Period
to 17 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 62 60 94
Rank change year-on-year -2 +34 +82
Contract jobs citing GCP 2,481 1,204 1,683
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.60% 3.63% 2.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.08% 10.94% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,845 874 1,191
10th Percentile £463 £405 £413
25th Percentile £525 £456 £474
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
75th Percentile £700 £650 £663
90th Percentile £763 £713 £725
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 2
10th Percentile £19.35 £23.70 £27.85
25th Percentile £32.66 £24.19 £33.63
Median hourly rate £60.00 £25.00 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year +140.00% -43.82% +99.35%
75th Percentile £71.50 £35.16 £56.63
90th Percentile £74.34 £41.19 £63.15
UK median hourly rate £59.00 £26.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +126.92% -41.57% +99.35%

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 24,617 11,002 20,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.70% 33.21% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,956 7,928 14,226
10th Percentile £319 £303 £280
25th Percentile £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.74% -2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £580 £588
90th Percentile £715 £661 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £490
% change year-on-year +6.06% +1.02% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 197 291
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.50 £13.50
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.79 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.90 £22.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +10.00% +14.29%
75th Percentile £43.75 £46.00 £40.13
90th Percentile £63.25 £60.00 £73.75
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year -6.67% +13.92% +12.86%

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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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 -8 1,774 £613 +11.36% 515
North of England +23 155 £563 +12.50% 110
South East +4 146 £575 +21.05% 55
North West +14 81 £575 +15.00% 66
Midlands -27 67 £550 +18.03% 66
Yorkshire +2 65 £575 +12.20% 31
South West -12 62 £416 -14.62% 29
East of England -13 57 £525 -12.10% 43
West Midlands -22 52 £517 +29.25% 57
East Midlands -34 12 £613 +31.44% 8
North East +7 11 £500 -13.04% 13
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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 1,587 (63.97%) AWS
2 1,271 (51.23%) Azure
3 957 (38.57%) Google
4 941 (37.93%) Python
5 896 (36.11%) DevOps
6 786 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
7 773 (31.16%) Kubernetes
8 755 (30.43%) Terraform
9 735 (29.63%) Java
10 687 (27.69%) Finance
11 638 (25.72%) Docker
12 518 (20.88%) Microservices
13 493 (19.87%) SQL
14 445 (17.94%) Social Skills
15 435 (17.53%) Software Engineering
16 428 (17.25%) Jenkins
17 403 (16.24%) JavaScript
18 390 (15.72%) Analytics
19 347 (13.99%) Ansible
20 336 (13.54%) React
21 323 (13.02%) Linux
22 297 (11.97%) Infrastructure as Code
23 291 (11.73%) Full Stack Development
24 260 (10.48%) Banking
25 259 (10.44%) BigQuery
26 251 (10.12%) Git (software)
27 247 (9.96%) Kafka
28 231 (9.31%) Node.js
29 227 (9.15%) TypeScript
30 222 (8.95%) Public Cloud

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
1 127 (5.12%) Apache Spark
2 91 (3.67%) Confluence
3 75 (3.02%) Apache
4 67 (2.70%) Apache Airflow
5 48 (1.93%) OpenStack
6 45 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
7 28 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
8 21 (0.85%) nginx
9 18 (0.73%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.60%) CMS
11 13 (0.52%) Traefik
12 12 (0.48%) SharePoint
13 11 (0.44%) GemFire
14 9 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
16 6 (0.24%) Apache Pulsar
16 6 (0.24%) Camunda
16 6 (0.24%) Headless CMS
16 6 (0.24%) Jupyter
17 5 (0.20%) Luigi
Applications
1 20 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.16%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.081%) Notepad++
6 2 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.040%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.040%) SPSS
7 1 (0.040%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 12 (0.48%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.16%) Shopify
4 3 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.081%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.081%) Magento
