Period
to 8 July 2020

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 8 July 2020 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
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 73 110 278
Rank change year-on-year +37 +168 +302
Contract jobs citing GCP 1,301 2,120 1,003
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.12% 2.25% 0.96%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.21% 7.99% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 1,558 712
Median daily rate £573 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.09% +2.33% +19.31%
10th Percentile £406 £406 £388
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £493
% change year-on-year - +1.52% +21.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 3 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -48.42% +74.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - £50.00

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 12,740 26,533 22,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.60% 28.17% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,436 18,225 15,296
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £462 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.61% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 364 320
Median hourly rate £33.06 £22.58 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.42% +18.82% -
10th Percentile £14.55 £13.00 £11.84
90th Percentile £50.00 £61.10 £56.38
Median hourly rate £22.91 £22.34 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.57% +27.63% -

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 8 July 2020.

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 8 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for GCP in the UK

GCP
Top 16 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 8 July 2020. 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 +37 1,217 £575 +4.55% 263
London +24 912 £599 +4.13% 166
UK excluding London +70 335 £500 - 114
North of England +58 131 £550 +10.00% 40
Work from Home +12 80 £538 +13.16% 47
Yorkshire +18 75 £525 +5.00% 15
South West +57 53 £500 - 12
South East +33 50 £475 - 23
Midlands +61 37 £513 +2.50% 8
Wales +27 34 £508 +12.78% 9
North West +53 33 £550 +2.33% 20
North East +53 22 £560 +40.00% 5
West Midlands +45 21 £413 -20.48% 8
East of England +46 20 £460 -3.16% 12
East Midlands +47 14 £550 +30.95%
Scotland +68 12 £475 -9.52% 8

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, 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.

1 888 (68.26%) AWS
2 720 (55.34%) Azure
3 703 (54.04%) Google
4 557 (42.81%) DevOps
5 552 (42.43%) Python
6 511 (39.28%) Agile Software Development
7 486 (37.36%) Kubernetes
8 468 (35.97%) Java
9 381 (29.29%) Finance
10 366 (28.13%) Docker
11 305 (23.44%) JavaScript
12 297 (22.83%) Software Engineering
13 285 (21.91%) Microservices
14 278 (21.37%) Terraform
15 263 (20.22%) SQL
16 252 (19.37%) Jenkins
17 233 (17.91%) Web Services
18 216 (16.60%) Banking
19 200 (15.37%) React
20 198 (15.22%) Ansible
21 179 (13.76%) Node.js
22 173 (13.30%) AngularJS
23 169 (12.99%) Linux
24 167 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
25 166 (12.76%) Investment Management
26 164 (12.61%) Analytics
27 163 (12.53%) Big Data
28 162 (12.45%) Hedge funds
29 160 (12.30%) Asset Management
30 152 (11.68%) NoSQL

