Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 200 482
Rank change year-on-year +104 +282 +199
Contract jobs citing GCP 1,899 1,327 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.53% 1.40% 0.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.48% 5.69% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,352 964 324
England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £406 £383 £315
90th Percentile £725 £700 £661
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 15
England median hourly rate £44.50 £28.72 £27.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.97% +5.73% -
10th Percentile £27.85 £19.43 £25.50
90th Percentile £63.15 £53.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £28.72 £27.16
% change year-on-year +54.97% +5.73% -

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 22,399 23,342 16,516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 29.87% 24.59% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,335 16,354 11,552
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £294 £305 £275
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 310 214
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -12.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.48 £11.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £60.29 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +7.85%

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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 +77 1,385 £575 +4.55% 407
North of England +118 209 £515 -3.06% 101
South East +91 151 £475 -10.38% 42
Yorkshire +100 103 £475 +2.70% 29
North West +74 89 £550 +4.76% 62
Midlands +35 52 £500 - 39
East of England +43 49 £450 -16.28% 37
South West +13 49 £550 +13.70% 35
West Midlands +34 36 £500 -9.09% 27
North East +16 18 £638 +6.25% 10
East Midlands +19 16 £460 -23.33% 12
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 1,174 (61.82%) AWS
2 1,159 (61.03%) Google
3 925 (48.71%) Azure
4 837 (44.08%) Python
5 745 (39.23%) DevOps
6 605 (31.86%) Kubernetes
7 569 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
8 524 (27.59%) Docker
9 512 (26.96%) Java
10 421 (22.17%) Terraform
11 412 (21.70%) SQL
12 368 (19.38%) Linux
13 365 (19.22%) Finance
14 346 (18.22%) Microservices
15 318 (16.75%) Big Data
16 306 (16.11%) Jenkins
17 298 (15.69%) Ansible
18 277 (14.59%) BigQuery
19 270 (14.22%) Analytics
20 244 (12.85%) JavaScript
21 237 (12.48%) Node.js
22 230 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
23 222 (11.69%) Banking
24 197 (10.37%) Migration
25 189 (9.95%) Software Engineering
26 181 (9.53%) React
27 180 (9.48%) Data Science
28 178 (9.37%) Scrum
29 175 (9.22%) Go
30 173 (9.11%) Apache Spark

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
1 173 (9.11%) Apache Spark
2 144 (7.58%) Apache
3 66 (3.48%) Apache Airflow
4 57 (3.00%) Confluence
5 56 (2.95%) nginx
6 41 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
6 41 (2.16%) Tomcat
7 40 (2.11%) OpenStack
8 30 (1.58%) WebSphere
9 28 (1.47%) IIS
10 24 (1.26%) Jupyter
10 24 (1.26%) SAS
11 20 (1.05%) Jetty
11 20 (1.05%) Mongrel
12 17 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.53%) JBoss
14 8 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.37%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.37%) Luigi
16 6 (0.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 35 (1.84%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.16%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.053%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.053%) Magento
3 1 (0.053%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.053%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,174 (61.82%) AWS
2 925 (48.71%) Azure
3 86 (4.53%) PaaS
4 78 (4.11%) GitHub
5 75 (3.95%) Serverless
6 73 (3.84%) IaaS
7 72 (3.79%) SaaS
8 67 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 58 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
10 57 (3.00%) Google App Engine
11 39 (2.05%) OpenShift
12 36 (1.90%) AWS Step Functions
13 35 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
14 33 (1.74%) Apigee
15 29 (1.53%) Office 365
16 27 (1.42%) G Suite
17 23 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
17 23 (1.21%) Heroku
18 22 (1.16%) Stackdriver
19 19 (1.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.53%) Firewall
