Period
to 2 March 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 87 160
Rank change year-on-year +27 +73 +208
Contract jobs citing GCP 1,775 1,735 1,751
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.69% 2.61% 1.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.89% 8.64% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,727 1,256 1,263
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £413 £413 £410
90th Percentile £700 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £517
% change year-on-year - -3.29% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 7
Median hourly rate £27.73 £65.00 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.34% +189.79% -17.42%
10th Percentile £23.53 £62.50 £17.89
90th Percentile £60.52 £67.50 £33.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £65.00 £22.43
% change year-on-year -61.54% +189.79% -50.16%

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 16,303 20,073 25,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.91% 30.17% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,596 14,101 17,973
Median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £308 £280 £310
90th Percentile £650 £669 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 291 268
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £61.13 £61.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £17.46
% change year-on-year +2.63% +8.80% +16.42%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +26 1,422 £550 - 678
London +13 1,069 £550 -4.35% 390
Work from Home +23 683 £550 -4.35% 143
UK excluding London +58 347 £500 - 324
South East +81 102 £500 +5.26% 66
North of England +13 80 £500 -9.09% 109
Wales +19 54 £525 +1.94% 9
North West +9 39 £500 -9.09% 64
Yorkshire +15 35 £575 +19.79% 30
South West +41 32 £525 -8.70% 31
Midlands +24 32 £476 -4.80% 52
East of England +48 29 £600 +44.58% 27
East Midlands +24 14 £476 -8.46% 13
West Midlands +16 14 £425 -15.00% 38
Scotland +11 14 £525 -4.55% 17
North East +15 5 £588 -9.62% 15
Northern Ireland - 5 £400 - 13

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1,043 (58.76%) AWS
2 891 (50.20%) Azure
3 783 (44.11%) Google
4 659 (37.13%) Kubernetes
5 652 (36.73%) Python
6 617 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
7 610 (34.37%) DevOps
8 558 (31.44%) Java
9 480 (27.04%) Finance
10 456 (25.69%) Terraform
11 453 (25.52%) Docker
12 376 (21.18%) Microservices
13 371 (20.90%) Software Engineering
14 337 (18.99%) JavaScript
15 298 (16.79%) Jenkins
16 287 (16.17%) SQL
17 268 (15.10%) Node.js
18 259 (14.59%) Web Services
19 249 (14.03%) React
20 248 (13.97%) Banking
21 244 (13.75%) BigQuery
22 236 (13.30%) Ansible
23 202 (11.38%) Linux
24 187 (10.54%) Open Source
25 184 (10.37%) Asset Management
26 179 (10.08%) Analytics
27 178 (10.03%) Git (software)
28 167 (9.41%) Serverless
29 159 (8.96%) AngularJS
30 153 (8.62%) .NET

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 74 (4.17%) Apache
2 61 (3.44%) Apache Spark
3 56 (3.15%) nginx
4 54 (3.04%) Confluence
5 43 (2.42%) Apache Airflow
6 35 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
7 18 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.73%) Jupyter
9 11 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.56%) Ethereum
10 10 (0.56%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (0.51%) IBM Domino
11 9 (0.51%) SharePoint
12 6 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.34%) CMS
13 5 (0.28%) IIS
13 5 (0.28%) NetWeaver
13 5 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.39%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (0.45%) Magento
2 7 (0.39%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.34%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.17%) Shopify
5 1 (0.056%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.056%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.056%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.056%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.056%) Toggl
Cloud Services
1 1,043 (58.76%) AWS
2 891 (50.20%) Azure
3 167 (9.41%) Serverless
4 124 (6.99%) PaaS
5 105 (5.92%) IaaS
6 95 (5.35%) GitHub
7 63 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
8 59 (3.32%) npm
9 51 (2.87%) SaaS
10 49 (2.76%) Apigee
11 43 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 43 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
