Period
to 7 August 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 7 August 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 70 189
Rank change year-on-year +26 +119 +255
Contract jobs citing GCP 829 1,452 678
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.42% 3.63% 1.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.23% 11.34% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 1,105 512
Median daily rate £600 £573 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.80% +4.09% +6.28%
10th Percentile £425 £419 £400
90th Percentile £791 £738 £725
England median daily rate £575 £550 £539
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.09% +13.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +204.35% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £17.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year +97.18% -64.50% +81.82%

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 5,109 12,801 11,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.43% 31.97% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,598 9,232 8,534
Median daily rate £525 £525 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £325
90th Percentile £713 £685 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 104 84
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.72 £22.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.08% -0.98% +8.44%
10th Percentile £20.45 £14.00 £14.14
90th Percentile £56.00 £70.00 £94.03
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.72 £19.50
% change year-on-year +54.08% +16.49% -

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 7 August 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 7 August 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 +24 131 £538 -2.27% 50
South London +47 15 £525 -4.98% 1
West London +25 15 £563 -2.17% 23
East London +25 6 £506 -10.00% 14
GCP
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 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.

1 576 (69.48%) AWS
2 486 (58.62%) Azure
3 454 (54.76%) Google
4 375 (45.24%) Python
5 366 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
6 365 (44.03%) DevOps
7 358 (43.18%) Java
8 347 (41.86%) Finance
9 306 (36.91%) Kubernetes
10 248 (29.92%) Docker
11 244 (29.43%) Software Engineering
12 226 (27.26%) Web Services
13 213 (25.69%) Microservices
14 206 (24.85%) JavaScript
15 205 (24.73%) Banking
16 190 (22.92%) Asset Management
16 190 (22.92%) Investment Management
17 177 (21.35%) Hedge funds
18 173 (20.87%) SQL
19 157 (18.94%) React
20 148 (17.85%) Jenkins
21 143 (17.25%) Terraform
22 139 (16.77%) Derivative
23 138 (16.65%) Fixed Income
24 133 (16.04%) AngularJS
25 132 (15.92%) Front Office
26 127 (15.32%) Equities
27 121 (14.60%) Vue.js
28 109 (13.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
29 106 (12.79%) Ansible

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 91 (10.98%) Apache Spark
2 73 (8.81%) Apache
3 21 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (2.29%) Confluence
5 15 (1.81%) Apache Airflow
6 12 (1.45%) nginx
7 9 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (0.97%) SharePoint
9 6 (0.72%) IIS
10 5 (0.60%) Tornado
11 3 (0.36%) CMS
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.24%) CICS
12 2 (0.24%) Drupal
12 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.24%) SAS
12 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.12%) Jupyter
Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) SAP MDM
2 2 (0.24%) SAP Retail
2 2 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 576 (69.48%) AWS
2 486 (58.62%) Azure
3 95 (11.46%) Serverless
4 70 (8.44%) Amazon ECS
5 69 (8.32%) AWS Lambda
6 53 (6.39%) Apigee
7 35 (4.22%) PaaS
7 35 (4.22%) SaaS
8 31 (3.74%) GitHub
9 30 (3.62%) IaaS
10 24 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
11 22 (2.65%) OpenShift
12 18 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (1.81%) Amazon EKS
