Period
to 14 August 2018

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 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 482 806 878
Rank change year-on-year +324 +72 -2
Contract jobs citing GCP 448 39 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.041% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.72% 0.35% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 19 18
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +20.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £406 £360 £280
90th Percentile £725 £723 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £463 £375
% change year-on-year +24.32% +23.33% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £34.36 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.12% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.00

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 12,029 11,241 12,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.75% 11.76% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,642 7,278 7,917
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +8.54% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 363 424
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.90 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.03
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +8.08% -13.98% +8.01%

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 August 2018.

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 15 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 August 2018. 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 +299 411 £575 +9.52% 146
London +221 284 £575 +4.55% 87
UK excluding London +112 148 £575 +24.32% 69
South East - 38 £600 - 10
North of England +16 34 £600 -4.00% 23
Midlands +17 26 £600 +41.18% 11
West Midlands +1 24 £600 +60.00% 6
Scotland - 22 £575 - 8
South West +16 21 £475 +15.15% 4
Yorkshire 0 18 £450 - 3
North West -3 12 £600 -4.00% 14
East of England +1 7 £650 - 11
East Midlands +12 5 £600 +26.32% 5
North East - 4 £600 - 6
Wales - 3 £588 - 1

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 431 (96.21%) Google Cloud Platform
2 326 (72.77%) Amazon AWS
3 210 (46.88%) Python
4 205 (45.76%) DevOps
5 195 (43.53%) Kubernetes
6 185 (41.29%) Google
7 180 (40.18%) Docker
8 175 (39.06%) Microsoft Azure
9 168 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
10 114 (25.45%) Java
11 104 (23.21%) Linux
12 101 (22.54%) SQL
13 99 (22.10%) Jenkins
14 97 (21.65%) Terraform
15 87 (19.42%) Git (software)
16 86 (19.20%) Bash Shell
17 82 (18.30%) TDD
18 77 (17.19%) Ansible
19 76 (16.96%) Big Data
20 75 (16.74%) BDD
21 71 (15.85%) Scrum
22 65 (14.51%) Microservices
23 60 (13.39%) Go
24 59 (13.17%) E-Commerce
25 57 (12.72%) GitHub
25 57 (12.72%) NoSQL
26 55 (12.28%) Ruby
27 54 (12.05%) Node.js
28 51 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
28 51 (11.38%) Apache Spark

