Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 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.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 687 819 873
Rank change year-on-year +132 +54 -7
Contract jobs citing GCP 185 31 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.032% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.41% 0.28% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 8 0
UK median daily rate £525 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £600 -
% change year-on-year -16.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

GCP is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 13,130 11,172 12,846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 11.64% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,586 7,321 8,063
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 390 455
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.69% +18.60%
10th Percentile £11.65 £10.99 £11.43
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.30 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.42 £22.45 £25.50
% change year-on-year +4.33% -11.96% +15.99%

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GCP in the UK

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GCP.

Contractor daily rate trend for GCP in the UK

GCP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GCP over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GCP in the UK

GCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GCP in the UK

GCP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GCP over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GCP in the UK

GCP
Top 12 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 23 February 2018. 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 +127 179 £525 +10.53% 101
London +61 114 £525 +20.00% 51
UK excluding London +52 68 £500 -16.67% 53
South East +5 22 £368 -38.75% 7
North of England - 21 £550 - 19
Yorkshire - 13 £550 - 4
Midlands - 12 £500 - 9
West Midlands - 12 £500 - 7
North West - 8 £600 - 15
Scotland - 5 £569 - 1
East of England - 4 £475 - 7
South West - 4 £600 - 8

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 173 (93.51%) Google Cloud Platform
2 142 (76.76%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (48.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 70 (37.84%) Python
4 70 (37.84%) DevOps
5 69 (37.30%) Docker
6 67 (36.22%) Ansible
6 67 (36.22%) Kubernetes
7 65 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
7 65 (35.14%) Google
8 46 (24.86%) Java
9 40 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
10 37 (20.00%) Linux
11 35 (18.92%) Puppet
12 34 (18.38%) Finance
13 33 (17.84%) SQL
13 33 (17.84%) Jenkins
14 32 (17.30%) Terraform
14 32 (17.30%) NoSQL
15 30 (16.22%) Big Data
16 29 (15.68%) Cloud Foundry
16 29 (15.68%) Bash Shell
17 28 (15.14%) TDD
18 26 (14.05%) Configuration Management
18 26 (14.05%) AWS CloudFormation
19 23 (12.43%) MySQL
20 22 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
20 22 (11.89%) RESTful
21 21 (11.35%) Ruby
21 21 (11.35%) AngularJS

