Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 97 203
Rank change year-on-year +35 +106 +264
Contract jobs citing GCP 1,140 1,890 1,353
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.72% 2.53% 1.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.52% 8.46% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 1,370 1,012
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £405 £406 £376
90th Percentile £750 £725 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £70.00 £44.50 £28.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.30% +54.97% +5.73%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 £28.72
% change year-on-year -21.35% +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 9,894 22,347 23,410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.30% 29.95% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,554 15,298 16,404
Median daily rate £495 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £305
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £490 £498 £475
% change year-on-year -1.51% +4.74% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 372 313
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.91% +22.86% -14.63%
10th Percentile £13.15 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £78.75 £59.50
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +35.71% +20.00% -12.50%

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 29 November 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 29 November 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 29 November 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 +19 898 £575 - 262
North of England +16 71 £513 +2.60% 107
South East +78 45 £511 +7.63% 43
Yorkshire 0 33 £500 +5.26% 27
Midlands +61 31 £425 -12.82% 35
North West +25 28 £500 -9.09% 55
South West +86 27 £450 -18.18% 27
East of England +59 23 £475 +5.56% 28
West Midlands +46 18 £375 -25.00% 16
East Midlands +38 11 £476 +1.28% 19
North East +29 9 £570 -10.59% 25
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 November 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.

1 751 (65.88%) AWS
2 633 (55.53%) Azure
3 553 (48.51%) Google
4 480 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 466 (40.88%) Python
6 422 (37.02%) Java
7 398 (34.91%) Finance
7 398 (34.91%) DevOps
8 377 (33.07%) Kubernetes
9 275 (24.12%) Software Engineering
10 273 (23.95%) Web Services
11 269 (23.60%) Docker
12 264 (23.16%) Microservices
13 249 (21.84%) JavaScript
14 240 (21.05%) Banking
15 217 (19.04%) SQL
16 209 (18.33%) Asset Management
17 195 (17.11%) Terraform
18 191 (16.75%) React
18 191 (16.75%) Jenkins
19 188 (16.49%) Investment Management
20 173 (15.18%) AngularJS
21 161 (14.12%) Node.js
22 156 (13.68%) Hedge funds
23 142 (12.46%) Analytics
23 142 (12.46%) Serverless
24 138 (12.11%) Derivative
25 137 (12.02%) Fixed Income
26 135 (11.84%) Scrum
27 130 (11.40%) Front Office

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 82 (7.19%) Apache
2 51 (4.47%) Confluence
3 45 (3.95%) Apache Spark
4 25 (2.19%) Apache Airflow
5 24 (2.11%) nginx
6 23 (2.02%) Cloud Foundry
7 12 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.79%) CMS
8 9 (0.79%) Headless CMS
9 8 (0.70%) Jupyter
9 8 (0.70%) Mule
9 8 (0.70%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.70%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.53%) IBM Domino
10 6 (0.53%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.44%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.35%) IIS
12 4 (0.35%) NetWeaver
12 4 (0.35%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.35%) Tornado
Applications
1 7 (0.61%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
3 3 (0.26%) Sketch
4 1 (0.088%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.35%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.26%) Magento
2 3 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.088%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.088%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.088%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 751 (65.88%) AWS
2 633 (55.53%) Azure
3 142 (12.46%) Serverless
4 81 (7.11%) PaaS
5 79 (6.93%) AWS Lambda
6 76 (6.67%) Amazon ECS
7 67 (5.88%) Apigee
8 60 (5.26%) GitHub
