Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 215 503
Rank change year-on-year +120 +288 +179
Contract jobs citing GCP 2,060 1,360 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.45% 1.30% 0.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.34% 5.46% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,487 989 314
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £406 £387 £313
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 15
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 £45.00
% change year-on-year -16.42% -36.19% -

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 24,706 24,918 17,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 29.34% 23.88% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,840 17,253 12,002
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £275
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 337 234
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £78.75 £58.50 £58.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.88 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -2.78% +5.70%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +112 1,970 £550 - 636
London +84 1,429 £575 +4.55% 386
UK excluding London +151 601 £500 - 289
North of England +118 226 £500 -4.76% 107
South East +94 156 £475 -9.52% 39
Yorkshire +95 120 £475 - 33
North West +58 90 £550 +4.76% 65
Midlands +32 54 £488 -2.50% 34
East of England +44 51 £450 -18.18% 34
South West +26 50 £550 +11.68% 36
Scotland +46 38 £513 +17.14% 25
West Midlands +18 37 £500 -6.98% 22
Wales +36 20 £450 -30.77% 9
East Midlands +22 17 £470 -21.67% 12
North East +17 17 £588 -2.08% 9
Northern Ireland +15 11 £575 +35.29% 5

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 1,270 (61.65%) AWS
2 1,241 (60.24%) Google
3 987 (47.91%) Azure
4 924 (44.85%) Python
5 855 (41.50%) DevOps
6 670 (32.52%) Kubernetes
7 639 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
8 594 (28.83%) Docker
9 563 (27.33%) Java
10 457 (22.18%) Terraform
11 452 (21.94%) SQL
12 423 (20.53%) Linux
13 397 (19.27%) Finance
14 371 (18.01%) Microservices
15 353 (17.14%) Big Data
16 352 (17.09%) Jenkins
17 328 (15.92%) Ansible
18 314 (15.24%) BigQuery
19 300 (14.56%) Analytics
20 275 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
21 248 (12.04%) JavaScript
22 243 (11.80%) Node.js
23 240 (11.65%) Banking
24 203 (9.85%) Migration
25 197 (9.56%) Scrum
26 195 (9.47%) Data Science
27 194 (9.42%) Git (software)
28 193 (9.37%) Software Engineering
28 193 (9.37%) Apache Spark
29 191 (9.27%) Go

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
1 193 (9.37%) Apache Spark
2 160 (7.77%) Apache
3 76 (3.69%) Apache Airflow
4 71 (3.45%) Confluence
5 64 (3.11%) nginx
6 49 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
6 49 (2.38%) OpenStack
7 48 (2.33%) Tomcat
8 39 (1.89%) WebSphere
9 34 (1.65%) IIS
10 27 (1.31%) Jetty
10 27 (1.31%) Jupyter
10 27 (1.31%) Mongrel
10 27 (1.31%) SAS
11 16 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
12 11 (0.53%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.49%) JBoss
14 8 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.34%) Luigi
16 6 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.097%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 30 (1.46%) FINCAD Analytics
2 3 (0.15%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.049%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.049%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.049%) Magento
3 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.049%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.049%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.049%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.049%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 1,270 (61.65%) AWS
2 987 (47.91%) Azure
3 93 (4.51%) GitHub
3 93 (4.51%) PaaS
4 88 (4.27%) Serverless
5 81 (3.93%) SaaS
6 77 (3.74%) IaaS
7 74 (3.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 69 (3.35%) Google App Engine
9 65 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
10 59 (2.86%) OpenShift
11 48 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
12 37 (1.80%) Apigee
13 32 (1.55%) AWS Step Functions
14 30 (1.46%) G Suite
15 28 (1.36%) Office 365
16 27 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
