Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 44 70
Rank change year-on-year +2 +26 +129
Contract jobs citing GCP 1,671 866 1,463
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.52% 5.48% 3.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.49% 16.25% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,215 663 1,102
10th Percentile £450 £425 £425
25th Percentile £507 £513 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £600 £575
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £700 £700 £656
90th Percentile £738 £798 £738
England median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
10th Percentile £45.01 " £12.55
25th Percentile £60.02 " £14.50
Median hourly rate £70.43 - £18.00
75th Percentile £75.69 " £21.50
90th Percentile £76.03 " £23.45
England median hourly rate £60.00 £62.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +247.22% -62.11%

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 11,531 5,330 12,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.08% 33.70% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,402 4,012 9,472
10th Percentile £375 £350 £350
25th Percentile £456 £431 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £613
90th Percentile £713 £713 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 29 82
10th Percentile £13.63 £14.53 £13.54
25th Percentile £18.12 £21.50 £18.53
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +30.95% -5.62%
75th Percentile £51.63 £50.00 £29.06
90th Percentile £68.00 £61.60 £52.45
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% -2.38% +10.85%

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 30 July 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing GCP in London over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 30 July 2021. 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 -16 141 £585 +6.27% 173
West London +19 38 £600 +7.87% 52
East London +3 7 £506 -0.15% 31
GCP
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 981 (58.71%) AWS
2 777 (46.50%) Azure
3 703 (42.07%) Google
4 593 (35.49%) Agile Software Development
5 575 (34.41%) Python
6 563 (33.69%) Java
7 520 (31.12%) Kubernetes
8 511 (30.58%) Finance
9 504 (30.16%) DevOps
10 379 (22.68%) Docker
11 376 (22.50%) Terraform
12 319 (19.09%) SQL
13 316 (18.91%) Microservices
14 306 (18.31%) JavaScript
15 299 (17.89%) Software Engineering
16 295 (17.65%) Social Skills
17 256 (15.32%) Banking
18 235 (14.06%) React
19 233 (13.94%) Jenkins
20 224 (13.41%) BigQuery
21 222 (13.29%) Analytics
22 215 (12.87%) Ansible
23 194 (11.61%) Node.js
24 192 (11.49%) Migration
25 183 (10.95%) Big Data
26 178 (10.65%) Web Services
27 175 (10.47%) Serverless
28 171 (10.23%) Linux
29 166 (9.93%) Scala
30 160 (9.58%) Git (software)

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
1 118 (7.06%) Apache Spark
2 75 (4.49%) Confluence
3 74 (4.43%) Apache
4 57 (3.41%) Apache Airflow
5 33 (1.97%) nginx
6 22 (1.32%) OpenStack
7 21 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
8 18 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
9 17 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.02%) WebSphere
10 16 (0.96%) SharePoint
11 15 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
12 14 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 12 (0.72%) CMS
14 11 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
15 10 (0.60%) Mule
16 9 (0.54%) IIS
17 7 (0.42%) Luigi
17 7 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
17 7 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.060%) SPSS
3 1 (0.060%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 9 (0.54%) Sentinel
2 6 (0.36%) Magento
3 2 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.060%) Cloudability
4 1 (0.060%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.060%) Primavera
4 1 (0.060%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 981 (58.71%) AWS
2 777 (46.50%) Azure
3 175 (10.47%) Serverless
4 100 (5.98%) GitHub
5 96 (5.75%) PaaS
6 90 (5.39%) IaaS
7 61 (3.65%) SaaS
8 51 (3.05%) AWS Lambda
9 47 (2.81%) Cloud Functions
10 44 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
10 44 (2.63%) npm
11 40 (2.39%) OpenShift
12 39 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 34 (2.03%) Google Compute Engine
14 33 (1.97%) Snowflake
15 31 (1.86%) Power Platform
16 27 (1.62%) Amazon S3
16 27 (1.62%) Microsoft 365
