Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Google Cloud Platform skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Google Cloud Platform over the 6 months to 20 April 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.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 608 723
Rank change year-on-year +286 +115 +59
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 792 243 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.00% 2.00% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 174 126
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -3.49% +55.42%
10th Percentile £370 £277 £353
90th Percentile £675 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £410 £450
% change year-on-year +21.95% -8.89% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 4
UK median hourly rate £30.77 £27.65 £28.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.28% -2.82% +29.33%
10th Percentile £25.50 £26.27 £25.22
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.00 £29.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £54.00 -
% change year-on-year -16.67% - -

Google Cloud Platform 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 19,786 12,123 8,722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.56% 13.07% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,498 8,441 6,016
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £290
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 153 142
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -16.28% -4.44%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.20 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +1.49% -21.18%

Google Cloud Platform
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Google Cloud Platform as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Google Cloud Platform in the UK

Google Cloud Platform
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform.

Contractor daily rate trend for Google Cloud Platform in the UK

Google Cloud Platform
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google Cloud Platform over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Google Cloud Platform in the UK

Google Cloud Platform
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Google Cloud Platform.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Google Cloud Platform in the UK

Google Cloud Platform
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Google Cloud Platform over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Google Cloud Platform in the UK

Google Cloud Platform
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 Google Cloud Platform within the UK over the 6 months to 20 April 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 +287 750 £525 +16.67% 273
London +192 466 £525 +13.51% 136
UK excluding London +154 310 £500 +21.95% 157
South East +48 95 £425 +4.94% 27
North of England +34 82 £525 +7.69% 49
Midlands +44 63 £463 +54.17% 27
West Midlands +42 55 £450 +50.00% 25
Yorkshire +7 40 £513 +25.00% 14
North West +5 38 £550 - 31
South West +21 29 £438 -12.50% 16
Scotland - 21 £519 - 13
East of England +8 18 £413 -16.41% 18
East Midlands - 8 £500 - 2
North East +31 4 £500 +11.11% 4
Wales -14 3 £650 +52.94% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £538 - 4

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 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 Google Cloud Platform.

1 621 (78.41%) Google
2 531 (67.05%) Amazon AWS
3 330 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 323 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
5 311 (39.27%) Python
6 307 (38.76%) DevOps
7 266 (33.59%) GCP
8 262 (33.08%) Docker
9 260 (32.83%) Java
10 196 (24.75%) Ansible
11 185 (23.36%) Kubernetes
12 171 (21.59%) Jenkins
13 168 (21.21%) SQL
13 168 (21.21%) Linux
14 141 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
15 130 (16.41%) JavaScript
15 130 (16.41%) Terraform
16 120 (15.15%) Microservices
17 119 (15.03%) Puppet
18 118 (14.90%) TDD
19 115 (14.52%) BigQuery
20 114 (14.39%) Opscode Chef
21 112 (14.14%) Git (software)
22 103 (13.01%) Web Services
22 103 (13.01%) Big Data
23 101 (12.75%) Bash Shell
24 96 (12.12%) Microsoft
25 94 (11.87%) Node.js
26 92 (11.62%) Go
27 91 (11.49%) NoSQL