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 51 (11.38%) Apache Spark
2 44 (9.82%) Apache
3 39 (8.71%) Cloud Foundry
4 26 (5.80%) Apache Airflow
5 23 (5.13%) OpenStack
6 20 (4.46%) Confluence
7 13 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (2.23%) IIS
8 10 (2.23%) nginx
9 6 (1.34%) Jetty
9 6 (1.34%) Mongrel
9 6 (1.34%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.12%) SAS
10 5 (1.12%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.67%) Ethereum
11 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.22%) Hubot
13 1 (0.22%) Jupyter
13 1 (0.22%) lighttpd
Applications
1 4 (0.89%) MS Visio
1 4 (0.89%) SOLIDWORKS
1 4 (0.89%) SPSS
2 3 (0.67%) HipChat
3 2 (0.45%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 431 (96.21%) Google Cloud Platform
2 326 (72.77%) Amazon AWS
3 175 (39.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 57 (12.72%) GitHub
5 35 (7.81%) npm
6 33 (7.37%) Heroku
7 27 (6.03%) IBM Cloud
8 26 (5.80%) AWS CloudFormation
9 25 (5.58%) PaaS
10 21 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (3.79%) IaaS
12 13 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
12 13 (2.90%) Amazon EMR
13 11 (2.46%) Amazon S3
13 11 (2.46%) OpenShift
14 10 (2.23%) Google App Engine
15 9 (2.01%) SaaS
16 8 (1.79%) Serverless
16 8 (1.79%) Sumo Logic
17 7 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.68%) VPN
2 11 (2.46%) HTTP
3 9 (2.01%) DNS
4 7 (1.56%) Firewall
5 3 (0.67%) Network Security
5 3 (0.67%) Skype
5 3 (0.67%) SMS
5 3 (0.67%) SSL
5 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.45%) WebEx
7 1 (0.22%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.22%) FabricPath
7 1 (0.22%) HSRP
7 1 (0.22%) IPsec
7 1 (0.22%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.22%) SNMP
7 1 (0.22%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (16.96%) Big Data
2 57 (12.72%) NoSQL
3 48 (10.71%) BigQuery
4 36 (8.04%) Hadoop
5 31 (6.92%) SQL Server
6 25 (5.58%) PostgreSQL
7 22 (4.91%) Amazon Redshift
8 21 (4.69%) Bigtable
9 18 (4.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (3.79%) Relational Database
11 15 (3.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 15 (3.35%) Blockchain
11 15 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (3.35%) RDBMS
12 14 (3.13%) MySQL
13 13 (2.90%) HBase
14 10 (2.23%) icCube
14 10 (2.23%) Oracle Database
15 8 (1.79%) Power BI
15 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 99 (22.10%) Jenkins
2 87 (19.42%) Git (software)
3 47 (10.49%) Sonatype Nexus
4 46 (10.27%) Maven
5 45 (10.04%) GitLab
5 45 (10.04%) JIRA
6 39 (8.71%) Ant
7 33 (7.37%) Gerrit
7 33 (7.37%) SonarQube
8 19 (4.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (4.02%) TeamCity
10 15 (3.35%) Bitbucket
11 12 (2.68%) Gradle
11 12 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (2.68%) Selenium
12 10 (2.23%) SpecFlow
12 10 (2.23%) Visual Studio Team System
13 9 (2.01%) Visual Studio
14 8 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
14 8 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 46 (10.27%) Finance
2 44 (9.82%) Banking
3 24 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.35%) Law
5 9 (2.01%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.01%) Marketing
6 8 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (1.79%) Retail
7 6 (1.34%) Games
8 5 (1.12%) Billing
8 5 (1.12%) Electronics
9 4 (0.89%) German Language
10 3 (0.67%) Advertising
10 3 (0.67%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.45%) Legal
11 2 (0.45%) Publishing
12 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 111 (24.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 107 (23.88%) Developer
3 70 (15.63%) Architect
4 55 (12.28%) Kubernetes Engineer
5 49 (10.94%) Cloud Architect
6 45 (10.04%) Senior DevOps
7 42 (9.38%) Cloud Engineer
7 42 (9.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 32 (7.14%) Data Engineer
9 23 (5.13%) AWS Engineer
10 22 (4.91%) Python Developer
11 21 (4.69%) Senior Data Engineer
12 20 (4.46%) AWS DevOps
12 20 (4.46%) Consultant
12 20 (4.46%) Java Developer
13 17 (3.79%) AWS Architect
13 17 (3.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 16 (3.57%) Cloud Developer
15 14 (3.13%) Software Engineer
15 14 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (12.05%) Node.js
2 34 (7.59%) Kafka
3 29 (6.47%) RESTful
4 23 (5.13%) React
5 21 (4.69%) AngularJS
6 18 (4.02%) RabbitMQ
7 16 (3.57%) .NET
8 15 (3.35%) HTML
9 12 (2.68%) .NET Core
9 12 (2.68%) REST
10 11 (2.46%) ASP.NET
10 11 (2.46%) JSON
10 11 (2.46%) Web Services
