Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 43 61
Rank change year-on-year -1 +18 +88
Contract jobs citing GCP 1,889 807 1,448
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.22% 5.64% 3.97%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.72% 15.94% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,414 628 1,097
10th Percentile £463 £413 £425
25th Percentile £524 £488 £510
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £595 £575
Median % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.48% +4.55%
75th Percentile £700 £702 £656
90th Percentile £750 £800 £725
England median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.00 - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 - £24.00

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 13,766 5,064 12,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.07% 35.38% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,190 3,758 8,832
10th Percentile £381 £350 £325
25th Percentile £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.94%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £613
90th Percentile £725 £713 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 10 84
10th Percentile £13.38 £14.76 £16.25
25th Percentile £20.00 £20.25 £19.69
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +10.53%
75th Percentile £51.00 £39.25 £25.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £46.30 £44.70
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% +2.38% +20.00%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 27 October 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 -10 151 £625 +13.64% 207
West London +21 50 £604 -4.17% 51
East London -4 9 £506 -8.92% 53
South London -8 1 £610 +16.19% 6
GCP
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 1,176 (62.26%) AWS
2 907 (48.01%) Azure
3 716 (37.90%) Google
4 667 (35.31%) Python
5 630 (33.35%) Agile Software Development
6 629 (33.30%) Java
7 620 (32.82%) DevOps
8 586 (31.02%) Kubernetes
9 585 (30.97%) Finance
10 522 (27.63%) Terraform
11 420 (22.23%) Docker
12 385 (20.38%) Microservices
13 364 (19.27%) SQL
14 334 (17.68%) Software Engineering
15 330 (17.47%) Social Skills
16 324 (17.15%) JavaScript
17 293 (15.51%) Jenkins
18 288 (15.25%) Ansible
19 276 (14.61%) Banking
20 265 (14.03%) Analytics
21 232 (12.28%) React
22 213 (11.28%) BigQuery
23 212 (11.22%) Linux
24 199 (10.53%) Kafka
25 196 (10.38%) Infrastructure as Code
26 187 (9.90%) Big Data
27 186 (9.85%) Git (software)
28 185 (9.79%) Migration
29 173 (9.16%) Serverless
30 170 (9.00%) Spring

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
1 122 (6.46%) Apache Spark
2 79 (4.18%) Confluence
3 67 (3.55%) Apache
4 53 (2.81%) Apache Airflow
5 26 (1.38%) OpenStack
6 21 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (1.11%) nginx
7 20 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
8 13 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
9 11 (0.58%) CMS
10 10 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (0.53%) SharePoint
11 9 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.37%) Oracle Application Server
13 7 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.32%) Mule
15 5 (0.26%) Apache Pig
15 5 (0.26%) Luigi
16 4 (0.21%) Traefik
Applications
1 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.21%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.11%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.053%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.053%) SPSS
4 1 (0.053%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 5 (0.26%) Magento
2 4 (0.21%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.053%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.053%) Primavera
5 1 (0.053%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.053%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1,176 (62.26%) AWS
2 907 (48.01%) Azure
3 173 (9.16%) Serverless
4 113 (5.98%) GitHub
5 99 (5.24%) PaaS
6 79 (4.18%) IaaS
7 75 (3.97%) SaaS
8 74 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
9 68 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
10 48 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
11 47 (2.49%) OpenShift
12 45 (2.38%) Cloud Functions
13 37 (1.96%) npm
14 34 (1.80%) Microsoft 365
15 33 (1.75%) Snowflake
16 32 (1.69%) Google Compute Engine
17 31 (1.64%) Apigee
17 31 (1.64%) Power Platform
