Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 82 123
Rank change year-on-year +25 +41 +182
Contract jobs citing GCP 2,158 1,405 1,955
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.87% 2.71% 2.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.08% 8.96% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,530 1,001 1,383
10th Percentile £419 £413 £408
25th Percentile £475 £475 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £563 £550
Median % change year-on-year - +2.27% +4.76%
75th Percentile £669 £663 £650
90th Percentile £713 £750 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £516 £500
% change year-on-year +1.69% +3.25% +3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 5
10th Percentile £23.38 £55.50 £13.91
25th Percentile £23.94 £58.13 £17.89
Median hourly rate £27.62 £65.00 £18.66
Median % change year-on-year -57.52% +248.34% -35.95%
75th Percentile £48.75 £69.38 £24.75
90th Percentile £72.31 £70.50 £38.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -61.54% - -

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 19,475 15,680 25,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.97% 30.21% 27.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,022 10,978 17,916
10th Percentile £319 £288 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £593 £588 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £458
% change year-on-year - -1.64% +3.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 248 246
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £16.16 £13.81
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.33
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +9.11% +4.65%
75th Percentile £45.00 £39.43 £33.48
90th Percentile £61.25 £57.50 £50.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year - +11.88% +16.20%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 10 May 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 +22 1,741 £570 -0.87% 760
London +14 1,264 £588 +2.17% 394
Work from Home +28 824 £595 +16.10% 171
UK excluding London +54 456 £525 +1.69% 409
North of England +32 138 £513 -6.82% 133
South East +85 119 £525 +12.90% 93
Yorkshire +13 70 £575 +3.84% 35
North West +40 66 £500 -9.09% 75
Wales +21 58 £520 +2.46% 14
South West +23 41 £550 +4.76% 44
East of England +48 39 £550 +51.72% 41
Midlands +17 39 £550 +10.00% 53
Scotland -9 19 £525 -11.39% 23
West Midlands -3 18 £500 +5.26% 39
East Midlands +17 16 £625 +13.64% 14
Northern Ireland - 6 £400 - 9
North East +5 2 £490 -27.41% 23

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 1,256 (58.20%) AWS
2 1,081 (50.09%) Azure
3 935 (43.33%) Google
4 760 (35.22%) Python
5 746 (34.57%) DevOps
6 724 (33.55%) Kubernetes
7 720 (33.36%) Agile Software Development
8 632 (29.29%) Java
9 541 (25.07%) Finance
10 530 (24.56%) Terraform
11 503 (23.31%) Docker
12 400 (18.54%) Microservices
13 373 (17.28%) Software Engineering
14 367 (17.01%) JavaScript
15 359 (16.64%) SQL
16 356 (16.50%) Social Skills
17 334 (15.48%) Jenkins
18 295 (13.67%) BigQuery
19 292 (13.53%) Ansible
20 272 (12.60%) Node.js
21 259 (12.00%) Banking
22 252 (11.68%) React
23 247 (11.45%) Web Services
24 238 (11.03%) Linux
25 229 (10.61%) Migration
26 228 (10.57%) Git (software)
27 227 (10.52%) Analytics
28 212 (9.82%) Big Data
29 184 (8.53%) Serverless
30 177 (8.20%) Open Source

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
1 122 (5.65%) Apache Spark
2 88 (4.08%) Apache
3 81 (3.75%) Confluence
4 71 (3.29%) Apache Airflow
5 50 (2.32%) nginx
6 27 (1.25%) OpenStack
7 25 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 20 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 18 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
11 13 (0.60%) IIS
11 13 (0.60%) SharePoint
11 13 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
12 12 (0.56%) Ethereum
12 12 (0.56%) IBM Domino
13 11 (0.51%) CMS
13 11 (0.51%) Jupyter
13 11 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
13 11 (0.51%) SAS
14 8 (0.37%) Jetty
Applications
1 15 (0.70%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.56%) Sentinel
2 11 (0.51%) Magento
3 8 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
4 6 (0.28%) Shopify
5 2 (0.093%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.093%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.093%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.093%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.046%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.046%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.046%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.046%) Tesseract
