Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 102 246
Rank change year-on-year +40 +144 +304
Contract jobs citing GCP 1,045 2,063 1,149
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.52% 2.36% 1.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.20% 8.20% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 841 1,552 855
Median daily rate £563 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.36% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £400 £406 £375
90th Percentile £750 £725 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £491 £500
% change year-on-year -3.31% -1.75% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 1 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -54.29% +93.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year +45.83% -54.29% +50.00%

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 9,329 25,146 23,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.39% 28.78% 22.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,135 17,125 15,862
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £685 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 403 346
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +21.38% -9.38%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.78 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £78.75 £63.47
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.06% +28.10% -7.70%

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 22 September 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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 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 +36 973 £559 +1.59% 367
London +24 774 £600 +4.35% 185
UK excluding London +52 189 £475 -3.31% 216
Work from Home +6 156 £538 +10.26% 66
North of England +28 65 £501 +0.20% 72
South East +81 38 £475 +5.44% 32
South West +81 35 £469 -12.87% 24
Yorkshire +7 33 £501 +1.11% 18
North West +43 22 £469 -14.77% 40
Midlands +69 17 £348 -26.46% 29
East of England +57 16 £401 -15.59% 24
West Midlands +56 11 £375 -21.05% 23
Scotland +54 9 £308 -41.33% 24
North East +40 9 £562 -19.79% 14
Wales +32 7 £550 +22.22% 5
East Midlands +52 6 £308 -31.67% 6
Northern Ireland +6 2 £375 -34.78% 6

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 738 (70.62%) AWS
2 630 (60.29%) Azure
3 569 (54.45%) Google
4 478 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
5 474 (45.36%) Python
6 446 (42.68%) Java
7 441 (42.20%) DevOps
8 401 (38.37%) Finance
9 366 (35.02%) Kubernetes
10 285 (27.27%) Web Services
11 282 (26.99%) Software Engineering
12 278 (26.60%) Docker
13 258 (24.69%) JavaScript
14 250 (23.92%) Banking
15 240 (22.97%) Microservices
16 236 (22.58%) Asset Management
17 231 (22.11%) Investment Management
18 217 (20.77%) Hedge funds
19 207 (19.81%) SQL
20 194 (18.56%) Jenkins
21 190 (18.18%) React
22 184 (17.61%) AngularJS
23 170 (16.27%) Fixed Income
24 169 (16.17%) Derivative
25 167 (15.98%) Terraform
26 165 (15.79%) Node.js
27 151 (14.45%) Front Office
28 147 (14.07%) Equities
29 131 (12.54%) Serverless
30 129 (12.34%) Ansible

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
1 106 (10.14%) Apache
2 79 (7.56%) Apache Spark
3 48 (4.59%) Confluence
4 32 (3.06%) nginx
5 30 (2.87%) Cloud Foundry
6 18 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (1.34%) Apache Airflow
8 13 (1.24%) Tomcat
9 10 (0.96%) CMS
10 9 (0.86%) Headless CMS
10 9 (0.86%) Mule
10 9 (0.86%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.86%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.57%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.48%) IIS
12 5 (0.48%) Jupyter
12 5 (0.48%) Tornado
13 4 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 4 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.096%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.096%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.096%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
1 4 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.29%) SAP MDM
3 2 (0.19%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.096%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.096%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 738 (70.62%) AWS
2 630 (60.29%) Azure
3 131 (12.54%) Serverless
4 97 (9.28%) AWS Lambda
5 89 (8.52%) Amazon ECS
6 75 (7.18%) Apigee
