Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 57 59 75
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16 +39
Contract jobs citing GCP 3,506 2,568 1,267
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.94% 3.90% 3.08%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.96% 10.86% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,524 1,837 933
10th Percentile £463 £425 £413
25th Percentile £525 £488 £488
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
75th Percentile £725 £675 £675
90th Percentile £800 £725 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 2
10th Percentile £21.50 £18.50 £54.75
25th Percentile £40.00 £23.81 £56.25
Median hourly rate £53.50 £33.50 £62.50
Median % change year-on-year +59.70% -46.40% +155.10%
75th Percentile £76.58 £65.25 £68.75
90th Percentile £78.75 £75.73 £70.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.50 £22.50 £62.50
% change year-on-year +124.44% -64.00% -

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 31,985 23,655 12,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.95% 35.96% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,248 16,865 9,007
10th Percentile £345 £325 £308
25th Percentile £450 £413 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £510 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £595
90th Percentile £747 £679 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £463
% change year-on-year +8.11% - +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 389 187
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.23 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.50 £16.38
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -2.44%
75th Percentile £50.39 £45.00 £29.88
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £19.60
% change year-on-year -3.76% +2.07% +3.81%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England -1 2,716 £625 +8.70% 595
London -7 1,950 £625 +4.17% 347
Work from Home +4 1,901 £625 +8.70% 269
UK excluding London -5 640 £600 +14.29% 281
North of England -14 206 £596 +13.57% 83
North West +14 133 £600 +15.66% 48
South East -41 133 £591 +12.62% 48
East of England +6 79 £600 +14.29% 33
Scotland +34 72 £663 +29.90% 22
Yorkshire -38 72 £584 +1.52% 31
Midlands -12 70 £598 +13.81% 47
West Midlands -4 55 £595 +19.00% 33
South West -14 55 £600 +20.00% 33
Wales -18 26 £550 +15.79% 8
East Midlands -12 15 £663 +6.00% 13
North East +6 14 £713 - 4
Northern Ireland -1 4 £525 +31.25% 7

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 2,074 (59.16%) AWS
2 1,869 (53.31%) Azure
3 1,467 (41.84%) Python
4 1,358 (38.73%) Google
5 1,283 (36.59%) Agile
6 1,166 (33.26%) DevOps
7 1,102 (31.43%) Kubernetes
8 1,042 (29.72%) Finance
9 1,017 (29.01%) CI/CD
10 888 (25.33%) Java
11 826 (23.56%) Terraform
12 803 (22.90%) SQL
13 759 (21.65%) Docker
14 666 (19.00%) Microservices
15 626 (17.86%) Software Engineering
16 568 (16.20%) Jenkins
17 538 (15.35%) Analytics
18 495 (14.12%) Social Skills
19 459 (13.09%) JavaScript
20 456 (13.01%) Linux
21 444 (12.66%) Ansible
22 437 (12.46%) React
23 429 (12.24%) Banking
24 404 (11.52%) BigQuery
25 376 (10.72%) Microsoft
26 372 (10.61%) Kafka
27 369 (10.52%) Public Cloud
28 353 (10.07%) Git (software)
29 351 (10.01%) Migration
30 336 (9.58%) TypeScript

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
1 264 (7.53%) Apache Spark
2 197 (5.62%) Confluence
3 158 (4.51%) Apache
4 119 (3.39%) Apache Airflow
5 64 (1.83%) nginx
6 45 (1.28%) SAS
7 44 (1.25%) OpenStack
8 35 (1.00%) WebSphere
9 34 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
10 32 (0.91%) Traefik
11 21 (0.60%) Apache Solr
12 14 (0.40%) IIS
13 13 (0.37%) SharePoint
14 12 (0.34%) Apache Pulsar
15 11 (0.31%) MS Exchange
15 11 (0.31%) Tomcat
16 9 (0.26%) OpenEdge
17 8 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
18 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
18 7 (0.20%) Luigi
Applications
1 42 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.31%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.086%) Sketch
6 3 (0.086%) SPSS
7 2 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.23%) assyst
2 7 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.17%) Shopify
3 6 (0.17%) thinkFolio
4 5 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.086%) Magento
5 3 (0.086%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.029%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.029%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.029%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.029%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.029%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 2,074 (59.16%) AWS
2 1,869 (53.31%) Azure
3 248 (7.07%) Google Kubernetes Engine