17 25 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
17 25 (1.50%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.75%) Firewall
2 41 (2.45%) DNS
3 37 (2.21%) Network Security
4 34 (2.03%) SAN
5 32 (1.92%) NAS
6 27 (1.62%) TCP/IP
7 23 (1.38%) HTTP
8 20 (1.20%) WAN
9 19 (1.14%) LAN
10 18 (1.08%) Multicast
11 17 (1.02%) Internet
11 17 (1.02%) SSL
12 15 (0.90%) DHCP
12 15 (0.90%) Kerberos
13 13 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
14 12 (0.72%) BGP
14 12 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (0.72%) VPN
15 11 (0.66%) FCoE
15 11 (0.66%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 224 (13.41%) BigQuery
2 183 (10.95%) Big Data
3 117 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
4 102 (6.10%) NoSQL
5 91 (5.45%) Hadoop
6 77 (4.61%) MongoDB
7 70 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
7 70 (4.19%) Relational Database
8 68 (4.07%) MySQL
9 55 (3.29%) SQL Server
10 51 (3.05%) Apache Hive
11 49 (2.93%) Looker
11 49 (2.93%) Tableau
12 39 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
13 32 (1.92%) Data Lake
13 32 (1.92%) Metadata
14 31 (1.86%) DB2
14 31 (1.86%) Power BI
15 25 (1.50%) RDBMS
16 24 (1.44%) HBase
Development Applications
1 233 (13.94%) Jenkins
2 160 (9.58%) Git (software)
3 159 (9.52%) JIRA
4 78 (4.67%) Maven
5 47 (2.81%) GitLab
6 43 (2.57%) CircleCI
7 40 (2.39%) Gradle
8 35 (2.09%) Travis CI
9 33 (1.97%) JUnit
10 32 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
11 31 (1.86%) gulp
12 25 (1.50%) webpack
13 22 (1.32%) TeamCity
14 16 (0.96%) Bitbucket
15 15 (0.90%) Subversion
16 14 (0.84%) Cucumber
16 14 (0.84%) Cypress.io
16 14 (0.84%) git-flow
17 12 (0.72%) ERwin
17 12 (0.72%) JMeter
General
1 511 (30.58%) Finance
2 295 (17.65%) Social Skills
3 256 (15.32%) Banking
4 109 (6.52%) Front Office
5 101 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (2.39%) Retail
7 38 (2.27%) Influencing Skills
8 37 (2.21%) Telecoms
9 35 (2.09%) Public Sector
10 28 (1.68%) Presentation Skills
11 25 (1.50%) Investment Banking
11 25 (1.50%) Retail Banking
12 22 (1.32%) Manufacturing
13 21 (1.26%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.96%) Legal
15 15 (0.90%) Back Office
16 14 (0.84%) Marketing
17 13 (0.78%) Automotive
18 10 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
19 9 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 429 (25.67%) Developer
2 391 (23.40%) Architect
3 166 (9.93%) Cloud Architect
4 156 (9.34%) DevOps Engineer
5 129 (7.72%) Data Engineer
5 129 (7.72%) React Developer
6 112 (6.70%) Cloud Engineer
6 112 (6.70%) Java Developer
7 81 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
8 80 (4.79%) Security Architect
9 75 (4.49%) Software Engineer
10 66 (3.95%) Data Architect
11 57 (3.41%) Analyst
12 54 (3.23%) Front Office Developer
13 53 (3.17%) Consultant
14 51 (3.05%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 51 (3.05%) Senior Developer
15 49 (2.93%) Designer
16 48 (2.87%) UI Developer
17 47 (2.81%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 235 (14.06%) React
2 194 (11.61%) Node.js
3 178 (10.65%) Web Services
4 147 (8.80%) Spring
5 141 (8.44%) Kafka
6 101 (6.04%) Spring Boot
7 97 (5.80%) .NET
8 77 (4.61%) REST
9 67 (4.01%) RESTful
10 59 (3.53%) AngularJS
10 59 (3.53%) Material-UI
11 56 (3.35%) GraphQL
12 54 (3.23%) React Native
13 45 (2.69%) JSON
14 43 (2.57%) HTML
15 39 (2.33%) CSS
16 37 (2.21%) Django
17 34 (2.03%) RabbitMQ
18 31 (1.86%) Middleware
19 29 (1.74%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 109 (6.52%) Cloud Native
2 107 (6.40%) Public Cloud
3 73 (4.37%) User Experience
4 59 (3.53%) Derivative
5 58 (3.47%) Equities
6 56 (3.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 55 (3.29%) Fixed Income
8 50 (2.99%) Hedge funds
9 41 (2.45%) Data Centre
9 41 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 39 (2.33%) Data Structures
10 39 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
11 38 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
12 29 (1.74%) Algorithms
12 29 (1.74%) Credit Risk
13 23 (1.38%) Legacy Systems
14 22 (1.32%) Private Cloud
15 19 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
16 15 (0.90%) Legacy Applications
17 13 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 171 (10.23%) Linux
2 78 (4.67%) Windows
3 45 (2.69%) Unix
4 20 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (1.08%) CentOS
5 18 (1.08%) Solaris
