Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 260 583
Rank change year-on-year +150 +323 +127
Contract jobs citing GCP 2,051 1,118 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.28% 1.09% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.97% 4.94% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,501 792 213
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.82% +8.33%
10th Percentile £400 £388 £300
90th Percentile £713 £711 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £415
% change year-on-year - +20.48% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £50.00 £27.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.50% +84.09% -0.39%
10th Percentile £12.53 £25.60 £22.76
90th Percentile £22.78 £53.75 £34.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -52.00% +42.86% -

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 25,729 22,644 14,468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.64% 22.18% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,533 15,516 9,910
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £306 £304 £275
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 337 201
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.97% -1.58% -3.11%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £71.15 £58.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.46 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.63% - +2.94%

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 22 August 2019.

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 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 22 August 2019. 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 +147 1,974 £550 - 616
London +116 1,417 £573 +4.09% 372
UK excluding London +132 608 £500 - 282
North of England +117 198 £500 -9.09% 81
South East +104 173 £450 -10.00% 40
Yorkshire +94 134 £500 +11.11% 24
Midlands +16 69 £500 - 41
South West +6 68 £532 +8.47% 55
North West +66 60 £550 -8.33% 55
East of England +30 47 £475 -5.00% 27
West Midlands +7 46 £500 -9.09% 22
Scotland +20 23 £488 +11.43% 30
East Midlands +34 22 £420 -30.00% 19
Wales +24 21 £500 -18.37% 4
Northern Ireland - 12 £575 - 4
North East +17 4 £700 +16.67% 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 1,314 (64.07%) AWS
2 1,256 (61.24%) Google
3 990 (48.27%) Azure
4 936 (45.64%) DevOps
5 881 (42.95%) Python
6 636 (31.01%) Kubernetes
7 613 (29.89%) Docker
8 611 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
9 537 (26.18%) Java
10 466 (22.72%) SQL
11 464 (22.62%) Linux
11 464 (22.62%) Terraform
12 443 (21.60%) Big Data
13 403 (19.65%) Finance
14 400 (19.50%) Jenkins
15 375 (18.28%) Ansible
16 334 (16.28%) Microservices
17 309 (15.07%) BigQuery
18 296 (14.43%) Analytics
19 280 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
20 276 (13.46%) Apache Spark
21 249 (12.14%) Data Science
22 246 (11.99%) JavaScript
23 234 (11.41%) Hadoop
24 232 (11.31%) Kafka
25 223 (10.87%) Machine Learning
26 219 (10.68%) Node.js
27 217 (10.58%) Git (software)
28 213 (10.39%) Puppet
29 210 (10.24%) Banking

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
1 276 (13.46%) Apache Spark
2 182 (8.87%) Apache
3 94 (4.58%) Apache Airflow
4 62 (3.02%) Confluence
5 61 (2.97%) nginx
6 60 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
7 40 (1.95%) Tomcat
8 39 (1.90%) OpenStack
8 39 (1.90%) SAS
9 38 (1.85%) WebSphere
10 31 (1.51%) Apache Solr
10 31 (1.51%) IIS
11 27 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
12 24 (1.17%) Jetty
12 24 (1.17%) Mongrel
13 23 (1.12%) Jupyter
14 10 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
15 7 (0.34%) Apache Pig
15 7 (0.34%) CMS
16 6 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.098%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.098%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.049%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.20%) Fredhopper
2 4 (0.20%) Magento
2 4 (0.20%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.049%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.049%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.049%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.049%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.049%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 1,314 (64.07%) AWS
2 990 (48.27%) Azure
3 124 (6.05%) PaaS
4 101 (4.92%) SaaS
5 98 (4.78%) Serverless
6 95 (4.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 88 (4.29%) IaaS
8 76 (3.71%) Google App Engine
9 74 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
