Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 852 870
Rank change year-on-year +62 +18 -8
Contract jobs citing GCP 74 37 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.035% 0.013%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.60% 0.30% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 21 7
UK median daily rate £538 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +17.65% -22.73%
10th Percentile £370 £280 £360
90th Percentile £713 £600 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +30.00% -16.67% -1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £34.36 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 12259 12172 13464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.36% 11.50% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8045 7886 8592
UK median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +3.19% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £630 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 442 467
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +4.41% +9.11%
10th Percentile £10.62 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.63 £47.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.01% +10.51%

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 16 October 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
Top 11 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 16 October 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 +44 74 £538 +7.50% 43
London +36 51 £538 +7.50% 30
UK excluding London +70 22 £488 +30.00% 12
East of England -12 11 £563 +112.26% 6
North of England +67 5 £525 -
Yorkshire +28 3 £438 -
Midlands +37 2 £613 - 3
West Midlands +32 2 £613 - 1
South West +18 2 £413 +10.00%
South East +5 2 £500 -16.67% 3
North West - 2 £625 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 65 (87.84%) Google Cloud Platform
2 57 (77.03%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (63.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (50.00%) Python
5 36 (48.65%) DevOps
6 27 (36.49%) Docker
7 26 (35.14%) Ansible
7 26 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (33.78%) Google
9 23 (31.08%) Kubernetes
10 22 (29.73%) Linux
11 20 (27.03%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (24.32%) Big Data
12 18 (24.32%) Puppet
12 18 (24.32%) Configuration Management
13 16 (21.62%) MySQL
13 16 (21.62%) Jenkins
14 15 (20.27%) JIRA
15 14 (18.92%) Confluence
15 14 (18.92%) Oracle
15 14 (18.92%) AWS CloudFormation
16 13 (17.57%) boto
16 13 (17.57%) HipChat
16 13 (17.57%) Rancher
16 13 (17.57%) Docker Swarm
16 13 (17.57%) RDBMS
16 13 (17.57%) DB2
16 13 (17.57%) Solaris
16 13 (17.57%) Unix
16 13 (17.57%) PostgreSQL

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 14 (18.92%) Confluence
2 13 (17.57%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (13.51%) OpenStack
4 7 (9.46%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (8.11%) Apache Spark
6 3 (4.05%) Apache
7 2 (2.70%) IIS
7 2 (2.70%) SAS
7 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.35%) Jetty
8 1 (1.35%) Mongrel
8 1 (1.35%) nginx
8 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (17.57%) HipChat
2 2 (2.70%) Chatbot
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.35%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 65 (87.84%) Google Cloud Platform
2 57 (77.03%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (63.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (18.92%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (13.51%) PaaS
6 7 (9.46%) IaaS
7 3 (4.05%) GitHub
7 3 (4.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.70%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (1.35%) G Suite
9 1 (1.35%) Google App Engine
9 1 (1.35%) Office 365
9 1 (1.35%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) HTTP
2 3 (4.05%) DNS
2 3 (4.05%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.70%) BGP
3 2 (2.70%) DHCP
3 2 (2.70%) Firewall
3 2 (2.70%) NAS
3 2 (2.70%) SAN
3 2 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (1.35%) FTP
4 1 (1.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.32%) Big Data
2 16 (21.62%) MySQL
3 13 (17.57%) DB2
3 13 (17.57%) Oracle Database
3 13 (17.57%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (17.57%) RDBMS
3 13 (17.57%) Relational Database
4 10 (13.51%) Hadoop
5 5 (6.76%) BigQuery
6 4 (5.41%) Flink
7 3 (4.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.70%) GIS
8 2 (2.70%) MariaDB
8 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.35%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 16 (21.62%) Jenkins
2 15 (20.27%) JIRA
3 13 (17.57%) Bitbucket
4 11 (14.86%) Git (software)
5 7 (9.46%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (6.76%) Maven
7 3 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (4.05%) IBM UrbanCode
7 3 (4.05%) ProC
7 3 (4.05%) Selenium
8 2 (2.70%) GitLab
8 2 (2.70%) JUnit