18 25 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 25 (1.32%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 76 (4.02%) Firewall
2 38 (2.01%) DNS
2 38 (2.01%) Network Security
3 29 (1.54%) SAN
4 28 (1.48%) WAN
5 27 (1.43%) NAS
6 24 (1.27%) HTTP
7 23 (1.22%) TCP/IP
8 21 (1.11%) Multicast
9 19 (1.01%) Kerberos
10 18 (0.95%) LAN
11 17 (0.90%) BGP
12 14 (0.74%) Internet
13 12 (0.64%) SSL
13 12 (0.64%) VPN
14 11 (0.58%) OSPF
15 10 (0.53%) AMQP
15 10 (0.53%) Software-Defined Networking
16 9 (0.48%) Wireless
17 8 (0.42%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (11.28%) BigQuery
2 187 (9.90%) Big Data
3 136 (7.20%) NoSQL
4 116 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
5 87 (4.61%) Hadoop
6 83 (4.39%) MongoDB
7 73 (3.86%) Relational Database
8 72 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
9 61 (3.23%) MySQL
10 57 (3.02%) Tableau
11 50 (2.65%) Looker
12 49 (2.59%) SQL Server
13 42 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
14 38 (2.01%) DB2
15 37 (1.96%) Apache Hive
16 36 (1.91%) Redis
17 35 (1.85%) Data Lake
18 34 (1.80%) Amazon Redshift
19 30 (1.59%) Power BI
20 27 (1.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 293 (15.51%) Jenkins
2 186 (9.85%) Git (software)
3 159 (8.42%) JIRA
4 89 (4.71%) Maven
5 60 (3.18%) GitLab
6 57 (3.02%) CircleCI
7 49 (2.59%) Gradle
8 34 (1.80%) JUnit
9 33 (1.75%) TeamCity
10 32 (1.69%) gulp
11 31 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
12 28 (1.48%) Travis CI
13 24 (1.27%) Bitbucket
14 20 (1.06%) GoCD
15 19 (1.01%) Subversion
16 17 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 17 (0.90%) webpack
17 15 (0.79%) Mockito
18 14 (0.74%) Cypress.io
18 14 (0.74%) Grunt
General
1 585 (30.97%) Finance
2 330 (17.47%) Social Skills
3 276 (14.61%) Banking
4 115 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
5 99 (5.24%) Front Office
6 57 (3.02%) Retail
7 49 (2.59%) Public Sector
8 48 (2.54%) Financial Institution
9 46 (2.44%) Legal
10 32 (1.69%) Retail Banking
11 31 (1.64%) Manufacturing
12 30 (1.59%) Presentation Skills
13 28 (1.48%) Telecoms
14 26 (1.38%) Influencing Skills
15 21 (1.11%) Back Office
16 20 (1.06%) Marketing
17 19 (1.01%) Investment Banking
17 19 (1.01%) Publishing
18 14 (0.74%) Games
19 13 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 500 (26.47%) Developer
2 421 (22.29%) Architect
3 183 (9.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 170 (9.00%) Cloud Architect
5 158 (8.36%) Java Developer
6 136 (7.20%) Data Engineer
7 130 (6.88%) Cloud Engineer
8 109 (5.77%) React Developer
9 108 (5.72%) Software Engineer
10 103 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
11 88 (4.66%) Senior Developer
12 83 (4.39%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 69 (3.65%) AWS Engineer
13 69 (3.65%) Python Developer
14 68 (3.60%) Security Architect
15 63 (3.34%) Java Engineer
16 62 (3.28%) Analyst
16 62 (3.28%) Data Architect
17 57 (3.02%) Security Engineer
18 55 (2.91%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (12.28%) React
2 199 (10.53%) Kafka
3 170 (9.00%) Spring
4 167 (8.84%) Web Services
5 162 (8.58%) Node.js
6 118 (6.25%) Spring Boot
7 100 (5.29%) REST
8 71 (3.76%) .NET
9 64 (3.39%) GraphQL
10 60 (3.18%) RESTful
11 56 (2.96%) Material-UI
12 48 (2.54%) AngularJS
13 47 (2.49%) HTML
14 41 (2.17%) CSS
14 41 (2.17%) OAuth
15 40 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
15 40 (2.12%) React Native
16 31 (1.64%) Django
17 30 (1.59%) JSON
17 30 (1.59%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 152 (8.05%) Public Cloud
2 107 (5.66%) Cloud Native
3 86 (4.55%) Hedge funds
4 74 (3.92%) Equities
5 61 (3.23%) Derivative
6 58 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
7 56 (2.96%) Fixed Income
8 54 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
8 54 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 53 (2.81%) User Experience
10 51 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
11 49 (2.59%) Data Centre
12 40 (2.12%) Credit Risk
13 37 (1.96%) Data Structures
14 24 (1.27%) Algorithms
15 22 (1.16%) Clustering
16 19 (1.01%) Management Information System
17 18 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
18 16 (0.85%) PKI
18 16 (0.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 212 (11.22%) Linux
2 82 (4.34%) Windows
3 53 (2.81%) Unix
4 29 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (0.90%) CentOS