2 55 (2.90%) HTTP
3 54 (2.84%) DNS
4 50 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 33 (1.74%) DHCP
6 24 (1.26%) FTP
6 24 (1.26%) IPsec
6 24 (1.26%) SSL
7 21 (1.11%) Network Security
8 17 (0.90%) Internet
9 15 (0.79%) WAN
10 12 (0.63%) Broadband
10 12 (0.63%) LAN
11 11 (0.58%) SAN
12 8 (0.42%) VPN
13 6 (0.32%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (0.32%) Multicast
13 6 (0.32%) Skype
14 5 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (16.75%) Big Data
2 277 (14.59%) BigQuery
3 160 (8.43%) NoSQL
4 159 (8.37%) Hadoop
5 151 (7.95%) PostgreSQL
6 117 (6.16%) MySQL
7 114 (6.00%) Relational Database
8 108 (5.69%) Data Warehouse
9 105 (5.53%) SQL Server
10 92 (4.84%) MongoDB
11 72 (3.79%) Apache Cassandra
12 66 (3.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 61 (3.21%) RDBMS
14 53 (2.79%) Amazon Redshift
15 47 (2.47%) Apache Hive
16 45 (2.37%) Redis
17 44 (2.32%) Neo4j
18 43 (2.26%) Data Lake
19 39 (2.05%) Amazon Athena
20 37 (1.95%) HBase
Development Applications
1 306 (16.11%) Jenkins
2 165 (8.69%) Git (software)
3 153 (8.06%) JIRA
4 51 (2.69%) GitLab
5 49 (2.58%) Sonatype Nexus
6 44 (2.32%) Artifactory
7 40 (2.11%) CircleCI
7 40 (2.11%) Selenium
8 33 (1.74%) Travis CI
9 32 (1.69%) Bitbucket
10 27 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 26 (1.37%) TeamCity
12 25 (1.32%) Gradle
12 25 (1.32%) webpack
13 24 (1.26%) Maven
14 20 (1.05%) Cucumber
15 13 (0.68%) Spinnaker
15 13 (0.68%) Visual Studio
16 11 (0.58%) gulp
16 11 (0.58%) SonarQube
General
1 365 (19.22%) Finance
2 222 (11.69%) Banking
3 68 (3.58%) Front Office
4 59 (3.11%) Retail
5 53 (2.79%) Public Sector
6 44 (2.32%) Telecoms
7 34 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 33 (1.74%) Legal
9 29 (1.53%) Marketing
10 25 (1.32%) Financial Institution
11 19 (1.00%) Billing
11 19 (1.00%) Games
12 17 (0.90%) Law
13 13 (0.68%) Advertising
14 12 (0.63%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.63%) Publishing
14 12 (0.63%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.53%) Automotive
16 6 (0.32%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 473 (24.91%) Developer
2 346 (18.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 258 (13.59%) Architect
4 220 (11.59%) Data Engineer
5 193 (10.16%) Cloud Engineer
6 140 (7.37%) Python Engineer
7 116 (6.11%) Cloud Architect
8 115 (6.06%) Python Developer
9 106 (5.58%) AWS Engineer
10 94 (4.95%) Senior Developer
11 80 (4.21%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 76 (4.00%) Java Developer
13 72 (3.79%) Full Stack Developer
14 63 (3.32%) Senior DevOps
15 61 (3.21%) AWS DevOps
16 60 (3.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 59 (3.11%) Analyst
17 59 (3.11%) React Developer
18 54 (2.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 53 (2.79%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (12.48%) Node.js
2 181 (9.53%) React
3 169 (8.90%) Web Services
4 140 (7.37%) Kafka
5 122 (6.42%) .NET
6 119 (6.27%) REST
7 112 (5.90%) AngularJS
8 102 (5.37%) CSS
9 92 (4.84%) RESTful
10 72 (3.79%) Spring
11 68 (3.58%) Apache Beam
11 68 (3.58%) HTML
12 61 (3.21%) J2EE
13 52 (2.74%) JSON
13 52 (2.74%) Redux
14 47 (2.47%) GraphQL
15 46 (2.42%) Vue.js
16 34 (1.79%) Pandas
17 30 (1.58%) scikit-learn
17 30 (1.58%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 171 (9.00%) Public Cloud
2 135 (7.11%) Greenfield Project
3 70 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (3.69%) Cloud Native
4 59 (3.11%) Derivative
5 56 (2.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 54 (2.84%) Fixed Income
7 50 (2.63%) Algorithms
8 43 (2.26%) Hedge funds
9 40 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 40 (2.11%) User Experience
10 37 (1.95%) Data Structures
11 36 (1.90%) Equity Derivative
12 34 (1.79%) Equities
13 32 (1.69%) Data Centre
13 32 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
14 29 (1.53%) Clustering
14 29 (1.53%) Mobile App
15 25 (1.32%) Replication
16 24 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 368 (19.38%) Linux
2 146 (7.69%) Windows
3 60 (3.16%) Unix
4 49 (2.58%) CentOS
5 48 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (2.05%) Windows Server
7 32 (1.69%) Ubuntu
8 24 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (0.84%) Android
10 14 (0.74%) CoreOS
