Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 379 649 667
Rank change year-on-year +270 +18 +141
Contract jobs citing Google Cloud Platform 622 201 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.42% 1.67% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 149 169
UK median daily rate £500 £460 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -0.54% +2.78%
10th Percentile £353 £291 £339
90th Percentile £666 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 3
UK median hourly rate £27.16 £27.50 £29.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.24% -7.22% +34.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 18,196 12,035 7,908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.22% 12.64% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,593 8,335 5,464
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 166 125
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.13 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.50 £56.75 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -0.74% -12.80% -2.53%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 +273 595 £500 +5.26% 285
London +178 387 £525 +10.53% 138
UK excluding London +129 223 £500 +11.11% 156
South East +54 85 £500 +19.05% 34
North of England +49 61 £525 +3.45% 44
Yorkshire +12 31 £513 +25.00% 13
North West +27 29 £550 - 27
Midlands +27 28 £365 -27.00% 18
West Midlands +23 24 £365 -27.00% 13
South West +15 24 £444 -1.39% 26
East of England -13 12 £400 -3.03% 25
Scotland - 9 £500 - 7
Wales -3 4 £650 +52.94%
East Midlands - 4 £488 - 5
Northern Ireland - 2 £538 - 2
North East +36 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 507 (81.51%) Google
2 430 (69.13%) Amazon AWS
3 270 (43.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 241 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
5 236 (37.94%) Python
6 228 (36.66%) DevOps
7 199 (31.99%) Java
8 196 (31.51%) Docker
9 163 (26.21%) Ansible
10 147 (23.63%) GCP
11 128 (20.58%) JavaScript
12 125 (20.10%) SQL
13 123 (19.77%) Jenkins
14 117 (18.81%) Linux
15 111 (17.85%) Kubernetes
16 105 (16.88%) Big Data
17 100 (16.08%) TDD
18 96 (15.43%) BigQuery
19 95 (15.27%) Terraform
19 95 (15.27%) Finance
20 94 (15.11%) Web Services
21 92 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
22 87 (13.99%) Analytics
23 86 (13.83%) Opscode Chef
23 86 (13.83%) Node.js
24 84 (13.50%) Puppet
25 79 (12.70%) Git (software)
26 73 (11.74%) Microservices
27 72 (11.58%) Apache Spark
27 72 (11.58%) 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 72 (11.58%) Apache Spark
2 56 (9.00%) Apache
3 47 (7.56%) Cloud Foundry
4 40 (6.43%) OpenStack
5 31 (4.98%) Elasticsearch
6 26 (4.18%) nginx
7 25 (4.02%) Tomcat
8 17 (2.73%) Confluence
9 14 (2.25%) WebSphere
10 13 (2.09%) Jetty
11 12 (1.93%) Apache Airflow
11 12 (1.93%) WebLogic
12 11 (1.77%) CloudStack
13 9 (1.45%) IIS
13 9 (1.45%) Mongrel
14 7 (1.13%) IBM Domino
15 6 (0.96%) JBoss
16 5 (0.80%) SAS
17 4 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 3 (0.48%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.13%) HipChat
2 7 (1.13%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.64%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.48%) SPSS
6 1 (0.16%) Gephi
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 430 (69.13%) Amazon AWS
2 270 (43.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (7.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 38 (6.11%) Google App Engine
5 29 (4.66%) IaaS
6 26 (4.18%) Cloud Computing
7 24 (3.86%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (3.70%) Serverless
9 22 (3.54%) Amazon S3
10 19 (3.05%) Google Analytics
10 19 (3.05%) PaaS
11 18 (2.89%) AWS Lambda
12 15 (2.41%) GitHub
13 14 (2.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 13 (2.09%) Google Compute Engine
14 13 (2.09%) OpenShift
15 12 (1.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (1.45%) Amazon EMR
16 9 (1.45%) Amazon Kinesis
17 7 (1.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.82%) DNS
2 17 (2.73%) DHCP
3 15 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 14 (2.25%) HTTP