9 58 (5.09%) IaaS
10 40 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
11 34 (2.98%) SaaS
12 24 (2.11%) npm
13 19 (1.67%) OpenShift
14 18 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
14 18 (1.58%) Slack
15 17 (1.49%) Google Analytics
16 14 (1.23%) Amazon EKS
17 12 (1.05%) Power Platform
18 10 (0.88%) Office 365
19 9 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.68%) DNS
2 35 (3.07%) Firewall
3 34 (2.98%) TCP/IP
4 24 (2.11%) SSL
5 19 (1.67%) WAN
6 18 (1.58%) Network Security
7 17 (1.49%) Reverse Proxy
8 14 (1.23%) LAN
9 12 (1.05%) HTTP
10 10 (0.88%) VPN
11 9 (0.79%) Kerberos
11 9 (0.79%) Multicast
12 8 (0.70%) DHCP
13 7 (0.61%) Internet
14 5 (0.44%) Skype
15 3 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 3 (0.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 3 (0.26%) FTP
15 3 (0.26%) IPsec
15 3 (0.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (10.35%) BigQuery
2 101 (8.86%) SQL Server
3 99 (8.68%) NoSQL
4 89 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
5 86 (7.54%) MySQL
6 80 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
7 79 (6.93%) Big Data
8 73 (6.40%) Amazon Redshift
9 45 (3.95%) MongoDB
10 40 (3.51%) Hadoop
11 28 (2.46%) Relational Database
12 26 (2.28%) Cloud Spanner
13 25 (2.19%) Bigtable
14 18 (1.58%) Data Lake
15 16 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (1.32%) Tableau
17 12 (1.05%) Apache Hive
17 12 (1.05%) Power BI
18 10 (0.88%) Data Mart
19 9 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 191 (16.75%) Jenkins
2 114 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 96 (8.42%) GitLab
4 80 (7.02%) JIRA
5 68 (5.96%) Artifactory
6 50 (4.39%) Maven
7 36 (3.16%) CircleCI
8 20 (1.75%) JUnit
9 19 (1.67%) RStudio
9 19 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
10 16 (1.40%) Gradle
10 16 (1.40%) Selenium
10 16 (1.40%) Travis CI
11 13 (1.14%) Cucumber
12 12 (1.05%) gulp
12 12 (1.05%) Jasmine
13 10 (0.88%) Mockito
13 10 (0.88%) Subversion
14 9 (0.79%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.70%) SonarQube
General
1 398 (34.91%) Finance
2 240 (21.05%) Banking
3 130 (11.40%) Front Office
4 55 (4.82%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.54%) Marketing
5 29 (2.54%) Retail
6 25 (2.19%) Back Office
7 20 (1.75%) Public Sector
7 20 (1.75%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.88%) Billing
8 10 (0.88%) Law
9 7 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.35%) Advertising
11 4 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.35%) Electronics
11 4 (0.35%) Games
11 4 (0.35%) German Language
12 2 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 380 (33.33%) Developer
2 217 (19.04%) Architect
3 123 (10.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 107 (9.39%) AWS Engineer
5 106 (9.30%) Cloud Architect
6 103 (9.04%) Software Engineer
7 102 (8.95%) Java Developer
8 87 (7.63%) JavaScript Developer
9 84 (7.37%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 83 (7.28%) Data Engineer
11 78 (6.84%) Cloud Engineer
12 76 (6.67%) AWS Developer
13 72 (6.32%) React Developer
14 71 (6.23%) Java Engineer
15 61 (5.35%) Python Developer
16 55 (4.82%) AWS Software Engineer
17 54 (4.74%) Front Office Developer
18 50 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
19 48 (4.21%) AWS Architect
20 42 (3.68%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (23.95%) Web Services
2 191 (16.75%) React
3 173 (15.18%) AngularJS
4 161 (14.12%) Node.js
5 104 (9.12%) .NET
6 79 (6.93%) Vue.js
7 72 (6.32%) OAuth
8 71 (6.23%) Spring
9 65 (5.70%) gRPC
10 64 (5.61%) Swagger
11 59 (5.18%) Kafka
12 57 (5.00%) REST
13 56 (4.91%) CSS
14 54 (4.74%) Spring Boot
15 52 (4.56%) HTML
16 47 (4.12%) React Native
17 44 (3.86%) RESTful
18 39 (3.42%) .NET Core
19 33 (2.89%) GraphQL
19 33 (2.89%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 156 (13.68%) Hedge funds
2 138 (12.11%) Derivative
3 137 (12.02%) Fixed Income
4 114 (10.00%) Equities
5 94 (8.25%) Greenfield Project
6 83 (7.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 69 (6.05%) Blog
8 66 (5.79%) Public Cloud
9 52 (4.56%) Cloud Native
10 50 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (2.98%) Mobile App
12 28 (2.46%) User Experience
13 25 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
