Period
to 21 September 2017

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 21 September 2017 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.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 789 858 881
Rank change year-on-year +69 +23 -11
Contract jobs citing GCP 60 33 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.031% 0.014%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.50% 0.27% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 8
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +17.65% -22.73%
10th Percentile £354 £280 £286
90th Percentile £713 £600 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +26.67% -16.67% -1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £34.36 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

GCP is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11963 12214 13331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.11% 11.35% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7804 7924 8484
UK median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +3.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £230
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 440 458
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £24.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +11.37% +7.75%
10th Percentile £10.64 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.84 £47.05 £55.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -19.61% +18.33% +7.75%

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 21 September 2017.

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 12 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 21 September 2017. 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 +68 60 £513 +2.50% 15
London +45 36 £538 +7.50% 7
UK excluding London +54 23 £475 +26.67% 8
East of England +7 12 £563 +112.26%
North of England +64 5 £525 - 2
Yorkshire +37 3 £438 -
Midlands +27 2 £425 - 1
South East +23 2 £500 -16.67% 5
South West +6 2 £413 +10.00%
North West - 2 £625 - 2
West Midlands +39 1 £375 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £475 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GCP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GCP.

1 52 (86.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 45 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (45.00%) Python
5 24 (40.00%) DevOps
6 22 (36.67%) Docker
6 22 (36.67%) Google
7 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (30.00%) Linux
9 16 (26.67%) Ansible
10 15 (25.00%) Kubernetes
10 15 (25.00%) Big Data
11 12 (20.00%) Puppet
11 12 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (20.00%) MySQL
11 12 (20.00%) Configuration Management
12 11 (18.33%) Oracle
12 11 (18.33%) Java
12 11 (18.33%) Confluence
12 11 (18.33%) JIRA
12 11 (18.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (16.67%) Mesos
13 10 (16.67%) boto
13 10 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (16.67%) Oracle Database
13 10 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
13 10 (16.67%) Bitbucket
13 10 (16.67%) Analytics
13 10 (16.67%) Jenkins

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 11 (18.33%) Confluence
2 10 (16.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (11.67%) OpenStack
4 6 (10.00%) Apache Spark
5 5 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.67%) Apache
6 1 (1.67%) IIS
6 1 (1.67%) SAS
6 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) HipChat
2 1 (1.67%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 52 (86.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 45 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (18.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (15.00%) PaaS
6 7 (11.67%) IaaS
7 3 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (3.33%) GitHub
8 2 (3.33%) OpenShift
9 1 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.67%) G Suite
9 1 (1.67%) Office 365
9 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) DNS
1 3 (5.00%) HTTP
2 2 (3.33%) BGP
2 2 (3.33%) DHCP
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
2 2 (3.33%) HTTPS
2 2 (3.33%) NAS
2 2 (3.33%) SAN
2 2 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (1.67%) FTP
3 1 (1.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) Big Data
2 12 (20.00%) MySQL
3 10 (16.67%) DB2
3 10 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 10 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 8 (13.33%) Hadoop
5 4 (6.67%) BigQuery
5 4 (6.67%) Flink
6 3 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (3.33%) GIS
7 2 (3.33%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (18.33%) JIRA
2 10 (16.67%) Bitbucket
2 10 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.67%) Maven
4 4 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (3.33%) GitLab
5 2 (3.33%) JUnit
5 2 (3.33%) ProC
5 2 (3.33%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.67%) Checkstyle
6 1 (1.67%) GoCD
6 1 (1.67%) Gradle
6 1 (1.67%) RSpec
6 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Banking
3 6 (10.00%) Marketing
3 6 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (6.67%) Games
5 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (3.33%) Electronics
6 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.33%) Legal
6 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.67%) Automotive
7 1 (1.67%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Architect
2 9 (15.00%) Developer
2 9 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Data Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Administrator
5 5 (8.33%) Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Big Data Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Big Data Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Java Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Big Data Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Cloud Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) Data Architect
7 3 (5.00%) DevOps Architect
7 3 (5.00%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) boto
2 8 (13.33%) Web Services
3 7 (11.67%) Middleware
4 6 (10.00%) Spring
5 5 (8.33%) Hibernate
6 4 (6.67%) Kafka
7 3 (5.00%) Node.js
7 3 (5.00%) RESTful
8 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (3.33%) JSON
8 2 (3.33%) Regular Expression
8 2 (3.33%) REST
8 2 (3.33%) XML
9 1 (1.67%) EDI
9 1 (1.67%) Grails
9 1 (1.67%) JDBC
9 1 (1.67%) JMS
9 1 (1.67%) SOAP
9 1 (1.67%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Online Games
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.00%) Fintech
4 2 (3.33%) NHS
4 2 (3.33%) PMI
4 2 (3.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.67%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.67%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.67%) Life Science
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (1.67%) Social Media
5 1 (1.67%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.00%) Linux
2 10 (16.67%) Solaris
2 10 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (3.33%) SUSE
4 1 (1.67%) Android
4 1 (1.67%) CentOS
4 1 (1.67%) Windows
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) DevOps
2 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 10 (16.67%) Analytics
4 10 (16.67%) Scrum
5 9 (15.00%) SDLC
6 8 (13.33%) Project Management
7 7 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (11.67%) Data Ingestion
7 7 (11.67%) Microservices
8 5 (8.33%) Kanban
8 5 (8.33%) Migration
8 5 (8.33%) Open Source
9 4 (6.67%) Data Engineering
9 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
9 4 (6.67%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.00%) Python
2 11 (18.33%) Java
3 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 4 (6.67%) Scala
3 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 4 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (3.33%) Go
4 2 (3.33%) Groovy
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) C++
5 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.67%) PHP
5 1 (1.67%) R
5 1 (1.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) AWS Certification
2 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.33%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 1 (1.67%) CISA
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.67%) CISM
3 1 (1.67%) CISSP
3 1 (1.67%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.67%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) GxP
2 1 (1.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.67%) GAMP
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (36.67%) Docker
2 2 (3.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.67%) Ceph
3 1 (1.67%) KVM
3 1 (1.67%) Squid
Systems Management
1 16 (26.67%) Ansible
2 15 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 12 (20.00%) Puppet
4 10 (16.67%) Docker Swarm
4 10 (16.67%) Mesos
4 10 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (16.67%) Rancher
5 4 (6.67%) Terraform
6 1 (1.67%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.67%) Packer
6 1 (1.67%) yum
Vendors
1 22 (36.67%) Google
2 11 (18.33%) Oracle
3 10 (16.67%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.00%) IBM
4 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco
5 2 (3.33%) EMC
5 2 (3.33%) HP
5 2 (3.33%) SAP
5 2 (3.33%) Splunk
5 2 (3.33%) Veritas
5 2 (3.33%) WSO2
6 1 (1.67%) Facebook
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.67%) New Relic
6 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.67%) SaltStack
6 1 (1.67%) Sonatype
6 1 (1.67%) Tableau