Period
to 17 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 161 371
Rank change year-on-year +74 +210 +274
Contract jobs citing GCP 1,659 1,590 602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.67% 1.78% 0.65%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.74% 6.73% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,159 1,106 455
England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £413 £410 £358
90th Percentile £725 £700 £663
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 13
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £27.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -9.79% -1.24%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £27.16
% change year-on-year +42.86% -9.79% -1.24%

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 18,984 23,609 18,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.59% 26.40% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,003 16,414 12,572
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £490 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 293 214
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £73.75 £49.75 £57.18
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +11.11%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020. 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 +34 1,206 £575 - 531
North of England +99 178 £550 +10.00% 110
South East +79 117 £475 -7.32% 52
North West +70 81 £550 +4.76% 63
Yorkshire +56 72 £475 - 36
South West +40 62 £550 +10.00% 52
Midlands +53 49 £488 -7.14% 28
East of England +52 36 £450 -10.00% 38
West Midlands +42 32 £500 -9.09% 20
North East +35 26 £650 +8.33% 11
East Midlands +40 16 £475 +14.46% 8
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 1,042 (62.81%) AWS
2 936 (56.42%) Google
3 826 (49.79%) Azure
4 718 (43.28%) Python
5 568 (34.24%) DevOps
6 538 (32.43%) Java
7 536 (32.31%) Kubernetes
8 492 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
9 441 (26.58%) Docker
10 406 (24.47%) Terraform
11 336 (20.25%) Finance
12 325 (19.59%) SQL
13 322 (19.41%) Microservices
14 314 (18.93%) Linux
15 280 (16.88%) JavaScript
16 269 (16.21%) Jenkins
17 265 (15.97%) Software Engineering
18 243 (14.65%) Node.js
19 238 (14.35%) Ansible
20 234 (14.10%) Web Services
21 231 (13.92%) Analytics
22 227 (13.68%) Big Data
23 211 (12.72%) BigQuery
24 203 (12.24%) Banking
25 196 (11.81%) NoSQL
26 194 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
27 188 (11.33%) Public Cloud
28 185 (11.15%) React
29 160 (9.64%) Data Science
29 160 (9.64%) Microsoft

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
1 129 (7.78%) Apache Spark
2 92 (5.55%) Apache
3 61 (3.68%) Apache Airflow
4 48 (2.89%) Confluence
5 43 (2.59%) nginx
6 41 (2.47%) Tomcat
7 38 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
8 30 (1.81%) OpenStack
9 29 (1.75%) WebSphere
10 27 (1.63%) IIS
11 21 (1.27%) Jetty
11 21 (1.27%) Mongrel
12 18 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
13 12 (0.72%) SharePoint
14 10 (0.60%) JBoss
14 10 (0.60%) SAS
15 8 (0.48%) CMS
15 8 (0.48%) Jupyter
15 8 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 20 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.060%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 42 (2.53%) FINCAD Analytics
2 6 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.18%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.12%) Workfront
5 1 (0.060%) Magento
5 1 (0.060%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.060%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.060%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1,042 (62.81%) AWS
2 826 (49.79%) Azure
3 90 (5.42%) GitHub
4 72 (4.34%) IaaS
5 65 (3.92%) Serverless
6 63 (3.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 61 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
8 59 (3.56%) PaaS
9 55 (3.32%) SaaS
10 51 (3.07%) OpenShift
11 42 (2.53%) AWS Step Functions
12 41 (2.47%) Google App Engine
13 32 (1.93%) Stackdriver
14 31 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
15 28 (1.69%) Amazon ECS
16 27 (1.63%) Amazon SQS
16 27 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
17 26 (1.57%) Apigee
18 24 (1.45%) Office 365
19 21 (1.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.56%) HTTP
2 51 (3.07%) Firewall
