Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 572 710
Rank change year-on-year +294 +138 +41
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 929 267 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.55% 2.16% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 197 117
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +43.94%
10th Percentile £400 £270 £375
90th Percentile £700 £613 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £405 £454
% change year-on-year +20.37% -10.74% +51.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £27.16 £27.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.89% -0.39% +23.93%
10th Percentile £21.74 £23.42 £25.15
90th Percentile £53.75 £38.99 £29.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £54.00 -
% change year-on-year -7.41% - -

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 20,424 12,350 9,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.38% 13.52% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,915 8,502 6,721
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +10.01%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £290
90th Percentile £638 £620 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 172 153
UK median hourly rate £18.95 £19.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.29% -3.11% -12.84%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.78 £11.85
90th Percentile £56.25 £59.50 £46.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% -17.50%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +272 866 £525 +16.67% 342
London +234 567 £550 +10.00% 191
UK excluding London +155 343 £488 +20.37% 173
South East +26 95 £450 +11.11% 39
North of England +25 79 £525 +13.51% 51
Midlands +49 75 £475 +72.73% 18
West Midlands +21 69 £463 +68.27% 14
Yorkshire +12 45 £463 +12.80% 14
Scotland - 33 £475 - 15
South West +15 32 £488 +21.88% 25
North West -3 28 £600 +9.09% 32
East of England +10 18 £406 -16.67% 17
Wales -2 10 £613 +44.12% 5
North East +3 6 £500 +19.76% 5
East Midlands - 5 £500 - 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £538 - 3

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 717 (77.18%) Google
2 599 (64.48%) Amazon AWS
3 376 (40.47%) Agile Software Development
4 374 (40.26%) Python
5 373 (40.15%) Microsoft Azure
6 359 (38.64%) GCP
7 356 (38.32%) DevOps
8 291 (31.32%) Docker
9 272 (29.28%) Java
10 266 (28.63%) Kubernetes
11 232 (24.97%) Jenkins
12 216 (23.25%) Ansible
13 200 (21.53%) Linux
14 177 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
15 172 (18.51%) SQL
16 168 (18.08%) Terraform
17 140 (15.07%) Microservices
17 140 (15.07%) Puppet
18 138 (14.85%) TDD
19 137 (14.75%) Git (software)
19 137 (14.75%) Big Data
20 132 (14.21%) Go
20 132 (14.21%) BigQuery
21 129 (13.89%) Bash Shell
22 121 (13.02%) Opscode Chef
22 121 (13.02%) JavaScript
23 116 (12.49%) Finance
23 116 (12.49%) Node.js
24 115 (12.38%) Configuration Management
25 111 (11.95%) Scrum

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 87 (9.36%) Apache Spark
2 83 (8.93%) Apache
3 72 (7.75%) Cloud Foundry
4 54 (5.81%) Elasticsearch
5 46 (4.95%) Tomcat
6 40 (4.31%) nginx
7 37 (3.98%) OpenStack
8 32 (3.44%) Apache Airflow
9 29 (3.12%) Confluence
10 25 (2.69%) IIS
10 25 (2.69%) Jetty
10 25 (2.69%) WebSphere
11 22 (2.37%) Mongrel
12 16 (1.72%) SAS
13 13 (1.40%) JBoss
14 11 (1.18%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.65%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.54%) CloudStack
17 4 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
17 4 (0.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.54%) SPSS
4 4 (0.43%) HipChat
5 3 (0.32%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.11%) Maya
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.22%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 599 (64.48%) Amazon AWS
2 373 (40.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (7.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 67 (7.21%) GitHub
5 40 (4.31%) PaaS
6 39 (4.20%) Cloud Computing
6 39 (4.20%) Google App Engine
7 38 (4.09%) Heroku
8 36 (3.88%) npm
9 32 (3.44%) Amazon EC2
10 29 (3.12%) Google Analytics
11 28 (3.01%) IaaS