16 27 (1.31%) Stackdriver
17 25 (1.21%) Amazon S3
18 21 (1.02%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 76 (3.69%) Firewall
2 70 (3.40%) HTTP
3 63 (3.06%) DNS
4 62 (3.01%) TCP/IP
5 39 (1.89%) DHCP
6 31 (1.50%) SSL
7 30 (1.46%) FTP
7 30 (1.46%) IPsec
8 22 (1.07%) Network Security
9 19 (0.92%) Internet
10 17 (0.83%) WAN
11 13 (0.63%) LAN
12 12 (0.58%) Broadband
12 12 (0.58%) SAN
13 8 (0.39%) VPN
14 7 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (0.29%) HTTPS
15 6 (0.29%) Multicast
15 6 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
15 6 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (17.14%) Big Data
2 314 (15.24%) BigQuery
3 180 (8.74%) Hadoop
3 180 (8.74%) NoSQL
4 156 (7.57%) PostgreSQL
5 125 (6.07%) MySQL
6 121 (5.87%) Relational Database
7 115 (5.58%) SQL Server
8 113 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
9 103 (5.00%) MongoDB
10 71 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 68 (3.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 65 (3.16%) RDBMS
13 60 (2.91%) Apache Hive
14 57 (2.77%) Amazon Redshift
15 46 (2.23%) Data Lake
16 45 (2.18%) Redis
17 39 (1.89%) Neo4j
18 34 (1.65%) Amazon Athena
18 34 (1.65%) HBase
Development Applications
1 352 (17.09%) Jenkins
2 194 (9.42%) Git (software)
3 184 (8.93%) JIRA
4 59 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
5 56 (2.72%) GitLab
6 48 (2.33%) Artifactory
6 48 (2.33%) CircleCI
7 47 (2.28%) Selenium
8 41 (1.99%) Bitbucket
8 41 (1.99%) Travis CI
9 36 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 31 (1.50%) Maven
10 31 (1.50%) TeamCity
11 29 (1.41%) Gradle
12 27 (1.31%) Cucumber
13 23 (1.12%) webpack
14 17 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
15 14 (0.68%) Mocha
15 14 (0.68%) Spinnaker
15 14 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 397 (19.27%) Finance
2 240 (11.65%) Banking
3 63 (3.06%) Front Office
4 62 (3.01%) Public Sector
4 62 (3.01%) Retail
5 42 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 39 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 33 (1.60%) Legal
8 31 (1.50%) Financial Institution
9 30 (1.46%) Marketing
10 25 (1.21%) Billing
11 20 (0.97%) Games
11 20 (0.97%) Law
12 15 (0.73%) Advertising
13 13 (0.63%) Retail Banking
14 12 (0.58%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.53%) Publishing
16 9 (0.44%) Automotive
17 6 (0.29%) Aerospace
18 5 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 519 (25.19%) Developer
2 398 (19.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 261 (12.67%) Architect
4 239 (11.60%) Data Engineer
5 213 (10.34%) Cloud Engineer
6 151 (7.33%) Python Engineer
7 126 (6.12%) Python Developer
8 120 (5.83%) Cloud Architect
9 110 (5.34%) AWS Engineer
10 101 (4.90%) Senior Developer
11 89 (4.32%) Java Developer
12 86 (4.17%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 77 (3.74%) Full Stack Developer
14 64 (3.11%) Analyst
14 64 (3.11%) AWS DevOps
14 64 (3.11%) Azure Engineer
14 64 (3.11%) Senior DevOps
15 61 (2.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 59 (2.86%) React Developer
17 58 (2.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (11.80%) Node.js
2 185 (8.98%) React
3 175 (8.50%) Web Services
4 174 (8.45%) Kafka
5 137 (6.65%) REST
6 134 (6.50%) .NET
7 116 (5.63%) AngularJS
8 101 (4.90%) CSS
9 97 (4.71%) RESTful
10 82 (3.98%) Spring
11 70 (3.40%) HTML
12 68 (3.30%) Apache Beam
13 64 (3.11%) J2EE
14 63 (3.06%) JSON
15 55 (2.67%) Vue.js
16 48 (2.33%) Redux
17 46 (2.23%) GraphQL
18 40 (1.94%) PySpark
18 40 (1.94%) Spring Boot
19 37 (1.80%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 178 (8.64%) Public Cloud
2 137 (6.65%) Greenfield Project
3 73 (3.54%) Cloud Native
4 70 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
5 55 (2.67%) Algorithms
6 53 (2.57%) Derivative
7 50 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 48 (2.33%) Fixed Income
9 46 (2.23%) Data Structures
10 40 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
11 39 (1.89%) Hedge funds
12 38 (1.84%) User Experience
13 37 (1.80%) Data Centre
14 34 (1.65%) Equities
14 34 (1.65%) Self-Motivation
15 33 (1.60%) Mobile App
16 31 (1.50%) Equity Derivative
17 30 (1.46%) Clustering
18 26 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
18 26 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 423 (20.53%) Linux
