Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 99 226 528
Rank change year-on-year +127 +302 +185
Contract jobs citing GCP 2,039 1,262 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.41% 1.22% 0.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.35% 5.28% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,485 900 282
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £406 £382 £308
90th Percentile £713 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -0.50% +11.11% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 9
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £28.72 £27.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.42% +5.73% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £28.72 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.42% -17.96% -

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 24,431 23,913 15,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.93% 23.19% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,742 16,483 11,031
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £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 410 337 227
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £78.75 £61.18 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% -5.41% +8.44%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +129 1,955 £550 - 684
London +92 1,435 £575 +4.55% 420
UK excluding London +141 577 £498 -0.50% 293
North of England +126 189 £500 -9.09% 115
South East +95 161 £475 -9.52% 36
Yorkshire +80 108 £475 +5.56% 34
North West +64 70 £550 -9.47% 64
East of England +48 57 £475 -13.64% 36
South West 0 56 £563 +15.38% 45
Midlands +29 51 £475 - 32
West Midlands +13 33 £481 -3.75% 16
Scotland +37 32 £500 +15.94% 22
Wales +33 21 £450 -26.53% 3
East Midlands +29 18 £450 -25.00% 16
Northern Ireland +18 12 £575 +35.29% 4
North East +12 11 £578 -3.75% 17

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 1,288 (63.17%) AWS
2 1,206 (59.15%) Google
3 1,004 (49.24%) Azure
4 926 (45.41%) Python
5 873 (42.82%) DevOps
6 698 (34.23%) Kubernetes
7 633 (31.04%) Agile Software Development
8 621 (30.46%) Docker
9 556 (27.27%) Java
10 469 (23.00%) SQL
11 466 (22.85%) Terraform
12 423 (20.75%) Linux
13 397 (19.47%) Finance
14 390 (19.13%) Big Data
15 373 (18.29%) Microservices
16 343 (16.82%) Jenkins
17 333 (16.33%) Ansible
18 309 (15.15%) BigQuery
19 282 (13.83%) Analytics
20 257 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
21 236 (11.57%) JavaScript
22 234 (11.48%) Banking
23 231 (11.33%) Apache Spark
24 229 (11.23%) Node.js
25 216 (10.59%) Data Science
26 203 (9.96%) Kafka
26 203 (9.96%) Hadoop
27 201 (9.86%) Go
28 200 (9.81%) Machine Learning
28 200 (9.81%) Git (software)

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
1 231 (11.33%) Apache Spark
2 159 (7.80%) Apache
3 90 (4.41%) Apache Airflow
4 68 (3.33%) Confluence
5 53 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
6 42 (2.06%) OpenStack
7 41 (2.01%) nginx
8 34 (1.67%) SAS
9 29 (1.42%) Jupyter
9 29 (1.42%) Tomcat
10 26 (1.28%) WebSphere
11 22 (1.08%) Apache Solr
12 16 (0.78%) IIS
13 10 (0.49%) JBoss
14 9 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
14 9 (0.44%) Jetty
14 9 (0.44%) Mongrel
15 7 (0.34%) Luigi
15 7 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.098%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (0.88%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.15%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.15%) Fredhopper
2 3 (0.15%) Magento
2 3 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.098%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.049%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.049%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,288 (63.17%) AWS
2 1,004 (49.24%) Azure
3 99 (4.86%) PaaS
4 89 (4.36%) GitHub
4 89 (4.36%) SaaS
4 89 (4.36%) Serverless
5 80 (3.92%) IaaS
6 79 (3.87%) AWS CloudFormation
7 63 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
8 61 (2.99%) OpenShift
9 48 (2.35%) Google App Engine
10 39 (1.91%) Apigee
11 32 (1.57%) G Suite
12 31 (1.52%) Amazon S3
13 30 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
13 30 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
14 26 (1.28%) Office 365
14 26 (1.28%) Stackdriver
15 24 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
