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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 636 634
Rank change year-on-year +37 -2  
Contract jobs citing GCP 16 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.017% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.29% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 6
Median daily rate £500 £328 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.67% -22.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £320 £425
% change year-on-year +40.62% -24.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GCP is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5445 6174 6534
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.62% 11.45% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3504 3977 4198
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 218 204
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00%  

GCP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GCP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 16 £500 +52.67% 13
London +18 7 £575 +69.11% 4
Hertfordshire +3 4 - -
East of England -2 4 - - 3
South West +14 2 £413 +10.00% 1
Dorset - 2 £413 -
Bournemouth - 2 £413 -
West Midlands +25 1 £375 -
North West - 1 £525 - 3
East Midlands - 1 £475 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 -
Northampton - 1 £475 -
Manchester - 1 £525 - 3

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 13 (65.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 11 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (40.00%) Python
3 8 (40.00%) Google
4 7 (35.00%) Puppet
4 7 (35.00%) DevOps
4 7 (35.00%) Ansible
5 6 (30.00%) Docker
5 6 (30.00%) GxP
5 6 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (25.00%) Linux
6 5 (25.00%) Project Management
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) MySQL
7 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (20.00%) Kubernetes
7 4 (20.00%) SDLC
8 3 (15.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (15.00%) Open Source
8 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
8 3 (15.00%) Confluence
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (15.00%) Oracle
8 3 (15.00%) Web Services
8 3 (15.00%) Scrum

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 3 (15.00%) Confluence
2 2 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.00%) nginx
3 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (5.00%) SAS
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 13 (65.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 11 (55.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (15.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (5.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
6 1 (5.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (5.00%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (5.00%) GitHub
6 1 (5.00%) Office 365
6 1 (5.00%) PaaS
6 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (10.00%) DB2
2 2 (10.00%) MariaDB
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.00%) BigQuery
3 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (10.00%) Bitbucket
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Maven
2 2 (10.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (5.00%) GoCD
3 1 (5.00%) Gradle
3 1 (5.00%) RSpec
3 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Analyst
1 3 (15.00%) Consultant
1 3 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (15.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (15.00%) IT Project Manager
1 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) Applications Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Cloud Administrator
3 1 (5.00%) Credit Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) boto
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) WSGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) Cloud Native
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Solaris
2 2 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) DevOps
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) Open Source
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Analytics
5 2 (10.00%) Informatics
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Data Management
6 1 (5.00%) Information Security
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Go
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
1 1 (5.00%) CISA
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) CISM
1 1 (5.00%) CISSP
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) GxP
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.00%) GAMP
2 1 (5.00%) GMP
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Docker
2 1 (5.00%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Ansible
1 7 (35.00%) Puppet
2 4 (20.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (10.00%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (10.00%) Mesos
4 2 (10.00%) Rancher
5 1 (5.00%) Packer
5 1 (5.00%) Salt
5 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Google
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Tableau