Period
to 24 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 November 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)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 99 212
Rank change year-on-year +43 +113 +291
Contract jobs citing GCP 1,351 1,969 1,385
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.72% 2.41% 1.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.55% 8.21% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,164 1,450 1,029
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £411 £406 £375
90th Percentile £714 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.50 £28.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% +54.97% +5.73%
10th Percentile £23.38 £27.85 £23.49
90th Percentile £70.00 £63.15 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.63 £44.50 £28.72
% change year-on-year -44.66% +54.97% -36.19%

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 11,702 23,994 24,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.19% 29.42% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,545 16,284 17,229
Median daily rate £495 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +5.26% +1.71%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £300
90th Percentile £675 £660 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 418 329
Median hourly rate £28.50 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +20.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £78.75 £63.10
Median hourly rate £22.82 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.32% +17.14% -

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GCP in the UK

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for GCP in the UK

GCP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing GCP over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for GCP in the UK

GCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for GCP in the UK

GCP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing GCP over the 6 months to 24 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for GCP in the UK

GCP
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCP within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 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
England +35 1,143 £550 - 511
London +17 904 £575 - 272
Work from Home +13 386 £548 +12.31% 100
UK excluding London +43 240 £500 - 268
North of England -1 69 £500 - 115
South East +73 44 £515 +8.42% 41
Yorkshire -3 34 £500 +5.26% 28
Midlands +52 31 £425 -13.92% 35
Wales +46 30 £500 +11.11% 7
South West +85 28 £450 -18.18% 23
North West +18 25 £500 -9.09% 63
East of England +49 23 £475 +5.56% 19
West Midlands +42 19 £375 -25.00% 18
Scotland +38 13 £518 -1.43% 27
East Midlands +41 11 £476 +3.48% 17
North East +27 9 £570 -10.59% 24
Northern Ireland +6 3 £425 -26.09% 1

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 with a requirement for GCP.

1 853 (63.14%) AWS
2 709 (52.48%) Azure
3 673 (49.81%) Google
4 545 (40.34%) Python
5 535 (39.60%) Agile Software Development
6 515 (38.12%) DevOps
7 502 (37.16%) Java
8 479 (35.46%) Kubernetes
9 438 (32.42%) Finance
10 327 (24.20%) Docker
11 298 (22.06%) Software Engineering
12 295 (21.84%) Microservices
13 289 (21.39%) Web Services
14 280 (20.73%) Terraform
15 274 (20.28%) JavaScript
15 274 (20.28%) Banking
16 260 (19.25%) Jenkins
17 241 (17.84%) SQL
18 225 (16.65%) Asset Management
19 206 (15.25%) React
20 202 (14.95%) Investment Management
21 195 (14.43%) Node.js
22 188 (13.92%) Ansible
23 187 (13.84%) AngularJS
24 172 (12.73%) Hedge funds
25 157 (11.62%) BigQuery
26 156 (11.55%) Linux
27 152 (11.25%) Git (software)
27 152 (11.25%) Open Source
28 151 (11.18%) Fixed Income