2 153 (7.43%) Windows
3 73 (3.54%) Unix
4 64 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (2.82%) CentOS
6 41 (1.99%) Windows Server
7 33 (1.60%) Ubuntu
8 26 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (1.02%) Android
10 15 (0.73%) CoreOS
11 11 (0.53%) Apple iOS
12 9 (0.44%) VMS
13 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.29%) AIX
15 5 (0.24%) Debian
16 3 (0.15%) zOS
17 2 (0.097%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.097%) Mesosphere
17 2 (0.097%) Windows 7
17 2 (0.097%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 855 (41.50%) DevOps
2 639 (31.02%) Agile Software Development
3 371 (18.01%) Microservices
4 300 (14.56%) Analytics
5 275 (13.35%) Continuous Integration
6 203 (9.85%) Migration
7 197 (9.56%) Scrum
8 195 (9.47%) Data Science
9 193 (9.37%) Software Engineering
10 180 (8.74%) Machine Learning
11 176 (8.54%) ETL
12 175 (8.50%) TDD
13 168 (8.16%) Configuration Management
14 161 (7.82%) Infrastructure as Code
15 156 (7.57%) Open Source
16 151 (7.33%) Continuous Delivery
17 140 (6.80%) Test Automation
18 117 (5.68%) Data Modelling
19 112 (5.44%) Problem-Solving
20 105 (5.10%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 924 (44.85%) Python
2 563 (27.33%) Java
3 452 (21.94%) SQL
4 248 (12.04%) JavaScript
5 191 (9.27%) Go
6 172 (8.35%) Scala
7 142 (6.89%) C#
8 132 (6.41%) Bash Shell
9 90 (4.37%) Ruby
10 81 (3.93%) TypeScript
11 75 (3.64%) C++
12 74 (3.59%) PowerShell
13 58 (2.82%) R
14 45 (2.18%) ES6
15 44 (2.14%) PHP
16 38 (1.84%) Perl
17 34 (1.65%) Java 8
17 34 (1.65%) Kotlin
18 31 (1.50%) C
19 24 (1.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 87 (4.22%) Degree
2 81 (3.93%) Security Cleared
3 42 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 35 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (1.12%) CISSP
6 22 (1.07%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.58%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.49%) MCSA
10 10 (0.49%) PhD
11 8 (0.39%) CISM
12 7 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
13 6 (0.29%) CCNA
13 6 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.29%) RHCE
14 5 (0.24%) GIAC
14 5 (0.24%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.09%) QA
2 42 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.87%) GDPR
5 17 (0.83%) SLA
6 15 (0.73%) NIST
7 12 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.49%) NIST 800
9 9 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.19%) PMO
11 3 (0.15%) COBIT
11 3 (0.15%) NCSC
12 2 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.097%) PSD2
13 1 (0.049%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.049%) ITGC
System Software
1 594 (28.83%) Docker
2 71 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.80%) Active Directory
4 29 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (1.36%) Xen
6 23 (1.12%) vSphere
7 14 (0.68%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.58%) VMware NSX
9 11 (0.53%) HDFS
10 9 (0.44%) Apache Flume
11 7 (0.34%) OpenAM
11 7 (0.34%) OpenDJ
11 7 (0.34%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.24%) Ceph
13 5 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.24%) XenApp
13 5 (0.24%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.19%) KVM
14 4 (0.19%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 670 (32.52%) Kubernetes
2 457 (22.18%) Terraform
3 328 (15.92%) Ansible
4 172 (8.35%) Puppet
5 166 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
6 59 (2.86%) Prometheus
7 44 (2.14%) Grafana
8 31 (1.50%) Istio
9 27 (1.31%) Salt
10 26 (1.26%) Nagios
11 24 (1.17%) Packer
12 20 (0.97%) Kibana
13 12 (0.58%) Consul
13 12 (0.58%) Kubeflow
14 11 (0.53%) SCCM
15 10 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
15 10 (0.49%) Mesos
16 9 (0.44%) logstash
16 9 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
17 8 (0.39%) Marathon
Vendors
1 1,241 (60.24%) Google
2 184 (8.93%) Microsoft
3 113 (5.49%) Oracle
4 90 (4.37%) VMware
5 64 (3.11%) Red Hat
6 37 (1.80%) Splunk
7 34 (1.65%) Tableau
8 28 (1.36%) Cisco
8 28 (1.36%) Veracode
9 22 (1.07%) Sybase
10 20 (0.97%) IBM
10 20 (0.97%) NetApp
11 18 (0.87%) Atlassian
11 18 (0.87%) ForgeRock
12 17 (0.83%) Databricks
13 16 (0.78%) Confluent
13 16 (0.78%) EMC
14 15 (0.73%) Cloudera
15 14 (0.68%) Teradata
16 13 (0.63%) MapR