12 25 (2.69%) IBM Cloud
13 24 (2.58%) Serverless
14 21 (2.26%) OpenShift
15 20 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 18 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
16 18 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 17 (1.83%) G Suite
18 15 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (5.49%) DNS
2 39 (4.20%) HTTP
3 29 (3.12%) TCP/IP
4 27 (2.91%) SSL
5 23 (2.48%) DHCP
6 21 (2.26%) IPsec
7 20 (2.15%) Firewall
8 18 (1.94%) FTP
9 17 (1.83%) VPN
10 12 (1.29%) BGP
10 12 (1.29%) HSRP
10 12 (1.29%) OSPF
11 11 (1.18%) BIG-IP
11 11 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 11 (1.18%) FabricPath
12 9 (0.97%) SMS
13 7 (0.75%) LAN
14 5 (0.54%) Cisco Firepower
15 4 (0.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (14.75%) Big Data
2 132 (14.21%) BigQuery
3 92 (9.90%) NoSQL
4 78 (8.40%) Hadoop
5 66 (7.10%) MySQL
6 47 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
7 42 (4.52%) Bigtable
7 42 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
8 41 (4.41%) SQL Server
9 39 (4.20%) Relational Database
10 35 (3.77%) Apache Cassandra
11 34 (3.66%) MongoDB
12 32 (3.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 26 (2.80%) Apache Hive
14 21 (2.26%) HBase
15 20 (2.15%) Amazon Redshift
15 20 (2.15%) Blockchain
15 20 (2.15%) RDBMS
16 16 (1.72%) Power BI
17 12 (1.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 232 (24.97%) Jenkins
2 137 (14.75%) Git (software)
3 76 (8.18%) JIRA
4 72 (7.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 62 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 58 (6.24%) Maven
7 47 (5.06%) Ant
8 44 (4.74%) Travis CI
9 43 (4.63%) Vagrant
10 41 (4.41%) GitLab
11 31 (3.34%) SonarQube
12 29 (3.12%) Gerrit
13 26 (2.80%) Bitbucket
14 25 (2.69%) Selenium
14 25 (2.69%) TeamCity
15 21 (2.26%) webpack
16 19 (2.05%) JUnit
17 16 (1.72%) Babel
17 16 (1.72%) gulp
17 16 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 116 (12.49%) Finance
2 79 (8.50%) Banking
3 29 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 28 (3.01%) Marketing
5 23 (2.48%) Retail
6 20 (2.15%) Law
7 18 (1.94%) Games
8 9 (0.97%) Automotive
8 9 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.86%) Advertising
10 7 (0.75%) Billing
10 7 (0.75%) Electronics
10 7 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.54%) Publishing
12 5 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.43%) German Language
14 3 (0.32%) Legal
14 3 (0.32%) Turkish Language
15 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 261 (28.09%) Developer
2 194 (20.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 114 (12.27%) Architect
4 98 (10.55%) Cloud Engineer
5 76 (8.18%) Cloud Architect
6 61 (6.57%) Senior DevOps
7 59 (6.35%) Data Engineer
7 59 (6.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 52 (5.60%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 47 (5.06%) Analyst
10 46 (4.95%) Java Developer
11 44 (4.74%) AWS Engineer
12 40 (4.31%) AWS DevOps
12 40 (4.31%) Cloud Developer
13 39 (4.20%) Consultant
14 37 (3.98%) Software Engineer
15 36 (3.88%) Senior Developer
16 33 (3.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 29 (3.12%) AWS Architect
18 25 (2.69%) Big Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (12.49%) Node.js
2 89 (9.58%) .NET
3 86 (9.26%) Web Services
4 71 (7.64%) AngularJS
5 63 (6.78%) Kafka
6 59 (6.35%) HTML
7 56 (6.03%) CSS
8 55 (5.92%) React
9 49 (5.27%) RESTful
10 44 (4.74%) REST
11 35 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
12 30 (3.23%) JSON
13 26 (2.80%) HTML5
13 26 (2.80%) RabbitMQ
13 26 (2.80%) XML
14 23 (2.48%) .NET Core
15 22 (2.37%) Angular 2
15 22 (2.37%) Servlets
15 22 (2.37%) Swagger
16 20 (2.15%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 66 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.49%) Greenfield Project
2 51 (5.49%) Public Cloud
3 35 (3.77%) iPad
4 34 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 31 (3.34%) User Experience
6 29 (3.12%) Mobile App
7 28 (3.01%) Algorithms
8 25 (2.69%) Cloud Native
9 21 (2.26%) Hybrid Cloud
10 20 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
11 19 (2.05%) Data Structures
12 18 (1.94%) Fintech
