Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 132 336
Rank change year-on-year +51 +204 +286
Contract jobs citing GCP 1,660 1,887 756
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.69% 1.95% 0.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.93% 7.19% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,159 1,323 574
Median daily rate £550 £550 £516
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.54% +14.72%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £360
90th Percentile £725 £703 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.44 £30.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.25% -33.58% +11.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.22 £45.00
% change year-on-year +57.55% -50.63% -16.67%

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 18,581 26,260 20,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.07% 27.08% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,412 18,084 14,104
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £281 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 306 271
Median hourly rate £23.78 £18.76 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.73% -6.20% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.69 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.38 £62.50 £48.25
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +17.14% - +1.60%

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 6 April 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 6 April 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 6 April 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 +50 1,574 £550 - 508
London +19 1,134 £575 - 308
UK excluding London +97 490 £500 - 219
North of England +81 190 £550 +7.84% 71
South East +63 94 £475 -5.00% 45
Yorkshire +45 93 £510 +2.00% 23
North West +51 65 £550 +4.76% 36
South West +32 60 £500 - 15
Midlands +41 56 £500 -9.09% 29
Work from Home +16 43 £500 -4.76% 40
Wales +7 41 £515 -6.36% 7
West Midlands +38 35 £500 -9.09% 13
North East +59 32 £638 +41.67% 12
East of England +39 30 £448 -5.79% 40
Scotland +41 24 £600 +50.00% 10
East Midlands +29 19 £550 +30.95% 16

For the 6 months to 6 April 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 1,060 (63.86%) AWS
2 925 (55.72%) Google
3 847 (51.02%) Azure
4 674 (40.60%) Python
5 576 (34.70%) DevOps
6 558 (33.61%) Kubernetes
7 531 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
8 514 (30.96%) Java
9 455 (27.41%) Docker
10 384 (23.13%) Terraform
11 365 (21.99%) Finance
12 339 (20.42%) JavaScript
13 322 (19.40%) SQL
14 313 (18.86%) Software Engineering
15 306 (18.43%) Microservices
16 284 (17.11%) Jenkins
17 281 (16.93%) Linux
18 265 (15.96%) Ansible
19 241 (14.52%) Node.js
20 230 (13.86%) Big Data
21 226 (13.61%) Analytics
22 223 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
23 219 (13.19%) Web Services
24 214 (12.89%) NoSQL
25 212 (12.77%) React
26 205 (12.35%) Open Source
27 186 (11.20%) Microsoft
27 186 (11.20%) BigQuery
28 184 (11.08%) Banking
29 183 (11.02%) Machine Learning

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
1 132 (7.95%) Apache Spark
2 83 (5.00%) Apache
3 52 (3.13%) nginx
4 44 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 39 (2.35%) Apache Airflow
6 35 (2.11%) Confluence
6 35 (2.11%) IIS
7 31 (1.87%) WebSphere
8 30 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (1.69%) Jetty
9 28 (1.69%) Mongrel
10 24 (1.45%) OpenStack
11 20 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (0.60%) CMS
13 9 (0.54%) SharePoint
14 8 (0.48%) SAS
15 7 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.36%) DNN
17 5 (0.30%) Drupal
17 5 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.12%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.12%) Sketch
5 1 (0.060%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 34 (2.05%) FINCAD Analytics
2 6 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
3 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.24%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.12%) Workfront
5 1 (0.060%) Magento
5 1 (0.060%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.060%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1,060 (63.86%) AWS
2 847 (51.02%) Azure
3 81 (4.88%) IaaS
4 79 (4.76%) GitHub
5 68 (4.10%) Serverless
6 65 (3.92%) SaaS
7 64 (3.86%) OpenShift
7 64 (3.86%) PaaS
8 53 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