10 66 (3.22%) GitHub
11 56 (2.73%) OpenShift
12 47 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
13 37 (1.80%) G Suite
14 33 (1.61%) Amazon EKS
14 33 (1.61%) Apigee
15 32 (1.56%) Amazon S3
16 31 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
17 29 (1.41%) Heroku
18 26 (1.27%) Amazon Kinesis
19 25 (1.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 80 (3.90%) Firewall
2 59 (2.88%) HTTP
3 52 (2.54%) DNS
4 51 (2.49%) TCP/IP
5 32 (1.56%) SSL
6 31 (1.51%) DHCP
7 28 (1.37%) Internet
8 26 (1.27%) FTP
9 25 (1.22%) IPsec
10 22 (1.07%) WAN
11 19 (0.93%) Network Security
12 18 (0.88%) LAN
13 15 (0.73%) SAN
13 15 (0.73%) VPN
14 11 (0.54%) AMQP
15 10 (0.49%) Skype
16 9 (0.44%) Wireless
17 8 (0.39%) WLAN
18 7 (0.34%) H.323
19 6 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 443 (21.60%) Big Data
2 309 (15.07%) BigQuery
3 234 (11.41%) Hadoop
4 194 (9.46%) NoSQL
5 114 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
6 111 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
7 108 (5.27%) MongoDB
7 108 (5.27%) MySQL
8 87 (4.24%) SQL Server
9 86 (4.19%) Apache Hive
10 82 (4.00%) Relational Database
11 73 (3.56%) Apache Cassandra
12 51 (2.49%) Amazon Redshift
13 46 (2.24%) Data Lake
14 43 (2.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 39 (1.90%) RDBMS
16 35 (1.71%) Redis
17 34 (1.66%) Bigtable
18 30 (1.46%) QlikView
19 29 (1.41%) HBase
Development Applications
1 400 (19.50%) Jenkins
2 217 (10.58%) Git (software)
3 190 (9.26%) JIRA
4 71 (3.46%) Sonatype Nexus
5 66 (3.22%) CircleCI
6 59 (2.88%) Selenium
7 56 (2.73%) Artifactory
8 53 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 53 (2.58%) TeamCity
9 46 (2.24%) GitLab
10 42 (2.05%) Travis CI
11 39 (1.90%) Cucumber
12 36 (1.76%) Bitbucket
13 34 (1.66%) Maven
14 30 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
15 29 (1.41%) Gradle
16 28 (1.37%) JUnit
17 25 (1.22%) SonarQube
18 24 (1.17%) SpecFlow
19 19 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 403 (19.65%) Finance
2 210 (10.24%) Banking
3 79 (3.85%) Retail
4 51 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 40 (1.95%) Financial Institution
6 38 (1.85%) Legal
7 35 (1.71%) Marketing
7 35 (1.71%) Public Sector
8 31 (1.51%) Investment Banking
9 28 (1.37%) Advertising
10 21 (1.02%) Games
11 20 (0.98%) Front Office
12 17 (0.83%) Billing
12 17 (0.83%) Law
13 12 (0.59%) Retail Banking
14 10 (0.49%) Publishing
15 9 (0.44%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.29%) Automotive
17 4 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 460 (22.43%) DevOps Engineer
2 446 (21.75%) Developer
3 273 (13.31%) Architect
4 251 (12.24%) Cloud Engineer
5 243 (11.85%) Data Engineer
6 167 (8.14%) Python Engineer
7 158 (7.70%) Cloud Architect
8 111 (5.41%) AWS Engineer
9 98 (4.78%) Python Developer
10 94 (4.58%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 93 (4.53%) Java Developer
12 88 (4.29%) Senior Developer
13 87 (4.24%) Big Data Engineer
14 76 (3.71%) AWS DevOps
15 73 (3.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 73 (3.56%) Azure Engineer
16 64 (3.12%) Full Stack Developer
17 63 (3.07%) Azure DevOps
18 61 (2.97%) Platform Engineer
19 60 (2.93%) Azure DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (11.31%) Kafka
2 219 (10.68%) Node.js
3 154 (7.51%) Web Services
4 148 (7.22%) React
5 137 (6.68%) REST
6 132 (6.44%) .NET
7 131 (6.39%) RESTful
8 99 (4.83%) AngularJS
9 80 (3.90%) Spring
10 78 (3.80%) CSS
11 74 (3.61%) PySpark
12 61 (2.97%) Apache Beam
13 54 (2.63%) JSON
14 52 (2.54%) HTML
15 49 (2.39%) Natural Language Processing
16 47 (2.29%) Spring Boot
17 46 (2.24%) Servlets
18 41 (2.00%) GraphQL
19 39 (1.90%) OAuth
20 36 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 159 (7.75%) Public Cloud
2 96 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
3 95 (4.63%) Cloud Native
4 73 (3.56%) Algorithms
5 57 (2.78%) Data Structures
6 51 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
7 39 (1.90%) Data Centre
8 38 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 36 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
10 28 (1.37%) Mobile App
11 27 (1.32%) User Experience
12 25 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
13 24 (1.17%) Clustering
13 24 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
14 22 (1.07%) Virtual Team
15 18 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 18 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
15 18 (0.88%) Private Cloud
16 15 (0.73%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 464 (22.62%) Linux