12 18 (1.94%) Private Cloud
13 15 (1.61%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.97%) Social Media
15 8 (0.86%) Fat Client
15 8 (0.86%) Thin Client
16 6 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
17 5 (0.54%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 200 (21.53%) Linux
2 82 (8.83%) Windows
3 62 (6.67%) Unix
4 37 (3.98%) CentOS
5 36 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 34 (3.66%) Windows Server
7 30 (3.23%) Ubuntu
8 18 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (1.83%) DC/OS
10 14 (1.51%) Debian
11 10 (1.08%) VMS
11 10 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.65%) Solaris
13 5 (0.54%) Fedora
14 4 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.32%) Amazon Linux
15 3 (0.32%) Android
15 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.32%) Mesosphere
16 2 (0.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (40.47%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (38.32%) DevOps
3 177 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 140 (15.07%) Microservices
5 138 (14.85%) TDD
6 115 (12.38%) Configuration Management
7 111 (11.95%) Scrum
8 110 (11.84%) Analytics
9 90 (9.69%) E-Commerce
10 86 (9.26%) Migration
11 84 (9.04%) BDD
12 83 (8.93%) Software Engineering
13 82 (8.83%) Test Automation
14 81 (8.72%) Continuous Delivery
15 77 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
16 76 (8.18%) Machine Learning
17 69 (7.43%) ETL
18 66 (7.10%) Open Source
19 62 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
20 56 (6.03%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 374 (40.26%) Python
2 272 (29.28%) Java
3 172 (18.51%) SQL
4 132 (14.21%) Go
5 129 (13.89%) Bash Shell
6 121 (13.02%) JavaScript
7 95 (10.23%) Ruby
8 63 (6.78%) Scala
9 55 (5.92%) C#
10 43 (4.63%) Groovy
11 38 (4.09%) Shell Script
12 34 (3.66%) Perl
13 30 (3.23%) Java 8
14 29 (3.12%) C
14 29 (3.12%) R
15 27 (2.91%) PowerShell
16 25 (2.69%) TypeScript
17 24 (2.58%) C++
18 20 (2.15%) ES6
19 18 (1.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (3.98%) Degree
2 32 (3.44%) Security Cleared
3 25 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.65%) AWS Certification
5 6 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.32%) CCNA
6 3 (0.32%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.22%) ISEB
7 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.22%) PhD
8 1 (0.11%) CEH
8 1 (0.11%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.11%) MCSD
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.11%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 359 (38.64%) GCP
2 35 (3.77%) QA
3 9 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.86%) GDPR
5 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 291 (31.32%) Docker
2 72 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
4 32 (3.44%) Hyper-V
5 25 (2.69%) VirtualBox
6 24 (2.58%) Xen
7 23 (2.48%) Active Directory
8 13 (1.40%) Apache Flume
9 11 (1.18%) vSphere
10 6 (0.65%) HDFS
10 6 (0.65%) KVM
11 3 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.32%) Ceph
11 3 (0.32%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.11%) pfSense
12 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 266 (28.63%) Kubernetes
2 216 (23.25%) Ansible
3 168 (18.08%) Terraform
4 140 (15.07%) Puppet
5 121 (13.02%) Opscode Chef
6 45 (4.84%) Mesos
7 42 (4.52%) Packer
8 34 (3.66%) Consul
9 29 (3.12%) Docker Swarm
10 21 (2.26%) Kibana
11 18 (1.94%) Salt
12 17 (1.83%) Hadoop YARN
13 15 (1.61%) logstash
14 13 (1.40%) Oozie
15 12 (1.29%) Nagios
16 11 (1.18%) FortiGate
17 10 (1.08%) Prometheus
17 10 (1.08%) ZABBIX
18 8 (0.86%) Rancher
18 8 (0.86%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 717 (77.18%) Google
2 110 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 77 (8.29%) VMware
4 53 (5.71%) Splunk
5 40 (4.31%) IBM
6 39 (4.20%) New Relic
6 39 (4.20%) Oracle
7 26 (2.80%) Red Hat
8 19 (2.05%) SaltStack
9 16 (1.72%) Rackspace
10 15 (1.61%) F5
11 14 (1.51%) Tableau
12 13 (1.40%) Talend
13 12 (1.29%) Cisco
14 11 (1.18%) Infoblox
14 11 (1.18%) SAP
15 10 (1.08%) Atlassian
15 10 (1.08%) Postini
15 10 (1.08%) TOWER Software
15 10 (1.08%) Vertica