Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 469 686
Rank change year-on-year +278 +217 -10
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 1,475 485 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 0.47% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.97% 2.84% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,077 350 145
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £386 £315 £371
90th Percentile £700 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 0
UK median hourly rate £22.22 £27.16 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.21% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.72 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -36.19% - -

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 24,694 17,107 12,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.51% 16.70% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,123 11,868 8,567
UK median daily rate £499 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £275
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 219 189
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -16.28%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.45
90th Percentile £62.94 £58.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.03
% change year-on-year -5.41% +8.63% -24.31%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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 +239 1,408 £550 +10.00% 548
London +242 1,064 £563 +8.70% 372
UK excluding London +144 384 £500 +5.26% 206
South East +29 108 £538 +7.50% 38
North of England +46 100 £525 +2.44% 63
Midlands +31 57 £500 +66.67% 27
Yorkshire +13 44 £455 -10.12% 25
West Midlands +10 42 £575 +109.09% 16
South West -19 42 £484 +7.50% 26
North West +12 41 £525 -4.55% 29
East of England +8 36 £550 +15.79% 22
Scotland +1 23 £425 -15.00% 17
Wales -3 21 £650 -7.14% 4
East Midlands +25 18 £600 +84.62% 11
North East +2 15 £600 - 9
Northern Ireland - 2 £425 - 9

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 1,047 (70.98%) Google
2 982 (66.58%) Amazon AWS
3 628 (42.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 589 (39.93%) DevOps
5 497 (33.69%) Python
6 469 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
6 469 (31.80%) Docker
7 417 (28.27%) Java
8 402 (27.25%) Kubernetes
9 324 (21.97%) Linux
10 317 (21.49%) Jenkins
11 310 (21.02%) SQL
12 302 (20.47%) Ansible
13 270 (18.31%) Terraform
14 259 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
14 259 (17.56%) JavaScript
15 241 (16.34%) Microservices
16 226 (15.32%) Finance
17 205 (13.90%) TDD
18 198 (13.42%) Puppet
19 195 (13.22%) BigQuery
20 178 (12.07%) Analytics
21 173 (11.73%) Node.js
22 162 (10.98%) Big Data
23 160 (10.85%) React
24 159 (10.78%) Configuration Management
25 157 (10.64%) Web Services
26 150 (10.17%) Opscode Chef
26 150 (10.17%) Git (software)
27 148 (10.03%) Windows

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
1 106 (7.19%) Apache
2 93 (6.31%) Apache Spark
3 78 (5.29%) Elasticsearch
4 72 (4.88%) nginx
5 54 (3.66%) Tomcat
6 51 (3.46%) Cloud Foundry
7 50 (3.39%) IIS
8 44 (2.98%) OpenStack
8 44 (2.98%) WebSphere
9 40 (2.71%) Jetty
9 40 (2.71%) Mongrel
10 25 (1.69%) Confluence
11 24 (1.63%) Apache Airflow
12 12 (0.81%) Apache Pig
12 12 (0.81%) JBoss
13 6 (0.41%) SAS
13 6 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.34%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.27%) OpenWhisk
16 3 (0.20%) Jupyter
Applications
1 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.68%) Fireworks
2 10 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.47%) Chatbot
6 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.14%) HipChat
7 2 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.20%) Magento
2 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.068%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 982 (66.58%) Amazon AWS
2 628 (42.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (6.92%) Google App Engine
4 90 (6.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 88 (5.97%) PaaS
6 75 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
7 73 (4.95%) IaaS
8 68 (4.61%) Amazon EC2
9 61 (4.14%) Serverless
10 51 (3.46%) GitHub
11 50 (3.39%) SaaS
12 49 (3.32%) OpenShift
13 46 (3.12%) Stackdriver
14 34 (2.31%) Google Analytics
15 30 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 27 (1.83%) Amazon S3
16 27 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 22 (1.49%) Datadog