5 12 (1.93%) Firewall
5 12 (1.93%) Internet
5 12 (1.93%) VPN
6 11 (1.77%) IPsec
7 10 (1.61%) BGP
7 10 (1.61%) BIG-IP
7 10 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 10 (1.61%) FabricPath
7 10 (1.61%) FTP
7 10 (1.61%) HSRP
7 10 (1.61%) OSPF
8 9 (1.45%) SSL
9 7 (1.13%) LAN
10 5 (0.80%) SAN
10 5 (0.80%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (16.88%) Big Data
2 96 (15.43%) BigQuery
3 72 (11.58%) NoSQL
4 65 (10.45%) Hadoop
5 64 (10.29%) MySQL
6 55 (8.84%) Data Warehouse
7 42 (6.75%) SQL Server
8 41 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
9 40 (6.43%) MongoDB
10 39 (6.27%) Apache Hive
11 30 (4.82%) Bigtable
12 26 (4.18%) Relational Database
13 21 (3.38%) Amazon Redshift
14 19 (3.05%) DB2
15 18 (2.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 17 (2.73%) HBase
16 17 (2.73%) RDBMS
17 14 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
18 12 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
19 10 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 123 (19.77%) Jenkins
2 79 (12.70%) Git (software)
3 35 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 33 (5.31%) JIRA
5 22 (3.54%) Maven
5 22 (3.54%) webpack
6 20 (3.22%) Bitbucket
7 19 (3.05%) Selenium
7 19 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
8 18 (2.89%) GitLab
9 17 (2.73%) Babel
9 17 (2.73%) TeamCity
10 16 (2.57%) Vagrant
11 14 (2.25%) Cucumber
11 14 (2.25%) JUnit
12 10 (1.61%) git-flow
12 10 (1.61%) gulp
12 10 (1.61%) Travis CI
13 9 (1.45%) Grunt
13 9 (1.45%) Mockito
General
1 95 (15.27%) Finance
2 60 (9.65%) Banking
3 34 (5.47%) Retail
4 24 (3.86%) Marketing
5 19 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.25%) Games
7 12 (1.93%) Retail Banking
8 11 (1.77%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.61%) Automotive
10 9 (1.45%) Electronics
11 7 (1.13%) Advertising
11 7 (1.13%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.13%) Publishing
12 5 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.64%) Billing
13 4 (0.64%) Russian Language
14 3 (0.48%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.48%) Legal
14 3 (0.48%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 193 (31.03%) Developer
2 106 (17.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 98 (15.76%) Architect
4 71 (11.41%) Java Developer
5 62 (9.97%) Cloud Architect
6 56 (9.00%) Data Engineer
7 49 (7.88%) AWS Engineer
8 42 (6.75%) Cloud Engineer
9 41 (6.59%) AWS DevOps
9 41 (6.59%) Senior Developer
10 38 (6.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 33 (5.31%) Analyst
12 30 (4.82%) Data Architect
13 28 (4.50%) Big Data Engineer
14 27 (4.34%) Cloud Developer
15 26 (4.18%) Full Stack Developer
16 24 (3.86%) AWS Architect
17 21 (3.38%) Data Scientist
18 20 (3.22%) Software Engineer
19 19 (3.05%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (15.11%) Web Services
2 86 (13.83%) Node.js
3 67 (10.77%) AngularJS
4 66 (10.61%) React
5 60 (9.65%) CSS
6 54 (8.68%) HTML
7 50 (8.04%) .NET
8 45 (7.23%) REST
9 39 (6.27%) RESTful
10 37 (5.95%) Kafka
11 28 (4.50%) HTML5
11 28 (4.50%) JSON
12 25 (4.02%) Spring Boot
13 23 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
14 22 (3.54%) jQuery
14 22 (3.54%) Sass
15 21 (3.38%) Spring
15 21 (3.38%) Swagger
15 21 (3.38%) XML
16 19 (3.05%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.49%) Public Cloud
2 42 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.47%) Greenfield Project
4 22 (3.54%) Private Cloud
5 17 (2.73%) Mobile App
6 16 (2.57%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (2.25%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.09%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.77%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.45%) Social Media
11 8 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.29%) User Experience
12 6 (0.96%) Animation
12 6 (0.96%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.80%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.64%) Fintech
14 4 (0.64%) Grid Computing
14 4 (0.64%) Mobile Games
14 4 (0.64%) New Media
14 4 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 117 (18.81%) Linux