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 29 (15.68%) Cloud Foundry
2 19 (10.27%) OpenStack
3 16 (8.65%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (6.49%) Confluence
5 11 (5.95%) Apache Spark
6 10 (5.41%) CloudStack
7 7 (3.78%) IBM Domino
8 5 (2.70%) nginx
8 5 (2.70%) SAS
9 3 (1.62%) Apache
9 3 (1.62%) NServiceBus
10 2 (1.08%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.08%) Tornado
11 1 (0.54%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.54%) Ethereum
11 1 (0.54%) Jetty
11 1 (0.54%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.78%) HipChat
2 2 (1.08%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.08%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.54%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.54%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 173 (93.51%) Google Cloud Platform
2 142 (76.76%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (48.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (14.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (5.95%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (5.41%) PaaS
6 10 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (4.32%) IaaS
8 6 (3.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (2.16%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.62%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.62%) Google App Engine
10 3 (1.62%) SaaS
11 2 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.08%) GitHub
12 1 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.54%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.54%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.57%) DNS
2 10 (5.41%) BGP
2 10 (5.41%) BIG-IP
2 10 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (5.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 10 (5.41%) FabricPath
2 10 (5.41%) HSRP
2 10 (5.41%) OSPF
3 4 (2.16%) HTTPS
3 4 (2.16%) VPN
4 3 (1.62%) Firewall
4 3 (1.62%) HTTP
5 2 (1.08%) NAS
5 2 (1.08%) SAN
6 1 (0.54%) Internet
6 1 (0.54%) Skype
6 1 (0.54%) SMS
6 1 (0.54%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.30%) NoSQL
2 30 (16.22%) Big Data
3 23 (12.43%) MySQL
4 19 (10.27%) SQL Server
5 18 (9.73%) BigQuery
6 17 (9.19%) MongoDB
7 16 (8.65%) DB2
8 15 (8.11%) RDBMS
8 15 (8.11%) Relational Database
9 13 (7.03%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (4.86%) Bigtable
10 9 (4.86%) Hadoop
10 9 (4.86%) Oracle Database
11 6 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (2.70%) Flink
13 3 (1.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (1.62%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (1.62%) RavenDB
14 2 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (1.08%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 33 (17.84%) Jenkins
2 20 (10.81%) Git (software)
3 16 (8.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 15 (8.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 13 (7.03%) Bitbucket
5 13 (7.03%) TeamCity
6 12 (6.49%) JIRA
7 8 (4.32%) JUnit
7 8 (4.32%) Mockito
8 6 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.70%) ProC
10 3 (1.62%) IBM UrbanCode
10 3 (1.62%) Maven
10 3 (1.62%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.62%) Selenium
10 3 (1.62%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.62%) Subversion
11 2 (1.08%) Apache Ivy
11 2 (1.08%) Gradle
General
1 34 (18.38%) Finance
2 12 (6.49%) Banking
3 9 (4.86%) Marketing
3 9 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.70%) Games
4 5 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (2.70%) Retail
5 4 (2.16%) Electronics
6 3 (1.62%) Billing
7 2 (1.08%) Advertising
7 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (33.51%) Developer
2 43 (23.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (16.76%) Java Developer
4 29 (15.68%) Architect
5 26 (14.05%) Cloud Engineer
6 20 (10.81%) AWS Engineer
7 19 (10.27%) Cloud Architect
8 18 (9.73%) AWS DevOps
9 17 (9.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 11 (5.95%) Cloud Developer
11 10 (5.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 10 (5.41%) Senior Developer
12 9 (4.86%) .NET Developer
13 8 (4.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 8 (4.32%) Linux Engineer
14 7 (3.78%) Azure Engineer
14 7 (3.78%) Big Data Engineer
14 7 (3.78%) Data Engineer
14 7 (3.78%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 7 (3.78%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.89%) RESTful
2 21 (11.35%) AngularJS
3 18 (9.73%) React
4 15 (8.11%) Kafka
4 15 (8.11%) REST
5 13 (7.03%) Spring
6 12 (6.49%) CSS
6 12 (6.49%) HTML
6 12 (6.49%) HTML5
6 12 (6.49%) JSON
6 12 (6.49%) XML
7 10 (5.41%) Spring Boot
7 10 (5.41%) Web Services
8 9 (4.86%) .NET
8 9 (4.86%) .NET Framework
8 9 (4.86%) ASP.NET
8 9 (4.86%) Node.js
9 8 (4.32%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (4.32%) RabbitMQ
9 8 (4.32%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.81%) Private Cloud
1 20 (10.81%) Public Cloud
2 12 (6.49%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.86%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.70%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.62%) Life Science
6 3 (1.62%) Online Games
6 3 (1.62%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (1.08%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.08%) Fintech
7 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.08%) NHS
7 2 (1.08%) User Experience
7 2 (1.08%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.54%) LIMS
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (20.00%) Linux
2 15 (8.11%) Unix
2 15 (8.11%) Windows
3 12 (6.49%) Debian
4 10 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.78%) Solaris
6 6 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.62%) CentOS
8 2 (1.08%) SUSE
9 1 (0.54%) Android
9 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.54%) Fedora
9 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (37.84%) DevOps
2 65 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (15.14%) TDD
4 26 (14.05%) Configuration Management
5 22 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (9.73%) Software Engineering
7 17 (9.19%) Microservices
8 15 (8.11%) Machine Learning
8 15 (8.11%) Migration
9 12 (6.49%) Low Latency
10 11 (5.95%) Analytics
10 11 (5.95%) Open Source
10 11 (5.95%) Translating Business Requirements
11 10 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (5.41%) Network Architecture
11 10 (5.41%) OO
11 10 (5.41%) Scrum
12 9 (4.86%) BDD
12 9 (4.86%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 70 (37.84%) Python
2 46 (24.86%) Java
3 33 (17.84%) SQL
4 29 (15.68%) Bash Shell
5 21 (11.35%) Ruby
6 12 (6.49%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.86%) C#
8 8 (4.32%) Go
8 8 (4.32%) Scala
9 6 (3.24%) Perl
10 5 (2.70%) PHP
11 4 (2.16%) C
11 4 (2.16%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.62%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.62%) R
13 2 (1.08%) C++
13 2 (1.08%) Groovy
13 2 (1.08%) Rust
14 1 (0.54%) Korn
14 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (4.32%) Degree
2 3 (1.62%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (1.62%) GDPR
1 3 (1.62%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) GLP
2 2 (1.08%) GMP
2 2 (1.08%) GxP
3 1 (0.54%) GAMP
3 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (37.30%) Docker
2 5 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.62%) Ceph
4 3 (1.62%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.54%) KVM
6 1 (0.54%) PowerDNS
6 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 67 (36.22%) Ansible
1 67 (36.22%) Kubernetes
2 40 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (18.92%) Puppet
4 32 (17.30%) Terraform
5 10 (5.41%) FortiGate
6 9 (4.86%) Docker Swarm
6 9 (4.86%) Grafana
6 9 (4.86%) Rancher
7 7 (3.78%) Mesos
8 6 (3.24%) Prometheus
9 4 (2.16%) HAProxy
10 2 (1.08%) Kibana
10 2 (1.08%) logstash
10 2 (1.08%) yum
11 1 (0.54%) Salt
Vendors
1 65 (35.14%) Google
2 18 (9.73%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.11%) SaltStack
4 13 (7.03%) Cisco
5 10 (5.41%) F5
5 10 (5.41%) Infoblox
5 10 (5.41%) Oracle
6 9 (4.86%) Splunk
7 8 (4.32%) Kony
8 7 (3.78%) Atlassian
9 5 (2.70%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.70%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.70%) SAP
9 5 (2.70%) VMware
10 3 (1.62%) IBM
10 3 (1.62%) New Relic
10 3 (1.62%) Perforce
10 3 (1.62%) Tableau
11 2 (1.08%) Alibaba
11 2 (1.08%) Sonatype