Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 530 812 878
Rank change year-on-year +282 +66 -20
Contract jobs citing GCP 363 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.022% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.99% 0.19% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 9 5
UK median daily rate £575 £475 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.05% +69.64% -34.12%
10th Percentile £418 £360 £267
90th Percentile £725 £588 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +25.00% +20.00% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median hourly rate £30.77 - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.00

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 12,155 10,616 12,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.21% 11.69% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,773 6,871 7,735
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £256 £238 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 362 411
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.63% -14.99% +12.16%
10th Percentile £12.31 £11.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £52.68 £52.50 £56.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% -25.93% +30.12%

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 18 June 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
Top 13 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 18 June 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 +253 332 £563 +18.42% 123
London +180 235 £575 +10.84% 71
UK excluding London +88 119 £563 +25.00% 62
North of England +17 34 £575 +9.52% 20
South East +25 30 £563 - 14
Scotland - 23 £575 - 7
Midlands +11 20 £575 +35.29% 6
West Midlands -1 20 £575 +53.33% 4
Yorkshire - 18 £450 - 3
North West -12 16 £600 +14.29% 15
South West +25 9 £513 +24.24% 6
Wales - 2 £675 - 3
East of England -6 1 £400 - 5

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 345 (95.04%) Google Cloud Platform
2 269 (74.10%) Amazon AWS
3 174 (47.93%) Kubernetes
4 173 (47.66%) Python
5 165 (45.45%) DevOps
6 155 (42.70%) Google
7 144 (39.67%) Docker
8 136 (37.47%) Agile Software Development
9 125 (34.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 95 (26.17%) Java
11 88 (24.24%) Jenkins
12 86 (23.69%) Ansible
13 78 (21.49%) Linux
13 78 (21.49%) Terraform
14 75 (20.66%) Bash Shell
15 71 (19.56%) SQL
16 66 (18.18%) Git (software)
17 62 (17.08%) Scrum
18 61 (16.80%) Big Data
19 55 (15.15%) TDD
20 53 (14.60%) E-Commerce
20 53 (14.60%) Go
21 52 (14.33%) Sonatype Nexus
22 51 (14.05%) NoSQL
23 50 (13.77%) Microservices
23 50 (13.77%) Ruby
24 48 (13.22%) BDD
25 47 (12.95%) Configuration Management
26 46 (12.67%) Finance
26 46 (12.67%) GitHub

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 40 (11.02%) Apache Spark
2 38 (10.47%) Cloud Foundry
3 29 (7.99%) Apache
4 27 (7.44%) OpenStack
5 21 (5.79%) Confluence
6 20 (5.51%) Apache Airflow
7 14 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (3.31%) nginx
9 10 (2.75%) IIS
10 7 (1.93%) SAS
11 6 (1.65%) CloudStack
11 6 (1.65%) Jetty
11 6 (1.65%) Mongrel
11 6 (1.65%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.38%) Tomcat
13 4 (1.10%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.83%) Ethereum
14 3 (0.83%) NServiceBus
15 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
16 1 (0.28%) lighttpd
Applications
1 5 (1.38%) SOLIDWORKS
1 5 (1.38%) SPSS
2 4 (1.10%) HipChat
2 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.55%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 345 (95.04%) Google Cloud Platform
2 269 (74.10%) Amazon AWS
3 125 (34.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (12.67%) GitHub
5 29 (7.99%) AWS CloudFormation
5 29 (7.99%) npm
6 28 (7.71%) Heroku
7 22 (6.06%) IBM Cloud
8 21 (5.79%) Bluemix
