Period
to 26 April 2018

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 26 April 2018 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.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 593 785 862
Rank change year-on-year +192 +77 -39
Contract jobs citing GCP 265 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.020% 0.007%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.27% 0.17% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 3 2
England median daily rate £550 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +18.75% +9.59%
10th Percentile £413 £423 £379
90th Percentile £675 £518 £431
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +15.79% +18.75% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £33.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £33.00

GCP is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,688 9,842 11,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.63% 11.66% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,576 6,450 7,258
England median daily rate £450 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £263 £252 £232
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 319 383
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% -8.51% +9.05%
10th Percentile £12.37 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.90 £52.49
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% -6.25% +9.17%

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 26 April 2018.

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 26 April 2018.

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 26 April 2018. 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 +114 177 £525 +13.51% 58
North of England - 32 £600 - 15
South East -1 27 £333 - 14
Midlands +11 18 £650 +36.84% 2
West Midlands - 18 £650 - 2
North West - 16 £600 - 9
Yorkshire - 16 £550 - 3
South West - 8 £550 - 4
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, 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.

1 257 (96.98%) Google Cloud Platform
2 207 (78.11%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (43.40%) Kubernetes
4 113 (42.64%) DevOps
4 113 (42.64%) Google
5 110 (41.51%) Python
6 109 (41.13%) Docker
7 105 (39.62%) Microsoft Azure
8 92 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
9 89 (33.58%) Java
10 68 (25.66%) Ansible
11 60 (22.64%) SQL
11 60 (22.64%) Linux
12 59 (22.26%) Terraform
13 55 (20.75%) Jenkins
14 48 (18.11%) NoSQL
15 44 (16.60%) Bash Shell
16 42 (15.85%) Go
17 41 (15.47%) Big Data
17 41 (15.47%) Finance
18 40 (15.09%) TDD
18 40 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
19 38 (14.34%) Microservices
20 37 (13.96%) Git (software)
21 36 (13.58%) RESTful
22 34 (12.83%) Puppet
23 33 (12.45%) Opscode Chef
23 33 (12.45%) Windows
24 30 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
24 30 (11.32%) Configuration Management

