Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 105 267
Rank change year-on-year +38 +162 +289
Contract jobs citing GCP 1,201 2,017 931
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.26% 2.36% 0.98%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.43% 8.22% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 1,471 678
Median daily rate £575 £550 £539
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +2.09% +19.66%
10th Percentile £409 £410 £392
90th Percentile £750 £706 £700
UK median daily rate £574 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +4.32% +2.33% +19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 3 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -48.42% +74.89%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -48.42% +74.89%

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 11,517 24,544 20,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.21% 28.70% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,747 16,992 14,335
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £685 £657 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 326 280
Median hourly rate £34.25 £23.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.34% +19.48% -2.44%
10th Percentile £15.24 £12.88 £12.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £64.38 £61.25
Median hourly rate £33.61 £22.58 £19.00
% change year-on-year +48.88% +18.82% -

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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 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 +25 901 £595 +3.48% 183
North of England +53 131 £550 +10.00% 35
Yorkshire +23 75 £525 +5.00% 16
South West +60 54 £500 - 14
South East +26 49 £475 - 22
Midlands +52 35 £550 +10.00% 5
North West +50 33 £550 +2.33% 15
North East +60 22 £560 +40.00% 4
West Midlands +31 19 £444 -14.46% 4
East of England +46 17 £404 -15.00% 14
East Midlands +44 14 £550 +30.95% 1
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 825 (68.69%) AWS
2 671 (55.87%) Azure
3 648 (53.96%) Google
4 519 (43.21%) Python
5 516 (42.96%) DevOps
6 464 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
7 443 (36.89%) Java
8 435 (36.22%) Kubernetes
9 346 (28.81%) Finance
10 342 (28.48%) Docker
11 284 (23.65%) JavaScript
12 283 (23.56%) Software Engineering
13 262 (21.82%) Microservices
13 262 (21.82%) Terraform
14 235 (19.57%) Jenkins
14 235 (19.57%) SQL
15 232 (19.32%) Web Services
16 209 (17.40%) Banking
17 190 (15.82%) React
18 184 (15.32%) Ansible
19 174 (14.49%) AngularJS
20 165 (13.74%) Investment Management
20 165 (13.74%) Node.js
21 162 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
22 161 (13.41%) Hedge funds
23 159 (13.24%) Asset Management
24 158 (13.16%) Linux
25 157 (13.07%) Analytics
26 156 (12.99%) Big Data
27 141 (11.74%) Open Source

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
1 124 (10.32%) Apache Spark
2 82 (6.83%) Apache
3 38 (3.16%) Confluence
4 27 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (2.00%) nginx
6 21 (1.75%) Apache Airflow
7 19 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
7 19 (1.58%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.08%) Mule
8 13 (1.08%) SharePoint
9 9 (0.75%) IIS
10 7 (0.58%) CMS
10 7 (0.58%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.50%) SAS
11 6 (0.50%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.42%) Anypoint
12 5 (0.42%) Headless CMS
12 5 (0.42%) Tornado
12 5 (0.42%) WordPress
13 3 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.17%) Sketch
4 1 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.58%) FINCAD Analytics
2 5 (0.42%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.25%) SAP MDM
3 3 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.17%) SAP Retail
4 2 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.083%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.083%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 825 (68.69%) AWS
2 671 (55.87%) Azure
3 99 (8.24%) Serverless
4 77 (6.41%) AWS Lambda
5 69 (5.75%) Amazon ECS
6 58 (4.83%) GitHub
7 51 (4.25%) OpenShift
8 45 (3.75%) Apigee
8 45 (3.75%) SaaS
9 44 (3.66%) IaaS
10 40 (3.33%) PaaS
11 38 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
12 37 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
