13 16 (0.69%) Kerberos
14 15 (0.65%) BGP
14 15 (0.65%) VPN
15 14 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
16 12 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (0.48%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (11.75%) BigQuery
2 240 (10.37%) Big Data
3 155 (6.70%) Data Warehouse
4 153 (6.61%) NoSQL
5 119 (5.14%) Hadoop
6 116 (5.01%) MySQL
7 108 (4.67%) MongoDB
8 103 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
9 97 (4.19%) Relational Database
10 70 (3.02%) SQL Server
11 68 (2.94%) Apache Hive
12 61 (2.63%) Tableau
13 60 (2.59%) Amazon Redshift
14 57 (2.46%) Data Lake
15 56 (2.42%) Looker
16 49 (2.12%) Power BI
17 39 (1.68%) DB2
17 39 (1.68%) Metadata
18 35 (1.51%) Data Mining
18 35 (1.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 351 (15.16%) Jenkins
2 228 (9.85%) Git (software)
3 200 (8.64%) JIRA
4 100 (4.32%) Maven
5 85 (3.67%) GitLab
6 65 (2.81%) CircleCI
7 55 (2.38%) Gradle
8 46 (1.99%) JUnit
9 42 (1.81%) Travis CI
10 37 (1.60%) gulp
10 37 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
11 34 (1.47%) Bitbucket
12 24 (1.04%) Cucumber
13 23 (0.99%) webpack
14 21 (0.91%) TeamCity
15 20 (0.86%) Subversion
16 18 (0.78%) JMeter
16 18 (0.78%) Selenium
17 16 (0.69%) Cypress.io
17 16 (0.69%) git-flow
General
1 578 (24.97%) Finance
2 460 (19.87%) Social Skills
3 295 (12.74%) Banking
4 136 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
5 107 (4.62%) Front Office
6 76 (3.28%) Public Sector
7 58 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 55 (2.38%) Retail
9 43 (1.86%) Influencing Skills
10 42 (1.81%) Presentation Skills
11 37 (1.60%) Financial Institution
12 33 (1.43%) Legal
13 31 (1.34%) Manufacturing
14 26 (1.12%) Retail Banking
15 25 (1.08%) Investment Banking
16 24 (1.04%) Back Office
17 23 (0.99%) Automotive
17 23 (0.99%) Marketing
18 18 (0.78%) Documentation Skills
19 17 (0.73%) Law
Job Titles
1 549 (23.71%) Developer
2 508 (21.94%) Architect
3 254 (10.97%) DevOps Engineer
4 196 (8.47%) Cloud Architect
5 173 (7.47%) Data Engineer
6 141 (6.09%) Java Developer
7 136 (5.87%) Cloud Engineer
8 132 (5.70%) React Developer
9 111 (4.79%) Software Engineer
9 111 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
10 105 (4.54%) Consultant
11 97 (4.19%) Analyst
12 92 (3.97%) Security Architect
13 84 (3.63%) Data Architect
14 68 (2.94%) Senior Developer
15 62 (2.68%) Full Stack Developer
16 60 (2.59%) AWS Architect
17 54 (2.33%) Python Developer
18 53 (2.29%) Front Office Developer
18 53 (2.29%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (12.44%) React
2 249 (10.76%) Node.js
3 204 (8.81%) Web Services
4 178 (7.69%) Spring
5 171 (7.39%) Kafka
6 138 (5.96%) .NET
7 126 (5.44%) Spring Boot
8 124 (5.36%) REST
9 115 (4.97%) AngularJS
10 88 (3.80%) RESTful
11 71 (3.07%) CSS
12 60 (2.59%) GraphQL
12 60 (2.59%) HTML
13 59 (2.55%) Material-UI
14 54 (2.33%) JSON
14 54 (2.33%) React Native
15 43 (1.86%) Django
16 41 (1.77%) OAuth
17 38 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
18 35 (1.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 170 (7.34%) Public Cloud
2 147 (6.35%) Cloud Native
3 87 (3.76%) User Experience
4 69 (2.98%) Hybrid Cloud
5 63 (2.72%) Data Centre
6 61 (2.63%) Hedge funds
7 59 (2.55%) Data Protection Act
8 58 (2.51%) Derivative
9 57 (2.46%) Data Structures
9 57 (2.46%) Equities
10 54 (2.33%) Fixed Income
11 48 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
12 41 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 37 (1.60%) Algorithms
14 32 (1.38%) iPad
15 29 (1.25%) Credit Risk
16 27 (1.17%) Private Cloud
17 24 (1.04%) Legacy Systems
18 23 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
18 23 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 253 (10.93%) Linux
2 112 (4.84%) Windows
3 76 (3.28%) Unix
4 27 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (0.95%) CentOS
6 21 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 19 (0.82%) VMS
8 18 (0.78%) Solaris
9 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.39%) Debian
10 9 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 8 (0.35%) Android
11 8 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (0.22%) CoreOS
13 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
14 3 (0.13%) SUSE