7 64 (6.12%) PaaS
8 50 (4.78%) GitHub
9 39 (3.73%) IaaS
10 35 (3.35%) SaaS
11 29 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
12 28 (2.68%) npm
13 22 (2.11%) Google Analytics
14 21 (2.01%) OpenShift
15 18 (1.72%) Slack
16 17 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
17 15 (1.44%) Power Platform
18 13 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
19 12 (1.15%) Office 365
19 12 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (5.36%) SSL
2 43 (4.11%) Firewall
3 42 (4.02%) DNS
4 38 (3.64%) TCP/IP
5 28 (2.68%) HTTPS
6 18 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
7 17 (1.63%) Network Security
8 15 (1.44%) HTTP
9 12 (1.15%) WAN
10 11 (1.05%) Skype
11 10 (0.96%) DHCP
11 10 (0.96%) Kerberos
11 10 (0.96%) VPN
12 9 (0.86%) Internet
13 8 (0.77%) LAN
14 4 (0.38%) WLAN
15 3 (0.29%) FTP
15 3 (0.29%) IPsec
15 3 (0.29%) SMTP
15 3 (0.29%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 108 (10.33%) PostgreSQL
3 106 (10.14%) MySQL
4 95 (9.09%) NoSQL
5 92 (8.80%) Amazon Redshift
6 88 (8.42%) BigQuery
7 73 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
8 72 (6.89%) Big Data
9 47 (4.50%) Hadoop
10 45 (4.31%) MongoDB
11 27 (2.58%) Relational Database
12 17 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (1.63%) Apache Hive
13 15 (1.44%) Power BI
14 12 (1.15%) Data Lake
15 11 (1.05%) HBase
16 9 (0.86%) Presto
17 8 (0.77%) Bigtable
17 8 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
17 8 (0.77%) Redis
Development Applications
1 194 (18.56%) Jenkins
2 109 (10.43%) Git (software)
3 97 (9.28%) GitLab
4 85 (8.13%) Artifactory
5 73 (6.99%) JIRA
6 52 (4.98%) RStudio
7 50 (4.78%) Maven
8 38 (3.64%) CircleCI
9 28 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
10 24 (2.30%) Gradle
11 23 (2.20%) Travis CI
12 21 (2.01%) JUnit
13 19 (1.82%) Selenium
14 17 (1.63%) gulp
15 13 (1.24%) Bitbucket
16 12 (1.15%) Subversion
17 10 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 10 (0.96%) Cucumber
17 10 (0.96%) Jasmine
17 10 (0.96%) Mockito
General
1 401 (38.37%) Finance
2 250 (23.92%) Banking
3 151 (14.45%) Front Office
4 99 (9.47%) Investment Banking
5 38 (3.64%) Back Office
6 29 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.11%) Marketing
7 22 (2.11%) Retail
8 19 (1.82%) Public Sector
9 9 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.57%) Billing
12 5 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.38%) Electronics
13 4 (0.38%) Police
14 3 (0.29%) Publishing
15 2 (0.19%) Advertising
15 2 (0.19%) Games
15 2 (0.19%) Law
15 2 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 382 (36.56%) Developer
2 187 (17.89%) Architect
3 144 (13.78%) AWS Engineer
4 128 (12.25%) Java Developer
5 118 (11.29%) AWS Developer
6 104 (9.95%) Cloud Architect
7 94 (9.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 91 (8.71%) Software Engineer
9 87 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
10 77 (7.37%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 71 (6.79%) Java Engineer
12 70 (6.70%) Data Engineer
12 70 (6.70%) Python Developer
13 66 (6.32%) Cloud Engineer
14 65 (6.22%) AWS Software Engineer
15 53 (5.07%) Front Office Developer
16 49 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
17 47 (4.50%) AWS Architect
18 46 (4.40%) Data Architect
19 44 (4.21%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (27.27%) Web Services
2 190 (18.18%) React
3 184 (17.61%) AngularJS
4 165 (15.79%) Node.js
5 121 (11.58%) Vue.js
6 81 (7.75%) gRPC
7 76 (7.27%) OAuth
7 76 (7.27%) Spring
8 74 (7.08%) Kafka
9 70 (6.70%) Swagger
10 65 (6.22%) .NET
11 55 (5.26%) CSS
12 51 (4.88%) HTML
13 46 (4.40%) RESTful
14 42 (4.02%) REST
15 36 (3.44%) Spring Boot
16 32 (3.06%) Redux
17 30 (2.87%) .NET Core
18 29 (2.78%) Guice
19 28 (2.68%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 217 (20.77%) Hedge funds
2 170 (16.27%) Fixed Income
3 169 (16.17%) Derivative
4 147 (14.07%) Equities
5 123 (11.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 91 (8.71%) Greenfield Project
7 57 (5.45%) Public Cloud
8 45 (4.31%) Cloud Native
9 34 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (3.16%) Mobile App
11 32 (3.06%) Blog
12 21 (2.01%) Credit Derivative
12 21 (2.01%) Data Centre
13 20 (1.91%) Algorithms
14 17 (1.63%) User Experience
14 17 (1.63%) Virtual Team
15 11 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
