Period
to 28 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 28 May 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)
England > London
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 70 237
Rank change year-on-year +20 +167 +213
Contract jobs citing GCP 928 1,410 532
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.79% 3.51% 1.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.14% 11.36% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 1,035 408
Median daily rate £595 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.48% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £425
90th Percentile £750 £725 £725
England median daily rate £575 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.66 £56.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.57% -67.05% +107.23%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £18.66 £39.14
% change year-on-year +87.57% -52.32% +42.31%

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 London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 6,561 12,407 11,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.88% 30.92% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,719 8,941 8,131
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £350 £325
90th Percentile £700 £675 £663
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 87 95
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -2.24% +39.97%
10th Percentile £18.05 £13.80 £14.06
90th Percentile £52.25 £70.00 £90.75
Median hourly rate £30.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +43.02% +7.50% +5.49%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing GCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for GCP in London

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GCP in London.

Daily rate trend for GCP in London

GCP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GCP in London over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for GCP in London

GCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing GCP in London.

Hourly rate trend for GCP in London

GCP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCP within the London region over the 6 months to 28 May 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
Central London +37 178 £550 - 31
West London +28 25 £550 - 10
South London +30 12 £525 -6.08% 3
East London +29 10 £525 - 5
GCP
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 London region with a requirement for GCP.

1 587 (63.25%) AWS
2 490 (52.80%) Azure
3 474 (51.08%) Google
4 394 (42.46%) Python
5 389 (41.92%) DevOps
6 344 (37.07%) Java
6 344 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
7 338 (36.42%) Kubernetes
8 296 (31.90%) Docker
8 296 (31.90%) Finance
9 225 (24.25%) Software Engineering
10 212 (22.84%) Terraform
11 202 (21.77%) JavaScript
12 199 (21.44%) Microservices
13 191 (20.58%) SQL
14 188 (20.26%) Banking
15 179 (19.29%) Web Services
16 161 (17.35%) React
17 148 (15.95%) Jenkins
18 143 (15.41%) Big Data
19 142 (15.30%) Investment Management
20 140 (15.09%) Node.js
21 139 (14.98%) Hedge funds
22 138 (14.87%) Asset Management
23 133 (14.33%) Machine Learning
24 132 (14.22%) Ansible
25 122 (13.15%) Front Office
25 122 (13.15%) Analytics
26 121 (13.04%) AngularJS
26 121 (13.04%) NoSQL

GCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 117 (12.61%) Apache Spark
2 52 (5.60%) Apache
3 22 (2.37%) Apache Airflow
3 22 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (1.83%) Confluence
5 8 (0.86%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.75%) nginx
6 7 (0.75%) SAS
7 5 (0.54%) IIS
7 5 (0.54%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.32%) Drupal
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.32%) Tornado
9 2 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.22%) CMS
9 2 (0.22%) DNN
9 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.11%) MTS
Applications
1 8 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.75%) FINCAD Analytics
2 6 (0.65%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.32%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.22%) SAP Retail
4 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.22%) Workfront
5 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 587 (63.25%) AWS
2 490 (52.80%) Azure
3 57 (6.14%) Amazon ECS
4 55 (5.93%) Serverless
5 40 (4.31%) IaaS
6 38 (4.09%) AWS Lambda
7 36 (3.88%) OpenShift
7 36 (3.88%) SaaS
8 31 (3.34%) GitHub
9 28 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (2.91%) Apigee
10 27 (2.91%) PaaS
11 25 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 23 (2.48%) Stackdriver
13 20 (2.16%) Amazon EKS
14 19 (2.05%) Amazon SQS
15 10 (1.08%) Heroku
16 8 (0.86%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.86%) AWS Step Functions
16 8 (0.86%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.77%) Firewall
2 30 (3.23%) SSL
3 27 (2.91%) HTTPS
4 21 (2.26%) HTTP
5 16 (1.72%) DNS
6 9 (0.97%) Internet
7 7 (0.75%) Kerberos
7 7 (0.75%) Skype
8 5 (0.54%) DHCP
8 5 (0.54%) SMTP
8 5 (0.54%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.43%) VPN
10 3 (0.32%) NAS
10 3 (0.32%) Network Security
10 3 (0.32%) SSH
11 2 (0.22%) 5G
11 2 (0.22%) AMQP
11 2 (0.22%) X.509
12 1 (0.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.11%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (15.41%) Big Data
2 121 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 94 (10.13%) BigQuery
4 81 (8.73%) PostgreSQL
5 70 (7.54%) Hadoop
6 67 (7.22%) Data Warehouse
7 62 (6.68%) Amazon Redshift
7 62 (6.68%) SQL Server
8 54 (5.82%) MySQL
9 34 (3.66%) Data Lake
10 28 (3.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 27 (2.91%) MongoDB
11 27 (2.91%) Relational Database
12 21 (2.26%) Bigtable
12 21 (2.26%) Neo4j
13 19 (2.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 17 (1.83%) Flink
15 16 (1.72%) Apache Hive
15 16 (1.72%) HBase
15 16 (1.72%) Redis
Development Applications
1 148 (15.95%) Jenkins
2 58 (6.25%) Artifactory
3 55 (5.93%) GitLab
4 47 (5.06%) Git (software)
5 42 (4.53%) RStudio
6 36 (3.88%) JIRA
7 30 (3.23%) CircleCI
8 24 (2.59%) Maven
9 23 (2.48%) webpack
10 20 (2.16%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (1.51%) TeamCity
12 13 (1.40%) Selenium
13 11 (1.19%) GoCD
14 8 (0.86%) Babel
14 8 (0.86%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.75%) Snyk
16 6 (0.65%) Travis CI
17 5 (0.54%) Gradle
18 4 (0.43%) Bitbucket
18 4 (0.43%) SpecFlow
General
1 296 (31.90%) Finance
2 188 (20.26%) Banking
3 122 (13.15%) Front Office
4 104 (11.21%) Investment Banking
5 32 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.94%) Marketing
7 16 (1.72%) Back Office
7 16 (1.72%) Public Sector
8 13 (1.40%) Retail
9 8 (0.86%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.65%) Advertising
11 6 (0.65%) Law
11 6 (0.65%) Publishing
12 5 (0.54%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.32%) Games
15 2 (0.22%) Electronics
16 1 (0.11%) Automotive
16 1 (0.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 274 (29.53%) Developer
2 130 (14.01%) Architect
3 112 (12.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 111 (11.96%) Java Developer
5 100 (10.78%) AWS Engineer
6 96 (10.34%) Data Engineer
7 81 (8.73%) AWS Developer
8 79 (8.51%) Cloud Engineer
9 61 (6.57%) Cloud Architect
10 57 (6.14%) Python Engineer
11 46 (4.96%) Data Scientist
11 46 (4.96%) Java Engineer
12 45 (4.85%) Front Office Developer
12 45 (4.85%) JavaScript Developer
13 44 (4.74%) Software Engineer
14 41 (4.42%) Python Developer
15 35 (3.77%) Platform Engineer
16 34 (3.66%) Data Architect
16 34 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
17 33 (3.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (19.29%) Web Services
2 161 (17.35%) React
3 140 (15.09%) Node.js
4 121 (13.04%) AngularJS
5 103 (11.10%) Kafka
6 87 (9.38%) Vue.js
7 60 (6.47%) Spring
8 57 (6.14%) TensorFlow
9 52 (5.60%) .NET
10 51 (5.50%) RESTful
11 39 (4.20%) J2EE
12 37 (3.99%) Redux
13 35 (3.77%) CSS
14 33 (3.56%) PySpark
15 32 (3.45%) REST
16 31 (3.34%) Spring Boot
17 29 (3.13%) gRPC
18 27 (2.91%) JAAS
18 27 (2.91%) Spring Security
19 26 (2.80%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 139 (14.98%) Hedge funds