9 20 (5.51%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (5.51%) PaaS
10 15 (4.13%) IaaS
11 13 (3.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (2.48%) Google App Engine
13 8 (2.20%) Amazon EMR
13 8 (2.20%) Amazon S3
13 8 (2.20%) SaaS
13 8 (2.20%) Sumo Logic
14 7 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (1.65%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.51%) DNS
2 13 (3.58%) VPN
3 11 (3.03%) BGP
3 11 (3.03%) BIG-IP
3 11 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (3.03%) FabricPath
3 11 (3.03%) HSRP
3 11 (3.03%) OSPF
4 8 (2.20%) HTTP
5 7 (1.93%) Firewall
6 5 (1.38%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (0.83%) SMS
8 1 (0.28%) Skype
8 1 (0.28%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (16.80%) Big Data
2 51 (14.05%) NoSQL
3 41 (11.29%) BigQuery
4 23 (6.34%) Hadoop
5 22 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (5.51%) Bigtable
7 19 (5.23%) MySQL
7 19 (5.23%) RDBMS
7 19 (5.23%) Relational Database
8 18 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (4.68%) SQL Server
10 15 (4.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 15 (4.13%) Amazon Redshift
10 15 (4.13%) Blockchain
11 14 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (3.03%) Oracle Database
13 9 (2.48%) HBase
13 9 (2.48%) icCube
14 8 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (2.20%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 88 (24.24%) Jenkins
2 66 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 52 (14.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 41 (11.29%) JIRA
5 39 (10.74%) Maven
6 34 (9.37%) Ant
7 29 (7.99%) GitLab
8 28 (7.71%) Gerrit
8 28 (7.71%) SonarQube
9 27 (7.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 23 (6.34%) TeamCity
11 16 (4.41%) Bitbucket
12 11 (3.03%) Gradle
12 11 (3.03%) JUnit
12 11 (3.03%) Mockito
13 8 (2.20%) Oracle APEX
13 8 (2.20%) Subversion
14 7 (1.93%) Mercurial
15 6 (1.65%) MSBuild
15 6 (1.65%) Vagrant
General
1 46 (12.67%) Finance
2 33 (9.09%) Banking
3 25 (6.89%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.86%) Law
5 11 (3.03%) Marketing
6 9 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (2.20%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.93%) Electronics
9 6 (1.65%) Retail
10 5 (1.38%) Billing
11 4 (1.10%) Advertising
11 4 (1.10%) German Language
12 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.83%) Games
13 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.55%) Legal
13 2 (0.55%) Publishing
14 1 (0.28%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 93 (25.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 83 (22.87%) Developer
3 58 (15.98%) Architect
4 48 (13.22%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 47 (12.95%) Cloud Engineer
6 39 (10.74%) Cloud Architect
7 33 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
7 33 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 21 (5.79%) AWS Engineer
9 20 (5.51%) AWS DevOps
10 19 (5.23%) Consultant
11 18 (4.96%) Java Developer
12 17 (4.68%) AWS Architect
12 17 (4.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 16 (4.41%) Data Engineer
13 16 (4.41%) Software Engineer
14 14 (3.86%) Analyst
14 14 (3.86%) Cloud Developer
15 13 (3.58%) Python Developer
15 13 (3.58%) Senior Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.40%) Node.js
2 32 (8.82%) Kafka
3 29 (7.99%) RESTful
4 22 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
5 11 (3.03%) JSON
5 11 (3.03%) Web Services
6 10 (2.75%) REST
6 10 (2.75%) XML
7 9 (2.48%) .NET
7 9 (2.48%) LAPP Stack
8 8 (2.20%) Spark Streaming
9 7 (1.93%) AngularJS
9 7 (1.93%) React
10 6 (1.65%) JRuby
10 6 (1.65%) Servlets
10 6 (1.65%) Swagger
11 5 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
12 4 (1.10%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.54%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (7.71%) iPad