9 50 (3.01%) AWS CloudFormation
10 46 (2.77%) Google App Engine
11 39 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
12 34 (2.05%) AWS Step Functions
13 29 (1.75%) Amazon ECS
13 29 (1.75%) Amazon EKS
14 26 (1.57%) Firebase
14 26 (1.57%) Heroku
15 25 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
15 25 (1.51%) Stackdriver
16 24 (1.45%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 80 (4.82%) HTTP
2 66 (3.98%) TCP/IP
3 60 (3.61%) Firewall
4 57 (3.43%) DNS
5 40 (2.41%) SSL
6 39 (2.35%) DHCP
7 32 (1.93%) FTP
8 31 (1.87%) IPsec
9 19 (1.14%) HTTPS
10 14 (0.84%) Skype
10 14 (0.84%) VPN
11 12 (0.72%) Network Security
11 12 (0.72%) SAN
12 11 (0.66%) Kerberos
12 11 (0.66%) LAN
12 11 (0.66%) WAN
13 10 (0.60%) Internet
14 9 (0.54%) Broadband
15 8 (0.48%) AMQP
15 8 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (13.86%) Big Data
2 214 (12.89%) NoSQL
3 186 (11.20%) BigQuery
4 128 (7.71%) PostgreSQL
5 96 (5.78%) Hadoop
5 96 (5.78%) Relational Database
6 95 (5.72%) MySQL
6 95 (5.72%) SQL Server
7 86 (5.18%) MongoDB
8 76 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
9 64 (3.86%) Apache Cassandra
10 61 (3.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 50 (3.01%) Amazon Redshift
12 49 (2.95%) Data Lake
12 49 (2.95%) Neo4j
13 48 (2.89%) RDBMS
13 48 (2.89%) Redis
14 46 (2.77%) HBase
15 41 (2.47%) Amazon Athena
16 35 (2.11%) Flink
Development Applications
1 284 (17.11%) Jenkins
2 161 (9.70%) Git (software)
3 90 (5.42%) JIRA
4 66 (3.98%) GitLab
5 64 (3.86%) CircleCI
6 50 (3.01%) Artifactory
7 49 (2.95%) webpack
8 45 (2.71%) Travis CI
9 33 (1.99%) Maven
10 29 (1.75%) Selenium
11 28 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
12 26 (1.57%) Cucumber
13 21 (1.27%) TeamCity
14 16 (0.96%) RStudio
14 16 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (0.78%) Mocha
15 13 (0.78%) Mockito
16 12 (0.72%) Bitbucket
16 12 (0.72%) GoCD
17 11 (0.66%) gulp
General
1 365 (21.99%) Finance
2 184 (11.08%) Banking
3 125 (7.53%) Front Office
4 86 (5.18%) Public Sector
5 68 (4.10%) Investment Banking
6 48 (2.89%) Telecoms
7 33 (1.99%) Marketing
8 32 (1.93%) Retail
9 15 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.84%) Aerospace
10 14 (0.84%) Games
11 11 (0.66%) Automotive
11 11 (0.66%) Publishing
12 9 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.42%) Advertising
13 7 (0.42%) Billing
14 6 (0.36%) Law
14 6 (0.36%) Legal
15 4 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 443 (26.69%) Developer
2 231 (13.92%) Architect
3 221 (13.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 138 (8.31%) Data Engineer
5 133 (8.01%) Java Developer
6 111 (6.69%) Cloud Engineer
7 103 (6.20%) AWS Engineer
8 97 (5.84%) Cloud Architect
9 84 (5.06%) Senior Developer
10 74 (4.46%) Software Engineer
11 72 (4.34%) Python Developer
11 72 (4.34%) Python Engineer
12 71 (4.28%) AWS Developer
13 68 (4.10%) Consultant
14 63 (3.80%) Data Scientist
15 57 (3.43%) JavaScript Developer
16 55 (3.31%) Analyst
17 50 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
18 48 (2.89%) Data Architect
18 48 (2.89%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (14.52%) Node.js
2 219 (13.19%) Web Services
3 212 (12.77%) React
4 165 (9.94%) AngularJS
5 131 (7.89%) .NET
6 124 (7.47%) CSS
7 119 (7.17%) Kafka
8 107 (6.45%) Spring
9 92 (5.54%) HTML
10 90 (5.42%) REST
11 85 (5.12%) Vue.js
12 84 (5.06%) J2EE
13 74 (4.46%) Spring Boot
14 71 (4.28%) RESTful
14 71 (4.28%) TensorFlow
15 70 (4.22%) Redux
16 55 (3.31%) Jest
17 47 (2.83%) GraphQL
18 38 (2.29%) Pandas
19 37 (2.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 160 (9.64%) Public Cloud
2 112 (6.75%) Fixed Income
3 111 (6.69%) Derivative
4 107 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 105 (6.33%) Greenfield Project
6 103 (6.20%) Hedge funds
7 99 (5.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 96 (5.78%) Algorithms
9 84 (5.06%) Equities
10 82 (4.94%) User Experience
11 56 (3.37%) Data Structures
12 53 (3.19%) Cloud Native
13 50 (3.01%) Blog
14 48 (2.89%) Equity Derivative
15 34 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
16 31 (1.87%) Data Centre
17 29 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
18 25 (1.51%) Mobile App
19 21 (1.27%) Market Risk
20 20 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 281 (16.93%) Linux
2 104 (6.27%) Windows
3 39 (2.35%) Unix
4 35 (2.11%) Windows Server
