Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 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)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 58 68 101
Rank change year-on-year +10 +33 +139
Contract jobs citing GCP 3,211 1,076 2,056
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.86% 3.49% 2.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.84% 10.98% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,285 803 1,507
10th Percentile £438 £400 £406
25th Percentile £506 £475 £469
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £555 £550
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% -
75th Percentile £688 £670 £650
90th Percentile £748 £760 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £497 £498
% change year-on-year +5.73% -0.19% -0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 1 1
Median hourly rate £60.00 £57.50 £24.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +139.58% +7.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £57.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +4.35% +139.58% +7.00%

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 29,634 9,800 24,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.63% 31.76% 29.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,357 6,853 17,238
10th Percentile £325 £313 £287
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £580
90th Percentile £700 £675 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 140 368
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.23 £13.50
25th Percentile £14.13 £16.40 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.94 £21.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.63% +4.88% +17.14%
75th Percentile £47.00 £40.00 £36.70
90th Percentile £65.50 £54.10 £61.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.42 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% - +14.29%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for GCP in the UK

GCP
Top 16 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 17 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
England +6 2,587 £600 +8.11% 1,004
London +2 1,878 £600 - 637
Work from Home +12 1,012 £600 +11.63% 221
UK excluding London +40 606 £525 +5.73% 404
North of England +4 168 £550 +4.76% 123
South East +13 155 £525 +5.69% 72
North West +8 90 £550 +12.82% 85
Yorkshire -10 74 £563 +7.14% 22
South West -3 68 £400 -11.11% 51
Wales +22 61 £475 -19.15% 13
Midlands -41 60 £525 +40.00% 70
East of England -9 56 £525 +10.53% 43
West Midlands -35 45 £500 +33.33% 51
Scotland -42 43 £529 +71.67% 29
East Midlands -39 11 £625 +31.30% 19
North East -12 6 £500 -11.19% 16

For the 6 months to 17 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 with a requirement for GCP.

1 1,907 (59.39%) AWS
2 1,582 (49.27%) Azure
3 1,361 (42.39%) Google
4 1,158 (36.06%) DevOps
5 1,062 (33.07%) Python
6 1,013 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
7 930 (28.96%) Kubernetes
8 917 (28.56%) Java
9 877 (27.31%) Terraform
10 768 (23.92%) Finance
11 687 (21.40%) Docker
12 607 (18.90%) Microservices
13 602 (18.75%) Social Skills
14 578 (18.00%) SQL
15 524 (16.32%) Jenkins
16 479 (14.92%) JavaScript
17 477 (14.86%) Ansible
18 449 (13.98%) Software Engineering
19 400 (12.46%) Analytics
20 393 (12.24%) Linux
21 358 (11.15%) Banking
22 352 (10.96%) BigQuery
23 348 (10.84%) Infrastructure as Code
24 337 (10.50%) Git (software)
25 330 (10.28%) React
26 322 (10.03%) Migration
27 318 (9.90%) Node.js
28 297 (9.25%) Kafka
29 291 (9.06%) Big Data
30 290 (9.03%) Public Cloud