3 49 (2.95%) DNS
4 44 (2.65%) TCP/IP
5 35 (2.11%) DHCP
6 25 (1.51%) FTP
6 25 (1.51%) IPsec
7 22 (1.33%) SSL
8 14 (0.84%) Network Security
9 12 (0.72%) Skype
10 10 (0.60%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.60%) Kerberos
11 8 (0.48%) Broadband
11 8 (0.48%) Internet
12 6 (0.36%) SAN
13 5 (0.30%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (0.30%) VPN
14 4 (0.24%) LAN
14 4 (0.24%) NAS
14 4 (0.24%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (13.68%) Big Data
2 211 (12.72%) BigQuery
3 196 (11.81%) NoSQL
4 130 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
5 106 (6.39%) Hadoop
6 100 (6.03%) Relational Database
7 99 (5.97%) SQL Server
8 98 (5.91%) Data Warehouse
9 92 (5.55%) MySQL
10 83 (5.00%) MongoDB
11 71 (4.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 69 (4.16%) Apache Cassandra
13 59 (3.56%) Amazon Redshift
14 52 (3.13%) Amazon Athena
15 51 (3.07%) Redis
16 50 (3.01%) RDBMS
17 48 (2.89%) HBase
18 47 (2.83%) Data Lake
19 44 (2.65%) Neo4j
20 36 (2.17%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 269 (16.21%) Jenkins
2 133 (8.02%) Git (software)
3 110 (6.63%) JIRA
4 67 (4.04%) GitLab
5 56 (3.38%) Artifactory
6 35 (2.11%) Selenium
7 34 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
8 33 (1.99%) CircleCI
8 33 (1.99%) Travis CI
9 30 (1.81%) Bitbucket
10 29 (1.75%) webpack
11 27 (1.63%) Maven
12 25 (1.51%) Cucumber
12 25 (1.51%) TeamCity
13 17 (1.02%) Gradle
14 14 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (0.78%) GoCD
15 13 (0.78%) Mockito
15 13 (0.78%) SonarQube
16 11 (0.66%) Spinnaker
General
1 336 (20.25%) Finance
2 203 (12.24%) Banking
3 127 (7.66%) Front Office
4 73 (4.40%) Public Sector
5 55 (3.32%) Investment Banking
6 42 (2.53%) Retail
7 36 (2.17%) Marketing
7 36 (2.17%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.15%) Billing
9 15 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.78%) Aerospace
10 13 (0.78%) Automotive
10 13 (0.78%) Games
11 12 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.72%) Law
12 10 (0.60%) Legal
13 9 (0.54%) Advertising
13 9 (0.54%) Publishing
14 6 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 449 (27.06%) Developer
2 249 (15.01%) DevOps Engineer
3 237 (14.29%) Architect
4 160 (9.64%) Data Engineer
5 135 (8.14%) Cloud Engineer
6 112 (6.75%) Java Developer
7 98 (5.91%) Cloud Architect
8 95 (5.73%) Python Engineer
9 93 (5.61%) AWS Engineer
10 88 (5.30%) Senior Developer
11 81 (4.88%) Python Developer
12 64 (3.86%) AWS Developer
13 62 (3.74%) Analyst
14 60 (3.62%) Software Engineer
15 55 (3.32%) JavaScript Developer
16 53 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
17 52 (3.13%) Consultant
18 50 (3.01%) Java Engineer
18 50 (3.01%) Platform Engineer
18 50 (3.01%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (14.65%) Node.js
2 234 (14.10%) Web Services
3 185 (11.15%) React
4 145 (8.74%) AngularJS
5 125 (7.53%) .NET
6 118 (7.11%) Kafka
7 96 (5.79%) CSS
8 95 (5.73%) REST
9 91 (5.49%) Spring
10 81 (4.88%) J2EE
11 73 (4.40%) HTML
12 66 (3.98%) RESTful
13 61 (3.68%) Spring Boot
14 59 (3.56%) Vue.js
15 58 (3.50%) Redux
16 50 (3.01%) JSON
16 50 (3.01%) TensorFlow
17 41 (2.47%) GraphQL
18 34 (2.05%) XML
19 33 (1.99%) Apache Beam
Miscellaneous
1 188 (11.33%) Public Cloud
2 138 (8.32%) Greenfield Project
3 111 (6.69%) Derivative
3 111 (6.69%) Fixed Income
4 101 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 99 (5.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 93 (5.61%) Hedge funds
7 83 (5.00%) Equities
8 69 (4.16%) Algorithms
9 59 (3.56%) Blog
10 58 (3.50%) User Experience
11 57 (3.44%) Equity Derivative
12 48 (2.89%) Cloud Native
13 46 (2.77%) Data Structures
14 37 (2.23%) Hybrid Cloud
15 25 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
16 24 (1.45%) Data Centre
17 22 (1.33%) Market Risk
18 21 (1.27%) Mobile App
19 18 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 314 (18.93%) Linux
2 122 (7.35%) Windows
3 51 (3.07%) Unix
4 40 (2.41%) CentOS
5 29 (1.75%) Windows Server
6 24 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.39%) Ubuntu
8 18 (1.08%) Android
9 14 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.72%) CoreOS
11 11 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.30%) Debian
13 4 (0.24%) AIX
14 3 (0.18%) VMS
