Period
to

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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 59 59 73
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14 +37
Contract jobs citing GCP 2,716 2,112 1,200
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.77% 4.01% 3.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.55% 11.22% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,012 1,528 905
10th Percentile £463 £425 £413
25th Percentile £525 £488 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £725 £675 £675
90th Percentile £800 £719 £750
UK median daily rate £625 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 2
10th Percentile £21.22 £15.50 £54.75
25th Percentile £46.25 £20.00 £56.25
Median hourly rate £65.00 £30.00 £62.50
Median % change year-on-year +116.67% -52.00% +155.10%
75th Percentile £77.32 £66.03 £68.75
90th Percentile £79.50 £74.79 £70.25
UK median hourly rate £53.50 £33.50 £62.50
% change year-on-year +59.70% -46.40% +155.10%

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 25,735 18,819 11,712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.72% 35.70% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,981 13,422 8,391
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
25th Percentile £448 £413 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
UK median daily rate £550 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 324 167
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.88 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.05 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.24% +5.25% -4.76%
75th Percentile £42.00 £39.50 £34.63
90th Percentile £74.55 £64.85 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -2.44%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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
Jobs
London -6 1,950 £625 +4.17% 347
North of England -10 206 £596 +13.57% 83
North West +17 133 £600 +15.66% 48
South East -33 133 £591 +12.62% 48
East of England +6 79 £600 +14.29% 33
Yorkshire -39 72 £584 +1.52% 31
Midlands -10 70 £598 +13.81% 47
West Midlands -7 55 £595 +19.00% 33
South West -12 55 £600 +20.00% 33
East Midlands -9 15 £663 +6.00% 13
North East +4 14 £713 - 4
GCP
UK

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 1,719 (63.29%) AWS
2 1,500 (55.23%) Azure
3 1,178 (43.37%) Python
4 1,080 (39.76%) Agile
5 1,021 (37.59%) Google
6 942 (34.68%) DevOps
7 862 (31.74%) Kubernetes
8 861 (31.70%) Finance
9 827 (30.45%) CI/CD
10 706 (25.99%) Java
11 638 (23.49%) Terraform
12 624 (22.97%) SQL
13 621 (22.86%) Docker
14 558 (20.54%) Microservices
15 548 (20.18%) Software Engineering
16 462 (17.01%) Analytics
17 452 (16.64%) Jenkins
18 397 (14.62%) Social Skills
19 393 (14.47%) JavaScript
20 392 (14.43%) React
21 386 (14.21%) Linux
22 381 (14.03%) Ansible
23 316 (11.63%) Banking
24 307 (11.30%) TypeScript
25 300 (11.05%) Microsoft
26 296 (10.90%) Investment Management
27 280 (10.31%) Asset Management
28 279 (10.27%) Migration
28 279 (10.27%) Kafka
29 277 (10.20%) 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
1 188 (6.92%) Apache Spark
2 149 (5.49%) Confluence
3 126 (4.64%) Apache
4 93 (3.42%) Apache Airflow
5 52 (1.91%) nginx
6 40 (1.47%) OpenStack
6 40 (1.47%) SAS
7 31 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
7 31 (1.14%) Traefik
8 25 (0.92%) WebSphere
9 15 (0.55%) Apache Solr
10 12 (0.44%) IIS
11 11 (0.41%) Apache Pulsar
11 11 (0.41%) SharePoint
12 10 (0.37%) MS Exchange
13 9 (0.33%) OpenEdge
13 9 (0.33%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (0.22%) Apache Pig
15 6 (0.22%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.11%) Sketch
5 3 (0.11%) SPSS
6 2 (0.074%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.29%) assyst
2 7 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.22%) Shopify
3 6 (0.22%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.11%) Magento
4 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.037%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.037%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.037%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,719 (63.29%) AWS
2 1,500 (55.23%) Azure
3 192 (7.07%) Google Kubernetes Engine
4 168 (6.19%) GitHub
5 144 (5.30%) Serverless
6 117 (4.31%) PaaS
7 110 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
8 105 (3.87%) Amazon EC2
9 85 (3.13%) OpenShift
10 82 (3.02%) IaaS
11 81 (2.98%) Azure DevOps