12 39 (2.20%) Amazon ECS
13 36 (2.03%) OpenShift
14 31 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
15 28 (1.58%) Cloud Functions
16 26 (1.46%) Amazon EKS
17 22 (1.24%) Power Platform
18 17 (0.96%) Stackdriver
19 14 (0.79%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.08%) HTTP
2 36 (2.03%) SSL
3 35 (1.97%) DNS
4 32 (1.80%) TCP/IP
5 31 (1.75%) Firewall
6 29 (1.63%) WAN
7 27 (1.52%) Network Security
8 18 (1.01%) LAN
9 15 (0.85%) Multicast
10 14 (0.79%) VPN
11 13 (0.73%) SAN
12 12 (0.68%) SSH
12 12 (0.68%) Unified Communications
13 11 (0.62%) NAS
14 10 (0.56%) Internet
14 10 (0.56%) Kerberos
15 7 (0.39%) BGP
15 7 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
16 6 (0.34%) Calico
16 6 (0.34%) IPFS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (13.75%) BigQuery
2 132 (7.44%) Big Data
3 116 (6.54%) Data Warehouse
4 97 (5.46%) NoSQL
5 75 (4.23%) Cloud Spanner
6 70 (3.94%) MySQL
7 67 (3.77%) Bigtable
8 57 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
9 55 (3.10%) SQL Server
10 52 (2.93%) MongoDB
11 49 (2.76%) Relational Database
12 48 (2.70%) Hadoop
13 36 (2.03%) Amazon Redshift
14 32 (1.80%) Tableau
15 30 (1.69%) Data Lake
16 26 (1.46%) Data Mart
17 21 (1.18%) Power BI
18 18 (1.01%) Apache Hive
19 17 (0.96%) Looker
20 15 (0.85%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 298 (16.79%) Jenkins
2 178 (10.03%) Git (software)
3 120 (6.76%) JIRA
4 107 (6.03%) Maven
5 78 (4.39%) CircleCI
6 72 (4.06%) GitLab
7 65 (3.66%) Gradle
8 58 (3.27%) Travis CI
9 50 (2.82%) gulp
10 28 (1.58%) Cucumber
11 21 (1.18%) Artifactory
11 21 (1.18%) Bitbucket
12 18 (1.01%) Selenium
12 18 (1.01%) webpack
13 17 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
14 16 (0.90%) JUnit
15 13 (0.73%) TeamCity
15 13 (0.73%) Terragrunt
16 12 (0.68%) git-flow
16 12 (0.68%) Spinnaker
General
1 480 (27.04%) Finance
2 248 (13.97%) Banking
3 123 (6.93%) Front Office
4 53 (2.99%) Public Sector
5 35 (1.97%) Retail
6 34 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 30 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 27 (1.52%) Marketing
9 21 (1.18%) Billing
10 19 (1.07%) Retail Banking
11 14 (0.79%) Games
11 14 (0.79%) Law
12 11 (0.62%) Automotive
12 11 (0.62%) German Language
12 11 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.56%) Legal
14 7 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.34%) Advertising
15 6 (0.34%) Back Office
16 5 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 520 (29.30%) Developer
2 324 (18.25%) Architect
3 241 (13.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 164 (9.24%) React Developer
5 158 (8.90%) Data Engineer
6 148 (8.34%) Cloud Engineer
7 146 (8.23%) Software Engineer
8 144 (8.11%) Cloud Architect
9 94 (5.30%) Java Developer
10 85 (4.79%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 80 (4.51%) AWS Engineer
12 72 (4.06%) Java Engineer
13 62 (3.49%) JavaScript Developer
14 61 (3.44%) Designer
15 58 (3.27%) Python Developer
15 58 (3.27%) UI Designer
15 58 (3.27%) UI Developer
15 58 (3.27%) UI Engineer
15 58 (3.27%) UX Designer
15 58 (3.27%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (15.10%) Node.js
2 259 (14.59%) Web Services
3 249 (14.03%) React
4 159 (8.96%) AngularJS
5 153 (8.62%) .NET
6 88 (4.96%) Spring
7 85 (4.79%) React Native
8 80 (4.51%) Kafka
9 78 (4.39%) REST
9 78 (4.39%) RESTful
10 64 (3.61%) Spring Boot
11 56 (3.15%) CSS
11 56 (3.15%) GraphQL
12 51 (2.87%) HTML
13 50 (2.82%) OAuth
14 45 (2.54%) Vue.js
15 36 (2.03%) .NET Core
16 33 (1.86%) Swagger
17 31 (1.75%) JSON
18 29 (1.63%) Apache Beam
Miscellaneous
1 120 (6.76%) Public Cloud
2 106 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (5.63%) Cloud Native
4 91 (5.13%) User Experience
5 82 (4.62%) Blog
6 69 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
7 63 (3.55%) Derivative
7 63 (3.55%) Fixed Income
8 58 (3.27%) Equities
9 56 (3.15%) Hedge funds
10 38 (2.14%) Data Centre
10 38 (2.14%) Management Information System
11 34 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 33 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
13 27 (1.52%) Private Cloud
14 26 (1.46%) Credit Risk
15 25 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
16 21 (1.18%) Algorithms
17 19 (1.07%) iPad
17 19 (1.07%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 202 (11.38%) Linux
2 86 (4.85%) Windows
3 39 (2.20%) Unix
4 24 (1.35%) Android
