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 3 months to 29 March 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.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 471 553 582
Rank change year-on-year +82 +29  
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 134 95 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.18% 0.080%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.34% 2.21% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 64 31
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £415 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £488 £310
% change year-on-year -12.82% +57.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Median hourly rate £27.65 £27.27 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.41% +23.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 - -

Google Cloud Platform is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 5722 4296 2694
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.65% 7.98% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4004 2983 1718
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 77 101
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.94 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.47 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.05% -13.35%  

Google Cloud Platform
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Google Cloud Platform as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Google Cloud Platform in the UK

Google Cloud Platform
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +85 128 £450 -5.26% 86
London +15 59 £489 +2.89% 52
South East +38 21 £405 +24.61% 6
Oxfordshire - 16 £405 - 2
Yorkshire +24 13 £388 -29.54% 5
Oxford - 13 £405 - 2
North West +38 10 £550 +10.00% 9
Manchester +27 10 £550 +10.00% 9
West Midlands +21 10 £275 -33.33% 1
City of London -4 10 £425 -5.55% 12
South West - 8 £550 - 4
Herefordshire - 7 £275 - 1
West Yorkshire +18 6 £358 -35.00% 5
Leeds +8 6 £358 -35.00% 3
Devon - 6 £550 -
East of England +2 5 £575 +31.37% 3
Harrogate - 5 £440 -
Plymouth - 5 £550 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £440 -
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £875 +169.23%
Essex -4 4 £575 +31.37%
Salford - 4 £550 -
Hereford - 3 £300 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Cardiff - 3 £425 -
South Wales - 3 £425 -
Wales - 3 £425 -
North East -6 2 £418 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £500 -
Somerset - 2 £483 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 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 Google Cloud Platform.

1 219 (93.99%) Google
2 146 (62.66%) Amazon AWS
3 121 (51.93%) Java
4 89 (38.20%) Python
5 84 (36.05%) DevOps
6 76 (32.62%) Linux
7 73 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
8 67 (28.76%) Google App Engine
9 64 (27.47%) Jenkins
10 60 (25.75%) Microsoft Azure
11 54 (23.18%) Puppet
12 50 (21.46%) Docker
13 48 (20.60%) JavaScript
14 44 (18.88%) .NET
14 44 (18.88%) VMware
15 43 (18.45%) Configuration Management
15 43 (18.45%) Hadoop
16 41 (17.60%) Apache
17 40 (17.17%) Open Source
18 39 (16.74%) Ansible
18 39 (16.74%) SQL
19 38 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
20 37 (15.88%) Git (software)
21 36 (15.45%) AngularJS
22 35 (15.02%) CSS
23 33 (14.16%) HTTP
23 33 (14.16%) Microsoft
23 33 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
24 32 (13.73%) nginx
24 32 (13.73%) DNS