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
1 129 (9.92%) Apache Spark
2 90 (6.92%) Apache
3 42 (3.23%) Confluence
4 32 (2.46%) nginx
5 30 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
6 21 (1.61%) Apache Airflow
6 21 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
7 20 (1.54%) Tomcat
8 14 (1.08%) Mule
9 13 (1.00%) SharePoint
10 9 (0.69%) IIS
11 7 (0.54%) CMS
11 7 (0.54%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.46%) SAS
12 6 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.38%) Anypoint
13 5 (0.38%) Headless CMS
13 5 (0.38%) Jupyter
13 5 (0.38%) Tornado
13 5 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
2 11 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.15%) Sketch
6 1 (0.077%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 7 (0.54%) FINCAD Analytics
2 6 (0.46%) SAP MDM
3 5 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.15%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.077%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.077%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 888 (68.26%) AWS
2 720 (55.34%) Azure
3 106 (8.15%) Serverless
4 82 (6.30%) AWS Lambda
5 69 (5.30%) Amazon ECS
6 61 (4.69%) GitHub
7 53 (4.07%) OpenShift
8 50 (3.84%) Apigee
9 45 (3.46%) IaaS
9 45 (3.46%) PaaS
9 45 (3.46%) SaaS
10 40 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
11 39 (3.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 28 (2.15%) Amazon EKS
13 20 (1.54%) Stackdriver
14 18 (1.38%) Firebase
14 18 (1.38%) Slack
15 17 (1.31%) Amazon S3
15 17 (1.31%) Google Analytics
16 16 (1.23%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 61 (4.69%) Firewall
2 54 (4.15%) SSL
3 52 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 46 (3.54%) DNS
5 42 (3.23%) HTTP
6 36 (2.77%) HTTPS
7 14 (1.08%) Reverse Proxy
7 14 (1.08%) VPN
8 13 (1.00%) Skype
9 12 (0.92%) DHCP
10 11 (0.85%) Internet
10 11 (0.85%) Kerberos
11 9 (0.69%) SAN
12 8 (0.61%) AMQP
12 8 (0.61%) WAN
13 7 (0.54%) BGP
13 7 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (0.54%) LAN
13 7 (0.54%) OSPF
13 7 (0.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (12.53%) Big Data
2 152 (11.68%) NoSQL
3 124 (9.53%) BigQuery
4 119 (9.15%) PostgreSQL
5 112 (8.61%) MySQL
6 100 (7.69%) SQL Server
7 83 (6.38%) Hadoop
8 82 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
9 74 (5.69%) Amazon Redshift
10 56 (4.30%) Relational Database
11 50 (3.84%) MongoDB
12 40 (3.07%) Data Lake
13 31 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 26 (2.00%) Neo4j
15 25 (1.92%) Apache Hive
16 21 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 21 (1.61%) HBase
17 17 (1.31%) Flink
18 16 (1.23%) Redis
19 15 (1.15%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 252 (19.37%) Jenkins
2 152 (11.68%) Git (software)
3 93 (7.15%) GitLab
4 84 (6.46%) JIRA
5 82 (6.30%) Artifactory
6 62 (4.77%) CircleCI
7 51 (3.92%) RStudio
8 46 (3.54%) Maven
9 39 (3.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 31 (2.38%) Selenium
11 27 (2.08%) webpack
12 20 (1.54%) Travis CI
13 18 (1.38%) Cucumber
14 17 (1.31%) JUnit
14 17 (1.31%) Mockito
14 17 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (1.23%) TeamCity
16 14 (1.08%) Gradle
17 12 (0.92%) GoCD
18 10 (0.77%) gulp
General
1 381 (29.29%) Finance
2 216 (16.60%) Banking
3 127 (9.76%) Front Office
4 102 (7.84%) Investment Banking
5 47 (3.61%) Telecoms
6 39 (3.00%) Public Sector
7 26 (2.00%) Back Office
7 26 (2.00%) Marketing
8 23 (1.77%) Retail
9 10 (0.77%) Games
9 10 (0.77%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.69%) Publishing
11 7 (0.54%) Law
12 6 (0.46%) Automotive
13 5 (0.38%) Advertising
14 4 (0.31%) Police
15 3 (0.23%) Billing
15 3 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 372 (28.59%) Developer
2 193 (14.83%) Architect
3 151 (11.61%) Java Developer
4 148 (11.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 140 (10.76%) AWS Engineer
6 110 (8.46%) Data Engineer
7 96 (7.38%) AWS Developer
8 95 (7.30%) Cloud Engineer
9 91 (6.99%) Cloud Architect
10 67 (5.15%) Software Engineer
11 60 (4.61%) Java Engineer
12 59 (4.53%) Python Engineer
12 59 (4.53%) Solutions Architect
13 57 (4.38%) Python Developer
14 54 (4.15%) JavaScript Developer
15 49 (3.77%) Data Architect
16 48 (3.69%) Data Scientist
17 41 (3.15%) Consultant
17 41 (3.15%) Developer/Software Engineer
18 39 (3.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (17.91%) Web Services
2 200 (15.37%) React
3 179 (13.76%) Node.js
4 173 (13.30%) AngularJS
5 116 (8.92%) Spring
6 114 (8.76%) Kafka
7 111 (8.53%) Vue.js
8 89 (6.84%) CSS
9 84 (6.46%) .NET
10 77 (5.92%) HTML
11 68 (5.23%) RESTful
12 63 (4.84%) REST
12 63 (4.84%) Spring Boot
13 54 (4.15%) TensorFlow
14 50 (3.84%) OAuth
15 49 (3.77%) gRPC
16 45 (3.46%) Swagger
17 40 (3.07%) J2EE
17 40 (3.07%) Jest
18 39 (3.00%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 162 (12.45%) Hedge funds
2 119 (9.15%) Fixed Income
3 117 (8.99%) Derivative
4 109 (8.38%) Equities
5 107 (8.22%) Public Cloud