5 20 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 13 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (0.62%) Solaris
7 11 (0.62%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.28%) HPUX
8 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
9 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.23%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.17%) CentOS
11 2 (0.11%) AIX
11 2 (0.11%) SUSE
11 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
2 610 (34.37%) DevOps
3 376 (21.18%) Microservices
4 371 (20.90%) Software Engineering
5 187 (10.54%) Open Source
6 184 (10.37%) Asset Management
7 179 (10.08%) Analytics
8 151 (8.51%) Migration
9 140 (7.89%) Infrastructure as Code
10 139 (7.83%) Investment Management
11 133 (7.49%) TDD
12 128 (7.21%) ETL
13 125 (7.04%) Mentoring
14 120 (6.76%) Scrum
15 109 (6.14%) BDD
16 93 (5.24%) Problem-Solving
17 92 (5.18%) Machine Learning
18 81 (4.56%) Test Automation
19 80 (4.51%) Data Modelling
20 78 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 652 (36.73%) Python
2 558 (31.44%) Java
3 337 (18.99%) JavaScript
4 287 (16.17%) SQL
5 123 (6.93%) Go
6 96 (5.41%) Scala
7 82 (4.62%) C#
8 81 (4.56%) Kotlin
9 70 (3.94%) Bash Shell
10 67 (3.77%) Groovy
10 67 (3.77%) TypeScript
11 51 (2.87%) Java 8
12 47 (2.65%) R
13 36 (2.03%) PowerShell
14 30 (1.69%) Ruby
15 29 (1.63%) C++
16 26 (1.46%) Shell Script
17 21 (1.18%) PHP
18 19 (1.07%) Perl
19 18 (1.01%) ES6
Qualifications
1 119 (6.70%) Degree
2 82 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 68 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (1.18%) CISSP
6 16 (0.90%) CISM
7 15 (0.85%) AWS Certification
8 13 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (0.73%) TOGAF Certification
9 9 (0.51%) CCNA
9 9 (0.51%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.39%) SAFe Agilist
11 6 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.34%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.34%) Sun Certification
12 5 (0.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (0.28%) CCIE
12 5 (0.28%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.23%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.17%) QA
2 29 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 15 (0.85%) GDPR
3 15 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.79%) NIST
5 12 (0.68%) NCSC
6 9 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.39%) SLA
8 6 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.23%) Basel III
10 3 (0.17%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.17%) PMO
11 2 (0.11%) FedRAMP
11 2 (0.11%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.056%) IFRS
12 1 (0.056%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.056%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.056%) PSD2
System Software
1 453 (25.52%) Docker
2 64 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
3 60 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (1.07%) Active Directory
5 16 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.68%) Xen
8 9 (0.51%) KVM
8 9 (0.51%) NFS
9 8 (0.45%) VMware NSX
9 8 (0.45%) vSphere
10 6 (0.34%) HDFS
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.23%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 4 (0.23%) SRDF
13 3 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.17%) Postfix
13 3 (0.17%) qmail
13 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 659 (37.13%) Kubernetes
2 456 (25.69%) Terraform
3 236 (13.30%) Ansible
4 119 (6.70%) Opscode Chef
5 85 (4.79%) Puppet
6 50 (2.82%) Prometheus
7 49 (2.76%) Argo
8 39 (2.20%) Istio
9 37 (2.08%) Grafana
10 16 (0.90%) Nagios
11 14 (0.79%) Salt
12 12 (0.68%) Packer
12 12 (0.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 11 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
14 10 (0.56%) Docker Swarm
14 10 (0.56%) Tivoli
15 9 (0.51%) vRealize
16 8 (0.45%) Zipkin
17 7 (0.39%) Icinga
17 7 (0.39%) Kubeflow
Vendors
1 783 (44.11%) Google
2 109 (6.14%) Microsoft
3 90 (5.07%) VMware
4 61 (3.44%) Oracle
5 46 (2.59%) IBM
6 32 (1.80%) Splunk
7 28 (1.58%) SAP
8 23 (1.30%) MuleSoft
9 20 (1.13%) Cisco
10 19 (1.07%) Red Hat
11 15 (0.85%) Confluent
12 14 (0.79%) HP
13 13 (0.73%) EMC
13 13 (0.73%) NetApp
13 13 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.68%) ServiceNow
15 10 (0.56%) BMC
15 10 (0.56%) F5
16 9 (0.51%) Citrix
16 9 (0.51%) Talend