Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 58 80 120
Rank change year-on-year +22 +40 +179
Contract jobs citing GCP 1,741 1,324 1,884
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.94% 2.84% 2.22%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.41% 9.24% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,245 952 1,335
10th Percentile £419 £413 £413
25th Percentile £475 £480 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £570 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year -0.87% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £660 £675 £650
90th Percentile £713 £750 £725
UK median daily rate £563 £563 £550
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
10th Percentile £19.74 £55.50 £13.91
25th Percentile £23.66 £58.13 £17.89
Median hourly rate £25.00 £65.00 £18.66
Median % change year-on-year -61.54% +248.34% -35.95%
75th Percentile £50.99 £69.38 £24.75
90th Percentile £70.73 £70.50 £38.40
UK median hourly rate £27.62 £65.00 £18.66
% change year-on-year -57.52% +248.34% -35.95%

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 15,253 14,333 23,961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.48% 30.79% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,991 10,170 16,915
10th Percentile £313 £291 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £594 £594 £588
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 224 233
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.38 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £18.66
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% +7.18% -1.79%
75th Percentile £39.13 £40.00 £33.89
90th Percentile £61.00 £60.10 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.33
% change year-on-year +10.00% +9.11% +4.65%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 10 May 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 1,264 £588 +2.17% 368
North of England +32 138 £513 -6.82% 125
South East +85 119 £525 +12.90% 90
Yorkshire +13 70 £575 +3.84% 33
North West +40 66 £500 -9.09% 69
South West +23 41 £550 +4.76% 40
East of England +48 39 £550 +51.72% 36
Midlands +17 39 £550 +10.00% 47
West Midlands -3 18 £500 +5.26% 34
East Midlands +17 16 £625 +13.64% 13
North East +5 2 £490 -27.41% 23
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 1,055 (60.60%) AWS
2 917 (52.67%) Azure
3 724 (41.59%) Google
4 621 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
5 604 (34.69%) Python
6 579 (33.26%) DevOps
7 564 (32.40%) Kubernetes
8 511 (29.35%) Java
9 485 (27.86%) Finance
10 413 (23.72%) Terraform
11 409 (23.49%) Docker
12 336 (19.30%) JavaScript
13 319 (18.32%) Software Engineering
14 316 (18.15%) Social Skills
15 310 (17.81%) Microservices
16 294 (16.89%) SQL
17 253 (14.53%) Jenkins
18 241 (13.84%) React
19 237 (13.61%) Web Services
20 228 (13.10%) Node.js
20 228 (13.10%) BigQuery
21 218 (12.52%) Banking
22 206 (11.83%) Ansible
23 195 (11.20%) Analytics
24 192 (11.03%) Migration
25 177 (10.17%) Linux
26 175 (10.05%) Big Data
27 174 (9.99%) Serverless
28 166 (9.53%) Git (software)
28 166 (9.53%) Asset 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
1 100 (5.74%) Apache Spark
2 72 (4.14%) Apache
3 67 (3.85%) Confluence
4 51 (2.93%) Apache Airflow
5 28 (1.61%) nginx
6 22 (1.26%) OpenStack
7 21 (1.21%) WebSphere
8 20 (1.15%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
10 13 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
11 12 (0.69%) IBM Domino
11 12 (0.69%) IIS
12 11 (0.63%) SAS
13 10 (0.57%) CMS
13 10 (0.57%) Jupyter
13 10 (0.57%) SharePoint
14 9 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
15 8 (0.46%) Jetty
16 7 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 14 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.63%) Magento
1 11 (0.63%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.34%) Shopify
3 3 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.057%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.057%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.057%) Tesseract
5 1 (0.057%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 1,055 (60.60%) AWS
2 917 (52.67%) Azure
3 174 (9.99%) Serverless
4 109 (6.26%) IaaS
5 95 (5.46%) GitHub
6 94 (5.40%) PaaS
7 60 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
8 58 (3.33%) OpenShift
8 58 (3.33%) SaaS