11 81 (2.98%) SaaS
12 76 (2.80%) npm
13 66 (2.43%) Amazon S3
14 65 (2.39%) Power Platform
14 65 (2.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 62 (2.28%) Cloud Computing
16 60 (2.21%) Snowflake
17 59 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
18 54 (1.99%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 136 (5.01%) Firewall
2 110 (4.05%) DNS
3 80 (2.95%) TCP/IP
4 62 (2.28%) Network Security
5 54 (1.99%) VPN
6 47 (1.73%) SSL
7 34 (1.25%) IPsec
8 33 (1.22%) Internet
9 31 (1.14%) HTTP
9 31 (1.14%) WAN
10 29 (1.07%) MQTT
11 25 (0.92%) DHCP
12 24 (0.88%) SD-WAN
13 23 (0.85%) BGP
14 16 (0.59%) IPv6
14 16 (0.59%) SAN
14 16 (0.59%) SSH
15 14 (0.52%) FTP
16 12 (0.44%) Broadband
16 12 (0.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (9.94%) BigQuery
2 176 (6.48%) NoSQL
3 169 (6.22%) Big Data
4 140 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
5 132 (4.86%) MongoDB
6 120 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
7 113 (4.16%) Hadoop
8 106 (3.90%) MySQL
9 92 (3.39%) Relational Database
10 87 (3.20%) SQL Server
11 77 (2.84%) Tableau
12 69 (2.54%) Data Lake
13 59 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
13 59 (2.17%) Power BI
14 57 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
15 49 (1.80%) Apache Hive
16 48 (1.77%) Apache Cassandra
17 47 (1.73%) Flink
18 43 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
19 33 (1.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 452 (16.64%) Jenkins
2 267 (9.83%) Git (software)
3 219 (8.06%) JIRA
4 149 (5.49%) GitLab
5 146 (5.38%) Maven
6 110 (4.05%) Gradle
7 99 (3.65%) CircleCI
8 58 (2.14%) Bitbucket
9 52 (1.91%) gulp
9 52 (1.91%) Travis CI
10 45 (1.66%) TeamCity
11 32 (1.18%) JUnit
12 24 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
13 22 (0.81%) Mockito
14 19 (0.70%) Selenium
15 18 (0.66%) Zephyr
16 17 (0.63%) Cucumber
16 17 (0.63%) MLflow
16 17 (0.63%) Subversion
17 16 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 861 (31.70%) Finance
2 397 (14.62%) Social Skills
3 316 (11.63%) Banking
4 232 (8.54%) Front Office
5 160 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
6 104 (3.83%) Public Sector
7 98 (3.61%) Telecoms
8 86 (3.17%) Retail
9 72 (2.65%) Influencing Skills
10 70 (2.58%) Marketing
11 53 (1.95%) Investment Banking
12 47 (1.73%) Presentation Skills
13 33 (1.22%) Manufacturing
14 26 (0.96%) Electronics
15 25 (0.92%) Financial Institution
15 25 (0.92%) Legal
15 25 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
16 19 (0.70%) Automotive
17 17 (0.63%) Games
17 17 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 685 (25.22%) Developer
2 517 (19.04%) Architect
3 363 (13.37%) DevOps Engineer
4 267 (9.83%) GCP Engineer
5 249 (9.17%) AWS Engineer
6 246 (9.06%) Software Engineer
7 224 (8.25%) Java Developer
8 220 (8.10%) Data Engineer
9 203 (7.47%) Cloud Engineer
10 189 (6.96%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 178 (6.55%) Cloud Architect
12 173 (6.37%) AWS Developer
13 165 (6.08%) Python Developer
14 153 (5.63%) Python Engineer
15 137 (5.04%) Java Engineer
16 133 (4.90%) GCP Architect
16 133 (4.90%) GCP DevOps
17 128 (4.71%) Analyst
18 127 (4.68%) GCP DevOps Engineer
19 126 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 392 (14.43%) React
2 279 (10.27%) Kafka
3 179 (6.59%) Node.js
4 138 (5.08%) .NET
5 137 (5.04%) Spring
6 115 (4.23%) RESTful
7 110 (4.05%) REST
8 106 (3.90%) Spring Boot
9 89 (3.28%) HTML
10 86 (3.17%) CSS
11 82 (3.02%) AngularJS
12 69 (2.54%) PySpark
13 65 (2.39%) gRPC
14 60 (2.21%) Django
15 57 (2.10%) Vue.js
16 56 (2.06%) Flask
17 54 (1.99%) Protocol Buffers
18 52 (1.91%) GraphQL
19 50 (1.84%) .NET Core
20 49 (1.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 277 (10.20%) Public Cloud
2 201 (7.40%) Equities
3 161 (5.93%) Hedge funds
4 145 (5.34%) Cloud Native
4 145 (5.34%) Derivative
5 142 (5.23%) Fixed Income
6 130 (4.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 111 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
8 98 (3.61%) Data Protection Act
9 70 (2.58%) IoT
10 69 (2.54%) Data Centre
11 68 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 61 (2.25%) Management Information System
12 61 (2.25%) PKI
13 58 (2.14%) User Experience
14 45 (1.66%) Clustering
14 45 (1.66%) iPad
14 45 (1.66%) Private Cloud
15 43 (1.58%) Data Structures
16 37 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 386 (14.21%) Linux
2 143 (5.27%) Windows