4 244 (6.96%) GitHub
5 192 (5.48%) Serverless
6 154 (4.39%) PaaS
7 128 (3.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 112 (3.19%) OpenShift
9 109 (3.11%) IaaS
10 107 (3.05%) Amazon EC2
11 104 (2.97%) SaaS
12 96 (2.74%) Power Platform
13 92 (2.62%) Azure DevOps
14 84 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
15 82 (2.34%) npm
16 81 (2.31%) Amazon S3
16 81 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
17 74 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 65 (1.85%) Snowflake
19 64 (1.83%) Google Data Studio
Communications & Networking
1 180 (5.13%) Firewall
2 131 (3.74%) DNS
3 87 (2.48%) TCP/IP
4 79 (2.25%) Network Security
5 59 (1.68%) VPN
6 55 (1.57%) SSL
7 39 (1.11%) HTTP
7 39 (1.11%) Internet
8 36 (1.03%) IPsec
9 32 (0.91%) WAN
10 30 (0.86%) MQTT
11 25 (0.71%) BGP
11 25 (0.71%) DHCP
12 24 (0.68%) SD-WAN
13 22 (0.63%) IPv6
14 18 (0.51%) SAN
15 17 (0.48%) SSH
16 15 (0.43%) 4G
17 14 (0.40%) FTP
17 14 (0.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (11.52%) BigQuery
2 251 (7.16%) Big Data
3 236 (6.73%) NoSQL
4 187 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
5 175 (4.99%) Hadoop
6 154 (4.39%) MongoDB
7 148 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
8 133 (3.79%) MySQL
9 129 (3.68%) Relational Database
10 111 (3.17%) SQL Server
11 89 (2.54%) Power BI
11 89 (2.54%) Tableau
12 86 (2.45%) Data Lake
13 76 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
14 69 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
15 59 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
16 58 (1.65%) Apache Hive
17 51 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
18 47 (1.34%) Flink
19 43 (1.23%) Bigtable
Development Applications
1 568 (16.20%) Jenkins
2 353 (10.07%) Git (software)
3 293 (8.36%) JIRA
4 169 (4.82%) GitLab
5 167 (4.76%) Maven
6 119 (3.39%) Gradle
7 112 (3.19%) CircleCI
8 69 (1.97%) Bitbucket
9 60 (1.71%) gulp
10 56 (1.60%) Travis CI
11 55 (1.57%) TeamCity
12 37 (1.06%) Spinnaker
13 32 (0.91%) JUnit
14 30 (0.86%) Selenium
15 28 (0.80%) MLflow
16 26 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
16 26 (0.74%) SonarQube
17 24 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
18 22 (0.63%) Cucumber
18 22 (0.63%) Mockito
General
1 1,042 (29.72%) Finance
2 495 (14.12%) Social Skills
3 429 (12.24%) Banking
4 234 (6.67%) Front Office
5 205 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
6 137 (3.91%) Public Sector
7 113 (3.22%) Telecoms
8 101 (2.88%) Retail
9 98 (2.80%) Marketing
10 79 (2.25%) Influencing Skills
11 56 (1.60%) Presentation Skills
12 54 (1.54%) Investment Banking
13 38 (1.08%) Manufacturing
14 35 (1.00%) Legal
14 35 (1.00%) Retail Banking
15 34 (0.97%) Financial Institution
16 27 (0.77%) Documentation Skills
16 27 (0.77%) Electronics
17 25 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
18 21 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 797 (22.73%) Developer
2 710 (20.25%) Architect
3 419 (11.95%) DevOps Engineer
4 363 (10.35%) GCP Engineer
5 302 (8.61%) Data Engineer
6 282 (8.04%) Cloud Engineer
7 268 (7.64%) Software Engineer
8 264 (7.53%) AWS Engineer
9 247 (7.05%) Java Developer
10 245 (6.99%) Cloud Architect
11 211 (6.02%) GCP Architect
12 203 (5.79%) Python Developer
13 190 (5.42%) Developer/Software Engineer
14 180 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
15 179 (5.11%) Python Engineer
16 175 (4.99%) AWS Developer
17 174 (4.96%) Analyst
18 164 (4.68%) GCP DevOps
19 153 (4.36%) Java Engineer
20 150 (4.28%) GCP DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 437 (12.46%) React
2 372 (10.61%) Kafka
3 213 (6.08%) Node.js
4 176 (5.02%) Spring
5 152 (4.34%) .NET
6 136 (3.88%) REST
7 130 (3.71%) RESTful
8 127 (3.62%) Spring Boot
9 101 (2.88%) HTML
10 99 (2.82%) CSS
11 94 (2.68%) AngularJS
12 93 (2.65%) PySpark
13 78 (2.22%) Django
14 68 (1.94%) Flask
14 68 (1.94%) gRPC
15 62 (1.77%) GraphQL
15 62 (1.77%) JSON
16 59 (1.68%) Vue.js
17 58 (1.65%) Apache Beam
17 58 (1.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 369 (10.52%) Public Cloud
2 201 (5.73%) Equities
3 196 (5.59%) Cloud Native
4 161 (4.59%) Hedge funds
5 148 (4.22%) Derivative
6 143 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
7 142 (4.05%) Fixed Income
8 131 (3.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 108 (3.08%) Data Protection Act
10 88 (2.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 83 (2.37%) Private Cloud
12 82 (2.34%) Data Centre
13 77 (2.20%) Management Information System
14 76 (2.17%) IoT
15 71 (2.03%) PKI
16 65 (1.85%) User Experience
17 62 (1.77%) iPad
18 53 (1.51%) Data Structures
19 48 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
20 45 (1.28%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 456 (13.01%) Linux
