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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 474 576 563
Rank change year-on-year +102 -13  
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 121 85 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.03% 1.68% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 48 64
Median daily rate £424 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.77% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £350 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £543 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £444 £300
% change year-on-year -8.73% +47.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.16 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 5949 5059 3204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.29% 9.28% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4008 3499 2039
Median daily rate £475 £463 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +11.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 82 87
Median hourly rate £20.08 £22.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.73% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.88 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.61 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.11% -21.56%  

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 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 +92 119 £422 -8.86% 83
London +44 61 £518 +13.42% 51
South East - 22 £405 - 3
Oxfordshire - 17 £405 - 2
West Midlands +33 15 £300 -27.71%
City of London +12 15 £583 +27.78% 10
Oxford - 15 £405 - 1
South West +17 10 £381 +17.30% 7
Herefordshire - 10 £275 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £350 - 2
Gloucester - 4 £369 -
Birmingham - 4 £350 -
East of England - 4 £531 - 6
North West +24 3 £538 +7.50% 6
Manchester +11 3 £538 +7.50% 5
Dorset - 3 £425 - 2
Essex - 3 £575 -
North East +50 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +16 2 £450 -14.93% 7
Durham - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £450 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Hereford - 2 £315 -
Bournemouth - 2 £413 -
Bristol +1 1 £725 +123.07% 2
Surrey - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Norfolk - 1 £450 - 2

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 244 (96.06%) Google
2 141 (55.51%) Amazon AWS
3 126 (49.61%) Java
4 83 (32.68%) DevOps
5 81 (31.89%) Python
6 79 (31.10%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (27.95%) Linux
8 65 (25.59%) Microsoft Azure
9 64 (25.20%) Google App Engine
10 60 (23.62%) Jenkins
11 58 (22.83%) Puppet
12 57 (22.44%) JavaScript
13 49 (19.29%) Docker
14 45 (17.72%) Web Services
15 44 (17.32%) HTML
16 43 (16.93%) .NET
17 42 (16.54%) CSS
17 42 (16.54%) Configuration Management
17 42 (16.54%) Ansible
18 41 (16.14%) AngularJS
18 41 (16.14%) VMware
19 40 (15.75%) Big Data
20 39 (15.35%) Finance
20 39 (15.35%) Apache
21 38 (14.96%) Git (software)
22 37 (14.57%) Hadoop
22 37 (14.57%) Analytics
23 36 (14.17%) Open Source
23 36 (14.17%) Microsoft
24 34 (13.39%) SQL

