Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 58 70 111
Rank change year-on-year +12 +41 +163
Contract jobs citing GCP 2,821 1,171 2,122
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.90% 3.25% 2.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.01% 10.66% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,013 858 1,545
10th Percentile £425 £413 £400
25th Percentile £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year - +4.55% +2.33%
75th Percentile £680 £675 £644
90th Percentile £738 £763 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 2 2
10th Percentile £20.00 £54.75 £12.53
25th Percentile £32.00 £56.25 £14.44
Median hourly rate £60.00 £62.50 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +252.11% -62.63%
75th Percentile £65.25 £68.75 £20.94
90th Percentile £75.51 £70.25 £22.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £62.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +160.42% -52.00%

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 25,626 10,981 26,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.39% 30.48% 28.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,402 7,732 18,257
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
25th Percentile £419 £406 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £575
90th Percentile £690 £688 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 166 332
10th Percentile £12.23 £13.71 £12.78
25th Percentile £14.13 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +17.14%
75th Percentile £42.79 £37.38 £35.25
90th Percentile £65.50 £54.38 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.41
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.07% +14.15%

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 3 August 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 3 August 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for GCP in the UK

GCP
Top 17 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 3 August 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 +7 2,315 £575 - 958
London +4 1,675 £600 - 608
Work from Home +10 921 £600 +11.63% 199
UK excluding London +38 579 £525 +2.94% 371
North of England -1 170 £525 -4.55% 112
South East +51 156 £525 +10.53% 63
Yorkshire -12 87 £575 +8.24% 40
North West +25 81 £525 +21.74% 68
South West +14 69 £499 -0.20% 53
East of England +17 52 £525 +7.91% 36
Midlands -19 52 £525 +2.44% 72
Wales +11 41 £475 - 11
Scotland -37 36 £523 +89.83% 20
West Midlands -26 33 £500 +21.21% 59
East Midlands -10 18 £625 +5.49% 13
Northern Ireland - 6 £400 - 5
North East -20 2 £725 +28.55% 4

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1,677 (59.45%) AWS
2 1,430 (50.69%) Azure
3 1,227 (43.50%) Google
4 991 (35.13%) DevOps
5 943 (33.43%) Python
6 923 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
7 861 (30.52%) Kubernetes
8 810 (28.71%) Java
9 673 (23.86%) Finance
10 667 (23.64%) Terraform
11 625 (22.16%) Docker
12 546 (19.35%) Social Skills
13 524 (18.57%) Microservices
14 513 (18.19%) SQL
15 446 (15.81%) JavaScript
16 431 (15.28%) Jenkins
17 425 (15.07%) Ansible
18 420 (14.89%) Software Engineering
19 348 (12.34%) Banking
20 333 (11.80%) Analytics
21 330 (11.70%) Linux
22 324 (11.49%) BigQuery
23 323 (11.45%) React
24 321 (11.38%) Migration
25 307 (10.88%) Node.js
26 282 (10.00%) Git (software)
27 272 (9.64%) Big Data
28 250 (8.86%) Microsoft
29 242 (8.58%) Infrastructure as Code
30 235 (8.33%) TDD