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
1 174 (5.42%) Apache Spark
2 111 (3.46%) Confluence
3 94 (2.93%) Apache
4 81 (2.52%) Apache Airflow
5 57 (1.78%) OpenStack
6 49 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
7 34 (1.06%) nginx
8 28 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
9 24 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 20 (0.62%) CMS
11 19 (0.59%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
13 13 (0.40%) SAS
13 13 (0.40%) SharePoint
14 12 (0.37%) Jupyter
15 11 (0.34%) IBM Domino
15 11 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
16 10 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 10 (0.31%) GemFire
17 8 (0.25%) Luigi
Applications
1 27 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (0.50%) Chatbot
3 13 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.062%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.031%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.031%) SPSS
7 1 (0.031%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 19 (0.59%) Cloudability
2 10 (0.31%) Sentinel
3 8 (0.25%) Magento
4 6 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.12%) Primavera
5 4 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.12%) Shopify
6 1 (0.031%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.031%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.031%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.031%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.031%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,907 (59.39%) AWS
2 1,582 (49.27%) Azure
3 237 (7.38%) Serverless
4 202 (6.29%) GitHub
5 158 (4.92%) PaaS
6 138 (4.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 133 (4.14%) SaaS
8 132 (4.11%) IaaS
9 111 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
10 95 (2.96%) OpenShift
11 89 (2.77%) Power Platform
12 74 (2.30%) AWS Lambda
13 72 (2.24%) Apigee
14 66 (2.06%) npm
15 56 (1.74%) Cloud Functions
16 49 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
17 48 (1.49%) Microsoft 365
18 47 (1.46%) Snowflake
19 44 (1.37%) Amazon S3
20 43 (1.34%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 114 (3.55%) Firewall
2 79 (2.46%) DNS
3 63 (1.96%) Network Security
4 42 (1.31%) HTTP
5 41 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 40 (1.25%) WAN
7 34 (1.06%) SAN
8 28 (0.87%) NAS
9 26 (0.81%) BGP
9 26 (0.81%) LAN
10 25 (0.78%) DHCP
11 24 (0.75%) Kerberos
12 23 (0.72%) SSL
13 22 (0.69%) Internet
14 21 (0.65%) Multicast
14 21 (0.65%) VPN
15 13 (0.40%) Ethernet
15 13 (0.40%) OSPF
16 12 (0.37%) FTP
17 11 (0.34%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (10.96%) BigQuery
2 291 (9.06%) Big Data
3 229 (7.13%) NoSQL
4 190 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
5 158 (4.92%) MongoDB
6 143 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
7 137 (4.27%) MySQL
8 131 (4.08%) Hadoop
9 121 (3.77%) Relational Database
10 111 (3.46%) Tableau
11 101 (3.15%) SQL Server
12 89 (2.77%) Power BI
13 77 (2.40%) Looker
14 75 (2.34%) Amazon Redshift
15 74 (2.30%) Data Lake
16 72 (2.24%) Redis
17 69 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
18 67 (2.09%) Apache Hive
19 53 (1.65%) RDBMS
20 50 (1.56%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 524 (16.32%) Jenkins
2 337 (10.50%) Git (software)
3 246 (7.66%) JIRA
4 149 (4.64%) Maven
5 112 (3.49%) GitLab
6 102 (3.18%) CircleCI
7 90 (2.80%) Gradle
8 62 (1.93%) gulp
9 61 (1.90%) JUnit
10 60 (1.87%) Travis CI
11 53 (1.65%) Bitbucket
12 41 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
13 32 (1.00%) TeamCity
14 24 (0.75%) Selenium
14 24 (0.75%) Spinnaker
15 23 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 23 (0.72%) Cucumber
15 23 (0.72%) JMeter
16 22 (0.69%) Subversion
16 22 (0.69%) webpack
General
1 768 (23.92%) Finance
2 602 (18.75%) Social Skills
3 358 (11.15%) Banking
4 222 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
5 120 (3.74%) Public Sector
6 108 (3.36%) Retail
7 98 (3.05%) Front Office
8 71 (2.21%) Financial Institution
9 69 (2.15%) Legal
10 63 (1.96%) Telecoms
11 48 (1.49%) Presentation Skills
12 44 (1.37%) Manufacturing
13 43 (1.34%) Marketing
14 42 (1.31%) Retail Banking
15 35 (1.09%) Law
16 31 (0.97%) Publishing
17 27 (0.84%) Automotive
17 27 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
18 26 (0.81%) Back Office
19 25 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 752 (23.42%) Developer
2 669 (20.83%) Architect
3 371 (11.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 255 (7.94%) Data Engineer
5 249 (7.75%) Cloud Architect
6 225 (7.01%) Cloud Engineer
7 202 (6.29%) Java Developer
8 161 (5.01%) Solutions Architect
9 147 (4.58%) Software Engineer
10 134 (4.17%) React Developer
11 132 (4.11%) Consultant
12 118 (3.67%) Security Architect
13 116 (3.61%) Analyst
14 113 (3.52%) Senior Developer
15 104 (3.24%) Full Stack Developer
16 101 (3.15%) Data Architect
17 100 (3.11%) Security Engineer
18 99 (3.08%) Python Developer
19 94 (2.93%) AWS Engineer
20 80 (2.49%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (10.28%) React
2 318 (9.90%) Node.js
3 297 (9.25%) Kafka
4 233 (7.26%) Spring
5 215 (6.70%) Web Services
6 204 (6.35%) REST
7 163 (5.08%) Spring Boot
8 138 (4.30%) AngularJS
9 133 (4.14%) .NET
10 94 (2.93%) CSS
11 93 (2.90%) GraphQL
12 89 (2.77%) RESTful
13 83 (2.58%) HTML
14 62 (1.93%) OAuth
15 57 (1.78%) Material-UI
16 53 (1.65%) Django
17 52 (1.62%) Flask
17 52 (1.62%) JSON
18 46 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
19 45 (1.40%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 290 (9.03%) Public Cloud