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 41 (17.60%) Apache
2 32 (13.73%) nginx
3 29 (12.45%) Apache Spark
3 29 (12.45%) Tomcat
4 27 (11.59%) WebSphere
5 26 (11.16%) IIS
5 26 (11.16%) Jetty
6 25 (10.73%) Mongrel
7 18 (7.73%) OpenStack
8 11 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (4.29%) JBoss
10 7 (3.00%) SAS
11 4 (1.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (1.29%) DataSynapse
12 3 (1.29%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (1.29%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.86%) CMS
13 2 (0.86%) Confluence
13 2 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.43%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) SPSS
3 1 (0.43%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (3.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.43%) Odoo
2 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 146 (62.66%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (28.76%) Google App Engine
3 60 (25.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (12.45%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (9.44%) IaaS
6 21 (9.01%) Google Compute Engine
7 13 (5.58%) Google Analytics
8 12 (5.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (4.72%) PaaS
10 10 (4.29%) Amazon S3
11 9 (3.86%) SaaS
12 8 (3.43%) Loggly
12 8 (3.43%) Sumo Logic
13 7 (3.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (3.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (2.58%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (2.15%) Google Drive
16 4 (1.72%) GitHub
16 4 (1.72%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.16%) HTTP
2 32 (13.73%) DNS
3 26 (11.16%) DHCP
3 26 (11.16%) IPsec
3 26 (11.16%) TCP/IP
4 25 (10.73%) FTP
5 23 (9.87%) SSL
6 12 (5.15%) Firewall
7 8 (3.43%) Internet
8 4 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (1.72%) LAN
8 4 (1.72%) WAN
9 3 (1.29%) DSL
9 3 (1.29%) VPN
10 2 (0.86%) Broadband
10 2 (0.86%) SAN
10 2 (0.86%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.86%) VoIP
11 1 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.43%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (18.45%) Hadoop
2 31 (13.30%) Big Data
3 26 (11.16%) BigQuery
4 25 (10.73%) SQL Server
5 19 (8.15%) MySQL
6 18 (7.73%) MongoDB
7 14 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (5.15%) Redis
8 12 (5.15%) Relational Database
9 11 (4.72%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (4.72%) Apache Hive
10 10 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (4.29%) NoSQL
11 9 (3.86%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (3.86%) HBase
12 7 (3.00%) Riak
13 6 (2.58%) Cloudera CDH
13 6 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (2.15%) Data Mining
15 4 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 64 (27.47%) Jenkins
2 37 (15.88%) Git (software)
3 28 (12.02%) Travis CI
4 19 (8.15%) Maven
5 11 (4.72%) Grunt
6 9 (3.86%) Vagrant
7 6 (2.58%) Hudson
7 6 (2.58%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.15%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.72%) ERwin
9 4 (1.72%) Gradle
9 4 (1.72%) JIRA
9 4 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.72%) Selenium
9 4 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.72%) Subversion
10 3 (1.29%) JUnit
10 3 (1.29%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (12.45%) Finance
2 17 (7.30%) Marketing
3 10 (4.29%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.86%) Electronics
5 8 (3.43%) Banking
6 7 (3.00%) Retail
7 3 (1.29%) Front Office
7 3 (1.29%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.86%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (31.33%) Developer
2 40 (17.17%) Architect
2 40 (17.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 30 (12.88%) Java Developer
4 17 (7.30%) Technical Architect
5 16 (6.87%) AWS DevOps
5 16 (6.87%) Cloud Architect
6 15 (6.44%) Data Engineer
7 14 (6.01%) AWS Engineer
7 14 (6.01%) Big Data Engineer
7 14 (6.01%) Cloud Engineer
7 14 (6.01%) Consultant
8 12 (5.15%) Cloud Developer
8 12 (5.15%) Python Developer
9 8 (3.43%) Hadoop Engineer
9 8 (3.43%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.00%) Analyst
10 7 (3.00%) Cloud Consultant
10 7 (3.00%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (2.58%) DevOps Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (18.88%) .NET
2 36 (15.45%) AngularJS
3 35 (15.02%) CSS
4 32 (13.73%) HTML
5 30 (12.88%) Node.js
5 30 (12.88%) Web Services
6 28 (12.02%) J2EE
7 26 (11.16%) REST
8 25 (10.73%) Servlets
9 21 (9.01%) CSS3
10 17 (7.30%) HTML5
11 12 (5.15%) jQuery
12 10 (4.29%) Angular 2
12 10 (4.29%) Elastic Stack
12 10 (4.29%) LAMP
12 10 (4.29%) Spring
13 9 (3.86%) Kafka
14 8 (3.43%) ASP.NET
14 8 (3.43%) React
15 7 (3.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.86%) Algorithms
2 8 (3.43%) Replication
3 7 (3.00%) Public Cloud
3 7 (3.00%) User Experience
4 4 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.86%) Private Cloud
6 2 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.43%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.43%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.43%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.43%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 76 (32.62%) Linux
2 23 (9.87%) Windows
3 16 (6.87%) Unix
4 14 (6.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (4.72%) Android
6 6 (2.58%) CentOS
7 5 (2.15%) CoreOS
8 4 (1.72%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.72%) Debian
9 3 (1.29%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.29%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.86%) AIX
10 2 (0.86%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.86%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.86%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (36.05%) DevOps
2 73 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (18.45%) Configuration Management
4 40 (17.17%) Open Source
5 38 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (12.88%) Analytics
7 23 (9.87%) TDD
8 21 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (7.30%) BDD
10 15 (6.44%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (6.01%) Microservices
12 13 (5.58%) ETL
12 13 (5.58%) Mentoring
13 12 (5.15%) Migration
13 12 (5.15%) Scrum
14 11 (4.72%) Machine Learning
14 11 (4.72%) SDLC
14 11 (4.72%) Software Engineering
15 10 (4.29%) MapReduce
15 10 (4.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 121 (51.93%) Java
2 89 (38.20%) Python
3 48 (20.60%) JavaScript
4 39 (16.74%) SQL
5 26 (11.16%) Ruby
6 22 (9.44%) Bash Shell
6 22 (9.44%) C#
7 16 (6.87%) C++
8 15 (6.44%) Scala
9 13 (5.58%) Go
10 12 (5.15%) PHP
11 11 (4.72%) C
12 6 (2.58%) Apple Swift
13 5 (2.15%) Objective-C
13 5 (2.15%) PowerShell
13 5 (2.15%) R
14 4 (1.72%) ES6
14 4 (1.72%) Perl
14 4 (1.72%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.72%) CISSP
4 3 (1.29%) Degree
5 2 (0.86%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.86%) MCSE
5 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.86%) SANS
5 2 (0.86%) SSCP
5 2 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.43%) CCNA
6 1 (0.43%) CCNP
6 1 (0.43%) CISA
6 1 (0.43%) CISM
6 1 (0.43%) MCSA
6 1 (0.43%) VCP5
6 1 (0.43%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.00%) GCP
2 3 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.86%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (21.46%) Docker
2 33 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (11.16%) Xen
4 12 (5.15%) HDFS
5 8 (3.43%) Active Directory
5 8 (3.43%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.15%) VirtualBox
7 4 (1.72%) vSphere
8 3 (1.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (1.29%) Ceph
9 2 (0.86%) Gluster
9 2 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.43%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.43%) KVM
10 1 (0.43%) NFS
10 1 (0.43%) vCloud
10 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (23.18%) Puppet
2 39 (16.74%) Ansible
3 22 (9.44%) Kubernetes
4 21 (9.01%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (7.30%) Salt
6 15 (6.44%) Terraform
7 10 (4.29%) Nagios
7 10 (4.29%) ZABBIX
8 7 (3.00%) Hadoop YARN
9 6 (2.58%) Ambari
10 5 (2.15%) Mesos
10 5 (2.15%) SCCM
11 4 (1.72%) Rundeck
11 4 (1.72%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.29%) Kibana
12 3 (1.29%) Marathon
13 2 (0.86%) Consul
13 2 (0.86%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.86%) QRadar
14 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 219 (93.99%) Google
2 44 (18.88%) VMware
3 33 (14.16%) Microsoft
4 30 (12.88%) Oracle
5 16 (6.87%) IBM
6 12 (5.15%) SaltStack
7 11 (4.72%) Rackspace
7 11 (4.72%) SAP
7 11 (4.72%) Splunk
8 10 (4.29%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.29%) Tableau
9 8 (3.43%) New Relic
10 6 (2.58%) Hortonworks
10 6 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (2.15%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (1.72%) Apple
12 4 (1.72%) HP
12 4 (1.72%) Teradata
12 4 (1.72%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.86%) LogRhythm
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