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
1 166 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 101 (3.58%) Apache
3 100 (3.54%) Confluence
4 82 (2.91%) Apache Airflow
5 44 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 44 (1.56%) nginx
6 42 (1.49%) OpenStack
7 34 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 34 (1.21%) WebSphere
8 32 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
9 22 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
10 19 (0.67%) CMS
11 18 (0.64%) IBM Domino
11 18 (0.64%) SharePoint
12 16 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
12 16 (0.57%) SAS
13 15 (0.53%) Jupyter
14 13 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 10 (0.35%) IIS
15 10 (0.35%) Mule
Applications
1 18 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 18 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.14%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.035%) SPSS
5 1 (0.035%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 20 (0.71%) Cloudability
2 15 (0.53%) Magento
3 14 (0.50%) Sentinel
4 8 (0.28%) Shopify
5 4 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
5 4 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.14%) Primavera
6 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.071%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.071%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.035%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.035%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.035%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 1,677 (59.45%) AWS
2 1,430 (50.69%) Azure
3 229 (8.12%) Serverless
4 148 (5.25%) PaaS
5 145 (5.14%) IaaS
6 138 (4.89%) GitHub
7 116 (4.11%) SaaS
8 107 (3.79%) AWS CloudFormation
9 106 (3.76%) Cloud Computing
10 84 (2.98%) OpenShift
11 79 (2.80%) AWS Lambda
11 79 (2.80%) npm
11 79 (2.80%) Power Platform
12 59 (2.09%) Cloud Functions
13 46 (1.63%) Snowflake
14 45 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
14 45 (1.60%) Google Compute Engine
15 44 (1.56%) Amazon S3
15 44 (1.56%) Microsoft 365
16 43 (1.52%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 90 (3.19%) Firewall
2 73 (2.59%) DNS
3 61 (2.16%) Network Security
4 51 (1.81%) HTTP
5 46 (1.63%) TCP/IP
6 38 (1.35%) WAN
7 37 (1.31%) SAN
8 36 (1.28%) SSL
9 34 (1.21%) NAS
10 31 (1.10%) LAN
11 27 (0.96%) Internet
12 22 (0.78%) DHCP
13 21 (0.74%) FTP
14 19 (0.67%) Multicast
15 18 (0.64%) Kerberos
16 16 (0.57%) BGP
16 16 (0.57%) VPN
17 14 (0.50%) Fibre Channel
18 12 (0.43%) OSPF
18 12 (0.43%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 324 (11.49%) BigQuery
2 272 (9.64%) Big Data
3 188 (6.66%) NoSQL
4 186 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
5 145 (5.14%) MongoDB
6 134 (4.75%) Hadoop
6 134 (4.75%) MySQL
7 131 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
8 119 (4.22%) Relational Database
9 91 (3.23%) SQL Server
9 91 (3.23%) Tableau
10 81 (2.87%) Apache Hive
11 78 (2.76%) Power BI
12 68 (2.41%) Data Lake
13 66 (2.34%) Amazon Redshift
14 64 (2.27%) Looker
15 50 (1.77%) HBase
15 50 (1.77%) Metadata
16 42 (1.49%) Redis
17 40 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 431 (15.28%) Jenkins
2 282 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 218 (7.73%) JIRA
4 143 (5.07%) Maven
5 98 (3.47%) CircleCI
6 90 (3.19%) GitLab
7 89 (3.15%) Gradle
8 73 (2.59%) Travis CI
9 70 (2.48%) gulp
10 50 (1.77%) JUnit
11 39 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
12 38 (1.35%) Bitbucket
13 29 (1.03%) Cucumber
14 27 (0.96%) webpack
15 23 (0.82%) TeamCity
16 22 (0.78%) Selenium
17 21 (0.74%) Subversion
18 19 (0.67%) JMeter
19 17 (0.60%) Cypress.io
19 17 (0.60%) git-flow
General
1 673 (23.86%) Finance
2 546 (19.35%) Social Skills
3 348 (12.34%) Banking
4 189 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
5 107 (3.79%) Front Office
6 87 (3.08%) Public Sector
7 68 (2.41%) Retail
8 63 (2.23%) Telecoms
9 50 (1.77%) Presentation Skills
10 45 (1.60%) Influencing Skills
11 37 (1.31%) Financial Institution
12 35 (1.24%) Legal
12 35 (1.24%) Retail Banking
13 32 (1.13%) Manufacturing
14 28 (0.99%) Automotive
15 26 (0.92%) Marketing
16 25 (0.89%) Investment Banking
17 24 (0.85%) Back Office
18 22 (0.78%) Law
19 19 (0.67%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 629 (22.30%) Developer
2 606 (21.48%) Architect
3 356 (12.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 240 (8.51%) Cloud Architect
5 215 (7.62%) Data Engineer
6 181 (6.42%) Cloud Engineer
7 151 (5.35%) Java Developer
8 144 (5.10%) Consultant
9 136 (4.82%) React Developer
10 135 (4.79%) Software Engineer
11 131 (4.64%) Solutions Architect
12 108 (3.83%) Analyst
12 108 (3.83%) Security Architect
13 104 (3.69%) Data Architect
14 84 (2.98%) Senior Developer
15 71 (2.52%) Full Stack Developer
15 71 (2.52%) Security Engineer
16 66 (2.34%) Azure Architect
17 65 (2.30%) Python Developer
18 64 (2.27%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (11.45%) React
2 307 (10.88%) Node.js
3 217 (7.69%) Web Services
4 203 (7.20%) Kafka
5 197 (6.98%) Spring
6 158 (5.60%) REST
7 153 (5.42%) .NET
8 142 (5.03%) Spring Boot
9 130 (4.61%) AngularJS
10 100 (3.54%) RESTful
11 84 (2.98%) CSS
12 78 (2.76%) GraphQL
13 74 (2.62%) HTML
14 67 (2.38%) JSON
15 59 (2.09%) Material-UI
15 59 (2.09%) React Native
16 48 (1.70%) Django
16 48 (1.70%) OAuth