11 10 (2.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (2.23%) CSS
11 10 (2.23%) LAPP Stack
11 10 (2.23%) Spark Streaming
12 8 (1.79%) HTML5
12 8 (1.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.04%) Greenfield Project
2 33 (7.37%) iPad
3 25 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.13%) Fintech
5 20 (4.46%) Public Cloud
6 17 (3.79%) Cloud Native
6 17 (3.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (3.35%) User Experience
8 10 (2.23%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.56%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.12%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.12%) Life Science
10 5 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.89%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.89%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.89%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.67%) Clustering
12 3 (0.67%) LIMS
12 3 (0.67%) PKI
12 3 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 104 (23.21%) Linux
2 46 (10.27%) Windows
3 31 (6.92%) Unix
4 15 (3.35%) CentOS
5 14 (3.13%) Ubuntu
6 10 (2.23%) Debian
6 10 (2.23%) VMS
7 7 (1.56%) Mesosphere
8 5 (1.12%) Fedora
8 5 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.67%) Amazon Linux
9 3 (0.67%) DC/OS
9 3 (0.67%) Solaris
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.22%) Android
11 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (45.76%) DevOps
2 168 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (18.30%) TDD
4 75 (16.74%) BDD
5 71 (15.85%) Scrum
6 65 (14.51%) Microservices
7 59 (13.17%) E-Commerce
8 51 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
9 42 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
9 42 (9.38%) Migration
10 41 (9.15%) Analytics
10 41 (9.15%) Configuration Management
11 40 (8.93%) ETL
12 31 (6.92%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (5.58%) Mentoring
14 24 (5.36%) Data Science
14 24 (5.36%) Software Engineering
15 22 (4.91%) Open Source
16 21 (4.69%) Machine Learning
17 20 (4.46%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 210 (46.88%) Python
2 114 (25.45%) Java
3 101 (22.54%) SQL
4 86 (19.20%) Bash Shell
5 60 (13.39%) Go
6 55 (12.28%) Ruby
7 39 (8.71%) Groovy
7 39 (8.71%) JavaScript
8 38 (8.48%) Scala
9 29 (6.47%) Shell Script
10 28 (6.25%) C#
11 24 (5.36%) C
12 17 (3.79%) PowerShell
13 15 (3.35%) Perl
14 14 (3.13%) R
15 12 (2.68%) C++
16 9 (2.01%) Rust
17 7 (1.56%) Java 8
17 7 (1.56%) PHP
18 6 (1.34%) ES6
Qualifications
1 25 (5.58%) Degree
2 16 (3.57%) AWS Certification
3 9 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 4 (0.89%) CISSP
6 3 (0.67%) CEH
6 3 (0.67%) CISM
7 2 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.22%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.22%) CISA
8 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.22%) MBA
8 1 (0.22%) PhD
8 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.23%) QA
2 6 (1.34%) GDPR
3 5 (1.12%) GMP
3 5 (1.12%) GxP
3 5 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (1.12%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.89%) GLP
4 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) GAMP
5 1 (0.22%) PMO
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 180 (40.18%) Docker
2 14 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.23%) Apache Flume
5 6 (1.34%) VirtualBox
5 6 (1.34%) Xen
6 5 (1.12%) KVM
6 5 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.45%) vSphere
9 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.22%) Ceph
9 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 195 (43.53%) Kubernetes
2 97 (21.65%) Terraform
3 77 (17.19%) Ansible
4 46 (10.27%) Mesos
5 40 (8.93%) Puppet
6 37 (8.26%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (7.59%) Consul
8 12 (2.68%) Kibana
8 12 (2.68%) Packer
9 11 (2.46%) Prometheus
10 10 (2.23%) Nagios
10 10 (2.23%) Oozie
10 10 (2.23%) Salt
11 8 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (1.79%) logstash
12 6 (1.34%) Graylog
13 5 (1.12%) Grafana
14 3 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
15 2 (0.45%) Icinga
15 2 (0.45%) Rancher
Vendors
1 185 (41.29%) Google
2 38 (8.48%) IBM
3 24 (5.36%) Microsoft
4 18 (4.02%) Oracle
5 17 (3.79%) VMware
6 13 (2.90%) Rackspace
6 13 (2.90%) Red Hat
7 12 (2.68%) Splunk
8 10 (2.23%) Vertica
9 9 (2.01%) SaltStack
10 8 (1.79%) New Relic
11 7 (1.56%) AppDynamics
11 7 (1.56%) SAP
12 6 (1.34%) Kony
12 6 (1.34%) Perforce
13 5 (1.12%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.12%) Cloudera
13 5 (1.12%) Talend
14 3 (0.67%) CA
14 3 (0.67%) Hortonworks