2 186 (5.79%) Cloud Native
3 102 (3.18%) Hedge funds
4 99 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 98 (3.05%) Hybrid Cloud
6 84 (2.62%) Data Protection Act
7 79 (2.46%) User Experience
8 77 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
9 72 (2.24%) Equities
10 66 (2.06%) Data Structures
11 63 (1.96%) Derivative
12 55 (1.71%) Fixed Income
13 51 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 45 (1.40%) iPad
15 43 (1.34%) Algorithms
16 42 (1.31%) Credit Risk
16 42 (1.31%) Management Information System
17 31 (0.97%) PKI
18 30 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
19 28 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 393 (12.24%) Linux
2 149 (4.64%) Windows
3 113 (3.52%) Unix
4 45 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (0.93%) Windows Server
6 26 (0.81%) CentOS
7 22 (0.69%) Ubuntu
8 21 (0.65%) VMS
9 19 (0.59%) Android
10 14 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 14 (0.44%) Solaris
11 11 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.31%) Debian
12 10 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
13 8 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.12%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.093%) AIX
15 3 (0.093%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.093%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,158 (36.06%) DevOps
2 1,013 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
3 607 (18.90%) Microservices
4 449 (13.98%) Software Engineering
5 400 (12.46%) Analytics
6 348 (10.84%) Infrastructure as Code
7 322 (10.03%) Migration
8 248 (7.72%) Full Stack Development
9 245 (7.63%) TDD
10 232 (7.23%) Test Automation
11 215 (6.70%) Cybersecurity
12 207 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
13 203 (6.32%) Scrum
14 197 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
15 188 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
15 188 (5.85%) Data Engineering
16 185 (5.76%) ETL
17 184 (5.73%) Data Modelling
18 180 (5.61%) Open Source
18 180 (5.61%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1,062 (33.07%) Python
2 917 (28.56%) Java
3 578 (18.00%) SQL
4 479 (14.92%) JavaScript
5 218 (6.79%) Go
6 216 (6.73%) Scala
7 196 (6.10%) Bash Shell
8 154 (4.80%) TypeScript
9 150 (4.67%) C#
10 122 (3.80%) C++
11 116 (3.61%) Kotlin
12 102 (3.18%) Ruby
13 101 (3.15%) PowerShell
14 76 (2.37%) Groovy
15 75 (2.34%) Java 11
16 71 (2.21%) C
17 55 (1.71%) Java 8
18 47 (1.46%) PHP
18 47 (1.46%) R
19 45 (1.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 181 (5.64%) Security Cleared
2 159 (4.95%) Degree
3 128 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 106 (3.30%) CISSP
5 52 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 35 (1.09%) CISM
8 29 (0.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 27 (0.84%) DV Cleared
10 24 (0.75%) AWS Certification
11 23 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
12 20 (0.62%) CISA
12 20 (0.62%) PhD
13 17 (0.53%) CCSP
14 16 (0.50%) CRISC
15 12 (0.37%) CCIE
15 12 (0.37%) GIAC
15 12 (0.37%) ISEB
16 11 (0.34%) CCNP
16 11 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (2.52%) GDPR
2 56 (1.74%) QA
3 53 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 50 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (1.28%) NIST
6 38 (1.18%) Accessibility
7 36 (1.12%) GRC
8 15 (0.47%) NCSC
9 10 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.19%) GxP
11 6 (0.19%) NIST 800
12 5 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.16%) PMO
12 5 (0.16%) SLA
12 5 (0.16%) SOC 2
13 4 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
14 3 (0.093%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.093%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.093%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 687 (21.40%) Docker
2 102 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (2.12%) Active Directory
4 32 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (0.87%) NFS
6 21 (0.65%) VMware NSX
7 19 (0.59%) HDFS
7 19 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (0.56%) vSphere
9 15 (0.47%) OpenAM
10 14 (0.44%) KVM
11 11 (0.34%) Hyper-V
12 10 (0.31%) Xen
13 8 (0.25%) OpenIDM
14 7 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (0.22%) SRDF
15 4 (0.12%) Ceph
15 4 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.12%) Veritas File System
15 4 (0.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 930 (28.96%) Kubernetes
2 877 (27.31%) Terraform
3 477 (14.86%) Ansible
4 171 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
4 171 (5.33%) Puppet
5 108 (3.36%) Grafana
6 103 (3.21%) Prometheus
7 83 (2.58%) Istio
8 35 (1.09%) Packer
9 26 (0.81%) Nagios
10 25 (0.78%) Kibana
11 18 (0.56%) Consul
12 17 (0.53%) Graphite
13 16 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
14 14 (0.44%) vRealize
15 13 (0.40%) logstash
15 13 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
15 13 (0.40%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 12 (0.37%) Argo
16 12 (0.37%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1,361 (42.39%) Google
2 256 (7.97%) Microsoft
3 176 (5.48%) Oracle
4 148 (4.61%) VMware
5 74 (2.30%) IBM
6 70 (2.18%) Splunk
7 64 (1.99%) Cisco
8 51 (1.59%) Red Hat
9 45 (1.40%) Databricks
10 34 (1.06%) SAP
11 29 (0.90%) Alibaba
11 29 (0.90%) Atlassian
12 26 (0.81%) Alteryx
12 26 (0.81%) MuleSoft
13 24 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
14 23 (0.72%) AppDynamics
14 23 (0.72%) NetApp
14 23 (0.72%) Teradata
15 21 (0.65%) CheckPoint
16 20 (0.62%) Informatica