Google Cloud Platform
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 74 (9.34%) Apache
2 69 (8.71%) Apache Spark
3 51 (6.44%) Cloud Foundry
4 46 (5.81%) OpenStack
5 44 (5.56%) nginx
6 42 (5.30%) Tomcat
7 38 (4.80%) Elasticsearch
8 28 (3.54%) Jetty
9 25 (3.16%) Apache Airflow
9 25 (3.16%) WebSphere
10 23 (2.90%) IIS
11 22 (2.78%) Mongrel
12 17 (2.15%) Confluence
13 12 (1.52%) SAS
13 12 (1.52%) WebLogic
14 11 (1.39%) CloudStack
15 7 (0.88%) IBM Domino
16 6 (0.76%) JBoss
17 3 (0.38%) Apache Solr
17 3 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (1.14%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.76%) SPSS
3 3 (0.38%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.13%) Gephi
4 1 (0.13%) HipChat
4 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 2 (0.25%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 531 (67.05%) Amazon AWS
2 330 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (7.58%) AWS CloudFormation
4 53 (6.69%) Google App Engine
5 42 (5.30%) Amazon EC2
6 40 (5.05%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (5.05%) IaaS
7 35 (4.42%) PaaS
8 32 (4.04%) GitHub
9 26 (3.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 26 (3.28%) Amazon S3
9 26 (3.28%) Serverless
10 23 (2.90%) Google Analytics
11 20 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 17 (2.15%) Amazon EMR
13 15 (1.89%) Bluemix
13 15 (1.89%) IBM Cloud
14 14 (1.77%) Heroku
14 14 (1.77%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 52 (6.57%) DNS
2 35 (4.42%) HTTP
3 27 (3.41%) TCP/IP
4 24 (3.03%) DHCP
5 22 (2.78%) SSL
6 20 (2.53%) IPsec
7 18 (2.27%) FTP
8 16 (2.02%) Firewall
9 13 (1.64%) Internet
10 12 (1.52%) VPN
11 11 (1.39%) BGP
11 11 (1.39%) BIG-IP
11 11 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (1.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (1.39%) FabricPath
11 11 (1.39%) HSRP
11 11 (1.39%) OSPF
12 7 (0.88%) LAN
13 5 (0.63%) Cisco Firepower
14 4 (0.51%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (14.52%) BigQuery
2 103 (13.01%) Big Data
3 91 (11.49%) NoSQL
4 70 (8.84%) MySQL
5 62 (7.83%) Hadoop
6 53 (6.69%) Data Warehouse
6 53 (6.69%) SQL Server
7 51 (6.44%) PostgreSQL
8 43 (5.43%) MongoDB
9 37 (4.67%) Bigtable
10 30 (3.79%) Apache Hive
11 29 (3.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 25 (3.16%) Amazon Redshift
13 22 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (2.78%) Relational Database
14 16 (2.02%) RDBMS
15 15 (1.89%) Blockchain
15 15 (1.89%) HBase
16 13 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (1.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 171 (21.59%) Jenkins
2 112 (14.14%) Git (software)
3 51 (6.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 47 (5.93%) JIRA
5 37 (4.67%) Maven
5 37 (4.67%) Vagrant
6 34 (4.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 32 (4.04%) Travis CI
8 31 (3.91%) GitLab
9 26 (3.28%) TeamCity
10 22 (2.78%) webpack
11 21 (2.65%) Ant
12 19 (2.40%) JUnit
12 19 (2.40%) SonarQube
13 18 (2.27%) Babel
14 14 (1.77%) Cucumber
15 13 (1.64%) Bitbucket
15 13 (1.64%) gulp
15 13 (1.64%) Mockito
15 13 (1.64%) SpecFlow
General
1 89 (11.24%) Finance
2 60 (7.58%) Banking
3 31 (3.91%) Retail
4 30 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 29 (3.66%) Marketing
6 17 (2.15%) Law
7 16 (2.02%) Games
8 12 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.26%) Automotive
9 10 (1.26%) Billing
9 10 (1.26%) Electronics
10 7 (0.88%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.63%) Advertising
11 5 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.63%) Publishing
12 4 (0.51%) German Language
13 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.38%) Legal
14 2 (0.25%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 240 (30.30%) Developer
2 158 (19.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 96 (12.12%) Architect
4 75 (9.47%) Java Developer
5 69 (8.71%) Cloud Architect
5 69 (8.71%) Cloud Engineer
6 59 (7.45%) AWS Engineer
7 49 (6.19%) AWS DevOps
7 49 (6.19%) Data Engineer
8 46 (5.81%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 43 (5.43%) Senior Developer
10 38 (4.80%) Analyst
11 36 (4.55%) Software Engineer
12 34 (4.29%) Cloud Developer
13 32 (4.04%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 32 (4.04%) Senior DevOps
14 31 (3.91%) Consultant
14 31 (3.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 25 (3.16%) Full Stack Developer
16 24 (3.03%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (13.01%) Web Services
2 94 (11.87%) Node.js
3 79 (9.97%) .NET
4 74 (9.34%) AngularJS
5 68 (8.59%) CSS
5 68 (8.59%) React
6 63 (7.95%) HTML
7 58 (7.32%) RESTful
8 52 (6.57%) REST
9 47 (5.93%) Kafka
10 43 (5.43%) Elastic Stack
11 37 (4.67%) JSON
12 29 (3.66%) HTML5
12 29 (3.66%) XML
13 28 (3.54%) Swagger
14 25 (3.16%) ASP.NET
15 24 (3.03%) Spring