6 94 (7.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 68 (5.23%) Greenfield Project
8 64 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
9 62 (4.77%) Algorithms
10 56 (4.30%) Cloud Native
11 49 (3.77%) User Experience
12 37 (2.84%) Mobile App
13 32 (2.46%) Data Structures
14 31 (2.38%) Data Centre
15 24 (1.84%) Equity Derivative
16 22 (1.69%) Blog
16 22 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
17 15 (1.15%) iPad
17 15 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
18 14 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 169 (12.99%) Linux
2 58 (4.46%) Windows
3 37 (2.84%) Unix
4 26 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.31%) Android
5 17 (1.31%) CentOS
6 14 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 14 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.92%) CoreOS
8 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.38%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.15%) Debian
12 2 (0.15%) Solaris
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
13 1 (0.077%) AIX
13 1 (0.077%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.077%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (42.81%) DevOps
2 511 (39.28%) Agile Software Development
3 297 (22.83%) Software Engineering
4 285 (21.91%) Microservices
5 167 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
6 166 (12.76%) Investment Management
7 164 (12.61%) Analytics
8 160 (12.30%) Asset Management
9 147 (11.30%) Open Source
10 131 (10.07%) Machine Learning
11 130 (9.99%) Migration
12 118 (9.07%) Data Science
13 114 (8.76%) Continuous Delivery
14 112 (8.61%) Decision-Making
15 111 (8.53%) Test Automation
16 95 (7.30%) Mentoring
16 95 (7.30%) Portfolio Management
17 94 (7.23%) Computer Science
18 87 (6.69%) Scrum
19 82 (6.30%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 552 (42.43%) Python
2 468 (35.97%) Java
3 305 (23.44%) JavaScript
4 263 (20.22%) SQL
5 104 (7.99%) Go
6 97 (7.46%) Scala
7 87 (6.69%) C#
8 60 (4.61%) TypeScript
9 50 (3.84%) R
10 44 (3.38%) Ruby
11 42 (3.23%) Kotlin
12 38 (2.92%) Bash Shell
13 37 (2.84%) C++
13 37 (2.84%) Groovy
13 37 (2.84%) PowerShell
14 36 (2.77%) Java 8
15 33 (2.54%) ES6
16 22 (1.69%) PHP
17 18 (1.38%) C
18 14 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 81 (6.23%) Degree
1 81 (6.23%) Security Cleared
2 64 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 38 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (1.15%) PhD
5 13 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.00%) SANS
5 13 (1.00%) Sun Certification
6 12 (0.92%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.85%) CCNA
7 11 (0.85%) CISSP
8 9 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.69%) CISM
9 8 (0.61%) DBS Check
9 8 (0.61%) ISEB
10 6 (0.46%) CCDE
10 6 (0.46%) CCDP
10 6 (0.46%) CCIE
10 6 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (0.46%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.31%) QA
2 16 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.85%) GDPR
4 10 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (0.46%) SLA
7 5 (0.38%) NIST
8 4 (0.31%) Basel III
9 3 (0.23%) COBIT
9 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.077%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.077%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.077%) HL7
11 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.077%) PMO
11 1 (0.077%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 366 (28.13%) Docker
2 27 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.08%) VMware NSX
5 12 (0.92%) vSphere
6 10 (0.77%) Hyper-V
7 9 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.61%) HDFS
9 7 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.38%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.38%) XenApp
11 3 (0.23%) NDS
11 3 (0.23%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 3 (0.23%) Xen
12 2 (0.15%) NFS
12 2 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.15%) PowerDNS
12 2 (0.15%) Varnish
12 2 (0.15%) vCloud
13 1 (0.077%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 486 (37.36%) Kubernetes
2 278 (21.37%) Terraform
3 198 (15.22%) Ansible
4 78 (6.00%) Puppet
5 73 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (3.38%) Prometheus
7 27 (2.08%) Salt
8 24 (1.84%) Grafana
9 22 (1.69%) Zipkin
10 13 (1.00%) Packer
11 12 (0.92%) logstash
12 11 (0.85%) Nagios
13 10 (0.77%) Argo
13 10 (0.77%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 7 (0.54%) Kibana
14 7 (0.54%) Mesos
14 7 (0.54%) SCCM
15 6 (0.46%) HP Operations Orchestration
15 6 (0.46%) Istio
15 6 (0.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 703 (54.04%) Google
2 107 (8.22%) Microsoft
3 76 (5.84%) Oracle
4 54 (4.15%) Splunk
5 40 (3.07%) IBM
6 35 (2.69%) VMware
7 26 (2.00%) Tableau
8 23 (1.77%) MuleSoft
9 21 (1.61%) AppDynamics
9 21 (1.61%) SAP
10 19 (1.46%) Red Hat
11 18 (1.38%) Confluent
12 17 (1.31%) F5
13 16 (1.23%) Cisco
13 16 (1.23%) Cloudera
14 14 (1.08%) TIBCO
15 12 (0.92%) Hortonworks
15 12 (0.92%) Sybase
15 12 (0.92%) Veracode
16 10 (0.77%) Dell