9 57 (3.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 33 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
10 33 (1.90%) Power Platform
11 30 (1.72%) Cloud Functions
12 29 (1.67%) Apigee
13 25 (1.44%) npm
14 20 (1.15%) Amazon EKS
14 20 (1.15%) Google Compute Engine
15 19 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (1.03%) Amazon S3
16 18 (1.03%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.41%) DNS
1 42 (2.41%) Firewall
2 30 (1.72%) Network Security
3 28 (1.61%) HTTP
4 26 (1.49%) TCP/IP
5 24 (1.38%) SSL
6 22 (1.26%) WAN
7 21 (1.21%) SAN
8 18 (1.03%) NAS
9 17 (0.98%) LAN
10 16 (0.92%) Kerberos
11 15 (0.86%) FTP
11 15 (0.86%) SSH
11 15 (0.86%) VPN
12 14 (0.80%) Unified Communications
13 13 (0.75%) DHCP
14 12 (0.69%) Multicast
15 11 (0.63%) Internet
16 9 (0.52%) IPsec
17 8 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (13.10%) BigQuery
2 175 (10.05%) Big Data
3 93 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
4 83 (4.77%) Hadoop
4 83 (4.77%) NoSQL
5 69 (3.96%) MongoDB
6 63 (3.62%) MySQL
7 57 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
8 55 (3.16%) Relational Database
9 46 (2.64%) Apache Hive
10 44 (2.53%) SQL Server
11 38 (2.18%) Tableau
12 34 (1.95%) Amazon Redshift
13 33 (1.90%) Data Lake
14 32 (1.84%) Cloud Spanner
14 32 (1.84%) Power BI
15 31 (1.78%) Bigtable
16 28 (1.61%) Looker
17 25 (1.44%) Data Mining
18 24 (1.38%) HBase
Development Applications
1 253 (14.53%) Jenkins
2 166 (9.53%) Git (software)
3 138 (7.93%) JIRA
4 58 (3.33%) Maven
5 55 (3.16%) GitLab
6 38 (2.18%) CircleCI
7 28 (1.61%) Gradle
8 24 (1.38%) Bitbucket
8 24 (1.38%) Cucumber
8 24 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
9 23 (1.32%) Travis CI
10 21 (1.21%) JUnit
10 21 (1.21%) TeamCity
10 21 (1.21%) webpack
11 20 (1.15%) Selenium
12 17 (0.98%) git-flow
13 14 (0.80%) gulp
14 10 (0.57%) Spinnaker
14 10 (0.57%) Subversion
15 8 (0.46%) JMeter
General
1 485 (27.86%) Finance
2 316 (18.15%) Social Skills
3 218 (12.52%) Banking
4 126 (7.24%) Front Office
5 108 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
6 68 (3.91%) Public Sector
7 41 (2.35%) Influencing Skills
8 40 (2.30%) Telecoms
9 34 (1.95%) Presentation Skills
10 33 (1.90%) Retail
11 28 (1.61%) Marketing
12 22 (1.26%) Investment Banking
13 18 (1.03%) Legal
14 13 (0.75%) Automotive
15 12 (0.69%) Games
15 12 (0.69%) Law
15 12 (0.69%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.69%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.57%) Billing
17 8 (0.46%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 459 (26.36%) Developer
2 357 (20.51%) Architect
3 206 (11.83%) DevOps Engineer
4 166 (9.53%) React Developer
5 132 (7.58%) Cloud Architect
6 131 (7.52%) Data Engineer
7 128 (7.35%) Cloud Engineer
8 111 (6.38%) Software Engineer
9 84 (4.82%) Java Developer
10 78 (4.48%) Consultant
11 74 (4.25%) Analyst
12 72 (4.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 70 (4.02%) Designer
14 69 (3.96%) Data Architect
14 69 (3.96%) UI Developer
15 68 (3.91%) UI Designer
15 68 (3.91%) UI Engineer
15 68 (3.91%) UX Designer
15 68 (3.91%) UX Developer
15 68 (3.91%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (13.84%) React
2 237 (13.61%) Web Services
3 228 (13.10%) Node.js
4 154 (8.85%) .NET
5 117 (6.72%) AngularJS
6 89 (5.11%) Kafka
7 84 (4.82%) Spring
8 78 (4.48%) React Native
9 69 (3.96%) REST
10 67 (3.85%) Spring Boot
11 65 (3.73%) RESTful
12 45 (2.58%) GraphQL
12 45 (2.58%) JSON
13 42 (2.41%) CSS
14 37 (2.13%) HTML
15 36 (2.07%) OAuth
16 35 (2.01%) Vue.js
17 28 (1.61%) .NET Core
18 27 (1.55%) Middleware
19 26 (1.49%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 131 (7.52%) Public Cloud
2 99 (5.69%) Cloud Native
3 97 (5.57%) User Experience
4 55 (3.16%) Derivative
5 54 (3.10%) Equities
6 51 (2.93%) Fixed Income
7 49 (2.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 46 (2.64%) Data Centre
9 45 (2.58%) Blog
10 30 (1.72%) Data Structures
10 30 (1.72%) Hedge funds
11 28 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 27 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
12 27 (1.55%) Virtual Team
13 26 (1.49%) Management Information System
13 26 (1.49%) Private Cloud
14 23 (1.32%) iPad
15 20 (1.15%) Algorithms
16 19 (1.09%) Credit Risk
17 18 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 177 (10.17%) Linux
