Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 772 836 907
Rank change year-on-year +64 +71 -47
Contract jobs citing GCP 110 42 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.041% 0.009%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.83% 0.36% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 20 2
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +31.15% -30.68%
10th Percentile £329 £388 £299
90th Percentile £700 £602 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £600 £475
% change year-on-year -25.00% +26.32% +3.54%
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 13211 11761 13533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.80% 11.45% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8667 7645 8543
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £388
% change year-on-year +1.27% +1.94% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 422 478
UK median hourly rate £20.60 £22.67 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.12% +0.74% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £46.68 £51.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.21 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.18% +11.11% +12.50%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GCP in the UK

GCP
Top 10 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 11 December 2017. 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 +74 110 £500 - 22
London +19 71 £519 +9.21% 8
UK excluding London +41 37 £450 -25.00% 14
North of England +57 14 £525 - 4
South East -6 13 £333 -44.58% 4
Yorkshire +28 11 £494 - 1
East of England - 8 £563 - 1
North West - 3 £613 - 3
Midlands - 2 £650 - 4
West Midlands - 2 £650 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GCP.

1 100 (90.91%) Google Cloud Platform
2 93 (84.55%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (69.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (44.55%) DevOps
5 45 (40.91%) Docker
6 44 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (39.09%) Python
8 38 (34.55%) Ansible
9 35 (31.82%) Linux
10 32 (29.09%) Opscode Chef
10 32 (29.09%) Kubernetes
11 29 (26.36%) Java
12 28 (25.45%) Cloud Foundry
13 26 (23.64%) Puppet
14 25 (22.73%) TDD
15 24 (21.82%) SQL
15 24 (21.82%) Google
16 23 (20.91%) Big Data
16 23 (20.91%) Finance
16 23 (20.91%) Jenkins
17 22 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
17 22 (20.00%) DB2
18 21 (19.09%) Configuration Management
18 21 (19.09%) Public Cloud
19 20 (18.18%) AngularJS
20 19 (17.27%) MySQL
21 18 (16.36%) Bitbucket
22 17 (15.45%) Bash Shell
22 17 (15.45%) Spring
22 17 (15.45%) SQL Server