6 1 (0.046%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 1,256 (58.20%) AWS
2 1,081 (50.09%) Azure
3 184 (8.53%) Serverless
4 126 (5.84%) IaaS
5 115 (5.33%) GitHub
6 113 (5.24%) PaaS
7 76 (3.52%) Cloud Computing
8 73 (3.38%) AWS CloudFormation
8 73 (3.38%) SaaS
9 64 (2.97%) OpenShift
10 61 (2.83%) npm
11 45 (2.09%) Power Platform
12 39 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
12 39 (1.81%) Cloud Functions
13 31 (1.44%) Amazon EKS
13 31 (1.44%) Apigee
14 29 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
15 24 (1.11%) Microsoft 365
16 23 (1.07%) Amazon S3
16 23 (1.07%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 51 (2.36%) Firewall
2 50 (2.32%) DNS
3 43 (1.99%) HTTP
4 41 (1.90%) Network Security
5 38 (1.76%) SSL
6 37 (1.71%) TCP/IP
7 27 (1.25%) WAN
8 21 (0.97%) SAN
9 20 (0.93%) LAN
10 18 (0.83%) Kerberos
10 18 (0.83%) NAS
10 18 (0.83%) SSH
11 17 (0.79%) Internet
12 16 (0.74%) VPN
13 15 (0.70%) FTP
14 14 (0.65%) DHCP
14 14 (0.65%) Unified Communications
15 12 (0.56%) Multicast
16 9 (0.42%) IPsec
17 8 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (13.67%) BigQuery
2 212 (9.82%) Big Data
3 127 (5.89%) Data Warehouse
4 108 (5.00%) NoSQL
5 95 (4.40%) Hadoop
6 87 (4.03%) MongoDB
7 72 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
8 71 (3.29%) Relational Database
9 70 (3.24%) MySQL
10 58 (2.69%) Cloud Spanner
11 55 (2.55%) Apache Hive
11 55 (2.55%) Bigtable
12 54 (2.50%) SQL Server
13 52 (2.41%) Tableau
14 44 (2.04%) Power BI
15 39 (1.81%) Data Lake
16 37 (1.71%) Amazon Redshift
17 34 (1.58%) HBase
18 33 (1.53%) Looker
19 29 (1.34%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 334 (15.48%) Jenkins
2 228 (10.57%) Git (software)
3 158 (7.32%) JIRA
4 115 (5.33%) Maven
5 75 (3.48%) CircleCI
6 66 (3.06%) Gradle
7 60 (2.78%) Travis CI
8 58 (2.69%) GitLab
9 50 (2.32%) gulp
10 33 (1.53%) Cucumber
11 26 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
12 25 (1.16%) Bitbucket
12 25 (1.16%) JUnit
12 25 (1.16%) Selenium
13 22 (1.02%) TeamCity
14 21 (0.97%) webpack
15 18 (0.83%) git-flow
16 12 (0.56%) Terragrunt
17 11 (0.51%) Spinnaker
17 11 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 541 (25.07%) Finance
2 356 (16.50%) Social Skills
3 259 (12.00%) Banking
4 135 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
5 126 (5.84%) Front Office
6 82 (3.80%) Public Sector
7 48 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 43 (1.99%) Influencing Skills
8 43 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
8 43 (1.99%) Retail
9 28 (1.30%) Marketing
10 26 (1.20%) Retail Banking
11 22 (1.02%) Investment Banking
11 22 (1.02%) Legal
12 17 (0.79%) Automotive
13 15 (0.70%) Billing
14 14 (0.65%) Games
14 14 (0.65%) Manufacturing
15 13 (0.60%) Law
15 13 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 528 (24.47%) Developer
2 428 (19.83%) Architect
3 292 (13.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 180 (8.34%) Data Engineer
5 167 (7.74%) React Developer
6 166 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
7 162 (7.51%) Cloud Architect
8 140 (6.49%) Software Engineer
9 99 (4.59%) Java Developer
10 97 (4.49%) Consultant
11 86 (3.99%) Analyst
12 81 (3.75%) Security Architect
13 80 (3.71%) Data Architect
14 72 (3.34%) Developer/Software Engineer
15 70 (3.24%) Designer
15 70 (3.24%) UI Developer
16 69 (3.20%) UI Engineer
17 68 (3.15%) UI/UX Designer
17 68 (3.15%) UI/UX Developer
17 68 (3.15%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (12.60%) Node.js
2 252 (11.68%) React
3 247 (11.45%) Web Services
4 165 (7.65%) .NET
5 123 (5.70%) AngularJS
6 119 (5.51%) Kafka
7 104 (4.82%) Spring
8 90 (4.17%) REST
9 89 (4.12%) RESTful
10 81 (3.75%) Spring Boot
11 80 (3.71%) React Native
12 57 (2.64%) JSON
13 49 (2.27%) GraphQL
14 48 (2.22%) CSS
15 44 (2.04%) HTML
16 41 (1.90%) OAuth
17 38 (1.76%) Vue.js
18 32 (1.48%) .NET Core
19 29 (1.34%) Middleware
20 27 (1.25%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 166 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 119 (5.51%) Cloud Native
3 98 (4.54%) User Experience
4 55 (2.55%) Data Centre
4 55 (2.55%) Derivative
5 54 (2.50%) Equities
6 51 (2.36%) Fixed Income
6 51 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
7 46 (2.13%) Blog
8 43 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
9 42 (1.95%) Management Information System
10 32 (1.48%) Data Structures
11 30 (1.39%) Hedge funds
11 30 (1.39%) Private Cloud
11 30 (1.39%) Virtual Team
12 28 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 28 (1.30%) iPad
13 26 (1.20%) Algorithms
14 23 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 238 (11.03%) Linux