15 11 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
16 10 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 100 (9.57%) Linux
2 40 (3.83%) Windows
3 29 (2.78%) Unix
4 26 (2.49%) Android
5 24 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 17 (1.63%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.34%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.05%) Windows Server 2019
9 9 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.67%) CentOS
11 4 (0.38%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.29%) Fedora
12 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.29%) Solaris
12 3 (0.29%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.096%) AIX
14 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 441 (42.20%) DevOps
3 282 (26.99%) Software Engineering
4 240 (22.97%) Microservices
5 236 (22.58%) Asset Management
6 231 (22.11%) Investment Management
7 119 (11.39%) Scrum
8 113 (10.81%) Analytics
9 110 (10.53%) Migration
10 98 (9.38%) Open Source
11 96 (9.19%) Decision-Making
12 89 (8.52%) Mentoring
13 81 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
13 81 (7.75%) Portfolio Management
14 79 (7.56%) Business Analysis
14 79 (7.56%) Machine Learning
14 79 (7.56%) Test Automation
15 67 (6.41%) Data Science
16 64 (6.12%) ETL
17 61 (5.84%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 474 (45.36%) Python
2 446 (42.68%) Java
3 258 (24.69%) JavaScript
4 207 (19.81%) SQL
5 69 (6.60%) R
6 66 (6.32%) Scala
7 63 (6.03%) Go
8 60 (5.74%) C#
9 43 (4.11%) TypeScript
10 38 (3.64%) Kotlin
11 33 (3.16%) Java 8
12 31 (2.97%) C
13 30 (2.87%) Ruby
14 27 (2.58%) C++
15 26 (2.49%) Bash Shell
16 24 (2.30%) Groovy
17 23 (2.20%) Shell Script
18 22 (2.11%) ES6
19 20 (1.91%) PowerShell
20 16 (1.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (4.98%) Security Cleared
2 49 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.64%) Degree
4 24 (2.30%) Sun Certification
5 19 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.05%) PhD
7 10 (0.96%) CISSP
8 9 (0.86%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.77%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.77%) CISM
10 7 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.48%) GIAC
12 4 (0.38%) CCIE
12 4 (0.38%) CISA
12 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.29%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (0.29%) CSSLP
13 3 (0.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.82%) QA
2 11 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.77%) NIST
5 6 (0.57%) GDPR
6 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.38%) SLA
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.096%) Basel III
8 1 (0.096%) COBIT
8 1 (0.096%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.096%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.096%) NCSC
System Software
1 278 (26.60%) Docker
2 29 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.96%) VMware NSX
7 7 (0.67%) vSphere
8 6 (0.57%) HDFS
9 5 (0.48%) Xen
10 4 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.29%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (0.29%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.29%) KVM
11 3 (0.29%) NFS
11 3 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.29%) XenApp
12 2 (0.19%) PowerDNS
12 2 (0.19%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 366 (35.02%) Kubernetes
2 167 (15.98%) Terraform
3 129 (12.34%) Ansible
4 42 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (3.64%) Puppet
6 29 (2.78%) Prometheus
7 22 (2.11%) Zipkin
8 21 (2.01%) Argo
9 8 (0.77%) Grafana
9 8 (0.77%) Packer
10 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.57%) logstash
11 6 (0.57%) Nagios
11 6 (0.57%) Salt
11 6 (0.57%) SCCM
12 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.29%) Icinga
13 3 (0.29%) Mesos
13 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 569 (54.45%) Google
2 84 (8.04%) Oracle
3 54 (5.17%) Microsoft
4 39 (3.73%) VMware
5 38 (3.64%) Splunk
6 24 (2.30%) AppDynamics
7 23 (2.20%) F5
7 23 (2.20%) SAP
7 23 (2.20%) Tableau
8 22 (2.11%) IBM
9 14 (1.34%) Red Hat
10 13 (1.24%) Cloudera
10 13 (1.24%) MuleSoft
11 12 (1.15%) Hortonworks
12 9 (0.86%) Blue Coat
13 8 (0.77%) Cisco
13 8 (0.77%) SaltStack
14 7 (0.67%) Databricks
15 6 (0.57%) Citrix
16 5 (0.48%) CA