Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 512 800 853
Rank change year-on-year +288 +53 -4
Contract jobs citing GCP 386 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.033% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.45% 0.28% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 15 18
England median daily rate £575 £525 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +20.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £413 £368 £280
90th Percentile £725 £743 £550
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £438
% change year-on-year +9.52% +20.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £34.36 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.12% -
UK median hourly rate - £34.36 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +4.12% -

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 11,200 10,337 11,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.88% 11.70% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,197 6,746 7,364
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £228
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £410
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.71% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 336 383
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.58% -15.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% -9.09% +2.09%

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 July 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
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 July 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 +204 277 £575 +4.55% 80
North of England +8 32 £588 -6.00% 30
South East - 32 £563 - 13
Midlands +12 22 £550 +29.41% 8
West Midlands -5 21 £563 +50.00% 5
South West +21 18 £475 +15.15% 10
Yorkshire - 17 £450 - 6
North West -5 14 £600 -4.00% 14
East Midlands +4 1 £500 +5.26% 3
East of England -1 1 £400 - 7
North East - 1 £550 - 10
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 369 (95.60%) Google Cloud Platform
2 281 (72.80%) Amazon AWS
3 182 (47.15%) Python
4 176 (45.60%) Kubernetes
5 172 (44.56%) Google
6 171 (44.30%) DevOps
7 147 (38.08%) Docker
8 144 (37.31%) Microsoft Azure
9 142 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
10 110 (28.50%) Java
11 90 (23.32%) Terraform
12 89 (23.06%) Linux
13 86 (22.28%) Jenkins
14 83 (21.50%) SQL
15 76 (19.69%) Ansible
16 72 (18.65%) Big Data
17 66 (17.10%) Bash Shell
18 61 (15.80%) Git (software)
18 61 (15.80%) TDD
19 58 (15.03%) Go
20 57 (14.77%) Microservices
21 55 (14.25%) NoSQL
22 54 (13.99%) Scrum
23 53 (13.73%) BigQuery
24 51 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
25 50 (12.95%) BDD
26 46 (11.92%) E-Commerce
26 46 (11.92%) JIRA
27 45 (11.66%) Apache Spark
28 44 (11.40%) Finance

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 45 (11.66%) Apache Spark
2 42 (10.88%) Apache
3 26 (6.74%) OpenStack
4 25 (6.48%) Cloud Foundry
5 24 (6.22%) Apache Airflow
6 21 (5.44%) Confluence
7 13 (3.37%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (3.11%) nginx
9 10 (2.59%) IIS
10 7 (1.81%) SAS
11 6 (1.55%) Jetty
11 6 (1.55%) Mongrel
11 6 (1.55%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.30%) Tomcat
13 4 (1.04%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.78%) Ethereum
14 3 (0.78%) NServiceBus
15 2 (0.52%) Apache Solr
16 1 (0.26%) CloudStack
16 1 (0.26%) lighttpd
Applications
1 5 (1.30%) SOLIDWORKS
1 5 (1.30%) SPSS
2 4 (1.04%) HipChat
2 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.52%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 369 (95.60%) Google Cloud Platform
2 281 (72.80%) Amazon AWS
3 144 (37.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (10.10%) GitHub
5 25 (6.48%) AWS CloudFormation
6 21 (5.44%) npm
7 20 (5.18%) PaaS
8 19 (4.92%) Heroku