15 24 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (3.87%) Firewall
2 56 (2.75%) HTTP
3 50 (2.45%) TCP/IP
4 42 (2.06%) DNS
5 21 (1.03%) Internet
5 21 (1.03%) Network Security
6 20 (0.98%) DHCP
7 16 (0.78%) SSL
7 16 (0.78%) WAN
8 12 (0.59%) FTP
8 12 (0.59%) LAN
9 11 (0.54%) IPsec
9 11 (0.54%) SAN
10 9 (0.44%) Skype
11 8 (0.39%) VPN
12 7 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (0.29%) Broadband
13 6 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
13 6 (0.29%) Wireless
13 6 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (19.13%) Big Data
2 309 (15.15%) BigQuery
3 203 (9.96%) Hadoop
4 193 (9.47%) NoSQL
5 151 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
6 129 (6.33%) MySQL
7 120 (5.89%) Data Warehouse
8 109 (5.35%) SQL Server
9 108 (5.30%) Relational Database
10 100 (4.90%) MongoDB
11 74 (3.63%) Apache Hive
12 69 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
13 64 (3.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 59 (2.89%) Amazon Redshift
15 51 (2.50%) RDBMS
16 46 (2.26%) Data Lake
17 33 (1.62%) Redis
18 32 (1.57%) Neo4j
19 28 (1.37%) Oracle Database
20 27 (1.32%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 343 (16.82%) Jenkins
2 200 (9.81%) Git (software)
3 187 (9.17%) JIRA
4 64 (3.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 59 (2.89%) GitLab
6 53 (2.60%) Artifactory
6 53 (2.60%) CircleCI
7 51 (2.50%) Selenium
8 42 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 40 (1.96%) Bitbucket
10 36 (1.77%) TeamCity
11 30 (1.47%) Maven
12 29 (1.42%) Cucumber
13 28 (1.37%) Gradle
14 25 (1.23%) Travis CI
15 18 (0.88%) git-flow
15 18 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
16 16 (0.78%) SonarQube
17 14 (0.69%) Spinnaker
17 14 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 397 (19.47%) Finance
2 234 (11.48%) Banking
3 70 (3.43%) Retail
4 49 (2.40%) Front Office
5 43 (2.11%) Public Sector
6 40 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 38 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 35 (1.72%) Legal
9 33 (1.62%) Financial Institution
10 29 (1.42%) Marketing
11 23 (1.13%) Billing
12 21 (1.03%) Games
13 20 (0.98%) Advertising
13 20 (0.98%) Law
14 14 (0.69%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.49%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.49%) Publishing
16 9 (0.44%) Automotive
17 6 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 494 (24.23%) Developer
2 400 (19.62%) DevOps Engineer
3 261 (12.80%) Architect
4 254 (12.46%) Data Engineer
5 228 (11.18%) Cloud Engineer
6 167 (8.19%) Python Engineer
7 125 (6.13%) Cloud Architect
8 120 (5.89%) Python Developer
9 113 (5.54%) AWS Engineer
10 97 (4.76%) Java Developer
11 96 (4.71%) Senior Developer
12 91 (4.46%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 70 (3.43%) AWS DevOps
14 69 (3.38%) Big Data Engineer
14 69 (3.38%) Full Stack Developer
15 64 (3.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 64 (3.14%) Azure Engineer
16 63 (3.09%) Senior DevOps
17 62 (3.04%) React Developer
18 60 (2.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (11.23%) Node.js
2 203 (9.96%) Kafka
3 172 (8.44%) React
4 155 (7.60%) Web Services
5 130 (6.38%) REST
6 116 (5.69%) .NET
7 115 (5.64%) RESTful
8 107 (5.25%) AngularJS
9 94 (4.61%) Spring
10 90 (4.41%) CSS
11 67 (3.29%) Apache Beam
11 67 (3.29%) JSON
12 62 (3.04%) HTML
13 58 (2.84%) PySpark
14 55 (2.70%) Spring Boot
15 45 (2.21%) GraphQL
16 40 (1.96%) Flask
16 40 (1.96%) scikit-learn
17 39 (1.91%) Vue.js
18 38 (1.86%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 176 (8.63%) Public Cloud
2 126 (6.18%) Greenfield Project
3 78 (3.83%) Cloud Native
4 58 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (2.80%) Algorithms
6 52 (2.55%) Data Structures
7 45 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
8 38 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
9 36 (1.77%) Data Centre
10 35 (1.72%) Derivative
11 33 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 33 (1.62%) User Experience
12 31 (1.52%) Mobile App
13 30 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
13 30 (1.47%) Fixed Income
14 28 (1.37%) Equities
14 28 (1.37%) Hedge funds
15 27 (1.32%) Clustering
16 25 (1.23%) Virtual Team
17 24 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 423 (20.75%) Linux
2 155 (7.60%) Windows
3 74 (3.63%) Unix