14 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 792 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 784 (33.87%) DevOps
3 452 (19.52%) Microservices
4 368 (15.90%) Software Engineering
5 281 (12.14%) Analytics
6 266 (11.49%) Migration
7 206 (8.90%) TDD
8 202 (8.73%) Infrastructure as Code
9 170 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
10 167 (7.21%) Test Automation
11 160 (6.91%) Cybersecurity
12 155 (6.70%) Full Stack Development
13 153 (6.61%) Open Source
14 148 (6.39%) Scrum
15 146 (6.31%) ETL
16 143 (6.18%) Business Intelligence
17 135 (5.83%) Asset Management
18 131 (5.66%) Data Modelling
19 122 (5.27%) Data Engineering
20 120 (5.18%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 760 (32.83%) Python
2 708 (30.58%) Java
3 442 (19.09%) SQL
4 399 (17.24%) JavaScript
5 192 (8.29%) Scala
6 140 (6.05%) Go
7 114 (4.92%) Kotlin
8 111 (4.79%) TypeScript
9 103 (4.45%) C#
10 89 (3.84%) Bash Shell
11 82 (3.54%) C++
12 69 (2.98%) PowerShell
13 61 (2.63%) Ruby
14 47 (2.03%) Java 11
15 46 (1.99%) Java 8
16 44 (1.90%) PHP
17 39 (1.68%) Groovy
18 38 (1.64%) R
19 32 (1.38%) Shell Script
20 29 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 145 (6.26%) Degree
2 121 (5.23%) Security Cleared
3 86 (3.71%) SC Cleared
4 77 (3.33%) CISSP
5 35 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (1.43%) CISM
7 25 (1.08%) PhD
8 23 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 22 (0.95%) AWS Certification
10 20 (0.86%) DV Cleared
11 18 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 12 (0.52%) CRISC
13 11 (0.48%) CCSP
13 11 (0.48%) ISEB
14 10 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (0.43%) CCIE
14 10 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
15 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (0.35%) CISA
17 6 (0.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.29%) QA
2 41 (1.77%) NIST
3 39 (1.68%) GDPR
4 35 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (1.38%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.86%) Accessibility
7 17 (0.73%) GRC
8 13 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.48%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.39%) NIST 800
11 7 (0.30%) HIPAA
11 7 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 6 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.26%) NCSC
13 5 (0.22%) GxP
13 5 (0.22%) SLA
14 4 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
14 4 (0.17%) PMO
15 3 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
15 3 (0.13%) SOC 2
System Software
1 525 (22.68%) Docker
2 89 (3.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (1.64%) Active Directory
4 33 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (0.99%) HDFS
6 22 (0.95%) NFS
7 21 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.82%) KVM
8 19 (0.82%) Xen
9 16 (0.69%) Hyper-V
10 12 (0.52%) vSphere
11 11 (0.48%) SRDF
12 10 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (0.39%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.22%) Postfix
14 5 (0.22%) qmail
15 4 (0.17%) Apache Flume
15 4 (0.17%) Veritas File System
15 4 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 3 (0.13%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 690 (29.81%) Kubernetes
2 538 (23.24%) Terraform
3 338 (14.60%) Ansible
4 118 (5.10%) Puppet
5 112 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
6 62 (2.68%) Prometheus
7 59 (2.55%) Grafana
8 58 (2.51%) Istio
9 26 (1.12%) Nagios
10 22 (0.95%) Packer
11 19 (0.82%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 16 (0.69%) Kibana
12 16 (0.69%) Tivoli
13 14 (0.60%) vRealize
14 13 (0.56%) Argo
15 11 (0.48%) QRadar
16 10 (0.43%) logstash
16 10 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 9 (0.39%) Control-M
17 9 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 999 (43.15%) Google
2 200 (8.64%) Microsoft
3 171 (7.39%) Oracle
4 125 (5.40%) VMware
5 59 (2.55%) IBM
6 45 (1.94%) Splunk
7 44 (1.90%) Cisco
8 33 (1.43%) Alibaba
9 32 (1.38%) Red Hat
10 31 (1.34%) Databricks
11 28 (1.21%) ServiceNow
12 27 (1.17%) EMC
13 21 (0.91%) Cloudera
13 21 (0.91%) NetApp
13 21 (0.91%) SAP
14 19 (0.82%) CA
14 19 (0.82%) MuleSoft
14 19 (0.82%) Talend
15 17 (0.73%) Informatica
15 17 (0.73%) New Relic