5 2 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.040%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.040%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,587 (63.97%) AWS
2 1,271 (51.23%) Azure
3 154 (6.21%) Serverless
4 146 (5.88%) GitHub
5 139 (5.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 96 (3.87%) PaaS
7 91 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
8 86 (3.47%) OpenShift
9 85 (3.43%) SaaS
10 80 (3.22%) IaaS
11 63 (2.54%) Apigee
12 54 (2.18%) Snowflake
13 49 (1.98%) Power Platform
14 45 (1.81%) Microsoft 365
15 43 (1.73%) Cloud Functions
16 42 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
17 41 (1.65%) Google Data Studio
18 40 (1.61%) Google Analytics
19 33 (1.33%) GitHub Actions
19 33 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 93 (3.75%) Firewall
2 68 (2.74%) DNS
3 58 (2.34%) Network Security
4 40 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 35 (1.41%) HTTP
6 29 (1.17%) VPN
6 29 (1.17%) WAN
7 27 (1.09%) Kerberos
8 24 (0.97%) DHCP
9 20 (0.81%) BGP
9 20 (0.81%) MQTT
10 18 (0.73%) SAN
11 16 (0.64%) LAN
12 15 (0.60%) SSL
13 13 (0.52%) Internet
13 13 (0.52%) NAS
14 11 (0.44%) Software-Defined Networking
15 10 (0.40%) IPsec
15 10 (0.40%) Multicast
16 9 (0.36%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (10.44%) BigQuery
2 204 (8.22%) Big Data
3 184 (7.42%) NoSQL
4 111 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
5 110 (4.43%) MongoDB
6 99 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
7 93 (3.75%) Hadoop
8 74 (2.98%) Relational Database
9 69 (2.78%) MySQL
10 68 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
11 67 (2.70%) SQL Server
12 65 (2.62%) Tableau
13 56 (2.26%) Redis
14 50 (2.02%) Amazon Redshift
15 48 (1.93%) Apache Hive
15 48 (1.93%) Power BI
16 41 (1.65%) Looker
17 40 (1.61%) Data Lake
18 33 (1.33%) Cloud Spanner
18 33 (1.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 428 (17.25%) Jenkins
2 251 (10.12%) Git (software)
3 160 (6.45%) JIRA
4 126 (5.08%) GitLab
5 99 (3.99%) Maven
6 72 (2.90%) CircleCI
7 67 (2.70%) Gradle
8 46 (1.85%) JUnit
9 40 (1.61%) TeamCity
10 31 (1.25%) Bitbucket
11 29 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 26 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
13 25 (1.01%) Selenium
14 24 (0.97%) GoCD
14 24 (0.97%) JMeter
15 23 (0.93%) Subversion
16 22 (0.89%) SonarQube
17 21 (0.85%) Cucumber
18 19 (0.77%) Travis CI
19 18 (0.73%) gulp
General
1 687 (27.69%) Finance
2 445 (17.94%) Social Skills
3 260 (10.48%) Banking
4 158 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
5 143 (5.76%) Front Office
6 102 (4.11%) Public Sector
7 90 (3.63%) Retail
8 75 (3.02%) Marketing
9 73 (2.94%) Legal
10 71 (2.86%) Financial Institution
10 71 (2.86%) Telecoms
11 70 (2.82%) Presentation Skills
12 44 (1.77%) Influencing Skills
13 36 (1.45%) Manufacturing
14 28 (1.13%) Games
15 26 (1.05%) Investment Banking
16 25 (1.01%) Electronics
17 24 (0.97%) Retail Banking
18 23 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
19 19 (0.77%) Law
Job Titles
1 660 (26.60%) Developer
2 503 (20.27%) Architect
3 250 (10.08%) DevOps Engineer
4 217 (8.75%) Java Developer
5 185 (7.46%) Cloud Engineer
6 183 (7.38%) Data Engineer
7 176 (7.09%) AWS Engineer
8 168 (6.77%) Cloud Architect
9 153 (6.17%) Software Engineer
10 140 (5.64%) Python Developer
11 124 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
12 123 (4.96%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 115 (4.64%) AWS Developer
14 113 (4.55%) Python Engineer
15 112 (4.51%) Senior Developer
16 110 (4.43%) Java Engineer
17 102 (4.11%) Security Architect
18 99 (3.99%) Analyst
18 99 (3.99%) Full Stack Developer
19 95 (3.83%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 336 (13.54%) React
2 247 (9.96%) Kafka
3 231 (9.31%) Node.js
4 164 (6.61%) Spring
5 126 (5.08%) REST
5 126 (5.08%) Spring Boot
6 114 (4.59%) .NET
7 104 (4.19%) AngularJS
8 74 (2.98%) CSS
8 74 (2.98%) HTML
9 57 (2.30%) GraphQL
10 53 (2.14%) OAuth
11 52 (2.10%) RESTful
12 42 (1.69%) OpenID
13 38 (1.53%) gRPC
14 37 (1.49%) Web Services
15 36 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
16 34 (1.37%) Apache Beam
16 34 (1.37%) JWT
17 33 (1.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 222 (8.95%) Public Cloud
2 160 (6.45%) Cloud Native
3 131 (5.28%) Equities
4 130 (5.24%) Hedge funds
5 85 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 76 (3.06%) Data Centre
7 74 (2.98%) Fixed Income
8 69 (2.78%) Derivative
9 64 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
10 63 (2.54%) User Experience
11 62 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 52 (2.10%) Data Protection Act
13 45 (1.81%) iPad
14 39 (1.57%) Data Structures
