Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 710 797 835
Rank change year-on-year +87 +38 +5
Contract jobs citing GCP 127 34 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.038% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.07% 0.33% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 8 0
England median daily rate £500 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
UK median daily rate £500 £475 -
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - -

GCP is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,869 10,333 11,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.96% 11.49% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,838 6,808 7,496
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £237 £244
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.29% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 367 430
England median hourly rate £20.60 £23.34 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.74% -3.67% +21.15%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.78 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £52.63
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.64% -6.00% +25.00%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GCP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for GCP in England

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GCP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for GCP in England

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GCP in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GCP in England

GCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GCP in England

GCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GCP in England over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor 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 20 January 2018. 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 +40 78 £500 +14.29% 34
North of England +54 20 £550 - 8
Yorkshire +26 15 £550 -
South East -18 15 £333 -44.58% 5
East of England - 8 £563 - 1
North West - 5 £550 - 8
South West - 2 £600 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £650 - 3
Midlands - 2 £650 - 7
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for GCP.

1 117 (92.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 104 (81.89%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (62.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 54 (42.52%) DevOps
5 50 (39.37%) Ansible
5 50 (39.37%) Python
6 49 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (37.01%) Docker
8 39 (30.71%) Kubernetes
9 38 (29.92%) Opscode Chef
10 36 (28.35%) Linux
11 34 (26.77%) Java
12 33 (25.98%) Puppet
13 31 (24.41%) Cloud Foundry
14 29 (22.83%) Google
15 28 (22.05%) Big Data
15 28 (22.05%) Finance
16 27 (21.26%) Jenkins
17 26 (20.47%) SQL
18 25 (19.69%) TDD
19 24 (18.90%) AWS CloudFormation
20 23 (18.11%) Configuration Management
21 21 (16.54%) Bash Shell
21 21 (16.54%) Terraform
22 20 (15.75%) AngularJS
22 20 (15.75%) MySQL
22 20 (15.75%) DB2
23 19 (14.96%) Public Cloud
24 18 (14.17%) Spring
24 18 (14.17%) SQL Server