14 12 (1.45%) Stackdriver
15 8 (0.97%) npm
15 8 (0.97%) Power Platform
16 7 (0.84%) Firebase
16 7 (0.84%) Google Analytics
16 7 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.22%) SSL
2 29 (3.50%) Firewall
3 28 (3.38%) HTTPS
4 23 (2.77%) DNS
5 17 (2.05%) TCP/IP
6 12 (1.45%) Internet
7 9 (1.09%) Kerberos
8 8 (0.97%) HTTP
9 7 (0.84%) Skype
10 5 (0.60%) DHCP
10 5 (0.60%) SMTP
10 5 (0.60%) VPN
11 4 (0.48%) Network Security
11 4 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.24%) SSH
12 2 (0.24%) X.509
13 1 (0.12%) Broadband
13 1 (0.12%) Intrusion Detection
13 1 (0.12%) LAN
13 1 (0.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 92 (11.10%) NoSQL
3 90 (10.86%) Big Data
4 88 (10.62%) PostgreSQL
5 81 (9.77%) MySQL
6 76 (9.17%) Amazon Redshift
7 69 (8.32%) BigQuery
8 64 (7.72%) Data Warehouse
9 44 (5.31%) Hadoop
10 25 (3.02%) MongoDB
11 21 (2.53%) Data Lake
12 16 (1.93%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (1.57%) Apache Hive
14 11 (1.33%) Relational Database
15 10 (1.21%) Bigtable
15 10 (1.21%) Neo4j
15 10 (1.21%) Snowflake Schema
16 9 (1.09%) Presto
17 8 (0.97%) Flink
17 8 (0.97%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 148 (17.85%) Jenkins
2 83 (10.01%) GitLab
3 71 (8.56%) Artifactory
4 53 (6.39%) RStudio
5 52 (6.27%) Git (software)
6 31 (3.74%) JIRA
7 28 (3.38%) CircleCI
8 27 (3.26%) Maven
9 13 (1.57%) webpack
10 12 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (1.45%) Travis CI
11 11 (1.33%) Selenium
12 8 (0.97%) Gradle
12 8 (0.97%) Subversion
13 7 (0.84%) gulp
13 7 (0.84%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.72%) ProC
15 5 (0.60%) Babel
15 5 (0.60%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.60%) Hudson
General
1 347 (41.86%) Finance
2 205 (24.73%) Banking
3 132 (15.92%) Front Office
4 94 (11.34%) Investment Banking
5 31 (3.74%) Back Office
6 30 (3.62%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.57%) Marketing
7 13 (1.57%) Public Sector
8 11 (1.33%) Retail
9 9 (1.09%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.60%) Law
12 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.36%) Advertising
13 3 (0.36%) Electronics
13 3 (0.36%) Publishing
14 2 (0.24%) Billing
14 2 (0.24%) Games
15 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 283 (34.14%) Developer
2 142 (17.13%) AWS Engineer
3 124 (14.96%) Architect
3 124 (14.96%) Java Developer
4 107 (12.91%) AWS Developer
5 90 (10.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 74 (8.93%) Software Engineer
7 64 (7.72%) Data Engineer
8 62 (7.48%) Java Engineer
9 61 (7.36%) Cloud Architect
10 60 (7.24%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 57 (6.88%) JavaScript Developer
12 55 (6.63%) Python Developer
13 53 (6.39%) AWS Software Engineer
14 51 (6.15%) Cloud Engineer
15 43 (5.19%) Python Engineer
16 41 (4.95%) JavaScript Engineer
17 40 (4.83%) Data Architect
17 40 (4.83%) Front Office Developer
17 40 (4.83%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (27.26%) Web Services
2 157 (18.94%) React
3 133 (16.04%) AngularJS
4 121 (14.60%) Vue.js
5 105 (12.67%) Node.js
6 79 (9.53%) Kafka
7 63 (7.60%) Spring
8 62 (7.48%) gRPC
9 52 (6.27%) Swagger
10 51 (6.15%) .NET
11 48 (5.79%) OAuth
12 47 (5.67%) RESTful
13 32 (3.86%) PySpark
13 32 (3.86%) TensorFlow
14 30 (3.62%) CSS
15 28 (3.38%) JAAS
15 28 (3.38%) Spring Security
16 27 (3.26%) .NET Core
16 27 (3.26%) Spring Boot
17 26 (3.14%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 177 (21.35%) Hedge funds
2 139 (16.77%) Derivative
3 138 (16.65%) Fixed Income
4 127 (15.32%) Equities
5 109 (13.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 64 (7.72%) Greenfield Project
7 60 (7.24%) Public Cloud
8 32 (3.86%) Algorithms
8 32 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
9 31 (3.74%) Cloud Native
10 19 (2.29%) User Experience
11 18 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (1.69%) Virtual Team