9 18 (4.66%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (4.40%) IBM Cloud
11 14 (3.63%) IaaS
12 11 (2.85%) Amazon EMR
13 10 (2.59%) Google App Engine
14 8 (2.07%) SaaS
14 8 (2.07%) Sumo Logic
15 7 (1.81%) OpenShift
15 7 (1.81%) Serverless
15 7 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (1.55%) Amazon S3
16 6 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.59%) DNS
2 9 (2.33%) HTTP
2 9 (2.33%) VPN
3 4 (1.04%) BGP
3 4 (1.04%) BIG-IP
3 4 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (1.04%) FabricPath
3 4 (1.04%) HSRP
3 4 (1.04%) OSPF
4 3 (0.78%) Firewall
4 3 (0.78%) SMS
5 2 (0.52%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.26%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.26%) Skype
6 1 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (18.65%) Big Data
2 55 (14.25%) NoSQL
3 53 (13.73%) BigQuery
4 31 (8.03%) Hadoop
5 25 (6.48%) Bigtable
5 25 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (6.22%) SQL Server
7 21 (5.44%) Amazon Redshift
8 19 (4.92%) Relational Database
9 18 (4.66%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (4.66%) MySQL
9 18 (4.66%) RDBMS
10 15 (3.89%) Blockchain
11 13 (3.37%) HBase
12 12 (3.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (2.85%) Oracle Database
14 10 (2.59%) icCube
15 8 (2.07%) Oracle Database 12c
15 8 (2.07%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 86 (22.28%) Jenkins
2 61 (15.80%) Git (software)
3 46 (11.92%) JIRA
4 37 (9.59%) Sonatype Nexus
5 30 (7.77%) Maven
6 25 (6.48%) Ant
6 25 (6.48%) GitLab
7 22 (5.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 22 (5.70%) TeamCity
8 19 (4.92%) Gerrit
8 19 (4.92%) SonarQube
9 15 (3.89%) Bitbucket
10 12 (3.11%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (2.85%) Gradle
12 10 (2.59%) JUnit
12 10 (2.59%) Mockito
13 8 (2.07%) Oracle APEX
13 8 (2.07%) Selenium
13 8 (2.07%) SpecFlow
13 8 (2.07%) Subversion
General
1 44 (11.40%) Finance
2 36 (9.33%) Banking
3 24 (6.22%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.63%) Law
5 10 (2.59%) Marketing
6 9 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (2.07%) Retail
8 7 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.55%) Electronics
9 6 (1.55%) Games
10 5 (1.30%) Billing
11 4 (1.04%) Advertising
11 4 (1.04%) German Language
12 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.52%) Publishing
14 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.26%) Legal
14 1 (0.26%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 105 (27.20%) Developer
2 86 (22.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 59 (15.28%) Architect
4 50 (12.95%) Cloud Engineer
5 43 (11.14%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 38 (9.84%) Cloud Architect
7 26 (6.74%) Senior DevOps
7 26 (6.74%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 23 (5.96%) Data Engineer
9 22 (5.70%) Java Developer
10 20 (5.18%) AWS Engineer
10 20 (5.18%) Consultant
11 19 (4.92%) Python Developer
11 19 (4.92%) Senior Data Engineer
12 18 (4.66%) Cloud Developer
13 17 (4.40%) AWS DevOps
14 15 (3.89%) Analyst
14 15 (3.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 15 (3.89%) Software Engineer
15 14 (3.63%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.36%) Node.js
2 34 (8.81%) Kafka
3 31 (8.03%) RESTful
4 22 (5.70%) RabbitMQ
5 17 (4.40%) AngularJS
5 17 (4.40%) React
6 16 (4.15%) .NET
7 13 (3.37%) Web Services
8 12 (3.11%) .NET Core
9 11 (2.85%) ASP.NET
9 11 (2.85%) REST
10 10 (2.59%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (2.59%) JSON
10 10 (2.59%) LAPP Stack
10 10 (2.59%) Spark Streaming
11 9 (2.33%) CSS
11 9 (2.33%) HTML
11 9 (2.33%) XML
12 7 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (1.55%) JRuby
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.10%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.92%) Fintech
3 19 (4.92%) iPad