8 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.70%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.35%) Checkstyle
9 1 (1.35%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.35%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.35%) RSpec
9 1 (1.35%) Subversion
9 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 8 (10.81%) Banking
3 6 (8.11%) Marketing
4 5 (6.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (5.41%) Games
6 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.70%) Electronics
7 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.70%) Legal
7 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.35%) Automotive
8 1 (1.35%) Private Banking
8 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Developer
2 13 (17.57%) Architect
3 10 (13.51%) Cloud Architect
3 10 (13.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Data Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Administrator
5 5 (6.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (5.41%) Big Data Architect
6 4 (5.41%) Big Data Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.41%) Java Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (4.05%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (4.05%) Platform Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) boto
2 8 (10.81%) Web Services
3 7 (9.46%) Middleware
4 6 (8.11%) Node.js
4 6 (8.11%) Spring
5 5 (6.76%) Hibernate
6 4 (5.41%) AngularJS
6 4 (5.41%) Kafka
7 3 (4.05%) RESTful
8 2 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (2.70%) JSON
8 2 (2.70%) Natural Language Processing
8 2 (2.70%) React
8 2 (2.70%) Regular Expression
8 2 (2.70%) REST
8 2 (2.70%) XML
9 1 (1.35%) Grails
9 1 (1.35%) JRuby
9 1 (1.35%) Symfony
9 1 (1.35%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Public Cloud
2 4 (5.41%) Online Games
3 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.05%) Fintech
3 3 (4.05%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.70%) NHS
4 2 (2.70%) PMI
4 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.35%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.35%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.35%) Life Science
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (1.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.73%) Linux
2 13 (17.57%) Solaris
2 13 (17.57%) Unix
3 3 (4.05%) Windows
4 2 (2.70%) CentOS
4 2 (2.70%) SUSE
5 1 (1.35%) Android
5 1 (1.35%) Debian
5 1 (1.35%) Fedora
5 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.65%) DevOps
2 26 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (24.32%) Configuration Management
4 12 (16.22%) Analytics
4 12 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (16.22%) Scrum
5 8 (10.81%) Data Ingestion
5 8 (10.81%) Kanban
5 8 (10.81%) SDLC
5 8 (10.81%) TDD
6 7 (9.46%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (9.46%) Microservices
6 7 (9.46%) Project Management
7 6 (8.11%) Migration
7 6 (8.11%) Test Automation
8 5 (6.76%) Open Source
9 4 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (5.41%) Data Engineering
9 4 (5.41%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 37 (50.00%) Python
2 12 (16.22%) Java
3 10 (13.51%) Bash Shell
4 7 (9.46%) Ruby
5 5 (6.76%) SQL
6 4 (5.41%) Scala
6 4 (5.41%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.05%) Go
8 2 (2.70%) Groovy
8 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.35%) C
9 1 (1.35%) C++
9 1 (1.35%) Perl
9 1 (1.35%) PHP
9 1 (1.35%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) AWS Certification
2 2 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (1.35%) CISA
3 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.35%) CISM
3 1 (1.35%) CISSP
3 1 (1.35%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.35%) MBA
3 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) GxP
1 3 (4.05%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.35%) GAMP
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (36.49%) Docker
2 2 (2.70%) KVM
2 2 (2.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.35%) Ceph
3 1 (1.35%) Squid
3 1 (1.35%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (35.14%) Ansible
2 23 (31.08%) Kubernetes
3 20 (27.03%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (24.32%) Puppet
5 13 (17.57%) Docker Swarm
5 13 (17.57%) Mesos
5 13 (17.57%) Rancher
6 8 (10.81%) Terraform
7 1 (1.35%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.35%) Packer
7 1 (1.35%) Salt
7 1 (1.35%) yum
Vendors
1 25 (33.78%) Google
2 14 (18.92%) Oracle
3 13 (17.57%) Atlassian
4 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.05%) IBM
5 3 (4.05%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco
6 2 (2.70%) EMC
6 2 (2.70%) HP
6 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.70%) SAP
6 2 (2.70%) Splunk
6 2 (2.70%) Tableau
6 2 (2.70%) Veritas
6 2 (2.70%) WSO2
7 1 (1.35%) Facebook
7 1 (1.35%) New Relic
7 1 (1.35%) Perforce
7 1 (1.35%) Sonatype
7 1 (1.35%) VMware