17 45 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
18 44 (1.56%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 224 (7.94%) Public Cloud
2 173 (6.13%) Cloud Native
3 88 (3.12%) User Experience
4 79 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
5 75 (2.66%) Data Centre
6 65 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
7 62 (2.20%) Data Structures
8 61 (2.16%) Hedge funds
9 59 (2.09%) Data Protection Act
10 58 (2.06%) Derivative
11 57 (2.02%) Equities
12 54 (1.91%) Fixed Income
13 44 (1.56%) Algorithms
14 41 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 38 (1.35%) iPad
16 33 (1.17%) Management Information System
17 32 (1.13%) Virtual Team
18 31 (1.10%) Private Cloud
19 29 (1.03%) Credit Risk
20 27 (0.96%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 330 (11.70%) Linux
2 127 (4.50%) Windows
3 83 (2.94%) Unix
4 35 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (0.96%) Windows Server
6 25 (0.89%) CentOS
7 22 (0.78%) VMS
8 18 (0.64%) Solaris
8 18 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.43%) Android
10 10 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.32%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.32%) Debian
12 8 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (0.21%) CoreOS
14 4 (0.14%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.11%) SUSE
15 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 991 (35.13%) DevOps
2 923 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
3 524 (18.57%) Microservices
4 420 (14.89%) Software Engineering
5 333 (11.80%) Analytics
6 321 (11.38%) Migration
7 242 (8.58%) Infrastructure as Code
8 235 (8.33%) TDD
9 193 (6.84%) Test Automation
10 189 (6.70%) Cybersecurity
11 188 (6.66%) Open Source
12 187 (6.63%) Continuous Integration
13 180 (6.38%) Scrum
14 177 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
15 176 (6.24%) Data Modelling
16 172 (6.10%) Full Stack Development
17 169 (5.99%) ETL
18 153 (5.42%) Data Engineering
18 153 (5.42%) Mentoring
18 153 (5.42%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 943 (33.43%) Python
2 810 (28.71%) Java
3 513 (18.19%) SQL
4 446 (15.81%) JavaScript
5 230 (8.15%) Scala
6 164 (5.81%) Go
7 129 (4.57%) C#
8 128 (4.54%) TypeScript
9 125 (4.43%) Kotlin
10 123 (4.36%) Bash Shell
11 90 (3.19%) C++
12 88 (3.12%) PowerShell
13 85 (3.01%) Ruby
14 80 (2.84%) Groovy
15 53 (1.88%) Java 11
16 51 (1.81%) PHP
17 50 (1.77%) Java 8
18 46 (1.63%) R
19 37 (1.31%) Shell Script
20 35 (1.24%) C
Qualifications
1 161 (5.71%) Degree
2 138 (4.89%) Security Cleared
3 100 (3.54%) SC Cleared
4 96 (3.40%) CISSP
5 45 (1.60%) CISM
6 42 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 25 (0.89%) PhD
9 24 (0.85%) AWS Certification
10 23 (0.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 20 (0.71%) DV Cleared
12 13 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (0.46%) CRISC
12 13 (0.46%) ISEB
13 12 (0.43%) CCSP
14 11 (0.39%) CCIE
14 11 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (0.39%) Numerate Degree
15 9 (0.32%) CISA
15 9 (0.32%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.30%) QA
2 43 (1.52%) NIST
3 42 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 41 (1.45%) GDPR
5 37 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (0.96%) Accessibility
7 17 (0.60%) GRC
8 13 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.39%) PCI DSS
10 9 (0.32%) NIST 800
11 8 (0.28%) SLA
12 7 (0.25%) HIPAA
12 7 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 6 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
13 6 (0.21%) NCSC
13 6 (0.21%) PMO
14 5 (0.18%) GxP
15 4 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
15 4 (0.14%) SOC 2
System Software
1 625 (22.16%) Docker
2 104 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (1.67%) Active Directory
4 35 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (0.82%) HDFS
7 22 (0.78%) KVM
7 22 (0.78%) NFS
8 19 (0.67%) Xen
9 17 (0.60%) Hyper-V
10 13 (0.46%) vSphere
11 11 (0.39%) SRDF
11 11 (0.39%) VMware NSX
12 10 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.21%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.18%) Postfix
14 5 (0.18%) qmail
15 4 (0.14%) Veritas File System
15 4 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 3 (0.11%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 861 (30.52%) Kubernetes
2 667 (23.64%) Terraform
3 425 (15.07%) Ansible
4 172 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
5 158 (5.60%) Puppet
6 77 (2.73%) Istio
7 72 (2.55%) Grafana
8 67 (2.38%) Prometheus
9 27 (0.96%) Packer
10 26 (0.92%) Nagios
11 20 (0.71%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 19 (0.67%) Argo
13 17 (0.60%) Kibana
13 17 (0.60%) Tivoli
14 15 (0.53%) Oozie
14 15 (0.53%) vRealize
15 12 (0.43%) SCCM
16 11 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
16 11 (0.39%) QRadar
16 11 (0.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,227 (43.50%) Google
2 250 (8.86%) Microsoft
3 192 (6.81%) Oracle
4 148 (5.25%) VMware
5 74 (2.62%) IBM
6 54 (1.91%) Databricks
7 52 (1.84%) Cisco
8 48 (1.70%) Splunk
9 42 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 38 (1.35%) Alibaba
11 31 (1.10%) Alteryx
12 29 (1.03%) EMC
13 28 (0.99%) ServiceNow
14 27 (0.96%) SAP
15 25 (0.89%) Cloudera
16 22 (0.78%) CA
16 22 (0.78%) NetApp
17 20 (0.71%) New Relic
18 19 (0.67%) MuleSoft
18 19 (0.67%) Talend