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 31 (24.41%) Cloud Foundry
2 16 (12.60%) OpenStack
3 12 (9.45%) Confluence
4 11 (8.66%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (7.09%) Apache Spark
6 8 (6.30%) CloudStack
7 7 (5.51%) IBM Domino
8 3 (2.36%) Apache
8 3 (2.36%) nginx
8 3 (2.36%) SAS
9 2 (1.57%) IIS
9 2 (1.57%) Tornado
10 1 (0.79%) Jetty
10 1 (0.79%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (8.66%) HipChat
2 2 (1.57%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.57%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 117 (92.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 104 (81.89%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (62.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (18.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (7.87%) PaaS
6 8 (6.30%) IaaS
7 6 (4.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.36%) Google App Engine
9 3 (2.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.57%) GitHub
11 1 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.79%) Dialogflow
11 1 (0.79%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) DNS
1 4 (3.15%) HTTPS
1 4 (3.15%) VPN
2 3 (2.36%) BGP
2 3 (2.36%) BIG-IP
2 3 (2.36%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (2.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (2.36%) FabricPath
2 3 (2.36%) Firewall
2 3 (2.36%) HSRP
2 3 (2.36%) HTTP
2 3 (2.36%) NAS
2 3 (2.36%) OSPF
2 3 (2.36%) SAN
3 1 (0.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.05%) Big Data
2 20 (15.75%) DB2
2 20 (15.75%) MySQL
3 18 (14.17%) SQL Server
4 17 (13.39%) MongoDB
5 16 (12.60%) NoSQL
6 13 (10.24%) Oracle Database
6 13 (10.24%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (10.24%) RDBMS
6 13 (10.24%) Relational Database
7 10 (7.87%) Hadoop
8 8 (6.30%) BigQuery
9 6 (4.72%) Flink
10 3 (2.36%) Bigtable
11 2 (1.57%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.57%) Pentaho
11 2 (1.57%) Qlik Sense
11 2 (1.57%) Star Schema
12 1 (0.79%) Looker
Development Applications
1 27 (21.26%) Jenkins
2 17 (13.39%) Bitbucket
3 15 (11.81%) Git (software)
4 13 (10.24%) JIRA
5 11 (8.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (7.09%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (6.30%) TeamCity
8 6 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (3.15%) ProC
10 3 (2.36%) IBM UrbanCode
10 3 (2.36%) Selenium
11 2 (1.57%) JUnit
11 2 (1.57%) Maven
11 2 (1.57%) Mockito
12 1 (0.79%) Ant
12 1 (0.79%) Checkstyle
12 1 (0.79%) Gradle
12 1 (0.79%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.79%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.79%) Subversion
General
1 28 (22.05%) Finance
2 12 (9.45%) Banking
3 7 (5.51%) Marketing
4 6 (4.72%) Retail
5 4 (3.15%) Games
5 4 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.36%) Billing
6 3 (2.36%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.36%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.57%) Electronics
7 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.79%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (31.50%) Developer
2 32 (25.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (18.11%) Java Developer
4 19 (14.96%) Architect
5 17 (13.39%) AWS Engineer
6 16 (12.60%) AWS DevOps
7 14 (11.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 14 (11.02%) Cloud Architect
8 9 (7.09%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (7.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 8 (6.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 8 (6.30%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (6.30%) Senior Developer
10 7 (5.51%) Data Engineer
11 6 (4.72%) .NET Developer
11 6 (4.72%) Administrator
11 6 (4.72%) Big Data Engineer
11 6 (4.72%) Cloud Developer
11 6 (4.72%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (3.94%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.75%) AngularJS
2 18 (14.17%) Spring
3 15 (11.81%) React
4 13 (10.24%) REST
5 12 (9.45%) CSS
5 12 (9.45%) HTML
5 12 (9.45%) HTML5
5 12 (9.45%) Web Services
6 11 (8.66%) boto
6 11 (8.66%) RESTful
7 10 (7.87%) Kafka
7 10 (7.87%) Spring Boot
8 8 (6.30%) Elastic Stack
8 8 (6.30%) JSON
8 8 (6.30%) XML
9 7 (5.51%) Java EE
9 7 (5.51%) JDBC
9 7 (5.51%) JPA
9 7 (5.51%) Middleware
9 7 (5.51%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.96%) Public Cloud
2 12 (9.45%) Private Cloud
3 10 (7.87%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.15%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.15%) Online Games
6 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.36%) Fintech
6 3 (2.36%) NHS
6 3 (2.36%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.57%) User Experience
8 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Life Science
8 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.79%) Pharmacovigilance
8 1 (0.79%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.35%) Linux
2 17 (13.39%) Unix
3 16 (12.60%) Windows
4 12 (9.45%) Debian
5 11 (8.66%) Solaris
5 11 (8.66%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.36%) SUSE
8 1 (0.79%) Android
8 1 (0.79%) CentOS
8 1 (0.79%) Fedora
8 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (42.52%) DevOps
2 49 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (19.69%) TDD
4 23 (18.11%) Configuration Management
5 15 (11.81%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (11.02%) Analytics
7 13 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (8.66%) Migration
9 10 (7.87%) Scrum
9 10 (7.87%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.09%) BDD
10 9 (7.09%) Data Ingestion
10 9 (7.09%) Kanban
10 9 (7.09%) Machine Learning
11 8 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (5.51%) Case Management
12 7 (5.51%) Open Source
12 7 (5.51%) SDLC
13 6 (4.72%) Low Latency
13 6 (4.72%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 50 (39.37%) Python
2 34 (26.77%) Java
3 26 (20.47%) SQL
4 21 (16.54%) Bash Shell
5 18 (14.17%) Ruby
6 9 (7.09%) JavaScript
7 6 (4.72%) C#
8 5 (3.94%) Scala
9 4 (3.15%) Go
9 4 (3.15%) Perl
9 4 (3.15%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.36%) R
11 2 (1.57%) Groovy
11 2 (1.57%) PHP
11 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (6.30%) Degree
2 1 (0.79%) AWS Certification
2 1 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.79%) GAMP
2 1 (0.79%) GDPR
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (37.01%) Docker
2 4 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (2.36%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.79%) Ceph
5 1 (0.79%) KVM
5 1 (0.79%) PowerDNS
5 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (39.37%) Ansible
2 39 (30.71%) Kubernetes
3 38 (29.92%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (25.98%) Puppet
5 21 (16.54%) Terraform
6 13 (10.24%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (8.66%) Mesos
7 11 (8.66%) Rancher
8 6 (4.72%) Grafana
8 6 (4.72%) Prometheus
9 3 (2.36%) FortiGate
10 2 (1.57%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.57%) Kibana
10 2 (1.57%) logstash
11 1 (0.79%) Salt
11 1 (0.79%) yum
Vendors
1 29 (22.83%) Google
2 13 (10.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.24%) Oracle
3 11 (8.66%) Atlassian
3 11 (8.66%) SaltStack
4 7 (5.51%) Cisco
5 6 (4.72%) Splunk
6 5 (3.94%) Kony
7 4 (3.15%) IBM
7 4 (3.15%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.15%) VMware
8 3 (2.36%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.36%) EMC
8 3 (2.36%) F5
8 3 (2.36%) HP
8 3 (2.36%) Infoblox
8 3 (2.36%) Tableau
8 3 (2.36%) Veritas
9 2 (1.57%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.57%) Hortonworks