2 109 (11.75%) Fixed Income
3 108 (11.64%) Derivative
4 101 (10.88%) Equities
5 95 (10.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 82 (8.84%) Public Cloud
7 64 (6.90%) Algorithms
8 62 (6.68%) Greenfield Project
9 46 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
10 36 (3.88%) Blog
11 32 (3.45%) Cloud Native
11 32 (3.45%) Data Structures
12 29 (3.13%) User Experience
13 21 (2.26%) Equity Derivative
14 18 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
15 15 (1.62%) Data Centre
16 12 (1.29%) Virtual Team
17 11 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
18 10 (1.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 103 (11.10%) Linux
2 39 (4.20%) Windows
3 22 (2.37%) Windows Server
4 18 (1.94%) Unix
5 12 (1.29%) CentOS
6 11 (1.19%) Android
7 9 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.97%) CoreOS
8 8 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.22%) Debian
10 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.11%) AIX
11 1 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (41.92%) DevOps
2 344 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
3 225 (24.25%) Software Engineering
4 199 (21.44%) Microservices
5 142 (15.30%) Investment Management
6 138 (14.87%) Asset Management
7 133 (14.33%) Machine Learning
8 122 (13.15%) Analytics
9 102 (10.99%) Data Science
10 101 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
11 98 (10.56%) Portfolio Management
12 93 (10.02%) Decision-Making
13 87 (9.38%) Open Source
14 86 (9.27%) Migration
15 79 (8.51%) Artificial Intelligence
16 75 (8.08%) Test Automation
17 70 (7.54%) Computer Science
18 68 (7.33%) Business Analysis
19 64 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
20 59 (6.36%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 394 (42.46%) Python
2 344 (37.07%) Java
3 202 (21.77%) JavaScript
4 191 (20.58%) SQL
5 89 (9.59%) Scala
6 87 (9.38%) Go
7 65 (7.00%) C#
8 45 (4.85%) Kotlin
9 38 (4.09%) TypeScript
10 37 (3.99%) Ruby
11 33 (3.56%) C++
12 32 (3.45%) Java 8
13 29 (3.13%) R
14 26 (2.80%) PowerShell
15 24 (2.59%) Bash Shell
15 24 (2.59%) Groovy
16 16 (1.72%) ES6
17 15 (1.62%) PHP
18 12 (1.29%) C
19 11 (1.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (6.14%) Degree
2 30 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 27 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (1.40%) SANS
6 10 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.97%) Master's Degree
7 9 (0.97%) PhD
8 8 (0.86%) CISSP
8 8 (0.86%) Sun Certification
9 7 (0.75%) CCNA
9 7 (0.75%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (0.65%) CISM
11 5 (0.54%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.43%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.32%) CLAS
13 3 (0.32%) GIAC
14 2 (0.22%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 2 (0.22%) CISA
14 2 (0.22%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.40%) QA
2 10 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.65%) GDPR
3 6 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 6 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.43%) SLA
6 3 (0.32%) Basel III
6 3 (0.32%) ISAE 3402
6 3 (0.32%) NIST
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.22%) PMO
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.11%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 296 (31.90%) Docker
2 14 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.40%) VMware NSX
4 12 (1.29%) Active Directory
5 7 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.75%) vSphere
6 6 (0.65%) HDFS
7 5 (0.54%) XenApp
8 3 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.11%) SRDF
10 1 (0.11%) Varnish
10 1 (0.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.11%) Veritas File System
10 1 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 338 (36.42%) Kubernetes
2 212 (22.84%) Terraform
3 132 (14.22%) Ansible
4 38 (4.09%) Puppet
5 37 (3.99%) Prometheus
6 33 (3.56%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (2.37%) Zipkin
8 14 (1.51%) Grafana
9 12 (1.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 11 (1.19%) Packer
11 8 (0.86%) logstash
11 8 (0.86%) Mesos
12 7 (0.75%) Kibana
12 7 (0.75%) SCCM
13 6 (0.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 6 (0.65%) Istio
14 5 (0.54%) Kubeflow
14 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 5 (0.54%) SCOM
14 5 (0.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 474 (51.08%) Google
2 63 (6.79%) Microsoft
3 47 (5.06%) Oracle
4 21 (2.26%) VMware
5 16 (1.72%) Splunk
5 16 (1.72%) Tableau
6 15 (1.62%) Confluent
6 15 (1.62%) IBM
7 12 (1.29%) SAP
8 10 (1.08%) Sybase
9 9 (0.97%) Cloudera
9 9 (0.97%) Dynatrace
9 9 (0.97%) Red Hat
9 9 (0.97%) TOWER Software
9 9 (0.97%) Veracode
10 8 (0.86%) Adobe
10 8 (0.86%) Informatica
11 7 (0.75%) HP
12 6 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.54%) Hitachi