Period
to 3 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 3 December 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 > North West
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 96 109 179
Rank change year-on-year +13 +70 +9
Contract jobs citing GCP 28 90 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.24% 1.68% 0.69%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.90% 6.44% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 66 23
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% -5.83%
10th Percentile £379 £400 £398
90th Percentile £650 £666 £700
England median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £28.72
England median hourly rate £70.00 £44.50 £28.72
% change year-on-year +57.30% +54.97% +5.73%

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 the North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 718 1,398 1,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.80% 26.09% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 940 953
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £269 £268 £230
90th Percentile £600 £600 £613
England median daily rate £491 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -1.74% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 69
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.57% -0.40% -12.50%
10th Percentile £15.09 £13.75 £11.46
90th Percentile £57.75 £55.63 £42.50
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +36.05% +22.86% -14.63%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing GCP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for GCP in the North West

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing GCP in the North West.

Daily rate trend for GCP in the North West

GCP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GCP in the North West over the 6 months to 3 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for GCP in the North West

GCP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCP within the North West region over the 6 months to 3 December 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
Manchester +2 18 £500 -9.09% 54
Cheshire +26 5 £379 -5.25% 2
GCP
England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 North West region with a requirement for GCP.

1 19 (67.86%) AWS
2 16 (57.14%) Azure
3 12 (42.86%) DevOps
4 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
5 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
5 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.00%) Scrum
6 7 (25.00%) Finance
6 7 (25.00%) JIRA
7 6 (21.43%) Ansible
7 6 (21.43%) Kubernetes
7 6 (21.43%) Terraform
7 6 (21.43%) Google
7 6 (21.43%) Python
8 5 (17.86%) Migration
8 5 (17.86%) SQL
8 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (17.86%) GitHub
9 4 (14.29%) BigQuery
9 4 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (14.29%) Release Management
9 4 (14.29%) ITIL
9 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
9 4 (14.29%) ETL
9 4 (14.29%) Project Management
10 3 (10.71%) Law
10 3 (10.71%) Unix
10 3 (10.71%) Java
10 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (10.71%) Banking

GCP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (7.14%) Apache Airflow
1 2 (7.14%) Luigi
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 19 (67.86%) AWS
2 16 (57.14%) Azure
3 5 (17.86%) GitHub
4 3 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (7.14%) Amazon ECS
5 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (3.57%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (3.57%) SaaS
6 1 (3.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Calico
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) FTP
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) IPsec
2 1 (3.57%) Network Security
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) BigQuery
2 3 (10.71%) Big Data
2 3 (10.71%) Data Lake
2 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 2 (7.14%) Spark SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.57%) Cloud Spanner
4 1 (3.57%) CockroachDB
4 1 (3.57%) DataStage
4 1 (3.57%) DB2
4 1 (3.57%) HBase
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) SAP BW
4 1 (3.57%) SAP HANA
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.57%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
3 7 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (7.14%) GitLab
5 1 (3.57%) CircleCI
5 1 (3.57%) Maven
5 1 (3.57%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Data Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Release Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Cloud Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Data Migration Lead
6 1 (3.57%) Data Modeller
6 1 (3.57%) DevSecOps Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Security Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) SAP Data Migration Lead
6 1 (3.57%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) Kafka
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) PySpark
2 1 (3.57%) RESTful
2 1 (3.57%) SAML
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Cloud Native
1 2 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (7.14%) Private Cloud
1 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Internet of Things
2 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Unix
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) DevOps
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Scrum
4 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (17.86%) Migration
5 4 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 4 (14.29%) ETL
5 4 (14.29%) ITIL
5 4 (14.29%) Project Management
5 4 (14.29%) Release Management
6 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) Data Integration
7 2 (7.14%) Microservices
7 2 (7.14%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.14%) Workflow
7 2 (7.14%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Python
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) Scala
5 1 (3.57%) ABAP
5 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.57%) Go
5 1 (3.57%) Groovy
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) CISSP
1 1 (3.57%) CSPO
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Docker
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) VMware NSX
3 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Ansible
1 6 (21.43%) Kubernetes
1 6 (21.43%) Terraform
2 3 (10.71%) Istio
3 1 (3.57%) Grafana
3 1 (3.57%) Knative
3 1 (3.57%) logstash
3 1 (3.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Google
2 2 (7.14%) Atlassian
2 2 (7.14%) F5
2 2 (7.14%) SAP
2 2 (7.14%) Splunk
2 2 (7.14%) Talend
2 2 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Ab Initio
3 1 (3.57%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.57%) Hortonworks
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Teradata