5 18 (1.08%) VMS
5 18 (1.08%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.54%) Debian
7 8 (0.48%) Ubuntu
7 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.30%) CoreOS
10 4 (0.24%) Android
10 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (0.18%) SUSE
12 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.060%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (35.49%) Agile Software Development
2 504 (30.16%) DevOps
3 316 (18.91%) Microservices
4 299 (17.89%) Software Engineering
5 222 (13.29%) Analytics
6 192 (11.49%) Migration
7 158 (9.46%) TDD
8 137 (8.20%) Asset Management
9 122 (7.30%) Infrastructure as Code
10 119 (7.12%) Open Source
11 117 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
12 106 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
13 103 (6.16%) ETL
13 103 (6.16%) Investment Management
14 102 (6.10%) Cybersecurity
14 102 (6.10%) Test Automation
15 100 (5.98%) Scrum
16 97 (5.80%) Artificial Intelligence
17 96 (5.75%) Full Stack Development
18 91 (5.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 575 (34.41%) Python
2 563 (33.69%) Java
3 319 (19.09%) SQL
4 306 (18.31%) JavaScript
5 166 (9.93%) Scala
6 105 (6.28%) Kotlin
7 90 (5.39%) Go
8 81 (4.85%) C#
9 64 (3.83%) TypeScript
10 62 (3.71%) C++
11 60 (3.59%) Bash Shell
12 48 (2.87%) PowerShell
13 47 (2.81%) Ruby
14 45 (2.69%) Java 11
15 33 (1.97%) Java 8
16 30 (1.80%) Groovy
17 24 (1.44%) PHP
18 22 (1.32%) R
19 19 (1.14%) Shell Script
20 18 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 111 (6.64%) Degree
2 53 (3.17%) CISSP
3 46 (2.75%) Security Cleared
4 39 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 25 (1.50%) CISM
6 20 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.20%) PhD
7 17 (1.02%) AWS Certification
8 16 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (0.78%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.66%) CRISC
11 10 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 9 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (0.42%) CCSP
14 6 (0.36%) CISA
15 5 (0.30%) CCNA
15 5 (0.30%) CSSLP
15 5 (0.30%) GIAC
16 4 (0.24%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.39%) QA
2 37 (2.21%) NIST
3 26 (1.56%) GDPR
4 24 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 21 (1.26%) Data Quality
6 19 (1.14%) Accessibility
7 15 (0.90%) GRC
8 13 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.48%) NIST 800
10 7 (0.42%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.36%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.18%) COBIT
13 3 (0.18%) NCSC
13 3 (0.18%) SLA
13 3 (0.18%) SOC 2
14 2 (0.12%) ISO 20022
14 2 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 379 (22.68%) Docker
2 70 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.74%) Active Directory
4 28 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (1.26%) NFS
6 19 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (1.08%) KVM
7 18 (1.08%) Xen
8 15 (0.90%) Hyper-V
9 14 (0.84%) HDFS
10 11 (0.66%) SRDF
11 10 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (0.54%) vSphere
13 6 (0.36%) VMware NSX
14 4 (0.24%) Veritas File System
14 4 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 3 (0.18%) Slurm Workload Manager
15 3 (0.18%) Squid
15 3 (0.18%) Varnish
16 2 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 520 (31.12%) Kubernetes
2 376 (22.50%) Terraform
3 215 (12.87%) Ansible
4 84 (5.03%) Puppet
5 71 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (2.33%) Istio
7 34 (2.03%) Prometheus
8 29 (1.74%) Grafana
9 17 (1.02%) Packer
9 17 (1.02%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 15 (0.90%) Tivoli
11 12 (0.72%) vRealize
12 10 (0.60%) Argo
12 10 (0.60%) QRadar
12 10 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (0.54%) Control-M
13 9 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
14 8 (0.48%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.36%) Salt
15 6 (0.36%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 703 (42.07%) Google
2 127 (7.60%) Oracle
3 117 (7.00%) Microsoft
4 100 (5.98%) VMware
5 40 (2.39%) Splunk
6 39 (2.33%) IBM
7 31 (1.86%) Cisco
8 27 (1.62%) EMC
9 22 (1.32%) Alibaba
9 22 (1.32%) Databricks
9 22 (1.32%) Red Hat
10 21 (1.26%) NetApp
11 20 (1.20%) ServiceNow
12 15 (0.90%) Adobe
13 14 (0.84%) BMC
13 14 (0.84%) CyberArk
13 14 (0.84%) SAP
14 13 (0.78%) CA
14 13 (0.78%) HP
14 13 (0.78%) Sybase