2 92 (5.28%) Windows
3 51 (2.93%) Unix
4 25 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (0.86%) CentOS
6 14 (0.80%) Solaris
7 13 (0.75%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.46%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.29%) HPUX
11 5 (0.29%) VMS
12 4 (0.23%) Android
12 4 (0.23%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.23%) CoreOS
13 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
2 579 (33.26%) DevOps
3 319 (18.32%) Software Engineering
4 310 (17.81%) Microservices
5 195 (11.20%) Analytics
6 192 (11.03%) Migration
7 166 (9.53%) Asset Management
8 135 (7.75%) Open Source
9 132 (7.58%) TDD
10 126 (7.24%) Infrastructure as Code
11 123 (7.06%) Investment Management
12 120 (6.89%) Scrum
13 102 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
14 101 (5.80%) ETL
15 95 (5.46%) Data Modelling
16 92 (5.28%) Computer Science
16 92 (5.28%) Cybersecurity
16 92 (5.28%) Data Pipeline
17 85 (4.88%) BDD
17 85 (4.88%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 604 (34.69%) Python
2 511 (29.35%) Java
3 336 (19.30%) JavaScript
4 294 (16.89%) SQL
5 145 (8.33%) Scala
6 125 (7.18%) Go
7 107 (6.15%) Kotlin
8 80 (4.60%) C#
9 70 (4.02%) TypeScript
10 58 (3.33%) Bash Shell
11 55 (3.16%) PowerShell
12 46 (2.64%) R
13 43 (2.47%) Ruby
14 41 (2.35%) C++
15 34 (1.95%) Java 8
16 32 (1.84%) Groovy
17 28 (1.61%) PHP
18 25 (1.44%) Shell Script
19 20 (1.15%) Perl
20 17 (0.98%) ES6
Qualifications
1 139 (7.98%) Degree
2 91 (5.23%) Security Cleared
3 67 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 45 (2.58%) CISSP
5 32 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 27 (1.55%) CISM
7 15 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.80%) PhD
9 13 (0.75%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.46%) SAFe Agilist
11 7 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.40%) CRISC
12 6 (0.34%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 6 (0.34%) CCNA
12 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.29%) CCIE
14 4 (0.23%) Master's Degree
14 4 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (0.23%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.27%) QA
2 24 (1.38%) NIST
3 23 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.26%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.80%) GDPR
6 11 (0.63%) NCSC
6 11 (0.63%) SLA
7 10 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (0.46%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.34%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.34%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.23%) PMO
12 3 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.17%) GRC
13 2 (0.11%) COBIT
13 2 (0.11%) FATCA
13 2 (0.11%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 409 (23.49%) Docker
2 79 (4.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (1.38%) Active Directory
5 20 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.86%) Xen
8 14 (0.80%) KVM
8 14 (0.80%) NFS
9 11 (0.63%) HDFS
10 10 (0.57%) vSphere
11 6 (0.34%) Postfix
11 6 (0.34%) qmail
12 5 (0.29%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.29%) SRDF
12 5 (0.29%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.23%) Veritas File System
14 2 (0.11%) OpenAM
14 2 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 564 (32.40%) Kubernetes
2 413 (23.72%) Terraform
3 206 (11.83%) Ansible
4 83 (4.77%) Puppet
5 82 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (2.76%) Istio
7 39 (2.24%) Prometheus
8 27 (1.55%) Grafana
9 19 (1.09%) Argo
9 19 (1.09%) Packer
10 18 (1.03%) Nagios
11 17 (0.98%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 16 (0.92%) Salt
13 13 (0.75%) Tivoli
14 12 (0.69%) vRealize
15 8 (0.46%) Oozie
15 8 (0.46%) QRadar
15 8 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (0.46%) ZABBIX
16 7 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 724 (41.59%) Google
2 134 (7.70%) Microsoft
3 102 (5.86%) Oracle
4 99 (5.69%) VMware
5 39 (2.24%) Splunk
6 37 (2.13%) IBM
7 26 (1.49%) Red Hat
8 24 (1.38%) ServiceNow
9 22 (1.26%) Cisco
9 22 (1.26%) SAP
10 21 (1.21%) Databricks
11 17 (0.98%) EMC
11 17 (0.98%) NetApp
12 14 (0.80%) BMC
12 14 (0.80%) Cloudera
12 14 (0.80%) Confluent
13 12 (0.69%) Alibaba
14 11 (0.63%) Alteryx
14 11 (0.63%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.63%) MuleSoft