15 24 (3.03%) Spring Boot
16 23 (2.90%) J2EE
16 23 (2.90%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 66 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 66 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 51 (6.44%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (3.41%) Mobile App
4 22 (2.78%) Private Cloud
5 21 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.27%) iPad
7 16 (2.02%) Data Centre
8 15 (1.89%) Cloud Native
8 15 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 15 (1.89%) User Experience
9 14 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (1.39%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.14%) Social Media
12 6 (0.76%) Animation
12 6 (0.76%) Fintech
12 6 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (0.63%) Mobile Games
14 4 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 168 (21.21%) Linux
2 86 (10.86%) Windows
3 42 (5.30%) Windows Server
4 39 (4.92%) Unix
5 36 (4.55%) CentOS
5 36 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (3.28%) Debian
7 25 (3.16%) Ubuntu
8 24 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (1.64%) DC/OS
10 10 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.14%) Android
11 9 (1.14%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.14%) Solaris
12 8 (1.01%) AIX
13 5 (0.63%) Fedora
14 4 (0.51%) VMS
15 2 (0.25%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.25%) HPUX
15 2 (0.25%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (40.78%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (38.76%) DevOps
3 141 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
4 120 (15.15%) Microservices
5 118 (14.90%) TDD
6 91 (11.49%) Configuration Management
7 86 (10.86%) Analytics
8 84 (10.61%) Continuous Delivery
9 78 (9.85%) BDD
10 73 (9.22%) Software Engineering
11 68 (8.59%) Business Intelligence
11 68 (8.59%) Test Automation
12 66 (8.33%) Scrum
13 64 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
14 63 (7.95%) Open Source
15 61 (7.70%) E-Commerce
15 61 (7.70%) ETL
15 61 (7.70%) Migration
16 57 (7.20%) Machine Learning
17 56 (7.07%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 311 (39.27%) Python
2 260 (32.83%) Java
3 168 (21.21%) SQL
4 130 (16.41%) JavaScript
5 101 (12.75%) Bash Shell
6 92 (11.62%) Go
7 83 (10.48%) Ruby
8 59 (7.45%) Scala
9 54 (6.82%) C#
10 36 (4.55%) Perl
11 29 (3.66%) PowerShell
12 26 (3.28%) Java 8
13 25 (3.16%) R
14 23 (2.90%) Groovy
14 23 (2.90%) Shell Script
14 23 (2.90%) TypeScript
15 21 (2.65%) C++
16 20 (2.53%) C
16 20 (2.53%) PHP
17 19 (2.40%) ES6
Qualifications
1 42 (5.30%) Degree
2 26 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.88%) AWS Certification
5 6 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.51%) CISM
8 3 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.25%) CCNA
9 2 (0.25%) ISEB
9 2 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.25%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.25%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.13%) CISSP
10 1 (0.13%) MCSA
10 1 (0.13%) MCSD
10 1 (0.13%) MCSE
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 266 (33.59%) GCP
2 30 (3.79%) QA
3 10 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.88%) GDPR
5 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 262 (33.08%) Docker
2 62 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.28%) Xen
4 23 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (2.90%) VirtualBox
5 19 (2.40%) Hyper-V
6 16 (2.02%) Active Directory
7 9 (1.14%) vSphere
8 8 (1.01%) vCloud
9 7 (0.88%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.76%) KVM
11 4 (0.51%) HDFS
12 3 (0.38%) Ceph
12 3 (0.38%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.25%) XenApp
14 1 (0.13%) GlusterFS
14 1 (0.13%) PowerDNS
14 1 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 196 (24.75%) Ansible
2 185 (23.36%) Kubernetes
3 130 (16.41%) Terraform
4 119 (15.03%) Puppet
5 114 (14.39%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (3.54%) Packer
7 22 (2.78%) Docker Swarm
7 22 (2.78%) Kibana
8 18 (2.27%) logstash
9 17 (2.15%) Consul
9 17 (2.15%) Mesos
9 17 (2.15%) Salt
10 15 (1.89%) Nagios
11 12 (1.52%) Oozie
12 11 (1.39%) FortiGate
13 10 (1.26%) Prometheus
13 10 (1.26%) Rancher
14 9 (1.14%) Grafana
15 8 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
15 8 (1.01%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 621 (78.41%) Google
2 96 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 71 (8.96%) VMware
4 52 (6.57%) Splunk
5 50 (6.31%) Oracle
6 36 (4.55%) New Relic
7 24 (3.03%) Red Hat
8 20 (2.53%) IBM
9 18 (2.27%) SaltStack
10 16 (2.02%) Kony
11 15 (1.89%) Tableau
12 14 (1.77%) F5
12 14 (1.77%) SAP
12 14 (1.77%) Talend
13 13 (1.64%) Cisco
13 13 (1.64%) Rackspace
14 11 (1.39%) Infoblox
15 8 (1.01%) Perforce
16 7 (0.88%) CheckPoint
17 6 (0.76%) HP