2 170 (4.85%) Windows
3 140 (3.99%) Unix
4 68 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 63 (1.80%) Windows Server
6 50 (1.43%) CentOS
7 15 (0.43%) Android
8 12 (0.34%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.29%) VMS
11 7 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.17%) Solaris
13 5 (0.14%) Debian
13 5 (0.14%) SUSE
13 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
14 3 (0.086%) Alpine Linux
14 3 (0.086%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.057%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,283 (36.59%) Agile
2 1,166 (33.26%) DevOps
3 1,017 (29.01%) CI/CD
4 666 (19.00%) Microservices
5 626 (17.86%) Software Engineering
6 538 (15.35%) Analytics
7 351 (10.01%) Migration
8 316 (9.01%) Scrum
9 298 (8.50%) Infrastructure as Code
10 296 (8.44%) Investment Management
11 285 (8.13%) Full Stack Development
12 284 (8.10%) Asset Management
13 263 (7.50%) Test Automation
14 256 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
15 254 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
16 237 (6.76%) TDD
17 233 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
18 232 (6.62%) Data Modelling
19 230 (6.56%) Data Engineering
20 228 (6.50%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1,467 (41.84%) Python
2 888 (25.33%) Java
3 803 (22.90%) SQL
4 459 (13.09%) JavaScript
5 336 (9.58%) TypeScript
6 267 (7.62%) Go
7 223 (6.36%) Scala
8 206 (5.88%) Bash
9 166 (4.73%) C#
10 137 (3.91%) PowerShell
11 119 (3.39%) Groovy
12 109 (3.11%) Ruby
13 91 (2.60%) Shell Script
14 84 (2.40%) R
15 68 (1.94%) Kotlin
16 60 (1.71%) PHP
17 58 (1.65%) C++
18 53 (1.51%) C
19 39 (1.11%) PL/SQL
20 32 (0.91%) Perl
Qualifications
1 169 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 154 (4.39%) SC Cleared
3 137 (3.91%) Degree
4 48 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 43 (1.23%) PhD
6 34 (0.97%) CISSP
7 25 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (0.68%) AWS Certification
9 22 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 21 (0.60%) ISTQB
11 20 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
12 19 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.37%) CISM
13 13 (0.37%) SANS
14 11 (0.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 10 (0.29%) JNCIS
15 10 (0.29%) Master's Degree
16 9 (0.26%) DV Cleared
17 8 (0.23%) CISA
17 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (4.16%) QA
2 59 (1.68%) NCSC
3 56 (1.60%) GDPR
4 53 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 51 (1.45%) NIST
6 43 (1.23%) Data Quality
7 22 (0.63%) PCI DSS
8 17 (0.48%) SLA
9 15 (0.43%) COBIT
10 10 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 9 (0.26%) Accessibility
12 6 (0.17%) GRC
13 5 (0.14%) PMO
14 4 (0.11%) Basel III
14 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
14 4 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 4 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
14 4 (0.11%) IFRS
14 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.086%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 759 (21.65%) Docker
2 115 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (2.34%) Active Directory
4 35 (1.00%) HDFS
5 24 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 21 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.34%) vSphere
8 8 (0.23%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.20%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 6 (0.17%) NFS
11 5 (0.14%) KVM
12 4 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.11%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.11%) vCloud
12 4 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.086%) iptables
13 3 (0.086%) pfSense
13 3 (0.086%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1,102 (31.43%) Kubernetes
2 826 (23.56%) Terraform
3 444 (12.66%) Ansible
4 170 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
5 154 (4.39%) Puppet
6 143 (4.08%) Prometheus
7 96 (2.74%) Grafana
8 57 (1.63%) Packer
9 52 (1.48%) Istio
10 45 (1.28%) ZABBIX
11 42 (1.20%) Argo
12 41 (1.17%) Graphite
13 40 (1.14%) Docker Swarm
14 38 (1.08%) HAProxy
15 35 (1.00%) Consul
16 34 (0.97%) Kubeflow
17 32 (0.91%) Podman
18 30 (0.86%) linkerd
19 29 (0.83%) Kibana
20 23 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,358 (38.73%) Google
2 376 (10.72%) Microsoft
3 228 (6.50%) Oracle
4 161 (4.59%) VMware
5 125 (3.57%) Splunk
6 106 (3.02%) IBM
7 73 (2.08%) SAP
8 62 (1.77%) Cisco
9 59 (1.68%) Databricks
10 51 (1.45%) Red Hat
11 38 (1.08%) F5
11 38 (1.08%) PagerDuty
12 36 (1.03%) Teradata
13 31 (0.88%) Talend
14 30 (0.86%) AppDynamics
15 28 (0.80%) HP
15 28 (0.80%) Palo Alto
16 27 (0.77%) Informatica
17 24 (0.68%) Cloudera
17 24 (0.68%) Salesforce.com