15 34 (1.37%) Management Information System
15 34 (1.37%) PKI
16 32 (1.29%) Algorithms
17 30 (1.21%) Clustering
18 28 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
19 26 (1.05%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 323 (13.02%) Linux
2 145 (5.84%) Windows
3 74 (2.98%) Unix
4 41 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (1.49%) Windows Server
6 31 (1.25%) CentOS
7 15 (0.60%) Ubuntu
7 15 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.52%) Android
9 12 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 11 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (0.40%) Debian
12 7 (0.28%) Mac OS
12 7 (0.28%) VMS
12 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.16%) Solaris
13 4 (0.16%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 896 (36.11%) DevOps
2 786 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
3 518 (20.88%) Microservices
4 435 (17.53%) Software Engineering
5 390 (15.72%) Analytics
6 297 (11.97%) Infrastructure as Code
7 291 (11.73%) Full Stack Development
8 222 (8.95%) Migration
9 210 (8.46%) Asset Management
10 197 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
11 188 (7.58%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 174 (7.01%) TDD
13 167 (6.73%) Investment Management
14 156 (6.29%) Data Engineering
15 155 (6.25%) Scrum
16 147 (5.93%) Configuration Management
16 147 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
17 144 (5.80%) Test Automation
18 135 (5.44%) Open Source
18 135 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 941 (37.93%) Python
2 735 (29.63%) Java
3 493 (19.87%) SQL
4 403 (16.24%) JavaScript
5 227 (9.15%) TypeScript
6 201 (8.10%) Bash
7 187 (7.54%) Go
8 141 (5.68%) Scala
9 127 (5.12%) C#
10 98 (3.95%) C++
11 92 (3.71%) Ruby
12 84 (3.39%) PowerShell
13 80 (3.22%) Kotlin
14 61 (2.46%) R
15 60 (2.42%) C
16 44 (1.77%) Java 11
17 38 (1.53%) Java 8
18 33 (1.33%) Groovy
19 29 (1.17%) PHP
19 29 (1.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 149 (6.01%) Security Cleared
2 125 (5.04%) Degree
3 106 (4.27%) SC Cleared
4 48 (1.93%) CISSP
5 42 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 23 (0.93%) AWS Certification
8 18 (0.73%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 16 (0.64%) DV Cleared
9 16 (0.64%) PhD
10 13 (0.52%) CCIE
11 12 (0.48%) CCNP
11 12 (0.48%) CISA
12 11 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (0.44%) CISM
13 10 (0.40%) CCSP
14 9 (0.36%) GIAC
15 8 (0.32%) CRISC
15 8 (0.32%) DBS Check
15 8 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (3.59%) QA
2 85 (3.43%) GDPR
3 30 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (1.01%) GRC
6 23 (0.93%) NCSC
7 17 (0.69%) NIST
8 11 (0.44%) Accessibility
9 9 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.32%) SLA
11 6 (0.24%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.16%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.12%) Basel II
13 3 (0.12%) GxP
14 2 (0.081%) COBIT
14 2 (0.081%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (0.081%) ISO 20022
14 2 (0.081%) PMO
15 1 (0.040%) Cyber Essentials
15 1 (0.040%) SOC 2
System Software
1 638 (25.72%) Docker
2 85 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (2.30%) Active Directory
4 25 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.64%) NFS
6 16 (0.64%) OpenAM
7 15 (0.60%) vSphere
8 14 (0.56%) VMware NSX
9 10 (0.40%) Hyper-V
10 9 (0.36%) OpenIDM
11 7 (0.28%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.24%) KVM
13 5 (0.20%) Firmware
13 5 (0.20%) HDFS
13 5 (0.20%) vCloud
14 4 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.12%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 3 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 773 (31.16%) Kubernetes
2 755 (30.43%) Terraform
3 347 (13.99%) Ansible
4 137 (5.52%) Puppet
5 124 (5.00%) Prometheus
6 120 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
7 119 (4.80%) Grafana
8 59 (2.38%) Istio
9 39 (1.57%) Packer
10 30 (1.21%) Consul
11 29 (1.17%) Nagios
12 24 (0.97%) Docker Swarm
12 24 (0.97%) Graphite
13 23 (0.93%) Kibana
14 16 (0.64%) HAProxy
14 16 (0.64%) ZABBIX
15 14 (0.56%) logstash
15 14 (0.56%) Salt
16 13 (0.52%) linkerd
16 13 (0.52%) Podman
Vendors
1 957 (38.57%) Google
2 172 (6.93%) Microsoft
3 127 (5.12%) VMware
4 113 (4.55%) Oracle
5 62 (2.50%) Splunk
6 57 (2.30%) Cisco
7 43 (1.73%) SAP
8 39 (1.57%) IBM
9 36 (1.45%) Red Hat
10 30 (1.21%) Atlassian
11 23 (0.93%) Teradata
12 21 (0.85%) Qualys
13 20 (0.81%) AppDynamics
13 20 (0.81%) MuleSoft
13 20 (0.81%) Talend
14 19 (0.77%) Cloudera
14 19 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
15 18 (0.73%) CheckPoint
16 16 (0.64%) CA
17 15 (0.60%) PagerDuty