4 72 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (2.80%) CentOS
6 43 (2.11%) Windows Server
7 29 (1.42%) Ubuntu
8 28 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (1.18%) Android
10 18 (0.88%) CoreOS
11 10 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.44%) VMS
13 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.29%) AIX
14 6 (0.29%) Debian
15 3 (0.15%) Mesosphere
15 3 (0.15%) zOS
16 2 (0.098%) Fedora
16 2 (0.098%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.098%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 873 (42.82%) DevOps
2 633 (31.04%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (18.29%) Microservices
4 282 (13.83%) Analytics
5 257 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
6 216 (10.59%) Data Science
7 200 (9.81%) Machine Learning
8 194 (9.51%) Migration
9 188 (9.22%) Scrum
10 174 (8.53%) TDD
11 171 (8.39%) Infrastructure as Code
12 169 (8.29%) Configuration Management
13 165 (8.09%) ETL
14 161 (7.90%) Software Engineering
15 155 (7.60%) Continuous Delivery
16 146 (7.16%) Test Automation
17 134 (6.57%) Open Source
18 127 (6.23%) Data Modelling
19 118 (5.79%) Data Engineering
19 118 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 926 (45.41%) Python
2 556 (27.27%) Java
3 469 (23.00%) SQL
4 236 (11.57%) JavaScript
5 201 (9.86%) Go
6 183 (8.97%) Scala
7 140 (6.87%) Bash Shell
8 125 (6.13%) C#
9 95 (4.66%) Ruby
10 86 (4.22%) PowerShell
11 79 (3.87%) TypeScript
12 74 (3.63%) C++
13 57 (2.80%) R
14 42 (2.06%) ES6
14 42 (2.06%) Java 8
15 41 (2.01%) PHP
16 40 (1.96%) C
17 37 (1.81%) Perl
18 26 (1.28%) Groovy
19 24 (1.18%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 86 (4.22%) Degree
2 63 (3.09%) Security Cleared
3 39 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 33 (1.62%) SC Cleared
5 20 (0.98%) CISSP
5 20 (0.98%) Master's Degree
6 14 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.64%) AWS Certification
7 13 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.49%) MCSA
8 10 (0.49%) PhD
9 8 (0.39%) CISM
10 6 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.29%) RHCE
11 5 (0.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (0.25%) CCNA
11 5 (0.25%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.25%) PMP
12 4 (0.20%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.20%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.06%) QA
2 41 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 22 (1.08%) GDPR
5 17 (0.83%) SLA
6 15 (0.74%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.59%) NIST
8 10 (0.49%) NIST 800
9 9 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.20%) PMO
11 3 (0.15%) COBIT
12 2 (0.098%) PSD2
13 1 (0.049%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.049%) ITGC
System Software
1 621 (30.46%) Docker
2 53 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.77%) Active Directory
4 28 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (1.13%) vSphere
6 15 (0.74%) Apache Flume
7 14 (0.69%) HDFS
8 13 (0.64%) Hyper-V
9 12 (0.59%) VMware NSX
10 9 (0.44%) OpenAM
10 9 (0.44%) OpenDJ
10 9 (0.44%) VirtualBox
10 9 (0.44%) Xen
11 6 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.25%) Ceph
12 5 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.25%) XenApp
12 5 (0.25%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.20%) KVM
13 4 (0.20%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 698 (34.23%) Kubernetes
2 466 (22.85%) Terraform
3 333 (16.33%) Ansible
4 165 (8.09%) Opscode Chef
5 161 (7.90%) Puppet
6 60 (2.94%) Prometheus
7 44 (2.16%) Grafana
8 30 (1.47%) Istio
9 29 (1.42%) Salt
10 25 (1.23%) Packer
11 23 (1.13%) Nagios
12 20 (0.98%) Kibana
13 14 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
14 12 (0.59%) Consul
15 11 (0.54%) Kubeflow
15 11 (0.54%) SCCM
16 10 (0.49%) logstash
16 10 (0.49%) Mesos
16 10 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
17 9 (0.44%) Marathon
Vendors
1 1,206 (59.15%) Google
2 157 (7.70%) Microsoft
3 100 (4.90%) Oracle
4 72 (3.53%) Red Hat
4 72 (3.53%) VMware
5 44 (2.16%) Splunk
6 41 (2.01%) Tableau
7 31 (1.52%) Veracode
8 27 (1.32%) Cisco
9 20 (0.98%) ForgeRock
10 19 (0.93%) Atlassian
11 18 (0.88%) IBM
12 17 (0.83%) Databricks
12 17 (0.83%) NetApp
13 13 (0.64%) Alibaba
13 13 (0.64%) EMC
13 13 (0.64%) MuleSoft
13 13 (0.64%) Sybase
14 12 (0.59%) New Relic
14 12 (0.59%) Salesforce.com