17 22 (1.49%) Office 365
18 21 (1.42%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 70 (4.75%) DNS
2 61 (4.14%) TCP/IP
3 59 (4.00%) HTTP
4 55 (3.73%) SSL
5 48 (3.25%) DHCP
5 48 (3.25%) Firewall
5 48 (3.25%) IPsec
6 44 (2.98%) FTP
7 34 (2.31%) VPN
8 26 (1.76%) Internet
9 24 (1.63%) LAN
10 23 (1.56%) WAN
11 18 (1.22%) Network Security
12 14 (0.95%) BGP
12 14 (0.95%) OSPF
13 13 (0.88%) MPLS
13 13 (0.88%) WLAN
14 9 (0.61%) DSL
15 8 (0.54%) NFC
16 7 (0.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (13.22%) BigQuery
2 162 (10.98%) Big Data
3 127 (8.61%) NoSQL
4 108 (7.32%) Hadoop
5 92 (6.24%) SQL Server
6 75 (5.08%) MongoDB
7 55 (3.73%) Relational Database
8 50 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 49 (3.32%) MySQL
10 48 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
11 46 (3.12%) Apache Hive
12 45 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
13 38 (2.58%) Amazon Redshift
13 38 (2.58%) HBase
14 36 (2.44%) Redis
15 31 (2.10%) Bigtable
16 29 (1.97%) Data Lake
17 26 (1.76%) Looker
18 24 (1.63%) Cloud Spanner
19 22 (1.49%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 317 (21.49%) Jenkins
2 150 (10.17%) Git (software)
3 87 (5.90%) JIRA
4 66 (4.47%) Travis CI
5 63 (4.27%) Selenium
6 57 (3.86%) GitLab
7 52 (3.53%) Maven
8 51 (3.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 43 (2.92%) Visual Studio Team System
10 34 (2.31%) Vagrant
11 30 (2.03%) Visual Studio
12 26 (1.76%) webpack
13 23 (1.56%) JUnit
14 22 (1.49%) Bitbucket
14 22 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
14 22 (1.49%) SpecFlow
14 22 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (1.42%) Cucumber
15 21 (1.42%) Sonatype Nexus
16 20 (1.36%) Babel
General
1 226 (15.32%) Finance
2 126 (8.54%) Banking
3 39 (2.64%) Retail
4 35 (2.37%) Marketing
5 32 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 29 (1.97%) Games
7 19 (1.29%) Publishing
8 16 (1.08%) Advertising
8 16 (1.08%) Back Office
9 13 (0.88%) Front Office
10 12 (0.81%) Legal
11 11 (0.75%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.61%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.61%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.54%) Automotive
14 7 (0.47%) Billing
14 7 (0.47%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.47%) Law
15 5 (0.34%) Electronics
16 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 436 (29.56%) Developer
2 316 (21.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 187 (12.68%) Architect
4 131 (8.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 117 (7.93%) Data Engineer
6 108 (7.32%) Java Developer
7 107 (7.25%) Cloud Architect
8 75 (5.08%) Senior Developer
9 58 (3.93%) Big Data Engineer
10 56 (3.80%) Consultant
11 54 (3.66%) Analyst
11 54 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
12 51 (3.46%) AWS Engineer
12 51 (3.46%) Senior DevOps
13 50 (3.39%) AWS DevOps
14 48 (3.25%) .NET Developer
14 48 (3.25%) React Developer
15 43 (2.92%) Python Engineer
16 41 (2.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
17 40 (2.71%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (11.73%) Node.js
2 160 (10.85%) React
3 157 (10.64%) Web Services
4 147 (9.97%) .NET
5 133 (9.02%) AngularJS
6 103 (6.98%) HTML
7 99 (6.71%) Spring
8 94 (6.37%) CSS
8 94 (6.37%) REST
9 88 (5.97%) Kafka
10 74 (5.02%) RESTful
11 53 (3.59%) J2EE
12 44 (2.98%) Spring Boot
12 44 (2.98%) Vue.js
13 43 (2.92%) HTML5
14 42 (2.85%) JSON
15 41 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
15 41 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
15 41 (2.78%) Servlets
16 40 (2.71%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 88 (5.97%) Public Cloud
2 80 (5.42%) Greenfield Project
3 78 (5.29%) Fintech
4 60 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 45 (3.05%) User Experience
6 40 (2.71%) Data Centre
7 35 (2.37%) Algorithms
8 34 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 31 (2.10%) Cloud Native
9 31 (2.10%) Data Structures
10 29 (1.97%) Mobile App
11 20 (1.36%) Management Information System
12 17 (1.15%) Device Driver
13 16 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
14 14 (0.95%) Private Cloud
15 13 (0.88%) Biotechnology
15 13 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 13 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.88%) Hedge funds
16 11 (0.75%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 324 (21.97%) Linux
2 148 (10.03%) Windows
3 81 (5.49%) Unix