2 103 (4.77%) Windows
3 59 (2.73%) Unix
4 29 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (0.74%) CentOS
6 15 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.65%) Solaris
8 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (0.32%) Android
10 7 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.28%) VMS
12 5 (0.23%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.23%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.23%) HPUX
13 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.093%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 746 (34.57%) DevOps
2 720 (33.36%) Agile Software Development
3 400 (18.54%) Microservices
4 373 (17.28%) Software Engineering
5 229 (10.61%) Migration
6 227 (10.52%) Analytics
7 177 (8.20%) Open Source
8 173 (8.02%) TDD
9 166 (7.69%) Asset Management
10 160 (7.41%) Infrastructure as Code
11 144 (6.67%) Scrum
12 135 (6.26%) ETL
13 134 (6.21%) Mentoring
14 130 (6.02%) Data Pipeline
15 124 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
16 123 (5.70%) Investment Management
17 121 (5.61%) BDD
17 121 (5.61%) Data Modelling
18 117 (5.42%) Cybersecurity
19 111 (5.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 760 (35.22%) Python
2 632 (29.29%) Java
3 367 (17.01%) JavaScript
4 359 (16.64%) SQL
5 173 (8.02%) Scala
6 140 (6.49%) Go
7 112 (5.19%) Kotlin
8 98 (4.54%) C#
9 85 (3.94%) Bash Shell
10 78 (3.61%) TypeScript
11 73 (3.38%) Groovy
12 67 (3.10%) PowerShell
13 54 (2.50%) Ruby
14 51 (2.36%) C++
15 50 (2.32%) R
16 42 (1.95%) Java 8
17 32 (1.48%) PHP
18 31 (1.44%) Shell Script
19 22 (1.02%) Perl
20 18 (0.83%) ES6
Qualifications
1 148 (6.86%) Degree
2 116 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 87 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 55 (2.55%) CISSP
5 37 (1.71%) CISM
6 35 (1.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (0.74%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.70%) AWS Certification
10 14 (0.65%) PhD
11 11 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.42%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.37%) CRISC
13 8 (0.37%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.37%) SAFe Agilist
14 7 (0.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 7 (0.32%) CCNA
14 7 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
15 5 (0.23%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (3.89%) QA
2 32 (1.48%) Data Quality
3 27 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.20%) NIST
5 17 (0.79%) GDPR
6 12 (0.56%) NCSC
7 11 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 11 (0.51%) SLA
8 10 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.37%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.28%) HIPAA
10 6 (0.28%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
11 4 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (0.19%) PMO
12 3 (0.14%) GRC
13 2 (0.093%) COBIT
13 2 (0.093%) FATCA
13 2 (0.093%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 503 (23.31%) Docker
2 84 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
4 33 (1.53%) Active Directory
5 20 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.74%) KVM
7 15 (0.70%) Xen
8 14 (0.65%) NFS
9 11 (0.51%) HDFS
10 10 (0.46%) vSphere
11 7 (0.32%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.28%) Postfix
12 6 (0.28%) qmail
12 6 (0.28%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.23%) SRDF
14 4 (0.19%) Veritas File System
15 2 (0.093%) Squid
15 2 (0.093%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 724 (33.55%) Kubernetes
2 530 (24.56%) Terraform
3 292 (13.53%) Ansible
4 136 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
5 116 (5.38%) Puppet
6 61 (2.83%) Istio
7 43 (1.99%) Prometheus
8 35 (1.62%) Argo
8 35 (1.62%) Grafana
9 23 (1.07%) Packer
10 19 (0.88%) Nagios
10 19 (0.88%) Salt
11 17 (0.79%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 15 (0.70%) Oozie
13 13 (0.60%) Tivoli
14 12 (0.56%) vRealize
15 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
15 8 (0.37%) QRadar
15 8 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (0.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 935 (43.33%) Google
2 160 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 118 (5.47%) VMware
4 112 (5.19%) Oracle
5 53 (2.46%) IBM
6 41 (1.90%) Splunk
7 31 (1.44%) Databricks
7 31 (1.44%) SAP
8 30 (1.39%) Red Hat
9 29 (1.34%) Cisco
10 25 (1.16%) ServiceNow
11 18 (0.83%) Cloudera
11 18 (0.83%) EMC
12 17 (0.79%) Alteryx
12 17 (0.79%) NetApp
13 16 (0.74%) Confluent
14 15 (0.70%) Alibaba
15 14 (0.65%) BMC
16 12 (0.56%) CA
16 12 (0.56%) Sybase