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 28 (25.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 15 (13.64%) OpenStack
3 14 (12.73%) Confluence
4 7 (6.36%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (6.36%) IBM Domino
5 6 (5.45%) Apache Spark
6 4 (3.64%) CloudStack
7 3 (2.73%) Apache
7 3 (2.73%) SAS
8 2 (1.82%) IIS
8 2 (1.82%) nginx
9 1 (0.91%) Jetty
9 1 (0.91%) Mongrel
9 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.91%) Tornado
9 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (11.82%) HipChat
2 2 (1.82%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.82%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 100 (90.91%) Google Cloud Platform
2 93 (84.55%) Amazon AWS
3 76 (69.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (9.09%) PaaS
6 8 (7.27%) IaaS
7 5 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (2.73%) GitHub
8 3 (2.73%) Google App Engine
9 2 (1.82%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.82%) SaaS
9 2 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.91%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.91%) Dialogflow
10 1 (0.91%) G Suite
10 1 (0.91%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) HTTPS
2 3 (2.73%) DNS
2 3 (2.73%) HTTP
2 3 (2.73%) NAS
2 3 (2.73%) SAN
2 3 (2.73%) VPN
3 2 (1.82%) BGP
3 2 (1.82%) DHCP
3 2 (1.82%) Firewall
4 1 (0.91%) FTP
4 1 (0.91%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.91%) Big Data
2 22 (20.00%) DB2
3 19 (17.27%) MySQL
4 17 (15.45%) SQL Server
5 16 (14.55%) MongoDB
6 15 (13.64%) Oracle Database
6 15 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (11.82%) NoSQL
7 13 (11.82%) RDBMS
7 13 (11.82%) Relational Database
8 11 (10.00%) Hadoop
9 5 (4.55%) BigQuery
10 4 (3.64%) Flink
11 2 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (1.82%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.82%) GIS
11 2 (1.82%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 23 (20.91%) Jenkins
2 18 (16.36%) Bitbucket
3 15 (13.64%) JIRA
4 13 (11.82%) Git (software)
5 7 (6.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (6.36%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (6.36%) TeamCity
6 5 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.64%) Maven
7 4 (3.64%) ProC
8 3 (2.73%) IBM UrbanCode
8 3 (2.73%) Selenium
9 2 (1.82%) GitLab
9 2 (1.82%) JUnit
10 1 (0.91%) Ant
10 1 (0.91%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.91%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.91%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.91%) Subversion
10 1 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 23 (20.91%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) Banking
2 9 (8.18%) Marketing
3 5 (4.55%) Retail
4 4 (3.64%) Games
5 3 (2.73%) Billing
5 3 (2.73%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.73%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.82%) Electronics
6 2 (1.82%) Legal
7 1 (0.91%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (33.64%) Developer
2 22 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (17.27%) Java Developer
4 16 (14.55%) Architect
5 14 (12.73%) AWS Engineer
6 12 (10.91%) AWS DevOps
6 12 (10.91%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (9.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 9 (8.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 7 (6.36%) Data Engineer
9 7 (6.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (6.36%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (6.36%) Senior Developer
10 6 (5.45%) Administrator
11 5 (4.55%) .NET Developer
11 5 (4.55%) Big Data Architect
11 5 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
11 5 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
12 4 (3.64%) Azure Engineer
12 4 (3.64%) Big Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.18%) AngularJS
2 17 (15.45%) Spring
3 14 (12.73%) React
4 13 (11.82%) boto
4 13 (11.82%) REST
5 12 (10.91%) Web Services
6 11 (10.00%) CSS
6 11 (10.00%) HTML
6 11 (10.00%) HTML5
7 10 (9.09%) RESTful
8 9 (8.18%) Spring Boot
9 8 (7.27%) JDBC
9 8 (7.27%) Middleware
10 7 (6.36%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (6.36%) Java EE
10 7 (6.36%) JPA
10 7 (6.36%) Node.js
10 7 (6.36%) Spring Cloud
11 6 (5.45%) JSON
11 6 (5.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.09%) Public Cloud
2 12 (10.91%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.55%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.64%) Online Games
5 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.73%) Fintech
5 3 (2.73%) NHS
5 3 (2.73%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.82%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.82%) PMI
6 2 (1.82%) User Experience
7 1 (0.91%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.91%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.91%) Life Science
7 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.91%) Pharmacovigilance
7 1 (0.91%) Renewable Energy
7 1 (0.91%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.82%) Linux
2 16 (14.55%) Unix
3 13 (11.82%) Solaris
4 11 (10.00%) Windows
5 8 (7.27%) Debian
6 7 (6.36%) Windows Server
7 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.73%) SUSE
9 2 (1.82%) CentOS
10 1 (0.91%) Android
10 1 (0.91%) Fedora
10 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (44.55%) DevOps
2 44 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (22.73%) TDD
4 21 (19.09%) Configuration Management
5 15 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (12.73%) Analytics
7 13 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (11.82%) Migration
8 12 (10.91%) Scrum
9 9 (8.18%) Data Ingestion
9 9 (8.18%) Kanban
10 8 (7.27%) BDD
10 8 (7.27%) SDLC
11 7 (6.36%) Case Management
12 6 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (5.45%) Microservices
12 6 (5.45%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.45%) Test Automation
13 5 (4.55%) Machine Learning
13 5 (4.55%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 43 (39.09%) Python
2 29 (26.36%) Java
3 24 (21.82%) SQL
4 17 (15.45%) Bash Shell
5 13 (11.82%) Ruby
6 9 (8.18%) JavaScript
7 6 (5.45%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.55%) C#
8 5 (4.55%) Scala
9 3 (2.73%) Go
9 3 (2.73%) Perl
10 2 (1.82%) Groovy
10 2 (1.82%) PHP
10 2 (1.82%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.82%) R
11 1 (0.91%) C
11 1 (0.91%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (2.73%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.82%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (0.91%) CISA
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.91%) CISM
4 1 (0.91%) CISSP
4 1 (0.91%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.91%) MBA
4 1 (0.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.91%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.91%) GAMP
3 1 (0.91%) GDPR
3 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (40.91%) Docker
2 3 (2.73%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (1.82%) Ceph
3 2 (1.82%) KVM
3 2 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.91%) PowerDNS
4 1 (0.91%) Squid
4 1 (0.91%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.91%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (34.55%) Ansible
2 32 (29.09%) Kubernetes
2 32 (29.09%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (23.64%) Puppet
4 17 (15.45%) Terraform
5 14 (12.73%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (11.82%) Mesos
6 13 (11.82%) Rancher
7 5 (4.55%) Grafana
7 5 (4.55%) Prometheus
8 3 (2.73%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.91%) Salt
9 1 (0.91%) yum
Vendors
1 24 (21.82%) Google
2 15 (13.64%) Oracle
3 13 (11.82%) Atlassian
4 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.27%) SaltStack
6 7 (6.36%) Splunk
7 5 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.64%) Cisco
8 4 (3.64%) IBM
8 4 (3.64%) Kony
9 3 (2.73%) EMC
9 3 (2.73%) HP
9 3 (2.73%) Veritas
10 2 (1.82%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.82%) Hortonworks
10 2 (1.82%) SAP
10 2 (1.82%) Tableau
10 2 (1.82%) WSO2
11 1 (0.91%) New Relic
11 1 (0.91%) Talend