13 25 (2.08%) Amazon EKS
14 20 (1.67%) Stackdriver
15 17 (1.42%) Firebase
15 17 (1.42%) Slack
16 15 (1.25%) Amazon S3
17 14 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
17 14 (1.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.83%) Firewall
2 53 (4.41%) SSL
3 51 (4.25%) TCP/IP
4 45 (3.75%) DNS
5 42 (3.50%) HTTP
6 33 (2.75%) HTTPS
7 13 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
7 13 (1.08%) Skype
7 13 (1.08%) VPN
8 12 (1.00%) DHCP
9 11 (0.92%) Internet
9 11 (0.92%) Kerberos
10 9 (0.75%) SAN
11 8 (0.67%) WAN
12 7 (0.58%) BGP
12 7 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (0.58%) LAN
12 7 (0.58%) OSPF
12 7 (0.58%) VoIP
13 6 (0.50%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (12.99%) Big Data
2 135 (11.24%) NoSQL
3 118 (9.83%) BigQuery
4 107 (8.91%) PostgreSQL
5 95 (7.91%) MySQL
6 89 (7.41%) SQL Server
7 82 (6.83%) Data Warehouse
8 77 (6.41%) Hadoop
9 74 (6.16%) Amazon Redshift
10 45 (3.75%) Relational Database
11 40 (3.33%) MongoDB
12 37 (3.08%) Data Lake
13 28 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
14 25 (2.08%) Neo4j
15 22 (1.83%) Apache Hive
16 19 (1.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 18 (1.50%) HBase
18 17 (1.42%) Flink
19 16 (1.33%) Redis
20 15 (1.25%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 235 (19.57%) Jenkins
2 141 (11.74%) Git (software)
3 90 (7.49%) GitLab
4 76 (6.33%) Artifactory
5 62 (5.16%) JIRA
6 57 (4.75%) CircleCI
7 50 (4.16%) RStudio
8 41 (3.41%) Maven
9 34 (2.83%) Sonatype Nexus
10 25 (2.08%) Selenium
11 21 (1.75%) webpack
12 18 (1.50%) Travis CI
13 17 (1.42%) Cucumber
13 17 (1.42%) Mockito
14 14 (1.17%) TeamCity
15 12 (1.00%) GoCD
15 12 (1.00%) JUnit
16 10 (0.83%) Bitbucket
16 10 (0.83%) Gradle
17 9 (0.75%) Mocha
General
1 346 (28.81%) Finance
2 209 (17.40%) Banking
3 130 (10.82%) Front Office
4 101 (8.41%) Investment Banking
5 45 (3.75%) Telecoms
6 38 (3.16%) Public Sector
7 26 (2.16%) Back Office
8 21 (1.75%) Marketing
8 21 (1.75%) Retail
9 10 (0.83%) Games
10 9 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.58%) Law
12 6 (0.50%) Automotive
12 6 (0.50%) Publishing
13 5 (0.42%) Advertising
14 4 (0.33%) Police
15 3 (0.25%) Electronics
16 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 349 (29.06%) Developer
2 180 (14.99%) Architect
3 140 (11.66%) Java Developer
4 138 (11.49%) DevOps Engineer
5 136 (11.32%) AWS Engineer
6 103 (8.58%) Data Engineer
7 94 (7.83%) AWS Developer
8 88 (7.33%) Cloud Engineer
9 85 (7.08%) Cloud Architect
10 59 (4.91%) Solutions Architect
11 58 (4.83%) Software Engineer
12 56 (4.66%) Java Engineer
13 54 (4.50%) Python Engineer
14 53 (4.41%) Python Developer
15 51 (4.25%) JavaScript Developer
16 47 (3.91%) Data Scientist
17 44 (3.66%) Data Architect
18 41 (3.41%) Consultant
19 39 (3.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
19 39 (3.25%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (19.32%) Web Services
2 190 (15.82%) React
3 174 (14.49%) AngularJS
4 165 (13.74%) Node.js
5 107 (8.91%) Vue.js
6 105 (8.74%) Spring
7 104 (8.66%) Kafka
8 83 (6.91%) .NET
9 74 (6.16%) CSS
10 68 (5.66%) HTML
11 66 (5.50%) RESTful
12 58 (4.83%) Spring Boot
13 55 (4.58%) REST
14 52 (4.33%) TensorFlow
15 47 (3.91%) gRPC
15 47 (3.91%) OAuth
16 43 (3.58%) Swagger
17 41 (3.41%) J2EE
18 37 (3.08%) PySpark
19 33 (2.75%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 161 (13.41%) Hedge funds
2 118 (9.83%) Derivative
2 118 (9.83%) Fixed Income
3 110 (9.16%) Equities
4 107 (8.91%) Public Cloud
5 95 (7.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 66 (5.50%) Greenfield Project
7 53 (4.41%) Algorithms
8 52 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
9 51 (4.25%) Cloud Native
10 39 (3.25%) User Experience
11 35 (2.91%) Mobile App
12 28 (2.33%) Data Centre
13 26 (2.16%) Blog
13 26 (2.16%) Data Structures
14 24 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
15 21 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (1.25%) iPad
16 15 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
17 14 (1.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 158 (13.16%) Linux
2 57 (4.75%) Windows
3 36 (3.00%) Unix
4 25 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.42%) Android
6 14 (1.17%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.17%) CentOS