GCP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 101 (7.48%) Apache
2 57 (4.22%) Apache Spark
3 54 (4.00%) nginx
4 53 (3.92%) Confluence
5 49 (3.63%) Cloud Foundry
6 28 (2.07%) Apache Airflow
7 17 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (0.67%) CMS
8 9 (0.67%) Headless CMS
8 9 (0.67%) Mule
8 9 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.59%) Jupyter
9 8 (0.59%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.52%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.44%) IBM Domino
12 5 (0.37%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.37%) Tornado
13 4 (0.30%) IIS
13 4 (0.30%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (0.59%) Chatbot
2 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
3 3 (0.22%) Sketch
4 1 (0.074%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (0.22%) SAP MDM
2 3 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.15%) Magento
4 1 (0.074%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.074%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.074%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 853 (63.14%) AWS
2 709 (52.48%) Azure
3 147 (10.88%) Serverless
4 114 (8.44%) PaaS
5 82 (6.07%) AWS Lambda
6 80 (5.92%) Amazon ECS
7 74 (5.48%) Apigee
8 69 (5.11%) IaaS
9 67 (4.96%) GitHub
10 52 (3.85%) npm
11 41 (3.03%) SaaS
12 40 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
13 31 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
14 27 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
15 22 (1.63%) OpenShift
16 19 (1.41%) Google Analytics
16 19 (1.41%) Slack
17 18 (1.33%) Amazon EKS
18 13 (0.96%) Stackdriver
19 12 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.92%) TCP/IP
2 47 (3.48%) SSL
3 45 (3.33%) DNS
4 41 (3.03%) Firewall
5 29 (2.15%) HTTP
6 20 (1.48%) Network Security
6 20 (1.48%) WAN
7 18 (1.33%) Reverse Proxy
8 14 (1.04%) LAN
9 10 (0.74%) Kerberos
9 10 (0.74%) VPN
10 9 (0.67%) Multicast
11 8 (0.59%) DHCP
11 8 (0.59%) Internet
12 5 (0.37%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.37%) Skype
13 4 (0.30%) Calico
14 3 (0.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 3 (0.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (0.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (11.62%) BigQuery
2 109 (8.07%) SQL Server
3 104 (7.70%) NoSQL
4 97 (7.18%) MySQL
5 95 (7.03%) Big Data
6 94 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
7 93 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
8 75 (5.55%) Amazon Redshift
9 56 (4.15%) MongoDB
10 45 (3.33%) Hadoop
11 43 (3.18%) Cloud Spanner
12 38 (2.81%) Bigtable
13 34 (2.52%) Relational Database
14 20 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
15 19 (1.41%) Data Lake
16 17 (1.26%) Apache Hive
16 17 (1.26%) Tableau
17 12 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
17 12 (0.89%) Power BI
18 10 (0.74%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 260 (19.25%) Jenkins
2 152 (11.25%) Git (software)
3 103 (7.62%) GitLab
4 87 (6.44%) JIRA
5 81 (6.00%) Maven
6 75 (5.55%) Artifactory
7 69 (5.11%) CircleCI
8 46 (3.40%) Gradle
8 46 (3.40%) Travis CI
9 39 (2.89%) gulp
10 27 (2.00%) RStudio
10 27 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
11 26 (1.92%) JUnit
12 18 (1.33%) Selenium
13 14 (1.04%) Cucumber
13 14 (1.04%) Subversion
14 13 (0.96%) Jasmine
15 12 (0.89%) Bitbucket
16 11 (0.81%) Mockito
17 10 (0.74%) SonarQube
General
1 438 (32.42%) Finance
2 274 (20.28%) Banking
3 143 (10.58%) Front Office
4 72 (5.33%) Investment Banking
5 29 (2.15%) Marketing
6 27 (2.00%) Back Office
6 27 (2.00%) Retail
7 26 (1.92%) Public Sector
8 21 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.48%) Billing
10 12 (0.89%) Retail Banking
11 10 (0.74%) Law
12 7 (0.52%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.37%) Publishing
14 4 (0.30%) Electronics
15 3 (0.22%) Advertising
15 3 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.22%) Games
15 3 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 422 (31.24%) Developer
2 259 (19.17%) Architect
3 177 (13.10%) DevOps Engineer
4 141 (10.44%) AWS Engineer
5 126 (9.33%) Cloud Architect
6 119 (8.81%) Java Developer
7 112 (8.29%) Software Engineer
8 97 (7.18%) Cloud Engineer
8 97 (7.18%) Data Engineer
9 90 (6.66%) AWS Developer
9 90 (6.66%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 89 (6.59%) JavaScript Developer
11 79 (5.85%) Java Engineer
12 72 (5.33%) React Developer
13 67 (4.96%) Python Developer
14 62 (4.59%) AWS Software Engineer
15 59 (4.37%) Front Office Developer
16 53 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
17 51 (3.77%) AWS Architect
18 50 (3.70%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (21.39%) Web Services
2 206 (15.25%) React
3 195 (14.43%) Node.js
4 187 (13.84%) AngularJS
5 109 (8.07%) .NET
6 93 (6.88%) Vue.js
7 84 (6.22%) Spring
8 73 (5.40%) OAuth
9 68 (5.03%) Kafka
10 67 (4.96%) Swagger
11 66 (4.89%) gRPC
12 61 (4.52%) Spring Boot
13 60 (4.44%) REST
14 59 (4.37%) CSS