14 3 (0.18%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.12%) Solaris
15 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.060%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (34.24%) DevOps
2 492 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
3 322 (19.41%) Microservices
4 265 (15.97%) Software Engineering
5 231 (13.92%) Analytics
6 194 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
7 160 (9.64%) Data Science
8 158 (9.52%) Migration
9 157 (9.46%) Machine Learning
9 157 (9.46%) Open Source
10 131 (7.90%) Continuous Delivery
11 123 (7.41%) Scrum
12 113 (6.81%) Infrastructure as Code
13 111 (6.69%) Asset Management
13 111 (6.69%) TDD
14 107 (6.45%) Data Engineering
15 106 (6.39%) ETL
16 100 (6.03%) Configuration Management
17 99 (5.97%) Test Automation
18 95 (5.73%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 718 (43.28%) Python
2 538 (32.43%) Java
3 325 (19.59%) SQL
4 280 (16.88%) JavaScript
5 155 (9.34%) Go
6 153 (9.22%) C#
7 124 (7.47%) Scala
8 82 (4.94%) Ruby
9 71 (4.28%) TypeScript
10 70 (4.22%) Bash Shell
11 65 (3.92%) C++
11 65 (3.92%) Kotlin
12 56 (3.38%) R
13 52 (3.13%) PowerShell
14 44 (2.65%) ES6
14 44 (2.65%) PHP
15 41 (2.47%) Groovy
16 37 (2.23%) Perl
17 20 (1.21%) Java 8
18 16 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 86 (5.18%) Degree
2 83 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 56 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.02%) Master's Degree
6 13 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (0.78%) CISSP
7 12 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (0.66%) CCNA
9 10 (0.60%) AWS Certification
9 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.54%) ISEB
10 9 (0.54%) PhD
11 7 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
11 7 (0.42%) MCSA
11 7 (0.42%) SANS
12 6 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.24%) CESG Certified Professional
14 3 (0.18%) CLAS
14 3 (0.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.11%) QA
2 23 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.66%) SLA
5 8 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.42%) NIST
6 7 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.24%) PMO
8 3 (0.18%) GDPR
8 3 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.18%) NCSC
9 2 (0.12%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.12%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.060%) Basel III
10 1 (0.060%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.060%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.060%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 441 (26.58%) Docker
2 68 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (2.11%) vSphere
4 33 (1.99%) Active Directory
5 21 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (1.27%) Xen
6 20 (1.21%) Hyper-V
6 20 (1.21%) VMware NSX
7 18 (1.08%) HDFS
8 7 (0.42%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.24%) Apache Flume
9 4 (0.24%) NDS
9 4 (0.24%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 4 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.24%) XenApp
10 2 (0.12%) KVM
10 2 (0.12%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.12%) OpenIDM
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.12%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 536 (32.31%) Kubernetes
2 406 (24.47%) Terraform
3 238 (14.35%) Ansible
4 108 (6.51%) Puppet
5 106 (6.39%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (2.77%) Prometheus
7 37 (2.23%) Grafana
8 24 (1.45%) Istio
8 24 (1.45%) Nagios
9 16 (0.96%) Packer
10 15 (0.90%) Kubeflow
11 14 (0.84%) Kibana
12 13 (0.78%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 12 (0.72%) logstash
13 12 (0.72%) Salt
13 12 (0.72%) SCCM
13 12 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
15 8 (0.48%) linkerd
15 8 (0.48%) Mesos
Vendors
1 936 (56.42%) Google
2 160 (9.64%) Microsoft
3 85 (5.12%) Oracle
4 81 (4.88%) VMware
5 38 (2.29%) Tableau
6 32 (1.93%) Red Hat
7 30 (1.81%) Splunk
8 29 (1.75%) Sybase
9 24 (1.45%) SAP
10 22 (1.33%) IBM
11 20 (1.21%) Confluent
12 19 (1.15%) Veracode
13 15 (0.90%) Cisco
13 15 (0.90%) TOWER Software
14 14 (0.84%) EMC
14 14 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (0.72%) NetApp
15 12 (0.72%) New Relic
16 11 (0.66%) ForgeRock
17 9 (0.54%) Informatica