7 11 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.75%) CoreOS
9 8 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.17%) Debian
13 2 (0.17%) Solaris
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.083%) AIX
14 1 (0.083%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.083%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (42.96%) DevOps
2 464 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
3 283 (23.56%) Software Engineering
4 262 (21.82%) Microservices
5 165 (13.74%) Investment Management
6 162 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
7 159 (13.24%) Asset Management
8 157 (13.07%) Analytics
9 141 (11.74%) Open Source
10 127 (10.57%) Migration
11 126 (10.49%) Machine Learning
12 112 (9.33%) Data Science
13 110 (9.16%) Continuous Delivery
14 103 (8.58%) Decision-Making
15 98 (8.16%) Portfolio Management
16 94 (7.83%) Test Automation
17 86 (7.16%) Computer Science
18 84 (6.99%) Artificial Intelligence
19 83 (6.91%) Mentoring
20 81 (6.74%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 519 (43.21%) Python
2 443 (36.89%) Java
3 284 (23.65%) JavaScript
4 235 (19.57%) SQL
5 91 (7.58%) Scala
6 87 (7.24%) Go
7 75 (6.24%) C#
8 53 (4.41%) TypeScript
9 48 (4.00%) R
10 41 (3.41%) Kotlin
11 40 (3.33%) Ruby
12 39 (3.25%) C++
13 37 (3.08%) Bash Shell
14 36 (3.00%) PowerShell
15 35 (2.91%) Groovy
15 35 (2.91%) Java 8
16 24 (2.00%) ES6
17 20 (1.67%) PHP
18 14 (1.17%) C
19 12 (1.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 80 (6.66%) Degree
2 70 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 53 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 39 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (1.25%) PhD
6 13 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.08%) SANS
6 13 (1.08%) Sun Certification
7 12 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.92%) CCNA
8 11 (0.92%) CISSP
9 9 (0.75%) CISM
10 8 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.67%) ISEB
11 6 (0.50%) CCDE
11 6 (0.50%) CCDP
11 6 (0.50%) CCIE
11 6 (0.50%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 6 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
11 6 (0.50%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.16%) QA
2 11 (0.92%) GDPR
3 10 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (0.50%) SLA
7 5 (0.42%) NIST
8 4 (0.33%) Basel III
9 3 (0.25%) COBIT
9 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.083%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.083%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.083%) HL7
11 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.083%) PMO
11 1 (0.083%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 342 (28.48%) Docker
2 25 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.17%) VMware NSX
4 12 (1.00%) vSphere
5 10 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.67%) HDFS
7 7 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.42%) XenApp
10 3 (0.25%) NDS
10 3 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 3 (0.25%) Xen
11 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.17%) PowerDNS
11 2 (0.17%) vCloud
12 1 (0.083%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.083%) Varnish
12 1 (0.083%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 435 (36.22%) Kubernetes
2 262 (21.82%) Terraform
3 184 (15.32%) Ansible
4 78 (6.49%) Puppet
5 71 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (3.66%) Prometheus
7 27 (2.25%) Salt
8 24 (2.00%) Grafana
9 22 (1.83%) Zipkin
10 13 (1.08%) Packer
11 12 (1.00%) logstash
12 11 (0.92%) Nagios
13 10 (0.83%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 7 (0.58%) Argo
14 7 (0.58%) Kibana
14 7 (0.58%) Mesos
14 7 (0.58%) SCCM
15 6 (0.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 6 (0.50%) vRealize
16 5 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 648 (53.96%) Google
2 91 (7.58%) Microsoft
3 70 (5.83%) Oracle
4 49 (4.08%) Splunk
5 35 (2.91%) VMware
6 25 (2.08%) Tableau
7 21 (1.75%) IBM
8 20 (1.67%) AppDynamics
9 18 (1.50%) SAP
10 17 (1.42%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.33%) Cisco
11 16 (1.33%) Cloudera
11 16 (1.33%) F5
12 15 (1.25%) Confluent
13 12 (1.00%) Hortonworks
14 11 (0.92%) MuleSoft
15 10 (0.83%) Dell
15 10 (0.83%) EMC
15 10 (0.83%) Sybase
16 9 (0.75%) HP