3 123 (4.53%) Unix
4 62 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 54 (1.99%) Windows Server
6 50 (1.84%) CentOS
7 12 (0.44%) Android
7 12 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.22%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.22%) Solaris
10 6 (0.22%) VMS
11 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.18%) Windows Server 2016
12 3 (0.11%) Alpine Linux
12 3 (0.11%) Debian
12 3 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.074%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.074%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,080 (39.76%) Agile
2 942 (34.68%) DevOps
3 827 (30.45%) CI/CD
4 558 (20.54%) Microservices
5 548 (20.18%) Software Engineering
6 462 (17.01%) Analytics
7 296 (10.90%) Investment Management
8 280 (10.31%) Asset Management
9 279 (10.27%) Migration
10 248 (9.13%) Full Stack Development
11 247 (9.09%) Scrum
12 231 (8.51%) Infrastructure as Code
13 222 (8.17%) Test Automation
14 203 (7.47%) Continuous Integration
14 203 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
15 198 (7.29%) Data Modelling
16 190 (7.00%) TDD
17 188 (6.92%) ETL
18 183 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
19 182 (6.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1,178 (43.37%) Python
2 706 (25.99%) Java
3 624 (22.97%) SQL
4 393 (14.47%) JavaScript
5 307 (11.30%) TypeScript
6 234 (8.62%) Go
7 180 (6.63%) Scala
8 173 (6.37%) Bash
9 156 (5.74%) C#
10 116 (4.27%) PowerShell
11 93 (3.42%) Groovy
12 89 (3.28%) Ruby
13 69 (2.54%) R
14 62 (2.28%) Shell Script
15 59 (2.17%) Kotlin
16 54 (1.99%) C++
17 47 (1.73%) PHP
18 37 (1.36%) C
19 36 (1.33%) PL/SQL
20 20 (0.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 134 (4.93%) Security Cleared
2 122 (4.49%) SC Cleared
3 102 (3.76%) Degree
4 39 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (1.03%) PhD
6 21 (0.77%) ISTQB
7 19 (0.70%) AWS Certification
7 19 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 19 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (0.70%) CISSP
7 19 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 19 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
8 13 (0.48%) SANS
9 10 (0.37%) JNCIS
9 10 (0.37%) Master's Degree
10 9 (0.33%) DV Cleared
11 7 (0.26%) CCNP
12 6 (0.22%) CCIE
12 6 (0.22%) CISM
13 5 (0.18%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (5.04%) QA
2 48 (1.77%) NCSC
3 40 (1.47%) GDPR
4 37 (1.36%) Data Quality
5 35 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 34 (1.25%) NIST
7 18 (0.66%) PCI DSS
8 15 (0.55%) COBIT
9 10 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.37%) SLA
10 9 (0.33%) Accessibility
11 4 (0.15%) Basel III
11 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.15%) GRC
11 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.11%) PSD2
System Software
1 621 (22.86%) Docker
2 102 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (2.32%) Active Directory
4 25 (0.92%) HDFS
5 20 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 19 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.41%) vSphere
9 7 (0.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 6 (0.22%) NFS
10 6 (0.22%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.18%) KVM
12 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.15%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.15%) vCloud
12 4 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.11%) iptables
13 3 (0.11%) XenApp
14 2 (0.074%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 862 (31.74%) Kubernetes
2 638 (23.49%) Terraform
3 381 (14.03%) Ansible
4 140 (5.15%) Puppet
5 127 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
6 125 (4.60%) Prometheus
7 85 (3.13%) Grafana
8 56 (2.06%) Packer
9 50 (1.84%) Istio
10 42 (1.55%) ZABBIX
11 39 (1.44%) Graphite
12 37 (1.36%) Docker Swarm
13 33 (1.22%) Consul
14 32 (1.18%) HAProxy
14 32 (1.18%) Podman
15 30 (1.10%) linkerd
16 23 (0.85%) Kibana
17 22 (0.81%) Kubeflow
18 16 (0.59%) Salt
19 15 (0.55%) Argo
Vendors
1 1,021 (37.59%) Google
2 300 (11.05%) Microsoft
3 180 (6.63%) Oracle
4 141 (5.19%) VMware
5 105 (3.87%) Splunk
6 66 (2.43%) IBM
7 54 (1.99%) Cisco
8 51 (1.88%) SAP
9 41 (1.51%) Red Hat
10 39 (1.44%) Databricks
11 38 (1.40%) PagerDuty
12 30 (1.10%) F5
13 29 (1.07%) Talend
14 27 (0.99%) Informatica
15 24 (0.88%) Cloudera
15 24 (0.88%) Teradata
16 22 (0.81%) AppDynamics
16 22 (0.81%) Palo Alto
17 20 (0.74%) Adobe
18 19 (0.70%) Citrix