3 23 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.96%) Private Cloud
5 15 (4.13%) Cloud Native
6 13 (3.58%) Public Cloud
7 11 (3.03%) Fintech
8 10 (2.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (2.20%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.65%) Life Science
10 6 (1.65%) User Experience
11 5 (1.38%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.10%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.10%) Digital Media
12 4 (1.10%) LIMS
13 3 (0.83%) Clustering
13 3 (0.83%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.83%) Credit Risk
14 2 (0.55%) Renewable Energy
15 1 (0.28%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 78 (21.49%) Linux
2 33 (9.09%) Windows
3 21 (5.79%) Unix
4 14 (3.86%) CentOS
5 13 (3.58%) Ubuntu
6 10 (2.75%) Debian
7 9 (2.48%) VMS
8 6 (1.65%) Windows Server
9 5 (1.38%) Fedora
10 4 (1.10%) Solaris
11 3 (0.83%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.28%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (45.45%) DevOps
2 136 (37.47%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (17.08%) Scrum
4 55 (15.15%) TDD
5 53 (14.60%) E-Commerce
6 50 (13.77%) Microservices
7 48 (13.22%) BDD
8 47 (12.95%) Configuration Management
9 42 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (8.26%) ETL
12 29 (7.99%) Software Engineering
13 28 (7.71%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (7.44%) Analytics
15 26 (7.16%) Migration
16 21 (5.79%) Open Source
17 20 (5.51%) Machine Learning
18 19 (5.23%) Continuous Delivery
18 19 (5.23%) Kanban
19 18 (4.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 173 (47.66%) Python
2 95 (26.17%) Java
3 75 (20.66%) Bash Shell
4 71 (19.56%) SQL
5 53 (14.60%) Go
6 50 (13.77%) Ruby
7 33 (9.09%) Groovy
8 26 (7.16%) Scala
9 24 (6.61%) C
9 24 (6.61%) Shell Script
10 18 (4.96%) Perl
11 17 (4.68%) JavaScript
12 15 (4.13%) C#
13 13 (3.58%) PowerShell
14 10 (2.75%) Java 8
15 9 (2.48%) C++
15 9 (2.48%) Rust
16 8 (2.20%) PHP
17 6 (1.65%) R
18 5 (1.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (4.41%) Degree
2 4 (1.10%) AWS Certification
2 4 (1.10%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.28%) MBA
4 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.93%) GMP
1 7 (1.93%) GxP
2 6 (1.65%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 6 (1.65%) GLP
3 4 (1.10%) GDPR
3 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.83%) QA
5 1 (0.28%) GAMP
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 144 (39.67%) Docker
2 13 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.48%) Apache Flume
5 6 (1.65%) VirtualBox
5 6 (1.65%) Xen
6 5 (1.38%) KVM
7 3 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.83%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.55%) Ceph
8 2 (0.55%) vSphere
9 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 174 (47.93%) Kubernetes
2 86 (23.69%) Ansible
3 78 (21.49%) Terraform
4 41 (11.29%) Puppet
5 38 (10.47%) Mesos
5 38 (10.47%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (7.99%) Consul
7 11 (3.03%) FortiGate
7 11 (3.03%) Kibana
8 10 (2.75%) Salt
9 9 (2.48%) Nagios
9 9 (2.48%) Packer
9 9 (2.48%) Prometheus
10 8 (2.20%) Grafana
10 8 (2.20%) Oozie
11 7 (1.93%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (1.93%) logstash
12 6 (1.65%) Graylog
13 5 (1.38%) Rancher
14 3 (0.83%) yum
Vendors
1 155 (42.70%) Google
2 32 (8.82%) IBM
3 25 (6.89%) Microsoft
4 17 (4.68%) Oracle
4 17 (4.68%) SaltStack
5 14 (3.86%) VMware
6 13 (3.58%) Rackspace
7 12 (3.31%) Splunk
8 11 (3.03%) Cisco
8 11 (3.03%) F5
8 11 (3.03%) Infoblox
8 11 (3.03%) New Relic
8 11 (3.03%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.48%) SAP
9 9 (2.48%) Vertica
10 8 (2.20%) Perforce
11 6 (1.65%) AppDynamics
11 6 (1.65%) Kony
12 5 (1.38%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.38%) Talend