6 16 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 15 (0.79%) VMS
8 13 (0.69%) Solaris
8 13 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 11 (0.58%) Android
10 10 (0.53%) Debian
11 9 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2016
14 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.16%) SUSE
16 2 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.053%) AIX
17 1 (0.053%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (33.35%) Agile Software Development
2 620 (32.82%) DevOps
3 385 (20.38%) Microservices
4 334 (17.68%) Software Engineering
5 265 (14.03%) Analytics
6 196 (10.38%) Infrastructure as Code
7 185 (9.79%) Migration
8 161 (8.52%) TDD
9 156 (8.26%) Asset Management
10 142 (7.52%) Full Stack Development
11 139 (7.36%) Test Automation
12 121 (6.41%) Open Source
13 118 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
14 112 (5.93%) Data Engineering
15 109 (5.77%) Site Reliability Engineering
16 105 (5.56%) Investment Management
16 105 (5.56%) SDLC
17 104 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
17 104 (5.51%) Scrum
17 104 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 667 (35.31%) Python
2 629 (33.30%) Java
3 364 (19.27%) SQL
4 324 (17.15%) JavaScript
5 160 (8.47%) Scala
6 128 (6.78%) Go
7 111 (5.88%) Bash Shell
8 106 (5.61%) TypeScript
9 97 (5.13%) Kotlin
10 76 (4.02%) C#
11 71 (3.76%) C++
12 66 (3.49%) Java 11
13 54 (2.86%) Ruby
14 46 (2.44%) PowerShell
15 45 (2.38%) C
16 40 (2.12%) Java 8
17 30 (1.59%) Groovy
18 23 (1.22%) PHP
19 20 (1.06%) Shell Script
20 19 (1.01%) R
Qualifications
1 105 (5.56%) Degree
2 58 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 53 (2.81%) CISSP
4 37 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 28 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 26 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (0.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 18 (0.95%) PhD
8 15 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 14 (0.74%) AWS Certification
9 14 (0.74%) CCSP
9 14 (0.74%) CISA
9 14 (0.74%) CISM
9 14 (0.74%) CRISC
10 12 (0.64%) GIAC
11 10 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
12 9 (0.48%) CSSLP
13 8 (0.42%) CEH
14 6 (0.32%) CCIE
14 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.91%) GDPR
2 45 (2.38%) QA
3 36 (1.91%) GRC
4 30 (1.59%) NIST
5 26 (1.38%) Data Quality
6 20 (1.06%) Accessibility
6 20 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.37%) NCSC
9 5 (0.26%) NIST 800
10 4 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.21%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.21%) SOC 2
11 3 (0.16%) Basel II
11 3 (0.16%) COBIT
11 3 (0.16%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.053%) SLA
System Software
1 420 (22.23%) Docker
2 66 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (2.06%) Active Directory
4 26 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (1.27%) NFS
6 17 (0.90%) VMware NSX
7 14 (0.74%) OpenAM
7 14 (0.74%) vSphere
8 12 (0.64%) KVM
9 10 (0.53%) HDFS
10 9 (0.48%) Xen
11 8 (0.42%) Hyper-V
12 7 (0.37%) OpenIDM
12 7 (0.37%) SRDF
13 6 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.21%) Squid
15 3 (0.16%) Varnish
15 3 (0.16%) Veritas File System
15 3 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 586 (31.02%) Kubernetes
2 522 (27.63%) Terraform
3 288 (15.25%) Ansible
4 94 (4.98%) Puppet
5 83 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
6 71 (3.76%) Prometheus
7 64 (3.39%) Grafana
8 51 (2.70%) Istio
9 16 (0.85%) Packer
10 12 (0.64%) Consul
10 12 (0.64%) vRealize
10 12 (0.64%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 10 (0.53%) Icinga
11 10 (0.53%) Kibana
11 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
11 10 (0.53%) RSA Archer
12 9 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
12 9 (0.48%) Control-M
12 9 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (0.42%) Nagios
Vendors
1 716 (37.90%) Google
2 115 (6.09%) Microsoft
3 109 (5.77%) Oracle
4 92 (4.87%) VMware
5 56 (2.96%) Splunk
6 44 (2.33%) Cisco
7 31 (1.64%) IBM
8 29 (1.54%) Red Hat
9 21 (1.11%) SAP
10 20 (1.06%) Atlassian
10 20 (1.06%) NetApp
10 20 (1.06%) Qualys
11 19 (1.01%) Alibaba
11 19 (1.01%) CheckPoint
12 18 (0.95%) AppDynamics
13 17 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
13 17 (0.90%) ServiceNow
14 16 (0.85%) EMC
15 15 (0.79%) Databricks
16 14 (0.74%) MuleSoft