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 26 (9.81%) Apache Spark
1 26 (9.81%) Cloud Foundry
2 23 (8.68%) OpenStack
3 14 (5.28%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (4.91%) Apache Airflow
5 12 (4.53%) Apache
6 11 (4.15%) nginx
7 9 (3.40%) Confluence
8 8 (3.02%) CloudStack
8 8 (3.02%) IIS
9 6 (2.26%) IBM Domino
9 6 (2.26%) Jetty
9 6 (2.26%) Mongrel
9 6 (2.26%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.89%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.51%) SAS
12 3 (1.13%) Ethereum
12 3 (1.13%) NServiceBus
13 2 (0.75%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.75%) Tornado
Applications
1 4 (1.51%) MS Visio
1 4 (1.51%) SPSS
2 2 (0.75%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.38%) HipChat
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 257 (96.98%) Google Cloud Platform
2 207 (78.11%) Amazon AWS
3 105 (39.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (9.81%) AWS CloudFormation
5 20 (7.55%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (6.04%) PaaS
7 15 (5.66%) IaaS
8 14 (5.28%) GitHub
9 8 (3.02%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (3.02%) Google App Engine
9 8 (3.02%) Sumo Logic
9 8 (3.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (2.64%) IBM Cloud
11 6 (2.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (2.26%) Bluemix
11 6 (2.26%) Heroku
11 6 (2.26%) npm
11 6 (2.26%) Rackspace Cloud
12 5 (1.89%) SaaS
13 4 (1.51%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.91%) DNS
2 7 (2.64%) BGP
2 7 (2.64%) BIG-IP
2 7 (2.64%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (2.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (2.64%) FabricPath
2 7 (2.64%) HSRP
2 7 (2.64%) OSPF
2 7 (2.64%) VPN
3 6 (2.26%) HTTP
4 5 (1.89%) Cisco Firepower
5 4 (1.51%) Firewall
6 1 (0.38%) Internet
6 1 (0.38%) NAS
6 1 (0.38%) SAN
6 1 (0.38%) Skype
6 1 (0.38%) SMS
6 1 (0.38%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (18.11%) NoSQL
2 41 (15.47%) Big Data
3 28 (10.57%) BigQuery
4 24 (9.06%) SQL Server
5 22 (8.30%) MySQL
6 19 (7.17%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (5.66%) RDBMS
7 15 (5.66%) Relational Database
8 14 (5.28%) Bigtable
8 14 (5.28%) MongoDB
9 13 (4.91%) Blockchain
10 11 (4.15%) Oracle Database
11 10 (3.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (3.77%) Hadoop
12 9 (3.40%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (3.40%) DB2
13 8 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (3.02%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 55 (20.75%) Jenkins
2 37 (13.96%) Git (software)
3 25 (9.43%) TeamCity
4 21 (7.92%) JIRA
5 18 (6.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (6.79%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (5.66%) Maven
7 12 (4.53%) Ant
7 12 (4.53%) JUnit
7 12 (4.53%) Mockito
8 10 (3.77%) Bitbucket
9 9 (3.40%) Gradle
10 8 (3.02%) Oracle APEX
10 8 (3.02%) Subversion
11 7 (2.64%) Mercurial
12 6 (2.26%) Gerrit
12 6 (2.26%) MSBuild
12 6 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (2.26%) Vagrant
General
1 41 (15.47%) Finance
2 25 (9.43%) Telecoms
3 21 (7.92%) Banking
4 12 (4.53%) Marketing
5 11 (4.15%) Law
6 8 (3.02%) Electronics
6 8 (3.02%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.64%) Billing
8 5 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.89%) Retail
9 4 (1.51%) German Language
10 3 (1.13%) Advertising
11 2 (0.75%) Games
11 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 84 (31.70%) Developer
2 65 (24.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 39 (14.72%) Cloud Engineer
4 31 (11.70%) Java Developer
5 30 (11.32%) Architect
6 24 (9.06%) AWS Engineer
6 24 (9.06%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 21 (7.92%) AWS DevOps
8 20 (7.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 19 (7.17%) Cloud Architect
10 17 (6.42%) Software Engineer
11 16 (6.04%) Consultant
12 13 (4.91%) Cloud Developer
12 13 (4.91%) Cloud Software Engineer
13 12 (4.53%) Senior Developer
14 11 (4.15%) Data Engineer
15 10 (3.77%) Azure Engineer
15 10 (3.77%) Backend Developer
15 10 (3.77%) Senior DevOps
15 10 (3.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.58%) RESTful
2 29 (10.94%) Kafka
3 18 (6.79%) AngularJS
3 18 (6.79%) RabbitMQ
4 16 (6.04%) REST
5 15 (5.66%) JSON
5 15 (5.66%) React
5 15 (5.66%) XML
6 14 (5.28%) Node.js
6 14 (5.28%) Web Services
7 13 (4.91%) .NET
8 11 (4.15%) CSS
8 11 (4.15%) HTML
8 11 (4.15%) HTML5
8 11 (4.15%) Spring
9 10 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
9 10 (3.77%) Swagger
10 9 (3.40%) .NET Framework
10 9 (3.40%) ASP.NET
10 9 (3.40%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.81%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (7.17%) Public Cloud
3 15 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.66%) Private Cloud
4 10 (3.77%) Cloud Native
5 8 (3.02%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.26%) iPad
7 5 (1.89%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.51%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.51%) Fintech
8 4 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.51%) User Experience
9 3 (1.13%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.13%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.13%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.13%) Renewable Energy
10 2 (0.75%) Life Science
11 1 (0.38%) FMCG
11 1 (0.38%) LIMS
11 1 (0.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 60 (22.64%) Linux
2 33 (12.45%) Windows
3 18 (6.79%) Unix
4 17 (6.42%) Debian
5 12 (4.53%) Windows Server
6 8 (3.02%) CentOS
7 7 (2.64%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.89%) Fedora
10 4 (1.51%) VMS
11 1 (0.38%) Android
11 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.38%) Solaris
11 1 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (42.64%) DevOps
2 92 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (15.09%) TDD
4 38 (14.34%) Microservices
5 30 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (11.32%) Configuration Management
6 29 (10.94%) Software Engineering
7 24 (9.06%) BDD
7 24 (9.06%) Scrum
8 20 (7.55%) Machine Learning
8 20 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (7.17%) E-Commerce
9 19 (7.17%) Mentoring
9 19 (7.17%) Migration
10 18 (6.79%) Open Source
11 16 (6.04%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (6.04%) ETL
12 14 (5.28%) OO
13 12 (4.53%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 110 (41.51%) Python
2 89 (33.58%) Java
3 60 (22.64%) SQL
4 44 (16.60%) Bash Shell
5 42 (15.85%) Go
6 28 (10.57%) Ruby
7 23 (8.68%) Scala
8 18 (6.79%) Perl
9 17 (6.42%) C
10 15 (5.66%) C#
11 14 (5.28%) Shell Script
12 13 (4.91%) JavaScript
13 11 (4.15%) Java 8
14 10 (3.77%) PowerShell
15 9 (3.40%) C++
15 9 (3.40%) Rust
16 8 (3.02%) Groovy
17 6 (2.26%) PHP
18 4 (1.51%) PL/SQL
19 3 (1.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 13 (4.91%) Degree
2 2 (0.75%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.38%) MBA
3 1 (0.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.51%) GDPR
3 3 (1.13%) GMP
3 3 (1.13%) GxP
3 3 (1.13%) QA
4 2 (0.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.75%) GLP
5 1 (0.38%) GAMP
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 109 (41.13%) Docker
2 10 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.26%) VirtualBox
3 6 (2.26%) Xen
4 5 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.89%) KVM
5 4 (1.51%) Apache Flume
6 3 (1.13%) Ceph
6 3 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.13%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.38%) PowerDNS
7 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 115 (43.40%) Kubernetes
2 68 (25.66%) Ansible
3 59 (22.26%) Terraform
4 34 (12.83%) Puppet
5 33 (12.45%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (3.77%) Grafana
7 9 (3.40%) Mesos
7 9 (3.40%) Prometheus
8 8 (3.02%) Kibana
8 8 (3.02%) Nagios
8 8 (3.02%) Oozie
8 8 (3.02%) Salt
9 7 (2.64%) Consul
9 7 (2.64%) FortiGate
9 7 (2.64%) logstash
10 6 (2.26%) Graylog
10 6 (2.26%) Packer
11 4 (1.51%) HAProxy
12 3 (1.13%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (1.13%) Rancher
Vendors
1 113 (42.64%) Google
2 24 (9.06%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.42%) Splunk
4 15 (5.66%) Oracle
5 13 (4.91%) SaltStack
6 11 (4.15%) New Relic
7 10 (3.77%) Kony
7 10 (3.77%) SAP
7 10 (3.77%) VMware
8 9 (3.40%) Cisco
8 9 (3.40%) IBM
8 9 (3.40%) Rackspace
8 9 (3.40%) Red Hat
9 8 (3.02%) Perforce
10 7 (2.64%) F5
10 7 (2.64%) Infoblox
11 6 (2.26%) AppDynamics
12 5 (1.89%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.89%) Talend
13 4 (1.51%) Vertica