4 37 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 34 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (1.90%) Ubuntu
7 25 (1.69%) CentOS
8 21 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.29%) Solaris
10 14 (0.95%) Android
10 14 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.75%) DC/OS
12 10 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.54%) Debian
14 7 (0.47%) Mesosphere
15 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.20%) VMS
17 2 (0.14%) Fedora
17 2 (0.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (39.93%) DevOps
2 469 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
3 259 (17.56%) Continuous Integration
4 241 (16.34%) Microservices
5 205 (13.90%) TDD
6 178 (12.07%) Analytics
7 159 (10.78%) Configuration Management
8 126 (8.54%) Software Engineering
9 125 (8.47%) Scrum
10 124 (8.41%) Migration
11 123 (8.34%) Test Automation
12 121 (8.20%) Data Science
13 120 (8.14%) BDD
14 117 (7.93%) Continuous Delivery
15 112 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
16 110 (7.46%) Open Source
17 109 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
18 100 (6.78%) Machine Learning
19 92 (6.24%) ETL
20 89 (6.03%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 497 (33.69%) Python
2 417 (28.27%) Java
3 310 (21.02%) SQL
4 259 (17.56%) JavaScript
5 115 (7.80%) C#
6 109 (7.39%) Go
7 108 (7.32%) Bash Shell
8 95 (6.44%) Scala
9 72 (4.88%) Ruby
10 71 (4.81%) PowerShell
11 58 (3.93%) Java 8
12 53 (3.59%) R
13 45 (3.05%) TypeScript
14 43 (2.92%) C++
15 42 (2.85%) ES6
16 29 (1.97%) Perl
17 28 (1.90%) PHP
18 27 (1.83%) C
18 27 (1.83%) Groovy
19 16 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 88 (5.97%) Degree
2 57 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.92%) SC Cleared
4 38 (2.58%) CISSP
5 34 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 32 (2.17%) CISM
7 25 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (1.56%) AWS Certification
9 22 (1.49%) CISA
10 20 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (1.29%) MCSE
12 16 (1.08%) PhD
13 14 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (0.95%) ISSMP
14 13 (0.88%) CCIE
14 13 (0.88%) MCSA
15 12 (0.81%) CSSLP
15 12 (0.81%) RHCE
16 11 (0.75%) ISSAP
17 10 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.10%) QA
2 19 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.08%) GDPR
4 13 (0.88%) HIPAA
5 12 (0.81%) FedRAMP
5 12 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.54%) ISAE 3402
6 8 (0.54%) ISO 22301
6 8 (0.54%) ISO 31000
6 8 (0.54%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 8 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.47%) JSP 440
8 6 (0.41%) SLA
9 5 (0.34%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.27%) PSD2
11 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.20%) WCAG
12 2 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 469 (31.80%) Docker
2 106 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (4.07%) Xen
4 33 (2.24%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (1.83%) Active Directory
7 21 (1.42%) VirtualBox
8 20 (1.36%) HDFS
9 16 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 13 (0.88%) vSphere
11 10 (0.68%) Apache Flume
12 8 (0.54%) ISA Server
12 8 (0.54%) NFS
13 7 (0.47%) vCloud
14 5 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (0.27%) KVM
15 4 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.20%) SRDF
16 3 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 3 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 402 (27.25%) Kubernetes
2 302 (20.47%) Ansible
3 270 (18.31%) Terraform
4 198 (13.42%) Puppet
5 150 (10.17%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (2.71%) Kibana
7 39 (2.64%) Packer
8 37 (2.51%) Mesos
9 31 (2.10%) Salt
10 29 (1.97%) Istio
11 25 (1.69%) Prometheus
12 23 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
12 23 (1.56%) Hadoop YARN
13 21 (1.42%) logstash
14 19 (1.29%) Grafana
15 14 (0.95%) Consul
16 12 (0.81%) Oozie
17 10 (0.68%) Nagios
18 9 (0.61%) SCOM
19 8 (0.54%) Ambari
Vendors
1 1,047 (70.98%) Google
2 134 (9.08%) Microsoft
3 125 (8.47%) VMware
4 70 (4.75%) Splunk
5 59 (4.00%) Oracle
6 58 (3.93%) Tableau
7 45 (3.05%) New Relic
8 36 (2.44%) Red Hat
9 29 (1.97%) Cisco
10 25 (1.69%) IBM
11 19 (1.29%) Adobe
11 19 (1.29%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.22%) Citrix
13 15 (1.02%) F5
13 15 (1.02%) Hortonworks
14 14 (0.95%) Cloudera
15 13 (0.88%) Talend
16 11 (0.75%) CyberArk
16 11 (0.75%) MKS
17 10 (0.68%) HP