11 9 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.47%) VMS
12 8 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.32%) AIX
14 5 (0.26%) Debian
15 3 (0.16%) zOS
16 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.11%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.053%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 745 (39.23%) DevOps
2 569 (29.96%) Agile Software Development
3 346 (18.22%) Microservices
4 270 (14.22%) Analytics
5 230 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
6 197 (10.37%) Migration
7 189 (9.95%) Software Engineering
8 180 (9.48%) Data Science
9 178 (9.37%) Scrum
10 168 (8.85%) ETL
11 165 (8.69%) Machine Learning
12 159 (8.37%) TDD
13 148 (7.79%) Infrastructure as Code
14 144 (7.58%) Configuration Management
14 144 (7.58%) Continuous Delivery
15 135 (7.11%) Open Source
16 123 (6.48%) Test Automation
17 111 (5.85%) Problem-Solving
18 108 (5.69%) Data Modelling
19 98 (5.16%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 837 (44.08%) Python
2 512 (26.96%) Java
3 412 (21.70%) SQL
4 244 (12.85%) JavaScript
5 175 (9.22%) Go
6 161 (8.48%) Scala
7 139 (7.32%) C#
8 102 (5.37%) Bash Shell
9 85 (4.48%) TypeScript
10 83 (4.37%) Ruby
11 72 (3.79%) C++
12 64 (3.37%) PowerShell
13 56 (2.95%) R
14 47 (2.47%) ES6
15 46 (2.42%) PHP
16 38 (2.00%) Kotlin
16 38 (2.00%) Perl
17 27 (1.42%) C
18 24 (1.26%) Java 8
19 23 (1.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 87 (4.58%) Degree
2 75 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 42 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 33 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (1.26%) Master's Degree
6 20 (1.05%) CISSP
7 13 (0.68%) AWS Certification
7 13 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.63%) PhD
9 10 (0.53%) MCSA
10 9 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.37%) CISM
11 7 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
11 7 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.32%) RHCE
13 5 (0.26%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.26%) PMP
14 4 (0.21%) CCNA
15 3 (0.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (2.00%) QA
3 23 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.95%) SLA
5 16 (0.84%) GDPR
6 14 (0.74%) NIST
7 12 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.47%) NIST 800
10 4 (0.21%) PMO
11 3 (0.16%) COBIT
11 3 (0.16%) NCSC
12 2 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.11%) PSD2
13 1 (0.053%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.053%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.053%) ITGC
System Software
1 524 (27.59%) Docker
2 63 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.74%) Active Directory
4 25 (1.32%) vSphere
5 24 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (1.11%) Xen
7 13 (0.68%) VMware NSX
8 12 (0.63%) Hyper-V
9 11 (0.58%) HDFS
10 7 (0.37%) Apache Flume
10 7 (0.37%) OpenAM
10 7 (0.37%) OpenDJ
10 7 (0.37%) VirtualBox
11 6 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.26%) OpenIDM
12 5 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.26%) XenApp
12 5 (0.26%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.21%) Ceph
13 4 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 605 (31.86%) Kubernetes
2 421 (22.17%) Terraform
3 298 (15.69%) Ansible
4 155 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
5 150 (7.90%) Puppet
6 59 (3.11%) Prometheus
7 45 (2.37%) Grafana
8 32 (1.69%) Istio
9 26 (1.37%) Salt
10 25 (1.32%) Nagios
11 23 (1.21%) Packer
12 19 (1.00%) Kibana
13 12 (0.63%) Kubeflow
13 12 (0.63%) SCCM
14 10 (0.53%) Mesos
15 9 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
15 9 (0.47%) logstash
15 9 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
16 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
16 8 (0.42%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,159 (61.03%) Google
2 171 (9.00%) Microsoft
3 103 (5.42%) Oracle
4 80 (4.21%) VMware
5 46 (2.42%) Red Hat
6 31 (1.63%) Tableau
7 29 (1.53%) Splunk
8 27 (1.42%) Cisco
8 27 (1.42%) Veracode
9 25 (1.32%) Sybase
10 20 (1.05%) NetApp
11 19 (1.00%) IBM
12 18 (0.95%) ForgeRock
13 17 (0.90%) Databricks
14 16 (0.84%) Confluent
14 16 (0.84%) EMC
15 15 (0.79%) Alibaba
16 13 (0.68%) Teradata
17 12 (0.63%) Cloudera
17 12 (0.63%) Ping Identity