4 15 (3.89%) Public Cloud
5 13 (3.37%) Cloud Native
6 12 (3.11%) User Experience
7 8 (2.07%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.55%) Life Science
8 6 (1.55%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.04%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.04%) LIMS
9 4 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.78%) Clustering
10 3 (0.78%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.78%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.52%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 89 (23.06%) Linux
2 37 (9.59%) Windows
3 27 (6.99%) Unix
4 13 (3.37%) CentOS
4 13 (3.37%) Ubuntu
5 10 (2.59%) VMS
6 7 (1.81%) Debian
7 6 (1.55%) Mesosphere
8 5 (1.30%) Fedora
9 4 (1.04%) Solaris
10 3 (0.78%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.52%) DC/OS
11 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.52%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (44.30%) DevOps
2 142 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (15.80%) TDD
4 57 (14.77%) Microservices
5 54 (13.99%) Scrum
6 51 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
7 50 (12.95%) BDD
8 46 (11.92%) E-Commerce
9 42 (10.88%) Business Intelligence
10 39 (10.10%) ETL
11 37 (9.59%) Analytics
11 37 (9.59%) Configuration Management
12 30 (7.77%) Migration
12 30 (7.77%) Software Engineering
13 29 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (5.96%) Mentoring
14 23 (5.96%) Open Source
15 22 (5.70%) Continuous Delivery
16 21 (5.44%) Data Science
16 21 (5.44%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 182 (47.15%) Python
2 110 (28.50%) Java
3 83 (21.50%) SQL
4 66 (17.10%) Bash Shell
5 58 (15.03%) Go
6 37 (9.59%) Ruby
7 33 (8.55%) Scala
8 29 (7.51%) JavaScript
9 27 (6.99%) Shell Script
10 25 (6.48%) C#
10 25 (6.48%) Groovy
11 24 (6.22%) C
12 17 (4.40%) Perl
13 11 (2.85%) PowerShell
14 10 (2.59%) Java 8
14 10 (2.59%) R
15 9 (2.33%) C++
15 9 (2.33%) Rust
16 8 (2.07%) PHP
17 5 (1.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (4.66%) Degree
2 8 (2.07%) AWS Certification
3 4 (1.04%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.26%) MBA
5 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.81%) GMP
1 7 (1.81%) GxP
2 6 (1.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 6 (1.55%) GLP
3 5 (1.30%) QA
4 4 (1.04%) GDPR
4 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) GAMP
5 1 (0.26%) PMO
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
5 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 147 (38.08%) Docker
2 13 (3.37%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.59%) Apache Flume
5 6 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.55%) VirtualBox
5 6 (1.55%) Xen
6 5 (1.30%) KVM
7 2 (0.52%) Ceph
7 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.52%) vSphere
8 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 176 (45.60%) Kubernetes
2 90 (23.32%) Terraform
3 76 (19.69%) Ansible
4 32 (8.29%) Mesos
4 32 (8.29%) Puppet
5 28 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (5.18%) Consul
7 11 (2.85%) Packer
7 11 (2.85%) Prometheus
8 10 (2.59%) Nagios
8 10 (2.59%) Oozie
8 10 (2.59%) Salt
9 9 (2.33%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (2.33%) Kibana
10 8 (2.07%) Grafana
11 6 (1.55%) Graylog
12 5 (1.30%) logstash
12 5 (1.30%) Rancher
13 4 (1.04%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 172 (44.56%) Google
2 24 (6.22%) IBM
3 23 (5.96%) Microsoft
4 18 (4.66%) Oracle
5 15 (3.89%) VMware
6 13 (3.37%) Rackspace
6 13 (3.37%) Splunk
7 11 (2.85%) New Relic
7 11 (2.85%) Red Hat
7 11 (2.85%) SaltStack
8 10 (2.59%) Vertica
9 9 (2.33%) SAP
10 8 (2.07%) Perforce
11 7 (1.81%) AppDynamics
12 6 (1.55%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.55%) Kony
12 6 (1.55%) Talend
13 4 (1.04%) Cisco
13 4 (1.04%) F5
13 4 (1.04%) Infoblox