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 39 (15.35%) Apache
2 31 (12.20%) Apache Spark
2 31 (12.20%) nginx
3 27 (10.63%) Tomcat
4 26 (10.24%) IIS
4 26 (10.24%) WebSphere
5 24 (9.45%) Jetty
6 23 (9.06%) Mongrel
7 17 (6.69%) OpenStack
8 10 (3.94%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (3.94%) JBoss
9 5 (1.97%) DataSynapse
9 5 (1.97%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (1.18%) Confluence
10 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.18%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.79%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.39%) Odoo
2 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 141 (55.51%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (25.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (25.20%) Google App Engine
4 30 (11.81%) Google Compute Engine
5 27 (10.63%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (9.45%) IaaS
7 17 (6.69%) Google Analytics
8 15 (5.91%) PaaS
9 10 (3.94%) Amazon S3
9 10 (3.94%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (3.15%) Loggly
10 8 (3.15%) Sumo Logic
10 8 (3.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (2.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (2.76%) SaaS
12 6 (2.36%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (1.97%) OpenShift
14 4 (1.57%) G Suite
15 3 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.60%) DNS
2 31 (12.20%) HTTP
3 24 (9.45%) DHCP
3 24 (9.45%) IPsec
3 24 (9.45%) TCP/IP
4 22 (8.66%) FTP
4 22 (8.66%) SSL
5 12 (4.72%) Firewall
6 9 (3.54%) Internet
7 6 (2.36%) WAN
8 5 (1.97%) LAN
8 5 (1.97%) VPN
9 4 (1.57%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.18%) DSL
10 3 (1.18%) Network Security
11 2 (0.79%) Broadband
11 2 (0.79%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.79%) SSH
11 2 (0.79%) VoIP
12 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.75%) Big Data
2 37 (14.57%) Hadoop
3 32 (12.60%) BigQuery
4 24 (9.45%) MySQL
4 24 (9.45%) SQL Server
5 17 (6.69%) MongoDB
6 15 (5.91%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (5.51%) Redis
8 13 (5.12%) Relational Database
9 12 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (4.33%) Apache Hive
10 11 (4.33%) NoSQL
11 9 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (3.54%) Looker
11 9 (3.54%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (3.15%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (3.15%) HBase
13 7 (2.76%) Riak
14 6 (2.36%) Cloudera CDH
15 4 (1.57%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 60 (23.62%) Jenkins
2 38 (14.96%) Git (software)
3 24 (9.45%) Travis CI
4 19 (7.48%) Maven
5 11 (4.33%) Grunt
5 11 (4.33%) Vagrant
6 9 (3.54%) Talend Open Studio
7 6 (2.36%) JIRA
8 5 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.97%) Hudson
9 4 (1.57%) Gradle
9 4 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.57%) Subversion
10 3 (1.18%) JUnit
10 3 (1.18%) Selenium
10 3 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.18%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.79%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (15.35%) Finance
2 20 (7.87%) Marketing
3 16 (6.30%) Banking
4 10 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.54%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.54%) Retail
6 8 (3.15%) Electronics
6 8 (3.15%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.97%) Front Office
8 4 (1.57%) French Language
9 3 (1.18%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.79%) Games
11 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.39%) Automotive
11 1 (0.39%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.39%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 74 (29.13%) Developer
2 46 (18.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 42 (16.54%) Java Developer
4 35 (13.78%) Architect
5 19 (7.48%) Consultant
6 15 (5.91%) Analyst
7 14 (5.51%) AWS DevOps
7 14 (5.51%) Cloud Architect
8 13 (5.12%) Cloud Consultant
8 13 (5.12%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (4.72%) Data Architect
10 11 (4.33%) .NET Developer
10 11 (4.33%) Data Engineer
10 11 (4.33%) Data Scientist
11 10 (3.94%) Big Data Engineer
11 10 (3.94%) Technical Architect
12 9 (3.54%) AWS Engineer
13 8 (3.15%) Big Data Architect
13 8 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
14 7 (2.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (17.72%) Web Services
2 44 (17.32%) HTML
3 43 (16.93%) .NET
4 42 (16.54%) CSS
5 41 (16.14%) AngularJS
6 34 (13.39%) REST
7 32 (12.60%) Node.js
8 26 (10.24%) J2EE
9 25 (9.84%) HTML5
10 23 (9.06%) CSS3
11 22 (8.66%) Servlets
12 14 (5.51%) jQuery
13 13 (5.12%) ASP.NET
13 13 (5.12%) Elastic Stack
13 13 (5.12%) React
13 13 (5.12%) Spring
13 13 (5.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (4.33%) Angular 2
15 10 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 10 (3.94%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.12%) Algorithms
2 11 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.94%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (3.94%) User Experience
4 9 (3.54%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.15%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.76%) Replication
7 6 (2.36%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.36%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.18%) Fintech
8 3 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.79%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.79%) Clustering
9 2 (0.79%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.79%) NHS
9 2 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 71 (27.95%) Linux
2 24 (9.45%) Windows
3 13 (5.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.33%) Android
4 11 (4.33%) Unix
5 5 (1.97%) CoreOS
6 4 (1.57%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.57%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.18%) CentOS
7 3 (1.18%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.39%) Debian
9 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (32.68%) DevOps
2 79 (31.10%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (16.54%) Configuration Management
4 37 (14.57%) Analytics
5 36 (14.17%) Open Source
6 34 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (10.63%) Test Automation
8 25 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (8.66%) TDD
10 16 (6.30%) Migration
11 15 (5.91%) BDD
11 15 (5.91%) Software Engineering
12 14 (5.51%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (5.51%) Machine Learning
12 14 (5.51%) MVC
13 13 (5.12%) ETL
14 12 (4.72%) Scrum
15 11 (4.33%) Mentoring
15 11 (4.33%) SDLC
15 11 (4.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 126 (49.61%) Java
2 81 (31.89%) Python
3 57 (22.44%) JavaScript
4 34 (13.39%) SQL
5 24 (9.45%) Bash Shell
6 23 (9.06%) Ruby
7 22 (8.66%) C#
8 19 (7.48%) Scala
9 18 (7.09%) C++
10 16 (6.30%) PHP
11 15 (5.91%) Go
12 10 (3.94%) C
13 7 (2.76%) Apple Swift
13 7 (2.76%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.97%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.97%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.57%) ES6
15 4 (1.57%) Perl
16 2 (0.79%) Clojure
16 2 (0.79%) Lua
Qualifications
1 12 (4.72%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.97%) Degree
4 4 (1.57%) CISSP
5 3 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.18%) PhD
6 2 (0.79%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.79%) CISA
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.79%) CISM
6 2 (0.79%) SANS
6 2 (0.79%) SSCP
7 1 (0.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.39%) CCNA
7 1 (0.39%) CCNP
7 1 (0.39%) CCSP
7 1 (0.39%) CRISC
7 1 (0.39%) MCSE
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.94%) GCP
2 8 (3.15%) QA
3 3 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) MiFID
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (19.29%) Docker
2 30 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (9.45%) Xen
4 11 (4.33%) HDFS
5 8 (3.15%) Active Directory
6 7 (2.76%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.97%) VirtualBox
7 5 (1.97%) vSphere
8 3 (1.18%) vCloud
8 3 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.18%) XenServer
9 2 (0.79%) Ceph
9 2 (0.79%) Gluster
9 2 (0.79%) XenApp
10 1 (0.39%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.39%) KVM
Systems Management
1 58 (22.83%) Puppet
2 42 (16.54%) Ansible
3 28 (11.02%) Kubernetes
3 28 (11.02%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (6.30%) Terraform
5 15 (5.91%) Salt
6 10 (3.94%) Nagios
7 9 (3.54%) ZABBIX
8 7 (2.76%) Hadoop YARN
9 6 (2.36%) Ambari
9 6 (2.36%) SCCM
10 5 (1.97%) Mesos
11 4 (1.57%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.57%) Rundeck
11 4 (1.57%) Tivoli
12 3 (1.18%) CloudForms
12 3 (1.18%) Kibana
12 3 (1.18%) Marathon
13 2 (0.79%) Consul
13 2 (0.79%) QRadar
Vendors
1 244 (96.06%) Google
2 41 (16.14%) VMware
3 36 (14.17%) Microsoft
4 25 (9.84%) Oracle
5 16 (6.30%) IBM
5 16 (6.30%) Tableau
6 12 (4.72%) Rackspace
6 12 (4.72%) SaltStack
7 10 (3.94%) Red Hat
7 10 (3.94%) SAP
7 10 (3.94%) Splunk
8 9 (3.54%) SnapLogic
8 9 (3.54%) Talend
9 8 (3.15%) New Relic
10 7 (2.76%) Hortonworks
11 6 (2.36%) TIBCO
12 4 (1.57%) Apple
12 4 (1.57%) HP
13 3 (1.18%) Cloudera
14 2 (0.79%) Percona
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