15 55 (4.07%) HTML
16 47 (3.48%) React Native
16 47 (3.48%) RESTful
17 41 (3.03%) .NET Core
18 34 (2.52%) GraphQL
19 33 (2.44%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 172 (12.73%) Hedge funds
2 151 (11.18%) Derivative
2 151 (11.18%) Fixed Income
3 128 (9.47%) Equities
4 112 (8.29%) Greenfield Project
5 97 (7.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 81 (6.00%) Public Cloud
7 68 (5.03%) Blog
8 59 (4.37%) Cloud Native
9 55 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
10 35 (2.59%) Mobile App
11 31 (2.29%) User Experience
12 23 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (1.63%) Data Centre
13 22 (1.63%) iPad
14 21 (1.55%) Credit Derivative
15 20 (1.48%) Credit Risk
15 20 (1.48%) Private Cloud
16 18 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 156 (11.55%) Linux
2 53 (3.92%) Windows
3 30 (2.22%) Android
4 28 (2.07%) Unix
5 27 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.41%) Windows Server
7 15 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.89%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (0.81%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (0.44%) CentOS
11 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.30%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.22%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.22%) Fedora
12 3 (0.22%) Solaris
13 2 (0.15%) AIX
13 2 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (39.60%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (38.12%) DevOps
3 298 (22.06%) Software Engineering
4 295 (21.84%) Microservices
5 225 (16.65%) Asset Management
6 202 (14.95%) Investment Management
7 152 (11.25%) Open Source
8 150 (11.10%) Analytics
9 141 (10.44%) Migration
10 138 (10.21%) Scrum
11 119 (8.81%) Mentoring
12 97 (7.18%) Machine Learning
13 92 (6.81%) ETL
14 81 (6.00%) Infrastructure as Code
15 71 (5.26%) TDD
16 65 (4.81%) Data Science
16 65 (4.81%) E-Commerce
17 63 (4.66%) Data Modelling
18 62 (4.59%) Artificial Intelligence
18 62 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 545 (40.34%) Python
2 502 (37.16%) Java
3 274 (20.28%) JavaScript
4 241 (17.84%) SQL
5 75 (5.55%) R
6 69 (5.11%) Go
7 66 (4.89%) C#
8 56 (4.15%) TypeScript
9 50 (3.70%) Scala
10 49 (3.63%) Groovy
11 45 (3.33%) Bash Shell
12 36 (2.66%) Java 8
13 30 (2.22%) C
14 29 (2.15%) Kotlin
15 27 (2.00%) PowerShell
16 26 (1.92%) Ruby
17 24 (1.78%) ES6
18 23 (1.70%) Shell Script
19 22 (1.63%) C++
20 20 (1.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 69 (5.11%) Security Cleared
2 63 (4.66%) SC Cleared
3 46 (3.40%) Degree
4 20 (1.48%) Sun Certification
5 13 (0.96%) AWS Certification
6 12 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (0.74%) CISSP
8 9 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.52%) PhD
11 6 (0.44%) CISM
11 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (0.37%) CCIE
12 5 (0.37%) CISA
13 4 (0.30%) CCNA
14 3 (0.22%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.22%) GIAC
14 3 (0.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.37%) QA
2 27 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 12 (0.89%) NIST
4 10 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.59%) GDPR
6 5 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.37%) SLA
7 4 (0.30%) Basel III
8 2 (0.15%) NCSC
9 1 (0.074%) IFRS
9 1 (0.074%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.074%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.074%) PSD2
9 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 327 (24.20%) Docker
2 48 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
3 33 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (2.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.74%) VMware NSX
7 8 (0.59%) Xen
8 5 (0.37%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 5 (0.37%) HDFS
8 5 (0.37%) KVM
9 4 (0.30%) NFS
9 4 (0.30%) vSphere
10 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.22%) XenApp
11 2 (0.15%) PowerDNS
11 2 (0.15%) vCloud
11 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 479 (35.46%) Kubernetes
2 280 (20.73%) Terraform
3 188 (13.92%) Ansible
4 83 (6.14%) Opscode Chef
5 68 (5.03%) Puppet
6 44 (3.26%) Argo
7 33 (2.44%) Prometheus
8 24 (1.78%) Grafana
9 14 (1.04%) Salt
10 11 (0.81%) Nagios
11 8 (0.59%) Packer
12 7 (0.52%) Docker Swarm
12 7 (0.52%) Istio
12 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.37%) Icinga
14 5 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
14 5 (0.37%) Zipkin
15 4 (0.30%) Mesos
Vendors
1 673 (49.81%) Google
2 74 (5.48%) Oracle
3 64 (4.74%) Microsoft
4 52 (3.85%) VMware
5 39 (2.89%) Splunk
6 29 (2.15%) F5
7 27 (2.00%) SAP
8 26 (1.92%) AppDynamics
9 25 (1.85%) IBM
10 22 (1.63%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.41%) MuleSoft
12 14 (1.04%) Cloudera
13 13 (0.96%) Confluent
14 12 (0.89%) Hortonworks
15 10 (0.74%) Cisco
16 9 (0.67%) Blue Coat
16 9 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
17 8 (0.59%) SaltStack
18 7 (0.52%) Citrix
18 7 (0.52%) Talend