14 23 (2.02%) iPad
15 21 (1.84%) Credit Derivative
16 19 (1.67%) Credit Risk
16 19 (1.67%) Private Cloud
17 18 (1.58%) Data Centre
18 16 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
19 14 (1.23%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 119 (10.44%) Linux
2 50 (4.39%) Windows
3 28 (2.46%) Android
4 27 (2.37%) Unix
5 26 (2.28%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.40%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (0.35%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.35%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.26%) CentOS
10 3 (0.26%) Fedora
10 3 (0.26%) Solaris
11 2 (0.18%) AIX
11 2 (0.18%) zOS
12 1 (0.088%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 398 (34.91%) DevOps
3 275 (24.12%) Software Engineering
4 264 (23.16%) Microservices
5 209 (18.33%) Asset Management
6 188 (16.49%) Investment Management
7 142 (12.46%) Analytics
8 135 (11.84%) Scrum
9 129 (11.32%) Migration
10 115 (10.09%) Open Source
11 84 (7.37%) Machine Learning
12 76 (6.67%) Mentoring
13 71 (6.23%) ETL
14 68 (5.96%) TDD
15 62 (5.44%) E-Commerce
15 62 (5.44%) Infrastructure as Code
16 60 (5.26%) Kanban
17 59 (5.18%) Data Science
18 58 (5.09%) Artificial Intelligence
19 56 (4.91%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 466 (40.88%) Python
2 422 (37.02%) Java
3 249 (21.84%) JavaScript
4 217 (19.04%) SQL
5 75 (6.58%) R
6 70 (6.14%) Go
7 65 (5.70%) C#
8 56 (4.91%) TypeScript
9 48 (4.21%) Scala
10 32 (2.81%) Bash Shell
11 30 (2.63%) Java 8
12 29 (2.54%) C
13 28 (2.46%) Kotlin
14 24 (2.11%) PowerShell
15 22 (1.93%) ES6
15 22 (1.93%) Ruby
16 21 (1.84%) C++
17 19 (1.67%) PHP
18 18 (1.58%) Groovy
18 18 (1.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (3.95%) Degree
1 45 (3.95%) Security Cleared
2 39 (3.42%) SC Cleared
3 19 (1.67%) Sun Certification
4 13 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (1.05%) AWS Certification
6 7 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.61%) CISSP
6 7 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.61%) PhD
6 7 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.35%) CISA
9 3 (0.26%) CCIE
9 3 (0.26%) CISM
9 3 (0.26%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.26%) MCSE
10 2 (0.18%) CSSLP
10 2 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.37%) QA
2 14 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.88%) NIST
4 9 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.70%) GDPR
6 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.44%) SLA
7 4 (0.35%) Basel III
8 1 (0.088%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.088%) PSD2
8 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 269 (23.60%) Docker
2 31 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.28%) Active Directory
4 19 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.70%) VMware NSX
6 8 (0.70%) Xen
7 6 (0.53%) HDFS
8 5 (0.44%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 5 (0.44%) KVM
9 4 (0.35%) NFS
9 4 (0.35%) vSphere
10 3 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.26%) XenApp
11 2 (0.18%) PowerDNS
11 2 (0.18%) vCloud
11 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.088%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 377 (33.07%) Kubernetes
2 195 (17.11%) Terraform
3 116 (10.18%) Ansible
4 45 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (3.25%) Puppet
6 26 (2.28%) Prometheus
7 19 (1.67%) Argo
8 17 (1.49%) Grafana
9 14 (1.23%) Salt
10 8 (0.70%) Nagios
11 7 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (0.53%) Istio
12 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.53%) Packer
12 6 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.44%) Icinga
14 4 (0.35%) Mesos
14 4 (0.35%) Opsview
14 4 (0.35%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 553 (48.51%) Google
2 66 (5.79%) Oracle
3 56 (4.91%) Microsoft
4 44 (3.86%) VMware
5 32 (2.81%) Splunk
6 27 (2.37%) F5
6 27 (2.37%) SAP
7 22 (1.93%) AppDynamics
8 21 (1.84%) Red Hat
9 18 (1.58%) MuleSoft
10 15 (1.32%) IBM
11 13 (1.14%) Cloudera
12 11 (0.96%) Hortonworks
13 9 (0.79%) Cisco
13 9 (0.79%) Confluent
13 9 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.70%) Blue Coat
15 7 (0.61%) SaltStack
15 7 (0.61%) Talend
16 6 (0.53%) Intel