2 48 (7.72%) Windows
3 33 (5.31%) Unix
4 28 (4.50%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (3.22%) Debian
7 18 (2.89%) CentOS
8 15 (2.41%) Solaris
9 12 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (1.77%) Android
11 10 (1.61%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (1.29%) AIX
13 8 (1.29%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.32%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.32%) HPUX
14 2 (0.32%) SUSE
14 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.16%) Fedora
15 1 (0.16%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (36.66%) DevOps
3 100 (16.08%) TDD
4 92 (14.79%) Continuous Integration
5 87 (13.99%) Analytics
6 73 (11.74%) Microservices
7 69 (11.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 62 (9.97%) BDD
8 62 (9.97%) Data Science
9 60 (9.65%) Software Engineering
10 52 (8.36%) Configuration Management
10 52 (8.36%) Test Automation
11 47 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
11 47 (7.56%) ETL
12 46 (7.40%) Machine Learning
12 46 (7.40%) Migration
13 45 (7.23%) Scrum
14 40 (6.43%) Open Source
15 35 (5.63%) E-Commerce
16 31 (4.98%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 236 (37.94%) Python
2 199 (31.99%) Java
3 128 (20.58%) JavaScript
4 125 (20.10%) SQL
5 70 (11.25%) Ruby
6 69 (11.09%) Bash Shell
7 60 (9.65%) Go
8 53 (8.52%) Scala
9 39 (6.27%) C#
10 23 (3.70%) R
11 20 (3.22%) ES6
11 20 (3.22%) Perl
12 19 (3.05%) TypeScript
13 18 (2.89%) PHP
13 18 (2.89%) PowerShell
14 14 (2.25%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.93%) Groovy
16 11 (1.77%) C
17 9 (1.45%) C++
18 6 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (4.82%) Degree
2 13 (2.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.96%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.64%) CISM
4 4 (0.64%) PhD
5 3 (0.48%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.48%) CCNA
5 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.32%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.16%) CEH
7 1 (0.16%) CISA
7 1 (0.16%) CISSP
7 1 (0.16%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.16%) ISEB
7 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.16%) MCSA
7 1 (0.16%) MCSE
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (23.63%) GCP
2 23 (3.70%) QA
3 9 (1.45%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.64%) GDPR
5 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 196 (31.51%) Docker
2 31 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.93%) Xen
4 10 (1.61%) Active Directory
5 9 (1.45%) vCloud
5 9 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.29%) vSphere
7 4 (0.64%) HDFS
8 3 (0.48%) Ceph
8 3 (0.48%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.48%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.32%) KVM
9 2 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.32%) XenApp
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.16%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.16%) PowerDNS
10 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 163 (26.21%) Ansible
2 111 (17.85%) Kubernetes
3 95 (15.27%) Terraform
4 86 (13.83%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (13.50%) Puppet
6 13 (2.09%) Kibana
6 13 (2.09%) Mesos
6 13 (2.09%) Rancher
7 11 (1.77%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (1.77%) Grafana
7 11 (1.77%) Packer
7 11 (1.77%) Prometheus
8 10 (1.61%) FortiGate
8 10 (1.61%) logstash
9 9 (1.45%) Nagios
10 8 (1.29%) Salt
11 7 (1.13%) HAProxy
11 7 (1.13%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
12 4 (0.64%) Oozie
Vendors
1 507 (81.51%) Google
2 63 (10.13%) Microsoft
3 45 (7.23%) Oracle
4 39 (6.27%) VMware
5 25 (4.02%) Splunk
6 23 (3.70%) Tableau
7 19 (3.05%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.73%) SaltStack
9 14 (2.25%) Kony
10 13 (2.09%) Cisco
10 13 (2.09%) New Relic
11 12 (1.93%) SAP
12 10 (1.61%) F5
12 10 (1.61%) Hortonworks
12 10 (1.61%) Infoblox
13 9 (1.45%) Atlassian
13 9 (1.45%) Talend
14 8 (1.29%) HP
15 7 (1.13%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.13%) Rackspace