13 13 (1.57%) Data Centre
13 13 (1.57%) Data Structures
13 13 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
14 12 (1.45%) Blog
15 11 (1.33%) Credit Derivative
16 9 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
16 9 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 60 (7.24%) Linux
2 36 (4.34%) Windows
3 21 (2.53%) Unix
4 19 (2.29%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (0.97%) Android
8 7 (0.84%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.72%) CentOS
10 5 (0.60%) CoreOS
11 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.24%) Solaris
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 365 (44.03%) DevOps
3 244 (29.43%) Software Engineering
4 213 (25.69%) Microservices
5 190 (22.92%) Asset Management
5 190 (22.92%) Investment Management
6 93 (11.22%) Analytics
6 93 (11.22%) Decision-Making
7 87 (10.49%) Migration
8 85 (10.25%) Portfolio Management
9 80 (9.65%) Business Analysis
10 75 (9.05%) Machine Learning
11 73 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
11 73 (8.81%) Data Science
12 66 (7.96%) Mentoring
13 65 (7.84%) Test Automation
14 59 (7.12%) Open Source
15 56 (6.76%) Scrum
16 53 (6.39%) ETL
16 53 (6.39%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 375 (45.24%) Python
2 358 (43.18%) Java
3 206 (24.85%) JavaScript
4 173 (20.87%) SQL
5 77 (9.29%) Scala
6 69 (8.32%) Go
7 57 (6.88%) C#
8 44 (5.31%) R
9 35 (4.22%) Ruby
10 34 (4.10%) TypeScript
11 33 (3.98%) Kotlin
12 31 (3.74%) C++
12 31 (3.74%) Java 8
13 26 (3.14%) Bash Shell
14 24 (2.90%) C
15 20 (2.41%) PowerShell
16 18 (2.17%) Groovy
17 9 (1.09%) ES6
17 9 (1.09%) PHP
18 8 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (4.34%) Degree
2 32 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 29 (3.50%) SC Cleared
4 18 (2.17%) Sun Certification
5 17 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (0.97%) CISSP
6 8 (0.97%) SANS
7 6 (0.72%) CISM
7 6 (0.72%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.72%) PhD
8 5 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.48%) GIAC
10 3 (0.36%) CISA
10 3 (0.36%) CSSLP
10 3 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.36%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.24%) CLAS
11 2 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.33%) QA
2 10 (1.21%) GDPR
3 7 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.48%) SLA
6 3 (0.36%) Basel III
6 3 (0.36%) NIST
7 2 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 248 (29.92%) Docker
2 17 (2.05%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.60%) HDFS
6 5 (0.60%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.60%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.60%) XenApp
7 2 (0.24%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.12%) PowerDNS
8 1 (0.12%) SRDF
8 1 (0.12%) Varnish
8 1 (0.12%) vCloud
8 1 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.12%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 306 (36.91%) Kubernetes
2 143 (17.25%) Terraform
3 106 (12.79%) Ansible
4 34 (4.10%) Prometheus
5 29 (3.50%) Puppet
6 26 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (2.65%) Zipkin
8 14 (1.69%) Grafana
9 11 (1.33%) Argo
10 8 (0.97%) Packer
11 6 (0.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 6 (0.72%) Mesos
11 6 (0.72%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (0.60%) Salt
12 5 (0.60%) SCCM
12 5 (0.60%) SCOM
12 5 (0.60%) vRealize
13 4 (0.48%) Kibana
13 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 454 (54.76%) Google
2 62 (7.48%) Oracle
3 52 (6.27%) Microsoft
4 18 (2.17%) Splunk
4 18 (2.17%) VMware
5 15 (1.81%) Tableau
6 11 (1.33%) SAP
7 9 (1.09%) Cloudera
7 9 (1.09%) IBM
7 9 (1.09%) Red Hat
8 8 (0.97%) Confluent
8 8 (0.97%) HP
9 7 (0.84%) AppDynamics
9 7 (0.84%) F5
9 7 (0.84%) Hortonworks
10 6 (0.72%) SaltStack
11 5 (0.60%) Citrix
11 5 (0.60%) Dynatrace
11 5 (0.60%) Informatica
11 5 (0.60%) Veracode