5 32 (1.93%) CentOS
6 22 (1.33%) Android
7 21 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.90%) CoreOS
10 13 (0.78%) Ubuntu
11 12 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
12 10 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.18%) AIX
15 3 (0.18%) Solaris
16 2 (0.12%) Debian
16 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.060%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.060%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (34.70%) DevOps
2 531 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
3 313 (18.86%) Software Engineering
4 306 (18.43%) Microservices
5 226 (13.61%) Analytics
6 223 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
7 205 (12.35%) Open Source
8 183 (11.02%) Machine Learning
9 166 (10.00%) Data Science
9 166 (10.00%) Migration
10 136 (8.19%) Continuous Delivery
11 118 (7.11%) Configuration Management
12 112 (6.75%) Asset Management
13 111 (6.69%) TDD
13 111 (6.69%) Test Automation
14 109 (6.57%) Artificial Intelligence
15 104 (6.27%) ETL
16 103 (6.20%) Computer Science
17 99 (5.96%) Infrastructure as Code
18 95 (5.72%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 674 (40.60%) Python
2 514 (30.96%) Java
3 339 (20.42%) JavaScript
4 322 (19.40%) SQL
5 150 (9.04%) Go
6 143 (8.61%) C#
7 117 (7.05%) Scala
8 86 (5.18%) TypeScript
9 60 (3.61%) Kotlin
10 58 (3.49%) PowerShell
11 57 (3.43%) R
12 56 (3.37%) Bash Shell
13 55 (3.31%) C++
14 53 (3.19%) ES6
14 53 (3.19%) Ruby
15 43 (2.59%) PHP
16 42 (2.53%) Groovy
17 30 (1.81%) Perl
18 29 (1.75%) Java 8
19 19 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 109 (6.57%) Security Cleared
2 103 (6.20%) Degree
3 73 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.02%) Master's Degree
8 16 (0.96%) CCNA
9 13 (0.78%) CISSP
9 13 (0.78%) PhD
10 12 (0.72%) SANS
11 11 (0.66%) AWS Certification
12 10 (0.60%) DBS Check
12 10 (0.60%) ISEB
13 9 (0.54%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.42%) CCIE
14 7 (0.42%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.36%) CCDP
15 6 (0.36%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.81%) QA
2 22 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 14 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.66%) SLA
5 10 (0.60%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.48%) NIST
7 6 (0.36%) GDPR
7 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.30%) ISAE 3402
8 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.18%) Basel III
9 3 (0.18%) COBIT
9 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.18%) NCSC
9 3 (0.18%) PMO
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.060%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.060%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.060%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 455 (27.41%) Docker
2 57 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.93%) Active Directory
4 29 (1.75%) Xen
5 23 (1.39%) vSphere
6 18 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.96%) HDFS
8 15 (0.90%) VMware NSX
9 14 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.24%) NDS
11 4 (0.24%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 4 (0.24%) XenApp
12 3 (0.18%) Apache Flume
12 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.12%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.12%) OpenDJ
13 2 (0.12%) OpenIDM
13 2 (0.12%) SRDF
13 2 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 558 (33.61%) Kubernetes
2 384 (23.13%) Terraform
3 265 (15.96%) Ansible
4 129 (7.77%) Puppet
5 112 (6.75%) Opscode Chef
6 48 (2.89%) Prometheus
7 39 (2.35%) Grafana
8 28 (1.69%) Salt
9 20 (1.20%) Istio
10 18 (1.08%) Nagios
11 13 (0.78%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 11 (0.66%) Hadoop YARN
12 11 (0.66%) logstash
12 11 (0.66%) Packer
13 10 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.54%) Kibana
14 9 (0.54%) Kubeflow
14 9 (0.54%) Mesos
14 9 (0.54%) SCCM
15 8 (0.48%) vRealize
Vendors
1 925 (55.72%) Google
2 186 (11.20%) Microsoft
3 81 (4.88%) Oracle
4 73 (4.40%) VMware
5 37 (2.23%) Tableau
6 34 (2.05%) IBM
7 32 (1.93%) Splunk
8 30 (1.81%) Sybase
9 28 (1.69%) Red Hat
9 28 (1.69%) SAP
10 25 (1.51%) Confluent
11 23 (1.39%) MuleSoft
12 21 (1.27%) Cisco
13 15 (0.90%) TIBCO
13 15 (0.90%) Veracode
14 14 (0.84%) Cloudera
15 13 (0.78%) Informatica
15 13 (0.78%) TOWER Software
16 12 (0.72%) Dell
16 12 (0.72%) EMC