2 155 (7.56%) Windows
3 77 (3.75%) Unix
4 69 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 60 (2.93%) CentOS
6 45 (2.19%) Windows Server
7 29 (1.41%) CoreOS
8 28 (1.37%) Android
9 26 (1.27%) Ubuntu
10 25 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.44%) VMS
13 7 (0.34%) Solaris
14 6 (0.29%) Debian
15 5 (0.24%) Kali Linux
15 5 (0.24%) zOS
16 4 (0.20%) Fedora
17 3 (0.15%) AIX
17 3 (0.15%) Mesosphere
18 1 (0.049%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 936 (45.64%) DevOps
2 611 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
3 334 (16.28%) Microservices
4 296 (14.43%) Analytics
5 280 (13.65%) Continuous Integration
6 249 (12.14%) Data Science
7 223 (10.87%) Machine Learning
8 204 (9.95%) Migration
9 196 (9.56%) Configuration Management
10 193 (9.41%) Scrum
11 183 (8.92%) Infrastructure as Code
12 162 (7.90%) ETL
12 162 (7.90%) Open Source
12 162 (7.90%) TDD
13 156 (7.61%) Test Automation
14 147 (7.17%) Continuous Delivery
15 132 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
16 131 (6.39%) Software Engineering
17 130 (6.34%) Data Modelling
18 122 (5.95%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 881 (42.95%) Python
2 537 (26.18%) Java
3 466 (22.72%) SQL
4 246 (11.99%) JavaScript
5 197 (9.61%) Go
6 171 (8.34%) Scala
7 162 (7.90%) Bash Shell
8 95 (4.63%) PowerShell
9 94 (4.58%) C#
9 94 (4.58%) Ruby
10 83 (4.05%) TypeScript
11 75 (3.66%) R
12 73 (3.56%) C++
13 49 (2.39%) C
14 41 (2.00%) PHP
15 39 (1.90%) Java 8
16 35 (1.71%) ES6
17 33 (1.61%) Perl
18 30 (1.46%) Rust
19 29 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 89 (4.34%) Degree
2 57 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 42 (2.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 32 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.27%) PhD
6 23 (1.12%) Master's Degree
7 19 (0.93%) CISSP
8 15 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.68%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.49%) CISM
11 8 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 6 (0.29%) CCIE
12 6 (0.29%) GIAC
12 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.24%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.24%) PMP
13 5 (0.24%) RHCE
14 4 (0.20%) ISEB
14 4 (0.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.63%) QA
2 44 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (1.76%) GDPR
4 22 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.78%) NIST
7 11 (0.54%) SLA
8 8 (0.39%) NIST 800
9 6 (0.29%) NCSC
9 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.15%) PMO
10 3 (0.15%) PSD2
11 2 (0.098%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.049%) COBIT
12 1 (0.049%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.049%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.049%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.049%) ITGC
System Software
1 613 (29.89%) Docker
2 60 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 26 (1.27%) Xen
5 24 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (1.12%) Apache Flume
7 18 (0.88%) HDFS
8 11 (0.54%) Hyper-V
8 11 (0.54%) vSphere
9 10 (0.49%) OpenAM
10 9 (0.44%) OpenDJ
10 9 (0.44%) VMware NSX
11 8 (0.39%) VirtualBox
12 7 (0.34%) KVM
13 6 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (0.24%) Ceph
14 5 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.24%) XenApp
14 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
15 4 (0.20%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 636 (31.01%) Kubernetes
2 464 (22.62%) Terraform
3 375 (18.28%) Ansible
4 213 (10.39%) Puppet
5 188 (9.17%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (2.49%) Prometheus
7 45 (2.19%) Grafana
8 41 (2.00%) Salt
9 31 (1.51%) Packer
10 26 (1.27%) Consul
11 25 (1.22%) Hadoop YARN
12 23 (1.12%) Istio
13 18 (0.88%) Kibana
13 18 (0.88%) Mesos
13 18 (0.88%) Nagios
14 15 (0.73%) Docker Swarm
14 15 (0.73%) Marathon
15 10 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
16 9 (0.44%) Oozie
17 8 (0.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1,256 (61.24%) Google
2 153 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 97 (4.73%) Oracle
4 78 (3.80%) VMware
5 62 (3.02%) Red Hat
6 49 (2.39%) Splunk
7 48 (2.34%) Tableau
8 37 (1.80%) Veracode
9 28 (1.37%) Cisco
10 27 (1.32%) NetApp
11 24 (1.17%) EMC
12 23 (1.12%) Atlassian
13 21 (1.02%) ForgeRock
14 20 (0.98%) New Relic
15 19 (0.93%) IBM
16 18 (0.88%) Cloudera
16 18 (0.88%) MuleSoft
17 16 (0.78%) Databricks
17 16 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
17 16 (0.78%) SAP